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Most Critics Don’t Hate ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa’

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, which is released nation-wide today, is the latest in the Jackass empire of TV shows and films. Though not meant to be a critical darling, critics have been fairly positive about the movie; at Rotten Tomatoes, the [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

A Look Behind Johnny Knoxville’s New Prank Movie ‘Bad Grandpa’

"During lunch, Jackson Nicoll, the child actor playing Irving’s grandson, walked up to me and asked if I was a fan of the Jackson Five; when I answered yes, he clenched his five fingers into a fist and took a swing at my groin. I asked him if [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

What Does Odd Future Have In Common With Jackass?

Another way to phrase that headline: What's part pranks, part man-on-the-street interviews, part sketches and all created by violent hip-hop artists with aged stunt jocks? It's Odd Future's new Adult Swim show Loiter Squad, which is being [...]

By Hallie Cantor

How Dickhouse Got It’s Name

Jackass' Dickhouse Entertainment, spawned from Dickhouse Publishing, posted a just-so story today about how got the company got its phallic name. Or it would be a just-so story if anyone actually remembered why they chose such a bonerific [...]

By Halle Kiefer

If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough: An Ode to Jackass

Jackass first aired over ten years ago in October of 2000, before 9/11, before the iPhone and before Facebook. There's something about those early episodes that harken back to a simpler time. Perhaps it's the sheer and raw excitement of seeing [...]

By Ned Hepburn

Louis CK on Jackass: ‘Some of the best movies I’ve ever seen.’

In light of the untimely passing of Ryan Dunn, today's Pitchfork interview with Louis CK in which he talks about his appreciation for Jackass is especially notable. Here he is comparing the movies to the way the dangerous parts of his act [...]

By Adam Frucci