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  • Support the Girls will have you hooting for Regina Hall

    August 23, 2018 6:07 PM 15

    From its groaner of a title on down, Support the Girls should by rights be the kind of late-summer comedy that gives August a bad name as a movie month. Except it’s not. Writer/director Andrew Bujalski takes a sitcom idea about a hectic Hooters-style Texas roadhouse and turns it into something that far exceeds the lowest common denominator. He’s adept

  • The Happytime Murders kills us with crudeness

    August 23, 2018 4:25 PM 14

    The Happytime Murders is brought to you by the letters “F” and “U,” as well as the letter “A,” the latter of which is often heard at the front of a word ending in “hole.” Let me spell this out for you, especially if you’re a parent who may understandably mistake this for a Sesame Street detective parody. The movie has Muppet-like characters, voiced by some of the Sesame

  • Q&A John Cho: On extreme close-ups, live-streamed funerals and Star Trek

    August 23, 2018 2:31 AM 16

    Maybe a little too close as Cho, 46, is depicted mostly from the vantage point of a computer webcam as he plays a father who frantically works the keyboard, diving into his daughter’s social media network after she mysteriously disappears. “It was strange, essentially shooting without looking at a human face,” he says. “I found it very uncomfortable

  • Plane reportedly carrying rapper Post Malone blows 2 tires on takeoff, will try emergency landing

    August 21, 2018 6:30 PM 17

    TETERBORO, N.J.— A plane that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport was circling over Connecticut before what authorities said would be an attempt to make an emergency landing at an airport in Massachusetts. TMZ reports the plane is carrying rapper Post Malone, who performed last night at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. The Gulfstream

  • Backlash for Madonna after Aretha Franklin tribute ‘paying homage to herself’

    August 21, 2018 1:56 PM 18

    NEW YORK—The backlash was swift for Madonna’s rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in the first place. Dressed in flowing black with grandiose flourishes of African jewelry, Madonna’s send-off came before she presented the video of the year award

  • Ben Affleck’s birthday burger celebration: Stargazing

    August 19, 2018 11:30 AM 14

    “IT’S FOR A ROLE!” sobs Ben Affleck, as he gets drive-thru. Alone. At a Jack In The Box. On his 46th birthday. (Backgrid) “IT’S REAL. I AM A CREEPER AND I LIKE TO KEEP A CLEAN AUTO!” screams Shia LaBeouf. As he cleans a car. On a movie set. While wearing what we hope is a fake “creeper” tattoo. (Backgrid) Sophie Turner is upset while out with beau Joe Jonas

  • Fox News apologizes for using Patti LaBelle’s photo in Aretha Franklin coverage

    August 17, 2018 3:53 PM 13

    Fox News ran a graphic that paired a close-up image of Franklin with one of a woman performing in the background. Unfortunately, the secondary image was of LaBelle singing, and many across social media called out the network on its apparent mix-up. “We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin’s family and friends,” Jessica Santostefano, a Fox News vice president

  • Anne With an E gets a third season from CBC and Netflix

    August 15, 2018 9:10 PM 14

    The second season of the show, inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel about an orphaned girl in Prince Edward Island, has already debuted internationally on Netflix to mostly glowing reviews. Season 2 continues to explore themes that were not overtly part of the book, including racism, feminism, bullying, gender parity and sexual identity

  • Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ sells enough to beat Drake

    August 13, 2018 8:34 PM 14

    As with other recent releases by Dave Matthews, Shawn Mendes, Pink and others, Scott linked album sales to concert tickets — although unlike the others, who bundled CDs with ticket sales, Scott sold his album first and promised his fans access to “a future Travis Scott headline tour,” with details to follow. “Scorpion” fell to No. 2 with 138 million

  • Theatre Review: Cowboy Versus Samurai is a sharp, funny debut for Calgary's newest theatre company

    August 11, 2018 5:14 PM 128

    Travis (Mike Tan), a Korean-American English teacher, arrives in Breakneck, Wyoming carrying a few burdens. One, his heart has been broken, by a woman named Grace whose family didn’t want her to marry — a schoolteacher. Two, he’s attracted to Asian women and there’s none in Breakneck, although that’s about to change. And three, he has the same name as the looney