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Will Jennifer Coolidge (‘The White Lotus: Sicily’) win an individual SAG Award after switching categories?

Will Jennifer Coolidge (‘The White Lotus: Sicily’) win an individual SAG Award after switching categories?
Months before she took home an Emmy for playing vacationing multimillionaire Tanya McQuoid on HBO’s “The White Lotus,” Jennifer Coolidge received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for the same performance. After coming up short in the 2022 Best TV Movie/Mini Actress race against Kate Winslet (“Mare of Easttown”), she now has a shot at being honored by her guild peers for reprising her character on “The White Lotus: Sicily.” Continuing in the role means she now must compete in the Best TV Drama Actress category; fortunately, she would not be the first to clinch a SAG trophy after making this exact move.

Coolidge will have been preceded in this specific type of SAG Award victory by Maggie Smith, who triumphed on her second Best TV Drama Actress bid for “Downton Abbey” in 2014 after first being singled out two years earlier when the show was classified as a miniseries.
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10 TV Lawyers That Redditors Love In The Courtroom

10 TV Lawyers That Redditors Love In The Courtroom
Better Call Saul wrapped up a few months ago and fans still aren't over it. It was a great character-driven drama about the titular lawyer, his life, and his practice. Recently, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law also wrapped up its first season, which told a pretty quirky comedy about a lawyer with superpowers.

These two series seemingly have very little in common, but their names come up when discussing the best TV lawyers. Redditors, in particular, have been discussing which TV lawyers are their favorite and who they'd like to defend them if they were ever in need. This has cultivated a diverse but talented list of law experts to watch.

Kim Wexler - Better Caul Saul

When asked which TV lawyers they'd like to defend them, Redditor MiguelSanchezEsq has made a few choices. One of them was Kim Wexler, the put-together foil to Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul. Compared to the criminal protagonist,
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The Blacklist: Season 10? Has the NBC Crime Drama Series Been Cancelled or Renewed Yet?

The Blacklist: Season 10? Has the NBC Crime Drama Series Been Cancelled or Renewed Yet?
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How long will Red's game continue? Has The Blacklist TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 10th season on NBC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Blacklist, season 10. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

Airing on the NBC television network, The Blacklist stars James Spader, Diego Klattenhoff, Amir Arison, Hisham Tawfiq, Laura Sohn, and Harry Lennix. The story begins as one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives, Raymond "Red" Reddington (Spader), offers to help the authorities if a specific rookie agent, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), partners with him. As season nine begins, it's two years since the death of Elizabeth and Red and
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Ray Richmond: 25 best political movies to help get you through Election Day

Ray Richmond: 25 best political movies to help get you through Election Day
If it’s Tuesday, this must be Election Day in a year when democracy itself is on the ballot. It’s a moment that Jefferson Smith – the naive but idealistic young senator played by Jimmy Stewart – could have appreciated in the Oscar-winning 1939 classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” from director Frank Capra. It tops the list of 25 movies that this Gold Derby editor singles out as exemplary staples of the political genre over the past 80-plus years. Most originated on the big screen, but a few were made-for-tv.

Why bring this to you today? Think of it as a distraction tactic at a time when so many of us are overloaded with anxiety over an especially consequential election that will determine control of Congress. The list features biopics, satires, historical dramas and journalism hybrid thrillers as well as fictitious allegories.

SEE15 Best American Political Films

Watch any of these tonight
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10 TV Characters Who Are The Best Liars, According To Reddit

10 TV Characters Who Are The Best Liars, According To Reddit
Liars and schemers still dominate the small screen, thanks to endlessly twisty shows like House of the Dragon and Netflix's The Watcher. When it comes to sheer entertainment value, there are few experiences more thrilling than watching an expert manipulator at work and betting on whether or not they'll get caught.

From iconic drama characters like Better Call Saul's Saul Goodman and Dexter Morgan from Dexter to less obvious picks like Jonny Fairplay on the reality show Survivor, these are the TV liars that Reddit thinks earned the top title.

Nora Durst - The Leftovers

Whilst the extent of Nora Durst's lies in The Leftovers will continue to be the subject of debate for fans for years to come, it's clear that she doesn't mind taking a liberal approach to telling the truth throughout the show. Redditor Imakemop comments that "the whole show was full of people lying to each other and themselves,
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The Office: The True Story Behind Evan Peters’ Cringe Cameo

The Office: The True Story Behind Evan Peters’ Cringe Cameo
The Evan Peters The Office cameo was one of the show's most memorable, mostly because the American Horror Stor and X-Men star's character was one of the most cringe-inducing to ever grace Dunder Mifflin. Although The Office season 7 began utilizing stunt casting more often as Steve Carell’s Michael Scott exited the series, the sitcom still utilized many lesser-known comedy actors for cameos. While accomplished actors like Will Ferrell, Timothy Olyphant, James Spader, and Ricky Gervais would later sign on as recurring characters — with the latter reprising his The Office (UK) role—The Office was also clever to cast younger up-and-coming actors to include a generation less present in the show for memorable guest appearances, with their characters primarily put at odds with the main roles. Such instances include Glee’s Kevin McHale as the kidnapped pizza delivery boy, Dakota Johnson as the new Dunder Mifflin employee in the finale,
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102 Distribution Brings Luis Mandoki’s ‘Presencias’ to AFM (Exclusive)

102 Distribution Brings Luis Mandoki’s ‘Presencias’ to AFM (Exclusive)
Rome-based 102 Distribution has taken on worldwide sales of Mexican feature “Presencias,” the company announced at this week’s American Film Market.

Directed by Mexico’s Luis Mandoki, and starring Academy Award nominee Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”) and Goya Award winner Alberto Ammann, the film is an ViX+ original movie. The title premiered exclusively in the U.S., Mexico, and in most of Spanish-speaking Latin America, on Sept. 7.

The horror-thriller revolves around Victor, a young and famous actor, and his wife Alicia, who go back to the place where he and his family spent both happy and tragic times at a lake where his sister drowned. Soon he is haunted by nightmares.

Victor wakes up in a hospital, where he is told by a police detective that his wife has died pregnant with his child. Victor cannot remember what happened.

As the weeks pass, the investigation stalls. Determined to find out the truth,
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10 Unpopular Positive Opinions About The MCU, According To Reddit

10 Unpopular Positive Opinions About The MCU, According To Reddit
With all the negative online discourse surrounding Thor: Love and Thunder and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, positive discussion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in short supply. The movies and streaming shows of Phase Four have divided the MCU’s fan base, and the most vocal viewers on message boards seem to be the dissatisfied ones.

But not every unpopular opinion about the MCU is negative. From enjoying Eternals to deeming Captain Marvel a great origin movie, Redditors have expressed plenty of unpopular positive opinions about the MCU.

She-Hulk Is An Absolute Delight

Although She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has been warmly received by critics, Marvel fans are divided on it. Some fans enjoy the show’s low-stakes, lighthearted sitcom storytelling, while others are unimpressed with its charms. Redditor u/clothy described the show as “an absolute delight.”

Tatiana Maslany has anchored the series with a lovable lead performance as Jen
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The Blacklist Season 1 Character That Could Unlock Season 10’s Secrets

The Blacklist Season 1 Character That Could Unlock Season 10’s Secrets
This article contains Blacklist spoilers through season 9.

All nine seasons of NBC’s The Blacklist are now streaming on Netflix. This genre-busting series premiered on Sept. 23, 2013 and is slated to release its tenth season in early 2023 (official NBC premiere date Tba). The Blacklist is a crime drama and action thriller that often dips into science fiction. The stamina of the show’s mysteries lends to the series’ staying power and high place in the hearts of fans and new streaming viewers alike.

At the helm of the series, the indomitable James Spader plays the part of the Concierge of Crime, Raymond “Red” Reddington. The ultimate steward of revenge, double-dealing and death, Red navigates a course that winds through the FBI as well as criminal empires, and he is as loveable as he is lethal.

Agent Meera Malik (Parminder Nagra), an original season one member of the team tasked with oversight
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How Hollywood Changed Werewolf Lore Forever

How Hollywood Changed Werewolf Lore Forever
“Beware the moon, lads,” two young Americans are told by a cranky pub regular in An American Werewolf in London (1981). Alas, the summer break tourists with sheep shit in their backpacks did not stick to the roads and instead crossed the moors beneath a full moon. After all, that guy sounded crazy. But by the movie’s end, who’s howling now?

Horror movies make lycanthropes out to be lunatics, but only during certain moments of the lunar cycle. Why does the wolfman have to wait for a full moon to change though? There are werewolves reading this who are hungry now. Even A-list actors like Jack Nicholson, Michael J. Fox, Benicio del Toro, James Spader, and Taylor Lautner have to make monthly reservations to dine on the innocent in their hairiest roles.

It seems unlikely that the full moon catalyst started with Lon Chaney Jr.’s Larry Talbot in
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Paul Reiser Credits Aliens With Landing Him His Role In Stranger Things

Paul Reiser Credits Aliens With Landing Him His Role In Stranger Things
The films of the 1980s were awash in Yuppie scum villains. These characters were loathsome opportunists obsessed with career advancement and the acquisition of wealth. They sneered at poor people, rolled their eyes at social activists (caring about stuff was so 1960s) and took advantage of people attempting to make an honest living. James Spader was their avatar, but if you're looking for the apex of the archetype, you need look no further than Paul Reiser's Burke in "Aliens."

Burke is a slimy piece of work. The Weyland-Yutani exec uses the Marines' search-and-destroy mission as a pretense to smuggle xenomorph eggs back to Earth for biological weapons development. He even releases a pair of facehuggers as a dastardly means of turning Ripley and Newt into human xenomorph incubators. Burke's subsequent death at the hands of an alien is one of the film's most satisfying moments.

So it's hardly a
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The Blacklist: Season 10; Meera Malik's Daughter Coming to NBC Series

The Blacklist: Season 10; Meera Malik's Daughter Coming to NBC Series
The Blacklist has added to its cast. Anya Banerjee is joining the NBC series as Siya Malik, the daughter of Meera Malik, -- a character played by Parminder Nagra in the first season of the series.

James Spader, Diego Klattenhoff, Hisham Tawfiq, and Harry Lennix star in the thriller series which follows master criminal Raymond "Red" Reddington (Spader) as he works with the FBI to take down global criminals.

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The Most Infamous Nc-17 Movies

The Most Infamous Nc-17 Movies
Netflix’s new original Marilyn Monroe movie, Blonde, marks the streaming service’s first Nc-17 rated movie, due to its graphic depiction of sexual assault (as well as a point-of-view shot of a fetus in the womb). The Motion Picture Association’s most severe rating has long been known as a both a box office killer and a publicity gift, but this movie from director Andrew Dominik doesn’t have to worry about theater tickets.

Blonde will, after all, be seen primarily by people at home via Netflix, and the movie’s grim and gorgeously-shot story is shaping up to be a critical lightning rod, bringing it all sorts of added attention. But will it bring more prestige to the Nc-17 rating’s long and controversial legacy?

Below is a small collection of the most infamous—and therefore must-see—Nc-17 movies.

Henry & June (1991)

It’s fitting that the first film
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20 Years Later, Secretary Is Still The Best Kinky Romance Of The 2000s

20 Years Later, Secretary Is Still The Best Kinky Romance Of The 2000s
Hollywood has never had a healthy relationship with sex. Torn between leering salaciousness and code-mandated puritanism, the end results on-screen have often been messy, thematically conflicted, and deeply unsexy. Much has been made about the state of on-screen sensuality in 2022 and the blockbuster age, where ultra-muscular and fit bodies are fetishized yet entirely divorced from sex itself. As one viral article published last year in Blood Knife out it, "everyone is beautiful and no one is horny."

Things are improving in small ways, mostly on streaming thanks to shows like "Bridgerton" that undeniably f***, but everything remains pretty limited in terms of what goes on between the sheets. Kink of any kind is still a no-go topic for screens big and small. While the highly profitable adaptation of the much-derided "Fifty Shades" trilogy was sold as a journey into the dark pleasure of Bdsm, the end results were decidedly vanilla and not all that erotic.
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Viggo Mortensen Sees A Connection Between His First Two David Cronenberg Films

Viggo Mortensen Sees A Connection Between His First Two David Cronenberg Films
Sometimes, it takes a little while for a director to find their latest muse. David Cronenberg worked with many leading men throughout the 20th century — Jeff Goldblum, Jeremy Irons, James Spader — but since 2005, his go-to star has been Viggo Mortensen.

The director and actor pair have made four films together. Their first was "A History of Violence," a tale of murder infesting small town America à la the Hitchcock classic "Shadow of a Doubt." Next came "Eastern Promises," a Russian gangster drama set in London. Mortensen was just a supporting player in "A Dangerous Method," playing Sigmund Freud opposite Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung and Keira Knightly as Sabina Spielrein. For their latest collaboration "Crimes of the Future," released in 2022, Cronenberg went back to his body horror roots. Mortensen plays Saul Tenser, a man who spontaneously grows new organs and has his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux) surgically remove the aberrant organs in avant-garde art shows.
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James Spader Brought Plenty Of His Own Ideas To His Blacklist Character

James Spader Brought Plenty Of His Own Ideas To His Blacklist Character
After nine seasons, the interwoven and mysterious plot of NBC's "The Blacklist" continues to thicken. Following in the footsteps of shows like "The X-Files" or "Twin Peaks," "The Blacklist" offers far more questions than answers. Frequently, it leads viewers down a garden path filled with red herrings. One such road involves the ever-mysterious identity of Red (James Spader).

For years, viewers suspected that Red was Liz Keen's (Megan Boone) father, which would explain his preoccupation with the young FBI agent. However, that fan theory was blown to pieces as the series progressed. Since then, Red said he is the Kgb agent Ilya Koslov. But that was also a lie. Fans still don't know who he is or what Red's endgame is, but they're desperate to find out.

The mastermind's identity is the biggest mystery of "The Blacklist." But James Spader helped craft an enigma in a Borsalino fedora
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Kyle MacLachlan: I Was a ‘Pariah’ in Hollywood After ‘Dune’ Failure

Kyle MacLachlan: I Was a ‘Pariah’ in Hollywood After ‘Dune’ Failure
Kyle MacLachlan thought his career was done after “Dune.”

The 1984 sci-fi film, helmed by David Lynch, was deemed a disaster upon release when it failed to make back its budget and was excoriated by critics.

“‘Dune’ didn’t really turn out that well,” MacLachlan admitted during the Criterion Collection Closet Picks series. “In fact, after that, I kind of felt like a pariah in business. No work, no nothing.”

Lynch himself has long been vocal about his distaste for the movie, which means he certainly didn’t see Denis Villeneuve’s version. “I always say, ‘Dune’ is a huge gigantic sadness in my life,” Lynch said in 2019. “I did not have final cut on that film. Total creative control, I didn’t have it. The film is not the film I would’ve made had I had that final control. It’s a bit of a sadness.”

However, they found
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What The Scariest MCU Villains Look Like In Real Life

What The Scariest MCU Villains Look Like In Real Life
Many of the best-known Marvel movie villains look like the actors playing them. Loki is Tom Hiddleston in a costume. Killmonger is Michael B. Jordan with dreadlocks. They're beloved because they're relatable, and although we may hate their goals the actors embodying them frequently convey sympathetic motives. They're dangerous in part because they have some (arguably) likable traits.

The truly scary threats, however, look solidly inhuman. Aliens, monsters, gods, robots, the occasional mutant ... we cannot relate directly to such overpowered beings when it's so very unlikely they can be persuaded not to crush us. Yet behind all these frightening threats, there is a real human being. In some cases, it's one you may not believe you didn't recognize before. Let's take a look at what the actual actors behind so many intimidating creatures look like when they're just being themselves. Here are what the scariest MCU villains look like in real life.
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10 youngest Emmy winners of Best Drama Guest Actor: Three are also comedy lead champs

10 youngest Emmy winners of Best Drama Guest Actor: Three are also comedy lead champs
In 1998, Christian Clemenson made a guest appearance on a single episode of the ABC legal drama “The Practice” as a church worker who plays an integral part in solving the murder of a teenage boy. Seven years later, he was cast as a different character on the spinoff series “Boston Legal,” which quickly became a recurring role. In 2006, his performance brought him an Emmy award for Best Drama Guest Actor.

Clemenson’s Jerry Espenson first showed up in the middle of the second season and was soon established as a mild foil for lead character Alan Shore (James Spader). The 48-year-old’s win for this season initially made him the seventh youngest victor in the history of his category, and he currently holds the 10th spot on that list.

Since 1964, a total of 35 actors have won for their roles as guest performers on continuing drama programs, beginning with Jack Klugman
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‘The Blacklist’ to Introduce Daughter of First Season Character in Season 10

‘The Blacklist’ to Introduce Daughter of First Season Character in Season 10
If the recent exits from NBC’s The Blacklist have made you a bit nostalgic for seasons past, this news about the upcoming 10th season should make you happy (and perhaps hold you over until its midseason premiere). When the NBC drama returns, a new character is coming in: MI6 intelligence officer Siya Malik, daughter of CIA agent Meera Malik (Parminder Nagra), according to TVLine. Meera was part of Red’s (James Spader) special task force in the first season, with her murder, at the hands of an assassin, coming in the finale. There aren’t too many details on what brings her daughter into the mix on The Blacklist, though according to the report, she “will arrive to the task force in pursuit of answers about her mother’s work and death.” There is no casting news yet for Siya. This new character with ties to the past comes
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