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Power Recap: The Kids Aren't Alright

Need to catch up? Check out the previous Power recap here.

Now that Power‘s Ghost is back in his custom suits and diamond stud, there’s nothing more he’d like than to pretend that his little stint in prison — not to mention his bizarre run-in with Kanan in last week’s episode — hasn’t affected his family’s life in any lasting way.

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But there are two giant problems with that assumption, and they’re named Tariq and Raina.
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Stephen Colbert Reprises ‘Report’ Character With Jon Stewart to Crush Donald Trump (Video)

Stephen Colbert Reprises ‘Report’ Character With Jon Stewart to Crush Donald Trump (Video)
Stephen Colbert brought back his beloved “Colbert Report” character on Monday — an effort to destroy Donald Trump. The real Colbert needed some help reprising the faux one, and Jon Stewart was there to do just that. And by “there,” we mean in an isolated cabin in the woods, where the former “Daily Show” host keeps his highly patriotic protege. The extremely conservative character soon took the “Late Show” desk, to the familiar “Stephen! Stephen! Stephen!” chant of yesteryear. He then dove right into an old-school version of Comedy Central segment “The Word.” This one was “Trumpiness,” and it was great.
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Stephen Colbert Revives Colbert Report Persona With Help From Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert Revives Colbert Report Persona With Help From Jon Stewart
“Did you miss me? I know I did.”

Those were the first words uttered by Stephen Colbert’s former Colbert Report alter ego when he arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theater on Monday to discuss Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention.

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After filling us in on his two-year absence (he’s been living off the grid with Jon Stewart and preparing for the end of the world), the man who coined the term “truthiness” took to the Late Show desk to explain the rise of Trump — and in turn,
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The Volatility Smile: A Dialog About Isiah Medina’s "88:88"

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Craig Keller and Uncas Blythe continue our series of film dialogues. Isiah Medina's 88:88 is having its exclusive online premiere at Mubi, playing through April 17, 2016.Craig Keller: We're going to talk about Isiah Medina's 66-minute film from 2015, 88:88. It's a challenging movie: polyphonic, polypictorial, but not confrontational, in fact pretty chilled-out; if it were featured on Top Gear the hosts might praise its speed, dynamic facility, and stability of suspension. 88:88 presents Medina himself and a group of friends or characters from university in and around the neighborhoods of Winnipeg.Now I'll refrain from synopsizing any more. I had a hard time with the film, but like any complicated work revisitations in whole and in part yield stronger comprehension; accordingly, new insights rise to the surface. Going back through it again the other day I started by watching only the first ten minutes, which provide an overture,
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"Creed" Tops 47th NAACP Image Awards Film Nominations! See Full List!

Ryan Coogler's "Creed" topped the NAACP Image Awards nomination which were revealed this morning. "Creed" received nods for best picture, director for Coogler, actor for Michael B. Jordan, writing for Coogler and Aaron Covington, and supporting actress noms for both Phylicia Rashad and Tessa Thompson.

We'll find out the winners on February 5 on the live airing of the ceremony on TV one.

Here is the full list of nominees of the 47th NAACP Image Awards:

Entertainer Of The Year

Michael B. Jordan

Misty Copeland

Pharrell Williams

Shonda Rhimes

Viola Davis


Outstanding Comedy Series

.black-ish. (ABC)

.House of Lies. (Showtime)

.Key & Peele. (Comedy Central)

.Orange is the New Black. (Netflix)

.Survivor.s Remorse. (Starz)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher . .Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (Fox)

Anthony Anderson . .black-ish. (ABC)

Don Cheadle . .House of Lies. (Showtime)

Dwayne Johnson . .Ballers. (HBO)

RonReaco Lee . .Survivor.s Remorse. (Starz)

Outstanding Actress
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DVD Savant’s Guide to the New Wave of Classic Hammer Blu-rays

Curious about all those Region B Hammer Blu-rays from overseas, the ones requiring a region-free player? As a public service, Savant has solicited an expert opinion (you'll have to take my word for that) of a film restoration/transfer specialist who is also an informed fan of the filmic output of the little horror studio at Bray. I know, real Hammer fans buy first and worry about quality later, but this little guide might be of help to the rest of us budget-conscious collectors.

A 'Guest' article Written by a trusted Savant correspondent.

(Note: I receive plenty of emails asking for advice about the quality of Region B Blu-rays, most of which I don't see. I have access to industry people qualified to compare and judge the discs, but they stay off the record, because their employers forbid them to go online with their opinions. They must sometimes simmer in
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Chris Evans will host more episodes of Tfi Friday – how did we get here?

After the successful 20th-anniversary celebration, Channel 4 has announced a further eight-part run of Tfi Friday with the new Top Gear host back at the helm – and not Nick Grimshaw, as Evans himself had suggested

Personally, I would have brought back The Word or, at a stretch, Katie Puckrik’s Pyjama Party. But today we are faced with news that’s going to be as divisive as it was inevitable. Following its successful one-off revival, Tfi Friday is coming back to Channel 4 for a full series, the twist being that Chris Evans will return to front all eight episodes. We should at least be used to Evans going back on his word when it comes to career plans. And so it would be instructive to establish a timeline of these cataclysmic last few months.

A rip opens in the fabric of light entertainment when Jeremy Clarkson punches somebody in the face.
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10 classic Tfi Friday moments, from Shaun Ryder swearing to Freak or Unique

In 1996, Chris Evans and Danny Baker launched a show that would become as synonymous with 1990s as the Spice Girls and Eric Cantona.

Tfi Friday was the perfect show of its time, airing every Friday evening on Channel 4 and featuring as much Britpop and silly anarchic humour as you could ask for.

Ahead of its one-off comeback show this Friday (June 12), Digital Spy has collected just some of the most memorable and hilarious moments from its five years on air.

1. Shaun Ryder says "f**k" on live TV. In front of your mum.

Pity Chris Evans. With a mouth dodgier than the bizarre moustache he was sporting at the time, it was always going to be something of a liability bringing indie music's chief party-monster Shaun Ryder onto a family show that aired at just 6pm.

"If you don't swear tonight, I'll give you my shoes!" promised Evans, only
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Whatever happened to Friday-night TV?

Tfi Friday is making a one-off return to Channel 4 next week, with Liam Gallagher and Blur joining Chris Evans for a live special. It’s a reminder of how exciting start-of-the-weekend telly used to be

It was the great pop philosopher R Kelly who once said: “It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby, I’m about to have me some fun.” But if you’re staying in on a Friday night, telly fun isn’t what it used to be. What was once the preserve of pre- and post-pub anarchy with shows such as Tfi Friday and The Word is now filled with the gentle ribbing of Graham Norton and Alan Carr, along with Big Brother if you want to go for a more naked-people-in-a-hot-tub option.

As Tfi Friday makes a return with a live special to celebrate its nearly-20th anniversary, it’s a reminder of how TV can
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Obama to Appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Obama to Appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
President Barack Obama will return to Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, sitting down with the ABC late night show this Thursday, March 12th, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That night's episode will also feature Sean Penn.

Obama made his first appearance on Kimmel via satellite in June 2008 during his initial campaign for President. Despite the big gap between appearances, the talk-show host was invited to host the White House Correspondents' dinner in 2012. A few months after, ahead of the election, First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by Kimmel for an
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Friday night TV: where did the good times go?

Friday used to be the highlight of the week for the committed sofa-dweller, with the likes of Tfi Friday, The Word and Friday Night Live. Now it’s all self-improvement shows and Alan Titchmarsh. What happened?

Friday night telly used to be the highlight of the week for the committed sofa-dweller. Gone were the endless weekday soaps, Diy saviours and the dreaded Question of Sport, and in came a glorious line of high-kicking comedy and entertainment shows to cheer up the majority of us who did not want to be pressed up against the wall of a heaving bar, trying to get served.

Where have those shows gone? It wasn’t so long ago, was it, when we crashed into a pile of couch cushions, Budweiser in hand, scrunchy flung off with abandon as the opening bars of The Riverboat Song by Ocean Colour Scene filled the living room and
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2014: A Year Looking For Representation in Cinema

It started with an infographic. Then more infographics. And some think pieces. And some brief TwitterRage. Over the last year and a half, women’s role in cinema, specifically Hollywood cinema, has become a lightning rod for discussion and debate, and more so than any time in the past, people are approaching film a little more critically in regards to how women are portrayed. The statistics are mind-numbingly bleak, with women representing a fraction of the work force behind the camera, from director to CEO to the best boy. Women in front of the camera rarely fair much better, with roles such as “beautiful and always understanding girlfriend/wife to the hilarious schlub” and “girl with cleavage that shoots guns in tight clothes”.

Last week I happened across a piece about the Best Actress race for the upcoming Academy Award Ceremony and the author talked about how the Actress race
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The Fathergamer Podcast Episode - 40 Part One

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After a hiatus, The Fathergamer Podcast is back and better than ever with new faces, new topics, but still discussing all the things you care about. This week, we're introducing the new crew and talking about Bungie's Destiny.

Warning Explicit

Tfgp Is More Than Just A Podcast!

It’s a celebration of all things Geek, Nerd, Otaku and everything that falls in the cracks between. We honor creativity and the science of storytelling.

We interview everyone from Icons in the industry to awesome cosplayers We cover the latest comics and interview their artists, writers and visionaries We discuss the latest blurays and DVD's, and of course we talk about videogames We interview veterans of the industry as well up and coming indie developers.

We know games. I’m pretty sure we bleed in pixels. We might be a bit crude as well as not very politically correct, but our hearts are in the right place.
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Stephen Colbert's ‘Word’ on Global Warming: ‘F— It’ (Video)

Stephen Colbert's ‘Word’ on Global Warming: ‘F— It’ (Video)
Stephen Colbert's super-conservative Comedy Central character is finally copping to the existence of global warming. His reaction, however, stayed pretty true to form: “Fuck it,” Colbert declared on Wednesday night's “The Word” segment. Global warming is bad, but doing something about it is hard. That's a sucky conundrum, Colbert said. It's also a scary future: ”It's so terrifying, that it left a carbon footprint in my pants,” Colbert quipped. See video: Colbert on #BringBackOurGirls: ‘Refreshing to See a Hashtag Campaign That Has Nothing to Do With Firing Me’ So the comedian finally began doing something about it: conserving energy,
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A working-class hero is something to be … but not in Britain's posh culture

British culture was once open to 'messy kids' from secondary moderns. But if you want to make it in 21st century Britain, you'd best have a cut-glass accent and public school pedigree

Last week the actor Stephen McGann spoke out about how difficult it is for young people from working-class backgrounds to enter his profession. "Opportunities are closing down," he said in an interview with the Independent. "If you're a messy kid from a council estate today, I think the chances of you making it as a successful actor are a lot worse than they were."

McGann, 50, youngest of the family of acting brothers, grew up on the edge of Toxteth in Liverpool and was educated at a Catholic grammar school. "What counted for me and my brothers – and for mates of ours like David Morrissey and Ian Hart, all growing up in Dingle and Toxteth – was the real change in education,
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'X Factor' Disco Week review: The end of the road for Kingsland

Nile Rodgers has worked alongside David Bowie, Michael Jackson and Madonna. He is the pop mastermind behind Chic. And he's proved this year that he's still got a magical musical touch thanks to some work with daft mask-wearing, French dance geniuses Daft Punk.

In short, Nile Rodgers is a genius.

So how do we, the great British public repay Nile Rodgers? How do we repay the man who gave us the joyous beauty of 'Le Freak' and 'Good Times'? We repay him by making him play as the backing band for Dermot O'Leary's dance moves on X Factor. Shame on us, Britain. Shame On Us.

Introduced as 'a producer to the stars', Nile is now performing for Louis Walsh and a frazzled-looking Nicole Scherzinger. His reward? A piercing, insightful and engaging interview from Dermot O'Leary. "So [Nile], what are you doing at the moment?" Erm, maybe not.

This whole embarrassing
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It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: An Original Voice

An Original Voice

“We didn’t get mad, we got smart,” HBO CEO Michael Fuchs said about hitting The Wall, looking back at HBO stalling in 1984 from the vantage of the early 1990s. Actually, a lot of the rank and file didn’t get mad or smart; we’d seen 125 of our friends and colleagues get shown the door when the company had suddenly flatlined after eight years of phenomenal growth, and what we got was scared.

But it’s to the credit of HBO’s execs that whatever anxieties they may have had, they showed no panic or even nervousness in public. Instead, they poured any concerns into energetically and immediately addressing the question of, “What do we do now?” The world we knew had changed and there was no going back to the Gold Rush days of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The company required a humongous
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Catch-up TV guide: from Best Of The Word to What Remains

Best Of The Word | Blackout | Copper | Think Talk | What Remains

TV: Best Of The Word

While The Tube, which receives a retrospective this Friday, was hugely influential in its own right, it was the show that followed it that left the larger cultural footprint – not only through its championing of soon-to-be musical heavyweights (Oasis, Nirvana, though probably not L7) but also in its "I'll do anything to be on TV" segment The Hopefuls, which managed to predict just about every reality series trend of the past 15 years. Best Of The Word collates the most memorable moments. Warning: contains liberal servings of Terry Christian.


TV: Blackout

Posing a hypothetical "What if" question – with the sole purpose of terrifying us with the answer – Blackout deftly splices Blair Witchy cameraphone drama, magpied CCTV footage of actual events and splashes of special effects to give a terrific if uncomfortable insight into what might
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Nirvana Unveils Major Plans

Nirvana Unveils Major Plans
The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.

By Daniel Kreps

No more guessing about what will appear on the 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana's In Utero — Rolling Stone can now reveal what the mammoth, 70-song, three-disc deluxe edition of the band's final masterpiece will contain: Two versions of In Utero (the original LP remastered, plus the album newly remixed) as well as more than 40 tracks of unreleased demos, rehearsals, live performances, B-sides, and a recently unearthed, never-before-heard Nirvana instrumental. The reissue will arrive September 24th.

Link: Rolling Stone’s List of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time: Nirvana

The first disc will feature a remastered version of the original, Steve Albini-produced In Utero, complete with the two tracks ("Heart Shaped Box," "All Apologies") that Scott Litt mixed for In Utero's final version. The oft-bootlegged abrasive Albini versions of those two songs will finally legally appear on the Iu reissue,
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Why is TV so bad at music shows?

The only way a pop star gets on the small screen these days is via cookery programmes. Where are the new Top of the Pops and CD:uk? As two music pilots launch, we look at what is going wrong

Music on television just does not work. If you ask around in TV circles, this is what people say. It is more than five years since Top of the Pops, CD:uk and Popworld all disappeared, two-and-a-half years since the BBC axed youth strand Switch, and six months since T4 shut its doors. Simon Cowell, no stranger to getting ideas away, said in 2011 that a Top of the Pops-style show restricted to the UK was simply "not cost effective", adding ominously that "to do it properly it would need to be bigger than one country". His plans for such a show were, he said, "for a year down the line" – two years on,
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