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Reid McCarter Reid McCarter 1 hours 6 minutes ago.

Not even Apple is immune to cringey training videos

Not even Apple is immune to cringey training videos

Apple’s marketing machine has done its very best to create a brand whose name immediately conjures up images of high-tech refinement. Its stores are airy, minimally decorated, and its products are advertised with clean, simplistic iconography. All of this is meant to make us think that the company’s somehow different from all the others. A recently rediscovered, absolutely terrible training...

Randall Colburn Randall Colburn 1 hours 23 minutes ago. 7 comments

Steve Martin and Martin Short playing true crime obsessives in new Hulu series

Steve Martin and Martin Short playing true crime obsessives in new Hulu series

After spending the last few years touring a two-man show, Steve Martin And Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life , the comedians are teaming up again for a new series. On Friday, Hulu announced that the pair would star in an as-yet-untitled comedy about “three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.” Perhaps...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn 1 hours 43 minutes ago. 7 comments

Hank Azaria will reportedly no longer voice Apu on The Simpsons

Hank Azaria will reportedly no longer voice Apu on The Simpsons

Since comic Hari Kondabolu interrogated the stereotypical characterization of The Simpsons’ Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in a 2017 documentary , fans of the show have debated whether it’s worth it to keep the Kwik-E-Mart owner around. The show itself even made an episode that directly addressed the controversy , though it wasn’t received well by critics . While Hank Azaria, who voices the South...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn 2 hours 6 minutes ago. 7 comments

Zoë Kravitz scours the wreckage of her love life in this trailer for Hulu's High Fidelity series

Zoë Kravitz scours the wreckage of her love life in this trailer for Hulu's High Fidelity series

It’s okay to be skeptical of Hulu’s riff on High Fidelity , the 1995 Nick Hornby novel that became the beloved 2000 film starring John Cusack. The first full trailer for the series apes some of the original film’s best scenes, and reveals that Zoë Kravitz’s lead is still named Rob.

But it’s also clear that the series has its own aesthetic, airier and more amiable. And shifting the location...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn 3 hours 0 minutes ago. 6 comments

Trump just got impeached for making a perfect phone call and spawned some very good memes

Trump just got impeached for making a perfect phone call and spawned some very good memes

On Thursday, the Senate formally began its impeachment trial of our president, Donald J. Trump. Trump responded with a perfect tweet that declared he “JUST GOT IMPEACHED FOR MAKING A PERFECT PHONE CALL.”

That call, of course, was the July 25 one between him and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump urged Zelensky to investigate his political rivals, specifically former Vice...

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Kinja Kinja 3 hours 36 minutes ago.

Kim’s not sure about that Saul Goodman character in this exclusive Better Call Saul teaser

Kim’s not sure about that Saul Goodman character in this exclusive Better Call Saul teaser

“What if I have the urge to tell you something and you don’t like what you hear?” Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) says in this exclusive teaser for the fifth season of AMC’s Better Call Saul. Come on now, Jimmy. That’s not a great way to begin.

Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan’s rightly-acclaimed Breaking Bad prequel returns to AMC with a two-night premiere next month (Sunday, February 23 at 10:00...

Reid McCarter Reid McCarter 3 hours 49 minutes ago.

Emo Trump returns to moan about toilet problems

Emo Trump returns to moan about toilet problems

There’s nothing new in pointing out that Donald Trump’s style of speaking, removed from the status-boosting context of cheering rally crowds or a White House backdrop, sounds pretty pathetic. When he isn’t all-caps tweeting about “perfect phone calls,” he’s getting out in front of the people to rage and moan about media persecution, impeachment, and whatever else wanders through the...

Kevin Cortez Kevin Cortez 4 hours 22 minutes ago. 1 comments

Chinese clout chasers are sneaking whole raw chickens into hot pot restaurants

Chinese clout chasers are sneaking whole raw chickens into hot pot restaurants

Hot pot is an incredibly wholesome experience centered around the communal cooking (and eating) of a soup. You gather up a few friends, get seated around a massive pot of a boiling broth, and dunk every raw morsel the servers bring you. But, as anyone who loves hot pot will tell you, the bill adds up quickly. And the workaround, apparently, is to sneak your own food in and dunk that shit...

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Dennis Perkins Dennis Perkins yesterday at 18:13.

The Schitt's Creek cast knows each other really well, unsurprisingly

The Schitt's Creek cast knows each other really well, unsurprisingly

With the sixth and final season of Canadian stealth hit comedy Schitt’s Creek currently airing in America on Pop TV (and reruns cementing its cult hit status on Netflix), the cast assembled in slightly less than their Rose family finery on Thursday’s Tonight Show. (Note that Fallon, wary of the FCC, one supposes, still holds up a title card for the series every time anyone says “Schitt’s...

yesterday at 13:49.

Eminem surprise-drops the pro-gun control, Alfred Hitchcock-homaging rap album of our dreams

Eminem surprise-drops the pro-gun control, Alfred Hitchcock-homaging rap album of our dreams

For the second time in the span of a handful of years, Eminem has surprised the musical world by abruptly dropping an album onto his legion of fans, pretty much in the middle of the night. But whereas 2018's Kamikaze included—amid a fresh stew of warmed-over beefs —the Detroit rapper’s homage to that beloved monster of stage and screen, Venom, tonight’s release goes a little more old-school...

yesterday at 11:29. 5 comments

Fine, have a picture of George Lucas gently cradling Baby Yoda in his arms

Fine, have a picture of George Lucas gently cradling Baby Yoda in his arms

If there’s one person who most perfectly represents the divisiveness that so frequently defines Star Wars fandom in the modern era, it’s got to be, well…Actually, we’re kind of spoiled for choice on this one, aren’t we? You’ve got J.J. Abrams , obviously, or John Boyega , for all the Reylo ’shippers in the audience. Rian Johnson is in the mix, too, of course, given the reception that greeted

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yesterday at 10:34.

We can't imagine getting sued for "7 Rings" is one of Ariana Grande's favorite things

We can't imagine getting sued for "7 Rings" is one of Ariana Grande's favorite things

If you can measure a pop song’s success by the number of accusations of plagiarism, theft, and copyright violation it brings down on its creators’ heads in a post-“Blurred Lines” era, then Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” is doing pretty well for itself. (It’s not doing too bad on metrics like Grammy nominations , streams, or Billboard rankings, either, actually.) Even ignoring the obvious...

yesterday at 09:41.

Better Call Saul renewed for sixth and final season

Better Call Saul renewed for sixth and final season

The long and winding story of Jimmy McGill’s transition from criminal lawyer to “criminal” layer has finally got its end in sight: AMC announced today that it’s renewing Vince Gilligan’s critically acclaimed prequel series Better Call Saul for one more, sixth and final season. And while we didn’t get the spectacle of Bob Odenkirk showing his butt to the assembled TCA press corps to celebrate...

yesterday at 09:11. 4 comments

Report: Star Wars still thirsty for Taika Waititi

Report: Star Wars still thirsty for Taika Waititi

For fully three years now , that powers that be behind the Star Wars franchise have been engaging in a series of frankly flirty hypotheticals, asking questions like, “Hey, wouldn’t it be wild if Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi directed a Star Wars movie for us?” In the intervening years of intra-industry mash notes, the massive multimedia franchise has made small...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat yesterday at 08:30. 9 comments

What’s a movie line delivery you just can’t shake?

What’s a movie line delivery you just can’t shake?

We all have that line delivery that sticks with us—as Rachel Syme described it on Twitter, one that “continually pops up in your brain like a catchy lyric.” When Syme asked the Twitter populace for their own earworm lines, she was inundated with memorable deliveries in movies from Raising Arizona to The Princess Bride , Wayne’s World to Clueless. Part of the fun in reading through the thread...

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yesterday at 07:58.

Missy Elliott is timeless in the music video for "Why I Still Love You"

Missy Elliott is timeless in the music video for "Why I Still Love You"

Missy Elliott released the third installment of The Iconology Saga (not the official name, but humor us here) in the form of another new music video . “Why I Still Love You” is retro, du-wop R&B ballad about a frustratingly persistent love. As she cruises through the decades with her girl group, the Demeanors, Missy croons about her inability to leave behind a man who is likely not...

yesterday at 07:12. 5 comments

Tina Fey's new Peacock show to channel the raw and unstoppable power of '90s girls groups

Tina Fey's new Peacock show to channel the raw and unstoppable power of '90s girls groups

NBC’s new streaming service Peacock told us what it wants (what it really, really wants) today, and what it turned out to mostly want was a whole boatload of old Dick Wolf shows . But a full complement of laws, orders, and Chicago public services wasn’t the only thing the new service has on its mind as it prepares for its big debut: It also promised new shows from everybody from the MacGruber...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn yesterday at 06:28.

Watch a very good, tragically unaired pilot Vic Berger made for TBS

Watch a very good, tragically unaired pilot Vic Berger made for TBS

Vic Berger’s done as much as anyone in entertainment to make life in the Trump era bearable. The magic he’s been able to work with existing video footage—deft edits, emphatic zooms, clownish sound effects—highlights unconscious absurdities as much as it does overt ones, resulting in some of the most searing satire of the last decade. Can such an aesthetic translate to other mediums? See for...

yesterday at 05:39. 3 comments

Sandi Toksvig quits The Great British Baking Show

Sandi Toksvig quits The Great British Baking Show

Sending shockwaves through a community still reeling from the staff turnover that brought her to the series in the first place—genial baking competition audience not necessarily being the most receptive to quick change, and all—TV presenter and writer Sandi Toksvig has announced that she’s leaving The Great British Baking Show after just three seasons with the series. Toksvig announced the...

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yesterday at 05:20. 14 comments

HBO isn't sold on a second season of Watchmen without Damon Lindelof... yet

HBO isn't sold on a second season of Watchmen without Damon Lindelof... yet

HBO’s Watchmen provided some of the most compelling television of 2019 , delivering a pertinent look at the relationship between race and a broken criminal justice system through one of DC Comic’s biggest properties. For nine episodes Regina King wore the role of Angela Abar—otherwise known as Sister Night—like a glove, leading a near-infallible cast that included Jean Smart, Yahya...

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