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Jon Stewart’s ‘Irresistible’ with Steve Carell skips theaters for video-on-demand

Jon Stewart's 'Irresistible' with Steve Carell skips theaters for video-on-demand

Irresistible has joined the long list of films skipping theaters amid the coronavirus pandemic

On Friday, Focus Features announced the second feature-length movie from writer-director Jon Stewart would head straight to video-on-demand starting June 26. The film will be available to rent on services including Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV,  Google Play, Fandango Now, and more for $19.99.

The political comedy, starring Steve Carell and Rose Byrne as warring election consultants in small-town Wisconsin, was originally slated to hit theaters May 29 — just in time for the presidential election race to start heating up. But with few theaters in the United States open and only a handful of major films holding out for re-openings later in the summer, Irresistible may do better on-demand. Read more…

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John Krasinski chats ‘The Office’ reunion with Steve Carell on cheery new show ‘Some Good News’

John Krasinski chats 'The Office' reunion with Steve Carell on cheery new show 'Some Good News'

Last week, John Krasinski asked his Twitter followers to share #SomeGoodNews as a little break from… well, all the news that isn’t very good. Now, that Twitter thread is a show, with Krasinski joining the pro late night hosts by turning his home office into an incredibly wholesome little DIY “news network for good news”, with some help from his kids’ graphic design skills. And, well, good news: turns out The Office star, A Quiet Place writer-director, and super ripped action star also makes a pretty decent YouTuber.

First up Jim John shares some of the highlights from his hashtag replies, from the global shows of appreciation for healthcare workers to sweet stories of (sigh) love in the time of coronavirus. (If all the stories of older people who can’t visit their spouses in nursing homes are ruining you, then be warned: there’s a doozy in here.) Read more…

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