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America Needs to Bring Back the TV Panel Show

One of America’s biggest radio shows is the long-running NPR news quiz “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” the Peter Sagal-hosted fixture with a nationwide listenership across radio, streaming, and podcast. Guest panelists riff on the week’s news stories, be they headlines that were plastered across newspapers the world over or ones relegated to the “news of the weird” corner.

Despite that show’s continued success, it’s been decades since a TV panel show in the U.S. reached that same level of quality, viewership, or place in the public consciousness. Even if you’re not a regular listener, “Wait, Wait” still exists as a shortcut — along with “This American Life” — to a certain kind of public radio programming and the listenership that keeps it afloat.

There’s still room for charismatic, inquisitive comic personalities to help build something that exists outside of any promotional cycle,
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Call of Duty: Mobile gets launch date and new trailer

Call of Duty fans will soon be able to jump into the iconic first-person shooter on mobile devices, with Activision and Tencent announcing that Call of Duty: Mobile is set to launch on October 1st.

“We are delivering the definitive, first-person action experience on mobile with signature Call of Duty gameplay in the palms of your hands,” said Chris Plummer, VP, Mobile at Activision. “We are bringing together some of the best the franchise has to offer, including Modern Warfare maps like Crash and Crossfire, Black Ops maps like Nuketown and Hijacked, and many more, into one epic title. We’ve tested the game extensively in select territories and the feedback we’ve received has helped us refine the experience for October 1.”

Call of Duty: Mobile will feature a bevy of multiplayer modes including Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy and Free-For-All, on iconic maps such as Nuketown, Crash, Hijacked and more,
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Jake Tapper and CNN Totally Botched the Health Care Discussion

Health care spending makes up somewhere around a fifth of the U.S. economy. It affects every American, and is a life-or-death issue for millions of them every year. And here in the United States, where we spend more on care but die younger than in comparable countries, it’s a mess.

So let us know how you’d fix it in 15 seconds.

That was the proposition CNN made to Democratic candidates on Tuesday night. Believe it or not, it didn’t go well.

Moderator Jake Tapper initially framed the
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Fresh intel received on Call of Duty: Mobile

As the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Mobile approaches beta testing, Activision has provided more information and revealed more about the characters, customisations, equipment, modes and maps.

This upcoming free-to-play mobile game will provide the ultimate flexibility with regards to loadout customisation. Players will be able to choose a Primary weapon with separate slots for Optics and three Attachments, a Secondary weapon, and a choice of an explosive grenade or tactical grenade to throw. Primary weapons include Assault, Sniper, Lmg, Smg and Shotgun while Secondary weapons include Pistols, Melee and Launcher, players will also be able to select a skin for the weapon of choice. As well as weaponry there are a selection of skills and Perks. Finally, there will be 5 slots for loadouts allowing players to design different characters to test out on the different multiplayer modes and maps.

A number of familiar faces from across the Call of
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CNN Contributor Says Democrat ‘Can Shoot My Dog’ So Long as They Can Beat Trump in 2020 (Video)

CNN Contributor Paul Begala says he so against President Trump winning the 2020 election that he would vote for any Democratic he thought could beat him — even one who shot his dog.

“I am a JFK Democrat; I will pay any price, bear any burden, support any friend, oppose any foe to ensure the defeat of Donald J. Trump,” Begala told Chris Cuomo on his CNN program “Cuomo Primetime” on Monday. “You could be for Medicare for all or not, you could shoot my dog and if I think you could beat Trump, I’m going to be for you.”

“Well that is uh, very mainstream of you,” noted a visibly surprised Cuomo before moving on.

A rep for CNN did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Begala is a longtime Democratic strategist and a former host of the CNN show “Crossfire,” which he helmed with current Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
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The Eric Andre Show: Behind Kraft Punk and Krft Punk's Political Party With Dan Curry

Daniel Kurland Mar 8, 2019

We answer every question you could ever have about Eric Andre Show's strangest character and his new political special.

The Eric Andre Show has often been described as a nightmare version of a talk show. To call the show unconventional or alternative is a massive understatement. The Adult Swim series is a massively surreal deconstruction of the talk show and for years it's been surprising its audience in new ways. Arguably the weirdest character from the exceptionally weird Eric Andre Show is the cheese-centric Kraft Punk, a bizarre, loathed mystery man who can never die.

In a particularly surprising move, Adult Swim announced that Kraft Punk would be getting his own half hour political special wherein his strange style mingles with Washington D.C.'s finest. The results are some of the weirdest and most interesting material to come out of The Eric Andre Show.

Somehow this
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The Fantasticast #310 – Marvel Two-in-One #52 – A Little Knight Music

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title, every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Even Your Own

Hello, and welcome to episode 310 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week, we’re looking to team a veteran, rock-based super-hero with an up-and-coming vigilante who definitely isn’t Batman in a white costume, oh no, not at all. Yes, Moon Knight gets to feature in Marvel Two-in-One this week, as he and Ben Grimm go up against future Hawkeye villain Crossfire!

Steven Grant, Jim Craig, Pablo Marcos, Ben Sean, Gaspar Saladino, Roger Stern, Jim Salicrup, Jim Shooter, George Perez, and Joe Sinnott
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Canada & Ireland Development Fund Winners; Europa Cinema Awards; Hubert Bals Prize — Global Briefs

  • Deadline
Canadian film and TV funding body Creative BC and Irish counterpart Screen Ireland have revealed the recipients of their inaugural international co-production development fund. Five projects will share $150,000 Cad. The five successful projects selected are In Blood, produced by Underground Films and Hoodwink Films; Crossfire, produced by Tile Films and Soapbox; Children Of The Church, produced by Wildfire Films and Screen Siren; Cry From The Sea, produced by Shinawil and Sepia; and Recovery, produced by Samson + Goonworks. The program intends to increase gender parity in industry leadership roles and four of the five projects are led by female producers. Previous co-productions between Ireland and Canada have included Room, Brooklyn, Maudie and The Breadwinner.

The 2018 Europa Cinemas awards, which are given to the best European cinemas supported by the Creative Europe programme, have gone to the Theatiner Film in Munich for Best Programming; Kino Urania in the Croatian city of Osijek
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Tax Evasion Scandals Stall Film Production in China

  • Variety
Tax Evasion Scandals Stall Film Production in China
Things are changing fast in China’s entertainment industry. The country’s film business is expected to enter a period of slowdown as the government continues to crack down on tax evasion after the eruption of the scandals surrounding Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (pictured above) and the war epic “Unbreakable Spirit.”

Many productions in the making have been put on hold amid the new uncertainties. Big-budget blockbusters and highly paid A-listers are likely to be affected the most.

Emperor Motion Picture confirmed to Variety that the production of “Crossfire” has been postponed until further notice. The action-thriller, to be directed and produced by Benny Chan and starring Donnie Yen, who also serves as producer, was announced during FilMart in Hong Kong in March. The film is expected to be a big-budget co-production as it was going to be shot on location in South America, but Emp still has not confirmed
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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in November 2018

Netflix has confirmed that 57 new original series, movies and specials will be debuting on the streaming service in November, including the first season of “The Kominsky Method” and the sixth and final season of “House of Cards.” Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Netflix appearances including the red-hot Oscar contenders “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and “Outlaw King.”

Available November 1

Angela’s Christmas (Netflix Original)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bring It On: In It to Win It

Cape Fear

Children of Men

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Cloverfield

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Doctor Strange

Fair Game – Director’s Cut

Follow This: Part 3 (Netflix Original)

From Dusk Till Dawn

Good Will Hunting

Jet Li’s Fearless

Julie & Julia

Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles: Pt. 1

National Lampoon’s Animal House

Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow

Planet Hulk

Scary Movie 2

Scary Movie 3

Sex and the
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What’s Leaving Netflix in November 2018

  • Variety
The dinosaurs are facing extinction once again in Netflix’s latest streaming purge.

Staring Nov. 1, the “Jurassic Park” trilogy will disappear from the streaming platform, along with the popular animated dinosaur series “The Land Before Time.” Also leaving Netflix is the Guillermo del Toro film “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” and the hit horror pic “Oculus.” Additionally, Keira Knightley’s “Anna Karenina” will bid farewell on Nov. 12 and the lovable bear in “Paddington” will depart on Nov. 16.

See the full list of titles leaving Netflix below:

Nov. 1

Amelie

Crossfire

Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions 2

Cruel Intentions 3

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park III

Oculus

Phenomenon

Run to me

Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball

Steel Magnolias

The Invasion

The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure

The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving

The Lazarus Effect

The Lost World: Jurassic Park
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FBI Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Doomsday

Things got heavy with radioactivity quickly on FBI Season 1 Episode 5! Between radioactive murder victims and Oa and Maggie risking exposures themselves, it had everything I could have wanted in an episode and then some.

What the hell kind of drill was that? Then the alarm went off for real, and they expect me just to trust that it isn't another drill?

The dead body, though, was a pretty good indication that things at this plant had gotten a bit more than real.

Maggie: Wait! Wait, I want to see her face.

Plant Owner: Don't get too close. She's radioactive.

Maggie: How did that happen?

Plant Owner: There was a problem with the fuel pools last night.

Maggie: Fuel Pools?

Permalink: Fuel Pools? Added: October 23, 2018

Wow, the guy in charge of the plant is a complete jerk. His plant is under investigation, and one of his employees is dead with their body being radioactive.
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Jay-z’s Roc Nation Joins BBC’s ‘Noughts & Crosses’ Series (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Jay-z’s Roc Nation and Participant Media have joined the eagerly anticipated TV adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s popular novel series “Noughts & Crosses” as exec producers. Roc Nation will also handle the soundtrack for the show, which is set in an alternate world where there is a ruling class of people of African descent and white people suffer discrimination and prejudice.

Poldark” producer Mammoth Screen is making the series for the BBC, which now has two major U.S. partners, including socially conscious producer Participant Media. Blackman said Roc Nation and Participant will “bring an extra dimension to the production that I can’t wait to see – and hear.”

The series follows two young people, Sephy and Callum, who are divided by their color but united by burning injustice. Sephy is a “Cross,” a member of the black ruling class and daughter of a prominent politician. Callum is a “Nought,
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Stephanie Cutter Named ABC News Contributor; Former Barack Obama Campaign Staffer Most Recently At CNN

Stephanie Cutter, the former Deputy Campaign Manager for Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign and more recently a CNN political commentator, has joined ABC News as a contributor.

The announcement was made this morning on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, during the host’s introduction of Cutter as a panelist.

Stephanopoulos’ announcement was followed up by a statement released by ABC News, which noted that Cutter will “offer political analysis and insight across ABC News programs and live events.”

On CNN, Cutter was among the panelists of a revived, but short-lived, Crossfire in 2013-’14, along with Van Jones, Newt Gingrich and S.E. Cupp.

In addition to her TV punditry, Cutter is a founding partner of Precision Strategies, a strategic consulting firm in Washington D.C. and New York City.

Prior to her work with the 2012 Obama campaign, Cutter served in the White House as assistant to Obama and deputy senior adviser for communications and strategy.
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Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp Character and Level Pack now available for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have today released Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp Character and Level Pack Dlc for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. This Dlc pack adds the two characters and a level inspired by the comic series and is available for the Xbox One for £2.39 and on PS4 and Steam for £2.49.

The brand new Dlc pack takes Ant-Man and the Wasp to Hank Pym’s forgotten research lab to take on Egghead, their old adversary, who is up to his old fiendish tricks. Players will fight their way past an assortment of enemies and thugs and even a giant mech chicken. New unlockable characters to add to the 200+ roster of heroes and villains include Ant-Man, Wasp, Egghead, Crossfire, Stinger, The Human Fly, Giant-Man and Ghost. All these new characters can be used to explore the variety of Marvel locations and the Open Hub World of Chronopolis.

The Ant-Man and
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Valve And Perfect World Are Bringing Steam To China

  • Variety
Valve is officially bringing Steam to China with the help of game and movie company Perfect World, it announced Monday.

Steam China will extend a partnership between the two companies that began in 2012. Perfect World subsidiaries currently operate some of Valve’s online titles in China, including “Dota 2” and “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.” Perfect World and Valve will work closely on Steam China, actively promoting its launch, marketing, and game lineup. Valve said no changes are planned for Steam’s existing worldwide operations and service due to this announcement.

China is currently the world’s biggest video games market, valued at more than $25 billion in 2016, according to a report from Ihs Markit. It reportedly represents a quarter of all money generated by video games worldwide. Most of the country’s spending (51%) comes from the PC market. Microtransactions accounted for 88% of PC revenues in 2016, with a majority of that money (59%) going to tech giant Tencent,
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William Phipps, Voice of Prince Charming in 'Cinderella' and Sci-Fi Movie Star, Dies at 96

William Phipps, Voice of Prince Charming in 'Cinderella' and Sci-Fi Movie Star, Dies at 96
William Phipps, the prolific character actor who starred in sci-fi movies of the 1950s and provided the voice of Prince Charming in the Disney classic Cinderella, has died. He was 96.

Phipps died Friday night at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica after a battle with lung cancer, his friend, noted showbiz author Tom Weaver, announced.

A contract player at RKO Radio Pictures, Phipps made his big-screen debut in the Oscar best picture nominee Crossfire (1947), Edward Dmytryk's film noir classic that revolves around an investigation into the hate-crime murder of a Jewish man.

Weaver pointed out that as Hollywood began ...
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MSNBC, CNN Have Been Pitched Show Featuring Avenatti, Scaramucci

  • Variety
You might liken it to “Crossfire” for the era of President Donald Trump.

Talent agency UTA has casually pitched MSNBC and CNN the idea of a new program featuring Trump confidant Anthony Scaramucci and anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti, according to a person familiar with the situation. No deal has been made, this person said, and there is no guarantee the concept will come to fruition. A show could not launch until after Avenatti dispenses with current client obligations, this person cautioned, including the case he has been pursuing on behalf of adult actress Stormy Daniels.

MSNBC declined to comment. UTA declined to comment. A CNN spokesperson could not be reached for immediate comment. The nascent effort to package the two figures was reported previously by The New York Times.

The idea sounds like an update of “Crossfire,” the venerable CNN program that pit one liberal pundit (“on the left”) against
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'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' Review: Annette Bening Brings the Showbiz Pain

'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' Review: Annette Bening Brings the Showbiz Pain
What an astounding actress Annette Bening is. And she’s at her very best in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool playing Gloria Grahame, a screen siren of the 1940s and 1950s. Here, however, we pick up with the actress during her last years, from 1979 to 1981, when she died of breast cancer at the age of 57. Instead of hitting all the familiar beats – fading bombshell desperately holding on to her past glory – Bening brings Graham to thrilling life as the complicated woman she was till the end.

Grahame made her
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The Curious Languor of Robert Mitchum

  • MUBI
Everyone notices the eyes first, languid, those of a somnambulist. Robert Mitchum, calm and observant, is a presence that, through passivity, enamors a viewer. His face is as effulgent as moonlight. The man smolders, with that boozy, baritone voice, seductive and soporific, a cigarette perched between wispy lips below which is a chin cleft like a geological fault. He’s slithery with innuendo. There’s an effortless allure to it all, a mix of malaise and braggadocio, a cocksure machismo and a hint of fragility. He’s ever-cool, a paradox, “radiating heat without warmth,” as Richard Brody said. A poet, a prodigious lover and drinker, a bad boy; his penchant for marijuana landed him in jail, and in the photographs from his two-month stay he looks like a natural fit. He sits, wrapped in denim, legs spread wide, hair shiny and slick, holding a cup of coffee. His mouth is
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