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Feb 21, 2019

Documentary Now! provides a wildly accurate satire of Netflix's cult docuseries
Documentary Now! unsurprisingly takes some big swings in its season three premiere. From this start, this has been an ambitious, weird series that strikes an impressive balance between niche, specific jokes and broader comedy. It has to play to viewers who might not be familiar with the source material it's skewering…

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Feb 21, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery pays an eventful visit to Saru's home planet
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Thursday, February 21. All times are Eastern.


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Feb 20, 2019

Zach Woods to team up with Hugh Laurie for a new HBO comedy show…in space!
Today, in weird comedy pairings that we're actually totally into, now that we've had a second to think about them: HBO announced that Silicon Valley's Zach Woods will be sticking with the network for his next TV project, signing on to star opposite Hugh Laurie in Veep creator Armando Iannucci's new space pilot Avenue 5

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Feb 20, 2019

The aftermath of a murder disrupts the harmony of Deadly Class
The kids of Kings Dominion are back from Vegas. Well, most of them are. Chico's never coming back, even if his head makes a surprise appearance this episode, but his ghost haunts this episode as we learn more about his relationship with Maria and learn how his murder could break up the Scoobs of Deadly Class. It's a…

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Feb 20, 2019

After struggling to grow up, Modern Family finally moves forward
To say I was hesitant about an episode of Modern Family that begins with Claire entering a baby shower with vodka so that she can mix White Russians in baby bottles would be an understatement. "SuperShowerBabyBowl" starts out in a truly ominous way, with Jay stressing about how his Super Bowl party coincides with…

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Feb 20, 2019

Jimmy and Gretchen make new couple friends on an outstanding You're The Worst
One of You're The Worst's best episodes followed Gretchen's obsession with an older couple that seemingly had it all figured it out. They both had cool jobs, a great kid, and were seemingly in sync. Behind closed doors, of course, things weren't as simple or easy as they appeared. The guy is stuck in the past, wishing…

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Feb 20, 2019

Oh, hey, someone's finally making a TV series about the dark side of The Wizard Of Oz
Having failed to somehow learn the lessons of NBC's landmark primetime drama Emerald City—the show that dared to ask  "What if The Wizard Of Oz was nasty?"—Legendary TV announced tonight its own intent to bring L. Frank Baum's world of whimsical wonders to the small screen. Per Variety, the new series is being…

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Feb 20, 2019

Cook County grand jury indicts Jussie Smollett on charges of filing a false police report
TMZ reports this evening that a Cook County Grand Jury has just handed down an indictment against actor and musician Jussie Smollett, formally accusing him of filing a false police report. The felony charge—stemming from a January 29 incident in which Smollett said he was attacked outside a Chicago restaurant, and…

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Feb 20, 2019

QAnon and Pizzagate popped up on NCIS: New Orleans last night
Procedurals like Law & Order and NCIS and their many, many iterations are, thanks to their quick turnaround time, uniquely suited to commenting on the stories, crimes, and conspiracies capturing the public's attention. SVU, for example, just did an episode about the violent "incel" community, and now NCIS: New Orleans …

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Feb 20, 2019

Get Involved, Internet: Help this tiny Sussex town erect a bench honoring Eazy-E
Despite having no idea who he is, the town council of Newhaven, a tiny town in Sussex, has approved a memorial bench in honor of Eazy-E, the late gangsta rapper who rose to prominence alongside Dr. Dre and Ice Cube in N.W.A.

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Feb 20, 2019

There's a new De La Soul album coming later this year
Let's make this short, but sweet: De La Soul, the original masters of the artfully deployed eclectic hip-hop sample, have just announced a new studio album. Specifically, the news about the influential rap group's 10th studio effort came courtesy of producer (and De La Soul devotee) Pete Rock, who revealed on Twitter …

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Feb 20, 2019

Live from New York, it's about time: Idris Elba to finally host SNL
Emmy-nominated actor Idris Elba has sustained a thriving career involving an eclectic array of wonders, from racing cars to his successful turn as a musician and DJ (he'll be at Coachella this year, if you feel like braving that scene to catch him in action). Still, it was always missing one thing - and no, where not…

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Feb 20, 2019

Whatcha gonna do, brother, when Chris Hemsworth runs wild on you?
Nobody's saying Chris Hemsworth isn't built like a Greek god, but dude might want to swallow a few more vitamins before stepping into the banana-yellow boots of Hulk Hogan. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Thor himself is confirmed to star as the iconic wrestler (née Terry Bollea) in a new biopic from The Hangover director …

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Feb 20, 2019

The 10 Best Deals From February 20, 2019
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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Feb 20, 2019

Three Essential Nintendo Switch Games are on Sale for Just $45
If you own a Nintendo Switch, Walmart is selling Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and

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Feb 20, 2019

Guillermo del Toro built his own blockbuster around the steely cool of a black Marvel superhero
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. With the Academy Awards right around the corner, we're suggesting the perfect pairings for this year's Best Picture nominees—movies to watch with, or instead of, each of them.


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Feb 20, 2019

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in March
Every month, Netflix's list of upcoming offerings lean heavier and heavier on original content, a necessity as the industry's conglomerates begin launching streaming platforms of their own. March alone will see the return of three of the streamer's most anticipated programs, Queer Eye, Santa Clarita Diet, and Arrested…

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Feb 20, 2019

The Hidden World brings the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy to a teary but inessential end
Most big-studio, big-budget animated movies are, if nothing else, dazzling technical achievements. What's frustrating is how indifferently written so many of them are, to the point where you end up feeling bad for the animators, painstakingly rendering every strand of hair and blade of grass, all in service of some…

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Feb 20, 2019

Amy Poehler is bringing back the Riot Grrrl spirit with her next directorial gig for Netflix, Moxie
Amy Poehler continues to attach herself to stories about girls and women doing whatever the fuck they please with her next directing credit, Moxie. The Netflix film will be an adaptation of the novel by Jennifer Mathieu with a script by Tamara Chestna. Poehler's production company Paper Kite acquired the rights last…

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Feb 20, 2019

Pixar's beautiful new short will have you hugging your pets tighter than usual
Pixar's animators have a talent for culling tears from even the rustiest ducts, none of which will be immune to the studio's latest short. Set in San Francisco's Mission District, Kitbull tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a skittish kitten and an abused pit bull. Fair warning: If you own a pet, you're…

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Feb 20, 2019

Ron Funches really wants to be a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race
With the help of Comedy Central, Ron Funches premiered his first-ever one-hour comedy special Giggle Fit earlier this year where he talks about his favorite things, like professional wrestling, vision boards, and RuPaul's Drag Race. In this outtake from our interview, Funches tells us all about his love for Drag Race,…

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Feb 20, 2019

There's a campaign to erase that filthy rat from The Departed's ending
In the final moments of The Departed, Martin Scorsese's 2006 crime film about informants on opposite sides of the law, a rat appears. This rat is fine. It scampers across a windowsill before credits roll as a bit of goofy, on-the-wriggling-pink-nose evocation of the movie's human "rats." For 13 years we have all…

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Feb 20, 2019

ABC debunks conspiracy theory that Whoopi Goldberg is secretly hosting the Oscars
On Sunday, the 91st Academy Awards will air without a host for the first since 1989, and only the fifth time overall. Some lighthearted theorizing on Twitter, however, posits that maybe, just maybe, the broadcast is quietly preparing one of its old standbys as a surprise host. Whoopi Goldberg, a four-time Oscar host,…

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Feb 20, 2019

Another Lena Waithe series is heading to Showtime
Between executive producing BET's Boomerang, her comedy pilot Twenties with TBS, her Showtime drama series The Chi, and the occasional cameo on This Is Us and more, you have to wonder if Lena Waithe finds sleep to be optional. While we ponder this, the Hollywood maven has tossed another iron into the fire in the form…

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Feb 20, 2019

FDA: Using young blood to try to halt aging not the best idea
Sure, many of us fear aging, looking for a fountain of youth everywhere from Oil Of Olay in the drugstore aisle to showing off our readily available neck to a young, hunky vampire. The Washington Post reports that some people are actually looking for "young blood" treatments—"plasma infusions from young donors…

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Feb 20, 2019

Prepare thy jizz: The Lonely Island are going on tour
Paging Jack Sparrow: After debuting their live show at last year's Clusterfest festival, The Lonely Island have announced a two-week tour of the U.S. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone announced the news in a suitably stupid and reliably hilarious video posted to their socials. In it, the trio flaunts…

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Feb 20, 2019

Harvey Weinstein comes out of hiding just long enough to "Well, actually" Gwyneth Paltrow
You would think a person out on bail amid rape charges would take this time to reflect quietly on his life and choices, but if there was ever a shining example of grotesquely shitty judgment, it would be Harvey Weinstein.

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Feb 20, 2019

Why cosmic horror is so cosmically difficult to get right on film
Translating H.P. Lovecraft to film is notoriously difficult, not only because the writer was a committed racist whose horror work is inextricably linked to his fear of anything outside his strict definitions of "white civilization," but because, well, it's also hard to turn the vague enormity of cosmic horror into…

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Feb 20, 2019

Reasonable Discussions: February 20
Here's your weekly open thread. Thank you for making our site's community vibrant, intelligent, and fun!


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Feb 20, 2019

How Documentary Now! lost its stars—and embraced its truest self
If you ask Seth Meyers to give you an elevator pitch for Documentary Now!, two things become readily apparent. One is that, as one of the show's creators and primary writers, Meyers has obviously thought about this question a lot, teasing out the ways the series draws upon a unique hybrid of sketch comedy, real…

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Feb 20, 2019

Block Blue Light Without the Ugly Yellow Tint with These $16 Glasses
While blue-light filter glasses have been shown to be effective at reducing eyestrain for anyone who spends their day staring at a screen, most models look like you're about to spend your day at the shooting range. That's not the case with these discounted Cyxus computer glasses.


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Feb 20, 2019

The morons are already out here trying to tank Captain Marvel on Rotten Tomatoes
Just as going for a walk in the woods on a beautiful day will inevitably lead you to pick up some burrs on your pants, so too will perusing something fun on the internet ineluctably point you to comments from the most repellant segment of the population. Call it the Yiannopoulos Effect: No matter how simple the appeal…

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Feb 20, 2019

Delver offers an exciting new world a strong case for Comixology
C. Spike Trotman should already be a familiar name to fans of independent comics. Trotman runs what has become the Midwest's largest comics publisher, Iron Circus Comics. After years of wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns she became part of the Creators For Creators grant, and she managed to sign a distribution…

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Feb 20, 2019

Vampire Weekend's blissed-out "Harmony Hall" gets a Jonah Hill-directed video
Jonah Hill directed the new video for Vampire Weekend's "Harmony Hall" and one could argue that the Mid90s director remains tickled by the era that birthed his debut feature. In between shots of a green, slithering snake and singer Ezra Koenig's artsy pancakes are ones that evoke the Live and Blink-182 videos of…

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Feb 20, 2019

Vampire Weekend's blissed-out "Harmony Hall" gets a new music video
Vampire Weekend has released a new music video for its lead single, "Harmony Hall." In between shots of a green, slithering snake and singer Ezra Koenig's artsy pancakes are ones that evoke the Live and Blink-182 videos of yesteryear, with the band dancing like dweebs while singing into a wide-angle lens. Also, Blood…

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Feb 20, 2019

Wednesday's Best Deals: Dyson Ball Animal 2, Networking and Storage Gold Box, J.Crew, and More
A networking and storage Gold Box , New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and a compact lockbox lead off Wednesday's best deals from around the web.



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Feb 20, 2019

Five Types of Towels You Should Have in Your Bathroom
Big week for towels, eh? After spending a few days mired in Toweling Theory and Opinion, perhaps you feel moved to buy some new towels. Or maybe you just have questions, like, "What's a bath sheet?" Well, I've got answers and also recommendations for different types of towels you might want to stock in your bathroom.


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Feb 20, 2019

Let's-A-Go and Save On New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
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Feb 20, 2019

There's Something For Everyone in this Networking and Storage Gold Box
Right now, there's a big networking and storage sale going on at Amazon. Highlights of this Gold Box include big discounts on wireless routers, mesh networking systems, like the Netgear Orbi and the

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Feb 20, 2019

What makes a good Oscar host?
Hosting the Oscars is as thankless a task as performing the halftime show at the Super Bowl. Sure, it's an honor to be invited, but you have to do an extraordinary job like Prince or Steve Martin to get any accolades at all. Pull off a passable but lackluster Maroon Five- or Neil Patrick Harris-level performance and…

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Feb 20, 2019

Andrew McCabe tells Stephen Colbert that Trump-Russia is "more suspicious every day"
In an interview that's sure to prolong Donald Trump's current, white-knuckled, abusive tweet-storm against the latest government figure to describe just how unprecedentedly shady his administration is, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe continued the press tour for his book, The Threat: How The FBI Protects…

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Feb 20, 2019

This week in Savage Love: Consider the (extra) lobster
Two weeks ago, a longtime reader challenged me to create a new sexual neologism. (Quickly for the pedants: You're right! It is redundant to describe a neologism as "new," since neologisms are by definition new: "ne·ol·o·gism noun a newly coined word or expression." You got me!)


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Feb 20, 2019

Documentary Now! returns, and heads straight into some wild, wild country
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Wednesday, February 20. All times are Eastern.  


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Feb 19, 2019

Neil Gaiman developing a revival of Jim Henson's The Storyteller
The success of American Gods and the buzz for Good Omens seem to have emboldened writer Neil Gaiman, as Deadline is reporting that he's sticking around in the TV world to develop a new project that combines two of the medium's favorite things: Anthologies and revivals of older shows. According to Deadline, Gaiman is…

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Feb 19, 2019

This Is Us finally puts Beth Pearson center stage
What's revolutionary about This Is Us isn't the stories it tells, but the way that it tells them. There are other movies and TV shows and plays that explore issues of family conflict with even more nuance and complexity. But This Is Us has created a visual language and an expansive storytelling…

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Feb 19, 2019

George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers has been grounded at Syfy
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy has canceled its pricey George R.R. Martin adaptation Nightflyers after only one season—dashing any hopes the network might've had about this living up to that other Martin adaptation on TV. The show, based on Martin's 1980 novella of the same name, was about a group of…

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Feb 19, 2019

Don't worry, Aaron Sorkin says he has no real plans to revive The Newsroom
The Newsroom was one of those rare shows that seemed to do pretty well while being hated by nearly everyone who watched every episode (sort of like a more enlightened-seeming Entourage), and so when series regular Olivia Munn floated the idea of a modern-day revival earlier this week, the concept was met with what we…

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Feb 19, 2019

Remember The Banana Splits? Well, now they're murderers
The nostalgia machine has turned the childhoods of people who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s into big business, but anyone younger than that has largely been left behind by the Funko Pop! industry for one simple reason: Stuff that kids liked in the ‘80s and ‘90s is super cool, but older stuff is sometimes weird and…

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Feb 19, 2019

Ryan Adams' PR team allegedly had negative comments removed from a Phoebe Bridgers interview
The New York Times' reporting on the abuse allegations of seven women against Ryan Adams has prompted a number of statements from those in the musician's orbit. Frequent collaborator Jenny Lewis, for example, tweeted that she stands "in solidarity with the women who have come forward," while Jason Isbell, who appears…

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Feb 19, 2019

Arrested Development comes back to Netflix in March
The last time we saw the Bluth family in the first half of Arrested Development's fifth season, a handful of people were missing, the family had realized it had no chance of funding its wall across the Mexico-America border, and Buster was facing a murder trial. Of course, that wasn't really the last time we saw the…

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Feb 19, 2019

The 10 Best Deals From February 19, 2019
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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Feb 19, 2019

A 20-year case of the Mondays: What's the legacy of Office Space?
It's February 19, 1999, and plenty of moviegoers are missing Mike Judge's workplace satire Office Space. Judge's big-screen follow-up to Beavis And Butt-head Do America is based on his own experiences as a frustrated office worker and a partial adaptation of the animated shorts that were his first big break in…

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Feb 19, 2019

#OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign is attending this year's Oscars
The road to this year's Oscars has been long and nutty, with one insane decision followed by a dozen more controversies. Remember the Best Popular Film category? Remember the whole Kevin Hart hosting fiasco? Or when the Academy decided it didn't give a fuck about editors and cinematographers before swiftly changing…



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Feb 19, 2019

Amy Sedaris and Cole Escola talk the new season of At Home and Strangers With Candy
Amy Sedaris' surrealist cooking/crafting/variety show At Home With Amy Sedaris returns to truTV tonight. Ahead of its premiere, we sat down with Sedaris and her co-star Cole Escola to talk about the new season of the show, bonding over Strangers With Candy, and their mutual admiration society.

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Feb 19, 2019

Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland gets first trailer ahead of March debut
Leaving Neverland reportedly left audiences "shellshocked" when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. HBO's anticipated two-part documentary is built around interviews with James Safechuck and Wade Robson, two men who allege that they were molested by Michael Jackson at the ages of 10 and seven,…

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Feb 19, 2019

Here's what's coming to Amazon Prime in March
March is a very "Tuesday" month, which sounds like something we've pointed out in one of these roundups before, but Amazon Prime certainly isn't treating March of 2019 like a Tuesday. Not only is the streaming service getting the final season of its hit series Catastrophe, but it's also getting another season of Tim…

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Feb 19, 2019

Only Ken Russell could make The Favourite seem tastefully restrained
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. With the Academy Awards right around the corner, we're suggesting the perfect pairings for this year's Best Picture nominees—movies to watch with, or instead of, each of them.


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Feb 19, 2019

One of Kinja Deals' Most Popular Products Ever Is Back Down to $6
This tiny, $6 USB charger isn't much bigger than the one that ships with every iPhone, except it has two ports, folding prongs, and 2.4A of total power, compared to the 1A Apple gives you. No surprise, it's one of our top sellers of all time. Just use promo code AUKEYZP2 to get the deal.

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Feb 19, 2019

Tomato, tomahto: The Childrens Hospital team will now serve as Netflix's Medical Police
Not every bygone series deserves a revival, what with some stories just having already reached their natural conclusions. But then there's Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital, which didn't tell stories so much as it gutted the very fabric of TV storytelling. A show like that, we'd wager, could go on for just about…

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Feb 19, 2019

The Competition looks inside one of the world's most elite film schools
The French film school La Fémis, which accepts only around 1 percent of applicants to its directing program, has a well-earned reputation as one of the most exclusive institutions of its kind. It promises world-class instruction and facilities to budding filmmakers, provided they speak near-fluent French and can pass…

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Feb 19, 2019

One of Anime's Biggest Voices Accused of Sexual Harassment
Last summer, voice actor Vic Mignogna went into a booth with a few others to record audio for a video game. At one point, Mignogna asked the client, who was overseeing the session, if she was okay with his performance. When she didn't answer right away, he followed up with: "You know the old Latin—or is it Greek?…

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Feb 19, 2019

Some dairy farmers would rather you call it "nut juice" than almond milk
We humbly submit, for consideration in the lede hall of fame, this gem from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

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Feb 19, 2019

Emma Thompson exits a movie, will not work with John Lasseter thank you very much
Ah, Hollywood. That place where powerful men can harass and abuse whomever they want free of consequences! Such has been the case recently for a handful of those accused of sexual abuse or misconduct, including John Lasseter, who was handed a brand-new gig heading up emerging studio Skydance Animation hardly six…

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Feb 19, 2019

A child makes a magical forest friend in this Pilu Of The Woods exclusive
Grief is a complicated emotion, especially for young people who don't have a frame of reference to help them process their feelings. In the wake of her mother's death, a young girl named Willow struggles to connect with her sister and her classmates in Mai K. Nguyen's new Oni Press graphic novel, Pilu Of The Woods.…

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Feb 19, 2019

Great directors cause chills in the trailer for new horror anthology The Field Guide To Evil
A few years ago, a burst of new horror-anthology films flooded the market, causing a bit of burnout in fans usually eager to check out such material. But when an anthology like The Field Guide To Evil comes along, all such exhaustion disappears, simply because of the talent involved.

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Feb 19, 2019

Somebody got Macaulay Culkin and Devon Sawa in the same room and the results were spectacular
Recovering child actors Macaulay Culkin and Devon Sawa have been feuding. Sorta. These two men, both of whom once occupied a rarified space in the pop culture consciousness, have spent the past year jokingly sniping at one another online, creating fake websites, and generally having a laugh. Recently, Vulture got…

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Feb 19, 2019

Miracle Workers' Geraldine Viswanathan and Karan Soni on the tragic overuse of "miracle"
Based on his novel What in God's Name, Simon Rich's new show Miracle Workers follows a pair of low-level angels at Heaven, Inc. who, in order to prevent Earth's destruction, have to help two humans fall in love. We recently spoke with stars Geraldine Viswanathan and Karan Soni about the show, and why people overuse…

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Feb 19, 2019

The Switch Pro Controller Is Down to $50, Today Only
The Switch Pro controller isn't just one of the best ways to control your Nintendo Switch, it might be one of the best gamepads ever made, period. If you have a Switch and still haven't picked one up, $50 is the best price we've ever seen.

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Feb 19, 2019

Ramsay Bolton's feathered bangs star in the trailer for Netflix's Mötley Crüe biopic
The Dirt is one of the filthiest, nastiest, and most gut-roiling rock biographies ever written, depicting hair-metal icons Mötley Crüe as a gang of enterprising, idiotic sex maniacs who should've died at least 15 times by now. But, while the first trailer for Netflix's upcoming adaptation of the book looks like it…

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Feb 19, 2019

Mark Duplass and Ray Romano share terms of endearment in the moving bromance Paddleton
Opening with a diagnosis of cancer that's soon revealed to be terminal, Paddleton more or less amounts to an hour and a half of slow-motion assisted suicide. Sound like fun? Remarkably, this low-budget two-hander—arriving on Netflix just a few weeks after its Sundance premiere—manages to generate a fair number of…

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Feb 19, 2019

Empire has reportedly cut Jussie Smollett's scenes amid attack investigation
The investigation into the attack against Empire actor Jussie Smollett last month continues to be as messy and complicated as ever. Over the weekend, outlets began reporting that the Chicago Police Department believed Smollett staged the violent racist and homophobic attack himself, an allegation the actor denied in…

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Feb 19, 2019

Leaving Neverland director already discussing a potential sequel
Despite intense opposition from the Michael Jackson estate, Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed is already discussing a potential sequel to his bombshell HBO documentary about the sexual abuse allegations against the late pop star. Variety reports that Reed, whose film follows Jackson accusers Wade Robson and James…

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Feb 19, 2019

Off Season explores a crumbling marriage in the wake of the 2016 election
The 2016 presidential election created a lot of tension for families, driving people apart with an ugly campaign season and a final result that left many in distress. James Sturm's new Drawn & Quarterly graphic novel, Off Season, unfolds over the months immediately before and after the election, following a recently…

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Feb 19, 2019

Allow us to introduce you to 2019's hottest new artist: the auto-tune cat
Cats have long inspired musicians, but, hungry for more than just tuna treats, our furry friends are now posting their very own songs on the internet. With a little help from an auto-tune program, one kitty has padded into music history, marking the boldest new feline genre since The Jingle Cats rocketed up the…

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Feb 19, 2019

Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible rock climb is actually pretty legit, according to Free Solo's Alex Honnold
In Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin's Oscar nominated documentary Free Solo, Alex Honnold took on the insane challenge of climbing Yosemite's El Capitan—a mere 3,300-foot slab of granite—free of any ropes or protective equipment. It was pretty much the real-life equivalent of a Tom Cruise stunt. How perfect…

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Feb 19, 2019

Gwyneth Paltrow to retire Pepper Potts following Avengers: Endgame
Disney's stable of cinematic superheroes has grown exponentially over the years, with the likes of Tom Holland's Spider-Man, Paul Rudd's Ant-Man, and the Guardians Of The Galaxy adding texture and weight to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's core ensemble. As such, the franchise can afford to cut a few heroes loose, and,…

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Feb 19, 2019

Used hot-dog napkin cracks 26-year-old murder cold case
It's like a case right out of CSI or Law & Order, if you are a person who enjoys such long-running television procedurals. Police had been trailing Minnesota businessman Jerry Westrom in January, after some DNA submitted for a genealogy site tied him or a relative to a Minneapolis murder scene in 1993. Westrom went to…

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Feb 19, 2019

Lily Cowles and Karan Oberoi talk Katherine Heigl and Roswell, New Mexico
In honor of Roswell, New Mexico, The CW's brand new adaptation of the Roswell High books series, we sat down with stars Lily Cowles and Karan Oberoi—who play Isobel and Noah—to talk about the series, and stepping into Katherine Heigl's Roswell shoes.

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Feb 19, 2019

Disappointed children lament "shambles" of a Fortnite festival
Like the immensely popular battle royale game it's based on, a Fortnite-themed festival outside of Norwich, England only had enough room for one person out of a hundred to leave happy. Sued by the game's creator—which, it should be noted, is eager to point out it "was not in any way associated with the event"—and…

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Feb 19, 2019

Here's how Netflix is squeezing 13 episodes out of Green Eggs And Ham
Would you like them in a house? Would you like them with a mouse? How about with Tracy Morgan, Michael Douglas, and Diane Keaton? Because they're just a few of the heavy hitters Netflix has lined up for its loony-sounding adaptation of Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs And Ham, which, as we reported in 2015, will debut on the…

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Feb 19, 2019

io9 More Hints at the Identity of Jude Law's Captain Marvel Character | Two Cents All the Ways You C
io9 More Hints at the Identity of Jude Law's Captain Marvel Character | Two Cents All the Ways You Can Get Your Student Loans Forgiven | Jalopnik Honda to Close Its Only British Car Plant in 2021, but Says It Isn't Because of Brexit | Kotaku 

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Feb 19, 2019

Tuesday's Best Deals: Dyson Vacuum, Marmot, Anime, Anker Speakers, and More
An Anker can-sized projector, T3 hair dryers, and a Nordstrom Rack Frye sale lead off Tuesday's best deals from around the web.

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Feb 19, 2019

All the Gear You That Should Be In Your Con Season Survival Kit
During the harshest winter months, there's a brief respite in the convention circuit, but those days are coming to an end. As the 2019 con season ramps up, it's time to beef up your travel kit. This is the gear you need to survive that con life.


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Feb 19, 2019

Host a Movie Night Anywhere With Anker's Soda Can-Sized Projector, Now Just $255
Anker, as you probably know by now, makes a lot of products. But I don't think any of them are as ambitious as the Nebula Capsule, a surprisingly good portable projector shrunk down to the size of a soda can.

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Feb 19, 2019

TCL's Stunning 65" 6 Series TV Is $100 Cheaper Than Black Friday, Just In Time For March Madness
TCL's affordable 6-series TVs are famous for offering every form of HDR (including top-shelf Dolby Vision), local dimming zones for better contrast and black levels, and even excellent Roku software. So if you want to upgrade before the large, important football game in a few weeks, the 65" model just dropped to a new…

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Feb 19, 2019

Spike Up Your Hair And Run (With Your Arms Flailing Behind You) to This Anime Sale
Today, Amazon is offering big discounts on over dozen anime titles on Blu-ray, including Cowboy Bebop,

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Feb 19, 2019

Anker's Latest Portable Speakers Are On Sale For One Day Only
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Feb 19, 2019

Midwinter report: Were Pitchfork's nights at the museum a masterpiece?
Midwinter is a compelling idea. Pitchfork's new event, held at the Art Institute Of Chicago over the past weekend, brings together world-class art and music you might not see booked at bigger summer festivals in a limited-capacity venue, in the dead of the winter, when no one has anything nearly as spectacular going…

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Feb 19, 2019

Jeff Daniels makes Jimmy Fallon eat gross snacks while revealing what movie nearly made him quit
Jeff Daniels might be clearing mantel space for the Tony he's going to win for playing Atticus Finch in pal Aaron Sorkin's Broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird, but life for the 64-year-old actor isn't all crackling bread and Lane cakes. Telling Jimmy Fallon on Monday's Tonight Show that Atticus' crisp court…

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Feb 19, 2019

At long last, This Is Us turns the spotlight on Beth
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Tuesday, February 19. All times are Eastern.


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Feb 18, 2019

On I Am The Night, death imitates art
As we move into the second half of what may be the weirdest show currently airing on TV (non-superhero division), the big question is: What do we want from I Am The Night, down the stretch? Do we want it to start pulling all its threads together, and tying them off? Or do we want scene after scene of psychedelic…

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Feb 18, 2019

Mandy Moore discusses "unhealthy" relationship with Ryan Adams on WTF podcast
Last week, The New York Times published a report on the abuse allegations of seven women against singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, with the accusers saying he had a history of being obsessive and controlling, as well as verbally abusive and vindictive against women who refused his advances—in addition to an allegation…

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Feb 18, 2019

Spaghetti pie is a genius recipe I learned from an idiot
I miss Paul Longobardi. He's not dead, I just don't know where he is. The last time I saw Paul he was dressed in full military garb at a Coney Island restaurant in Youngstown, Ohio, around 2009. Paul was working as a chef for Halliburton in Iraq, but he would come home every so often to see his kids. Still, this…

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Feb 18, 2019

Avatar 2 will capture the thrill of hiding under a bed while your parents fight
The original Avatar was built on the fantastical sights and sounds of a lush forest planet full of colorful cat-people who rode on dragons, but other than the familiar story of mean military people trying to destroy wildlife, it was all a little hard to follow. Why are we supposed to care about these people and these…

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Feb 18, 2019

Ask The Salty Waitress: What are the rules for coat check tipping?

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Feb 18, 2019

This new Veep trailer is only for the real Americans, whatever that means
Veep is coming back to HBO for one more season in March, and this new trailer makes it clear that being a politician in the Veep universe is as miserable as it as always been—not that it's any less miserable in our universe, of course. This time around, Selina Meyer is facing off in a presidential campaign against…

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Feb 18, 2019

Let's talk about the strange ways we consume certain foods
We all have our weird food things, or know people with weird food things. That friend who puts mustard on pizza. The aunt who insists of putting ice in her wine. Your ex-boyfriend who likes his steak so rare, it might still be breathing.

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Feb 18, 2019

Those unexpected famous people are in Alita: Battle Angel just to set up a sequel
[The following contains spoilers for Alita: Battle Angel, so don't read this if you don't want to know about sequel plans.]

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Feb 18, 2019

Ariana Grande's latest album Thank U, Next has broken a ton of streaming records
If you've ever wondered whether or not you're one of the last remaining individuals who hasn't checked out Ariana Grande's latest album, a gang of shattered streaming records are here to assure you that yes, you likely are. Released less than six months after her critically embraced album Sweetener, Thank U, Next has…

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Feb 18, 2019

Lydia Loveless details sexual harassment allegations against domestic partner of Bloodshot Records' head
Alt-country artist Lydia Loveless has detailed allegations of pervasive sexual harassment by Chicago musician Mark Panick, the domestic partner of Bloodshot Records co-founder Nan Warshaw. The singer, it appears, was emboldened to come forward after last week's revelations regarding the alleged emotional abuse and sexu…

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