Seth MacFarlane

‘Actually…’ Magazine Issue 2: More Proper Cultural Criticism for Serious Men

It’s baaaaack! We know that serious men everywhere have been looking forward — with a mixture of enthusiasm and manly restraint — to the next issue of Actually… magazine, the publication that brings serious cultural criticism to a world that’s full of feminine fluff and liberal nonsense. Happily, there’s been a lot for the magazine’s editorial team to cover this month, so without further ado, here’s Volume 1, Issue 2. Read it and weep, SJW suckas. … Read More

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Seth MacFarlane, Sick of Being Called Misogynist, Says “We Saw Your Boobs” Was Satire

What do you remember about the 2013 Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane? Was it the Best Picture winner? (Argo.) Jennifer Lawrence falling up the stairs when she won for Silver Linings Playbook? Or was it Seth MacFarlane, who started off the night on an ugly, hostile note with the song “We Saw Your Boobs”? … Read More

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Dear Seth MacFarlane: Quit Your Day Job

The reviews are in for Seth MacFarlane’s new comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, and they’re not pretty. But comedy is unpredictable — the best ones sneak up on you, and your film editor found himself laughing fairly frequently at MacFarlane’s Western send-up, which is something of a surprise, since I loathe Seth MacFarlane. I’m not sure I’ve ever managed to sit through an entire episode of Family Guy (to say nothing of its even-less-inspired knock-offs American Dad or The Cleveland Show), and he was one of the worst Oscar hosts in recent memory (which is one stiff competition). But his first feature film, Ted, was an unexpectedly likable and funny piece of summer fluff, and while his new film doesn’t quite measure up to that one, it confirms that he’d be wise to continue on the filmmaking path. Particularly if it means less time spent making terrible television shows. … Read More

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25 Summer 2014 Movies You Need to See

Though we’ve barely put away our parkas here in NYC, summer movie season is apparently underway, since there’s now a new Spider-Man movie playing on basically every vertical surface in the country. It could be argued that “summer movie season” began a month ago, when Captain America: The Winter Solder came out, because Hollywood is stuck in a PERPETUAL COMIC BOOK TENTPOLE BLOCKBUSTER SUMMER, but I digress. Let’s not fight it; here’s our look at 25 of this summer’s most promising releases, big and small. Plan your vacations… Read More

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SXSW 2014: Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Hopes and Challenges of Revisiting ‘Cosmos’

AUSTIN, TX: Over the past couple of years, as an indication not just of the festival’s expanding scope but the sheer high quality of the medium’s current offerings, more and more television has made its way onto the SXSW Film Festival’s slate. This year’s “Episodic” sidebar includes premieres of several new shows, including a plum opening night slot for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Carl Sagan’s beloved miniseries, again co-written by his widow Ann Druyan, and hosted by the Internet’s favorite scientist, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. … Read More

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25 Years of Oscar Hosts, Ranked

The perceived success of Oscar night hinges on many factors — how dull the speeches are, how interminable the musical numbers are, whether Debbie Allen is involved, etc. — but no element, it seems, is more important than the host. A good Oscar host has to be something of a miracle worker: they keep the show moving, react spontaneously to whatever clusterfucks occur (and they always do), rib the royalty but only gently, and make the night edgy enough for home viewers, but not too edgy for the Cryptkeepers in the audience. Many have tried, but only a few have succeeded, so in anticipation of Ellen Degeneres’ second run at the job, we’ve ranked every Oscar host from the last 25 ceremonies (save 1989, which had no host). … Read More

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Here’s the Red-Band Trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’

His Fox comedies are unwatchable and his Oscar ceremony was a travesty, but even a non-fan like this one… Read More

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