Everyone has the day off work, there's a big bird on the table, and relatives you haven't seen in awhile are sitting around watching parades and football. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Now, obviously, Thanksgiving doesn't have quite the rich cinematic tradition that certain other holidays have enjoyed, but we've still watched the fourth Thursday in November unfold on the big screen enough times to be able to devote this week's Total Recall to our annual celebration of parades and good eats -- specifically, to some of the most noteworthy not-so-thankful Thanksgivings in movie history. So tuck in your napkins, wait for Sis to say grace, and let's all dig in!
The History Channel's first expedition into scripted television is Vikings, and the result is an exceedingly compelling series well worth your bingeing attention. So grab your shield and find out if plundering Vikings is your destiny!
He knows where the story picks up -- and who's going to return from the first film.
What's Warner Bros. going to do with it?
Freshly set up in its new Universal home, Danny Boyle's project appears to be gathering steam.
He'll voice Vlad, the father of Dracula (Adam Sandler).
Matt Atchity, Sarah Ricard, and Ryan Fujitani of Rotten Tomatoes discuss 'Main Justice," the third episode in HBO's third season of The Newsroom. Hear Team Tomato's thoughts on Charlie's bluff, Will's motivation, Pruit's personality, and Jim and Hallie's situation. As always, plenty of spoilers so don't listen if you haven't already watched!
This week at the movies, we've got funny flightless birds (Penguins of Madagascar, with voice performances by Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich) and desperate businessmen (Horrible Bosses 2, starring Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis). What do the critics have to say?
This week, Christy breaks down the kid-friendly animated Penguins of Madagascar, and on DVD the young adult sci-fi drama The Giver, and the hysterically funny holiday comedy Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas. Read on for details.
Salem is back in April 2015 on WGN. Check out this promo for the second season.
This week on streaming video, we've got just a handful of choices, the biggest of which is Michael Bay's reboot of a popular franchise. Then we've got the follow up to a surprise 2011 hit family movie about a dolphin and a rom-com starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, as well as a couple of choices on Netflix. Read on for details.
The Film Independent Spirit awards announced its nominees for 2014, setting the table for at least a handful of films that will likely receive multiple awards leading up to the Oscars. Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman leads the pack with six nominations, including Best Feature, Best Director, and Best Male Lead -- none of which is too surprising -- while Richard Linklater's decade-spanning Boyhood, Dan Gilroy's dark, Jake Gyllenhaal-powered thriller Nightcrawler, and Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma each received five nominations of their own. The Indie Spirit Awards will be celebrating its 30th anniversary when it broadcasts on IFC in February. See below for the full list of nominees.
This week on home video, we've got a blockbuster action sequel, another dystopian young adult novel adaptation, and a would-be first installment in a spy franchise starring Pierce Brosnan (no, not that franchise). Then, we've got a few smaller films, including a rom-com with Daniel Radcliffe and a couple of holiday comedies, as well as two choices from the Criterion Collection. Read on for details.
Poor Thanksgiving. All sad and sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas. But there is turkey-themed entertainment out there -- the good, the bad, the weird, the sad. And you should watch it. In the following order...
Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day reveal their darkest desires in a heated game of "Flirt, Marry, Kiss Goodbye," and Jennifer Aniston calls out Charlie Day for being the most squeamish of all cast members...especially when she was straddling him. Come on Charlie, man up.
Work continues on the script.
The trio will lead the show's second season.
After 15 seasons, forensic investigator Nick Stokes is departing the canvas.
The Danny Boyle-directed project needed a new home after Sony backed out.
Fans of the canceled series have seven more installments to look forward to.