Hulu wants to stay in Castle Rock, despite the fact that it's so spooky

One of the most fun things about Hulu’s Castle Rock is scanning every frame for all the references to other Stephen King stuff, since you never know when you’ll see a newspaper headline about the events of some famous book or a picture of a guy from another thing. We may already be a ways into the show’s first season,…

Here's our first good look at Matthew Weiner's sprawling, star-studded The Romanoffs

If you know anything about The Romanoffs, Matthew Weiner’s follow-up to Mad Men, it’s the preposterously loaded cast. In fact, the show’s only teaser trailer so far just showed an endless sea of names: Aaron Eckhart, Noah Wyle, Isabelle Huppert, Diane Lane, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Marthe…

Superman died so Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman could live 

It’s been 25 years since the death of Superman, a cultural event that shocked a nation, swept comic books into the mainstream, and, we’re guessing, inspired that one Our Lady Peace song. The crossover event, which spanned a number of DC publications, is still remembered fondly and, in a bid to make something watchable…

Dance until you drop—or have an orgy—in the trailer for Gasper Noé's Climax

Gasper Noé doesn’t have much use for subtlety. The European arthouse provocateur (Enter The Void, Irreversible) is a stylist of the unabashedly gonzo, shooting for the sun while accepting that he may simply reach the moon. Each of his films has been ambitiously decadent in one form or another, and with his latest, Noé…

Let's revisit the many projects Jordan Peele has in the works

Having acquired a healthy stash of Hollywood capital after the smash success of his Oscar-winning horror satire Get Out—and the enthusiastic critical reception to Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, produced by his company Monkeypaw Productions—Jordan Peele has refused to be even remotely shy about spending it. Earlier today, …

Penn Jillette says it would be immoral to share the dirt he has on Donald Trump

Thanks to Omarosa Manigault Newman’s post-firing publicity tour, people can’t stop talking about the potential existence of a recording of Donald Trump using a racial epithet on the set of Celebrity Apprentice. The existence of said tape came up during the 2016 election but, after it failed to materialize, the news…

Historians confirm that “Hit Me Baby One More Time” sounds weird, unromantic

Britney Spears’ 1998 breakout hit “...Baby One More Time” is so deeply embedded in the cultural consciousness of its era that it’s almost impossible to remember what its lyrics actually mean. Britney’s loneliness is killing her, yes, and she has a lot of thoughts on babies, but what, exactly, is going on with the…

Topher Grace assures Seth Meyers David Duke's BlacKkKlansman racist improvs aren't his

Spike Lee tapped into the banality—not to say blandness—of evil in casting usually amiable That ’70s Show star Topher Grace as BlacKkKlansman’s 1970s-era racist asshole David Duke. On Monday’s Late Night, Grace explained the insight he got into that casting process when he watched the former KKK leader’s shiftily…

Jimmy and Kim keep secrets while Mike and Gus put their cards on the table, as Better Call Saul kicks into gear

One of my favorite things about the way Bob Odenkirk plays Jimmy McGill (and the way the writers write the character, and the way the directors direct Odenkirk, and the way the editors cut his scenes) is that at important moments there is a pause, and we get to see what’s going on inside Jimmy. Generally when this…