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An appreciation for the singular comedic talent of Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder, best known for his role as title character in the 1971 hit Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, passed away Monday at the age of 83 due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. Throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s, Wilder was a comedic force, mainly in movies directed by the great Mel Brooks. During the later […]

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The Night Of episode 8 recap: The Call of the Wild

After last week’s episode seven, I wrote that it would be unforgivable for HBO’s The Night Of to end without the audience knowing who killed Andrea Cornish. Even if the police, the prosecution or defense, or Nasir Khan didn’t know who really committed the murder, the audience deserved to know after following this story along […]

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Justice League Dark is a baffling project for Warner Brothers and Doug Liman

Depending on your view, building a superhero blockbuster around B-list characters didn’t work so well for Warner Brothers and DC Films this year. Yet the studio has plans to develop another project around even lesser known characters whose popularity among comic book fans might even be arguable. On Wednesday, Variety‘s Justin Kroll reported that Doug […]

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Mr. Robot season 2, episode 8 recap: There’s no turning back

An episode of Mr. Robot without Elliot? Considering that the show is built around him and his other personality, which is also the title character, the idea was almost unimaginable. Except for showrunner Sam Esmail, apparently. After last week’s big reveal (which many had already predicted) that Elliot has been in prison during the first […]

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Kubo and the Two Strings deserves to be the summer blockbuster champion

This past weekend (beginning Aug. 19) is considered the last of the summer movie season. If that’s the case, Focus Features and Laika Studios saved one of the best for last with Kubo and the Two Strings. One of the reasons that this past summer seemed so disappointing — which also generally applies to blockbusters […]

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The Night Of episode 7 recap: Ordinary Death

With one episode remaining in HBO’s The Night Of, are you beginning to feel fear? Are you beginning to wonder if this limited series can possibly come up with a satisfying ending for the finale? HitFix’s Alan Sepinwall reported that next week’s eighth episode will be 95 minutes long, so the creative team of Richard […]

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Mr. Robot season 2, episode 7 recap: Illusion to gain control

Season two of Mr. Robot has been one long mind trip, which has turned off some viewers who liked the snappier pace and bigger stakes of the first season. The mind games continued in episode seven, “h4ndshake.sme,” as showrunner Sam Esmail finally pulled back the curtain and revealed the season’s big twist. The fan theories […]

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Henry Cavill hints at return of Superman on Instagram

It would be no big surprise — and really, no surprise at all — to see Henry Cavill return as Superman in Justice League. For those of you who still haven’t seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, this is venturing into spoiler territory, but we’re going on five months since the film was in […]

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19:  Host Larry Wilmore appears on the debut episode of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" at The Nightly Show Studios on January 19, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

The Nightly Show canceled by Comedy Central, often failing to create viral hits

With a presidential election three months away, Comedy Central would presumably want one of its late-night political commentary shows on the air. Yet the network announced on Monday that it is canceling The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore approximately 18 months after its debut. The Nightly Show‘s last show will be this coming Thursday, Aug. 18. Wilmore […]

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The Night Of episode 6 recap: Samson and Delilah

Finally, with three episodes remaining, The Night Of provides a suspect with motive to murder Andrea Cornish, one that could possibly create reasonable doubt for a jury regarding Nasir Khan’s guilt. At the end of episode six, “Samson and Delilah,” John Stone finds out some background information on Andrea’s mysterious stepfather — Don Taylor, whom […]

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