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Joy of pecs: Jessica Fostekew, the weightlifting comic shredding body fascism

When her trainer called muscly women unfeminine, the standup turned her outrage into a hilarious show full of sweat, barbells, chalk and childbirth Jessica Fostekew felt nervous yesterday, very nervous. So she went to lift some weights. I was at peak dread, she says. So I was like, Just do 20 minutes. Then I felt […]

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Box office cats-tastrophe: Cats projected to lose $70m

The Universal Pictures film is bound for the litter box as one of 2019s biggest flops Cats appears set to make movie hiss-tory as a major box office failure for Universal Pictures. The critically panned film, which had a reported budget of $95m (72m), made only the LA Times reports while it could lose up […]

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The decade that broke me! Could anyone keep up with TV’s golden age?

Forget prestige television the real glory days were back when there was nothing on. No wonder people fib constantly about what they watch. Heres how to do it convincingly Speaking as someone who writes about television for a living, the 2010s have absolutely broken me. It all used to be so simple. There were five […]

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The Irishman: the murder, the women, the ending discuss with spoilers

Martin Scorseses epic, and epically long, gangster drama has finally reached Netflix and in the days since, its caused fervent online debate Though its only been a few short days since Martin Scorseses latest film The Irishman joined the Netflix content library and started playing 24/7 showtimes in living rooms around the globe, already the […]

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Sundance 2020: Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift and Pepe the Frog headline festival

Film festival announces packed lineup including documentaries centred around the singer and the notorious meme Hollywood stars from Angelina Jolie to Ben Affleck to Julianne Moore will head to Park City, Utah, next month as part of the 2020 Sundance film festival. Next years lineup is one of the most packed to date, as well […]

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Long haul: how to survive The Irishman

The Scorsese epic is three and a half hours long, and involves a lot of talk of trucks. Is it best to watch it as a miniseries? This week I attempted to watch phone as I attempted to get him back to sleep. This is not unusual. The Irishmans punishing length is causing all manner […]

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How Parasite became the most talked about foreign language film of 2019

Bong Joon-hos darkly comic Korean thriller has become a box office hit, a meme machine and might be the first non-English language film to win the best picture Oscar On Monday morning, a flurry of Hollywood trade-paper headlines greeted the news that Bong Joon-hos Parasite had, in its fifth weekend of release, crossed the $10m […]

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Shedunnit how Agatha Christie became cinema hot property

With his new film Knives Out, Rian Johnson has rescued the crime writer from cosy evening telly and recast her for the here and now A housekeeper finds the body of her multimillionaire boss in the study, his throat slit, a knife having dripped blood all over the white sheepskin rug. Shit! she says. It […]

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Sounding it out: Listening to white noise put my life back on track

Megan Nolan was searching for a way to switch off the stresses of modern life. Then she discovered white noise. Here, she charts how the flat frequencies helped her cope Late last year Spotify presented me with my Top 100 most listened to tracks of 2018 and, as ever when Im presented with some unknown […]

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Rihanna mobbed in Paris: Dennis Leupold’s best photograph

A huge crowd surrounded the car. It was quite eerie, almost scary. Even for her that moment was crazy Rihannas French fans are wild. They love her so much and they run for several blocks behind her car when shes travelling through the city. This shot was taken at Diamonds world tour in 2013 she […]

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