FX's Legion

FX’s ‘Legion’ Premiere Is Insanely Good

Before Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the 50 (yes, fifty) films based on various Marvel properties to be scheduled for release since 2002, Bryan Singer’s summer of ’00 hit X-Men paved the way for the superhero revival and established Fox as the rights holder to all of Marvel’s mutants. Seventeen years later, and after Marvel has…

beaches lifetime

How to Watch the ‘Beaches’ Remake on Lifetime

Garry Marshall’s 1988 weepie classic, Beaches, starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, is getting a 21st century remake, courtesy of Lifetime. In the updated version, Idina Menzel and Nia Long play the pair of childhood friends who struggle to find success and happiness in their wildly different lives, but whose unique friendship endures through it all. Below is…

HBO's The Young Pope

HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’ Is the Series Audiences Deserve

Imagine if against all odds a secretive and deeply conservative narcissist from New York were somehow voted into the world’s highest seat of power. No, not the Oval Office—that would be ludicrous—but rather the Throne of Saint Peter. In HBO’s latest series, Italian-import The Young Pope, art imitates life with curious accuracy, and the timing…

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

Bright Lights

Perhaps it is possible to produce a documentary about a close mother-daughter relationship that does not immediately conjure thoughts of Grey Gardens, but Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is not the film to accomplish that particular feat. Like its predecessor, Bright Lights is funny and tragic and cringeworthy and, more than anything…

Good Behavior

Michelle Dockery Buries Lady Mary With TNT’s ‘Good Behavior’

There’s no mistaking Michelle Dockery’s new character on TNT’s Good Behavior for Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary. In her first scene, a lowly diner manager orders Letty (Dockery), an even lowlier waitress who is out on parole and struggling with her sobriety, to clean the restaurant’s toilets. Downton Abbey fans be warned: only Maggie Smith performing…

Berlin Station on EPIX

‘Berlin Station’ Arrives on EPIX

Taking inspiration from headline-makers Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, Berlin Station focuses on the CIA’s efforts to stop a leak by any means necessary. Hannibal’s Richard Armitage takes the lead as Daniel Miller, an American spy who grew up in Cold War-era Berlin and who is reassigned to his hometown to catch the whistleblower known in…

Westworld

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Is an Absolute Masterpiece

HBO took an enormous risk on its latest epic, and rumors of behind-the-scenes troubles threatened to spell a costly flop. Production delays and leaked details about the background actors’ controversial nudity contract dominated much of the early chatter, but after Sunday night’s premiere, Westworld will have few, if any, detractors. Co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa…

HBO's High Maintenance

HBO’s ‘High Maintenance’ Is Pretty Addictive

If you’re a Gen Yer who consciously resents being labeled a Millennial (because a “Millennial” is someone who is younger and/or needier than you), then you’ve probably encountered the popular web series High Maintenance. If you also lived in Brooklyn at any point between 2012 and 2015, then you definitely encountered this series’ polished, portrait-style…

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