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Sorry, Wrong Number created the telephone horror movie

Radio's most famous script turned into a Hollywood noir classic, with Barbara Stanwyck as a terrified woman frantically calling for help within her isolated mansion. → Read More

A charming narrator and an inclusive group of suitors make 12 Dates Of Christmas a gift

The three leads of 12 Dates Of Christmas are looking for someone to take home for the holidays in HBO's new reality dating show. → Read More

A fractured Next falls apart

In episode five, we have at least four different paths to keep track of after last week’s bomb explosion; some are more riveting than others. But they’re all so far afield, you have to wonder how Next is possibly going to bring everyone back in line again. → Read More

Belushi documentary reveals boisterous comedy legend's internal side

Interviews with famous friends like Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher, and Harold Ramis and John Belushi's own letters flesh out this mostly thornless depiction of an unforgettable personality. → Read More

Death continues to be temporary on Grey’s Anatomy

Derek appears to back, but what for? Also, who's next? → Read More

After a promising episode, Next rides right off the rails

"This thing, it’s not just hacking our stuff; it’s hacking us." → Read More

HBO Max’s reality-dating competition 12 Dates Of Christmas gifts queer romance in new trailer

Three contestants, including a gay man, will search for the perfect person to take home for the holidays in this “rom-com come to life.” → Read More

5 new releases we love: Elton John opens the vault, AC/DC is back from the dead, and more

Along with the two titans of pop and hard rock, great new music from Masego, Doma Molchat, and Kylie Minogue. → Read More

Netflix's Emily In Paris inexplicably renewed for season 2

Darren Star's Emily In Paris will return to pummel us all with even more annoying hashtags and more outfits we could never fit into/afford for a season two. → Read More

Now’s the perfect time to get on board with Next

The series offers a multitude of AI threats in a riveting episode three. → Read More

Netflix's Dash & Lily review: Teens get their own holiday rom-com series

Netflix's Dash & Lily stars Austin Abrams, Midori Francis. The YA novel adaptation is not as much about romance as it is about bravery, emotionality, and trying to figure yourself out as a teenager. → Read More

With McCartney III, Paul McCartney offers lessons from a legendary life

McCartney III could stand as a proper coda for the singer/songwriter we’ve listened to for fifty-odd years: sentimental yet strong, a bit wistful, but as always, looking ahead. → Read More

The creators of Seduced explain what was uniquely dangerous about the NXIVM cult

The A.V. Club spoke with Seduced's Cecilia Peck and editor Inbal B. Lessner about their continued anti-cult efforts, what aspects of NXIVM surprised them the most, and just what it was about NXIVM that made it one of the most destructive cults in history. → Read More

The Barkleys Of Broadway gave Astaire and Rogers a fitting swan song

The Barkleys Of Broadway offers the only realistic depiction of a relationship in a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie. → Read More

Paul Reiser refuses to watch Game Of Thrones

Mad About You star Paul Reiser sat down to answer our 11 Questions, including the pettiest hill he'll die on (absolutely no Game Of Thrones). → Read More

Decades of bewitching rom-coms pose the eternal question: Is love stronger than magic?

From Bell, Book And Candle’s Gillian to Practical Magic’s Sally, quite a few movie witches have found romance with mere mortal men to be more powerful than spells or curses. → Read More

5 new releases we love: Elvis Costello gets eclectic, and Andrew Bird toasts yuletide

Plus, great new releases from Malia Civetz, Eels, and the latest disco banger from Hot Chip and Jarvis Cocker. → Read More

Charade was the most Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made

In the Hitchcock-esque Charade, the charming romance enthralls even more than the thrills of its serpentine plot. → Read More

Rebecca has now twice shown there’s no improving on the original

We take a look at Daphne du Maurier’s most famous novel, the 1940 Oscar-winning Hitchcock film, and the just-released Netflix remake. → Read More

Time to chug some Coors and get a new CB handle: Smokey And The Bandit headed to TV

The original mega-hit starring Burt Reynolds was the second-highest grossing movie of 1977. → Read More