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Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 19:54.

Alexis Bledel, a.k.a. Rory Gilmore, joins The Handmaid’s Tale

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/alexis-bledel-a-k-a-rory-gilmore-joins-the-handmaid-1798255895" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Alexis Bledel, a.k.a. Rory Gilmore, joins <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i></a>

Gilead has gotten itself a Gilmore girl. Alexis Bledel—otherwise known as Rory Gilmore—is part of the cast of the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu announced today. Bledel is the handmaid Ofglen, one of the women forcefully impregnated by the society’s upper class. Hulu describes the character as someone who initially appears to be “ a pious...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 19:02.

Costume designers love the lavish looks of La La Land and Jackie

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/costume-designers-love-the-lavish-looks-of-la-la-land-a-1798256181" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Costume designers love the lavish looks of<i> La La Land </i>and <i>Jackie</i></a>

Jackie’s pink suit and gorgeous gowns and the primary-colored clothes of La La Land seem to have impressed the Costume Designers Guild. The designers divide up their awards into different categories, so while these two will likely go head-to-head at the Oscars, here they are nominated in the Excellence in Contemporary Film and Excellence in Period Film categories, respectively. La La Land is...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 18:51.

Here’s your first chance to listen to Fleet Foxes’ new album, Crack-Up

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/here-s-your-first-chance-to-listen-to-fleet-foxes-new-1798262727" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Here’s your first chance to listen to Fleet Foxes’ new album,<i> Crack-Up</i></a>

The official release date for Fleet Foxes’ long-awaited new album, Crack-Up, is still some days away, but NPR has made it available to stream early for those in the mood for some sprawling indie rock to distract themselves from everything else that’s happening. (As referenced in a recent New York Times profile of the band, Crack-Up did leak earlier this year, but this is a legal way to take a...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 18:45.

John Oliver will give Donald Trump an Emmy if he acknowledges he’s a loser

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At this year’s Emmys, Last Week Tonight won the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, solidifying itself as the heir to The Daily Show’s throne, at least in the heart of Television Academy voters. It also picked up the prize for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series. Meanwhile, host John Oliver also has some of trophies from his time as a writer on Jon Stewart’s aforementioned...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 18:44.

Showtime to bring Masters Of Sex to completion

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/showtime-to-bring-masters-of-sex-to-completion-1798254835" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Showtime to bring <i>Masters Of Sex</i> to completion</a>

In what is sort of the equivalent of one partner just giving up before the other has orgasmed, Showtime has decided to end Masters Of Sex, according to Deadline. Of course, some might also argue that the show, based on the real lives of researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, had plenty of time to finish and it should have hurried up already. Deadline reports that the network...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 18:44.

The interrogation begins in the first trailer for Murder On The Orient Express

<a href="https://film.avclub.com/the-interrogation-begins-in-the-first-trailer-for-murde-1798262495" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The interrogation begins in the first trailer for <i>Murder On The Orient Express</i></a>

The first trailer for Murder On The Orient Express does the bare minimum. It sets up the fact that someone was killed on a train—an obvious plot point—and then methodically introduces the suspects played by the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe, and Daisy Ridley. Finally, it reveals the intensely mustachioed man who will be doing the investigating: Hercule Poirot,...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 18:44.

Kyle Chandler will play Millie Bobby Brown’s dad in the Godzilla sequel

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/kyle-chandler-will-play-millie-bobby-brown-s-dad-in-the-1798258120" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Kyle Chandler will play Millie Bobby Brown’s dad in the <i>Godzilla </i>sequel</a>

Everyone’s favorite TV father figure has taken on another such role in the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, in which he’ll be parenting a Stranger Things tween. According to Variety, Kyle Chandler will play dad to Millie Bobby Brown’s character. So far these two constitute the only announced cast for what is being called Godzilla: King Of Monsters, although Ken Watanabe is reportedly expected to...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 18:39.

Emma Watson said “no” to Cinderella before signing on for Beauty And The Beast

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/emma-watson-said-no-to-cinderella-before-signing-on-f-1798256359" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Emma Watson said “no” to <i>Cinderella</i> before signing on for <i>Beauty And The Beast</i></a>

Emma Watson has lived the dream of countless childhoods by getting her pick of Disney princesses to play. And like those of us who ignored the whole Stockholm Syndrome thing to focus on our favorite character’s literary inclinations, she chose Beauty And The Beast’s Belle. In an interview with Total Film, coming to us via Screen Rant, Watson explained that she was offered the part of...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 18:37.

Jessica Chastain found Cannes’ portrayal of women “disturbing”

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Jessica Chastain—who once heroically rolled her eyes at Johnny Depp’s nonsense—continued her trend of taking no bullshit from men at the Cannes Film Festival. During a closing press conference, Chastain, a member of the jury that was led by Pedro Almodóvar, commented on how she found the experience dispiriting when it came to female characters.

Though she noted there were “exceptions,”...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 18:33.

Younger gets a fifth season at TV Land

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<a href="https://news.avclub.com/younger-gets-a-fifth-season-at-tv-land-1798260904" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>Younger</i> gets a fifth season at TV Land</a>

TV Land continues to get Younger—the network announced yesterday it was picking up the Darren Star series for a fifth season consisting of 12 episodes. Sutton Foster leads the show as a woman who lies about her age to get back into publishing. The fourth will begin airing in June with the following to come in 2018.

With its cool and hip rebirth now in full swing—and Younger the jewel in its...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 18:23.

Whimsical feminist Emma Watson leaves books around the London Tube

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Emma Watson has a habit of playing characters who spend a lot of their time with their noses stuffed in books. (See: Hermione, Belle.) Now, she’s making London’s public transit system her very own library. She Instagrammed herself dropping off copies of Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom—the November and December selection of Our Shared Shelf, her reading group—around the London Tube.

She tried to...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 18:20.

Netflix will try to make you laugh with a weekly stand-up special in 2017

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/netflix-will-try-to-make-you-laugh-with-a-weekly-stand-1798258610" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Netflix will try to make you laugh with a weekly stand-up special in 2017</a>

Netflix’s, shall we say, aggressive efforts in enlisting famous comedians have not gone unnoticed here. Now, The Verge has information on the extent of its comedy strategy. Per the report, the streaming service will debut one new stand-up special a week for the rest of the year. This week, Mike Birbiglia’s Thank God For Jokes premiered. Next Amy Schumer’s The Leather Special is due. In the...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 18:10.

David Letterman roasts the Trump administration in new interview

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/david-letterman-roasts-the-trump-administration-in-new-1798258686" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">David Letterman roasts the Trump administration in new interview</a>

David Letterman has emerged from what we assume is a beard growing lab to share his thoughts on the Donald Trump administration in a new interview with New York magazine. His reaction to the presidency appears both horrified, obsessed, and just a wee bit unhinged. “I’m sorry for rambling,” he says at one point. “I’m afraid something has happened to me hormonally. I can’t stop talking.” Still,...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 17:38.

Fast And Furious franchise unfurls the fucking Fate Of The Furious

<a href="https://film.avclub.com/fast-and-furious-franchise-unfurls-the-fucking-fate-of-1798255247" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>Fast And Furious</i> franchise unfurls the fucking <i>Fate Of The Furious</i></a>

The first teaser for the eighth Fast And The Furious movie is here, but what‘s important is not the footage contained within. After all, we only get brief quick glimpses of what we’ve come to expect from these movies. Cars! Explosions! And, hey, there’s new villain Charlize Theron! Really, what’s of interest here is the title. F8 is now officially called The Fate Of The Furious. Get...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 17:37.

Clea DuVall on Can’t Hardly Wait, Buffy, and how cramps almost cost her Carnivàle

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Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: When starting out, Clea DuVall played a lot of what she describes as “angsty teenagers with too much eye makeup.” As she grew up, DuVall went from being that girl in ’90s high school movies to popping up in...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 17:36.

Debra Winger is having an affair with her husband in The Lovers trailer

<a href="https://film.avclub.com/debra-winger-is-having-an-affair-with-her-husband-in-th-1798255856" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Debra Winger is having an affair with her husband in <i>The Lovers </i>trailer</a>

The setup for The Lovers is almost farcical: Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a wife and husband who are both in serious relationships outside their marriage. But then they end up cuddling in bed one morning and become preoccupied with each other, leaving their respective paramours in the lurch. Thus, the question of who is actually doing the betraying gets seriously twisted. The...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 17:09.

UPDATED: Toby Keith and 3 Doors Down will actually perform at the inauguration

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/updated-toby-keith-and-3-doors-down-will-actually-perf-1798256246" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">UPDATED: Toby Keith and 3 Doors Down will actually perform at the inauguration</a>

Celebrities seem to be avoiding Donald Trump’s inauguration like Superman avoids kryptonite. Not, however, the members of 3 Doors Down, the men behind the song “Kryptonite.” The Inaugural Committee announced the lineup today for Trump’s “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” to be held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In addition to the aforementioned band ready to take us...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 17:09.

Marvel’s Team Thor mockumentary is getting a sequel

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In the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok the Asgardian hero will be paired with the Hulk and Doctor Strange. But whither Darryl? Remember Darryl, the poor bloke forced to room the with the haughty hammer-wielder while the rest of the Avengers were off battling in Captain America: Civil War? We met Darryl in the charming short made by Ragnarok director Taika Waititi that was released over the summer...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 16:42.

Netflix is reviving The Dark Crystal as a prequel series

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/netflix-is-reviving-the-dark-crystal-as-a-prequel-serie-1798262077" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Netflix is reviving <i>The Dark Crystal</i> as a prequel series</a>

What’s perhaps the most terrifying entry in the Jim Henson canon is getting a revival at Netflix, now the official home of reboots and ’80s nostalgia. The streaming service has announced a prequel to 1982’s The Dark Crystal, and has already ordered 10 episodes. Titled The Dark Crystal: The Age Of Resistance, the plot concerns three Gelfling who “discover the horrifying secret behind the...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 16:32.

Birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger is getting her own biopic

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/birth-control-pioneer-margaret-sanger-is-getting-her-ow-1798255424" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger is getting her own biopic</a>

Just in time for Donald Trump to defund Planned Parenthood, the organization’s founder will be the subject of a new film. Deadline reports that producer Justine Ciarrocchi and Black Bicycle Entertainment are getting the rights to Terrible Virtue , a novel by Ellen Feldman based on the life of Margaret Sanger, who opened the United States’ first birth control clinic and advocated for...

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