How The Last of Us Made Its Zombie Fungus So Much More Real (and Terrifying)

Spoilers ahead. One of the freakiest sequences in the premiere episode of HBO’s The Last of Us takes place not when the hordes of mindless infected attack, but when an epidemiologist is asked for his thoughts on pandemics. During a flashback to 1968 in the episode’s opening scene, this epidemiologist—a man named Dr. Neuman—appears calm […]

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Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar-nominated role is just one part of a banner year

When Andrea Riseborough‘s name was called alongside her fellow Best Actress nominees at this past Tuesday’s Academy Award announcement ceremony, much of the chatter concerned the abruptness of the word-of-mouth campaign that seemed to take shape overnight mere days prior to the close of voting. Some cried foul that a system heretofore known to run […]

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Matt Damon Has A Meltdown Backstage At ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ After Getting Bumped From 20th Anniversary Show

By Becca Longmire. Published: 1 hour ago The Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel feud continues. Kimmel celebrated 20 years of his late-night TV show on Thursday, with him having guests like George Clooney, Snoop Dogg and Coldplay on to mark the occasion. However, one person that was waiting in the wings didn’t make the cut […]

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The Last of Us Fans Are Devastated By What Pedro Pascal Just Shared About the HBO Show

Pedro Pascal just kicked The Last of Us fans while they were down. HBO Max brought the heralded post-apocalyptic video game to life with a new series adaptation starring the Game of Thrones alum alongside Bella Ramsey. Though only just airing January 15, the first episode follows the original scenes closely, setting up the backstories […]

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‘SNL’: Aubrey Plaza And Amy Poehler Reprise ‘Parks And Rec’ Characters For Weekend Update

By Brent Furdyk. Published: 1 hour ago Last updated: 1 hour ago Aubrey Plaza made her “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut on the Jan. 21 episode, and during her monologue she was joined by two surprise guests. The first was no less than President Joe Biden, who appeared in a brief video message. “Aubrey, you’re the […]

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With the 21st-century period piece, cinema writes the history books

The Washington Post’s Philip L. Graham has been widely credited with declaring journalism “the first rough draft of history,” though as first drafts go, it’s especially rough. If for no other reason than posterity’s sake, the human species compulsively documents each day from the blinkered vantage of real time, collections of events and data synthesized […]

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