‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season 6 thrives in unexpected spotlight

The story of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is now part of eternal television lore. The whip-smart and big-hearted cop comedy was canceled by FOX and picked up by NBC in May 2017, and now it’s poised to present its sixth season with a lot of new attention. But before all that, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was – since its very first episode – a truly excellent show. It busted open the stale and serious genre of cop procedurals and fit seamlessly into the extended

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Welcome to ‘Blade Runner’ year, now where are my damn off-world colonies

Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty: replicant, hipster, dove-lover

The confetti has been swept up, the hangovers have almost faded, and there is nothing before us now but huge swathes of 2019.  Which is, as any nerd knows, the year in which the 1982 classic Blade Runner officially took place. And whatever else may happen in this likely very insane year, it’s safe to say that we have utterly failed to live up to the future we imagined back then. Oh, sure, we created a generalized dystopian atmosphere of

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Season 5 of ‘Black Mirror’ will be delayed because of ‘Bandersnatch’

Season 5 of 'Black Mirror' will be delayed because of 'Bandersnatch'

‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ unsurprisingly was a time drain.Image: Netflix / Black Mirror By Johnny Lieu2018-12-31 01:59:24 UTC With its myriad of decisions and endings, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch certainly looked like a hell of a film (or game?) to put together. So much so that in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, producer Annabel Jones confirmed that Season 5 of the Netflix series would be delayed, with an arrival set for sometime in 2019. It’s due in part to the “enormous”

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‘Gears of War’ creator heads to Broadway with ‘Hadestown’

Andre De Shields at the curtain call during the press night after party for “Hadestown” at The National Theatre on November 13, 2018 in London, England.Image: David m. Benett / Getty Images By Kellen Beck2018-12-26 21:50:21 UTC Cliff Bleszinksi, the creator of action video game series Gears of War, is helping to bring a musical called Hadestown to Broadway. Yes, that is a weird collection of words, and it honestly might sound like it’s made up, but it’s real, we

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‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ is the perfect celebration of ‘Smash’

Isabelle is here to kick ass.

There’s a certain beauty to Super Smash Bros., a beauty that has sustained itself over 19 years and five games, a beauty that transcends the fighting game genre, a beauty that weaves its way into every facet of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is, as its name suggests, the ultimate expression of Super Smash Bros., bringing together every single character, item, and stage from games past into a single, spectacular title that simultaneously embraces everything that has

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‘Mrs Doubtfire’ cast reunites after 25 years, remembers Robin Williams

"To work with Robin was just sheer heaven." The legendary Robin Williams has been honoured by the cast of

“To work with Robin was just sheer heaven.” The legendary Robin Williams has been honoured by the cast of ‘Mrs Doubtfire.’Image: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock By Shannon Connellan2018-11-29 01:51:06 UTC It’s been 25 years since the legendary Robin Williams posed as a rock-n-rollin’ nanny, and his fellow cast members have reunited with fond memories of the late great comedian. Classic family film Mrs Doubtfire was released in 1993, starring Williams and Oscar winner Sally Field. And the actors who played the Hillard children

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‘The Inventor,’ a documentary about Theranos and the ‘psychology of deception,’ will premiere at Sundance – TechCrunch

‘The Inventor,’ a documentary about Theranos and the ‘psychology of deception,’ will premiere at Sundance – TechCrunch

A feature film chronicling the misadventures of Elizabeth Holmes, the criminally charged founder of the once high-flying and now-defunct biotech startup Theranos, will make its official debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in 2019. Titled “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” the film was directed by Alex Gibney and produced by Gibney, Jessie Deeter and Erin Edeiken. Gibney is an Oscar-winning director, known for his documentaries “Taxi to the Dark Side;” “Enron: The Smartest

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What your favorite home assistant command really says about you

No matter what kind of home assistant or smart speaker you’re on a first name basis with, chances are you’ve reached co-dependent status with it — because no one wants to physically do things when you can yell at a piece of plastic to do it instead. Playing actual board games? It’s not 1984. Jotting down things for your to-do list? Uh, pens are practically an endangered species. Knowing things? Please, there’s the internet for that.  Our go-to commands get

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‘Kidding’ is an extraordinary case study of consequence

Everything matters. Even the giant foot.

Everything matters. Even the giant foot.Image: Erica Parise/SHOWTIME By Alexis Nedd2018-11-14 14:34:40 UTC Somewhere between the puppets, musical numbers, dazzling one-take transformations, and bizarre cold opens, Kidding on Showtime became one of this season’s best and most underrated comedies. Each episode took the audience further into the world and psyche of Jeff Pickles and the rest of the Pickles family, only to discover that the people responsible for creating Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time — the happiest show on television —

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Viggo Mortensen has sage advice for whoever plays young Aragorn in the series

Get reading, nerds.

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Get reading, nerds.Image: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock By Shannon Connellan2018-11-08 06:30:28 UTC What should you do if you want to become Aragorn, a Ranger of Middle Earth, and heir to the throne of Gondor? Viggo Mortensen has offered up some sage, and delightfully nerdy advice for whoever takes on the role of young Aragorn in the forthcoming

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