National Lampoon

Sundance Festival: 25 Films You’ll Definitely Be Hearing About This Year

Have a look at some of the most notable films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.<p>Sundance changes lives. The largest independent film festival in the U.S., Sundance curates a thrilling mix of brand new directors hoping to make a splash, established talent hoping to make a change, and …

Watch: Check Out These Sundance 2018 Trailers and Exclusive Clips

Here's a quick take of what's been released thus far.<p>With Sundance 2018 in full swing, let's take a look at some of the trailers and exclusive clips …

Filmmaking

The 29 most rewatchable movies ever made

“Pain is temporary, film is forever.”<p>That quote has been used ad nauseam to drive home the fact that cinema is engrained in permanent ink, and that however difficult or arduous the process of making a particular film, the end result is (hopefully) worth it.<p>The truth is not <i>every</i> movie is worth …

Movies

Jimmy Buffett Music Guide: The 9 Best Parrothead Albums

When Bob Dylan was asked by a reporter who his favorite songwriter was, he replied “Jimmy Buffett I guess.” The interviewer, probably stunned, …

Netflix’s ‘A Futile And Stupid Gesture’: Will Joel McHale’s Portrayal Of Chevy Chase Renew The ‘Community’ Co-Stars’ Rivalry?

We’ll never know just how influential counter-culture comedy magazine <i>National Lampoon</i> was to a generation of burgeoning comedy writers, but it …

Comedy

Is That Awl There Is? Remembering The Awl And The Hairpin

It's easiest to say what The Awl and The Hairpin <i>were</i> is by describing what they <i>weren't</i>.<p>They <i>weren't</i> places you went for lazy listicles and clickbait quizzes — <i>Which Character From</i> The Greatest Showman <i>Are You?</i><br>You didn't go there to get yet another hot take on whatever it was that everyone on social …

Culture

Abominable Pictures Producer Jonathan Stern Inks With UTA As ‘A Futile And Stupid Gesture’ Hits Sundance

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Jonathan Stern, the Abominable Pictures president and comedy producer whose credits include <i>Childrens Hospital</i> and <i>Wet Hot American Summer</i>, …

Entertainment Industry

David Wain says a “winter version” of Wet Hot American Summer was developed

Last August, writer and director David Wain seemingly closed the gates to Camp Firewood with his second Netflix limited series, <i>Wet Hot American</i> …

Netflix

Spider-Man: Homecoming scribes in talks to direct Flash movie

Author: Zehra PhelanAfter a job well done on last year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are currently in …

Superheroes

Every Movie, TV Series, and Special Coming to Netflix in 2018

In 2018 alone, Netflix has plans to release 80 original films. By contrast, the number of original films released by Warner Bros. in 2017 was 17, and the number released by Disney was just eight. Needless to say, taking into account films, TV series, comedy specials, and documentaries, Netflix is …

Netflix

21 movies playing at the Sundance Film Festival that you need to know about

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival begins Thursday, and if the past couple of years are any indication, that means it’s time to take a glimpse at the movies Netflix and Amazon will be throwing lots and lots of money at to acquire.<p>Last year Amazon snagged “The Big Sick” for $12 million and Netflix got …

Entertainment

DC’s Standalone Flash Movie Taps The Screenwriters Of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ To Direct

DC’s standalone Flash adventure has reportedly tapped their desired directing duo and the pair comes complete with Marvel Cinematic Universe credentials. (This rules out Ben Affleck or a pair of Ben Afflecks.)<p>According to <i>Variety</i>, after an unsuccessful attempt by Warner Bros. to get Affleck to …

Entertainment

10 Netflix original movies to look out for in 2018

When you can fall into a pile of centaur dung and come up smelling like fairy dust, you must be doing something right.<p>That’s how it went with last …

Movies

17 Netflix Original Movies Coming in 2018

Netflix announced late last year that they have no less than 80 new projects in the pipeline for release this year, and a huge amount of those will …

Netflix

Travel Style: Bassam Tarazi

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: …

Travel

Here Are the 16 Most Promising Netflix Original Movies Coming in 2018

With plans to release 80 original films in 2018, Netflix is really stepping up its content game this year. From Jenny Slate and Lucy Liu to Alexander Skarsgård and Paul Rudd, at least one of your favorite actors found the time to tack on a Netflix original to their filmography for 2018. A handful …

TV

What I want to see at Sundance

Lizzie Borden took an ax, and gave her mother forty whacks; when she saw what she had done . . .<p>She went to Sundance.<p>Running Jan. 18-28, the 39th …

Armie Hammer

Will the new season of ‘The Simpsons’ finally fix ‘The Problem with Apu’?

For close to three decades, Hank Azaria’s racist accent for Apu in ‘The Simpsons’ has led to discontent among Indians in America.<p>Throughout the 1990s …

TV

Best TV of 2017

This year, we’re choosing eight series<p><i>Polygon is kicking off its best of entertainment series, which will run through the end of December and beginning of January, coming to a close just before the 2017 Golden Globes. These personal essays will examine the best, most important and weirdest moments</i> …

TV

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World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …

John Cleese

Gearhead responsible for quiet new Rolls-Royce

Christian Wettach loves noisy gas power, but his day job is supervising the rollout of the almost silent Phantom<p>One of the people responsible for bringing the all-new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom to market, Christian Wettach, is a study in contrasts.<p>First, he's a German working for a staunchly British …

Autos (Canada)

Trailer Theater: 'Mortal Engines,' David Bowie, and More

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>The first batch of trailers for the first Trailer Theater of the new year includes everything from David Bowie to wheeled …

Movies

10 new shows we can’t wait to watch in 2018

This week on the Upstream podcast, we talk about our holiday binging, the anti-Semitic undertones in Netflix’s <i>A Christmas Prince</i>, and whether <i>The Last</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

52 Reasons Why 2018 Will Be Amazing For Film

release > News<p>52 Reasons Why 2018 Will Be Amazing For Film<p>C'wise from top left: Lady Bird, Black Panther, Jurassic World, Isle Of Dogs<p>After looking …

Movies

Neeson is the reason for the season: 19 movies coming this January

<i>So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in</i> …

Movies

Altered Carbon, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Open House: Top picks from Netflix for January

This January, Netflix rolls out its massive inventory of over 80 originals (series, films and documentaries) along with a collection of much loved, …

Netflix

The 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

As we put a 2017 behind us that offered an embarrassment of riches onscreen and a great deal of professional embarrassment and shame behind the …

Movies

Netflix 2018 Movie Preview: Let the Onslaught Begin!

Back in the fall, Netflix laid down some <i>big</i> plans for the future of their film distribution. Specifically, they said they intended to release 80 …

Entertainment

Netflix January: the best shows and films to watch this month

Online streaming service Netlfix has a host of original and licensed shows, films and documentaries out this month.<p>Here is our pick of the best:<p>A …

Netflix

Diamond Select Toys On Sale This Week: Spidey, Cthulhu & the Guardians of the Galaxy!

It’s a new year, and the year is kicking off in a big way for comic shops, as New Toy Day brings a plethora of new products form <b>Diamond Select Toys</b>! …

Comics