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Netflix’s ‘Rebecca’ is a pale specter of Hitchcock’s original film

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2020

“Rebecca,” Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier, is one of the greatest, most influential movies ever made. A masterwork of style, tone and technical prowess, the gothic tale of obsession and suspense fused the kind of lush romance associated with “women’s pictures” of the era.

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Review: Borat makes America look silly again

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2020

Are you simultaneously sick of and addicted to the daily drumbeat of bad news? All those stories about the politicization of mask wearing? About the latest coronavirus misinformation to seep out of the White House, a White House whose current occupant seems to tacitly sanction white supremacy and anti-Semitism?
A&E >  Music

Spokane’s Liam St. John joins Gwen Stefani’s team on ‘The Voice’

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 21, 2020

There is no doubt that Spokane singer-songwriter Liam St. John’s night was made on tonight’s second episode of Season 19 of NBC’s “The Voice.” After performing Marcy Playground’s “Sex & Candy” and pitched by judges and real-life couple Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani afterward to join their team, St. John, 29, chose Stefani.
A&E >  Pop culture

Book review: Decades of Seinfeld’s jokes chart his growth

“Seinfeld” proudly proclaimed to be a show about nothing. Jerry Seinfeld’s first book in almost three decades, “Is This Anything?” is about everything. It’s about childhood, teenhood, adulthood and parenthood. It’s about bumper cars and dry cleaning, magicians and supermarket check-out rubber dividers.
A&E >  TV

Around the Remote: ‘The Voice’ loses the audience and gives judges more space

“The Voice” – Slowly but surely, the fall TV season is looking more familiar as the popular singing competition returns for its 19th go-around. Also returning for her fifth season is Gwen Stefani, who joins Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and her sweetheart Blake Shelton on the coaches panel (Stefani replaces Nick Jonas.)
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Stream on Demand: Movies, shows put politics front and center

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

Courtroom drama meets political theater in “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (2020, not rated), Aaron Sorkin’s dramatization of the real-life trial of protest leaders at the 1968 Democratic National Convention charged with “conspiracy.” Sorkin takes on issues of free speech, protest and suppression.
A&E >  Pop culture

The world still loves ‘I Love Lucy’

Sixty-nine years ago Thursday, on Oct. 15, 1951, "I Love Lucy" premiered, introducing the world at large to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Both seasoned performers before "I Love Lucy," Ball and Arnaz cemented their places in entertainment history while portraying Lucy and Ricky Ricardo in the series that ran from 1951-1957.
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Around the Remote: Ethan Hawke takes on role of legendary abolitionist John Brown

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 3, 2020

“The Good Lord Bird” – Ethan Hawke shines in this rollicking seven-part limited series based on James McBride’s 2013 National Book Award winner. Hawke plays legendary abolitionist John Brown in a story told, with humor and imagination from the point-of-view of a fictional, cross-dressing slave boy nicknamed “Onion”.
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Stream on Demand: ‘The Boys in the Band’ moves from stage to screen

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 1, 2020

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer star in "The Boys in the Band" (2020, R), a new revival of the groundbreaking 1968 play about the lives of gay friends in the era before Stonewall, AIDS and acceptance. Joe Mantello, who directed the Broadway revival, brings it to the screen with his stage ensemble.
A&E >  Pop culture

‘SNL’ is back with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden, Chris Rock as host

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 1, 2020

Political debates are like catnip to “Saturday Night Live,” which will return this weekend – just in time for Jim Carrey to spoof Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s performance in Tuesday night’s debate. That’ll be Jim Carrey from Studio 8H, not Jim Carrey from wherever it is he normally lives.

New health insurance plans available Nov. 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder

 (Photo courtesy WAHBE)

Fall means the onset of the cold and flu season.