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The Last Word on ‘The Girl on the Train’

Wow, look at that, Tate Taylor got off the s***list! I’ll be damned; didn’t see that one coming. I mean, this wasn’t great, and despite Taylor’s vast improvement over his previous films, there’s still quite a few directorial and editing decision that annoy and drive me crazy, but, yeah, I enjoyed ‘The Girl on the Train‘. Quite a lot actually, which surprised me a bit, ‘cause from what I gathered, the film was not particularly well-received overall. Even the ones who seem to be praising it, seems to be looking at the piece more as good entertainment as opposed to a good movie. Some credit the fact that the original book wasn’t particularly strong to begin with; I wouldn’t know, I haven’t read it, although I suspect it’s a good adaptation. And sure, it’s probably not great material, but
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Disjointed: Is the Netflix TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Is Ruth still living the dream? Has the Disjointed TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Disjointed season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, Disjointed stars Kathy Bates, Dougie Baldwin, Elizabeth Ho, Chris Redd, Tone Bell, Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Betsy Sodero, Nicole Sullivan, Michael Trucco, and Mae Harrington. This workplace comedy centers on Ruth Whitefeather Feldman (Bates), who has long agitated for the legalization of cannabis. After years of advocacy, she is finally the proud proprietor of a Los Angeles-area marijuana dispensary. Ruth's staff
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American Horror Story Season 8 Will Be a Sci-Fi Themed Story Set in the Future

American Horror Story Season 8 is going to shake things up again and give us something we haven't seen with the anthology series yet. It will be a sci-fi themed season and it will be set in the future.

The last couple seasons haven't really grabbed me in the way the series did in it's earlier seasons, but I hope this new direction will change that and get me excited for the show again.

Murphy wouldn't reveal any details about the story, or what type of future that the story will be set in. The Black Mirror-type future is popular these days, the noir-style dystopian future is always fun, a retro-themed future could work, then there's the whole full-on fantasy type future setting. In regards to the setting, all Murphy would say is:

“All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future — still topical, but the future,
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‘Mosaic’ Trailer: Steven Soderbergh’s Kooky Murder Mystery Is Finally Upon Us — Watch

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‘Mosaic’ Trailer: Steven Soderbergh’s Kooky Murder Mystery Is Finally Upon Us — Watch
Two years removed from “The Knick,” Steven Soderbergh is once again behind the director’s chair for a TV series. This time it’s the outré-sounding “Mosaic,” a murder mystery told from several different characters’ perspectives premiering on HBO later this month. Sharon Stone, Paul Reubens, and Garrett Hedlund star in the show, which was first released as an interactive smartphone app. Watch the new trailer below.

Read More:‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh’s Murder Mystery App is Now Available to Download for Free — Watch

Here’s the synopsis:

“Set against the backdrop of a mountain resort town, ‘Mosaic’ follows popular children’s book author and illustrator Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone), whose literary success makes her a local celebrity in the tight-knit community. At the annual fundraiser, where she is accompanied by trusted friend and confidante Jc (Paul Reubens), she sets her sights on a handsome, young newcomer in town,
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Trailer Watch: Kathy Bates Celebrates 420 in “Disjointed” Part 2

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Ruth’s Alternative Caring is re-opening its doors. A trailer for Part 2 of the marijuana dispensary comedy “Disjointed” has dropped and promises plenty of new cannabis-fueled shenanigans for Ruth (Kathy Bates) and her co-workers — as well as some social commentary.

“I’m getting back to my roots. The whole planet’s gone to hell. I’m pissed off,” longtime legalization advocate Ruth announces. Now that she’s achieved her dream of opening a legit pot business, she’s ready to dive into other causes. According to a list seen in the clip, “Polar Ice Caps/Ice Caps in General” and “Protestant Reformation (Too Late?)” are among the topics she’s most passionate about.

But it’s not like Ruth could ever forget her first love. The trailer also teases one mother of a 420 celebration, complete with singing, dancing, and cannabis leaf-patterned umbrellas. “You don’t
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‘Disjointed’ Season 2 Trailer: Kathy Bates and Her Buds Are Back

Netflix has so many shows now that it’s hard to keep track of them. For instance: were you aware of the series Disjointed, featuring Kathy Bates and a whole lot of 420 jokes? It’s a real show, and it’s coming back for a second season! The Disjointed season 2 trailer has arrived to signal the series’ return, with […]

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Netflix releases poster and trailer for Disjointed Part 2

With a little over a week to go until Disjointed returns, Netflix has released a new poster and trailer for part two of its Kathy Bates-headlined cannabis workplace comedy series; check them out here…

Academy Award winner Kathy Bates plays Ruth, a lifelong advocate for legalization who is finally living her dream as the owner of an Los Angeles cannabis dispensary, Ruth’s Alternative Caring. Joining her are three charismatic “budtenders”, her entrepreneurial twenty-something year old son and a very troubled security guard.

Disjointed Part 2 arrives on Netflix on January 12th.

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"Disjointed" - Your Buds Are Back

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Sneak Peek footage, plus images from 'Part 2' of the 'stoner' comedy TV series "Disjointed", co-created by Chuck Lorre of "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory" fame, starring Kathy Bates, airing on Netflix January 12, 2018:

"...after decades of advocating for legalized marijuana usage, 'Ruth Whitefeather Feldman' (Bates) employs her newly graduated son and a team of young 'budtenders; to help run her Los Angeles marijuana dispensary..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Disjointed"...
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‘Disjointed’ Trailer: Kathy Bates Lights Up Again in New Season of Netflix’s Stoner Comedy

‘Disjointed’ Trailer: Kathy Bates Lights Up Again in New Season of Netflix’s Stoner Comedy
Pivoting off of the success of the Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda vehicle “Grace and Frankie,” Netflix is filling out its roster of comedies starring beloved older actresses with stoner sitcom “Disjointed.” In it, Kathy Bates plays Ruth a former advocate for legalizing marijuana who opens a dispensary in Los Angeles with the help of her son. The newly released trailer promises plenty of high-induced hijinks, with Ruth parading around in a weed-adorned headdress in an epic 4/20 celebration. “Wet Hot American Summer” star Ken Marino makes a guest appearance in the trailer, although his wig-choice seems questionable at best.

Read More:‘Disjointed’ Review: You Need to Be Stoned to Enjoy Kathy Bates’ Netflix Comedy, and That’s Not High Praise

In part two of the 20-episode series, Ruth’s Alternative Caring has reopened after having been shut down by the DEA, keeping Ruth and her “budtenders” in business. “Disjointed” also stars Chris Redd,
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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Trailer: New Season of Netflix Series Promises Nightmarish Delights — Watch

Looks like things won’t be getting too much easier for the Baudelaire kids when the newest season of their Netflix series, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” returns to Netflix later this year. The streaming giant promises that this season will see “the extraordinary Baudelaire orphans face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf in their fateful quest to unlock long-held family secrets” in the latest installment of their popular series that spins off the enduring charms of the Lemony Snicket novels of the same name.

When we last left the (presumed) orphans, they were heading off to a new boarding school alongside their pals the Qquagmire siblings. Based on this quick look, it seems like they’re set for an imminent reunion with their evil Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), which will lead to further wild adventures.

Read More:‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Designing Neil Patrick Harris
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‘Disjointed’ Part 2 Trailer: Ruth & Her Budtenders Are Back In Business

“Raise your joints!” After being shut down by the DEA, Ruth (Kathy Bates) and her cannabis cohorts are back in business. Netflix has released the trailer for Part 2 of Disjointed, the irreverent workplace comedy that returns January 12 on the internet TV network. From Emmy winning creators Chuck Lorre and David Javerbaum, Disjointed is a modern twist on the American Dream, a story of the highs, the lows, and half-baked drama of a family-run marijuana dispensary. Bates…
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‘The End of the F***ing World’ Trailer and Release Date: Netflix’s Dark Teen Drama Is Available to Stream This Friday – Watch

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Netflix has released the trailer and announced the release date for “The End of the F***ing World,” an eight-part series that made a splash on the other side of the pond last fall. Based on the comic series of the same name (well, almost — “fucking” is uncensored there) by Charles S. Forman, the show will be available to stream this Friday, January 5. Watch the trailer below.

Read More:7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in January 2018, and the Best Episodes of Each

The series centers around James (Alex Lawther of “Black Mirror”) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden of “Penny Dreadful”), described as a “self-proclaimed psychopath and a foul-mouthed rebel fed-up with her boring life. The two teenagers embark on a road trip to find a better life, and escape the impending doom of adulthood. As their chaotic journey unfolds, it becomes apparent that James and Alyssa have crossed a line and
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Plumbing New Depths in Low Brow

Tom Jolliffe takes a look at an increasing trend in witless low brow comedies on the big screen…

It goes without saying that low brow comedy is nothing new. Foul mouthed tirades, sex jokes and toilet humour. Occasionally these comedies might play with stereotypes relating to race, gender or sexuality. Of course attitudes have changed and. largely, comedies these days have grown up with society. This is not to say that low brow comedy can’t be funny but the trouble arises when you set your stall out as such, but forget some key things (like engaging characters, funny lines) and this is what we’re increasingly finding in all too many modern comedies.

You can have filth. You can have unlikeable leads, complete bastards. You can do something like It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Everything about the show is pushing to a point but not overstepping and mixing
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‘Downsizing’: What Went Wrong with Alexander Payne’s Social Satire

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‘Downsizing’: What Went Wrong with Alexander Payne’s Social Satire
It’s easy to forget how many times Alexander Payne has pulled off movies that, on their face, were nowhere close to commercial. Payne has crossed over between the arthouse and the mainstream throughout his career. He’s a strong writer-director with a good nose for what will play for smart audiences all over the country. Born in Omaha, Neb., he has a gift for finding the universal in ordinary people; he has the populist touch. Making people laugh is a surefire way of getting stories across — except when they don’t land.

Payne has enjoyed a remarkable run. He and his writing partner Jim Taylor (who dreamed up this “getting small” idea with his brother Doug) are Oscar perennials. They were nominated for writing “Election” (1999; $17 million worldwide) and producing with Jim BurkeThe Descendants” (2011; $175 million worldwide), a Best Picture nominee. Payne has won twice, for writing “Sideways” with Taylor
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‘Downsizing’: What Went Wrong with Alexander Payne’s Social Satire

‘Downsizing’: What Went Wrong with Alexander Payne’s Social Satire
It’s easy to forget how many times Alexander Payne has pulled off movies that, on their face, were nowhere close to commercial. Payne has crossed over between the arthouse and the mainstream throughout his career. He’s a strong writer-director with a good nose for what will play for smart audiences all over the country. Born in Omaha, Neb., he has a gift for finding the universal in ordinary people; he has the populist touch. Making people laugh is a surefire way of getting stories across — except when they don’t land.

Payne has enjoyed a remarkable run. He and his writing partner Jim Taylor (who dreamed up this “getting small” idea with his brother Doug) are Oscar perennials. They were nominated for writing “Election” (1999; $17 million worldwide) and producing with Jim Burke “The Descendants” (2011; $175 million worldwide), a Best Picture nominee. Payne has won twice, for writing “Sideways” with Taylor
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Twelve Unsinkable Facts for Titanic’s 20th Anniversary

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Twelve Unsinkable Facts for Titanic’s 20th AnniversaryTwelve Unsinkable Facts for Titanic’s 20th AnniversaryKurt Anthony12/19/2017 10:00:00 Am

“It’s been 84 years….”

Actually, it’s been 20 years! James Cameron’s record-breaking blockbuster Titanic celebrates its 20th anniversary today and we know you’re frozen with excitement.

A chilling tale of romantic disaster, Titanic combines the fictitious love story of Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) with the untimely fate of the R.M.S. Titanic, one of history’s most famous ships.

Originally an elaborate plan to obtain funding for deep-sea filming expeditions, Cameron has stated that he made Titanic because he wanted to dive to the real wreck. As the writer, director, co-producer, and co-editor of the film, Cameron ended up spending more time with the ship than its actual passengers.

Filmed on a production budget of $200M, Titanic was the most expensive movie ever made at the time.
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Top 7 Sports Movies Inspired by True Stories

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Top 7 Sports Movies Inspired by True StoriesTop 7 Sports Movies Inspired by True StoriesAmanda Wood and Jenny Bullough12/18/2017 10:00:00 Am

Sports movies are a dime a dozen these days, but not all of them are able to claim the highly-coveted title of true stories. Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.

There are plenty of other sports movies based on true stories that we love, and we’ve made a list to put all of our faves in one place. A wide variety of sports are represented here, with movies about baseball,
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Susan Sarandon Proves Why TV Is the Right Place to Be (Exclusive)

Susan Sarandon Proves Why TV Is the Right Place to Be (Exclusive)
Susan Sarandon is no stranger to television.

In fact, the longtime actress starred in several TV films early in her career. But outside of a handful of notable recurring roles, Sarandon, who won a Best Actress Oscar in 1995 for Dead Man Walking, had never starred on a series until 2017, when she portrayed Bette Davis in Ryan Murphy’s new FX anthology series, Feud, which launched with Bette and Joan. It seemed like a role that Sarandon was destined to play, with her likeness often having been compared to that of Davis.

Yet, portraying the Hollywood legend -- an opportunity she’d been offered time and time before -- wasn’t something Sarandon was keen to do, especially when the scripts she read were nothing more than “bitchy one-liners.” “It’s not enough to think Bette Davis is cool,” the actress told Et earlier this year. “What do you do with her then? It’s really
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Empire Fall Finale Recap: A Confession, a Comeback and... a Death?

Empire Fall Finale Recap: A Confession, a Comeback and... a Death?
The escalating Lyon-Dubois war came to a head in Wednesday’s Empire fall finale, and, yes, there were casualties. There was also a long overdue confession, a sudden twist in the custody battle over baby Bella and, in the episode’s closing seconds, a shocking return and a kidnapping all rolled into one.

Let’s review the major developments:

Warren came crawling back to Jamal begging for forgiveness and offering top-secret intel on his psycho mom Diana. Jamal inhaled the info and quickly passed it on to mom and pops, who then set in motion an elaborate plan to publicly
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Blu-ray Review: Misery – Scream Factory Collector’s Edition

Synopsis:

James Caan and Academy Award® winner* Kathy Bates star in the bone-shattering thriller Misery, adapted from the novel by Stephen King. As Paul (Caan) recuperates from his injuries in the secluded cabin of his benefactor Annie (Bates), he begins to discover that beneath the seemingly kind and naive exterior of his self-described “number one fan” lurks a mind that is cunning, unhinged, and bent on keeping her favorite writer as her personal prisoner for the rest of his “cock-a-doodie” life … and Sheldon must engage his savior-turned-captor in a battle of wills that will push them both to the brink. – ShoutFactory.com

Review:

It has been quite a while since the last time I watched Misery. So much so that I couldn’t remember how it ended. This is one of those King stories that straddles the line between horror and drama/thriller. It’s not a slasher, it’s not a creature feature,
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