Damn, we lost Joe Cocker: Legendary singer passes away at age 70

The music world lost one of the greats on Monday, as singer Joe Cocker passed away at the age of 70. According to BBC News, the legendary rock and soul voice had been battling lung cancer. Is it possible to distill a career as full and accomplished as Cocker’s down to one or two songs? […]


‘Hannibal’ has a new Mason Verger, as Michael Pitt leaves show

Season two of NBC’s Hannibal was something of a dreary slog at times, depicting the psychological battle between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter. But a creative boost of energy and character delight came from the introduction of Mason Verger, the meat-packing heir with a predilection for abusing his younger sister and feeding his enemies to a […]

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‘SNL’ Recap: Amy Adams Takes Us To The Holiday Break

The Saturday Night Live Christmas show is usually one of the more anticipated episodes of the season. It marks the halfway point of the season, typically has a few guest stars, and is the final episode before a long break for the cast. This year, Amy Adams was given the hosting duties, and while she didn’t […]


‘The Interview’ Joins An Exclusive Club of Canceled Movies

Sony Pictures made the shocking decision this week to cancel the release of The Interview after a group called the “Guardians of Peace” threatened to attack theaters showing the James Franco/Seth Rogan comedy. The Interview was set to be released on Christmas Day nationwide, but now even the on-demand and DVD releases are in jeopardy. […]

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UPDATED: You can’t see ‘The Interview’ because Sony let the terrorists win

[UPDATE @ 10 p.m. ET: According to Variety, Sony Pictures has decided to cancel the theatrical release of The Interview entirely. Distributing the film on demand or DVD isn’t currently being considered.] Suddenly, things have gotten very serious with The Interview. Isn’t this movie supposed to be a comedy? The latest Seth Rogen-James Franco collaboration has been the focus […]


The AP Party staff: Movies we haven’t seen that everyone says we should see

Everyone has one: A widely popular movie he or she hasn’t seen. Admitting it typically brings on the “WHAT? ARE YOU SERIOUS? YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THAT?” response. It’s annoying. And I say that as someone who’s blurted that out myself. However, I’ve reformed and no longer do that. That’s probably because I have my own […]


‘The Newsroom’ Ends; Nobody Knows What Happened For Three Seasons

Okay, so Sunday marked the end of Aaron Sorkin’s ode to television news journalism, The Newsroom. I’m trying to figure out what exactly it was that I watched for three seasons. I worked in television for four years. I loved Sports Night, The West Wing and The Social Network. I’m right in Sorkin’s wheelhouse. I […]

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‘SNL’ Recap: First-Time Host Martin Freeman Solid in Debut

This week’s host Martin Freeman may be better known for his roles in more dramatic fare like The Hobbit and Sherlock, but fans who also know of Freeman’s work in Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy,” and the UK version of The Office know the actor has great comedic timing as well. Freeman did not disappoint, […]

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With ‘Sonic Highways,’ Foo Fighters Are Last Of A Dying Breed

The project was ambitious, but the cynics called it pretentious. A documentary about the making of an album? And they’re gonna travel all across the country and record each song in a different studio in every city? What’s the point? One thing that is apparent with Dave Grohl is that he has a deep appreciation […]


‘Sons of Anarchy’ Finishes Long, Winding Ride With Apropos Ending

(Obviously, spoilers ahead.) One thing that quickly went away in the canon of television was a twist ending. In lieu of tying up loose ends and putting a bow on a series, television dramas decided to go with ambiguous endings that seemed like copouts to fans of the show. The ending to The Sopranos was the […]

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‘SNL’ recap: James Franco is good at this hosting thing too

As our usual Saturday Night Live recapper Jeremy Klumpp wrote two weeks ago, SNL seems to be getting better with each subsequent show this season. That trend continued with the latest show. I’d argue there wasn’t a weak show in the bunch, though some were obviously stronger than others. Even the final half-hour of the […]


What ‘Eaten Alive’ really devoured was viewers’ time

If you saw any people beginning their week wandering around looking around as if they had lost something, it’s very possible that these poor victims are trying to find the two hours they lost by watching Discovery Channel’s Eaten Alive on Sunday night. When the concept (televised stunt) was announced a month ago, we were on board. A […]


Taking on the ‘Love Actually’ haters

Love Actually. There is an ongoing joke with some of my friends about how I’m so obsessed with this movie that I’ll watch it year-round, even though it’s clearly a holiday movie that is only watchable from the day after Thanksgiving until New Year’s or some such asinine rule that I never follow. (Sorry, Courtney, […]

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Arnold is back, but ‘Terminator: Genisys’ looks like same old story

Is the newest installment of the “Terminator” franchise, titled Terminator: Genisys, one of the most anticipated films of 2015 or among its most dreaded? Personally, I fall into the latter category. For one thing, look how “Genisys” is spelled in that title. It makes my eyes twitch. I loved the first two Terminator films and even […]