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New Castle, DE, United States

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MST3K gives you a reason to stay home this Thanksgiving—wherever home is

The 2020 Mystery Science Theater Turkey Day Marathon will carve up six hand-selected cinematic stinkers on Thursday, November 26 on YouTube, Twitch, and other live-streaming platforms. → Read More

Dazed And Confused oral history: 5 key takeaways

Matthew McConaughey says he's never worn underwear, the sadder Dazed And Confused that Richard Linklater wanted to make, and more from Melissa Maerz's new oral history, Alright, Alright, Alright. → Read More

Aunty Donna interview: Introducing Netflix's Australian sketch import

The stars of Netflix's Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House Of Fun—Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, and Zachary Ruane—and producer Scott Aukerman discuss their new sketch comedy series. → Read More

“Christmas Time Is Here” early, with an exclusive Peanuts lyric video

The Vince Guaraldi Trio's immortal opening number from A Charlie Brown Christmas, "Christamstime Is Here," gets a new lyric video to commemorate Peanuts' 70th anniversary. → Read More

5 new releases we love: Tierra Whack and Dizzee Rascal both bring the flow

Plus, great new music from Oneohtrix Point Never and Teen Daze, as well as an addictive single from Sofi Tukker and Icona Pop. → Read More

5 books to read in November

Plus: An apocalyptic satire from Jonathan Lethem, a Dazed And Confused oral history, and more. → Read More

Why Charlie Hunnam turned down Forgetting Sarah Marshall

“I had to stand my ground and say, ‘Listen, it’s nothing personal. I’m just following my North star," Sons Of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam said in an interview about why he passed on the Jason Segel rom-com Forgetting Sarah Marshall. → Read More

R.I.P. Sean Connery

Scottish actor Sean Connery—the big screen's first James Bond, an Oscar winner for The Untouchables, and Indiana Jones' father—has died. He was 90. → Read More

End of the world delays Ghostbusters: Afterlife to June 2021

Barring the end of the world, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts will join Ghostbusters newcomers Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace in theaters next summer. → Read More

David Byrne and Spike Lee made American Utopia the movie for 2020

Like a lot of art released during the Trump presidency, the Spike Lee directed David Byrne's American Utopia indirectly grapples the path to our current reality. Only American Utopia poses the ultimate existential question: “Well… how did I get here?” → Read More

Was Will Ferrell’s first season on SNL a bomb or a breakthrough?

McLevy: "Entertainment Weekly voted Ferrell the 'most annoying newcomer' and called out his performance as 'intolerable.' They were right, at the time." → Read More

Here’s what’s coming to (and going from) Netflix in October 2020

Netflix celebrates Spooky Season wth The Haunting Of Bly Manor and Unsolved Mysteries, adds the K-pop documentary BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky plus Sundance favorites Dick Johnson Is Dead and The Forty-Year Version → Read More

In the year of Kid A and Stankonia, some great music still went unheard

All the personal favorites we first came across on a burned CD-R. → Read More

How do you get six puppeteers to improvise as one alien talk show host? Ask Brian Henson

On the new unscripted Disney+ series, human celebrities like Kristen Schaal riff alongside the animatronic, extraterrestrial creations of The Jim Henson Company. → Read More

RiffTrax brings its Starship Troopers show home—would you like to know more?

The MST3K alumni of RiffTrax will reprise their take on Paul Verhoeven's cult classic Starship Troopers on Scener September 29 → Read More

D’Arcy Carden on her Good Place goodbye, unconventional Emmys plans, and Barry’s delay

Actress D’Arcy Carden was not expecting to be nominated for an Emmy after playing afterlife assistant Janet for four seasons of The Good Place: “I think there was a part of me that thought, ‘We’ve been off the off-air for a while, I haven’t gotten it before…’” → Read More

Here’s what’s coming to (and going from) Netflix in September 2020

Say hello to Ratched, I'm Thinking Of Ending Things, and the Back To The Future trilogy—and bye to the first three Jurassic Parks → Read More

In Apple TV+ documentary Boys State, politics is kids’ stuff

The Sundance hit about the mock-government program Boys State gets just as reductive as coverage of real government. → Read More

“We’re uncool”: Almost Famous and High Fidelity celebrate music—but they’re warnings, too

It’s serendipitous that High Fidelity and Almost Famous played in theaters during the same year. It’s interesting that it would be the year 2000. → Read More

Oops, they did it again: The 15 best songs to hit the Billboard Hot 100 in 2000

Enjoy this Power Hour composed of the finest hits of 2000, 60 minutes’ worth of songs that didn't just sound good to America in 2000, but still sound good today. → Read More