Thanksgiving is here. A day to sit back, reflect, and think about all the good things in your life . Family, friends, your health—those are all worthy. But what about shows, movies, and comics? Watch CC Off English Spoilers of the Week: July 8th 12:09 Now playing Comic-Con 2020: The io9 Team Shares What They're Most Excited For July 16, 2020 01:29 Now playing Is it Strange That Idiocracy Kinda Became a Documentary? Monday 2:52PM Each year, the io9 staff writes about the pop culture we’re thankful for. The entertainment that has brought us joy over the past 11 months. Things that we’ve not only liked, but that have been so transformative or impactful, we’re actually thankful they exist. So sit back, grab a turkey leg, and see what the io9 staff is thankful for in 2022. (Or, if you want, look back at 2020 and 2021 … [Read more...] about 9 Pieces (and One Piece) of Pop Culture io9 Is Thankful For in 2022
With gift-giving season The A.V. Club has rounded up the best coffee table books for the pop culture lover in your life. Some of the must-haves this season include The Kick-Ass World Of Cobra Kai , a photo-filled behind-the-scenes look at Netflix’s hit show featuring interviews with Cobra Kai stars Ralph Macchio , William Zabka, and more. Simpsons superfans will scream over Treehouse Of Horror: Ominous Omnibus Vol. 1 —the first of three volumes containing spooky comics created by Matt Groening. Need more ideas? Read on to find out about all the page-turning presents to buy for that beloved bookworm this holiday season. Need even more help picking out a gift? Check out our TV fans’ gift guide , our film lovers’ gift guide , and our audiophile music gift guide . … [Read more...] about 10 coffee table books every pop culture fan should give—or get—this holiday season
The movie theater business in 2022 was completely owned by Top Gun: Maverick , the film that bravely dared to see what would happen if they made a Top Gun sequel many decades after the first movie, if they put actual Tom Cruise in actual fighter jets, and if Paramount rejected the seemingly safe strategies of its risk-averse competition by refusing to put the movie on streaming—meaning, until relatively recently, you had to see it in theaters if you wanted to see it at all. The movie ended up making nearly $1.5 billion worldwide, so, clearly, all of those risks paid off. Watch CC Off English Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall on the "high school reunion" that is Coming 2 America 05:10 Now playing Anthony Daniels' I Am C-3PO Gives Fan A New Perspective On 40-Plus Years Of Star Wars March 19, 2020 01:00 Now playing James Franco still … [Read more...] about How does Wakanda Forever compare to the rest of the 2022 box office?
Taking a cue Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty , HBO is giving one of the Los Angeles team’s later MVPs the documentary treatment. The streamer has released the first trailer for Shaq , which dives into the 19-year career and life of basketball legend and man of many hats Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal . Watch CC Off English What's on this week 06:40 Now playing Brooklyn in the house: Inside the new Ghostwriter reboot April 27, 2020 07:37 Now playing Dick Cavett on what we don't know about Muhammad Ali February 7, 2020 Throughout four episodes, the series will follow the rise of Shaq as one of the NBA’s most prominent centers and players of all time, as well as a cultural icon with his rap and acting career (lest we all forget the 1996 classic Kazaam ). Shaq will also go beyond the larger-than-life … [Read more...] about HBO’s docuseries Shaq dives into the basketball icon in first trailer
There’s a slight (read: way , way too high) chance you’ve seen the words “method acting” floating around the internet somewhere over the course of the past few months. Not only is that conversation tiresome and frequently very icky , but Watch CC Off en Here’s everything you should know before seeing Black Panther 09:48 Now playing Black Panther | Discussion & Review | Film Club February 16, 2018 04:28 Now playing hannah black p August 31, 2017 One of those actors that actually deserves to be celebrated for their job prep is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ’s Danai Gurira, who recently told The Cut that she hired an Olympic swimming coach to help her embody her role as Okoye in the new film, even though she used to swim competitively as a child. “As I’m sure you’ve seen in the previews … [Read more...] about Danai Gurira hired Olympic swimming coach to train for Wakanda Forever
Walter Hamada’s run as the president of DC Films ended recently when he stepped down after the release of Black Adam , following years of tumult at the struggling studio—which had been trying and failing to replicate the success of Disney’s Marvel Studios for a long time. Not all of those failures deserve to be laid at Hamada’s feet, since he merely came in to replace previous DC Films bosses Jon Berg and Geoff Johns a few years ago, but with new Warner Bros. Discovery boss David Zaslav coming in with some big plans that make sense to nobody but him, it must’ve felt like a perfect time for Hamada to bounce. (DC Films itself has since been completely restructured into DC Studios, which is now run by Peter Safran and James Gunn .) Watch CC Off English Mark Strong on the joys of Emma Thompson, Cruella's recreation of a "punky" '70s London 05:19 Now playing … [Read more...] about Deposed DC Films boss is now making horror movies for Paramount