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Watch Gruesome Trailer for New Stephen King Adaptation '1922'

22 September 2017 1:37 PM, PDT

A marital dispute leads to grisly murder in the new trailer for 1922, a Netflix film based on a Stephen King novella. The film comes out on Netflix October 20th, just in time for Halloween.

Thomas Jane – who appeared in previous film versions of King's work like The Mist and Dreamcatcher – plays Wilfred James, a farmer with a light drawl who is content to work the land until the end of his days. "A man's pride was a man's land," he says in the teaser. 

But his wife Arlette (Molly Parker »


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Ellen DeGeneres Spoofs Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video: Watch

22 September 2017 11:19 AM, PDT

Ellen DeGeneres shared some surprising (read: fake) never-before-seen footage from Taylor Swift's record-breaking "Look What You Made Me Do" music video during her show Friday – and naturally, it included the talk show host herself.

"So I want to talk about a friend of mine, if you don't mind, for a minute," DeGeneres said in the lead-up to the video reveal. "Her name is Taylor Swift. I didn't know if you'd heard of her, but she's a friend of mine."

DeGeneres then pointed to the music video's success (it's been »


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'Transparent' Star Alexandra Billings on Progress in Transgender Stories

22 September 2017 10:23 AM, PDT

Transparent star Alexandra Billings recognizes that television has come a long way in telling authentic transgender stories – but, she says, there is still a long way to go.

"I think that we have taken a step in the right direction, though we're at a pause right now with the current government," she told Entertainment Tonight. "The people who have kept their true selves silent because they know within themselves what they believe isn't true, right or kind, have been given permission by all the white cis heteronormative men in power. »


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Darren Aronofsky Defends 'Mother!' After 'F' CinemaScore: It's 'a Punk Movie'

22 September 2017 9:07 AM, PDT

Darren Aronofsky has been talking a lot about the meaning behind his new film, Mother!, following harsh critical response and a weak opening weekend at the box office, and in a recent interview, he contended that the film was meant to provoke, not please.

"How, if you walk out of this movie, are you not going to give it an 'F'?" he said in an interview with radio host John Horn following a recent screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "It's a punch. It's a total punch. »


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See Kyle MacLachlan, Judi Dench's 'Twin Peaks' Spoof on 'Corden'

22 September 2017 7:50 AM, PDT

James Corden, Kyle MacLachlan and Judi Dench concocted an elaborate skit based on the famous "red room" from Twin Peaks on Thursday. 

The "red room" first appeared in the debut season of David Lynch's show: MacLachlan's Agent Cooper has a vision of his older self sitting in the space with Laura Palmer and a dancing dwarf. The actors learned their lines for the scene backwards to add a bizarre accent to the dream dialog. MacLachlan gathers clues from his vision that help his investigation of Palmer's death.

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Watch Jimmy Kimmel Slam Trump For Backing Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill

22 September 2017 5:59 AM, PDT

Jimmy Kimmel lambasted Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy's proposed healthcare bill on Thursday for the third consecutive night, arguing that it removes protections from those who need it most – patients with preexisting conditions. 

"People tell me I should give [Cassidy] the benefit of the doubt, and I do give him the benefit of the doubt," Kimmel said. "I doubt all the benefits he claims are part of his healthcare bill."

Earlier this year, Cassidy declared on Kimmel's show that any healthcare bill must pass "the Jimmy Kimmel test," meaning that insurance »


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Inside 'Star Trek Discovery': The Franchise's Answer to the Trump Era

22 September 2017 5:11 AM, PDT

Walk onto the soundstages at Toronto's Pinewood Studios, a massive complex of airplane hangers jutting out into Lake Ontario, and you'll see transporter rooms, engine rooms and lots of vaguely futuristic hallways. A producer is giving journalists an impromptu tour, pointing out small details like the Malaysian puppets hanging in an officer's ready room and bragging about the creation processes of phasers, badges and alien races.

Walk a little further, and you'll come to a gleaming bridge. A Starfleet commander's seat sits in the middle. There are work stations on both sides, »


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'Victoria and Abdul' Review: Judi Dench Is 'a Pleasure' in Shallow Royal Film

21 September 2017 2:34 PM, PDT

Since Dame Judi Dench is acting royalty she has no trouble playing the hell out of Queen Victoria in her last years on the throne of England. Even better, she lets her ingrained mischief remove any hints of sanctimony from the old girl. Sadly, Victoria & Abdul, directed by the usually scrappy Stephen Frears from a dutiful script by Lee Hall, only sets one place at the table. Abdul Karim (Bollywood star Ali Fazal), the lowly Indian Muslim clerk who's sent from Agra to England to present the Queen with a ceremonial coin, »


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'Ninjago' Review: Latest Lego Movie Is a 'Full House of Crass Commercialism'

21 September 2017 2:01 PM, PDT

It started as The Lego Ninjago Movie, now it's just Ninjago. Anyway you slice this animated free-for-all, it doesn't measure up to The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie. The story, based on a line of building sets that debuted in 2011, concerns high school students who have secret lives as ninjas. Why? They need to protect their hometown of Ninjago, a nation constructed from Lego blocks. It's cool to have them voiced by Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Peña and Zach Woods. But all the caffeinated action »


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Watch Beautiful Trailer for Wes Anderson's Pup Odyssey 'Isle of Dogs'

21 September 2017 9:01 AM, PDT

A young boy navigates a treacherous island of trash to find his lost dog in the new trailer for Wes Anderson's, Isle of Dogs. The film boasts a stacked cast (Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson) and finds Anderson returning to the stop-motion animation style of Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Isle of Dogs is set 20 years in the future, in a Japan overrun with dogs and susceptible to an outbreak of dog flu, which causes the mayor to order all K9s be quarantined on a nearby garbage island. »


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Watch Samantha Bee Seek Free Speech Insight From Insane Clown Posse

21 September 2017 8:12 AM, PDT

Samantha Bee found constitutional enlightenment beneath the gleaming painted smile of the Insane Clown Posse on Full Frontal Wednesday.

In a segment focused on recent free speech issues, Bee looked at the Juggalo March, which Icp held in protest of the FBI's decision to label them "a loosely organized hybrid gang" in 2011. The designation has had real consequences for fans, one of whom said she lost physical custody of her kids because she went to an Icp concert.

"It was on all our behalves that Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J »


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See Dave Chappelle, Steve Harvey in 'Def Comedy Jam 25' Trailer

21 September 2017 7:08 AM, PDT

Dave Chappelle, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Lawrence, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan and Adele Givens are among the famous comedians in Def Comedy Jam 25. The special, out on Netflix September 26th, celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Def Comedy Jam series, which nurtured the careers of numerous black comics. 

"All you millennials may be asking, what the hell is Def Comedy Jam?" Cedric the Entertainer said. "That's why we hate you little motherfuckers. Y'all don't know shit."

Def Comedy Jam, produced by legendary music executive Russell Simmons, originally aired »


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Watch Jimmy Kimmel Fire Back at Gop Leaders For Obamacare Repeal

21 September 2017 6:57 AM, PDT

Jimmy Kimmel continued to rail against the Republican's latest Obamacare repeal bill and one of its authors, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday.

In May, Cassidy appeared on Kimmel and promised that any new health care legislation would have to pass what he dubbed "The Jimmy Kimmel Test" and provide certain protections, such as bans on lifetime caps and rate hikes due to pre-existing conditions. However, Cassidy's new bill, written with Senator Lindsey Graham, allows states to regulate these issues, and on Tuesday, Kimmel accused Cassidy of lying to his face. »


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Watch 'South Park' Spoof Logic's '1-800-273-8255'

21 September 2017 6:18 AM, PDT

South Park flipped Logic's suicide prevention anthem, "1-800-273-8255," into an Eric Cartman attention-getting anthem Wednesday.

The second episode of the show's 21st season found Cartman donning a black hoodie and running through the halls of South Park Elementary, trying to divert attention from a Distracted Driving campaign to his own plight. "I've been feeling sad, I've been being sad/ Can't talk to my mom, don't even have a dad," Cartman rapped, while the chorus found him singing, "Eric, we don't want you to die/Eric, give life a try. »


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See Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller Spar in New 'Meyerowitz Stories' Trailer

20 September 2017 8:30 PM, PDT

Sibling rivalry culminates in a knockdown brawl between Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller's characters in the new trailer for Noah Baumbach's film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), but the volatility doesn't stop there.

While the previous trailer featured a goofy family sing-along, the new clip takes a few serious turns amid the humor. In the new clip, the New York family headed up by artist Harold Meyerowitz (portrayed by Dustin Hoffman), reunite for his new exhibit. But tensions mount between father and sons (and his seemingly forgotten »


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Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler Team for Netflix Comedy Series

20 September 2017 7:15 PM, PDT

Orange is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne, actress-producer Amy Poehler and writer-director Leslye Headland (Bachelorette, Sleeping With Other People) are teaming for an as-yet-untitled comedy series for Netflix.

The series is co-created and executive produced by Lyonne, Poehler and Headland. It stars Lyonne, who plays main character Nadia. The show follows Nadia "on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York," according to a statement.

"So excited to get cracking with the intensely brilliant Leslye Headland, the Goat with a heart of gold Amy Poehler, »


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Bernie Casey, 'Revenge of the Nerds' Actor, Dead at 78

20 September 2017 5:51 PM, PDT

Bernie Casey, noted for his memorable roles in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Revenge of the Nerds, has died, The Hollywood Reporter reports. He was 78. A rep told THR that the athlete-turned-actor died following a brief illness on Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Casey launched his acting career in 1969 with his debut role in Guns of the Magnificent Seven, the sequel to The Magnificent Seven. Over the past four decades he starred in roles both on television and film, including acting in several Seventies blaxploitation films »


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'Game of Thrones' Writer Bryan Cogman Developing Fifth Prequel

20 September 2017 1:28 PM, PDT

A fifth Game of Thrones prequel is confirmed to be in the works, with veteran writer and co-executive producer Bryan Cogman at the helm.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Cogman has been working closely with author George R.R. Martin to develop the project, which will join four prequels previously announced this past May.

Cogman has been involved with HBO's Game of Thrones series since the very first season, initially hired as an assistant to show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. He has since written numerous episodes, including several »


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'Stronger' Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Does 'Boston Strong' the Right Way, Warts and All

20 September 2017 12:17 PM, PDT

Based on a True Story: That phrase – Hollywood-speak for bullshit – can put audiences on guard for fact-fudging and bogus uplift. Not so with Stronger, a powerhouse biopic that sidesteps the pitfalls of the genre in favor of keeping it real, warts and all. Kudos to a brilliant, hilariously unexpected performance from Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, a beer-guzzling, Boston boyo who lost both his legs, just above the knee, in the 2013 Marathon bombing. For director David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express), the way to truly honor the man is »


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Hillary Clinton Recalls Encounter With 'Manspreading' Vladimir Putin

20 September 2017 10:43 AM, PDT

Hillary Clinton had a lot to say when she sat down with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Tuesday night, and when the chat involved foreign relations and Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election, she had an anecdote or two to share about Vladimir Putin.

"He really doesn't like democracy. He thinks it's an inconvenient, messy process," she said of the Russian leader. "And he doesn't like us. He wants to destabilize our country, sow doubt about our democracy. … He wants to undermine how we see each other."

Beyond America itself, »


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