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Nov 24, 2020

Big Sky follows up on the premiere's plot twist
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Tuesday, November 24. All times are Eastern. 


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Nov 24, 2020

Jump Street spin-off Booker failed to create a Sam Spade for the '90s
In the world of TV spin-offs, it is essential to name your new series after the transitory character to remind people exactly why they're supposed to watch: a chance to see a familiar face in a whole new light. It's a hit-or-miss proposition. For every Frasier, there's a Joey. For every Laverne & Shirley, a Joanie…

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Nov 23, 2020

A muddled Magisterium raises doubts about His Dark Materials' commitment to its source material
NOTE: While The A.V. Club's coverage of His Dark Materials looked at the first season from both Expert and Newbie perspectives, we've moved to one review for the show's second season. Be forewarned that there may be light spoilers for the books toward the end of the review and the potential for significant spoilers in…

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Nov 23, 2020

Finding Forrester is becoming an NBC drama series now, dog
Did Sean Connery have some kind of clause in a contract somewhere preventing anyone from touching Finding Forrester until he died? Or did his recent death simply remind people that Finding Forrester exists and is a property that could stand to be milked a bit? Either way, Deadline says NBC is developing a TV…

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Nov 23, 2020

Ken Jennings to step in as interim Jeopardy! host, with production starting next week
We still don't know who will replace Alex Trebek as the new permanent Jeopardy! host—as if anyone could ever replace him—but we do at least now know who will be temporarily filling in for him: Ken Jennings, the Jeopardy! GOAT who happens to be the favorite for oddsmakers as the next full-time host. Today, the …

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AV Club Films
Nov 23, 2020

Weekend Box Office: If things were bad before, now they are Freaky bad
America's theater chains seem optimistic about the future, with multiple companies announcing potentially viable COVID-19 vaccines in the last few weeks, but the present is still looking decidedly grim for the industry. With the spread of the virus still completely unchecked in the U.S. and the slow drip of new…

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Nov 23, 2020

Jamie Loftus' new podcast unpacks how Nabokov's Lolita has been "twisted" over the years
It was back in March that comedian and writer Jamie Loftus dropped My Year In Mensa, a gripping podcast series about her nightmare experience as a member of MENSA. Now, she's back with a brand new project, Lolita Podcast, a 10-part audio series tracing the long and messy history of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, from its…

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Nov 23, 2020

Mark Ruffalo is Ryan Reynolds' dad (in a Netflix movie about time travel)
It's been months since we heard about Ryan Reynolds' time travel movie for Netflix, which we learned back in April will be about a guy who goes back in time to stop some villain, interacting with both himself as a teenager and his now-deceased father along the way, and now The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on the…

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Nov 23, 2020

Meet everybody's new favorite Mandalorian character: Jeans Guy
Disney has the most coveted IP in the land and it's not letting it go to waste. Mickey's at work on numerous spin-offs of the Marvel and Star Wars universes, with stories about Loki and Hawkeye in development alongside an Obi-Wan prequel and a Watto origin story (kidding). With The Mandalorian (and Baby Yoda) having…

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Nov 23, 2020

John Barrowman's Captain Jack to return for Doctor Who's holiday special
This afternoon BBC America announced that, following a brief surprise appearance earlier this year, John Barrowman's Captain Jack Harkness will make a proper return to the TARDIS for this season's Doctor Who holiday special. There's some additional context and quotes and stuff further down the page, but if you're a …

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Nov 23, 2020

Even the flunkies have a dazzling way with words in this early screwball comedy
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: David Fincher's Mank, about Herman J. Mankiewicz's work on Citizen Kane, is coming soon to Netflix. Before it drops, check out these earlier films penned by some of…

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Nov 23, 2020

Worst Chris to buffest Chris: can u not shred so much bro
This weekend, Chris Pratt did something many of us have done in These Troubled Times: he turned to the warm, scrolly embrace of social media. Perhaps it was for comfort, perhaps for distraction, or maybe it was just to have something to do. Whatever the cause, he wanted to drop some likes. Still smarting from the…

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Nov 23, 2020

Alison Brie and Mary Steenburgen on how ally families can support LGBTQ rights
In a recent interview with The Advocate, Happiest Season's writer and director, Clea Duvall, said, "When someone comes out, it's not even necessarily just about the person's coming-out. It's like a tree; its branches splinter off and it becomes a part of other people's journey too." That idea is part of what makes Happiest…

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AV Club Films
Nov 23, 2020

Well, here's something new: Play-Doh surgery videos
The human body is complex and the modern medical techniques used to keep it in working order are so sophisticated that they often seem miraculous. Those techniques are also extremely fucking gross, which is why we simplify our disgusting organs into cute little symbols of love and abstract the horrors of surgery into …

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Nov 23, 2020

MTV recruits Tiffani Thiessen, Kel Mitchell, Angela Kinsey for food-themed Ridiculousness spin-off
In a shocking twist, MTV's newest show isn't hosted by a former BMX star. Deliciousness, a foodie spin-off of Rob Dyrdek's Ridiculousness, debuts in December with Saved By The Bell's Tiffani (Amber) Thiessen tapped to host.

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Nov 23, 2020

Writ Large podcast tackles The Great Gatsby, a book you likely already have opinions about
In this premiere episode, things kick off with a catchy theme song and an introduction of both Lori Beth Denberg (of mid-'90s All That fame) and co-host Clark Crozer, her friend since elementary school. Denberg explains that the "inaugural" episode was recorded on the same day Joe Biden officially gained the required…

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Nov 23, 2020

Men discover mysterious metal monolith in Utah wilderness, immediately touch it
General rule of thumb for when you stumble upon something weird: Don't touch it. Especially if it's a big-ass metal structure of unknown (though, okay, likely human) origin. But that's exactly what the folks on a sheep-counting expedition (truly) in a remote area of southern Utah did over the weekend. As reported by…

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Nov 23, 2020

At last, the war between Dave Grohl and child drummer Nandi Bushell has come to an end
We thought this day would never come. After war broke out between Dave Grohl, 51, and Nandi Bushell, 10, a few months ago, all signs seemed to point to a protracted, bloody drum battle between adult and child. And yet, now, even as our ears still ring from the sound of explosive tom rolls and the rattling of snares,…

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AV Club Films
Nov 23, 2020

An unnecessary sequel to The Croods still has some prehistoric fun
Note: The writer of this review watched The Croods: A New Age on a digital screener from home. Before making the decision to see it—or any other film—in a movie theater, please consider the health risks involved. Here's an interview on the matter with scientific experts.


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Nov 23, 2020

The Queen's Gambit has already become Netflix's most-watched limited series
Given how protective Netflix is with its streaming data, it actually feels kinda notable when the platform releases viewing numbers—as opposed to the weekly progress reports for primetime TV, where it's like, who cares how many people are still watching The Conners? Netflix sent out an official press release announcing…

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Nov 23, 2020

This Fantastic Russian Cyberpunk Farm Video Has A Nice Twist Ending And Some Wonderfully Crappy Robots
I didn't realize it, but there's a name for the wonderfully ramshackle mash-up of clunky but high-tech machines, half-assery, and a certain kind of genial safety-adverse Russianness: Birchpunk. A great example of this whole deal can be seen in this incredible little video about a "Russian Cyberfarm," complete with…

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Nov 23, 2020

Beaver rehabilitating at woman's home keeps building dams out of her stuff
A wildlife rehabilitation specialist from upstate New York has brought a beaver into her home. After it was found abandoned as a baby last May, the chompy rodent in question—named, imaginatively enough, "Beave"—was taken in by a woman who works for rescue organization Raising The Wild. She's since set to work teaching…

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Nov 23, 2020

Daisy Ridley, throwing caution to the wind, weighs in on Skywalker ending, Baby Yoda egg scandal
In what's sure to spark another round of edifying discourse online, Daisy Ridley has weighed in on the controversial ending to The Rise Of Skywalker while making it abundantly clear she has no interest in reprising her role. Ridley's in good company on the latter point—Oscar Isaac and John Boyega also seem relieved to…

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Nov 23, 2020

7 gifts for the buzzer-beating, bodega-visiting, truth-seeking TV lover
Holiday gatherings will look very different this year (they should all be virtual for obvious reasons), but trading gifts with your pop culture-loving family and friends doesn't have to be postponed. And certainly not when, if you're able (and lucky enough) to work from home, quarantine has made rapacious TV viewers…

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Nov 23, 2020

John Boyega confronts a racist police force from within in the Red, White And Blue trailer
Hot on the heels of Mangrove's release on Amazon Prime comes the trailer for Red, White And Blue, the third film in Steve McQueen's ambitious Small Axe film anthology. Star Wars' John Boyega stars in the drama, which tracks a smart but naive young man's quest to challenge racist attitudes within London's Metropolitan…

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Nov 23, 2020

Peacock's charming Saved By The Bell knows exactly what to do with its IP
Let's begin with the question we know you're all asking: Is Zack Morris trash in Peacock's new spin on Saved By The Bell? Yes. Oh, yes. As we learn in the first few minutes, Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), once the rambunctious ringleader of his high school's unshakable clique, is now Governor Zack, having turned…

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Nov 23, 2020

The Crown sings a repetitive ditty about Charles and Diana
Early into "Avalanche," Anne make an astute observation about Charles and Diana's marriage: He acts older than his age and she acts younger than hers, which even further widens the considerable gap in their ages and personalities. But maybe the biggest problem with Charles and Diana's relationship is that they're…

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Nov 23, 2020

10 episodes to remind you Dexter was so much more than a crappy ending
There's vitriol, and then there's the rage engendered by the finale of Dexter. The A.V. Club recently revisited the public and critical response of that series' ending; to call the reactions negative would be putting it mildly. With the possible exception of Lost, it's rare for a final season and finale episode to…

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Nov 23, 2020

From Ma Rainey to Fear The Walking Dead, Colman Domingo is an actor willing to put in the work
In the 25-plus years that Colman Domingo's been working on stage and screen, one thing's been certain: The man never phones it in. Born in Philadelphia, Domingo moved to San Francisco after college, where he began acting in local theater productions and never looked back. The integrity he strives for in his work has…

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Nov 23, 2020

Shawn Mendes, Dancing With The Stars make it all about the song and dance
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Monday, November 23. All times are Eastern.


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Nov 22, 2020

Moonbase 8 goes into "Quarantine" in its funniest episode yet
Note: All six episodes of Moonbase 8 are currently on-demand for Showtime subscribers, but we'll be sharing our reviews on a weekly basis following each episode's Sunday night airing. If you're interested in a full season review of the series, Danette Chavez has you covered.


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Nov 22, 2020

Just before the finale, Fargo gets interesting again
One of the more unpleasant aspects about watching a mediocre season of a show like Fargo—a series that holds its cards close to the vest, building tension by suggesting anything can happen while also promising us it will all come together in the end—is the slowly draining hope that, eventually, the story will figure…

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Nov 22, 2020

There's one big surprise at the end of another Silas-centric Walking Dead: World Beyond
Yup, Silas killed his dad in self-defense. Surely, not a single viewer was startled by this development. That wouldn't be a problem at all, if the entire episode—and season preceding it—wasn't set up for it to be some big, dramatic reveal. The poor lug spends all episode tied to a swing set (or pretending to be tied…

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Nov 22, 2020

The Undoing unveils some dramatic last-minute evidence that can't save an uneven episode
The struggle with any thriller like The Undoing is that a constant stream of revelations about the characters have to occur to upset what the viewer thinks they know about them, while still being within the realm of possibility for what's been established about those characters. There's a perfect type of revelation…

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Nov 22, 2020

Francis Ford Coppola shares trailer for his new Godfather: Part III director's cut
Back in September, Francis Ford Coppola announced that he had cut together a new edit of The Godfather: Part III—now with the excellently long-winded title Mario Puzo's The Godfather Coda: The Death Of Michael Corleone—for theatrical and home video release in December. It's now almost December, and sure enough,…

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Nov 22, 2020

John Cleese would like everyone to know he's "not that interested" in transgender people
Is there something about being famous that breaks your brain in such a way that you think you—and only you—should be allowed to say whatever you want without any repercussions? Or is that exclusive to celebrities who believe that people are less deserving of basic human rights than other people? Or is it a social…

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Nov 22, 2020

Alan Rickman's career-spanning diaries to be published as a book
When Alan Rickman died in 2016, he apparently left behind a vast archive of handwritten diaries, specifically 27 volumes compromising 25 years of his life, and now The Guardian says that publisher Canongate has acquired the rights to his diaries and will be compiling them into a book. Titled The Diaries Of Alan Rickman…

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Nov 22, 2020

10 Cloverfield Lane's Dan Trachtenberg is making a secret Predator movie that's not a secret anymore
Where does a long-running film franchise go after already pulling an Aliens-style escalation and a semi-back-to-basics reboot from a fan-favorite filmmaker who "gets" the material better than some studio mercenary? Hopefully 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg has some ideas, because it's now his job to…

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Nov 22, 2020

Sunday's Best Deals: TCL 65" Android TV, Instant Pot Duo Plus, Vava 8-in-1 USB-C Hub, All That FAB Skincare Set, Baby Yoda & Nintendo Character Pillows, and More
A TCL 65" Android 4K TV and a sale on character pillows lead Sunday's best deals.


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Nov 22, 2020

It's the Queen vs. the Iron Lady in a fiery episode of The Crown
If you ever wanted to know what it would be like if Aaron Sorkin wrote The Crown, then boy do I have an episode for you! "48:1" may feature only a handful of brief walk-and-talks, but it has a certain bold, brash, blunt approach that feels more in keeping with something like The West Wing (or maybe The Newsroom) than…

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Nov 22, 2020

Fake Zombies, dangerous triangles, and more Wiki Wormhole quick hits
We explore some of Wikipedia's oddities in our 6,195,473-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

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AV Club Films
Nov 22, 2020

Tell us about your pop culture weekend: November 20-22
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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Nov 22, 2020

Spend time with Belushi or the dream team that is Christine Baranski and Dolly Parton
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Sunday, November 22. All times are Eastern. 


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Nov 21, 2020

We can't wait to see what the Sonic The Hedgehog director does to The Pink Panther's face
Fresh off his moderately successful, only slightly body-horrifying Sonic The Hedgehog movie, director Jeff Fowler has reportedly lined up another CGI-live-action hybrid feature, one that demands the question: How many teeth can we shove into The Pink Panther's face?

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Nov 21, 2020

Silver Spoons' Ricky Schroder reportedly helped pay Kyle Rittenhouse's $2 million bail
Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old Illinois resident who's set to go on trial for charges related to the shooting (and, in two cases, killing) of three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin back in August, is now out on bail. TMZ reports that Rittenhouse's defense team (who've pushed his alleged actions as self-defense, and…

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Nov 21, 2020

This Twitter thread about a chowder-slurping co-worker from hell is a thing of rare beauty
Joy is a tricky thing, a rare and precious flower growing in the unlikeliest of places. Sometimes, it can be found in the scintillating mosaic of dew drops on the morning grass. At other times, in the simple majesty of a jaw-dropping sunset. And sometimes, dear readers, joy arrives in our lives in the form of a man…

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Nov 21, 2020

HBO has green-lit its The Last Of Us show
Because nothing sounds like a relaxing, chill-out respite from our daily struggles like watching a deadly pandemic sweep across the nation, transforming regular people into psychotic monsters while government institutions cause far more damage and destruction through venal self-interest than any actual good: Hey, HBO…

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Nov 21, 2020

Well, that'll fix it: Twitter will hand Joe Biden the POTUS account on Inauguration Day
The kingmaker speaketh: Twitter—the unofficial arm of United States political information distribution that also still seems to show us that GIF of the pig pooping on its own balls more often than we'd frankly like—has declared that it will be handing the official @POTUS Twitter account over to Joe Biden on…

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Nov 21, 2020

Saturday's Best Deals: TCL 50" 4K Smart TV, BarkBox Monthly Subscription Box, Succulents & Plants, SodaStream Kit, Fenty Poutsicle Lipsticks, and Dyson V10 Absolute
A 50-inch TCL 4K smart LED tv and a SodaStream sparkling water making kit lead Saturday's best deals.


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Nov 21, 2020

Princess Margaret uncovers the human cost of The Crown
There's something about Princess Margaret that inspires Peter Morgan to think outside the box. He uses her episodes to indulge in new tones for The Crown—like a lush 1950s romantic melodrama or a brassy 1970s tragicomedy. "The Hereditary Principle" briefly feints towards being the latter, as Margaret and her…

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Nov 20, 2020

Bob's Burgers' Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin to co-write Deadpool 3
Two writers are going from The Belchers With The Beef to the Merc With The Mouth this week, as Variety reports that Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin and Wendy Molyneux, who've spent most of the last decade penning episodes of Bob's Burgers and their upcoming animated sitcom The Great North, have been tapped to write Deadpool 3…

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Nov 20, 2020

Minions Holiday Special trailer raises the horrifying specter of an Illumination Cinematic Universe
Hey, parents! Thanks for clicking this article, we're all going to have just a heckuva good time here in just a second. Before we get started, though, could you do us a quick favor? Why don't you go ahead and usher the kiddos out of the room. Casual-like, please. That's right, send 'em off to the iPad hutch, or the…

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Nov 20, 2020

Black Panther 2 will reportedly begin filming in July
It's been three months since Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman died, at a shockingly young age, from a largely undisclosed bout of colon cancer. Disney and Marvel Studios have been careful to give Boseman's legacy some space in the ensuing months, aggressively pushing back on any talks about what their star's sudden…

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Nov 20, 2020

Former reality TV show host's son tests positive for COVID-19
It's almost like someone could have predicted this.

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Nov 20, 2020

Sia's experiencing backlash over her upcoming film and isn't handling it well at all
Hey, did you know that Sia has a new album coming out in February? The pop singer-songwriter announced her eighth studio album, Music - Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture, on February 12, 2021. "Uh, what motion picture," you ask? Well, that's where it gets just a little more complicated (or way more fucked…

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Nov 20, 2020

The best Christmas movies to stream this holiday season
Streaming libraries expand and contract. Algorithms are imperfect. Those damn thumbnail images are always changing. But you know what you can always rely on? The expert opinions and knowledgeable commentary of The A.V. Club. That's why we're scouring both the menus of the most popular services and our own archives to…

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Nov 20, 2020

Community survivor Alison Brie says "Don't hold your breath" for a GLOW movie
After having emerged, somehow largely unscathed, from the various bouts of "What the fuck is Yahoo! Screen?" madness that bedeviled Community across its six seasons (but no movie), Alison Brie now suddenly finds herself in a very similar situation with her Netflix dramedy GLOW. The wrestling series already had the rug…

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Nov 20, 2020

Ricky Eat Acid's lovely new album soundtracks a retro JRPG that doesn't exist
Sam Ray was inspired by Chrono Trigger when, as Ricky Eat Acid, he penned his most successful song to date, "inside my house, someplace i keep dreaming about." Now, the songwriter's love for the music of ‘90s-era JRPGs has manifested in a new Ricky Eat Acid LP, When they align just so, memories of another life bleed…

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Nov 20, 2020

Contestant dies shortly after completing Wipeout course
A man has apparently died after completing an obstacle course on TBS's Wipeout, Variety reports. The as-yet unnamed contestant appears to have gone into cardiac arrest shortly after completing the show's course; he was attended to, first by on-site medical professionals, then paramedics, and was finally treated at a…

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Nov 20, 2020

There are two new Jackie Chan movies out today, but only one is dumb and fun
There's no reason why a movie that features Jackie Chan, lion attacks, and machete-wielding henchmen on Jet Skis should be as boring as Vanguard. Yet this charmless offering from Stanley Tong (who once upon a time directed Police Story 3: Supercop and Rumble In The Bronx) manages to bring together the least winning…

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Nov 20, 2020

We've got (virtual) tickets to see Riz Ahmed in Sound Of Metal, early and for free
Riz Ahmed has been getting positive buzz for his performance in Sound Of Metal, and rightfully so—he's the glue that keeps the film together, as we wrote in our review earlier this week. In a tale that's become depressingly common in 2020, the film's been pushed back several times since its debut at last year's…

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Nov 20, 2020

A quirky '80s comedy features one of Jackie Chan's toughest fights
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: Jackie Chan has two new movies, Vanguard and Iron Mask, headed for release. To honor the occasion, we're recommending a few of his best vehicles.


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Nov 20, 2020

Your Field Guide to the Four Potential COVID-19 Vaccines
It's been a busy month for coronavirus vaccine news. In the past few weeks, we've seen announcements of interim phase 3 trial results, final phase 3 trial results, an FDA application, and phase 2 results. By my count, that's five news events about three vaccines. It's a bit confusing.

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Nov 20, 2020

An evil plan comes together as The Mandalorian treads more familiar ground
To say that Star Wars properties have some tricky balancing acts to pull off is an understatement. There's the balance of comedy and action, of course, and the dual demands of satisfying a fan base steeped in nostalgia and exploring the creative possibilities of an entire galaxy. This season, The Mandalorian has…

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Nov 20, 2020

The Internet Archive just added a whole bunch of Flash stuff
Poor Adobe Flash isn't long for this world. At the end of the year, the software will no longer be supported by its creator, completing the long hospice stay that it's endured for years and leaving a whole lot of the internet's stupidest (i.e. most beloved) videos and games adrift. Fortunately, the good people at the …

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Nov 20, 2020

Meryl Streep is now a rapper (this is not a joke)
We all could use some unabashed fun to end our 2020, and that's what we hope to get from Ryan Murphy's star-studded Netflix adaptation of the bouncy Broadway musical The Prom next month. The 2019 stage production garnered seven Tony nominations, including one for lead actress Beth Leavel, who starred as a Broadway…

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Nov 20, 2020

CW's Black Lightning to end after season 4
It looks like we'll be saying farewell to the extraordinary Pierce family sooner than later. Per Variety, the CW's Black Lightning will end after its fourth season. The news arrives just one week after the network announced plans for a Painkiller spin-off series starring Jordan Calloway. The fourth season is slated to…

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Nov 20, 2020

3-time "Kitty" Judy Greer says she'd love "to meet a real Kitty to see if I'm doing it right."
In Prime Video's new movie Uncle Frank—out next week—Judy Greer is once again cast as a character named Kitty. It's the third time she's been cast as the female equivalent of a little cat, and Greer says she's not sure why. "I don't even know any Kitties," she says in the clip above, saying that she "kind of want[s]…

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Nov 20, 2020

Here's what's coming to (and going from) Hulu in December 2020
December isn't just a time for carols, cookies, and cheer. The holiday season is also the time to stuff your eye-gullets with as much vanishing streaming content as possible. Hulu is purging a lot of titles next month, including its fleet of Star Trek films, the Bourne Identity franchise, and for some unacceptable…

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Nov 20, 2020

FX's Black Narcissus remake is pretty, but uninspiring
The opening credits for FX's latest miniseries pointedly read, "based on the novel by Rumer Godden." Which is true: Black Narcissus was indeed a novel before it was adapted for the screen by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. That's like pointing out that The Godfather is based on a novel—the movie has so far…

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Nov 20, 2020

The Great British Baking Show delivers a heartbreaking semifinal elimination in "Patisserie Week"
It's been a somewhat off-kilter season of The Great British Baking Show, with strong bakers stumbling seemingly out of the blue only to be eliminated early. Whether that's due to the stresses of living in the show's production bubble or this season's condensed filming schedule, it has led to a final four few may…

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Nov 20, 2020

Edward Norton draws upon Rounders knowledge to unpack Trump's post-election strategy
You'd be forgiven for rolling your eyes at a celebrity comparing Donald Trump's refusal to concede to a poker movie from 1998, but Edward Norton has provided some surprisingly insightful observations into Trump's political strategy—or rather, lack of one—this morning on Twitter, where he draws from his experience in…

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Nov 20, 2020

MST3K gives you a reason to stay home this Thanksgiving—wherever home is
By now, the message is clear: If you're celebrating Thanksgiving at all in 2020, you should not be traveling great distances nor meeting up with large groups of people to do so. Sure, these precautions mean missing out on Grandma's signature flair for suspending frozen fruit in Jell-O mold. But it also means reducing…

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Nov 20, 2020

Oh, hell yeah: Robert Englund is playing a "disturbed" asylum inmate in Stranger Things 4
Stranger Things only recently resumed filming its much "scarier" new season after shutting down in the early days of the pandemic. That's too bad, too, as the teaser Netflix released just a few weeks before everything went to hell—Hopper in Russia!—got our wheels turning. It's been mostly quiet on the Hawkins front…

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Nov 20, 2020

Dolly Parton, Jenifer Lewis, and more on the Christmas cookies that call to them
In Netflix's latest entry into the holiday genre, Dolly Parton Presents: Christmas On The Square, Parton plays a literal angel heaven-bent on keeping a miserly single gal from—and this is real—selling the entire town she grew up in so it can be torn down and turned into the region's largest mall.

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Nov 20, 2020

Rudy Giuliani's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad season continues with people mocking his dumb shoes
If Rudy Giuliani wasn't a total scumbag, actively working to make the world a worse place each and every day, it would be tempting to feel a bit bad for the guy at this point. In this horrible Season Of Giuliani, the man has: 1) Been caught trying to take his dick out in front of a woman he thought was a journalist,…

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Nov 20, 2020

Amber Ruffin on her late-night show and why she doesn't have time for a hate-watch
Amber Ruffin is one of the most consummate comedians working today. She's steadily made her way from improv comedy at Boom Chicago Amsterdam to Late Night With Seth Meyers—where she became the first Black woman to write for a late-night network talk show—to writing for A Black Lady Sketch Show and the late but great …

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Nov 20, 2020

Jamie Lee Curtis officiated the wedding of a terminally ill Halloween fan just before he died
For every naysayer who's repulsed by horror, you'll find a fan who finds it to be a well of empowerment and strength. Case in point: Anthony Woodle, a YouTuber, theater manager, and aspiring filmmaker who found comfort in the medium before dying of Stage IV esophageal cancer in September. He was 29.


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Nov 20, 2020

'Like, Holy Fuck, Can People Not Be Interesting Anymore?': A Serious Conversation with Bella Thorne
The latest twist in this very weird year in movies is that Bella Thorne is currently receiving near-unanimous critical acclaim for a role in a genre thriller. Thorne, who has parlayed child stardom into a staggering social media following (with over 24 million followers on her main Instagram account alone), plays the…

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AV Club Films
Nov 20, 2020

I Cannot Tell If Flat Earth Simulator Is Real Or A Prank
Flat Earth Simulator recently appeared on Steam with no fanfare at all. Costing $5, it's a beautifully presented—if extremely slight—depiction of a proposed model for a flat Earth. There's interactive recorded narration explaining the theory, which posits that our planet is a floating disc, surrounded by a wall of…

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AV Club Films
Nov 20, 2020

Coming 2 America heads to Amazon Prime in March 2021
The Delay Monster has come for Eddie Murphy at last. The insatiable 2020-born behemoth that has ravaged many other franchises over the last eight months has now set its sights on Murphy's Coming 2 America, the sequel to his 1988 comedy classic. The Craig Brewer-directed sequel was recently acquired from Amazon for…

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AV Club Films
Nov 20, 2020

Hooray for Dollywood: kindness, compassion, and really good food
Dolly Parton, the queen of country music, is much more than a writer of hit singles. She's an outspoken defender of LGBTQ equality, a champion of literacy—her Imagination Library has provided 125 million books to young readers—and now a funder of COVID-19 vaccine research. She also plays a literal angel in the holiday…

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AV Club Films
Nov 20, 2020

Belushi reveals the internal side of the boisterous comedy legend
On John Belushi's 30th birthday in January 1979, he was on the No. 1 comedy TV show in America (Saturday Night Live), was starring in the No. 1 comedy movie (Animal House), and had the No. 1 album in the country with the live Blues Brothers release Briefcase Full Of Blues. That would be a lot of success for anyone to…

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AV Club Films
Nov 20, 2020

The Crown sends a new generation of royals on tour
The Crown has a natural tendency towards dourness. There are times when the show seems to suggest that the Windsors have never experienced so much as a single moment of joy in their privileged, constrained lives. "Terra Nullius" proves how much value there is in mixing things up a bit. This episode contains some of…

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AV Club Films
Nov 20, 2020

Kicking off award season with Mank, Hillbilly Elegy, and... Freaky?!
It seems that the Academy Awards are still happening next year, just a little later than usual. What that means is that an abnormally long awards season is upon us! On this week's episode of Film Club, critics A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife discuss two high-profile Netflix releases vying for a spot in the race: David…

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AV Club Films
Nov 20, 2020

7 gifts to help you connect during this socially distant holiday season
Gift giving can be hard at the holidays, but it can be even harder when you haven't spent any time with your intended recipient for the past nine months, won't be there to explain the gift, and just don't know what it is your sister's kids are into anymore. That's why we put together a special gift guide for this…

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AV Club Films
Nov 20, 2020

President Obama talks Trump, the daughter he's scared of, and surprises a fan
Look, no President is perfect. No one who navigates the muck of United States politics all the way through to the presidency is going to emerge squeaky clean. But considering the bloviating buffoon we've just endured for four years—and who we've collectively kicked back out into the cold, eager prosecutor- and …

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AV Club Films
Nov 20, 2020

It's time for Small Axe and Animaniacs, those are the facts
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Friday, November 20, and Saturday, November 21. All times are Eastern. 


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AV Club Films
Nov 20, 2020

Years before Elsa and Anna, Tangled reinvigorated the Disney princess tradition
Ten years ago, Walt Disney Animation was in crisis. The studio had lost its identity in the years since its 1990s renaissance, churning out generic computer-animated fare like Chicken Little and Meet The Robinsons. The hand-drawn Princess And The Frog was meant to serve as a glorious return to form, but it…

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AV Club Films
Nov 20, 2020

Death continues to be temporary on Grey's Anatomy
The knee-jerk response to anything related to Grey's Anatomy anymore is the inevitable question: "Is that thing still on?" And it is, having just kicked off its 17th season, even though it seems like thousands of cast members have rotated through its ranks and even show creator Shonda Rhimes is now over at greener…

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AV Club Films
Nov 19, 2020

After 15 seasons, Supernatural's series finale went for one last drive
"I did not think this would be the day. But it is. And that's okay."

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AV Club Films
Nov 19, 2020

R.I.P. Kirby Morrow, voice actor from Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, and Inuyasha
As reported by The Wrap, actor Kirby Morrow—whose list of voice credits is truly staggering—has died. No cause of death has been given, but a representative for Morrow did confirm the news. Among his lengthy of list of credits are memorable runs on the English dubs of Gundam Wing and Inuyasha, where he played the…

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AV Club Films
Nov 19, 2020

A lot more Disney movies might be skipping theatrical runs in favor of streaming
Disney 's premium Mulan experiment was a big swing, with the streaming platform offering a rental of the film for $30 on top of the monthly Disney subscription fee, and it seems to conducting a similar experiment with Pixar's Soul, which will be available for free on Disney on Christmas. Both of those moves were…

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AV Club Films
Nov 19, 2020

Netflix's Cowboy Bebop casts a bunch of supporting characters, still no sign of Radical Edward
We've felt rumblings that Netflix's live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop would involve some changes, like when Netflix cast a character who only appears in a couple of episodes of the original anime but is very important to the "mythology," implying that it would focus more on adapting the important plot episodes…

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AV Club Films
Nov 19, 2020

Jake McDorman proves he's got The Right Stuff in this exclusive clip from season 1 finale
When it premiered in October, Disney 's The Right Stuff looked to be another well-made drama about the space race—it didn't exactly zoom past the competition. But as the first season has unfolded, executive producer Mark Lafferty, who adapted the series from Tom Wolfe's book of the same name, has found compelling…

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AV Club Films
Nov 19, 2020

Here's what's coming to Amazon Prime in December
The streaming services are all stocking up their shelves in anticipation of the winter holidays, when the nights get long and the days also get long because oh god this pandemic, and Amazon Prime is going to have its usual slate of high-profile stuff and weird stuff that nobody's ever heard of (with very little middle…

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AV Club Films
Nov 19, 2020

This is what interior decorating looks like when you have too much money and really like Christmas
To combat the awfulness of 2020, many people are decorating their homes for the holidays early this year—turning their living rooms into winter wonderlands. This is a story about a home that decided to go all in on that concept.

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AV Club Films
Nov 19, 2020

Here's what's coming to Disney in December
If the current state of the world is anything to go by, and there's no reason to think it's not, the holidays this year are going to be a bit bleak and lonely—unless you're either luckier than the average person or more selfish than the average person. Thankfully, the streaming services will be there for us even when…

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AV Club Films
Nov 19, 2020

"One gotta go" meme taken to its logical conclusion in new horror-comedy short
The "one has to go" meme invites people on social media to feel, if only for an instant, what it would be like to have the power of a god. We look upon a selection of famous Chrises and, like a Roman emperor watching gladiators bleed for his amusement, turn our thumbs down at Pratt, sparking a Chrismergency for the…

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AV Club Films
Nov 19, 2020

Rudy Giuliani sweats out hair dye while quoting My Cousin Vinny
For the first time in as long as we can remember, Trump legal goon (and former New York City mayor) Rudy Giuliani has said something that isn't some combo of hilarious and terrifying.

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