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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 Connections hints and answers for May 16, 2024

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.
Henry Winkler (left) and Adam Sandler in The Waterboy

The 12 best Adam Sandler movies (they’re not all comedies)

A comedy legend, Sandler forever inhabits a place in the hearts of the ones who grew up with his movies.
Robert De Niro in Goodfellas

The 11 best Robert De Niro movies to stream right now

Robert De Niro has been one of our best actors for 50 years, and he's delivered dozens of great performances in that time. Here are his best movies.
Jack Nicholson in Chinatown

Ranked: The best Jack Nicholson movies ever made

Jack Nicholson is one of the greatest actors of his or any other generation. We've taken on the impossible task of ranking his best movies.
Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.

The 10 best movies to fall asleep to – from Pineapple Express to Friday

There's nothing wrong with going back to a familiar world built within a movie you love to send you to sleep full of dreams.
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Everything we know about the Peaky Blinders movie

The Peaky Blinders movie is happening, so here's everything we know about the cast, release date, and plot.
Anya Taylor-Joy in Furiosa.

The reviews are in for Furiosa, and critics say it’s a ‘visceral triumph’

Furiosa is getting a warm reception, even if it's not quite Fury Road.
Jeremy Allen White in The Bear.

The Bear Season 3: Everything we know

Since emerging as one of the best and most stressful shows on Hulu, The Bear has become and a critical and awards juggernaut.
Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez in Only Murders in the Building

The best Hulu Original shows to watch now – from Only Murders in the Building to The Great

Hulu's got plenty of great original shows that complement its deep streaming library.
Jason Bateman in Ozark.

Is Netflix’s Black Rabbit the next Succession?

Netflix is releasing Black Rabbit in 2025, but how similar is it really to Succession?
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This Amazon Prime crime show just got a second season — before it even debuts

Amazon Prime Video's new series, Cross, has been renewed for a second season before a single episode has aired.
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Will Quarterback season 2 happen?

Quarterback season 2 is in doubt, but a related series is definitely coming.

The best shows on Starz to watch in May

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 shows to binge on Peacock in May

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 shows on Netflix to stream in May

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.
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The best movies on Max you can stream in May

Max has one of the best movie libraries of any streaming service, but here are the very best movies available to watch on the service.
Princess Bride

These are the best Disney Plus movies to watch in May

Disney Plus contains all the Disney movies we know and more, detailed in this list of incredible fims available to stream.
Alan Ritchson in Reacher.

The best shows on Amazon Prime to binge in May

Dive into the best shows on Amazon Prime right now with these great shows that are available to stream on the platform.
Jack Black in Bernie.

These are the best movies to watch on Peacock in May

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.
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The best shows on Paramount Plus to binge in May

Paramount Plus is relatively new to the streaming world, but it already has a library of great shows.
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The 8 best golf documentaries to watch this year

Golf is full of amazing stories and after careful curation, we'd like to share the golf documentaries that tell these stories best.
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

The best movies on Paramount Plus to stream in May

Paramount Plus is one of the newer streaming services, but its library of Paramount movies is nothing to sneeze at.
Austin Butler in Masters of the Air.

The best shows and movies to watch on Apple TV Plus in May

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.

The 12 best travel shows to stream right now

Travel shows give you a great way to enter another culture without leaving your own couch. Here are the best to stream.
Jeremy Allen White in The Bear.

The best shows to watch on Hulu in May

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 May

From Netflix Original movies 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.
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The best movies on Amazon Prime to watch in May

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.
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The 11 best baseball movies ever made – from Bull Durham to The Natural

Baseball has long been the best sport to center a movie on. Here are the best to watch now.
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The 12 best romantic comedies of all time

In every film, there’s almost always an underlying theme of romance and comedy. The films on this list are heavily themed in those departments.
The cast of the Iron Claw.

When will The Iron Claw start streaming?

The Iron Claw is headed to Max in May. Here's how you can watch it.
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This is when the Hulu, ESPN+, Disney+ password sharing crackdown starts

Disney Plus password sharing is starting in June, and will be in full effect by the fall.
James cameron filming Terminator

All of James Cameron’s films, ranked

From Terminator and Titanic to Avatar, these are the best James Cameron movies.
Stan Smith standing on a dock.

LeBron James-backed Stan Smith documentary celebrates a tennis and sneaker icon

Stan Smith was a trailblazer in multiple fields, and a new documentary will highlight his accomplishments.
Bo Burnham in Inside

The 16 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?
Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley in Ripley.

Everything we know about Netflix’s Ripley miniseries

Ripley is hitting Netflix soon, so here's everything we know about the miniseries.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Bullet Train.

Is there a new James Bond?

A new actor may soon be taking on the mantle of James Bond.
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Everything points to Apple TV+ making a change you’re not going to like

Apple TV Plus may be bringing ads to its platform, whether users want them or not.
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How to smoke a cigar properly: The ultimate beginner’s guide

Do you want to learn how to smoke a cigar without looking like a noob? In this guide, we'll teach you how to puff like a seasoned pro.
Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen's Gambit

From The Crown to Stranger Things, these are best Netflix original series to stream right now

Netflix has become synonymous with TV for some, and it has also developed plenty of original series that stand up to the best shows from any network.
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Movie vs. book: Which is better? 6 adaptations taken to task

Sometimes you’re better off skipping hundreds of pages and just sticking with what’s on screen.
Austin Butler and Callum Turner in Masters of the Air.

If you love Masters of the Air, you need to watch this Apple TV+ documentary

A new documentary on Apple TV Plus will tell the true story of Masters of the Air.
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Apple TV Plus finally adds this feature that other streaming platforms have — but there’s a catch

Apple TV Plus added a bunch of older movies, but they're only available for a limited time.
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Will Amazon Prime Video ditch Freevee?

Reports that Freevee might get folded into Amazon Prime Video may not actually be true.
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What does CBD feel like? All your questions answered

What does CBD oil feel like? Like all legal drugs, the decision to take CBD is up to you, but this guide may prove helpful as you weigh your options.
Keanu Reeves in John Wick

The 14 best Keanu Reeves movies, ranked – The Matrix, Point Break, and more

From Neo in The Matrix to an underdog football quarterback, Reeves' filmography deserves a dissertation. Until then, we ranked his best films.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr. in Zodiac.

The 11 best Jake Gyllenhaal movies, ranked

Jake Gyllenhaal has been one of the best actors working in Hollywood for more than 20 years now. Here are some of our favorite films in his catalog.
Joker: Folie a Deux first look

Everything we know about Joker Folie a Deux

Joker: Folie a Deux is on the horizon, but there’s still plenty we don’t know about it.
Doona Bae as Nemesis in Rebel Moon part 2.

Here’s every new movie coming to Netflix in 2024

Netflix is bringing more than 50 new movies to its service this year.
John Oliver in ‘Last Week Tonight.’

HBO makes a change to John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, aims to boost viewership on Max

Last Week Tonight episodes will no longer appear on YouTube on Mondays.
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From Alien 3 to The Killer, these are the best David Fincher movies ranked

Known as a formidable force in the thriller genre, David Fincher has come to be known as a director who is detailed to the point of exhaustion.