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'Westworld' Recap: Liquid Swords

'Westworld' Recap: Liquid Swords
Dismemberment, disembowelment and decapitation: Traditionally, these aren't what you'd call teachable moments. But thanks to some swordpoint shenanigans in Shogunworld, all three figure prominently into a key scene in this week's episode of Westworld ("Phase Space"). Even better, they go a long way toward demonstrating why this installment is such a dramatic uptick in quality from its predecessors. Whether it's the script by Mad Men veteran Carly Wray or the direction by Swedish filmmaker Tarik Saleh is unclear, but there's attention paid here to subtle human reactions to events as
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‘Killing Eve’ Finale: Cast and Crew Break Down That Game-Changing Bedroom Scene and Talk Season 2

‘Killing Eve’ Finale: Cast and Crew Break Down That Game-Changing Bedroom Scene and Talk Season 2
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers from the “Killing Eve” finale, “God I’m Tired.”]

From the beginning, “Killing Eve” — an adaptation of Luke Jennings’ novellas — has specialized in surprises that both reveal and confuse aspects of its characters’ psychologies. The obsession that MI5 officer Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) has with the international assassin known as Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is in itself a muddled mess of desires, and that comes to a head in the jam-packed finale when the two meet again.
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‘The ABC Murders’: John Malkovich to Don the Mustache of Hercule Poirot in New Agatha Christie Adaptation

‘The ABC Murders’: John Malkovich to Don the Mustache of Hercule Poirot in New Agatha Christie Adaptation
Kenneth Branagh played detective Hercule Poirot in last year’s Murder on the Orient Express and will soon be reprising the role in a sequel, but Branagh isn’t the only actor set to wear the character’s ludicrously large mustache. A new report says that John Malkovich will play the part in a new television adaptation of
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‘The Tale’: Jennifer Fox on Putting Herself in This True Story, Choosing HBO Over Theaters, and What’s Next

‘The Tale’: Jennifer Fox on Putting Herself in This True Story, Choosing HBO Over Theaters, and What’s Next
[Editor’s Note: The following interview contains mild spoilers for “The Tale.”]

Jennifer Fox wants you to see “The Tale.” While most writer-directors are invested in finding an audience for their picture, Fox’s motivations are deeper. The new HBO film isn’t just her first feature as a writer and first scripted film as a director; it’s her own story, crafted (and re-crafted) while she was living it, and meant to help the world understand the complex nature of childhood sexual abuse — abuse she experienced first-hand.

“My goal was to understand how and why it happened and to help other people and the world understand how complex and nuanced these events are,” Fox said in an interview with IndieWire. “That’s the purpose of this film.”

The Tale” focuses on Jennifer (Laura Dern), a documentary filmmaker who’s forced to reassess an adolescent relationship with two coaches, a horse riding instructor named Mrs. G (Elizabeth Debicki) and her friend and track coach,
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Laurie Metcalf Recalls the Worst Thing About Working With George Clooney on 'Roseanne'

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Laurie Metcalf Recalls the Worst Thing About Working With George Clooney on 'Roseanne'
Laurie Metcalf stopped by Watch What Happens: Live on May 24, and of course the Roseanne questions came pouring in. During the "after the show" portion, a viewer asked Metcalf what the best and worst parts of working with George Clooney on the show were. As a brief refresher, Clooney played Booker Brooks in Roseanne's first season, a love-interest for Metcalf's Jackie. Well, Metcalf didn't have to rack her brain for the best parts of working with Clooney.

"The best was all the scenes that we got to do together, alluding to us having a romantic relationship," Metcalf shared. "It was the best, that was fun."
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ESPN, TNT Salivate For First Pair Of NBA Conference Title Game 7s Since 1979

ESPN, TNT Salivate For First Pair Of NBA Conference Title Game 7s Since 1979
For the first time since 1979, both of the NBA’s conferences — the East and the West — will have their championship series decided in a seventh game. ESPN and TNT are salivating for the bonus action, especially during a holiday weekend when programming competition is not at peak levels. Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals will be tonight in Boston. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers forced the deciding game with a win Friday night over the Celtics. In terms of…
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People Are Confused as Heck About Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why Season 2

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People Are Confused as Heck About Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why Season 2
The following contains major spoilers for the second season of 13 Reasons Why.

Considering that the impetus of 13 Reasons Why's entire plot is the suicide of high school student Hannah Baker, one might expect her to take a backseat for the show's second season, which takes place about one year after her death. But to many fans' surprise, Hannah is just as front and center for the show's sophomore installment . . . both in flashback form and as a corporeal, ghost-like vision who interacts repeatedly with Clay Jensen.

Confused? Join the club.
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The Bachelorette: Everything You Need to Know Before the Premiere

The Bachelorette: Everything You Need to Know Before the Premiere
Are you lacking an epic amount of drama in your life? Have you been looking forward to meeting a new crop of single men who will bicker over the same beautiful lady for weeks on end? You're in luck, because The Bachelorette is just about to begin a new cycle.

Bachelor Nation is already very familiar with the star, but in case you haven't been paying close attention to all the details, we've rounded up everything you need to know about the upcoming batch of episodes. Fingers crossed that our girl finds love this time!
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Jane the Virgin: Why We Won't Get Answers About That Shocking Twist For Quite Some Time

Jane the Virgin: Why We Won't Get Answers About That Shocking Twist For Quite Some Time
After Jane the Virgin delivered the biggest onscreen twist in the series so far in season four's emotional rollercoaster of a finale, The CW decided to throw a curveball of their own: Jane Gloriana Villanueva's romantic misadventures will officially end after season five. What's more is, we're going to have to wait even longer than anticipated to find out what happens after Michael's miraculous reappearance. Womp, womp.

The network's Fall TV lineup is getting shifted around in a few ways to make room for new series like the Charmed reboot and the spinoff of The Originals, Legacies. While the news is certainly a bummer for any loyal Jane the Virgin fan, it shouldn't come as a surprise. Star Gina Rodriguez actually hinted that this was a possibility back in March. As she spoke
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How Will Grey's Anatomy Handle That Big Cliffhanger? We Have an Idea

How Will Grey's Anatomy Handle That Big Cliffhanger? We Have an Idea
All things considered, the 14th season finale of Grey's Anatomy is one of the happiest endings we've seen in the show's history. Nobody dies or gets in a horrible accident - that all happens the week before, luckily - and though we say goodbye to two beloved characters, they still get their happy endings: April gets to ride off into the sunset with Matthew, and Arizona sets her sights on an optimistic new chapter in NYC. Yes, most of the finale is tied up neatly in a bow, but there is one semicliffhanger that's been rolling around in our heads: what's going on with Jo and Alex?

As a quick catch-up, Jo receives some pretty exceptional news in the finale: she's been accepted into a very exclusive medical program. Oh, and she'll have to move to Boston to do it. Meredith spends the episode hemming and hawing; she even offers
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‘Charmed’ Star Sarah Jeffery Hits Back At Reboot Critics, Touts Its “Positive Effect”

‘Charmed’ Star Sarah Jeffery Hits Back At Reboot Critics, Touts Its “Positive Effect”
Days after outspoken original Charmed star Holly Marie Combs threw another salvo at the upcoming CW reboot, writing on Twitter, “I will never understand what is fierce, funny, or feminist in creating a show that basically says the original actresses are too old to do a job they did 12 years ago,” one of the stars of the new series, Sarah Jeffery responded with her own post on Twitter, defending the show. The Charmed reboot, from Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder…
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Deception Recap: Was Cancelled Series' Very Last Trick a Tantalizing Treat?

ABC’s Deception wrapped its one-and-done run on Sunday with a two-hour finale that finally shed more light on Mystery Woman’s agenda, before setting the stage for what would have been a quite different Season 2.

The opening hour revealed that the stolen Lynx diamond was but one of several artifacts belonging to Corvus Vale members, who years ago entrusted Alistair Black with masterfully safeguarding their fortunes. He did so by way of a secret room that was accessed via a stairwell hidden beneath the trunk young Johnny would get locked in for one of their tricks.

Mystery Woman revealed
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‘Westworld’ Review: ‘Phase Space’ Keeps the Plot Moving, but Doesn’t Take Our Breath Away

‘Westworld’ Review: ‘Phase Space’ Keeps the Plot Moving, but Doesn’t Take Our Breath Away
[Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers for “Westworld” Season 2, Episode 6, “Phase Space.”]

Programming Update

In case you were curious, HBO is no longer providing screeners for “Westworld,” which means this humble reviewer has no idea what happens beyond this week’s episode, and any speculation is thus based on pure theory. Only four episodes left before the season finale. And what a ride it’s been already.

Diagnostic Report

While the past two episodes have demonstrated immense focus on specific storylines, “Phase Space” plays catch-up with nearly all of the show’s main players, moving the football forward for each of their storylines to at least a small degree. This means we see Maeve and her crew make their way out of Shogun World, following a badass samurai swordfight between Musashi and Tanaka and an emotional moment for Akane, as she says goodbye to surrogate daughter Sakura — and Maeve even makes it as far as the homesteads of Westworld,
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Star Wars Is So Much Bigger than Just the Skywalker Saga

One thing that I never understood about Star Wars as a franchise and as a fandom was the hyper-obsessive focus of the filmmakers and fans involved on the singular kind of story that we had been thus-far treated to.  Specifically, the franchise has thus far only really been concerned with the generational drama surrounding a single family in a vast and varied galaxy of possibilities. In the original series, it made perfect sense to follow the Skywalker family transition from one generation to the next.  Luke was, after all, the hero of the story, and a brilliant third act twist

Star Wars Is So Much Bigger than Just the Skywalker Saga
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The Top 20 Action Comedy Movies of All Time

Americans have a love affair with Hollywood and we’re thrilled with intense action dramas, but there are times when we need a little humor to soften the intensity of our entertainment. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and watch a film that gives us a good belly laugh. If you’re in the mood for something to lighten your spirits and you could use a little humor, we have a collection of films that will have you rolling on the floor and laughing out loud. Here are the top 20 action comedy movies of all time (in no particular order)

The Top 20 Action Comedy Movies of All Time
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‘Killing Eve’ Creator on Crafting a ‘Tricky Second Date’ Vibe for Season Finale Confrontation

‘Killing Eve’ Creator on Crafting a ‘Tricky Second Date’ Vibe for Season Finale Confrontation
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “God, I’m Tired,” the first season finale of “Killing Eve” that aired Sunday, May 27.

Putting its titular MI5 agent Eve (Sandra Oh) and assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) in the same space as each other midway through its first season, “Killing Eve” all but guaranteed an even bigger face-off by finale. In many ways, it was like Chekov’s gun. Seeds of chemistry were planted, but the bigger threat loomed for weeks as the first short season moved through the story fast, creating a two-way cat-and-mouse chase as Eve
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What the Cast of Boyz in the Hood is up to Today

Boyz in the Hood was, for its time, one of the most raw films ever made. The manner in which it showed what it took to survive in the hood was kind of rough and more than a little disturbing even if it was dramatized in many ways. The realistic view of this film however was something a lot of people scoffed at unless they happened to live in the area where people have been known to get shot down in the street for absolutely no reason. While the fact might be that a lot of what went on in

What the Cast of Boyz in the Hood is up to Today
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‘Killing Eve’ Star Jodie Comer on the Shocking Finale (Spoilers)

‘Killing Eve’ Star Jodie Comer on the Shocking Finale (Spoilers)
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “God, I’m Tired,” the first season finale of “Killing Eve” that aired Sunday, May 27.

In just eight episodes, BBC America’s “Killing Eve” established itself as a whipsmart, terrifying, hilarious force to be reckoned with. It was exciting to see creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge breathe life into the spy thriller genre, if unsurprising given the brilliance of her series “Fleabag.” It was spellbinding to watch Sandra Oh as restless agent Eve in her first major TV starring role since “Grey’s Anatomy,” if unsurprising given how good Oh has long proven herself to be.
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Killing Eve Finale Recap: Can't Live With Her, Can't Live Without Her

A spectacular first season of BBC America’s Killing Eve ended with another face-to-face showdown between Eve and Villanelle — but did they both survive it?

Villanelle has kidnapped Konstantin’s mouthy daughter Irina, and they make quite a pair, shouting in each other’s faces and threatening to kill each other. (Which makes sense; Villanelle is basically a ten-year-old, emotionally.) While they bond over fast food and their ability to speak multiple languages, Eve and Kenny stumble upon Konstantin in Carolyn’s hotel room — hello! — and he insists all he wants is his daughter back safely. “She’s so annoying,
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Young and the Restless: Victor and Nick Working Things Out?

Young and the Restless fans are going to see things are going to make a big change for Victor and Nick all of a sudden, but we don’t know what it means for everyone. For example, there is a big rumor going around right now that Nick and Sharon have decided to move forward with their reconciliation and their new relationship that Victor is all onboard with the decision. First, let’s discuss how this is not really any of his business in the least, but he seems to forget he doesn’t get to dictate how every single person in his

Young and the Restless: Victor and Nick Working Things Out?
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