AE’s 2017 Oscars Prediction Showdown Feb23

AE’s 2017 Oscars Prediction Showdown

The 89th Academy Awards are coming up this Sunday, and Audiences Everywhere readers know what that means: It’s Oscar predictions showdown time! Josh has seized victory two years in a row. Will the third time be the charm for David? Or will Josh come through with yet another decisive win? Let us know what your picks are and who you think will take the crown this year!   Best Visual Effects Deepwater Horizon Doctor Strange The Jungle Book Kubo and the Two Strings Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Josh Prediction: The Jungle Book – This film was praised almost exclusively for its visual effects, which are very photorealistic. This is an...

Why Did We Let Mel Gibson Come Back?

Growing up Jewish in New England during the 2000s, your life is punctuated at regular intervals by these little surprises. There’s the first time you learn what the Holocaust was, and you ask your mom why they hated Jews so much, and she doesn’t have an answer. There are uncomfortable afternoons you spend at your friend’s youth group, which he didn’t tell you was a Christian youth group beforehand. Maybe you get to school one day in December and there’s a little manger on your desk, and a patronizing card about “faith” from your classmate’s mom. One year, your friend texts you and asks if you’d be comfortable with him dressing up as a rabbi...

Alien: Covenant Prologue Introduces Us to the Crew. Feb22

Alien: Covenant Prologue Introduces Us to the Crew...

During tonight’s episode of Legion on FX, Fox unveilved a prologue to Alien: Covenant, fittingly titled, “Last Supper.” The short doesn’t give us any plot details, but it does give us a chance to see the personalities of the crew and get a sense of their working-class comradery (except for James Franco’s mysterious character, who disappears before the fun begins.) “Last Supper” also gives us a taste of the film’s humor, something that’s been missing from the franchise since the crew of the Nostromo had their own last supper in the original film. In fact, the end of this short directly...

Happy Birthday, Paul Lieberstein, AKA “Toby”! Feb22

Happy Birthday, Paul Lieberstein, AKA “Toby”!

While the American version of The Office was filled with lovable oddballs (as was the British one, I’m sure, but I can’t with Gervais), for some reason, it was always Paul Lieberstein’s Toby that resonated with me. Toby radiated awkward sincerity in every interaction with his co-workers and the earnestness with which he approached his thankless job—which admittedly he was not terrific at, but look what he was working with—was laudable. His performance is endearing without being treacly, and somehow sad sack despite the likelihood he’s probably one of the most high-functioning people at the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin. So today we’re...

AE Book Club: An Interview with Ron Wimberly

For February, the Audiences Everywhere Book Club (#AEBookclub) chose Ron Wimberly’s Prince of Cats as their book. The novel, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet through the eyes of Tybalt and set in ’80s Brooklyn, has proven to be a popular choice among members of the club for its fusion of hip-hop, Japanese swordplay, and Shakespeare. We sat down with/emailed the artist and writer to ask him a few questions about his book, career, and who he would like to soundtrack the movie adaptation. Sean Fallon (AE): How did Prince of Cats come about? What was your inspiration to adapt Shakespeare in this style? Ron Wimberly: I’ve answered this...

Weekly Clickables: Terence Malick, David Lynch, &#...

This week’s Weekly Clickables takes a look at some books of the audio and visual variety as well as peeks into some lessons learned online and, of course, some horror. First up, avail yourself of some Purely Accidental Lessons From the First Black Bachelorette, courtesy of NPR. David Lynch and Twin Peaks fans should head over to the The A.V Club and warm up their ears for The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer becoming an audio book narrated by Sheryl Lee/Laura Palmer herself. Bookworms and fantasy aficionados will appreciate the news coming from The Guardian that Philip Pullman is bringing us what’s sure to be another grand slam...

Just Like the Rest of Us: The Noble Humanity of Si...

In the 1967’s mystery thriller, In the Heat of the Night, a prejudiced Police Chief looks Sidney Poitier’s detective, Virgil Tibbs right in the eyes and says, “You’re just like the rest of us, aint’cha.” This statement not only defined Tibbs but much of Sidney Poitier’s early acting career, a career defined by characters who lessened the sentiment that blackness should be equated with “other.” For many blacks, myself included, Sidney Poitier has always been associated with excellence, an example to be passed down by our parents and grandparents. This is skill, they say. This is craft. And they’re not wrong. Refined, dignified, and able to...

Podcasts of the Week: CadaverCast & Wooden Overcoats Feb20

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

Stephen King’s Shared Universe Comes Together in Castle Rock Feb17

Stephen King’s Shared Universe Comes Togethe...

Ever full of surprises, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot has announced a Castle Rock series coming to Hulu. For those unfamilar with the name, Castle Rock is a fictional town in Maine that serves as home for some of King’s most well known works, including: The Dead Zone, Cujo, The Dark Half, and Needful Things. It’s also mentioned in the majority of King’s other works as well. The teaser makes references to a number of King’s stories and characters including IT, Misery, Salem’s Lot, and The Shawshank Redemption. While those stories take place in other fictional towns of King’s creation (Derry,...

Man on High Heels St...

I don’t know how to feel about Man on High Heels. Not because it has the complexity of a Silence or the mystery of a Mulholland Dr. but because it breaks new ground, and I’m not sure it does so in the right way. One paragraph in and a good time to back up: Man on High Heels, or...

Technical Proficiency & Emotional Agency In John Wick Feb16

Technical Proficiency & Emotional Agency In J...

I reviewed John Wick back when it was released in 2014 and gave it a positive review. Several years on, my love has only grown for the genre-specific action flick. I’d go as far as calling John Wick a near perfect movie. Among the many elements executed as precisely and efficiently as John Wick executes headshots, John Wick is peppered with world building better implemented than most major franchises. It’s added flavor, both unique and essential to the stylings of this underworld of assassins. Visually while not only appealing with uses of color and production design, the world of Wick is coordinated with a thorough code. While the...

Criterion Discovery: Roma

Background: Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical Roma (Spine #848) is a cluttered, messy affair that nevertheless contains sequences of intense, visceral power. This is Fellini’s twelfth film in the Criterion Collection: Amarcord (Spine #4), Nights of Cabiria (Spine #49), And the Ship Sails On (Spine #50), Variety Lights (Spine #81), 8½ (Spine #140), Juliet of the Spirits (Spine #149), The White Sheik (Spine #189), La Strada (Spine #219), I vitelloni (Spine #246), La dolce vita (Spine #733), Satyricon (Spine #747). Story: A loose, nonlinear procession of reminiscences and allegories, Roma sees director Federico Fellini turn his camera...

Netflix Hidden Gem #99: Trash Fire

Trash Fire (2016) Director: Richard Bates Jr. Genre: Horror Vertical Entertainment Synopsis: A couple whose relationship is on the rocks try to rebuild old family bonds and conquer personal demons, with violent results. Overview: Trash Fire gets into the garbage right away. Meet Owen (Adrian Grenier) and Isabel (the cat-eyed Angela Trimbur) a couple on the rocks at a juncture in their lives. We see them together through an awkward anniversary argument that lets us know things are not going well and only one of them seems to care. Being a fly on the wall for their disintegrating relationship feels like a guilty pleasure, the kind that has...

How I Met Your Mother: The Imperfect Love Story Feb14

How I Met Your Mother: The Imperfect Love Story

It’s been about three years since showrunners Craig Thomas and Carter Bays treated viewers to the finale of their nearly decade-long sitcom, How I Met Your Mother. The series, which focuses on Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) recounting to his children the many events that led up to his first encounter with their mother, grew in popularity as Ted’s fictional journey to meet “the One” grew ever more lonely and desperate. The following the series brought in could be attributed to audiences’ attachment to Ted’s story (possibly due to the similar popularity of heartwarming rom-coms of the 2000s), or to the series’ biggest star, Barney Stinson (Neil...

New Ghost in the Shell Trailer Delivers More Cyberpunk Visuals Feb13

New Ghost in the She...

Here’s our second look at Rupert Sanders’ Ghost in the Shell! The visuals and production design for this movie still look absolutely fantastic, which should come as no surprise given the look of his previous film, Snow White and Huntsman. While all the trailer thus far have sold...

Weekly Clickables: Netflix Nostalgia & Women ...

This week’s Weekly Clickables takes a look at some nostalgic Netflix reboots and leans a little toward the dark side, but don’t worry, we’ll hold your hand through the scary stuff. If you haven’t had your fill of superheroes yet, Marvel is teaming up with Square Enix to create an Avengers series of video games. Check out the trailer and more details courtesy of The Independent and let the fan theories begin. Waxworks Records is teasing horror fans with a deluxe reissue of The Exorcist soundtrack, according to the The A.V Club. Netflix is bringing us a reboot of The Magic School Bus starring Kate McKinnon as Ms. Frizzle,...

Podcasts of the Week: Hollywood and Crime & The Room Where It’s Happening Feb13

Podcasts of the Week: Hollywood and Crime & T...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the best podcasts you should be listening to about movies (and other things) so you don’t have to make any more hard podcast decisions ever again. Movie Podcast of the Week Hollywood and Crime This is a bit of a cheat as its not technically a movie-based podcast, but it is set in Hollywood and feels like listening to a very scary, very well-made movie, so...

B2BO: The Handmaid&#...

Book to Box Office: The Handmaid’s Tale Based on: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, 1985 Expected Release Date: April 26, 2017 Created by: Bruce Miller Summary: From the publisher: “Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander...

Samantha Sanders Talks Elle With Pop Culture Case Study Feb09

Samantha Sanders Talks Elle With Pop Culture Case ...

Where do you even start in a discussion of the power dynamics, the unflinching violence, and the sheer Verhoeven-ness of the mesmerizing French film, Elle? Lucky for me, the always-reliable and ever-curious David Hart of Pop Culture Case Study had that covered. You can listen to the conversation here. I hope you enjoy our lively discussion of each twist and turn of what, for me, was one of the most engrossing films of 2016. We even managed to keep our Isabelle Huppert fawning down to just a few minutes! (Be happy Hart didn’t give me unlimited time) If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe—and special thanks to Pop Culture Case Study...

David Shreve Talks Speed & Entitlement With Pop Culture Case Study Feb09

David Shreve Talks Speed & Entitlement With P...

Until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t revisited the film Speed since its release in 1994. I used all the pop culture references and remembered its simplistic plot enough to jump into conversation about the film, but I realize that my eleven year old viewing mind might not have given it a fair processing. Luckily, in anticipation for the release of the new John Wick film, I revisited Keanu’s breakthrough action effort to inform my discussion with David Hart of Pop Culture Case Study. You can hear our conversation here and be sure to subscribe to the show! Big thanks to Mr. Hart, as it’s always an honor to step in on the show’s always-enlightening...

Evolving Evils & Identities In Resident Evil Feb09

Evolving Evils & Identities In Resident Evil

Back in 2002, post-Matrix black leather and slo-mo aesthetics were the defining traits of the next wannabe blockbusters. One of these, Resident Evil was a relatively tame video game adaptation, borrowing ideas more so than plot (something that has never been a strong suit for the series in any iteration): A group of soldiers enter a facility run by the Umbrella corporation called The Hive. It’s a simple premise that grows in scale with each entry, propelling itself through ever-evolving scenarios. Marco Beltrami and Marilyn Manson’s score influences the techno-horror vibe writer Paul W.S. Anderson is going for. Resident Evil is a...

Netflix Hidden Gem #98: Inside Job

Inside Job (2010) Directed by: Charles Ferguson Genre: Documentary Sony Pictures Classics Synopsis: A documentary that deconstructs the factors that led to the Credit Crisis of 2008. Overview: Inside Job, Charles Ferguson’s searing documentary about the Credit Crisis, is one of the most deliberate and unrelenting investigations in the popular documentary canon. Taking a politically liberal stance, the film condemns the bankers and government employees in power, and in some ways plays almost as if the director is deconstructing a mastermind heist. Even the title Inside Job is a fitting descriptor for the work done by the film’s...

It’s OK in Chilling It Comes At Night Teaser Feb08

It’s OK in Chilling It Comes At Night Teaser

To say that A24 has been on a roll would be an understatement. Last year, they released what amounted to enough greatness to fill many of our best of the year picks, including two of the best horror movies of the decade with The Witch and Green Room. A24 looks to continue thier tradition of exceptional horror films with release of It Comes at Night, directed by Trey Edward Shults, who brought us last year’s Krisha. Check out the official plot synopsis below: A man (Joel Edgerton) learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat...

Blaxploitation Corner: A Q&A with Josiah Howa...

Last February, Audiences Everywhere celebrated Black History Month by taking a deep dive into the Blaxploitation movement of the 70s, with a countdown of the 10 best Blaxploitation films, a retrospective on Pam Grier’s career, and an analysis of Blaxploitation’s legacy and impact on film in For a Time We Were There. Within those pieces, I examined a world of black power where crime, justice, stardom, and some of the best soundtracks to ever be featured in motion pictures collided in a way that provided insight into the only black film boom in history, and it’s contemporary influence. This year, I had the pleasure of discussing...

Netflix Hidden Gem #97: 3 Women

3 Women (1977) Director: Robert Altman Genre: Drama 20th Century Fox Synopsis: In a barren 1970s California desert town, a woman forms a complicated relationship with her mysterious co-worker at an elderly rehabilitation center. Overview: Among the deluge of outrageous and depressing headlines that came out of November 2016, Shelley Duvall’s appearance on Dr. Phil stood out. Duvall’s obvious mental illness became fodder for the kind of tabloid opportunism that turns human lives and stories into an “eyes at any cost” media strategy. There was of course a collective response of disapproval, but our attentions have been diverted to the newer,...

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Get Snatched in First Trailer Feb07

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Get Snatched in First ...

Here’s our first look at Amy Schumer’s continuing rise to movie stardom in Jonathan Levine’s (50/50, The Night Before) Snatched. Official Synopsis: After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion – is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into. I think by now everyone has an...

Comic-to-Film Primer: Iron Fist (Updated with Offi...

Marvel’s partnership with Netflix has created a nice little block within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one where the heroes are a bit more tormented, the villains are far more complicated, and everyone’s developed a bit of an outsider complex in the face of urban decay. The final corner of this block is easily the strangest of them all, an outsider even among a group of outsiders like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. He is Danny Rand, the Iron Fist. Doctor Strange introduced us to a world of mystic arts within the MCU, and Iron Fist will take us even further as we witness Danny Rand channel mystical kung fu powers and earn his...

Remembering Sir John Hurt, Sci-Fi Royalty Feb07

Remembering Sir John Hurt, Sci-Fi Royalty

Sir John Hurt will always be acting royalty. He sits in that pantheon of British actors who could be in any movie and just class the place up no matter the quality of the material. The acting world is a less classy place with him gone, but specifically the sci-fi genre will feel the loss the most. It wasn’t until he died that I realised how pivotal and important Hurt had been for science fiction movies. I knew about Alien and obviously that he was in Doctor Who, but after he died and I started looking at his filmography I saw the extent at which he was involved in science fiction over his six decade spanning career, and how...

AE Monthly Book Club: February 2017

Well, we survived January without the world being nuked into the sun so it’s time to see what’s on the agenda for February’s book club choice. For this month we will be mixing it up a bit and reading a graphic novel. Prince of Cats is a retelling of Romeo & Juliet from the point of view of Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin and the titular prince of cats. The action starts before the play and we get to see what happened in Tybalt’s life to make him the angry and violent young man of the original play. Also, the whole book is set in 1983 Brooklyn, mostly written in iambic pentameter, infused with ’80s hip hop...

Still Looking Out For Us: Shyamalan’s Split & Mental Illness Feb06

Still Looking Out For Us: Shyamalan’s Split ...

I knew what we were in for the moment I saw the first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Split. Critics have long had it out for Shyamalan. Before the release of The Visit in 2015, I wrote about how the cultural consensus has consistently and willfully misunderstood him as an auteur. The Visit ended up opening to the sort of widespread acclaim that had evaded his work for over a decade. But when I saw Split’s trailer, I was sure it was about to come crashing down again, buckling under the weight of (perhaps not unfair) thinkpieces about the stigmatization of mental illness. In Split, James McAvoy plays a man named Kevin with...

Podcasts of the Week: Talk Easy & Hidden Brain Feb06

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

Super Bowl 51 TV Spot Roundup Feb05

Super Bowl 51 TV Spot Roundup

We’re going to be live-updating the TV spots from tonight’s Super Bowl LI! A few studios have already jumped the gun (we’ll call it pre-gaming) but the rest should steadily roll-out during the game. So relax movie fans; get up, stretch, and walk around during the commerical breaks. We’ve got you covered! Baywatch A Cure For Wellness The Fate of the Furious Logan Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Guaridans of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Transformers: The Last Knight Life John Wick Chapter 2 Ghost in the Shell TV The Handmaid’s Tale Stranger Things Featured Image: Paramount...

Stay Calm: 500 Movies That Soothe Real World Anxiety Feb02

Stay Calm: 500 Movies That Soothe Real World Anxie...

It’s been a tough two weeks. We here at AE sort of lean on each other like family and, needless to say, we have had to do a bit more leaning than usual as of late. Anxiety is, for us and many others, at an all-time high. Recently, we started discussing what movies we watch in moments of great stress to help comfort ourselves. Out of curiosity, I opened that line of discussion to our Twitter audience. The response was pretty overwhelming. When compiling everyone’s answer into a list, it seems, with a few lax interpretations and maybe some flawed math, we received over 500 answers. I’ve pooled them together below. But...

10 Times Dave Chappelle Was Right About Everything Feb01

10 Times Dave Chappelle Was Right About Everything

When Dave Chappelle walked away from Chappelle’s Show after just three seasons, leaving a fifty million dollar deal on the table, he created a narrative. Prior to his abrupt two-week getaway to South Africa, Chappelle was more than just the man of the moment, his show was more than just the most popular on Comedy Central, arguably the most popular of all time and inarguably its most important. Chappelle was the mediator of an unprecedented cultural conversation about race, inequality, and deeply-sown institutional injustice. Every week, Chappelle and his troupe managed to sit an interracial audience in numbers that were outstanding...

10 Directors We Would Love To See Take Over The Batman Jan31

10 Directors We Would Love To See Take Over The Ba...

With yesterday’s unfortunate news that Ben Affleck will no longer sit in the director’s chair for The Batman, the search is on for a new filmmaker to take over WB’s biggest property. While the loss of Affleck is a definite disappointment, there are far too many talented directors out there for fans to fall into the trap of doom and gloom for the still novel DCEU. The trick will be finding a director who can bring a distinguishable style and visual flair to the film, while still working within the interlocked set-up of a cinematic universe. Directors David Fincher and Darren Aronofksy have been names that fans have tossed around for nearly...

A Series of Unfortunate Events is a Very Funny Drama Jan31

A Series of Unfortunate Events is a Very Funny Dra...

It’s not often that you get a second chance to see something you love adapted for the screen. Usually you get one shot, and if it’s bad then that’s it. You’re left with a novel or series of novels you love and a movie you dislike. Unless, that is, the source material you like is Spider-Man comics, in which case it seems as though you get unlimited attempts. With A Series of Unfortunate Events, it seemed as though the 2004 movie was the only filmed version we would get of Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket’s fantastic series of books. There are things to like about the movie. The cast is great and it looks correct but there are changes and tweaks...

Podcasts of the Week: 01/30/17 Jan30

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

Weekly Clickables: Missy Elliot, Dark Thoughts, &#...

Each week, I gather content for Weekly Clickables based on suggestions from my fellow contributors, friends, and my own leisure browsing. I try to ensure that the items we share are current or, if not current, are somehow relevant to the discourse surrounding film right now. So, this week we have a look at Manhunter, Michael Mann’s adaptation of the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, and we have the trailer for an upcoming Missy Elliot documentary. The rest of what I’m sharing has to do with the experience of refugees and immigrants as told through film or experienced by filmmakers. This is not a time to use entertainment media...

Live Updates of the 2017 SAG Awards Jan29

Live Updates of the 2017 SAG Awards

Awards season rolls on with the presentation of the 23rd annual SAG Awards, in which a collection of Hollywood’s most elite actors, performers, and journalists vote to determine the best performances in film and television of the year. We’ll be live updating the awards, so keep refreshing that page! Movies Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge Ryan Gosling, La La Land Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic Denzel Washington, Fences Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Amy Adams, Arrival Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train...

A History of Cinematic Resurrection

Every so often tragedy strikes and an actor passes away during the filming of a movie. When this happens the filmmakers are left with the choice of scrapping the whole movie, as director George Sluzier did when River Phoenix died during the filming of Dark Blood, or trying to find a way around it. The latter was the option Terry Gilliam chose when Heath Ledger died halfway through filming of the The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, instead casting Jude Law, Johnny Depp, and Colin Farrell to each play Ledger’s character when he goes into a fantasy world within the movie. Other times though, the actor will die leaving enough footage for the...

Happy Australia Day from Audiences Everywhere R...

Today is Australia Day, and to celebrate here at Audiences Everywhere, I asked the non-Australia based writers to write about their favourite movies from Down Under. Australia Day celebrates the arrival of the First Fleet from Great Britain to these shores. It is also known as Invasion Day and seen as a day of mourning for the destruction wrought by the arrival of the First Fleet from Great Britain upon the indigenous cultures who already inhabited these lands. Today in Australia, it will be a day of BBQs, parties, protests, and conversations about #ChangetheDate. It’s also a chance for you lot outside of the Lucky Country to educate...

Live Updates to the 2017 Oscar Nominations Jan24

Live Updates to the 2017 Oscar Nominations

Folks, another year has come and gone, and it’s that time once again for film fans across the world to get mad about the taste of insanely rich people. It’s Oscar season, baby! At 5:18 AM PST this morning, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be joined by several previous winners to announce the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards. Stay tuned to Audiences Everywhere for live updates on the nominees! Best Picture Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight   Best Director Denis Villeneuve, Arrival Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge Damien Chazelle, La La Land...

Weekly Clickables: Marching, Bees, & Censorsh...

In this week’s Weekly Clickables, we have a couple items relating to the Women’s March on Washington, but also a look at censorship, the thing with Bee Movie, and an interview with director Danny Strong. Siddhant Adlakha at Birth. Movies. Death. wrote about Indian censorship and his experience interviewing a government official about it. Take a look at images of Women’s March protests from around the world. The New York Times posted a 360 video that lets you get a taste of what it was like to attend the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. If you’re wondering what the deal is with Bee Movie, PBS Idea Channel will...

Podcasts of the Week: 01/23/17 Jan23

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

Netflix Hidden Gem #96: Lace Crater

Lace Crater Directed By: Harrison Atkins Genre : Comedy Invincible Pictures Synopsis: A woman develops a mysterious illness after meeting a strange figure in a friend’s coach house. Overview: Lace Crater is a weird little film. It views like something a friend has made, and because of that, it seems like your friends are in it. A standard group of mid to late 20-somethings are headed to The Hamptons for the weekend. Someone’s parents have a place there and they’re just going to chill out and do some molly, drink some Pabst, and maybe get laid. Where some horror movies point to drugs as the axis for trouble, this group has it all safely...

Don’t Watch The Inauguration. Not To Spite T...

It makes me sick to have to say this, but the opinions expressed in this editorial article do not necessarily reflect those of Audiences Everywhere as a brand or team. It makes me sick because I don’t necessarily feel as though what I’m about to say is, by and large, a political statement, and any contention that it is willfully amputates basic morality from politics. That disclosure out of the way, I’ll state this up front: Like a lot of Americans, I dislike Donald Trump as a person and detest his democratically-ish-elected occupation of the office of United States president. I say this not just from a personal perspective, but as the...

It’s Morphin Time in New Power Rangers Trailer Jan19

It’s Morphin Time in New Power Rangers Trail...

The gang’s all suited up and ready for action in the latest Power Rangers trailer! Despite the first teaser, and reports from various outlets, Power Rangers doesn’t appear to be going to “dark and gritty” reboot angle at all despite taking some obvious cues from Chronicle, a film that inspired director Dean Israelite’s previous film as well (Project Almanac). If anything, it looks pretty close to the cheesiness of the television series, but with better special effects. While I grew up during the show’s highest point of popularity and saw a couple of the movies, I was never invested in the property, so I...

Claws Are Out in Latest Logan Trailer Jan19

Claws Are Out in Latest Logan Trailer

After the exceptional teaser trailer for Logan that was released earlier, we really didn’t need another trailer. But now that we have one, it’s looking more and more likely that the film will finally live up to the promise fans have patiently waited for, capping off sixteen years of Hugh Jackman’s run as the character. An R-rated, sad, bloody, post-Apocalyptic western may be a far-cry from last winter’s Deadpool, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Fox has a similar sized hit on their hands with Logan. And here’s the Red-band trailer for Logan, with more fucks to give: I think Logan may end up being one of...

Netflix Hidden Gem #95: The Sons of Katie Elder

The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) Director: Henry Hathaway Genre: Western Paramount Pictures Synopsis: Four men return home for their mother’s funeral to find that the small Texas town they left behind is no longer very welcoming, in this classic late-era Western. Overview: Like any good Western, the climax of The Sons of Katie Elder plays out as a gunfight crescendo against a gorgeous backdrop. But the more satisfying emotional payoff happens near the beginning, as the four Elder brothers return home for their mother’s funeral only to be repeatedly shamed by everyone—from the town minister to the woman running the boardinghouse—for...

Netflix Hidden Gem #94: Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills (2014) Director: E.L. Katz Genre: Comedy Drafthouse Films Synopsis: A down-on-his-luck, wannabe writer struggling to scrounge up enough money to keep his wife and infant child off the streets comes across a childhood friend and a pair of deranged good samaritans. Overview: Cheap Thrills is a wildly subversive independent comedy in the same vein as the very best theatrical works of Bobcat Goldthwait. Serving as the directorial debut for E.L. Katz, Cheap Thrills stars two of the most under-appreciated character actors of the past twenty-plus years. As former high school friends Craig Daniels and Vince, Pat Healy and Ethan Embry...