Author Archives: Jill O’Rourke

30 Rock Predicted The Recent Interview Controversy Almost Five Years Ago

30 Rock Predicted The Recent Interview Controversy Almost Five Years Ago

By now you probably know that Sony has canceled the Christmas release of The Interview, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, after threats of terrorism. What you probably don’t know — or at least don’t remember — is that 30 Rock referenced a situation similar to this all the way back in January 2010, in the season four episode “Klaus and Greta,” which was written by co-showrunner Robert Carlock and guest-starred James Franco as himself. More »

10 Reasons The Backstreet Boys Documentary Will Actually Be Good, Based On The Trailer

10 Reasons The Backstreet Boys Documentary Will Actually Be Good, Based On The Trailer

Does it feel like your teeth are growing braces? Do you have a sudden desire to tie a sweatshirt around your waist? Don’t worry, you haven’t become Benjamin Button. Your body is just responding to the fact that a new trailer for the Backstreet Boys documentary has been released. That’s right, there’s a Backstreet Boys documentary coming out. And believe it or not, it actually looks good. Interesting, even. More »

Neil Patrick Harris Posts A Video Of His Kids Singing ‘Jingle Bells’ Because He Wants Us To Die Of Cuteness

Neil Patrick Harris Posts A Video Of His Kids Singing 'Jingle Bells' Because He Wants Us To Die Of Cuteness

I’m really starting to suspect that Neil is waging cuteness warfare on the general public, using his children as cuteness weapons. I don’t know what his reasons are, but I don’t think he’s giving up any time soon. The Halloween photos were just the beginning. Things are escalating. The White House might have to step in and take the iPhone away from him. More »

A Hardcore Hobbit Fan’s Take On The Battle Of The Five Armies

A Hardcore Hobbit Fan's Take On The Battle Of The Five Armies

When someone asks me if the newest and final installment, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, was “good” or if I “liked” it, it’s difficult for me to give a straightforward answer. I don’t judge it the same way I judge other media, and I was never really worried about not liking it. I liked it for the simple reason of it being a Hobbit movie, and I’m going to watch and enjoy it again and again for years to come.
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