Snarky movie reviews are nothing new (especially in the cruel world of internet journalism), but few people can deliver bitter sarcasm and loathing quite like Taran Killam in the guise of an 1860s newspaper reporter named Jebediah Atkinson. Inexplicably torn out of his century and thrust onto the 'SNL' stage, Atkinson appeared on the latest Weekend Update to talk about the Oscars and proceeded to tear cinematic history a new one.
When you make a movie as emotionally draining and difficult to watch as '12 Years a Slave,' you're bound to make the vast majority of the people watching uncomfortable. After all, if people aren't upset by a film that tracks a man being dehumanized and treated as property, you're obviously doing something wrong. But if a film is that hard to watch, what was it like to make? Thankfully, 'SNL' is here to show us all of the nitty gritty details.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, check out new stills from 'Maleficent,' get a glimpse of Disneyland's Captain America exhibit and watch the new trailer for 'The Double.'
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, learn when the next 007 adventure will start filming, prepare for a Rocket Raccoon comic, and try to wrap your brain around Kanye West's 'Yeezus' movie.
We like to think that we've developed a thick skin when it comes to remakes of classic films, but there's something about a new version of 'The Birds' that cuts right through our armor. After years of development hell, The Hollywood Reporter says the "re-imagining" of Alfred Hitchock's legendary tale of terror has found a director in Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen. With all due respect to Mr. Van Rooijen, this is terrible news.
Did you know that when he's not rampaging through cities and laying waste to the countryside, the legendary beast known as Godzilla is actually a really cool guy who likes to party, hang out with his buddies and play a mean game of ping pong? That's the one joke in a new Snickers ad, but thankfully, it's a very funny one that makes the most of its absurd imagery.
If you say you saw 'The Avengers' coming, you're a liar.
And we're not necessarily talking about the film's massive box office success or cultural impact, either. That's all after-the-fact stuff. We're talking about the fact that the film exists in the first place. We're talking about how Marvel Studios (with a little help from some deep-pocketed friends) managed to create a series of individual franchises with their own films and characters before having them all come together in a special crossover event. 'The Avengers' didn't just unite Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk, it openly acknowledged that all of these characters lived in the same world and that the events of their own films could actually have an impact on each other.
They all live in the same universe ... and audiences love it.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, Jeff Goldblum is not returning to one of his biggest franchises, the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' trailer is on the way and 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' gets a new poster.
Although 'Anchorman 2' wasn't groundbreaking at the box office even being a more moderately budgeted comedy, it did make significantly more than its beloved 2004 predecessor. So, could there be an 'Anchorman 3' somewhere down the line? As far as co-writer and director Adam McKay is concerned ... No. Never. Ever.
While the battle still rages over whether or not 'The Walking Dead' is a good or bad television show, most zombie fans are in agreement that Telltale's video game series of the same name is nothing short of phenomenal. Structured like old school adventure games but fueled by a morally complex narrative, the first "season" of the game was a huge critical and financial hit a few years back. Now, the latest trailer for "Season Two" has arrived online and it promises more grisly, uncomfortable adventures in the zombie apocalypse.