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Love HBO's 'The Last of Us'? Here's where you can buy the game that inspired it.
January 30, 2023 at 3:56 pm 0
UPDATE: Jan. 30, 2023, 4:30 p.m. EST This story has been updated with the latest availability info. Translating a beloved video game franchise to TV or film is a famously dicey move. But so far, HBO appears to have done the almost-impossible with its adaptation of Naughty Dog's 2013 masterpiece The Last of Us, churning out an outstanding show with a stellar cast while staying true to the soul and mechanics of its source material. (Read Mashable entertainment reporter Belen Edwards' review for the full scoop.) The show is so good, actually, that HBO just announced that it would be getting renewed for a second season that will cover the events of The Last of Us Part II.If the first three episodes have you itching to boot up a PlayStation, you're not alone: The acclaimed third-person survival horror game and its sequel have sold out at some retailers. Here's a
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SNL's cold open makes Merrick Garland a whip-cracking legal hero and nods to Tyre Nichols
January 29, 2023 at 3:40 pm 0
SNL's cold open had the cast on the hunt for the infamous "classified government documents." Don't worry everyone, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland (Mikey Day) is on the case. This week's Saturday Night Live, hosted by actor Michael B. Jordan, joined the comedic forces of cast members Day, Kenan Thompson, Ego Nwodim, and Bowen Yang, who step up to the press podium to relay an unspoken truth of government officials of past and present: they're all a little incompetent. SEE ALSO: Michael B. Jordan plays a not-so-good neighbor in 'SNL' State Farm sketch Buttressed by humorously timed whip-cracking noises invoking the great TV procedurals of the past, Day plays a shakey but determined Garland. "I may look like I was born in a library, but there's something you should know: Merrick Garland don't play." The sketch ended with a more serious message, though: justice for the
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'Shotgun Wedding' is pretty much what you expect, except for *that* Jennifer Coolidge scene
January 28, 2023 at 3:29 pm 0
"Die Hard at a destination wedding" is what I wrote in my notes while watching Shotgun Wedding, and what do you know — that phrase appears in the marketing materials verbatim. It's nice, isn't it, when a film delivers pretty much what it promises? Instead of a retired cop, our unlikely heroes trapped in the party-turned-hostage situation are Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel), whose wealthy Latino and gauche white Midwestern families, respectively, gather on a private island in the Philippines for their lavish wedding. They're deeply in love, but Tom has been consumed by every tiny detail of the big day, while independent big-shot lawyer Darcy feels a chill nipping at her heels and never wanted a huge production of a wedding in the first place. The night before, she's literally begging him for sex (in a sweet-and-spicy scene that will have you saying "You know J-Lo is FIFTY-THREE?"
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Brace yourselves: 'The Last of Us' is getting a Season 2.
January 27, 2023 at 3:17 pm 0
HBO has renewed The Last of Us for a second season, so get ready for more nightmare-inducing Clickers.Since Season 1 covers the entire events of the first Last of Us game, that means Season 2 will adapt Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part II. However, as co-creator Craig Mazin said in an interview with Gizmodo, "I think that the amount of story that remains that we have not covered would be more than a season of television. So assuming we can keep going forward, the idea would be to do more than just one more season." SEE ALSO: 'The Last of Us' review: Yes, it's just as great as you hoped it would be Based on that, it seems like it will take all of Season 2 and a hypothetical Season 3 to get through the heartbreaking events of The Last of Us Part II. But
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'Party Down' trailer: The gang's all here, and they're ready to have some fun
January 26, 2023 at 3:05 pm 0
Party Down fans rejoice! The show is back, and the whole gang's here! After a brief two-season run over a decade ago, the series is making a revival with a third season featuring the original cast and some exciting new faces. Following a group of wannabe actors forced into catering to try to make ends meet, Party Down is a treasure chest of hilarious hijinks with a star-studded cast to match. Some of the familiar faces returning to the show include Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, and Megan Mullally. It's also been announced that Jennifer Garner, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Zoë Chao, and James Marsden will also be joining the cast. And it isn't a season of Party Down without a slew of guest stars, with the latest trailer teasing appearances from Quinta Brunson, Dan Bakkedahl, Liv Hewson, Fran Kranz, Bobby Moynihan, Calum Worthy, and more. Party Down's newest season
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Critical Role announces 'Mighty Nein' TV series, overall deal with Amazon Studios
January 25, 2023 at 2:54 pm 0
Can't get enough Critical Role after watching The Legend of Vox Machina? Then today is your lucky day. Critical Role announced that it will be teaming up with Amazon Studios for Mighty Nein, a new animated television series based on Critical Role's second live-streamed tabletop role-playing campaign.Mighty Nein is part of a larger, multiyear exclusive television and first-look film deal between Amazon Studios and Critical Role, so we can expect even more stories from the world of Critical Role in our future. This first series under the new deal will follow a gang of criminals and outsiders who are the only ones capable of saving the world from chaos when a powerful relic falls into the wrong hands. While there is no release date for Mighty Nein yet, the show will head into production soon. For now, we can enjoy the brief teaser Critical Role released, which features brief snippets
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Everything you need to know about where to watch 'M3GAN'
January 24, 2023 at 2:44 pm 0
What: M3GAN Where to watch: Vudu Premiere date: January 24, 2023 She danced her way into our hearts. She gave us the best cover of David Guetta's "Titanium." And she's now the crowned queen of queer horror. M3GAN is the internet's new It Girl, and if you haven't seen her in action, you can now stream the first must-see of 2023 at home. If you're ready to watch the name that put Chucky to absolute shame, here's everything you need to know about M3GAN. Where can I watch M3GAN?  M3GAN is now available to rent or buy on Vudu. What is M3GAN about? Following the tragic loss of her parents, nine-year-old Cady (Violet McGraw) moves into her aunt Gemma's (Allison Williams) home where surprises await. Gemma is a toy roboticist and she's right in the middle of building her new invention — a lifelike doll with artificial intelligence, called M3GAN. M3GAN is the perfect companion
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First-time acting nominees dominate the 2023 Oscars nominations
January 24, 2023 at 2:44 pm 0
An astonishing majority of the 2023 Oscar nominees in acting categories received their first-ever Oscar nominations today.There are 20 spots across four acting categories — Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress — and this year, 16 of those spots went to first-time nominees. SEE ALSO: Here are the 2023 Oscar nominations Oscar frontrunners Everything Everywhere All At Once and The Banshees of Inisherin scored four acting nominations each, all for first-time nominees. For Everything Everywhere All At Once, these are Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, and Jamie Lee Curtis. For The Banshees of Inisherin, they are Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, and Barry Keoghan.The entire Best Actor lineup is made of first-time Oscar nominees, including Farrell, Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Bill Nighy (Living), Paul Mescal (Aftersun), and Austin Butler (Elvis). Other first-time nominees include Hong Chau for The Whale,
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'The Last of Us' episode 2 makes the Clickers even more frightening
January 23, 2023 at 2:35 pm 0
"Infected," episode 2 of The Last of Us, gets us intimately acquainted with the show's Clickers. And when I say "intimately," I mean intimately.At the start of the episode, the Clickers — people who have been infected by cordyceps long enough for the fungus to take over their sight — are an unknown threat, a series of ominous screeches in the distance. However, by the episode's end, we've watched Clickers attack Joel (Pedro Pascal), Tess (Anna Torv), and Ellie (Bella Ramsey). We've experienced their lurching movements and chilling clicking noises. And, perhaps worst of all, we've seen how they welcome new Clickers into the horde — with what can only be described as a fungal kiss.The Clicker kiss is one of a few changes The Last of Us makes to its version of the video game baddies, but like most of these deviations so far, it works. Elements like the
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SNL's Weekend Update tackles George Santos lies
January 22, 2023 at 2:25 pm 0
SNL's Weekend Update tackled the many lies told by Republican Rep. George Santos. Co-host Colin Jost roasted some of the sillier falsehoods Santos peddled, including being a star volleyball player. "Of all of George Santos' lies, my favorite was that he was a standout volleyball for Baruch College," Jost said. "Now, that is a fine-to-be but an insane thing to pretend to be. Like that's his fantasy?"Honestly, that's a good point. From there, Jost and co-host Michael Che fired off some more jokes about Santos before getting into other headlines like the documents found at the house of President Joe Biden.
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