Eurovison Song Contest 2013 Preview

The most magical time of year has arrived once again, that time of year I like to call Christmas in May. The time of year when a slew of European countries (and some countries that are questionably European) ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song 1986

Welcome back to another installment of Soundtrack Saturday’s Best Original Song series! I hope you enjoyed reading about the nominees from 1982 and 1983, especially since one of those nominees shows up this week in full force.

We only have ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song 1983

Welcome back to another installment of Soundtrack Saturday’s look at Best Original Song nominees from days of old.

This week, the specific day of old we’re looking at is 1983 and the 55th Academy Awards, featuring the weirdest roster of hosts ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song 1982

It’s been two years since the last installment of the Soundtrack Saturday special Best Original Song series and I have to say that I’ve missed writing this column. I had absolutely planned on continuing the series last year, but when ...

Pulling Rank: Kelly’s 20 Favorite Films of 2012

Pulling Rank is a column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings; these are just Kelly’s opinions. You’ll probably ...

Pulling Rank: Kelly’s Favorite Music of 2012

Pulling Rank is a column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings; these are just Kelly’s opinions. You’ll probably ...

Horror Movie Marathon: Part The Last

Well, now it’s time to bring the marathon to a close. I didn’t watch as many movies as I would’ve liked this year, but then, I never do. In the past ten years of doing this marathon, I’ve watched so many horror ...

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Six

Intruders (2012). Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Starring Clive Owen, Clarice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala, Ella Purnell, Izán Corchero, Kerry Fox.

Everyone loves a good boogie man movie, right? When I went into this film, I didn’t ...

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Five

The Haunting of Julia (aka Full Circle) (1977). Directed by Richard Loncraine. Starring Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti, Jill Bennett, Robin Gammell, Anna Wing, Cathleen Nesbitt.

What compelled me to watch this film wasn’t so much its plot, but its ...

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Four

The theme of today’s marathon turned out to be “creatures that live in the dark and want to fuck you up.” I think there’s something hiding in my closet, you guys.

Phantoms (1998). Directed by Joe Chappelle. Starring Peter O’Toole, Rose McGowan, ...

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Three

The Cabin in the Woods (2012). Directed by Drew Goddard. Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kanz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford.

When The Cabin in the Woods came out earlier this year, I was really excited to see ...

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Two

I didn’t intend for my next two choices in the marathon to have a theme, but it turns out they do — they’re both Australian horror films in which the action happens on the set of a play or movie. One was ...

TV First Impression: “666 Park Avenue”

ABC, Sundays, 10:00 P.M.

When I first read about the premise for 666 Park Avenue, I thought it sounded interesting — a couple moves into a posh New York City apartment building that they are hired to co-manage and learns that ...

Pulling Rank: The Studio Albums of the B-52’s

Pulling Rank is a column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings; these are just Kelly’s opinions. You’ll probably ...

Album Review: Various Artists, “Science Fair”

“Maintaining our leadership in research and technology is crucial to America’s success. But if we want to win the future — if we want innovation to produce jobs in America and not overseas — then we also have to win the ...

Pulling Rank: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Diane Lane

Pulling Rank is a weekly column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings; these are just Kelly’s opinions. You’ll ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: Independence Day Edition

What’s happenin’, cool kids? Have you missed ye ole Weeknight ’80s Dance Party? I know it’s been a minute, but I didn’t want a mid-week holiday go by without having given you a slew of fun ’80s tunes to soundtrack your ...

Pulling Rank: ’80s Cinematic Dance Battles

Pulling Rank is a weekly column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings; these are just Kelly’s opinions. You’ll ...

Pulling Rank: B-Sides from Tori Amos’s “Under the Pink”

Pulling Rank is a weekly column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings; these are just Kelly’s opinions. You’ll ...

New Trailer: “Django Unchained”

Well, here it is — the first trailer for the much-anticipated new Quentin Tarantino film, his first since 2009’s Inglorious Basterds. Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained is set to open on Christmas Day.

Pulling Rank: Favorite Songs of 2012 (So Far)

Pulling Rank is a weekly column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings; these are just Kelly’s opinions. You’ll ...

New Trailer: “Les Misérables”

Here’s the first trailer for the Tom Hooper-directed adaptation of the hit stage musical, Les Misérables, based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo. It features an all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonhmam Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron ...