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Dec 13, 2018

Give the Gift Of an Anxiety-Crushing, 22 Pound Blanket For $34 Off
A weighted blanket would be an amazing gift for your stressed out friends and family members (and really, are there any other types?). Just think about how nice the lead vest feels when they lay it on you at the dentist, and then imagine feeling that way at home, under a soft blanket, without someone scraping at your…

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Dec 13, 2018

The best things on the internet in 2018
We often speak of the internet as if it's an independent entity, with a mind and a will of its own. But thankfully, that's not quite the case—yet. For the time being, the internet is ultimately run by human beings, and is filled with the by-products of human thought and imagination. Sometimes, as we detailed yesterday…

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Dec 13, 2018

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are reunited and it feels so silly on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Do we need another screen Sherlock Holmes? Probably not, right. Well, what about if the venerable British detective and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson are played by real-life pals and inveterate goofballs Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly? Maybe. Well, as Ferrell and Reilly explained on Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!,…

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Dec 13, 2018

Amy shadows Glenn in Superstore's fall finale
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Thursday, December 13. All times are Eastern.


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Dec 13, 2018

A knife-brandishing Gina Gershon livens up Riverdale's midseason finale
Endings on Riverdale always feel strange, relative even to the normal out-of-body experience that is watching this gloriously reason-averse show. When the writers arrive at a finale (or in this case, a mid-season finale), they must pass off a season that frequently seems to be making it up as it goes in the guise of a…

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Dec 12, 2018

Weed defeats Jeff Bezos in an enjoyable South Park season finale
Since South Park embraced serial storytelling back in season 18, there's been quite a bit of intrigue in seeing how the season finale could bring everything (or almost everything) together. Whether it's Randy Marsh's turn as Lorde coinciding with Cartman's YouTube fame, or Cartman's toxic relationship with Heidi…

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Dec 12, 2018

Iggy Pop recruits all his punk icon buddies for a new docuseries about the genre's history
Adding yet another project to his already packed schedule of performing, teaming up for Christmas tunes with William Shatner, and never, ever wearing a shirt, punk rock legend Iggy Pop has announced that he's putting together a new TV docuseries about the genre he's spent so much of his life bare-chestedly exploring. …

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Dec 12, 2018

Haley's story moves forward during a Modern Family Christmas
I've said many times this season that pregnancy storylines are tough to pull off. That's true for many reasons, but namely because it's difficult to do something fresh and interesting, and it's even harder to offer up something that doesn't feel specifically generated to create conflict. On TV, pregnancies almost…

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Dec 12, 2018

Joel McHale cast as old-timey superhero Starman in DC Universe's Stargirl series
D.C. Universe's upcoming Stargirl series has now added a bit of smartass star power to its efforts to lure viewers into the streaming service, with Variety reporting that TV mainstay Joel McHale has signed on for a recurring role on the Brec Bassinger-starring show. Specifically, McHale will be playing Justice Society…

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Dec 12, 2018

Vikings anoints a new Norse god, but continues to drift back to England
"They whisper that I am weak. I fear they're right."


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Dec 12, 2018

2018 is on track to be the American box office's biggest year ever
Suggesting that the film industry's box office returns are just going to keep on going up, until all is Movie, and life is but the block it busts, THR reports tonight that 2018 is on track to be the biggest year yet for American ticket sales. With 19 days left to go in the year, 2018 film revenues have already sailed…

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Dec 12, 2018

Famous TV guy Noah Hawley is directing another movie
Being a big name in the world of TV is great, but it also doesn't carry quite the same cachet as being a big name in the film world. That's presumably why Noah Hawley has decided to follow-up his success with FX's Fargo and Legion by dipping his toe into directing movies, like that Doctor Doom project that will never…

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Dec 12, 2018

Janelle Monáe has a hovercar (and a chilling twist ending) in her video for "Crazy, Classic, Life"
It's a common refrain by those upset that the future isn't nearly futuristic enough: Where are all the damn flying cars? As it turns out, the answer was always inside us all along, provided that our hearts contained the words "In Janelle Monáe's new music video, alongside police drones, David Bowie impersonators, and…

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Dec 12, 2018

Daredevil and The Defenders won't be heading to Disney any time soon (if ever)
Disney and Netflix have had a fractured relationship ever since the mouse people announced that they were ending Netflix's sweet exclusivity deal to launch a streaming platform of their own, and the split has never been more obvious than with the gradual gutting of the once high-profile Marvel shows. Luke Cage, Iron…

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Dec 12, 2018

Jordan Peele's star-packed Twilight Zone reboot adds Steven Yeun to the charismatic pile
Jordan Peele continues to fail to fuck around when it comes to casting parts for his upcoming CBS All Access anthology series The Twilight Zone; Collider reports that Steven Yeun has now signed on to star in the title role of the series' fourth episode, "The Traveler."

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Dec 12, 2018

Killer Mike to plunge society into chaos with new Netflix series
Those of us living in our ivory towers tend to forget just how precarious the so-called civilized society we live in truly is, but rapper Killer Mike is going to work with Netflix to expose just how primed for collapse our society truly is. In a new, six-episode "subversive comedy documentary" series titled Trigger…

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Dec 12, 2018

Sesame Street introduces first Muppet dealing with homelessness
Sesame Street continued its mission to address the issues affecting kids—all kids—this week, when the long-running children's program announced that it was adding a character experiencing homelessness to its roster of colorful stars. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Sesame Workshop has now included homelessness in the…

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Dec 12, 2018

Sorry, comments sections: Women-led films just make more money
According to new reports by CAA and tech firm Shift7, casting women as leads in films at all budget levels offers a significant box office boost compared with male-led films. In other words, comments sections aren't always an accurate representation of real life.


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Dec 12, 2018

Netflix's new series from Stranger Things and Arrival producers is all about superpowered teen angst
Navigating the rocky woes of high school was a heroic feat for most of us. But doing it as a teenage girl with superpowers? Ha, good luck. Soon, Sabrina Spellman and Eleven won't be the only young women juggling life with supernatural abilities on Netflix, though: They'll be joined by a 15-year-old freshman in a new…

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Dec 12, 2018

Roma's Yalitza Aparicio and Marina De Tavira on joining Alfonso Cuarón's latest
Alfonso Cuarón's latest film Roma serves as a love letter to the women who raised him, centering on a young Mixtec woman (played by newcomer Yalitza Aparicio) who works for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Ahead of the film hitting Netflix this Friday, we sat down with Roma's stars,…

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Dec 12, 2018

The Top 10 Deals of December 12, 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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Dec 12, 2018

Clint Eastwood re-emerges from retirement for one last drug run in The Mule
In the 10 years since Clint Eastwood last starred in one of his own films, the de facto movie-star farewell Gran Torino, he's embarked upon one of the most adventurous, experimental, and prolific periods of his directing career. (He also made another, less effective movie-star farewell, directed by his longtime…

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Dec 12, 2018

Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, and Werner freakin' Herzog join The Mandalorian
Well, it looks like Disney is pretty damn serious about convincing Star Wars fans to sign up for its Disney streaming service. Not only is Jon Favreau's Disney series The Mandalorian about a guy who looks like fan-favorite intergalactic badass Boba Fett, but the series has a dynamite cast that includes Pedro Pascal, …

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Dec 12, 2018

Pixar's next film already has an unfairly good cast
It's always a bit unfortunate when big-name celebrities take all of the high-profile voice acting roles away from actual professional voice actors who would almost certainly do a better job, but it's hard to argue with the cast of Pixar's Onward. As reported by Collider, the movie will star Chris Pratt and Tom Holland …

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Dec 12, 2018

Lars von Trier argues with himself in unpleasant serial-killer drama The House That Jack Built
On paper, it sounds like the stuff of nightmares: Lars von Trier, the Danish maestro of suffering who made Breaking The Waves, Dancer In The Dark, and Antichrist, takes on the most grimly fascinating of real-life bogeymen, the serial killer. But The House That Jack Built, for all its graphic and disturbing violence,…

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Dec 12, 2018

Riverdale's 5 best musical moments, as ranked by the show's composer
Riverdale's midseason finale airs tonight, with Jughead and Archie en route to Toledo in search of Jughead's mother and sister (Gina Gershon and Trinity Likins), while an outbreak of seizures plague Riverdale High. In honor of the fall finale, we sat down with Riverdale composer Sherri Chung to talk through her five…

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Dec 12, 2018

Overlook Film Festival announces its return to New Orleans for 2019
The Overlook Film Festival is heading back to New Orleans for more haunted hangs and spooky shenanigans. As with last year, the 2019 edition of the festival will be once again be held in New Orleans; the four-day celebration of all things horror is entering its third year, with another signature immersive experience…

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Dec 12, 2018

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in January
If your New Year's resolution is to watch more TV (and with so many killer shows why shouldn't it be?), Netflix has you covered in January. The streamer just shared its list of new titles and there's something for just about everyone, provided you're into serial killers, superheroes, or Indiana Jones.

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Dec 12, 2018

Jurassic Park, Brokeback Mountain, and The Shining join the National Film Registry
Here's some good news that should brighten this dreary December day: In the event that mankind is wiped out and everyone you know and love is both completely eradicated and utterly forgotten, Jurassic Park will still exist in some form—as will Brokeback Mountain, The Shining, Cinderella, Broadcast News, and 20 other…

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Dec 12, 2018

Vic Berger's releasing an album and we've got the video for its lead single, "Every Time I Get Close To You"
Vic Berger IV made a name for himself by editing surreal, satirical videos from existing footage of Donald Trump, Steve Harvey, Chubby Checker, and Jim Bakker. They were funny, yes, but they were also curiously impactful, serving to highlight and dissect the in-plain-sight absurdities of politics, celebrity, and…

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Dec 12, 2018

Play Bears vs. Babies Over the Holidays For $6 Off. Or Just Pet the Box.
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Dec 12, 2018

Adam Pally doesn't think it should be this hard to find an Oscars host
Over the past week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been scrambling to fill the void left by Kevin Hart when he dropped out as Oscars host. This came shortly after a report by The Hollywood Reporter outlining just how undesirable the Oscars-hosting gig is for performers. But Adam Pally—who has…

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Dec 12, 2018

It's Rumor Time: Miley Cyrus might star in the next season of Black Mirror
Who better to guide us into the dystopia than our nation's most memed? Miley Cyrus, the child actor-turned pop star whose career has veered from wholesome to scandalous to wholesome again, is said to be starring in Black Mirror's fifth season.

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Dec 12, 2018

Miley Cyrus to appear in the next season of Black Mirror
Who better to guide us into the dystopia than our nation's most memed? Miley Cyrus, the child actor-turned pop star whose career has veered from wholesome to scandalous to wholesome again, is said to be starring in Black Mirror's fifth season.

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Dec 12, 2018

Doctor Strange almost entered the Spider-Verse, too
Between Spider-Man and the other Spider-Man, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is packed with Spider-People (and animals). But according to Den Of Geek, the new animated Spidey film almost included another character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

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Dec 12, 2018

Donald Trump thought Christian Bale was Bruce Wayne when they met
Donald Trump, the president of the United States Of America, is definitely one of those idiots who goes around saying, "my life is like a movie." This is in part because he has his own plane and shits in a gold toilet, but also in part because, according to Christian Bale, he thinks Batman is real.


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Dec 12, 2018

The secret to the Joker's pencil trick is that there is no pencil
While the opening bank heist is technically the first scene in which we see him, the Joker's real introduction in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight comes during the famous pencil trick scene. This is where Gotham's mob elite and the audience at home first begin to understand that this Joker guy (Heath Ledger) is…

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Dec 12, 2018

A spoonful of nostalgia helps the calculated Mary Poppins Returns go down
Mary Poppins isn't a great childcare professional because she's magic. Her real power is imagination. (Let it be established upfront that a high tolerance for extreme earnestness is a must-have for anyone hoping to make it through two more hours with England's most airborne nanny.) She does the same thing as any…

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Dec 12, 2018

Reasonable Discussions: December 12
Here's your weekly open thread. Thank you for making our site's community vibrant, intelligent, and fun!


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Dec 12, 2018

Amy Poehler says Parks and Rec reunion will happen when Michael Schur is "good and ready"
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman haven't been shy about their openness to a Parks and Rec reunion, with the pair having recently spoken on the topic as early as this past May. Poehler again batted around the possibility at Smart Girls' 10th anniversary celebration dinner on Monday night.

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Dec 12, 2018

Sometime Between Christmas and New Year's You're Going to Need Board Games, and Most of These Are Under $10
Board games are always a solid choice for holiday break entertainment. Even the most screen-addicted will need a break from the laptop/phone/TV eventually, and games are pretty excellent as far as encouraging human interaction and making memories.

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Dec 12, 2018

Pour 48 out: Costco has discontinued Kirkland Signature Light beer
Yesterday evening while perusing my Costco's beer and wine aisle, I saw the usual suspects—the Kirkland Signature Craft Brewed mixed pack, margarita mix by the gallon—but one mainstay was missing. The staple Kirkland Signature Light beer, sold in 48 packs, was nowhere to be found.

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Dec 12, 2018

William Shatner apparently determined to argue about "Baby, It's Cold Outside" for rest of 2018
William Shatner, it's become obvious, is a real stinker. He's the sort of guy who unironically calls people "snowflakes" and "SJWs" and is eager to point out the "misandry" that plagues our world today. Any fond memories you may have of his music and acting are being chipped away at, bit by bit, with each new tweet…

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Dec 12, 2018

The State Of The PS4 In 2018
The PlayStation 4 remains a top-flight gaming platform as it wraps up its fifth year and enters a 2019 sure to be full of PS5 rumors, interesting exclusive games, and the possible launch of the most-requested feature in PlayStation Network history.


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Dec 12, 2018

The best hip-hop albums of 2018
Holy shit, what a year for hip-hop! Could it actually be that this year saw the release of new albums by (deep breath) Drake, Kanye, Kanye again, JAY-Z and Beyoncé, Nas, Meek Mill, J. Cole,

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Dec 12, 2018

Ellen is considering ending The Ellen DeGeneres Show
In the 16 years since she's dominated daytime TV, Ellen DeGeneres has been a stabilizing, non-threatening force for good. No matter what's in the news, who's blowing up your timeline, or the state of your bank account, Ellen's is here to make you laugh with some eight-year old who knows all the words to "Back That Azz…

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Dec 12, 2018

Replace Six Old Light Bulbs With LEDs For $11
Amazon had the bright idea of making its own AmazonBasics LED light bulbs, and you can get six of them for just $11 right now. A lot of utility companies will also give you a rebate for buying LEDs, so they could end up being cheaper if you send in your receipt, or even free.

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Dec 12, 2018

Five Essential Safety Items For Avoiding Holiday Mishaps
I'll level with you: I hate the holidays. But I really, really promise I'm not writing this to ruin anyone's holiday cheer — I decided to do a little turn on 5 Neat Things and offer up suggestions of five safety items that you should have in your home during the holiday season (and year-round, actually) in the event…

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Dec 12, 2018

Wednesday's Best Deals: Apple Watch, Pyrex, Plants, Anker Cables, and More
Apple Watches, cast iron skillets, Furbo's Pet Camera, and a discounted laptop lead off Wednesday's best deals.


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Dec 12, 2018

It's Not a Trap: Save Over $20 On Star Wars Armada
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Dec 12, 2018

Gizmodo Steve King Demands List of Google Staff So He Can Check If They're God-Fearing Patriots | Ja
Gizmodo Steve King Demands List of Google Staff So He Can Check If They're God-Fearing Patriots | Jalopnik The Costs of Replacing Parts on a Bugatti Veyron Are Hilarious | Lifehacker Get a Dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for $1 on Wednesday | Kotaku 

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Dec 12, 2018

Lord Of The Rings vets bring the steampunk world of Mortal Engines to sputtering life
There are exactly two good jokes in Mortal Engines, and they involve Minions and a Twinkie. These tiny scraps of humor jump out like Pop Rocks in a bowl of oatmeal, not only because everything that surrounds them is so dingy, but also because they remind us of the possibilities of the film's core premise: that more…

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Dec 12, 2018

Organize All Your Gadgets With This Discounted Tech Dopp Kit
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Dec 12, 2018

Save An Extra $50 On the Still-Excellent Apple Watch Series 3
The release of the new Apple Watch Series 4 coincided with a price drop for the still-excellent Series 3. And today at Walmart, you can save even more.


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Dec 12, 2018

The worst things on the internet in 2018
And so draws to a close another year that we—all of us, willingly or not—spent online. If 2016 was a year defined by hating the year 2016, and 2017 was a year in which this vast disdain could only be quantified by categorizing and ranking the most loathsome things online, 2018 was—well, we're not going to say it was …

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Dec 12, 2018

It's a full-court, late-night press for Ken Jeong as Oscar host
Ever since the Kevin Hart . . . unpleasantness, the nation has been without an Oscar host for this year's awards show, leaving America in dire peril. Seriously, without someone (preferably not a defensive, entitled homophobe) to ride herd over three-plus hours of unnecessary montages, musical numbers, and the very…

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Dec 12, 2018

Netflix's post-apocalyptic Sandra Bullock vehicle Bird Box fumbles in the dark
The once-wide aesthetic gap between film and television has functionally ceased to exist, and this year we saw a number of TV series shot to look like films, as our own Noel Murray noted last month. But while Hollywood's obsession with tentpole filmmaking has sent a number of big-name auteurs to TV, it's still rare to…

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Dec 12, 2018

This week in Savage Love: Slight Christmas
Straight and married but not boring, and heading to my parents' house for our first family Christmas since my asshole MAGA brother "stumbled over" the Tumblr blog where the wife and I posted about our sexual adventures. (Pics of MMF threesomes and cross-dressing/pegging sessions, plus some dirty "true enough"…

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Dec 12, 2018

Latest Sonic movie poster appears to have been shot from the perspective of Sonic The Hedgehog's dick
Having apparently responded to the backlash against the first poster for its Sonic The Hedgehog movie—released earlier this week—with a resounding "Hold my beer," the marketing team for the 2019 film appears to have truly outdone itself tonight. A photo of a movie theater standee for the upcoming film is making the…

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Dec 12, 2018

Gina Gershon rolls into Riverdale's fall finale
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Wednesday, December 12. All times are Eastern.  


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Dec 12, 2018

Supergirl wraps up "Elseworlds" by teasing an even bigger crossover event
In our current "everything is a franchise!" world, it can sometimes feel like you're watching a series of extended trailers for what will end up being even more extended trailers. And it turns out this year's "Elseworlds" crossover—which started out strong but has had slightly diminishing…

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Dec 11, 2018

Florida man's UberEats order contains shit-stained underwear, in stunning metaphor for the gig economy
Here's a news story less useful in the sense of information you could apply to your every day life—hopefully—and more about establishing a lower bound for the evils that the gig economy can wrought: A Florida man (obviously) had an UberEats delivery go about as badly as one possibly can last week (sans an app-order…

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Dec 11, 2018

Here's your chance to appear as some fun/sad animal on BoJack Horseman
For a show that can be kind of tough to handle emotionally, Netflix's BoJack Horseman is a lot of fun and takes place in a fun world full of fun characters (many of whom occasionally go through some really devastating stuff). If you've always wanted to be a part of that world, not necessarily on the level of a BoJack…

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Dec 11, 2018

Netflix is getting on that hot Ted Bundy content train
Netflix has just signed up for some fresh new content about America's most boyish, Zac Efron-y serial killer, with THR reporting tonight that the streaming service has just picked up a new docuseries about multiple murderer/psychopathic dreamboat Ted Bundy.

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Dec 11, 2018

Scott Derrickson is coming back to direct Doctor Strange 2 for a tentative 2021 release
Seemingly confirming yet another Marvel hero who'll almost certainly make it out of Avengers: Endgame alive, Marvel Studios has lined up production details on the planned sequel to 2016's Doctor Strange. Per The Hollywood Reporter, said plans include finalizing negotiations to bring Scott Derrickson—who directed the…

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Dec 11, 2018

Mahershala Ali gets old in the new trailer for True Detective's third season
This new trailer for the third season of HBO's True Detective tells us a couple of interesting things. There's no specific information about the haunting investigation that the season will revolve around, unfortunately, but we do know that a lot of people are going to die over the course of that investigation and that…

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Dec 11, 2018

Comedian Ali Wong flocks to the Birds Of Prey movie
Warner Bros.' upcoming Margot Robbie vehicle Birds Of Prey continues to add some fun names to its roster of superheroic performers this week, with The Wrap reporting that stand-up comic and Netflix darling Ali Wong has been added to its cast of Gotham-based superheroines.

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Dec 11, 2018

New study determines that treacherous women have the best odds of survival on Game of Thrones
Living in Westeros on Game Of Thrones must be awfully scary, since people get murdered or killed in war so often that its hard to get too attached to any one person, but the Injury Epidemiology journal has just published a study on what sort of factors have the most impact on a person's estimated chance of survival on …

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Dec 11, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate makes you work for your fan service
Although it has merits as a serious fighting game, the Super Smash Bros. series is at its best when it's a fun delivery system for video game nostalgia. Players choose from a bunch of different characters that are primarily drawn from Nintendo games and fight each other on a bunch of different stages that are…

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Dec 11, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of December 11, 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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Dec 11, 2018

Netflix is blessing us with a Selena scripted series
23 years after her untimely death, Selena Quintanilla remains one of the most beloved and influential musicians in history. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is developing a new scripted series about the life of the late Tejano sensation who went on to achieve massive crossover success on the U.S. pop…

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Dec 11, 2018

It's Rumor Time: Ed Sheeran may get to cameo in Star Wars now, too
Ever since the newest trilogy of Star Wars movies began their relentless, childhood re-ruining march into theaters, producers and directors have been doling out faceless cameos in the films to famous people as little treats, both for fans, and for celebrities who want to "be in Star Wars" without having to go the…

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Dec 11, 2018

Office potluck planning spirals to hell after reply-all email sent to 25,000 employees
Thousands of Utah state government employees last Friday perhaps became aware that Carol in human resources makes a mean spinach-artichoke dip, or that Barry in accounting won't be able to participate in this year's white elephant. That's because a harmless email about an office's holiday potluck gift exchange was…

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Dec 11, 2018

The manipulative Cannes award-winner Capernaum pleads for your pity at every turn
Of all the emotions that movies can inspire and provoke, the cheapest by far is pity. Any non-sociopathic human instinctively feels protective toward suffering innocents, particularly children; it requires little skill to manufacture sympathy (rather than empathy) by putting a blameless character through some…

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Dec 11, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Mary Poppins Returns and if a Hamilton movie could actually work
Hamilton creator and multi-talented entertainer Lin-Manuel Miranda stars in this month's Mary Poppins Returns, the long-gestating sequel to the 1964 musical fantasy film. In honor of the new film, we sat down with Miranda to talk about Mary Poppins, working with Rob Marshall, and the challenges of making a Hamilton…

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Dec 11, 2018

Bruce Willis to star alongside a younger Holly McClane in the Die Hard prequel McClane
Die Hard fans have been through a lot. Die Hard was well-received by both the critical community and the general public when it was released in 1988, spawning four sequels and dozens of Die Hard-esque movies—Speed, Under Siege, Passenger 57, and Skyscraper, just to name a few. The sequels would remain in (somewhat)…

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Dec 11, 2018

Comedy Central cancels Detroiters after two seasons
Detroiters star and co-creator Sam Richardson has announced via Twitter that Comedy Central's much-loved, little-watched Detroiters will not be returning for a third season.

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Dec 11, 2018

Kathie Lee Gifford is leaving Today, shattering the biggest friendship in news
Hoda Kotb's star is on the rise at NBC, with her getting Matt Lauer's spot on the Today desk after he was fired at the beginning of the year, but her future at Today will be a bit more lonely going forward. As reported by Page Six, Kotb's on-screen best friend Kathie Lee Gifford will be leaving Today next year, making…

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Dec 11, 2018

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is officially the most streamed song of the 20th century
The music of Queen (formerly, briefly known as Smile) is timeless , with hits spanning over four decades that reach audiences of all ages and demographics. Now, as reported by Billboard, Universal has named Queen‘s "Bohemian Rhapsody" the most-streamed song of the 20th century, with approximately 1.6 billion global…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

2018's Selectively Capitalized Daily Mail Headlines, From A to Z
As far as I'm concerned, one of the last remaining reliable sources of joy on this planet is The Daily Mail's continued practice of selective capitalization in its headlines. You'll be reading and all of a sudden, the Mail is shrieking "PENIS" in your eyes, as if your eyes wouldn't have been drawn to the genitals if…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

Like its hero, Aquaman is big, cheesy, and fun
Anyone who read comics in the ‘90s probably remembers Peter David's mean, bearded Aquaman, a rejoinder to the Filmation and Hanna-Barbera cartoons that had cemented the character's popular image as a weenie, the Fred Jones of the seven seas, and the butt of endless jokes about his fish friends and the limited…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

Silk Used Magnets To Solve Your Chronic Charging-Cable-Behind-The-Nightstand Problem
There's no shortage of ways to keep charging cables from falling into the abyss behind your desk or nightstand—I've been using Quirky Cordies for years, and even a binder clip can do in a pinch—but Silk's magnetic cable manager is one of the best loo

AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

Jake Gyllenhaal to star in remake of claustrophobic Danish thriller The Guilty
Jake Gyllenhaal is the best kind of movie star. He'll play Mysterio in the upcoming Spider-Man sequel, but he'll also champion smaller, stranger projects like Paul Dano's Wildlife or, as Variety's just announced, a remake of Gustav Möller's Danish thriller The Guilty.

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

What's missing from our list of 2018's best TV?
As we wind down 2018, our best-of coverage continues with the following question:

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

There's some wild shit going on in the far corners of the Game Of Thrones map
Due to the limitations of television, there's a whole bunch of stuff from the A Song Of Ice And Fire books that will never make its way into the HBO adaptation. The world George R.R. Martin created is simply too densely packed with cultures and histories for it all to ever be fully represented. In fact, there's tons…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

Tegan and Sara are releasing a memoir next year
Tegan and Sara helped blaze the trail for what we know as indie pop, and now the sisters will dig into both their careers and their personal lives in a new co-written memoir, High School. Described in a press release as an "origin story," the memoir will find the pair alternating chapters to provide their distinct…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

The producer behind the bad Assassin's Creed movie to make a bad Duke Nukem movie
It was nearly a year ago that we reported on the possibility of WWE legend and burgeoning movie star John Cena starring in a Paramount adaptation of the Duke Nukem video game series. Now, Variety reports that Paramount is no longer involved—maybe they actually played a Duke Nukem game?—and that producer Jean-Julien…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

The State Of Xbox One In 2018
In sports they call it a rebuilding year. Xbox One has had a few of those recently, but it's an especially appropriate description of the console's 2018. This wasn't a year for new hardware nor a major blockbuster exclusive game. The most exciting announcement to come out of Microsoft was the news that it is acquiring…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

Jonah Hill thinks Lady Gaga's canned "100 people in a room" quote is proof enough that she's a good actor
Lady Gaga got roasted a bit recently (we weren't innocent) for using variations on the same phrase over and over again on her A Star Is Born press tour. "There could be 100 people in a room, and 99 don't believe in you. But all it takes is one," she's said (and said, and said). It's easy to lob cries of artificiality…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

This $3,000 Sony OLED TV Costs Three Times My Rent, And It's a Bargain
This beautiful 65-inch OLED Sony 4K TV is down to $3,000 at Walmart. And if you're a fan of deep blacks and impressive contrast, pay attention.

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

Tuesday's Best Deals: MacBook, Instant Pot, Boogie Board, and More
On-sale MacBooks, Jabra wireless earbuds, and a

AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

Get Giant Plugs Out of the Way With a 10-Pack of Mini Extension Cords
Giant plugs that cover up half the outlets on your power strip should be outlawed, but until that day arrives, these short extension cords will have to do. $17 gets you a pack of 10, which should be enough for even the most advanced home theater setups.

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

Books, music, and a spooky movie for your kids' holiday programming
It's the most wonderful time of the year, as the song says, the time when parents pull out all the old favorites to enjoy with their kids: The Polar Express (book only, avoid the movie), A Charlie Brown Christmas, various Grinch incarnations (

AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

Oscars might just say fuck it, not even have a host
The only certainties in this life are death, taxes, and your old, shitty tweets surfacing at the worst possible time. Comedian Kevin Hart learned that last week when old, homophobic tweets cost him a job hosting the 91st annual Academy Awards. The Academy, too, seems to have absorbed this essential American truth, as…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

This $79 AmazonBasics Sound Bar Is Perfect For Your Bedroom TV
Amazon makes sound bars, because of course they do, and their 2.1 channel, 31.5" model is down to $79 right now. While not an all-time low price, that is its first discount from $100 since July.

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

Deep learning technology fulfills its destiny, swaps Cage and Travolta in Face/Off
Deep learning (or deep fakes) technology, which has frightened and amused people in more or less equal measure since it first started popping up on the internet, has now reached its full potential. Though capable of swapping the faces of anyone who's ever been filmed before, people have largely embraced deep learning…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

io9 Jason Momoa Weighs In on the Future of His DCEU Co-Stars | Kotaku Red Dead Online Players Are Sp
io9 Jason Momoa Weighs In on the Future of His DCEU Co-Stars | Kotaku Red Dead Online Players Are Split Over Griefing | Lifehacker The Way You Hold Your Steering Wheel Could Seriously Injure You in a Crash | Jalopnik 

AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

Move to a MacBook for a Low $820
Bonafide deals on Apple MacBooks are hard to find. Refurbished models tend to be the most consistent source for bargains, like this offer from Amazon. Priced at $820, this is $280 less than what's on Apple's Refurbished storefront.

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

My Brilliant Friend's first season ends in as beautiful and wrenching a fashion as it began
Moments of beauty in life are worth recognizing. A tree, alive with color, is glimpsed at the other end of a dark tunnel. Pristine white dresses, made from rich fabrics, delicate lace, and buttons almost impossibly small, fill racks in a store, just waiting to be owned, worn, and endlessly admired. Light streams into…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2018

The worst films of 2018
Though it's always a group effort (misery loves company), The A.V. Club's list of the year's worst movies is almost never a true vote of consensus disapproval. Because while we all tend to see the same good movies, we usually watch different bad ones, catching the lousiest dreck on unlucky assignment and learning from…

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