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Heaton’s ‘Hideous’ Ode to L.A.

Randy Newman famously “loves” L.A, albeit with tongue partially planted in cheek. Andrew Heaton? Not so much. The fiercely funny comic turned his time there into a book brimming with sour stanzas. “Los Angeles Is

Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s Thriller ‘Old’ About a Peculiar Beach

“A natural anomaly,” the resort manager says at the beginning of the film. Yes, indeed it is. This is one of those lines from early on in the film that is a big wink at

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A family heads to a secluded beach vacation. They speak vaguely of the passage of time in a way that parents often do with their children, as mom mentions how she can’t wait to hear

A Brief History of NBA Players in the Movies

Brief History is a column that tells you all you need to know about your favorite — and not so favorite — pop culture topics. This entry looks at some of the best movie performances

Shot by Shot with ‘The Last Duel’ Trailer

Welcome to Shot by Shot, our ongoing series of movie and TV trailer breakdowns. We’re constantly scouring for perfect shots, and in this column, we share our favorites and discuss them. In this entry, we

TIFF 2021: What’s Premiering and What’s Missing So Far

This article is part of our ongoing press coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival. From reviews to interviews to recap lists, follow along for all things TIFF 2021. Well, gang, it’s that time of

Alain Delon and Romy Schneider Headline Our Pick of the Week

Streaming might be the future, but physical media is still the present. It’s also awesome, depending on the title, the label, and the release, so each week we take a look at the new Blu-rays

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BUTTERFLIES…Official Teaser Trailer (2021) – Based on the novel “Party” by Tom Leveen

The first official teaser trailer for the upcoming independent film, “Butterflies…” Based on the novel, “Party”, written by Tom Leveen. For more information about the cast and crew, visit the imdb page HERE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12121586/?ref_=tt_sims_tt_i_1 Like

Send It Back: How Roadrunner Fails Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain shot to stardom after the release of his memoir Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. He was 44 years old at the time and was unprepared for how drastically his life would

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was an escape for queer teens like me

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Tomb Raider franchise was reinvented in 2013 and 2018 when it went all serious and explored heroine Lara Croft’s bleak origins in both video game and film prequels.