Fractured fairy tales have dominated this year’s box office, but most of the stories are pretty far removed from the real world. Enter The Brass Teapot, a topical spin on this formula that follows neither witch hunters nor giant slayers, but a couple of broke kids. Married protagonists Alice (Juno Temple) and John (Michael Angarano) find a shady solution to their debt in a teapot that responds to pain by filling itself with cash. It’s not long before the two use sadomasochism, body modification, and plenty of slapstick to amass themselves a fortune. Read More
Everyone in a city where there is a Ben & Jerry's (meaning LOTS OF PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD), STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING. TODAY IS THE BEAUTIFUL DAY THAT HAPPENS EACH YEAR IN WHICH THIS HALLOWED INSTITUTION BESTOWS FREE ICE CREAM UNTO THE GRATEFUL PUBLIC. And oh god, could there be a better day for this to happen? New York is about to experience its hottest day of the year so far, and all of us at BUST are already dreaming of beaches. Even if the weather's not as perfect wherever you are, this is a perfect excuse to take a break and chill with some FREE ICE CREAM. Read More
The competition is on to create the next 30 Rock-- there are some incredibly buzz-worthy pilots in the works for fall, including an Andy Samberg cop show and a Seinfeld-esque vehicle by comedian and SNL writer John Mulaney. We're on pins and needles for both, but what's currently called The John Mulaney Show looks more impressive by the day. While it already boasts writing from one of the best comedians of the moment*, its cast will include such greats as Martin Short, Elliott Gould, and now SNL's Nasim Pedrad. Read More

TV Review: Orphan Black

BY Sarah Fonder in TV

Ever since Lost went off the air a couple of years ago, we’ve been waiting for another WTF sci-fi mystery to keep us talking at the water cooler. Thankfully, BBC America’s original series Orphan Black could be just we’re looking for. The story follows Sarah (newcomer Tatiana Maslany), a delinquent foster kid who takes on the identity of Beth, a rich suicide victim who looks just like her. Sarah only plans to steal her doppelganger’s money to escape a vicious drug dealer, but she quickly discovers that Beth’s life is far messier than her own. Read More
You'd think any dude would be thankful to get as much attention as Don Draper's penis has attracted lately, but Jon Hamm is not pleased with your discussions about his john-ham. He didn't sound happy when a reporter brought up his distracting junk in the new issue of Rolling Stone: "They're called 'privates' for a reason. I'm wearing pants, for fuck's sake. Lay off. I mean, it's not like I'm a fucking lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world. But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my cock, I feel like that wasn't part of the deal. Read More
Networks have this really unfortunate habit of making it difficult to love television. So many of the best shows have a tendency to hang out on the chopping block for several seasons, and while some survive, others are taken off the air far too soon. 2013 has seen the cancellation of some really great comedies including Ben & Kate, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, and now HBO's Enlightened. All three of these shows attracted cult followings, yet acclaim still isn't enough to keep good TV from getting the axe. Read More
As any hapless nerd in a teen sex comedy would tell you, the mere possession of a condom doesn't necessarily guarantee that you're gonna get laid. Unfortunately, New York City police seem to think otherwise, as they're known to confiscate condoms as evidence of prostitution. Read More
We were convinced the brilliant-but-cancelled Veronica Mars would never get a proper conclusion, but it looks like our favorite sleuth will return very soon. After years of deliberation, Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell are taking action to get a movie off the ground. This morning, Thomas launched a Kickstarter to raise $2 million for the project, and while that may seem like a lot of money, diehard fans have been campaigning to bring Veronica back since the show's 2007 cancellation. Read More
Just a couple of weeks ago I was wondering where the hell Norwegian pop princess Annie went off to, and the gods appear to have heard me. Lo and behold, her new single "Tubestops and Lonely Hearts" is supposed to come out this month. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this goddess, Annie has released two albums that contain some of this century's best dance music. One guy called her "the Kylie it's cool to like," but if you're too cool to like Kylie then I don't want to be your friend. Read More
Several Christian institutions have notoriously severe punishments for sexual activity, but none seem quite as cruel as the case of San Diego Christian College employee Teri James. After the school discovered she was pregnant with a co-worker's child, they not only fired her, but offered her partner a job. The school claims they fired James for the act of premarital sex, but they were well aware that her now-husband Brandon James was the father when they contacted him. Read More
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