A complete ranking of every single Stephen King novella

June 26, 2017

There are some deliciously monstrous Stephen King novellas out there.Image: bob al-greene/mashable There aren’t many best-selling authors out there who still write novellas. In publishing terms, the form is a tricky one: often too short to stand alone but too long to include in a short story collection, books in the 20,000-40,000 word range can sometimes hang in a kind of literary no man’s land. It’s tricky to make them work. SEE ALSO: 13 of the best Stephen King short …

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First ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ reviews are in…get excited

June 25, 2017

Image: marvel Are your Spidey senses tingling yet? One of the first media screenings of Spider-Man: Homecoming took place Friday night, and while official reviews are still under embargo, audience members were allowed to share their general thoughts on social media following the film. SEE ALSO: ‘Spider-Man’ spinoff ‘Venom’ has a villain (and no, we don’t mean Venom) And boy, did people have a lot to say. Mashable‘s movie reporter Angie Han noted on …

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Seeing ‘unconventional’ women find themselves through wrestling is surprisingly emotional

June 25, 2017

Image: netflix Welcome to our weekly series “Cry of the Week,” in which we highlight whichever moment made us ugly cry on our couches in the past seven days. Spoiler warning: This post contains plot details for the first four episodes of Glow Season 1. You only have to watch one episode of Netflix’s Glow to realize that the wrestling is somewhat incidental. The new comedy, co-created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch and executive produced by Orange is the New Black creator …

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Netflix’s ‘GLOW’ is raucous, ridiculous entertainment

June 25, 2017

In an era of prestige television, it’s rare that a show gets to be as guiltlessly entertaining as Netflix’s GLOW. Set in the psychedelic 1980s, GLOW follows a group of “unconventional” women (not thin, white, or even blonde) in the process of filming a wrestling movie, a first for all of them and a seemingly impossible ask. SEE ALSO: ‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 5 is the best it’s ever been GLOW starts slowly with Ruth (Alison Brie), a …

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Twitch is launching a ‘MST3K’ marathon, and it’s BOLD

June 24, 2017

We’re still basking in the glow of Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival, but if you’re feeling nostalgic for the old series, Twitch has just the ticket. The social streaming site will host 38 classic episodes of MTS3K in a six-day marathon beginning June 26 at 11 a.m. PT and ending July 3 on Shout! Factory TV’s new Twitch channel. Twitch notes that the six-day event is the most extensive collection of MST3K episodes ever assembled for a marathon, featuring …

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‘Star Wars’ concert series will let you feel the force IRL

June 24, 2017

We've made a lot of leaps in the past 40 years.Image: starwars.com What could possibly be more epic than Star Wars? Only watching it in a massive theater with live music. The New York Philharmonic is presenting its first-ever Star Wars concert series in September, featuring all three original films and The Force Awakens set to their iconic scores. SEE ALSO: ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff just lost its directors. Where did it all go wrong, and what happens next? Starting Sept. …

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Very nosy train passenger has absolutely no shame in his phone snooping game

June 24, 2017

If you’re bored during your commute and have nothing to read, have no fear! We have found a savvy train passenger that can teach you a thing or two about using the resources found in your immediate environment to stay busy during your next ride. Twitter user TropicanaMaia posted these pictures of one nosy rider shamelessly using the his fellow passengers’ phones as his own personal entertainment. “Y’all got games on y’all phone” BOY (@SpacemanKev) June 23, …

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We tried some of the weirdest dishes from the absurd world of ‘Twin Peaks’

June 24, 2017

HOT DAMN the cherry pie from the Double R Diner looks good, but what about the other dishes from the weird and wonderful world that David Lynch created in Twin Peaks? Be sure to visit Mashable Watercooler Channel for more videos: http://on.mash.to/SubscribeWatercooler More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEZ Spokesperson Creator – Personal Create your own amazing spokesperson videos using our massive library and easy cloud-based editing program.Tuberank Jeet 3 Elite YEARLY …

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Amid partisanship, lawmakers unite for White House picnic

June 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)Lawmakers took a rare break from bitter partisan politics and went to the White House Thursday evening for a good old-fashioned picnic. “We’ve gotten to know many of you over the last weeks and months, and developed many friendships with politicians,” Trump said in brief remarks to lawmakers. “Can you believe it? Some really great people, I have to say, mostly. Mostly. A couple of bad ones, but that’s OK.” …

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The 2018 Olympics will have Intel all the way inside

June 23, 2017

… official partners. Image: lance ulanoff/mashable Krzanich believes the Olympics are a perfect proving ground for 5G. “The Olympic games are great examples of connecting millions of fans at home with millions of things at the games,” he said. Drones will, naturally, also play a significant role at the games where they’ll be used for entertainment and to observe and measure athletic performance. Sports and drones don’t always mix. In 2015, a drone almost hit a World Cup …

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‘Game of Thrones’ drops new Season 7 trailer and it’s cool AF

June 22, 2017

A new Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer has arrived just in time to celebrate Summer Solstice, because forget what the calendar says, winter is here. (Or it will be in a little under a month, at least.) The White Walkers were conspicuously absent in the first Season 7 trailer, but the new footage more than makes up for it, showing the Night King and his undead army in all their frosty glory. For a deeper look at all the Season 7 clues hidden in the new footage, check out our obsessive trailer …

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Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film loses its directors during production

June 21, 2017

(CNN)In a surprising development that sent a disturbance throughout the “Star Wars” galaxy Tuesday night, the franchise’s upcoming Han Solo prequel film lost its directors. Lord and Miller added that ultimately their vision didn’t match up with that of Disney’s Lucasfilm. “Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative …

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Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at 42

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Rapper Prodigy, one half of the influential hip hop duo Mobb Deep has died, according to a co-author on one of his books, Kathy Iandoli. A cause of death has not been released, but the rapper had been hospitalized for complications caused by sickle cell anemia prior to his death, Iandoli told CNN. …

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Time Warner will create 10 original shows for Snapchat

June 20, 2017

Image: hbo Snapchat has many more shows, created by some of the top TV channels, coming over the next two years. SEE ALSO: TV networks: Television is still the best, but here’s our exclusive Snapchat Shows Time Warner which owns HBO, Turner’s cable channels, and Warner Bros. signed a two-year deal, worth $100 million, with the disappearing messaging app, the companies announced Monday. The media conglomerate will create around 10 original shows for Snapchat, including scripted …

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LeBron James celebrates Father’s Day with loving slam dunks on his son

June 19, 2017

LeBron James may have just lost the NBA Finals, but that didn’t stop him from enjoying Father’s Day in the best way possible by celebrating one of his sons. SEE ALSO: The humiliation of the Boston Celtics, by the bully LeBron James Posting a well-edited video on Instagram on Sunday, James showed off the lavish celebration held for his son’s 10th birthday on Saturday. Aside from the telltale signs of a rich kid’s party (there were personalized football and soccer fields …

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‘The Plot Against America’ is even more relevant today

June 19, 2017

A young Charles Augustus Lindbergh addresses the American people from the Washington Monument in 1927.Image: Historia/REX/Shutterstock The Dystopia Project is Mashable‘s book series looking at what dystopian fiction has to teach us in our new political climate. You can read past entries here. The first time I read The Plot Against America was the same year Philip Roth published it, 2004. Back then I thought it a thoroughly readable cautionary tale set in an alternate America one that …

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‘It Comes at Night’ director Trey Edwards Shults has some thoughts on how the world will end

June 19, 2017

Christopher Abbott tries not to get killed in It Comes at Night.Image: A24 It Comes at Night is billed as a horror movie, and its a pretty creepy one at that full of tension and dread and stomach-turning imagery. But writer-director Trey Edward Shults doesnt just want to scare you in the theater. His hope is that his film will linger with you long after the credits roll. SEE ALSO: Summer movie preview: What to watch if you want to feel a chill down your spine His latest film stars Joel …

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Stephen Furst, actor who played Flounder in ‘Animal House,’ dies at 63

June 19, 2017

(CNN)Stephen Furst, the actor who played the hapless, beanie-wearing frat boy Flounder in the 1978 movie “Animal House,” has died at age 63, his son, Nathan Furst, told CNN on Saturday. Furst appeared on TV in “St. Elsewhere” and “Babylon 5,” but he was best remembered for his role as the innocent freshman Kent Dorfman in “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” which ushered in a brand of raunchy comedy. …

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