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Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2022 Nominations Include ’86 Eighty-Six,’ ‘Jujutsu Kaisen,’ ‘Oddtaxi’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Crunchyroll has announced the nominations for its sixth annual Anime Awards, including anime series, characters, and creators across eight different streaming platforms — a new record for the…

Leon Dai-Starring ‘Tomorrow Is a Long Day’ Now Filming in Taiwan

Production is underway in Taiwan on multi-national art house film “Tomorrow Is a Long Day” that stars acclaimed Leon Dai. The confinement and claustrophobia of urban life have…

Iwanami Hall, Pioneering Tokyo Art Cinema, to Close Following COVID Losses

Iwanami Hall, an iconic art-house cinema in Tokyo, has announced that it will close permanently from the end of July. It blamed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Olympic fencer takes stab at finding love in ‘Joe Millionaire’ reboot

Bronze medal-winning Olympic fencer Monica Asksamit is vying for the heart of the latest “Joe Millionaire” in the Fox reboot, premiering Thursday.

The Smile, Featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, Drop Debut Single

The Smile, a new group with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons Of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have released their debut single, “You Will Never Work In…

Picabo Street Among Olympians Profiled in New Peacock Documentaries Streaming Prior to the Winter Games (EXCLUSIVE)

In the run up to the 2022 Winter Beijing Olympic Games beginning on Feb. 4, NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock will debut three original documentaries about Olympic athletes. Lindsey…

12 Travel Audiobooks for Armchair Tourists

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Rick Astley was really confused the first time he got ‘Rickrolled’

“I just didn’t get it at first.” Join the club, Rick.

Willie Garson gets emotional sendoff from ‘And Just Like That’

The show brought closure after the unfortunate passing of Garson, 57, who embodied the role in the original series, two subsequent movies and the spin-off HBO Max show.

As Channel 4 Comes Out Fighting Amid Sales Talk, Content Boss Ian Katz Details a Hectic, Historic Year (EXCLUSIVE)

It doesn’t get more ironic than the hand that’s been dealt the U.K.’s Channel 4. The publicly owned broadcaster set up by then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher — and…

‘Summer of Soul’: How Questlove Tells a Story of Black Music and Culture Almost Erased From History

Ahmir Thompson, better known as Questlove, is the director behind the documentary “Summer of Soul,” which captures an important part of Black history, culture and music. In 1969,…