NFL to Allow Casino Advertising for the First Time

The NFL have recently recanted their stance in relation to online casinos advertising with their teams. This decision was made in the wake of the US Supreme Court ruling in favour of legalising sports betting in the country. While the NFL will still not allow sports bookmakers to advertise with their teams as they feel that this is stepping too far, they will from now on allow land based casinos…

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Movie Review: Barry Jenkins is as Sensitive and Empathetic as Ever with James Baldwin Adaptation ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

CREDIT: Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures

Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, Bryan Tyree Henry, Ed Skrein, Emily Rios, Finn Wittrock

Director: Barry Jenkins

Running Time: 117 Minutes

Rating: R for Longtime Friends Becoming Lovers and Their Families Yelling Awful Things at Each Other

Release Date: December 14, 2018 (Limited)

One of the strength of Barry…

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SNL Love It/Keep It/Leave It: Jason Momoa/Mumford & Sons

CREDIT: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC

NewsCult’s Jeffrey Malone watches every new episode of Saturday Night Live and then organizes the sketches into the following categories: “Love It” (potentially Best of the Season-worthy), “Keep It” (perfectly adequate), or “Leave It” (in need of a rewrite, to say the least). Then he concludes with assessments of the host and musical guest.

Love It

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Entertainment Essentials: December 7, 2018

CREDIT: NEON; Mark Schafer/LD Entertainment/Roadside Attractions; VH1

Every Friday, NewsCult Entertainment Editor Jeffrey Malone recommends the entertainment essentials of the week – at least three, often more, and usually at least one cinematic and at least one televisual, but it could be ANY combination.

1. Movie: Vox Lux (Limited Theatrically) – In a sort of spiritual sequel to Black Swan,…

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Movie Review: ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Ponders So Many Questions About Who Belongs on the Throne

CREDIT: Liam Daniel/Focus Features

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Guy Pearce

Director: Josie Rourke

Running Time: 125 Minutes

Rating: R for A Surprisingly Horny Approach to the Material and the Violent Retribution That Results

Release Date: December 7, 2018 (Limited)

If you’re an anglophile who loves tracking all historical matters of royal…

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Movie Review: ‘Ben is Back’ Mixes Familial Addiction Crisis with Suburban Thriller

CREDIT: Mark Schafer/LD Entertainment/Roadside Attractions

Starring: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton

Director: Peter Hedges

Running Time: 103 Minutes

Rating: R for The Profanity of Familial Frustration and Some Drug Use

Release Date: December 7, 2018 (Limited)

Ben is Back reminds me quite a bit of Good Time, despite the two being wildly different in tone and…

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Movie Review: ‘Vox Lux’ is a Traumatic and Entrancing Journey Through Pop Music Stardom

CREDIT: NEON

Starring: Natalie Portman, Raffey Cassidy, Jude Law, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle, Willem Dafoe

Director: Brady Corbet

Running Time: 110 Minutes

Rating: R for School Shooting Violence, Drug Use, and Staten Island Accented-Profanity

Release Date: December 7, 2018 (Limited)

There is a scene about midway through Vox Luxin which pop star Celeste Montgomery (Natalie Portman) is at a diner…

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SNL Love It/Keep It/Leave It: Claire Foy/Anderson .Paak

CREDIT: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC

NewsCult’s Jeffrey Malone watches every new episode of Saturday Night Live and then organizes the sketches into the following categories: “Love It” (potentially Best of the Season-worthy), “Keep It” (perfectly adequate), or “Leave It” (in need of a rewrite, to say the least). Then he concludes with assessments of the host and musical guest.

Love It

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Entertainment Essentials: November 30, 2018

CREDIT: Gerardo Jaconelli/Orion Pictures; Guy D’Alema/Disney Channel; Netflix

Every Friday, NewsCult Entertainment Editor Jeffrey Malone recommends the entertainment essentials of the week – at least three, often more, and usually at least one cinematic and at least one televisual, but it could be ANY combination.

1. Movie: Anna and the Apocalypse (Limited Theatrically) Anna and the Apocalypseh…

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Movie Review: ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Fulfills Our Society’s Need for a Decent Zombie Musical

CREDIT: Gerardo Jaconelli/Orion Pictures

Starring: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, Paul Kaye

Director: John McPhail

Running Time: 92 Minutes

Rating: R for Typical Zombie Gore and a Disturbingly Sniveling Principal

Release Date: November 30, 2018 (Limited)

How has it taken us this long to have a major zombie movie musical? Some…

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