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Joe Allen

Joe Allen


Joe Allen is a freelance culture writer based in upstate New York. His work has been published in The Washington Post, The Charleston Post & Courier, and Paste Magazine.

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NYT Games: Connections hints and solutions for November 22, 2023

Connection from NYT Games is the hottest new craze, and we've got all the tips, tricks, hints, and answers to help you win every day.
Jodie Foster and Kali Reis in True Detective season 4.

HBO’s True Detective Season 4: Jodie Foster hunts a serial killer (and everything else we know)

This is everything you need to know about the True Detective cast, release date, and more in season four.
The cast of the Iron Claw.

Reviews are in for the Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White-led wrestling drama The Iron Claw, and they’re incredible

The Iron Claw is getting rave reviews, and may shake up this year's awards season.
The cast of The Marvels

Disney CEO says there are so many Marvel movies it’s causing the franchise to lose steam (and revenue)

There's no denying that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has lost some of its luster. Here's what Disney CEO Bob Iger has to say.
Austin Butler in Masters of the Air.

Apple TV Plus’ Masters of the Air: Everything we know about Austin Butler, Steven Spielberg’s follow-up to Band of Brothers

Here's everything you need to know about the new World War 2 miniseries from Tom Hanks and Steven Spileberg.
Squid Game: The Challenge cast

Everything we know about Netflix’s Squid Game: The Challenge

Squid Game is a fictional TV show, but Squid Game: The Challenge is very real.
Donald Glover and Maya Erskine in Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Smith reboot is Donald Glover’s latest Amazon Prime series: Everything we know

Amazon Prime will debut Donald Glover's Mr and Mrs Smith next year. This is what you need to know about it.
Baseball player hitting at the plate.

Hitting a baseball is insanely hard, but MLB legend Tony Gwynn breaks it down to 2 disciplines

Watch MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn break down hitting a baseball as only he can.
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti in Palm Springs

The best sci-fi movies on Hulu to stream right now

These sci-fi movies are among the best you can find on any streaming service.
Audra McDonald and Christine Baranski in The Good Fight.

The best shows on Paramount Plus to watch in November

Paramount Plus is relatively new to the streaming world, but it already has a library of great shows.
Steve Carell in The Office.

The best shows to watch on Peacock right now

Peacock has established itself as a prime streaming player thanks to its library of classic shows. Here are our top picks.
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The best movies on Amazon Prime to stream in November

Amazon Prime has some of the best movies to stream online right now, but finding them can be a real pain. We've rounded up some top picks right here.
Jack Black in Bernie.

The best movies to watch on Peacock right now

Both on its ad-supported and premium levels, Peacock is more than just a TV service, and it has plenty of movies worth checking out.
Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel

Report: Disney Plus is moving away from Marvel limited series TV shows (but that’s a good thing for fans)

Disney Plus is reportedly changing up how it creates Marvel TV shows in the MCU.
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

The best movies on Paramount Plus: What you should stream next

Paramount Plus is one of the newer streaming services, but its library of Paramount movies is nothing to sneeze at.
Timothee Chalamet in Dune Part 2.

Dune 2: What we know about the delayed Timothee Chalamet, Austin Butler epic

Can't wait for the Dune part 2 release date? This is everything we know about the star-studded flick.

The 15 best shows on Starz to watch right now

Over the years, Starz has taken bets on some highly ambitious series, and some of those bets have led to truly great TV shows. Here's a list of our favorites.
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The best Disney Plus movies to stream in November

Disney Plus contains all the Disney movies we know and more, detailed in this list of incredible fims available to stream.
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The 10 best movies on Max available to stream now

Max has one of the best movie libraries of any streaming service, but here are 10 of the very best movies available to watch on the service.
Enrique Arrizon as Máximo Gallardo in 'Acapulco' from Apple TV+.

These are the best shows and movies to watch on Apple TV Plus in November

Apple TV+ may not be the most essential streaming service, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have great shows and movies to watch.
Bojack Horseman and Princess Caroline

The best shows on Netflix to stream in November

You don't need to waste time browsing for the perfect title — we've found the very best shows on Netflix to binge this month.
Hughie, Butcher, and Mother's Milk look down into a mysterious car trunk in "The Boys"

The best shows on Amazon Prime to binge in November

Dive into the best shows on Amazon Prime right now with these great shows that are available to stream on the platform.
Jeremy Allen White in The Bear.

These are the best shows you can watch on Hulu in November

Looking for a new show to watch? We've narrowed down the best options on Hulu, all of which are well reviewed and easy to binge.
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The best Netflix movies to stream in November

From Netflix originals to acclaimed older films, we've got you covered with an up-to-date list of the best movies to watch on Netflix this month.
Baseball game at the Coliseum in Oakland.

MLB playoffs ump cam gives first-hand look at why baseball is so beautifully difficult

MLB pitching might look easy to hit on TV, but this ump cam from a playoff game shows how tough batters actually have it.
Netflix Cup still from poster.

Netflix is getting into live sports with golf, the slowest sport ever

Netflix announces a new golf tournament featuring players from two of its reality series.
Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, and other actors playing as American soldiers riding a boat in "Saving Private Ryan."

The best war movies of all time, ranked

The best war movies teach us a great deal about both the beauty and horror that humanity is capable of perpetrating.
Taika Waititi in Our Flag Means Death.

What to watch this weekend: F1, Our Flag Means Death, Creepshow, & more

These new shows, movies, and sports will give you plenty of options for what to watch this weekend.
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How many different devices can watch Disney Plus at the same time?

Disney Plus is a great streaming service for the whole family. Here's how many people can watch it at once and other additional information.
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Think MLB umps are making terrible calls this year? They are, and this Instagram account proves it

It seems like MLB umps are making some really terrible calls this year, and one Instagram account proves it's not all in your head.
Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepard in Moonlighting

Your weekend watch list for October 14-15: John Oliver, Moonlighting & more

These new shows, movies, and sports will give you plenty of options for what to watch this weekend.
Three men with American football equipment

Why watching NFL games is harder than ever before

Watching NFL games is tougher than ever, especially without a cable subscription.
Formula 1 cars winding their way down a track.

Could F1 follow MLS to Apple TV Plus? Apple is reportedly considering a $2 billion offer

F1 may soon be available as an add-on to your Apple TV Plus subscription.
Alden Ehrenreich and Phoebe Dynevor in Fair Play.

Your weekend watch list for October 7-8: F1, The Boogeyman, Fair Play & more

Here's a full guide to what you should watch this weekend, from shows to movies to sports.
Jack Nicholson in Chinatown.

These are the best film noir movies of all time

Film noir movies are seductive, thrilling, and moody, and these are the very best movies in the genre.
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The 12 best thriller movies that stand the test of time

The best thriller movies stand the test of time because of the ways they continue to define the genre.
Miguel Cabrera holding the wine alongside the manager of the Oakland A's.

Everyone is dunking on MLB’s Oakland Athletics about a gift they gave player Miguel Cabrera – here’s why

The Oakland A's gave Miguel Cabrera a particularly thoughtless and cheap gift.
babe ruth swinging a bat

Babe Ruth explains how to swing a baseball bat in this incredible 90-year-old-video

In a recently resurfaced video, Babe Ruth explains the two most popular ways to hit a baseball.
baseball on pitchers mound

Incredible video shows how hard it is for MLB players to actually hit a baseball

This video highlights how hard it is for MLB players to actually hit a baseball. You might not believe it.
Shohei Otani playing baseball

Shohei Ohtani all but gone, MLB franchise LA Angels may also lose Mike Trout: Report

The LA Angels are in big trouble. A report claims Shohei Ohtani is almost sure to leave, and Mike Trout may follow him.
The ESPN+ logo on a blue background.

How to watch ESPN Plus: Stream on your PC, TV, and more

Here's a detailed description on how to watch ESPN Plus on your PC, TV, and more.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr. in Zodiac.

Ranked: The best serial killer movies of all time

These movies get inside the heads of serial killers, with often disturbing results.
Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story

The best Adam Driver movies, ranked

Adam Driver is a genuinely great actors, and these are his best movies.
Bo Burnham in Inside

The 15 best Netflix original movies for you to watch right now

Netflix has become one of the world's dominant streaming services and has created plenty of great original movies in the process, but which ones are the best?
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A new analysis says streaming services now cost more than cable (but the truth isn’t that simple)

Is TV streaming really that expensive? It's certainly gotten much more so.
Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born.

The 11 best Bradley Cooper movies of all time

As one of the great actors of his generation, a Bradley Cooper movie is almost guaranteed to be good.
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The 14 best sci-fi movies on Netflix in 2023

There are plenty of great sci-fi movies on Netflix to choose from. Here are our best picks for this year.
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The 19 best true crime documentaries on Netflix right now

If you're like the rest of the country, you're probably obsessed with true crime right now. Here are the best documentaries on Netflix to get your fix.
Harvey Keitel and Tim Roth point guns at each other in Reservoir Dogs.

The best heist movies of all time, ranked

These great heist movies help remind us how versatile the genre can be.
Sean Connery as James Bond.

Every James Bond actor, ranked from worst to best

Every James Bond actor has put their own spin on the character, but some spins were better than others.