WWE Star Paul ‘The Big Show’ Wight to Headline Netflix Family Comedy

RELATED STORIES Netflix has some big news — literally! — for WWE fans. Pro wrestler Paul Wight, better known by his stage name The Big Show, will star in a freshly ordered family comedy series, the streamer announced Tuesday. Appropriately titled The Big Show Show, the half-hour sitcom will focus on a fictionalized version of […]

The One Show: ‘The least you could have done!’ Anneka Rice takes swipe at Emma Willis

The One Show welcomed Anneka Rice on to the programme today to discuss her career as it’s coming up to be 25 years since she changed people’s lives on Treasure Hunt and Challenge Anneka.  Today’s hosts, Emma Willis and Matt Baker, were on hand to tease who was coming up on the show and the […]

Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 Trailer: ‘The Dead Are Already Here’

What’s scarier: a woman who just learned that her lover is her nephew and a potential threat to her acquisition of power, or a highly organized army of the dead? Looks like we’ll find out in next week’s Game of Thrones, based on the preview trailer that followed Sunday’s episode (read full recap here). The episode […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘The Mule’

After last week’s new release marathon, we’re thankfully back to more manageable levels of new release intake. So this week we’ve got an energetic new documentary on Netflix, a couple of prestige dramas from the fall, an above-average popcorn movie, and a documentary about one of the legends of New Hollywood. ON NETFLIX The Legend […]

Book Excerpt: A Woman Will Stop at Nothing to Be ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’

Winter is finally (FINALLY) beginning to morph into spring, and it’s never too early to start piling up your beach reads. And we’ve got a recommendation: Karen Hamilton’s The Perfect Girlfriend (out this week from Graydon House), the story of a young woman willing to go to any lengths – and I do mean any – to […]

Book Excerpt: ‘The Trial of Lizzie Borden,’ the Original True Crime Sensation

It might feel like we’re in the midst of an unequaled true crime boom, thanks to the ubiquity of non-fiction crime documentaries, series, podcasts, and books, but don’t be fooled; the culture has always had a perverse fascination with the evil that men do. Or women — to this day, one of the most notorious […]

The 6 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘The Favourite’ ‘Creed II’

This week’s big streaming title of note is the feature directorial debut of one of our finest actors, while the new release disc and VOD slate includes an Oscar winner, a couple of shoulda-been nominees, an engaging sequel, and a forgotten little early-‘90s gem. ON NETFLIX The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Chiwetel Ejiofor not […]

Book Excerpt: Two Young Lives Collide in ‘The Current’

Tim Johnston’s debut novel, 2015’s Descent, was both a critical success and a New York Times bestseller — so anticipation is obviously high for his newest book, The Current (out this week from Algonquin Books), a story of loss, survival, and buried secrets. But the ambitious author is up for the challenge. “The Current may differ […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Old Man and the Gun’

Fresh starring roles for familiar faces are in the new release spotlight this week, and though the vehicles vary — a new entry in a horror franchise and a modest, indie character drama — the results are just as pleasing. We’ve also got a controversial new documentary, a horror drama that you might’ve slept on, […]

Book Excerpt: Revisiting ‘Pine Barrens’ with ‘The Sopranos Sessions’

On January 10, 1999, HBO debuted The Sopranos — and kicked off a cultural revolution. The series, created by David Chase, sprung from the one-joke concept of “gangster goes to therapy” (there was apparently something in the air; two months later, the feature film Analyze This explored the same idea) but quickly proved itself as much more. […]