Even home invasions are more fun when soundtracked to “shitty flutes”

The internet has already made known its love for truly shitty flute covers of familiar songs. There’s a whole subreddit about it. But it turns out that these shrill, ear-punishing recordings can add comedy, drama, and even a bit of pathos to just about anything. TxPixelPusher, a YouTuber from the Oak Cliff borough of…

There’s always beer: 10 tips for gracious defeat from the best onscreen losers

Losing isn’t easy. It’s demoralizing at best, but especially so when that loss comes at the hands of a group of people whose win has resulted in a spike in hate crimes. But a majority of the voting population did lose, with their candidate—be it Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, or Dr. Jill Stein—emerging from November 8…

Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) Hulu in November

November is approaching fast, and though we definitely know there’s something happening that month we’re supposed to remember, we have no idea what it is. It’s some kind of important civic duty we’re supposed to participate in within the first eight days or so, but that doesn’t help much. Oh well, hopefully the new…

A sweaty but colorful supercut salutes cinema’s greatest tracksuits

The tracksuit is, according to Jane and Michael Stern’s The Encyclopedia Of Bad Taste, “the uniform of people who abjure dry cleaners and ironing boards” as well as “the all-purpose solution to all clothing problems.” Athletic wear of this nature has its roots in the sweatpants and sweatshirts first worn by track and…

Beyond “I Dreamed A Dream”: 20 musical theater numbers that should become standards

Though it gets vastly overshadowed by other genres, musical theater remains an important part of the music scene, with composers and performers doing work that’s just as exciting or meaningful as their equivalents in the pop music space. Given how difficult they are to see for those who live far from Broadway, most…

Robert Rodriguez chats Sylvester Stallone up about his filmmaking career

While Sylvester Stallone has been busy discussing who should take over for Rambo or promoting his latest film, Creed, he took some time to discuss his work as a filmmaker with fellow director Robert Rodriguez. As part of El Rey’s The Director’s Chair series, Stallone sat down for a 50-minute interview to discuss his…

Chicago, see Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in Creed, early and for free

Instead of continuing to come up with excuses to get an aging Rocky Balboa back in the ring, Creed finally lets Sylvester Stallone’s boxer-with-a-heart-of-gold outside the ropes. This time around, Rocky reluctantly agrees to train Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of his late friend and one-time rival,…