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Jaden Smith voices a demon-slaying teen in trailer for Ezra Koenig's Neo Yokio 

Posh teens and their overbearing aunts populate Neo Yokio, the “greatest city in the world” according to this trailer and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. This Netflix-based anime features Jaden Smith as the voice of Kaz Kaan, the latest in a line of “magistocrats,” pink-haired people who keep the world safe from…

Yes, that Bette Davis musical performance in last night’s Feud actually happened

One of the most amazing standouts in a series full of them like Feud is Susan Sarandon’s performance as Bette Davis. It’s a portrayal that zooms far past imitation to become a reverent and spot-on interpretation. Sarandon possesses the necessary Bette Davis eyes, but seamlessly adds the actress’ clipped tones and…

Kiernan Shipka on mastering the French inhale and playing a bad actor for Feud

The first moments of this week’s Feud may elicit a pang of nostalgia in Mad Men devotees. After all, it’s hard to see Kiernan Shipka smoking and not think of Sally Draper puffing away in a car with her mother. In the latest installment of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series, Shipka as B.D., Bette Davis’ daughter,…

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Feud showrunner says last night’s big C-word wasn’t “gratuitous”

The first installment of Ryan Murphy’s newest anthology series, Feud, kicked off last night with an attempted bang: As Joan Crawford, Jessica Lange makes an ill-advised move on her director, Bob Aldrich (Alfred Molina). There’s also a lot of talk about banging with respect to Crawford and her Whatever Happened To Baby…

Feud is uncut Ryan Murphy—and for once, that’s an endorsement

There’s a bit of metacommentary to be read into the core of Feud: Bette And Joan, the first season of Ryan Murphy’s latest turn at the FX anthology wheel. Hollywood is seemingly finished with the series’ main characters, Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange), sensations of the studio era whose…