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Al Franken on 'Real Time': Gop Have 'A Lot of Doubts' About Trump

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Minnesota senator Al Franken appeared on Real Time to discuss Donald Trump's "unbelievably horrible" week and whether Republicans finally speaking out against the president will change Trump.

Following Trump's disastrous press conferences in response to Charlottesville, Gop lawmakers like Tennessee senator Bob Corker publicly criticized Trump. "I've known for weeks that Trump is a terrible president," Franken joked.

"There are a number of Republican senators who have been saying from the beginning that they have a lot of doubts about him but won't go public with that because he »


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Scott Glenn on 'The Defenders' and Why 'Silence of the Lambs' Is a Coming-of-Age Movie

18 August 2017 1:00 PM, PDT

There is a certain relish to the way Scott Glenn describes a knife. His voice – a sort of Midwestern drawl that has a touch of Pittsburgh flint and a lot of Ketchum, Idaho, where he's called home for decades, in it – stays slow and steady as he talks about some of the various weapons he's been using in his martial-arts training lately. You can tell from the gleam in his eye, however, that the actor is getting a serious kick out detailing his recent discoveries in self-defense cutlery.

"There's this one called a karambit, »


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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Corden in 'Crosswalk the Musical: Hair'

18 August 2017 7:36 AM, PDT

James Corden recruited Hamilton creator-star Lin-Manuel Miranda to join his Crosswalk theater production of 1967 rock musical Hair, staged at an L.A. traffic light on Thursday's Late Late Show.

Despite being only vaguely familiar with the play's story ("It's hippie culture," he said. "I think there's a war. Or there's been a war.") and wildly jealous of Miranda's Broadway success, Corden led his small cast through the production's most famous songs.

Before the ramshackle musical, Corden hyped up his crew by introducing an enthused Miranda. "In a lot of ways, »


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'Logan Lucky': The Six Things You Need to Make a Perfect Heist Film

18 August 2017 6:39 AM, PDT

Head to the movies this weekend to see Logan Lucky, and you'll see more than Steven Soderbergh ending his moviemaking retirement phase and returning to the big screen. (You've been greatly missed, sir.) You'll see more than just Channing Tatum and Adam Driver playing down-on-their-luck Southern brothers who hatch a plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway. You'll even see more than Daniel Craig sporting a bottle-blond crop-cut hairdo and Seth MacFarlane sporting something on his head that looks like a cross between a mullet, a Jheri curl and roadkill. »


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Watch Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Play Founding Fathers on 'SNL'

18 August 2017 6:31 AM, PDT

The same day President Trump compared Confederate General Robert E. Lee to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson on Twitter, SNL alumni Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers appeared in character as the two founding fathers to clear their names on Weekend Update: Summer Edition.

Following the weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where protests against the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue turned violent, Trump tweeted, "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You can't change history, »


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Watch Tina Fey Take Out Charlottesville Angst on Sheet Cake on 'SNL'

18 August 2017 6:11 AM, PDT

Tina Fey, a University of Virginia graduate, appeared on Weekend Update to talk about Charlottesville and how "sheet caking" is the best way to ignore white power groups.

"It's a beautiful school and I have nothing of fond memories of my time there," the former Saturday Night Live star said.

"So it broke my heart to see these evil forces descend on Charlottesville, and then our president, Donald John Trump – which I don't think people talk about enough what a stupid jackass name that is… – anyway Donnie John comes out »


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'Nathan For You' Season 4 Trailer Has Smuggled Chili, Uber/Taxi War

17 August 2017 2:34 PM, PDT

Nathan Fielder is just what democracy ordered in the season 4 trailer for his Comedy Central series Nathan For You. The comedian returns to his docu-reality series with a heartfelt hope to put his business background to good use for small business owners.

In one particularly memorable part of the minute-and-a-half trailer, released Thursday, Fielder helps one man into a plastic suit designed to smuggle chili into a baseball stadium.

"What is that?" a few kids ask at one point as the man drips chili out of his sleeve. "Chili," he »


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'Patti Cake$' Review: A Star Is Born in Lively, Predictable Rap-Underdog Movie

17 August 2017 12:52 PM, PDT

As the star of Patti Cake$, Australian newcomer Danielle Macdonald was the find at this year Sundance Film Festival. Now everyone gets to see what all the fuss is about. She plays Patricia Dombrowski, a 23-year-old plus-sized New Jersey bartender dissed as "Dumbo" by local (dim)wits. No matter. In her fantasies, Patti, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, is a white gangsta rapper whose talent fills stadiums. In reality, she lives in a dump with boozy mom Barb, superbly played by cabaret revolutionary Bridget Everett, and her grandmother Nana (Cathy Moriarty »


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Jimmy Kimmel Reads Mean Tweets from Angry Trump Supporters

17 August 2017 8:55 AM, PDT

Jimmy Kimmel got roasted by Donald Trump supporters on social media following his outreach to them during his Tuesday night show – but the late night host took the knocks in stride.

On Wednesday, Kimmel rounded up some of the most damning tweets and Facebook posts and read them aloud as part of his opening monologue, throwing back tongue-in-cheek compliments to the posters for their candor.

"Last night on our show, if you missed it, I had a message for those who voted for Donald Trump," Kimmel began. "I explained that »


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Colbert to Trump: 'You Showed Us Who You Were' After Press Conference

17 August 2017 6:41 AM, PDT

Stephen Colbert shredded President Trump on The Late Show on Wednesday after the President offered tacit support for white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members during what Colbert described as a "Kamikaze press conference" in New York City earlier this week. 

"There is only one thing I no longer have any doubt about," Colbert said, directly addressing the President. "You showed us who you were. Everywhere in this country, people were horrified. North, South, Republican, Democrat, top, bottom, sweet, sour."

The Late Show host repeatedly compared President Trump to Hitler. »


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'Game of Thrones' Facebook, HBO Twitter Hacked

17 August 2017 6:19 AM, PDT

Several HBO social media accounts, including those for hit shows like Game of Thrones and Veep, were hacked Wednesday, Variety reports. A group called OurMine carried out the attack, posting a message on HBO's official Twitter scolding the network for its weak security.

The social media hack comes as HBO continues to deal with the fallout from a major cyber attack. In late July, a different hacker group obtained a trove of sensitive data from HBO and has since been leaking scripts and episodes of various shows.

However, OurMine's goals were far less nefarious. »


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'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Review: Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds Banter, Get Bloody

17 August 2017 5:55 AM, PDT

When it comes to this R-rated action comedy, the joke is all in the title. Professional killer-for-hire Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) needs bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) to protect him from England to the Hague, where the hit man is set to testify against a Belorussian tyrant (Gary Oldman, doing everything he can with a boxed-in role). In exchange, Darius' wife, Sonia, will earn a get-out-of-jail-free card – she's played by Salma Hayek, who's almost excuse enough to see this movie. Her swearing is some kind of profane poetry. And boy, »


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'Patti Cake$': The Story Behind the Feminem Underdog Movie of 2017

16 August 2017 11:48 AM, PDT

Meet Patricia Dumbrowski, a.k.a. Killa P. a.k.a. White Trish, a.k.a. Marilyn Mansion. Maybe you know the plus-size young woman from suburban New Jersey by the nickname the local knuckleheads have christened her with: Dumbo. Or maybe you know her by the wannabe white-girl rapper by her stage name, Patti Cake$. In between working works dead-end jobs and tending bar in a seedy dive, the aspiring Mc writing rhymes, spits battle raps in gas station parking lots and freestyles at her own determined reflection in the bathroom mirror. »


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St. Vincent to Direct Film Reimagining 'Portrait of Dorian Gray'

16 August 2017 11:14 AM, PDT

Annie Clark, the rocker known as St. Vincent, will make her feature-length directorial debut with an upcoming reimagining of the classic Oscar Wilde novel The Portrait of Dorian Gray.

As opposed to the 1890 book and its many cinematic adaptations, a woman will play the Dorian Gray role in the Clark-directed feature, Variety reports. Elle screenwriter David Birke wrote the script, with Lionsgate set to produce. No release date has been announced.

The book centers on a young man, Dorian Gray, who sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth. However, »


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'Logan Lucky' Review: Steven Soderbergh's Return to Movies Is a Heist-Flick Blast

16 August 2017 8:33 AM, PDT

Steven Soderbergh, the Oscar-winning director of Traffic (2000) and films as diverse as Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Kafka (1991), his two-part biopic Che (2008) and The Girlfriend Experience (2009),  returns to features after a four year absence with a cool breeze of summertime sweetness called Logan Lucky. On the surface, this let's-rob-a-racetrack caper looks like a redneck spin on Ocean's 11, his starry (Clooney, Pitt, Damon) 2001 box-office hit. And in some ways it is. "I've lost interest in anything that smells important," the 54-year-old director recently told the New York Times.  

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Watch Daniel Craig Confirm James Bond Return on 'Colbert'

16 August 2017 6:27 AM, PDT

Daniel Craig confirmed he would return to star in the 25th James Bond film while visiting Stephen Colbert and The Late Show Tuesday.

Asked point-blank by the host whether Craig – who Colbert called the "greatest Bond" – would once again portray 007, the actor said yes, ending speculation about the Bond role and Craig's well-reported ambivalence about playing the super-spy for a fifth film. Craig added that this will likely be his last time playing Bond. "I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note and I can’t wait, »


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'Carpool Karaoke': See Alicia Keys, John Legend Turn Nonsense Into Good Songs

16 August 2017 6:11 AM, PDT

Carpool Karaoke: The Series unveiled a pair of new clips from the Apple Music series Tuesday, including snippets from the episodes starring Alicia Keys and John Legend as well as Billy Eichner and Metallica.

In the Legend/Keys episode, usual "Carpool Karaoke" driver James Corden makes a surprise appearance as a backseat passenger to test whether the two singers can make a good song out of anything.

Corden has Legend turn the lines "Can I get a lift, bro?" and "If your erection lasts more than four hours you »


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L7 Detail 'Pretend We're Dead' Documentary Release

15 August 2017 6:46 PM, PDT

A new documentary about revolutionary grunge outfit L7 will be released October 13th on DVD and video-on-demand. L7: Pretend We're Dead will also get a multi-city theatrical run starting September 1st at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, Oregon.

The film will screen throughout September in select cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. The last planned showing is October 5th at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn.

Filmmaker Sarah Price (The Yes Men, Summercamp!) directed Pretend We're Dead, which chronicles the band's remarkable career, from »


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See Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller Slap Box in 'The Meyerowitz Stories' Trailer

15 August 2017 4:53 PM, PDT

Adam Sandler scraps with Ben Stiller and sings a goofy tune about a man named Byron in the new trailer for Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). The film arrives on Netflix October 13th.

The Meyerowitz Stories centers around a New York family that reunites as the father (played by Dustin Hoffman) prepares for a new art exhibition. The trailer opens with Sandler's character at a piano, crooning a strange tune about one of his father's old co-worker's: "His name was Byron/ But you called him Myron »


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Louis C.K. Preps First Directed Film in 16 Years

15 August 2017 12:13 PM, PDT

Louis C.K.'s new movie, I Love You, Daddy, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Los Angeles Times reports. The film marks the first feature-length movie C.K. has directed since 2001's Pootie Tang.

C.K. stars in I Love You, Daddy as Glen Topher, "a successful television producer and writer" raising a daughter, China, played by Chloë Grace Moretz. The cast also includes John Malkovich, Edie Falco, Pamela Adlon and Charlie Day.

I Love You, Daddy was shot in New York on 35 mm black-and-white film and »


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