Daily Archives: June 2, 2018

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Just Lost Two Advertisers

In its statement, State Farm said they are always reviewing programs to make sure they meet with “programming guidelines,” as well as the company’s “brand values,” per Deadline. Full Frontal is filmed in advance, and the series’ dialogues are scripted meaning Samantha Bee’s use of the expletive occurred in a pre-taped broadcast that was aired later. In its tweet, apologizing ...

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'Upgrade' Review: Tech-Run-Amuck Revenge Thriller Is Near-Perfect Pulp

There are good modern B movies – those films that still borrow the old termite-art terminology of back-half programming, because what does "double feature" even mean anymore, but have kept the phrase’s shorthand description for guttery, grungy giddiness alive – and then there’s Upgrade. There are sublimely ridiculous Robocop rip-offs and bottom-shelf Black Mirror outtakes, and then there’s Upgrade. There ...

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The Moviegoer, June 3-9

Laemmle’s Anniversary Classics Double bill of screen legend Marilyn Monroe’s most quintessentially “Marilyn” movies. In How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), the improbably named Pola, Loco and Schatze (Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall) are gal-pals who set out to marry well. In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Monroe gives an iconic performance as Lorelei Lee with the still stunning show-stopper ...

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