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Watch Iggy Pop's Angelic Turn in 'Starlight' Movie Trailer

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Iggy Pop watches over a troupe of troubled circus performers in the stark new trailer for the French film, Starlight. The Sophie Blondy-directed film first made the festival rounds in 2013 and will arrive on Blu-Ray and video-on-demand May 9th.

Pop plays an angel-type figure who appears throughout the film as the members of the failing circus company find themselves embroiled in feuds and love triangles on the shores of the North Sea. As the troupe struggles to attract an audience, they split into warring factions with the ballerina Angele, »


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Inside 'El Chapo' TV Series: How a Cartel Kingpin Became a Pop Outlaw

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The most memorable images of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman paint him as an almost cartoonish figure: a stout, mustachioed man disappearing down a hole underneath the shower in his jail cell like a mole; a dirt-smeared fugitive being manhandled by military police as he's marched into prison. But the cartel kingpin who had dominated the drug trafficking industry for the past two and a half decades was a cunning, ruthless criminal, one who held positions in most wanted lists from the Chicago Crime Commission to Interpol. His submarines, airplanes and »


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How 'The Handmaid's Tale' Became TV's Most Chilling Trump-Era Series

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"Girls, I know this must feel very strange," the woman in the black robe says. She is older, stern, severe, authoritarian; she's addressing a group women seated in a circle, all of whom have been stripped of their reproductive rights, forcibly separated from their families and remanded to sexual slavery. "But ordinary is just what you're used to," she continues. "This might not seem ordinary to you right now. But, after a time, it will. This will become ordinary."

The promise of a "new normal," spoken by an apparatchik of a totalitarian theocracy – it's chilling, »


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'Girls'' Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham Plot Tour Behind Feminist Newsletter

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Days after the series finale of their acclaimed HBO series Girls, co-showrunners Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner announced a tour behind their weekly feminist newsletter, Lenny Letter. The six-date trek kicks off May 31st in St. Louis and wraps June 6th in Milwaukee. Tickets go on sale Friday. Lenny subscribers can access a special code for a presale launching Wednesday, April 26th.

During the Lenny: America Irl Tour, Dunham will be joined by nine other Lenny contributors: comedian/Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata, poet Jenny Zhang, novelist Kaitlyn Greenidge, »


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Martin Scorsese and Ben Wheatley on 'Free Fire,' Gunfights and Crime Flicks

24 April 2017 9:04 AM, PDT

Stop us if you've heard this one before: A group of criminals meet up for a gun deal. It goes bad – very bad. And the rest of the story, you ask? "Doesn't matter!" Martin Scorsese exclaims, laughing. "You don't need it. We're beyond that now." The burly, bearded man sitting next to him – British director Ben Wheatley – wholeheartedly agrees. "There's only, like, 12 characters in this movie anyway," he adds. "There are no twists, because it's either going to be that one or that one or that one. So what's the point? »


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Watch John Oliver Prove Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Aren't White House Heroes

24 April 2017 7:06 AM, PDT

The media often depicts Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as moderating influences within President Trump's White House – but what evidence do we actually have? John Oliver devoted his main segment on Sunday's Last Week Tonight to answering that question.

The comedian opened by describing how the couple's more level-headed presence in Trump's government comforts many liberal Americans. "Basically, if Trump is thinking about pressing a button labeled 'Nuke Earth,' they will, on behalf of all of us, guide his hand toward the button labeled 'Hey … Maybe Don't,'" he cracked. »


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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Review: Marvel Space Opera's Sequel Is a Blast

24 April 2017 7:05 AM, PDT

Let's face it: No one gave half a damn about Guardians of the Galaxy before the bastard child of the Marvel Cinematic Universe hit the multiplex in 2014. Then we all effing loved it. So what if the comic book, created in 1969, felt like Avengers-lite on the page; on screen, it achieved a near-perfect comic lift-off, thanks to cowriter-director James Gunn throwing out the rulebook invented to protect major Hollywood investments and just letting the craziness rip. You could see that anarchic spirit in the now-iconic image of Chris Pratt, in »


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'American Gods': Everything You Need to Know About 2017's Trippiest TV Show

24 April 2017 5:58 AM, PDT

Get ready for some more Peak Weird TV.

American Gods, the unconventional new drama from Starz, is the latest mind-bending show to go all-in on off-the-wall. How so, you ask? For starters, the premiere episode features, among other things, Vikings, a towering Leprechaun, a ghostly white buffalo with flaming eyes, a massive tree with talons at the end of its branches and a vicious gang of faceless cyber thugs called the Children. Also, at one point, a man is swallowed whole by a woman's vagina.

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