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If all you saw of the new Jem and the Holograms movie was the above image, you’d wonder how this is supposed to be based on the totally outrageous and glitterific cartoon and toy line from the 1980s. But that’s just Jem’s alter ego, Jerrica Benton (Aubrey Peeples), a shy, normal girl who secretly moonlights as the leader of a popular… Continue reading New 'Jem and the Holograms' Trailer and Photos Mix Up the Modern and the Retro

A funny thing recently happened to It Follows, the best American horror movie in recent memory. It opened in a small handful of theaters around the US on March 13, with a plan that it would then expand to VOD platforms not long after that, as is often the case with indie horror movies these days. But the response to the movie was… Continue reading The Director of 'It Follows' Talks Inspiration, Easter Eggs, Modern Horror and More

At one point or another we’ve all probably been in a slightly similar scenario to the one at the start of The Invitation, a new horror movie from Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body, Girlfight). An old friend you haven’t seen in a few years has a gathering and you really don’t want to go, but you do purely out of a sense of obligation and guilt… Continue reading 'The Invitation' is a Haunting, Modern Horror Story About the Viral Nature of Bad Ideas

The movies are, first and foremost, a fantasy land. Sure, some films work to depict a realistic world with characters and consequences that mirror our own, but even then they are a construct. Like all art, film is built to instill us with specific feelings, to make us believe the director’s lies for two hours. But of all the lies in film history… Continue reading Remembering 'The Sting,' the Grandfather of 'Focus' and Every Modern Con-Artist Movie

Modern Family has just cast a double Emmy winner to complicate Mitchell’s life.

Kristen Johnston—the star of The Exes who won two Outstanding Supporting Actress trophies for her work on 3rd Rock from the Sun—will guest-star in an episode as a law colleague of Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) who is going through a rough time, the network has confirmed. When he invites her to spend the night at… Continue reading Kristen Johnston to guest on ‘Modern Family’