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You Can Have Pennywise; I Want to F&k David Harbour's Hellboy

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Mike Mignolia's cigar-chomping, kitten-collecting, half-demon hero is returning to the movies as a reboot. I'll admit that I thought no one could embody Hellboy like Ron Perlman did in 2004 and 2008. I think I was mistaken. At the very...

TIFF 2017: Wavelengths

Several days ago I overheard some folks on an elevator describing their experiences rushing tickets at TIFF. Your best bet with rush is to stand in the much shorter lines for the lesser-known or more experimental fare. One woman described...Show More Summary

Let's Focus on This Part of Comedy Central's Schedule Tonight

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America's Got Talent on NBC at 8:00pm ET. Suits on USA at 9:00pm ET. Seventh season fall finale. I honestly can't believe this show has been on for seven seasons, but USA has a talent for that. I suspect because...

Suburbicon

It’s tempting to criticize George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” as two films that never quite coalesce into one complete whole, which is partially true. But that might give the impression that either film works on their own, which is false....Show More Summary

TIFF Review: Louis C.K. Courts Controversy with His Woody Allen Inspired ‘I Love You, Daddy'

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No point in burying the lede: Louis C.K.'s new movie I Love You, Daddy is about his relationship with Woody Allen. It's not exactly subtle -- the character of Leslie Goodwin (John Malkovich) is a neurotic, hypochondriac filmmaker, well past...

Manners Maketh Man: Stop Driving Like A Numpty, Please

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Brace yourselves, for I am about to explode a cultural myth: British people don't actually like queuing. Yeah, you heard me. Queues are miserable. The only reason we tolerate them, and devote what seems to be hours honouring the rules...

Get Over Yourself, Maria Sharapova

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To read any excerpted passage in the ironically named Unstoppable, the memoir of tennis player Maria Sharapova, is to hear a woman furiously scream 'I'm not owned' over and over again until it becomes too embarrassing to watch. After receiving...

American Assassin Review

Light on plot but heavy on action, American Assassin is mostly forgettable but works well enough when it focuses on the dynamic between Michael Keaton and Dylan O'Brien.

These 9 Shows Were Not Eligible for Emmys, So Don't Complain About Their Omissions

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Hey! The Emmy Awards air live this Sunday night, and they'll be hosted by Stephen Colbert. In the era of Peak TV, there are too many shows and not enough Emmys to go around, so there will invariably be a...

TIFF 2017: “The Shape of Water,” “First Reformed,” “Darkest Hour”

Guillermo del Toro still believes in the magic of movies. He understands, perhaps better than anyone, that we are willing to sign over the expectation of realism if we are enraptured by the emotion of cinema. He has always produced films...Show More Summary

TIFF 2017: "I Love You, Daddy," "Hostiles," "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women," "Plonger"

Let’s get a few things out of the way with regards to Louis C.K.’s new feature “I Love You, Daddy”: Photographed by longtime collaborator Paul Koestner on black-and-white film, “I Love You, Daddy” is a formal allusion/response to Woody...Show More Summary

The Hollywood Reporter's Anonymous Emmy Voter Is Somehow Not Satire

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Every year, The Hollywood Reporter asks an Emmy voter to explain his votes. I don't think it's the same guy every year, but it might be. Anyway, this year's reads like satire, like an SNL sketch that takes every stereotype...

Dayveon

Debut writer/director Amman Abbasi’s tender “Dayveon” finds him tracing the big footsteps of his executive producer, David Gordon Green. Like Green’s own debut “George Washington” before it, this project seeks to find a universal story within a specific environment, while using non-actors and being informed by its very specific people and places. Show More Summary

A Casting Director Said Asians Were 'Not Very Expressive.' Asians Responded

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Whitewashing is bad. Representation is important. I feel as if these are axiomatic enough statements now that they don't require further elaboration here. What's interesting sometimes though is to peek behind the curtain in order to try and parse whatever...

The Time Harrison Ford Punched Ryan Gosling Is the Most Harrison Ford Story Ever: Part II

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Last year, Ryan Gosling shared one of the most Harrison Ford stories ever, wherein Harrison Ford "accidentally" punched Gosling in the face. Gosling's version of events ended with this line: "You know, they say don't meet your heroes, but I...

Sunglasses Guy, Plant Pot Guy, Or Happy Pointy Guy. Who's Your Favourite?

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I just don't know where to begin with this. There is so much going on. A picture is worth a thousand words, yes, but a GIF like this? At least a million. Gaze upon this for a few minutes and...

Alamo Drafthouse Responds After Hiring Back Accused Sexual Harasser Devin Faraci

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Last night, we reported on the news that the Alamo Drafthouse had hired back former Birth.Movies.Death editor-in-chief Devin Faraci following his resignation over accusations of sexual assault 11 months prior. Rumours had swirled around the film world for many months...

Ben Carson Is Partially Responsible For Rebuilding Areas Destroyed By Hurricanes. In Related News, We're All Partially Boned.

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So let's get this out of the way: Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon, which requires more than a little dedication, study and practice. I'm not doubting his abilities in that specific field. But you've gotta question his analytical skills, right?...

Finally, Someone with the Courage to Impeach Hillary! Wait, What?

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Former Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper has a new show coming out in a couple of weeks following The Daily Show called The Not Jessica Williams Show, Goddamnit. That said, I like Klepper. He's the guy that's basically made a....

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Anger is an energy in Martin McDonagh’s brilliant “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” one of the best films of the year. In this “Southern American with an Irish attitude” story from the "In Bruges" writer/director that, like...Show More Summary

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