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
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Chris Hemsworth is in press tour mode of late, doing the rounds to promote his current Nat Geo/Disney+ documentary series Limitless . (Which, tragically, is not about what would happen if someone gave ) The ensuing slate of interviews has had revelations both somber and not—including Hemsworth revealing he carries a Watch CC Off English Natalie Portman and Christian Bale on working with Taika Waititi 04:33 Now playing Owen Wilson isn't quite as into jet skis as his Loki character, Mobius June 8, 2021 04:54 Now playing Here's a handy 5-minute recap to get you primed for Avengers: Infinity War April 23, 2018 But it’s also, naturally, had a whole bunch of Thor talk, including a recent appearance on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused Podcast [ h/t Screenrant ] Thor: Ragnarok and this summer’s … [Read more...] about Chris Hemsworth says it’s time for another “drastically different” version of Thor
Imagine Die Hard except John McClane is Santa Claus and Nakatomi Plaza is a New England mansion. You’ve just described Violent Night , a hugely entertaining R-rated holiday action film that hits theaters on December 2. In it, Stranger Things star David Harbour plays Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick, who is feeling pretty dejected this Christmas Eve. That is until he drops in on a house that is being robbed and its residents held hostage. What will Santa do? Kick some fucking ass, that’s what. Watch CC Off English Emma McDonald on Moonhaven 02:12 Now playing The Owl House's Creator and Star on Creating Artistic Horror for Kids December 20, 2019 01:35 Now playing Jack Reynor | First Fandoms October 21, 2022 But how do you make one of the most kid-friendly, recognizable characters in the world someone who looks … [Read more...] about David Harbour Interview: Violent Night Star Talks Santa Claus
In the franchise-dominated era of filmmaking, we’ve moved into a phase in which no legacy A Christmas Story Christmas , there was as much resigned shrugging as there was genuine excitement. Of course a perennial holiday favorite that plays for 24 straight hours every December would get a decades-later sequel if the original star was game enough to return. Why wouldn’t Warner Bros. Discovery go reaching for those eyeballs, those clicks, those subscribers? At a time when legacy sequels and holiday streaming options are both a matter of expectation, it felt like the ultimate no-brainer. Watch CC Off en John Landis on how The Blues Brothers made ordinary Chicagoans dance 03:48 Now playing Director Peter Farrelly on Green Book and shooting in Louisiana November 16, 2018 05:17 Now playing We asked stars at the Independent Spirit … [Read more...] about You won’t want to shoot an eye out after A Christmas Story Christmas
As Halloween season draws to a close, and many are getting in our last frights at haunts, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights Halloween Horror Nights: Haunted Tales, a podcast of spooky and creepily atmospheric anthology expands on the backstories from this year’s houses and scare zones . Watch CC Off en Count The Jump Scares As We Watch Halloween For The First Time 01:35 Now playing Jack Reynor | First Fandoms October 21, 2022 02:15 Now playing Hulu’s Hellraiser Reboot Has So-So Sights to Show You October 12, 2022 Here’s what Michelle Westfall (Sr. Content Strategist for Podcasts and Video at Universal Orlando Resort) and Charles Grey (Sr. Show Director, Entertainment Creative Development at Universal Orlando Resort) shared about the venture and much more. Considering NBC Universal having a number of … [Read more...] about Horror Nights Brings Haunted Tales to Discover Universal Podcast
If you’ve ever made a playlist—for yourself or someone else—you’ve done the delicate dance of music curation. By what logic did you order the songs? What nearly made it on, but got left out, and why? Watch CC Off en The Surprising and Spectacular Joy of Accordions 01:04 Now playing Why Do We Use Humor to Talk About Death? | Next Exit Interview November 16, 2022 02:03 Now playing What’s Your First Fandom? | New York Comic Con 2022 October 13, 2022 In This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You , storied sound engineer and cognitive psychologist Susan Rogers and mathematical neuroscientist Ogi Ogas explore the fundamental experience of music listening. With surgical care, they walk the reader through the components of music, from technical aspects of music theory to abstract elements like … [Read more...] about Why Do We Love the Music We Love?