March 6, 2015

Lowbrow Highlights: Lisa Rinna Goes HAM on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

Plus, Bananas is back on ‘The Challenge,’ and ‘The Bachelor’ limps to its foregone conclusion.

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Who Won the Scenes? Sylvester Stallone vs. Kurt Russell in ‘Tango & Cash’

The 1989 action-comedy offers a subtle subversion of each man’s onscreen persona.

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March 5, 2015

‘ATL 2’ Is Coming. Where Is the Fanfare? (Here Is the Fanfare)

They’re doing ‘ATL 2′ and they didn’t even consult us. Big mistake. We’re working on it anyway.

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A Noncomprehensive List of All the Fake Hip-Hop Artists From Last Night’s ‘Empire’

I watched last night’s episode four times so that I could write down every single fake rapper and singer in the ‘Empire’ Expanded Universe.

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The Weird and Wonderful Career of ‘Power/Rangers’ Director Joseph Kahn

The music video director behind Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” clip is actually one of the most interesting filmmakers working today, and his new “de-boot” is just another odd choice in a long series.

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New York’s Finest: Tina Fey and Pals Return With the Excellent ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

NBC executives abandoned the latest project from the ‘30 Rock’ cocreators. They’re going to regret it.

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American Haiku: The Brilliant Ads of Errol Morris

In his documentaries, Morris is known for staging and re-creation, for artifice. But in this case he’s shooting an ad, and in his ads, he has the paradoxical yen for something, well, real.

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