Yes, yes, the Oscars ignore comedy and horror films. But they also perpetrate a much less-discussed and more-insidious bias against people eating nachos.
Plus: People genuinely don't like David Cross.
Great news for content owners everywhere today as the Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors are close to filing charges against the operators of Swedish BitTorrent hub the Pirate Bay with conspiracy to breach copyrights.
In an over-the-top rave the likes of which have not been seen since David Denby's review for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles declares Cloverfield "Utterly Brilliant," a "true milestone in film," and "a complete reinvention of the disaster movie, the giant monster movie, and even the love story."
A list of nominees on the WGA's Website might give away the winners.
Our complete guide to the movies, TV shows, and music that will disappoint us all in the coming year.
Plus music from Zach Condon, Ying Yang Twins, and Beyonce as performed by the triplets of Belleville.
Pollan takes on the food industry’s idea of “nutrition” (they’re just trying to make money, y’all!), but mercifully clues us in on what foods aren’t made of mutant ingredients.
Now free on the band’s site is Golden Opportunities Mixtape, a collection of covers and one original track, all recorded at various radio stations, gigs, and "empty hotel stairwells."
They Might Be Giants just might cure new-toy boredom with their first Friday Night Family Podcast of the new year.
Another head-scratching rave from the Times theater critic?
Sure, the Oscars have rewarded dark, violent movies in the past, but Sweeney makes Silence of the Lambs and The Departed look like Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2 (respectively).
Today on the Comics Page, we're proud to present an excerpt from Lawless, the second collection of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips's outstanding noir comics series Criminal, on sale December 12 from Marvel Icon.
Could this be the greatest celebrity tattoo story since WINO FOREVER?
Plus the Breeders, John Brolin, and John Turturro in a garbage can.
Ain't it Cool News has purported new plot details from J.J. Abrams's Cloverfield (or Monstrous or 1-18-08 or Overnight or whatever it's called) which seem to corroborate what we told you last week about the movie featuring — in addition to the big monster— multiple smaller raptorlike ones.
Phantom Planet do CSNY and more!
Puerto Rico–born, Brooklyn-based artist Miguel Luciano, one of 45 Caribbean artists showing in the Brooklyn Museum’s “Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art,” brings us Plátano Pride, a seamless amalgamation of North and Central: one precocious teen, a taste of hip-hop culture, and Puerto Rico’s favorite starch.