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Ultimate Apocalyst: The top apocalypse films, ranked

For our special apocalypse-themed issue—on newsstands this week—we compiled what we’re billing as “the Ultimate Apocalyst”: We based our very scientific rankings on a master list of 200-plus apocalypse-themed films from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, and our own reviews. We converted our grades and IMDb user ratings to a 100-point scale, added them to the Rotten Tomatoes rating (as of June 23, 2014), and voilà, created an overall score. Here are the results. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: First look at 'Mad Max: Fury Road' with Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy

Thirty-five years ago, George Miller re-imagined the action movie with his visceral, dystopic 1979 debut Mad Max, starring a 23-year-old Mel Gibson in one of his first movie roles. Flash forward two sequels and many decades later and the 69-year-old Miller returns with a new cast and a story  that is sure to take the road chase to an entirely new realm of chaos and carnage.

In an exclusive first look at the the May 2015 film in this week’s Entertainment Weekly, we talk to Miller about what prompted his return to the beloved franchise: a story that popped into his head fully formed back in 2000 but that took more than a decade to realize. This time, Tom Hardy takes over for Gibson as the very damaged road warrior Max Rockatansky, while a shaved-headed Charlize Theron plays a bad-ass commander named Imperator Furiosa. The stars spent a harrowing seven months in the desert of Namibia to shoot the film. “It was mental in a brilliant way,” says Hardy. “You have no concrete, no coffee shops. We were in the middle of a sandpit.” READ FULL STORY

'Louie' destroys me, and I can't get enough

What is your damage, Louie? Every time I watch you, I become simultaneously depressed about the state of the world/my life and thrilled that such an accurate depiction of this terrible truth is on television. Your flawlessness drives me crazy. In the immortal words of Angela Chase, “You’re so beautiful. It hurts to look at you.” You’re just too good. That is your damage. And damn you for making me watch Leno! READ FULL STORY

'Anger Management' gets 90-episode run on FX. What else could you do with 45 hours?

Wednesday’s news that FX’s Charlie Sheen vehicle of destruction Anger Management will produce 90 more episodes over the next two years has prompted us to think short and hard about how else we could piss away FORTY-FIVE HOURS of our one life on this earth. Presenting…

4 or 5 Alternative Uses of 45 Hours

1. Construct, then float along Laziest River
2. Interact with other humans
3. Finally write novel (50 Shades of I Don’t Give a F—)
4. Watch The Expendables 2 26.2 times, instead of running a marathon
5. ANYTHING. Literally anything else! Forty-five hours!!!

What’s your suggestion? Just comment with the first thing you think of. Keep it clean!

Lauren Conrad: What is your damage?

Former Hills star and current hair role model Lauren Conrad posted a video tutorial showing viewers how to cut the spines off of books, glue them to a box, and then store non-book items in that box. She used seemingly brand new copies of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. (Ooh, foreshadowing!) This turned out to be a FATAL ERROR — a bunch of book purists freaked out, the clip went viral, and LC removed the video all within a few hours Wednesday night. I know I’ll remember where I was when it happened for the rest of my life. Ha, no.

Lemony Snicket himself commented on Lauren’s peculiar failure to Slate: “It has always been my belief that people who spend too much time with my work end up as lost souls, drained of reason, who lead lives of raving emptiness and occasional lunatic violence. What a relief it is to see this documented.”

Exactly. So why’d she have to take it down?

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Ben on 'The Bachelor' is Alfalfa from 'Little Rascals'

So said EW.com reader “jr” on today’s episode recap. Good work, gumshoe!

Do you think the original Alfalfa (Carl Switzer) would be caught dead clunking out a shaky rendition of David Gray’s “This Year’s Love” on the piano? Is this a rhetorical question?

Read more:
‘The Bachelor’ recap: The Tribe Has Spoken
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Casey Abrams shaves beard for Inflammatory Bowel Disease awareness, completes transformation into Cabbage Patch Kid cop -- VIDEO

It’s an important milestone in any doughy young boy or doll’s life. Watch American Idol season 10 standout Casey Abrams (have his dad) shave his beard after the jump. Then tell me what frustrates you more — the kid’s complete inability to groom himself or his neglect to put Haley Reinhart on speakerphone?!

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If They Mated: Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter

We’ve finally found him!

Congratulations to American Idol reject Ben Harrison for having such hilarious genes!

My recap of the Portland auditions will be up shortly. Conan and Andy’s twisted little lovechild was pretty much the high point of the episode for me.

Update: Here’s my recap. What did you think?

Read more:
‘American Idol’ recap: Portlandia
‘Idol’: 10 Rejects Who Came Back Stronger (PHOTO GALLERY)
‘Idol’ Flashback! EW’s First Impressions of 24 Series Standouts
‘American Idol’: What we want to see from the judges

'Two and a Half Men': Stormy Valentine's Day episode -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

We’ve got a first look from an upcoming episode of Two and a Half Men episode airing Monday, Feb. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. Exclusive pics ahead of Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer flailing around in the wet Malibu sands (a word pairing that never fails to remind me of Saved by the Bell). But you might think they’re “hottttttt.” Who knows what you like? READ FULL STORY

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