The Biggest Snubs of the 2018 Emmy Nominations

Every year, people turn to the Emmy Award nomination committee to predict which TV shows will flop and which will flourish in the future. This year, the Emmy’s lauded shows like Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Atlanta, while offering a number of conspicuous snubs to popular shows like Twin Peaks and Will & Grace. Today, let’s explore this year’s snubs, and see whether we agree with the committee’s choice.

The Most Shocking and Controversial Show Cancellations

For every show that sticks around for an interminable number of seasons, there always seems to be at least two wonderful shows that are cancelled well before their time. Sometimes it’s because ratings have dropped, and the network can’t justify the show’s existence to their advertisers anymore, while other times key cast members or producers decide to move on and leave the show to flounder. All of these are valid reasons for a show being cancelled.

From Across the Pond: Shows that You Didn’t Know Came from Britain

Even though Americans threw off the yoke of their British overlords centuries ago, we’ve still remained obsessed with their art and culture. Many people don’t realize that the British have infiltrated more than we know since a ton of our favorite TV shows that are made with American actors are actually remakes of an already-popular British show. Here are a few shows that you may not have realized came from Britain.

Change the Channel: The 9 Best Alternatives to YouTube

YouTube video creators who were once immersed in developing interesting and unique content are now looking at other platforms to showcase their videos in order to earn an honest buck. It’s undeniable that many popular creators on the site have felt the financial effects trickle down as some YouTube videos now simply don’t get the ads or forefront visualization on the site, as they use to. Whether you’re a creator or user, below are nine of the best alternatives to YouTube.

The Strangest Sports Ever Conceived

Sports help us forget about our problems. Most of us sports fans lean towards the more established leagues: basketball, baseball, hockey, football… but there’s more to the world of competition than the so-called “Big four.” Many of them are a lot more creative, too.

The Most Famous Animal Actors

They make us laugh, they make us cry and they also make us envious. I mean, if that dog possesses the acting range of Sir Anthony Hopkins then surely my dog can learn how to, you know, not go to the bathroom on my favorite area rug. But I digress.

Best and Worst Movie Sequels Ever

Since the film industry began, production companies and marketing agencies have used sequels to cash in on the success of the original film. Movie-making is an art, not a science, and sometimes it’s hard to know what the public will embrace, and what will fall by the wayside.

Movies That Were Filmed in Canada

Thanks to Canada’s lackluster loonie, many Hollywood productions – both TV and film – are filmed in Canada. In fact, over 1,500 Hollywood flicks were shot in Canada over the last decade. Vancouver and Toronto are the two most used Canadian locations. One for its resemblance to middle America, and the other for its uncanny similarities to New York City.

Delete Facebook: The Best Alternatives to Facebook

Facebook has seen better days. It began with the earth shattering revelation that international data firm Cambridge Analytica secretly harvested the data of millions of American Facebook users in an attempt to sway the political landscape ahead of the 2016 Presidential Election. But the hits keep coming.

Historically Dumb: The Biggest Business Blunders in History

Mistakes are a part of life and as the saying goes, “you can always learn from your mistakes.” However, sometimes that’s not the case, especially if you’re running a multi-million-dollar business, one wrong move or slip-up can end up costing your business millions (or even billions) in missed revenue and even worse it can give your competitors an edge in the market.

Best Young Adult Books with Female Heroines

With the amount of literature that’s out there today, it can be hard to decide what to read next. It’s tempting to read whatever is put in front of us, without exploring the book first, and unfortunately this usually means that we wind up reading a lot of books with male protagonists and male heroes. Luckily for us, a little digging can produce a list of amazing books that are perfect for growing girls.

12 Disney Live-Action Movies We’re Most Excited About

In the last few years, movie producers have come up with new and exciting ways to use modern cinematic technology and storytelling techniques to revive the films that many of us know from childhood. While most of us will never get tired of watching the animated Disney movies that we grew up with like The Lion King, and Aladdin, producers are now taking these stories and introducing them to a new audience.

The Top 10 Inspirational Celebrity Commencement Speeches

It’s the end of another school year and the start of summer for most students, but for some, they are throwing their caps up celebrating the fact that they’re done school forever and are preparing to start a new chapter in their lives.

What are Your Favorite Celebrities Doing This Summer?

With summer in full bloom and a heat wave scorching nearly the entire surface of the earth, it’s only natural to yearn for a well-deserved holiday—accompanied with little umbrellas in your cocktails. But before setting up your travel plans, it might be an interesting idea to check what your favorite celebrities are doing over the summer, for a chance to get a glimpse of them.

12 of the Most Controversial Episodes in TV History

In this day and age, mostly everything that airs on television offends someone out there who is watching. Still, throughout history, there have been TV episodes that have pushed the boundaries for network and audience alike; causing a wave of scandal, outrage, and backlash from activist groups and other organizations. What makes these 12 episodes in TV history so controversial? Read on and see for yourself.

Biggest TV Cancellations of 2018

Although it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the new TV series that are being introduced on primetime and via online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, there are some shows that make waves when networks announce their cancellation. Some, like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, even make enough of a splash that other networks pick them up and redeem them from cancellation.

On the Go: Best Console Games on Mobile

Simply put, you no longer need a $500 home console to enjoy a top tier gaming experience. If you’re in need a little bit more proof, then you best start clicking. Today, we take a look at some of the best console-first video games that have migrated their way to your smartphone. Be warned though, your days of daily face-to-face social interaction are numbered.

The Best Cooking TV Shows of All Time

If you want to inspire your cooking and reinvigorate your palate, it might be time to check out a new cooking TV show. Since Julia Child burst on to the scene in 1963, we’ve turned to chefs on our TV screens to help us learn new skills, teach us about unique and rare ingredients, and inspire us with succulent dishes prepared right before our eyes.

The Biggest TV Renewals of 2018

In the olden days of TV, we used to have to wait anxiously for the few times a year that network executives made their decisions about which programs would stay on the air, and which would get the axe. Now, shows are renewed as soon as there’s evidence that they’re successful. Often, it’s the morning after a successful pilot airs on TV.

6 Broadway Shows You Must See Before They Close

Flocks of tourists travel to New York City, affectionately known as the Big Apple to some, for the incredible shopping, the historic and cultural attractions, to feel the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s busiest cities, as well catching a show or two on or off Broadway.

2018 Book Adaptations We Can’t Wait to See

Bookworms unite! It’s time to start checking off your reading list now before these book hits theaters. 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for bestselling book adaptions, and we’ve compiled a list the most anticipated books that are headed to or have hit the big screen.

Viva Football: The Greatest Moments in World Cup History

One of the greatest events in the world of sports is the FIFA World Cup, which takes place every four years and celebrates the greatest athletes playing soccer today. Although the controversy surrounding host country Russia has taken up a lot of newspaper ink, it pales in comparison to the powerful moments that have happened on the pitch during the tournament in the past. Here are some of the greatest moments in World Cup history. 

The Most Infamous Assassinations in History

Few things disrupt the norm like an assassination. And that is most certainly by design. Most of the figureheads that line the pages of this article, at one point, enjoyed unparalleled control over a whole lot of people. In many cases, their deaths were even more important. A premature end to an important figure can spark chaos, confusion, and harsh reactions the world over. And that’s par for the course for these historical figures.

To Mend and Defend: The Best Episodes of ReBoot

While we take it for granted today, it’s hard to believe how far computer-generating (CG) animation has come in 25 years. We have made major leaps from the rather basic use of rudimentary shapes and flat textures of early CG to the organic facial capture and stunning imagery of modern CG. At the forefront of its acceptance into mainstream culture in the early to mid-90s was a television show from Canada known as ReBoot.

Listen In: Best True Crime Podcasts

True crime podcasts have become extremely popular in the last few years. Serial was one of the first podcasts to truly go viral, and since its explosive premier in 2014, producers and hosts have sought to capitalize on the public’s fascination with true crime stories by putting their own unique takes on cold cases, cults, and criminals out there for the public to enjoy.

How Aboot That?: Stars that You Didn’t Know are Canadian

Although Canada is generally content to leave America to their fist-shaking and other shows of dominance on the world stage, there are some things of theirs that they know America can’t live without. We’re not talking about softwood lumber or steel. We’re talking about the celebrities that creep down south every year, hide their Canadian accents, and star in American movies.

The Strangest Video Game Peripherals

Video gaming as a hobby can be a financial black hole. There’s always a new video game or a new console, waiting for you to dump your money and your hours in to. But games and consoles aren’t the only videogame gizmo vying for your disposable income. There’s also the strange and exciting world of gaming peripherals.

The Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time

Summer 2017 was a weird time. The politics throughout were unpleasant to say the least, and it ended with a bang when hurricane after hurricane battered the southern States, decimating cities in Texas and Florida. Hollywood definitely took a back seat this summer — which makes sense because there wasn’t really anything for them to offer.

The Land of Giants: The Largest Athletes in Sports History

One of the most exciting parts about a sporting event is watching athletes, who present us with examples of all that we can accomplish if we put our focus on physical prowess. While all athletes train to get their bodies into shape, some special athletes are born with an enhanced physique that allows them to literally stand head and shoulders above the competition.

Development Hell: Games That Spent Far Too Long in Development

Over the years, fans have been left waiting for games stuck in “development hell” due to everything from creative disputes to tech troubles to financial hardship and some have even taken over a decade to be completed. Here are 10 games that spent the most time in development before finally “going gold” and being released.

10 Of the Most Unsettling Declassified Events

Scandal and controversy always seem to follow some government officials and conspiracy theories are certainly nothing new when it comes to the land of the Internet. Still, the public’s distrust can all be thanks to the fact that history has proven that we simply can’t trust those in power, at times.

The Dangers of Stupidity: The Dumbest Internet Challenges

The Internet has enriched our lives in unimaginable ways. Not only has it democratized information, ushered in a new era of globalization, and connected us in ways we never thought possible, but it’s also gifted us with the phenomenon known as the Internet challenge. Here are the most reckless challenges that have been circling the Internet in the last few years.

We Never Asked for This: The Worst Video Game Reboots

Is there anything worse than seeing beloved fictional characters, characters that you grew up with, re-packaged and repurposed? Today, we level our disappoint-o-meter at the video game industry. So, press start on your controller and let’s explore the worst video game reboots of all time.

2018 in Video Game Anniversaries

While there is some truth to the saying “the newer the better,” we cannot really enjoy what we have now without looking back on some of the games that got us here. Growing up, video games were likely a part of your everyday life, whether that be by stopping over at the house of a friend or having a system of your own.

The Most Iconic Award Show Looks of All Time

While the actual ceremonies themselves are hours long, filled with both commercial breaks and awkward banter from often-second rate hosts, the one aspect of award shows that remains exciting year after year is the red-carpet arrivals. It’s thrilling to see what people are wearing — even the most boring presenter can be elevated to star status depending on their sartorial choices.

The 12 Most Memorable Royal Weddings in History

The May 19th wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — now titled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — was celebrated around the world. Even people who loathe the pomp and ceremony (and excessive spending!) of a royal wedding were sucked into the simple elegance of the couple, and the meaningful touches that the new Duke and Duchess put on the ancient and traditional ceremony.

10 Book-To-Movie Adaptations Authors Hate

Ever read a book and get excited about the possibility of seeing it turned into a movie, only to be vastly disappointed with how the film portrayed the story? You aren’t the only one!

Mind Your P’s and Qs- Royal Wedding Etiquette and Traditions You Never Knew About

If you’re lucky enough to score an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding, chances are you already know a little about royal etiquette. However, even if you’re not invited, it’s fun to brush up on royal etiquette, so you can better appreciate the lengths that people go to when they show respect and homage to the crown.

What to Wear to a Royal Wedding

We hate to break it to you, but chances are, if you were going to be invited to the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle in May, you’d have already received your invitation. Even if you’ll be watching from home instead of sitting in the pews at St. George’s Chapel, there are still things you need to know about royal dress code and etiquette in order to fully appreciate the traditional ensembles you’ll see making their way down the aisle.

A Tragic End: 12 Of The Most Tragic Athlete Deaths

Whether you are talking the Olympics, hockey, basketball, or even the world of pro wrestling, athletes hold a special place in the hearts of the public. Their wins are inspiring, they act as heroes to many, and sometimes hold the pride of a city, region, or even country within their athletic abilities and accomplishments. Which is why fans mourn tremendously when a beloved athlete passes on.

2018 in Pop Culture Anniversaries

There are many pop culture phenomena celebrating anniversaries in 2018. Films, television shows, comic books, video games, and music that has created an impact on the generation they came out in, and generations to come.

Apocalypse Soon: History through the Doomsday Clock

Since the Doomsday Clock was first conceived in 1947 by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist’s Science and Security board, the minute hand has wavered back and forth away from and towards impending doom depending on a number of factors including international relations, changing political regimes, the development of new nuclear weapons, and in recent years, climate change.

2018 in Movie Anniversaries

While it’s fun to look forward, we can also learn a lot from looking back at the past. There are a lot of movies celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2018. Let’s take a look at some of the most influential movies that have an upcoming anniversary this year.

The Celebrities Lost in 2017

The world mourned the losses of Gene Wilder, Arnold Palmer, Florence Henderson, and David Bowie back in 2016. It was a rough year for our collective childhoods, no doubt. But we made it through another year and set our optimistic hearts towards 2017. Sadly, not a year goes by without the loss of the idols that we once looked up to, and 2017 was no different.

Breaking Down Marvel’s Fresh Start

Marvel Comics is upping the ante by relaunching a large number of their original comic book series, which will explore never-before-seen stories of our favorite superheroes. Today, we’re going to break down Marvel’s Fresh Start publications, and see what’s in store for us in the next few months as these comics are released.

First Impressions: The Most Impactful Opening Credits in TV

First impressions are a powerful thing. In the world of TV, they set the tone for what you’re about to see and, when well executed, persuade you to invest more of your precious time. What’s more, they vary substantially from show to show.

The Keys to the Universe: Ranking the Movies in the MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) spans all the movies that have been released by Marvel Studios, based on their wildly successful comic books. These incredible films started with the release of Iron Man in 2008, and this year celebrates their 10th anniversary.

It’s Morphin’ Time: The 12 Best Power Rangers Series

Not many shows can tout 861 episodes plus three different movie adaptations with close to a quarter of century run. However, the Power Rangers is an anomaly of sorts, entertaining audiences for well over two decades and a fanbase that spans generations. As such, here are 12 of the best Power Rangers’ series over the years.

Foul Ball: The Biggest Controversies in Sports

Sports can be an emotional rollercoaster. Championship rings, in-game heroics, acts of superhuman athleticism — it’s the hope of these monumental achievements that keeps us tuning in every chance that we get. And as much as we’d like to claim that we enjoy sports for their own sake, that isn’t always the case.

Eating Fast: The Most Famous Eating Competitions

Over the past several years, competitive eating competitions have gone from something held only at county fairs to being broadcast nationally on ESPN. In the world of competitive eating, it isn’t just about being the biggest. People like Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi have shown that it takes time and practice to confidently gobble down an extraordinary amount of food in a short amount of time.

Gotta Collect ‘Em All: The Most Expensive Video Games

There are some collectors that scour eBay, auctions, and game shops for old and rare videogames cartridges (often called “carts”) that they can add to their collection. These collectors are the ones that are responsible for cataloguing video game history, and actively saving it from the hands of people who don’t appreciate the value of their possessions.

The Smartest: The Highest IQs in History

The intelligence quotient or I.Q. score is a numerical result compiled from a number of tests designed to measure logic and reasoning abilities relative to the average performance in one’s chronological age group. The average IQ is 100, but since the test originated in 1916, many people have scored far beyond the average earning themselves the title of “genius.”

The Greatest Talk Show Hosts

Whether it’s daytime or late night, talk shows have been a staple in the American television diet for decades and some of hosts are so iconic that despite being off the air for years, we still know their names.

Gotta Collect ‘Em All: The Most Expensive Sports Cards

For most kids who collect sports cards, the goal is to have the largest collection in the neighborhood. For sports card experts, and people who have been collecting memorabilia professionally, amassing a large collection isn’t necessarily the goal anymore. Instead, they focus on accumulating a collection that has value.

The Weirdest Beauty Pageants

There are tons of pageants around the world that don’t get as much coverage, but try and accomplish some good instead of focusing on the competition. Many organizations use pageants to raise the profile of their issue or just to promote their brand. Check out some of the world’s most unusual pageants below.

Most Outrageous Celebrity Baby Names

We don’t just celebrate forward-thinking celebs for their cultural explorations of the unknown. We also give them a bit of a pass when their experiments miss their mark. That is, until it comes to the names of their children. Celebrities make strange decisions. Having children isn’t strange of course. But, naming them after inanimate objects, fictional characters, items of clothing, and produce? Well, that’s just unforgiveable.

Console Wars: The Best-Selling Video Game Consoles

The gaming industry as a whole is an entertainment goliath, pulling in an estimated $91 billion in 2016 and, it just keeps growing. That success is due in large part to the accessibility and variety of home-use gaming consoles.

Gotta Collect ‘Em All: The Most Expensive Pokemon Cards

The world of collectibles was forever changed by the introduction of everyone’s favorite electrified critter. Pikachu, Charmander, and the rest of their colorful group stole the hearts of a generation back in the late ‘90s. But more than that, the franchise’s collectibles ushered in a new, much more expensive era for the waning trading card industry.

Mad Scientists: Disturbing Human Experiments

In theory, the scientific method is designed to coax humans towards the next stage of our evolution. But in the past, a few not-so-friendly scientists have co-opted the scientific method to further their nefarious means.

The Biggest Snubs of the 2018 Oscar Nominations

Though we sure love to celebrate the successful, pretty people of Hollywood, we also love the losers. That’s because, the official 2018 nominations left more than a handful of fan-favorite movies, actors, writers, and directors off of the ballot yet again.

The Movies of the 2018 Oscars

The Academy Awards are a time for cinephiles to celebrate another year of art. And though some of the year’s best weren’t recognized in full (snubs are part of the fun), the Oscars offer a welcome respite from politics, scandal, and the like. Today, we take a look at the biggest movies of the past year in cinema. So, settle in, butter up some popcorn, and enjoy this walk through 2018’s most successful movies.

Most Memorable Olympic Moments in History

The Olympics is a fun event that allows even the most couchbound person to dream of athletic prowess and the unending glory of the medal podium. As we leave behind the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and look forward to the next games (see you in the summer of 2020 in Tokyo!), we’re reminded of just how effective the Olympics can be in terms of diplomacy and international friendship.

Box Office Disaster: Biggest Box Office Flops of 2017

But what about those films that were carried by big-name actors and actresses, directors and screenwriters, or massive corporate studios? What about those films that barely made back their budget? Those films that bombed so hard at the box office that they became the laughing stocks of the film industry? Well Filthy Rich has got you covered. We’re not going to let these flops go without any recognition.

Box Office Delight: Highest Grossing Films of 2017

With the recent release of the Oscar nominations, now is a great time to look back at all the movies that we enjoyed in 2017 and see how they stack up. Box office gross isn’t necessarily an indication of a movie’s quality, but it does tell us how many people went to go see it in theaters. And in an era where any movie can be downloaded almost instantly, that figure is still pretty significant.

Feel the Love: Movies to Watch on V-Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to snuggle up with loved ones, either romantic or platonic, and enjoy a movie together. The weather is probably cold and dreary outside, and all the delicious food that you just ate is probably making you quite sleepy. This year, skip the fancy cocktail lounge or restaurant, and stay at home with a movie.

Read These to Get in The Mood for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, it’s fun to have some themed reading to get you in the mood for the holiday. To help you out, we’ve curated a list of books that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Busted: The Biggest Failed Drug Tests

It’s a tale as old as time. No, not that one. The one where the uber-successes athlete, champion of champions, is outed as a scientifically modified cheater. Then comes the feelings of betrayal, the outrage, and, at least for the athlete, rock bottom.

12 Celebrity Deaths We Still Aren’t Over

When someone passes away, their family mourns and celebrates their life. When the same happens to someone famous, an entire world can be stopped in its tracks.

Prizefighter: Pay-Per View Events with the Most Buys

As you’ll see over the coming pages, there’s a ton of money in fighting. Whether it’s gambling, prize money, or sponsorship dollars, people open their wallets on fight day. And so much of that money goes towards Pay-Per View buys.

American TV Classics: The Best Shows on AMC

Premium cable networks like HBO and Showtime used to have a monopoly on small screen storytelling, but ever since the basic cable channel American Movie Classics (AMC) branched out into producing television shows, they’ve been giving their subscription-based competitors a run for their money.

The Many Deaths of Sean Bean

English actor Sean Bean (sadly not pronounced, Seen Bean) has died so many times onscreen that we’re starting to lose count. Whether he’s being shot by arrows, impaled by an anchor, or killed by cattle, Bean nails it every time. Here are our favorite Bean death scenes from both film and television. Warning: spoilers lie ahead.

The Best Around: The Greatest Super Nintendo Games

How do you follow up the game console that literally saved the video game industry? That was the question Nintendo had to address when making their 16-bit successor to the Nintendo Entertainment System. Released in the early 90s, Nintendo’s answer was the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, a supercharged NES that could pump out the best graphics and sound of any game console at the time.

12 Strangest Things Ingested by Kids

Kids aren’t very smart and we’re allowed to say that because we’ve all been one. When not watched carefully, children will put just about anything in their mouth, which can lead to some pretty scary trips to the emergency room.

12 Beloved TV Characters that are Actually Horrible People

But what about those slim balls or villains that battle the heroes and heroines we adore so much? They can be self-involved, annoying, and down-right nasty at times, but for some reason they are still loveable, despite their flaws.

Magic is Real: 14 Amazing Mythological Objects

Whether you believe in magic or not, it’s hard to ignore the divine proclamations yelling at us from the pages of our history textbooks. Queens, kings, and scholars from the past have long preached of the existence of rare, mystical objects that can dramatically tip the scales of battle, provide an endless supply of valuable resources, or grant the holder immortality.

To Boldly Go…: The 10 Biggest Geek Conventions in the World

Not that long-ago fan conventions were the punchlines in jokes about nerds who were passionately devoted to science fiction and fantasy TV shows, books, and movies. But now fan conventions are a big business and essential to the success of some of the grandest TV shows and movies.

The Doctor of Each Generation

Few shows can claim a legacy that is even half that of Doctor Who’s. The program has run for decades, and in that time cultivated a crop of unforgettable characters and creatures that have earned the show its massive fan base.

Battle Lines Drawn: The Most Polarizing Movies of All Time

Some of these movies made a lot of money, some of them made very little, some of them had staggering production budgets while others, not so much. Regardless, the following list of flicks have poked the proverbial bear time and time again, and we’re all the better for it. So, put your dukes up and choose your side, these are the most polarizing movies of all time.

Best Holiday Themed Books and Stories

As the days get longer and the holidays approach, one of the best things to do is curl up with a good book that puts you in the spirit for the upcoming holidays. Every family has a different approach to celebrating, and it can be fun to learn about new customs and religious traditions through the lens of a story.

12 of the Best Christmas Movies to Watch this Year

There’s no better way to put yourself in a Yuletide mood than to pop some popcorn, curl up under a blanket in front of a warm fire, and watch a good old-fashioned Christmas movie. We’ve compiled a list (and checked it twice) of 12 of our favorite holiday films that will be sure to help you get into the holiday spirit.