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The Perfect Father's Day Gift For Your Trump-Stumping Dad

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Father's Day is too often a half-hearted gift-giving affair littered with cornball cards and #1 Dad mugs. But if your bleeding heart wants to do something special for your conservative dad, you want to go above and beyond, right? Bu...

The Upwards Failing of Colin Trevorrow and Why It Matters

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In 1998, Mimi Leder, a two-time Emmy winning director who had made her name through her work on the wildly successful hospital series ER, released Deep Impact. This ensemble drama, starring Tea Leoni and Morgan Freeman, was coolly received by...

Praise Be: They Finally Made A 'Handmaid's Tale' For Men!

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Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's brazenly feminist dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale has been wowing critics and terrifying audiences with its harrowing depiction of an America gone mad with conservatism, zealotry and sexism. But what about the dudes, amirite? Finally,...

'Bill Nye Saves The World' Gets A Second Season Thanks To The Haters

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Science guy, Bill Nye has become an unexpected center to a political firestorm ever since he dared to proclaim global warming is a thing. Naturally, he addressed the issue on the first season of his Netflix series Bill Nye Saves...

'Rough Night’ Isn’t Everything We Could Have Hoped For, But That's OK

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This weekend sees the release of Rough Night, the feature debut of Broad City writer/director Lucia Aniello. Aniello works here with her Broad City collaborators Paul Downs and Ilana Glazer, in addition to a bevy of other funny, talented ladies...

The Woman Who Texted Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself Has Been Convicted

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Last week, we wrote about Michelle Carter, a twenty-year-old Massachusetts woman on trial for sending texts to her boyfriend that urged him to kill himself. You can read more about her here, but the long and short of it is:...

All Eyez On Me Review

All Eyez on Me is a loving tribute to Tupac Shakur, but its sloppy execution and scatterbrained story mean it will definitely not become the next Straight Outta Compton.

Tom Cruise Radio Prank Goes Horribly Awry

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In New Zealand, a morning show duo Si and Gary are big fans of Tom Cruise, who is in New Zealand right now shooting Mission Impossible IV. They're such big fans, in fact, that they have spent weeks trying to...

Alex Jones Releases Entire Pre-Interview with Megyn Kelly, And It's Something Something

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None of us know exactly what to expect from Megyn Kelly's interview with Alex Jones, which airs on Sunday night, except that we wish that Kelly hadn't done it. But Alex Jones, based on the actual interview he had with...

Every Tom Cruise Run Ever

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Shh! You in the back. Shh! This is important. We all know about Tom Cruise's near-infinite appetite for running in his movies. Hell it's basically a cliche. But have you ever thought about watching every Tom Cruise run ever? No?...

Now Trump Is Inexplicably Attacking Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, Who May Have to Recuse Himself

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Late last night, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein issued a very odd statement. "Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials,' particularly when they do not identify the country -- let alone the branch or...

The Heart of the Film: Matt Schrader and Marco Beltrami on “Score: A Film Music Documentary”

Alfred Hitchcock once admitted that “33 percent of the effect” of his thriller “Psycho” (1960) was due to composer Bernard Herrmann’s revolutionary score. Director Matt Schrader probably would up that amount to at least 50 percent. His...Show More Summary

The Book of Henry

“The Book of Henry” is a throwback to the Amblin-produced suburban sagas from the ‘80s, where the adults are usually clueless, the families are broken and children are our greatest hope. It’s “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” but with an all-knowing boy genius as the Christ-figure alien. Show More Summary

47 Meters Down

There's no doubt that many will consider the shark-infested thriller “47 Meters Down” to be nothing more than a ripoff, quickly rushed into production in the hopes of capitalizing on the success of last summer’s sleeper hit “The Shallows.” That is not precisely the case. Show More Summary


You have to get used to the creeping pace of slow-boil Japanese revenge drama "Harmonium" in order to get on its wavelength. The film follows characters who are, if you distill them to their psychological profiles, not that different from the kinds of people you'd encounter in an Alfred Hitchcock movie or a Patricia Highsmith novel. Show More Summary

Score: A Film Music Documentary

The ideal viewer of “Score: A Film Music Documentary” is someone who enjoys film music but doesn’t know a whole lot about it. For me, therein lies a paradox, because I’m the sort of person who tries to find out about things he likes....Show More Summary

The Journey

In 2004, two years before the St. Andrews Agreement, I visited a friend in Belfast. Changes were already apparent, if you knew what to look for. A Starbucks had opened, an encouraging sign that corporations were no longer shying away from a war zone. Show More Summary

Kill Switch

Indie sci-fi film "Kill Switch" is the worst kind of science-fiction film: the kind that coasts on a central gimmick instead of delivering either visceral or intellectual thrills. The gimmick in this case is that we navigate an alternate...Show More Summary

Once Upon a Time in Venice

After decades of kicking ass and taking names as one of America's foremost action stars, it's somewhat easy to forget that Bruce Willis began his career as a comic actor. Before "Die Hard," there was "Moonlighting," where Willis, alongside Cybill Shepherd, perfected casual, barbed banter as well as his sly wit. Show More Summary

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