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'The Post' Review: Steven Spielberg's Journalistic Thriller Could Not Be More Timely

14 December 2017 12:16 PM, PST

The first thing to know about The Post, aside from the fact that it's one of best and tick-tock timeliest movies of the year, is that it's a love story. That's right. Steven Spielberg's tense, terrific new drama celebrates the passionate bond between a free press and every thinking human being, however diminished the species in Trump's America. 

The film is set in 1971, when Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) decided to defy threats from the Nixon White House and publish the Pentagon Papers, »


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'The Post' Review: Steven Spielberg's Journalistic Thriller Could Not Be More Timely

14 December 2017 12:16 PM, PST

The first thing to know about The Post, aside from the fact that it's one of best and tick-tock timeliest movies of the year, is that it's a love story. That's right. Steven Spielberg's tense, terrific new drama celebrates the passionate bond between a free press and every thinking human being, however diminished the species in Trump's America. 

The film is set in 1971, when Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) decided to defy threats from the Nixon White House and publish the Pentagon Papers, »


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The Reinvention of Jean-Claude Van Damme

14 December 2017 11:05 AM, PST

Jean-Claude Van Damme discusses how he learned not to take himself so seriously in the new Amazon series, 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson.' Graham Walzer/Redux

Jean-Claude Van Damme – the kickboxing King of the Splits, the street-fighting inspiration for the game Mortal Kombat, the fabled flexing "Muscles From Brussels" – can get seriously silly.

"I like to make voices with my kids," he says nonchalantly. "You see a cartoon and you do one." Then Van Damme asks, "Can you make a voice for me? Make a voice for me." After a few increasingly goofy back-and-forths, »


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The Reinvention of Jean-Claude Van Damme

14 December 2017 11:05 AM, PST

Jean-Claude Van Damme discusses how he learned not to take himself so seriously in the new Amazon series, 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson.' Graham Walzer/Redux

Jean-Claude Van Damme – the kickboxing King of the Splits, the street-fighting inspiration for the game Mortal Kombat, the fabled flexing "Muscles From Brussels" – can get seriously silly.

"I like to make voices with my kids," he says nonchalantly. "You see a cartoon and you do one." Then Van Damme asks, "Can you make a voice for me? Make a voice for me." After a few increasingly goofy back-and-forths, »


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Watch the Doors' Legendary Performance in New Isle of Wight Doc Trailer

14 December 2017 8:56 AM, PST

The Doors' legendary performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival will be available for the first time on DVD and CD February 23rd. The festival is thought to be the last filmed Doors concert. 

A new trailer for The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 teases snippets of the Doors' 2 a.m. set and includes shots of them performing "Light My Fire" and "Break on Through." The clip also teases unique footage of the Isle of Wight crowd, a particular fascination of the film's director, Murray Lerner.

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Watch the Doors' Legendary Performance in New Isle of Wight Doc Trailer

14 December 2017 8:56 AM, PST

The Doors' legendary performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival will be available for the first time on DVD and CD February 23rd. The festival is thought to be the last filmed Doors concert. 

A new trailer for The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 teases snippets of the Doors' 2 a.m. set and includes shots of them performing "Light My Fire" and "Break on Through." The clip also teases unique footage of the Isle of Wight crowd, a particular fascination of the film's director, Murray Lerner.

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'Close Encounters' at 40: How Spielberg Made Sci-Fi's Mothership Connection

14 December 2017 8:28 AM, PST

How do you follow up a record-breaking blockbuster about a killer shark? For starters, you get out of the ocean. And then maybe you look up.

A longtime watcher of the skies, young Steven Spielberg had already been kicking around an idea involving alien visitation, spacecraft "sightings" and government cover-ups – some sort of story, in the gentleman's own words, about "UFOs and Watergate" – before he had started turning Peter Benchley's novel Jaws into a movie. One three-men-and-an-apex-predator hit later, he was a hot Hollywood director who had folks ready »


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'Close Encounters' at 40: How Spielberg Made Sci-Fi's Mothership Connection

14 December 2017 8:28 AM, PST

How do you follow up a record-breaking blockbuster about a killer shark? For starters, you get out of the ocean. And then maybe you look up.

A longtime watcher of the skies, young Steven Spielberg had already been kicking around an idea involving alien visitation, spacecraft "sightings" and government cover-ups – some sort of story, in the gentleman's own words, about "UFOs and Watergate" – before he had started turning Peter Benchley's novel Jaws into a movie. One three-men-and-an-apex-predator hit later, he was a hot Hollywood director who had folks ready »


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See Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon Sing Duet as Quirky TV Hosts on 'Kimmel'

14 December 2017 7:09 AM, PST

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon brought their fictional TV-host alter egos, Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan, to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday. The pair will provide live coverage of the upcoming New Year's Day Rose Parade as it streams on Amazon for the first time.

Speaking with Kimmel, Ferrell and Shannon appeared to be improvising on the spot, making up backstories for their characters as they went and playing off each other. "We got a job once describing the parade for the deaf," Shannon told Kimmel. "And we don't know sign language! »


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See Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon Sing Duet as Quirky TV Hosts on 'Kimmel'

14 December 2017 7:09 AM, PST

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon brought their fictional TV-host alter egos, Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan, to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday. The pair will provide live coverage of the upcoming New Year's Day Rose Parade as it streams on Amazon for the first time.

Speaking with Kimmel, Ferrell and Shannon appeared to be improvising on the spot, making up backstories for their characters as they went and playing off each other. "We got a job once describing the parade for the deaf," Shannon told Kimmel. "And we don't know sign language! »


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See Samantha Bee Visit Unsung Leaders of Mexico City Earthquake Recovery

14 December 2017 6:30 AM, PST

On Full FrontalSamantha Bee traveled to Mexico City to speak with an unsung group of women who led clean-up and rescue efforts after a devastating earthquake – and in return, received threats and harassment.

The four members of La Brigada Feminista joined volunteer efforts in a long-neglected area where many migrant workers lived. At the site of a collapsed textile factory filled with mostly female laborers, the government spent just two days doing rescue missions before trying to flatten the site, reportedly in an attempt to hide the fact that »


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See Samantha Bee Visit Unsung Leaders of Mexico City Earthquake Recovery

14 December 2017 6:30 AM, PST

On Full FrontalSamantha Bee traveled to Mexico City to speak with an unsung group of women who led clean-up and rescue efforts after a devastating earthquake – and in return, received threats and harassment.

The four members of La Brigada Feminista joined volunteer efforts in a long-neglected area where many migrant workers lived. At the site of a collapsed textile factory filled with mostly female laborers, the government spent just two days doing rescue missions before trying to flatten the site, reportedly in an attempt to hide the fact that »


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See Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston Rip Roy Moore After Election Loss

14 December 2017 6:26 AM, PST

Stephen Colbert and Bryan Cranston – filling in for James Corden on The Late Late Show – gleefully slammed Roy Moore on Wednesday. Moore, who was accused of dating multiple underaged girls, lost to Doug Jones in the race for Senator of Alabama on Tuesday. 

Colbert poked fun at Moore with a short, satirical Western ditty titled "The Legend of Roy Moore." "Gather round, folks, you'll hear a song, the song of a candidate man/ A man who rode across the land touching teens with his hands," he sang. Later Colbert added, »


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See Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston Rip Roy Moore After Election Loss

14 December 2017 6:26 AM, PST

Stephen Colbert and Bryan Cranston – filling in for James Corden on The Late Late Show – gleefully slammed Roy Moore on Wednesday. Moore, who was accused of dating multiple underaged girls, lost to Doug Jones in the race for Senator of Alabama on Tuesday. 

Colbert poked fun at Moore with a short, satirical Western ditty titled "The Legend of Roy Moore." "Gather round, folks, you'll hear a song, the song of a candidate man/ A man who rode across the land touching teens with his hands," he sang. Later Colbert added, »


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10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'Bojack Horseman'

14 December 2017 5:45 AM, PST

This year, we've asked 10 writers to pick some of their favorite TV episodes from 2017 and weigh in on why they were great stand-alone eps and the highlights of our viewing year. Today: Sam Adams on Bojack Horseman's "Time's Arrow."

Four seasons in, Bojack Horseman fans are used to being knocked for an emotional loop. Raphael Bob-Waksberg's animated Netflix series started out unprepossessingly enough as the story of a misanthropic former sitcom star wallowing in residuals payments and self-pity in the Hollywood hills. But it soon became clear that the title character, »


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10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'Bojack Horseman'

14 December 2017 5:45 AM, PST

This year, we've asked 10 writers to pick some of their favorite TV episodes from 2017 and weigh in on why they were great stand-alone eps and the highlights of our viewing year. Today: Sam Adams on Bojack Horseman's "Time's Arrow."

Four seasons in, Bojack Horseman fans are used to being knocked for an emotional loop. Raphael Bob-Waksberg's animated Netflix series started out unprepossessingly enough as the story of a misanthropic former sitcom star wallowing in residuals payments and self-pity in the Hollywood hills. But it soon became clear that the title character, »


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Watch Natalie Portman in Ominous New 'Annihilation' Trailer

13 December 2017 5:14 PM, PST

A biologist portrayed by Natalie Portman finds herself entering an ominous world in the new trailer for Annihilation, one that makes her husband (played by Oscar Isaac) seriously ill and possibly makes people go crazy, or worse.

Based on Jeff VanderMeer's novel of the same name, the first book from his Southern Reach trilogy, Annihilation also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotny.

While the first trailer introduced the film's bizarre world setting, in the new clip, the surreal area is dubbed "the shimmer." Portman's »


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Watch Natalie Portman in Ominous New 'Annihilation' Trailer

13 December 2017 5:14 PM, PST

A biologist portrayed by Natalie Portman finds herself entering an ominous world in the new trailer for Annihilation, one that makes her husband (played by Oscar Isaac) seriously ill and possibly makes people go crazy, or worse.

Based on Jeff VanderMeer's novel of the same name, the first book from his Southern Reach trilogy, Annihilation also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotny.

While the first trailer introduced the film's bizarre world setting, in the new clip, the surreal area is dubbed "the shimmer." Portman's »


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Salma Hayek Reveals Painful Harvey Weinstein Experiences During 'Frida'

13 December 2017 12:50 PM, PST

Update: Harvey Weinstein responded to Hayek's allegations of sexual and verbal abuse in a statement Wednesday.

"All of the sexual allegations as portrayed by [Hayek] are not accurate and others who witnessed the events have a different account of what transpired,” a spokesperson said in the statement. Regarding Hayek's allegation that the producer forced her to do a sex scene in 2002 film Frida to fulfill his own "fantasy," the spokesperson said, "Mr. Weinstein does not recall pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female costar and »


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Salma Hayek Reveals Painful Harvey Weinstein Experiences During 'Frida'

13 December 2017 12:50 PM, PST

Update: Harvey Weinstein responded to Hayek's allegations of sexual and verbal abuse in a statement Wednesday.

"All of the sexual allegations as portrayed by [Hayek] are not accurate and others who witnessed the events have a different account of what transpired,” a spokesperson said in the statement. Regarding Hayek's allegation that the producer forced her to do a sex scene in 2002 film Frida to fulfill his own "fantasy," the spokesperson said, "Mr. Weinstein does not recall pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female costar and »


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