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May 22, 2018

Netflix drops $125 million to get an action movie from Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds
According to Variety, Netflix has decided to continue bolstering its collection of original movies with a very expensive action film with some reliable action movie people on board. The movie, Six Underground, will be directed by Michael Bay and will star Ryan Reynolds, with the script coming from Deadpool and …

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

It's 3 p.m., let's watch Harry Connick Jr. alter reality to keep his audience on beat
A bit of audience etiquette and extremely elemental music theory: Do not clap on the one and three. If you're in an audience and people start clapping, take a moment to briefly count each beat, and if everyone is clapping on the first and third, do not join them. Their intentions are good, but it's stultifying to the…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Oh good god, listen to these two lynx shrieking at each other
As much as we may think we understand nature—especially after the enriching process of watching hours of Planet Earth on a hungover Sunday morning—it is always capable of surprising us. Take, for instance, a video of two majestic lynx, resplendent, elusive predators that they are, standing on the side of the road and…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

The world is still being terrorized by bad bronze representations of famous people
Just when you thought it was safe to go into a public park or a hall of fame, another bizarre approximation of a famous person's face has been cast in bronze. Curse you, copper! Why must your alloys torment us by making our famous people look like unrecognizable monsters? Following what happened to Lucille Ball, Kurt…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

The chaotic and surreal Soft X-Ray/Mindhunters defies interpretation
The great joy of reading Soft X-Ray/Mindhunters (Koyama Press) is in not really knowing what's going on. Characters appear, and you can follow them easily, but what exactly they're doing and what its significance is cannot easily be discerned. This is in large part due to how the author, A. Degen, structures his book.…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

UnREAL to hopefully die a merciful death after season 4 on Hulu
UnREAL, a dramatization of the behind-the-scenes machinations of a Bachelor-like reality show, had a stellar, Peabody Award-winning first season—and has been trying to get that mojo back ever since. After a decidedly conflicted season two, and a better, but not much better season three, The Hollywood Reporter announced today

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Two of Anker's Powerful USB-C Power Delivery Chargers Are On Sale This Week
At this point, most of the charging gear you purchase should probably have USB-C Power Delivery built in, and two of Anker's most popular and powerful chargers are on sale this week.


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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

The past comes alive in the vivid cinematic memoir Summer 1993
The autobiographical childhood reminiscence, while naturally appealing to fledgling filmmakers in search of material ("Write what you know," etc.), can be tricky to pull off. Unless your formative years were unusually eventful—spent fashioning a playground from the rubble of buildings bombed in the Blitz, for…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Wyatt Cenac announces that Problem Areas is getting another season
Today on Twitter, the official page for Wyatt Cenac's HBO series Problem Areas announced that the show will be getting a second season, solving a pressing issue that has been facing everyone who enjoys the Daily Show veteran's new project but was concerned about running out of thoughtful, informational, and funny TV…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

"This Is America" and Atlanta are two parts of a whole
No one should be blown away by the fact that the massively viral music video for "This Is America" and the Emmy Award-winning TV show Atlanta have a lot in common. After all, they share a star, Donald Glover, and a director, Hiro Murai. But, as seen in this new video from YouTuber Thomas Flight, these pieces of media…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Neil Cicierega presents the official nightmares of all 50 states
Neil Cicierega writes songs, makes video games, and routinely epitomizes everything wonderful and baffling about what the youngs think is funny these days. His latest effort is a straight-faced video in which he shares the official nightmare of each state in the U.S.A., and, refreshingly, none of them involve the…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

A Way Out saved its best idea for the last 20 minutes
Games are often left unfinished. Sometimes they're too difficult, too vast, or too repetitive to see all the way through to the closing credits. To The Bitter End is our look at those endings that are worth fighting for—or at least worth reading about.


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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Michael B. Jordan to prove his anime fandom by co-producing, starring in new series
Sure, carrying on the legacy of the Rocky franchise and playing the charismatic villain in one of the most buzzed-about superhero movies in ages has probably been fun (and also extremely lucrative). But Naruto superfan Michael B. Jordan's career didn't truly take off until yesterday, when The Hollywood Reporter broke the news

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Arrested Development feels like its old self again
Five years since Arrested Development made its improbable comeback—thanks to Netflix's then-nascent foray into original content—the verdict on its fourth season, its mere existence miraculous, is a shrug. When Netflix announced Arrested Development as part of its first slate of original content back in 2011—which…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

R. Kelly is being sued for sexual battery and false imprisonment
[Warning: This article contains references to sexual abuse and assault.]

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Paul Schrader, '70s cinema icon, is still out here swinging
Paul Schrader's role in crafting the transformative cinema of the 1970s and perpetuating its influence can't be understated. As a writer, Schrader collaborated with Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Last Temptation of Christ, and his directing credits—Blue Collar, Hardcore, Mishima: A Life In Four…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Here's how John Mulaney got so good at writing jokes
To kick off the third season of Good One, Vulture's comedy podcast, guest John Mulaney gives listeners some much-needed insight into how the hell he became one of the best living stand-up comedians. Anyone who has watched his new special, Kid Gorgeous, will agree that Mulaney is in peak form right now, but his journey…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Block Out the World With These $40 Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones
Will these noise-canceling Bluetooth over-ears sound as good as, say, Sony's? I doubt it. But they're significantly (significantly!) cheaper at just $40, and should still be able to turn down the volume on the background noise in your office, or on an airplane.


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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Tig Notaro does a victory lap in the exultant Happy To Be Here
Tragedy and resilience have marked Tig Notaro's stand-up career as much as her deadpan delivery and delightfully serpentine storytelling. In 2012, her breakout year, Notaro was reeling from the death of her mother, a breakup, and a cancer diagnosis when she took the Largo stage in Los Angeles. She introduced herself…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Watch Emilia Clarke unleash one of the worst Wookiee impressions ever heard
The warm, gargling roar of a Wookiee is one of the most beloved sounds in the Star Wars canon. Who didn't grow up occasionally letting loose a fluttering, bear-like growl, and maybe have that one friend who was oddly good at it for reasons you didn't want to pick into too much? On set, new Chewbacca actor Joonas…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Tuesday's Best Deals: Bosch Tools, Pet Food, Casper Accessories, and More
A Bosch tool set, Nutro pet food,

AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Trevor Noah had a cameo in Black Panther that people are only just noticing
Here's something we've come to realize of late: There's always a cameo. If you're watching a modern big-budget movie, there's a good chance that some A-lister is hiding on the fringes, whether it be Daniel Craig and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Last Jedi, Kevin Smith in The Force Awakens, Matt Damon in

AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

The Root LeBron James' Reaction to the Man Wearing the ‘MAGA' Hat Was All of Us | Deadspin I Ask You
The Root LeBron James' Reaction to the Man Wearing the ‘MAGA' Hat Was All of Us | Deadspin I Ask You Once Again: How Are The Cavs Like This? | Jezebel Hey (Hey) You (You), Avril's Dating a Billionaire | Splinter 

AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

A machine has learned to tell jokes, and they're actually pretty good
One day soon the robots will replace us in all things, whether we like it or not. They'll be doctors and engineers and even artists and, though we may still prefer human expressions of creativity in this gleaming future, it won't matter because the robots will probably have us living in rows of vats, sucking out our…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Amazon's Blowing Out Nutro Pet Food and Treats, Today Only
You work hard to put kibble on the table in the bowl on the floor, and today you can get more pet food for your money from Amazon's Gold Box. Today only, a bunch of wet and dry food from Nutro is on sale for some of the best prices ever.


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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Fill Your Pet's Bowl With This One-Day Nutro Sale From Amazon
You work hard to put kibble on the table in the bowl on the floor, and today you can get more pet food for your money from Amazon's Gold Box. Today only, a bunch of wet and dry food from Nutro is on sale for some of the best prices ever.


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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Wearing and tearing: An hour of classic rockers grappling with punk and new wave
The various mass-extinction events in pop music history are greatly overstated. Hair metal wasn't wiped from the face of the earth the moment "Smells Like Teen Spirit" roared to life; the pre-rock 'n' roll crooners eked out a decent living in casinos and on TV after the teenyboppers turned their attentions to guitars.…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Stephen Colbert asks the "failing" New York Times executive editor about when Trump came calling
On Monday's Late Show, Stephen Colbert asked New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet if noted Times critic and foot-stamping baby-man Donald Trump has ever called him personally to complain about the paper's coverage. "Yes," responded Baquet succinctly, before admonishing the curious Colbert, "But I'm not going to…

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

The Middle is leaving for good, but at least Tig Notaro's Happy To Be Here
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Tuesday, May 22. All times are Eastern.

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AV Club Films
May 22, 2018

Actually, Supergirl's about ethics in superhero secret identities
It's almost hard to remember now, but back in Supergirl's first season we used to spend almost as much time with Kara Danvers as we did with Supergirl. Hell, I used to spend these reviews bemoaning the fact that the DEO half of the show wasn't anywhere near as interesting as the CatCo stuff. Now…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Charlize Theron to play Megyn Kelly in Jay Roach's Roger Ailes movie
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charlize Theron has signed on to play former Fox News personality Megyn Kelly in a yet-untitled movie about Roger Ailes—the disgraced network head who left Fox News over sexual harassment allegations and then died because we all hated him so much. The movie will be directed by Jay…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Witch hunts and benevolent kidnappings enliven a much-improved iZombie
You can tell when iZombie starts to pull a season together because the episodes are so full of plot you barely have time to take a breath. After really struggling to strike a consistent balance between character and plot in the back half of the season, this penultimate episode finally settles in and sets things up for…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Grimes gives herself a nerdy new name with help from Elon Musk
The world is still reeling from the revelation that musician Grimes is dating Elon Musk, a member of a new generation of rich people who are so obscenely wealthy that they do stupid shit like make a "cyborg dragon" or a "satirical news site" instead of doing literally anything else (see also: Jeff Bezos, Russ…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

For its masterful final act, The Terror stares death in its many faces
The Terror didn't end tonight. It died.

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Ask The Salty Waitress: Should I tip extra at a BYOB place?
Salty Waitress is The Takeout's advice column from a real-life waitress that will teach you how not to behave like a garbage person while dining out—and maybe in real life.

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Donald Glover is here for sexy Star Wars space blobs
Last week, Solo: A Star Wars co-writer Jonathan Kasdan declared that Lando Calrissian is pansexual, saying there's a "fluidity" to the sexuality of how both Donald Glover and Billy Dee Williams played the character. He acknowledged that Lando's sexuality isn't directly addressed in either Solo or the original Star…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Andy Warhol's Interview magazine has been shuttered
After nearly 50 years, Andy Warhol and John Wilcock's Interview magazine has reportedly been shut down, with The Cut reporting that employees made the announcement themselves on Twitter and the Observer reporting that the magazine's assets are being liquidated—though the magazine's current ownership has not made an…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

R.I.P. Bill Gold, designer of iconic movie posters from Casablanca to The Exorcist
The endangered art of the hand-drawn movie poster lost one of its leading practitioners yesterday, as Bill Gold, creator of iconic movie posters for such films as Casablanca (1942), Dial M For Murder (1954), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Dirty Harry (1971), The Exorcist (1973), The Sting (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Amazon decides to revive The Expanse, proving that airplane banners really do work
Less than a week after we reported on the efforts to revive Syfy's The Expanse, including an airplane banner that was flown above Amazon Studios' headquarters in California, Amazon Studios has reportedly decided to revive the space drama for a fourth season. That's according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says that…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) HBO in June
Forget Westworld and the disappointing movies we sometimes write about in these monthly roundups, because HBO's HBO GO and HBO Now streaming services are getting some legitimately good stuff in June. Have you heard of a little movie called A Cure For Wellness? It had leeches or something. How about The Mountain…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Deadspin You Don't Have To Get Cute With The Rockets | Splinter Home Depot Employees Get Every Bad J
Deadspin You Don't Have To Get Cute With The Rockets | Splinter Home Depot Employees Get Every Bad Job Experience In One Place | The Root Behold BeelzeBecky: White Woman Seen on Video Trying to Get Man Driving Through Her Neighborhood Killed | Jezebel 

AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of May 21, 2018
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Deadpool 2 clowns on death and finality in the superhero genre
Spoiler Space offers thoughts on, and a place to discuss, the plot points we can't reveal in our official reviews. Fair warning: Major plot points for Deadpool 2 are revealed below.


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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Jason Mantzoukas and Halle Berry join John Wick: Chapter 3
The world of John Wick is getting a bit busier and bit more famous in Chapter 3, with the movie's Twitter account revealing a bunch of new people joining the cast of director Chad Stahelski's next installment in the series of movies about very complicated assassins. In addition to Keanu Reeves, who is returning as…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Weekend Box Office: Deadpool 2 dethrones Infinity War, still can't beat its predecessor
If Americans are suffering from a bad case of superhero fatigue, they have a funny way of showing it. The first half of 2018 has been marked by a succession of massively successful superhero tentpoles, each one breaking a record set by the one before, to the extent that breaking box-office records doesn't really mean…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

It's 3 p.m., let's get shredded with Mark Wahlberg
It's 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Wannabe punks meet real aliens in the vapid Neil Gaiman adaptation How To Talk To Girls At Parties
How To Talk To Girls At Parties, John Cameron Mitchell's fourth feature and first in seven years, tries to be many, many things. It's a coming-of-age tale about wading through the murky waters of adolescent sexuality. It's a painfully sincere love story between a sensitive boy and a mysterious girl from out of town…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

The greatest mystery of Twin Peaks' return might still be that sweeping scene
To be a David Lynch fan is to have patience. His more abstract films treat narrative like a piece of Play-Doh, twisting it around into different shapes while tearing off little bits that, at one point, seemed integral to the overall structure. Last summer's Twin Peaks: The Return—which premiered a year ago today—was…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Woodcessories Makes Apple Gear You Can Feel Good About
Want to feel a little better about the gadgets you use every day that are full of irreplaceable metals and assembled by underpaid factory workers? Protecting them with responsibly farmed wood is a start.


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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Some of Vine's Most Famous Videos, Recreated In Fortnite
One intrepid Fortnite player combined the game with the greatest lost artform of our generation: Vines. It's a masterpiece.


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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

From Fargo to Napoleon Dynamite: Haifaa Al-Mansour picks the 5 films that influenced her the most
Filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour is Saudi Arabia's first female director. Her feature film debut, 2012's Wadjda, received critical acclaim and became the country's first official Oscar submission (for Best Foreign Language Film) although it wasn't nominated. Now al-Mansour's following up her debut with Mary Shelley, the…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Anker's New Robotic Vacuum Is Stronger, Slimmer, and (At Least For Today) Cheaper
Anker's Eufy RoboVac line has been a hit with our readers, to say the least, and now you can save on their brand new slim model.


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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

The Obamas sign multi-year deal to produce films, TV series for Netflix
In what we're secretly hoping is actually a long-game strategy to punk Donald Trump by winning the Emmy he so desperately wanted—but never got—for The Apprentice, Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year production pact—or, as the company calls it, a "storytelling partnership"— with Netflix.

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Mother Panic infiltrates Arkham Asylum in this exclusive preview
DC's Young Animal imprint has been responsible for some of the most interesting, off-kilter superhero comics of the past two years, so it's a pity to learn that the publisher will be shuttering the line in August with the conclusion of its current series. That said, 18 issues isn't a bad run for these books, and the…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

A NASA scientist weighs in on the warmth of tauntaun corpses thanks to the new podcast Bad Science
In the episodes leading up to January 1983, co-host Scott Weinberg lamented that he was dreading 1983, calling it one of the worst cinematic years he experienced in his lifetime. June certainly is a mixed bag of films for the summer season, featuring teen sex comedies, Gérard Depardieu, and a 4-hour-long Ingmar…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Celebrate the new Star Wars story with a Solo Funko Pop and Fandango gift card
Do you like Star Wars movies, and toys reflecting your appreciation for pop culture stuff? If you've clicked this post, the answer to both questions is probably an emphatic "yes." Luckily for you and any empty space on your desk, The A.V. Club is giving away two Solo: A Star Wars Story prize bundles from Fandango…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Westworld's newest badass is also its Japanese culture expert
A year and a half after first teasing a glimpse in the season one finale, last night's Westworld finally welcomed viewers onto the highly anticipated grounds of Shogun World, the titular park's feudal Japan-inspired counterpart. While its plot lines, characters, and even its architectural layout purposefully mirror…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Deadpool 2's director swears you will someday get to see the movie's baby Hitler scene
It's easy to think that anything goes in a vulgar series like Deadpool, which has distinguished itself within the Marvel universe by spraying the screen with gobs of gore and blush-worthy dialogue. Believe it or not, however, there were some bits that definitively crossed the blurry line that star Ryan Reynolds and…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Jake Gyllenhaal to play the villainous Mysterio in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2
Jake Gyllenhaal is set to make his superhero-movie debut, as Variety reports that the Nightcrawler star is in talks to join webcrawler Peter Parker in Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. The details of Gyllenhaal's role are being kept quiet, but Variety's sources say he'll be playing a villain in the film…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Please enjoy a vision of the royal wedding disaster that could've been
The royal wedding went just fine. Planned and run with the considerable resources of a monarchy gleefully rubbing its hands at the opportunity for some good, tradition-reinforcing publicity, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the old Windsor knot without a hitch. As anyone who's sat through summers of less…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Westworld's Wu-Tang cover ruled everything around it
Westworld's period-appropriate cover songs have always been a love-it-or-hate-it proposition, and I have, accordingly, always sort of loved and sort of hated them. There's a bit of comic sparkle to the entire concept, rolling up a somber player-piano cover of Radiohead or Soundgarden or whatever for each new montage…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

What are you reading in May?
In our monthly book club, we discuss whatever we happen to be reading and ask everyone in the comments to do the same. What Are You Reading This Month?


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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

"September" co-writer on Taylor Swift's cover: "Lethargic as a drunk turtle"
Finally, a Taylor Swift beef worth talking about. Over the weekend, songwriter Allee Willis, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and co-writer of Earth, Wind & Fire's 1978 nonsense-word ass-shaker "September," addressed Swift's recent cover of the song. She did so at her one-woman show in Detroit, where Willis…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Stephen King's The Outsider is an It for the Trump era
Stephen King's The Outsider is in many ways a throwback novel, a creature feature that seems ripped from his '80s heyday, his pulpiest book since perhaps Cell, but a work undeniably founded in today's fears. Ostensibly centered around a shapeshifting Pennywise-like murderer of children, its darkest threats are less…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Cover Your Desk in Mouse Pad For Just $13
$13 is cheaper than a lot of standard sized mouse pads, but today, that gets you a massive 3' wide model that can accommodate your keyboard as well. Just be sure to use promo code AUKEYXXL at checkout to save a few bucks.

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Monday's Best Deals: Camping Gear Sale, Portable Projector, Simplehuman Trash Can, and More
Save big on Coleman camping gear, a portable projector, a trash can that isn't garbage, and a whole lot more.

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Jezebel The New York Times Enters the Icy Domain of Jordan Peterson, the Incel's Intellectual | Dea
Jezebel The New York Times Enters the Icy Domain of Jordan Peterson, the Incel's Intellectual | Deadspin Holy Crap, The Golden Knights | Splinter Border Patrol Agent Questions Two Women For Speaking Spanish at a Convenience Store | The Root 

AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Your Blu-ray Collection Needs More Miyazaki - Grab Some Films For $13 Each
No Blu-ray collection is complete without at least a few of Hayao Miyazaki films, and a handful of Studio Ghibli's best are available for just $13 each today.

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Mario Batali under criminal investigation by NYPD
In an explosive report that painted Mario Batali's sexual misconduct and harassment allegations in graphic new specificity, CBS News reported that the famed and once-beloved Italian chef is now under criminal investigation by the New York Police Department.


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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Now you can imagine Thom Yorke as an ass-kicking action star
Over the years, Thom Yorke has managed to reinvent his sound numerous times, but he's never quite been able to completely reinvent his look. Though his hair and clothes may have changed since the early days of Radiohead, he's always had the same slouched, slightly malnourished artist vibe about him, and so far that's…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Host An Outdoor Movie Night With $100 Off Anker's Soda Can-Sized Projector
Anker, as you probably know by now, makes a lot of products. But I don't think any of them are as ambitious as the Nebula Capsule, a surprisingly good portable projector shrunk down to the size of a soda can.

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

John Oliver shows how sketchy rehabs can be about as useful as "pissing money up a fucking wall"
After a brief up-front recap of the week in Trump administration lunacy—congrats, John Bolton, for being so hair-trigger irresponsible that Donald-fucking-Trump had to walk back your latest foreign policy blunder—John Oliver spent most of this week's Last Week Tonight exposing yet another shady, scam-happy group. In…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Kat Dennings grew up in a haunted house and bought her first albums based on hot blonds
Kat Dennings first gained attention as a young actor with noteworthy roles in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The House Bunny, and Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist, before gaining international success as the star of CBS' Two Broke Girls. (Her supporting role in a couple of Thor movies didn't hurt, either.) The A.V. Club…

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AV Club Films
May 21, 2018

Sink your teeth into The Terror finale
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Monday, May 21. All times are Eastern.

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Of Course Janet Jackson Stole the Show at the Billboard Awards
For her first televised performance in almost a decade at this year's Billboard Awards, Janet Jackson audaciously performed one of the most sexually explicit songs from her janet. album, which turned 25 on Friday. After tearing through "Nasty," from 1986's Control (with a bit of instrumental interpolation from the…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

The Simpsons ends its 29th season straining for some unearned emotion
Hey, remember how the final sequence of Six Feet Under was a unique, sublimely devastating summation of the show's vision of its characters' shared human experience? Pretty great stuff. Well, imagine an animated sitcom conservatively a decade-and-a-half past its prime grafting that ending onto its own middling,…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Bob's Burgers ends season eight with a double dose of Belcher pride
The Belchers always stick together. Even though each family member has their turn being irrational, overly ambitious, and putting everyone in their lives in a dangerous situation, they will always get the support of the rest of their family. In the case of the final two episodes of the season, that means standing by…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Westworld brings in a new world with some old ideas
How much do the stories we live by matter when we find out those stories are a lie? It's an idea that Westworld keeps coming back to, especially in its second season, when the show has more or less surrendered itself completely to the hosts. Maeve knows that her daughter was a plotline she was programmed to follow, a…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

With the promise of a new day, "Jake & Amy" makes a near perfect Brooklyn Nine-Nine ending
"Jake & Amy" could've easily functioned as a proper series finale for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In terms of its status on FOX, that's kind of what it is. As an episode that will have follow-up though, it's also quite refreshing to have a season finale that doesn't end with the characters in a state of absolute chaos. …

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Billions introduces a new antagonist late in the game
The downside to wrapping up your major storylines in the middle of a season is that it can take a while to get ramped back up again. In the case of Billions, the creative team appears content to take the show's central conflict off the back burner entirely and stow it in the freezer. Instead, Chuck and Axe have each…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

A series of betrayals leads Killing Eve towards a fierce confrontation
So what happens when both your law enforcement figure and your criminal can't trust their bosses? As we head into the first season finale of Killing Eve, both Eve and Villanelle find themselves cut adrift from the systems that created them. Eve has finally gotten confirmation (she thinks) that Carolyn knows more than…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

What booze tastes best in a Wendy's Frosty?
Wendy's Frosty is so much more than just a french fry's best dipping liquid; it's one of fast food's most recognizable flavors. But what if, my friends, what if we dared to dream? To push boundaries, to defy expectations, to think beyond what's already in the red wax-cardboard cup? My fellow Americans, what I'm asking…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Toho is planning a Godzilla cinematic universe, even though it already did that
It didn't take long after the release of Godzilla in 1954 for Japanese film studio Toho to realize that the only thing more exciting than watching a guy in a rubber suit stomp around is watching two (or more!) guys in rubber suits shove each other. Two Toho monsters met on screen for the first time in 1955's Godzilla…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Asia Argento exorcises Harvey Weinstein from Cannes in powerful closing-night speech
Going public about being sexually assaulted by disgraced ex-movie mogul Harvey Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 has, unsurprisingly, been a difficult process for Italian writer/director/actress Asia Argento. Along with the personal tumult of reliving her trauma in the press, after coming forward last…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Please enjoy this photo of the new Chewbacca hanging out with some Hobbits
Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you're all out there having fun. In that spirit, please enjoy this photo of four of the new millennium's favorite sci-fi/fantasy actors goofing off in between autograph sessions at a comic-con in Philly this weekend:


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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Get Out Wins a Nebula Award, Reinforcing Jordan Peele's Place Among Today's Best Genre Creators
Get Out, one of the best films of last year (and absolutely one of our favorites), has another award to add to its long list: a Nebula.

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Amazon wants more of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
After some gentle prodding from series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino—who addressed Amazon executives while accepting a Peabody award for the show last night, saying, "You're going to give [another season] to us because we're bringing home the fancy thing, right?"—Amazon Studios has confirmed that The Marvelous Mrs.…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Nicki Minaj brings her formidable diss-track abilities to this week's SNL cut sketch
Nicki Minaj's ability to deliver an ego-shattering diss is well documented in her music. And for her appearance as the musical guest on this week's season 43 closer, Saturday Night Live put Nicki's shit-talking prowess to use in a sketch that, although it was cut for time, is frankly more entertaining than a lot of…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

An invisible warship is at the center of WWII's greatest urban legend
With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you're throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or updating the ever-changing location of the Rocky statue. We explore some of Wikipedia's oddities in our 5,652,603-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Sunday's Best Deals: Activewear, Pools, Patio Furniture, and More
Amazon's activewear brands, patio furniture, and

AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Tina Fey returns to her Chicago improv roots for SNL's Chicago Improv (a Dick Wolf production)
On last night's underwhelming Saturday Night Live season finale, former SNL head writer/star/Weekend Update anchor Tina Fey gave the people what they wanted to see, stepping back into the Alaskan accent and pageant hair of former Vice Presidential candidate and current Bass Pro Shop shill Sarah Palin. (If you wanted…

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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

On an overstuffed finale, Tina Fey comes back to shut down Saturday Night Live for the season
"Shut it down."


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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Jake and Amy head to the altar in Brooklyn Nine-Nine's farewell to Fox
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Sunday, May 20. All times are Eastern. 


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AV Club Films
May 20, 2018

Tell us about your pop culture weekend: May 18-20
Our weekly thought-starter asks you (and us) a simple question each week: What pop culture did you consume this weekend, and what did you think of it? If you have suggestions for AVQ&A questions, big or small, you can email them to us here.


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AV Club Films
May 19, 2018

Anonymous actress accuses Luc Besson of sexual assault
Variety reports that an anonymous actress has accused director Luc Besson of committing a "violent sexual assault" against her. The actress—who's asked that her name not be revealed to the press—has apparently worked with the Valerian and Lucy director on at least two occasions. Earlier today, Variety confirmed with…

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AV Club Films
May 19, 2018

Spike Lee and Shoplifters win big at Cannes
The 71st Cannes International Film Festival wrapped up earlier this afternoon, with a closing ceremony that saw Spike Lee take home the festival's Grand Prix (a.k.a. "second place"), while Japanese family drama Shoplifters snagged the coveted Palme d'Or.

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AV Club Films
May 19, 2018

It's 3 p.m., so let's watch The Green Goblin drag Letterman's Late Show to new heights of awkward
It's 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

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AV Club Films
May 19, 2018

Get Involved, Internet: Fund a documentary about "Log Lady" Catherine E. Coulson
Although she acted for many years, on both stage and screen, Catherine E. Coulson—who died in 2015, just days after filming her final scenes for the revived Twin Peaks— was best known for her association with director David Lynch. The two met on the set of Lynch's first film, Eraserhead, where Coulson—then married to…

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AV Club Films
May 19, 2018

Investigating classic gangster movies around the world
What Are You Watching? is a weekly space for The A.V Club's staff and readers to share their thoughts, observations, and opinions on film and TV. 

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AV Club Films
May 19, 2018

Suits star Meghan Markle signs on for long-running, incredibly expensive reality series
Actress Meghan Markle—best known to American audiences for the seven seasons she spent on USA's Suits—signed a contract this week to join one of the planet's longest-running reality shows, making a public appearance today affirming her commitment to a co-starring role in The British Royal Family. Unlike most reality…

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