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'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See

'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See
"This here's the paradise of the locust, the lizard, the snake. It's the land of the bleeding rifle."

So snarls murderous outlaw Frank Griffin in the monologue that gives Godless, the new seven-episode Netflix miniseries premiering on November 22nd, its title. Leading a pack of marauders out to terrorize and slaughter every man, woman, and child that crosses their path, he’s not merely a creature of the American West in the 1880s. Griffin is some otherworldly manifestation of it, a reminder that anyone who ventures into this borderless, lawless
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Chicago P.D. Star Jason Beghe Investigated for 'Inappropriate Behavior on Set'

Chicago P.D. Star Jason Beghe Investigated for 'Inappropriate Behavior on Set'
It looks like Sgt. Voight might not be the only one in hot water on Chicago P.D. right now. His portrayer, Jason Beghe, was recently under investigation for “inappropriate behavior” on set.

NBC reportedly launched an investigation into the actor last year after several complaints of “volatile behavior” and “offensive comments,” according to Variety.

“When it was brought to our attention that there were concerns about inappropriate behavior on set, we promptly began an investigation in partnership with Human Resources and all parties involved,” NBC, UTV, and Wolf Entertainment said in a statement to EW. “As a result of the investigation,
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The Top Five Della Reese Movie Roles of Her Career

Della Reese was born on July 6, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan. She was an actress, an ordained minister, and a singer who performed in the jazz and gospel genres. She started her career as an entertainer in 1959 when she released the single ‘Don’t You Know?’. She then went on to host her own talk show ‘Della’ during the 1960s. She expanded her career into music and television and was successful in both these industries until she retired as a performer in 2014. Sadly, she passed away peacefully in her California home on November 19, 2017, at the age of

The Top Five Della Reese Movie Roles of Her Career
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Advance Review: Bravo’s Stripped – Can You Survive Without Your Things?

What happens when you give up all your belongs including the clothes on your back for 21 days? Every week a new household finds out. Every day each person can take back one item. What would you choose? How will this affect your relationships? Will you be less prone to materialism? The premiere features a married couple. The wife (Ali) is a stylist and very attached to her material possessions. The husband (Justin), an accountant, is too to an extent but seems to adjust a lot better. Throughout the three weeks, seeing the different items they choose to bring back

Advance Review: Bravo’s Stripped – Can You Survive Without Your Things?
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Five Movie Dance Off Scenes That Absolutely Ruled

Movies with dance off scenes just flat out rule because the energy is so rampant and so much fun that you can’t help but get into it. And with a killer soundtrack to spur it on these kind of films are instantly amazing to watch even if the filler material isn’t that great. The dance offs are really the best part of the movie and the skill and precision that’s used in these epic battles is enough to take your breath away at times. In some ways you can’t help but be jealous that you can’t do the same thing

Five Movie Dance Off Scenes That Absolutely Ruled
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Why Jingle Bells Wasn’t Always Rated “G”

Jingle Bells has an Aka. That’s right. It also started life as a Thanksgiving Song. That’s true. The popular song we’ve come to know as a Christmas song had some sexy lyrics for its time. They were substituted for more politically correct ones. Here’s what happened. The song was originally published in Boston as “The One Horse Open Sleigh”. The year was 1857, and it was written for minstrel shows, which were common then. James Lord Pierpont wrote the song. His friends called it Pierpont’s “merry little jingle”. It’s not the chorus that was sexy. It was the original verses.

Why Jingle Bells Wasn’t Always Rated “G”
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‘Godless’ Spoilers Review: Let’s Talk About Jeff Daniels, the Women of La Belle, and That Glorious Gonzo Gunfight

‘Godless’ Spoilers Review: Let’s Talk About Jeff Daniels, the Women of La Belle, and That Glorious Gonzo Gunfight
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the Netflix limited series, “Godless.” For a spoiler-free review, please click here.]

All in all, “Godless” is a relatively straightforward western — and proud of it. Scott Frank’s limited series wears its emotions on its dirty, tattered sleeve, and the nearly feature-length finale wraps things up in a way that’s satisfying in the specifics more so than any big surprises.

Genre staples are met almost as though they’re being checked off a list. There’s a betrayal. There’s a massacre outside of town. There’s a massive shootout in town. There’s a quickdraw duel between good and evil. There are deaths. There are goodbyes. There’s hope.

In comforting fashion, Frank’s western abides by the formulas and format of the classics and draws to mind the great miniseries of yesteryear (namely, “Lonesome Dove”). But what elevates “Godless” beyond imitation are its subtle yet strong modern touches.

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Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon to Star in Holiday Parade Parody for Amazon

Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon to Star in Holiday Parade Parody for Amazon
Resolving to laugh more in 2018? Amazon is looking to get your new year started off right, then.

The streaming service has tapped former SNL castmates Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon to star in a send-up of local TV coverage of holiday parades: The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish, with Ferrell and Shannon playing peppy parade hosts Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan, respectively. The one-off special, produced by Funny or Die, will stream live on Monday, Jan. 1 at 11 am Et/8 am Pt, right alongside the real Rose Parade coverage.

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Review: Lots To Be Thankful For In ‘Gilmore Girls’ Creator’s New Amazon Series

With traffic jams and family affairs upon us for Thanksgiving, there are really just two things you need to know about Amazon's November 29-launching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. First, the adjective in the title of the Amy Sherman-Palladino-created series is more than apt, and the Beat Generation-set dramedy starring Rachel Brosnahan is well worth a binge. Second, what was Jeff Bezos’ streaming service thinking scheduling Mrs. Maisel for next week? As I say in my video…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Dominique McElligott

Dominique McElligott is not what you would call a well-known actress unless you’re a big fan of the independent film scene. Even then she hasn’t starred in a truckload of films or TV roles and has kept a modest amount of fame that allows her to be recognized but not placed on superstar status. This isn’t to say that she’s not worth the title. In each role she gives a great deal of herself and is easily one of the more talented women in Hollywood, though it is tough to find her work at times. She’s played the role of

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Dominique McElligott
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‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Will Feature a Harvey Weinstein-Like Figure Who Preys on Flight Attendants

‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Will Feature a Harvey Weinstein-Like Figure Who Preys on Flight Attendants
Many social media users have cited the 19-season run of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as a reminder that sex crimes have long pre-dated Harvey Weinstein. To the surprise of no one, the disgraced former studio head — whose dozens of accusers recently inspired countless others to speak out against powerful men they’ve encountered in the workplace — will inspire a 2018 episode of the Dick Wolf-created NBC procedural.

The show’s executive producer, Michael Chernuchin, told Entertainment Weekly that “we are hitting Harvey Weinstein head-on” with a fictionalized account of predators who work in the airline industry.

While readying a previously-planned script about “airline pilots and what a boys club that is,” Chernuchin said he and his writers realized, “‘Wow, this is exactly what the actresses go through in Hollywood. It’s the same environment.’ So we got all of our Harvey stuff out with airline pilots.”

‘Law & Order’ Reboot Won’t Be Happening,
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‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ To Take On Harvey Weinstein Scandal

No big surprise here, but NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, known for its use of “ripped from the headlines” storylines, will use the Harvey Weinstein scandal as inspiration for an episode later this season. However, the episode won’t be set in the entertainment biz; it will focus on the airline industry. Executive producer Michael Chernuchin told Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the Weinstein storyline, that the writers decided instead to explore the…
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This Is Us Review: “Number Two” Shows Incredible Strength

This Is Us‘s midseason trilogy continues to fire on all cylinders. Walking the line between absolutely shattering and hopeful, the switch to Kate’s day was a much more quiet, sobering pain than last week’s episode. While her brother was across the country having a breakdown, Kate was going through her own trauma. By the end of last week we know that Kate had a miscarriage, but watching her recover from that is so different than hearing it. It was also a stark contrast from the “Number One” story. Kevin’s spiral was one of the most tragic and honest hours

This Is Us Review: “Number Two” Shows Incredible Strength
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The Influence That Charles Manson Had on Movies and TV

There’s no way to deny the influence that Charles Manson had on TV and movies. In fact you can’t even deny how much of an effect he and his brood had on American culture. People had already acclimated to the fact that horror, despair, drama, and all negative aspects of life had some strange pull on them when it came to cinema, but Manson’s story allowed the media to capitalize on it. Before the trial was even over there were movies about Manson and his followers and what they’d done that were out in theaters and larger than life. If

The Influence That Charles Manson Had on Movies and TV
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CBS’ New Animated Holiday Greetings, Inspired By a Classic 1966 Spot, Will Warm Any Grinch’s Heart — Exclusive

Every few years, CBS dusts off a minute-long animated holiday greeting that first ran in 1966. Now, more than 50 years later, it’s unveiling several new animated shorts that were inspired by that original spot.

Renowned for its graphic art design, the vintage greeting was designed by illustrator/animator R.O. Blechman (The New Yorker, “The Soldier’s Tale,” “Sesame Street,” Alka-Seltzer ads) and produced by animator Willis Pyle (“Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “Mr. Magoo”). Because it’s a minute long (the standard back then, but unheard of now, as commercials are stripped to as quick as six seconds), CBS doesn’t have the opportunity to run it often.

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The spot, which features a tree full of birds who tweet until they encounter a saw-wielding man (who then surprises him with music of his own), has found new life on YouTube, in addition to
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Henry Cavill’s Mustache Digitally Removed Mustache in ‘Justice League’ Is Pretty Awful

Judging by the awful job that was done in the CGI removal of Henry Cavill’s mustache in Justice League you would have thought that after looking at it they would have come to a suitable compromise. Unfortunately this is the result of a compromise since Cavill didn’t want to shave the mustache since it was being used for his character on the set of Mission Impossible 6. But like all compromises this one left both sides fuming since the horrific result was something that seemed more at home on a cartoon than a human face. So I’ve one question. Did

Henry Cavill’s Mustache Digitally Removed Mustache in ‘Justice League’ Is Pretty Awful
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In This Is Us' Second Season, Rebecca Finally Gets to Be Human

What a difference a year makes.

This time last year, Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore) was the bad guy on This Is Us. When "The Best Washing Machine in the World" aired November 16, 2016, viewers learned through the truth-telling magic of pot brownies that Rebecca deliberately mislead her son Randall (

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Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on How ‘The O.C.,’ ‘Chuck’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ All Led to ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ — Turn It On Podcast

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on How ‘The O.C.,’ ‘Chuck’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ All Led to ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ — Turn It On Podcast
In bringing “Marvel’s Runaways” to Hulu, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage were asked to do something they almost never hear: Slow it down.

“In network television, you can’t have enough story in your pilot,” Schwartz told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast. “So you’ll get the note, ‘Can you take Act Four and make that the end of your teaser?'”

Savage, who was a TV executive before she became a producer and writer, said the idea is to enact the premise as quickly as possible. But they got the opposite note at Hulu: “Can you take your teaser and make it the end of Act Four?”

Said Schwartz: “That turned out to be a great note and a great challenge. It became about character and not about plot.”

Schwartz admits that he and Savage have been accused of blowing through story too quicky, going back to “The O.C.,
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The Top Five Jack Nicholson Yelling Scenes in Movies

You want the Yelling Game?! You Can’T Handle The Yelling Game! Sorry, had to channel a little Jack Nicholson there to get in the mood for this, but now we’re here and let’s get started because another legend has just entered the game. If this was anything like Celebrity Deathmatch we’d have one of the all-time legends in Mr. Nicholson since he’s so smooth and suave that you think he’s just going to let you pass and then Wham, he lets you have it. His style of yelling is almost just another way of snapping at you with his regular

The Top Five Jack Nicholson Yelling Scenes in Movies
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Svu Planning Harvey Weinstein Scandal Episode in Season 19

Svu Planning Harvey Weinstein Scandal Episode in Season 19
The headline-ripping continues: An upcoming Law & Order: Svu episode will be based on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and the sexual assault allegations made against him.

The fictionalized account will center on rape culture but till transpose the action to the airline industry, EW.com reports. The series’ writers were working on the story when the Weinstein news broke.

The episode is slated to air sometime in 2018.

Weinstein, of course, has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by several women in the entertainment industry, many of whom spoke about his alleged behavior in New Yorker and New York Times stories in October.
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