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Ted Koppel Tells Sean Hannity, To His Face, He’s Bad For America
March 26, 2017 – 9:22 pm | No Comment
Ted Koppel Tells Sean Hannity, To His Face, He’s Bad For America

Liberals are rejoicing and conservatives are revving up their criticism of so-called fake news after legendary news anchor Ted Koppel told Sean Hannity he’s bad for America.
In a segment that aired on CBS Sunday Morning …

Saturday Night Live Imagines A Space Alien Invasion With Commander-in-Chief Trump
March 12, 2017 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
<i>Saturday Night Live</i> Imagines A Space Alien Invasion With Commander-in-Chief Trump

In movies about disasters in general (like Armageddon or Air Force One) and space invasions in particular  (like Independence Day), the US always overcomes crisis under the leadership of a steely and professional president. Perhaps …

On SNL, Kellyanne Conway Pops Up Everywhere, Kneeling
March 5, 2017 – 11:23 pm | No Comment
On <i>SNL</i>, Kellyanne Conway Pops Up Everywhere, Kneeling

Making fun of Kellyane Conway has become a sport at Saturday Night Live, but this week featured an unusual format for it: the show’s brief interstitials as it cuts to commercial.
The camera often pans across …

John Mulaney & Nick Kroll Slam Trump, Mel Gibson, and Hollywood at Independent Spirit Awards
February 26, 2017 – 8:25 pm | No Comment
John Mulaney & Nick Kroll Slam Trump, Mel Gibson, and Hollywood at Independent Spirit Awards

The day before the Oscars, Hollywood’s elite gather to honor films with budgets under $20 million, which, believe it or not, qualifies as “indie.” The Spirit Awards are meant to be an off-kilter counter balance …

Bill Paxton Dead at 61
February 26, 2017 – 7:11 pm | No Comment
Bill Paxton Dead at 61

Popular character actor Bill Paxton has died, aged 61. A representative for the family announced that he passed due to complications following heart surgery.
Tributes poured in on social media on Sunday from fans and fellow …

Donald Glover Cast In Live Lion King Remake
February 18, 2017 – 12:39 pm | No Comment
Donald Glover Cast In Live <i>Lion King</i> Remake

Donald Glover will play Simba in the upcoming live-action remake of the The Lion King. He joins James Earl Jones, who voiced Mustafa in the original.
“I just can’t wait to be king #Simba,” tweeted director …

Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell Go Full Vegas in The House
February 17, 2017 – 11:32 am | No Comment
Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell Go Full Vegas in <i>The House</i>

It’s a little hard to believe that Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler haven’t already starred in a movie together, but it seems the two haven’t been on screen together since Ferrell left Saturday Night Live …

John Hurt, Star of Dystopian Films 1984 and V for Vendetta, Dies at 77
January 28, 2017 – 1:31 pm | No Comment
John Hurt, Star of Dystopian Films <i>1984</i> and <i>V for Vendetta</i>, Dies at 77

Well this is both sad and depressingly timely: Academy Award-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died, aged 77. Hurt is most recognizable to young audiences as wand-maker Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter films, and  most …

“I’m About to Be President, We’re All Gonna Die.”
January 15, 2017 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
“I’m About to Be President, We’re All Gonna Die.”

Saturday Night Live returned this week, and obviously there were any number of headlines that could have been tackled. The first cold open of 2017 crammed in many of the disasters of the Trump transition …

Check Out The First Teaser For The Handmaid’s Tale
January 8, 2017 – 12:10 pm | No Comment
Check Out The First Teaser For <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>

Hulu has released the first teaser for The Handmaid’s Tale, and boy, it looks intense. Based on the dystopian speculative fiction novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and will …

Vladimir Putin Drops In on Trump Christmas on SNL
December 18, 2016 – 9:47 am | No Comment
Vladimir Putin Drops In on Trump Christmas on <i>SNL</i>

Last night saw the last episode of Saturday Night Live of 2016, and the final one before Christmas. Several sketches focused on the insane and sad political season. The cold open saw Russian president Vladimir …

Check Out the New Trailer For Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
December 4, 2016 – 1:52 pm | No Comment
Check Out the New Trailer For <i>Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2</i>

The latest trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is here, and if it’s any indication, Baby Groot is going to steal the show.

There’s not much new information here: There will be shenanigans, and …

SNL Makes Fun of Trump’s Tweets, So He Tweets About It
December 4, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Makes Fun of Trump’s Tweets, So He Tweets About It

Taking a page from its Sarah Palin coverage in 2008, Saturday Night Live skewered President-elect Donald Trump this week by simply describing real random Twitter users that he has retweeted recently. The soon-to-be most powerful man …

Donald Trump Returns to SNL
November 20, 2016 – 10:54 am | No Comment
Donald Trump Returns to <i>SNL</i>

Saturday Night Live was just as shocked as anyone after Donald Trump‘s surprise victory last week, and didn’t feature any sketches of him (instead, they went the heartfelt route, with Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton …

SNL Is Heartbreaking And Sharp In First Post-Election Episode
November 13, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Is Heartbreaking And Sharp In First Post-Election Episode

Who knew what Saturday Night Live was going to do this week? After a year of preparing for a Hillary Clinton presidency, and months of mocking Donald Trump‘s unthinkable behavior (after previously accommodating him), the …

Even Saturday Night Live Is Sick Of This Election
November 6, 2016 – 10:55 pm | No Comment
Even <i>Saturday Night Live</i> Is Sick Of This Election

Elections are ratings gold for Saturday Night Live, as candidates give them more material than they can use. But even the folks at SNL wonder if it was worth it.
In the last episode before the …

Deadpool Director Leaves Sequel Over Differences With Ryan Reynolds
October 23, 2016 – 12:24 pm | No Comment
<i>Deadpool</i> Director Leaves Sequel Over Differences With Ryan Reynolds

Director Tim Miller has left the sequel to Deadpool, reportedly over creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds. The move could be a blow to the franchise, as Miller was a major force behind the original …

Say Goodbye With The Last SNL Debate Sketch of 2016
October 23, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment
Say Goodbye With The Last <i>SNL</i> Debate Sketch of 2016

The end of this insufferable election season does have at least one negative consequence: no more campaign sketches from Saturday Night Live. So let’s savor the last time we’ll see Hillary Clinton (Kate MacKinnon) and …

SNL Shows Trump Stalking Hillay at Debate 2
October 16, 2016 – 10:07 am | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Shows Trump Stalking Hillay at Debate 2

They barely have to change anything from reality these days, but the Saturday Night Live writers still did a killer job with the second presidential debate. Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon returned in the cold …

SNL Skewers Trump As Lin Manuel Miranda Hosts
October 9, 2016 – 10:53 am | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Skewers Trump As Lin Manuel Miranda Hosts

Saturday Night Live began this week discussing… exactly the issue you’d think. The cold open sketch began as a replay of this week’s Vice Presidential debate, before cutting to “breaking news” of Donald Trump‘s comments …

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