Can’t Hear What Actors Are Saying on TV? It’s Not You, Probably

Can’t Hear What Actors Are Saying on TV? It’s Not You, Probably

Some people turn on closed captions because they like how it helps them understand the plotlines of shows and movies, and multitask in front of the tube. Others turn them on because they can’t hear what actors are saying. That doesn’t always mean they are hard of hearing. Muddled audio is the top reason why … Read more

Tony Gilroy Talks Post-Credits Scene, Season 2

Tony Gilroy Talks Post-Credits Scene, Season 2

Image: Lucasfilm It doesn’t feel like that long ago that the idea of Diego Luna’s Rogue One character Cassian Andor getting a solo series felt strange. But over the past two months and change, Andor has proven itself to be a pretty great show. Not just “great for Star Wars,” but legitimately great in a … Read more

WALL-E director Andrew Stanton talks the Criterion treatment

WALL-E director Andrew Stanton talks the Criterion treatment

WALL-EImage: Courtesy of Disney/Pixar Practically from the moment of its 2008 release, Pixar’s WALL-E was hailed as a classic. Pleasing a wide swath of moviegoers and raising the already high bar set by previous Pixar releases like Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles, WALL-E earned six Academy Awards and won an Oscar … Read more

Netflix’s New Ad-Supported Plan May Cost It Some Anime

Netflix’s New Ad-Supported Plan May Cost It Some Anime

Image: Studio MAPPA/Toho Animation Similar to what HBO Max did back in 2021, Netflix launched an ad-supported plan at the start of November. At a cheaper price, it’s the streamer’s way of bringing in more users to balance out its loss of subscribers from earlier in the year. That alone would be notable, given Netflix’s … Read more

Martin Scorsese finally confirms he made Tumblr mafia movie ‘Goncharov’

Martin Scorsese finally confirms he made Tumblr mafia movie ‘Goncharov’

Martin Scorsese, the king of comedy. Years ago, a Tumblr user posted a photo of a “knock off” shoe purchased online, with an odd label that read, “The greatest mafia movie ever made. Martin Scorsese presents Goncharov. Domenico Proccacci production. A film by Matteo JWHJ0715. About the Naples Mafia.” Scorsese has directed other mafia films, … Read more

The best holiday movies to watch on Netflix this season

The best holiday movies to watch on Netflix this season

Channel 4 – Black Mirror: White Christmas [Jon] Hamm’s knack for creating likable weasels is a good fit for Black Mirror, a show that regularly applies imagined technology from the not-so-distant future against the cracks of human weakness. In “White Christmas,” the show’s extra-long Christmas special, Hamm plays Matthew, a seemingly friendly communication facilitator with … Read more

Irene Cara, Grammy-winning ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer, dead at 63

Irene Cara, Grammy-winning ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer, dead at 63

Irene Cara, the iconic ’80s singer and actress best known for the soundtrack hits to the films “Flashdance” and “Fame” has died. She was 63. Her publicist announced Cara’s death Saturday morning, saying in a statement Cara died in her Florida home. The cause of death is unknown and will be released when more information … Read more

Spy: Togs, togs, undies … love! Kim Crossman’s new man star of iconic Kiwi ad

Spy: Togs, togs, undies … love! Kim Crossman’s new man star of iconic Kiwi ad

Kim Crossman is dating cameraman Tom Walsh. Photo / Supplied Kim Crossman, New Zealand’s busiest woman in entertainment on both sides of the Pacific, has found time for love — and some eagle-eyed Kiwis might recognise him. Tom Walsh is usually behind the camera these days, but 16 years ago was the star of Tip … Read more

These Children Are Making Millions on YouTube

These Children Are Making Millions on YouTube

Three years ago, YouTubers who go by Vlad, Niki, Diana and Nastya were friends cruising around Miami on a 97-foot yacht to celebrate a birthday. Today, they are locked in a fierce rivalry over YouTube supremacy.   They’re not even 10. The children are stars of three YouTube channels—“Vlad and Niki,” “Like Nastya” and “Kids Diana … Read more