TV Club: Under The Dome: “Redux”

The good news is that even though everyone is now back under the dome after spending the season premiere in an alternate reality, the show hasn’t immediately reverted back to the crisis-of-the-week formula. The dome isn’t shrinking or freezing or turning into a giant cheese grater, and the population of Chester’s Mill appears to be down to a manageable number, […]

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Newswire: Here’s a Jonathan Banks-y sneak peek at MythBusters’ new Breaking Bad episode

Even if the pair’s definition of the word “myth” has drifted a bit over the course of a dozen years on the air, MythBusters‘ Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage haven’t lost their sense of spectacle. Although the Discovery Channel show now centers less on urban legends or rumors, and more on replicating things that happened in TV shows or movies, […]

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Coming Distractions: Everybody wants to kiss Nicole Kidman in the new Werner Herzog trailer

Werner Herzog’s films aren’t normally known for their strong elements of romance; mouth-to-human-contact in Grizzly Man, for instance, was less about kissing, and more about being eaten by a bear. Which makes it a little surprising to watch the trailer for the director’s new historical epic, Queen Of The Desert, and see how many famous fellas are trying to plant […]

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Newswire: America Ferrera thanks Donald Trump for his idiocy, as do we all

As much fun as it is to rake legitimate presidential candidate and amateur sexual assault philosopher Donald Trump over the coals—for his terrible opinions, for his pathological need for attention, for his Oompa-Loompa-esque complexion—it’s also important to take a look at all the accidental good he’s brought into the world. For example, think back on the time that Last Week […]

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Newswire: Mark Wahlberg re-teaming with director Peter Berg for action film Mile 22

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mark Wahlberg is getting back together with his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg for a new action movie about a CIA agent (Wahlberg) trying to transport an informant to a getaway plane. The film is called Mile 22, because the getaway plane is 22 miles away—though that doesn’t sound too far to us. As we’ve […]

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Newswire: Live TV is still for old people, study shows

In breaking news hot out of the Things You Already Knew Department, the U.K.’s Office Of Communications has released a study showing that British consumers under the age of 25 do only half of their television viewing in the form of live TV broadcasts. The rest, unsurprisingly, is done via streaming services, mobile phones, web-connected geegaws, and other technological hoozits […]

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Newswire: Amy Schumer is raffling off “a disappointing lap dance” for charity

To promote its upcoming Amy Schumer-starring comedy Trainwreck—and to help people with a terrible disease—Universal has teamed up with crowdfunding site CrowdRise to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by raffling off two tickets to the film’s premiere in New York (plus airfare and two nights in “a four star hotel”). You get one entry in the raffle […]

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Coming Distractions: Katherine Heigl and Alexis Bledel try, fail to find chemistry in the Jenny’s Wedding trailer

After her brief foray into foreign affairs, Katherine Heigl is back in the rom-com game, his time marrying a woman. Alexis Bledel, to be exact. Bledel plays Kitty, the eponymous Jenny’s (Heigl) partner who Jenny’s family believes is just her “roommate.” But when Jenny decides to she wants to marry Kitty, she has to come out to her somewhat conservative […]

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