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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 23, 2020. 11 comments

Darth Vader is a different kind of menacing with Frank Constanza’s voice

Darth Vader is a different kind of menacing with Frank Constanza’s voice

Part of the hypnotic draw of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader is his deep voice, supplied by the gravelly timber of legendary actor James Earl Jones, along with what sounds like the kind of breathing apparatus that would be attached to an iron lung. But what, YouTube’s SeinPop Official supposes, if Darth Vader sounded a bit different? A bit more excitable, say; apt to get wound up about...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 23, 2020. 16 comments

Taylor Swift reveals her political side in the new Miss Americana trailer

Taylor Swift reveals her political side in the new Miss Americana trailer

Now that she’s reached the ripe old age of 30, Taylor Swift appears ready to take a stand about things. Her new Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, will kick off the Sundance Film festival on January 23 (and will be available on Netflix about a week later); Variety calls it “a portrait of the birth of an activist.”

In Miss Americana’s new trailer, Swift describes her transformation,...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 21, 2020. 6 comments

Studio Ghibli is coming to Netflix… unless you’re in the United States

Studio Ghibli is coming to Netflix… unless you’re in the United States

In the good news/bad news category, this one is a real heartbreaker. Good news, according to Variety: legendary anime

Studio Ghibli movies , long elusive to the streaming video watcher, will soon be available on Netflix. Bad news: That doesn’t apply if you live in the U.S., Canada, or Japan. Variety says that the combo of Netflix, sales agent Wild Bunch, and Studio Ghibli “will upload 21...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 20, 2020. 23 comments

They Might Be Giants defied the major-label curse with Flood

They Might Be Giants defied the major-label curse with Flood

In the fledging “alternative rock” world of 1990, the words “major-label debut” were greeted with a mix of anticipation and dread. Cheers to the fact that your favorite band was finally being recognized, jeers to the fact that the major-label machine may chew them up and spit them out, leaving a tame, shiny version of said band in its wake—a sadly familiar tale.

Leave it to two boundary busters...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 18, 2020. 11 comments

Hulu’s Hillary trailer teases a detailed look at the polarizing public figure

Hulu’s Hillary trailer teases a detailed look at the polarizing public figure

Given the current political landscape, many of us long for an alternate reality that features President Hillary Clinton. Hulu’s upcoming four-part Hillary docuseries probably won’t help us feel any better, but it does take a deeper dive into what the production describes as the “most admired and most vilified women in American history.” To illustrate that point, the trailer kicks off...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 18, 2020. 5 comments

Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere teaser promises incendiary domestic drama

Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere teaser promises incendiary domestic drama

Based on Celeste Ng’s bestselling novel, the upcoming Hulu series Little Fires Everywhere focuses on the contrast between two mothers in the planned community of Shaker Heights, Ohio: Reese Witherspoon’s high-strung supermom of four Elena, and Kerry Washington’s Mia, an artistic and unconventional single mother who shakes up Elena’s staid homelife. The minute-and-a-half teaser...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 17, 2020. 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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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 17, 2020. 7 comments

Sabrina is both a cheerleader and the new Queen Of Hell in the trailer for season 3

Sabrina is both a cheerleader and the new Queen Of Hell in the trailer for season 3

The sentiment “It can’t be all hell, all the time” is expressed in the new trailer for

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina ’s upcoming season (part) three , but honestly, we think the show is in disagreement. Even though Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) defeated her father Lucifer at the end of last season, her beloved boyfriend Nick (Gavin Leatherwood) became the “human prison,” says Netflix,...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 16, 2020. 10 comments

Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams team up for arena rock summer tour

Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams team up for arena rock summer tour

Summer is usually the time for a nostalgia tour or two, with previously announced matchups like Matchbox Twenty and The Wallflowers, Foreigner’s Jukebox Heroes tour with Kansas and Europe, and Mötley Crüe with Def Leppard and Poison set to bring live sets of recognizable songs to fans across the country. Billboard announces the latest such pairing: Bon Jovi with Bryan Adams, clinching that...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 16, 2020. 8 comments

How did it take this long for us to get a Marvel's Mrs. Maisel crossover?

How did it take this long for us to get a Marvel's Mrs. Maisel crossover?

Amazon’s Emmy-winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel recently dropped its third season, and yet, it took The Late Late Show With James Corden all this time to finally pick up the “Marvel’s Mrs. Maisel” matchup pun that was just sitting there, begging for some sort of humorous execution. Better late than never, we guess, as guest Rachel Brosnahan explains in a filmed bit on Corden’s...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 15, 2020. 6 comments

This is us, telling you Mandy Moore is back with her first album in 10 years

This is us, telling you Mandy Moore is back with her first album in 10 years

As previously announced , singer/actor/Pete Buttigieg supporter Mandy Moore is swerving from her current gig, starring on NBC’s This Is Us, to go back to her musical roots. Rolling Stone reports that Silver Landings—Moore’s first album in more than 10 years, after 2009’s Amanda Leigh—is scheduled to be released on March 6 on Verge Forecast. Moore is also planning an extensive North American...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 14, 2020. 14 comments

Pop TV picks up Rachel Bloom’s new Mother Mary pilot

Pop TV picks up Rachel Bloom’s new Mother Mary pilot

Her series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has wrapped up, but Rachel Bloom certainly isn’t staying idle. The latest announcement from the Television Critics Association Press Tour reports that Pop TV has ordered the pilot for Bloom’s latest series effort. Mother Mary is described as “a modern twist on one of the famous stories ever told.” That famous story is biblical, as the series features the title...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 14, 2020. 22 comments

That Sleeping Beauty proposal was 6 months in the making

That Sleeping Beauty proposal was 6 months in the making

Valentine’s Day approaches, and some of you besotted types may already be planning your February 14 proposal at your favorite restaurant, perhaps with a string quartet in tow. Well, the bad news is that your proposal, no matter how romantic, has already been trumped by filmmaker Lee Loechler, known on Twitter as @YoursTrueLee. In case you haven’t seen it, Loechler brilliantly inserted...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 11, 2020. 14 comments

We can relax: Mark-Paul Gosselaar is joining the Saved By The Bell reboot

We can relax: Mark-Paul Gosselaar is joining the Saved By The Bell reboot

Anxious fans reading

the news about the Saved By The Bell reboot on Peacock this week likely noticed a certain cast member’s absence. Even though the proposed plot includes some machinations by California governor Zack Morris, his portrayer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, was not included in the upcoming cast list that returning Bayside High alums Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano) and Mario Lopez (A.C....

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 11, 2020. 11 comments

SNL’s "What Up With That" supercut features the world’s catchiest theme song (again and again and again)

SNL’s "What Up With That" supercut features the world’s catchiest theme song (again and again and again)

Saturday Night Live is on a break, but the show’s been guiding us through the dry weeks with a slew of supercuts of some of its best recurring sketches. The latest such release contains almost a full hour of “What Up With That,” Diondre Jones’ (Kenan Thompson) talk show that keeps getting overtaken by the host’s love of his own catchy theme song. It doesn’t matter how noteworthy the guests...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 10, 2020. 12 comments

Jillian Michaels opts for commenting on Lizzo’s body over practicing basic decency

Jillian Michaels opts for commenting on Lizzo’s body over practicing basic decency

We suspect that someone like Jillian Michaels can’t help but be threatened by a body-positive force like Lizzo: After all, the former

Biggest Loser trainer makes her living selling books and DVDs featuring meal plans and workouts for people who want to lose weight. She even has a fitness app, My Fitness By Jillian Michaels, which she mentioned on the BuzzFeed News morning show, AM To DM,...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 09, 2020. 24 comments

The case of the Encyclopedia Brown mystery that makes no sense

The case of the Encyclopedia Brown mystery that makes no sense

You may have enjoyed an Encyclopedia Brown mystery or two in your youth. The popular books by Donald J. Sobol inspired a 1989 HBO series, a comic strip, and a number of puzzles and games. The series differed from classic Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys because, if you read the text carefully enough, the clues always spelled out the answer, so you could crack the case right along with Idaville’s...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 08, 2020. 13 comments

Where can this Bachelor season go after last night’s drama-filled premiere?

Where can this Bachelor season go after last night’s drama-filled premiere?
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Never let it be said that the Bachelor franchise isn’t filled with drama. Who among us can forget

Arie’s onscreen breakup with Becca , or Hannah B. finally booting the toxic Luke P. to the curb ? Usually, though, the drama is teased out (seemingly endlessly) for later in the season, to keep us tuning in. Colton wasn’t going to jump the...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 07, 2020. 19 comments

Just in time for the final season, it’s harder than ever to let go of Schitt’s Creek

Just in time for the final season, it’s harder than ever to let go of Schitt’s Creek
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Good news: Schitt’s Creek has returned! Bad news: It’s for the series’ sixth and final season. Fortunately for us all, it looks like the show will go out having never dipped in quality. The show’s namesake setting has certainly had its effect on the formerly Kardashian-esque Rose family—patriarch Johnny (Eugene Levy), matriarch Moira...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 07, 2020. 5 comments

Josie Totah will star in that Saved By The Bell reboot

Josie Totah will star in that Saved By The Bell reboot

Good news, Bayside High fans: Variety reports that the long-awaited (by ’90s kids, anyway) Saved By The Bell reboot is moving forward, and will air on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service. On board are former cast members Mario Lopez and caffeine fiend Elizabeth Berkley, as well as Josie Totah as Bayside’s new most popular kid. John Michael Higgins will play Principal Toddman; just...

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