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The Movie: Going the Distance
Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max
The Pitch: Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long) strike sparks during a summer fling in New York City but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett remains behind for his Big Apple job. But after six romantic weeks, neither is sure they want it to end. So despite opposing coasts, naysaying friends and family, and unexpected temptations, the couple just might have found something like love. And helped by a lot of texting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Romantic comedies are mostly predictable and cliched, but every now and then one comes along that perfectly mixes the tropes of Hollywood romance with just the right kind of R-rated comedy and some irresistible chemistry. That’s exactly what happens with Going the Distance, the raunchy yet charming long distance romantic comedy that makes fantastic use of the real-life romance between Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. Read More »
The dark, shocking, and hilarious series Dead to Me will return for a third and final season. The Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini series from creator Liz Feldman will end its run just as Netflix signs a multi-year partnership with Feldman to creature future Netflix originals series to come. Dead to Me season 1 debuted in May 2019, while season 2 arrived in May of this year.
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Dead to Me, one of the better Netflix originals, is returning for an all-new season of twists and turns. Season 1 ended with a shocking murder, and it looks like season 2 is going to be dealing directly with the fallout of that crime. Just like season 1, it looks like season 2 is going to be a blend of comedy and anxiety. Watch the Dead To Me season 2 trailer below.
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Dead to Me is one of Netflix’s best original shows – a darkly comedic series filled with twists that you definitely won’t see coming, and two great lead performances courtesy of Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. Netflix gave the show a second season, and now we finally know when we’ll be able to see it: next month. A Dead to Me season 2 trailer gives us the tiniest of glimpses of what to come while also revealing a premiere date.
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The nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and you know what that means: it’s time to pick apart the selections and make our case for why some of our favorites didn’t make the cut. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ voting body has about 24,000 members, and their collective decisions gave us plenty of nominations to praise and scratch our heads about.
Let’s run through a list of some of the 2019 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »
Dealing with the death of a loved one is always difficult. But after Jen (Christina Applegate) loses her husband in the new Netflix series Dead to Me, her cynical attitude and grim sense of humor doesn’t jibe well with the touchy feely remorse that everyone around her is feeling. Thankfully, an unlikely friend arrives at a grief support group in the form of Judy (Linda Cardellini). However, the friendship suddenly becomes a bit of a red flag when it’s revealed that Judy has a dark past and seems to be hiding a big secret. Will Jen care about this revelation when Judy is the only one who makes her feel like she’s not losing her mind? Watch the Dead to Me trailer below. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, we take a look at the line-up of 2019 Super Bowl commercials that features some of our favorite stars from film and television. The Mountain from Game of Thrones takes down the Bud Light Knight, Christina Applegate threatens the M&Ms, Harrison Ford can’t get his dog to stop ordering food on Amazon, Michael C. Hall sings for Skittles, and more. Read More »
In today’s edition of TV Bits:
- Roseanne spin-off The Conners gets a premiere date and a new theme song
- A whole new slate of Shonda Rhimes shows coming to Netflix
- James Gunn‘s Starsky & Hutch show has been abandoned
- J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot has a new TV series in the works
- Y: The Last Man adds another cast member
- Christina Applegate heads to Netflix for Dead to Me
- Jillian Bell joins Ben Schwartz in Showtime comedy The Wrong Mans (yes, plural)
- Get Shorty gets a season 2 trailer
- And more!
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Cameron Diaz first shot onto the Hollywood scene like a beautiful firecracker in the fantasy comedy The Mask. Though she may have ultimately been overshadowed by the wild antics of Jim Carrey at maximum insanity, the role was the beginning of a successful career that would see her become a leading lady just a few years later. However, we may have seen the last of Cameron Diaz on the big screen without even knowing it.
Earlier this month, there was an interview with Selma Blair going around where the actress said that her The Sweetest Thing co-star and good friend had quietly retired from acting. However, she then came out shortly after to say that she was just joking. But now we have word from Cameron Diaz herself that she really has retired from acting. Read More »
In the hustle and bustle of covering breaking news every day, sometimes a few movie trailers manage to sneak by unnoticed. But they can’t hide forever. We’re vigilant, and we’ll catch up with them eventually. Here are a few recent trailers that we didn’t catch when they first dropped this week. Read More »