Today at Flavorpill, we tallied how many of these eight must-hear New York bands we knew. We located America’s most peaceful cities. We attended a few city hall weddings. We enjoyed a haunted 1960′s soundtrack. We discovered Mein Kampf is hitting the presses again soon. We… Read More
The Walking Dead
Despite its inconsistent quality, The Walking Dead has been a huge hit for AMC. To put its success in perspective, nine million people watched last month’s Season 2 finale — nearly three times as many as tuned in for Mad Men‘s much-hyped Season 5 premiere. So it makes sense that the network is pursuing a… Read More
James Wolcott loses me in the first line of his much-discussed Variety Fair piece “Prime Time’s Graduation,” which is pretty impressive, as far as those things go. “After I fell out of love with movies,” he writes, and I’ve checked out already — even more so with the parenthetical that follows: “(new movies, that is — classic Hollywood I still adulate)”. Oh goody, he’s one of those, one of the overbearing boors who insists nothing worthwhile has come out of Hollywood since Jaws, or Ben-Hur, or (if you’re a real, Bogdanovich-style purist) since the takeover of the talkies. But no, it’s worse: Mr. Wolcott is one of these inexplicable “TV is better than movies” people, and because he’s writing for one of the few remaining major glossies (to-do: write my “movies are better than magazines” piece), we now have to have this whole cultural conversation about whether television has, in fact, “surpassed” the motion picture. … Read More
1. You might still be recovering from last night’s finale, but there’s already a big casting-related spoiler for Season 2 of The Walking Dead that involves one of the most popular characters from the comics. Read all about it here if you’re so inclined.
2. IFC is expected to announce that it… Read More
So, you missed last night’s The Walking Dead. No worries — it’s waiting for you at home, thanks to the magic of DVR. You half-ass your way through the work day, fantasizing about the moment when you’ll be able to pour yourself a beer and settle in on the couch for an hour zombie fun… and then, just as you’re leaving the office, some insensitive moron corners you to geek out about the show. You try to explain that you haven’t seen the newest episode yet, but before you can get a word in, he’s spilled a major plot point and effectively ruined the viewing experience you’ve spent the entire day anticipating. Freaking spoilers, right?
Thankfully, College Humor has created some spoiler rules in a new video featuring the stars of TV’s most spoiler-prone shows — Dexter, True Blood, The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, and, of course, The Walking Dead. We heartily co-sign (especially the part about seeking information online at your own risk), and recommend you send the video to the chronic blabbermouth in your life. … Read More
Great news! Even though we have to wait two more weeks for Community’s triumphant return to television on March 15, we’re not going to be completely without Troy, Annie, and the rest of the study group for that long, because this week NBC is launching a three-part series of animated shorts entitled “Abed’s Master Key,” which will follow the character in his new role as Dean Pelton’s assistant and will be released on Hulu and NBC.com over three consecutive days, starting tomorrow. We know we’re excited – not just because we’re Community fans, but because we love seeing more content from the TV shows we love, and the Internet is the perfect place to find it! Check out the best web series spin-offs of all your favorite programs after the jump. … Read More
1. Scarlett Johansson has been cast as Janet Leigh in Fox Searchlight’s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. Anthony Hopkins was already on board to play the famed director, and Helen Mirren, his wife Alma Hitchcock. [via Slashfilm]
2. The new trailer for Pauly D’s Jersey Shore spin-off, The Pauly D Project,… Read More
Cupcakes aren’t just cutesy treats for girlie girls like Zooey Deschanel’s character from New Girl – they also make the perfect canvases for some awesome (and often decidedly geeky) comic-related pop art, featuring everything from superheroes to graphic novels, and even Sunday morning newspaper comics. Plus, they always look so delicious! We’ve scoured the Internet to show you some of the best comic cupcakes out there, so click through to check them out — if, like us, you’ve been quietly suffering from a massive post-Valentine’s sugar hangover all day, these sweet treats might be just the hair of the dog that you’ve been craving! … Read More
The Walking Dead has never been what you might call lighthearted, but judging by the new trailer for its mid-season premiere, we’re in for one hell of a nihilist romp when the show returns February 12th. The clip opens with four gunshots and a violent car crash, and we see the body of a freshly shot zombie-Sophia being covered with a blanket. Now that the group’s one immediate source of hope — the idea that they might save the girl — is gone, all bets are off: Bloodthirsty zombies, random violence, and even perhaps the demise of Rick Grimes’ relentless optimism follow. Jeez. We keep threatening to stop watching The Walking Dead, but if it’s about to get darker than ever, we may not be able to quit. … Read More