Wow, so Yellowjackets is really gonna do us like that

“If someone’s digging, we are all fucked.” That was the promise that came from Shauna (played as an adult by Melanie Lynsky) at the end of first episode of Showtime’s Yellowjackets. Ten weeks and a lot of digging later, we have — well, more questions. It should come as no...

10 years ago, The Raid broke me mentally — and almost physically

Ten years ago, Gareth Evans’ The Raid: Redemption jolted me awake. Especially the part where I barely dodged a rage-fueled rumble before the halfway point. Back when the movie was released in the U.S. in 2012, I was limited to whatever screened at my suburban New Jersey multiplex. Cable stations...

Netflix’s stop-motion nightmare The House goes to places you really can’t unsee

Maybe it isn’t saying much to note that Netflix’s stop-motion film The House features the most disturbing, skin-crawling, stomach-flipping vermin-based musical number since the 2019 CG-fest Cats. After all, there isn’t much competition for that title. But it should count for something that this collection of three weird animated stories...

Why Peacemaker sticks to a ‘mirrorball helmet,’ according to James Gunn

At a distance, Peacemaker is clearly identifiable from a few details: His red, white, and blue get-up; a bright dove on his chest which symbolizes that peace is so important to him that he’d kill to get it; and a voice that really projects all his terrible opinions and theories...

A wave of folk horror movies hits Shudder, inspired by an epic new documentary

Shudder, the horror-movie streaming service, is kicking off the new year with some ancient traditions thanks to a new folk-horror collection. The programming includes 46 movies highlighted in Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched, a fantastic and comprehensive new documentary on the the folk-horror subgenre. Woodlands Dark is a three-hour long...

Euphoria returns to do the most, every time, all the time

No matter how many characters crash in and out of them, most episodes of Euphoria start by focusing on one person. Introduced by protagonist and narrator Rue Bennet (Zendaya), HBO’s provocative teen drama zeroes in on one of her teen classmates for a whirlwind tour of their backstory. It’s usually...

Disguised Toast has been banned from Twitch after streaming Death Note anime

Popular variety streamer Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang has been banned from Twitch, after watching the anime Death Note on Stream. The ban came down on Monday night. While the reason for the ban is not officially confirmed, it’s likely a result of a DMCA copyright strike handed down to Twitch...

The unstoppable rise of the Attack on Titan Hange dance

In January 2021, Kayla Mallari, a 34-year-old Southern California dancer, unexpectedly became the main character of Attack on Titan fandom. A 2014 YouTube video of her dancing in cosplay went viral on TikTok with the footage showing Mallari performing an Attack on Titan hip-hop routine set to Jason Derulo’s “Talk...