Robert Kirkman likes to describe The Walking Dead as a zombie movie that never ends. But to my eyes, the most interesting thing about the show is how it’s spent five seasons fluttering between different storytelling modes. The show lacks a single setting and makes a point of killing off at least a couple key cast members every season. This can make The Walking Dead feel unwieldy or unfocused, but it also means that there’s an exciting state of constant flux underpinning the show’s basic head-crushing thrills. I’ve always said that original showrunner Frank Darabont most clearly viewed his version of The Walking Dead as a kind of neo-western, with Sheriff Rick as a clean-cut cowboy wanderer set morally adrift in a new frontier apocalypse. READ FULL STORY
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Ewan McGregor had no small task in taking over for Alec Guinness when he was cast as a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menance. Regardless of his work in the film, the return of the franchise was met by rather tough criticism that continues long after the movie premiered.
Well, McGregor has a response to those “fans”—though he calls them by another name.
The Terminator was released 30 years ago this weekend—but our Hillary Busis hadn’t seen it until this past week. (Of course, she’s not alone; everyone has at least one shameful gap in their pop cultural knowledge. So we opened up the question to our staffers: What’s a classic (or “classic”) film that you’ve missed? Read through our choices—and feel free to chime in with your own.
Kyle Ryan, EW.com editor: It won Best Picture in 1962 and is No. 7 on the AFI’s “100 best films” list, but not only have I never seen Lawrence of Arabia, I can barely tell you what it’s about. Peter O’Toole’s in it, there’s a lot of sand and loose clothing… uh, I think it’s a glimpse into Middle Eastern colonialism in the 20th century? That’s a hoity-toity B.S. description that sounds knowledgeable—if only I could work in “hegemony”—but more or less says, “I haven’t seen this movie.” And I have virtually no desire to. Something about the sweeping epics of yesteryear turns me off, even though I vowed to watch Lawrence of Arabia after O’Toole died last year. I have, however, seen Mr. Mom roughly 1,000 times. READ FULL STORY
Zach Galifianakis really went for it with Brad Pitt in a new segment of Between Two Ferns.
Taylor Swift’s non-offensively generic pop album (that hasn’t even officially released yet) is just ripe for everyone else’s projections, and today has produced one remix that has melded together the queen of cats with the movie all about really big cats.
With its similar power ballad tone, it was probably inevitable that Swift’s “Out of the Woods” would be remixed with Lion King’s “Circle of Life,” courtesy of mash-up master Chambaland. Get ready though; this will probably be the beginning of the long Taylor Swift remix train ride once 1989 actually hits shelves Oct. 27.
Take a listen at Chambaland’s Tumblr.
If you plan on flying Air New Zealand in the near future, you may notice a safety video with some better production values than you’re used to.
IKEA Singapore is reaching for a certain horror-aficionado customer base with their newest ad, an excellent homage to The Shining.
Fifty years ago, Lesley Gore released “You Don’t Own Me,” a feminist anthem that includes lines like, “don’t tell me what to do, don’t tell me what to say.” Now, the song is being re-purposed for a PSA urging women to vote in the midterm elections.
The PSA, which begins with an introduction by Gore herself, features dozens of women—including famous feminists like Lena Dunham, Natasha Lyonne, and Tracee Ellis Ross—ip-syncing to “You Don’t Own Me.” READ FULL STORY
Before Shia LaBeouf came under fire for plagiarism, before he was arrested during a performance of Cabaret, before he staged an elaborate exhibit that featured him wearing a paper bag on his head, Rob Cantor wrote a song about the actor that painted him as a violent creature of the forest. And now it’s a music video.
In “Shia LaBeouf,” a cannibalistic version of LaBeouf is following you. It’s a hilariously creepy and surprisingly catchy track that does a good job making a case against getting caught in the woods with, as they call him, “actual cannibal Shia LaBeouf.” READ FULL STORY
Benedict Cumberbatch just joined the party at Madame Tussauds: The London museum unveiled a wax statue of the Sherlock Holmes star Tuesday.
Kate Winslet, Johnny Depp, Whoopi Goldberg, and Helen Mirren are among the stars already immortalized in wax at the museum, which also has branches in cities including Berlin, Las Vegas, and Tokyo. READ FULL STORY
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