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Wade (Tye Sheridan) is the teen hero of Spielberg's latest big-budget action flick Ready Player One, based on the novel of the same name. Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Arcade Firewall: 'Ready Player One' REALLY Loves The '80s

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Sara Gilbert and Roseanne Barr in the return of ABC's Roseanne. Adam Rose/ABC hide caption

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'Roseanne' Returns For A New Conversation

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Bill Hader plays Barry in the new HBO series Barry, created by Hader and Silicon Valley's Alec Berg. John P. Johnson/HBO hide caption

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A Contract Killer Walks Into An Acting Class, On HBO's 'Barry'

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Nailah Blackman performs onstage during SXSW 2018. Sean Mathis/Getty Images for SXSW hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Musical Discoveries From SXSW 2018

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Bryan Cranston voices the gruff-but-lovable mutt Chief in Wes Anderson's star-studded, stop-motion tale Isle of Dogs. Fox Searchlight hide caption

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The Fast And The Furry Us: Wes Anderson's Masterful 'Isle Of Dogs'

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The Guy (Ben Sinclair) on High Maintenance. David Russell/HBO hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'High Maintenance'

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Director Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water won best director and best picture at the 90th Academy Awards. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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A Year After Envelope Pandemonium, A Ho-Hum Night Is Just What The Oscars Ordered

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Regrettable Television Pop Quiz

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Natalie Portman plays Lena in Alex Garland's new film Annihilation. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Mind-Bending Pleasures Of 'Annihilation'

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Figure skater Adam Rippon of the United States celebrates after competing in the team event at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Sports, Zazz And Commerce At The Winter Olympics

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T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) settle their differences, Wakanda style. Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios hide caption

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'Black Panther' Is A Superhero Story You Haven't Seen Before — And It's Thrilling

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Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in the Oscar-nominated film Darkest Hour. Jack English/Focus Features hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Gary Oldman Jowls It Up As Winston Churchill

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L to R: Antoni Porowsky, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown and Jonathan Van Ness, eyeing queerly. Netflix hide caption

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New 'Queer Eye' Is A Reboot, Not A Retread

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Justin Timberlake performs onstage during the Super Bowl LII halftime dhow at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Super Bowl Wrap: Philadelphia Had A Much Better Night Than Justin Timberlake

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Bruno Mars swept the major categories at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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10 Takeaways From The 2018 Grammys

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Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) and Dr. Jared Kalu (Chuku Modu) treat a patient on The Good Doctor. Eike Schroter/ABC hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: All Bunnies Go To Heaven On 'The Good Doctor'

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Vicky Krieps as Alma and Daniel Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock in Phantom Thread. Laurie Sparham /Focus Features hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Phantom Thread'

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Rachel Brosnahan stars in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Nicole Rivelli/Amazon hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

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Actress Bria Vinaite plays 20-something single mom Halley in The Florida Project. Her daughter, Moonee, is played by Brooklynn Prince. Marc Schmidt/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Florida Project'

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Margo Robbie stars as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. Neon hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'I, Tonya'

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Oprah Winfrey, the first black woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award, spent most of her speech time at the 75th Golden Globes talking about the long fight for women's justice. NBCUniversal via Getty Images hide caption

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Activism Hits The Red Carpet And Oprah Hits A Home Run At The Golden Globes

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