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TV Club: The Big Bang Theory: “The Communication Deterioration” / “The Graduation Transmission”

Since she’s been bumped up to a regular cast member, Mayim Bialik’s portrayal of Amy Farrah Fowler has consistently been the best part of The Big Bang Theory. She’s the character with the most depth and the most heart. She’s the one who you can rely on not only for laughs, but also for the moments of compassion that are […]

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Newswire: Telltale is making some kind of Marvel game

Telltale Games has already applied its patently successful—if a bit touchy—modernized adventure game style to The Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones, Fables, and (soon) Minecraft. For one of its next projects, it’ll be following in the footsteps of literally everything else in the world right now by teaming up with Marvel for a series of Marvel-licensed games about something Marvel-related. […]

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Coming Distractions: Johnny Depp chills as mobster Whitey Bulger in the trailer for Black Mass

Any ill will Johnny Depp brought upon himself with last year’s Austin Powers reboot (that is what it was, right?) Mortdecai just might disappear with the new trailer for Black Mass. Depp leads an all-star cast—including a mustachioed Adam Scott—in this adaptation of the 2001 book Black Mass: The True Story Of An Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the […]

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Newswire: SNL announces remaining hosts for this season, Louis C.K. will host the finale

There are only so many situations in which one would expect to see Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, and Louis C.K. on the same bill. Maybe a buddy comedy/action movie about a country singer, an assassin, and their schlubby bus driver? We’d definitely watch that, but it’s not what’s happening here. The three of them are actually hosting the final episodes […]

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Newswire: Nickelodeon to start airing those Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movies

Some bodies of work are too important to be allowed to rot away in someone’s closet. Presidential archives, for example, or the filmic works that have shaped our collective cinematic imaginations. Speaking of: Variety reports that Nickelodeon has acquired the rights to those Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen videos that were so ubiquitous in the ’90s and early ’00s, including four […]

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TV Club: Steven Universe: “Love Letters”

“Stronger Than You” erased all doubt: Garnet is the best. Sorry, Pearl and Amethyst fans—they’re some great Gems, but the combination of weird, dry humor, tough badassery, and thoughtful empathy make Garnet an absolutely fantastic character, totally worthy of the adoration of the fans. Continuing a trend of externalizing plausible fan reactions, “Love Letters” has Jamie the mailman express these […]

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Newswire: Viewers around the world can get an early preview of M. Night Shyamalans’ Wayward Pines

Fox’s new event series, Wayward Pines, doesn’t officially premiere until May 14, but—in a shocking twist—viewers all over the world will be able to see the first episode for free. Starting tomorrow, Variety says that people living in over 126 countries will be able to watch the episode through cable on-demand systems, Fox’s website, the Fox Now app, the international […]

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Newswire: Native American actors quit Adam Sandler movie over Adam Sandler jokes

Following years of genocide, forced relocation, and cultural appropriation, Native Americans now also have to put up with an Adam Sandler movie—namely The Ridiculous 6, the Western spoof Sandler is currently filming in New Mexico as part of his four-movie deal with Netflix. As part of Sandler’s commitment to authenticity, the production hired actual Native actors, primarily from the Navajo […]

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Great Job, Internet!: This Full House rap video by Dave Coulier has not yet begun to cut it out

Now that it’s confirmed Full House is returning to our homes via Netflix, the internet can set itself the task of devoting all its energies and resources to coming up with a full-time supply of new Danny Tanner memes, Kimmy deep cuts, and times that Stephanie exclaimed, “How rude!” In fact, Dave Coulier can remind you about all of those […]

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