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Elizabeth Warren, on Fire in Nevada

Elizabeth Warren, on Fire in Nevada
“Finish Him!” read tweet after tweet after Elizabeth Warren’s opening verbal volley against Mike Bloomberg, echoing the video-game edict from the fighting game Mortal Kombat that precedes a graphic evisceration of one’s opponent. While the Massachusetts Senator didn’t reach to her right and rip out Bloomberg’s spine, her piercing account of his past sexist remarks set a tone for her mission for the night.

Warren wasn’t merely on the stage to remind voters in Nevada and nationwide of a candidate who press and party alike
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The Man Who Knew Too Much Kicks Off the ‘Classics in the Loop’ Series at The Tivoli February 24th

The Man Who Knew Too Much Kicks Off the ‘Classics in the Loop’ Series at The Tivoli February 24th
” A man… a statesman… is to be killed… assassinated in London. Soon… very soon. Tell them in London… tell them to try Ambrose Chapel… “

Classics on the Loop returns to The Tivoli next week! Screenings happen on Mondays at 4 pm and 7 pm starting February 24th with Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)! Admission is just $7.The Tivoli is located at 6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, Mo 63130

In The Man Who Knew Too Much, an American physician (James Stewart) and his wife (Doris Day) take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son.

Here’s the rest of the Classics in the Loop lineup:

March 2 The 39 Steps (1935)

March 9 Strangers On A Train

March 16 Vertigo 4K digital restoration

March 23 The Wizard Of Oz

March 30 Breakfast At Tiffany’S

April 6 Steamboat Bill Jr.

April 13 Casablanca

The post The Man Who Knew
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TV News Roundup: ‘Killing Eve’ Season 3 Premiere Date Announced

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TV News Roundup: ‘Killing Eve’ Season 3 Premiere Date Announced
In today’s TV news roundup, BBC America and AMC announced “Killing Eve’s” Season 3 premiere date, and Netflix and Mattel Television announced the voice cast for its upcoming anime series “Masters of the Universe: Revelation.”

Casting

Netflix and Mattel Television have announced the cast for the upcoming anime series “Masters of the Universe: Revelation.” A reboot of the original series featuring He-Man, Skeltor, Teela and other characters, the program’s extensive voice cast includes Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Chris Wood, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Griffin Newman, Tiffany Smith, Henry Rollins, Alan Oppenheimer and more. Adam Bonnett, Christopher Keenan and Rob David serve as executive producers.

The pilot for Amazon’s series adaptation of “A League of their Own” has announced its cast. D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”) will lead a cast that also includes Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Roberta Colindrez,
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HBO Max Promises to Stream Friends, Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory and More in First Teaser

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The one where Rachel Green, Daenerys Targaryen and Sheldon Cooper all live under one roof.

On Friday, HBO Max released the first teaser video for the upcoming streaming platform, which will combine HBO properties with other WarnerMedia fare when it launches in May.

Opening the 30-second spot with a clip from Friends, the new service stokes fan fervor for the streaming return of the sitcom’s 10 seasons, which left their longtime hub of Netflix on New Year’s Day.

While details haven’t been confirmed, HBO Max is expected to also boast a Friends reunion of sorts, likely in the form of a one-hour,
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See Inside Judy Garland's Former Hollywood Hills Home, Now Listed for $6 Million

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See Inside Judy Garland's Former Hollywood Hills Home, Now Listed for $6 Million
Prospective homebuyers can now live somewhere over the rainbow — and nestled in a Hollywood hillside.

A Los Angeles estate that was once home to screen legend Judy Garland is now on the market for $6.129 million.

The three-story, 4,999-square-foot home, which is listed by Alexandra Pfeifer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, is positioned just above the Sunset Strip and contains five bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms.

The Wizard of Oz star lived in the scenic, sunny residence from 1944 to 1948, along with her husband Vincente Minnelli and their daughter Liza Minnelli, who was born in 1946. (The listing makes note that all three
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How Nipplegate Created YouTube

“YouTube at 15” is our package of stories to celebrate the streaming site’s anniversary. It’s hard to imagine, but there really was a time before makeup tutorials, conspiracy explainers, on-demand music videos — really, viral videos at large. Since it’s become such a ubiquitous part of culture, we set out to look at how it’s changed our world. To kick things off, contributing editor Rob Sheffield investigated its surprising origins.

Everybody knows the story of Nipplegate. Janet Jackson. Justin Timberlake. The 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. A wardrobe malfunction.
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Cynthia Erivo’s Potential EGOT and 28 Other Oscar Records and Milestones to Watch for This Sunday

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Cynthia Erivo’s Potential EGOT and 28 Other Oscar Records and Milestones to Watch for This Sunday
Regardless of what happens on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre, it’s likely that we’ll see a few landmark wins and some new Oscar records. Here are some of the notable ones that could happen:

• If 16 of the 62 nominated women win, this year’s Oscars will break the record set last year for the most female winners ever.

• If “Parasite” wins in any of the six categories in which it is nominated, it’ll be the first Korean film ever to win in that category.

• If “Parasite” wins Best Picture, it’ll be the first non-English film to win that award.

•It will also be the first Palme d’Or winner from the Cannes Film Festival to take Best Picture since 1955’s “Marty,” the only previous film to score those two awards.

• If Bong Joon Ho wins Best Director for “Parasite,” he’ll be the second director of a non-English film to win — and also the second in a row, after Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma” last year.
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What Was the Worst Oscars Flub Ever?

What Was the Worst Oscars Flub Ever?
Think 2017 will go down as the most embarrassing year in Oscar history? That, of course, was when La La Land was named best picture, only for its laurels to be rescinded, with Moonlight getting the nod instead.

But the 1940 ceremony also ranks high in the annals of embarrassment, despite a vintage crop of nominees including Gone With the Wind, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Wuthering Heights, Stagecoach and The Wizard of Oz, just five of the 10 contenders for "outstanding production."

Back then, there was endless speculation about who’d win — not quite as much as today, perhaps, but enough for prognosticators to ...
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Look Inside the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: How Finished Is It? (Photos)

  • The Wrap
The Academy said that it will announce an opening date for its long-awaited, much-delayed, very expensive Academy Museum of Motion Pictures “very, very soon.” In the meantime, it invited the press to tour the building on Friday, where we saw a lot of almost-finished spaces that will eventually contain exhibits relating to film history. Here’s what it looks like now, along with some plans and renderings of what it will look like then.

A plan for the museum shows two theaters, three floors of exhibition space and a special events space on the top floor.

The cylinder that fronts the 1939 Streamline Moderne building that formerly housed the May Co. department story is covered with 350,000 one-inch-square gold tiles. Two-thirds of them have been restored, and the other one-third replaced by new tiles from the original manufacturer.

The lobby, shown in an artist’s rendering, will open onto a gift shop,
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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct ‘Doctor Strange 2’ (Exclusive)

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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct ‘Doctor Strange 2’ (Exclusive)
Sam Raimi, who helped launch the modern superhero movie with 2002’s “Spider-Man,” is in talks to direct “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” for Marvel Studios, Variety has learned.

Raimi replaces original director Scott Derrickson, who Variety reported on Jan. 9 had officially departed the project due to creative differences. Derrickson will remain as an executive producer. Raimi, meanwhile, will need to get up to speed before the film’s scheduled production start date in May.

Marvel had no comment.

After finishing his “Spider-Man” trilogy for Sony Pictures with 2007’s “Spider-Man 3,” Raimi’s output as a director slowed considerably, with just the horror pic “Drag Me to Hell” in 2009 and Disney’s “The Wizard of Oz” prequel “Oz the Great and Powerful” in 2013. Instead, he’s been busy as a producer, helping relaunch various horror franchises like “Poltergeist” and his own classic, “Evil Dead.”

This is something of a
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‘Two Popes’ Writer Calls Dialogue ‘the Best Special Effect in Movies’

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‘Two Popes’ Writer Calls Dialogue ‘the Best Special Effect in Movies’
In 1964, Variety reviewer Robert J. Landry was over the moon about the Paramount movie “Becket,” which Edward Anhalt scripted from Jean Anouilh’s play. Landry said the film was “invigorated by story substance, personality clash, bright dialogue and religious interest. Patrons and perhaps reviewers will tend to heap credit on the actors. They deserve it … but the film proves again that a great film is the harmoniously combined amalgam of many professional talents.” The result, he said, is “an intellectual as well as an emotional experience.”

He was talking about the Peter Glenville-directed movie, but those exact words also describe Netflix’s “The Two Popes.” The film scored three Oscar noms, for lead actor Jonathan Pryce, supporting for Anthony Hopkins and the script by Anthony McCarten (his fourth Oscar nomination in six years).

In conversation, McCarten cites “Becket” as one of the films that impressed him when he was young,
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TV's Love Letters To Oscar-Nominated Movies

TV writers often draw inspiration from movies.

Sometimes they write characters quoting a film's most iconic lines.

Sometimes they borrow the whole plot.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Anachronisms can tear the timeline apart and create an homage to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

On DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Episode 4, the Legends travel back to the 80s.

Why?

A young Ray Palmer and his adopted alien need rescuing from government agents.

Amadeus - 30 Rock

Amadeus tells the story of composer Salieri's resentment towards the more talented Mozart.

On 30 Rock Season 2 Episode 13 Jordan discovers he has a Mozart-like talent for creating pornographic videogames.

This leaves Frank as jealous as Salieri.

The homage to Amadeus is further cemented with a montage set to Mozart's Requiem: Lacrimosa.

The Seven Samurai/The Magnificant Seven - The Mandolorian

It's no secret Akira Kurosawa's films and westerns were major influences on Star Wars.
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20 greatest Judy Garland films ranked worst to best to celebrate Renee Zellweger in ‘Judy’

20 greatest Judy Garland films ranked worst to best to celebrate Renee Zellweger in ‘Judy’
Renee Zellweger is poised to win her second Oscar on February 9 for uncannily transforming into Judy Garland for the biopic “Judy.” She notoriously never won an Academy Award, so Zellweger might be able to somewhat avenge that oversight. The film focuses on the final months in the life of the troubled multi-talent, as she performs to sold-out crowds in London in the winter of 1968. To celebrate, let’s take a look back at 20 of Garland’s greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Considered by many to be one of the greatest entertainer of the 20th century, Garland was indeed a triple threat. Known as the little girl (she was only 4’11) with the big voice, Garland also held her own with such great dancers as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire although she had no formal training in that area, and was Oscar-nominated twice in acting categories.

SEERenee Zellweger movies: 15 greatest films
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Judy Garland movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Judy Garland movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Renee Zellweger is poised to win her second Oscar on February 9 for uncannily transforming into Judy Garland for the biopic “Judy.” The film focuses on the final months in the life of the troubled multi-talent, as she performs to sold-out crowds in London in the winter of 1968. To celebrate, let’s take a look back at 20 of Garland’s greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Considered by many to be one of the greatest entertainer of the 20th century, Garland was indeed a triple threat. Known as the little girl (she was only 4’11) with the big voice, Garland also held her own with such great dancers as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire although she had no formal training in that area, and was Oscar-nominated twice in acting categories.

Garland was born in 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, as Frances Ethel Gumm. The youngest of three daughters, baby Frances was singing and
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‘Frozen 2’ leads Lumiere Awards bestowed by the Advanced Imaging Society

‘Frozen 2’ leads Lumiere Awards bestowed by the Advanced Imaging Society
Frozen 2” was the big winner at the 2020 Lumiere Awards that were bestowed by the Advanced Imaging Society.

The society doled out Lumieres in 25 competitive categories to reward the best hi-tech wizardry in entertainment media, including virtual reality, High Dynamic Range, 3D and other emerging technologies. “Frozen 2” claimed 3 trophies, which were accepted by director Jennifer Lee: Best Immersive Animated Feature Film, Use of Hdr and Original Song

Avengers: Endgame” received the prize for Best Immersive Entertainment Live-Action Feature Film. The audio award went to “Ford v. Ferrari” while its director James Mangold was hailed with the honorary Harold Lloyd Award, which spotlights filmmakers who have marshaled technology to empower storytelling.

Walt Disney Imagineering was acknowledged for the success of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as the largest single-themed land expansion in Disney theme park history, and now opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in
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Wizard of Oz: 5 Weird Myths & 5 Weirder Facts About the Original

MGM's The Wizard of Oz has been a classic almost since the day it was released all the way back in 1939. There is a reason that the ruby slippers have their own display room at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

Related: The Wizard of Oz: 10 Hidden Details About the Costumes You Didn't Notice

However, with fame comes rumor and fabrication. Star gossip and intrigue has followed the film for almost the entirety of its existence. Some of the outlandish stories are in fact true, while a few of the myths have made their way into our collective consciousness without ever being confirmed or proven. Here are a few of the best.
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Stages a Hell of a Reunion in Part 3 Premiere

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Stages a Hell of a Reunion in Part 3 Premiere
Fair warning, witches: We’re about to spoil Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s Part 3 premiere. Abandon complaints, all ye who enter here!

Exactly one month has passed since Sabrina Spellman trapped her father inside her boyfriend and sent them both to hell, and not a day has gone by that she hasn’t attempted (and failed) to rescue poor, hot Nicholas from the underworld. Fortunately, she’s aided by the world’s most understanding ex-boyfriend, who tells Sabrina that he’ll guard the mine “as many times as you want” while she attempts to open the fiery gates. Few, if any,
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 3: Archie-Verse Easter Eggs and Reference Guide

Chris Cummins Jan 24, 2020

We're revealing all the secrets of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's third season in our easter eggs guide.

This Chilling Adventures of Sabrina article contains nothing but spoilers. We have a spoiler-free review right here if you prefer.

Frequent visits to hell! Pagans! Ice Cream! Cheerleading! Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 3 truly has it all. We've already gone on record saying how we think that this new batch of episodes is the series' best yet. Over the course of these eight installments, the show upends not only what we know about how magic works in the Archieverse, but also takes characters into new directions—blowing apart existing relationships and setting up new adversities. It's all compelling stuff to say the least, but to truly enjoy all of the season's nuances require multiple viewings. We participated in just that, and along the way noticed tons of easter eggs and
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Judy Movie review: Critics Review, Rating, Cast and Crew

Director Rupert Goold's Judy, a biopic of the famed American actress, singer and dancer Judy Garland, is based on the play "End Of The Rainbow" by playwright Peter Quilter. It gives us an insight into the last few months of the singer's life.

The film concentrates mainly on the last few months of 1968, when the legendary Judy Garland travelled to London for a series of sold-out stage performances, where she is shown to be in a financial mess, and addicted to drugs and alcohol. Battling a tough, lonely life, she is trying to reunite with her kids. It is her financial desperation that leads her to accept an offer for a series of concerts in London.

Laid in a non-linear narrative, the film zips through the singer's past and present in a fluid manner, with not much of a plot. The film oft flashbacks to one of her biggest triumphs,
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 Review: A Devilishly Fun Ride

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 aka the first half of Chilling Adventures Season 2 premieres on Friday, January 24.

Beginning one month after the events of the previous season, nobody is safe with Nick trapped in hell, Lucifer trapped in his body, and Faustus on the run.

But Sabrina Spellman is an incredibly resourceful witch and daughter of the devil himself, so don't count her family and friends down and out.

Before launching into the review proper, I need to take a moment to lament the advent of streaming and how detrimental it is to the conversation surrounding series television.

Every episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 is like a little movie, and each deserves our full attention.

They're lovingly filmed and acted with smart dialogue that elicits emotional investment in the characters while providing a fair share of macabre chills.

But the amount of work that goes into a streaming
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