Great Job, Internet!: This Baby-Sitters Club/Girls mash-up is a study in female friendships

From the late ’80s through the ’90s, Ann M. Martin churned out hundreds of books about a group of preteen friends and their after school job. With its focus on female friendships and monetary woes, The Baby-Sitters Club is in many ways a proto version of Lena Dunham’s HBO show Girls—just without all the anilingus. Since Break.com did so well […]

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Newswire: Sitcom about Mark Wahlberg’s childhood to fill in blanks of Wahlbergian history

Entourage is the bildungsroman that chronicles the Dickensian bloom of one Marky Marcus Wahlberg, a knickers model of great expectations and adequate means, as he makes his way through the tumultuous world of Hollywood. Mos recently, Wahlburgers has given us a living document of the matured Wahlberg’s late-career rebirth as entrepreneur and seasoned hamburgermonger. And in between, Wahlberg’s lifelong battle […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Here’s Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” mashed up with the Night Court theme, just because

Sometimes the Internet surprises everyone. Seemingly dissonant items come together to create a new harmonious element that works better than anyone dared dream or expected. It takes a special type of person to hear the theme music for Night Court and think, “I’m pretty sure Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ would work over this beat.” But that person exists and has made […]

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Coming Distractions: Melissa McCarthyis still wacky, still holding guns in the trailer for Spy

Melissa McCarthy has yet to get the starring vehicle she deserves. Yes, she’s toplined a few movies since breaking through with Bridesmaids, but all of them seem to have stopped in the “Let’s give her a gun and have her say swear words, that would be funny” stage of comedic development (see: The Heat, Tammy, Identity Thief). The trailer for […]

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Newswire: Mr. Mercedes series now in development, per Stephen King custom

When you wander into your favorite bookstore, there’s often that moment where you turn the corner and find that seemingly every book in your sightline is written by Stephen King. Eventually, this might also be the case on your cable menu, as yet another adaption of the author’s work is forthcoming from Sonar Entertainment, which is developing the 2014 novel […]

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Newswire: New Friday The 13th video game to complete trinity of series reboot reboots

Jason Voorhees has been through a lot—drowning, multiple gunshots wounds, an axe to the head, 445 years of cryogenic slumber, eternal damnation, an attempt at a series revival from Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes—but he keeps trucking on, fueled by bloodlust and Hollywood executives’ love of his knack for box office success. Out of all that adversity, though, it might be […]

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Newswire: Now you can buy a baseball tee emblazoned with Kurt Cobain’s suicide note

Proving that at least a small portion of humanity is crass, commercial, and totally unaware of how sad death actually is, someone is selling both baseball tees and tank tops emblazoned with Kurt Cobain’s handwritten suicide note. The tank tops were originally available on Etsy, but the online retailer caught heat for it yesterday and took them down. Now the […]

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Movie Review: Paddington is a sweet, playful take on a children’s classic

In a bid for this year’s Lord-Miller Prize, writer-director Paul King (The Mighty Boosh) stuffs Paddington—his ’90s-style, mostly live-action adaptation of Michael Bond’s children’s book series—with gags, visual puns, and imaginative framing devices, all the while preserving a sense of easygoing sweetness. A dollhouse transforms into a cutaway set; a tree mural blooms with flowers or loses its leaves depending […]

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