There’s so much entertainment and pop culture news out there that it can be tricky to keep track of it all. We’re also amazed at the amount of amazing entertainment blogs and sites on the web, and we wanted to share with you some of the best ones we found.
We’ve scoured high and low to bring you just a handful of the coolest pop culture websites, covering movies, music, television, video games and everything in between. There are some big name entertainment sites we haven’t included, because you probably already read them, but we’ve included some you might not yet be acquainted with. Get those bookmarks at the ready and find your whole year’s worth of geek in one go…
THE BEST GENERAL POP CULTURE BLOGS
Pissed Off Geek
Pissed Off Geek has some great up-to-date content, with news on new movie posters, DVD reviews and funky pop culture artwork. There seems to be a bit of a horror focus here, so is great if you like the crazier side of your entertainment news.
A site where you can get your fix of, erm, culture. It covers all sorts of entertainment, from pop music to horror films. All sorts of goodness on offer here.
Consequence of Sound
Although this might sound like it’s predominantly a music website, Consequence of Sound actually covers a wide range of bits and bobs, sharing some fantastic movie content too.
The Escapist covers all sorts, from movies and video games to TV shows and even science & tech-related content. There are also some really active forums if you want to go and get your geeky debate on.
We absolutely love NewsThump and its satirical take on the news. It sends up absolutely everything from politics to sports and is also spot on with its tongue-in-cheek take on the news.
Movies may be the main focus of Flickering Myth, but there’s all sorts of other entertainment news on there as well, particularly around TV shows and video games.
Tom & Lorenzo
This great site mixes entertainment news, such as movie reviews, with a heavy focus on fashion and what everyone’s wearing at the various red carpet events and award shows around the globe.
The A.V. Club
An absolute Aladdin’s cave of entertainment news, views and reviews. You could get lost for hours on here and still not scratch the surface of what there is to offer.
THE BEST MOVIE BLOGS
Live For Films
Live for films is update regularly with plenty of great film content. As well as lots of well-written reviews, there are some fantastic interviews with some big names, along with articles around comics and artwork, too.
A great site for movie news and reviews that has a real personal feel to it. The site also covers local (North Wales) and national theatre and films events, so could be a good one to fill up your calendar for the coming year.
Back to the Movies
As well as your usual movie news, Back to the Movies also features loads of reviews and features about films you may not have heard of, ideal for unearthing some hidden gems and indie films.
Movie Marker is a fantastic film blog, with a wide range of articles, reviews and features. It also does video reviews of the latest releases if you’d rather listen to your film content instead of read it! The site also runs some great competitions if you want to try and grab yourself some free stuff.
There is a whole host of great content over at Flixchatter, including movie reviews, interviews with all sorts of industry people and plenty of other fun content. The site also has a great community around it where you can find other blogs and bloggers.
If you want to know what you should be watching right now, then CineVue is the place to go. It’s absolutely jam-packed with reviews of the latest films and DVD releases, as well as some fascinating interviews with some of Hollywood’s finest.
And So It Begins…
There are few people I’ve come across on the internet as knowledgable about movies as Alex from And So It Begins…. The blog has loads of great content about a wide variety of films, from your blockbusters to you foreign arthouse flicks.
If you want impassioned and opinionated film talk with a wonderfully striking design, then Cinematic Corner is your place. There’s a great community over there and the cinematic parallels that Margaret produces are fantastic.
Another great looking site, The Moviejerk has some fantastically written reviews by someone who clearly knows their cinema. There’s a great range of reviews on there, too, so if you fancy watching something different, this blog could help you find something.
New On Netflix UK
If you’re a Netflix UK user, then this website is absolutely essential. It does pretty much what it says on the tin and let’s you know what films are new to the UK version of Netflix. Why Netflix itself doesn’t offer a service as good as this is a mystery. Also worth following on Twitter to find out what films are expiring soon.
As well as your great range of movie reviews, FilmFixx also has loads of other great film-related content, including film festival news and technology/product focuses to help improve our film watching habits.
Scott Jordan Harris
How Did This Get Made?
Modern Myth Media
F This Movie
THE BEST MUSIC BLOGS
Happy has absolutely loads of content about a wide range of musical genres. It has plenty of news, reviews and interviews, as well as a gig guide and the ability to submit your own music.
According to the site, Earmilk “straddles the line between underground and mainstream” and it really does cover a huge amount of artists and genres. Well worth a read if you’re on the lookout for the new music.
Alter The Press!
From cheesy pop music to punk rock, Alter The Press! has got you covered. It’s a great site to find your up-to-date music news, with everything from new tour dates to the latest album reviews.
The oddly title Blue Walrus focuses largely on indie, electronica and folk music, so if you want something a little different, this could be the place to start. Some great articles spotlighting new and upcoming artists.
We Plug Good Music
The idea behind We Plug Good Music is pretty obvious! It describes itself as a world music blog and covers everything from the big new music releases to the lesser known artists.
Sounds Good To Me
We wish Sounds Good To Me was updated more regularly because the content on there is great, highlighting some fantastic new music, as well as offering some insightful opinion about various musical matters.
The Wild Honey Pie
Covering everything from the big new albums to small bands just trying to make their way in the music world, The Wild Honey Pie is a great place for discovering all sorts of music. It also has some fun list-based posts to mix it up a bit.
There are few music websites we came across that have such a wide range of content than HYPETRAK. From up and coming EPs to the latest music equipment, this site has something for pretty much everyone.
Gorilla vs. Bear
We don’t really know where the name came from, but what we do know is that Gorilla vs. Bear has some fantastic content, covering a wide variety of genres and showcasing some brilliant new artists.
Indie Shuffle has some great blogs to read, but the really great thing about the site is that it creates indie playlists for you so you can easily discover new music, whilst mixing in some well-known tunes as well.
Cher – just because she’s hilarious
Turned Out A Punk
Desert Island Discs
All Songs Considered
THE BEST VIDEO GAME BLOGS
Gamasutra is a gaming blog with a bit of a difference in that it focuses largely around the game developer community, looking at the ‘art and business of making games’. If you’re interested in making games, this is a great site to check out.
Nintendo holds a special place in many gamers’ hearts, and if that sounds like you then definitely check out Pure Nintendo. Loads of great Nintendo-focused content, including news, reviews and what the gang have been playing that week.
There’s absolutely loads of brilliant content over at Giant Bomb, covering all sorts of different angles of the computer games industry. They also have a fantastic community over there if you fancy mixing with other gamers.
A wide range of gaming news, meaning there’s something for pretty much everyone.
That VideoGame Blog
There are all sorts of great computer game reviews over on That VideoGame Blog, covering every platform, along with plenty of industry news on the big games and the smaller indies.
VG 24/7 is one of the larger sites on this list, but if you aren’t aware of it, then it’s one that’s well worth checking out. There is a huge range of great content across all platforms, covering a wide selection of games. The site looks pretty swanky, too!
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