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Watch Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's Outrageous Two-Woman Show From 1999
8 hours ago
Back in 1999 two upstart comedians, Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey, "accidentally" booked the same stage at Chicago's legendary Second City. So they decided to share the spotlight, performing their shows simultaneously: Dratch delivered a one-woman play about the obscure (possibly fictional) women's rights pioneer Edwina Garth Burnham; and Fey explored her sexuality in a series of monologues called, bluntly, "Cunt Poems."
50 Greatest 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches of All Time: 'Mom Jeans'
The rapid-fire, mind-boggling sketch kicked off an installment of the pair's show, Dratch & Fey, which they performed at Second City, »
Flashback: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Battles 'Hercules'
11 hours ago
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Hercules hits theaters this weekend, but it's far from the first time the hero has appeared on the big screen. Hell, it's not even the first time this year. In January, The Legend of Hercules opened to scathing reviews and a minuscule box office. This new one is directed by Brett Ratner and actually has a 71 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it'll probably fare slightly better.
'MST3K' Creator Hints at Online Reboot
In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, the Italian film »
Watch First 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer With Revamped Beyonce Song
12 hours ago
The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has arrived in all its scintillating, hyper-sexualized glory. Though if you're hoping for a montage of steamy footage from the boudoir and/or Bdsm dungeon, you'll have to settle for a fleeting few snippets at the end. Still it's got plenty of exposition, if that's what you're into.
Summer Film Preview 2014: The Season of 'Fierce'
The trailer, which premiered on Today, opens with the demure Anastasia Steele's first encounter with the high-profile business magnate Christian Grey. Set to Beyoncé's slower, gothic »
Nathan Fielder Talks 'Dumb Starbucks' And Pranking Instagram
14 hours ago
It's easy to understand why Comedy Central's Nathan For You struggled to attract much attention when it debuted in April of 2013. A show about Nathan Fielder, a largely unknown Canadian comedian, trying to improve small businesses doesn't sound all that exciting on paper, and ratings were dismal all through the initial eight-episode run. "Before the show began Comedy Central set up a conference call with a bunch of college newspapers," says Fielder. "They told me there would be 50 or so colleges, everyone would ask a question, and it would take an hour. »
Finding the Dinosaur: A 'Step Brothers' Appreciation
14 hours ago
Once a month, RollingStone.com will shine a spotlight on a forgotten, neglected, overshadowed, underappreciated and/or critically maligned film that we love in a new series we're calling "Be Kind, Rewind." Our inaugural movie: Step Brothers.
When you're a kid, adults are great at telling you what happens when you grow up. You get a job, you find a partner, you make a home — simple. What no one ever addresses is how much that all sounds like a bunch of bullshit. Compared to, say, doing karate in the garage, »
Brain Storm: Luc Besson on the Origins of 'Lucy'
23 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT
Nine years ago, Luc Besson came across a theory that humans only use 10% of their brain capacity. A quick Google search would have informed the French filmmaker responsible for cult classics like La Femma Nikita (1990) and The Fifth Element (1997) that many scientists believe we actually use our entire brain — but the idea of unlocking the mind's "untapped" potential stuck. What started as some casual leafing through books on the topic turned into an obsession that involved seeking out professors and engaging in long philosophical discussions about the power of gray matter. »
Westeros 101: 'Game of Thrones' Taught in College Seminar
22 July 2014 2:15 PM, PDT
For four weeks this summer, students at the University of Virginia will delve into one of the most sprawling and beloved literary sagas of all time: Nope, not Homer's Odyssey, but Martin's Game of Thrones.
10 Most Dramatic 'Game of Thrones' Deaths
The hit HBO show (which just wrapped up its fourth season) and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series are at the heart of this discussion-based English seminar, UVAToday reports. The class not only delves into fantasy — a genre not typically studied »
Hear Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J's 'Ninja Turtles' Track 'Shell Shocked'
22 July 2014 1:25 PM, PDT
Like Vanilla Ice before them, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign are paying tribute to Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael in the form of a ear-busting new track, "Shell Shocked," which will appear in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.
Produced by Kill the Noise and Madsonik, "Shell Shocked" is a Edm-infused hip-hop track that finds Wiz, Juicy J and Ty barking about brotherhood and littering their lyrics with Tmnt references. "All this »
Watch Monty Python Sing Their Last Song Ever at Final Reunion Show
22 July 2014 12:25 PM, PDT
The surviving members of the iconic and influential British comedy troupe Monty Python recently closed out their run of reunion shows by bidding farewell in a befitting way: a sing-along of their tongue-in-cheek ditty "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." The comedians dressed in white suit jackets, with four conducting the London audience with batons as the song's writer, Eric Idle, played guitar. By the end of the song, a number of other performers from throughout the night, as well as Mike Myers, came out to wish the »
Zach Galifianakis Recreates National's Documentary for 'Funny or Die'
22 July 2014 10:05 AM, PDT
The National's Mistaken for Strangers turned out to be less of a traditional rockumentary than a fascinating portrait of two brothers who couldn't be less alike. Now, Zach Galifianakis has his heart set on turning the story of brothers Matt and Tom Berninger into an intense, emotionally harrowing theatrical production, as chronicled in this excellent new Funny or Die clip.
Kindness of 'Strangers': 6 Things We Learned From the National Doc
Galifianakis — burnt out by his turn in the off-Broadway production of Shrek and in search of a role with more »
Jon Stewart, Steve Carell Films to Premiere at Toronto Film Festival
22 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT
Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater, the Robert Downey Jr. legal drama The Judge, Reese Witherspoon's naturalist weepie Wild and Jake Gyllenhaal's noirish character study Nightcrawler are among the big films premiering at the Toronto Film Festival this year. The venerable festival, long considered a key stop for Oscar hopefuls, announced its Galas and Special Presentations lineup this morning, thus signaling the kick-off to this year's awards season.
The Daily Show host's film is »
'Fight Club' Sequel to Be Published as Comic Book Series Next Year
22 July 2014 6:05 AM, PDT
Nearly a decade after Fight Club blew minds and established strict "no talking" rules, author Chuck Palahniuk is working a sequel that will be published in May 2015 as a 10-issue comic book series for Dark Horse Comics, USA Today reports.
'Fight Club' and 12 More Movies That Defined a Generation
Illustrated by Cameron Stewart, Fight Club 2 will pick up 10 years after the events of the first book: The unnamed narrator is now married to Marla Singer and struggling to be a good father to their nine-year-old son, Junior. And of course, »
Fxx to Launch 'SimpsonsWorld' Online to Coincide With Marathon
21 July 2014 2:05 PM, PDT
Fxx has come up with the perfect solution for anyone suffering from a Simpsons hangover two months after it airs all 552 episodes of the series for 12 days straight: the hair of the dog. In October – one month after the marathon, which runs from August 21st to Labor Day – the network is opening up SimpsonsWorld, which it describes as the "ultimate Simpsons digital experience." Variety reports that authenticated users will be able to access every episode of the show through SimpsonsWorld.com and its FXNow apps on iOS, Xbox and Android »
Save Me the Krust: 'The Simpsons' Likely Killing Off Krusty the Clown
21 July 2014 10:19 AM, PDT
Last October, Simpsons showrunner Al Jean announced that his long-running animated staple would be killing off a major character – one whose actor received an Emmy for their work on the series. Ever since that grim tease, fans have been theorizing about who the doomed Springfield resident could be: Princess Penelope (Anne Hathaway)? Perhaps demented favorite Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer)? But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jean offered a major hint during a Sunday panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour: "(The episode) is called 'A Clown in the Dumps', »
John Oliver Steps Up on 'Last Week Tonight'
21 July 2014 7:10 AM, PDT
Any man who can make Right Said Fred politically resonant is clearly doing something right. And John Oliver is such a man. He certainly dreamed up a novel way to trash Syria's Bashar al-Assad on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. After news reports that the dictator downloaded iTunes tracks from Lmfao, Chris Brown and Right Said Fred, Oliver noted, "He's half mass murderer and half your creepy sophomore-year roommate." But then he brought on Right Said Fred to rework their Nineties-cheese classic "I'm Too Sexy" into »
J.J. Abrams Offers First Glimpse of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' X-Wing
21 July 2014 6:41 AM, PDT
Take a deep breath, nerds: J.J. Abrams has offered a first glimpse at the X-Wing starfighter set to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII. The teaser comes courtesy of a new promo video for the "Force for Change" charity campaign hosted by Omaze, which will benefit Unicef and its array of "innovative programs" aiding children in need across the globe.
Star Wars Spinoffs We Want to See
As Variety notes, the clip – shot on the project's "currently sunny" London set – gives fans an up-close view of the redesigned Rebel Alliance spacecraft, »
'The Leftovers' Recap: Home for the Holidays
20 July 2014 9:30 PM, PDT
Ditching last week's single-character focus and plot-twist hocus-pocus — and much the better for it — tonight's The Leftovers episode ("B.J. and the A.C.") works best when you ignore its two title characters. Those would be Baby Jesus and the Anti-Christ, it's safe to presume – the former having disappeared from the local Nativity scene, and the latter potentially poised to spring forth from the loins of Holy Wayne's baby mama Christine. This being a Christmas episode, saying "bah, humbug" to both of those storylines seems appropriate.
Summer Cable Smackdown: Our »
'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Come Together
20 July 2014 8:05 PM, PDT
It turns out that "recovery from a mild psychotic break" is a good look for Gordon Clark. For the first time all season, his hair's groomed and his beard's neat; he looks comfortable in his clothes instead of like a living mannequin for Short-Sleeved Dress Shirts Warehouse. Actor Scoot McNairy is a handsome guy, after all; now we can see that beneath the beard and the big glasses and the flop sweat, Gordon had something to offer Donna back in the day besides their shared love of electrical engineering.