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  1. Breaking Down the Oscar Nominations: What the Hell Happened to &l...

    Mark Harris

    Some Academy Award nomination mornings are defined by what you hear, some by what you don't. The big story of today's announcement is the number of times that the name Selma was not spoken. We did not hear Ava DuVernay&am...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  2. Who Is the Ultimate Backyard Quarterback?

    Robert Mays

    During the afternoon slate of games on Sunday, I threw out a question. While I had some names in mind, I was curious and purposefully didn't set any criteria, because that's a significant part of the answer. Do you...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. Hack Knowledge: A Brief History of Hollywood’s ‘Cleop...

    Matt Patches

    Through the chaos, revelations, and schoolyard name-calling cascading down from Sony's hacked systems to the hyena pit that is the Internet, there is actual Hollywood development news: Angelina Jolie is still trying to make a Cleopatra movie! Th...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  4. For the Byrd: Remembering the Sad and Incredible Life of Gene Cla...

    Steven Hyden

    If you're searching for the perfect example of a cultish (and long-dead) singer-songwriter, Gene Clark likely won't be the first name that comes to mind. His story is tragic but not like Nick Drake's story is tragic. He...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  5. NFL Week 5 Winners and Losers: Be Afraid of Little Branden Oliver...

    Robert Mays

    Branden Oliver Jersey numbers are the band names of sports. We want each one to have a story, a meaningful anecdote that offers a glimpse into why hard-to-know people identify as they do. And just like with band names, the stories often disappoint...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  6. David Fincher Pulls a Soderbergh, Will Direct the Whole Season of...

    Amos Barshad

    In an interview last week about Gone Girl, David Fincher casually let it slip that he's coming back to TV, and in a major way. While his name was heavily associated with the selling of Netflix's now-beloved House of Cards, he knocked out on...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  7. 'Supergirl' Is Happening at CBS

    Zach Dionne

    Superheroes are forever, on film, TV, the printed page, lunchboxes, jammies, wherever. Especially the ones with "Super" in their name - they'll never die (because they basically can't die). So it is that Supergirl just got a...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  8. Thought Experiment: What If ‘The Expendables 3’ Ignit...

    Shea Serrano

    Wesley Snipes, former big-name movie star, is mostly a nonfactor today. That's a shame. But it is not a static reality. And we are all, if you squint just a bit, standing at the precipice of change. A bit of backstory: Per his IMDb page,...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  9. HBO’s Making an Epic Sports Mockumentary With Andy Samberg,...

    Zach Dionne

    7 Days in Hell is the name of the new original comedy film happening at HBO that you're about to become very excited about. Written by Murray Miller, from Clone High and Girls, the story will follow legendary tennis rivals played b...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  10. Seth MacFarlane Is Being Sued Over the Idea for 'Ted'

    Zach Dionne

    The first thing you should know about this story is that there's a company on this planet called Bengal Mangle Productions. Cool name. Also, that company filed a lawsuit Tuesday, a hot 746 days after the release of Ted, against Seth...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  11. A Tale of Two Tinkerers: Is J.K. Rowling Becoming This Generation...

    netw3rk

    "On the Internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie. I'm saying: 'Fine. But my movie, with my name on it, that says I did it, needs to be the way I want it.&rs...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  12. Steven Soderbergh Brings the 'Girlfriend Experience' Se...

    Zach Dionne

    Steven "No More Movies" Soderbergh is really earning that middle name. He's got The Knick, which looks awesome, coming to Cinemax in August, and now he's in bed with Starz, too. The new project is an adaptation of Soderbergh'...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  13. ALERT: That 'Game of Thrones' Giant Is a Former McDonal...

    Andrew Sharp

    If you watched Game of Thrones last night, you may have noticed that there was an 8-foot-tall giant attacking the wall throughout most of the episode. You may have also seen the name "Neil Fingleton" in the credits and said to yourself, &qu...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  14. Five Things You Need to Know About Tonight’s MLB Draft

    Michael Baumann

    Every year, the 30 Major League Baseball franchises send representatives to a TV studio in New Jersey and call the names of some 1,200 amateur baseball players. While the MLB draft lacks the pomp and circumstance and, uh, sartorial creativity that it...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  15. The Forrest Gump of Chile

    Zeke Turner

    I recognized Matias Anguita from 100 yards away. He was wearing a fluorescent-green perforated running T-shirt, the kind that lets air pass between the fabric and the body, covered in the names of his sponsors: an American running-sho...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  16. Whither Blog Rock?

    Steven Hyden

    Next week, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will release its fourth album, Only Run. Out of all the possible reactions to this sentence, I imagine these two are most common: 1. "Why is he writing about a band with a dumb name that I've...

    Blog | May 27, 2014