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‘Dude’ Review: Lucy Hale Sparks Up Netflix’s Raunchy, Girl-Powered Stoner Comedy

‘Dude’ Review: Lucy Hale Sparks Up Netflix’s Raunchy, Girl-Powered Stoner Comedy
The first time we see Lily (Lucy Hale) and her tight-knit pack of pals hotboxing her car, it’s played for laughs, a giddy act of rap-infused rebellion before the foursome make their way into yet another raucous party. The second time, it’s a year later, and all that joy is gone, replaced with four sad-eyed seniors sparking up in the hopes of getting through another grinding day at their crunchy high school. The tragedy that scars the girls — which first-time filmmaker Olivia Milch doesn’t try to hide or sugarcoat — looms large over the rest of the film, an otherwise raunchy stoner comedy about misbehaving teenage girls that could make a banger of a double feature alongside Kay Cannon’s similarly R-rated girl-powered feature, “Blockers.”

But while “Blockers” reveled in the bond between its central friends, “Dude” is more occupied with pulling apart those friendships, stretching them until they snap,
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Interview: Unsane Co-Star Joshua Leonard Discusses Steven Soderbergh’s New Movie and Reflects on The Blair Witch Project

Sometimes love can be blind, and other times it can be downright deadly. In Steven Soderbergh's new movie Unsane, Joshua Leonard plays a man who could potentially be stalking a young woman trapped in a mental institution. A claustrophobic character-centric thriller that's eerily plausible, Unsane is out now in theaters, and Daily Dead had the great pleasure of speaking with Leonard about working with Soderbergh, acting in front of an iPhone 7 Plus (which was used to shoot the entire movie), and the similarities and differences between acting in Unsane and The Blair Witch Project nearly 20 years ago.

Thanks for taking the time to talk, and congratulations on the release of Unsane. I can't believe that it's already time for the film to be released.

Joshua Leonard: Yeah, we only made the film in June. It's one of the faster turnarounds. That said, Steven edits while he shoots. The night of the wrap party,
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'I Wanted a Mommy': Angela Bassett on Her Difficult Childhood and How Her Family Pulled Together

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'I Wanted a Mommy': Angela Bassett on Her Difficult Childhood and How Her Family Pulled Together
Angela Bassett plays the strong-willed mother of two in Black Panther, a role she also holds off screen as the mom to 12-year-old twins Bronwyn and Sadler. But growing up, the actress was in search of a mother figure herself after her parents divorced and Bassett went to live with her aunt and uncle.

“They took me as a 10-month-old baby and raised me,” she tells People’s Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle in the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview (streaming now on People TV). “My aunt told me this, that she was supposed to raise me, but not to
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‘Billions’ Season 3 Adds John Malkovich in Guest Role

‘Billions’ Season 3 Adds John Malkovich in Guest Role
John Malkovich has signed on for a guest starring role in Season 3 of the Showtime drama “Billions,” the premium cabler announced Wednesday.

Malkovich will play Russian billionaire Grigor Andolov. The role is certainly fitting considering that Malkovich previously played a Russian mobster named Teddy KGB in the movie “Rounders,” which was written by “Billions” co-creators David Levien and Brian Koppelman.

“John appeared in our first two films, ‘Rounders’ and ‘Knockaround Guys,’ and we have a long creative history together. We are ecstatic to be reunited with the man who played Teddy KGB once again,” said Koppelman and Levien.

Malkovich is an Emmy-winning and two-time Oscar nominated actor, director, producer and fashion designer. He received Oscar nominations for his roles in “Places in the Heart” and “In the Line of Fire.” In 1985, he appeared in the Broadway revival of “Death of a Salesman,” which would earn him an Emmy when it was made into a television film. He
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Scarecrow

We’re on the road again with a pair of eccentric new-age hobos, the kind that just can’t hack it in polite society. Gene Hackman and Al Pacino’s conflicting acting styles get a workout in Jerry Schatzberg’s tale of drifters cursed with iffy goals; Vilmos Zsigmond’s Panavision cinematography helped it earn a big prize at Cannes.

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Warner Archive Collection

1973 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 112 min. / Street Date October 31, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth, Richard Lynch, Eileen Brennan, Penny Allen, Richard Hackman, Al Cingolani, Rutanya Alda.

Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond

Film Editor: Evan Lottman, Craig McKay

Production Design: Albert Brenner

Original Music: Fred Myrow

Written by Garry Michael White

Produced by Robert M. Sherman

Directed by Jerry Schatzberg

Movie-wise, everything was up in the air in the early 1970s. The view from Westwood in West Los Angeles, then the place to go see a film,
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Performer of the Week: Chris Sullivan

Performer of the Week: Chris Sullivan
The Performer | Chris Sullivan

The Show | This Is Us

The Episode | “Number Two” (Nov. 21)

The Performance | Going through a heartbreak is painful. Being the person supporting someone going through a heartbreak — while simultaneously experiencing your own major emotional pain — can be worse. And in Tuesday’s This Is Us, Sullivan did a first-rate job of conveying just how hard Toby was working to comfort Kate after her miscarriage.

The NBC series often relies on Sullivan for comic relief, especially in the midst of Pearson family turmoil (and to varied effect). But when it was time for upset and disappointment in Toby’s own family,
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Gotham season 4 episode 6 review: Hog Day Afternoon

Marc Buxton Oct 27, 2017

Grundy fight club, a Penguin romance, and the debut of Professor Pyg on a loaded episode of Gotham. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.6 Hog Day Afternoon

Last week I asked, when did Gotham become a guided tour anthology series about the DC Universe? Take a look at this week’s episode. We have a debut of a very modern DC villain, a weird Of Mice And Men riff centring on an underground fight club and a budding romance for the Penguin. How do all these diverse aspects fit together? They don’t. At all. But for some reason on some batshit strange level, it all still works.

First, let’s look at some stuff not featured this week. There is no Bruce or Alfred, no Selena
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Of Mice and Men”

I remember having to read this story in junior high and then the reward for the entire class finally getting through the book was that we got to watch the film. Not a lot of people cheered for that but I happened to have thought it was great since the story was so compelling and well written. I would have groaned in high school when it was assigned again but honestly I just waited for the payout I knew was coming. Thankfully this time around a new version had been filmed and it was quite a bit different, and better,

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Of Mice and Men
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American Street Shows the Shifting Perspective of the American Dream

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At the beginning of Ibi Zoboi's novel American Street, which is a finalist for a National Book Award, is a description of the glass that separates the protagonist and her mother, who has been detained by immigration. In it, she wishes she could break through and destroy the boundary that divides the two. Serving as a metaphor, the glass shows how delicate the world of an immigrant who is desperately trying to achieve the "American dream" while still holding on to their heritage can be. Fabiola Toussaint is caught between multiple worlds when at 16 she has to abandon her mother to go live with extended family in Detroit. Although Fabiola was born in America, she has spent her whole life growing up in Haiti and thus is unprepared for and unaccustomed to the American way of life. It's easy to mistreat American Street as simply another Ya novel, and truthfully
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Film Review: ‘Literally, Right Before Aaron’

Film Review: ‘Literally, Right Before Aaron’
If you held a contest for worst movie title of the year, then surely the contest would be over the moment someone submitted “Literally, Right Before Aaron.” It doesn’t sound like a title, or even a coherent thought. As if that weren’t enough of an impediment for an audience, “Literally, Right Before Aaron” turns out to be a scathing piece of cringe comedy. It’s “My Best Friend’s Wedding” with the Julia Roberts character replaced by a smug and entitled male scoundrel, played by Justin Long. It probably sounds like I’m saying: Whatever you do, don’t see this movie! And that’s what most critics have said. But don’t listen to them; they’re being way too moralistic. “Literally, Right Before Aaron” is an inside-the-mind-of-a-jerk romantic comedy that refuses to patronize the audience by sanding off the porcupine quills of its main character.

The film was written, directed,
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The Great British Bake Off 2017, episode five – as it happened

It’s pudding week! The proof of the pudding is in the eating, but also in the being sent home. Who triumphed?

9.18pm BST

Wowzer. That episode was quite tough watching at times. My loyalties feel as slippery as an unbaked steam pudding. In the end, a fair result: Sophie’s military precision earns her a trip up ze Treifel Tower, while James…I don’t think they’re ready for his jelly.

Stephen’s been slipping, hasn’t he. Would we now rank Sophie higher? She’s consistent, a quality sine qua non in bake off champions.

9.13pm BST

I love those Portugese pasteis de nata. Next episode, pastry week, looks buff. And Liam will still be with us! I hope you will too.

9.12pm BST

Hurrah!

But we lose...James, as suspected. Julia sobbing. ‘My time has come’ says James, like something out of A Tale of Two Cities.
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Chester Bennington Laid to Rest in Private Funeral

Chester Bennington Laid to Rest in Private Funeral
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was laid to rest in a private funeral attended by friends and family in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Saturday.

Austin Carlile, former frontman for Of Mice and Men, shared a photo on Instagram of the funeral's program as well as the pass to enter, made up to look like VIP concert passes.

He captioned the photo, "The service today was beautiful. Thank you Linkin Park, thank you Chester. For everything."

Read: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Shares Note to Fans One Week After Chester Bennington's Death

More friends shared moments from the service. Rapper Blackbear shared another image of the program, along with a yellow wristband reading "Chester Bennington,"on his Instagram, adding the caption, "beautiful ceremony.. a lil piece of u has & will be in every song i sing on stage forever."

The bands Julien-k & Dead by Sunrise shared a post on Facebook of the groups holding up posters
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Mourners Remember Chester Bennington in ‘Beautiful’ Private Service for the Late Linkin Park Singer

Mourners Remember Chester Bennington in ‘Beautiful’ Private Service for the Late Linkin Park Singer
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was laid to rest on Saturday in Rancho Paolo Verdes, California.

Over 200 of Bennington’s close friends and family gathered for a private funeral near the late singer’s home, TMZ reported.

All guests were provided with a yellow wristband and a pass with Bennington’s picture on it — similar to the type of admission items VIP fans would receive at a concert.

Austin Carlile — the former lead singer of the band Of Mice and Men — posted a picture of the passes on Instagram. In the photo, the back of the guest pass has an
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Chester Bennington Honored at Private Funeral Near California Home

Chester Bennington Honored at Private Funeral Near California Home
Chester Bennington's family, friends, band mates and other musicians gathered at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rancho Palos Verdes, California Saturday to pay their respects to the singer at a private funeral, more than a week after he took his own life. On July 20, the 41-year-old Linkin Park lead singer's body was found in his home, located in the upscale coastal community, located south of Los Angeles. The county coroner's office determined the cause of his death to be suicide by hanging. Justin Carlile, former frontman of metal band Of Mice and Men, posted on his Instagram page a photo showing funeral passes, which were made to look like VIP passes...
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Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler Revive ‘SNL’ Segment to Mock Pro-Trump Protesters

Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler Revive ‘SNL’ Segment to Mock Pro-Trump Protesters
Former “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update co-anchors Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler reunited on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” Wednesday night to resume roles in their classic segment “Really!?! With Seth and Amy.”

In the skit, the duo prodded pro-President Trump protesters who interrupted a Shakespeare in the Park production of “Julius Caesar,” in which Caesar resembled Trump.

“Really, really protesters? Now let me get this right,” Poehler started off the sketch. “You waited in line to get tickets to a play you already hated and then you watched it for three hours and then you ran on stage to protest,
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Oitnb: The Heartbreaking Reason Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren Is in Prison

Season four is one of the most important and devastating seasons of Orange Is the New Black, for a few reasons. Once you get past the episodes where Piper tries to assert herself as a "gangsta with an a," the show moves onto more meaningful subject matter - politics, race, and brutality. One of the most heart-breaking moments is the revelation of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren's crime. In her pre-Litchfield life, Suzanne was a greeter at a big superstore. She was a star employee who had great rapport with customers - in particular, a mom and her three sons. Suzanne lived with her sister and it's implied that her sister took care of her. Suzanne's sister decided to go away with her boyfriend for the weekend and left Suzanne alone for the first time since they started living together. RelatedOrange Is the New Black: Your Ultimate Guide to the Flashbacks Suzanne was anxious at first but decided to make the best of it. She went to the park and "greeted" people there. While at the park, Suzanne recognized one of the young sons, Dylan, from the family she knew from her work. Dylan went back to Suzanne's apartment to eat snacks and play video games. It was all very innocent until Dylan decided he wanted to leave. That was when it went all Of Mice And Men. Suzanne became upset and forbade Dylan from leaving. He panicked and tried to escape. She panicked and tried to keep him in the apartment. Dylan made his way out of the window and onto the fire escape. Suzanne tried to get him inside. There was a struggle, then Dylan fell over the fire escape. Though you don't see a body it's assumed that Dylan died after the fall, and his death is the reason Suzanne ends up in prison.
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Robert Pattinson Gives a Career-Best Performance in the Safdie Brothers’ ‘Good Time’ — Cannes 2017 Review

Robert Pattinson Gives a Career-Best Performance in the Safdie Brothers’ ‘Good Time’ — Cannes 2017 Review
In the opening minutes of Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Good Time,” Robert Pattinson bursts into the room and it’s clear he’s trying something different. With his black hair tousled above an angry stare and a silvery earring peering out from one side, he’s a scruffy, irrepressible ball of fury, eager to fix a problem and on the verge of making it worse. He’s abrasive, clumsy and a little bit fearsome. In other words: He’s in a Safdie brothers movie.

Anyone familiar with the sibling directors from their dreary NYC junkie drama “Heaven Knows What” or gritty urban comedy “Daddy Longlegs” knows how the brothers have assembled a universe of grimy characters enmeshed in bizarre, dangerous circumstances that can seem at once naturalistic and surreal. With “Good Time,” they transform that focus into a Kafkaesque heist movie, populated by maniacal characters careening through Queens on
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Ashton Kutcher Admits Mila Kunis Predicted Donald Trump’s Win and Their Son’s Name: ‘Everything She Says Is Right’

Ashton Kutcher Admits Mila Kunis Predicted Donald Trump’s Win and Their Son’s Name: ‘Everything She Says Is Right’
Mila Kunis is always right — at least according to husband Ashton Kutcher.

The Ranch star stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday to talk about his recently expanded family (son Dimitri Portwood was born Nov. 30), sharing the story behind his baby boy’s name in relation to his wife’s uncanny ability to accurately predict the future.

“So we’re on our way to date night, and Mila turns to me and she goes, ‘So, I think Donald Trump‘s gonna become the president and I think our baby‘s name is Dimitri,’ ” recalls Kutcher, 39, who recently accepted the Robert D.
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The Most Disappointing: Peter Jackson’s King Kong

As we gear up for a return to Skull Island, Anghus Houvouras revisits Peter Jackson’s King Kong

I can still remember seeing Return of the King for the first time, and the annual Butt Numb-a-Thon hosted by Harry Knowles from Ain’t It Cool News. It was a room full of ridiculously excited film geeks seeing the most anticipated movie of the year with Peter Jackson in attendance. It was one of those cinematic moments I’ll never forget, watching the amazing final installment of one of the best (if not The best) film trilogies ever assembled with a cheering crowd and the man who had put it all together in the audience watching alongside us.

If you had told me then that Peter Jackson would follow-up the Lord of the Rings trilogy with a series of tepid, lifeless blockbusters, I might have slapped you in the face. Not just out of anger,
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Exclusive: James Franco Opens Up About Casting 'Secret Weapon' Selena Gomez in 1930s Drama 'In Dubious Battle'

Exclusive: James Franco Opens Up About Casting 'Secret Weapon' Selena Gomez in 1930s Drama 'In Dubious Battle'
Selena Gomez is James Franco's "secret weapon."

Et's Deidre Behar sat down with the actor and director at the junket for his new movie, In Dubious Battle, in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where he opened up about casting Gomez in an unexpected role.

Watch: Selena Gomez Releases First New Song in Almost a Year: ‘It Ain’t Me’

"I think Selena is incredibly talented and I don't know what people think, but it seems to me she hasn't done tons of movies like this," Franco explained. "She even said that to me when I asked her to do this, she was like, 'Yes, I want to be a part of your world, I want to try it. I'm going to go on this adventure.'"

"I felt like I had a secret weapon, that I knew she was a great actress, that people wouldn't be expecting her in this and that I could put her in
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