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'Snowfall': FX's Crack-Era Drama Falls Between a Rock and a Hard Place

'Snowfall': FX's Crack-Era Drama Falls Between a Rock and a Hard Place
In the new FX drama Snowfall, it's the summer of 1983 in South Central L.A.: palm trees, fire hydrants, boomboxes and the friendly neighborhood weed dealer. There's a kid named Franklin Saint – he went to a preppie boarding school in the Valley, but instead of moving on to college, he's drifted back to his old mean streets, working nights at a convenience store. By day, he sells pot to the local kids who dance while their radios blast "Jam on It." Across the country, a rap crew from Queens
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Robin Thicke Takes Son Julian to Family Fun Zone Amid Contentious Custody Battle

Robin Thicke Takes Son Julian to Family Fun Zone Amid Contentious Custody Battle
Amid his ongoing custody battle with his ex-wife Paula Patton, Robin Thicke utilized his visitation time with his 6-year-old son Julian on Saturday for a fun day out at Kids World, a family entertainment center.

“They played a bunch of arcade games and went on the slides and jungle gyms,” says an onlooker about the father-son duo at the L.A.-area fun zone. “Robin was literally the only adult on the jungle gym. Julian was sitting on his lap going down the slide.”

While roaming the venue, Thicke and Julian were also spotted snacking on Pop Rocks candy and ice cream.
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Kubo and the Two Strings; Anthropoid; Gimme Danger and more – review

It looks stunning, but Kubo and the Two Strings is hard to love. Still, Jim Jarmusch’s tribute to Iggy Pop rocks

Animation has become such a vast and active division of cinema in recent years that the word itself no longer feels specific enough. Kubo and the Two Strings (Universal, PG), the Laika company’s ravishing new stop-motion spectacle, has about as much in common formally, stylistically and narratively with a Pixar CG romp as with any live action film. Muddling Japanese folklore with its own manner of whimsy in a tale of a samurai’s son on a complicated, spirit-riddled quest to save his family and discover his legacy, Travis Knight’s debut boasts frame after ornately designed frame of gasp-inducing beauty. It looks and leaps like nothing else in its peer group, yet I wish I’d been as absorbed by its world as I was awed by it.
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James Corden, One Direction’s Niall Horan Sing Your New Favorite Halloween Anthem (Video)

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James Corden, One Direction’s Niall Horan Sing Your New Favorite Halloween Anthem (Video)
It’s Friday/let’s do it/Laugh at/James Corden. The CBS “Late Late Show” host and his pal Niall Horan from One Direction parodied Ginuwine’s “Pony” last night with Halloween anthem, “Candy.” “I’m just a Batman/looking for some Pop Rocks./Something with sweet inside/you look like the right Fun Size,” Corden kicks the music video off. And that’s nowhere near the last or best candy pun of the pre-taped sketch. Also Read: James Corden Gets Ewan McGregor to Admit He Pooped His Pants in the '90s (Video) Here’s another good one: “Girl,
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Watch Fallon, Dwayne Johnson as Awkward 'Ermahgerd Prom Guys'

Watch Fallon, Dwayne Johnson as Awkward 'Ermahgerd Prom Guys'
Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson became bumbling senior prom outcasts on Thursday's Tonight Show. "Ermahgerd!" they giggled anxiously working up courage to ask girls to dance. 

"Nice corsage," Fallon tells his bro, scoping out the dance floor. "Thanks!" Johnson responds, in a braces-induced lisp. "My mom helped me put it on because I was piercing my nipple." After hyping up each other by declaring they "totally scro-tally" rule the school, they ruin the vibe with each nervous female encounter. 

Fallon tells one girl, "If you chew the chips lerng energh,
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Watch Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson eat candy for the first time since 1989

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's diet is infamous on the internet — especially for the amount of cod he eats — and last night, Jimmy Fallon questioned him about something missing: candy. According to Johnson, he hasn't eaten a single piece of candy since 1989. In fact, he's so sure of this fact that he remembers exactly what it was: a Twizzler, while watching a movie. Naturally, Fallon made it his mission to get Johnson to eat some candy on The Tonight Show. Fallon reveals a whole mess of candy from Twizzlers to Ring Pops and everything in between. The two finally decide on Pop Rocks (of course!), which Fallon basically hand feeds to the former wrestler. Watch Johnson break his 20+ year candy hiatus below.
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Mr. Right Review [Tiff 2015]

This is a capsule review. A full review will be posted closer to release.

Though it gleefully identifies the obvious metaphor for its existence when presented, the self-aware Mr. Right is more analogous to a proposed super-treat mentioned in passing: fried whipped cream. This movie is pure confectionery. Sam Rockwell, playing an assassin-with-a-heart-of-gold, starts dancing within ten seconds of appearing on screen, and practically never stops. Anna Kendrick, as the disastrously rebounding gal swept up in his wake, is committedly deranged. And at its best, Max Landis’s genre-savvy dialogue crackles like Pop Rocks. These are all great things in moderation, but a dessert that’s all sweet, sweet froth, no base, doesn’t make for much of a dish at all.

Never quite as fun as it should be, Mr. Right is hard of vision, probably because one eye is fixed on the camera in a perpetual state of winking.
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Film Review: ‘Ping Pong Summer’

Film Review: ‘Ping Pong Summer’
Mixing one part good-natured mockery to two parts affectionate ’80s nostalgia, with a dash of Pixy Stix powder for good measure, “Ping Pong Summer” is a sweetly amusing ode to the underdog sports movies that proliferated during that widely derided decade. But writer-director Michael Tully largely steers clear of derision in this table-tennis-themed homage to “The Karate Kid,” achieving a winning innocence of spirit in which performances and production design are all perfectly synched to his low-key comic vision. A bit woozy and repetitive over its 91-minute running time, the Gravitas Ventures pickup will be a modest B.O. performer but should mark commercial progress for Tully after his microbudget features “Cocaine Angel” and “Septien.”

Young Emile Hirsch lookalike Marcello Conte plays Rad Miracle (no joke), a socially awkward, dim-but-likable kid who spends most of his time perfecting his Michael Jackson dance moves and playing pingpong in his garage. It
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Candyman and the Monsters of Urban Legends

On May 31, two twelve-year-olds in Wisconsin allegedly stabbed a friend 19 times in honour of the mythic Slender Man. Fortunately, the victim survived. We disseminate most urban legends and false news stories via the internet now, and the Slender Man was one of the first major urban legends created as an internet meme, its success often credited to the chaotic nature of the internet.

This latest tragedy is something of a horrific role-reversal. Monsters, serial killers and maniacs in film and literature are often inspired by the real thing. A truly horrific incident based on fiction is another matter. For no matter what sick, depraved Awful one can create, it doesn’t hold a candle to reality.

Bernard Rose’s Candyman both exploits and takes such matters into account. The film follows Helen Lyle (Virgina Madsen) a graduate student at the University of Chicago in the then-fictional academic field of Folklore.
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Hump Day With Adam Lambert: Silver Screen Hero 3

On this week’s Hump Day with Adam Lambert, we take a look at another current film that could be improved … with a Touch Of Adam.

Well, Adam kept a low profile on social media this week. Very low profile.

This is the only pic he’s put on Instagram this week.

Sunset grins @terrancespencer

But he did put this on his Twitter Account. Aww!

Happy Mothers Day! pic.twitter.com/1yW4kx5tQz

Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) May 11, 2014

While we wait for Adam to rev up again, let’s take another trip to fantasy land, and pick a current movie that could definitely improve with a Adam Infusion.

How about …. Heaven Is For Real!

Based on a true story, Heaven Is For Real concerns a young boy who lapses into a coma after drinking a deadly combination of Pop Rocks and soda. While hovering between life and death, he has a heavenly vision,
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It Should Go Without Saying, but Don't Use Pop Rocks During Sex

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It Should Go Without Saying, but Don't Use Pop Rocks During Sex ‘Sex Sent Me to the ER’ shows what happens when fizzy candy goes where it shouldn't. by Liam Mathews I can understand why someone who doesn't think things all the way through would want to try using Pop Rocks during fellatio. It could add a tingling sensation that maybe could be appealing (It's not actually. Penises aren't meant to sizzle). But during cunnilingus? That's a recipe for disaster. For proof, watch this hilarious clip reenacting a California couple's visit to the ER after they made the wrong decision. In the clip, they say "candy rocks" because they didn't get the rights to say Pop Rocks, which is funny to me. A good rule of thumb for candy-play is, "Is this candy the subject of urban legends [...]
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Ellen DeGeneres gave Jennifer Lawrence an Oscars junk food snack

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Kristen Bell brought a burrito to the Oscars. Kerry Washington packed snacks in her purse. Since the annual ceremony doesn't serve food, many stars in the audience were forced to fend off their hunger during the long show with their own travel-sized treats, and Jennifer Lawrence was no exception.

The lover of Doritos and junk food in general brought a bag of Pop Rocks into the Dolby Theatre with her for the awards show. Surprisingly, though, she wasn't the one who had packed them. Instead, it was the folks on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" who gave her the Pop Rocks she took into the Oscars.

"When I'm presenting, I'm going to pour them into my mouth," she told Us Weekly on the red carpet before the show. As we now know, she didn't follow through on that claim.

But since she is Jennifer Lawrence, the Oscar winner also came with protein-filled snacks of her own.
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Speed Read: Inside Will and Kate's Tour Down Under

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Speed Read: Inside Will and Kate's Tour Down Under
Source: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka, Kate Middleton and Prince William) will be embarking on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand in April with Prince George. The two will watch a sailing contest, visit hospices, and travel to the Outback to visit Uluru, a site sacred to Aboriginal people. Apparently Charlize Theron and Sean Penn made out at Madonna's Oscars afterparty on Sunday. If you don't remember, Sean and Madonna got divorced in 1989 but remain close friends. Jennifer Lawrence had stuffed Pop Rocks in her clutch at the Oscars. Anyone know how that pairs with pizza? Jimmy Kimmel had controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on his show, and things got sweaty. Here's part one of Jimmy's interview. The United States is preparing to impose sanctions on top Russian officials if the Crimea crisis continues. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama is set to
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Jennifer Lawrence Brings Pop Rocks to the Oscars Red Carpet: How She Got Ready

Jennifer Lawrence's tips for getting through a marathon day? Pop Rocks, Slim Jims, and good old H2O! As if the star wasn't endearing enough already, Lawrence told Us Weekly on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, Mar. 2, that she was getting through her marathon day with the help of junk food. "When I'm presenting, I'm going to pour them into my mouth," Lawrence joked of the Pop Rocks she pulled out of her purse, along with other snacks. Wearing a cherry color Dior Haute Couture gown with peplum [...]
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Sundance 2014: 'Ping Pong Summer' parties like it's 1985

Sundance 2014: 'Ping Pong Summer' parties like it's 1985
The mid-’80s are an easy source of comedy. Boomboxes the size of Samsonites. John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. Pac Man Fever. White teens trying to moonwalk. All of these sonic and visual punchlines get a workout in writer-director Michael Tully’s Ping Pong Summer — a fun-but-slight coming-of-age story about an awkward Maryland teenager who becomes, well, not a man exactly, but a slightly more comfortable teenager, on a family vacation during the magical summer of 1985.

If that description sounds familiar, that’s probably because Ping Pong Summer has the misfortune of coming after two similar — and better
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‘Justified’ Episode 5.2 Review: Chipping away at Raylan’s World

Justified Season 5 Episode 2: The Kids Aren’t All Right

Every new season of Justified is like getting a block of sandstone you chip away at, knowing you’ll unearth a treasure, a precious fossil or gem perhaps. But it requires patience to get that treasure out and hours of work. The season premieres are usually front-loaded with information; they are usually followed by some stand alone episodes containing more of that stone being chipped away – a little here, and a little there. Episode 502 continues that annual trend as our attention is diverted slightly from what transpired in “A Murder of Crowes” to follow up on one of our favorite recurring characters: Loretta McCready (played by Kaitlyn Dever, who never fails to impress).

You might remember her as the young girl Mags Bennett took in during season two, after her sons killed Loretta’s father. We also got to see
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Top That! | Britney and Aaron Paul Work B**ch, Starbucks Drake Hands, and More!

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Top That! | Britney and Aaron Paul Work B**ch, Starbucks Drake Hands, and More!
What do Britney Spears, Hot Pockets, Pop Rocks, and #StarbucksDrakeHands have in common? They're all fair game in this week's episode of Top That! Watch Popsugar's Becca Frucht and YouTube's Tyler Oakley break down everything you need to see in pop culture, viral videos, and celebrity news this week. Check out lots more Top That! by subscribing to Popsugar Girls' Guide on YouTube. Enjoy Becca and Tyler's take on everything in Top That!
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Top That! | Britney and Aaron Paul Work B**ch, Starbucks Drake Hands, and More!

What do Britney Spears, Hot Pockets, Pop Rocks, and #StarbucksDrakeHands have in common? They're all fair game in this week's episode of Top That! Watch Popsugar's Becca Frucht and YouTube's Tyler Oakley break down everything you need to see in pop culture, viral videos, and celebrity news this week. Check out lots more Top That! by subscribing to Popsugar Girls' Guide on YouTube. Enjoy Becca and Tyler's take on everything in Top That!
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See Jimmy Fallon Channel Walter White in Amusing Breaking Bad Parody

See Jimmy Fallon Channel Walter White in Amusing Breaking Bad Parody
Think the dark world of crystal meth distribution is a seedy business? Apparently that's nothing compared to the sordid world of black market joke selling.

Just ask Jimmy Fallon.

The comic and his Late Night with Jimmy Fallon team debuted a Breaking Bad parody they dubbed "Joking Bad" on Wednesday night – and it's immediately gone viral.

The nearly 13-minute digital short features real life new father Fallon, 38, looking alarmingly like Bryan Cranston's Walter White, who is told he has no more than six months left on his late night show.

In faux despair, the host decides to sell jokes
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