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'A Quiet Place' Is Something to Talk About
Arriving in theaters on a crest of post-SXSW Film Festival love, A Quiet Place is a tense, jangly new monster movie directed by John Krasinski that has plenty going for it–just not quite as much as some hyperventilating festival types might lead one to expect.
J.K. Simmons' 'Counterpart' Shows Why Super-Spies Aren't That Sexy
“It’s so sexy, the work you do,” diplomat Claude Lambert (Guy Burnet) leers at bad-guy, black-clad super-spy Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) in episode 3 of the sci-fi spy series Counterpart. Lambert’s comment is half lascivious, half ironic, but it’s also true. Lambert envies and desires Howard Silk because everyone envies and desires spies.
Russian Mobster From 'Operation Odessa' Explains His Side of the Cartel Scheme
The fall of the Soviet Union in the early ‘90s had unexpected consequences. One of them was a surplus of ex-military supplies, weapons and vehicles suddenly flushing the black market. In other words, there was a potential gold mine to be had in Russia, if you were brave enough to go there and get it. This idea occurred to two Miami wannabe criminal masterminds. One was Tarzan (real name: Ludwig Fainberg), a flamboyant, husky Russian who’d lived in the U.S.
'Pacific Rim Uprising' Has a Plot, Probably
Director Guillermo del Toro was way off his mark with Pacific Rim, a moderate hit in the U.S. but a monster hit throughout Asia. So, like it or not, we’re now stuck with Pacific Rim Uprising, an earthlings-vs.-monster/robots sequel produced by del Toro but directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil).
'Ready Player One' Is a Vintage Spielberg Ride You'll Want to Take
If the carefully made, earnest, well-acted and politically charged drama The Post exemplified the grown-up Steven Spielberg, then his new science-fiction action flick, Ready Player One, released just months after, is the jazzy, flashy, tripped-out, super-caffeinated kid version of the director many of us grew up loving, and many subsequent directors grew of aping.
How Drag Culture Became Something You Can No Longer Avoid, Featuring Alaska Thunderf*ck
RuPaul’s Drag Race, a televised competition that started in 2009, gained a devoted cult following and is having its season 10 premiere tonight, is arguably the best reality show that straight men aren’t watching yet. For those unfamiliar, the show follows (usually) 11 nationally renowned drag queens in pursuit of the title of next drag superstar, crowned by none other than drag royalty and routine pun-abuser RuPaul.