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Gotham Recap: Riddler Begins, Kind of!

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Take this with several handfuls of salt, but "Under the Knife" is probably one of the most ambitious installments of Gotham yet. As the second part of what might end up being a four-part finale (we do only have two episodes left in season one), tonight's episode feels like (wait for it) a set-up for future episodes. But, unlike last week's episode, the criss-crossing subplots of "Under the Knife" feel uniformly important. That doesn't mean that every story is consistently good: Edward Nygma's pseudo-origin story incident is important without being interesting and Oswald Cobblepot's unplanned confrontation with Sal Maroni feels rushed and inconsequential. On the bright side, Barbara Kean's story is surprisingly involving. When graded on a Gotham-specific curve, her seduction by Milo Ventimiglia's still-charmless Ogre (I'm sure Ventimiglia is capable of being more compelling than an inanimate plank of wood...he just hasn't been on Gotham yet. »


- Simon Abrams

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Amy Schumer Discusses Rape Jokes, Butts, and Aging Actresses at Inside Amy Schumer Panel

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Season three of Inside Amy Schumer airs tomorrow, and, at Sunday night’s Tribeca panel, Schumer and her creative team gave a taste of what’s to come for her Comedy Central show. From Amber Rose rapping about farts that break glasses to a shot-for-shot re-creation of a 12 Angry Men parody where Schumer is on trial for whether or not she’s pretty enough for TV, this season is brimming with beefy guest stars and even beefier content. “We went nuts this season and broke any rules that were set up,” Schumer said.“Last Fuckable Day” with Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Julia Louis-Dreyfus The team had been trying to make this sketch for three years, but a lot of actresses said no. “We were thinking of a Diane Keaton or a Mia Farrow,” said co-creator and executive producer Dan Powell. “Can’t imagine why those two wouldn’t want to work together, »


- Valentina I. Valentini

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Ant-Man Billboards Are Ant-Size, Because Who Doesn’t Want to Watch a Movie With a Million Ants at Their Feet?

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After an ant-size teaser and ant-size poster, the Ant-Man marketing team continued its miniature campaign — this time placing billboards around Australian cities that play to the ant population. Redditors in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Queensland report spotting the diminutive billboards at bus stops and parks. Ants need to know that their hero is starring in a major motion picture!For more photos, you can look over at Screencrush. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Daredevil Recap: I’m Not a Monster, Am I?

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Daredevil’s episode six finally reached my expectations for the series, but “Shadows in the Glass” far exceeds them. Perhaps this is because we concentrate on Wilson Fisk rather than Matt Murdock. Charlie Cox has given Matt the perfect blend of tenacity and dangerous idealism, and his powers are always fun to explore. And obviously his fight sequences are more fun to watch than Fisk’s, which generally make me feel a bit sick. But he clearly doesn’t have a plan, not really. That means that other than kicking down doors and telling everyone he’s not bad! Fisk’s the bad one! he doesn’t have much purpose in this growing web of villainy he’s become enmeshed in. Perhaps because he’s taken so low in this episode, he’ll — but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Fisk is dealing with the fallout of Stick killing »


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Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See can add another sticker to its cover: The World War II novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday. Doerr beat out Richard Ford's Let Me Be Frank With You, Laila Lalami's The Moor's Account, and Joyce Carol Oates's Lovely, Dark, Deep. The winners in the other "Letters and Drama" category are as follows:Drama: Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly GuirgisHistory: Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, by Elizabeth A. FennBiography: The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe, by David I. KertzerPoetry: Digest, by Gregory PardloGeneral Nonfiction: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth KolbertMusic: Anthracite Fields, by Julia Wolfe »


- E. Alex Jung

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Studio Didn’t Trust Michelle MacLaren to Pull Off Her Epic Vision for Wonder Woman

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When Michelle MacLaren left the Wonder Woman director's chair last week, the only explanation for her surprise exit was "creative differences." Now we know exactly what those differences were: According to Variety, the director wanted to make a Braveheart-style epic, while Warner Brothers wanted a quieter, character-based film. Though MacLaren's work on Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones earned her a reputation as an action expert, the studio was reportedly worried that she wasn't up to the rigors of handling a film as big as the one she envisioned. She has since been replaced by Monster director Patty Jenkins, who can hopefully bring the intimate, small-scale drama a character like Wonder Woman calls for. »


- Nate Jones

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The Topsy-Turvy World of Mad Men’s ‘Forecast’

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Mad Men's final installments have so far been marked by an air of unease, of displacement and disorientation. "Want to hear something spooky?" Ken asked in "Severance." In last week's "New Business," everything was an emotional repeat. We've said this all before, but it didn't feel cruel then. Last night's episode, "Forecast," took things in an even more ominous direction, with scene after scene, idea after idea, reversing and warping the natural order of things. Something's amiss here. Maybe everything. Children aren't grown-ups and grown-ups aren't children, and yet "Forecast" gives us both of those things. Don and Betty each have a moment of flirtation with someone who's basically a child, and it's gross and wrong to watch them regress. Betty fixes her hair for Glen and touches her waistband like she's at a camp dance, and Don insists Sally's friend, Sarah, is a "fast girl," and that he didn't »

- Margaret Lyons

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Alison Bechdel: The Bechdel Test ‘Has Been a Very Strange Turn in My Life’

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In 1985, Alison Bechdel introduced what would come to be known as the Bechdel test in her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. Thirty years later, it’s become a cultural touchstone, conversation-starter, and feminist rallying cry that has even been used as a ratings system in some Swedish theaters. The simple question is whether a movie features two female characters who talk to each other about something besides a man, a bar that surprisingly few films can pass. But Bechdel said she never expected it to have such staying power when we asked her about it at the Broadway opening of Fun Home, the new musical based on her celebrated graphic novel. “That, too, has been a very strange turn in my life,” she laughed. “I feel sort of funny about that whole thing because it wasn’t like I said, ‘This is the Bechdel test, and now you must follow it. »

- Jonathan Shia

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The Overnight Trailer: Weird Sex Stuff Happens When You Go to Dinner in California

7 hours ago

What happens when one hipster couple tries to get to know another in Los Angeles? Why, weird sex stuff, of course. The trailer for Sundance's The Overnight — or that movie where Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman have a naked dance party — is here. Schwartzman, one half of a couple with Judith Godrèche, invites fellow parents and L.A. newbies Scott and Taylor Schilling over to their house for pizza and a playdate for their kids, which is just a lure for the parents to have a playdate among themselves. The film plays at the Tribeca Film Festival April 21 to April 23. »


- E. Alex Jung

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Kanye Really Wants You to Know Tidal Isn’t the Illuminati

7 hours ago

In a recent interview for his Time "100" feature, Kanye West says that every time he drops truth bombs, he breaks the internet. To prove it, he's on the cover of Paper magazine's American Dream issue — you know, the same magazine that tried to break the internet with Kim Kardashian's backside, but for some reason had Kanye keep all his clothes on — along with a cover story written in his words. As usual, he talks mostly about a post-racial society, paying it forward, and fashion ("I haven't even given my College Dropout of clothing yet. We're still on mixtapes"). But he also had a few choice words for all of Tidal's naysayers: "I heard a comment — a joke — about the Tidal press conference being an Illuminati moment. If there was actually an Illuminati, it would be more like the energy companies. Not celebrities that gave their life »


- Dee Lockett

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Here’s What Happened at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony This Weekend

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This year's ceremony for the much-maligned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame happened in Cleveland this weekend. Inductees included Ringo Starr, Bill Withers, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and the "5" Royales, a North Carolina doo-wop band during the 1950s; mostly men, so more or less your usual fare. Anyway, the event will broadcast on HBO on May 30, but in the meantime, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the things you missed.Patti Smith Remembering Her Dear Her Friend Lou Reed Back in 1996, when the Velvet Underground was originally inducted into the Hall of Fame, Patti Smith praised the band for connecting poetry, the avant-garde, and rock and roll. “They were black in a white world. White in a black world. They opened wounds.” She returned to the stage once again for the posthumous induction of lead singer Lou Reed. »


- Lauretta Charlton

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Happy 4/20: HBO Is Picking Up High Maintenance

8 hours ago

In news so well-timed, it probably sent executives into giggle fits, HBO announced today that it was picking up pot-delivery web series High Maintenance for a new six-episode season. It's unclear how long each episode of the HBO High Maintenance will be — webisodes ran between 5 and 12 minutes each — or whether the new version will maintain the series' anthologized narrative. Rest assured, though, that the old High Maintenance will still be around: HBO also announced that the show's first 19 installments, previously available on Vimeo, will go up on HBO Go and HBO Now eventually. Anyway, with this and Broad City, it's clear you need to stop procrastinating on writing your own Brooklyn web series. Go download Final Draft — riches await you! »


- Nate Jones

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s New Jam Is Your Secret to a Groovy-Ass Summer

9 hours ago

On Unknown Mortal Orchestra's new single, "Can't Keep Checking My Phone," the New Zealand (now Portland-based) trio imagines a world in which we are all less dependent on our overpriced data plans and online-dating apps. Or, as lead singer-songwriter Ruban Nielson tells Vulture:"Cant Keep Checking My Phone" is about missing somebody and that point where you refuse to accept online "connectivity" as a substitute for being with someone Irl. When someone you love turns into texts and ideas delivered through a device, at some point, they’re competing with real things, like the Aurora Borealis, which is another thing that only really makes sense in the flesh. I also read somewhere that the universe might be holographic, and in that case, maybe the distance between us is just an illusion. So do you fall in love with the idea of someone? Or the chemicals they give off in person? »


- Lauretta Charlton

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The Full-Length, English-Language Trailer for The Little Prince Will Break Your Little Cœur

9 hours ago

After a charming trailer en français, here, finally, is the second international trailer: longer, more adorable, and making use of the voices of its many English-speaking A-listers, including Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Rachel McAdams, and Benicio del Toro. The film will make its world premiere at Cannes (its U.S. theatrical premiere has yet to be announced), where it will no doubt break even the flintiest of hearts. After all, no boy is an asteroid. »


- E. Alex Jung

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Happy 4/20! Celebrate With Abbi and Ilana’s Best ‘Weed Genius’ Moments on Broad City

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As many times as they've smoked up on Broad City the last two seasons, Abbi and Ilana might as well be the new Cheech and Chong. Just how much time have they spent getting high? For the purposes of 4/20 and this smoke-filled, Comedy Central supercut, approximately four minutes and 20 seconds. Because Abbi and Ilana aren't just your average pair of stoners, they're weed geniuses. Stock up on some cereal and celebrate accordingly! »


- Dee Lockett

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Jurassic World’s New Trailer Tells Us Even More About That Terrifying, Badass New Dino

10 hours ago

If Jurassic World's first trailer was all about the buildup, this latest look at the franchise reboot is the adrenaline rush. There's Chris Pratt, adorably trying to get his dinosaur whisperer on; Bryce Dallas Howard, still not taking any of his crap; B.D. Wong, back and surprisingly still very naïve about this whole playing God thing; and the star of the show, Indominus Rex, in all her glory. And she's even more badass than we imagined. She kills for sport. Sport! Hold on to your water glasses, because they're about to shake.  »


- Dee Lockett

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Martin Sheen, Channeling President Bartlet, Will Be a Calming Presence When Doomsday Comes — Thanks, John Oliver!

10 hours ago

You may have heard that when the world ends, CNN has a video it plans to play as the network's way of saying sayonara to the human race. Thing is, it's kind of boring (who wants to die listening to the same song the people on the Titanic drowned to?), but leave it to John Oliver to make some drastic improvements. On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, he premiered his own doomsday video, starring Martin Sheen. It involves a blooper reel! And cats! Luckily, the apocalypse doesn't have happen for us to watch it over and over again. »


- Dee Lockett

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Mad Men Recap: Whistling Through the Graveyard

10 hours ago

Mad Men heads into its final stretch seeming not terribly interested in giving the audience what it wants. This shouldn’t be a huge shock — this is, after all, a show that ended its fourth season by having the hero marry a secretary he barely knew, and that plotline was created by a writer on The Sopranos, which spent a good chunk of its final season detailing the sexual awakening of a minor character. But the reaction in some quarters has still been betrayed and surprised. In a piece titled “On Mad Men and the Waitress,” Entertainment Weekly’s Melissa Maerz summed up the feeling that Mad Men was neglecting established characters and noodling around when it should’ve been behaving with a sense of urgency: “This character we’ve just met is taking up precious time that could be devoted to people we’ve spent the past eight years caring about. »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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With This Adorable Homemade Bb-8 Replica, You’ll Never Need Human Friends Again

11 hours ago

When we first glimpsed Bb-8, the infinitely winning Star Wars soccer-ball robot, our first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth thoughts went something like, Awwwwww! But after we'd come down from that ecstatic vision of our new robotic overlord, our ninth thought was, How do we get one of these things ourselves? Fortunately, the Diy experts over at Make: have come up with a step-by-step guide to creating your own miniature Bb-8. (Call it a bb Bb-8.) All it takes is a $130 Sphero, some magnets, and a little bit of technical know-how. It's a little short for a droid, but that's never been a problem before. »


- Nate Jones

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Yes, We Knew Joan Had Been Married Twice on Mad Men

11 hours ago

On last night's Mad Men, Joan reluctantly admitted to her new suitor Richard that she's a mom. He balked initially, but came crawling back, flowers in hand (and ascot on neck), begging for a second chance, which she seemed likely to give him. It was all pretty charming, really. But Joan also admitted to Richard that she's been divorced twice, something the show has only mentioned in passing once before. We know Joan is divorced from her rapist Greg, and she's said that other men have proposed to her, but it isn't until season six's "To Have and to Hold" that we find out Joan was married before Greg. To someone named Scotty, apparently."The worst six months of her life" is really saying something — Joan has had a not hugely pleasant life. But now she's rich! Maybe things will work out with this new dude! And maybe little Kevin will »


- Margaret Lyons

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