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Are you sick of the same dumb ads before every video you watch online? The Ad Filter has a solution. Created by British advertising organization D&AD, with cooperation from French ad agency BETC, the Ad Filter is a browser extension, available for Chrome and Firefox which, according to an Adfreak report, “blocks regular preroll ads more »

Comic legend Anne Meara has died at 85

The Emmy and Tony nominated comedian Ann Meara died over the weekend at age 85. She was partner to Jerry Stiller and father to Ben Stiller. Of course, it is radically unfair that over a 61-year long career Meara be called merely a huge box-office star’s mom and great comic actor’s wife – see comedian Judy more »

Watt’s up: Texans headed to “Hard Knocks”

We learned last week that the three finalists for this year’s edition of HBO’s NFL reality show Hard Knocks were the Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins and Houston Texans. And after excitement that we’d be getting either an up-close look at Mad King-like owner Daniel Snyder (Washington) or the return of coach Rex Ryan (Buffalo), the more »

Fin: Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold, the meaning of Twitter’s Chuck Johnson ban and KFC strikes back

Michelle Pfeiffer hasn’t had a major movie role since the Tim Burton “Dark Shadows,” almost three years ago. But suddenly she’s all over the place in popular music, mentioned in both Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” (“This hit/that ice cold/Michelle  Pfeiffer/that white gold”) and Vance Joy’s “Riptide” (“I swear she’s destined for the more »

Jude Law will be a “hard line Pope” in HBO miniseries

Jude Law has had a diverse career track, now he will add fictional Pope Pius XIII to his resume.  Paolo Sorrentino will direct “The Young Pope,” an eight-episode  HBO miniseries starring Law as Lenny Belardo, an Italian-American who becomes pope. He’ll deal with issues of his own faith and the church structure. Tony Grisony, one more »

Rob Delaney’s TV show ‘Catastrophe’ coming to Amazon next month

Catastrophe, the British comedy series that stars comedian Rob Delaney and has been subject of numerous tweets from the popular comic, has a release date for its U.S. bow on Amazon Prime. Catastrophe, co-starring , arriving on the Prime service June 19 in the U.S. The season has six episodes, all of which will debut more »

Laura Palmer says: ‘Twin Peaks’ revival just got twice as long

The great news for ‘Twin Peaks’ fans just keeps coming: Not only is David Lynch returning to direct every episode of the Twin Peaks revival, but the new season will run for 18 episodes- twice the original plan of nine. That’s according to a report by the authoritative fan site Welcome to Twin Peaks, straight more »

No, ‘Silicon Valley': Steve Jobs did not create the Newton

Sunday’s episode of ‘Silicon Valley’ was hilarious, a return to form after a couple of subpar weeks. However, there was one big mistake that sort of marred the half hour. Some background: Gavin Belson (Matt Ross), CEO of the show’s Google-like tech monolith company Hooli, is talking to his board about the early failure of more »

Fin: Duggars go down, “Host” at ten and beyond the Bechdel Test

I know the Duggar situation is ultimately tragic and I shouldn’t be reveling in their various hypocrisies… but I am reveling in their various hypocrisies. I don’t what’s worse- to be called out for hypocrisy by the mother of Honey Boo Boo, or that the mother of Honey Boo Boo has a point. (Jezebel) Reflections more »

Sons of ‘Sons': Kurt Sutter’s “Bastard Executioner” picked up

FX got seven years of standout ratings from Kurt Sutter’s ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ so it’s probably not a huge surprise that the same network has picked up Sutter’s next show, which is called “The Bastard Executioner.” Deadline reported that the show, set in the “Late Middle Ages,” received a ten-episode pickup: A period drama, The more »

Beyond “Trainwreck”: Amy Schumer lines up deal for second movie

Amy Schumer’s huge year will continue next month with her first movie starring role, in Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck.” Apparently things are looking good enough for that one that Schumer is already set for a second movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Schumer will star and also co-wrote an “an untitled mother-daughter comedy.” One of the more »

Blu-ray Review: Turn: Washington’s Spies: The Complete First Season

American history is packed with amazing stories, and the Revolutionary War is no exception. In fact, there’s a little known section of history that deals with espionage, given some sanction by then-General George Washington. Our friends out at Anchor Bay sent over a copy of  AMC’s “Turn: Washington’s Spies: The Complete First Season” for us more »