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Zombies create a wonderful commentary on society, survival, and our mortality because they appeal to our fears of widespread viruses, and how much potential we have as individuals in a society to combat a widespread infection (cough Ebola cough). All of the following movies mentioned fall mostly into the typical Hollywood zombie movie premise, meaning it involves a virus. This list of zombie movie queens contain strong, independent, in control… oh, and deadly (and sometimes undead) ladies. Enjoy. Read More
Mike Tyson is getting a new TV show. Why? Because, as he recently told USA Today, he “didn’t have nothing better to do.” The new animated series “Mike Tyson Mysteries” premiered last night on Adult Swim. The show is a cartoon series that heavily resembles the style of Scooby-Doo, and focuses on Tyson along with a slew of other characters, including a crude and alcoholic pigeon, solving mysteries. Read More
For women, there is a science and an art to surviving horror films (Carol J. Clover’s 1992 Men, Women, and Chainsaws can be your textbook). One must be curious and observant -- you heed the subtle whiff of danger when others don’t notice the stench. One must also be intelligent, resourceful, and scrappy regardless of stature. It definitely helps to be sexually reserved and to have a gender-neutral name. If you can successfully embody all of these qualities, you might stand a chance at facing the chainsaw and becoming the Final Girl. Read More
  Spoiler alert: This Saturday Night Live skit rests on the crutch of a fat joke. And a race joke. And another fat joke. But beyond the crude and crass (and actually not funny) one-liners, Kate McKinnon and SNL guest star Jim Carrey’s Sia “Chandelier” dance-off is sort of redeeming. (Is it too late to steal their costume idea?)  In case you missed it, here is Lena Dunham's own "Chandelier" dance from Late Night with Seth Myers earlier in they year. Read More
The trailer for “Happy Valley,” the documentary focusing on Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno and the sexual molestation cover-up that occurred at Penn State, came out earlier this week.   Amir Bar Lev, the director best known for “The Tillman Story,” hopes that the film “provokes people to ask themselves questions about their own pantheon of saints and heroes and villains.” The film, set for release on Nov. 19, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and won the Best Documentary Feature at the Sarasota Film Festival. Read More
If you like Broad City, or other lady-driven web series, you will love Lonelygirl48. It was dreamt up by Brooklyn-based comedian , who has been featured on SNL and has won awards at the Boston Comedy Festival and Palm Beach International Film Festival for the full-length LonelyGirl48. BUST was lucky enough to talk to the brains behind the web series and ask her a couple of questions.   BUST: How did you think of the idea for the web-series?  KC: I think my aversion to dating led me to write the LonelyGirl48 web series. Read More
Here is a scary statistic: Only 5% of studio films, released in the past five years, have had a female director. Read More
  The last time we saw our little friend he was talking about "treats and snoozin', snoozin' and treats" in "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On Two." That was three years ago! Can you believe it? Fortunately for fans, Jenny Slate and her husband Dean Fleischer-Camp have graciously made a new video in celebration of their new book Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been (click through to see an exclusive spread from the book! buy it here!). Read More
At the end of our first decade without her piercing and original insight, Susan Sontag is being profiled in a new documentary that debuts on HBO December 8. In Regarding Susan Sontag director Nancy Kates, who reintroduced activist Bayard Rustin to US history in her previous doc, Brother Outsider, tracks the evolution of an outspoken and provocative political, literary, and social critic. Read More
Surely you recall when, last year, SNL’s lack of diversity reached critical (un)mass and much ado was made about show-runner Lorne Michaels’ search for a fresh black female face to add to the cast. Leslie Jones was in the pool along with Sasheer Zamata, and though the latter was eventually recruited as a cast member, Jones impressed too, so she was culled for the writing room. Read More