The real ‘Maniac’ was the friends we made along the way

Loneliness is the problem. 'Maniac' has the solution.Image: NETFLIX Maniac looked like it was going to be A Lot. The first trailer for the Netflix original made it seem like a Black Mirror–style technological dreamscape, with dubious medical practice and high fantasy sequences woven together in the kind of narrative…

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‘Eternal Sunshine’ as an 8-bit movie is unforgettable

Trauma, loss…and a musical number starring something called "The Pickle Nickel Choir."Image: Erica Parise/SHOWTIME There used to be a tier of celebrity that seemed unimpeachable. They were the icons, the people whose front-facing personas dovetailed so nicely with public opinion that everyone felt like they existed in a world apart…

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These moving stairs transform into an elevator for people with wheelchairs

Image: Jessica Miglio/Netflix Major spoilers for Ozark: Season 2 lie ahead.  From Narcos to Breaking Bad, crime dramas have gained a reputation for using shallow female characters as little more than emotional fodder for male stories. Frequently minimized as damsels in distress and exasperating nags, women within the genre exist…

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5 family films to watch this fall

Image: Walt Disney Animation / Mashable Welcome to our 2018 fall movie preview. We’ll be coming at you all week with the movies you need to know over the next few months. We’ve already covered what to watch if you want something emotional or offbeat. Today, the films to see…

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‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is basically an episode of ‘Downton Abbey’

Image: netflix Right this very instant, somewhere out there the Downton Abbey movie is being made. Perhaps the Crawley family is having a hushed conversation as cameras circle in. Or maybe the cast and crew are on a dainty craft services break! Regardless, the Downton Abbey movie is happening. And…

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The story behind that ‘Game of Thrones’ reference in ‘Disenchantment’

Abbi Jacobson's Bean is the kind of princess who would tell Danaerys to f*ck right offImage: netflix Making a new fantasy TV show in the Game of Thrones era is a dragon-sized task. There’s no escaping comparison to the pop culture behemoth, no matter how different your show may be. …

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5 films to follow this awards movie season

Image: Universal / Mashable Welcome to our 2018 fall movie preview. We’ll be coming at you all week with the movies you need to know over the next few months – including the emotional, the offbeat, the family-friendly, and, today, the awards-worthy.  We can’t really talk about fall movie season…

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The ‘Gilmore Girls’ coffee challenge doesn’t have a happy ending

Image: mashable composite: Warner Bros. via getty images and Molly Larimer Forget Dean, Jess, and Logan — there’s a new most romantic dude in Stars Hollow. On a recent tour of the Warner Bros. studio lot, one Gilmore Girlsfan got the most magical marriage proposal the fictional town has seen since Max…

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Knives were taken off the streets in London and melted down to build a free outdoor gym

Image: PBS via IMDB Since Downton Abbey stopped airing each Sunday in 2015, many fans have been left asking themselves, “What is a weekend?”  Lucky for us Crawley fanatics, the British historical drama is finally returning—this time as a feature film.  SEE ALSO: Breaking down everything that happened in that…

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7 things most people don’t know about the early animation success of ‘Toy Story’

Image: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Some theaters are adding health warnings to their ticket counters in the wake of a Twitter thread about strobe light effects in Incredibles 2.  Blogger and advocate Veronica Lewis tweeted the thread on Friday, writing that the film’s liberal use of flashing light…

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