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Mar 07, 2021

You can spend spring break with these kid-friendly shows on Apple TV Plus
Apple TV Plus is expanding its slate of kids programming just in time for spring break, which will continue to look different this year—less traveling (we hope) and a lot more TV time. Whatever "more" means in this pandemic, anyway: the streaming platform, which is known for series like the Jennifer Aniston and Reese…

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Mar 07, 2021

Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett are really making us want a Rilo Kiley comeback
Rilo Kiley broke up in 2013, but the breakup still stings. Jenny Lewis has an excellent solo career and has worked on countless projects since then, but Rilo Kiley remains particularly special. When the band reissued their debut self-titled EP last year, it gave an inkling of hope that we'd finally get a reunion and…

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Mar 07, 2021

Paramount has another Star Trek movie idea in the works, since all the others have fallen apart
The last few years have been rough for the world of Star Trek movies. While CBS All Access (now Paramount Plus) has been moving forward with multiple new shows involving exciting new adventures and the return of beloved old space-captains, the movie side of things has struggled to get multiple projects from big-name…

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Mar 07, 2021

Sunday's Best Deals: Quility Weighted Blankets, Westinghouse Curved Gaming Monitor, Dermalogy by Neogen Skincare, Insignia Dash Cam, and More
A sale on weighted blankets and Dermalogy by Neogen products lead Sunday's best deals.

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Mar 07, 2021

Tell us about your pop culture weekend: March 5-7
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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Mar 07, 2021

This feline station master always kept things meowving right along
This week's entry: Tama (cat)


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Mar 07, 2021

Eddie Murphy and John Landis clashed their way through three big, unwieldy comic vehicles
"Vic Morrow has a better chance of working with Landis than I do."

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Mar 06, 2021

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman opens up about racial profiling incident
Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, 2021, was—among other things—many Americans' introduction to Amanda Gorman, the young poet who captured national attention with her reading of her work "The Hill We Climb" during the inauguration ceremony. As anyone who's read it—or, especially, heard Gorman read it—"The Hill We…

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Mar 06, 2021

Eminem's new "Tone Deaf" video would love to be relevant enough to "cancel"
The lil' stinker of the rap world, Eminem, done done it again this week, releasing a new lyric video in which a version of himself who looks tailor-made for some sort of Eminem mobile game—and Jesus, why do we give this shit a chance to manifest in our heads?—wanders around various night clubs and semi-abusive…

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Mar 06, 2021

Sigourney Weaver still very gung-ho for that Galaxy Quest TV show
In the tumultuous and confusing clusterfuckery of life, it can be nice to have a few constants to cling to. The sun rising in the east, the steady grumbling about how things were better "in the past," the assertion that Galaxy Quest will someday be more than just a fondly remembered one-off Star Trek parody film. Such…

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Mar 06, 2021

David Simon headed back to Baltimore, HBO for new police corruption miniseries
David Simon has lined up his next HBO project, and it's sending him back to the streets—and corruption-rife police departments—of Baltimore, as Deadline reports that Simon and regular producing partner George Pelecanos have begun casting on We Own This City, a miniseries adaptation of Justin Fenton's book about cop…

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Mar 06, 2021

Saturday's Best Deals: Hunter Boots, Teccpo Tools, Apeman Dashcam, Sony 55" 4K TV, Pixel Art Bluetooth Speakers, and More
Hunter boots and a sale on Teccpo tools lead Saturday's best deals.


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Mar 06, 2021

Amber Ruffin gifts us her one-year COVID lockdown guided cooldown
Friday's Amber Ruffin Show saw the seemingly indefatigably ebullient Ruffin offering her Peacock (and tryout NBC) viewership a little breather. And, as much as we all need some relief after now a full year of COVID lockdown (for the smart and responsible) or constant dirty looks, increased risk, and shouts of "Hey,…

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Mar 06, 2021

Andrew Bird on productivity in a pandemic and making These 13 with Jimbo Mathus
For the last 25 years, prolific multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird has followed his muse in many, sometimes unpredictable, directions. From fusing folk, indie rock, and jazz music, to fiddling for a Renaissance fair, to playing violin for Squirrel Nut Zippers and then going solo again. Bird's been able to take this…

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Mar 06, 2021

NBC's Good Girls returns, and Oprah talks to Meghan and Harry
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Sunday, March 7. All times are Eastern.

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Mar 06, 2021

What pop culture still makes you cry?
This week's question comes from reader Jacqui from Chicago:


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Mar 05, 2021

China reportedly considering ban for any actor who's ever used drugs, even the cool ones
Variety reports tonight on a legal proposal that recently caused a furor on Chinese social media, as the country's annual meeting of the National People's Congress will soon be presented with (or, at least, be given the option be presented with) a proposal to ban any actor from the company's film-making apparatus if…

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Mar 05, 2021

Squirrels, a Scot, and a solid "Snatch Game" return RuPaul's Drag Race to competitive play
"Social Media: The Unverified Rusical" ended rather unsatisfyingly with a double shantay, right before Drag Race took a week off to air their COVID special. Season one had nine episodes total and season eight had 10. Season 13 premiered on New Years' Day and two months later, there are still nine queens remaining.…

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Mar 05, 2021

Steven Spielberg taps Stranger Things team to adapt Stephen King's The Talisman for TV
Published back in 1984, Stephen King and Peter Straub's The Talisman found the two horror authors indulging in their more Tolkienian sides—elements King would continue to develop through his then-nascent Dark Tower books, which eventually absorbed his and Straub's collaboration into itself. Sprawling, imaginative, and…

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Mar 05, 2021

Eddie Murphy swears he's coming back to stand-up once the pandemic is over
It feels like we've been on the cusp of a major Eddie Murphy resurgence for more than a year now, kicked off by his star turn in Netflix's Dolemite Is My Name, and followed by an Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live return that reminded audiences that, when he's in the mood, few comic performers can be more electric or…

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Mar 05, 2021

The best movies on Paramount Plus
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 …

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Mar 05, 2021

A rift in death's design: Final Destination's Devon Sawa joins Chucky TV series
It looks like USA and Syfy's Chucky series might actually be gearing up to start shooting, at long last. Collider reports today that Devon Sawa, star of Final Destination (and, recently the bizarre John Travolta/Fred Durst thriller The Fanatic) has signed on for a regular recurring role in the show, which is being…

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Mar 05, 2021

Indya Moore strikes a Pose on the set of Apple TV Plus' Helpsters
We know it's not ideal, but TV is a good babysitter, especially right now. If you're looking for something to set one of your young children in front of, or just bask in bright colors and and teamwork for yourself, the Helpsters are here to, uh, assist. In the Apple TV Plus live-action pre-school series, a vibrant…

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Mar 05, 2021

Mitski goes full cowboy for This Is Where We Fall soundtrack
We won't get a proper Mitski album for a while, since she's technically still on hiatus, but, thankfully, Mitski has a new project out now. Last year, it was announced that the musician was working on the score for sci-fi Western graphic novel This Is Where We Fall. Yes, it's a bit unusual for a graphic novel to have…

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Mar 05, 2021

The Rescuers is a Disney classic in a minor key
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: With Raya And The Last Dragon, the new SpongeBob movie, and the half-cartoon Tom And Jerry all available this week, we're looking back on some of the most…

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Mar 05, 2021

The Real World's Kevin, Julie, and Andre on racism and the fate of Reigndance
Ask any 40-something what they remember about the first season of The Real World, and they'll probably tell you one of two things: Eric Nies or the big, awful, uncomfortable fight between Kevin and Julie that happened right at the end of the season. A hard-to-watch battle centering on what our own reviewer called…

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Mar 05, 2021

Ronny Chieng is mentoring the new Doogie in Doogie Kealoha, M.D.
Last year, Disney Plus announced a reboot of Doogie Howser, M.D., titled Doogie Kealoha, M.D. This version will have Disney Channel star Peyton Elizabeth Lee playing a teenage girl who has just graduated from medical school and is embarking on her career as a doctor in Hawaii. And it turns out the new Doogie will have…

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Mar 05, 2021

The Scarlet Witch becomes the sorceress supreme in the satisfying conclusion of WandaVision
When Vision (Paul Bettany) confronted the genocidal Ultron at the climax of the second Avengers movie, he agreed with the villain that humanity is doomed but wisely noted, "A thing isn't beautiful because it lasts." The question at the heart of WandaVision is whether Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) could ever see the…

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Mar 05, 2021

Naturally, The Wiggles' cover of Tame Impala's "Elephant" features an elephant costume
The elephant references in Tame Impala's 2012 single of the same name may be metaphors for a proud, pathetic, would-be celebrity, but children's music band The Wiggles also knows that they can't cover the song for their intended audience without getting a bit more literal and having one of the band members wear a big…

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Mar 05, 2021

It's not Certified Lover Boy, but Drake has a new EP out today
Drake has been teasing the release of upcoming album Certified Lover Boy for so long now that it's started to take on the contours of the pandemic: This is just how we live now, and the new normal is a forthcoming Drake album that remains forever just out of reach, like Tantalus' grapes. But we've at least been given…

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Mar 05, 2021

How The Snoopy Show tackled the legendary beagle's voice
If you think about it, Snoopy is a lot like The Fonz. He's young, handsome, has built an image and an air of mystery based on rumors and scuttlebutt, and looks super cool leaning around. He's also a dog of few words, only chiming in when absolutely necessary, or to prove a comedic point. And while we might not…

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Mar 05, 2021

'The Macarena' and the History of Viral Dance Music That Predicted TikTok
It's played at weddings, at school dances, at concerts after doors open, at rodeos, at senior nights, at birthday parties, at ball games, at bar and bat mitzvahs, at dive bars where dancing is encouraged. For years, it was inescapable, now less so—but it emerges every once in a while, yielding its unpretentious head,…

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Mar 05, 2021

Category is "sadness," because FX's Pose is ending with season 3
After earning 10s across the board for its first two season, FX's Pose is going to make just one final walk down the runway. Today, the premium cabler announced that the third season of its groundbreaking series, which was co-created by Steven Canals, Ryan Murphy, and Brad Falchuk, will be its last. (FX also shared…

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Mar 05, 2021

St. Vincent dances back, and Arab Strap resurfaces after 16 years: 5 new releases we love
There's a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to purchase featured artists' music…

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Mar 05, 2021

You can actually pinpoint the second when this Price Is Right contestant's heart rips in half
Over the many decades of slightly wrong The Price Is Right bids, none that we can recall is quite as painful as a recent loss by a deeply unfortunate woman named Jennifer. She came to the show perhaps hoping to leave with the keys to a new car or some other nice stuff for her home. She left the Showcase segment as…

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Mar 05, 2021

It was a troll all along
There's nothing MCU fans crave more than a crumb of spoilers, so when Paul Bettany told Esquire that there's a WandaVision cameo coming that hadn't been revealed by an "actor [he'd] longed to work with all of [his] life," they tried to figure out who it'd be. Of course, there was a huge chance that Bettany was…

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Mar 05, 2021

There's a Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode about the Murder Among The Mormons case, and Stephen Colbert's in it
If you've already made your way through Netflix's latest true-crime series, Murder Among The Mormons, then you've also probably been doing some internet sleuthing about Mark Hofmann, the murderous master forger at the center of Jared Hess and Tyler Measom's documentary. Hofmann refused to be interviewed for the…

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Mar 05, 2021

Jermaine Fowler and Nomzamo Mbatha say Coming 2 America is a "Black fairy tale"
Though much has rightly been made about the return of everyone's old favorites for Coming 2 America, there's a lot to love about the new people who have joined the cast as well. Take, for instance, Jermaine Fowler, who brings spark and swag to the role of Lavelle, the previously unclaimed son of Prince Akeem. The …

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Mar 05, 2021

Good Girls is trapped in familiar, messy territory in season 4
With its solid first two seasons, NBC's crime dramedy Good Girls established itself as enjoyably escapist TV. The main plot—three suburban women rob a grocery store to make ends meet but end up working for a wanted criminal as their personal lives crumble—was elevated by the show's dark humor and commentary about…

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Mar 05, 2021

Which new Hollywood comedy should you watch this weekend?
It's still not especially safe to go to a movie theater in America. Fortunately, those looking for the comfort food of a new new Hollywood comedy don't have to leave their homes to find one; several major new studio yukfests are available to stream right now. On a brand new episode of Film Club, critics A.A. Dowd and…

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Mar 05, 2021

Drag Race queens Symone and Denali on Snatch Game and the lost art of impersonation
"Snatch Game." Just say the phrase, and many a RuPaul's Drag Race alum will recoil in remembrance. The celebrity impersonation challenge has been a mainstay of the show since its second season, even making the transition to the show's international spin-offs. It's produced legendary performances, truly awful…

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Mar 05, 2021

Wesley Snipes tells Jimmy Kimmel about his 33-years-later shot at Coming 2 America
We are deep into a Wesleyssance at this point, as Wesley Snipes has returned from everything from Home Video Hell, to tax exile, to tax jail as a go-to scene-stealer. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on the day before the long-anticipated Coming 2 America was scheduled to hit Amazon Prime. (The film was actually…

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Mar 05, 2021

WandaVision wraps up just as Raya officially joins Disney
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6. All times are Eastern.


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Mar 05, 2021

We can't get Loop Hero out of our heads
Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend? 



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Mar 05, 2021

Forgettable but enjoyable, the second Pirates Of The Caribbean buoyed a dry year for blockbusters
By most estimates, 2011's Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the most expensive motion picture ever made. Disney found a way to blow something in the neighborhood of $400 million on the fourth movie in its Pirates Of The Caribbean series. (Some observers have speculated that Avatar cost even more than…

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Mar 04, 2021

Charisma Carpenter issues call for change, consequences, and real ally-hood
Almost a month after coming forward with allegations of abuse against her former boss Joss Whedon on the sets of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel, Charisma Carpenter has picked up her pen once again. This time, Carpenter has penned a new editorial for The Hollywood Reporter, addressing, not her own treatment, or the…

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Mar 04, 2021

Clarice does Ardelia Mapp a disservice in another conspiracy-broadening episode
"Who is Clarice Starling?" remains a question for which the nascent CBS series Clarice has still not really provided an answer. To quote Alex McLevy, your regular Clarice recapper for whom I am filling in this week, "CBS' newest show tries to split the difference between ongoing character study and a typical network…

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Mar 04, 2021

New Space Jam photos send planet into predictable spiral of cartoon rabbit horniness
The trending topics of Twitter can serve many purposes, not all of them automatically about making you immediately worry that your favorite celebrity has killed someone, been killed, or simply become the latest Secret Monster You're Just Now Learning About. No, sometimes the trending topics serve merely as a pool…

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Mar 04, 2021

Good news, Roku partisans: Paramount Plus is now yours for the streaming
Good news for Roku users (or, at least, Roku users desperate to get a taste of those delicious Real Criminal Minds): The streaming hardware company has announced that, for once, you're not going to have to wait around for months for licensing deals to get nailed down in order to have access to the vast bounty of…

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Mar 04, 2021

Batman Forever almost starred Real World's Eric Nies, says Real World's Eric Nies
Congratulations to all of us for living to see a bold new renaissance of news about original Real World cast member Eric Nies, because, well: We're now living in a bold new renaissance of news about original Real World cast member Eric Nies. Hot off yesterday's report—backed up by today's premiere, in which it was…

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Mar 04, 2021

Edie Falco to play Hillary Clinton on Impeachment: American Crime Story
Waaaay back in 2019, FX announced that Clive Owen would be playing Bill Clinton in Impeachment: American Crime Story, a casting decision that was and still is fucking wild. Thankfully, in what must be an effort to return some semblance of verisimilitude to the project, FX has also reportedly now cast Edie Falco as…

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Mar 04, 2021

Let out your pandemic rage with this new COVID testing method
We've spent nearly a year having our brains poked with a nasal swabs on a regular basis. Maybe you're one of those weirdos who discovered that it feels like a nose orgasm, or you've done everything possible to avoid having a foreign object that isn't the "fun" kind up your nostrils. If you're part of the latter group,…

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Mar 04, 2021

Mariah Carey is now also being sued by her brother for what she says in her memoir
At the beginning of February, Mariah Carey's older sister, Alison Carey, filed a lawsuit against the singer for inflicting "intentional emotional distress" with her memoir The Meaning Of Mariah Carey. In the book, Carey claims (among other things) that her sister gave her pills and tried to "pimp her out and threw a…

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Mar 04, 2021

Brea Grant is living a horrific Groundhog Day in an exclusive from Lucky, Shudder's new feminist slasher
The Groundhog Day scenario of a character re-living the same day over and over again has become a subgenre onto its own at this point. We've had characters stuck in Palm Springs, having a Happy Death Day, and living on the Edge Of Tomorrow. And now, Brea Grant is putting a feminist spin on the concept with her new…

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Mar 04, 2021

Before Wolfwalkers, Tomm Moore brought other Celtic myths to wondrous, hand-drawn life
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: With Raya And The Last Dragon, the new SpongeBob movie, and the half-cartoon Tom And Jerry all available this week, we're looking back on some of the most…

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Mar 04, 2021

Coming 2 America is a royally underwhelming parody of its predecessor
Eddie Murphy's 1988 romantic comedy Coming To America was, like so much of the star's filmography, a showcase for his remarkable character work. Drawing from his Saturday Night Live days, Murphy flexed not only his indelible charm as a leading man but also his chameleon-like flair for performance, parading a roster…

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Mar 04, 2021

Universal delays F9 and the next Minions movie again in a fun callback to the start of the pandemic
Do you remember where you were a year ago? Odds are, it's the same place where you are right now, given the fact that (depending on where you live) we're hitting the one-year anniversary of when COVID-19 lockdowns started happening in the United States. Intentionally timed or not, Universal has just announced a…

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Mar 04, 2021

Some people find this "hand sanitizer cam" funny, but honestly, we don't get it
The Milwaukee Bucks have debuted an alternative to the classic sports stadium "kiss cam"; one that's more appropriate for an era of social distancing. It's called the "hand sanitizer cam," and videos of it in action have led people to post reactions to how funny it looks on Twitter. But honestly? We don't really get…

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Mar 04, 2021

Hulu's going to party like it's the '90s with the arrivals of Felicity, My So-Called Life, and more
Hulu is throwing it all the way back to the 1990s. As part of its "90s week," the streamer is set to launch three popular teen dramas of that era—Felicity, My So-Called Life, Blossom—leading up to the March 12 launch of the documentary kid90, created by Punky Brewster's Soleil Moon Frye.

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Mar 04, 2021

Kathryn Hahn's WandaVision wink meme is here to help you lie to yourself and others today
As the last couple episodes (and one banger of a track) proved, WandaVision's true star has been Kathryn Hahn all along. Her reveal as the conniving Agatha Harkness is as delightful, menacing, and hilarious as one could hope for, so it really isn't surprising in the slightest to see her over-the-top performance get…

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Mar 04, 2021

Are we having fun yet? Because Party Down's coming back
Rob Thomas reviving Veronica Mars was great, except for the whole Logan thing. But it made us wonder when we were finally getting a Party Down revival. There'd been talks of some sort of revival for years, but nothing seemed to come of it. Well, are we having fun yet, because Starz just announced it's reviving the…

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Mar 04, 2021

These Space Jam: A New Legacy plot details are daffy
We've been hearing about Space Jam sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy, since 2014, and it's still tough to believe it's a real movie coming out this year. But the Looney Tunes gang and LeBron James are, indeed, heading to the basketball court on July 16—making our second pandemic summer perhaps a bit more tolerable.…

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Mar 04, 2021

Gordo and Tracy go another round in this For All Mankind exclusive clip
For All Mankind season two leaps 10 years forward from the events of the season-one finale, landing in a world where a woman (Wrenn Schmidt as Margo Madison) heads up NASA and Black women like Danielle Poole (Krys Marshall) are veteran astronauts. But this alternate history, created for Apple TV Plus by Ronald D.…

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Mar 04, 2021

Ray Romano recites Beyoncé in the teaser for dystopian dark comedy Made For Love
Back in 2017, Cristin Milioti and Billy Magnussen costarred in standout Black Mirror episode, "U.S.S. Callister." Now, they're reuniting for HBO Max's very Black Mirror-esque show, Made For Love.

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Mar 04, 2021

Some of your favorite online punching bags are joining forces
It's been a whopping six years since JAY-Z and a squad of his famous friends launched Tidal, the streaming service for fancy people that launched with only a $20-a-month price tier and no option for a free trial (it has since become less aggressively elitist), meaning it has also been six years since everybody on the…

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Mar 04, 2021

Undeterred by "Jaja Ding Dong" snub, the town from Eurovision stumps for its Oscar
Húsavík is a town in Iceland that was previously best known for being the country's oldest settlement and for its exceptional whale watching opportunities. With the release of Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga, however, Húsavík became a focus of attention not just for its history and natural beauty, but…

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Mar 04, 2021

Man continues quest to cover "Enter Sandman" as every other metal band with Iron Maiden version
Finnish YouTuber Börje Unchained! is hard at work to make a very specific dream come true. That dream, perhaps inspired by the long and distinguished lineage of people covering Metallica's "Enter Sandman" in every conceivable way, is to hear other metal bands perform versions of the track in their signature styles.


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Mar 04, 2021

Sharon Van Etten is celebrating Epic's 10th anniversary with epic covers album
Sharon Van Etten is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her second album, Epic, in an appropriately epic way: For its belated celebration, Van Etten announced epic Ten, a double reissue featuring a pretty incredible list of artists and bands covering each track.


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Mar 04, 2021

Kelly Marie Tran on Raya And The Last Dragon's message of togetherness and trust
In Disney Animation's new movie Raya And The Last Dragon, Kelly Marie Tran plays the titular Raya, a warrior princess who's lost her faith in humanity after someone she thought was a friend betrayed her in an attempt to give herself an advantage in life. There's more to it, of course—this is a Disney movie set in a…

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Mar 04, 2021

CodeMiko Is The Future Of Streaming, Unless Twitch Bans Her First
CodeMiko is nervous. I can tell because she tells me. "This is, like, my first interview ever," she says over a Discord call. "I'm sorry, I'm a little shy." It's December of 2020, and Miko's entire life is about to change.

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Mar 04, 2021

Local TV news guy's live report rudely interrupted by police shootout across the street
On-the-scene local news reporters have had a pretty rough go of it lately. Just last month, an Australian weatherman discovered a missing beachgoer's drowned corpse adrift on the waters right as he was wrapping up a dispatch on dangerous tidal conditions (point made, Australia). Now, the rash of inopportune…

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Mar 04, 2021

Even Teyonah Parris didn't originally know what was going on in WandaVision
As a viewer, sometimes it's all too easy to want answers before the mysteries are even done being outlined. This was certainly true of Marvel's WandaVision, which did three episodes of full-on TV parodies before throwing in a cliffhanger that revealed the world outside of an idealized, sitcom-ready Westview, New…

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Mar 04, 2021

This week in horrifying home mysteries: Woman discovers secret room behind her mirror
Last week, a woman documented her discovery of a terrifying secret basement ("terrifying" might be redundant when it comes to secret basements) whose entrance was hidden beneath the carpet in her house. We foolishly expected that to be the most unsettling home mystery that would be posted to the internet for at least…

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Mar 04, 2021

Pacific Rim: The Black is a bleaker take on the franchise, and all the better for it
Pacific Rim is the kind of movie that works almost too hard to lend thematic heft to what is an otherwise simple premise: giant robots fighting giant monsters. That's a base-level, macro-lizard-brain pleasure, and Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham's ode to anime, kaiju, mecha, and tokusatsu taps into that with all…

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Mar 04, 2021

A great sci-fi idea elevates Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland's bumpy YA adventure Chaos Walking
Note: The writer of this review watched Chaos Walking 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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Mar 04, 2021

Composer crafts sick groove using the sounds of the PlayStation 2, inside and out
It's been 21 years since Sony's PlayStation 2 was released—long enough that a lot of adults today might feel a strong sense of nostalgia just from hearing the sounds of the console's operating system. While we've seen this kind of effect used to musicians' advantage before—most notably with the PlayStation boot up…

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Mar 04, 2021

Don Hertzfeldt Talks the Present and Future of World of Tomorrow, His Incredible Sci-Fi Animated Series
Name the greatest sci-fi film franchises ever made. Star Wars. Star Trek. Aliens. Back to the Future. Planet of the Apes. There are others but it's not a very long list. And yet, these days, any such list would almost certainly be incomplete without World of Tomorrow.

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Mar 04, 2021

Godzilla Vs. Kong, a Disney dragon, and the Snyder Cut are all streaming this March
Blockbusters are back in a big way this March, even if movie theaters aren't. Many of the month's biggest titles, including the showdown between a king of the monsters and a big-ass ape, would probably be box office behemoths during any other moment in recent history. Here and now, they're hedging their bets, going to…

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Mar 04, 2021

St. Vincent announces '70s-inspired album Daddy's Home
Annie Clark has been teasing her upcoming album since last month, with posters touting its "[w]arm Wurlitzers and wit, glistening guitars and grit" and "sleaze and style for days" already popping up. But now it's official: St. Vincent's sixth album, Daddy's Home, comes out on May 14. The title comes from the…

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Mar 04, 2021

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall on the "high school reunion" that is Coming 2 America
Zamundans and honorary Zamundans rejoice, for all Prince Akeem has returned, and he's brought all his old friends with him. As viewers of Amazon Prime Video's Coming 2 America will quickly discover, all of their old Coming To America pals have returned for the new movie, from the gang at McDowell's to Randy Watson, of…

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Mar 04, 2021

The Real World Homecoming: New York is exactly the sort of nostalgia trip you'd expect
It must be fairly weird to be one of the original cast members of The Real World. This strange documentary project they signed up for—without really knowing what it would entail—turned out to be the launchpad for modern reality television as we know it. Once it hit MTV's airwaves back in 1992 (and then re-aired, and…

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Mar 04, 2021

Resurrected The Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan tells Conan her best zombie kill nicknames
Anyone still watching the seemingly unkillable The Walking Dead in its tenth season was greeted to a big return last week, as Lauren Cohan's Maggie returned to her original zombie apocalypse survivor family. As Dead-heads know, Maggie's stalwart ass-kicker left after the seeming (and frankly underwhelming) death of…

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Mar 04, 2021

Hector Elizondo on Pretty Woman, Last Man Standing, and the advice he got from Walter Matthau
The actor: With a career that began in the theater and subsequently traveled through countless film and television performances, Hector Elizondo happily carved himself a spot as a self-described "whatshisname," securing a steady stream of work—including an acclaimed turn in 1974's The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three …

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Mar 04, 2021

Who lives in a prequel that's made with CG? SpongeBob SquarePants!
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Thursday, March 4. All times are Eastern. 

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Mar 03, 2021

Saints of SAG announce they're doing a one-hour award show this year
Today, in tiny silver linings to incredibly massive, horrible, life-destroying cloud news: The COVID-19 pandemic may finally have begun to normalize the idea of a 60-minute awards show. Specifically, Variety reports that the Screen Actor's Guild has announced its intention to radically revamp its program for this…

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Mar 03, 2021

Janet Jackson to celebrate 40 years since her debut album with a 4-hour Lifetime documentary
It's been almost exactly 40 years since the release of Janet Jackson, the first studio album from Janet Jackson, starting a career that took her from "second best-known musical superstar of the Jackson family" to "first-name basis with the entire planet" status. Although the then-16-year-old star would have bigger…

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Mar 03, 2021

Fine, let's baselessly over-analyze these Snyder Cut chapter titles
Gird those loins, folks: We are now 15 mere mortal days away from the release of Zack Snyder's Justice League, the film that will finally give fans of superhero movies exactly what they've always said they wanted, thus freeing our planet from their collective sense of wrath and entitlement, permanently, and probably…

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Mar 03, 2021

Eddie Huang's high school basketball melodrama Boogie bricks most of its shots
The character of Alfred "Boogie" Chin, played by Taylor Takahashi in writer-director Eddie Huang's Boogie, should be familiar to anyone who's ever seen an underdog sports movie. Boogie is the kind of prickly hotshot who could lead a team to a championship, if they could only check their ego and get with the coach's…

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Mar 03, 2021

Kathy Bates playing someone other than God, somehow, in Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Good news for the upcoming adaptation of Judy Blume's classic coming-of-age novel Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, as Lionsgate announced this afternoon that veteran performer and Oscar-winner Kathy Bates has joined the film's cast. Against all odds, Bates will not be playing the God who the titular Margaret…

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Mar 03, 2021

Eric Nies lived separately from rest of Real World reunion cast
In what might be the single weirdest bit of socially distanced accommodation we've seen in this entire year-and-counting-oh-god-still-counting crisis, TVLine notes that Real World housemate Eric Nies didn't actually live in the show's house during the recent filming of the upcoming reunion season, The Real World:…

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Mar 03, 2021

New York, we love you, but you're bringing us down
On today's segment of "What the fuck is happening in New York City?," Andrew Cuomo just announced that live performances can come back again next month with limited capacity.

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Mar 03, 2021

True-crime doc Murder Among The Mormons illuminates even as it keeps some secrets to itself
With its approximately three-hour runtime and three-part structure, Netflix's Murder Among The Mormons is a bit of an ungainly thing. The three acts of this true-crime series occasionally feel as if they could have been condensed into an even tighter feature-length documentary. And yet, the explosive story that…

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Mar 03, 2021

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer suit up in Netflix's Thunder Force trailer
You can never have too many superheroes, especially if they're played by Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. The duo are teaming up on-screen in the action comedy Thunder Force to play best friends Lydia and Emily, respectively, who turn into unlikely crime-fighting heroes for their city and battle villains like The…

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Mar 03, 2021

Raya And The Last Dragon will not be showing in Cinemark theaters
To be crystal clear: Yes, we are still encouraging you to enjoy your movies in the safety of your own home. Still, we know that there are some who plan on heading to the theaters this weekend. If you happen to be heading to a Cinemark-affiliated theater, there is on film that you won't see: Disney's Raya And The Last…

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Mar 03, 2021

Dolly Parton has a new song for you "cowards" who are afraid to get the COVID vaccine
If anyone's going to get away with turning their vaccination into a huge spectacle, it's national treasure Dolly Parton. On Tuesday, the country legend allowed everyone to sigh in relief, sharing a video of herself getting the first dose of the Moderna vaccine—while wearing a sparkly gown and a matching mask, because…

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Mar 03, 2021

Cop comedy Keep An Eye Out has the anything-goes absurdity of a closing SNL sketch
Note: The writer of this review watched Keep An Eye Out 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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Mar 03, 2021

Keep An Eye Out is a cop comedy with the anything-goes absurdity of a closing SNL sketch
Note: The writer of this review watched Keep An Eye Out 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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Mar 03, 2021

This gorgeous folktale mashup will broaden horizons—and give kids a new favorite hero
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: With Raya And The Last Dragon, the new SpongeBob movie, and the half-cartoon Tom And Jerry all available this week, we're looking back on some of the most…

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Mar 03, 2021

The A.V. Club is teaming up to play co-op adventure hit We Were Here on Twitch
Although online gaming has been an important aspect of the hobby for decades, it's rarely been more important than now, as social distancing—and please, for the love of all that's holy, keep social distancing, folks—forces us to find ways to connect with our friends and loved ones across increasingly vast spaces.…

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Mar 03, 2021

Boss Level is a time loop of bad jokes, tedious action, and Mel Gibson villainy
Outside of The Grey and a suite of unrealized projects, the writer-director Joe Carnahan has seemed most at home in the world of live-action cartoons, in which Boss Level, his first directorial effort since Stretch, unquestionably belongs. Its operator-type stock action hero, Roy (Frank Grillo), is stuck in a …

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