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Chance the Rapper Saves the Holidays, Recruits Common and Lena Waithe to Join His Christmas Mixtape
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

Right on cue, Chance the Rapper has arrived to save your holiday cheer from President Trump, Last Jedi spoilers, and whatever the hell is going on with Bitcoin. He’s releasing another batch of hip Christmas songs as part of his Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama holiday mixtape. Not only is Jeremih ... More »
Let’s Talk About the Ending of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below.The Star Wars franchise prides itself on sticking the landing, and The Last Jedi does its best to rise to the occasion. The previous eight installments generally had iconic — or at least memorable — closeouts, ranging from the medal ceremony in A New ... More »
Does Spielberg’s The Post Take a Dig at News Outlets Pivoting to Video?
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

Light spoilers below for The Post.Steven Spielberg’s new movie The Post dramatizes the backstage agita that preceded the Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers over President Nixon’s objections in 1971. Since we know, obviously, that editor-in-chief Ben Bradlee (played in the film by Tom Hanks) and publisher Katharine ... More »
Grab Your Limes, the First Teaser for PBS’s Little Women Mini-Series Is Here
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

Get your Marmee on the phone. PBS has released the first teaser for its Masterpiece Theater treatment of the Louisa May Alcott classic, Little Women. The three-part series is written by Heidi Thomas, who has penned adaptations of Call the Midwife and Cranford for PBS, and is directed by Vanessa Caswill. ... More »
11,000 People Have Demanded the Met Remove This Painting. They Aren’t Going To. Nor Should They.
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

A petition containing over 11,000 signatures has surfaced demanding that the Metropolitan Museum of Art remove a painting by the famous French artist known as Balthus from public display. The Met is standing by the painting. It should.Made in 1938 and titled Thérèse Dreaming, the painting is creepy. A young ... More »
New Study Confirms There Are Few Female Studio Executives, But You Already Knew That
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

There are new numbers in, and as you might suspect, gender parity among Hollywood executives is still a long way off. As calls have gotten louder for greater representation in front of and behind the camera, the heightened volume of discourse has yet to change the complexion of the entertainment ... More »
If Tyra Banks Could Go Back in Time, She’d Deprive Us of ‘We Were All Rooting for You!’
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

During cycle three of America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks memorably lectured contestant Tiffany Richardson before her elimination. “I have never in my life yelled at a girl like this,” Tyra said, ready to raise her voice when Tiffany seemed unmoved by her elimination. “When my mother yells like this, ... More »
Alfred Hitchcock, Agatha Christie, and 11 Other Things That Influenced Search Party
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

With a modern take on the whodunit narrative twisted through a sardonically Bushwick sense of humor, Search Party’s first season was one of the most enjoyable TV debuts in recent memory. Just when we thought co-creators Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter couldn’t outdo themselves — accidental murder in Canada, ... More »
How Eminem’s Slim Shady EP Paved the Way for Superstardom
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

What you’re looking at is the Unsigned Hype column from the March 1998 edition of The Source. It’s difficult to overstate the power The Source wielded through the turn of the century; this column alone helped launch the careers of the Notorious B.I.G., Saafir, Common, and Capone-N-Noreaga, and was early ... More »
The 10 Horniest Things in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

Beware of very sexy spoilers below.There are nine Star Wars films, but not many of them fuck. Outside of a few scattered moments here and there in the original trilogy, there hasn’t been much sexual heat in outer space, and when George Lucas tried to tackle straight-up romance in Attack ... More »
Netflix Will Break Things Off With Love After Its Third Season
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

Turns out Love actually can die. Netflix announced today that its Judd Apatow romantic comedy-drama Love will end with its third season, which will premiere on March 29. The series stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust as Angelenos who fall for each other, but probably shouldn’t be together. “I am ... More »
Jean-Claude Van Johnson Whiffs on Hollywood Satire
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

You might have heard that onetime kickboxing action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme is starring in a new Amazon series, in which he plays a version of himself who is an actual secret agent in addition to sometimes playing one. That description is true, as far as it goes. But it’s ... More »
Crooked House Is a Divertingly Twisty and Over-the-Top Agatha Christie Adaptation
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

A sprawling estate, occupied by a megalomaniac billionaire that fancies himself an empire builder, with a trio of large adult children that hate him and crave his approval in equal measure, and his new young foreign wife, ostracized by the rest of the family. Crooked House could be accused of ... More »
Five of Laura Dern’s Favorite David Lynch Stories
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

The Film Society of Lincoln Center unofficially declared December 14 “Laura Dern Day,” marking the occasion with screenings of some of her wide-ranging roles — Smooth Talk (1985), Citizen Ruth (1996), and Wild at Heart (1990) — followed by a wildly entertaining conversation between Dern and Dennis Lim, director of ... More »
27 Book Suggestions Sure to Make Your Holiday Gift-Giving Easier
December 15th, 2017, 04:25 PM

If you look closely at the intersection of the Venn diagram of “affordable gifts” and “meaningful gifts,” you’ll find it’s mostly populated with books — and just the right book gift making its way into the hands of just the right person is one of the more pure and satisfying ... More »