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The X-Files Season 11 Premiere Recap: Deceive. Inveigle. Aggravate.

The X-Files Season 11 Premiere Recap: Deceive. Inveigle. Aggravate.
This recap contains major spoilers from The X-Files‘ Season 11 premiere. Proceed accordingly.

Since The Lone Gunmen are (sniff!) no longer around to deliver the capital-t Truth, fellow devotees of The X-Files, I’m going to step up. It is with heavy heart that I inform you that the first episode of the sci-fi drama’s Season 11 is like Eddie Van Blundht’s version of Mulder: It sounds a lot like the entity we know and love, but really just turns out to be bloated and a little dumb.

I Know. But before you sacrifice yourself to a soul eater in protest,
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Chris Carter on Gillian Anderson Exit Buzz: There Is No X-Files Without Scully

Chris Carter on Gillian Anderson Exit Buzz: There Is No X-Files Without Scully
The X-Files without Gillian Anderson? You better believe it… will never happen.

Franchise overlord Chris Carter is speaking out for the first time about news that Anderson intends to make the series’ current 11th season Scully’s swan song. Simply put, he has no interest in continuing the show without her — case closed.

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“For me, The X-Files is Mulder and Scully,” Carter insisted in an interview with Collider. “I think if it were without Scully, I wouldn’t do it. That’s not my X-Files.”

Anderson first floated the idea that this latest,
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What Did Lucifer's Flashback Episode Reveal That We Didn't Already Know?

This week on Lucifer, the Fox drama aired the last of the “bonus” standalone episodes that had been filmed at the close of Season 2. What did this flashback to the Devil’s years-ago return to the City of Angels reveal that we perhaps didn’t already know?

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Bored in Hell and having not headed topside since the 1970s, Lucifer sneaked off for a return visit. Amenadiel followed, to ensure his brother returns to his post in the Underworld.

Amenadiel was a total drip while roaming L.A., but not above
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Where You've Seen This Actress Before Her Badass Black Mirror Episode

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Image Source: Netflix Now that Black Mirror has returned with its fourth season, you should prepare yourself for one wild ride. One of the best episodes is "USS Callister," a parody of the original Star Trek . . . with a Black Mirror twist, of course. The hero of the piece is a woman named Nanette Cole, who may look like a tiny, wide-eyed ingenue, but is actually a brilliant badass, played by the wonderful Cristin Milioti. The actress is perhaps best known for playing the titular mother on CBS's long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother. She became so popular with viewers that her storyline was be a big part of why fans were so unhappy with the final season and series finale episode. Himym aside, she's been in a variety of other projects as well. Image Source: CBS After Himym, Milioti starred on NBC's short-lived (but adorable) sitcom A to Z,
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The Top Ten Musicals Of The 21st Century

In cinemas on Boxing Day is the musical extravaganze The Greatest Showman. The film stars Hugh Jackman alongside an all-star cast, including Michelle Williams, Zendaya, and Zac Efron. To celebrate the release, we take a look back at the top ten musicals of the last 17 years.

Chi-Raq (2015)

By no means a traditional musical and at the same time proof of just how much musicals have evolved. Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq is an adaptation of Aristophanes’ Ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, which simultaneously manages to weave in a progressive commentary regarding domestic gun violence in the United States. Though set in the present day, what is most interesting about Chi-Raq is how faithfully it adapts its source material, maintaining the original Greek names, the inclusion of Samuel L. Jackson as the chorus, and dialogue that rhymes almost all the way throughout. Not since Baz Luhrman’s 1996 Romeo + Juliet has Classical theater been given a treatment like this,
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The 10 Best Cinematographers of 2017, Ranked

The 10 Best Cinematographers of 2017, Ranked
There were so many incredibly shot films this year that narrowing it down to 10 wasn’t easy. What follows is not an attempt the highlight the best-looking movies of the year, but the ones that used cinematography most effectively in building expressive, cinematic worlds. This list embraces exploration of form, creative use of limitations, and overcoming challenges with craft and innovation. Often, the awards-season narrative for below-the-line talent is scale and the most obvious use of craft; here, the focus is how form can be used to elicit emotion and tell a story. These are 10 films that do that exceeding well.

10. “A Ghost Story

A movie made with a small group of friends, shot in small house over a small number of days, is not supposed to be this visually big. But just like David Lowery’s film itself, cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo finds incredible depth and beauty in the simplicity of “A Ghost Story.
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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25, Week 4: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25, Week 4: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!
It was an emotionally charged night on Dancing With the Stars.

The 11 remaining contestants danced their hearts out to routines symbolizing their Most Memorable Year on Monday, moving us with their heartfelt, inspiring stories. Although a fan-favorite pair from the beginning, former NBA star Derek Fisher and his pro partner, Sharna Burgess, were eliminated at the end of the night, leaving us with the season 25 top 10.

From the best technical lifts to the most tear-filled performances, Et's breaking down all the memorable choreography moments from week four of the competition.

Watch: 'DWTS' Eliminates Fan Favorite After Tearful 'Most Memorable Year' Week -- Find Out Who Got Cut!

Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson - Quickstep, "Adventure of a Lifetime" by Coldplay

Most memorable year: 2017, celebrating a mix of everything he's done, and to now be in a position where he can inspire others. "I have gotten to do everything I've wanted," Frankie said in his interview package. "I just don't
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‘Once’ Embodies the Musical Form with Uncommon Purity

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

How much can you strip away the widest-known conventions of a genre before people will stop calling your film what it is? Many refer to Once as a “music film” instead of a musical, and it sort
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Film Review: ‘Becks’

Film Review: ‘Becks’
Becks” is the kind of modest, non-earthshaking indie enterprise that ends up being so satisfying mostly because it’s about a character type familiar from real life but all too under-represented at the movies. In this case, that’s a woman — played with consummate lived-in assurance by Broadway veteran Lena Hall — whose primary personality traits would be considered banally typical if she were a slacker-type dude, yet they can still seem exotic and frightening to some when they come in the form of a young lesbian.

A not-yet-successful musician who parties too hard, horndogs too much and seeks gainful employment too little, Becks (née Rebecca) might be a staple in any gay scene. Still, she remains a stubborn outsider in the hometown she’s been forced back to in Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell’s narrative feature debut. What happens during her stay there is not particularly surprising or original, but
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Celebrating Irishness at the Movies

And look at that, not a leprechaun in sight.

For a relatively small island with a tiny film industry, Ireland certainly gets a lot of representation in movies — sometimes via other places masquerading as Ireland, other times by representing other places (the beach landing scene in Saving Private Ryan was shot in Wexford, for example) or worlds (Ahch-To in The Force Awakens), and occasionally it even gets to play itself. The island also exports a rather impressive number of cinematic talents considering the fact that, though every third or forth person you meet on the street in, say, Boston or Chicago (a lot of places, really) will claim Irish heritage, the Republic of Ireland has a population of slightly less than 4.6 million and Northern Ireland slightly more than 1.8 million, bringing the island to a total of only around 6.4 million. In other words, still around 2 million less than before the Famine, over
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25 films all but guaranteed to cheer you up

Joe Richards Mar 24, 2017

Need to find a bit of movie happiness? Here are 25 films that might just do the trick...

Let's face it, we could all probably do with a little bit of cheering up right about now. Times are scary and times are tough, so it's perfectly natural to look for some kind of reassurance that everything will indeed be all right in the end.

Film is perhaps one of the most powerful and effective tools in doing this. It can be a transportative experience, an escape from reality, and, most importantly, it can act as a reminder of all that is good in the world.

With that in mind, here’s a list of 25 movies that are almost-guaranteed to make you smile and restore your faith in humanity...

City Lights

In truth, any of Charlie Chaplin’s films are perfect for those times when you just need to smile.
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‘Don’t Knock Twice’ Exclusive Clip: Katee Sackhoff and Lucy Boynton Fight off a Disturbed Witch

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‘Don’t Knock Twice’ Exclusive Clip: Katee Sackhoff and Lucy Boynton Fight off a Disturbed Witch
In the new horror film “Don’t Knock Twice,” there’s a disturbing urban legend involving a child-stealing witch living in an abandoned house. “Knock once to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead…” goes the rhyme, but when troubled teen Chloe (Lucy Boynton) raps at the door one night, she has no idea the horror she’s about to unleash. She flees to the country home of her estranged mother (Katee Sackhoff) — a former addict turned famous artist — and must learn to trust her after many years in order to stop the demon stalking them. It co-stars Nick Moran (“Lock, Stock and Two Smocking Barrels”), Richard Mylan (“The Upside of Anger”), Pooneh Hajimohammadi (“Words with Gods”), Jordan Bolger (“Peaky Blinders”) and more. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: ‘Don’t Knock Twice’ Trailer: Katee Sackoff and Her Kid Might Have
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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Terrified Dog Video: Star Josh Gad and Director Lasse Hallström ‘Disturbed’ by Canine’s Treatment on Set

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Terrified Dog Video: Star Josh Gad and Director Lasse Hallström ‘Disturbed’ by Canine’s Treatment on Set
TMZ has obtained footage from the set of the movie “A Dog’s Purpose” in which a handler is seen forcing a shaking German Shepherd into a pool of rapidly churning water as the dog attempts to scramble back up the side. Offscreen, a man can be heard saying: “You just gotta throw him in.” The video then cuts to show the dog in the water, his head disappearing below the surface, and the crew rushing over to him before someone yells, “Cut it! Cut it! Cut it!”

“A Dog’s Purpose” is produced by Amblin Entertainment, Walden Media, and DreamWorks. It is set to open in theaters nationwide on January 27th, but its intended audience of dog lovers might not be lining up anytime soon.

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Josh Gad (“Frozen”), who voices the movie’s dog protagonist, took to
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La La Land review – worth making a song and dance about

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling lay on the charm in Whiplash director Damien Chazelle’s magical love letter to the golden age of Hollywood

The Australian film-maker Stephan Elliott once jokingly told me that he’d made The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert to bring screen musicals back from the grave into which Xanadu had put them. Yet despite reports of their death, musicals have never gone away, providing the backbone of the movie business in key territories such as India, and regularly flourishing elsewhere across the globe. In 2008, Phyllida Lloyd’s film of the Abba-fest Mamma Mia! became a record-breaking UK hit (paving the way for Sunshine on Leith et al), while stage-to-screen adaptations, from Chicago to Les Misérables, have consistently charmed Oscar voters in America.

Alongside Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge!, early 21st-century cinema has given us everything from Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark
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For ‘Sing Street’, Director John Carney Cast Musically-Oriented Non-Actors Who Could ‘Drive It Like They Stole It’

For ‘Sing Street’, Director John Carney Cast Musically-Oriented Non-Actors Who Could ‘Drive It Like They Stole It’
Breaking onto the global stage with 2007's Once, a minimalist Irish musical which took the Oscar for Best Song, writer/director John Carney has had great success with a string of original musicals, including the Mark Ruffalo-starring Begin Again, and his latest, the Golden Globe-nominated Sing Street. In tandem with La La Land helmer Damien Chazelle, Carney is among a select few revitalizing the Hollywood musical. Sharing certain influences with that director—Singin’ in th…
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The 11 Most Underrated Movies of 2016

The 11 Most Underrated Movies of 2016
Although 2016 is a record-breaking year in ticket sales at the U.S. box office, that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, it’s the best of times and the worst of times at the movies. Big-screen epics like “Rogue One” are striking it rich, but independent movies have never had a tougher time competing for an audience’s limited attention.

For every “Captain America: Civil War” or “Finding Dory,” dozens of small- or medium-sized films went unnoticed in 2016. These feast-or-famine returns are part of the business, but the volume of prestige titles that are falling through the cracks is growing. The new economic reality is that fledgling distributors don’t know how to sell as many tickets (or simply can’t). Blame it on TV, Netflix, the 24-hour news cycle or the short-attention span of millennials.

But whatever is going on, it’s leaving great movies on the shelf,
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Joey's 15 Favorite Movies of 2016

2016 is about to come to a close, and it's been a hell of a great year for movies! I saw so many great films this year, and like every year it wasn't easy to come up with my list of favorite movies. I just solidified my top 15 favorite movies of the year, and they include everything from big budget films to small indie gems. I've also included a variety of different genres on my list including action, comedy, drama, adventure, horror, and sci-fi.

If you haven't seen any of the movie on this list, you seriously need to get on that because every movie you'll see on here is an incredible film that I think everyone needs to see, so please take the time to do so! I promise they will not disappoint you!

After you go through my list let me know in the comment section what some of
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We Tried It: Shimmering Glitter Lips for New Year’s Eve

If there’s any time of the year to experiment with one of beauty’s latest trends – glitter lips – New Year’s Eve is that time. Thanks to celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath’s lip kits that can barely stay on shelves and celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Shay Mitchell and more looked as glamorous as ever wearing it, I was inspired to test out the look just in time for Nye.

Sadly, McGrath’s Lust 004 kit, which was the one all the stars used to achieve this glimmering red lip, sold out almost instantly. But I dug around,
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Den Of Geek films of the year: Sing Street

Simon Brew Dec 28, 2016

In second place in our favourite film of the year 2016 poll? That'd be Sing Street...

Our writers have voted for their favourite films of 2016! And here's what lies in second place...

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2. Sing Street

On Friday May 20th, John Carney’s latest film, Sing Street, opened in English, Welsh and Scottish cinemas (following a nine week run in Ireland and Northern Ireland). It did so off the back of a triumphant premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year, and with reviews practically screaming from the page and screen about just what a charming, uplifting, wonderful film it was.

Carney, who had previously given the world Once and Begin Again,
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Golden Globes’ Surprises & Snubs: Finding Dory Gets Lost, Tom Hanks Isn’t Flying High

Golden Globes’ Surprises & Snubs: Finding Dory Gets Lost, Tom Hanks Isn’t Flying High
The 2017 Golden Globe nominations are here, and although a few big names earned awards buzz leading up to the noms, they won’t have a shot at the prestigious award.

A few lesser known films, television shows and actors, however, pulled some unexpected nods (congrats to Sing Street and Aaron Taylor-Johnson!).

Here’s who will have – and who should have had – a chance at a Golden Globe award on Jan. 8.

Films Snub: Denzel Washington

Although the Oscar winner was recognized for his acting in Fences, his directing work for the 1950s-set drama failed to secure him a nomination or a best motion picture drama honor.
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