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Molly Bloom And Aaron Sorkin On The Real Story Behind 'Molly's Game'

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:09

After a bad crash, Molly Bloom went from competitive skier to high-stakes poker game runner. "I was looking for this thing that would make me feel validated," she says. " ... And I sort of found it."

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Golden Globes 2018: The Complete List Of Nominees

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:00

The 75th Golden Globe Awards air Sunday on NBC starting at 8 p.m. ET.

(Image credit: Top left: Get Out: Universal Pictures; Top right: Big Little Lies: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/Courtesy of HBO; Bottom left: Dunkirk: Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros; Bottom right: Insecure: Justina Mintz/Courtesy of HBO)

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Trump Exposé Has Plenty Of 'Fire And Fury,' Maybe A Little Less Substance

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 11:53

Michael Wolff's incendiary new book about the first year of Donald Trump's presidency has plenty of juicy detail about chaos, infighting and cheeseburgers — but it's best read with a grain of salt.

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'Women & Power' Links Today's Trolls With Ancient Ancestors

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 07:00

Classicist Mary Beard's new book — a compilation of two of her lectures — traces current strains of misogyny back to the ancient world (one 7th century B.C. poet compared women to yapping dogs).

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Christopher Marley's Dead Things

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:21

Christopher Marley sees beauty in dead things: snakes, octopuses, bugs. Other people do too — his work sells in high-end shops and has been shown in art and natural history museums.

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Quebec's Epiphany: A Nostalgic Cake Fit For Both Kings And Family

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:00

The Canadian province, once staunchly Catholic, has become proudly secular, and its king cakes have morphed into more of a fun family tradition — while also taking on a tasty French flair.

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For January, Let These 3 Romances Take You Somewhere Warm

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:00

This month, we acknowledge that love actually is all around, with three romances that range from Victorian London to modern-day Mumbai — to the clash and clamor of an American football stadium.

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In 'Red Sky At Noon,' A Western On The Eastern Front

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 03:05

Simon Sebag Montefiore's new novel, set during World War II, follows a Jewish political prisoner who's pressed into a battalion of convicts and Cossacks and sent to fight the Nazis on horseback.

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Nixon's Manhunt For The High Priest Of LSD In 'The Most Dangerous Man In America'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 13:17

Author Bill Minutaglio's new book chronicles Timothy Leary's international escape from a California prison and the president's campaign to make him the poster child for his war on drugs.

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'Get Out' Sprang From An Effort To Master Fear, Says Director Jordan Peele

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:59

Peele says that his turn as the director of a horror/thriller film comes from a "deeper place in my soul" than his previous comic work. Originally broadcast March 15, 2017.

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'The Strange Ones': A Road Trip With An Enigmatic Destination

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:55

Two brothers (Alex Pettyfer and James Freedson-Jackson) are running from something — and/or running to something — in this stylish but muddled indie thriller.

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Alex Trebek Takes A Break From 'Jeopardy!' Following Brain Surgery

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:16

Trebek had the operation last month to treat a subdural hematoma that developed after he fell. The longtime game show host said Thursday he expects to be back in the studio "very, very soon."

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Action!

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00

First up, a word game that reimagines a movie's plot based on its anagrammed title. tPlus, a high stakes game about low stakes horror films, and a final round that will "Melt" your "Frozen" heart.

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Camera!

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00

We revisit our interview with actor-director brothers Jay and Mark Duplass. Then, a music parody game about unlikely movie-to-musical adaptations.

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Lights!

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00

First, you've heard of dinner and a movie, but what about dinner in a movie? Then, a James Bond themed parody game about other people named James.

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U.S. Bakeries Grab A Slice Of A Latin American Tradition: 3 Kings Cake

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:55

In some Latin American countries, Three Kings Day — Jan. 6 — is a bigger deal than Christmas. As the U.S. Latino population grows, so does interest in the holiday's signature cake, rosca de reyes.

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The Met Is Set To Snap Nearly 5 Decades Of Pay-As-You-Wish Tradition

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:44

Since 1970, New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art has not mandated an admission fee. Come March, that will change for out-of-state visitors — but critics haven't accepted the decision quietly.

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'Insidious: The Last Key' Unlocks The Series' Past. Again.

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:00

The creaky fourth entry in the Insidious film series focuses on its in-house team of poltergeist-busters — a wise move — with a prequel that supplies the origin story for Elise (Lin Shaye).

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Sharp, Bracingly Funny Film About 3 Young Women Living 'In Between'

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:00

In first-time writer-director Maysaloun Hamoud's film, two young, secular Arab women living in Tel Aviv get a devoutly Muslim roommate and struggle "to live between the cracks of several cultures."

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'In The Land Of The Pomegranates': Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue, Passionate But Fruitless

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:00

Filmmaker Hova Kohav Beller's documentary focuses on an 2007 encounter session between young Israelis and Palestinians that yields few insights, but starkly illustrates the impasse dividing them.

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