Weekend Debrief: The Most Popular Entertainment Stories Of The Week

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* Score exclusive merch from the #1 movie in the country
* Soothe your royal fever by binge-watching these TV shows
* Get ready for Beyonce at Coachella next weekend

It may not feel like it, with the unseasonably chilly temperatures in the air right now, but summer is right around the corner. Whether you’re prepping for festival season or still huddling under your blankets at home, here are five things to read to keep you entertained and up-to-date about what everyone is talking about this week.

1. The Best Gifts For Ready Player One Fans

It’s official: Ready Player One is a hit. Steven Spielberg’s ode to retro nostalgia opened last week (to glowing reviews, we might add), and gamer geeks the country over are already taking to the web to list all the pop culture references throughout the film. With tons of Easter eggs hidden in almost every scene, this action film offers a host of hidden gems for fans to discover.

If you have yet to watch the film, Fandango is currently running a promotion that gets you a free exclusive poster with every ticket purchase. Check showtimes and theaters and claim your offer here.

If you liked the movie, are a fan of the original book  or just eager to learn more about the beloved series, you’ll want to check out these awesome Oasis-inspired gift ideas.

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2. 11 Movies to Watch If You Loved Ready Player One

If you just saw Ready Player One, chances are you’re jonesing for more mind-boggling sci-fi action (like we are). Thankfully, Ready Player One is just a single movie in a long filmography of video game-inspired sci-fi flicks. To celebrate the movie’s reception (and give you more to watch), here are eleven classic sci-fi movies that every video game fan needs to see.

Best Sci-fi Movies Ready Player One Photo by New Line/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

11 Movies to Watch If You Loved Ready Player One


3. The 5 Best TV Shows To Watch For Fans Of Victoria

Maybe you’re a royal watcher and counting down the days until Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding. Or maybe you’re a die-hard fan of royal dramas, like Victoria, and simply can’t get enough. Well, don’t just wait for the new season to start. You can re-live the first season of the hits PBS series here  or treat yourself to these five other fantastic series that chronicle those riveting Royals.

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5 Shows To Watch For Fans of Victoria


4. Beyonce’s Albums, Ranked.

Throughout her career, Beyonce has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the world’s best-selling music artists. She has won 22 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award’s history. She was listed among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for two years in a row, and Forbes ranked her as the most powerful female in entertainment on their 2015 and 2017 lists.

The latest news by the acclaimed singer-songwriter is the announcement of her world tour, “On the Run II,” with husband and fellow musician/mogul Jay-Z. But first, this month, she’s hitting the stage to headline Coachella.

In a not so definitive ode to Beyonce, we’re ranking her first six studio albums to date. Even if you aren’t completely on board with our rankings, it’s hard to deny what an incredible career she has had in such a small amount of time.

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Beyonce Albums, Ranked


5. Yes, The Wine Condom is a Thing. Here’s How To Get It.

Whether it’s Wine Wednesday, Bunko night with your girlfriends, or a wild bachelor party, a great bottle of wine is always a necessity to have on hand. To keep your wine fresh, you probably plug a wine stopper in (if you don’t finish the bottle), or just plug the cork back in, but why keep it basic when you can add a little humor to the art of keeping wine fresh? Celebrities like Mila Kunis, Madonna and Ruby Rose are raving about the “wine condom.” It’s essentially a plastic cover that fits snugly over the rim of any wine bottle to help keep your wine from going bad. Here’s why you need to wrap it up when it comes to your wine.

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Get a Wine Condom For Your Next Dinner Party