Ticketmaster accused of teaming up with scalpers to screw over fans

Recognizing, at long last, that their various differences shouldn’t get in the way of the shared practices that bind them so beautifully together—i.e., inflating concert prices to fuck the rest of us over when we just want to see Bruno Goddamn Mars—Ticketmaster has now been accused of entering into tacit partnerships…

Eli Roth, of all directors, brings Amblin magic to the kid-lit horror of The House With A Clock In Its Walls

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Striking the right tone for a family-friendly horror movie is tricky. You want it to be scary enough to freak out the big kids, but not so scary that the little ones cry and have nightmares for months. Steven Spielberg and his Amblin Entertainment banner arguably perfected the formula back in the ’80s with films like E…

Welcome Michael Myers back home with John Carpenter's new Halloween theme

David Gordon Green’s Halloween reboot—which ignores the sequels and brings back original star Jamie Lee Curtis—won’t be silently stalking its way into theaters until next month, but it’s never too early to start preparing for the arrival of Michael Myers. Some Halloween fans might just want to make sure they have a…

Keira Knightley’s charms fail to save the timely, tepid biopic Colette

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The life of French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, better known as simply Colette, feels tailor-made for a biopic in 2018. Her first four novels—the Claudine series, about a French girl’s coming-of-age—were released at the turn of the century to acclaim and mild scandal, especially among the Parisian elite. Yet…

Ghosts can do it: 8 pop cultural instances of human-on-ghost love

Earlier this year, a 45-year-old Irish woman named Amanda Teague came forward to share a joyful announcement with the world: Two years earlier, she had married a wonderful man. His name is Jack—a funny coincidence, as Teague makes her living as a Jack Sparrow impersonator—and he’s her soulmate. He also happens to be a…

Michael Moore looks at and beyond Trump in the enraged but scattered Fahrenheit 11/9

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No right-wing troll could ever trigger liberals as effectively as Michael Moore does in the first few minutes of Fahrenheit 11/9. He opens his new agitprop state-of-the-union documentary with footage from election night 2016, dragging us again through the slow-motion car crash of the evening’s events: the festivities…