The DuckTales finale may be a bit too neat emotionally, but it reinforces the show's epic scale nonetheless

It has been quite an up-and-down season for DuckTales, which in a lot of ways struggled between establishing its new approach to the show and engaging in the legacy of the entire Duckverse that has evolved over countless comics, TV episodes, and even video games (see my stray observations). “The Shadow War!” is a…

Rosamund Pike was asked to strip to become a Bond girl, said "Sod that"

Today, in “Things Idris Elba probably won’t be asked to do”: Rosamund Pike opened up this week about the process of getting cast in a James Bond film, and the lines she refused to cross while doing so. Pike’s turn as a “Bond girl” came in 2002's Die Another Day (Pierce Brosnan’s final outing as the British superspy),…

The Great British Baking Show delivers a tasty, if underwhelming, "Final" bite

It’s been a long season, but we’ve made it at last to the final. Brendan, James, and John remain, promising a study in contrasts for the final three bakes. What will take the day: Brendan’s consistency and precision, James’ flexibility and flavors, or John’s creativity and innovation? All three have acquitted…

Oscar Isaac drops in on the trailer for the brand new Star Wars animated series, Resistance

Star Wars has typically had pretty good luck with its animated output: with a few notable exceptions, the franchise is littered with cartoon success stories like Cartoon Network’s original Clone Wars and the recent, well-regarded Rebels. Now, we’ve got our first look at the franchise’s latest animated adventure, Resist…

Netflix is breaking it off with Michelle Wolf's The Break (and also The Joel McHale Show)

And so goes another experiment in Netflix’s ongoing efforts to get people interested in timely streaming content: Deadline reports that the streaming service has just decided to simultaneously discontinue The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show. Both series were comedy talk shows that aired on a weekly…

Steven Universe fans, we've got a special Heart Of The Crystal Gems bundle for you

Steven Universe wrapped up its fifth and potentially final season last month—although Steven Universe: The Movie has been announced, a sixth season of the show has not—with the double-length episode “The Reunion.” And this week, Cartoon Network released a DVD edition of the linear event that closed out season five,…

An open letter to Wright Way Rescue, home of the world's best, most extra cat 

Late on Wednesday night, the Wright Way Rescue in suburban Morton Grove, Illinois—a no-kill animal shelter and worthy cause to which you can donate here—posted an ad trying to help one of their cats, a seven-year-old named Bruno, get adopted. Bruno, as the ad states, is a little bit extra, preferring to drink water…

If Donald Trump doesn't know shit about Apocalypse Now, what other pop culture doesn't he get?

Look, there’s plenty of stupid garbage nonsense Donald Trump spews everyday that has nothing to do with pop culture, which is why we don’t comment on it. But when the man who increasingly resembles a puffier and more cartoonish version of Anger from Pixar’s Inside Out weighs in on a classic, that’s our turf.

Elfo's fake giant girlfriend attends the Royal Ball on a love-themed Disenchantment

If there’s one major problem with “Chapter VII: Love’s Tender Rampage,” it’s that the central premise has been done to death. It’s a sitcom staple as old as time: The resident loser lies about having a girlfriend to avoid feeling embarrassed in front of his friends only to feel more embarrassed, yet humbled, when the…

Punk’s not dead—but a bunch of punks will be—in the slasher throwback The Ranger

Is The Ranger a period piece? It could be. Twenty-first-century technology doesn’t factor into the plot, but walkie-talkies and a big-ass cassette boombox do. Then again, most of the movie takes place in the woods, where smartphones are pretty useless anyway, and the gang of itinerant teenage punks who star in the…

Behold, an oral history of "Scotty Doesn't Know" and Matt Damon's weird-ass Eurotrip cameo

Eurotrip, the 2004 teen sex comedy from Jeff Schaffer, is just a miserable film. It’s undercooked, unimaginative, and roughly 75% gay panic jokes. It’s redeemed, however, by two things: A very catchy song, and a genuinely surprising, all-in cameo from a Hollywood A-lister. At a high school graduation party in the…