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Martin Scorsese and Ben Wheatley on 'Free Fire,' Gunfights and Crime Flicks
14 hours ago
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? »
Watch John Oliver Prove Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Aren't White House Heroes
16 hours ago
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. »
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Review: Marvel Space Opera's Sequel Is a Blast
16 hours ago
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 »
'American Gods': Everything You Need to Know About 2017's Trippiest TV Show
17 hours ago
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.
At the core of all »