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NYTimes ArtsOct 18, 2019
What's on TV Friday: ‘The Laundromat' and ‘Modern Love'
Steven Soderbergh's latest film hits Netflix. And a new series based on a column in The New York Times debuts on Amazon.

Billboard Music NewsOct 18, 2019
Latin American Music Awards 2019: 7 Things You Didn't See On TV
On Thursday (Oct. 17), Telemundo celebrated the fifth annual Latin American Music Awards, where Anuel AA was named the winner of the night,...

Yahoo! BooksOct 18, 2019
This sick 5-year-old boy got a wish trip to Disney World — and another wish on the flight
Allegiant, working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, made a five-year-old boy's dream vacation to Walt Disney World that much more special.

Metacritic Movie ReviewsOct 18, 2019
Jojo Rabbit
A lonely German boy's (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.Rated: PG-13Release Date: Oct 18, 2019

Yahoo! TVOct 18, 2019
‘Morning Joe' Overwhelmed After ‘One of the Most Significant News Days' in Trump Presidency
The hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" broke down for viewers Friday what it's like to select a lead story for a morning show in the wake of a big political news day, which saw the death of a sitting congressman and the continued fallout from President Trump ordering that U.S. troops be withdrawn from northern Syria.Spoiler alert: It's hard.Co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, "What do you lead with this morning?"Also Read: 'The President Show' Star Anthony Atamanuik Reads That Trump Letter to Turkey's President (Video)She then shared a series of Thursday night tweets from contributor Charlie Sykes, who wondered the same thing and listed all of the related headlines:Helluva news cycle: what do you lead with?*Mulvaney's admission of a quid pro quo in Ukraine? *The G-7 Trump Doral grift? *Trumps awful Syria deal?… or *The president's apparent endorsement of ethnic cleansing?*The apparent collapse of the Trump stonewall? *Rick Perry's escape? *Sundland breaking with Trump story? *Elijah Cummings? *Romney's dramatic floor speech on Syria?Also Read: Trump Still Most Tweeted-About Politician During 4th Democratic DebateBrzezinski noted, "And not on Charlie's list: the admiral who led the raid to take out Osama bin Laden saying it's time for a new person in the Oval Office as former Defense Secretary James Mattis roasts Donald Trump."Co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out that with so much news to go over, the hosts and panel ran the risk of not conveying the

'Don't be a fool!' Donald Trump's letter 'binned' by Turkish president as Mike Pence attempts to broker ceasefire (Yahoo! Books)
Donald Trump pours gasoline on Syria. Now Turkey-Kurds-Russia blowup may one day burn USA. (Yahoo! Books)

AV Club FilmsOct 18, 2019
Friday's Best Deals: Scrabble, Modern Love, Legendary Headphones, and More
An Anker Roav DashCam, an awesome bread box, and an all-time low price on Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones lead off Thursday's best deals from around the web.


Playbill NewsOct 18, 2019
How Broadway's The Sound Inside Got Made and Why Audiences Should See It
Insider secrets from opening night at Studio 54 with Mary-Louise Parker, Will Hochman, Adam Rapp, and David Cromer.

NYTimes ArtsOct 18, 2019
Review: ‘Modern Love' Is Charming but Uneven
Based on the New York Times column of the same name, the Amazon anthology series is the TV equivalent of an Instagrammable latte.

Metacritic Movie ReviewsOct 18, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney's most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. [Walt Disney Studios]Rated: PGRelease Date: Oct 18, 2019

Yahoo! BooksOct 18, 2019
Prince William and wife Kate leave Pakistan, day after aborted flight

Billboard Music NewsOct 18, 2019
Latin AMAs 2019: Lunay Honored By His Nomination, Announces First Album
Lunay was ready to shine on Thursday night (Oct. 17) at the 2019 Latin American Music Awards. The Puerto Rican singer -- who arrived...

Latin AMAs: CNCO Talks New Album (Billboard Music News)

Billboard Music NewsOct 18, 2019
Summer Walker and London On Da Track Rule R&B Songwriters, Producers Charts
Summer Walker rules Billboard's newly-launched R&B Songwriters chart for the first time, thanks to 14 songwriting credits on the latest...

Playbill NewsOct 18, 2019
See Mary-Louise Parker, Will Hochman, Adam Rapp, and More Hit the Red Carpet as The Sound Inside Opens on Broadway
The new production, directed by Tony winner David Cromer, opened October 17 at Studio 54.

Roger Ebert Movie ReviewsOct 18, 2019
Zombieland: Double Tap
The "Daily Show" host was taken aback to see the Trump sons, of all people, give Hunter Biden trouble for capitalizing on the family name.

NYTimes ArtsOct 18, 2019
There Are Worse Roles Than the Seducer. Ask Alexander Skarsgard.
The actor talks about his latest turn as a compelling sociopath in "The Kill Team" and his Emmy-winning role in "Big Little Lies."

Yahoo! BooksOct 18, 2019
Family waiting for "the end of time" discovered in farm basement
The children reportedly had no idea that there were other people in the world

Yahoo! BooksOct 18, 2019
White House confirms it tied Ukraine aid to help in pursuing conspiracy theory on DNC hack
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed that the president withheld military aid from Ukraine because he wanted the country to look for a computer server belonging to the Democratic National Committee.

AV Club FilmsOct 18, 2019
Paul Rudd tells a cool story about moving to New York, a less cool one about being buried alive
Paul Rudd is a clone of Paul Rudd in his new Netflix series Living With Yourself, which honestly sounds as plausible a reason as any that the actual Rudd famously refuses to show his age. Seriously, a Parts: The Clonus Horror/The Island-style Paul Rudd factory churning out replacement Rudds—think about it. Regardless,…


NYTimes ArtsOct 18, 2019
The Week in Arts: Alicia Keys, Mark Morris and an Expanded MoMA
The singer headlines Tidal's benefit concert in Brooklyn; and the Museum of Modern Art debuts its larger, more diverse collection.

Playbill NewsOct 18, 2019
Off-Broadway Horror Musical All Hallows Eve Begins October 18
Little Shop of Horrors' Martin P. Robinson, who wrote the book and lyrics and designed the puppets, directs.

Yahoo! BooksOct 18, 2019
A Dutch family was discovered waiting for the world to end after one of the siblings snuck off to a bar and spilled the story to a bartender
The family was found living in a basement on Sunday, where they have reportedly lived for the last nine years waiting for the world's end.

Yahoo! BooksOct 18, 2019
Angry emojis flood Hong Kong leader's Facebook Live chat
Hong Kong's embattled leader took to Facebook Live late Thursday in a bid to reach out to citizens after months of political unrest -- and the emoji count was far from kind. Backed by Beijing, her administration has refused to grant any major concessions to protesters, who are demanding greater democratic freedoms and police accountability. Angry faces significantly outnumbered hearts and likes left by viewers on the hour-long Facebook Live broadcast, while critics also used the comments section to pile on.

NYTimes ArtsOct 18, 2019
New in Paperback: ‘Bowlaway' and ‘Heart'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes ArtsOct 18, 2019
Echoes of Borges in a Novel of War-Torn Venezuela
Karina Sainz Borgo's "It Would Be Night in Caracas" traces one woman's grief against a backdrop of political chaos.

Playbill NewsOct 18, 2019
Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: October 18

Yahoo! BooksOct 18, 2019
Hundreds of police officers have been labeled liars. Some still help send people to prison.
Across the USA, prosecutors aren't tracking officer misconduct, skirting Supreme Court "Brady" rules and sometimes leading to wrongful convictions.

TV by the NumbersOct 17, 2019
TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘Survivor' hits season high, ‘The Masked Singer' improves
Broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Wednesday, October 16,…

Billboard Music NewsOct 17, 2019
Latin AMAs 2019: Farruko Talks Musical Chemistry With Jason Derulo
Farruko opened the Latin AMAs with Jason Derulo, but the Puerto Rican rapper made it clear that he wanted Derulo sang in Spanish. "I made...

Time EntertainmentOct 17, 2019
The History Behind Jojo Rabbit and What It Was Really Like to Be in the Hitler Youth
Though the new movie Jojo Rabbit opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, it has already acquired a divided reputation. It won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and has drawn strong Oscar buzz, but its satirical approach to a story of Nazi Germany has also turned some critics off. Perhaps that's…

‘Jojo Rabbit' Review: The Third Reich Wasn't All Fun and Games (NYTimes Arts)

AV Club FilmsOct 17, 2019
Paul Rudd on harnessing the power of Celery Man for his new Netflix show
People just want to see Paul Rudd dance. His "Celery Man" dance from Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! has been a popular meme for years, and Rudd's charmingly comedic movements have been featured everywhere from the late night talk show circuit to the blooper reel for Ant-Man. It should come as a pleasant…


Netflix's Living with Yourself Offers Double the Rudd (Roger Ebert Movie Reviews)

Rolling Stone Movie ReviewsOct 17, 2019
‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' Is a Melted, Wannabe ‘Frozen'
Angelina Jolie and her cheekbones return to the inert franchise to glare at Michelle Pfeiffer

Playbill NewsOct 17, 2019
See Photos of Gary Busey in Off-Broadway Musical Only Human
The Oscar nominee stars in the new show, opening October 21 at Theatre at St. Clements.

TV by the NumbersOct 17, 2019
‘Chicago Med,' ‘The Masked Singer' adjust up, ‘SEAL Team,' ‘Chicago P.D.,' ‘Almost Family' adjust down: Wednesday final ratings
Final broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Wednesday, October…

AV Club FilmsOct 17, 2019
Everyone's stuck in the middle in the newest Marriage Story trailer
In a film that is already generating a hefty amount of Oscar buzz, Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story examines the fall of Nicole (Scarlett Johannsen) and Charlie (Adam Driver). The initial teasers were a his-and-hers account of what made their relationship work—specifically, what they liked about each other. The newest…


Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson Navigate a Devastating Divorce in ‘Marriage Story' Trailer (Rolling Stone Movie News)

Reuters EntertainmentOct 17, 2019
Plane carrying UK's William and Kate aborts Pakistan landing twice, couple 'fine'
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate told reporters on board their flight on Thursday that they were fine, after the plane was forced to abort landings in the Pakistani cities of Rawalpindi and nearby Islamabad due to a severe thunderstorm.

Playbill NewsOct 17, 2019
Watch Broadway Alums Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in Marriage Story Trailer
The Tony winner and Tony nominee star in Noah Baumbach's film, debuting on Netflix December 6.

NYTimes ArtsOct 17, 2019
Sara Danius, 57, Dies; First Woman to Head Nobel Literature Committee
She led the deliberations to grant Bob Dylan the Nobel. When she was ousted after a sex scandal in which she was not involved, thousands rallied to her defense.

Alicia Alonso: Legendary ballet dancer dies aged 98 (BBC Entertainment & Arts)

AV Club FilmsOct 17, 2019
Iowa family's basement floods with 5 inches of blood and fat
Sorry, dead whale being devoured by sea scavengers, we really thought you cinched up the title the year's most metal headline. It seems, however, that you pale in comparison to the batshittery and thrash-worthiness of an Iowa family finding themselves shin-deep in a veritable pool of animal blood and viscera.


Reuters EntertainmentOct 17, 2019
Hitler satire 'Jojo Rabbit' mixes dark humor with plea for tolerance
New Zealand movie director Taika Waititi says he likes a challenge and his satire of Adolf Hitler and Nazi culture may be his riskiest and most successful yet.

Playbill NewsOct 17, 2019
Adam Rapp's The Sound Inside Opens on Broadway
Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman star in the new play, directed by David Cromer.

Reuters EntertainmentOct 17, 2019
WarnerMedia's HBO Max to stream films of 'Spirited Away' producer
HBO Max, the forthcoming streaming service from AT&T Inc's WarnerMedia, will screen films from Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation producer behind the Academy Award-winning movie "Spirited Away".

TV by the NumbersOct 17, 2019
‘Thursday Night Football' and ‘The Masked Singer' keep FOX on top: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for Oct. 7-13
FOX stayed on top of the broadcast charts for the…

New York Times MoviesOct 17, 2019
HBO Max Will Stream ‘Spirited Away' and 20 Other Studio Ghibli Films
Start up the cat bus: For the first time, the films from the anime studio co-founded by Hayao Miyazaki will be available on a U.S. streaming service.

Reuters EntertainmentOct 17, 2019
Netflix and Amazon face censorship threat in India: source
India is deliberating potential censorship on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, a senior government source told Reuters.

AV Club FilmsOct 17, 2019
That was quick: Studio Ghibli movies are coming to HBO Max
Not even 24 hours after we reported that Studio Ghibli's library of legendary anime classics might never be available on American streaming platforms (presumably due to North American distributor GKids' fondness for DVD sales), HBO Max has stepped in and made us all look like fools. As announced today in a press…


New York Times MoviesOct 17, 2019
‘Tell Me Who I Am' Review: Twin Brothers Face an Awful Truth
This documentary about siblings and irrevocable memory loss is sad and eerie to the extent that you wish it were fiction.

NYTimes ArtsOct 17, 2019
‘The Elephant Queen' Review: Magnificent Images of Majestic Animals
In footage shot over several years, this documentary follows a herd of elephants across the Kenyan savanna.

NYTimes ArtsOct 17, 2019
‘Greener Grass' Review: Life Is (Not) Beautiful
Burying itself in weirdness and absurdity, this oddball movie follows two soccer moms through a surreally competitive suburban hell.

NYTimes ArtsOct 17, 2019
‘The Cave' Review: Do No Harm, for as Long as Possible
Feras Fayyad's new documentary takes viewers into a subterranean Syrian hospital, as warplanes rumble overhead and bombings rattle the walls.

NYTimes ArtsOct 17, 2019
Elton John's Bookshelves Are Meticulous. Just Ask Him.
"I'm a very organized bloke."

NYTimes ArtsOct 16, 2019
‘Zombieland: Double Tap' Review: Back to Crack Wise and Crush Skulls
After 10 years, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin are still murdering the pop-culture clichés.

AV Club FilmsOct 16, 2019
Elton John dubs the new Lion King a "huge disappointment"
Just when we'd thought it was safe to let the last traces of CGI goop from Jon Favreau's Lion King remake drip out of our brains, Elton John had to walk back in and shake things up a bit. John, of course, is a foundational part of the Lion King franchise, having picked up half an EGOT purely on the strength of his…


BBC Entertainment & ArtsOct 16, 2019
Lizzo in song-writing row over Truth Hurts 'DNA test' lyric
It's claimed she failed to give a credit to two brothers who say they helped write its famous line.

Time EntertainmentOct 15, 2019
Netflix's Zany Paul Rudd Vehicle Living With Yourself Never Lives Up to Its Binge-Worthy Premise
Despite an intriguing set-up and entertaining moments, the show feels hollow

TV by the NumbersOct 15, 2019
‘Dancing with the Stars' and ‘The Good Doctor' adjust down: Monday final ratings
Final broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Monday, October…

DVD ReviewsFeb 19, 2019
Dick Cavett Show: Inside The Mind Of....
Talk show host Dick Cavett (b. 1936) is rightly remembered as having one of the very best talk shows on television. His unusual combination of Yale-educated intellectualism and Nebraska-bred midwestern ordinariness, a kind of perpetual state of halting slight embarrassment, charmed audiences. They appreciated his self-deprecating humor and, most significantly, his eclectic guests. His smart conversations spurred many guests who'd rarely (or never) turn up on The Tonight Show, "Joey Bishop" or "Mike Douglas": esteemed writers, firebrand political activists, out-of-the-mainstream rock stars, and reclusive actors like Brando and Katharine Hepburn. More than a decade ago, Shout! Factory released a superb series of boxed sets to DVD, one devoted to "Hollywood Greats" like Fred Astaire, Robert Mitchum, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Kirk Douglas and others. "Comic Legends" featured the likes of Wo...Read the entire review

VultureFeb 08, 2019
The Prodigy Is a Cruelly Well-Made Bad-Seed Horror Movie

Nicholas McCarthy, the director of the new bad-seed movie, The Prodigy, works in a low key that still somehow scrapes your nerves, so when the nasty stuff arrives, you realize (too late!) that you've been softened up for the kill. The film is cruelly well-made.Not that there's much heft to ... More »

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