July 2, 2015

‘Do You Like Prince Movies?’ Podcast: ‘Inside Out’ and the Legacy of Nina Simone

It’s Raw Emotion Week as Wesley and Alex talk to child psychiatrist Ethel Bullitt about Inside Out and discuss the legacy of Nina Simone.

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‘The Right Reasons’ Podcast: Discussing the Off-Camera Time on ‘The Bachelorette’ and More

Juliet Litman and David Jacoby talk about all of the off-camera time on ‘The Bachelorette’ and much more.

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Hump Day: The Utterly OMG ‘Magic Mike XXL’

It’s been a surprisingly great summer for women at the movies — and it may be climaxing.

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‘Hollywood Prospectus Podcast’: Chris Ryan Talks to Author Don Winslow

Chris Ryan talks to author Don Winslow about his new novel, ‘The Cartel,’ the war on drugs, and adapting his books for the big screen.

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Across the Universe: How World-Building Blockbusters Have Changed the Art of Screenwriting

With the emphasis on world-building a paramount task for screenwriters now, the shape of their scripts must be more complicated, by necessity. They have to leave room all over for the addition of new characters, plotlines, and possible worlds.

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‘Mr. Robot’ Oh!: USA’s Promising New Series Is the Latest Entry in a Great Summer TV Season

Yep, the pilot was as good as you heard it was. How a strange hacker drama came out of nowhere to surprise an industry.

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Who Is Amy Winehouse? A Documentary Seeks to Unravel the Late Singer’s Complicated Legacy

The filmmakers behind the ambitious project explain their process and describe the challenge of piecing together the life of a troubled pop star.

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‘The Lambert Account’ Podcast: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ​​Mackenzie Davis, and ‘Melrose Place’

Molly Lambert and Dave Schilling talk about the sequel to the Channing Tatum stripper spectacle, Molly’s recent trip to a male exotic dance revue, and Lifetime’s announcement of a ‘Melrose Place’ tell-all TV movie. Plus, Mackenzie Davis, who plays​ Cameron on AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ calls in to talk about last week’s episode and bond with Molly.

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July 1, 2015

10 Years Ago, We Lost Luther. Here’s His Greatest Performance.

Breaking down Luther’s historic performance at the 1988 NAACP Image Awards.

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The Hollywood Men: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ Masculinity, and the Real World of Male Strippers

Exotic dancing reveals much about how society defines male sexuality, and the sequel to ‘Magic Mike’ reveals just as much about how the film industry reflects that ideal.

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Answering the Big Questions Raised by the ‘Creed’ Trailer

The first trailer for the newest addition to the ‘Rocky’ franchise opens the door to a lot of intriguing possibilities.

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Always On, and We’re Listening: Day 1 of Beats 1 Radio

The Beats 1 DJs captured the feeling of a giddy run through a music world where everything is in heavy rotation.

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Staples’s Center: Getting to the Heart of Things With the ‘Summertime 06’ Rapper

The rapid, radical rise of Vince Staples has left a lot of people wondering what the Long Beach native has on his mind. Whether it’s Ferguson, the music business, or even Chris Paul and the Clippers, it turns out to be a lot.

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