Newswire: John Oliver buys air time on Trinidadian TV to make fun of ex-FIFA official

Last Week Tonight host and sport fanatic John Oliver seems to have appointed himself as America’s tireless watchdog over FIFA, the governing body that controls his beloved World Cup. Besides devoting two separate segments of his HBO show to the associations’s alleged corruption, Oliver previously made the “ultimate sacrifice” in his passion for the subject: chugging the “Jolly Green Giant […]

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Newswire: Slayer’s new album will be encased inside a 7-pound metal eagle

Slayer‘s new album, Repentless, is set to be released on September 11. And, presumably in order to ensure that fans will never forget that they bought it, the band is releasing Repentless in a special “Metal Eagle Edition.” That’s a literal metal eagle, made of aluminum alloy and emblazoned with the band’s signature upside-down pentagram logo. The special edition costs […]

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Newswire: Amazon to sponsor Terry Gilliam’s new attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

In what increasingly seems like a piece of decades-long, deeply depressing performance art—or maybe a stunning bit of stealth marketing from whoever gets paid to promote the word “quixotic”—director Terry Gilliam has been working since 1998 to bring an adaptation of Don Quixote to the screen. Now, it’s been announced that Amazon is teaming up with the Time Bandits and […]

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Newswire: Burger King paid $200,000 to have its mascot stand next to American Pharoah’s trainer

Burger King is on a hot streak when it comes to picking the winners for hugely popular—yet still weirdly niche—sporting events. Back in May, the Burger King himself (First of his name, lord of the seven kingdoms, protector of the realm) was a part of Floyd Mayweather’s entourage and walked alongside him to the ring before his big fight with […]

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Contest: Chicago, see Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman in The Overnight early and for free

Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, and Judith Godrèche have an adult slumber party in The Overnight. The raunchy indie comedy made its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where much was made of some cameos from Scott and Schwartzman’s prosthetic private parts. Naughty bits aside, audiences responded well to the film and now it will offer more mature […]

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Newswire: Reese Witherspoon to play an undoubtedly plucky stockbroker in Opening Belle

As reported by The Tracking Board, Reese Witherspoon—a professional blonde lady with a can-do spirit—is set to produce and star in an adaptation of Opening Belle, an upcoming book about a blonde lady with a can-do spirit who has to juggle being a mother with her Wall Street career. Opening Belle was written (is being written? Like we said, it’s […]

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Movie Review: Jurassic World goes back to the park, but the danger is missing

“No one’s impressed with dinosaurs anymore,” says harried middle manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) on what will quickly prove to be the most stressful, disastrous day of her life. Claire’s talking about Jurassic World, the fully functioning, dino-exhibiting amusement park she runs, and how the waning awe of attendees has forced the owners to cook up some bold (a.k.a. […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Doogie Howser, M.D. gets the gritty reboot you never knew it needed

Okay sure, these days we’re seeing ”gritty reboots” of everything, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the time to watch this brilliant re-imagining of Doogie Howser, M.D. put together by the Nerdist network and directed by Jonah Ray. For one thing, it’s only two minutes long. More importantly, it’s hilarious. At first, things are pretty lighthearted. The idea of […]

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