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Jan 16, 2019

SMILF creator Frankie Shaw addresses on-set misconduct claims
Back in December, we reported that several employees working on Showtime's SMILF had contacted an anonymous tip line run by Disney (which produces the show through ABC Signature Studios) to complain about numerous issues with how series creator and star Frankie Shaw was handling the production, including writers being…

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Jan 16, 2019

Rob Zombie's Devil's Rejects sequel is done filming and apparently "chockablock with gratuitous violence"
It was the bloodthirsty, Leatherfacian Firefly family of 2003's House of 1000 Corpses that introduced us to the filmmaking of Rob Zombie, but it was its sequel, 2005's The Devil's Rejects, that had us thinking he may actually be good at it. Since then, he's had some highs (The Lords Of Salem), some lows (Halloween),…

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Jan 16, 2019

Anne Hathaway to traumatize the hell out of a new generation of kids in Robert Zemeckis' The Witches
Prepared, at last, to ascend from cinematic princess to her throne as the new queen of modern children's nightmares, Variety reports that Anne Hathaway has signed on for a starring role as the Grand High Witch in Robert Zemeckis' upcoming adaptation of The Witches. Hathaway has been tentatively attached to the project…

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Jan 16, 2019

Everybody who's anybody is involved with Netflix's The Devil All The Time
If you're wondering why Netflix suddenly jacked up its prices again, the answer may have something to do with the cast of The Devil All The Time. The movie is based on the Donald Ray Pollock's novel of the same name, and it's set in a weird and creepy small town where "a storm of faith, violence, and redemption…

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Jan 16, 2019

The Top 10 Deals of January 16, 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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Jan 16, 2019

Celebrate John Carpenter's birthday with his music video for the Big Trouble In Little China theme song
John Carpenter turned 70 years old today and, though the horror master would rather talk video games than movies, he remains an enduring figure in the film industry. Last year, he composed the score for David Gordon Green's box office-breaking Halloween and spoke candidly about potential reboots of

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Jan 16, 2019

Save Big on a Bunch of MicroSD Cards, Including the Best Price Ever on 400GB
4K GoPro footage and Nintendo Switch games take up a ton of space, but you could hold plenty of both with these discounted microSD cards.


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Jan 16, 2019

Here's how A Quiet Place was brought to life with sound design
It's safe to say that A Quiet Place wouldn't work without the excellent sound design from supervising sound editors, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn. The two have been working together for over a decade, sharing a pair of Oscar nominations for their sound editing work on Argo and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and…

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Jan 16, 2019

Toni Collette and Anna Kendrick are going to Mars
According to Variety, Toni Collette and Anna Kendrick are set to star in a new sci-fi thriller from Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison, the team behind the Mads Mikkelsen survival film Arctic that was shown at Cannes last year. The project is called Stowaway, and in what we're going to assume is an unintentional Lost In…

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Jan 16, 2019

SyFy cancels horror anthology Channel Zero, depriving us of our nightmares
Channel Zero got off to a shaky start, but SyFy's creepypasta anthology series grew eerier and more resonant with each season. We lauded its latest story, The Dream Door, as being "the most effective balance of narrative and nightmare the series has pulled off yet." It's a bummer, then, to report that SyFy has chosen…

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Jan 16, 2019

The Standoff At Sparrow Creek is a lean, efficient, and disturbingly timely crime thriller
It's impossible to make a movie about a militia without at least a faint aroma of the political. It's not even an "...in the age of Trump" issue; heavily armed right-wing paramilitary organizations of the type depicted in The Standoff At Sparrow Creek have been hovering in the background of the American cultural…

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Jan 16, 2019

The new No More Heroes is a love letter to tons of great games you should play instead
Here's a conundrum: What do you do if you're a celebrated game developer in love with the vibrant, independent state of the modern indie games movement, but who just can't seem to find a way to tap into its freewheeling, play-focused vibe? If you're Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes co-director Suda51, the answer…

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Jan 16, 2019

Steve Carell and Greg Daniels are turning Trump's Space Force into a Netflix show
Parody can be a useful tool for exposing bad people without coming across as preachy, but zeroing in on one funny thing about a bad person also raises the chances of turning them into a cartoon and diminishing any real dangers they pose. That being said, it sure is fun to laugh at Donald Trump. He's orange! He says…

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Jan 16, 2019

Read this: A qualified defense of True Detective's second season
The recent premiere of True Detective's third season is drumming up plenty of discussions about Nic Pizzolatto's brooding, philosophically-inclined crime drama. Specifically, that the show's return to a southern gothic pastiche and flashback-driven narrative reminds viewers of what they loved about the first season…

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Jan 16, 2019

Julia Roberts won't return for Homecoming's podcast-defying second season
Note: This article contains plot spoilers for Homecoming.

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Jan 16, 2019

Deerhunter's eighth LP is a sci-fi salve for 21st-century anxiety
The conceit of Deerhunter's eighth full-length, Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?, is that it's a science-fiction album about the present—the glorious, anxiety-ridden, fear-laden present. It may not be the case that people are more scared than they've ever been, though one could make a great argument for it.…

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Jan 16, 2019

Vic Mensa honors the late Dolores O'Riordan with cathartic cover of Cranberries' "Zombie"
Yesterday, on the one-year anniversary of the death of Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries announced their final album featuring her on vocals. And, as more tributes to the singer rolled in, one in particular stood out. Chicago rapper Vic Mensa took to Twitter with a surprising, cathartic cover of the band's 1993…

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Jan 16, 2019

EA's Troubled Decade Of Star Wars Games
On May 6, 2013, Disney and Electronic Arts announced that the two companies had signed a ten-year deal to make Star Wars games. It was an industry-changing deal that, in retrospect, looks like a big mistake for both parties.

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Jan 16, 2019

Aparna Nancherla and Anne Dudek on coming back to Corporate
Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman's bleak comedy Corporate was one of our favorite shows from the first half of 2018. Yesterday the downtrodden employees of mega-corporation Hampton DeVille returned to Comedy Central for their second season. Ahead of last night's premiere, we spoke with stars Aparna Nancherla and Anne…

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Jan 16, 2019

Amazon's Taking Up To $100 Off Apple's Newest, Bestest iPad Pros
I love my fancy, new 11-inch iPad Pro and right now, you can take $70 off the 64GB silver model on Amazon, or

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Jan 16, 2019

A former Simpsons writer decries the fast food sacrilege of President Hamburgers
There are plenty of reasons why the President of the United States' decision to fete the Clemson football team with a fast food smorgasbord is a disconcerting snapshot of the current state of the American government, but, among them all, we must not lose sight of the most basic outrage—that those burgers probably…

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Jan 16, 2019

Reasonable Discussions: January 16
Here's your weekly open thread. Thank you for making our site's community vibrant, intelligent, and fun!


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Jan 16, 2019

Ecto-1 stars in the first teaser for Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters sequel
It was only last night that we learned Jason Reitman, Oscar-nominated director and son of Ghostbusters helmer Ivan Reitman, would be continuing the story of his father's first two Ghostbusters films. Now, less than a day later, Entertainment Weekly's here with the film's first teaser, one that, per Reitman, is…

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Jan 16, 2019

Grab (With L or R) Prima's Massive Smash Ultimate Guidebook For $11, While You Still Can
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Jan 16, 2019

Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche are space trash in the first trailer for Claire Denis' High Life
Audiences fled the theater in droves when Claire Denis' High Life, the French filmmaker's English-language debut, premiered at 2018's Toronto International Film Festival. Our own A.A. Dowd, however, found much to love about this blend of sci-fi and body horror, saying the film "gradually reveals itself to be her…

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Jan 16, 2019

Piers Morgan's latest feud is with, um, razor companies and the Final Destination director
Piers Morgan, the lone bulwark protecting 21st century masculinity from the existential threats of vegan sausage rolls and Daniel Craig being a father, has found a new target for his ire: Gillette razors.


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Jan 16, 2019

Piers Morgan's latest feud is with, um, razor companies and the Final Destination writer
Piers Morgan, the lone bulwark protecting 21st century masculinity from the existential threats of vegan sausage rolls and Daniel Craig being a father, has found a new target for his ire: Gillette razors.


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Jan 16, 2019

There's room for a little originality in the Oscar race for Best Adapted Screenplay
For much of the past 25 years, the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay has functioned as a consolation prize given to movies too personal, unusual, or inventive—which is to say, too good—to win (or in some cases even get nominated for) the big Best Picture prize. Pulp Fiction, Fargo, Almost Famous, Lost In…

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Jan 16, 2019

Wednesday's Best Deals: Anker Speakers, Puma Gear, Contigo Bottles, and More
PowerBeats3 Headphones, USB-C Chargers, and a Chef'sChoice Deli Slicer lead off Wednesday's best deals.

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Jan 16, 2019

America's funnyman Conan O'Brien here to remind us that "all our graves go unattended"
Conan O'Brien's been gearing up for the January 22 return of his TBS late-night show with a stand-up tour, a podcast, and a hilarious "Without Borders" trip to Japan. Along with the show's new half-hour format, these endeavors mark not just a new era for Conan, but also an evolution in what we perceive to be…

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Jan 16, 2019

Anker's Top-Selling SoundCore Packs a 24 Hour Battery For $23
Anker's reader-favorite SoundCore Bluetooth speaker spawned a whole line of products, but the original model is still great, and it's back on sale for a great low price of $23, no promo code required.


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Jan 16, 2019

The A.V. Club's 25 most anticipated movies of 2019
Hope springs eternal at The A.V. Club, at least when it comes to pop culture. The environment may be screwed, democracy may be endangered, the world itself may be forever inching toward fiery self-destruction, but we approach every new year with the same optimism that Calvin and Hobbes expressed in their final…

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Jan 16, 2019

Jimmy Fallon gets to play Hamilton in Puerto Rico, but at least it's for a good cause
The pally bond between amiably irritating late-night goofball Jimmy Fallon and adorably brilliant goofball Lin-Manuel Miranda might be a little annoying, but, if we're being honest, it's because Fallon gets to do all manner of cool stuff with the Hamilton creator that we want to be doing. Lip-syncing to a polka-fied Hamilton remix

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Jan 16, 2019

This week in Savage Love: Big little lies
I'm a middle-aged man dating a younger guy. He wanted to be a "boy" to a Dom top daddy, and I was happy to oblige. The sex is amazing, and we click as people, too. Then a couple days ago, he told me he wanted to explore small penis humiliation (SPH). I was taken aback—not by the request, but because his penis is NOT…

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Jan 16, 2019

Take out your syllabus for Deadly Class
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Wednesday, January 16. All times are Eastern.  


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Jan 15, 2019

Alex Jones and InfoWars lasted like 2 whole days before getting banned from Roku
Setting what might be a new land-speed record for a brand shifting from "We're committed to representing a diversity of viewpoints, even shitty ones" to "Jesus Christ, okay, calm down, it's gone," video on demand purveyor Roku has now pulled Alex Jones' InfoWars channel from its Channel Store. The news comes just a…

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Jan 15, 2019

This Is Us returns, but does it realize that the Big Three are the worst?
While the "death of the author" theory argues it's the art itself, not the intentions of its creator that should matter, I can't stop myself from wondering what kind of story This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and his writers think they're telling. Namely, do they know that the Big Three are kind of the worst?…

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Jan 15, 2019

The Flash is sidelined as the supporting cast takes center stage
The Flash returns from its winter hiatus with a rather subdued episode that at times plays more like a presentation on the topic of superhero ethics than a fully-realized hour of the show. One reason it feels a little off is that it's strangely underpopulated; we know Joe is out of the picture because Jesse L. Martin…

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Jan 15, 2019

Which lucky teenager gets to turn into Danny Glover in the Jumanji sequel?
One of the many factors that made Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle such a surprise hit in late 2017 was the hookiness of its wish-fulfillment premise, which saw a bunch of gawky teens skip the puberty lines to find themselves in the bodies of certified ass-kickers like Dwayne Johnson or Karen Gillen. (Or, you know, Jack…

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Jan 15, 2019

A blind taste test to determine the best boxed mac-and-cheese
Welcome to Cheese Week, The Takeout's weeklong praise of cheeses.

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Jan 15, 2019

Travis Scott spoke to Colin Kaepernick before accepting Super Bowl halftime gig
On Sunday, the NFL finally managed to find a couple of musical artists willing to join Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl's halftime show, specifically Travis Scott and Big Boi, with Scott in particular only agreeing to appear at the event if the NFL would make a charitable donation to an organization called the Dream Corps…

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Jan 15, 2019

Jason Reitman is making a new Ghostbusters sequel, "for the fans"
Proving once and for all that there's no force in life or death capable of overwhelming the power of good, clean, old-fashioned nepotism—cut with just a hint of brimming fan nostalgia—Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Jason Reitman is getting his own Ghostbusters movie. The Thank You For Smoking director—who…

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Jan 15, 2019

Kanye West donates $10 million to sprawling volcano art installation
Not to sound like some kind of socialist, but is it possible that some rich people in this country simply have too much money? We would never begrudge anyone for working much harder than everyone else, which is obviously the only way to get a lot of money, but it seems like there are several big issues in play when…

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Jan 15, 2019

Netflix confirms Grace and Frankie will return for a sixth season in 2020
Netflix might be hiking its prices, but you can't say it's not bringing the goods. Just a few days before the premiere of Grace and Frankie's fifth outing, the streamer has revealed that Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will return for a sixth season of cathartic cussing in 2020. That must bode well for the upcoming season,…

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Jan 15, 2019

Netflix reveals a chilling trailer for Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
Netflix continues to expand its catalog of original content in a multitude of genres—including the ever popular true crime docuseries. A trailer for the streaming service's latest docuseries, Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes—based on the book by author Stephen G. Michaud and author, journalist,…

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Jan 15, 2019

The Cranberries announce In The End, its final album with late singer Dolores O'Riordan
The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan died in early 2018, just as the Irish rock band was working on a new album. Now, exactly one year to the day of her passing, that album has been officially announced. Called In The End, it arrives on April 26 via BGM.

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Jan 15, 2019

MaximumRocknroll to cease print publication after 37 years
The punk gods giveth, and the punk gods taketh away. Just a few days before today's announcement that riot grrrl luminaries Bikini Kill are getting together for a handful of reunion shows, another ‘90s punk-rock staple, San Francisco based fanzine and "bible of punk" MaximumRocknroll, announced that it will be…

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Jan 15, 2019

Lost In Translation buddies Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola reunite for new project
It's been 16 years since Lost In Translation, and now director Sofia Coppola and star Bill Murray are reuniting for a new film called On The Rocks—they also reunited a couple years ago for Bill Murray's Netflix Christmas special, but it was a little disappointing so we won't bring it up again. According to IndieWire, …

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Jan 15, 2019

The Top 10 Deals of January 15, 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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Jan 15, 2019

Matt Damon nearly starred, filed TPS reports in Office Space
Peter Gibbons, the chief cube-dweller played by Ron Livingston, in Office Space, was very nearly played by Matt Damon. That's per Entertainment Weekly's new oral history of the film, which details how close the unassuming cult classic came to starring one of Hollywood's biggest stars near the peak of his career, as…

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Jan 15, 2019

The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer suggests that one Avenger might not survive Endgame
As one might expect, it didn't take long for Marvel's most devoted to dissect the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer frame by frame. The Easter Eggs are abundant—Peter still uses Uncle Ben's old luggage!—and so are the theories, with a number of fans asking whether or not the movie takes place before the events of …

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Jan 15, 2019

The dream of Back To The Future Part 2 lives on in Nike's new self-lacing basketball shoes
Nike has introduced yet another thing to take up real estate on your phone: The Nike Adapt BB, an app-controlled sneaker and the sportswear brand's first self-lacing basketball shoe. Plans to release the Adapt BB were first announced in December of last year, and Nike debuted a teaser for the shoe just a day prior to…

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Jan 15, 2019

Derek Waters on the new season of Drunk History and the brilliance of Evan Rachel Wood
Drunk History returns tonight with narrator Rich Fulcher slurring his way through an Are You Afraid Of The Dark-style retelling of the creation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Ahead of the premiere, we spoke with creator Derek Waters about keeping the show fresh after six seasons, and the brilliance of Evan Rachel…

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Jan 15, 2019

Bikini Kill reunites for shows in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and New York
Here's a nice surprise for every riot grrrl who never stopped believing: Bikini Kill is getting back together for a series of live shows. The iconic ‘90s punk band broke up in 1997, so this tour will be the first time the whole group has been together for more than a one-off appearance in decades. Unfortunately, this…

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Jan 15, 2019

Bryan Ferry announces 2019 world tour celebrating Roxy Music's Avalon
Bryan Ferry has announced the North American leg of his 2019 world tour celebrating Roxy Music's iconic 1982 album Avalon. Coinciding with the band's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this March, the tour will feature Ferry performing songs off of that record, as well as his solo work and tunes from the…

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Jan 15, 2019

Netflix's new price hike is its largest ever
As Netflix evolves from a library of established titles to a hub of diverse original content, so too will its subscription price. AP reports that the price hike, which will impact all new subscribers immediately, is the company's largest since it first launched more than a decade ago. Damn you, Friends.

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Jan 15, 2019

Brave Family Guy producers believe 2019 is the time to try and "phase out" gay jokes
On Sunday, Fox finally aired the long-dreaded Family Guy episode in which Peter Griffin takes a job working at the White House and Donald Trump sexually assaults Meg. Nobody who worked on that would be blamed for wanting to just move on with their lives and pretend it never happened, but Family Guy executive producers…

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Jan 15, 2019

The Roswell reboot's most interesting idea is also its least developed
Roswell, New Mexico lands on The CW this week, nearly 20 years after Jason Katims' Roswell debuted on The WB. But you won't find Dido or much teen angst here—developed by The Originals scribe Carina Adly MacKenzie, this supernatural drama isn't a reimagining of the 1999 series that starred Jason Behr, Shiri Appleby,…

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Jan 15, 2019

Sasheer Zamata comments on, reworks Louis CK's godawful Parkland joke
Louis CK provided an appropriately terrible capstone to 2018 when a leaked recording from one of his stand-up shows spread around the internet. In it, CK performed a stretch of material filled with shitty old man jokes about not understanding personal pronouns and jabs at the Parkland school shooting survivors. It…

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Jan 15, 2019

Alicia Keys to host this year's Grammy Awards
Last year's Grammy Awards was, by and large, a male-dominated affair, with Album Of The Year nominee Lorde being left off the performance slate and all women aside from Alessia Cara being shut out of the major award categories. Discussions of gender bias in the music industry quickly spread, leading Recording Academy…

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Jan 15, 2019

If You Have a Business, You'll Want to Apply For Capital One's Spark Miles Card Before January 28
Capital One finally added airline transfer partners to its lineup of credit cards just last month, which means that its Spark Miles Card for Business's limited time offer is particularly enticing.

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Jan 15, 2019

Here come the nightmare eels, swarming a wet pizza like worms into a corpse
The eels have always been waiting for the pizza to arrive, but they have never been patient about it. They chitter wetly in the brackish water, anticipating the moment when at last they will be fed, and here it comes! An 8-inch oven pizza tossed into their midst. They sink their rows of jagged, needle-like teeth into…

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Jan 15, 2019

Here's a scientific analysis of why kids are so obsessed with "Baby Shark"
Children, bless their tiny hearts, have awful taste in media. Try and get Junior to sit through some Kurosawa and 10 minutes in they're asking for an encore of Trolls; give them the cultural gift of Aphex Twin and be rejected for another round of the "Baby Shark" YouTube video where kids bellow out nonsense about…

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Jan 15, 2019

Corporate creators Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman on avoiding the second season slump
Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman's bleak comedy Corporate was one of our favorite shows from the first half of 2018. Tonight, Matt, Jake, Grace (Aparna Nancherla) and the other downtrodden employees of mega-corporation Hampton DeVille return to Comedy Central for their second season. Ahead of the premiere, we spoke…

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Jan 15, 2019

Charge Your Pro Controller and Joy-Con With This $15 Dock
If you've bought a Pro Controller to go with your Switch (and you should!), and Joy-Con With This $15 Dock', 'B075FF6HDN');window.ga('unique.send', 'event', 'Commerce', 'avclub - Charge Your Pro Controller and Joy-Con With This $15 Dock', 'B075FF6HDN');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/PowerA-Joy-Pro-Controller-Charging-Dock/dp/B075FF6HDN?tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=1c35c985b29f1a54bf3b49947f5c4ce2de6d4a8e"this dock can charge your gamepad and a set of Joy-Con at the same time. Get it for just $15 today, an all-time low.


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Jan 15, 2019

R.I.P. Carol Channing, Broadway legend and star of Hello, Dolly!
Carol Channing, the Broadway icon who became legendary for performances in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly! has died, according to The New York Times. Channing's publicist, B. Harlan Boll, confirmed the news, noting that she had suffered two strokes in the past year. She was 97 years old.

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Jan 15, 2019

Netflix and Hulu's feud over their dueling Fyre Fest documentaries is getting uglier
Hulu pulled a helluva power move yesterday by dropping its new documentary about 2017's ill-fated Fyre Festival mere days before Netflix was primed to release Fyre, its own deep dive into the event. This was more than just a marketing stunt, though—Hulu's Fyre Fraud, it appears, sought to preempt the Netflix project…

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Jan 15, 2019

Watch the Rest of the NFL Playoffs For Free With a Discounted Mohu Antenna
You don't need to cable subscription or an expensive "cord cutter" over-the-top package to watch the rest of the NFL playoffs (and a lot of March Madness)...you just need an antenna sufficient to pull in local channels where you live.

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Jan 15, 2019

Mount That New TV To the Wall Like the Prize That It Is - Just $40 Today
If you got yourself a new TV during the holidays (or even more recently), it's cheaper than you might think to mount it to your wall. This highly rated Perlesmith mount can support TVs up to 70" and 132 pounds, and it's only $40 today with promo code UJQE85K9, complete with bonus accessories like a level, cord ties,…



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Jan 15, 2019

Tuesday's Best Deals: Razer DeathAdder Elite, LEGO London Tower Bridge, Cuisinart Cast Iron Cookware, and More
A Frito Lay Variety Pack, Vegan Vitamins, and Gold's Gym Equipment lead off Tuesday's best deals.


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Jan 15, 2019

A dopey wellness guru misleads his minions in Sam Lipsyte's latest satire
"Every age gets the savior it deserves," Sam Lipsyte writes late in his fourth novel, Hark. Born in 1968, Lipsyte grew up during the era of Kool-Aid cults and sannyasin sects. He attended college in the decade when greed was God, and published his first novel, The Subject Steve, on that terrible Tuesday when suicidal…

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Jan 15, 2019

io9 In the First Trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, Vacation Looks Far From Fun | Jalopnik Why
io9 In the First Trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, Vacation Looks Far From Fun | Jalopnik Why the Mazda RX-8's Rotary Isn't as Good as the RX-7's Before It | Kotaku The Pinkertons Are Still Around, Suing Over Red Dead Redemption 2 | Two Cents 

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Jan 15, 2019

Get a Little Geeky With These $13 Sci-Fi Patent Prints
Patent prints are all the rage, but you can put an extra geeky spin on your decor with these sci-fi themed ones. Blueprints of BB-8 and the Starship Enterprise, profiles of the Harry Potter wands, a flat lay of Link's weapons from The Legend of Zelda. You'll find all of those and more in this MassDrop sale, and…

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Jan 15, 2019

Spidey's alive and Mysterio's kicking ass in the first Far From Home trailer
We've got no clue how Peter Parker will come back from the dead next year, but at least we know what he'll be doing afterward: Going on vacay, buds! Sony dropped the first trailer for its new Spidey flick Far From Home this morning, and director Jon Watts appears to have replicated the youthful color, explosive action,…

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Jan 15, 2019

Replay Three Remastered Crash Bandicoot Games For $30, On the Console Of Your Choice
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Jan 15, 2019

Grab a Spare Set of Bluetooth Earbuds For $16, Complete With Nine Hours of Battery Life
It's 2019, which means you almost definitely already own a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. But I submit that you should actually have a second, spare pair that can live in your luggage or gym bag, for when you inevitably forget your favorites at home.


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Jan 15, 2019

British meme rap project: The year in band names 2018
They said it couldn't be done. They said it wouldn't be done. They said it shouldn't be done. But the Year In Band Names is back, if a little belated and slightly different. This year, I cut way more bands from my master list than usual, in an effort to leave only the noteworthy groups (or ones that made for fun…

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Jan 15, 2019

On The Tonight Show, Samuel L. Jackson counts down his five favorite Samuel L. Jackson characters
On Monday's Tonight Show, Glass star Samuel L. Jackson revealed some pretty surprising secrets. For one, he's a really good pal of Judge Judy Sheindlin, which suggests all manner of action comedy casting possibilities. For another, on December 21, the perpetually badass actor turned 70, which, to steal a quote from …

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Jan 15, 2019

This Is Us brings the Randall election storyline to a very welcome conclusion
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Tuesday, January 15. All times are Eastern.


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Jan 14, 2019

Artist hopes to ensure that Toto will be heard in an African desert forever
2018 was the year of Toto's "Africa" for some reason, with Weezer caving to fan pressure and releasing a (secretly very boring) cover of it in May followed by Pitbull proving that a boring cover is still better than a fucking nightmare cover with his bizarre contribution to the Aquaman soundtrack, but a Namibian…

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Jan 14, 2019

Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga woke up this mornin', joined the Sopranos prequel
According to Variety, Jon Bernthal from The Punisher and Vera Farmiga from the Conjuring movies have joined Alessandro Nivola and whoever will play kid Tony in The Many Saints Of Newark, New Line's Sopranos prequel movie. The film revolves around the good old days of the New Jersey mob in the ‘60s, centering on…

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Jan 14, 2019

Kickass Korean action film The Villainess to be adapted for American TV
According to Deadline, Skybound Entertainment—the studio launched by The Walking Dead mastermind Robert Kirkman—has picked up the U.S. TV rights to Jung Byung-gil's Korean action movie The Villainess. The plan, unsurprisingly, is to remake the original as a TV show, with Jung Byung-gil on board to direct the pilot…

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Jan 14, 2019

Christopher McQuarrie to direct back-to-back Mission: Impossible movies for 2021 and 2022
As long as there is still blood pumping through Tom Cruise's veins, there will be Mission: Impossible movies to put him in danger of losing that blood while performing ridiculous stunts. According to Variety, the next two Mission: Impossible movies are already being developed, with Rogue Nation and Fallout director…

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Jan 14, 2019

Pack up the camp, the Pinkertons are coming for Red Dead Redemption 2
In a weirdly literal instance of life imitating art, the actual Pinkerton Detective Agency has tracked down video game publisher Take-Two Interactive and filed a cease-and-desist letter over Pinkerton's appearance in Red Dead Redemption 2—a game in which a band of outlaws are constantly pursued and tormented by a pair…

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Jan 14, 2019

Ask the Salty Waitress: What should I say to my friend who's a terrible tipper?

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Jan 14, 2019

17-year old Rachel Zegler to make her film debut as Maria in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story
As a nod to her Oscar-winning turn as Anita in 1961's West Side Story, Rita Moreno will executive produce and star in Steven Spielberg's forthcoming riff on the iconic musical. Having her expertise will be key, one imagines, as Deadline reveals that the majority of the film's leads will be Hollywood newcomers.

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Jan 14, 2019

Jalopnik The 2020 Toyota Supra Is Finally Here With 335 HP, Does Zero to 60 in 4.1 Seconds | Lifehac
Jalopnik The 2020 Toyota Supra Is Finally Here With 335 HP, Does Zero to 60 in 4.1 Seconds | Lifehacker How to See Next Weekend's Total Lunar Eclipse | io9 5 Questions We Have After That Cryptic Game of Thrones Teaser | Kotaku 

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Jan 14, 2019

Spike Lee and The Killers unite against Trump's border wall in the  "Land Of The Free" video
In a collaboration that nobody saw coming, The Killers have released a new single accompanied by a short film directed by Spike Lee. "Land Of The Free" finds the normally apolitical band—lead singer Brandon Flowers declined support either Barack Obama or fellow Mormon Mitt Romney in 2012—taking a hardline stance…

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Jan 14, 2019

Paul Schrader wants to make a Western starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe
More than four decades into his career, iconoclastic writer and director Paul Schrader made what many say is his best film in First Reformed. Modeled after the transcendental films that enraptured him as a film student, the movie is Ingmar Bergman by way of Yasujiro Ozu, with Ethan Hawke's country priest facing an…

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Jan 14, 2019

10 Cloverfield Lane director makes death-defying leap over to Uncharted movie
Despite the fact that the games center on a wise-cracking Indiana Jones-knockoff who epitomized the idea of a "Chris Pratt-type" long before that was a thing, Hollywood has had a surprising amount of trouble turning Uncharted into a movie. Multiple attempts have been made, with Mark Wahlberg once set to star until …

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Jan 14, 2019

Hugh Grant lost a script, would really like it back
Hugh Grant is sorry to bother you, but, oh dear, it appears someone broke into his car and stole a script and, well, you see, he really needs it back. The affable English actor revealed as much on Twitter last night, appealing to his followers for help while offering what we can only presume is a sweet, slightly…

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Jan 14, 2019

The Top 10 Deals of January 14, 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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Jan 14, 2019

The director of Attack The Block gets family-friendly with the uneven The Kid Who Would Be King
The Kid Who Would Be King, the English writer-director Joe Cornish's family-friendly take on the King Arthur legend, might be smarter that the average live-action kids' movie, but it's hamstrung by a lack of visual imagination and a generic script. It starts promisingly enough. After an animated prologue about the…

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Jan 14, 2019

CBS All Access is beaming up a Star Trek: Discovery spin-off series with Michelle Yeoh
CBS All Access remains in warp drive with producer Alex Kurtzman, who's just announced the latest intergalactic adventure to join the network's epic slate of Star Trek programming. Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh will star in the new series as Starfleet Officer Philippa Georgiou, who you may recall from the first…

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Jan 14, 2019

Weekend Box Office: For Kevin Hart, at least, the Oscars controversy has an Upside
Alas, poor Kevin Hart! Cast out into the wilderness of just being a regular movie star, instead of a movie star with a gig hosting the Oscars—all because he "went on TV every day for what felt like weeks and wasted everyone's time" after "doing everything he could to appease LGBTQ people without actually apologizing…

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Jan 14, 2019

The sound designers for A Quiet Place pick the 5 films most influential to their work
We recently sat down with Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, supervising sound editors of A Quiet Place, to find out the five films and television shows most inspirational to their work.

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AV Club Films
Jan 14, 2019

Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington are taking their movie show back on the road
In news deserving of five buckets of popcorn and a couple of sodas, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington are bringing On Cinema At The Cinema to a handful of cities—maybe even a few near you. Following last year's successful run of tour dates, On Cinema At The Cinema Live will continue in 2019 with dates in Texas and…

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Jan 14, 2019

Turn Any Wall Into a TV With Anker's $85 Projector
Update: It's even cheaper now.

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Jan 14, 2019

An award-winning lead performance can't steer The Heiresses into insightful drama
How much sympathy should one feel for the formerly wealthy? That's one of many questions barely explored by The Heiresses, Paraguay's submission to the foreign-language competition at this year's Oscars. (It didn't make the shortlist.) The film begins with its protagonist's decline already in progress, as Chela (Ana…

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Jan 14, 2019

Hulu comes out ahead of Netflix's Fyre Fest documentary with the surprise release of its own
We've heard plenty over the past few weeks about Fyre, a new Netflix documentary about the exercise in schadenfreude that was 2017's Fyre Festival. Amidst all the trailers and the news that Fyre was directed by acclaimed documentarian Chris Smith (American Movie, Collapse), it's been easy to forget that Hulu has

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