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How Sharp Objects Brought Wind Gap to Life

Sharp Objects would be nothing without Wind Gap, Missouri. Location is a crucial part of HBO’s moody, visually arresting mini-series, so before director and executive producer Jean-Marc Vallée and cinematographers Yves Bélanger and Ronald Plante could work their magic in ...

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James Gunn Fired From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

James Gunn will no longer direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, according to a statement from a Disney spokesperson. The director’s dismissal comes after his old tweets joking about pedophilia and rape were recirculated by Trump supporters online. “The ...

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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Patti Harrison and Lorelei Ramirez Present A Woman’s Smile

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so ...

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The Director of Unfriended: Dark Web Explains Those Horrifying Snuff Films

Stephen Susco didn’t plan to make an R-rated movie that played like one of the most cruel studio horror films we’ve seen since the Saw era. A massive fan of the first Unfriended, he wanted to make a PG-13 thriller ...

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Dewayne Perkins on Being Relevant Always and Forever

Dewayne Perkins (@DewaynePerkins) is a Chicago-raised, New York–based stand-up comedian and writer for Netflix’s The Break With Michelle Wolf. He had a rude awakening when his manager told him that social media apparently matters, so follow him on Twitter and Instagram. This week, Perkins talked ...

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Far From the Tree Is a Marvelous, Empathetic Doc About Kids Not Like Their Parents

It takes a beat or so to register the audacity of the title Far From the Tree, a phrase that’s normally presented in a negative context, as in “One look at Eric and Don Jr. and you know the apple ...

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Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger Recap: We’re All On Our Own

This week’s episode gives us the eight-year anniversary of the Roxxon rig’s explosion — which means plenty of flashbacks (as usual), but also a look at the different ways that families come around to grieving. But because the show is ...

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Which of the Six Thai Cave-Rescue Films Will You End Up Seeing?

Last week, 12 members of the Wild Boars youth soccer team and their coach were rescued from Thailand’s Tham Luang Nang Non cave system. Because no good deed goes unpunished, Hollywood is eyeing the story for a theatrical adaptation. Per ...

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Set It Up’s Katie Silberman Is Here to Save the Rom-Com

Love isn’t dead as long as screenwriter Katie Silberman wields her laptop. Last month, Silberman’s Set It Up premiered on Netflix to swoons as romance-starved audiences rooted for aggrieved personal assistants Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell to successfully hook up ...

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Nashville Recap: I’m A Loser, Baby

It seems like the Nashville writers had a real, “Oh my God! We left the baby on the bus!” moment with Gunnar this week, as it finally occurred to them that they hadn’t bothered to give him a storyline all ...

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