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Movie Review – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), 2017.

Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach.

Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Adam Driver, Judd Hirsch, Candice Bergen, Rebecca Miller, Danny Flaherty, Adam David Thompson, Ronald Peet, Matthew Shear, Michael Chernus, and Sigourney Weaver.

Synopsis:

An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

Writer and director Noah Baumbach (Mistress America, Frances Ha) is without question one of the most gifted comedic/ dysfunctional family filmmakers working today, so it’s a godsend that he takes actors of exhaustedly lowbrow routines (Adam Sandler who has been slumming it up on the Netflix scene thanks to an overly lucrative financial deal that allows him to pump out garbage like The Ridiculous Six on the regular, or Ben Stiller who seems to be content reviving franchises of which no one
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A Drunk Ed Sheeran Clocked Justin Bieber In The Face With A Golf Club

  • ET Canada
Ouch, that’s gotta hurt. Ed Sheeran revealed he once smashed Justin Bieber across the face with a golf club. No, this was not over royalties or something out of “Celebrity Deathmatch” — just two friends and a lot of booze. Sheeran told The Guardian of the time he and the Canadian singer made some poor yet hilarious decisions at […]
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Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017

Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017
Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”

Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:

Jan. 25, 2002: A Walk to Remember (15 Years)

While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.

Let’s not also forget that 2002 gave us Naomie Harris in 28 Days Later, Barbershop, Ryan Gosling in Murder by Numbers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, [link
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Should Ellen DeGeneres Get an Oscar Nomination for ‘Finding Dory’?

Should Ellen DeGeneres Get an Oscar Nomination for ‘Finding Dory’?
Pixar films are known for their sublime character voices — just look at Tom Hanks in “Toy Story” or Paul Newman in “Cars.” But as the title heroine in “Finding Dory,” Ellen DeGeneres goes to even greater acting depths to channel a memory-challenged Blue Tang fish. It’s a portrait that’s far more nuanced than her turn as a lovable sidekick in the original 2003 movie “Finding Nemo.” In the sequel, as Dory’s childhood recollections slowly return, DeGeneres combines the kind of slapstick lines that would make “Aladdin’s” Genie jealous with heartbreaking drama (a la “Still Alice” under the sea). Even though we never see DeGeneres’ face, it could still be called one of her strongest performances, and one that audiences won’t soon forget.

But don’t expect her to get any awards recognition at the end of the year. That’s because Oscars have never once nominated
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StartUp Trailer: Adam Brody Wages Deadly Tech War in Crackle Thriller

StartUp Trailer: Adam Brody Wages Deadly Tech War in Crackle Thriller
Adam Brody‘s next small-screen project is taking him far from The O.C. — and in way over his head.

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Slated for a fall premiere on Sony’s Crackle, StartUp follows three young developers — not exactly your typical polished entrepreneurs — as they attempt to execute a “brilliant, yet controversial tech idea.” Along the way, the unlikely trio finds itself involved with a Haitian gang and a potentially crooked FBI agent, to name just a few complications.

Brody stars alongside Martin Freeman (Sherlock, Fargo), Edi Gathegi (The Blacklist
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Mortal Kombat X: 10 Future Guest Characters That Must Be Included

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Mortal Kombat X is set to gain four new fighters with the upcoming release of its second fighter pack, and while two of these are guests (same as before with the last fighter Dlc), soon you’ll be able to saw your friends in half with Leatherface or terrorise their feeble existence with the Xenomorph from Alien. These two will then be able to square off with the already available Jason Voorhees and Predator, meaning that Alien vs. Predator showdown we’ve all been waiting for will soon be a reality – a bloody, gory, brutal and downright fantastic reality.

Guest characters, however, can be shaky ground for some, because many fans would rather see the lore of the game explored, as oppose to some guest character pumped in for the sake of it.

Hell, they’d like to see those characters from past games who still appear to be
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What to stream for every possible mood (including dread) on January 1

  • Hitfix
What to stream for every possible mood (including dread) on January 1
2016 is coming. No matter what your mood is when the clock strikes midnight, we've got your streaming needs covered for that cold, cold morning of January 1.  Lighthearted acceptance: "Meet the Fockers" (Netflix) I prefer to think of "Meet the Fockers" as a tag team Celebrity DeathmatchRobert De Niro and Blythe Danner vs. Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. Whose wisecracks land hardest? Whose anxiety-inducing jabs make Greg Focker tweak hardest? It's hard to say. I feel like conventional wisdom tells you this movie is inferior to the original, but Dustin and Barbra are wholly original, hilarious characters. Along with "The Guilt Trip," this makes two times Barbra Streisand has played believable, quirky Jewish mothers who don't seem all that much like Barbra Streisand. Unthinkable devastation: "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (Netflix)   Tilda Swinton's kid is a born psychopath. I know we're supposed to find his wrath horrifying,
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TV News: Dead, Z, Crime, Scream, Blue

  • Dark Horizons
The Walking Dead

Despite reports that he has been cast, actor Garret Dillahunt has revealed that he's only lobbying for the role of iconic comic villain Negan in AMC's "The Walking Dead". In a series of tweets, Dillahunt says:

"It's true, I am a @WalkingDead_AMC fan. I want #Negan. They are looking at some great actors and will make the best choice for the show. So surprised and grateful for all the support my public lobbying has received. Thank you. If not #Negan then something else someday! #Wd" [Source: Twitter]

Renewals

Two cable TV series have scored renewals. First up, IFC has announced that they will continue to be the TV home for comedian Marc Maron and have commissioned a thirteen-episode fourth season of his semi-autobiographical comedy. The new season premieres late 2016.

Meanwhile Syfy has renewed its zombie drama "Z Nation" for a third season. The channel has ordered fifteen new
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Viacom Bets on Big Data to Boost Its Revenues

Before its troubles began, Viacom was long the place where top creative talent, from Jon Stewart to Johnny Knoxville, flourished across the conglomerate’s cable networks. Many of those famous faces have come and gone, but a very different breed of innovators has since taken up residence at the conglomerate. Their talent, however, is more science than art.

Over the past few years, a phalanx of data scientists from Microsoft and other technology havens have been lured to Viacom, where they are busily calculating ways to help marketers place their commercials with more precision. Once known as “Project Gemini,” a reference to one of Nasa’s earliest human spaceflight programs, the service — now known as Vantage — will soon be offered to a broader array of the company’s sponsors. This combination of Silicon Valley wonk and Madison Avenue hard sell comes as rivals are crafting similar efforts.

Tobias Hutzler for
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Social Media Stars Beat Each Other Up In New App Called ‘Celebrity Street Fight’

PewDiePie and his gaming friends aren’t the only YouTube content creators lending their likenesses to a new video game. MobileX Labs has released Celebrity Street Fight, which pits top social media stars against one another in one-on-one combat.

Celebrity Street Fight wears its influences on its sleeve for all to see. Its visual style is reminiscent of the old MTV show Celebrity Deathmatch, while its gameplay carries the look and feel of old-school 2D fighting games. The app itself is free, but it features microtransactions that can unlock additional moves and powerups.

The main difference between the new game and Celebrity Deathmatch is Street Fight’s choice of celebrity. More than a dozen YouTube and Vine stars appear in the game, including Ali-a, DeStorm, Ksi, and TheDiamondMinecraft. Upon the game’s release, its stars hyped it up by showing it off on their respective channels. Here’s Dan from
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A Christmas Horror Story Review

Even though Halloween hasn’t passed just yet, I can’t help myself from getting the slightest bit giddy about my favorite time of the year to be a horror fan. No, I’m not talking about October’s scare-filled holiday, but the time of year when we board up our doors and pray that Krampus doesn’t come looking for naughty boys and girls to kidnap. I’m talking about Christmas, a time of psychotic mall Santas, zombie elves, illegal tree cutting, and the unholiest of all the North Pole’s enemies, Krampus himself. Those are the tinsel-draped nightmares that await you in this year’s A Christmas Horror Story, which should hold holiday horror fiends over until Michael Dougherty unleashes his own brand of X-Mas terror on the world in Krampus. Deck the halls and batten down the hatches – all signs are pointing to a bloody, violent Christmas this year.
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Talking In Circles: Episode 79 – Celebrity Deathmatches

Talking in Circles is a pop culture talk show/podcast where hosts Dan, Greg, and Chuck wax poetic about comic books, movies, television shows, and pretty much anything else in geek culture. Come for the witty banter stay for the exciting games, hilarious skits, and “crazy but true” news stories.

This week’s theme: Death. Death of careers to be exact. Inspired by that classic clay animation TV show Celebrity Deathmatch we square off the celebs of today to determine what careers need to die and what careers should keep on going. Some of the match-ups include Justin Bieber vs. Miley Cyrus, Kayne West vs. Kim Kardashian, Tom Brady vs. Alex Rodriguez and that is just the start…

Check out previous editions of Talking in Circles right here
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UnREAL Creator Reacts to Bachelor Host Chris Harrison's 'Terrible' Review

UnREAL Creator Reacts to Bachelor Host Chris Harrison's 'Terrible' Review
The Bachelor host Chris Harrison may think UnREAL is “terrible,” but his review is nothing short of delightful to the Lifetime drama’s co-creator.

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Upon reading Harrison’s less-than-kind comments, “Honestly, I was thrilled. I was so excited because I was like, ‘Oh, my God, they noticed us!'” Ep Marti Noxon told TVLine with a laugh at a Paley Center event for the series on Thursday. “His dislike of the show was not surprising to me, so it didn’t hurt my feelings.”

Not to mention, “any press is good press,
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UnREAL Is 'Terrible,' Bachelor Host Chris Harrison Incorrectly Claims

UnREAL Is 'Terrible,' Bachelor Host Chris Harrison Incorrectly Claims
Who snuck sour grapes into Chris Harrison‘s lunchbox? In a new interview, the Bachelor host tears into UnREAL — Lifetime’s fictional behind-the-scenes look at a reality dating show — with some choice words for the drama.

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“The main difference that I’ve seen is that people watch The Bachelor,” Harrison tells our sister publication Variety. “It’s complete fiction. As much as they would love to jump on our coattails — they were begging for us to talk about it and for people to write about it
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George Coe, Original 'SNL' Cast Member & 'Archer' Star, Dies at 86

  • Moviefone
George Coe, an actor whose long and eclectic career earned him legions of fans spanning several different generations, has died. He was 86.

Coe spent more than 50 years acting both in front of the camera as well as through voiceover work, turning in defining performances in multiple media and genres. He began his career on Broadway in 1957 opposite Angela Lansbury in the original cast of "Mame," and went on to star in "On the Twentieth Century" and "Company," among other shows.

In television, Coe made history as one of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live," debuting with the Not Ready for Prime Time Players on the show's first episode in 1975. He appeared in numerous other television series over the years, with roles on shows including "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Murder, She Wrote," "Celebrity Deathmatch," "Bones," "Grey's Anatomy," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Gilmore Girls," "The Golden Girls," and "The West Wing.
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George Coe, Original 'SNL' Cast Member, Dead at 86

George Coe, Original 'SNL' Cast Member, Dead at 86
George Coe, an original Saturday Night Live cast member and longtime actor and voiceover artist with over 50 years of credits, passed away Saturday in Santa Monica, California after battling a long illness, Variety reports. He was 86. Coe was featured among the other "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" when Saturday Night Live debuted on October 11, 1975.

While Coe appeared on other episodes during SNL's first season, he was only credited as a featured cast member on the debut, where he was listed alongside Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner.
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MTV Prank Series 'Punk'd' Revived by Bet

MTV Prank Series 'Punk'd' Revived by Bet
Celebrities, you're officially on notice: In news that feels like one of the elaborate pranks the series specialized in, Bet announced Thursday that it would revive Ashton Kutcher's MTV hoax show Punk'd as part of the network's upcoming slate of new shows. The new Punk'd – this would mark the second time the series was rebooted – would provide a more behind-the-scenes look at how the celebrity-fooling shenanigans are created and executed, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

Punk'd's MTV original run, hosted by Kutcher, pranked unsuspecting celebrities from 2003 to 2007, though Bet
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Get ready for another round of Celebrity Deathmatch

Eight years after its last episode, MTV2 is set to revive the animated comedy series Celebrity Deathmatch, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

The new season is being produced by original creator Eric Fogel, with THR reporting that “the new version will again feature animated no-holds-barred fantasy fights between infamous figures from entertainment and pop culture and will be reimagined for a social media world and hourly Twitter wars.”

Celebrity Deathmatch launched in 1998 and ran for for four seasons through to 2002, before being revived by MTV2 in 2006 for a further two seasons.
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TVLine Items: Celebrity Deathmatch Returns, Orphan Black Binge and More

TVLine Items: Celebrity Deathmatch Returns, Orphan Black Binge and More
Yet another ’90s TV reboot is stepping into the ring.

MTV2 has given a pilot order to a revival of Celebrity Deathmatch, the claymation series that originally ran on MTV from 1998 to 2002, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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The new version of Deathmatch, which pits pop culture staples against each other in fantasy wrestling matches, also will incorporate a social media element to the fights.

Creator Eric Fogel will executive-produce the revival, alongside Paul Ricci (Guy Code) and Chris McCarthy (Wild ‘n Out).

Ready for
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MTV2 Is Bringing Back Celebrity Deathmatch for the Internet Age — in Which We’re All Celebrities If You Think About It

  • Vulture
MTV2 Is Bringing Back Celebrity Deathmatch for the Internet Age — in Which We’re All Celebrities If You Think About It
Someone call Judge Mills Lane: MTV2 has ordered a pilot for a new version of its parent network's classic Celebrity Deathmatch. The network says the new Celebrity Deathmatch will be a "reimagined" version of the original that draws inspiration from our current "world of social media and hourly Twitter wars." Finally, we'll get to see what Suey Park versus Stephen Colbert looks like in Claymation form! The Deathmatch reboot is just one of three new series MTV2 announced today; the others are a Charlemagne tha God talk show and Kingin' With Tyga, a Jackass-style adventure show that follows the antics of America's favorite ephebophile.
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