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'New Girl' Finally Reveals Schmidt's First Name. So This Is The End, Right?

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So last night, on what is presumably one of the last episodes of New Girl, the writers finally resolved a long standing plot point. No, I don't mean Nick finally breaking up with Reagan so that he and Jess can...

We Couldn't Have Dreamed A More Perfect Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman Reunion

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On television, too often men and women can't really be friends. Even on Friends those kids coupled up like they were on a bizarre reality competition that said singles would be eaten by sea monsters. A rare exception of the...

Kids’ stuff

There are enough reasons to explain why you’ve probably never heard of Kid Colter, a family movie that lacks enough spark to engage kids or their parents. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

Body Magic: The Healing Power of Ritual in "The OA"

The final scene of season one of “The OA” culminates in a ritual. While a school shooter holds a cafeteria hostage, the members of Prairie’s misfit crew come together to perform the five movements—a specific repetition of postures that, like most physical rituals, seemed both fully primal, as well as, to some viewers, a little melodramatic and silly. Show More Summary

The Power of Animals: Niki Caro on "The Zookeeper's Wife"

Niki Caro’s new film, “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” stars Jessica Chastain as Antonina Zabinski. It is the true story of Warsaw zookeepers who saved the lives of Jews during the Holocaust, based on a book by Diane Ackerman. Caro, the director...Show More Summary

Time and Mortality: "Donnie Darko" Turns 15

Richard Kelly's "Donnie Darko" defies categorization, an apocalypse story that’s also a coming of age tale that’s also a rumination on time, space, and New Wave touchstones. It was a curio when it was released in 2001, and it’s garnered a haunted quality now. Show More Summary

The Death of Louis XIV

Writer/director Albert Serra shows us that monumental events can be conveyed through the smallest of details. A series of exquisitely composed images, each one lit like an Old Master painting with the soft glow of candlelight, show us...Show More Summary

The Blackcoat's Daughter

The horror potential of “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” peeks through in its richly textured and sensual soundtrack. Beyond the score’s guttural beats, white noise pierces through silence and isolated sounds like a mournful wail and a knife plunging through flesh echo, producing a distinct sense of discomfort. Show More Summary

The Zookeeper's Wife

It's a great—and as yet untold—story: Jan Zabinski and Antonina Zabinska, Polish husband and wife zookeepers, owners of the Warsaw Zoo, opened their zoo to Jewish refugees after the September 1939 German invasion of Poland, and continued...Show More Summary

The Third Season of 'Fargo' Looks More 'Fargo' Than Ever

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Here's an extended trailer for season 3 of Fargo, which seems -- based on the trailer, at least -- to pick up on a few more of the comedic elements of the movie. It's a very Coen-esque trailer, and suggests...

North Carolina is Turning Into Your Embarrassing Uncle No One Wants To Talk To

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If you recall, North Carolina took a lot of heat last November for passing House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, more commonly known as the Bathroom Bill. Essentially, the bill puts in place a statewide polic...

If You Liked James Blunt's 'You're Beautiful,' You're 'Fcked Up'

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In 2004, "You're Beautiful" was the song I thought would be a pretty good weapon to fight off terrorism with, if only for the fact that it's one of the ear wormiest of ear worms. That song was everywhere: on...

5 Movies You Had No Idea Spawned Multiple Sequels, You Lucky Bastard

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I would like to start by telling you that this is TK's fault. Did you know that the sequels and reboots we actually cover on the site (when we aren't being the #1 Michael Jackson Fan Site) are just the...

The End of Bones, For Real This Time

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The Flash on The CW at 8:00pm ET. Bones: The Final Chapter on Fox at 9:01pm ET. Series finale. I did watch last week's episode which involved Cam getting married, Zach Addy of years and years ago getting released from...

So, About That Unexpected Death in the Sci-Fi Film 'Life'

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SPOILERS Vulture ran a piece this morning, You Know You're a Movie Star When You Get a Surprise Movie Star Death -- praising the team behind the sci-fi film Life (writers Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and director Daniel Espinosa) for.....

The Expendables: The Social Media Debate Surrounding the Missing D.C. Girls

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Back in 2009, I went to visit my cousins in the faraway land of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (home of Drake, Scott Pilgrim, and that show 1 Girl, 5 Gays that used to air on LOGO) in order to attend a...

2017 Gracie Award Winners to Be Honored on June 6th

As Women Writers Week continues at RogerEbert.com, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has just announced the winners of the 2017 Gracie Awards, honoring the achievements of female luminaries in new and traditional media platforms. Show More Summary

Women Writers Week 2017: Table of Contents

This week, all of our content on the site is written by women. We'll update this table of contents page with links to new pieces as they go up. ESSAYS: Welcome to Women Writers Week 2017 by Chaz Ebert An Interview with Ann Hornaday about...Show More Summary

Once There Was a Camelot: On the Crafting of a Legacy in “Jackie”

Wifely duty and public image-making are central to Pablo Larrain’s “Jackie.” The film focuses its attention on the newly-widowed and traumatized first lady, in the days between her husband’s assassination and his funeral arrangements. Show More Summary

Monica Vitti and the Modern ‘Something Terrible’

In the eyes of hecklers and impatient optimists, the world of Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni is one of bleak boredom and self-indulgent despair. Stillness, silence, and long, long shots are composed to deliver an ongoing meditation, an expression of a pervasive attitude embedded in the sediment of 1960s culture. Show More Summary

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