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8/16/19
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Despite myriad warnings from all those more thoughtful and cautious types who could see that the planet/series was hurtling for disaster—i.e., anyone who actually watched the dang thing, and saw its viewership numbers plunge beneath the sub-500,000 mark—the TV show Krypton met with an untimely fate today, when it was

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8/16/19
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Per Deadline, the bidding has begun on an action-drama from Leon Chills titled Shadow Force. Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown are slated to both star in produce the film that is already being described as a “fresh take on Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” It’s not very often these days that Tinsletown hints that they might be

8/16/19
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Peter Fonda, whose performance in 1969's Easy Rider cemented his role as one of Hollywood’s most recognizable countercultural icons, has died. An Oscar-nominated actor and writer with more than 100 credits to his name, Fonda’s career stretched across nearly 60 years of Hollywood history—despite frequently living his

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8/16/19
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The discourse surrounding the portrayal of martial arts legend Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood continues apace today, with The Hollywood Reporter publishing a piece from Lee’s long-time friend, co-star, and student Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, blasting Tarantino’s vision of the character as both

8/16/19
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The paranoia that underlaid the professional changes and interpersonal conflict of Mindhunter’s season-two premiere continues to seep through its second episode, and even the show’s most square-jawed paragon of midcentury masculinity is rattled. That, of course, would be Bill Tench, whose no-nonsense exterior only

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Now that all the hype surrounding Captain Marvel’s top scene-stealer, Goose the cat (or “cat,” if you will), has died down a little, it’s high time we shifted our adoring attentions over to the dogs of science fiction. The genre has produced many, many very good puppers over the years, including these 30 favorites.

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8/16/19
4:08 PM
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Audiences who plan on checking out The Angry Birds Movie 2 in theaters this weekend will also get to watch “Hair Love,” the animated short film by filmmaker Matthew Cherry and executive-produced by Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Frank Abney (Toy Story 4). Born of the famously successful 2017

8/16/19
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On October 27, HBO’s tech satire Silicon Valley will begin shutting down once and for all, but not without a malfunction or 10. In the first teaser for its sixth and final season, Thomas Middleditch’s Richard is getting called before Congress to lobby for his new internet, which he claims will be “of the people, by

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8/16/19
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Here’s an odd one: Sony Pictures has teamed up with Priscilla Presley and John Eddie for Agent King, an adult animated comedy where Elvis is both Elvis and a superspy with a jetpack. We have no idea who asked for this, but there’s hope: Mike Arnold, a veteran of FX’s excellent Archer, will serve as showrunner. That’s

8/16/19
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The John Candy movie Uncle Buck turns 30 today, and it remains an excellent watch. Writer/director John Hughes wisely put the charismatic Candy front and center as the title character, maker of giant pancakes, and driver of a car called the “Beast.” When the parents of three kids have to leave town unexpectedly, with

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