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Rewatching 'Child's Play' As A New Dad Put Me On An Emotional Rollercoaster

Spoiler Alert: I Have A Bone to Pick with the End Credit Scene in 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage'

'The Eyes of Tammy Faye' and the Problem with the Current Pop Culture Rehabilitation Trend of History's Difficult Women

A Pro-Life Society

An Entomological Quibble: The Bees in 'Candyman' are Basically Wasps in Real Life, Actually

What You Actually Need for the Perfect Movie Experience

It Will Take a While, You Know?

I Can't Be Having with Transphobes Co-opting Sir Terry Pratchett

The Heart of the ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise Has Always Been Sung Kang’s Han Lue

Spoilers: What's With the Twist Ending of Hulu's 'False Positive'?

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre that No One Remembered

Don't Let the Feds Tell You How to Love Your Chicken

The Country of Chile Will Have the First Truly Modern Constitution

The Cicadas Are Coming

Someone Paid $69 Million for a Piece of Digital Art: Here’s Why That Matters

No, Tom Brady is Not the Greatest American Athlete; Have We Forgotten the MAGA Hat So Quickly?

The Questions of Male Consent That Puncture Both Fantasy Worlds of 'Bridgerton' and 'Wonder Woman 1984'

The Weird History and Allure of the Sexy Halloween Costume

Ode to a Butterfly: On the Transformative Symbol, Its Failure in ‘Antebellum,’ and Its Power in ‘Possessor Uncut’

It’s Time To Kill Off the Myth of the Wealthy Writer

As a Glimpse of the Future Good Ol’ Boys of the Republican Party, ‘Boys State’ is the Scariest Movie I’ve Seen All Year

Eco-Horror Films ‘Sea Fever’ and ‘The Beach House’ Suggest That Bailing on Humanity for the Deep Sea Might Be OK, Actually

Marwan Kenzari in ‘The Old Guard’ is the Brown Romantic Lead We’ve Been Demanding

How Comfortable Is Our Comfort Food, Really?

The One Line of Movie Dialogue I Haven’t Stopped Thinking About for Weeks is from Olivier Assayas’s ‘Wasp Network’

Unintentionally But Quite Tellingly, the Greatest Flaw of Jon Stewart’s Toothless Political Commentary ‘Irresistible’ is How Thoroughly It Centers Whiteness

‘Miss Juneteenth’ Takes a Feminist Self-Actualization Concept Nearing Cliché and Transforms It With Unapologetic Confidence

On Pro-Choice Narratives in Film, and the Education and Empathy of 'Premature' and 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always'

So Much Grief

Step Number One: Fix the Goddamn Police Unions

With ‘The Old Guard’ Hitting Netflix in July, Do You See a Trend in the Streaming Service’s Action Originals? A Very Militaristic Trend?

Crafting My Way Through Lockdown

Spoilers: The Finale of ‘Run’ Made Plain How Far This Show Went Off-Course

Alison Roman, the Colonization of Spices, and the Exhausting Prevalence of Ethnic Erasure in Popular Food Culture

On Sacrifice, First-Gen Guilt, and How Alan Yang’s Film ‘Tigertail’ Broadens a Conversation Started on ‘Master of None’

On the Subversive Gender Performance and Spectacular Thirst of the Faux Ned Kelly Biography ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’

More Than Anything Else, ‘Beastie Boys Story’ is a Love Letter to Adam Yauch—and a Reminder of Who Gets to Tell Their Own Stories

I'm Not Okay

Pandemic Productivity: The Strange Pressure to be Publicly Busy During Self-Isolation

Pioneering Women Screwed Over By History And Sh*tty Men

Ken Loach’s ‘Sorry We Missed You’ And the Failures of The Gig Economy and Healthcare Industry

Urban Legends, Folk Tales, Demons, and What El Cuco is Doing on 'The Outsider'

‘Weathering With You,’ Climate Change, and the Possibility That We’re Already Too Late to Fix It

Harley Quinn is a Hot Girl for Bernie Sanders in 'Birds of Prey,' Which Makes a Lot of Sense, Actually

Dear Academy Awards: Your Refusal to Recognize Ensembles, Stuntwork, and Youth Performances is Getting Old!

What Happens at the End of ‘The Turning’ That Resulted in Audiences Giving the Film an F CinemaScore?

With 'Gemini Man,' 'Spies in Disguise,' and 'Bad Boys For Life,' Will Smith Stops Fighting the Future and Makes Room for It

All the WTFs of ‘Dolittle’: A Dragon Colonoscopy, a Neurotic Tiger Getting Kicked in the Balls, and the Sidelining of All Women!

A New Buyer's Guide to the Best Nintendo Switch Games

Perspective: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ and ‘Modern Love’ Share a Disappointingly Whitewashed Idea of Love

Walton Goggins Was the Secret Weapon of 'The Righteous Gemstones' in a Role That Combined Boyd Crowder and Lee Russell

Spoilers: On Zazie Beetz in Todd Phillips’s ‘Joker’

Yes, ‘Joker’ is a Comic Book Movie, Can We Stop Pretending It’s Not?

Perspective: On ‘Blinded by the Light’ and Being the Only Brown Face in the Room

'I'm Sorry Dave': The Fracture Point Upon Which the AI Revolution Can Begin

On Trying, and Failing, To Deal With Climate Anxiety

Don’t Starve: You Don’t Have To Struggle To Be A Real Artist

Area 51 Raid Prompts Warning From The Military

The Story of Boris Johnson is the Posh White Man's Very Own Perverted 'Hero's Journey'

'The Wire' is the Greatest TV Show Ever Made, and Preston 'Bodie' Broadus was its Scarred, Beating Heart

Welcome To My Petition To Get Fans To Stop Making Demands Of Pop Culture Properties Via Petition

Not Everyone Has to Be Beautiful And That’s Okay

Why Does Everyone Hate Critics All of a Sudden?

Did The Events Of 'Avengers: Endgame' Sneakily Set Up The Future Appearance Of Mutants?

The 'USA Today' Infographic on 'Nonessentials' Misses the Whole Damn Point

Delving Into Character Names And Their Meanings From Jordan Peele's 'Us'

Zack Snyder Tells Fans Upset About Batman Killing People To 'Grow The F**k Up'

How to Find Lightness in the Dark

The Overlords Discuss #FakeMelania, The Tyson Zone, And How The Trump Presidency Has Made All Things Believable

Congresswoman Omar and the Problem with Our Silence

Cyber Harassment: A Crime Without Consequences?

Have You Heard About The Woman That Started Coughing Up Live Frogs Due To A Curse? In 2018?

Now That's What I Call An Apology: Terry Crews Edition

The Ballad Of The Home Phone

Snake Skin: The Itchy Elephant in the Room of Having Psoriasis

Phil Robertson Of 'Duck Dynasty' Thinks God Gives Us Free Healthcare And Other Insane Things

How Bloodthirsty Are You, America?

Forget About Boomers Versus Millennials. The Real Battle is the Elite Versus the Rest of Us

Girls to the Front: The Bikini Kill Reunion and Women’s Rage

Happy New Public Domain Day!

Throughout Many Genres of Films in 2018, Women Said No—Standing Up for Themselves, Their Own Desires, and Their Power

Today in Imaginary Movie Development: What If ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Were Actually a Movie About Class Warfare?

Incurious, Privileged, Complicit: Centrists Will Be The Death Of Us All

The Good News About The Border Wall GoFundMe Receiving $3 Million In 4 Days

Stop Saying Things are Overrated

Tumblr Banning Adult Content is a Terrible Idea

Hillary Clinton's Populism Interview Shows That She Has Learned Nothing. If She Runs in 2020 We Are Doomed

The White House Correspondents' Dinner Will No Longer Feature Comedians. Good.

Yes, THAT James Woods Is Selflessly Using His Twitter Feed To Help California Fire Victims

Bernie Sanders Still Doesn't Know What Racism Is

Oprah Revealed Her Favorite Things List So Let's Not Even Bother With Thanksgiving

Living In The Real 'Money Pit' Or How Owning A Home Is A Soul Killer

The Unbearable Privilege of Being Able To Be Friendly With Your Political Opponents

'The Haunting of Hill House' Doesn't Bring Anything New To The Genre -- But Uses The Tropes Expertly

Like Trump, Brazil's Bolsonaro Makes it Clear: If We Want To Avoid Catastrophe, Socialism is the Only Way

The Tragedy of the Amy Winehouse Hologram and the Loss of Live Music

A White Person's Guide To Minding Your Own Business And When To Involve Police

Stop Praising Billionaires for Doing the Absolute Bare Minimum

The YouTube Life Coach: Shane Dawson, Jake Paul and the Personality Industrial Complex

Spoopy True Stories Of Creppy Incidents

A Calm, Collected Response To Current Events

Paul Schrader's Rape Comments Aren't Helping Anyone

10 Years On From the Financial Crisis it Remains the Defining Issue Of Our Time

Is Consent Really That Hard To Understand, People?

Norm MacDonald: 'That Chris Hardwick Guy Really Got the Blunt End of the Stick There'

No Shame: The Reality of Trying to Make a Living in Culture and the Arts

Nike is Evil. Colin Kaepernick is a Hero Who Deserves Their Endorsement. Both Of These Things Can Be True At The Same Time.

Nine Current TV and Movie Items That Will Enrich Your Week's Pop Culture Knowledge

The Target Effect Is Real And This Is Why We Do Have Nice Things

Terrible Toys For Tots: Because Sure, Let's Teach Kids How To Defuse Bombs

Finding a Home on the Other Side of the World

Sorry, Dude: Nobody Would Go To Your Version Of Hooters, Either

If You Think Islamophobia Isn't a Form of Racism, I've Got News For You: You Might Be Racist

Handle It: Living, Loving and Working on the Internet

Why Don't We Talk About That Season One Finale Of 'Fringe' Anymore?

49 Years On, the Manson Murders Continue to Haunt Hollywood

Do Stories About Female Friendship Need Conflict? An Investigation, Inspired by a Lackluster Response to ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

Being a White Minority is Nothing To Write the 'Washington Post' About

NPR Music Names MIA's 'Paper Planes' the Best Song by a 21st Century Woman, Which is Fine

Pajiba Presents: How To Tell If You Are Flirting Or Committing Assault

Other People's Lives Are Not Your Viral Moments!

With ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Filmmaker and Musician Boots Riley Explores the Inherently American Nature of Capitalism and Dissent

The World is Dark But You’re Allowed To Be Happy

Strong, Powerful Quotes To Help You Keep Fighting

'Everyone Deserves To Be Heard': Jacinda Barrett's Defense Of Chris Hardwick Reveals A Few Common #MeToo Misconceptions

Be Best: An Open Letter to Melania Trump

Listen, Nikki Haley, You Mouth of Sauron, Poverty IS a Human Rights Issue

Let's Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Stop Celebrating Scammers

Women Don't Need Your Good Guy Bullshit

Scrambled Eggs and Burning Pots: The Joy and Terror of Teaching Myself How to Cook

Book Stuffing, Bribery and Bullying: The Self-Publishing Problem Plaguing Amazon

A (Very) Brief History Of The "C" Word

We Need To Stop Telling Men That They're Geniuses

Hollywood in Developmental Arrest

Family Film 'Show Dogs' Pushes a Plot About Accepting Unwanted Sexual Touching, and Yeah, Parents Are Calling Them Out on That Shit

Let's Talk About the Controversial Ending to Season 2 '13 Reasons Why'

The Dystopian Future of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ is a Sobering Counterpoint to the Goofy Pop Culture Worship of ‘Ready Player One’

F**k Outta Here With Your George W. Bush Image Rehabilitation Nonsense

As a First-Generation Iranian Muslim, I'm Not Surprised by the 'Roseanne' Episode 'Go Cubs!' But I'm Still Pretty Pissed About It

Cocky Writer: Romance Author Faleena Hopkins Trademarks 'Cocky' and Tries to Shut Down Others Using the Word

Do Not Work For Free!

Furniture That Never Ever Ever Ever Sells Online

Amid the Latest Western Genre Resurgence, ‘Lean on Pete’ and ‘The Rider’ Challenge Cowboy Masculinity in the American West

The Hypocrisy of Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Is Exhausting, and We Don't Even Get a Makeover Montage!

It’s Time To End Diet Culture

With 'Nice for What,' Drake Finally Puts Away His Emotions and Lets the Women He Adores Shine on Their Own

Hey, Liberals, I Can't Believe This Needs Repeating But: Jeff Bezos and Robert Mueller Are Not Your F***ing Heroes

Which Val Kilmer is Best Val Kilmer?

For Relationship Advice, Turn To A Divorce Lawyer... Or Us!

Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich? YOU Decide

As #DeleteFacebook Gathers Momentum In The Wake Of Cambridge Analytica, It Is Important To Remember: We Brought This On Ourselves

The One Where The Overlords Talk About The Divisive MCU Captain America

From Crochet Squares to Downward Dog: The Joys of Sucking at Something You Love

Save the "Thoughts and Prayers" Vitriol For Someone Who Isn't Chris Pratt

Why Bother Watching Anything Popular When You Can Save Time With Surprise Spoilers?

The Greatest Suffix In The English Language

How To Look Too Young To Have A 13-Year-Old While Parenting Said Teen

Language, Trump, And The Problem With Blaming 'The Forces Of Hatred And Evil'

Facebook is a Filthy Cesspit of Fake News and Narcissistic Validation. I'm So Glad I Deleted My Account.

To the Parents Of My Kid's Friends, I Present A FAQ About Our Household

Let’s Take Romance Novels Seriously!

Godd*mn It, We Have To Talk About People Eating Tide Pods

The President Has An Evangelical Advisory Board and A Member Says There Is No Flu Season

Fine, Let's Talk About Lady Doritos

Nine More Ways To Not Be An A**hole

Revisiting 'The Wonder Years' Sexual Harassment Lawsuit During the MeToo Movement

Does Adolescence Really Last Longer, Or Is Adulthood Just Impossible?

Clickbait And PR Preparedness In The 'Time's Up' Era

I Don't Know What The Hell People Are Complaining About. 'The Last Jedi' Restored My Faith in 'Star Wars'

What To Expect When You're Expecting (A Ballistic Missile)

#MeToo: I've Always Held Myself Accountable. But Now I'm Learning There's Blame To Go Around

Let's Get on the Same Page with Regard to #MeToo, Sh*tty Media Men and Consent, aka, Calm the Hell Down, Men

What the Hell is a Huntsman Spider But Even More Importantly: WHY is it?!

Let's Talk about Joel Edgerton's Horror Film 'It Comes at Night'

One of the Best Representations of Middle Easterners and South Asians on TV was the Third Season of ‘Mr. Robot’

How YouTube Star Logan Paul Found the Line, Crossed it, Sh*t on it and Set it on Fire

This Post Is Brought to You By Insomnia and Misfiring Brain Synapses

What Does It Mean To Be A Fan?

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: The Saga of Keaton Jones

British Teacher Uses Religion To 'Justify' His Transphobic Attitude And Wonders Why He Faces Disciplinary Action

'You Should Be Friends With Your Political Enemies!' No. F**k Off.

Hi, Excuse Me, But Has Any Human Ever Aged Better Than Marisa Tomei?

Lady Gaga's Bikini Pictures Spur Idiots To Blame Her For Men Assaulting Women

White People, F--king Stop It

Nostalgia: A Powerful Force for Good, or an Evil and Sneaky Manipulator?

With ‘Mudbound,’ Carey Mulligan Makes Playing the Achingly Unhappy Wife Her Niche

The Failed Sexual Tension in ‘Justice League’ is One of Its Most Glaring Missteps

On Believing Women vs. Believing Your Friend Dave Who Is Just, Like, Such a Good Guy

What Did We Do to Trump Voters to Make Them Hate Us So Much?

Why Don't You Just Tell Me How You'd Like Me To Talk About My Sexual Assault?

Why Do We Enjoy Watching Dr. Pimple Popper and Other Videos Like It?

Yes, All Men

Why Do Wal-Mart (and Many, Many Others) Sell Photos of Japanese Internment?

An Explainer: When 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty' Does and Does Not Apply

2017: The Year When Women Said ‘No More’

Louis C.K. and How Predators Victimize Themselves by Making Women Feel Sorry for Them

The Face Behind The Brand: Life As A Social Media Intern

About November 8

The Hypocrisy of ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Will Ruin Your Childhood Memories

That Time I Got Hit By A Firework And It Totally Ruined Bonfire Night For Me

Shakespeare’s Real Identity: The Stupid Conspiracy Theory That Just Won’t Die

‘That’s Pretty Cool’: Being a Tourist at a War Memorial

The Character Development of ‘Only the Brave’ is Excellent, Unless You’re a Woman

An Open Letter To David Cross Because Goddammit, Dude

Why Reporting a Sex Crime Is Often As Difficult as Enduring a Sex Crime

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Tim Meadows, And How To Do Guest Stars Right

Me Too: Two Complicated, Loaded Little Words

Why the Netflix Strategy Is Great for Netflix But Terrifying for Subscribers

The Joys of Being Alone

Did McDonald's F*ck Up 'Rick And Morty' Szchezuan Sauce Promotion, Or Are They Evil Geniuses?

'Gerald's Game' and the Differences Between Female and Male Protagonists In Film

'Clear The Dead Libyan Bodies Away': Boris Johnson, Trump, Clinton and the Western Imperial Consensus

Re-Reading 'A Streetcar Named Desire' in Trump's America

We Need To Talk About Sex Robots

We Are Forever Merely Bodies, Eternally Just Things

Politics, Periods and Social Media Don’t Mix, Apparently. Who Knew?

Uber's London License Didn't Get Renewed. Good. Stop Whining.

Technicolour Dreams: Why We Love the Mermaid and Unicorn Trend

Whatever, Emmys: 'Supernatural' Is Actually The Best Show On TV

Donald Glover, Or: Is It Possible To Admire Someone So Much You Actually Hate Them?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like PewDiePie?

How the Body Positivity Movement Went Skinny

Get Over Yourself, Maria Sharapova

The Daily Mail Still Thinks Fat-Shaming Is OK And We're Mad As Hell

Just What the Hell is a 'Taylor Swift'? One Writer's Dive Into the Unknown

The Scandal You Probably Haven't Heard About: It's Time To Improve Thyroid Treatment

The Enduring Power of ‘My Immortal’, The Worst Fan Fiction Ever Written

Is This The Quickest Honk, Or The Shortest Traffic Light?

Another Famous Man Turns Out to Be Disappointing. Consider Us Unsurprised

Let’s Pivot Away From ‘Pivot To Video’

Hypocrites, Personal Life, and Political Leanings

I've Watched Six 'Saw' Movies in Three Days and This Is Why

It’s One Small Dollar For Taylor Swift. But One Giant Leap For Her Feminist Redemption Arc

The F*ckability of Alt-Right Nazi Dipsh*ts Is Horribly Beside the Point. But Let's Nip that Right in the Bud Anyway

Charlottesville: Privilege, Identity, and Why We Fight

Charlottesville, 'Broadchurch', And The Value Of Oxygen

This Is What Happens When You Catcall A Woman

If Michael Mando isn't a Superstar in a Few Years Then the Industry is Broken

I Love My Short Boyfriend Even Though He Is Predisposed By His Gender To Be A Bad Writer Because Pajiba Is Forcing Diversity On Us

On Friendship and Fantasy Sports

'Preacher' And Its Jesse/Tulip Problem

The Great Debate: Wes Anderson, White Purveyor of Twee Uber-White Whiteness, or Genius Visionary Craftsman?

Why It's So Hard to Watch the Dog Die in Movies

The Case Of Charlie Gard: A Tragedy Exploited For Political Reasons

Old Doctor Has Thoughts On New Doctor, Should Maybe Keep Them To Himself

Building Code Regulations Are Boring, But They Are Also Vital

Chester Bennington and the Unfortunately Frequent Reminder that Suicide Isn't Selfish

5 Reasons Why Weiss and Benioff's 'Game of Thrones' Follow-Up 'Confederate' Is Such a Terrible Idea

The Surging, Thrilling Power of Women on 'Game of Thrones'

Marin Čilić and the Merits of Crying in Public

How Many Jumpsuits Is Too Many Jumpsuits? Uh... Asking For A Friend.

We Should Stop F**king About and Just Admit It: Samuel L. Jackson is the Greatest American Actor of His Generation, Maybe of All Time

Tips For Marvel: We Have Some Ideas...

Freelance Hell: I Turned Down My Dream Job Because I Couldn't Afford To Live

Jog On, MRA; Intersectional Meninism Is Not A Thing (And It's Not Why You're Single)

How Much Spoiler Is Too Much Spoiler? Spoilers Ahead...

I Don’t Want to Get Married or Have Kids So Leave Me Alone

Why Do People Talk To Me? An Examination

Dear America: A Letter From Your Ex

I Got a Backstreet Boys Song Stuck in my Head This Morning. God Help Me.

Open Mike: What Is the Difference Between a Mixtape and a Playlist?

Is There Even Such A Thing As Good Or Bad TV Anymore?

Sometimes... Sometimes I Really Wish I Was Stanley Tucci

Under the Trump Administration, Housing for the Poor In This Country is Terrifyingly F*cked

A Love Letter to Billie Lourd, Debbie Reynolds and Those of Us Who've Loved an Addict

'Twin Peaks' and the Art of the Episodic Review (Or Lack Thereof)

Roxane Gay and Mia Freedman: When Feminism Becomes Narcissism

The Violent Toxicity of Social Media is Relatively New to Republicans, But It's Not New to Politics

On Art, Ignorance, and the Fight Against Fascism

I Don't Have Time For Video Games Anymore. The 'Shadow of the Colossus' Trailer Made Me Weep

It's OK, Meme Kids: You Didn't Need To Go To Harvard Anyway

Do We Want ‘Freedom To’ or ‘Freedom From’? We Might Not Be Able To Have Both (A Response to the London Attacks)

Is It OK To Kill Fundamentalists in Video Games And Other Musings On Religion

Remembering The Breakneck, Beautiful Genius that is 'Mad Max: Fury Road's' Pre-Title Scene

Grit Your Teeth and Prepare for the Inevitable Backlash: One Day, We Will Probably Hate Dwayne Johnson

Exploring The Barely-There Gender Politics Of ‘Alien: Covenant’

Film Twitter Needs More Female Voices. So Does Everything Else

What The F**k Are Fidget Spinners And Do They Mean That I'm Now An Old?

The Trump Women: Feminism, Sympathy and Doing Their Damn Jobs

Just So We're Clear, Suing Your Date for Texting During a Movie Is a Real Dick Move

'Don't Tread On Me And Shit': Fraternizing with the Political Enemy

Has Hollywood's Experiment with White Male Directors Failed?

Donald Trump is Henry VIII, he is. Henry VIII he is, he is.

Jared Leto's Voice is Not a Thing

Don't Celebrate Too Much: Emmanuel Macron's Victory in France Now May Well Mean That Next Time it's Le Pen

Backfire Effect And How Not To Be A Dick

On Sporting, Irish War Cries And The Current Epicenter Of Human Hotness

Warner Bros. Fails 'Wonder Woman' Again With This Awful Product Placement

Blackness Isn't a Fashion Statement, Miley

Dispatches from the Tribeca Games Festival

'The Handmaid's Tale' And the Number of Episodes a TV Series Should Run

A Brief History of Political Censorship of Art & Pop Culture in Modern America

'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' Looks at a Dark Legacy of Deceit, Ignorance, and Grief

Eat the Rich: The Schadenfreude Joys and Sad Realities of Fyre Festival

Louise Mensch, The Palmer Blog, and the Dangers of Fake News on the Left

Why Johnny Depp Remains Disney’s Most Beloved Celebrity Asset

Nature Documentaries Are The World's Greatest Hangover Cure. No One Denies This.

I Think There's a Wonder Woman Movie Coming Out Soon?

Do We Still Need a Black Widow Movie?

When The Song Rings Out, We March: Remembering Portugal's Remarkable, Bloodless Carnation Revolution

'Och Aye': Reading Scottish Romances as an Actual Scottish Person

Can TV Stop Making Weird Guys So Damn Attractive?

Captain America's a Nazi Now and It's Everything Wrong with Pop Culture

Eighteen Years Later And There Still Isn't Any Sense to Be Made Out of Columbine

When Will Hollywood Trust Women to Tell Superhero Stories?

No, Rihanna Doesn't Need to Lose Weight

We're All Sick of Knowing Everything All of the Time, Right?

'SNL' Has Never Been More Relevant, And Its Cast Never Less So

Riverdale Report: Will The Finale Fold In Witches And Zombies?

20 Years On 'Grosse Pointe Blank' Remains a Goddamn Masterpiece And If You Don't Like It You're Wrong

'13 Reasons Why' That's Not What Suicide Looks Like To Me

Let's Talk About The Surprise Twist Of Anne Hathaway's 'Colossal'

Digital Strip Searches and a Massive Wall: Welcome To America

A Hero Stands in Defiance Of Hate: Witness The Most Powerful Photo From The Weekend

Why Men and Women Can Never Be ‘Just Friends’ (According to a Conservative Outlet)

If You’re A Bigot, You Don’t Get To Like 'Star Trek'

'Civil War', 'Logan', 'Apes' or: How I Learned To Not Watch Movie Trailers Anymore

It Turns Out 'Justice League' Will Be 2 Hours, 50 Minutes Long. Don't Worry, Haters, Here Are All The Ways Zack Snyder Will Make That Work

A Completely Transparent Explanation of the Economics Behind Running a Pop-Culture Website

Television Isn't Film, Damnit

Remembering The Greatest Action Scene In The History Of Cinema

Should Democrats Stop Being the Party of Abortion Rights?

A Decade On, David Fincher's 'Zodiac' Remains a Near-Perfect Masterpiece

'This Precious Stone Set in the Silver Sea': A Tribute to the Indomitable British Spirit

Why Television Shows Should Have Term Limits

Pride & Prejudice & Nazis: The Alt-Right Need To Step Away From Our National Treasure

Where Did the 90-Minute Movie Go?

Tom Cruise Has Been Training For His Next 'Mission Impossible' Stunt For A Year. Let's Speculate Wildly!

It’s Time To Change The Narrative: The Case of Michael Brown is Straight Out Of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Writing About LGBT Superhero Representation? Don't Forget About Mystique, Y'all

A Valentine's Day Miracle - Tale Of Monoamniotic Twins and Averted Heartbreak

Is Eddie Redmayne Behind You Right Now?

Lord, Give Me The Confidence Of The 'Avatar' Franchise

Elgin Lumpkin is the Hero We Need and Deserve Right Now

Still Think Women Are Treated Better Than Men And Have Nothing To Strike About?

Michael Shannon: A Rare And Versatile Talent To Be Treasured

To Pee, or Not to Be: That Is the Question for Trans Youth

The Lessons We Must Learn From the 2017 Academy Awards

'Girls' Tackles Being Not Being an American Bitch

When There’s 'Something Rotten in the State of Denmark,' It’s Time To Be Horatio, Not Hamlet

Probably The Single Greatest Scene In Modern Cinema

Jimmy Fallon's Precipitous Fall Is Proof Of the Damaging Effects of Donald Trump

We Need to Talk About the Virulent Racism of "The Great Wall"

About That Question A Jewish Reporter Tried to Ask Before Donald Trump Shouted Him Down and Called Him a Liar

James Franco: Pretentious Narcissist Or Inspired Renaissance Man? One Writer's Emotional Roller Coaster Journey

Was There Ever a Better Time for a TV Adaptation of 'The Handmaid’s Tale'?

Fried Chicken Is The New Bread, Because Darkest Timeline

A Reminder that Free the Nipple Isn't About Porn

Why the Patriot's Victory Over the Falcons Is a Ridiculous Metaphor for the Election

The Wheels Are Coming Off The Trump Administration

The Muslim Ban Has Sullied Oscars 2017

Remembering John Hurt: The Pajiba Staff Pick Their Favorite Performances

White People, Here's Some Tough Love

An Ode To The Greatest Hero Yet To Appear In Any Superhero Movie

A Desperate Plea In A Time Of Great Anxiety and Anger

Is It OK To Punch A Nazi? Why We're Asking All The Wrong Questions

45 Pop Culture Facts that NO ONE DENIES

Today, the World Will Change, But How Much?

Stop Demonizing Poor People Who Use Government Assistance

Why Media Representation Matters: As Told By A Straight White Man

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Is John Carpenter's 'They Live' Actually About Jewish Control Of The World? No, Nothing Is, And That's Not A Thing

How to Approach Peak TV in a Post-Trump Era

Sorry, ScarJo Is Not The Highest Grossing Actor Of 2016

The Best Brand In Human History Was One Lightsaber Away From Destruction

Rape Culture Is the Director of 'Passengers' Believing Most Would Do What Chris Pratt's Character Did

Science Says People Who Swear Are F**king Wicked Smart!

Beware The Self-Righteous Media When They Speak Of 'Fake News'. They Are The Ones Who Got Us Into This Mess

To Age Is a Sin: "I Stand Before You as a Doormat"

When A Movie Poster Contains Multitudes: An Existential Investigation

What The Fuck Are You Trying To Pull: Aerie Henley Romper Edition

Of Movie Tickets, Changing Jobs and Legacies

Why The Fu*k Hasn't Brendan Gleeson Won An Oscar Yet?

Probably The Most Powerful Thing I've Seen On Television This Year

Gaslighted by a Gilmore

Johnny Depp Need Not Ruin 'Fantastic Beasts 2'

The One Thing We Can All Do to Stand Up for What's Right (And No, It's Not a Safety Pin)

The Best Thing You Can Teach Your Kids About The Election

Take Care of Yourself Today--Tomorrow Needs You

That The Cubs Would Win in 2016 Is Nothing Short of Poetry

HURRY THE FU*K UP! Calmly Counting Down The Last Week Before The Election

Disgust from 'Inside Out' Is a Horrible Monster Who Can Go Straight to Hell

Making Literature Accessible Through 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

What Will We Do Once He's Gone: Fear Of A Post-Trump Planet

Facebook Has a Serious Donald Trump Problem

Celebrating ‘Bad Boys II’ on Its F*ck You I Want to Write About This Awesome Movie Anniversary

Quit It with the Idea That Sexual Assault Has Anything to Do with Appearance

Dear White People (Halloween Edition)

Why Lip Gallagher's Heartbreaking Fate on 'Shameless' Was Inevitable

Fake Police Officers and Other Things Men Don't Realize Women Fear

5 Kid's Cartoons That Won't Make You Fly Into A Stabby Rage: They're Like Waffles For My Dumptruck

Nate Parker on Rape Allegations: 'I Don't Feel Guilty'

Tim Burton and the Pernicious Racial Bias of "Realism"

'You're the Worst' and the Biggest Myth About Grief

On The Inimitable, Exhausting Wonder Of Physical Books

A Stitch Fix Skeptic Reviews The Subscription Fashion Service

Yes Men, All Women Really Have Been Taught to Politely Tolerate Your Bullsh*t

This Stopped Being an Election Months Ago. This Is a War

Patton Oswalt and the Place Where Grief and Humor Meet

JonBenét Ramsey and the Blurred Line Between Entertainment and Murder

30 Practical Tips About the Horrors of Raising a Baby That You Will Never Learn from Movies and TV

Mike Ditka Is The Spokesperson For A Generation That Can't Handle Complexity

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Why 'Beauty and the Beast' Pissed Me Off as a Child (And Kind of Still Does)

'The Venture Bros' And the Argument Against Complete Creative Control

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What 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Gets Right That Hollywood Keeps Getting Wrong

From 'Cam Girlz' to 'True Detective': The Empowering World of Webcam Sex

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How Amy Schumer Fast-Tracked Her Own Backlash

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How 'Steven Universe' Is Educating Kids About Consent

For the Love of God, Would People Stop Writing Think Pieces About Things They Haven't Seen?

Death Rays, MMA Megastars, and Horsewomen: The Women Shaping The Future of Pro Wrestling

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All the Footage We Cannot See (For Now): Why 'Comic Con Exclusive' Teasers Don't Make Sense

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HBO in Hotel Rooms: A Fundamental Human Right

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Science Fiction Thursday: ISIS & 'Star Wars', 'X-Files', and a Short Film

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Why Our Characters Have to be Competent

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Dear TV Writers: Enough with the Jazz Episodes, Already

Harris Wittels' Account of His Harrowing Descent Into Addiction

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The First Generation to Grow Old on the Internet

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The Reason Why Jon Stewart Is the Best Journalist of This Generation

The Number One Thing Sony and Marvel Can Do To Not Screw Up Spider-Man (Again)

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Which Current and Upcoming Series Will Lead Television’s Next Golden Age?

What 'Gilmore Girls' Tells Us About Homophobia Ten Years On

Dear Academy: It's Time to Narrow the Best Picture Field Back Down to 5

What Shailene Woodley's Character in 'Divergent' Could Learn from Captain Kirk

Fox in Talks with Chris Carter For a Possible 'X-Files' Reboot

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Dragon Age And Doc McStuffins: How Some Of The Most Progressive Entertainment Is Being Found In The Unlikeliest Of Places

Another Major Network Offers an Online-Only Option, But is Cable Still the Better Deal?

Why Your New Year's Resolutions Suck

"Stephen Colbert" Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert.

Netflix May Have an AMC Problem

Common Defenses of Whitewashing And Why They Are Bullshit

What 'Eaten Alive' and Zoos Have in Common

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A Typical Conversation Between a Fantasy Football Coach And His/Her Significant Other

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James Risen and the Fascinating Real-Life Inspiration Behind 'The Newsroom's' Espionage Act Storyline

Democracy, Thanksgiving, and Why You Shouldn't Unfriend Those Disagreeable Schmucks on Facebook

Because I Am Sick And I Am Tired, And I Want You To Be Sick And Tired With Me - A Guide To Understanding Ferguson

The Final Frontier: Why Won't TV Invest in Smart Sci-Fi?

A Quick History of Bill Cosby's Strong-Arming, Megalomaniacal Behavior

NBC Cancels Bill Cosby's Sitcom Pilot--What Happens Next?

Who Are the NFL's Vic Mackeys?

What We Talk About When We Talk About Oscar Bait

Alyssa Milano Questions Public Reaction to Her Breastfeeding vs. Kim Kardashian's Nude Photos

What All the Greatest TV Comedies Don't Have in Common with This Year's Cancelled Sitcoms

'Interstellar' and the Ryan Leaf Theory of Movie Criticism

Taylor Swift, Amalia Ulman, and The Art of Owning Your Perception

How Steven Moffat and Christopher Nolan Suffer from the Same Troubling but Non-Fatal Flaw

What 'Ozymandias' Really Tells Us

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Your Post-Election Hangover Post: 'Star Wars' and the Politics of Cynicism

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Lena Dunham and Chris Rock: A Tale of Two Controversial Comedians, and What's Gender Got to Do with It?

Dear Certain Men: When You Focus on the Substance of Those Catcalls, You're Missing the Entire. F*cking. Point

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A Quick Primer on What 'How to Get Away with Murder' Gets Wrong About Law School

Humanity Finds a Way to Debase Itself Even Further After a New Orleans' Woman is Roofied and Raped

The Fault in Our Stars: Does It Matter if Celebrities Are Bad People?

Why Tina Fey Would Be the Perfect Person to Replace Lorne Michaels on 'SNL' (Sooner, Rather than Later)

Why Do We Care about Renee Zellweger's Face So Much?

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#GamerGate: Is Their Hashtag Really More Important than Women's Lives?

How the Internet Made Time Slow Again

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Truth to Power: Why 'Archer' Should Have Kept ISIS in the Show

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Here We Go Again: North Dakota School Bans Girls from Wearing Yoga Pants So Teachers and Boys Won't Be Distracted

Ben Affleck, 'Gone Girl' and the Need for More Male Nudity in Hollywood

"Win the Chance to Direct the New Twilight:" Why a Female-Empowering Film Project is Massively Depressing for Women

Shut the F*ck Up, Kevin Smith: Nobody Gave You 'Clerks III' Money Because Of 'Tusk'

Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who is a Jerk, and That's a Good Thing

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ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons, Fails Public Relations 101

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Is Kevin Smith's Box-Office Disaster, 'Tusk,' the End of His Filmmaking Career or a Much-Needed Wake-Up Call?

The New York Times Calls Shonda Rhimes an 'Angry Black Woman,' Makes Play for Cultural Irrelevance

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Why Is Late Night Television So Afraid of Diversity?

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The Rehabilitation of Kristen Stewart

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Everything the Internet Used to Wrongly Say About Skyler White Is Actually True of Gemma Teller

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Does Enjoying 'Game of Thrones' Make You Sexist? Will Buying a Ticket to 'Exodus' Make You Racist?

It Doesn't Matter Whether Tony Soprano is Dead or Alive, and Stop Asking

Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, and Internet Misogyny as Terrorism

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Orange is the New Black & the Myth of Prison Rehabilitation

An Open Letter to the Kid Sitting In Front of Me Who Was Scarred for Life by 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

If Women Who Commented on Last Night's 'Louie' Were As Sh*tty as Some Men Who Comment on HBO's 'Girls'

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Don't Hand Me No Lies and Keep Your Hands to Yourself: The South Continues to Tighten Abortion Restrictions

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Everything Wrong With Pointing Out Everything Wrong In Popular Movies: Learning to Choose Your Battles.

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When the End Isn’t Sure and the Present is Intimidating: "New Girl" and the Delayed Adulthood

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Empathy is the Enemy: The Fall of Orson Scott Card

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An Open Letter to Chris Hemsworth About the Sad Double Standard Between Male and Female Celebrities in Magazine Photoshoots

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On Facebook and Copyright And Unbunching Your Knickers

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Forget About Triplets, We've Got "Leaked" Scenes from the Un-Produced Kindergarten Cop II

"How I Met Your Mother": The Truth About Ted Mosby

Make Sure Your Face Is Clean Now, Can't Have No Dirty Dead: Race, Gender, And “The Walking Dead”

Systems of Magic And Politics

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"True Blood" As A Subversion of the Tragic Vampire Trope

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What If 2012 Were 1982? Re-Imagining Three 1982 Classics As If They Were Made Today

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Our Cinematic Autobiography: 10 Things I Hate About You

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Twisted Truth and Half the News: Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master Tries to Pretend It Has Naught to do with Scientology

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I Am Not Your Blowing Wind: Audiobooks and the Endless Road

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Gun Control and the Price of America's Manifest Destiny

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Television Killed Itself: The Rise of Pointless Television

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Pictures, Paparazzi and Pleasantries: Do Celebrities Owe Us Anything?

And When I Walk the Streets Kings and Queens Step Aside: How I'd End "Breaking Bad"

Our Cinematic Autobiography: Broken Flowers

But They Can Never Taint You in My Eyes: Tom Cruise, John Travolta, L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology

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Celebrity Dream Interpretations

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The Death and Rebirth of Television News: "All of Life is Reduced to the Common Rubble of Banality"

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All Dogs Go To Heaven: Why We Cannot Stomach the Suffering of Dogs in Our Fiction

How We Love To Watch Them Fall: What Does Our Celebrity Schadenfreude Say About Us?

Our Cinematic Autobiography: Away We Go

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How The Catholic Church Controlled Hollywood

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A Plea to the BBC: Let Me Throw My Money at You

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Television is a Business You Know: Why the Firing of Dan Harmon is Wrong

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This Movie Makes Me Embarrassed to Be an American. God Help Me, I Can't Wait to See It

HBO's "Girls" and Our Resentment Toward Privileged, White America

Everything I Learned About Everything I Learned from Nicholas Sparks’s Yahoo! Answers Pages

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Mindhole Blowers -- Holy Sh*t: Tyrion Lannister’s Grizzled Sellsword, Bronn, Used to Be a Huge and Hugely Lame Pop Star

Exploring the Most Important Question in the History of Internet

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The Lynchian Horrors of the White Towers Motel

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The Psychology of Letting Go: What It Means to Love and Lose

You Got a License For That?: The Endless Battle of Musicians vs. Politicians

“Books Break the Shackles of Time, Proof that Humans Can Work Magic”: Technology and the Future of Books

“Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief”: Borrowing, Stealing, and Copyright's Suppression of our Gestalt

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I Don't Think Duct Tape Will Work: Fixing the Nielsens

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Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology: Hollywood and the Hacker

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For That Inch

China Miéville and How Television Helped the Evolution of Rape Investigations

Emasculation and the Problem with the Contemporary 105-Pound Female Action Hero

Don’t Panic: A Cursory Overview of Tabloid-Speak to Get You Through This Troubled Time

The Astounding Mediocrity of James Franco and the Muddled Message of Planet of the Rise of the Apes

I Hope You Know This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record: I Never Met a Dog I Didn't Like

On Loving, and Losing, Pets

The Word that Turned the Entire Internet Into Sneering Dismissive Pr*cks

Reading by the Light of the Screen: Thoughts on Adaptations

In Appreciation of Stephen Colbert, Not Just as a Comedian, But As a Humanist

Looking Fondly Back On a Decade of Potter

Are We Bad People? Casey Anthony, the Reality TV Effect and Dead Kids as Hallmark Entertainment

Speaking Ill of the Famous Dead: A Pajiba Discussion

Brad Pitt and How Beauty Can Often Obscure Real Talent

Moneyball: Boom or Bust? Examining the Legacy of Billy Beane and How It Will Translate Into Film

Gay in 2011: How Homophobia Lost Its Cool

The Bride (not the Uma one): The Greatest Villain in the History of Film

Playing the Long Game: Thoughts on How We Watch TV

Why Pay for Anything? Movie Bootlegging and the Evolution of Media

Nawt You: How Ignoring Canon Cost David O. Russell the Uncharted Gig

"Fame Whore" is So Demeaning; Adrianne Curry Prefers the Term "Celebrity Entrepreneur"

Roseanne, Ken Levine and Sexism (or lack thereof) in Hollywood: Thoughts from a Female Television Writer

The Unreasonable One Persists: Fight Club, Office Space, and The Matrix

Whatever Doesn't Kill You Simply Makes You Stranger: DC Comics To Reboot The Entire Universe

When Life Gives You Lemons

Making the Case that Arnold Schwarzenegger Should Replace Oprah Winfrey

An Exhaustive, 600-Word Explanation of the New Breaking Dawn Teaser Poster

Michael Murray Visits the Set of Hundreds of Films and Television Shows

Your Illegitimate Child & You: A Lesson in PR From Your Local Marketing Professional

In Defense of Tracy Flick

You Say Homance, I Say Towanda. Tomato, Fried Green Tomahto.

Who Murdered Rosie Larsen? A Pajiba Investigation

Rocking Out Without Your Boobs Out: In Praise Of TV's Non-Sexualized Female Characters

Don't Worry Geeks, You're No Longer Freaks. Unless, Of Course, You're A Girl.

An Airbrushed History of "Weeds'" Nancy Botwin

The Sad Reality of Mothers: The Most Maligned, Superficial One-Note Characters in Film

The Slow Motion Theater of Television: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bad Episodes

Boobquake 2: Fighting A**holes with T*ts

Entirely Too Much Attention To Detail: The Sci-Fi Pets Edition

I Think I Know Why We Give a Sh*t About Charlie Sheen

"The West Wing": "Decisions are made by those who show up"

How to Properly Introduce a Movie-Night Film to a Loved One and Ensure the Best Experience

Donald Trump: The New Voice of Privileged White-Male America

Entirely Too Much Attention To Detail: The True Love Edition

There's Only One Type of Person More Pathetic than the People Who Watch "Saturday Night Live" on a Weekly Basis

Entirely Too Much Attention To Detail: The Lucas Edition

Wonder Woman, Slut-Shaming And Mastering The Art Of Sexploitation

How to Get the Best Experience Out of Watching Super 8 This Summer

Navigating the Lunatic Tornadoes of Celebrity: Sarah Polley vs. Jennifer Lopez

How to Be a Better Whore: Where Is the Line Between Studio Publicist and Movie Critic?

Hollywood Crazy: Where is the Line Between Entertainment and Tragedy?

Coming to Terms with the Crushing Realization that Natalie Portman Is Not a Very Good Actress

Sexy Librarian Isn't Ugly: The Fallacy of the Ugly/Hot Woman in Hollywood

Charlie Sheen: The Sad Spectacle of the Real-Life Kenny Powers

In Defense of James Franco

Frontier Of The Unspoken: How the Internet Changed the Way We Socialize

Why the Most Beloved Film of the Year (Only Slightly) Irks Me

Remarking on the Almost Quaint Wholesomeness of the Annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Through A Lens Darkly: The Uniqueness of a Movie Watching Experience

EXCLUSIVE: Spoiling the Whole Goddamn Plot to New Line Cinema's New Year's Eve

In Beleaguered Defense of Tyler Perry

10 Pop-Culture Facts That Hammer Home the Reality of Just How Depressingly Dumb Americans Are

What Do Swimming, Frogs, and Black Swan Have In Common?

Women You Love: Cobie, Connie, and Leo Edition

The Humiliating Reality of House Buying

Your Mom Doesn't Care

I Must Break You

Coming to Terms with Disappointing Reality of Who'd Actually Play You in the Movie Of Your Life

Dimension Blech

An Open Letter to Kevin Smith

The Iron Law of Sturgeon

That Is The Sound Of Inevitability

Finally Someone Is Thinking of the Children

The Quiet Civil Rights Movement of Television and Film

It's Time to Kick the Superhero Genre in the Ass

The 6 Most Tragic TV Shows Masquerading as Light Comedy

There Is No More Unreason Left

Too Many Things

I Understand That You Have Good Intentions

The Disapproving Judgement of Used Shop Owners

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light”

The Beauty of Being the Shepherd in the Play of Life

Harvey's Girls

The Continuing Adventures of the Chipmunk's Humiliations

Big Fish and the Movies of Tim Burton as Viewed Through His Art

Movies Were Not Better When You Were A Child

My Evening (Almost) with Amy Sedaris

You're So Beautiful, It Hurts To Look At You

A Single Look that Can Sell a Million Movie Tickets

Gwyneth Paltrow: Sexy Girl Deer

Why Don't They Just Speak American?

In Defense of Mel Gibson: A Comprehensive, Point by Point Thesis

Sesame Street Butts Heads with the NYTimes on the Benefits of Toddlers Using iPhones

Nikki Finke, Johnny Depp, and Why "The Offer Story" Is Such Bullsh*t

The Strange and Surreal Differences Between Halloween Customs in the United States and Canada

Part of the Problem

An Innocent Victim of Murderous Female Desire

In New York City's War On Crime...

My Tortured Relationship with Jackass: Or How I Ended Up the One with a Stick in His Ass

There's No Home For You Here, Girl, Go Away

Cutting Off Your Nose To Spite Your Face Earns You An NC-17

I Hate Hugh Jackman

Oh, Pretty Girls, You're Too Good For This

Think of the Children? I Blame the Bastards.

Surprising Finding: America Loves B+ Movies

M. Night Shyamalan: Ambitious, Serious-Minded Talentless Disease

Juggalos: How The F**k do They Work?

Viagra for Dick Jokes

Which Film Has the Biggest Legacy?

Put The Left Brain In

Silver Lining: At Least I Know Why This One’s Famous

Put The Right Brain In

The Greatest Trick MTV Ever Pulled Was Convincing the World It Was Totally Awesome

Screw the Squeaky Wheel, I Spread My Grease Around

Joshua Jackson (R.I.P.) Rises from the Dead to Celebrate Pacey-Con

Comic-Con, Jon Stewart, and How Film Bloggers Became Part of the Marketing Strategy

Nice Counts. Or Why Jessica Simpson Won't Do Nudity

Gratuitous Violence: The Double Standard

Do You Have a Tipping Point?

Kevin Spacey Is Not a Very Good Actor

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Internet Killed the TV Subscription

The Greatest Star Wars Movie Since Return of the Jedi

A Sad Postmortem on the Life of Gary Coleman

The Bond Between a Boy and Horror Movies

Why We Hate Megan Fox (and Why Maybe We Shouldn't)

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Everybody Loves Bill Murray

Killer Extinct: The Death of the Boogeyman

Documentarians Are Whores, Too

On Special Effects

Too Soft to Slay:The Pussification of Children’s Movies

"What can change the nature of a man?"

You Can Teach Them to Hate the Things You Hate

Hey, Hey Honey Take a Whiff On Me

What If Jerry Maguire Never Had His "You Had Me at Hello" Moment?

An Embarrassing '80s Nostalgia Trip for John Cusack

Team Edward vs. Team Jacob

Florida Bill Seeks to Fund Films With "Traditional Family Values"

Pajiba's 1st Annual Quote Appreciation Awards

Why the Oscars Matter

(500) Days of Summer and the Difference between Misogyny and Bad Writing