Charles Melton and Julianne Moore

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The impossible has happened: Charles Melton has emerged a bonafide Hollywood star out of Riverdale’s smoking ashes.

Riverdale, the CW and Netflix menace that went on for seven agonizing seasons from 2017 - 2023, was the teen show to end all YA dramas. After torturing its actors with nonsensical plot turns, inexplicable musical numbers, and confusing character arcs, Riverdale finally put the long-suffering cast out of its misery and set them free.

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Movies to Watch this Summer — In Theatres

The momentum for moviegoing is back

Joyride Movie

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Remember the era of summer blockbusters? Every weekend of the summer, families, friend groups, budding romances, and solo cinema lovers alike would pack into their local theatres to watch the latest, hottest summer film.

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Film Reviews

I Can’t Stop Thinking About the “Maneater” Scene in 'No Hard Feelings'

The emotional core of this Jennifer Lawrence comedy happens because of a Hall & Oates song

Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman in 'No Hard Feelings'

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Picture me with my stepmother in a college neighborhood in Seattle. We’re looking for something to do, preferably with air conditioning. We’ve sampled the artisanal ice cream shop on the main street (every college has one). But our rapidly melting cones’ reprieve from the heat was short-lived. We head to a small theatre. We decide that we’ll watch pretty much anything to escape Seattle’s unprecedented heat just for a couple of hours.

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Film Reviews

“The Line” Review: White on White Violence — Alex Wolff and Austin Abrams In a Portrait of Privilege

Ethan Berger's fraternity feature starring Alex Wolff, Halle Bailey, and Austin Abrams is of the most memorable films from Tribeca Film Festival 2023

The Line

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In The Line — the latest film by Ethan Berger, starring Alex Wolff, Lewis Pullman, Halle Bailey, Austin Abrams, Angus Cloud, Scoot McNairy, John Malkovich, Bo Mitchell, and Denise Richards — a group of fraternity brothers experience a turbulent pledge season.


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Whether you are planning a weekend night out or you're working a babysitting gig, there's enough to choose from at the box office.

In Popdust's column, Box Office Breakdown, we aim to inform you of the top flicks to check out every weekend depending on what you're in the mood to enjoy. Looking to laugh? What about having your pants scared off? Maybe you just need a little love? Whatever the case may be, we have you covered. Take a peek at our top picks for this week…

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Film Features

Use of Deepfake Anthony Bourdain Voice in New Documentary Sparks Outrage—But Is it Immoral?

What autonomy should artists and beloved cultural figures have over their legacy after they pass?

TV personality, writer, and entrepreneur Anthony Bourdain

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If Anthony Bourdain wanted to be anything, it was to be genuine.

All you have to do is watch a few minutes of the famous chef onscreen to recognize that a desire for authenticity was at the core of his life, a quality reflected in every interaction he had and every painstakingly written voiceover he uttered. Of course, the always wry chef never would have used that word, though in an NPR interview he once described his favorite kind of restaurant as just that, saying, "It's, for lack of a better word - I hate this word, but I'll use it anyway - authentic."

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