Category Archives: Entertainment

Newswire: Distract yourself from the misery of life by buying stuff from the Mad Men set

Mad Men always walked a fine line between criticism and examination of the era in which it took place, and stark fetishization of its fashions and style. But while fine lines are…uh…fine while a show’s on the air, once it’s over, the power of nostalgia is always going to win out. (And if a show already had a backwards-looking nostalgic […]

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Newswire: Jason Sudeikis joins live-action/animated barbarian comedy Son Of Zorn

According to Deadline, Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s Artemis Pebdani have joined Fox’s Son Of Zorn (née Son Of Zahn), the hybrid live-action/animated comedy about a barbarian struggling to adapt to life in the suburbs. As we’ve previously reported, the series comes from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and it’s going to star […]

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Newswire: Girl Meets World scores coveted Perez Hilton guest appearance

Really dialing into its core demographic—fans of decade-old gossip journalism and pictures of celebrities with semen crudely drawn on their faces—Disney Channel has announced that Perez Hilton will be guest starring on its second-season sequel series, Girl Meets World. The synergistic crossover actually makes a ton of sense, given the show’s reliance on nostalgic fondness for the distant past, which […]

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Newswire: Dr. Dre might be about to announce his first studio album in 16 years

Rumors are swirling that the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has lured Dr. Dre back into the studio to record his first full album in 16 years. Dre, whose actual creative output has tended more toward “headphone mogul” than “music producer” in recent years, is apparently working on a soundtrack album for the film, which, if true, would be his […]

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Newswire: E! is making a reality show about a teenage medium, because that’s a real thing

Having the ability to communicate with the dead must be a huge burden. Not only are you superhuman, but you also possess definitive proof that there is life after death—which could be one of the most significant scientific discoveries in all of human history. Instead of becoming a lab rat, though, you dedicate your power—or gift, really—to helping people pretend […]

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Coming Distractions: The trailer for Chilean miner drama The 33 features lots of rocks, dramatic irony

As anyone who had a working TV at the time probably remembers, back in 2010, a cave-in occurred at the San José copper-gold mine in Chile’s Atacama Desert, trapping 33 workers for two months under hundreds of metric tons of rock. The incident quickly became international news, with efforts to rescue the Chilean miners dominating the 24-hour news networks and […]

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Newswire: Venice lineup confirms that all film festivals must include Jake Gyllenhaal

Is Jake Gyllenhaal the official star of the fall festival season? Yesterday, the programmers of the Toronto International Film Festival announced the first batch of movies that will be screening there in September, including opening night selection Demolition, featuring Gyllenhaal as a bereaved husband. Today, the programmers of the Venice Film Festival followed suit, laying out their own lineup, and […]

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Coming Distractions: Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Keaton are in the (trailer for) Spotlight

This looks like a dark one, everybody. Spotlight, the new film from Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor) deals with the The Boston Globe‘s Pulitzer-Prize winning exposé on the Catholic Church’s cover-up of priests who molested children in Massachusetts. The film looks to be a tension-filled but grim drama, with the journalists racing to get ahead of the lawyers […]

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