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Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' trailer puts injustice in the spotlight
September 23, 2020 at 6:01 am 0
The first full trailer for Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7 is, in short, enraging. The Trial of the Chicago 7 chronicles the legal battles of eight (later seven) individuals who organized a peaceful protest that turned violent in the presence of police and were subsequently charged with conspiracy to incite a riot.  In the trailer, we get a glimpse of Judge Julius Hoffman (Frank Langella) and his complete lack of fair proceedings particularly as it related to Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), a Black defendant and co-founder of the Black Panther Party. The judge's racism and biases ring in clear, frustrating tones. Read more...More about Movies, Netflix, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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Netflix drops final, hair-raising 'Haunting of Bly Manor' trailer
September 23, 2020 at 6:01 am 0
It's time to come home to Netflix. From the creators of The Haunting of Hill House comes the first full trailer for The Haunting of Bly Manor, an all-new chilling story with some familiar faces. Hill House breakout Victoria Pedretti stars as Dani, an American woman nannying for two totally not-creepy children (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) at a totally not-creepy house in the country with its staff (T'Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Amelia Eve). The trailer also reveals appearances from Hill House's Henry Thomas and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and the fact that everyone at Bly Manor might in fact be dead. Read more...More about Entertainment, Television, Netflix, Trailer, and Entertainment
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Trevor Noah and 'The Daily Show' explore the inspiring life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 22, 2020 at 5:51 am 0
It still hasn't quite sunk in that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at age 87, due to “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer," according to the New York Times.   Tributes to the feminist icon and pop culture monarch have continued since, including a comprehensive and poignant look at her historic career from The Daily Show. On Monday, host Trevor Noah took at look at the inspiring life of "The Notorious R.B.G." life as told through news reports and interviews, and offered a moment of comfort in this ongoing time of stress and despair. "I know that with RBG’s passing, a lot of people right now feel hopeless, they feel defeated, and they feel like everything is lost," said Noah. "But if there’s one thing that RBG’s life shows us is that change isn’t easy. But if you put in the time, the effort, and the dedication, you can see results.
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'Black Narcissus' stars Diana Rigg in gothic tale of a nun's sexual fantasies
September 22, 2020 at 5:51 am 0
Autumn TV season is upon us. And with that, the BBC is bringing us a gothic drama about erotic fantasies and sexual repression. Because what is autumn without a decent helping of horny TV drama?  BAFTA award-winning writer Amanda Coe has adapted Rumer Godden’s 1939 classic literary novel Black Narcissus, a three-part adaptation directed by Charlotte Bruus Christensen for BBC One and FX. The love story explores the sexual fantasies of Anglican nuns living in the Himalayas, following Sister Clodagh and the other nuns of St Faiths. They travel to Nepal to set up a new order in a remote mountain palace of Mopu, where Sister Clodagh feels, err, drawn to the land agent.  Read more...More about Tv, Trailer, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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BTS squeezes into NPR's studio for pitch-perfect Tiny Desk Concert
September 21, 2020 at 5:41 am 0
If you thought NPR's Tiny Desk Concert couldn't get any cosier, BTS has snuggled all seven members in for the latest instalment. The K-pop superstars settled in as the latest guests for NPR's in-house live performance series, which has seen quietly colossal sets in the pint-sized space from the likes of Lizzo, Taylor Swift, H.E.R., Anderson Paak, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Steve Martin and his banjo among many others over the years.  And now, off the back of breaking pastel-hued YouTube records and explosively opulent performances at the MTV VMAs and America's Got Talent, BTS performed a stripped back set for the series. Well, compared to their other performances, stripped back.  Read more...More about K Pop, Npr, Bts, Tiny Desk Concert, and Entertainment
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5 significant history-making moments from the 2020 Emmys
September 21, 2020 at 5:41 am 0
As you can probably imagine, due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing, the Emmys looked a little different this year — but that didn't make it any less memorable. Alongside the Friends reunions, cardboard nominees, and one spectacular losing tweet from Ramy Youssef, there were also a number of historical moments at the primarily virtual 2020 ceremony. From a record number of Black actors winning top awards to Schitt's Creek's clean comedy sweep, here are the biggest milestones of the night... A record number of Black actors won top awards Regina King scooped up an Emmy for her performance in 'Watchmen.' Image: ABC via Getty Images Read more...More about Awards Ceremony, Emmys, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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PlayStation 5 pre-orders were a disaster. Sony is sorry and promising more.
September 20, 2020 at 5:32 am 0
As anyone who tried to pre-order a PlayStation 5 surely knows by now: It was a bit of a mess. Sony revealed on Wednesday that its upcoming next-generation gaming console will hit stores on Nov. 12. It was a fine presentation, filled with looks at new games and confirmation of the PS5's pricing – $499 for the standard version and $399 for one without a disc drive.  Still, a few notable things were missing. Some of the key games lacked release dates that were later confirmed after the presentation. And more importantly, there was no discussion at all about pre-orders. Nonetheless, some retailers started up their own pre-orders almost immediately. And of course, chaos ensued. Read more...More about Sony, Pre Order, Playstation 5, Entertainment, and Gaming
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Jimmy Fallon and Jessica Alba hilariously fail what may be the final TikTok dance challenge
September 20, 2020 at 5:32 am 0
What will Jimmy Fallon do for TV content in a post-TikTok world? With the approaching ban of TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores, Fallon revived his "Watch it once" TikTok challenge for a (possibly final!) Friday night showdown with Jessica Alba. He technically did worse, but Alba called it correctly at the end of the video (before handing the win to Jimmy anyway): "I think we both lost." It's true. The only winners here are the TikTok dancers, whose moves Fallon and Alba both struggled to replicate after an initial watch. Read more... More about Jimmy Fallon, Jessica Alba, Tiktok, Entertainment, and Celebrities
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's best pop culture moments
September 19, 2020 at 5:22 am 0
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at age 87.  The absolutely awful news will of course usher in lots of worthy look backs at her illustrious career. However, in addition to being a beloved Supreme Court Justice known for her fiery dissents, she was also a pop culture icon lovingly referred to as the Notorious RBG — a nickname she seemed to delight in, noting in 2019 it was “beyond her wildest imagination.” There were RBG earrings, baby costumes, Tumblrs, and books — and with that, plenty of onscreen celebrations. If you’re upset about her death, the first thing you should do is email your senators about not holding hearings for her replacement until after the election. (Hear that?)  Read more...More about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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We read 'Rage,' Bob Woodward's new Trump book, so you don't have to
September 18, 2020 at 5:12 am 0
Whisper it low: Could Rage, out in bookstores this week, be the first Bob Woodward book in an age that's actually worth reading?  My answer: Yes, but only 50 percent of the thing. Only after Woodward, at age 77, has an Alice in Wonderland epiphany halfway through, and that changes the way he interviews Trump. At long last, with unusual honesty, Woodward becomes a visible character in his own decades-long story — and actually checks his own privilege.  They're strange things, Woodward books. They invariably break news, because Mr. I-Broke-Watergate convinces every source in Washington to speak to him eventually, and they usually have something jaw-dropping to say when the tape-recorder's on. (In the case of Rage, it's Trump  spilling his brains on COVID-19; the president kept calling Woodward because he was mad at being left out of Woodward's previous book, Fear.)    Read more...More about Donald Trump, Bob Woodward, Entertainment, Politics,
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