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The ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ Universes Collide in Set Photo


#Wholock came one step closer to reality yesterday, when the Twelfth Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, made a visit to Sherlock’s residency at 221B Baker Street, as revealed in a photo by director Rachel Talalay (Doctor Who, Sherlock). “Wholock,” of course, refers to a hypothetical show that combines Doctor Who and Sherlock, both of which Rachel has directed in the past. […]

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‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Closing Time’

‘Closing Time’ (Photo: BBC)

“Closing Time” is that rare thing — a Cyberman adventure that is sweet and touching, and revolves around the values of family, heart and home. It’s also the adventure that introduced the idea of the Doctor being able to translate the words of babies and plays with some of his supposed extra powers, including an […]

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10 of the Weirdest High-Concept Comedy Shows


New comedy Ill Behaviour starts on Showtime this week (November 13), and to say its premise is unusual would be an understatement. Imagine the scene: Recently divorced Joel (You’re the Worst‘s Chris Geere) discovers his best friend Charlie (Tom Riley) is refusing chemotherapy for his cancer, so enlists an alcoholic oncologist (Masters of Sex‘s Lizzie Caplan) and mutual friend Tess […]

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WATCH: Hugh Jackman Puts on a Spectacular Display in ‘The Greatest Showman’ Trailer


We know Hugh Jackman can act, and he can sing, winning two Tony Awards, and more so than ever… the performer can put on a show. The Australian actor takes on the role of real-life visionary P.T. Barnum in the 2017 musical The Greatest Showman (December 20). Yes, that P.T. Barnum as in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. […]

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10 Things You Need to Know This Week – November 13 – 19

Johnny Carson & Ed McMahon

If you’re feeling anxious with Thanksgiving less than a two weeks away, take a deep breath and check out this edition of On the Beat. It features 10 fresh (and turkey-free) ways to distract yourself. 1. WHAT TO TRY WHETHER YOU REMEMBER ‘7Os TELEVISION OR NOT Co-created by Mad About You‘s Paul Reiser, this ’70s-set comedy […]

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The Cast of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’: Where Else Can You Watch Them Online?


Even if you’ve read Agatha Christie‘s mystery-thriller, Murder on the Orient Express, or seen an earlier adaptation, it’ll still be fun to watch the plot roll out in Kenneth Branagh‘s new big screen take on the tale. It hits theaters today (November 10) and boasts the kind of stellar ensemble cast most movies can only dream of. If you haven’t seen an […]

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WATCH: Jack Black and Cate Blanchett Rock Out on the Set of ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’

Jack Black and Cate Blanchett

Jack Black has challenged his The House with A Clock In Its Walls co-star Cate Blanchett to a “battle of the jams,” posting the results to Instagram yesterday (November 9). And that’s not all: he tagged Thor star Chris Hemsworth and director Taiki Waititi to his challenge as well, calling both of them out for “poach[ing] our […]

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WATCH: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams Team Up for ‘Early Man’


If you’re curious about what actually went down during prehistoric times, then the animated adventure-comedy Early Man will speed you up. Like, they had soccer! Who knew? Okay, possibly that bit is fictionalized, but it’s fun to picture cavemen participating in a match of footie. More likely, the cavemen and women were hunting and scavenging, and this slightly more […]

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Netflix Revives Cult Brit Drama ‘Top Boy’ Thanks to Surprise U.S. Backer


A critically acclaimed British crime drama is finally going to get proper recognition in the U.S., thanks in part to the Canadian rapper Drake. The “Hotline Bling” star was watching videos on YouTube in October 2014 when he stumbled upon Top Boy, a gangland drama that’s been called London’s answer to The Wire. Clearly he liked what he saw, because […]

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