Kit Harington confirms that Jon Snow's hair has followed its own plot arc

Kit Harington’s performance as Jon Snow has been one of the anchors of Game Of Thrones, slowly tracing the journey of a brooding, magnetic bastard-son from exile into death and finally into the arms of, um, his sister. (It’s a fucked-up show.) One consistent aspect of his performance, aside from being sort of grouchy…

Batman: Damned strips down the Dark Knight for a revealing thriller

How do you make the launch of a new superhero comic imprint a pop culture event? For DC’s Black Label, the answer is Batman’s exposed penis, swinging out of the shadows to highlight the freedom allowed to the creative team of Batman: Damned. Writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo give readers full-frontal Dark…

Farewell, sexy Handmaid's Tale costume, we hardly knew ye

The Handmaid’s Tale, a Margaret Atwood book turned popular TV show, depicts a dystopian future in which a totalitarian theocracy controls every aspect of women’s lives. It is nearly relentless in its portrayal of inhumane horrors. It also features women wearing red cloaks and white hoods that have entered modern pop…

For a cartoon adventure, Smallfoot is awfully cautious

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Smallfoot opens with a blast of narrated exposition from Migo (Channing Tatum), an enthusiastic Yeti who essentially pitches the movie that’s about to unfold. Migo explains that he’s a resident of a snowy mountain village whose residents have a belief system, carved in stone, that forbids them from dipping below the…

Christopher Nolan dragged Batman (and superhero cinema) into a more serious “real” world

Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies are as revered as any franchise of summer blockbusters can really be in this day and age. But when people make fun of them, they always seem to settle on one thing in particular: the Batman voice. When he’s in his Batman suit, Christian Bale doesn’t have too many long conversations,…

Henry Winkler and some celebrity pals offer bad advice on The Late Show

While Stephen Colbert is famous (or “darn famous,” as he put it), he doesn’t claim to know all the answers. At least that’s what the Late Show host maintained on Thursday’s show, claiming his only real skills are “how to wear a tie and occasionally talk to Nicki Minaj.” Luckily, fame has its perks—like knowing tons…

DC now trying to censor Batman's dick, like this isn't goddamn America

We’re not sure who, exactly, it was who first laid down the classic adage “Once you’ve seen Batman’s peener, you can never go back,” but it’s as true now as it was way back in Bible times. And yet, DC Comics is now trying to act like we have not, in fact, all taken a quick peek at Bruce Wayne’s shadow-clad bat pole…

Kanye's back in Chicago, and on his bullshit

The season is changing, and with it, the state of Kanye West. Over the last year, we’ve seen Kanye on a lot of things: The soapbox, the defensive, his hustle, and the couch of an ABC talk show, talking about his tastes re: jerking off. But now the Ye rapper is back at last on his home turf: His bullshit. (And also the…

A stirring season finale sees Snowfall put Franklin through the American prison system

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At some point, it had to come to this for Franklin. A stint in prison was always on the horizon; it was either going to be the result of getting wrapped up in the game, or simply being a black kid with the nerve to exist during the height of the War on Drugs. So what options did Franklin really have along the way? He…

Here's our first peek at Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth as the new Men In Black

The fourth Men In Black movie is slowly but surely making its way into existence, despite lacking any input from former franchise stars Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones. (Or even the 21 Jump Street guys—remember when that was a thing?) What it does have in its corner, though, was made abundantly clear today, when stars…