Rick and Morty Season 3 Premiere

The third season premiere of Rick and Morty got everyone talking about the Mulan Szechuan sauce that McDonald’s once had during a 1998 cross-promotion with the Disney animated movie. McDonald’s had to deal with a petition signed by thousands asking them to bring it back after Rick revealed his life’s goal was to get the sauce back, no matter how many seasons it took him. But rather than satisfying everybody by reviving the sauce at their restaurants, the fast food chain decided to keep things a bit lower key by sending a big bottle to series co-creator Justin Roiland.

As the letter that accompanied the mythical sauce indicated, it was just the first bottle they were sending out, and a few other fans would have to chance to dip chicken nuggets in this precious condiment soon enough. It turns out McDonald’s gave away three more bottles of the sauce to fans who retweeted them during the return of the third season a couple weeks ago. One of the recipients decided that selling the elixir was better than dipping some Chicken McNuggets in it. So how much did the Mulan Szechuan sauce sell for? Find out below. Read More »

Female TV writers

The entertainment industry can be brutal, and that often goes double for women. It’s tough to break into a system that’s been designed to keep them relegated to the sidelines and the struggle for representation in front of and behind the camera rages on, with occasional small victories fueling this generation of female filmmakers to battle for the right to share stories with audiences.

It’s not just directors, either: women accounted for only 13% of writers of movies last year. But while there’s still a lot of work to be done, things are looking up a little bit, and a couple of recent stories from the TV world illustrate the strides that have been made from the early days of The Simpsons to the new season of Rick and Morty.
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Mulan Szechuan Sauce

Tonight brings the highly anticipated continuance of the third season of Rick and Morty after the season premiere caught everyone off guard on April Fools’ Day earlier this year. And just in time for the return of the Adult Swim animated series, co-creator Justin Roiland, who also voices both of the title characters, got a special package from McDonald’s.

If you watched the first episode of the third season, then you know that Rick revealed to Morty that his life’s goal is to get back the limited edition Szechuan sauce that McDonald’s released as a cross-promotion for the release of Disney’s animated movie Mulan. Since then, there have been rumblings that McDonald’s might actually bring it back, and Roiland himself said the fast food chain promised to send him a batch of it in the near future, after he himself made some desperate attempts to track it down himself. Well, the future is now. Justin Roiland has received McDonald’s Szechuan sauce. See it in all its glory below. Read More »

Ready Player One trailer breakdown

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Since the entire /Film team is still recovering from their Comic-Con 2017 hangovers (read all of our coverage here), this week’s edition asks “What piece of Comic-Con news excited you the most this year?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.

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Rick and Morty Season 3

With all the hullabaloo of San Diego Comic-Con, there’s so much to see and do that we don’t even have time to cover every single show we love. One of the programs that fell by the wayside for us over the weekend was Adult Swim’s incredible animated series Rick and Morty. It’s one of my favorite shows on TV right now and it killed me to miss it since the /Film crew had so much more to cover.

Thankfully, the internet is a helpful place, and you can pretend that you were at Comic-Con yourself by catching up on all the big updates that came from the Rick and Morty panel. That includes a new sneak peek behind the scenes of an episode that will take the titular duo to the Wasteland of Mad Max, details on some of the guest stars coming this season, and the triumph of co-creator Justin Roiland finally getting his hands on the retired McDonald’s Mulan Szechuan sauce.

Find out all the new details about Rick and Morty season 3 below. Read More »

Kingmans Meets Archer - Morning Watch

(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 edition, we have a meeting of the spies from the world of Kingsman: The Secret Service with the animated secret agents from the FX series Archer, a presentation of what the classic film The Graduate would be like if it utilized tracks from the Garden State soundtrack, and a trip through the multiverse with Rick and Morty. Read More »

Rick and Morty Season 3 Release Date

Wubba lubba dub dub! Attention, Rick and Morty fans, we officially know how much longer you’ll have to wait before seeing the rest of the third season of the Adult Swim animated series. Fans have been desperate for more from the sci-fi comedy series ever since the surprise season premiere on April Fools’ Day, and despite rumors behind the scenes that co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland were feuding, causing a delay in production, it was really just a matter of the duo taking too much time to get the season written and ready to go.

Now you can find out the Rick and Morty season 3 release date and get a taste of what’s coming in the rest of the season with a new trailer.
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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 »

Rick and Morty Featurette

In the simplest terms, Rick and Morty is an animated comedy series about a drunk, genius scientist grandfather who takes his grandson on insane adventures across the universe and usually creates problem for his family back on Earth. But Rick and Morty is so much more than a series of sci-fi mishaps, vulgarities and drunken burps.

Series co-creator Dan Harmon sat down for a Rick and Morty featurette where he talks briefly about the bleak outlook that Rick Sanchez has by thinking that nothing he does really matters. Is Rick really any happier because he’s smart enough to realize that all of the things that worry the rest of his family are inconsequential? Dan Harmon certainly doesn’t think so, and he explains why in the fairly deep thinking Rick and Morty featurette you can watch after the jump. Read More »

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Hero Complex Gallery Blacklight Show - The Dark Knight

This past weekend saw the opening of the Hero Complex Gallery‘s latest exhibition: Blacklight.

The Blacklight show featured dozens of fluorescent and blacklight reactive artwork, which means we’re talking about some bright, electric and neon tributes by extremely talented artists to some of your favorite movies and TV shows. The gallery featured pieces honoring movies like Boogie Nights, Alien, Blade Runner, RoboCop, The Dark Knight, Mad Max: Fury Road and Collateral, as well as TV shows like Rick and Morty, Stranger Things, Futurama and more.

Check out our favorite pieces from the Hero Complex Gallery Blacklight show below. Read More »