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Summarizing gives us a gender-swapped Stand By Me in new clip

Lia Barnett, Madalen Mills, Eden Grace Redfield, and Sanai Victoria in Summing upImage: Bleecker Street “What if [timeless classic], but girls?” continues to be a popular strategy in Hollywood, despite decidedly mixed results. Stand By Me is the latest to get this treatment, and though Summing up isn’t a one-to-one reboot of the ’80s film, …

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This Pokémon GO 3D Billboard Is Why We Invented Technology

Screenshots: Niantic / Kotaku All advertising is evil, obviously. But sometimes, despite this, it can be extraordinarily entertaining. This latest 3D billboard from outside of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station is maybe the best use of this optical illusion tech I’ve seen, and it’s cross-promoting Pokémon GO and, er, World Cat Day. We’ve covered the amazing 3D …

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Bullet Train shoots to the top of another bad box office

Bullet TrainPhoto: Scott Garfield, Sony Pictures In what was—*checks notes*—an extremely funny punwe referred to last weekend’s DC League Of Super-Pets– joints box office as “ruff” because the various movies in US theaters had made less than $100 million combined for the first time in several months. Well, the joke’s on us, because this week …

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Seattle Mariners welcome new clubhouse to the team

Make room for the latest addition to the Seattle Mariners’ roster, Tucker. On Saturday, the team announced he is the new clubhouse dog and will be a regular attendant for the team’s home games and occasional road games, according to MLB.com. Seattle adopted the 4-year-old Labrador retriever mix from OkanDogs Dog Rescue, located in Cashmere, …

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Alexander Skarsgård does Werner Herzog in Documentary Now!’s “53rd” season teaser

It’s been three years since Helen Mirren’s soothing presence last welcomed us back into the world of IFC’s Documentary Now!currently gearing up for its “53rd” season on the air. (Which is to say its fourth, since one of the show’s many reality-bending conceits is that it’s been quietly running, Masterpiece Theatre– style, for the last …

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The Iron Lady of Glyndebourne dragging opera into the 21st century

It hasn’t all been plain sailing. Glyndebourne’s executive chairman Gus Christie, an admirer of Hopwood’s nevertheless, tells me that she doesn’t ‘mince her words’ and will ‘always defend the bottom line, sometimes making herself unpopular in the process’. Still, the figures speak for themselves and compared to many arts organisations, Glyndebourne is in rude health. …

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Anne Heche hospitalized after fiery car crash

Anne HechePhoto: Amy Sussman (Getty Images) Actor Anne Heche has apparently been hospitalized after being involved in a car crash earlier today, The LA Times reports. According to two TMZwhich first reported the news, Heche was reportedly driving erratically in Los Angeles on Friday morning before her car crashed into a residential home, at which …

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Boston Bruins enjoying romantic summer with Taylor Hall wedding and Charlie McAvoy engagement

Aug 4, 2022 Jeremy WillisESPN.com Wedding season is in full swing, and it has been a romantic past few days for the Boston Bruins. Taylor Hall, the 30-year-old left wing, married his longtime girlfriend, Rachel Rush, over the weekend at Graydon Manor Hall in North York, Ontario. The couple got engaged in 2021. Hall, from …

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James Franco cast as Fidel Castro for some damn reason

James FrancoPhoto: Debra L Rothenberg (Getty Images) Today, in “Look, we don’t make the news, we just report on it” news: James Franco is playing Fidel Castro, we guess. This comes to us per Deadlinewhich reports that Franco—who hasn’t released a project since 2019, the year he was accused by multiple students of his Studio …

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