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Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick in The Last Five Years.
by Stephen Thompson
July 31, 2015 Ari Shapiro and Bob Mondello join the gang to discuss soundtracks and other cinematic songs. And, as always, we discuss what's making us happy this week.
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Tina Fey talked about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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by Linda Holmes
July 28, 2015 On demand is on demand, as it turns out, whether it's video or audio. Even Tina Fey says so.
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles during a game against the New York Knicks on Oct. 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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July 27, 2015 In Pop Culture Happy Hour's sports spinoff, Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby discuss the athletes people hate — and try to get at why.
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Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in Trainwreck.
July 24, 2015 This week brings two summer movies into our field of vision: an unconventional romantic comedy and a shrunken (in the good way) superhero adventure.
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Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in Trainwreck.
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July 17, 2015 The comedy Trainwreck, written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, takes a few risks with the romantic comedy formula on which it ultimately relies. Plus: LeBron James!
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Mr. Peanutbutter (Paul F. Tompkins) and BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett).
July 17, 2015 This week's show brings an old pal home for a discussion of Netflix's favorite cartoon horse, as well as baseball, Lily Tomlin, graphic novels, other podcasts and more.
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Denis Leary in FX's Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.
July 14, 2015 Denis Leary's new FX comedy isn't badly executed, but its concept is reliant on viewers wanting to walk again through some very well-covered territory.
Oh, shut up, Freddie Mitchell. And what are you smiling about, No. 31?
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July 14, 2015 In the first installment of a new series on sports memories, Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby discuss "4th and 26," a single play between the Eagles and the Packers in the 2003-04 NFL playoffs.
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by Glen Weldon
July 12, 2015 Proust's famous novel Swann's Way is out in the form of — wait for it — a graphic novel. Glen Weldon explains how much of it is substance and how much is gimmick.
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Ryan Reynolds in Self/less.
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by Tasha Robinson
July 11, 2015 Some science-fiction films like Mad Max: Fury Road and Ex Machina get away with giving characters very little history. But a body-jumping transformation story doesn't have that luxury.
July 10, 2015 On this week's show, we look at the sketch comedy returning for its fifth season and the world of minions, Smurfs and trolls.
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Andy Samberg as Aaron Williams in 7 Days In Hell.
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July 10, 2015 HBO's mock tennis documentary stars Andy Samberg as a brash American taking on a shy Brit in a fictional 2004 match that lasted a week.
Chris Hardwick is the host of Comedy Central's popular series @midnight.
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by Jessica Daniels
July 9, 2015 It's hard to get social media aspects of a TV show right, and it's hard to get people to watch a show when it's on. Comedy Central's fake game show is surprisingly good at both.
A Series T-800 Robot in Terminator Genisys.
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July 7, 2015 Contributors Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek break down the latest in the many-tentacled franchise that continues to employ its indispensable central action hero.
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Joe Manganiello in Magic Mike XXL.
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July 3, 2015 For our 250th episode, the gang digs into a movie and a TV show, each geared toward grown people in different ways. And, as always, we close with what's making us happy this week.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator.
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by Chris Klimek
July 1, 2015 As Terminator: Genisys opens in theaters, we provide the necessary refresher on how exactly the franchise got to this complicated, complicated place.
Stephen "Twitch" Boss, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Joe Mangianello, Channing Tatum, and Adam Rodriguez.
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July 1, 2015 Magic Mike XXL is not much to look at, plot-wise. But it is a lot to look at happy-stripper-wise.
This is James Wolk playing Jackson Oz in Zoo. Yes, Jackson Oz. I would never joke about something like this.
June 30, 2015 CBS is bringing to the screen the goofiest, nuttiest animal-conspiracy story ever to feature a lion attacking the grill of a truck.
June 30, 2015 A massive new anthology collects the impressive and varied work of the Montreal-based publisher Drawn And Quarterly, whose comics and graphic novels represent a deeply human kind of storytelling.
June 29, 2015 We have a conversation with one of our favorite regular-book enthusiasts about the special matter of the audiobook.
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June 26, 2015 On this week's show, a beloved author of books for kids writes another one for adults, and Lifetime sets a drama behind the scenes of a reality dating show.
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by Laura Wagner
June 20, 2015 Sportswriter Kent Babb talks about his new book Not A Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson.
This is the real promo art for a real Lifetime movie starring Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell.
June 19, 2015 Despite the big stars, it's hard to make a straight-faced parody of something watched by people who often already think it's a joke.
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