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  • Video on Demand Report: Time to Add ‘The Act of Killing’ to Your Oscar Season Cram Session

    The Headliner The Act of Killing A breakthrough hit for documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer (that one of its executive producers is Werner Herzog probably doesn’t hurt), The Act of Killing tells the story of Anwar Congo and Adi Zulkadry, the notorious heads of a North Sumatran death squad believed to have been responsible for more […]

  • NFL Lessons Learned

    Before he makes his playoff picks, the Sports Guy lists 10 things that added to his ongoing NFL education.

  • The ‘Parenthood’ Cry of the Week: Three Cheers for Braverman Tears

    Well, that was brutal. If the final act of last night’s episode is any indication, Parenthood Season 5 has found its rhythm. In just a few minutes, there was an emotional barrage including a crying Amber, a despondent Adam, and a shattered Julia. That’s a lot of Braverman emotion, and just what we came for. […]

  • We Went There: Arizona Is Terrifying, But UCLA Gave the Cats a Scare

    My ears started stinging with about two minutes left in the game. That’s around the time when Jordan Adams, who was having a miserable shooting night, drilled a 3 that brought UCLA all the way back to a tie with no. 1 Arizona, 68-68. Ryan Hollins’s face came up on the JumboTron, and amid the […]

  • Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: Introducing a ‘Real World’ Angel and a Host of ‘Bachelor’ Loons

    The onset of the new year has brought plenty to GRTFL headquarters, including: bear-suit sex; hot lawyers; hamburger-grease assault; professional dog lovers; and a woman who transports herself exclusively by straddling men to hitch rides. The Bachelor and Real World are fucking back. Usually when I introduce a new season, I write a long list […]

  • NHL Grab Bag: Even When He’s Not Playing, Ben Scrivens Wins

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. The third star: Brayden Schenn I actually don’t know what happened to Schenn on […]

  • Right Reasons Podcast: Frank Sweeney (With Video!)

    It has been a powerhouse week for the Right Reasons! David Jacoby and Juliet Litman break down the Bachelor premiere, and Frank Sweeney stops by to talk Real World.

  • The Trouble With Rog

    On the eve of the Australian Open, can Roger Federer remember how to be great?

  • Runaway Hits: The Diametrically Opposed Pleasures of ‘Frozen’ and ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’

    Frozen, directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck Of the dozen or so animated movies that have opened in the last year, Disney’s Frozen is the biggest smash. After a month, it’s still near the top of box-office reports. [Editor's note: Disney owns Grantland.] Setting aside news of this week’s polar vortex, it’s not hard […]

  • Who Is This Cara Delevingne Person and Why Is Every Celebrity in Love With Her?

    Every year, thousands of models are cast in runway shows and ad campaigns, but only a few go on to become bankable brands that can turn a profit. Since the decline of the ’90s supermodel empire, the chances of becoming a breakout name in the modeling business are even more slender. As celebrities have replaced […]

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