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    Movie review: BlacKkKlansman

    Movie review: BlacKkKlansman


    Arriving a year after white supremacists marched in the streets of Charlottesville, Spike Lee's BlackKklansman is a slapstick comedy, a blaxsploitation throwback and an incendiary Molotov cocktail thrown into the foray of the...

    Arriving a year after white supremacists marched in the streets of Charlottesville, Spike Lee's BlackKklansman is a slapstick comedy, a blaxsploitation throwback and an incendiary Molotov cocktail thrown into the foray of the modern...
    Madonna, Like a Sexagenarian

    Madonna, Like a Sexagenarian


    "People say I'm controversial," Madonna, who turns 60 today, told an audience of music-industry peers in 2016. "But I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around." Sexism was the demon that haunted...

    "People say I'm controversial," Madonna, who turns 60 today, told an audience of music-industry peers in 2016. "But I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around." Sexism was the demon that haunted Madonna's...
    Johnny Depp throws gross accusation at ex-wife Amber Heard

    Johnny Depp throws gross accusation at ex-wife Amber Heard


    Johnny Depp has accused former wife Amber Heard of deliberately soiling their marital bed in revenge for turning up two hours late to her 30th birthday bash.The troubled actor claims the incident sparked the violent argument...

    Johnny Depp has accused former wife Amber Heard of deliberately soiling their marital bed in revenge for turning up two hours late to her 30th birthday bash.The troubled actor claims the incident sparked the violent argument that...
    Album review: Dudley Benson, Zealandia

    Album review: Dudley Benson, Zealandia


    The title of Zealandia, alternative artist Dudley Benson's third album, references the 94 per cent submerged continent that lies beneath the ocean, of which New Zealand is just a fraction.It conjures a sense of primordial...

    The title of Zealandia, alternative artist Dudley Benson's third album, references the 94 per cent submerged continent that lies beneath the ocean, of which New Zealand is just a fraction.It conjures a sense of primordial urgency,...

    Paul Walker's brothers open to 'Fast' franchise return


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly five years after Paul Walker's death, his brothers say they're open to playing his character again in the "Fast and Furious" franchise.Producers asked Caleb and Cody Walker to fill in for their...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly five years after Paul Walker's death, his brothers say they're open to playing his character again in the "Fast and Furious" franchise.Producers asked Caleb and Cody Walker to fill in for their brother...
    Spike Lee: BlacKkKlansman's white actors 'had problems saying the 'N' word'

    Spike Lee: BlacKkKlansman's white actors 'had problems saying the 'N' word'


    "The white actors had problems saying the 'N' word," Spike Lee says. "But it was comfortable for me."That word, and the idea of free speech versus hate speech comes up a lot in the Academy Award-winning director's acclaimed...

    "The white actors had problems saying the 'N' word," Spike Lee says. "But it was comfortable for me."That word, and the idea of free speech versus hate speech comes up a lot in the Academy Award-winning director's acclaimed new...
    Album review: Nicki Minaj, Queen - was it worth the wait?

    Album review: Nicki Minaj, Queen - was it worth the wait?


    It's been four years since Nicki Minaj's last solo album and in that time she's collaborated on what feels like every second song to hit the airways. She's also been outspoken about feminism and empowerment in the era of...

    It's been four years since Nicki Minaj's last solo album and in that time she's collaborated on what feels like every second song to hit the airways. She's also been outspoken about feminism and empowerment in the era of #MeToo.I...
    TimeOut's streaming guide: Larry David, The O.C. and more

    TimeOut's streaming guide: Larry David, The O.C. and more


    Here are some online streaming ideas for you to bust the boredom this week. Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (Neon) Here's some pretty, pretty, pretty good news; Neon has just landed Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm....

    Here are some online streaming ideas for you to bust the boredom this week. Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (Neon) Here's some pretty, pretty, pretty good news; Neon has just landed Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm. This...
    Hot Takes: Phantastic Ferniture, LGBT Netflix films and Hir

    Hot Takes: Phantastic Ferniture, LGBT Netflix films and Hir


    GROOVE Julia Jacklin's finely painted folk music left me winded when I first discovered it, and I've returned to her debut album Don't Let the Kids Win over and over since its 2016 release. When I recently discovered the band...

    GROOVE Julia Jacklin's finely painted folk music left me winded when I first discovered it, and I've returned to her debut album Don't Let the Kids Win over and over since its 2016 release. When I recently discovered the band Phantastic...
    YouTube criticised for showing terrifying horror movie ad that viewers couldn't click away from

    YouTube criticised for showing terrifying horror movie ad that viewers couldn't click away from


    The YouTube ad begins with a volume sign, its familiar white bar dancing left then right before finally switching to mute. For one second, there is only the mute sign against a black background. And then, abruptly, the grisly,...

    The YouTube ad begins with a volume sign, its familiar white bar dancing left then right before finally switching to mute. For one second, there is only the mute sign against a black background. And then, abruptly, the grisly, zombielike...
    Game review: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

    Game review: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker


    Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker has been described as charming, and I'd have to agree. It's set up like a storybook with each level being a page in that book. Once a level is completed you can leaf through to the next page....

    Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker has been described as charming, and I'd have to agree. It's set up like a storybook with each level being a page in that book. Once a level is completed you can leaf through to the next page. The...
    Inception ending explained: Michael Caine reveals what really happened at the end

    Inception ending explained: Michael Caine reveals what really happened at the end


    Michael Caine cleared up nearly a decade of confusion surrounding Inception during a London screening of the film.The 85-year-old actor stood before an eager audience at Somerset House, where the 2010 film was being shown, to...

    Michael Caine cleared up nearly a decade of confusion surrounding Inception during a London screening of the film.The 85-year-old actor stood before an eager audience at Somerset House, where the 2010 film was being shown, to explain...
    Matt Groening's new Netflix cartoon Disenchantment is not for kids

    Matt Groening's new Netflix cartoon Disenchantment is not for kids


    As the man who created the global phenomenon that is The Simpsons , underground cartoonist-turned-TV titan Matt Groening pretty much laid the groundwork for the reference-heavy popular culture we now exist in. But he's not...

    As the man who created the global phenomenon that is The Simpsons , underground cartoonist-turned-TV titan Matt Groening pretty much laid the groundwork for the reference-heavy popular culture we now exist in. But he's not done...
    Movie review: The Meg

    Movie review: The Meg


    This long-gestating adaptation of Steve Alten's post- Jurassic Park , techno-thriller novel should've been a slam dunk. But, though not without moments of minor inspiration, the New Zealand-shot blockbuster is for the most part...

    This long-gestating adaptation of Steve Alten's post- Jurassic Park , techno-thriller novel should've been a slam dunk. But, though not without moments of minor inspiration, the New Zealand-shot blockbuster is for the most part a...
    Tom Cruise's son Connor makes big Scientology move

    Tom Cruise's son Connor makes big Scientology move


    Tom Cruise's son is clearly following in his father's footsteps.It's been revealed Connor Cruise, 23, has made a permanent move to an elite Scientology compound, known as The Sandcastle, in Clearwater, Florida.According to...

    Tom Cruise's son is clearly following in his father's footsteps.It's been revealed Connor Cruise, 23, has made a permanent move to an elite Scientology compound, known as The Sandcastle, in Clearwater, Florida.According to the...

    New McCartney love song takes direct, 'raunchy' approach


    NEW YORK (AP) — The man who co-wrote "I Want to Hold Your Hand" more than a half century ago is speaking more directly these days.Sir Paul McCartney released a new single on Wednesday called "Fuh You," where the key line — "I...

    NEW YORK (AP) — The man who co-wrote "I Want to Hold Your Hand" more than a half century ago is speaking more directly these days.Sir Paul McCartney released a new single on Wednesday called "Fuh You," where the key line — "I want...

    Suspect says smashing Trump's star was 'right and just act'


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man accused of smashing President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame called it a "rightful and just act."Austin Clay pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge Wednesday in Los...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man accused of smashing President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame called it a "rightful and just act."Austin Clay pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge Wednesday in Los Angeles.Prosecutors...
    With new Sunday season, six nights of Shortland Street mark a world first

    With new Sunday season, six nights of Shortland Street mark a world first


    Shortland Street's upcoming move to screen six nights a week will mark a world first for the Kiwi soap.New Zealand's longest-running drama is set to begin its Sunday season on September 9.It will kick off with a one-hour...

    Shortland Street's upcoming move to screen six nights a week will mark a world first for the Kiwi soap.New Zealand's longest-running drama is set to begin its Sunday season on September 9.It will kick off with a one-hour episode...
    Mitski on touring with Lorde and counting Iggy Pop as a fan

    Mitski on touring with Lorde and counting Iggy Pop as a fan


    I've called Mitski at a bad time. "Was today the interview day?" she says in a drowsy voice. "I just took a tetanus shot, and I'm getting those really rare side effects, so I completely am in a different world, I'm sorry."I...

    I've called Mitski at a bad time. "Was today the interview day?" she says in a drowsy voice. "I just took a tetanus shot, and I'm getting those really rare side effects, so I completely am in a different world, I'm sorry."I offer...
    Lena Dunham shares naked snaps to celebrate hysterectomy anniversary

    Lena Dunham shares naked snaps to celebrate hysterectomy anniversary


    Lena Dunham has shared three naked pictures of herself to celebrate the nine month anniversary of her hysterectomy.The 32-year-old actress underwent a hysterectomy due to endometriosis - a medical condition which causes the...

    Lena Dunham has shared three naked pictures of herself to celebrate the nine month anniversary of her hysterectomy.The 32-year-old actress underwent a hysterectomy due to endometriosis - a medical condition which causes the layer...