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“No one’s made a good high school movie since” Superbad

L-R: Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Michael CeraPhoto: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage (Getty Images) Seth Rogen has good reason to be cocky about his place in Hollywood. He got his start on one of the most beloved high school television series of all time (Freaks And Geeks) and then co-wrote one of the …

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The Challenge contestant seriously injured in a freak accident

Olivia Kaiser on The Challenge: Ride Or Die Screenshots: MTV After thirty-eight seasons, MTV’s competition reality show The Challenge has run the gamut of extreme, well, challenges that beget bumps and bruises. But during part 1 of Wednesday’s two-part finale episode, contestant Olivia Kaiser pushed the show’s physical toll to a new limit, suffering a …

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M. Night Shyamalan on making smaller movies and Dave Bautista

Photo: Phobymo (Universal Pictures) Few directors are as idiosyncratic and successful as M. Night Shyamalan. Dusting off the “twist guy” expectations he received in the wake of 1999’s The Sixth SenseShyamalan has spent the last decade following his whims, taking risks, and challenging himself: he completed an unlikely superhero trilogy, dipped his toe in found …

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History’s most incredible drag queens and kings

This bigotry has helped suppress from the mainstream historical record a whole queer subculture. And there are some compelling real-life stories that have been all but forgotten – that would surely make for brilliant novels, films, plays or otherwise. For example, there’s John Cooper, the 18th-Century Englishman who dressed up as his drag alter ego …

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Femme fatale: The images that reveal male fears

In John William Waterhouse’s Circe (1892), there is no question that her power is linked to her seductive nature, while John Collier’s highly eroticised depiction of Lilith (1889), which sees her reveling in the snake that coils around her naked body, could ‘t be further from Rossetti’s portrayal. Artists as diverse as Gustav Moreau, Gustav …

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Showtime gets its HBO on, removes shows from its platforms

Kyle Chandler, Uma Thurman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Showtime original series Super Pumped, which will soon be removed from its exclusive home at ShowtimePhoto: Elizabeth Morris (Showtime) Following in the grand tradition of HBO Max, Showtime will begin removing Showtime-exclusive content from its streaming platform and Paramount+. The network is starting with short-lived originals, …

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