Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump

Back in the spring, while Saturday Night Live was still in the middle of its 42nd season, Alec Baldwin indicated that he might not keep playing Donald Trump much longer on the late night sketch series. Though his portrayal of the unqualified President of the United States of America resulted in some of the most consistently high ratings SNL had received in recent years, Baldwin said:

“I think the maliciousness of this White House has people very worried, which is why I might not do it much longer, by the way, that whole impersonation. I don’t know how much more people can take it.”

Because the reality of any given situation at the White House can be too hard to swallow and thus difficult to effectively parody, the actor was right to question whether it was something he could viably keep doing. But it turns out he either feels a responsibility to keep pissing off reality-show-host-in-chief, or he’s getting paid handsomely to keep playing the role, because we’ll keep seeing Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live this fall. Read More »

Inhumans trailer tease

The full trailer for Marvel’s The Inhumans won’t be released until Thursday, but Marvel treated us to flashes of new footage in a teaser for the trailer today.

There’s not much footage here (about 11 seconds), but it is our first look at this long-gestating project. Let’s hope the rest of the series lives up to the show’s high aspirations.

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Rick and Morty Season 3 Delay

After the surprise third season premiere debuted on Adult Swim on April Fools’ Day, fans are still waiting to find out when the rest of the episodes of Rick and Morty will make their debut this summer. With no release date officially announced, there’s no telling how much longer we’ll have to wait, but co-creator Dan Harmon recently took to Twitter in a hangover-inspired stream of updates to let fans know why this new season has taken so long to come together. More specifically, he wanted to debunk the rumors that he and co-creator Justin Roiland have been fighting, thereby delaying the season and putting future seasons in jeopardy.

Find out more about the Rick and Morty season 3 delay below. Read More »

Silicon Valley Season Finale Review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Silicon Valley season 4 by answering one simple question: what was the most awkward moment of the week?)

Do you remember that moment when you finally realized that Breaking Bad was following a villain’s origin story? We get almost the equivalent in this season finale of Silicon Valley, when we see Richard Hendricks breaking down over the prospect of losing everything he’s been working for. Yes, again.

This is the moment where we realize that Richard cares about Pied Piper and no one else. Not Gilfolye or Dinesh, without whom he would have had no product. Not Jared, who makes sure everything runs and is done correctly. And especially not his oldest pal Bighead, who he sees as a dummy he can strongarm into doing whatever dumb thing someone smarter than him wants him to.

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Twin Peaks part 8 review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

When I prayed for a new Twin Peaks episode that went light on Dougie Jones, I had no idea that prayer would be answered with a full-on deep dive into David Lynch surrealism. I’ll give it to you straight: there is absolutely no way that I picked up on every narrative thread Lynch and Mark Frost were putting down here. But even though this hour made the first few episodes of this new season seem as coherent as a sitcom in comparison, I loved this episode. I’d prefer something strange and inscrutable over a Dougie Jones-centric story every single time, and I think this is the single most inscrutable episode in the show’s history so far.

In our Twin Peaks part 8 review, I’ll attempt to tell you about the best scene in the episode, and I’ll try (and likely fail) to wrap my brain around what any of that bizarre imagery is supposed to mean.
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1966 Batman Batcave Sculpture

Next month, the /Film crew will be making their annual trip to San Diego Comic-Con. Even though we’ll be waiting in long lines to make sure we can cover the biggest panels at the convention and get all the latest news about upcoming movies and all our favorite TV shows, we also like to wander the show floor to see what kind of cool stuff we can get our hands on. There are plenty of exclusives only available at SDCC, but thankfully, there are some you can get online from the comfort of your own home.

Factory Entertainment has revealed one of their own 2017 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, and it’s pretty damn impressive. The collectible company has a desktop sculpture of the Batcave from the classic Batman TV series from 1966, and it even rotates from the incognito mountainside where the Batmobile enters to reveal the inside of the Caped Crusader’s secret lair.

Check out photos of the 1966 Batman Batcave sculpture below. Read More »

Star Trek Discovery uniforms

It was a rule that plagued writers of previous Star Trek TV shows: in order to better represent Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s idyllic vision of a utopian future, writers were strongly encouraged to avoid having Starfleet crew members in conflict with each other. But that won’t be the case on Star Trek: Discovery, because showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg have lifted that restriction for their writing staff, which should lead to a very different Trek show than any we’ve seen before.

Below, read more about the discarding of the old rule, see a photo of a new Star Trek Discovery uniform (ooh, tactical armor!), and check out an infographic that breaks down the new styles of the uniforms in detail.
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Rocko's Modern Life Movie

After ending its three-year run over 20 years ago, Nickelodeon is bringing back Rocko’s Modern Life.

The kids network has announced a continuance of their stroll down Nostalgia Lane as the titular Australian wallaby, his dog Spunky, steer best friend Heffer, neurotic turtle buddy Filburt, and his neighbors the Bigheads are all coming back for a TV movie on Nickelodeon in 2018.

Find out more about the Rocko’s Modern Life movie after the jump. Read More »

Fargo Season 3 Finale

(Every week, we’re going to kick off a discussion about Fargo season 3 by answering one simple question: who f*cked up the most this week?)

The third season of Fargo opened with two characters who have polar opposite views of the world, and that’s exactly how it ended. The series began with a man who was not Yuri Gurka, but according to another character’s set of rules, he was. He was the killer because the government official wanted him to be. A simple coincidence, a name and address, disrupted or ruined the man’s life, which is nothing new on Noah Hawley‘s series.

Keith Gordon directed this week’s unpredictable finale, which packed a heavy punch. Below, read our review of the Fargo season 3 finale.

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Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Trailer

Netflix brought back Wet Hot American Summer for a series revival back in 2015 after development of a sequel to the 2001 Sundance comedy hit was happening for years. Instead of making good upon the promise of a 10-year reunion teased at the end of the movie, the series went back to the first day at Camp Firewood, which was all the more ridiculous simply because it had a cast of actors and actress in their 30s and 40s playing teenagers. But now the reunion we’ve all been waiting for is finally coming.

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is a new eight episode continuation of the goofy camp comedy that brings back (almost) all of the original cast members again as we flash forward to their lives in 1991. It looks just as insane as the prequel series was, and it even has some new cast members joining the fun.

Watch the Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later trailer after the jump. Read More »