Reggie Watts is living his childhood dream, but would also enjoy being a gigolo

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Reggie Watts is a true original. He began his career as the frontman for genre-bending rock/soul/hip-hop group Maktub before taking the innovation one step further with a unique, sample-based stand-up comedy/musical act that’s been imitated, but never really replicated. From there, it was a short leap to a gig as…

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Steven Soderbergh and Gregg Araki are making something weird for Starz

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If you’ve never seen a Gregg Araki film, well, they’re difficult to describe. The words “surreal,” “transgressive,” and “highly sexual” all come to mind—words that can also be used to describe Araki’s new project with the ever-daring Steven Soderbergh, a TV series called Now Apocalypse for Starz. Created by Araki and…

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Sherlock gets a high-camp makeover in a forgotten classic of queer Japanese cinema

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Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. With the animated film Sherlock Gnomes hitting theaters Friday, we’re looking back on other interpretations of the famous sleuth from Baker Street.

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Now you can own the house where Harvey Keitel hosed down Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta 

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…In Pulp Fiction, geez. Curbed LA has spotted a listing for a three-bedroom, two-bath, 1700-square foot house in Studio City, California that’s located on a nice, tree-lined block in a good school district, and also happened to appear in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 Oscar winner as the home of his character “Jimmie.”…

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Nickelodeon is rebooting Clarissa Explains It All with Melissa Joan Hart

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Having insufficiently explained herself the first time around, Melissa Joan Hart has signed on to star in a reboot of her early ‘90s Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All. In a Fuller House-esque twist, Hart will reprise her role as Clarissa Darling, but this time around will play the mother of the family.…

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The Waco that wasn’t is brought back to light in Wild Wild Country 

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Watching the disciples of Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh try to explain away the group’s involvement in everything from immigration fraud to attempted murder to intentionally contaminating salad bars with salmonella as a test run for a potential mass poisoning, you can’t help but wonder how these self-absorbed…

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Roger Corman sells the rights to 270 of his films to Shout! Factory

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Roger Corman is the patron saint of American B-movies. Not only did he launch the careers of A-list directors like Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme, and Martin Scorsese by taking a chance on them very early in their careers, he’s also an independent innovator who perfected the blockbuster formula…

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American Vandal recruits a couple of fresh-faced young dicks for season 2

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The first season of Netflix’s American Vandal is a masterpiece of deadpan comedy, not least because it mimics the structure of a true-crime documentary so precisely, you actually find yourself getting sucked in to the mystery of who spray-painted dicks all over the faculty parking lot of Hanover High. The show is…

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The Crown paid Claire Foy less than Matt Smith, even though she was queen and he wasn’t

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Netflix’s The Crown is currently in a transitional period, as the show prepares for a time jump regenerating the members of the House of Windsor previously played by Claire Foy, Matt Smith, et al into older versions of themselves. That calls for some recasting, with Olivia Colman set to take over as Queen Elizabeth II…

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HBO is prepared to spend a shitload of money on Game Of Thrones spin-offs

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Dragons and ice zombies and ice-zombie dragons aren’t free, as HBO would like to remind fans of its wildly popular (and frequently pirated) fantasy series Game Of Thrones. Specifically, the premium network seems to be stressed about the budgets for the one or more spin-offs—sorry, “successor shows”—currently being…

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R.I.P. Craig Mack, ’90s hip-hop pioneer and original Bad Boy Records artist

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Craig Mack, the Long Island-born rapper who scored the first-ever hit on Bad Boy Records before eventually leaving the music business to find religion, has died. Mack’s former producer Alvin Toney confirmed his death to the New York Daily News, saying that Mack died of heart failure at a hospital near his home in…

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What do you get when you combine a luchador, a stolen kidney, and a horrible tattoo? The Lowlife trailer, of course

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Last summer, we caught the world premiere of a brutally violent, yet frequently hilarious crime thriller at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, and said it “revives the post-Pulp Fiction boom of films with fractured timelines and multiple points of view revolving around a colorful crew of criminals,…

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Ready Player One overloads its nostalgia circuits with new posters

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At this point, we’re starting to wonder if Ready Player One is Stephen Spielberg’s attempt to blow up the ‘80s nostalgia machine by completely overloading its circuits. You know, a “I made this monster, now I must destroy it” sort of thing. Case in point: Witness a new set of posters for the film that takes characters…

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Eli Roth says Death Wish isn’t pro-gun, must have seen a different movie than we did

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Having caught an advance screening of Death Wish last week out of pure morbid curiosity, we have to ask—did we watch the same movie as Eli Roth did? Because in a new interview with EW, the director of the Death Wish remake—in which Bruce Willis plays a successful Chicago surgeon who gets cucked when his daughter and…

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Michael Shannon watched the Oscars on mute at a Chicago bar 

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Thanks to its proximity to both the Steppenwolf Theatre (which is right down the street) and Second City (which is directly across the street), The Old Town Ale House has long been a favored haunt of Chicago’s theater and comedy communities, a place where visiting celebrities can go and enjoy the relaxing ambience of…

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