Isaiah Sherman

Top 10 Cult Classic Movies That Flopped First

Article: Top 10 Cult Classic Movies That Flopped First

Great films don’t always do great things at the box office. These ten unforgettable hits were too dark, too unique or too poorly marketed to bring in the audiences they deserved upon release. Each has been saved from obscurity by hoards of fans who couldn’t wait to share them with others. It’s that kind of passion alone — not reviews, awards or earnings — that make a film a true classic.

Bang, Bang! Top 10 Movie Shootouts

Article: Bang, Bang! Top 10 Movie Shootouts

The noise! The destruction! The mad dash to safety! There just aren’t many scenes in cinema more tense and exciting than a good old-fashioned gunfight. These ten unforgettable showdowns set new visual standards and inspired generations of youthful finger pointing and “pew! pew!” sounds. Get fired up!

That’s a Rap! Top 10 Rappers Turned Movie Stars

Article: That’s a Rap! Top 10 Rappers Turned Movie Stars

Roleplaying has always been a huge part of hip-hop. Rap lyrics, so often autobiographical, blur lines between reality and fiction almost without exception, and any truly successful rapper has mastered the performance of at least one painstakingly engineered persona. Maybe it should come as no surprise, then, that so many rappers can really act. Unlike those few-and-far-between crossovers from other genres (Tom Waits, Justin Timberlake), rappers who can bring roles to life seem to be the rule, not the exception.

Assessing the Dream Team: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd

Article: Assessing the Dream Team: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd

Burns and Allen, Laurel and Hardy, Martin and Lewis… every now and then throughout comedy history, a pair that are so hilarious together that they put solo acts to shame. When Dan Aykroyd met John Belushi in a Chicago speakeasy, a legendary team was born. Though the collaboration was cut short by Belushi’s tragic death in 1982, these four projects live on as permanent evidence of one of the funniest duos of all time.

Box-Office Billionaire: Top Ten Danny Boyle Movies

Article: Box-Office Billionaire: Top Ten Danny Boyle Movies

A seasoned pro with a childlike sense of wonder somehow unmistakably intact, Danny Boyle’s steady stream of blockbusters belies his reputation as one of modern cinema’s most creative minds. Boyle has succeeded with an incredible range of subjects and styles, from the gritty ’90s drug film to the family-friendly coming-of-age tale, from classic horror to hard sci-fi.

Critics Applaud “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Finale; “Grantland” Talks to Hugo Blick

Article: Critics Applaud “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Finale; “Grantland” Talks to Hugo Blick

This week, Grantland goes deep with the creator of “one of the great television shows of 2014″; while Junkee tells readers, “You need to watch Maggie Gyllenhaal in THE HONORABLE WOMAN.”

“Paste” and “The Washington Post” Highlight “THE HONORABLE WOMAN”

Article: “Paste” and “The Washington Post” Highlight “THE HONORABLE WOMAN”

This week, Paste applauds the series’ tense build toward the climax, writing, “THE HONORABLE WOMAN is slowly plummeting into a dark and twisted hole and there seems to be no way out—this is a good thing.”

“THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Recap: Episode 7 (The Hollow Wall)

Article: “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Recap: Episode 7 (The Hollow Wall)

The burned man and the mysterious contact who came to his aid, revealing herself as Monica Chatwin, rendezvous in a hotel room. When MI6 agents bug the room, Chatwin starts a fire and the duo escapes.

Sir Hugh tells Nessa he knows she’s collaborating with the terrorists to get Kasim back. She tells him the Israeli national MI6 spotted Monica meeting with is actually a Palestinian terrorist (the burned man) and then confesses the truth about Kasim’s parentage.

You’re Fired! The Top 10 Most Epic Pink Slip Scenes in the Movies

Article: You’re Fired! The Top 10 Most Epic Pink Slip Scenes in the Movies

Roll over Donald Trump! Everyone hates being let go, but some of our favorite movies take the painful process to awkward, heated and hilarious extremes. If you’ve ever been asked to clear out the proverbial desk, get ready to commiserate. These ten scenes put the “fire” in getting fired!

“L.A. Times” Calls “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Brilliant and Provocative

Article: “L.A. Times” Calls “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Brilliant and Provocative

This week, The Los Angeles Times calls THE HONORABLE WOMAN “a splendid example of the brave new world of television… a thing of beauty that would not have existed 10, or even five years ago.”

Bullets, Bonding and the Blues: The Top 10 Buddy Movies of the ’80s

Article: Bullets, Bonding and the Blues: The Top 10 Buddy Movies of the ’80s

There’s no genre more sentimental than the buddy movie. These films’ cozy pleasures feel as comfortable and familiar as a favorite sweater: the mismatched pair, the harrowing journey, the begrudging admiration. It can be easy to forget how much drama, fun and pure mayhem the best buddy movies unleash. Any one of these ten classics will remind you.

“The Telegraph” Is “Hooked”; “Indiewire” Applauds “THE HONORABLE WOMAN”

Article: “The Telegraph” Is “Hooked”; “Indiewire” Applauds “THE HONORABLE WOMAN”

This week, The Telegraph tells readers “why THE HONORABLE WOMAN has captured our hearts,” while Indiewire grills showrunner Hugo Blick on creating “an intimate, genre-bending spy thriller with grace and poise.”

What’s Up Next for the Cast of “RECTIFY”?

Article: What’s Up Next for the Cast of “RECTIFY”?

Can’t wait for RECTIFY Season 3? Keep up with the stars throughout their upcoming big and small-screen projects in the meantime.

“HuffPo” Lists 7 Reasons to Love “RECTIFY”; “Vox” Celebrates News of a Third Season

Article: “HuffPo” Lists 7 Reasons to Love “RECTIFY”; “Vox” Celebrates News of a Third Season

This week, The Huffington Post’s Sasha Bronner gives readers seven reasons the “elegant, lyrical” RECTIFY is her “favorite underrated show on TV”, while Vox applauds “one of TV’s best shows” and its Season 3 renewal. See what everyone is talking about, log in and watch the entire first episode of RECTIFY Season 2 right now.

Secrets and Lies: Top 10 Movies About Conspiracies

Article: Secrets and Lies: Top 10 Movies About Conspiracies

Nothing takes a thriller to the next level like a good conspiracy. We may dismiss wild theories in real life, but in movie-land every loose thread might start unraveling a web of lies. The really creepy part? Some of these stories are true. Put on your tin foil hat and check out our list of the ten best conspiracy flicks ever made!

3 “RECTIFY” Writers Discuss How the Magic Happens

Article: 3 “RECTIFY” Writers Discuss How the Magic Happens

We sat down with RECTIFY’s co-executive producer Victoria Morrow, writer Scott Teems, and assistant-turned-writer Kate Powers to discuss working with Ray McKinnon, their influences and how they get inside Daniel Holden’s head.

“THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Recap: Episode 4 (The Ribbon Cutter)

Article: “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Recap: Episode 4 (The Ribbon Cutter)

Beginning an episode-long flashback to eight years ago, Ephra thanks the Steins’ supporters for their loyalty and announces the next phase of The Stein Foundation’s plans to facilitate education in Palestine, though a conversation with Nessa reveals she has been the plans’ architect.

Meanwhile, Dame Julia, currently MI6’s deputy head, is charged with engineering the removal of her scandal-smeared but stubborn superior, Sir Christopher.

Songs from “RECTIFY” Episode 209 (Until You’re Blue)

Article: Songs from “RECTIFY” Episode 209 (Until You’re Blue)

Though Gabriel Mann’s original score provides the majority of RECTIFY‘s soundtrack, music supervisor Linda Cohen works alongside creator Ray McKinnon to pick just the right outside tracks for certain special moments.

“EW” Calls “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” a “Stunning Tightrope Walk”

Article: “EW” Calls “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” a “Stunning Tightrope Walk”

Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter interviews Maggie Gyllenhaal on the “thought-provoking” series.

“A.V. Club” Applauds “RECTIFY’s” Dialogue; “Entertainment Weekly” Digs Into Series Themes

Article: “A.V. Club” Applauds “RECTIFY’s” Dialogue; “Entertainment Weekly” Digs Into Series Themes

This week, The A.V. Club celebrates RECTIFY’s naturalistic dialogue in a review honing in on the relationship between Daniel and Tawney, while Entertainment Weekly reflects on the series’ silences. See what everyone is talking about, log in and watch the entire first episode of RECTIFY Season 2 right now.

“THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Recap: Episode 3 (The Killing Call)

Article: “THE HONORABLE WOMAN” Recap: Episode 3 (The Killing Call)

Nessa receives a call from the kidnappers asking if her secret is safe. Nessa asks the man on the phone to tell her something that proves he knows her terrible secret. The kidnapper tells Nessa, “You burned my face,” confirming her worst fears.

Nessa and Atika debate going public with the truth about their abduction in Gaza, but Atika insists on keeping silent. Rachel asks Atika to share the story with the police, while Ephra defends Atika’s right to privacy.

“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Host Neal Brennan Talks With Seth Meyers, Brian Lehrer and “Laughspin”

Article: “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Host Neal Brennan Talks With Seth Meyers, Brian Lehrer and “Laughspin”

Fans of New York Magazine’s “wildly popular” backpage feature and pop culture devotees around the world are gearing up for the premiere of THE APPROVAL MATRIX, August 11, 11/10C on SundanceTV. Moviefone previews an episode featuring discussion of binge-watching and bad TV endings, while host Neal Brennan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Robin Williams’ Top 5 Non-Funny Movies

Article: Robin Williams’ Top 5 Non-Funny Movies

You know him for his unique, high-octane comic performances, and even when movies cranks up the drama Robin Williams naturally inhabits characters with such good-natured liveliness he can’t help but make you smile. Or so you thought. Check out these five films to watch the man behind Flubber and Good Will Hunting turn off the charm and go as dark as dark gets in five very different, equally chilling ways.

Songs From “RECTIFY” Episode 208 (The Great Destroyer)

Article: Songs From “RECTIFY” Episode 208 (The Great Destroyer)

Though Gabriel Mann’s original score provides the majority of RECTIFY‘s soundtrack, music supervisor Linda Cohen works alongside creator Ray McKinnon to pick just the right outside tracks for certain special moments.