” Last Week Tonight ” host John Oliver is passionate about a lot of things, but the latest object of his anger — pumpkin spice — seems a little out of place among his regular, more political topics. That’s not to say his argument calling out the irrationality of America’s very seasonal love for pumpkin and all of its flavorings is any less logical. Don’t worry, there’re plenty of jokes mixed in with his surprisingly cogent argument.
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In Gabe Ibáñez’s sci-fi thriller ” Automata ,” a solar flare has zapped a big chunk of humanity, and what’s left is pretty dismal. The 22 million people left on earth use robots for practically everything, which means the ROC robotics corporation is large and in charge. Antonio Banderas stars as Jacq Vaucan, an ROC employee who investigates claims against the ‘bots and whether or not ROC is at fault when one of their products goes haywire. (Hint: It’s usually your fault, you silly human.) Vaucan’s newest assignment is to investigate a robot that was supposedly fixing itself, which, in this world, is against the second law of robotics. Unfortunately, the robot was shot by a crazy cop played by Dylan McDermott , so all Jacq’s got to go on is a handful of robot parts.
” American Horror Story ” has always been about one freak show or another; it’s just that this season actually takes place in the sideshow. The characters and events from the previous seasons sound like a club that Stefon from “Saturday Night Live” would make up: a murder house with a ghost who wears a rubber suit; a former Nazi scientist who experiments on his patients in an asylum; a beautiful swamp witch who listens to Stevie Nicks and can bring the dead back to life; a Louisiana grand dame who used to torture and kill her slaves and bathe in their blood; a sexy collegiate Frankenstein; a tragic take on E. Jane Cochrane; a psycho psychiatrist with a taste for wearing human skin and drinking breast milk; and So. Much More. It’s breathtaking, invigorating, and utterly bananas
If you were scanning the weekend box office and went just outside of the top ten (and away from the discussion of how a cheap horror movie nearly overtook David Fincher’s adaptation of a best-selling novel), you might have noticed “Bang Bang!,” perched at #12. What is “Bang Bang!,” you ask? Well, it’s a Bollywood remake of marginal Tom Cruise action adventure “Knight & Day.” Yes, we’re 100% serious.
If you were scanning the weekend box office and went just outside of the top ten (and away from the discussion of how a cheap horror movie nearly overtook David Fincher’s adaptation of a best-selling novel), you might have noticed “Bang Bang!,” perched at No. 12. What is “Bang Bang!,” you ask? Well, it’s a Bollywood remake of marginal Tom Cruise action adventure “Knight & Day.” Yes, we’re 100% serious. The film stars Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in the roles originated by Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz back in 2010 and judging by the trailer (which you can watch below), only shares a handful of tangential plot elements and some iconic moments from various action sequences (including the scene where Cameron Diaz is firing guns behind Tom Cruise’s back while he pilots an out-of-control motorcycle)
One of the more hotly anticipated new series debuting in 2015 is “Better Call Saul,” the spin-off/prequel to the critically beloved and audience adored “Breaking Bad.” Charting the unsteady rise of slippery criminal attorney Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), the series was co-created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, who, for some reason, decided to also write a song-length jingle for the series. The results are below… and incredibly catchy. “The Song,” performed by Junior Brown and featuring some amazing “Better Call Saul” iconography from the “Breaking Bad” series (including the spinning sign and flailing balloon man), also is interspersed with some new footage from the forthcoming series (debuting in February 2015)
When it comes to unexplainable creepiness, dolls are right up there with innocent, towheaded children and small towns where no one locks their doors. That’s probably why people are hot to trot to see ” Annabelle ,” the kinda sorta spin-off of ” The Conjuring ” that opened last night to the tune of $2.1 million. There’s nothing scarier than something you love gain consciousness, turn evil, and try to kill you and everyone you’ve ever loved. Especially a beloved toy like Woody, from ” Toy Story .” He’s the best friend you could ever have, right? He’s like a cooler, nicer, less bigoted version of John Wayne! He’s adorable! Except it seems like he’s been hanging out with Annabelle, that tiny monstrosity we first saw in “The Conjuring.” She was just another evil freaking doll locked up in Ed and Lorraine Warren’s special room dedicated to demonically possessed stuff back then
The only thing ” Star Wars ” fans love more than parsing J. J. Abrams ‘s Twitter feed for spoilers is “Star Wars” toys. If you were a kid in the ’70s and early ’80s without your own light saber or Han Solo figurine, well, recess was probably not your favorite part of the school day.
For a year in cinema so full of stuff (zooming spaceships, transforming robots, talking raccoons), it has noticeably lacking in one department: the kind of ceaseless joy that is only brought about by a new Pixar movie. When the studio decided to push their summer 2014 movie “The Good Dinosaur” (which, from what we understand, is shaping up nicely) to November of next year, it meant that the movie landscape was missing a Pixar feature for the first time since the year plus long gap between “The Incredibles” and “Cars.” All of this makes the June 19 th , 2015 bow of “Inside Out,” the studio’s newest feature, even more important and highly anticipated. And judging by the teaser trailer, it’s worth the wait. The trailer is flawless; a soaring, occasionally heartbreaking ode to the studio’s history and a look at the bold future that’s just ahead. It runs down the emotions that define the studio’s films – Joy (Dug jumping around saying “oh boy” from “Up”) through Sadness (good luck not tearing up when Woody says “So long, partner”) before taking us on a tour of where those emotions come from (to the tune of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion,” no less)
If you’re a diehard spoiler freak, the latest ” Interstellar ” trailer is for you. Okay, it doesn’t really give a whole lot away — it’s still, like, totally cosmic and mysterious — but if you want to go in blind, well, this isn’t the way to do it. Once again, we’ve got the dusty-looking Earth, which will be pretty much toast in another generation or so, at least according to MIchael Caine’s character. Then we’ve got Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in a space ship headed out into..
The next season of ” American Horror Story ” is so close we can nearly taste it. This is the first eyeful we’ve gotten of the denizens of Jupiter, FL., and it is a doozy. It starts with a snooty rich guy whom we presume to be Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock) demanding, “Where are the freaks? I’m getting bored!” As the show starts, he whispers, ” Freaks! ” in a very creepy, toothy way while his mother Gloria ( Frances Conroy ) looks on in disgust