Disney is bringing back Star Wars: The Clone Wars for 12 new episodes

When Disney bought Lucasfilm, one of the most painful side effects (maybe the only painful side effect, if we’re being honest) was the untimely death of Star Wars: The Clone Wars—an animated series that looked at the prequel movies and dared to wonder what they’d be like if they were actually good. Clone Wars ended…

Stream the new album Night Swimming from addictive New Jersey surf-pop trio Dentist

Thanks to tight chemistry, killer hooks, and a distinctive sound that’s both lo-fi and retro-pop smooth, New Jersey’s Dentist have managed to stand out amid a sea of like-minded musical acts. The band’s sunny indie-surf sound and energetic, four-on-the-floor rock belies the subtle and dark lyrics often hiding beneath…

Shane Black thinks his Predator could take John Wick, which is horseshit

It’s a long-standing Comic-Con tradition: While the sweat-soaked masses cram into San Diego’s fabled Hall H to get rewarded for their bladder-testing diligence with exclusive clips and actor banter, the rest of us poor plebes are forced to wait on the outside, listening at the door in secondhand awe at how cool these…

Jodie Whittaker is looking for new best friends in her first full Doctor Who trailer 

Finally, after decades of episodes and a crummy made-for-TV movie, BBC’s Doctor Who is getting its first female incarnation of the old alien in the time-traveling box. We saw a very brief teaser for Jodie Whittaker’s upcoming run as the 13th Doctor for the show’s next season, and today’s Doctor Who Comic-Con panel…

The black sarcophagus has been opened, make peace with your god before the end times come

If you awoke this morning with a terrible jolt, possibly as ominous storm clouds began to swirl around your dreams and the only thing drowning out your screams were the screams of all of humanity, it may be because archaeologists in Egypt have opened the mysterious black sarcophagus that was found in Alexandria…

Blindspotting’s Rafael Casal talks Oakland, Hamilton, and his pal Daveed Diggs

Written by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, Blindspotting follows longtime friends Collin and Miles (Diggs and Casal, respectively) through the final three days of Collin’s probation as he tries to put his criminal past behind him, but Miles’ recklessness threatens to land him back in trouble. At the premiere, we…

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio turned down Brokeback Mountain

Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar in 2016, but he may have had a shot at it a decade earlier if he had taken a role in Brokeback Mountain. Speaking with IndieWire, Gus Van Sant says that when he was developing an adaptation of Annie Proulx’s original story—before Ang Lee came along and made the movie with Heath…

Let us consider Toad, whatever the hell he is

We turn today to Toad. He is some sort of mushroom man? This is about as legit a description as exists in Super Mario’s candy-colored nightmare of a video game series. It’s worth noting Toad is both a named character and also the name of a species of Toad-like people. This surreal synecdochic quality is shared by…

Dark Web has more sadistic, inventive fun with Unfriended’s online-horror premise

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When Unfriended hit theaters in the technologically primitive past of three years ago, it looked like a brand-new kind of movie. Unfolding exclusively across the LCD canvas of a terrified teen’s desktop, this ingenious ghost-in-the-machine potboiler spoke a distinctly modern language, telling its hoary horror story of…

Up-and-coming screenwriter Shia LaBeouf enters contest to break into the movie industry

Lots of people all over the world have dreams of making it in Hollywood, but one 32-year-old boy name Shia LaBeouf from the sleepy town of Los Angeles just might have a chance to make those dreams a reality. That boy’s name is Shia LaBeouf, and according to The Wrap, a script he wrote for a feature film called Honey…

Alice Wetterlund says T.J. Miller, everyone else on Silicon Valley "can fuck off forever" 

In a series of tweets true to her character on the show, straight-talking punk rocker/superstar coder Carla, former Silicon Valley actress Alice Wetterlund says that the atmosphere on set was just as much of a boys’ club as the tech culture the show satirizes. Wetterlund initially chimed in on Twitter with a sarcastic…