R.I.P. Coolio; how House of the Dragons is improving on Game of Thrones; and and some fall movie recommendations even if it doesn’t feel like fall where you live. Plus: Jeffrey Dahmer remains profoundly unlikable. All in today’s Movie News Rundown.
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Happy Fall: I’m writing this from New England, land of fall – the best season. The leaves are turning golden brown, there’s a delectable chill in the air, and we’re going apple-picking this weekend. But for those of you living in Malibu, Palm Springs, Hawaii, or some other sun-bleached hellscape, grab a sad pumpkin spice whatever and enjoy Margeaux Sippell’s list of 18 Fall Movies to Watch If It Doesn’t Feel Like Fall Where You Live.
Another List: House of the Dragon feels like it’s picked up the best parts of its predecessor, Game of Thrones (intrigue, unpredictability, rich characters, crackling dialogue) and eschewed the bad parts. Here’s Julia Coccaro with a look at some key changes from the old show to the new.
Noooope: Variety notes that Netflix has removed the “LGBTQ” tag from of its limited series Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story because LGBTQ viewers said yeah, no thanks, and also: what? (On behalf of heteros: We don’t want him either.) It was one of several tags for the Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan series about the cannibal serial killer.
R.I.P. Coolio: The rapper and actor, whose hit “Gangster’s Paradise” was the theme of the 1995 Michelle Pfeiffer film Dangerous Minds, has died at 59. Born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., he was part of the group WC and the Maad Circle before scoring the solo hit “Fantastic Voyage.” He later recorded “Aw, Here It Goes!” for the opening of Nickelodeon’s Kenan & Kel, in which he also appeared. He also acted in other TV shows and films, including 1997’s Batman & Robin. “Gangster’s Paradise” is still good:
Main image: Seizing the crisp fall day in Dead Poets Society.