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Jul 22, 2018

Watch All the Trailers That Premiered at This Year's San Diego Comic-Con

Every year, Comic-Con provides a days-long extravaganza of anticipation for all the film and television you'll be champing at the bit to see for the next several months. Below are all the major trailers that debuted at this year's SDCC, including a very spooky Glass, a very silly Shazam!, and ... More »

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Jul 22, 2018

Supergirl Makes Television History by Casting Transgender Superhero

Up, up, and away Supergirl goes to a historic casting decision. Nicole Maines, a prominent youth activist who helped change state laws in Maine to allow transgender people to use their bathroom of choice, has joined the cast of the CW series for season four in a leading capacity. Per ... More »

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Jul 22, 2018

Lindsay Lohan's New Reality Series Is a Grecian Vanderpump Rules

We can already see the penultimate episode where Lisa Vanderpump storms in, feather boas in hand, and tells Lindsay Lohan everything she's doing wrong. After teasing the likelihood of a reality series set at Lohan's Mykonos club, aptly named the the Lohan Beach House and stretched "along a healthy stretch ... More »

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Jul 22, 2018

Get All Your Calling and Beeping Out of the Way, Because Here's the First Live-Action Look at Kim Possible

If you put your ear real close to your screen, you might hear the muffled sounds of Christy Carlson Romano shouting "Ron!" Disney, ever in the Comic Con spirit, released the first photo from the upcoming live adaptation of Kim Possible, which is starring Riverdale's Madelaine Pe—er, sorry, which is ... More »

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Jul 22, 2018

Ryan Reynolds Teases Deadpool 2 ‘Super Duper Thunder F-ck' Edition

Heading into Saturday's Deadpool 2 panel at Comic-Con, the burning question was whether studio distributor Fox would use its self-congratulatory Hall H engagement to announce future plans for the "Merc with a mouth" vis a vis other X-Men offshoots — a planned X-Force movie or reveal any sneak peak footage from ... More »

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Jul 22, 2018

According to The Cast, Working On Twin Peaks Was Both ‘Transcendent' and ‘Arousing'

If you came to the Twin Peaks panel at Comic-Con hoping for answers about The Return — well, are you even a real Twin Peaks fan at all? Cast members Kimmy Robertson, Harry Goaz, Adele Rene, Chrysta Bell, Nicole LaLiberte, John Pirruccello, Amy Shiels, George Griffith, Eric Edelstein, Robert Broski, and executive producer Sabrina Sutherland were all on hand in ... More »

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Jul 22, 2018

The Wynonna Earp Cast Announced A Fourth Season, So Fans Lost Their Minds

Hey do you want to see Shamier Anderson GO OUT OF HIS MIND and whip up the crowd at the panel? Hey do you know if he's available for birthday parties and corporate events? Jordan Crucchiola (@JorCru) July 22, 2018"It's such a testament to you guys that we haven't even ... More »

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Jul 22, 2018

Once Again, David Lynch Sent Comic-Con Fans A Very David Lynch Greeting

When Twin Peaks came to Comic-Con last year, David Lynch was not in attendance, but he did send an appropriately strange video message along to thank fans for watching the show. This year, as you might have guessed, Lynch missed the Convention once again, but since he loves his Peaks ... More »

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Jul 22, 2018

The Good Place Cast Reveals Who — In Real Life — Is Destined For The Bad Place

Who IRL would go to or The Bad Place? The cast sounds off with their thumbs. The Good Place �� SDCC (@nbcthegoodplace) July 21, 2018 ... More »

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Jul 22, 2018

Conan O'Brien's Superpower Is Late Night Hosting

Practically every single person in America is at San Diego Comic-Con right now. And, as is tradition, TBS's Conan also relocated their show to the pop culture fest for the fourth year in a row. But it seems like all those years spent surrounded by cosplayers have rubbed off on ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

RZA Debuts the Trailer to His Gritty Heist Caper Cut Throat City

Saturday's San Diego Comic-Con panel "RZA: Movies, Music & Martial Arts" promised a celebration of the life and creative works of one Robert Diggs, aka the RZA, aka Bobby Digital, aka the Rzarector: founder and sonic architect of the Wu-Tang Clan. While best known for mashing up the spiritual enlightenment ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

New The Purge Series Trailer Shows People Still Have to Go to Work

If you just can't get enough of The Purge, don't worry, there's a ten episode series of it coming to USA this September. And today, attendees at San Diego Comic Con got a look at this brand new, fully terrifying trailer. It's looking like the show will be another chance ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Broken Lizard Confirms the Insane Title of Super Troopers 3

At a raucous engagement at San Diego's Horton Grand Theatre Saturday, the comedy troupe Broken Lizard used San Diego Comic-Con to basically take its victory lap, basking in the unlikely financial success of their raunch comedy Super Troopers 2. But they also took the opportunity late in the panel to ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

USA Cancels Colony After 3 Seasons

Deadline is reporting that USA has cancelled their sci-fi drama Colony, starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies. It's season 3 finale on Wednesday will be the final episode of the series. While Colony started out strong, spending its first two seasons as the top cable scripted series on Thursday nights, ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Wonder Woman 1984: Everything We Saw at Comic-Con

"I hope we can keep it in this room," Patty Jenkins told the thousands of superfans that filled San Diego Comic-Con's cavernous Hall H. She was about to show off some very early footage from her eagerly anticipated sequel Wonder Woman 1984 … so early, in fact, that the movie ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Aquaman Trailer: Watch Jason Momoa Get Wet

Jason Momoa's beer-commercial take on Aquaman may not have gotten the best debut in last year's disappointing Justice League, but director James Wan hopes to bring it for the DC Comics character's stand-alone movie, due out this winter. Today at Comic-Con, Wan and Momoa debuted the new trailer for Aquaman, ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

All the People Sacha Baron Cohen Has Duped So Far

*This list was originally published on July 12, 2018. We will continue to update it as Sacha Baron Cohen's new show, Who Is America?, continues to air. Sacha Baron Cohen's new Showtime comedy Who Is America? debuted to the best kind of press possible: people, especially Twitter-happy conservatives, revealing they ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Shazam! Trailer: The DC Universe Lightens Up

The DC Universe gets a bad rap for being grim and desaturated, but the new Shazam! trailer, which was shown off at Comic-Con today, revels in its bold colors and bright spirit. The superhero film plays almost as a comic-book take on the Tom Hanks classic Big, as a bullied ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

The Bachelor's Corinne Olympios Was Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen for Who Is America? Segment

Who needs the final rose when you can pal around with a heavily disguised Sacha Baron Cohen instead. Bachelor alum Corinne Olympios — of "cheese pasta" and "platinum vagine" fame — has outed herself as the latest person duped by Cohen's new Showtime series Who Is America? As the reality ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer: Millie Bobbie Brown Battles the Monsters

Godzilla versus series mainstays like Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah? Sure. Godzilla versus Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, and Millie Bobby Brown? Okay, now you've got our attention. The new sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters debuted its trailer today at Comic-Con and it promises all manner of match-ups though frankly, we'd ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer

Today's super-stacked Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con kicked off with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, featuring Eddie Redmayne in a cute sweater, Ezra Miller in his kookiest Comic-Con cosplay yet, and an in-character appearance from the PR-plagued Johnny Depp. Depp is also featured heavily in the new trailer for ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Ted Cruz Thinks James Gunn Should Be Prosecuted for Those Marvel-Terminating Tweets

Unlike some of James Gunn's friends in the Marvel universe, Senator and amateur basketball player Ted Cruz isn't sad to be seeing the future of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in dire straits. In a message posted to his Twitter account this morning, Cruz — who attached a few ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

ICE Is Isis and Isis Is ICE for Michelle Wolf's Recruitment Video

If you're in the market for a job that takes down notorious crime gangs that are infesting America, even though you haven't actually seen any but heard about them, Kirstjen Nielsen might have the perfect gig for you. Rejoice, as ICE is hiring! And proudly taking "regular police," TCA, and ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Can You Guess What Amanda Seyfried's Tattoo Means?

Amanda Seyfried has been making the late-night talk-show rounds to promote Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the amazing musical film about beachy waves. And on Thursday, during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Amanda surprised us all by finally revealing the meaning behind her foot tattoo, which ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Drax the Destroyer Is ‘Not OK' With James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Firing

Yesterday, James Gunn was fired from directing the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, owing to the discovery of old tweets from his Twitter account that joked about rape and pedophilia. The tweets were recirculated on the Internet by alt-right Donald Trump supporters, with Gunn, a vocal critic of ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Hollywood's Typecasting Is Getting Out of Control With Frances McDormand Playing God

On the third day, God ended up eschewing the evening and morning for a bit of voice acting. Frances McDormand will be playing the role of God in Amazon's upcoming adaptation of Good Omens, months after cementing her godly status with her Best Actress win at the Oscars. "We knew ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Comic-Con: Meet the Right Spider-Man for the Current Cultural Moment

Unlike the three Tobey Maguire-starring Spider-Man movies of the early- to mid-‘00s or the Amazing Spider-Man iterations featuring Andrew Garfield as the radioactive blooded superhero, Sony's upcoming animated thriller Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse imagines a world in which a seemingly infinite number of Spideys can coexist from across the ... More »

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Jul 21, 2018

Why Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse Is ‘Not a Political Movie'

Unlike the six Peter Parker-centric Spider-Man feature films that have web-swung onto the big screen over the past 16 years, Sony's upcoming animated thriller Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse imagines a world in which Spidey can have a seemingly infinite number of secret identities that coexist from across the dimensions. ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Anthony Anderson "Unequivocally Disputes" Criminal Complaint Against Him

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Friday that Black-ish star Anthony Anderson is the focus of a criminal investigation, the details of which are still emerging. "He was listed in a crime report as a suspect and the investigation is ongoing," an LAPD spokesperson told BuzzfeedNews, while declining to give ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Comic-Con: M. Night Shyamalan Talks Glass and the New Shyamalanaissance

Heading into this year's San Diego Comic-Con, M. Night Shyamalan's Glass stood out from the packed convention roster as one of its buzziest movie entries: the third installment of the writer-director's deconstructed superhero trilogy that throws the (respectively) indestructible and extremely physically fragile characters played by Bruce Willis and Samuel ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

John Mulaney Is Spider-Ham

John Mulaney is boyishly handsome, slender, and a little bit Spider-Mannish if you squint, which makes his just-announced participation in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse kind of charming. But there's a twist! At Comic-Con just now, producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord just showed some winning footage from the upcoming animated ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

The Great British Baking Show Recap: Blood Is Thicker Than Pudding

Good morning, good afternoon, good night, whenever you're reading this, wherever you are, and welcome to Pudding Week! If you are confused, may I refer you to last year's Bake Off recap discussion of exactly what constitutes a "pudding" in the U.K., because I have already lost what tenuous grip ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln Gets A Standing Ovation During His Final Comic-Con Farewell

After addressing what he called the "elephant in the room" and confirming for fans that season nine of Walking Dead will be the last for Rick Grimes, Andrew Lincoln thanked everyone in Hall H for their commitment to the show. "I'm particularly fond of the people who watch this show, ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

The Return of Star Trek: Discovery Will Be Preceded By Four Short Films

At the very start of the Star Trek: Discovery Comic-Con panel in Hall H today, executive producer and newly minuted showrunner Alex Kurtzman let fans know when they can expect more episodes to hit CBS All Access. The proper second season won't start airing until early 2019, but there will ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Birth Control Essure Pulled from Market Prior to Release of Netflix Doc The Bleeding Edge

Next week Netflix is set to debut the documentary The Bleeding Edge from the directing and producing team behind The Hunting Ground and The Invisible War, Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering. The film examines the darker side of the medical technology industry, and follows patients and activists pushing for safer ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

How Jamie Lee Curtis Sort of Saved a Guy's Life at Comic-Con

The San Diego Comic-Con presentation for the new Halloween was surprisingly emotional tonight, owing to its star's passionate speech and an audience member's surprising revelation.Jamie Lee Curtis, who returns to the role of Laurie Strode for this new David Gordon Green-directed take on the venerable horror franchise — one that ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot Starring an African-American Buffy Is On Its Way

According to the mythology initially established in the 1992 Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie, technically-speaking, all vampire slayers are by definition a reboot of the first Slayer. So it stands to reason it was only a matter of time until the mantle was passed on. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joss ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Glass Trailer: M. Night Shyamalan Sequelizes Split and Unbreakable

Fulfilling a tease made at the end of 2016's Split — as well as a wannabe franchise launch that dates all the way back to 2000's Unbreakable — director M. Night Shyamalan has followed up both of those films with Glass, which just received a splashy debut at San Diego Comic-Con. ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Here Are the Eight (8!) Shows Shonda Rhimes Is Making for Netflix So Far

Shonda Rhimes will soon embark on the next phase of her TV world domination, with a multiyear deal at Netflix. But as she has now revealed to the New York Times, the creative floodgates didn't open just because the doors at a new TV empire did. While wrapping up Scandal, ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

How Sharp Objects Brought Wind Gap to Life

Sharp Objects would be nothing without Wind Gap, Missouri. Location is a crucial part of HBO's moody, visually arresting mini-series, so before director and executive producer Jean-Marc Vallée and cinematographers Yves Bélanger and Ronald Plante could work their magic in bringing Gillian Flynn's novel to life, location manager Gregory Alpert ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

9 Moments From the Brooklyn Nine-Nine Comic-Con Panel That Will Make You Cry

For a brief foray into the darkest timeline of TV news, on May 10, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was canceled by Fox, and the fandom very publicly melted down. Twitter exploded with please to "Save Nine-Nine!" The cast thanked their fans for their love and devotion — and then just about 30 hours ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Andrew Lincoln Confirms He's Leaving The Walking Dead: ‘This Will Be My Last Season'

During a San Diego Comic-Con panel in Hall H Friday, Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln confirmed that he's exiting the show. "There seems to be an elephant in the room," Lincoln told the audience, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "This will be my last season playing the part of Rick ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

James Gunn Fired From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

James Gunn will no longer direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, according to a statement from a Disney spokesperson. The director's dismissal comes after his old tweets joking about pedophilia and rape were recirculated by Trump supporters online. "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James' Twitter feed are ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Camp Counselors React to Hollywood Camp Scenes

Vulture sat down with two longtime camp counselors and asked them to comment on scenes from films like Wet Hot American Summer, The Parent Trap, and Moonrise Kingdom. Here's what we learned. ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Patti Harrison and Lorelei Ramirez Present A Woman's Smile

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Are You Ready for the Summer of Thirsting After Andy Garcia?

This post originally ran after the author had seen Book Club. It has been updated to reflect her experience seeing Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.Every summer gets the heartthrob it deserves. Last year we had Tom Holland, Ansel Elgort, and Timothée Chalamet, bless all of their sweet, tender 20-something ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Sharp Objects' Sophia Lillis on Playing a Young Amy Adams (and a Young Jessica Chastain)

You'd be forgiven for assuming that Sharp Objects director Jean-Marc Vallée got his hands on some miraculous de-aging technology for the scenes where Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) flashes back to her younger self. Instead, the HBO mini-series found a dead ringer for Adams herself in Sophia Lillis. The 16-year-old actress, ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Your Guide to the Fleetwood Mac Albums From Before They Were Fleetwood Mac

When Fleetwood Mac was released in 1975, its success was not immediate. Its path to becoming a colossal record fixed within the pop-music canon took the better part of a year, when, propelled by hits like "Rhiannon," it would reach number one on the Billboard charts. The album spent 37 ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Dewayne Perkins on Being Relevant Always and Forever

Dewayne Perkins (@DewaynePerkins) is a Chicago-raised, New York-based stand-up comedian and writer for Netflix's The Break With Michelle Wolf. He had a rude awakening when his manager told him that social media apparently matters, so follow him on Twitter and Instagram. This week, Perkins talked with me about writing in his own voice, deleting jokes, ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

The Director of Unfriended: Dark Web Explains Those Horrifying Snuff Films

Stephen Susco didn't plan to make an R-rated movie that played like one of the most cruel studio horror films we've seen since the Saw era. A massive fan of the first Unfriended, he wanted to make a PG-13 thriller and put his own spin on the desktop-POV style he ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Eighth Grade's #MeToo Scene Is the Most Difficult Thing You'll Watch This Year

Spoilers for the film Eighth Grade below.Countless films and TV shows have depicted the realities of sexual violence in graphic detail, yet one of the most powerful #MeToo moments on-screen this year features not an actual sexual assault but the implied threat of one. It's a scene that viscerally conveys ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Unfriended: Dark Web Drops the Revenge Ghosts in Favor of the Pure Terror of Being Online

I tend to imagine Unfriended: Dark Web being a little hard to parse for viewers 10 or 20 years from now, but maybe that's too optimistic. The opening shot is an image from our digital nightmares: a login screen on a clearly stolen Mac laptop, with login after login being ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Far From the Tree Is a Marvelous, Empathetic Doc About Kids Not Like Their Parents

It takes a beat or so to register the audacity of the title Far From the Tree, a phrase that's normally presented in a negative context, as in "One look at Eric and Don Jr. and you know the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." (Nor do the worms, ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Want to Watch Some Denzel? Here's a Streaming Guide to All 45 of His Movies

Of all A-list stars, Denzel Washington's career may be the most enviable. Although he has a well-established onscreen persona, it's mutable enough to allow him to move from R-rated action films (The Book of Eli) to serious dramas (Philadelphia) to passion projects with frequent collaborators (like Spike Lee). Tied to ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

230 Minutes With Michiko Kakutani

It's 8:50 p.m., ten minutes before closing, and Michiko Kakutani is riffling through vinyl at A1 Records on East 6th Street, searching in vain for a copy of Beggars Banquet. "The Stones are my all-time favorite," she says. "I wonder if they have any other Keith stuff here." Kakutani worships ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Seth Bogart's Feelin' Fruity Is Bringing a Punk Aesthetic to TV

"This is Wiglet. She's my pet poodle and she likes to eat wigs. She tries to eat the hair of a lot of my guests," says Seth Bogart, gently patting the blonde curly wig of a yellow dog made from papier-mâché. We're at his Highland Park studio in northeast Los ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Has Good Time Become a Quickie Cult Classic?

A few weeks back I was at 30 Rockefeller taking in a taping of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. (I was writing about the rap group Brockhampton, who were on the show debuting their new single, "Tonya.") The evening's first guest was Robert Pattinson, which I was stoked about: ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Trump, Late Night, and the Motif of Harmful Sensation

One of the best tropes in horror is the motif of harmful sensation: something is so awful to look at or to be exposed to that it will drive a person mad or even kill anyone that comes in contact with the big bad book/art/song. Stephen King's "1408," Lovecraft's Necronomicon, ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Recap: We're All on Our Own

This week's episode gives us the eight-year anniversary of the Roxxon rig's explosion — which means plenty of flashbacks (as usual), but also a look at the different ways that families come around to grieving. But because the show is set in New Orleans, there's no mention of death without ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

6 Best New Songs of the Week

Every week Vulture highlights the best new music. If the song is worthy of your ears and attention, you will find it here. Read our picks below, share yours in the comments, and subscribe to the Vulture Playlist for a comprehensive guide to the year's best music.Ariana Grande, "God Is ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Which of the Six Thai Cave-Rescue Films Will You End Up Seeing?

Last week, 12 members of the Wild Boars youth soccer team and their coach were rescued from Thailand's Tham Luang Nang Non cave system. Because no good deed goes unpunished, Hollywood is eyeing the story for a theatrical adaptation. Per Variety, there are six movies based on the Thai rescue ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Roseanne Barr Defends Racist Valerie Jarrett Tweet: ‘I Thought the B*tch Was White!'

It's been nearly two months since ABC decided to cancel Roseanne following Barr's racist tweet about former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. Since then, Barr did a tearful interview on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's podcast, and earlier this month she announced on Twitter that she would forgo any television interviews about ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Set It Up's Katie Silberman Is Here to Save the Rom-Com

Love isn't dead as long as screenwriter Katie Silberman wields her laptop. Last month, Silberman's Set It Up premiered on Netflix to swoons as romance-starved audiences rooted for aggrieved personal assistants Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell to successfully hook up their horrible bosses Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs — or ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and James Corden Are in the Cats Movie, Which Somehow Exists

It is mind-boggling enough that Tom Hooper, of that mostly tonsil adaptation of Les Miz, has decided to direct a Cats movie. More bafflingly, is that somehow Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, and Ian McKellen have all agreed to appear in it. That's according to The Hollywood Reporter, following ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Bryan Cranston Used To Trick Aaron Paul Into Thinking He'd Be Killed Off Breaking Bad

Jessie was never supposed to make it through the first season of Breaking Bad, but Vince Gilligan so loved Aaron Paul's performance that he decided to keep him around for the long haul. At the 10th anniversary celebration of the show at San Diego Comic-Con, Paul explained how Bryan Cranston ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Watch Jodi Foster, Wanda Sykes, and Nick Offerman Audition for Batgirl

It seems like a Batgirl movie is finally really in the works for real, but who will play the legendary caped girl crusader? Luckily TBS's Conan is in the middle of celebrating the run up to this weekend's San Diego Comic Con and decided to help answer that question by ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Comic-Con: Rachel Bloom Sings The Brand New Crazy Ex Girlfriend Theme Song

Is it even a Crazy Ex Girlfriend panel if Rachel Bloom doesn't sing a song? Here she is with the fourth season's opening theme at Jordan Crucchiola (@JorCru) July 20, 2018The proceedings hit a few especially high points. The first was when Bloom gave a small but impassioned speech about ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Jon Stewart's Second Act Is Playing the Hulk on Hollywood Boulevard

This weekend is the infamous San Diego Comic Con, and Jimmy Kimmel, being the helpful guy he is, wanted to offer those cosplaying in the heat some tips on staying safe. And who better to ask for tips on safe, warm-weather cosplay than the people who cosplay all year round ... More »

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Jul 20, 2018

Comic-Con: Assassination Nation is More Than Just "The Teen Purge"

To judge by its trailer alone, Assassination Nation (which hits theaters Sept. 21) promises to a jolt of uncut Teensploitation. The ultra-violent, darkly satiric horror-thriller is plotted around bullying, toxic masculinity, drug use, transphobia, homophobia, guns, kidnapping, sexism and giant frogs (according to title cards in the movie's new red ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

Southern Charm Reunion Part One Recap: A #MeToo Moment

It's a little odd that Southern Charm, a show as retrograde and nostalgic for the past as a fleet of MAGA hats, is the first reality show of the post-#MeToo moment. This first part of the reunion started out with Andy Cohen reading a statement from cast member Thomas Ravenel's ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

American Woman Recap: Swimming with Sharks

When I was younger I knew that passive aggression was a phrase, but I didn't know exactly what the phenomenon was. I wish my younger self could have seen Diana and her mother, Peggy, interact. Just the one interaction when Diana gets up in the living room and her mother ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

Your New Iron Fist Villain Is Typhoid Mary

There was a great deal of punching to be seen at San Diego Comic-Con's Iron Fist panel on Thursday. Clip after exclusive clip depicted bouts, brawls, and tussles, much of them involving fists. But one particular bit seemed to grab the audience's attention more than the others: a fight that ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

Paramount TV President Fired For Inappropriate Comments

Amy Powell, a 14-year veteran of Paramount and president of Paramount TV, has been fired. Paramount's CEO Jim Gianopulos explained in a statement that multiple employees came forward regarding comments the executive made "in a professional setting, which they believed were inconsistent with our company's values." Though the statement does ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

Zazie Beetz Might Join Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

In case you haven't heard, there's a Joker movie in the works, and it's being described as "gritty" so, look out. Joaquin Phoenix is already set to star as this "gritty" version of Joker, and now it's being reported that Zazie Beetz of Atlanta, Deadpool 2 and Geostorm (heck yes) ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

Nashville Recap: I'm A Loser, Baby

It seems like the Nashville writers had a real, "Oh my God! We left the baby on the bus!" moment with Gunnar this week, as it finally occurred to them that they hadn't bothered to give him a storyline all season. So they contrived an elaborate, "Gunnar has writer's block" ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

Four Charged in XXXTentacion Murder

The Sun-Sentinel is reporting that a Florida grand jury charged four men with first degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm on Wednesday in the murder case of rapper XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy. One of the men, 22-year-old Michael Boatwright of Ft. Lauderdale, ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

Sterling K. Brown Fears Thomas Jane's Bare Feet More Than Any Predator

The crowd at San Diego Comic-Con was assembled to watch footage from Shane Black's new take on The Predator, but Sterling K. Brown had something else he wanted us to see."Thomas, would you do everybody a favor?" said Brown, staring down the dais at his Predator costar Thomas Jane. "Would ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

Jodie Whittaker Ignores the Trolls and Talks About Inclusion at Her First Comic-Con Doctor Who Panel

We can't say whether or not Jodie Whittaker reads Vulture, but she did answer one of our Burning Questions about this year's Comic-Con. Will the new Doctor in Doctor Who address the trolls who negatively reacted to her being cast as the first woman in the role? The answer is ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

Mayans M.C. Trailer: FX's Spinoff Sons of Anarchy Drama

The Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans M.C. opens in a post-Jax Teller world: EZ Reyes (JD Pardo) is a prospect of the Mayans gang along the California-Mexico border. Newly released from state prison, Reyes must "carve out his new identity in a town where he once was the golden boy ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Direct a tick, tick … BOOM! Movie

Congratulations to your very emotional teenage self: Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed on to direct a film adaptation of a Jonathan Larson musical. Specifically, Miranda is directing tick, tick … BOOM!, the autobiographical musical Larson wrote before Rent would make him world famous, though he died before that show's first preview. ... More »

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Jul 19, 2018

Music Review: Leonard Bernstein's Mass May Have Finally Found Its Era

The measure of an artwork's greatness is not how perfect it is, but how persuasively it demands that we struggle with its faults. Since the day that Leonard Bernstein opened the Kennedy Center with his Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers in 1971, critics have gleefully enumerated ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Jodie Whittaker Wakes Up in Doctor Who's Comic-Con Trailer

The new Doctor is in search of some friends. Jodie Whittaker, the first woman and 13th actor to play the Doctor in Doctor Who, wakes up in the Comic-Con trailer for the BBC franchise's latest season, and starts to gather her new friends. They are Ryan Sinclair (Cole), Yasmin Khan ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

What Do We Want From Chance the Rapper?

When the public turns on you, it can be subtle, or it can be swift. We've seen a lot of sudden turns, politicians exposed in lurid sex scandals, celebrity drug and alcohol arrests, and worse. These stories all involve someone screwing up and suffering the attendant backlash. In media, the ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Sacha Baron Cohen's Most Utterly Confused Guests

Several politicians interviewed for Sacha Baron Cohen's latest show, Who Is America?, complained of being "duped" into interviews with the comedian. But while the show is new, his practice of conducting absurdist interviews is not. The confused expressions on his guests' faces over the years, however, are timeless. ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

With The Equalizer 2, Denzel Washington Is Hell-bent on Selling His Superhero Franchise

The age range for superhero eligibility in Hollywood is quite wide and forgiving, particularly for men, but it seems Denzel Washington missed the cut. There are few other explanations for his and director Antoine Fuqua's rehabbing of The Equalizer, a mostly forgotten piece '80s prime-time pulp, with Washington in the ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Colbert's Late Show Notches Biggest-Ever Spring Audience

Donald Trump continues to be very, very good for Stephen Colbert. His politics-heavy Late Show notched its biggest-ever spring audience during the second quarter of 2018, while continuing to inch closer to dethroning Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show in the advertiser-coveted demo of viewers under 50.Per Nielsen's so-called live ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Three Identical Strangers Documentary Is Getting Adapted Into a Feature Film

The documentary Three Identical Strangers will get a fraternal twin of sorts in a narrative feature film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Film4, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, and Raw Partners have teamed up to turn the story about three men separated at birth who discovered each other at age 19, before ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Rihanna Is Reportedly Working on Two Albums Because More Is More

Prepare for the Rih-turn. Rihanna is currently at work on two albums: a reggae album, in addition to a new pop album. According to Rolling Stone, Rihanna's camp has eight songs, but is looking for one more to complete the album. There's a stacked roster of talent contributing to the ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Kelly Macdonald's 10 Favorite Books

Bookseller One Grand Books has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they'd take to a desert island, and they've shared the results with Vulture. Below is Puzzle actress Kelly Macdonald's list. ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

The Reasoning Behind Meryl's Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Plotline

The following post contains spoilers for the plot of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.Even with the warning above, we suggest you pause for a second to consider if you really want to know what happens at the beginning of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Are you sure? Are ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

The Best Stand-up Specials of 2018 (So Far)

Seven months into 2018 and there's been enough stand-up specials streaming across nonlinear platforms to hold us over until next year. But it's hard to be jaded about the quantity when the quality has been this good. From the structurally traditional to the thematically experimental, down to the half-hour and ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

M.I.A.'s Documentary Will See the Light of Day, and Here's the Trailer to Prove It

M.I.A.'s documentary about her life and career has been mired in development hell since 2013, after its director Steve Loveridge leaked the trailer. The leak led to a rift between M.I.A. and Loveridge, with M.I.A later claiming it could take "another ten years" to put the doc out. At long ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Jason Clarke Will Romance Helen Mirren's Catherine the Great in Her HBO Mini-Series

Jason Clarke has rushed in to play Helen Mirren's beau in her Catherine the Great mini-series. According to Deadline, Clarke will play Grigory Potemkin, "a Russian military commander who became Catherine's lover, favored statesman and life-long friend" in the show, which was announced in January. HBO and Britain's Sky are ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

9th Graders on Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade

Bo Burnham's new coming-of-age comedy Eighth Grade records the ultimate act of bravery: leaving middle school for high school. During her last week of eighth grade, Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) tries to befriend the Instagram-obsessed popular girls, gets tongue-tied talking to the class hot guy, and spends a day shadowing ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Kid Cudi Has Been Secretly Working on a TV Show, With Jordan Peele in Talks to Produce

In his first interview since dropping a collaborative album with Kanye West, Kid Cudi has opened up to Billboard about what his last few years have looked like. Though he retreated from the public eye to focus on his mental health - he entered rehab in 2016 for depression - ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Miss Tina Plays ‘Mamarazzi' As Beyoncé, Bono, and Jay-Z Sing Along to ‘Brown Eyed Girl'

Are you ready for some Carter family FOMO? Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Bono, and some other friends and family dined out in Nice this week. When a guitarist started playing "Brown Eyed Girl," the table joined in, treating the restaurant to dinner and a show. Lucky for us, Beyoncé's mom Miss Tina ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Trial & Error: Lady Killer Is a Bonkers Delight

The first season of NBC's true-crime parody Trial & Error was funny and strange, but not quite fully baked. A comedy about a newbie New York lawyer who moves to a small town in South Carolina to defend a man accused of murder, Trial & Error season one was a ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Kristin Chenoweth Is Pretty Sure Her Trial & Error Character Is ‘Immortal'

Kristin Chenoweth's Trial & Error character may have killed someone, but she is definitely fabulous. In season two of NBC's true-crime parody, she plays Lavinia Peck-Foster, a deluded, definitely-richer-than-you southern heiress who acts like she owns every room she walks into — think Grey Gardens by way of Sunset Boulevard, ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

The Art Gallerist From Who Is America? Thinks Sacha Baron Cohen Is ‘Absolutely' an Artist

While the most damning appearances in the premiere episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? go to gun-rights advocates Philip Van Cleave and Larry Pratt — pledging full support to a "Kinder-Guardians" gun program does that — by far the most delightful impression wasn't made by a prominent figure ... More »

Vulture
Jul 19, 2018

Jennifer Lopez Makes Her Glorious Return to the Rom-Com in Second Act Trailer

The Wedding Planner. Maid in Manhattan. Shading Ben Affleck's midlife-crisis back tattoo. Even Monster-in-Law! Is there anything Jennifer Lopez can't do?! The queen of romantic comedies has returned to delivering punch lines with Second Act. J.Lo stars as Maya, a big-box store employee who — thanks to an embellished LinkedIn, ... More »

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