Tag: The AV Club

James Cameron admits Jack could have survived Titanic

James CameronPhoto: Chung Sung-Jun (Getty Images) OK Titanic fans, YouTube video essayists, and “Let’s debate this topic” Hinge prompt users everywhere: it’s time to put this one to rest once and for all. From the mouth of James Cameron himself, Jack could have maybe, possibly survived his watery grave at the end of Titanic. But …

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“No one’s made a good high school movie since” Superbad

L-R: Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Michael CeraPhoto: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage (Getty Images) Seth Rogen has good reason to be cocky about his place in Hollywood. He got his start on one of the most beloved high school television series of all time (Freaks And Geeks) and then co-wrote one of the …

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The Challenge contestant seriously injured in a freak accident

Olivia Kaiser on The Challenge: Ride Or Die Screenshots: MTV After thirty-eight seasons, MTV’s competition reality show The Challenge has run the gamut of extreme, well, challenges that beget bumps and bruises. But during part 1 of Wednesday’s two-part finale episode, contestant Olivia Kaiser pushed the show’s physical toll to a new limit, suffering a …

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M. Night Shyamalan on making smaller movies and Dave Bautista

Photo: Phobymo (Universal Pictures) Few directors are as idiosyncratic and successful as M. Night Shyamalan. Dusting off the “twist guy” expectations he received in the wake of 1999’s The Sixth SenseShyamalan has spent the last decade following his whims, taking risks, and challenging himself: he completed an unlikely superhero trilogy, dipped his toe in found …

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Showtime gets its HBO on, removes shows from its platforms

Kyle Chandler, Uma Thurman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Showtime original series Super Pumped, which will soon be removed from its exclusive home at ShowtimePhoto: Elizabeth Morris (Showtime) Following in the grand tradition of HBO Max, Showtime will begin removing Showtime-exclusive content from its streaming platform and Paramount+. The network is starting with short-lived originals, …

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Eddie Murphy will do more Shrek movies if Dreamworks asks

Shrek, Shrek, and Eddie MurphyPhoto: Frederick M. Brown (Getty Images) Puss In Boots: The Last Wish is lighting up the box office charts, at least among people who don’t want to see Avatar or Skinamarinkbut Eddie Murphy has verbalized a question that we all should’ve been contemplating: Why is Puss In Boots from the Shrek …

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Netflix renews Somebody Feed Phil for a night-unprecedented seventh season

Somebody fat PhilPhoto: Netflix It’s a generally accepted bit of wisdom these days that Netflix shows don’t last. The streamer more-or-less runs on churn at this pointwith even the most successful of shows tend to tap out at about three seasons, all the better two be replaced with something new (and, usually, cheaper). Thus our …

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Sharon Stone praises Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro not being sexist

Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone in CasinoScreenshots: Movie clips/Youtube An unfortunate side effect of being a woman in the world, is the current run-ins with misogynistic men who infantilize, dehumanize, and generally scorn women as they walk through the world. Basic Instinct’s Sharon Stone ice no stranger to this experience and says she worked …

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