30 Apr

‘Braid’ Review: An Intoxicating Thriller That Makes “Style-Over-Substance” a Good Thing [Tribeca]

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I’ve never robotripped, ingested geltabs of acid or licked stimulant toad excretions, but if I did, I’d imagine the experience to resemble Mitzi Peirone’s Braid. Style over substance just had a new league invented by this hallucinogenic rabbit’s hole, laced with uppers and light on explanations. Keeping up isn’t an option here – audiences are […]

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30 Apr

‘American Gods’ Season 2 Teaser: Filming Begins on a “Darker,” and “More Dangerous” Season

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It must be divine providence, because American Gods is finally coming back to our TV screens. After the first season of the Starz fantasy series made a splash in 2017, the adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s beloved novel experienced some behind-the-scenes conflicts that resulted in showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green departing the series and Jesse Alexander taking the helm. […]

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30 Apr

‘The Seagull’ Review: Annette Bening Soars in a Stage Adaptation That Can’t Quite Keep Up [Tribeca]

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Put Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, and Corey Stoll in a room, and you’ve got yourself one of the most talented, charismatic rooms in Hollywood. It’s too bad that The Seagull, Michael Mayer‘s plodding, histrionic adaptation of the Anton Chekhov play of the same name, puts that talent to waste. Mayer and screenwriter Stephen Karam enthusiastically try to modernize an […]

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30 Apr

‘The Simpsons’ is Officially TV’s Longest-Running Primetime Scripted Series

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The Simpsons just hit a historic milestone: it beat Gunsmoke to become the longest-running primetime scripted series on television. Will this animated series ever end? Who the heck knows! Watch a Simpsons Gunsmoke parody below! The Simpsons is currently on season 29, and good lord is that alarming. I can actually remember when The Simpsons first began, which means […]

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30 Apr

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is About Emotional Terrorism

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From the very beginning, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has used terrorism as a plot device. This was always a cinematic world meant to reflect our own, and in the wake of 9/11, terror attacks were – and remain – a very real concern. The Iron Man franchise explicitly includes terrorist acts as plot points – […]

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30 Apr

‘Avengers 4’ Title Speaks to the Heart of the Story; Marvel Studios Already Planning 2025

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The team behind Avengers: Infinity War has teased and taunted us with the still-unannounced Avengers 4 title for months. Now, three days after the release of the third Avengers film, we still have no clue what the sequel will be titled. Sure, we’ve joked about potential Avengers 4 titles, but our theories amount to nothing if directors Joe and Anthony […]

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30 Apr

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ Review: A Quiet Queer Triumph [Tribeca]

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A teen fidgets nervously with the pages of a Bible. This is the first image glimpsed in Desiree Akhavan’s sophomore effort, an equal parts melancholy-and-optimistic gay conversion drama. The antsy teen sits alongside several Bible Study peers – including high-schoolers Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Coley (Quinn Shephard), whose budding, secret romance the film keeps […]

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30 Apr

‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Trailer: Terry Gilliam’s Cursed Film Looks Pretty Good

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After decades of delay, Terry Gilliam‘s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is ready to see the light of day. Maybe. The film is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, unless a lawsuit delays it. In the meantime, you can watch this new Man Who Killed Don Quixote trailer. Will we ever see The Man Who Killed […]

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30 Apr

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Spoiler Review: A Partially Successful Blockbuster

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(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Avengers: Infinity War.) Everything dies, baby that’s a factBut maybe everything that dies someday comes back. – Bruce Springsteen, “Atlantic City” Does Avengers: Infinity War […]

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30 Apr

How That ‘Westworld’ Cameo from a Certain ‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Came to Be

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The most recent episode of Westworld had a pretty surprising cameo from a Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul actor. The cameo was so secretive that even members of the Westworld cast didn’t know about it. Below, learn more about this strange Westworld cameo. And beware of spoilers. When I received the screeners for Westworld season 2, HBO provided only one specific […]

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