Jane Campion Brings Bonkers Back With ‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’

Jane Campion Brings Bonkers Back With ‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’

By Farah Cheded Elisabeth Moss builds on an already fantastic year with this delightfully weird follow-up to 2013’s first season. Returning after 4 years is Top of the Lake, Jane Campion’s ambitious small-screen experiment in dishevelling the police drama, normally so sleek and methodical, into a bizarre new breed: part-farce, part-noir, fully feminist. Demons fought in the first season rear their ugly head again in this six-parter, as the niggling memory of the baby she gave up at age 16 torments detective Robin (a ferocious Elisabeth Moss) – who is by…

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‘The Tick,’ Adam Wingard’s ‘Death Note’ and More TV You Must See This Week

‘The Tick,’ Adam Wingard’s ‘Death Note’ and More TV You Must See This Week

By Christopher Campbell Other highlights include the penultimate episode of the penultimate season of ‘Game of Thrones.’ This week’s essential television includes two very different comic book adaptations, one a comedy series for Amazon and the other a paranormal serial killer film for Netflix, each mostly helmed by fan-favorite filmmakers. We’ve also got a significant episode of Game of Thrones, a new music doc by acquired-taste documentarian Nick Broomfield, and with the solar eclipse happening there’s a lot of space docs and specials to be found on the science-based channels. To help…

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New Board Game Monster Slaughter Let’s You Be The Bad Guys

New Board Game Monster Slaughter Let’s You Be The Bad Guys

So here’s a board game that you probably would absolutely love. It’s called Monster Slaughter and it’s from board game developer Ankama. What makes it so special? Well, it puts you in the role of an overseer of monsters, controlling a group of the creepy crawlers of the night, set on… Read full story

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Dick Gregory’s passing stirs social media reminiscences of his still-relevant comedy

Dick Gregory’s passing stirs social media reminiscences of his still-relevant comedy

Dick Gregory, the groundbreaking comic and Civil Rights-era icon, has died.  Gregory’s reps confirmed that he succumbed to heart failure on Aug. 19 after being hospitalized earlier in the week. His son, Christian, also confirmed the news in an Instagram post on the late comedian’s account.  “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days,” he wrote. Gregory was a socially-conscious satirist who was widely regarded…

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‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Flexes Muscle With $21M+ Opening During Sleepy Summer Weekend – Sunday AM Update

‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Flexes Muscle With $21M+ Opening During Sleepy Summer Weekend – Sunday AM Update

Refresh for updates Mid-August has proved to be an opportune time for Lionsgate and Millennium and their action titles in the past (think The Expendables franchise), so it stands to reason they would target that date on the calendar again, which is what they did this weekend with The Hitman’s Bodyguard which came in above industry high-teen expectations with an estimated $21.7M start at 3,377 locations. (Lionsgate will be reporting their official Sunday AM estimate…Read full story

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1955: Salvador Dalí poses nude with a starfish at his seaside villa

1955: Salvador Dalí poses nude with a starfish at his seaside villa

Image: Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images In 1930, a few months after being expelled from his father’s home, surrealist artist Salvador Dalí purchased a former fisherman’s shack near the secluded village of Portlligat on Spain’s Costa Brava He paid with some of the 20,000 francs that the Viscount of Noailles had given him as an advance on the painting that would become The Old Age of William Tell. Over the next four decades, he purchased neighboring cabins, gradually expanding the property into a twisting, labyrinthine villa, packed with artwork and…

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