"Murder Mystery," the latest Adam Sandler film to debut on Netflix, broke viewing records on the streaming service, the company revealed Tuesday. The film, which is co-headlined by Jennifer Aniston, was seen by close to 30.9 million households in its first 3 days, according to a tweet sent out Tuesday afternoon. 🚨ADAM SANDLER AND JENNIFER […]
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SpongeBob SquarePants is bringing the 20th anniversary party down to San Diego Comic-Con with two panels, a theme-series booth on the floor, as well as daily activities. Still TBD whether Paramount will be showing footage down there from its upcoming animated feature The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, but it wouldn't be a shocker. The […]
“Queer Eye” fans, rejoice!Netflix announced Tuesday that it has renewed the hit makeover series for both a fourth and fifth season, with Season 4 coming just a month from now on July 19. The streamer also announced that for Season 5, the Fab Five is headed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Production on the Philly-set Season 5 begins June 24, with the premiere slated for sometime in 2020. Season 4 continues from Season 3, taking place in Kansas City, Missouri.Also Read: 'Queer Eye,' 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' James Corden Win at First Critics' Choice Real TV AwardsThe rebooted series features Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture) and Tan France (Fashion).In January, Netflix announced a four-episode special called “Queer Eye: We’re In Japan!” which will see the boys working with local tastemakers to improve the lives of four Japanese men and women from different backgrounds and cultures, while learning and experiencing local cuisine, fashion, design, grooming and culture firsthand. No date has been set for “Queer Eye: We’re In Japan!” though it is expected to premiere sometime in 2019.“Queer Eye” is executive produced by David Collins, Michael Williams and Rob Eric for Scout Productions. Jennifer Lane serves as showrunner and executive producer. David George, Adam Sher, David Eilenberg and Jordana Hochman executive produce for ITV Entertainment.Watch the teaser below.Have you missed us? (We missed you too. ??’?) We’re back in Kansas City for Season 4, July 19. ???????? pic.twitter.com/6H0eIwLg8i– Queer Eye (@QueerEye) June 18, 2019Read original story ‘Queer Eye’ Renewed for 2 More Seasons, Season 5 Heading to Philadelphia At TheWrap
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A familiar face to Beverly Hills, 90210 fans has joined BH90210, Fox's upcoming summer drama series. Christine Elise, who played bad girl Emily Valentine in the original Beverly Hills, 90210, is set for a multi-episode arc on the six-episode series, Deadline has confirmed. No details are being revealed about her character. BH90210 is described as […]
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Get ready to vogue some more, because “Pose” has been renewed for a third season at FX, the cable network said Monday.The Season 3 pickup comes just under a week after the Ryan Murphy-created drama aired its second season premiere on June 11, the series’ most-watched episode to date. The Season 2 premiere telecast scored 1.2 million total viewers and 572,000 in the adults 18-49 range. The episode outperformed the “Pose” series premiere by 10% in the key 18-49 demo and 7% in overall eyeballs.The Season 2 opener, titled “Acting Up,” has racked up 1.8 million viewers in the five days since it first aired, when counting the initial 10 p.m. Tuesday telecast, plus two encores and streaming.Also Read: 'Pose' Co-Creator Steven Canals on the Need for Allies in Hollywood: 'I Pitched It 150 Times Before I Heard That One Yes'“‘Pose’ has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it, and we are honored to partner with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals on a third season,” FX Networks and FX Productions chairman John Landgraf said. “Our thanks to the entire creative team, including Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Erica Kay, the amazing cast and crew and everyone at Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions for this incredibly entertaining, enlightening and groundbreaking series.”“Pose” is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York’s underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the late 1980s. Season 2 flashes forward in time to 1990. On the heels of the ballroom community establishing itself in pop culture and going mainstream, the House of Evangelista is forced to reevaluate their goals. Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis worsens and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch.Here’s the official description for Tuesday’s Episode 202, titled “Worth It”: Determined to be an example to her children, Blanca launches a business venture with unexpected results. Meanwhile, Ricky’s travels have unpredicted consequences for his relationship with Damon, and Elektra shocks the ballroom community with a bold move.Also Read: Summer TV Premiere Dates: Here's Every New and Returning Show (Photos)“Post” stars Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside, Angel Bismark Curiel and Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside, Angel Bismark Curiel.The series, which won a Peabody Award in May, was co-created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals. “Pose” is executive produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Canals, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Janet Mock is co-executive producer/writer/director, Our Lady J is supervising producer and Erica Kay, Lou Eyrich and Tanase Popa are producers. The ten-episode second season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.“Pose” airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.Read original story ‘Pose’ Renewed for Season 3 at FX At TheWrap
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(We’ve got major spoilers ahead for the “Black Mirror” season 5 episode “Striking Vipers”) We’ve only got three episodes in this season of “Black Mirror” on Netflix, but the first one is such a doozy that it kinda makes up for the shortage on its own. And the fact that it assembles one of the best casts the show has ever had — with Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Pom Klementieff, Nicole Behari and Ludi Lin as the main players — also helps.The premise of this episode is that two old buddies Danny (Mackie) and Karl (Abdul-Mateen) try to reconnect over the newest edition of a fighting video game they used to play back in the day, the “Striking Vipers” that gave the episode its name. The twist is that the new version is a virtual reality game, employing the same sort of “Matrix”-style immersive VR that we’ve seen in “Black Mirror” in the past.So they pick their fighters, with Karl choosing a sexy lady played by Klementieff, and Danny picking a sexy man played by Ludi Lin. And instead of fighting, they have sex with each other.Also Read: Here Are All the Ways 'Black Mirror' Season 5 Connects to the Rest of the Show's UniversePresumably most people who read this have already watched the episode, so I won’t continue my recap. For those who haven’t seen it, that’s enough info for what I’m going to discuss in the rest of this article: how that core conceit of the episode doesn’t make sense — at least not in the world we currently live in.Before I get into this, I should remind you that I liked this episode, so this isn’t intended strictly as criticism. It’s really just a deeper exploration of the ramifications of the scenario this “Black Mirror” episode introduces — and we can go much deeper than Brooker and co. did.So the core conceit here, obviously, is that in “Black Mirror” there is a fighting game called “Striking Vipers” — obviously inspired, judging by the art on the box, by the real life “Street Fighter” series — in which players can take the experience in an unexpected and unplanned direction by having sex with each other.Also Read: Why 'Black Mirror' Season 5 Has Just Three EpisodesIt’s an amusing idea, but it’s also one that is basically impossible for a number of reasons. Let’s start with the practical reasons.So when a video game is made, almost everything that a player can do with it is designed intentionally by its creators. As is the case with all software, some unexpected things will happen when the product is put in the hands of users, but there’s a limit on how far afield players will be able to go without actually modifying the software. Because there are some things that just can’t “accidentally” happen in a video game.One of those things is players having sex in a video game. Taking for granted the idea that this virtual reality system in “Striking Vipers” is a fully immersive thing, the game’s programmers would still need to give the player characters genitals, and then also make those genitals sensitive for the scenario. A working penis is a feature that must be implemented on purpose — it’s not just an incidental feature. That’s extra work that goes far beyond the scope of the game, so they almost definitely would not bother.Also Read: 'Black Mirror' Showrunners Say 'Striking Vipers' Started as a VR 'Grease' MusicalThe only scenario in which it potentially makes sense for players to be able to have sex with each other in “Striking Vipers” is if that’s just a feature of the VR system. But that would only make sense on a technical level. It would still not explain why they would be allowed to do that.This is a whole rabbit hole to think about, but I’ll try to keep this relatively simple. There’s a lot of real life cultural reasons why it doesn’t make sense that the creators of “Striking Vipers” would design their game like this in the world as we know it.Years and years ago, some players discovered that “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” had a hidden sex mode that could be unlocked if the game files were modified. Even though most people couldn’t access this “Hot Coffee” mode, and even though the actual content was really tame, the game was reclassified with an Adults Only rating and pulled from store shelves — because every major retailer has a policy against selling AO games. Rockstar Games had to print new game discs without the offending hidden code.The reaction to players discovering that “Striking Vipers” lets you have sex with any player at any time would be somewhat more severe and be far more difficult for its creators to deal with. There would almost certainly be new laws drafted in the U.S. to ban both it and the VR system that enabled it. Territories that are already legally equipped to ban video games would do so immediately, because there would be copious issues of consent and the fact that children play video games. This whole scenario is a disaster waiting to happen.So its online services would be terminated. And since the sexy stuff is apparently intrinsic to the game, the company that made it would be unable to do anything to fix it quickly.And if your wife saw you were playing it, she would know exactly what you’re doing in it because all of this would have been a huge news story.The idea that a virtual reality system would inherently allow players to have sex in any game made for it regardless of what kind of game it is is also odd. Imagine the new “Madden” coming out and every game is derailed by an orgy. The concept of “make love, not war” is taken to new extremes in online “Call of Duty” matches. It would be completely ridiculous. It’s not just “Striking Vipers” that would be banned — the whole system would be shut down and sued into oblivion by justifiably angry parents.None of this is really what “Black Mirror” is trying to get you to think about with this episode, and it certainly does nothing to try to mitigate this line of thought. Especially given the scene where Karl describes all the orgies he did with many, many other players. Does he know who any of those other people were, or that they were of age?I could keep going, because this concept is a veritable cornucopia of madness if you drill down into it. I still generally enjoy the episode, but it’s frustrating that a show like “Black Mirror,” which is ostensibly about the consequences of technology run amok, would miss all the craziness of this scenario.Read original story ‘Black Mirror': Here’s Why the ‘Striking Vipers’ Video Game Makes No Sense At TheWrap