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Mystery Guest

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Amanda Brennan's job title is "Senior Content Insights Manager." Ophira and Jonathan ask yes-or-no questions to figure out what on earth she actually does.

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Pun-DMC

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Based on Jonathan Coulton's performance of that new-and-maybe-improved song, can you figure out the artist's modified name?

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Superhero Sweep

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Ophira and Jonathan pretend to be superheroes trying to claim objects from a lost and found, and contestants ring in to guess who those superheroes are.

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Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Magician Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic tricks in his off-Broadway show In & Of Itself.

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Isle Of Accents

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

It's time for a special audio edition of This, That or The Other. We'll play a clip of an actor attempting an English, Scottish, or Irish accent.

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Artisanal Junk Food

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Welcome to the Ask Me Another Grille, a restaurant that only serves junk food. Based on our waiters' overly-fancy descriptions of items on the menu, can you guess what snack they're talking about?

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Watching The Lazy, Cynical Remake Of 'Death Wish' Will Give You One

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

It's violent, formulaic and lightly repellent. But come on, you knew that already.

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Watching The Lazy, Cynical Remake Of 'Death Wish' Will Give You One

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

It's violent, formulaic and lightly repellent. But come on, you knew that already.

(Image credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Investor Group Has Deal To Buy Weinstein Co., Start New Movie Studio

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:21pm

The group says the new company will be led by a majority-female board of directors. The firm had been in turmoil over allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein.

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In 'Oh Lucy!,' A Woman Leaps, Wig-First, Across A Cultural Divide

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:01pm

In writer-director Atsuko Hirayanagi's movie, a depressed Tokyo office drone discovers an impulsive American persona when she takes an ESL course. The result is "quiet, and a little devastating."

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In The Caustic 'Submission,' Stanley Tucci Is Small-Man-On-Campus

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:00pm

Based on the Francine Prose novel Blue Angel, this tale of a writing professor's affair with a precocious student is bound to "usefully ruffle feathers" by refusing to take sides.

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Ballerina Gets Brutalized, Goes Ballistic In Nasty 'Red Sparrow'

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:00pm

Based on a 2013 novel, Red Sparrow makes us watch America's Sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence put through sadistic torture before it unleashes her into a world of espionage.

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In 'Foxtrot,' Grief And Fate Come Together In A Brutal, Beautiful Dance

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:00pm

An Israeli soldier is killed, and his parents attempts to uncover what happened, in filmmaker Samuel Maoz's searing study in loss — and its aftermath.

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Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Returns With 'Robbin' Season'

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:21pm

Donald Glover's award-winning show returns to FX with a title that hints at its story — 'Atlanta Robbin' Season'. Because, as a character notes "everybody's gotta eat" and based on the trailer it looks like some robbing will go on.

Barry Crimmins, A Mainstay Of Boston's Comedy Scene, Dies At 64

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:21pm

A month after announcing he was diagnosed with cancer, comedian Barry Crimmins has died. A mainstay of Boston's comedy scene, Crimmins was one of its early champions who founded two clubs in the '80s where new talent could try their acts.

Dolly Parton Gives The Gift Of Literacy: A Library Of 100 Million Books

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 2:22pm

In 1995, the entertainer and philanthropist started the Imagination Library, inspired by her father, who couldn't read and write. Now, it mails free books to more than a million kids each month.

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Spy Thriller 'Red Sparrow' Is A Long Slog With Minimal Suspense

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:09pm

Jennifer Lawrence is unconvincing as the star of the Bolshoi Ballet in the espionage thriller Red Sparrow. Critic David Edelstein says the film features "one bad note after another."

Nick Kroll And John Mulaney Relive Raging Hormones And First Kisses In 'Big Mouth'

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:06pm

The comic actors channel the indignities of puberty in their animated Netflix comedy series. Looking back on his own adolescence, Mulaney says: "I was always mystified."

(Image credit: Courtesy of Netflix)

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