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Rocks Versus The Rock In 'San Andreas'

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:03pm

Gorgeous people flee peril in the dopey disaster flick San Andreas, but perhaps Dwayne Johnson can bring some ... um, gravitas? Maybe?

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'Gemma Bovery': Retelling A Classic With A Light Touch

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:03pm

Based on a graphic novel, this updating of Madame Bovary almost manages to maintain its feather-light touch in spite of the heavy source material.

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Self-Improvement Gets Romantic In 'Results'

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:03pm

The delightful romantic comedy Results, from mumblecore director Andrew Bujalski, has sympathy for the earnest aspirations of its gym-dwelling characters.

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'Aloha' Brings A Muddled Romance To Hawaii

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:03pm

Cameron Crowe's Sappy Period continues with this imperfect but compelling film starring Bradley Cooper as a military contractor colliding with old and new loves.

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David Oyelowo On Acting, His Royal Roots And The One Role He Won't Take

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 1:33pm

The British-born Nigerian actor talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale, the reasons he stays in character for weeks at a time and his aversion to playing "the black best friend."

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Not Your Mother's Catholic Frescoes: Radiant Portraits Of Queer People Of Color

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:23am

Inspired by Mexican religious art, photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors.

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'Trigger Mortis': New Bond Novel Brings Back Pussy Galore

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:18am

For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the "true" James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.

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The Worst Kind Of Groundhog Day: Let's Talk (Again) About Diversity In Publishing

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 8:00am

As a writer and critic, I am not just bored with this conversation. I am sick of it. I have written these sentences before. I will write them again.

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'The Water Knife' Cuts Deep

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 6:03am

Equal parts thriller and alarm call, Paolo Bacigalupi's new novel depicts a future America ravaged by drought. Reviewer Jason Heller says Bacigalupi keeps the plot taut and the dialogue slashing.

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The Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:29am

The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.

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Wardrobe Of Games

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:48pm

For this final round, every answer contains an article of clothing or wardrobe accessory. So if we said, "colorful wasps sometimes mistaken for bees," the answer would be "yellow jackets."

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Give 'Em The Go-Ahead

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:48pm

We all remember Clint Eastwood's character Dirty Harry and his famous line, "Go ahead, make my day." In this game, contestants deliver that line... Ask Me Another-style. So go ahead, make our pâté.

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I'm Quitting The Band

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:48pm

It's hard to keep a good rock band together; you're always losing members. In this game, we take the names of famous bands and drop a letter to make a whole new band.

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Back In Time

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:48pm

In this game, we've rewritten the famous Beatles song "Get Back" to be about movie characters going back to their own time period, where they once belonged.

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Ampers And What?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:48pm

Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley, Will & Grace — how hard was it to come up with those titles? In this game, we quiz contestants on TV show titles that are just two words plus an ampersand.

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Veep Of The Rings

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:48pm

In this game, VIP Anna Chlumsky is quizzed about something near and dear to her heart — Lord of the Rings.

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Veep's Anna Chlumsky On Youth, Television And Tolkien

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:48pm

Ophira Eisenberg talks to this week's VIP, Anna Chlumsky, who plays Chief of Staff Amy Brookheimer on HBO's Veep.

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The Best Piece of Trivia You Learned This Week: Teary Edition

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:48pm

True or false: in outer space, tears stick to your eyeballs, effectively blinding you if you can't wipe them off.

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In This Test Kitchen, The Secret To A Great Cookbook Is Try, Try Again

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:46pm

Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.

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For Actress Maria Bello, Family May Be Complicated, But 'Love Is Love'

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:23pm

In her memoir Whatever ... Love is Love, Bello describes the evolution of her "modern family," which includes her romantic partner (a woman), her adolescent son and her son's father.

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