Coming Distractions: Nuns and goths collide in the Little Sister trailer

Nuns and goths: Are they really so different? That’s the question (kind of) asked by the trailer for the new indie dramedy Little Sister, which stars Addison Timlin as a nearly-nun who finds herself trading one set of monochromatic clothing and dogmatic beliefs for another. Timlin’s character is just on the cusp of going steady with God when her estranged […]

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Savage Love: Client tell

I have been seeing sex workers for 30 years, and I shudder to think how shitty my life would have been without them. Some have become friends, but I’ve appreciated all of them. Negative stereotypes about guys like me are not fair, but sex work does have its problems. Some clients (including females) are difficult—difficult clients aren’t typically violent; more […]

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Permanent Records: Neurosis’ Through Silver In Blood is still crushing, 20 years later

Permanent Records is an ongoing closer look at the records that matter most. Aggressive music evolves at a staggering pace. As such, many groundbreaking albums in this realm require a sense of the sonic milieu from which they arose to understand why they’re so important. But Neurosis’ Through Silver In Blood remains one of the most unsettling and venomous records […]

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TV Club: Searching for security strikes sparks on an electric Halt And Catch Fire

“Flipping The Switch” is aptly named, jolting Halt And Catch Fire‘s third season forward. From its very first episode, Halt‘s been able, for all its missteps, to pull off a big moment, and “Flipping The Switch” adds a few more. Bosworth and Diana, teaming up to simply deliver Mutiny’s takeover offer to Swap Meet, both notice a conspicuous lack of […]

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Newswire: It’s Rumor Time: Marvel might be working on a New Warriors show starring Squirrel Girl

TV Line is reporting that Marvel and ABC Studios have started work on The New Warriors, a half-hour superhero comedy series that they’re reportedly shopping around to cable and streaming networks. The most notable thing about the project, though, is the rumor that the show would prominently feature a character who’s not technically a member of the titular group: Doreen […]

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Newswire: Study says people wouldn’t pay more than 15 bucks for Netflix

Yesterday was pretty much TV data dork Christmas, with Tivo’s Digitalsmith research firm releasing its latest white paper about the state of the stuff we spend so many hours of our lives with our eyes passively sucking in. Polling 3,000-some participants, the “Q2 2016 Video Trends Report” is a wide-ranging look at American viewing and spending habits, including a slight […]

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Newswire: Craig Robinson to play Scully to Adam Scott’s Mulder in X-Files-type sitcom

Fox just can’t seem to quell its recently reawakened hunger for supernatural sleuthing. Bypassing the status of its much-ballyhooed X-Files revival—whose potential second season is still an open question—the network has announced that it’s giving a pilot order to a new “X-Files-like” comedy series, starring comedy superstars Craig Robinson and Adam Scott. Written by Tom Gormican—whose other major credit is […]

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Newswire: Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne join Richard Linklater film

As reported by Variety, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell have signed on to star in Last Flag Flying, the next film from Richard Linklater. The movie is an adaptation of Darryl Ponicsan’s 2005 novel of the same name, which was a sequel to his 1970 book The Last Detail. That book was previously made into a movie starring […]

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