Apparently the entire plot of Searching was spoiled on-screen in the middle of Searching

Eagle-eyed viewers beware. You might accidentally spoil the ending of this year’s innovative thriller Searching by simply paying too close attention to one of the film’s minor details. As pointed out by Slashfilm, a summary of the film’s ending appears briefly on screen while John Cho’s character checks his email,…

John Cho plays internet detective in the clever, Hitchcockian web thriller Searching

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It’s difficult to make an internet-paranoia thriller without sounding like a hysterical scold, and even harder to make one without getting accused of hysterical scolding. But the mini-boom of first-person internet thrillers has, if nothing else, found a way to plug audiences directly into that paranoia, making it feel…

Saddled with a terrible title, Selfie was cut down just as it was coming into its own

The 2014-15 broadcast television season was the year of the failed rom-sitcom. The fall’s first cancellation was Manhattan Love Story, trailed to the chopping block by A To Z; Marry Me folded the following spring. These shows tried and failed to pick up on the romantic-sitcom momentum of How I Met Your Mother, which…

John Cho investigates a glitzy Hollywood murder in this trailer for Gemini

The old “Checkhov’s gun” rule—which basically says that a weapon introduced in the first act of a story must be fired by the third, or else it shouldn’t be there at all—doesn’t usually apply to movie trailers and their truncated storylines, but half of this trailer for Aaron Katz’s Gemini is basically all about…

Anton Yelchin and the Star Trek Beyond cast: Dubsmash-loving goofballs

Have you heard about this Dubsmash thing? (It’s an app that lets you film short, Vine-like videos of yourself, and then dub popular music over them for easy lip-synching.) If your answer is no, you’re probably not a cast member on Star Trek Beyond, because those kids are apparently crazy for that shit. Chris Pine,…