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What’s On Tonight: The Robert Pattinson And Tom Holland Netflix Movie Has Arrived

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If nothing below suits your sensibilities, check out our guide to What You Should Watch On Streaming Right Now.

The Devil All The Time (Netflix film) — Robert Pattinson portrays an unholy preacher while Sebastian Stan steps into a crooked sheriff’s shoes, and Tom Holland’s simply trying to stay out of the line of fire while evil forces surround him. It’s a battle between the corrupt and the so-called just that should provide a nice midweek viewing break. This Antonio Campos-directed story spans the period between WWII and Vietnam and co-stars Jason Clarke, Riley Keough, Bill Skarsgård, Eliza Scanlen, and Mia Wasikowska.

The 100 (CW, 8:00pm EST) — An unexpected threat’s looming over Clarke and all of her friends as they’re already reckoning with what’s happened.

Coroner (CW, 9:00pm EST) — The whole place is on lockdown with Jenny separated from the team. Meanwhile, Detective McAvoy’s searching for a newly released killer.

Late Show With Stephen Colbert — Drew Barrymore

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — Sharon Stone, Shaquille O’Neal, Kylie Minogue

The Late Late Show With James Corden — John David Washington, Michael McIntyre, Glass Animals

In case you missed these offerings last week:

Unpregnant (HBO Max film) — A 17-year-old Type A student, Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson), deals with a never-taken-lightly decision by taking a 1000-mile road trip with her former BFF, Bailey (Barbie Ferreira), and it’s a wild ride that neither of them suspected was afoot. The value of renewed friendships with a dash of both Thelma And Louise and Fast And Furious make this an unexpectedly funny film with costars including Alex MacNicoll, Breckin Meyer, and Giancarlo Esposito, and Betty Who.

Woke (Hulu series) — This show is the comedy series that Lamorne Morris (and the rest of us) deserves with a little bit of everything. It’s surreal, it’s funny, it’s serious, it’s got talking toast and trashcans, and it’s in good hands with director Maurice “Mo” Marable. The quest to “keep it light” never felt so real as Keef (based upon the life and work of artist Keith Knight) experiences a rude awakening and transformation to follow.

The Killing of Breonna Taylor (Hulu series) — The New York Times investigates the life of Bronna Taylor and her police killing (following a no-knock warrant) on March 13 while the case still unfolds.

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The Best Cozy Sweaters According to Editors | 2020

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Fall, to us, means sweater season, and we’re very much excited to indulge in chunky knits and cozy cardigans alike. Though our top fall clothing priorities have shifted, we’re still shopping for sweaters. They’re great investment pieces and also make for a fun, affordable, trend-driven purchase depending on what your looking for. Plus, a polished sweater still looks great with sweatpants and on Zoom calls.

This season, our editors combed through all that’s available to select these 19 picks. Whether you want a trendy sweater set or a cool neutral pick, there are cozy options for you. Now, all that’s left to do is curl up on the couch and shop our picks!

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Mailman Takes Selfies With Every Animal That He Befriends While On His Job (30 Pics)

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A mailman is a dog’s best friend. Sounds a bit odd? But who said that dogs necessarily don’t like mailmen? Sure, mailmen get special training to fend off attacks from canines, and it comes as a rule to avoid dogs if one can, but we all know what everyone says about rules. Something may be a rule, but there are always exceptions to every rule, and if there isn’t a rule to an exception, then one should look harder. However, exceptions are naturally hard to come by, and therefore it’s hard to even imagine that they exist. Yet once they’re found, they turn the rule into a plain stereotype. Let’s find an exception to challenge this stereotype in particular.

Take, for example, a guy from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cristiano da Silva Antunes, who goes by the name of Carteiro Amigo Dos Animais on his social media, which neatly translates to “Animal-friendly postman.” He always wanted to break the stereotype that dogs hate postmen, and he does so successfully one picture at a time. And to prove that he’s a stand-up guy, he’s friendly to every animal that he meets, not only dogs. He says hello to the neighboring cats, rabbits, and all other kinds of animals.

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And he’s not only there to showboat—he also has a mission. He often rescues animals that require immediate attention from veterinarians or shelters while he’s on his way. He even dreams of opening up his own animal shelter so he could help his little animal friends even more than he does right now (which is still a lot by any standards).

The process of befriending a dog, especially as a mailman, is hard and long. First, Cristiano greets them and acknowledges the dog, then lets them sniff his hand from a distance so the dogs can get to know him better. Over time, he approaches them more and more, until they’re close enough to lick his face.

It may come as no surprise that the animal-friendly postman owns a few dogs and three cats with his spouse. He says he’s been around dogs ever since his childhood, and that might explain why dogs greet him as one of their own. Or perhaps dogs are not as prejudiced towards mailmen as we initially thought? In any case, the amazing animal-friendly postman keeps charming his 87k fans and the whole wide world with a message that he delivers with every photo that he takes—”(this) mailman is a dog’s best friend.”

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With A Simple Plan, Sam Raimi made his own Coen brothers film

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Illustration for article titled With iA Simple Plan/i, Coen brothers pal Sam Raimi made his own snowy Minnesota crime thriller

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Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: The fourth season of FX’s small-screen Fargo starts, so we’re singling out “Coenesque” movies, i.e. ones influenced by or imitative of the work of those famous sibling filmmakers.


A Simple Plan (1998)

Between 1984 and 1986, one of the hippest places to hang out in Los Angeles might’ve been a three-bedroom house in Silver Lake, where brothers Joel and Ethan Coen lived with brothers Sam and Ivan Raimi, joined at various times by Frances McDormand (who found the place, and later married Joel), Holly Hunter, and Kathy Bates. At the time, Sam Raimi had written and directed the stylish and witty horror classic The Evil Dead, and the Coens had made the hip neo-noir Blood Simple. The latter pair had also contributed ideas to the screenplay for Raimi’s slapstick gangland picture Crimewave, and would later help shape his cult-favorite 1990 superhero movie Darkman. Raimi returned the favors by collaborating on the script for the Coens’ 1994 screwball comedy The Hudsucker Proxy. In a lot of ways, these guys were all fellow travelers.

As the ’90s progressed, however, the filmmakers’ paths began to diverge: Raimi kept making oddball hybrids of broad comedy and B-pictures (like Army Of Darkness and The Quick And The Dead), while his old roommates made movies that won prizes at major international film festivals. The Coens completed their assimilation into the Hollywood establishment with 1996’s Fargo, an arty and arch crime dramedy nominated for seven Oscars. Raimi then belatedly made his own unexpected play for respectability, accepting a last-minute fill-in assignment to direct an adaptation of Scott Smith’s acclaimed 1993 novel A Simple Plan, another thriller about ordinary people enticed by greed and need. The movie even shifts the setting of Smith’s book from Ohio to Minnesota, where Fargo is set (though the locations were actually picked by two of the directors previously attached to the project, Mike Nichols and John Boorman).

A Simple Plan is well-acted, atmospheric, and gripping. But what’s especially remarkable is how restrained it is, given who’s behind the camera. Even in the Coens’ more “serious” movies (like Fargo), there are loopy moments and eccentric characters. And most of Raimi’s post-Simple Plan pictures, like Drag Me To Hell and the Spider-Man trilogy, can get pretty gonzo. But Raimi eschews flashy camera moves in A Simple Plan, relying on precisely composed, mostly static medium and long shots—peppered with a lot of close-up reactions—to tell Smith’s story of two working-class brothers who find over four million dollars inside a downed airplane in the woods, and then have to resort to lying and violence to protect it.

Raimi’s approach lets the movie’s excellent cast carry its meaning. The late Bill Paxton gave the best performance of his career as Hank Mitchell, a feed-store manager who lives in a nice house with his pregnant wife Sarah (Bridget Fonda). Billy Bob Thornton—Oscar-nominated for this role—plays Hank’s mild-mannered screw-up of an older brother, Jacob, who can’t hold a job and spends most of his days drinking beer and cracking jokes with his bitter buddy Lou (Brent Briscoe). The twisty plot tracks how every choice the Mitchell brothers make gets them deeper into trouble, but the story is really about how Hank has always felt burdened by Jacob, and how Jacob resents Hank’s snobbery.

Like Fargo, A Simple Plan proceeds on a path with its own cruel logic, getting increasingly tense. But unlike those of his buddies the Coens, Raimi’s tastes lean more toward gory horror than literary pulp, which may be why his A Simple Plan has such an unforgiving heart. Both movies are chilling tales of people who feel trapped by their dead-end jobs and suffocating families. But where Fargo suggests that even a cold, gray Minnesota landscape can sometimes be warm and inviting, A Simple Plan sees its small town as an inescapable trap, in which no one ever flies away but only crashes.

Availability: A Simple Plan is available to stream on Starz. It can also be rented or purchased from Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft, Redbox, and VUDU.

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