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Before Its U.S. Debut
The UK reality-TV sensation is coming to America, airing five — yes, five — nights a week. Here’s what to expect, and why you should watch.
15 Movies to Get You Started With South Korean Horror
Mothra, Jigoku, Godzilla
: a Postwar Japanese Horror Primer
Tales of the supernatural reflected the anxieties of a society that had suffered the unthinkable terrors of war, and was still processing.
Cardsharps, False Identities, and Pratfalls: A Preston Sturges Primer
Rounding up the eight best films by one of Hollywood’s first writer-directors.
Love Triangles, Screwballs, and WWII: An Ernst Lubitsch Primer
Looking at the pre- and post-Code films of the early Hollywood director.
A Guide to Hannah Gadsby’s Pre-
Here’s a guide to the comedian everyone in the U.S. is finally talking about.
A Better Tomorrow:
A John Woo Primer
In anticipation of
s release, we review some of the Hong Kong filmmaker’s iconic work.
An Introduction to Japan’s Most Idiosyncratic and Exciting Animation Director
We break down Masaaki Yuasa’s best work, including
The Tatami Galaxy.
A Beginner’s Guide to Ingmar Bergman
Anyone who has ever cast their gaze to the sky and impotently wondered why the world is such absolute crap will be able to tap into Bergman’s ethos.
Why You Should Care About
A Futile and Stupid Gesture:
It’s time for a primer for Netflix’s
A Futile and Stupid Gesture,
a biopic about
co-founder Doug Kenney, based on Josh Karp’s book.
What You Need to Know Before Seeing
A few key points from previous DC movies.
Get to Know Jodie Whittaker, Your First Female Doctor on Doctor Who
You’ve probably seen her on
The Handmaid’s Tale
: A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe
Everything you need to know going into Hulu’s dystopian drama.
Will There Be Another Hollywood Writers’ Strike? Everything We Know So Far
The union has sent a letter to its members calling for a strike-authorization vote.
Aaron Sorkin Says That He Is, in Fact, Aware of Hollywood’s Diversity Problem
He would like you to know that he’s known about Hollywood’s lack of parity before last weekend.
Ghost in the Shell
101: A Beginner’s Guide to the Manga and Anime Series
Like many anime franchises,
Ghost in the Shell
exists over multiple films, TV series, and manga.
From John Woo to
, Here’s Your Guide to Gun Fu
Keanu Reeves has a lot of experience.
A Timeline of the Abuse Charges Against Bill Cosby [Updated]
More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault.
Everything That’s Happened in the Sony Leak Scandal
From top stars’ salaries to nasty emails to forthcoming films.
Tinashe 101: Everything You Need to Know About the R&B Newcomer
You know that song “2 On?” That’s her.
12 Things to Know About Stand-Up Comedian Jerrod Carmichael
His first stand-up TV special aired on HBO on Saturday.
Everything You Need to Know About
’s Rosamund Pike
She’s the best.
Why You Should Read (or Reread)
Before Seeing the Movie
Just do it already.
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What You Need to Know Before Watching Season 2 of
A catch-up guide.
What to Remember Before
A quick refresher on what’s up with Ichabod, Abbie, pals, and enemies as the show returns from a long hiatus.
Rose Maura Lorre
Everything We Know About
The Good Wife
’s Lemond Bishop
A cheat sheet to the recurring drug lord, who has resurfaced to cause trouble.
Here’s What You Need to Know About
The Maze Runner
Before You See It
Our guide, sort of.
E. Alex Jung
Who Is Meghan Trainor and What Is ‘All About That Bass’ Even About?
Peep our primer.
Fan’s Guide to Thomas Ligotti
A primer to the Southern Gothic writer whose work inspired Nic Pizzolatto on the HBO series.
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A Primer on
The Late Late Show
’s Possible New Host, James Corden
He’s an actor, writer, and comedian. And he’s reportedly coming to late night.
Your Guide to the Many Mysterious Reference Points of the Lana Del Rey Universe
A starter guide to the complete Lanaverse.
How to Watch ABC’s
the Right Way
There’s live voting and an app.
Primer: Where Things Stand Heading Into Season 7
A handy reminder of what Sookie, Eric, Bill, and all your Bon Temps pals were up to when we last saw them.
What Is 5SOS? Your New Boy Band, Explained
Stay with us.
Game of Thrones
Characters Stand Going Into Season Four
Find out what’s up with Joffrey, Arya, and the whole Westerosi gang as the new season begins.
Your Primer to
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Nine things you need to remember before you see
The Desolation of Smaug
: Everything You Need to Remember
A primer, in case you forgot everything.
Your Guide to Understanding
The Mortal Instruments
Shadowhunters, runes, and downworlders, explained!