Archive for November 10, 2017
FX is ending its long relationship with Louis C.K. amid reports of sexual misconduct against the comedian. C.K. confirmed the allegations earlier today in a statement released through The New York Times.
C.K. has been a successful standup comedian for a couple decades now, but his stardom reached new heights when his FX sitcom Louie debuted in 2010. A blunt, experimental, hilarious new kind of sitcom, the show earned critical raves and awards, and helped put FX on the map as a destination for creatively adventurous programming. Louie ended its run in 2015, but C.K. has stayed involved with the network, producing current series like Better Things, Baskets, as well as the FX/Amazon co-production One Mississippi.
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Welcome to the Screen Rant Box Office Prediction. Every week we put together an informal list of box office picks for the upcoming weekend to offer readers a rough estimate of how new releases (and returning holdovers) will perform in theaters.
For a recap of last week’s box office totals, read our box office wrap-up from last weekend, and scroll to the bottom of this post to see how our picks matched up.
Full disclosure: Box office predictions are not an exact science. We acknowledge our picks may not always be correct. For the sake of offering a jumping off point for ...
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For seven seasons and 92 episodes, Kitchen Nightmares was essential viewing for reality television fans. Everybody knew the premise: celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay would be invited by the owners to spend a week with a failing restaurant.
During that time, Ramsay would attempt to pinpoint the establishment’s problems and revive their fortunes through things like menu changes, décor improvements, and better staff management. Sometimes it worked, other times it didn’t. A lot of times it resulted in huge arguments.
Ramsay being Ramsay, the show also featured a fair amount of expletives, often of the f-word variety. First broadcast in the UK and later remade in the US, the series was undeniably addictive and a ...
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When Starship Troopers was released in 1997, the world didn’t quite know how to take it. Based on Robert A. Heinlein’s novel of the same name, critics interpreted Paul Verhoeven’s film as too militaristic, pro-war, and — in some cases — fascist, much like the book was perceived before it. What many failed to realize, however, was that the movie set out to criticize far-right ideology.
In actuality, Verhoeven didn’t even finish the novel — he found it too dry and boring. However, he didn’t need to finish it in order to form a critique of the author’s message. Right-wing politics was something the director grew ...
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