I can’t claim to be the only entertainment site out there, let alone the only entertainment blog. So, full disclosure, here are some of the sites I recommend you go visit if you want to catch up on some more entertainment news and analysis that I may not be covering. Variety is the spice of life, and it’s also a trade magazine, so go out there and read some of these other awesome sites!
The A.V. Club – Possibly my favorite online publication, The A.V. Club is an extensively researched, yet casually written entertainment site, spun off from the infamous fake news site, The Onion, though, unlike its parent site, you can actually take this site’s information seriously. They cover not just film, but TV, music, books, and more, and they do it very well. A great resource for interviews, reviews, commentary, and fun, provided you can handle some of the language and humor.
Blu-Ray.com – Got a Blu-Ray player? Then you’ll want to go to this site. Their deal ticker on the top is a great way to keep up on Amazon’s often fantastic movie deals for the HD format, and their reviews are extensive, well researched, entertaining, and insightful. Their writers don’t just care about the technical specs of the format, but also the included film’s quality. They also cover Blu-Ray related news, such as rental services, store-exclusive editions, etc., and if you’re into a community set up, they have an active message board, too!
Cartoon Brew – Animation enthusiasts like me will love this site, a blog that is frequented by professional and amateur animators alongside animation fans. Get the latest news and views on the state of all kinds of animated films and watch independent short films directly from the site in high quality.
The Celebrity Cafe – The longest continuously running entertainment site still on the internet, these guys respect their writers and are very open to their ideas, even their interns. I interned for these guys from January – May 2010 during my last semester of college, and while I was unable to get into a working relationship with them, I am still very appreciative of the great opportunity they provided me and for all the people there who guided me, primarily John Neal and Dominick Miserandino.
Deadline – A lot of gossip included, but the site is also good for industry news regarding movie productions and casting news. Also covers the rest of the entertainment industry in general, so if you’re into TV or music, too, you can keep up with them in one place.
Metacritic – Don’t like Rotten Tomatoes‘ review aggregator, or just looking for a supplementary site? Metacritic has you covered for all your film, TV, music, video game, and other entertainment reviewing needs, too!
Rotten Tomatoes – Possibly the most well known film review aggregator, contrary to what many may say, reviews say a lot, and this site, along with the similar Metacritic, is a great place to not just hear about the latest films and actors, but also figure out whether the films in theatres are worth your time and money. Not perfect, but you get a great idea of what’s out there, with a few fun features as an added bonus.
Screen Rant – It’s somewhat difficult to navigate the site, but Screen Rant always has fun features, the latest news on films, and writers who are enthusiastic about their craft and subject without getting too pretentious on you. Like others on this list, they also have TV and video game sections if you’re of the omnitainment inclination.