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James Cameron admits Jack could have survived Titanic

james cameronPhoto: Chung Sung Jun (Getty Images) Okay titanic fans, YouTube video essayists, and “Let’s debate this topic” Hinge prompt users everywhere: it’s time to put this one to rest once and for all. From the mouth of James Cameron himself, Jack could have maybe, possibly survived his watery grave at the end of titanic. …

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Taylor Lautner recalls Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift embraces Taylor Lautner at the 2009 VMAs moments before Kanye West’s hiatusPhoto: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images) Within the Taylor Swift cinematic universe, there are two main categories of supporting players: her long list of ex-lovers and her (possibly longer?) list of enemies. Taylor Lautner belongs to the former category, but you may have …

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Freecock is no more as Peacock kills free tier for new users

Peacock’s “overhead binge”Photo: peacock Peacock, the streaming platform that’s most followed with the phrase “uh, yeah, I think I have that one,” is actually pretty good these days. Outside of the obvious benefits for pro-wrestling fans, they also have new movies like She Said and Tar and original shows in Paul T. Goldman and Poker …

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Universal’s new Mario Kart ride is under fire for size restrictions

Super Nintendo World in Los AngelesPhoto: CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images It’s a classic theological question: Could Bowser (the Koopa King) create a theme park ride so restrictive that even he couldn’t ride it? Said question is front and center for plenty of Nintendo fans this week, with new reports that the upcoming Mario Kart …

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Stephen King calls geographic shenanigans on The Last Of Us

Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman have dinner as far away from a Dunkin as humanly possiblePhoto: Liane Hentscher (HBO) This past week’s episode of The Last Of Us was a watershed moment in queer television, depicting a compassionate, painful, and rewarding romance played by Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett to rapturous acclaim. This very website …

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Dr. Phil to cease playing pretend TV doctor this spring

Phil McGrawPhoto: Weiss Eubanks (NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) The doctor is out. Dr Phil, the long-running daytime television show in which a guy without a medical license yells at vulnerable people seeking help until he determines they’re cured, is coming to an end. This spring, the series will wrap its 21 seasons on …

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All the newly announced DC projects coming to TV and film

Booster Gold (Hi-Fi/DC Comics), Superman (Jim Lee/DC Comics), Damian Wayne (Frank Quitely/DC Comics)Graphic: The AV Club When Warner Bros. tapped James Gunn and Peter Safran to run DC Studios, we expected they’d draw a new roadmap for the turbulent comics-to-film universe. Now that they’ve revealed plans for their upcoming projects, we have our first sense …

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Where Ezra Miller and everyone else stand within DC Studios now

LR: Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, and Ben Affleck Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images) The long-promised long-term plan for DC’s cinematic universe is finally upon us, and it means big changes for some of the studio’s beloved characters. Yet some things are also staying very much the same: new boss …

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Michael Jackson biopic finds his star in the pop icon’s nephew

Jaafar Jackson and Michael Jackson Picture: The AV Club, Photo: Frank Edwards/Photos International/ Earlier this month, a new Michael Jackson biopic made the leap from possibility to reality, with Lionsgate selecting Emancipation director Antoine Fuqua to helm the project off of a script from Sky Fall and Gladiator screenwriter John Logan. Now, the project has …

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Tuca & Bertie and Gordita Chronicles creators put WBD on blast

Tuca & Bertie, The Gordita ChroniclesPhoto: netflix, Laura Magruder (HBO Max) It’s another stomach-churning day in the streaming wars. With networks and streamers canceling shows before they air and pulling shows off platforms, it’s dark times for fans of America’s greatest export: Entertainment. However, that doesn’t mean artists are taking the near-constant doom-and-gloom of the …

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