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Leslie Jones is not a fan of The Shape Of Water, fish sex in general Leslie Jones is not a fan of The Shape Of Water, fish sex in general

The world has had an entire year to accept that The Shape Of Water, a movie about a woman who falls in love with a fishman, is an unquestioned part of modern pop culture. It won Best Picture at the Oscars, after all, and so we no longer really question the dramatic power of a story centered on the most successful…

These baffling Simpsons memes about Limewire are peak internet These baffling Simpsons memes about Limewire are peak internet

The hot new meme has been found and it’s about two of the internet’s very favorite things: nostalgia and The Simpsons. By combining memories of the heady days of pre-BitTorrent file sharing and classic scenes from the cartoon series, mad image tinkerers have brewed up a potent mix designed to take the online world by…

Let's take a look at all the cool and extremely weird stuff in Bram Stoker's Dracula

Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Dracula gets too much shit. While it’s good and proper to make fun of Keanu Reeves’ mind-boggling accent as Jonathan Harker, most of the other criticisms levied at the movie—that its plot is messy and its characters too broad—are actually pretty true to the original Bram Stoker…

Logan Paul makes triumphant return to YouTube with a low-rent Hunger Games knock-off Logan Paul makes triumphant return to YouTube with a low-rent Hunger Games knock-off

Logan Paul, the internet personality too shitty for even YouTube to countenance, has returned. This isn’t the first time he’s come back, of course. Ever since uploading footage of a suicide victim late last year, Paul has been trying to rehabilitate his image in an effort to get his ad revenue flowing again. A slight…

Please enjoy this sprawling ode to Bob Ross cleaning his paintbrush

With the rise of ASMR videos, humanity has learned all sorts of new things about sounds we like to hear. For instance, some people are way into listening to barbers very quietly insult them while others apparently love the noises of women eating honeycombs right next to a microphone. Considering how vast and…

Neil DeGrasse Tyson says his annoying tweets are meant to "enhance your viewing pleasure"

Spare a moment to reconsider poor Neil deGrasse Tyson. The astrophysicist and author obviously loves his work, loves opportunities to share its intricacies with a general audience, and loves to do so via examples from pop culture. Sure, his tweets are deeply—deeply—annoying, but the man can only do what he knows. He’s…

A cool vandal stuck googly eyes on a statue A cool vandal stuck googly eyes on a statue

Of all the crimes, playful vandalism is by far the best. The joke-loving vandal, creeping through the night to perform their tasks, doesn’t want to hurt people or take from others. Instead, they find things in the world that aren’t to their liking and, for any number of reasons, mess them up in funny ways. If you’re…

Denis Villeneuve prefers images that feel like "a punch in the face"

Since breaking into Hollywood, writer/director Denis Villeneuve has been on an absolute tear. His most recent films, which include the excellent Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival, are beguiling, beautiful reminders that show mainstream cinema still has room for genre work blending both thoughtfulness and action.

Someone made the original Doom look like its righteous box art Someone made the original Doom look like its righteous box art

The 1993 shooter Doom looks like every morally panicked adult’s nightmare vision of video-game violence made manifest. The screen is centered, always, on instruments of violence, its levels are filled with roaring demons, and the soundtrack comprises reprobate-courting MIDI speed metal. Still, the original Doom’s…

Ryan Adams sets the record straight on why his marriage to Mandy Moore didn't work out Ryan Adams sets the record straight on why his marriage to Mandy Moore didn't work out

Relationships fail for millions of different and valid reasons that are entirely unknowable to anyone but the couple themselves. Trying to explain what those reasons are, exactly, is difficult. How do you describe why the spark began to fade or which seemingly minor argument was suddenly a bridge too far? Well, if…

Steve Carell doesn't think The Office would work in today's "climate" Steve Carell doesn't think The Office would work in today's "climate"

The American adaptation of The Office only finished airing five years ago, but it feels firmly entrenched in the early to mid-’00s cultural moment it emerged from. Mostly, this is the result of the show’s choice in pop references, Jim’s shaggy haircuts, and the fact that its humor came from characters grappling with…

So, does South Park actually want to cancel The Simpsons, or what? So, does South Park actually want to cancel The Simpsons, or what?

Last night, South Park aired “The Problem With A Poo,” which which tried to tackle a whole host of issues but, as our review noted, lacked a “coherent message.” The episode concluded with an unusually pointed call to cancel The Simpsons, which was maybe serious ... or maybe sarcastic ... or ... who knows?

Here's a cool playlist of music perfectly timed to perform CPR to Here's a cool playlist of music perfectly timed to perform CPR to

There is nothing quite like staring down the barrel of your own mortality by thinking about what you’d choose as your last meal on earth or the final song you’d ever hear. These are deeply personal choices, difficult and unpleasant to think about. We regret to inform you that that decision might be made for you, and…

Steak-umm and Pop-Tarts have broken out of the online brand matrix Steak-umm and Pop-Tarts have broken out of the online brand matrix

Pop-Tarts and Steak-umm, two brands with nothing left to lose, have gone meta on Twitter. After fully embracing the dystopian hell behavior of pretending that their social media accounts are witty, sarcastic people rather than, uh, corporately mandated online advertisements, there was probably nowhere else to go than…

Lady Gaga has a Bradley Cooper description she likes, uses endlessly Lady Gaga has a Bradley Cooper description she likes, uses endlessly

Press tours must be exhausting. Every day, actors and directors sit down for interviews, are asked variations on the same handful of questions, and have to try to think of a novel answer each time. Though the millions of dollars most of these interview subjects make for their work is typically a pretty good…

Richard Linklater made an anti-Ted Cruz political ad and it rules

Until now, Richard Linklater has been most celebrated for writing and directing films like Before Sunrise, Boyhood, Dazed And Confused, and Slacker. We only say “until now” because Linklater, with help from the Fire Ted Cruz PAC, recently proved he deserves just as much recognition for his skill at creating TV…

Here's an incredible look at how super-complicated long-take shots come together

While many of us have trouble chewing bubblegum and tying our shoes at the same time, there are talented people out there coordinating the creation of film and TV scenes designed entirely, it seems, to make us feel bad.

Please enjoy this boutique collection of absolutely terrifying toilets Please enjoy this boutique collection of absolutely terrifying toilets

Urban legends speak of a person, driving through a deserted town on a dark and stormy night, who had to go to the bathroom really badly. With no stores open and the streets empty, this person is said to have driven frantically to the edge of the woods, desperate to find relief anywhere they could. A small shack peeked…

Here is a majestic video of a deer performing Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" drum fill Here is a majestic video of a deer performing Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" drum fill

We humans may lack the grace and poise of deer, but have always taken solace in the fact that we create music they could never perform. Many a symphony has been carefully written by our best composers for this very reason. Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven—each spent a lifetime creating art that stirs the soul, thrills…

Strike a blow against our insect overlords with these They Live-inspired TV-blocking glasses Strike a blow against our insect overlords with these They Live-inspired TV-blocking glasses

The powers that be would have you live your life surrounded by screens, helplessly taking in flashing advertisements against your will. These forces have long worked unopposed, enjoying their domination of your headspace while cackling with glee and counting their stacks of money. Now, by throwing on a pair of special…

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