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Here Are the Best Comments About the New Trailer For 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Here Are the Best Comments About the New Trailer For ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

So, uh, I really don’t know anything much about Fifty Shades of Grey besides the fact that it started off as Twilight fan fiction and has BDSM stuff that makes a lot of people feel moist in their special places. I also know that it is wildly popular and according...
This 'So You Think You Can Dance' Routine Will Make You Want to Enter the Bone Zone

This ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Routine Will Make You Want to Enter the Bone Zone

There are a couple of things that made Tanisha and Rudy’s hip hop routine my favorite routine on last night’s So You Think You Can Dance. For one, they used Usher‘s “Good Kisser,” which has become my summer anthem. Secondly, please notice Tanisha’s outfit. That is some straight-up, backless catsuit/hooker...
Everything You Know About Fashion is in This Video

Everything You Know About Fashion is in This Video

The fine folks at Filmdrunk found this video from the ’80s of a group of teens from the Bay Area suburb of Antioch. They wax poetic about fashion and the importance of individuality (my personal favorite is Rick Watson). The award-winning short documentary is really special. I am saying that...
Song of the Week: 'Butterfly' by Mariah Carey

Song of the Week: ‘Butterfly’ by Mariah Carey

The other night I was having dinner with friends. I was eating fried catfish, red beans and rice and fries. One of my friends had country fried steak, the other a shrimp po boy and my other friend had a Juicy Lucy, a burger concoction where the cheese is melted...
This is What Happens When Conan O'Brien and Dave Franco Use Tinder

This is What Happens When Conan O’Brien and Dave Franco Use Tinder

Conan O’Brien and Dave Franco decided to reap the benefits of all that Tinder has to offer and the results involve inventive fake names, 74-year-olds, a totally rad van for cruising, plenty of duct tape, and a whole lot of spectacularness. This is the absolute best.
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Watch Me Talk To Zach Braff About 'Wish I Was Here', Soundtracks, and Swear Jars

Watch Me Talk To Zach Braff About ‘Wish I Was Here’, Soundtracks, and Swear Jars

Zach Braff‘s Kickstarter-funded Wish I Was Here opens in theaters today so I thought it would be nice to post this little interview I did with the man about making his newest indie venture….and this is what happened. …and here’s the trailer for Wish I Was Here:
ICYMI: Here's My Interview with Brett Gelman

ICYMI: Here’s My Interview with Brett Gelman

You might be familiar with Brett Gelman from his appearances on Comedy Bang! Bang! and other podcasts, but I wasn’t fully introduced to his comedic prowess until I saw him live at SF Sketchfest earlier this year. His performance during Natasha Leggero’s show involved a hauntingly beautiful session of Beyoncé-worshipping that included a “soundscape” of...
Weird Al Yankovic's Parody of Lorde's 'Royals' Will Make Your Week

Weird Al Yankovic’s Parody of Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Will Make Your Week

For decades, Weird Al Yankovic has been a magical comedy touchstone and his musical parodies have proven to be timeless — more so than the actual songs. His new album “Mandatory Fun” was released and so were a flood of songs that will continue to make him pop culturally relevant. “Tacky”, his skewering of Pharell‘s...
Daniel Radcliffe Looks Naturally Horny in New 'Horns' Trailer

Daniel Radcliffe Looks Naturally Horny in New ‘Horns’ Trailer

There are couple of things I learned about Horns through the new trailer: 1.) It’s based on a novel by Joe Hill. 2.) It stars the guy from The Social Network. 3.) It stars my personal favorite, Juno Temple. 4.) Turns out Daniel Radcliffe‘s snake-speaking skills are coming in handy outside of the Harry Potter...
Song of the Week: 'Perfect Gentleman' by Wyclef Jean

Song of the Week: ‘Perfect Gentleman’ by Wyclef Jean

You just don’t hear that many odes to strippers these days — especially one as beautiful as Wyclef’s. P.S. What happened to Hope?
A Groundbreaking 'Planet of the Apes' Connection Discovered in 'Felicity'!

A Groundbreaking ‘Planet of the Apes’ Connection Discovered in ‘Felicity’!

Did Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves drop a subtle hint in his involvement in the franchise 14 years ago in Felicity (which he co-created)? This five second easter egg in the second season makes me think so! Felicity of the Apes from dinoray on Vimeo. OK. I may be reaching....
'Felicity' Revisited: Scott Speedman Does Some Very Entertaining DVD Commentary

‘Felicity’ Revisited: Scott Speedman Does Some Very Entertaining DVD Commentary

Do yourself a favor and try to get a hold of the second season of Felicity on DVD. It is full of great DVD commentary with the cast, but the best commentary comes in the episode titled “The List” where Keri Russell and Scott Speedman serve up some commentary — and Speedman’s thoughts entertain us...
My Rambling, Unstructured Thoughts About 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

My Rambling, Unstructured Thoughts About ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has easily made my top three movies of the summer. At first, I put it at number three behind Snowpiercer at number two and X-Men: Days of Future Past taking the top spot. After seeing the movie for a second time, I am re-thinking where this falls in...
Everything Looks so White and Pretty in President Snow's Second Panem Address

Everything Looks so White and Pretty in President Snow’s Second Panem Address

The Hunger Games team is going all out with their propaganda-singed marketing approach for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. First there was the collection of impressive posters representing each district. Now, they have been releasing teaser trailers. Actually, they are clever “state-of-the-union”-esque PSAs where President Snow (Donald Sutherland) talks about Unity and being “together...
Rickie From 'My So-Called Life' Explains All the Eyeliner in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Rickie From ‘My So-Called Life’ Explains All the Eyeliner in ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

The trailer for Ridley Scott‘s Exodus: Gods and Kings hit the interwebs the other day and it is quite biblically epic — 10 plagues and all. The one thing people are taking away from this movie is not the cinematic scope and scale, but how fabulous Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton look in their eyeliner....
On My Watchlist: 'Snowpiercer', 'Once', and 'They Came Together'

On My Watchlist: ‘Snowpiercer’, ‘Once’, and ‘They Came Together’

SNOWPIERCER I missed the press screening for this and I am going to regret it for the rest of my life. I missed the opportunity to interview director Bong Joon-Ho and I am going to regret that too. Based on the graphic novel, “Le Transperceneige” movie is like Hunger Games, The Raid, Total Recall, The...
'Felicity' Revisited: The One Where She Marries a Gay Guy

‘Felicity’ Revisited: The One Where She Marries a Gay Guy

For the next couple of weeks, I will be rewatching all four seasons of Felicity because — well — why not? Plus, I recently interviewed Keri Russell for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (look out for the interview VERY soon) and that prompted me to dust off my Felicity DVDs and revisit her,...