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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Summer Movie Preview

Every year at this time, we make wild predictions about what will make money and what will not. But more importantly, we share the films we're looking forward to the most — big and small.

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The ‘Scandal’ Finale: Last Shocks, Loose Ends And Lots Of Lust

After seven seasons, Shonda Rhimes' roller-coaster of a drama screeches to a final halt as Olivia and the team try to get out of one last scrape and Olivia tries to make it to Vermont.

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William Friedkin Meets ‘The Devil And Father Amorth’

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‘Godard Mon Amour’: A Stylish Homage To The French New Wave Treads Water

Michel Hazanavicius' film about the romance (and breakup) of director Jean-Luc Godard and actress Anne Wiazemsky adopts many of that director's signature flourishes, to lesser effect.

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Novelist Richard Powers Finds New Stories Deep In Old Growth Forests

In The Overstory, Powers explores how humans can revere ancient trees with "the same kind of sanctity that we reserve exclusively for ourselves."

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‘Westworld’ And ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Make Impressive Season 2 Returns

Both shows are set in a dystopian near-future where things have gone terribly wrong — and both expand their established environments considerably in their sophomore seasons.

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No Criminal Charges To Be Brought In Prince’s Death

Prince likely was unaware that the pills he was taking to combat chronic pain were laced with a powerful opioid, according to an attorney for Minnesota's Carver County who made the announcement.

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Wyatt Cenac Wants To Talk About Policing

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‘God Save Texas’ Is Essential Reading For Everyone — Even Non-Texans

Lawrence Wright is at his best in this new examination of his home state — a thoughtful, beautifully written book about a place that can be hard for outsiders to understand.

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Beauty And A Bump On The Head In ‘I Feel Pretty’

Amy Schumer stars in the new comedy about a woman whose freak accident fills her with confidence in what she believes to be her magically altered appearance.

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