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michael bay is producing a totally badass dora the explorer movie

michael bay has already proven that he’s extremely good at translating beloved cartoons into virtually unrecognizable movies, and since he’s already worked his magic with transformers and those ninja turtles films he produced, bay has now set his sights on disappointing a slightly younger generation. according to the

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see your name (or whatever) in lights with my cinema lightbox

the concept is simple: a customizable, movie-theater-style marquee that fits on your coffee table.

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an ambitious supergirl flies a convertible to mars

sometimes i like to stop and take stock of just how far supergirl has come in the past three seasons. like all of the cw superhero shows, it’s easy to write off the series as being a little old fashioned or clunky in its episodic approach to superhero storytelling. but what i don’t think the show gets enough credit…

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cbs cancels zoo, everyone's favorite bad show 

in a crushing blow to the future summer plans of people who like to stay inside and watch bad tv or read entertaining recaps of bad tv, cbs has decided to cancel beloved drama series zoo after three seasons. the show came from author/executive producer james patterson, and it all revolved around a series of violent…

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harvey weinstein's former assistant breaks nda to discuss history of allegations

in an interview with the financial times (via the hollywood reporter), a woman who used to work as harvey weinstein’s assistant at miramax’s london office several years ago has broken a non-disclosure agreement she signed so she could discuss a supposed history of cover-ups that have prevented weinstein staffers from…

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crackerjack action, big questions, and bad dialogue power a brisk episode of the gifted

one story prompt that has yet to be fully explored in the x-men movies (and must have come up in the comics, but i’m not nearly as well-versed there) is the question of dedication to the cause as related to mutant abilities. that is, if these characters were suddenly denied their mutant powers, how willing would they…

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a loose lucifer asks the question: “what would lucifer do?”

with last week’s “mr. and mrs. mazikeen smith,” lucifer played with the structure of an atypical episode of the show while still managing to keep the general concept of the show’s procedural element alive. and while technically being a season two episode in a season three world. this week’s true season three episode…

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asia argento flees italy amid victim-blaming backlash over weinstein allegations

in a recent episode of anthony bourdain: parts unknown, writer/director/actress asia argento spoke of her love of her hometown of rome, its back alleys and bawdy songs and the simple pleasure of a plate of pasta. but ever since argento spoke out about being sexually assaulted by harvey weinstein in the new yorker’s exposé

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megyn kelly calls bullshit on bill o’reilly’s claim that nobody complained about him

over the weekend, the new york times published a piece saying that bill o’reilly had paid $32 million in a sexual harassment settlement with a fox news legal analyst just before fox news renewed his contract, indicating that the network was well aware of the many sexual harassment complaints that had been made against…

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snl’s david s. pumpkins originally had much more attitude

lately, saturday night live has received more attention for its many political stances than for the broader comedy it was once known for (samurai delicatessen, land shark, etc.). but david s. pumpkins stands out as an oddball sketch from the fraught election-year fall of 2016. what’s even more amazing, if you go back…

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dc’s shazam! movie is still coming in april 2019, director insists

despite still not having a star—and losing its villain after it was announced that dwayne johnson’s black adam would be getting his own movie—warner bros. and new line’s shazam! film is apparently rolling steadily ahead. pre-production began in august, and according to the adaptation’s director, david f. sandberg, the…

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talk about high-priority shipping: amazon sent a customer 65 pounds of weed by mistake

amazon is doing what it can to revive the old “florida” story tag, shipping 65 pounds of weed to an unsuspecting orlando couple along with their empty plastic bins. according to wftv-9, the couple, who asked not to be identified, lest they end up labeled bogarts (and probably some privacy concerns), ordered four…

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the lawrence arms rank the 5 best dive bars in the country

chicago punk band the lawrence arms has toured extensively in its almost-two-decade history, hitting up most major cities in america. the a.v. club caught up with the lawrence arms at this year’s riot fest in chicago and asked the band members to rank their favorite dive bars in the u.s.

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go from zombi 2 beyond in an exclusive track from fabio frizzi and ship to shore records

goblin is great and john carpenter rocks, but any conversation about the greatest horror soundtracks of all time has to include fabio frizzi, the italian composer best known for his many collaborations with director lucio fulci. frizzi has been enjoying a renaissance in the past couple of years, touring with his…

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here's what's coming to (and leaving from) hbo now in november

thanksgiving aside, november is typically a month of transition. it’s too late for scary movies and too early for holiday movies, but also it’s kind of a perfect time for both scary movies and holiday movies. hbo is kind of embracing this for its hbo go and hbo now services in november, bringing subscribers one of the…

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the "serial killer" is born in a mindhunter that shows the team at their best—and worst

for the behavioral science unit, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. the penultimate episode of mindhunter season 1 shows the team operating at the peak of their powers, working in in tandem to create the term for which they’ll go down in history: “serial killer.” it also depicts faultlines forming…

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another woman comes forward with detailed abuse allegations against r. kelly 

in an extensive profile for rolling stone, another woman has come forward to accuse r. kelly of abuse, mirroring allegations against the r&b star that popped up earlier this year when buzzfeed published a story about an abusive “cult” that r. kelly allegedly trapped young women in. the latest accuser is kitti jones, a…

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larry wilmore and bassem youssef developing show about superpowered middle eastern family

according to variety, larry wilmore and bassem youssef are developing a sitcom for abc about a middle eastern family living in america “at a time when it’s illegal to be a superhero.” in a tragic twist, though, the family happens to have superpowers, meaning they must work to save the world in secret. it also may or…

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the super-powered justice league will have a super-reasonable running time

the dceu has seen its share of criticism. from problems with characterization and tone to difficulties with, um, telling a coherent story, the studio has seen multiple films weather harsh judgments. but there’s one thing you won’t be able to fault justice league for—its running time.

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deadspin here’s a superhuman volleyball play from three different angles | jezebel cardi b claims ra

deadspin here’s a superhuman volleyball play from three different angles | jezebel cardi b claims racist employees kicked her out of an albany hotel for no good reason | the root va. middle schoolers simulate sex acts with pinned down black students while yelling racial slurs | splinter ice enters a private home…

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