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Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' is a rapturous re-invention of a broadway classic

From the very start of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, this superb filmmaker distinguishes his spectacular remake from its classic predecessor, and he does it with dirt. The familiar whistle of the overture plays across a quiet construction site, where rubble and ruins give clues to the apartment buildings that once stood there. From the debris emerges the Jets, a scrappy — but handsome — gang of white boys who will rumble with the equally… Read the rest

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Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg were born to host 'Baking It'

Welcome to Thanks, I Love It, our series highlighting something onscreen we’re obsessed with this week. If you have a sweet tooth, a passion for celebrating seasons, or an immeasurable love of food, you’ve likely watched a holiday baking competition before. But you’ve never seen anything like Baking It.Peacock’s new six-episode series, which streams Dec. 2, has all the delicious challenges and culinary creativity you crave from a baking competition, with a few special ingredients.… Read the rest

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Need a second PS5 controller? Pre-owned picks from DualSense are $20 off at GameStop.

SAVE $20: The PlayStation 5 DualSense controller is as “next-gen” as it gets, and you can get a pre-owned one for $20 off the original price at GameStop as of Dec. 1. You’ll pay $49.99.As any gamer knows, one controller simply isn’t enough. Whether you want to play co-op with a friend or just need a backup for when your main controller runs out of battery, eventually adding a second one to your collection is… Read the rest

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'Succession' star Alan Ruck explains the real reason behind Conner's broken arm

The latest Succession episode was excruciating even by Succession standards, and in among all the sibling-on-sibling fighting you may not have paid too much attention to the injured arm of Conner Roy (Alan Ruck).In the episode itself there was a muttered explanation about his character having had a fall at his ranch, but the whole thing mainly seemed like a way to set up Conner keeping his coat on during Kendall’s birthday party, much to… Read the rest

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Grimes delivers sneak peek of new song using binary code

Grimes has teased a new release on Twitter using binary code. The artist tweeted a string of the computer code yesterday, adding, “It’s real this time. Phew,” confirming the upcoming single launch. In case you missed the math class, binary code uses a two-symbol system of zeroes and ones that represents text, computer processor instructions, or any other data. In any other words, it was a very Grimes tactic, as no stranger to using special… Read the rest

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Get a year of Hulu for 99 cents per month if you sign up before Cyber Monday

Save more than 85%: Hulu with ads (regularly $6.99/month) will be only 99 cents per month for an entire year when you sign up through Cyber Monday. You’ll save $72 in total.Got an extra $12 laying around? You can cover a full year of Hulu with it.The core streaming service has brought back its iconic Black Friday deal, which offers a year of ad-supported Hulu for only 99 cents per month. That plan is regularly… Read the rest

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The 9 best Christmas movies on Hulu

CYBER MONDAY DEAL: Hulu with ads (regularly $6.99/month) is only 99 cents per month for an entire year when you sign up through Nov. 29.Christmas movies are about shameless joy, uninhibited sweetness, and guaranteed happy endings. We don’t always have to be challenged. We don’t always have to learn more about the human condition. Sometimes, we want to be happy, and this list of yuletide films, from the classics to the unconventional, are sure to… Read the rest

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'Succession' quietly broke an unofficial record once held by 'The Office'

While the employees of Dunder Mifflin and Waystar Royco couldn’t be more different, The Office and Succession share something remarkable in common: an affinity for long, painfully awkward silences.If you’re a fan of the off-air NBC workplace comedy, one silence in particular will likely spring to mind. In Season 2, Episode 11 of the series, titled “Booze Cruise,” Jim and Pam let a whopping 27 seconds of silence hover between them on the deck of… Read the rest

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'The Office' nods at Netflix's 'You' in a parody trailer that makes Dwight a serial killer

Dwight Schrute on The Office has always seemed more than a little… off. But a serial killer? He couldn’t be, right?Not so fast. The Office YouTube channel may be trying to tell us something with this newly posted video, a parody trailer that cuts together clips of Rainn Wilson’s Dwight in a way that makes it seem like his romantic interest in Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey) is something less than wholesome. Which, hey… this is… Read the rest

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A censored 'Birds of Prey' ended up on HBO Max by mistake

Harley Quinn has not been censored.Well, kind of. An edited broadcast cable version of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) was “mistakenly” uploaded to HBO Max, causing outcry among fans on Twitter about changing the film and setting a bizarre precedent. A Warner Bros. spokesperson confirmed with IGN that this was an accident and the original will return.How can you tell if a show or movie has been edited on… Read the rest

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