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13 Great New-to-Netflix Movies to Stream This Holiday Weekend

Well, friends, spring is in the air (occasional lingering thundersnow aside), and Easter weekend is upon us, which could mean several things for you: participation in some sort of egg hunt, consumption of massive quantities of chocolate and sugar, a biannual visit to some sort of house of worship. Or it might just mean hanging out on the couch/in bed all weekend like it’s any other weekend. Your Flavorwire can’t help much with the first batch of items, but if you’re vegging out this holiday weekend, we’ve got a handful of noteworthy titles that have arrived (either for the first time, or for a return stint) over the past couple of weeks over at Netflix. Click through, fill your queue, and clear a day or two. … Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Louis C.K.

Between the lapses in episodes, one host who brought the series to a screeching halt (sorry, Jim Parsons), and the cast changeovers (just breathe, Colin Jost), the latter part of SNL’s 39th season has felt disjointed at best. Louis C.K. is the funny we need to cure what ails us — the first in a trio of back-to-back guests who promise to get the show back on track (with Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogen to follow). The comedian was nominated for an Emmy after his 2012 SNL appearance for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Will his return to Studio 8H reap another reward? Find out, below. … Read More

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Watch the Louis C.K. ‘SNL’ Promos

NBC released the promos for SNL with Louis C.K. this morning. In the central bit, goaded by Kenan Thompson, C.K. is… Read More

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David Letterman Scolds Bill O’Reilly: Links You Need to See

Children are terrifying. They’re even more terrifying when they tell you things like “I will dance in your blood, ” in a foreign, guttural fantasy language. … Read More

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Louis CK’s First Film, ‘Tomorrow Night,’ Is an Odd, Messy Curio

Half the battle when selling an independent film is the backstory, and Louis CK’s Tomorrow Night has a good one. Louie wrote, produced, and directed the low-budget comedy back in the late ‘90s, when he was working as a writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. It premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, where (for the sake of proper time placement) it played alongside The Opposite of Sex, Pi, Smoke Signals, Buffalo ‘66, Next Stop Wonderland, and Slums of Beverly Hills. And that was the last anyone saw of it. It didn’t find distribution, and Louie went on to direct Pootie Tang, become a stand-up superstar, and create one of television’s best comedies. The movie ended up, he later said, stored under his bed — where it stayed for a decade and a half, until he decided to dust it off, get it a digital transfer, and sell it on his website for the customary five bucks. … Read More

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Louis C.K. Signs New Deal with FX

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