Archer Danger Island - Archer Season 9 NYCC Panel

Two words: Peanut butter. If I remember anything about what went down at the Archer: Danger Island panel at New York Comic Con Saturday evening, it’s that Lucky Yates (Dr. Krieger) was taught how to poop at age 3, when he opened the refrigerator, spied a jar of peanut butter and…success!

This story, shared by Yates himself, set the tone for what would become a delightfully random panel conversation between actors and apparent friends Aisha Tyler, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates along with writer Casey Willis and director Bryan Fordney about their hit animated FX series held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in front of a packed audience that extended all the way down the street. While the crowd found this entertaining, the talk focused on the show, which will be celebrating its 9th season premiere early next year. And we got a chance to watch it.

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Black Mirror Season 4 NYCC Panel

“We are in competition with the news,” Charlie Brooker, writer/creator/executive producer of the Netflix series Black Mirror, addressed the uncomfortable truth about the drama’s darkest themes Saturday night at New York Comic Con in front of a standing room-only audience.

I always thought it was funny when folks would remark on how far the dystopia would go on the show. To which I would always respond, “This is not unlike the world we live in.” So, I was happy to hear that Brooker agreed that some of the show’s most disturbing plot lines come from reality itself.

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Gal Gadot Hosted Saturday Night Live

Gal Gadot dominated the summer box office in Wonder Woman, so that made her a prime candidate to tackle hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time. Taking on the challenge of hosting a live sketch comedy series like SNL is no easy task, even for the most seasoned comedian, so how did the predominantly dramatic actress handle the spotlight in Studio 8H? Gal Gadot did a solid job of hosting, but unfortunately, the writers didn’t give her much to do besides play the straight woman to the rest of the cast.

Let’s run through the best and worst sketches of the Gal Gadot hosted Saturday Night Live.

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Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3

You know you’re about to see something crazy when Bruce Campbell comes out on stage wearing a Hugh Hefner-like pimp suit. That was just the first of many amazing surprises in store for us at the Ash vs Evil Dead panel Saturday afternoon at New York Comic-Con.

There was already an air of anticipation in the Hammerstein Ballroom in the moments leading up to the cast’s entrance on stage. But luckily we didn’t have to stare at a blank screen or listen to a hype man try to pump up the crowd. On the screen in an endless loop was a vintage clip of a bobcat mascot in a high school hallway staring menacingly at the camera from a distance. Then in the next moment, there’s a jump cut with the mascot much closer to the camera. This time it had blood streaming from its eye sockets. Just like that, the audience was hooked. And it wasn’t even time for the panel yet. This was idle time!

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Jack Ryan Series Trailer - John Krasinski

Don’t expect The Office star John Krasinski to look at the camera and smirk in his latest series endeavor.

Jack Ryan is a new spy series from Amazon Studios bringing the titular CIA analyst created by author Tom Clancy into his first original series. The character has been played by the likes of Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck on the big screen, but now the role is in the hands of 13 Hours star John Krasinski, looking to expand his acting horizons by thrusting himself into the middle of a dangerous terrorist plot with the potential for global catastrophe. The first trailer debuted at the 2017 New York Comic-Con on Saturday night, but thankfully, it’s available to watch online too.

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Gal Gadot Saturday Night Live Promos

This weekend Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot will be broadcasting live from New York on Saturday night to make her hosting debut on none other than Saturday Night Live. Following her huge summer at the box office, we’ll get to see Gal Gadot have fun with the late night sketch series, fresh off their season premiere last weekend and some big Emmy wins last month.

To tease the arrival of Gal Gadot in Studio 8H this weekend for some live sketch comedy, NBC has released their official teasers for the new episode as well as a touched up Justice League banner featuring Wonder Woman teamed up with the cast members of SNL as the DC Comics superhero team. Check out all the Gal Gadot Saturday Night Live promos below. Read More »

Morning Watch - Rick and Morty

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this special Rick and Morty themed edition, we take a look at some of the details you might have missed in the third season finale last weekend. Plus, Adult Swim takes us behind the scenes of the making of the episode, and Nerdist wonders if there might be a secret finale to this season coming our way. Obviously, beware of spoilers if you haven’t watched the third season finale yet. Read More »

westworld season 2

The first season of Westworld was built as a puzzle box. The series never went out of its way to explain what you were looking at, demanding your patience as it slowly unrolled the necessary details to figure who was who, what was what, and when was when. Showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy kept it up until the final scenes of the season finale…before they finally unleashed hell.

That means that Westworld season 2 will be a more straightforward affair that lays its cards on the table, right? Ha. No. Even series star Ed Harris isn’t entirely sure what’s going on and he’s currently filming the damn thing.

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Star Trek Discovery season 1

When a creator/showrunner bails on a show before it airs and its release date gets pushed back multiple times, those are normally pretty large red flags that a TV series may be in trouble. But despite the rocky start coming out of the space dock, it seems as if Star Trek: Discovery has leveled out nicely so far. The new series experienced excellent word of mouth after its premiere, and now CBS has decided to shift its first season around to include one more episode in 2017 before it takes a break and returns with the second half of season one.
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(Every week, we’re going to get the discussion going about American Horror Story: Cult by answering one important question: who is the main villain of the episode?)

American Horror Story: Cult hit its halfway mark in Tuesday’s episode, titled “Holes,” spilling, even more blood while dropping a few predictable story twists along the way. We did get more Sarah Paulson cry-face, but thankfully it wasn’t as much of a tearful onslaught. The majority of the episode focused on the inner-workings of Kai Anderson’s (Evan Peters) cult, the motivations of Ivy’s (Alison Pill) betrayal and the group’s insidious game-plan moving forward.

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