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John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum

Once upon a time, a man named John Wick retired from his successful career as an assassin. But then he returned to it. And across what's now a three-film series, he's been having a heck of a week ever since.

John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum

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If You Only See One Detective-Themed Pikachu Movie This Year...

The Pokémon universe has brought the world television cartoons, trading cards, video games, plush toys, the mobile-game sensation Pokemon GO, and a string of animated movies. Now, the franchise makes the leap into live action with a big-budget summer blockbuster called Pokemon Detective Pikachu.

If You Only See One Detective-Themed Pikachu Movie This Year...

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People We're Pulling For

Everyone needs inspiration. And we need it too. So from time to time, we pause just to single out some of the people whose work we're appreciating. People from whom we want more. We call this segment People We're Pulling For.

People We're Pulling For

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In 'Long Shot', Charlize Theron And Seth Rogen Mix Love And Politics

While summer is a time of spectacles and sequels, there is always time for love. The new romantic comedy Long Shot stars Charlize Theron as a beautiful and sophisticated presidential candidate and Seth Rogen as the grubby speechwriter with her on the campaign trail.

In 'Long Shot', Charlize Theron And Seth Rogen Mix Love And Politics

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping And Comedies About Music

We revisit our 2016 discussion of the film Popstar. We The also look at back at other films that find humor in the foibles of musicians.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping And Comedies About Music

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Elizabeth Holmes And Theranos In Pop Culture

Nothing fascinates the world like a meteoric rise. Except, of course, for a spectacular fall. The story of the Silicon Valley startup Theranos and its young founder Elizabeth Holmes has both. And the coverage it's received has been huge. There's the book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, the podcast The Dropout, and the HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. Today we look at three ways of telling the same story.

Elizabeth Holmes And Theranos In Pop Culture

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'Avengers: Endgame' Is A Satisfying Super-Wrap

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought us Iron Man movies, Thor movies, Captain America movies, Avengers movies, and many other superhero franchises over the last decade, and they all feed into one epic that ties up many of the loose ends. Today we're talking the juggernaut to end all juggernauts, Avengers: Endgame.

'Avengers: Endgame' Is A Satisfying Super-Wrap

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We Celebrate Beyoncé's 'Homecoming'

On Wednesday, Beyoncé released two major projects. On Netflix, a new documentary captures the process of putting on headlining appearances at last year's Coachella Music Festival. She also surprise-released a double-length live album that contains just some of the highlights from Beyoncé's two ambitious Coachella performances. Both projects are called Homecoming, and they help immortalize a huge stage show full of dancers and drum lines and impeccable choreography and songs that reach across Beyoncé's career.

We Celebrate Beyoncé's 'Homecoming'

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Our Summer Movie Preview

It's time again for our summer movie preview. We'll take a shot at guessing hits and misses, and we'll tell you what we can't wait to see.

Our Summer Movie Preview

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We Offer Some Pop Culture Advice

Today we open up the vault to finally bring you a segment we recorded back in 2016 with our pal Audie Cornish. You'll hear us live in Seattle offering advice on some classic pop culture problems.

We Offer Some Pop Culture Advice

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