John Wick wants to wish us all a happy National Puppy Day, which is a little rich

As far as major action movie franchises go, the John Wick series has had a pretty ruff (sorry) track record when it comes to the topic of dog murder. Some of us are still a little bit traumatized from the inciting incident of the series’ first film, in which some very stupid, very short-lived thugs piss off Keanu…

Shazam! zaps an old-fashioned superhero into a blockbuster world

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A phenomenon of the 1940s, the superhero formerly known as Captain Marvel embodies a simpler era of comics, the sock‘’em Golden Age of godlike costumed do-gooders. But then, what superhero-addled kid of any generation hasn’t at some point wished for a secret identity, powers, and an opportunity to fight evil in any…

Hell yeah, the Elton John biopic Rocketman is going to be R-rated

Ah, the rock ‘n’ roll biopic: Always walking that fine line between Hollywood respectability, and giving the people the musical debauchery and gritty reality they presumably actually bought their tickets to see. Last year’s Oscar winner Bohemian Rhapsody came under fire for failing to strike that proper balance in…

Listen Up! Bose's Iconic QC 35 II Noise Canceling Headphones Just Went On Sale 

Bose’s wireless QuietComfort 35 noise-cancelling over-ears are basically a mute button for the rest of the world, and you can get them for $258 at Rakuten today, down from the usual $329-$349. Is that a lot of money? Yes. Is it worth it? <Waves frantically in your eye line to get your attention since you can’t hear…

Chasing Barbara Loden and the broken, beer-soaked soul of Wanda

Born either in 1932 or 1934, depending on who’s asking, and dead by 1980, Barbara Loden was a brief glimmer in the eye of cinema history, a fleeting mirage that vanishes as soon as it appears on the edge of your peripheral vision. A North Carolina native who spent the last decade of her life trying to prove, to…

Larry Fessenden on Frankenstein, art, and Universal's Dark Universe: "They don't understand horror"

Larry Fessenden’s name is pretty much inextricable from independent horror cinema at this point. Over the course of the past few decades, he’s become not just an omnipresent indie character actor (turning up in everything from You’re Next to Session 9 to Martin Scorsese’s Bringing Out The Dead), but through his…

Mike Mignola Reflects on 25 Hellishly Good Years of Hellboy

It’s a big year for big red. Not only does Hellboy have a new movie imminent, but 2019—specifically tomorrow, March 23rd—marks 25 years since Hellboy’s adventures began in earnest with the launch of Seed of Destruction, his first comic series. To celebrate, we went right to the source: Hellboy’s creator, the legendary…

Jesus, these Barbra Streisand quotes about Michael Jackson's Leaving Neverland accusers are rough

Every now and then, our cultural zeitgeist coughs up a new public Rorschach test, the sort of big, emotionally charged issue that almost everyone can have an opinion on, and almost everyone can get really mad at other people for having the wrong opinion on. The internet has, of course, accelerated this process…

Here's what'll be on The Criterion Channel when it debuts next month

Ever since classy, high-end movie streaming service FilmStruck was shuttered late last year, Warner Bros. has been promising some kind of replacement to fill that “where to watch our HD Bergman movies” gap in all our lives. Now that replacement, The Criterion Channel, is less than a month away from launch, debuting on…

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