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Past articles by Sam:

What Is the Best Night Any Celebrity Has Ever Had at Madison Square Garden?

After a long summer of topless championship parades, free-agency meetings in the Hamptons, Snapchat mishaps, and gold medals, the NBA is finally, truly, really, almost back. The start of training… → Read More

Robert Downey Jr. and Nic Pizzolatto Need Each Other —

Here’s why we’re stoked on their rumored collaboration → Read More

Is Meryl Streep a Good Singer? —

She sings terribly in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins,’ and that’s exactly the point → Read More

‘Inferno’ Is the Bad Movie We Need —

‘Inferno’ Is the Bad Movie We Need Tom Hanks’s terrible hair and all Sony Pictures EntertainmentLANGDON BACK. Sorry, I’ll rephrase: Langdon back. Sorry, give me one more chance, I really think I can nail it this time: Langdon back? That sound you hear is America not giving a collective shit that they’re making a third movie in the Da Vinci Code universe. Today, the latest trailer dropped for… → Read More

Jared Leto’s Very Big Joke —

The Joker we get in ‘Suicide Squad’ is not the one we were promised → Read More

Matt Damon and the Middle-Aged Action Hero —

How (and how not) to age gracefully as a movie star → Read More

Who Is Winning The Chris Wars? —

Friday marked the release of Star Trek Beyond, the bounce-back third chapter of the series reboot launched by J.J. Abrams in 2009. Abrams, of course, has since left for greener (if James Cameron–agitative) pastures, leaving the director’s chair to Justin Lin. And while Star Trek Beyond is certainly fascinating from the perspectives of both business and cinema, it remains a far more urgent text… → Read More

Garry Marshall’s Movie Magic —

Celebrating a handful of perfect moments from his long rom-com career → Read More

What Does a Hacker Look Like? —

From Neo to ‘Mr. Robot,’ a field guide to hacker style → Read More

Analyzing Kim’s Masterpiece: The Kanye and Taylor Call —

A Close Reading of Kim Kardashian West’s Latest Film: Kanye and Taylor’s Phone Call Her best home movie to date Getty/Ringer illustrationDid Taylor Swift give Kanye West her OK on “Famous”? In Kim Kardashian West’s GQ cover story, she claimed that the answer was a resounding “yes” — and that she had video proof to back it up. Since half of the world swears — but can’t prove — that Taylor is a… → Read More

Why Is Universal Betting the Farm on Very Old Monsters? —

We have another cinematic universe! → Read More

Anthony Anderson’s Emmy Nominations Performance Deserves an Emmy —

Here’s to a pre-awards-show awards show with gusto → Read More

We’re Already in Line for ‘La La Land’ —

Stone + Gosling = how soon can we buy tickets? → Read More

Bradley Cooper at Wimbledon: The Next Chapter —

A quick clarifying note on today’s Wimbledon men’s final. → Read More

A Brief History of Bradley Cooper at Wimbledon —

Brief History Brad and Fed’s Excellent Adventure Getty ImagesWimbledon is a tournament steeped in tradition: courts covered in grass, players dressed in white, strawberries and cream, Bradley Cooper stanning his dick off for Roger Federer, rain. The tradition we’re interested in — fascinated by — is Cooper: How did the third male lead in The Hangover become the mascot for one of the most elite… → Read More

Jenny Slate and Chris Evans, Power Couple? —

Charting the winners and losers of a gossip-worthy pairing → Read More

Why Do Parents Love ‘Ray Donovan’? —

Our moms and dads told us the answer and then asked if we’d called Grandma yet → Read More

We’re Ready to ‘Bleed for This’ —

We’re Ready to ‘Bleed for This’ Five thoughts on Miles Teller’s big boxing movie Bleed for This left-hooks into theaters on November 23, and this week it gave us a right jab of a trailer. The film stars Miles Teller and tells the story of real-life boxing legend Vinny Pazienza, who suffered a broken neck in a car accident — only to overcome the injury and return to the ring. We’re calling it… → Read More

The Force Is With James Cameron —

The Force Is With James Cameron Breaking down his beef with ‘Star Wars’ Getty ImagesEditor’s note: This piece includes embedded multimedia elements that may not be visible if you have ad-blocking software turned on. In a recent interview with un-Googleable interlocutor Hannah Litchfield, Entourage actor James Cameron hit on everything from his inspirations (“I’ll go to see any Ridley Scott… → Read More

Jaime and Cersei Lannister Need a Rom-Com —

Our career advice for the stars of ‘Game of Thrones’ → Read More