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Mark Ruffalo Confirms That, Incredibly, Hulk Won’t Be in Captain America: Civil War

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When a melancholy Hulk hopped in a quinjet near the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, only he knew his destination — but it looks like he won't be touching down in Captain America: Civil War. The megahit franchise installment will feature basically every other Marvel Cinematic Universe superperson, but in an interview with Italian film site badtaste.it, Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo appears to confirm that the Jade Giant will be sitting it out ... because Marvel might have bigger plans for him.Here's the Ruff's quote, translated from the Italian in the source article by an actual Italian-speaking human being: I believed that [Hulk] would be in the film, but at the end, it was evident that they needed to reveal that the Hulk did something very significant, and that Marvel wanted to use this in a more upfront [manner]. My character was inserted into the script, but it was later removed. »


- Abraham Riesman

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Chinese Censors Approve First Gay Love Story in a Movie

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After refusing to allow films about gay couples to open in theaters for years, Chinese censors this week approved the release of Wang Chao's Seek McCartney, a romance about a secret interracial relationship between two men. The film is a joint Chinese-French co-production, which experts say improved its chances at getting a theatrical release. (China sets a cap on the number of foreign films allowed to screen in theaters.) Though Wang praised the move on Weibo as "a big step for the members of the film industry," gay-rights activists aren't so sure. As filmmaker Fan Popo told the Afp, "The fact that this film can be released in theaters doesn't mean gay films in the future will be able to be released in China. China's system for evaluating films is still very unstable, because the rules are very unclear. It depends heavily on the individual censor's whims." Homosexuality was »


- Nate Jones

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The Lobster Trailer: Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz Want to Be Each Other’s Lobsters

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When The Lobster premiered at Cannes, our Jada Yuan said it has a "hilarious deadpan absurdity," and that's evident in the film's first trailer. The film from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos bills itself as a sci-fi romantic thriller starring Colin Farrell in a dystopic world that really hates single people. Singles are rounded up and forced to find a mate in 45 days, lest they be turned into an animal of their choice. Farrell's character chose the lobster, obviously, because lobsters mate for life.The Lobster comes out in theaters in the U.K. October 16. It doesn't have a U.S. theatrical release date yet. »


- E. Alex Jung

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Miley Cyrus’s Dead Petz Is Hard to Like, or Even Endure

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Last spring, while she was off touring the world, Miley Cyrus’s beloved husky, Floyd, was eaten by coyotes. I caught the tour a few nights later, when it hit Izod Center, and was transfixed by what I saw: Something about this misfortune seemed to have broken Cyrus open — made her stranger, sadder, and less inhibited than your typical pop-star at the helm of a giant, well-oiled arena show. The performance was alive with messy emotion. She actually cried when she sang her love songs, like the slurry, Mike WiLL–made ballad “My Darling” … partially because she was singing them to a humongous, inflatable replica of her dead dog. To call the night surreal is a bit of an understatement. At best, the Bangerz Tour had the feel of a Dada performance co-sponsored by American Express — where wild imagination (or, at least, truckloads of weed) met a blockbuster budget. It »


- Lindsay Zoladz

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Hear Lord Huron’s Gorgeous New Song Inspired by the Majestic Appalachian Mountains

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Ben Schneider, the nucleus of L.A.-based indie-folk act Lord Huron, has always filled his lyrics with expansive descriptions of natural landscapes and existential conflict. On Lord Huron’s latest album, Strange Trials, those descriptions are often dark and apocalyptic, packed with creepy desert towns, scorched earth, and end-times premonitions. But Schneider never lets the weight of his subject matter dictate the mood of his songs; Lord Huron’s music is delightfully easygoing. Smooth harmonies and simple acoustic arrangements come down like a gentle country breeze even when Schneider is singing about the end of the world.Originally from Michigan, the handsome, bearded outdoorsman also has a flair for the literary. Lonesome Dreams, from 2012, was a concept album based entirely off of the fake Western fiction of George Ranger Johnson, an author of Schneider’s imagination, and for whom Schneider created a website. For Lord Huron's latest outing, »


- Lauretta Charlton

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Kevin Hart Talks to Lil Rel About Comedy, Storytelling, and Chicago

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As is often the case with comedy these days, when it rains, it pours. Comedians spend years grinding for their big breaks, and then three breaks come at once. Take Lil Rel: He's in the middle of the second season of the sketch show he co-stars on, Friends of the People; the NBC sitcom he co-stars on, The Carmichael Show, debuted with record numbers last week; and his first hour comedy special, RELevent, premieres on Comedy Central this Saturday. To discuss what it's like being the middle of all of this, Vulture had Kevin Hart, the comedy superstar known for juggling a lot project and producer of RELevent, to interview Lil Rel. The two discuss Lil Rel's background, tell jokes about Chicago, and whether Rel will ever stop doing stand-up.Kevin Hart: Okay, Rel, for the people who don’t know you or the people who don »


- Jesse David Fox

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Allow Key & Peele to Show You How to Storm Off a Live-tv Interview

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Vulture has an exclusive clip from the final — sniff — double episode of Key & Peele, which will air September 9. We have Keegan-Michael Key as a Larry King–type figure gunning for the controversial interview, and Jordan Peele as Young Bidness, a hip-hop artist who said he doesn't want to talk about that. It's classic slapstick humor that continues to escalate in that definitive Key & Peele way. »


- E. Alex Jung

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Mr. Robot Recap: I Have to Know What Happened

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Elliot’s final scene in the season-one finale of Mr. Robot is the most logical conclusion to an episode largely focused on setting the stage for season two. We’ll have to wait months until the person knocking on Elliot’s door is revealed, but to better understand the underlying context of the finale, one has to consider that Sam Esmail, the show’s creator, first envisioned Mr. Robot as a film. This season was merely his act one, and the finale, while filled with scenes featuring some of the most visually compelling shots and crispest dialogue yet, was, at its core, transitional.Thanks to the plan co-signed by Elliot, Whiterose, and, apparently, Tyrell Wellick, Evil Corp is in ruins. The conglomerate’s stock is at an all-time low ($18 per share), billions of dollars have been lost, and the financial system seems further on the verge of a collapse than »


- Matthew Giles

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See How Idris Elba Used Instagram, Wisdom to Respond to That Bond Critique

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Following Anthony Horowitz's "too street" comments with regard to Idris Elba playing a future James Bond, the actor took to social media to shrug the critique off with a tongue-in-cheek post. Elba noted Horowitz's apology with an Instagram screen-grab of a Moviefone headline and included his own "street" comment: "Always Keep Smiling!! It takes no energy and never hurts! Learned that from the Street!!" he wrote, hashtagging "septemberstillloveyou" and throwing in a smirk. "Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better," Horowitz told the Daily Mail earlier in the week. In his apology, Horowitz clarified that he thought Adrian Lester could be a better Bond — because he thinks of Luther Elba when he thinks of Elba. "For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a color issue. I think he »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Report: Nickelodeon Might Make Your Life and Bring Back Some of Your Favorite Childhood Classics

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Probably because everybody who's anybody is either working on a reboot, remake, or revival these days, execs at Nickelodeon are thinking now's the perfect time to bring back some of your childhood crown jewels. (If not for you, maybe your progeny!) Variety reports that such classics as Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, and Victorious might return to Nick's programming in the form of series, one-off movies, or TV specials. "We are looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way," Nickelodeon's president of content and development told the trade. "We are getting ready to bring back some of the ones they’ve told us multiple times they want to have brought back." No selects or logistical details have yet been specified, but one can only hope that Rocko's Modern LifeThe Angry Beavers, Ren & Stimpy, and CatDog are also up for consideration because animals are important, »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Stephen Colbert, Jeb! Bush Get Into Intense VIP-Offer War

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In what is probably Colbert's last pre-show web video (his words), the soon-to-be late-night host takes issue with a brazen Late Show email Jeb! Bush sent to his supporters earlier this week. The message in question essentially made a raffle out of one of Colbert's seats, without permission. "Today we're formally launching our Stephen Colbert Late Show contest, where we'll fly one lucky winner to New York" with a "VIP ticket to the very first taping of the Late Show with a new host," the email read. To initially enter, Jeb! wanted a $3 contribution to his campaign. It's as easy as that, right? Wrong. Colbert responded thusly:To enter Colbert's raffle, just go here. But wait! Because Jeb! is hip, he responded via social media, a few hours later: And he's already holding people accountable — good work, Stephen! »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Watch the Biebs Explain What the Deal Was With All Those Vma Emotions, Forgetfully Reveal His New Album’s Release Date

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Justin Bieber gave an emotional comeback at MTV's VMAs this past weekend — i.e., he did not get booed and he put "everything on the line." Here, he explains to Fallon exactly why this year's awards show meant so much to him. (Hint: It had less to do with the harness suffocating his junk, and more to do with the fact that he was surrounded by knuckleheads and cameras the last few years. And if you don't believe him, he might just scoff and point a finger at you!) Also of note: The Biebs forgetfully revealed, with all the mysteriousness and distant cool of a Twilight character, that his new album drops November 13. Or something. »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Please Adjust Your Book-Club Schedules: Gucci Mane’s Autobiography Is on the Way

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Gucci Mane continues to make productive people (yes, especially including those not in jail) look like huge procrastinators, as it was announced Wednesday that the busybody rapper will release an autobiography within the next year. Gucci, who is doing time on federal gun charges, had his team (or himself talking in the third person) make the announcement via Twitter, noting, among other things, that "he has been called the most influential artist of this generation and definitely is one of the most prolific." True. Over the course of his sentence, originally slated to last till 2017, Gucci has already released numerous mixtapes, appeared as a guest on a slew of tracks, and even pushed a out new movie. How? Maybe you are thinking, Gucci Mane is so productive because he doesn't have distractions! Wrong. He does. He is the Trap God. So, how? It is a true wonder why this man is not sponsored by Nike, »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Bd Wong on Why Mr. Robot’s Portrayal of a Transgender Character Is Radical

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Throughout the first season of Mr. Robot, it was assumed that the omnipresent Whiterose was a man. When Whiterose first appears in episode eight, we discover that the leader of the world’s most dangerous hacking collective is a transgender woman (played by Bd Wong) whose time is precious. Wong appears onscreen for only three-plus minutes, but the reveal, along with Whiterose’s gender identity, is central to a show that has played with the meaning of identity and reality throughout its first season. Wong made a second appearance in Wednesday night’s finale, under much different circumstances. We spoke with the longtime actor (M. Butterfly*, Law & Order) about being approached by Mr. Robot’s creator, Sam Esmail, for the role, and why the show’s portrayal of a transgender character has so far been radical.When did Sam first reach out to you about playing Whiterose?Episodes one to »


- Matthew Giles

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Mr. Robot Creator Sam Esmail on His Plans for Season Two and What the Show Is Really All About

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Despite the signs that USA Network’s Mr. Robot would succeed during its debut season — the pilot drew wide praise, and the show was renewed for a second season before its official premiere — Sam Esmail, Mr. Robot’s creator, had measured expectations. “I ultimately thought maybe we could [reach] a great cult status,” he said on the eve of the show’s inaugural season finale. “I imagined in my head that was the peak, but the fact that it broke out of that was a huge shock.” We spoke with Esmail about why he believes the audience connected with Mr. Robot, how he continually wants to transcend typical television storytelling, and what avenues will be explored in season two.When you were preparing for the show, and after SXSW, did you think season one would reach the heights that it did?No fucking way. There is no way anybody would have »


- Matthew Giles

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How Mr. Robot Became One of TV’s Most Visually Striking Shows

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When Tod Campbell joined Mr. Robot as director of photography on its second episode, he had what Marlo Stanfield from The Wire might refer to as “one of them good problems” in deciding how to shoot it. Lead actor Rami Malek’s eyes were almost too gorgeous. “My God, Rami? I could put a light a hundred yards away and his eyes would pick it up,” says the veteran cinematographer of shows from Friday Night Lights to Sleepy Hollow. This ocular casting coup helped determine how Campbell came to shape the distinctive look of creator Sam Esmail’s twisty, anti-capitalist hacker drama, one of the summer’s standout shows (its finale airs on USA tonight). And you don’t need Malek-size eyes to see that Mr. Robot composes its shots like nothing else on television today. Fitting for a show about those occupying society’s technological substrata, Mr. Robot’s »


- Sean T. Collins

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Obama Looks Like Every Dad on Vacation in Photos for His Cameo on Running Wild

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It was revealed earlier this week that Obama would be appearing on TV adventure man Bear Grylls's show Running Wild, where he'll be joining the ranks of Kate Winslet and Channing Tatum to test his wilderness prowess in the great outdoors. The two of them partook in a three-day trip to Alaska, which served as a convenient backdrop to survey the impact of climate change on the state. As you can see from the newly released photos posted by the White House, our commander-in-chief isn't above taking some classic "dad on vacation" snaps.We'll forgive the dad selfie faux pas of leaving the finger in the shot. Hiking pants, a tasteful windbreaker, and protective shades? Straight out of the travel-dad look book. He wants you to draw him like one of your French dads. The episode will be airing on NBC later this year. »


- Devon Ivie

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Steven Spielberg: All Things . Even Superhero Movies . Must Pass

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Sunrise doesn't last all morning. A cloudburst doesn't last all day. And one movie genre doesn't dominate the box office forever and ever. So says Steven Spielberg, who assures the AP that one day our current glut of comic-book movies will pass into history. "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time when the superhero movie goes the way of the Western," he says. "It doesn't mean there won't be another occasion where the Western comes back and the superhero movie someday returns ... [but] these cycles have a finite time in popular culture." So, what will come next? Spielberg doesn't know, but he's optimistic: "There will come a day when the mythological stories are supplanted by some other genre that possibly some young filmmaker is just thinking about discovering for all of us." »


- Nate Jones

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10 Essential Queer Comics, According to Rising DC Star Steve Orlando

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If Steve Orlando has his way, a new term is about to enter the pop-culture lexicon: queersploitation. That’s the word the up-and-coming comics writer has used to describe Virgil, his thrilling new graphic-novel collaboration with artist J.D. Faith for Image Comics. It follows a gay policeman in Kingston, Jamaica, as he seeks revenge against the bigoted and corrupt cops who brutalized him and kidnapped his boyfriend. It's a fantastic addition to a sadly marginalized tradition in American fiction: comics stories with Lgbt protagonists. But although comics about queer characters aren’t as common as they should be, they’ve certainly become more plentiful in the past few decades, as the medium has grown bolder and more experimental. Indeed, some of the best comics stories of recent years have starred Lgbt characters (including Orlando’s acclaimed new series for DC Comics, Midnighter, about a lethal vigilante who happens to »


- Abraham Riesman,Steve Orlando

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Start Placing Your Oscar Bets: Cate Blanchett Will Play Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin–Scripted Biopic

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Cate Blanchett is set to play yet another Hollywood legend: The Wrap reports she's been picked to play comedy icon Lucille Ball in an authorized biopic written by Aaron Sorkin. It'll be the first time the two have worked together. The Ball biopic, which currently doesn't have a director attached, will center on her 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz and their run on I Love Lucy. The couple's two children together, Lucy Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., will produce. You may recall that Sorkin, in an email leaked in the Sony hack, previously took a swipe at Blanchett's work, calling her Oscar-winning role in Blue Jasmine "nothing close to the degree of difficulty" of the men nominated that year. So you can pretty much guarantee he'll make her put in overtime for her next Oscar bid with his mile-a-minute dialogue about how the show would've been nothing without Desi. As »


- Dee Lockett

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