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Apr 08, 2020

In a flashback episode, Little Fires Everywhere finally reveals the truth about Mia
Since the very beginning, Little Fires Everywhere has taken every opportunity to exhibit the stark differences between its leads Elena Richardson and Mia Warren. This ranges from their personalities to mothering techniques to viewpoints on affluence and race with a culmination of the two in the sides they choose in…

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Apr 08, 2020

They've got 2 studios now, but Last Podcast On The Left are still basement-dwellers at heart
There are two types of people in this world: Those who like to stay up late reading stories that make them want to get up and check the locks on their windows every five minutes, and those who don't understand why you'd do that to yourself. Members of that first group are probably already aware of The Last Podcast On…

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Apr 08, 2020

Conan and Colbert decide to just interview each other, possibly get sued by Bob Dylan
Conan O'Brien and Stephen Colbert are both the smart, responsible sons of respected scientists as it turns out, so naturally both late-night legends have been keeping it socially distanced while providing their corporate overlords with content. On a time-saving double-interview on Tuesday, the two hosts were…

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Apr 08, 2020

This week in Savage Love: The no-pandemic challenge
Your last two columns and your last two podcasts were all about the pandemic. Everything everywhere is all about the pandemic right now. Can you give it a rest? For maybe a week? Could you answer some questions that aren't about pandemic? Any fun kink questions come in this week? I could use a break from the pandemic,…

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Apr 08, 2020

After 11 seasons, Modern Family moves out and on
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Wednesday, April 8. All times are Eastern. 


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Apr 07, 2020

R.I.P. Allen Garfield from The Conversation and Nashville
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Allen Garfield—who appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation, Robert Altman's Nashville, and played the police chief in Beverly Hills Cop II—has died. Ronee Blakley, who played Garfield's wife in Nashville, said on Facebook today that he died from the COVID-19…

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Apr 07, 2020

Louisiana police department initiates coronavirus curfew with the Purge siren
In theory, most people are situated well enough in this miserable reality that any outright terror has subsided in favor of a more manageable sense of constant anxiety, but there are a few things that would set any of us off and reignite any concerns we may have about the end of the world as we know it. Things like,…

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Apr 07, 2020

Schitt's Creek leaves us with a variety of happy endings
This whole Schitt's Creek season six has been leading us to this heartbreaking, inescapable moment. The Rose clan finally leaves the seldom-named town, and neither they nor Schitt's Creek will ever be the same. It's the advantage that Eugene and Dan Levy had, knowing these 14 episodes would be the last, enabling…

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Apr 07, 2020

R.I.P. country folk legend John Prine
John Prine, the iconic country folk singer-songwriter whose music was largely known for its humorous brand of social commentary, has died. Per The New York Times, the family confirmed that the artist died due to complications from COVID-19. Prine had entered the hospital on Thursday, March 26 with severe symptoms. He…

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Apr 07, 2020

Catherine O'Hara nearly skipped Schitt's Creek and other revelations from the finale documentary
It's hard to imagine Schitt's Creek without Catherine O'Hara in those amazingly ridiculous wigs and outfits, but that's exactly what we would have gotten had Eugene Levy not been able to convince his longtime friend and co-star to join him and his son in creating the sleeper hit. As revealed in Best Wishes, Warmest…

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Apr 07, 2020

CBS to start airing movies on Sunday nights like it's the '90s again
In these coronavirus times, with every movie and TV show having suspended production, the major networks are starting to grow more and more desperate for anything that can fill the airtime that would've normally been taken up new content. The CW is shaking up its whole schedule, and now its sister-network, CBS, is…

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Apr 07, 2020

Check out the PlayStation 5's weird spaceship controller
Sony's rollout of information about the PlayStation 5 was weird even before the coronavirus pandemic sidelined any plans for big video game events this spring and summer (E3 was canceled, but Sony wasn't going to be there anyway). The first real information we got came from a Wired article last year that read more…

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Apr 07, 2020

R.I.P. Hal Willner, longtime Saturday Night Live music producer
As reported by Variety, record producer and longtime Saturday Night Live music producer Hal Willner has died from complications caused by the coronavirus. Willner had actually tweeted about having the virus recently, saying just over a week ago that he "always wanted to have a number one, but not this" along with an…

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Apr 07, 2020

HBO's Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind centers on the life, not the death, of a screen icon
Natalie Wood's death, shrouded as it is in mystery, has come to dominate much of the conversation around the actor's legacy, which also encompasses three Oscar nominations and iconic turns in West Side Story, Splendor In The Grass, and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. A new HBO documentary, Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind…

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Apr 07, 2020

Universal is remaking The Night Of The Hunter
After presumably realizing that America's step-dads have had it too easy lately and that they should be vilified a little more, Universal has decided to move forward with a remake of The Night Of The Hunter—the one and only movie directed by actor Charles Laughton. The original, which starred Robert Mitchum, was…

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Apr 07, 2020

Watch the worst possible Australian vacation in the trailer for Outback
Many of us turn to horror in trying times, because there's something oddly comforting about watching people in belief-beggaring circumstances when all you want is to be able to touch a damn door handle without sanitizing immediately afterwards. And by that metric, the trailer for new survival horror film Outback…

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Apr 07, 2020

Tracy Letts and Carrie Coon program a 24-hour movie marathon for our lockdown viewing
Tracy Letts and Carrie Coon hardly need introductions, but just in case, here they are: He's one of America's best living playwrights, the Pulitzer-winning author of August: Osage County, Killer Joe, and Bug, as well as the play Superior Donuts (the basis for the excellent but short-lived CBS series). He's also acted…

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Apr 07, 2020

Here's a story about the time Prince auditioned Alicia Keys to cover his song
Never one to hold his tongue, Prince was always precious about his incredible music (and musicianship, in general). Hearing that he once had Grammy-winning R&B tentpole Alicia Keys essentially audition in order to include a cover of one of his songs on her album doesn't exactly ring as the biggest shock, but it still…

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Apr 07, 2020

Quibi's Memory Hole accused of plagiarism by found footage collective Everything Is Terrible!
Monday saw the launch of Quibi, a short-form mobile streaming service backed by nearly $2 billion in funding. The launch in itself was news, as the streamer's previously faced controversy after its "turnstyle" technology became the subject of a sloppy legal battle.

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Apr 07, 2020

Fan favorite On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the dark horse of the Bond franchise
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: No Time To Die won't be hitting theaters, but you can still enjoy some vintage 007 action. 


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Apr 07, 2020

The Twin Peaks pilot will return in multiple forms for its 30th anniversary
If you've got nothing to do tomorrow (and you totally do not), you might consider logging on for a live watch-along of the Twin Peaks pilot hosted by Agent Dale Cooper himself, Kyle MacLachlan. Last week, MacLachlan took to social media to ask fans which Twin Peaks episode they'd like to watch with him to celebrate…

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Apr 07, 2020

Mondo releases line of puzzles inspired by original prints featuring Gremlins, Die Hard, and more
There are several ways to cope with self-isolation, sheltering in place, or whatever the hell you want to call your time at home during the pandemic: Animal Crossing, learning to knit or cross stitch, maintaining a level of stoned unheard of since the theatrical release of Cats, and puzzles. In the coming apocalypse,…

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Apr 07, 2020

Queen Elizabeth II reminds us: Don't wear green on TV
Queen Elizabeth II, the current representative of an institutional historical virus, recently gave an address about a different kind of deadly international disease. As a rare, non-Christmas television appearance, Liz 2's broadcast generated a lot of interest, especially from those who couldn't help but look at the…

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Apr 07, 2020

Quibi only had 300,000 live downloads on its first day
On the sixth day of April, which is now the fourth year of 2020, Quibi—short for "quick bites," which is just painful to type—finally opened its digital doors. After months of threatening to introduce our social media-addled brains to its short-form content, Quibi delivered on that promise, launching a slate of…

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Apr 07, 2020

Middleditch & Schwartz are (properly) unprepared in the trailer for their Netflix special
When was the last time you enjoyed (or endured, or silently screamed during) a college improv show? If it's been a while, Netflix has a new three-part special that could potentially trigger that feeling of fervent anticipation for the next nugget of unscripted genius, or it could cement your very valid anxieties…

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Apr 07, 2020

Batman: The Adventures Continue expands the mythos of the classic '90s cartoon
Almost three decades after its debut, Batman: The Animated Series still stands as one of the best superhero adaptations across any medium, with stories that explore the full scope of Batman's character and an aesthetic that ages remarkably well. (Read our recaps of the entire series.) DC Comics has returned to the…

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Apr 07, 2020

The Grand Bizarre is a dazzling stop-motion marvel
Critics like to throw around the phrase "pure cinema," which is generally used to suggest that the medium's formal elements—composition, camera movement, editing, sound design—take precedence over narrative and performance. For true purity, however, there's nothing like the total abstraction of many experimental…

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Apr 07, 2020

Watch a rare Bill Hicks standup set from 1985 that was just uploaded for the first time
"Good evening, my name is Bill Hicks. 23 years old right now, and boy are my arms tired." That line, delivered just shy of four minutes into the video below, is the moment when it really clicks that you're watching a remarkable time capsule. Bill Hicks was just 23 years old when he performed this set in Indianapolis.…

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Apr 07, 2020

Hulk Hogan manages to simultaneously praise and plagiarize God while weighing in on COVID-19
A lot of celebrities and non-expert public figures have already offered their novel approaches to weathering the coronavirus crisis, but honestly, we've only heard them out while waiting for the true voice of reason: disgraced WWE Hall of Famer, instrument of Gawker's demise, and famously pious mendicant, Hulk Hogan,…

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Apr 07, 2020

The Circle's Michelle Buteau on what she knows about the show's next season
Imagine being trapped in your apartment and forced to communicate with others solely via faceless food deliveries and social media updates. Wild, right? At least, it was in January, when The Circle dropped on Netflix, enchanting a nation of crafty catfishing fans. Now, with a second season on the horizon, the show is…

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Apr 07, 2020

Heath Ledger declined presenting at the 2007 Oscars over Brokeback Mountain jokes
In 2007, unbeknownst to the world, we were spared a potentially uncomfortable and awkward Oscars moment. It's typically customary for the prior year's Oscar winners and nominees to present awards during the current year's ceremony, and, as Jake Gyllenhaal recounts in a new interview with Another Man magazine, both he…

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Apr 07, 2020

Local news station debuts helpful PSA with "What Day Is It?" segment
Considering that the last few weeks of quarantine have created, for a lot of people, a purgatorial existence where the nature of time itself seems to have flattened into borderline incoherence, it's always helpful for the news to loudly declare which day it is when updating viewers on the world's latest events.…

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Apr 07, 2020

Chris Hemsworth and a bazooka star in this explosive trailer for the Russo-produced Extraction
Chris Hemsworth stars in Netflix's Extraction as a guy who casually jumps off giant cliffs into water, where he then and sits serenely at the bottom as if he's fuckin' Aquaman. He's not Aquaman, though; he's not even a superhero, which is a nice change of pace for both Hemsworth and the MCU's Russo brothers, all of…

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Apr 07, 2020

Matthew McConaughey embarks on new career as senior's home bingo caller
The world's best known celebrities, most having amassed small fortunes over their careers, are well insulated from the worst effects of the COVID-19-ravaged economy. Still, perhaps sensing that the market for seeing movies in theaters isn't coming back anytime soon, the most astute of them have begun experimenting…

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Apr 07, 2020

Cats VFX artist confirms "butthole cut," says a "horrible" Tom Hooper made the process hell
Last month, a quarantined nation barked out a laugh between their hacking coughs upon learning that, somewhere in the dark, musty halls of Universal Studios, there existed a "butthole cut" of Cats. The evidence? A tweet claiming one anonymous VFX producer was tasked with "[removing] CGI buttholes that had been…

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Apr 07, 2020

Tuesday's Best Deals: Vudu Bundles, Unagi Scooters, EyeBuyDirect, and More
A Happy Socks sale, JACHS NY shorts, Kyoku sushi knife, and Anker charging accessories lead off Tuesday's best deals from around the web.

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Apr 07, 2020

Metal Gear Solid 2 Retrospective: Be Careful What You Wish For
The initial technological threat in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is Metal Gear RAY. It is an "anti-Metal Gear," a mech designed to destroy what came before. It is singularly focused on destroying the past, and so is Metal Gear Solid 2. This game is the anti-Metal Gear game. It is the great deconstruction that…

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Apr 07, 2020

What comedians stuff in their faces after they bomb onstage
The last comedy show I did before we all went into isolation was at Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, Texas, where I recorded an album. I was in the small room that Cap uses on weekdays when the crowds are light and the headliner isn't a full-on draw. Still, put 70-80 enthusiastic people in there, even for a decidedly…

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Apr 07, 2020

With Kate McKinnon (and Rob Lowe?) planning Tiger King projects, we cast the supporting roles
According to Deadline, a Joe Exotic limited series, based on the second season of Wondery's Over My Dead Body podcast, has been in the works for months. Now that the documentary version of that tale has taken over Netflix, as well as sheltered-at-home viewers, interest in casting the fictional versions of Tiger King's…

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Apr 07, 2020

Stephen Colbert wows Chance The Rapper, remembers Chance's lyrics better than Chance
Stephen Colbert—in casual wear from his home den—interviewed fellow self-quarantining family man Chance The Rapper on The Late Show's all-video-chat current format on Monday. Chance, from his Chicago condo, commiserated with Colbert about dad stuff (putting together a kids bicycle is no joke, people), how they're…

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Apr 07, 2020

Bid farewell to Schitt's Creek with your best wishes and warmest regards
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Tuesday, April 7. All times are Eastern. 


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Apr 06, 2020

Dispatches From Elsewhere suggests the end is nigh, while delivering a key moment of joy
It's the end of the game of Dispatches From Elsewhere — theoretically. Certainly the public-facing event has been concluded, bringing with it the confirmation that Octavio Coleman and Commander 14 were being played by identical twins, and that this is actually a game. But then there are the episode's final moments,…

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Apr 06, 2020

Judge dismisses lawsuit over 2008 Universal Music Group vault fire
According to Rolling Stone, Judge John A. Kronstadt has dismissed the high-profile lawsuit against Universal Music Group. The class action suit was initially brought by multiple artists and estates for dead artists (including Soundgarden, Hole, Steve Earle, and the Tupac Shakur estate) last year after a …

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Apr 06, 2020

Better Call Saul goes full Breaking Bad in a desert odyssey directed by Vince Gilligan
I know it's on brand for me, but I can't help myself. "Bagman" is biblical, through and through. The desert, where almost all the action takes place, is where Moses endured the whining weakness of the Hebrew refugees who followed him — just as Mike endures the whining weakness of this windbag shyster in way over his…

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Apr 06, 2020

Optics matter in the latest The Plot Against America

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Apr 06, 2020

Disney Animation employees made a series of Olaf shorts with Josh Gad while working from home
Once this pandemic nightmare is over, a lot of people are going to have to acknowledge the fact that working from home is not only a perfectly viable and acceptable option, but it's easy to be just as productive at home as it is in a traditional office setting—it's pretty to stay on task when you don't have Mr. Boss…

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Apr 06, 2020

The multiverse is broken in Netflix's trippy trailer for The Midnight Gospel
To say that Adventure Time's creator Pendleton Ward has a knack for heartfelt ventures with a trippy spin would be a huge understatement, especially now that Netflix has released its trailer for the long-awaited The Midnight Gospel. Partnering with comedian, podcaster, and writer Duncan Trussell, the newest animated…

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Apr 06, 2020

ID wants in on this Tiger King action, announces a Joe Exotic "sequel"
Much like how true-crime fans' ears perk up when they hear that breathy whisper of "Investigation…" that accompanies marathons of murder shows on Investigation Discovery, the ID network itself has a knack for springing to attention when it hears people talking about someone dying under mysterious…

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Apr 06, 2020

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag live show is heading to Amazon for a limited time
In this era where everything is dependent on the libraries of the big streaming platforms, people are used to going from having certain movies or TV shows available to watch one day and then not available the next. Still, the approach Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge is taking with the surprise decision to release her…

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Apr 06, 2020

How Much Of These Hills Is Gold mines an epic Western from an immigrant story
In the opening pages of C Pam Zhang's debut novel, How Much Of These Hills Is Gold, preteen siblings Lucy and Sam become orphans. Their abusive father, Ba, "dies in the night, prompting them to seek two silver dollars" to complete a funeral ritual. Penniless, they wander the valleys of the American West for weeks with…

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Apr 06, 2020

John Krasinski reunites the original cast of Hamilton to the delight of one 9-year-old kid
We're already on record as being in favor of John Krasinki's good-news-only YouTube series. Remember this cool interview with Steve Carell? That was a week/27 years ago. So how, when one is John Krasinski and is (as he says in the video) already exhausted from home-schooling his kids, do you top a first episode like…

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Apr 06, 2020

Wow, Ariana Grande really likes The Waterboy
Pop artist Ariana Grande might be enduring quarantine in a gazillion dollar castle somewhere, but she's still doing all the same shit we are, from snapping thirst traps to Facetiming with friends to binging the dumbest, most escapist movies she can. Grande's love for film was front and center in her video for "Thank U, N…

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Apr 06, 2020

R.I.P. James Drury of The Virginian
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor James Drury—star of the long-running Western TV show The Virginian—has died. He was 85, and he reportedly died from natural causes.

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Apr 06, 2020

Gayme Show's Dave Mizzoni and Matt Rogers want to flip culture on its head
With a slew of new content launching today and an audience that (presumably) has even more time on its hands than usual, Quibi is off to the races. Of the initial offerings, Gayme Show comes not-so-straight out of the gate as one of the platform's most assured and inventive original series with a hilarious voice all…

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Apr 06, 2020

Watch an unaired pilot made by the guys behind The Worst Idea Of All Time podcast
Fans of their podcast will know that Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery, the hosts of The Worst Idea Of All Time, are no strangers to punishment. Previously, they subjected themselves to watching Grown Ups 2 every week for a year and then did it again with Sex And The City 2 and then again with the Zac Efron EDM drama We Are…

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Apr 06, 2020

R.I.P. Honor Blackman, Goldfinger and The Avengers star
Variety reports that English actor Honor Blackman, famous for her roles in the James Bond movie Goldfinger and in the action adventure series The Avengers, has died in Sussex, England. At 94, she was the oldest living "Bond Girl" actress.

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Apr 06, 2020

With No Time To Die postponed, it's time to revisit the first Bond movie
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: No Time To Die won't be hitting theaters, but you can still enjoy some vintage 007 action.


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Apr 06, 2020

Rita Wilson teams up with Naughty By Nature for charity remix of "Hip Hop Hooray"
COVID-19's cornered us in our homes, decimated the economy, and pushed back pretty much every movie you wanted to see.

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Apr 06, 2020

Silent Hill's art director and monster designer finds inspiration in the pandemic
The Silent Hill games are among the most unsettling works of horror ever made. This is in no small part thanks to Masahiro Ito, who worked as a monster designer on the first three games and the art director for Silent Hill 2 and 3, creating a line-up of ominous locations filled with memorable nightmare freaks like the…

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Apr 06, 2020

Ezra Miller appears to choke fan in disturbing video
While some celebrities are down to engage in a little bit of creative fan service every now and again, one actor apparently took a fan's jocular request way too far. A very brief video surfaced on the internet Sunday evening of person who appeared to be Justice League's Ezra Miller choking a woman in a Reykjavik,…

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Apr 06, 2020

Hold on to your eyeballs when you watch this exclusive clip from Sea Fever
Don't get us wrong—Sea Fever was unsettling before it became eerily, ironically prescient. But with the world locked down in the grips of a global pandemic, director Neasa Hardiman's film about an isolated group of people trapped in a confined space with a mysterious contagion that makes everyday activities…

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Apr 06, 2020

Listen to an orchestral cover of The Weeknd's "Wicked Games" from last night's Westworld
Since its premiere episode, the soundtrack to HBO's Westworld has featured instrumental, often somber covers of popular songs. By inserting string or piano arrangements of recognizable tunes into their show, the showrunners are able to convey a feeling of eerie familiarity. Things may look or sound recognizable in the…

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Apr 06, 2020

Penelope gives her son the talk—no, not that one—in this One Day At A Time exclusive
Candor is a vital part of Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce's One Day At A Time, which has made the move to Pop TV for its fourth season. The Alvarez family, led by Penelope (Justina Machado), speak frankly about almost everything—money problems, confronting bigotry, mental health. But in this exclusive clip from…

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Apr 06, 2020

Decoding Westworld is here to unravel the most batshit show on TV
For the past year, the Adult Swim Podcast has been doling out interviews with the network's talent, from Casper Kelly and Dave Willis, co-creators of Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, to George Lowe, the voice of Space Ghost on Space Ghost Coast To Coast. This week, host Matt Harrigan sits down with the most…

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Apr 06, 2020

Matt Berry briefly resurrects Toast Of London for some Margaret Thatcher-themed phone sex
Though there is currently no shortage of Matt Berry content on television these days, it's been years since fans of the cult favorite Toast Of London have gotten a fresh dose of Steven Toast's uniquely pathetic brand of horniness. Thankfully, these trying times have given the sonorous-voiced comedian the opportunity…

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Apr 06, 2020

ABC, NBC, and CBS unite Fallon, Kimmel, and Colbert for epic COVID-19 fundraiser curated by Lady Gaga
Cries of unity have spilled from just about everyone but our messy president as COVID-19 continues to tear apart the fabric of our lives, our economy, and the entertainment industry. Now, in what's being described as a "historic global broadcast," NBC, ABC, and CBS are teaming up for a crossover fundraiser event, One…

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Apr 06, 2020

Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame on Belgravia the place vs. Belgravia the show
Fans of Downton Abbey and staying calm during times of global crisis could find much to like in Belgravia, premiering Sunday April 12 on Epix. Created by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, Belgravia features lots of genteel intrigue, ladies-only tea parties, illicit trysts, and poorly kept…

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Apr 06, 2020

Richard Kelly has some big plans for Southland Tales
On last night's edition of "Filmmakers give people a nice distraction from literally everything," director Richard Kelly hosted a live watch-along of his 2007 film, Southland Tales. In the years since its release, the sci-fi thriller/political satire has developed a fairly sizable cult following—partially due to the…

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Apr 06, 2020

Jane Fonda has joined TikTok to revive her '80s workout videos (and address the climate crisis)
Jane Fonda, not busy enough already with her work as an actor and climate activist, has also just started a TikTok account. Seeing an opportunity to attract people to important causes and maybe, just maybe start yet another career as a social media influencer, Fonda has launched her account with the return of her role…

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Apr 06, 2020

Vampires get a twist in Grady Hendrix's fun but uneven Southern horror story
Grady Hendrix has always excelled at plumbing the depths of the not-quite-adult character who is placed in larger-than-life situations. In his 2014 novel, Horrorstör, it's a young slacker avoiding the grind of grown-up responsibility while investigating the strange goings-on at the IKEA-like store where she works. We…

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Apr 06, 2020

R.I.P. Aliens and Dark Knight Rises actor Jay Benedict
Jay Benedict, an actor whose credits included roles in Aliens and The Dark Knight Rises, has died at the age 68 due to complications from COVID-19. Benedict passed away on April 4, as announced by his management company:


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Apr 06, 2020

Animators turn Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark's "The Big Toe" into a stop motion horror short
The movie version of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark was good, but, because it was also a big budget Hollywood production, it couldn't get quite as weirdly gnarly as its child-scarring source material. Fortunately, internet horror shorts like the newly released stop motion version of Scary Stories' …

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Apr 06, 2020

The Clark Sisters' story really belongs to their mother in new Lifetime movie
In the Clark sisters' home, Mama Clark considers the word "easy" a swear. "We don't do easy," she explains to her daughters after waking them up at three in the morning to record a song the Lord sent her in a dream. "We do excellence." Thus, The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies Of Gospel, Lifetime's biopic of the women…

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Apr 06, 2020

Quibi, reviewed: We judge Chrissy's Court, the new Punk'd, and more
After numerous trailers and press releases that breathlessly announced the latest outlandish premise for a show, Quibi has finally launched with a full lineup of "quick bites." (Yes, that's what Quibi is short for) Quibi creator Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman envisioned a different kind of pivot to video,…

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Apr 06, 2020

Final Draft assembles the best of David Carr, a reporter who pulled no punches
It's no doubt hackneyed to wish that David Carr were still around, writing us through these strange and often difficult days. How would the journalist cover our absolute failure of a president? Our nation's steadily downward creep in goodwill? What would he write about the #MeToo movement? Would he love Succession?…

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Apr 06, 2020

Tracing Astronomy Club's lineage of Black comedy, from Chapelle's Show to In Living Color
In an early episode of the Netflix sketch show Astronomy Club, School Boy Reggie, Darius the blue-chip athlete, Yolanda the high priestess of heroin, and Tenisha "Butt The Thickest" set out on a journey from Compton to the Crenshaw Bodega to purchase ingredients for Big Mama's "hood-famous cheese grits." The crew of…

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Apr 06, 2020

John Oliver exposes the one news outlet Trump turns to when even Fox won't back him up
If anyone out there has been self-administering the Ludovico-style torture of sitting through Donald Trump's now-daily press briefings about the government's criminally inept response to the coronavirus, you've really been getting your money's worth, self-abuse-wise, from the probing questions of one One America News.…

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Apr 06, 2020

The weirdest Wrestlemania of all time at least figured out how to use its legends
Wrestlemania 36 was never going to feel like a Wrestlemania, not after the crowds were locked out due to, as WWE brass put it, our "current circumstances." Due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, Vince McMahon and company shuffled whatever wrestlers weren't already hacking up a lung into the WWE…

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Apr 06, 2020

Quibi launches 20-plus shows you could finish in a day
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Monday, April 6. All times are Eastern. 


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Apr 05, 2020

Everyone's waiting around and hugging it out in the penultimate Walking Dead
Ezekiel, Eugene, and Yumiko stuck standing immobile, for fear of triggering explosive activity, is all too apt a metaphor for this penultimate episode of The Walking Dead's 10th season. Rather than do anything to liven things up, the table-setting installment keeps everyone either waiting around or wandering…

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Apr 05, 2020

All the worst people are in charge as Homeland readies for war
I've started to play a little game with this final season of Homeland called "Who is the absolute worst?" I don't mean which character is the most evil or who has done the most harm in the world; this is more about the character who causes my eyeballs to roll further back in my head with each and every appearance.…

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Apr 05, 2020

Westworld offers up a party, a sword fight, and a nervous breakdown
Does William's story matter anymore? The reveal of the true identity of the Man In Black was one of the linchpins of the show's first season, a long-running con that eventually paid off with the discovery that the monster human hellbent on terrorizing the hosts and getting to the heart of the park's secrets was also…

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Apr 05, 2020

R.I.P. Lee Fierro from Jaws
As reported by Variety and confirmed by The Martha's Vineyard Times, Lee Fiero—who had a memorable role in Jaws and spent decades as an acting teacher in Martha's Vineyard—has died of complications from the coronavirus. Fierro had been living at an assisted care facility in Ohio. She was 91.

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Apr 05, 2020

Larry David likes Woody Allen's new memoir at least
Not to shock everybody, but it looks like Larry David has gone and put his foot in his mouth by doing something that probably seemed relatively reasonable and inoffensive to him but seems appalling to us. You know, like he does on the show! Unfortunately, this one isn't super funny, as David inexplicably took some…

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Apr 05, 2020

Luca Guadagnino says Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet will return for a Call Me By Your Name sequel
It's been quite a while since we heard anything about director Luca Guadagnino's plans to make a sequel to his 2017 adaptation of Call Me By Your Name, but… well, there's not much else going on in Hollywood, so let's check in. Speaking with Italy's La Repubblica (via Variety), Guadagnino recently offered an update on…

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Apr 05, 2020

Gerard Way shares 4 new solo songs
My Chemical Romance had pretty much just gotten back together when 2020 decided that it was not okay (I promise) and killed off even the Black Parade—because it's a terrible time for big public gatherings, even if a lot of those goth kids were wearing gas masks in the video—but MCR's Gerard Way isn't letting the…

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Apr 05, 2020

Marianne Faithfull has been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus
As reported by Rolling Stone, Marianne Faithfull has been hospitalized in London after testing positive for the coronavirus. She had been self-isolating but began feeling cold-like symptoms and went to a hospital, where she was tested for the virus. She later developed pneumonia, so she has stayed in the hospital, but…

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Apr 05, 2020

David Harbour would like you to text him (but not just about Stranger Things)
If you're feeling a little lonely and are desperate for some human connection in these dark times, you should probably know that you're not alone. We're here for you, if you want to go down in the comments or whatever, but more importantly, TV's David Harbour is also here for you. He recently posted a video on…

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Apr 05, 2020

Meet the female shoplifting gang who ruled London's West End for a century
We explore some of Wikipedia's oddities in our 6,033,951-week series, Wiki Wormhole.


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Apr 05, 2020

Sunday's Best Deals: Disney Steelbooks, Samsung Soundbars, Top eBooks, and More
A sale on Disney steelbooks, 25% Nike shoes, a cheap gaming mouse, animal duvets, and more lead the pack of top Sunday deals.


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Apr 05, 2020

Tell us about your pop culture weekend: April 3-5
Our weekly thought-starter asks you (and us) a simple question each week: What pop culture did you consume this weekend, and what did you think of it? If you have suggestions for AVQ&A questions, big or small, you can email them to us here.


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Apr 05, 2020

The Walking Dead shambles away for an indeterminate amount of time
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Sunday, April 5. All times are Eastern.


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Apr 04, 2020

Here's a running, updated list of every movie that's been delayed or rescheduled due to coronavirus
The current coronavirus epidemic has, obviously, played merry hell with the normal film release calendar for the next several months—if not years—of Hollywood planning. Faced with a world in which theaters are no longer in operation (and would probably suffer seriously reduced box office draws even if they were),…

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Apr 04, 2020

Is another episode of Tiger King coming to Netflix next week?
Netflix's Tiger King has done yeoman's work for the human soul over the last week or two, allowing us all to find bullshit even stupider than our day-to-day lives to fixate on for a bit. The show has also, of course, been deeply controversial, with questions ranging from "Does anyone involved in this whole scenario,…

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Apr 04, 2020

Mark Hamill pens a sweet "end of an era" letter to Star Wars fans
Few famous people seem to have navigated the rocky waters of celebrity—and especially online celebrity, where you're always just one bad Instagram caption away from disaster—better than Mark Hamill. Having settled, seemingly comfortably, into his role as one of the elder statesmen of the science fiction and animation…

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Apr 04, 2020

Louis CK unleashes surprise stand-up special on unsuspecting world
If there's a human being on this planet who should probably never "surprise release" anything ever again, it's almost certainly got to be Louis CK, the noted stand-up comic, TV creator, and admitted sexual harasser. And yet here we are, just a few weeks into the international quarantine, and that's exactly what CK has…

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Apr 04, 2020

AMC now streaming episodes of The Walking Dead, MST3K, and more for free
AMC has now joined the wave of entertainment companies helping to stave off quarantine boredom by funneling more bright shapes and amusing sounds into our increasingly baby-like brains: Per Deadline, the company announced this week that, like HBO, it's making a number of its various networks' TV offerings available…

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Apr 04, 2020

DuckTales' third season finally does what it needed to do-relax and have fun
As much as I have been enjoying this current iteration of DuckTales, there was always something that was nagging at me, something about the show that felt off. There have been a number of epic, amazing episodes, with some fascinating, ballsy revelations, but the one thing that stuck in my craw the most? The absolute…

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Apr 03, 2020

The Office's Paul Lieberstein is developing the first inevitable "remote office" sitcom
Well, this was probably inevitable: The first of what we can only assume will be a whole spate of coronavirus-inspired comedies is now officially in the works. (It's like the great historians wrote: To truly understand a society, you must look first and foremost to its sitcoms.) Per Deadline, The Office's Paul…

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Apr 03, 2020

The strong queens of RuPaul's Drag Race season 12 meet their match in "Snatch Game"
Season 12 of RuPaul's Drag Race has a deep bench, and the producers know it. They've pushed the cast by requiring more looks than ever and they've moved demanding challenges like the improv and ball challenges to earlier in the season. For the most part this tactic has paid off, and the queens have shown themselves…

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