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Nov 14, 2019

Thank Mary Steenburgen's routine arm surgery for one of the year's best movie songs
IndieWire's David Ehrlich published a story yesterday that's got one of those headlines you can't simply pass by, and reader, we could not resist its siren song:

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Nov 14, 2019

Amazon is making a William Gibson adaptation with Westworld showrunners
It was more than a year ago that we first reported Westworld showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan were developing an adaptation of The Peripheral, William Gibson's novel, for Amazon. Now here we are, a mere 19 months later, and the show has been given a series order by the streaming service. Time sure does move…

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Nov 14, 2019

How Fortnite made gaming accessible to everyone, one dab at a time
In 10 For The '10s, The A.V. Club looks back at the decade that was: 10 essays about the media that defined the 2010s, one for every year from 2010 to 2019. Today: 2018 and Fortnite.

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Nov 14, 2019

The Guardian ranked the best severed hands in film history, but we all know who tops the list
This week sees the release of French animated film, I Lost My Body, which tells a surprisingly endearing tale of a shy, lovelorn carpenter's apprentice pursuing his boss's cute niece. Oh, and we almost forgot—there's also a severed hand's epic journey to reunite with its owner after it escapes a medical lab. Although…

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Nov 14, 2019

Eddie Murphy's new Beverly Hills Cop sequel headed straight to Netflix
Eddie Murphy's umpteenth comeback continues. Following his well-received leading role in Dolemite Is My Name, Murphy is now set to appear in the third Beverly Hills Cop sequel (the last one, Beverly Hills Cop III, was released in 1994 and was described as "garbage" by Murphy). Variety announces that "Netflix has…

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Nov 14, 2019

Kristen Bell and male friend do 17 Disney songs in 5 minutes on The Tonight Show
Kristen Bell has quite the busy schedule at the moment. She's still promoting the final season of The Good Place, just tossed the reality series Encore! into orbit on Disney , and she's currently barreling through the Frozen II publicity tour, one talk show appearance or red carpet at a time. (Oh, and she's coming…

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Nov 14, 2019

Mark Wahlberg joins the Uncharted movie, even though Tom Holland took his role
Mark Wahlberg must be a big fan of the Uncharted games. The actor was attached for years to a big-screen adaptation of the Indiana Jones-style action series, first getting his longtime collaborator David O. Russell on board to direct, then watching with what we can only imagine was a total lack of surprise when…

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Nov 14, 2019

Get $60 Off Brandless's Newly-Launched Sustainable Luggage
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Nov 14, 2019

Kristen Stewart is French New Wave icon and FBI target Jean Seberg in Seberg trailer
An icon of the French New Wave, actress Jean Seberg became a target of the FBI after her activism found her associated with the Black Panther Party and Black nationalist Hakim Jamal. What followed was a period of aggressive surveillance and a gruesome smear campaign, the likes of which will be explored in Seberg, a…

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Nov 14, 2019

Keanu Reeves is a sage named Sage in the trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run
Next year, the third feature-length film spawned by the twisted and delightful SpongeBob universe arrives, and, who knew, it's got a Keanu Reeves.

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Nov 14, 2019

8 Things We Adored About She-Ra Season 4 (And 4 We Had Mixed Feelings About)
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power stepped up its game in season four, giving us a story that was big, challenging, and tragic. The Netflix animated series isn't afraid to take risks and bring its characters to their lowest points, just to see what they can do. There was a lot to celebrate this season, but there were…

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Nov 14, 2019

Add Pandemic to Your Board Game Collection For a Low $24
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Nov 14, 2019

Shawn Mendes only improves Taylor Swift's sublime "Lover" in this new remix
The title track on Taylor Swift's most recent album is a definite highlight: "Lover," co-produced by Bleachers' Jack Antanoff, is both a callback to her country roots and a modern folksy love song in its own right. How to make the captivating strain even better? Add a corresponding vocal from fellow pop sensation…

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Nov 14, 2019

Thursday's Best Deals: Pandemic, DualShock 4, Asus Laptop, and More
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Nov 14, 2019

South Park recognizes the need for nuance without actually offering any
South Park is known for its special brand of commentary on current topical events, often leaning into sophomoric humor to give its two cents. I thought the first six episodes of season 23 demonstrated what the show does best, but after watching "Boad Girls," I'm wishing "Season Finale" had actually been the season…

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Nov 14, 2019

Tiptoe Into the Upside Down With This 3-Pack of Stranger Things Socks For $7
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Nov 14, 2019

Our actor of the decade Carrie Coon tells all about The Leftovers, David Fincher, and more
The actor: When we started discussing names here at The A.V. Club for our favorite actors of the decade, one immediately jumped to mind: Carrie Coon. It's not just because Coon is an immensely talented performer, one who has brought depth and charisma to roles in Gone Girl, The Post, and more. She's also a clear TV…

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Nov 14, 2019

Tim Robbins quizzes Stephen Colbert, who's somehow never seen The Shawshank Redemption
Tim Robbins has a long history of screwing with Stephen Colbert, as he demonstrated by bringing a clip from the Colbert Report, where Robbins stole that Stephen Colbert's self-important thunder by engaging in a game of audience high-five one-upsmanship. (Colbert, unwilling to surrender his alpha bear status, wound up…

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Nov 14, 2019

Alicia Keys to host the Grammys for a second year running
It's been three years since Alicia Keys' last album, Here, was released, but that doesn't mean the prolific singer-songwriter hasn't been busy. Most notably, she took on a major milestone back in February, tackling hosting duties at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, and giving a serious "Sit back, look what I can do"…

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Nov 14, 2019

American Horror Story comes back to the future
It's fitting that 1984's season finale begins with a flashforward fakeout. Though Flock of Seagulls is blaring from the car that pulls up by Camp Redwood, it's being driven by a rideshare employe, meaning even before the blood-spattered card pointed out the show has rocketed to present day, it was clear the ‘80s had…

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Nov 14, 2019

The Soul Squad awaits word of its fate on The Good Place, plus Grey's hits episode 350
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Thursday, November 14. All times are Eastern.


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Nov 13, 2019

There's a jumper on the roof, but the Always Sunny Gang is stuck in the algorithm
"Mathematically, we're supposed to like the show."


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Nov 13, 2019

Conan slaps overly concerned Sonic fans with aggressively bouncing hedgehog wang
Yesterday the world was introduced to the new (and, pretty inarguably, improved) version of Sonic The Hedgehog, set to debut in theaters in February of next year. Responding to fan complaints, this version of the infamously speedy video game hedgehog has been significantly redesigned to look more like his original…

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Nov 13, 2019

Aside from the suicide and covert gay love affair, it's a slow week on Riverdale
The fourth season of David Simon's seminal HBO drama The Wire placed the public school system of Baltimore under a microscope to gain a closer perspective on the challenges faced by the city's kids. The episodes traced the regrettable path taken by many youngsters, from dropping out of an educational institution that…

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Nov 13, 2019

Rapper Kodak Black sentenced to 46 months for "making false statements to acquire firearms"
No offense to singles like "Zeze" and "Tunnel Vision," but the criminal history of rapper Kodak Black is arguably a lot more exciting than his discography; since turning 18 in 2015, the Dying To Live artist has racked up a truly spectacular listing of child endangerment, sexual assault, drug, violence, and weapons…

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Nov 13, 2019

Away Is Heralding the Revamped Amex Green With Some Limited Edition Luggage
The revamped American Express Green Card is one of our favorite new entry-level travel rewards credit cards, and it's without a doubt one of the most attractive cards you can add to your wallet. So it makes sense that American Express would partner with luggage juggernaut Away to launch a limited-edition suitcase…

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Nov 13, 2019

Dick Cheney on Christian Bale's Vice performance: "Tell him he's a dick"
Christian Bale may have earned the love of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and a number of critics (not necessarily us, but many enjoyed it) for his turn as former Vice President Dick Cheney in Adam McKay's Vice, but there's definitely one person who won't be slow-clapping in his direction anytime soon: former…

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Nov 13, 2019

Nickelodeon cashes in with Netflix
With the launch of Disney yesterday, the modern streaming wars have now well and truly begun. (Or whatever Yoda-esque mangling of syntax you happen to prefer.) Although HBO and parent company WarnerMedia have yet to join the fray officially—with HBO Max set to arrive some time in the first half of 2020—all of the…

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Nov 13, 2019

The Witcher to witch again with an early second-season renewal at Netflix
Presumably operating on the theory that people really like watching handsome, silver-haired men relax in bath tubs after chopping monsters apart, Netflix announced today that it's already granted a second season to its upcoming fantasy epic The Witcher, before the first season has even had a chance to debut. While…

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Nov 13, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of November 13, 2019
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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Nov 13, 2019

The Handmaid's Tale was never going to start a revolution
In 10 For The '10s, The A.V. Club looks back at the decade that was: 10 essays about the media that defined the 2010s, one for every year from 2010 to 2019. Today: 2017 and The Handmaid's Tale.

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Nov 13, 2019

What the hell is Todd Haynes doing behind the camera of generic docudrama Dark Waters?
Some filmmakers strive to balance their purely artistic impulses with pragmatic commercial considerations via a rough policy of "one for me, one for them." Gus Van Sant springs instantly to mind—for every offbeat, uncompromising project like Gerry or Elephant, there's a more audience-friendly Good Will Hunting or Findi…

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Nov 13, 2019

Making Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was really damn hard—who knew?
It's Animation Week over at Vulture, and they're running some great stuff (case in point: this terrific piece about Wile E. Coyote). But top of that list is a collection of answers to a single question: What's the hardest thing you ever animated?


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Nov 13, 2019

Pick Up Razer's Ornata Keyboard for Just $40, an All-Time Low
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Nov 13, 2019

Jon Hamm says sure, he'd run for office—but he wouldn't expect to win
Given that The Report is about Washington corruption, twisted bureaucracy, and a general lack of faith in certain democratically elected and dually appointed officials, it's pretty understandable if the movie's stars would have lost a little bit of their confidence in government. That doesn't seem to be the case,…

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Nov 13, 2019

Romany Malco and Sonequa Martin-Green enter the holiday rom-com arena with Netflix's Holiday Rush
The feel-good, popcorn-littered landscape of holiday romantic comedies is getting delightfully crowded as Netflix continues their quest to out-Yuletide The Hallmark Channel. Next up: Holiday Rush starring A Million Little Things' Romany Malco and Star Trek: Discovery's. The streaming giant released the trailer today,…

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Nov 13, 2019

Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren face off in the deceptively lame The Good Liar
The Good Liar intercuts its opening credits—displayed in a clacking typewriter font—with footage of two senior citizens creating dating profiles. It's a neat and rhythmic juxtaposition, skipping over the hacky jokes about elderly internet discomfort and straight into the admission that older folks might hone their…

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Nov 13, 2019

Disney already has over 10 million users
It may have suffered some technical hiccups on launch, but Disney is already massively successful for Disney, which reports that over 10 million people signed up for the streaming service in its first day. Variety notes that this is well over analysts' projections, which had Disney netting 8 million subscribers by…

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Nov 13, 2019

Give Your Computer a Speed Boost With This 512GB SSD
Seagate BarraCuda SSD 500GB Internal SSD | $57 | Amazon

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Nov 13, 2019

All those A24 movies you like will premiere exclusively on Showtime
If you're the kind of person who compiles annual lists of the year's best films (what are you, some kind of nerd?), chances are A24 is behind at least one or two films on your lists in recent years. The distribution company behind acclaimed titles like Moonlight, Green Room, and Lady Bird has just closed an output…

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Nov 13, 2019

Accio Discount! Kano's Harry Potter Coding Kit Is Down to Just $49
Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit | $49 | Amazon

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Nov 13, 2019

BarkBox is fine with you thinking its new dog toy looks like a Fleshlight
Last week, Barkbox, a monthly dog pampering subscription service providing various toys and treats for your pooch, unveiled its "Overstuffed" November product line-up. Most of the items were pretty innocuous—Rabbit and sweet potato-flavored jerkies and a turducken stuffed animal? Adorable and delicious!)—but one…

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Nov 13, 2019

Matt Damon and Christian Bale win one for the dads in the entertaining Ford V Ferrari
James Mangold began his directing career with a small-scale independent film; though he now operates entirely within the Hollywood system, he's remarkably managed to keep making the kind of movies for adults the studios have otherwise abandoned. His new film, Ford V Ferrari, feels like some kind of last stand for…

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Nov 13, 2019

Look sharp, Chicago: We're giving away tickets to see Knives Out early and for free
If you're reading this website, we presumably don't have to sell you on a new film from Rian Johnson, director of Looper, Brick, and a little movie called Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi. But just in case, check out this list: Chris Evans! Daniel Craig! Jamie Lee Curtis! Toni Colette! LaKeith Stanfield! Michael…

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Nov 13, 2019

Robert De Niro responds to criticisms of The Irishman's inaccuracies
Anytime you make a movie (or any piece of art), you open yourself up to criticisms of said art. That's especially true of historical dramas and films based on actual events. Martin Scorsese's The Irishman opens itself up to additional criticisms, as the filmmaker's long-developing drama is told from the perspective of…

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Nov 13, 2019

Pedro Pascal reveals the real name of the Mandalorian from The Mandalorian
We learned a few things in the premiere episode of The Mandalorian, which debuted yesterday with the launch of Disney . Like, for instance, there is a creature in the Star Wars universe that's called a "blurrg," and it definitely looks like the physical manifestation of Liz Lemon's frequent expression of exasperation.…

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Nov 13, 2019

Oh thank god, Tom Hanks really is that nice
Today, November 19, is apparently World Kindness Day, which makes it an appropriate day to read this not-astonishing/astonishing profile of Tom Hanks by New York Times Magazine columnist Taffy Brodesser-Akner. It's not astonishing because it's a story that is, at heart, about how Tom Hanks is a fundamentally decent…

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Nov 13, 2019

Frozen 2's animators on Easter eggs and flummoxing Disney licensing
When making Frozen 2, Disney animators seem to have worked themselves into kind of a licensing corner. After all: How do you make a cuddly kids collectible based on a mythic horse made entirely of water? Frozen 2's heads of animation Becky Breese and Tony Smead aren't really sure, but then again—that's not their…

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Nov 13, 2019

Get Your First Four Months of Amazon Music Unlimited For $1
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Nov 13, 2019

Reasonable Discussions: November 13
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Nov 13, 2019

Snap into this video of David Arquette holding a séance for "Macho Man" Randy Savage
Once upon a time, David Arquette's role in the late ‘90s wrestling comedy Ready To Rumble turned him into both a fixture of WCW programming and a symbol of the company's creative downfall, which many cite as the moment the actor won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. What's become clear in recent years, however,…

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Nov 13, 2019

Six episodes in, folks in Castle Rock are getting on the same page
"The Mother" is an improvement on Castle Rock's recent slump. Even its previously on, recapping the events of "The Laughing Place," improves on the original by stripping out flabby secondary character arcs, reducing that chapter to broad but tense plot points: an adult daughter learning of her father's betrayal, and…

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Nov 13, 2019

Wednesday's Best Deals: AirPods Pro, Cast Iron Pans, Anker Chargers, And More
Discounted AirPod Pros, inexpensive cast iron cookware, and an Alexa device for your car lead off Wednesday's best deals from around the web.


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Nov 13, 2019

If you're a great character actor, you've probably sat behind a desk in a Coen Brothers movie
The Coen Brothers have an eye for talent. Frances McDormand, Oscar Isaac, and Hailee Steinfeld scored their breakout roles in the duo's films, and the filmmakers have made constant collaborators out of the esteemed likes of George Clooney, Scarlett Johannson, Jeff Bridges, Billy Bob Thornton, and Holly Hunter. But the…

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Nov 13, 2019

Harry Styles announces 2020 tour with Jenny Lewis, King Princess
Harry Styles is basically following the cyclical, tried-and-true protocol of pop stardom: release a decent single, snag an SNL hosting gig, announce a long-awaited new album, and then take the act on the road. While Styles still has to slog (or sail gloriously, which is totally possible) through his double-duty…

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Nov 13, 2019

This Discounted Power Strip Includes USB-C Power Delivery
A power strip these days needs to have more than just a few AC outlets. You need USB, and perhaps just as importantly, USB-C Power Delivery, to easily charge and power every kind of device.


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Nov 13, 2019

Sir Patrick Stewart spills on Picard, the STNG boys in Vegas, and hanging with Beatles
The universe may or may not deserve Sir Patrick Stewart, but we'll take him anyway. Appearing on Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, ostensibly to promote Charlie's Angels, the latest Hollywood property he's classed up just a bit, Stewart was his twinkly best, giving Kimmel ad everyone involved essentially everything they…

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Nov 13, 2019

The 25 best comics of the 2010s
Here, at the end of the 2010s, nearly every major American publisher is in the comics game. As more publishers have tapped into the booming market, bookstores, libraries, and schools have encouraged droves of new readers, which has generated new opportunities for creators. Graphic novels for young readers exploded,…

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Nov 13, 2019

This week in Savage Love: Sissy that talk
My boyfriend and I met online to explore our kinks. We'd both been in relationships with kink-shaming people who screwed with our heads. Since we weren't thinking it was more than a hookup, we put all our baggage on the table early and wound up becoming friends. Eventually we realized we had a real connection and…

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Nov 13, 2019

American Horror Story leaves 1984 behind
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Wednesday, November 12. All times are Eastern. 


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Nov 12, 2019

The Mandalorian brings Western sweep and German auteurs to the Star Wars universe
The plot of The Mandalorian's premiere episode is very simple. A bounty hunter catches an escaped criminal and returns him to his boss. Dissatisfied with the middling jobs on offer, he agrees to take a mysterious commission from an enigmatic figure. He dons his armor and mounts his horse—or bluurg (blerg? blurgh?), as…

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Nov 12, 2019

Disney finds a Prince Eric for its live-action Little Mermaid
According to Variety, Disney has found a suitable human man to play the live-action interpretation of ideal cartoon man Prince Eric in its big remake of The Little Mermaid, with Jonah Hauer-King (A Dog's Way Home, PBS' 2017 Little Women) signing up to play the handsome sailor whose life gets turned upside-down when he…

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Nov 12, 2019

On an ominous This Is Us, love means sometimes having to say you're sorry
On paper, "Sorry" is exactly the kind of present day Big Three-focused episode I usually dread. So imagine my surprise when it turned out to be one of the stronger episodes of the season so far. It doesn't have the thematic cohesion of "The Dinner And The Date" or even "The Club," which actually only makes me more…

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Nov 12, 2019

Prevent Meltdowns With This Toddler-Approved Winter Gear
If you're a parent, you know there is literally nothing worse than the full-scale screaming that ensues when your toddler loses her mittens in the middle of a blizzard, calling for you to dive head-first into a snowbank in an effort to curb the high-octave madness. Amiright?

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Nov 12, 2019

HBO Max is really planning a Friends reunion special
The Friends friends love to hang out these days, but it's typically only on Instagram and not in an actual revival series where its easier for all of the characters to ignore their children now that they're older, nobody talks about Joey's adventures in Los Angeles, and Ross has been married a half-dozen more times…

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Nov 12, 2019

As one, the internet lets off steam about meandering, detail-obsessed authors
We have not hidden our love for the only good brand Twitter account, which is, somehow, SparkNotes. Well, our favorite little book nerd scamps behind that feed scored a win yesterday, and it was by combining one perfect Mean Girls still with a dunk on ol' Victor Hugo.


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Nov 12, 2019

After 55 years, Days Of Our Lives seems to be on its last legs
The world of daytime television might be about to dramatically change, with TV Line reporting that the entire cast of Days Of Our Lives has been released from their contracts, seemingly indicating that the long-running soap's days are numbered. By the end of November, when production wraps on the show's 55th year, it…

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Nov 12, 2019

Will Ferrell returns to Studio 8H to host SNL for the fifth time
It's always going to feel a little odd when a returning Saturday Night Live alumnus is ceremoniously entered into the Five-Timers Club. It's especially odd for someone like Will Ferrell, who is a Studio 8H legend that was so embedded in the fabric of the late-night sketch show from 1995 to 2002. In any case, Deadline…

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Nov 12, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of November 12, 2019
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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Nov 12, 2019

Ricky Gervais will host the Golden Globes… again
Last year's Golden Globes ceremony was surprisingly fun for a Golden Globes ceremony, with hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh opening the show with a very fun play on Ricky Gervais' mean-spirited opening monologues that involved angrily complimenting the celebrities in the audience rather than bitterly mocking them. It…

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Nov 12, 2019

New Yorkers wax pessimistic on our grim present and unlikely future in The Hottest August
"How do you feel about the future?" Throughout Brett Story's loosely structured documentary The Hottest August, some variation of this question is posed to a large variety of New Yorkers: at the beach, at the bar, on the street, in the studio. The answers, even from the most garrulous interviewees, are mostly…

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Nov 12, 2019

Join The A.V. Club as we remember the best (and weirdest) TV of the 2010s
As part of The A.V. Club's continuing retrospective on the best, most significant pop culture of the decade, today we're premiering I Remember The '10s, a five-part video series where The A.V. Club staff (and a few special guests) reflect on the stand-out pop culture from the 2010s.

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Nov 12, 2019

A severed hand crawls across Paris in the dynamic animated curiosity I Lost My Body
Two very different narratives unfold simultaneously in the animated French drama I Lost My Body, which won the top prize in Critics' Week (one of the parallel festivals at Cannes) earlier this year. One story is a sweet-natured yet stalker-ish romance about a painfully shy and awkward pizza delivery guy, Naoufel…

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Nov 12, 2019

The Time to Buy a New Watch Is Now Thanks to This Huckberry Sale
Form•Function•Form Leather Chronograph (Cream) | $96 | Huckberry

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Nov 12, 2019

Todd Phillips cut a Joker bathtub scene that was too "insane" for an R-rating
We've all seen the dance of freedom, the death bells, and the rising of the Joker, but apparently there was a scene in Todd Phillips' violent clown movie that even he thought was too "insane." Speaking at a Q&A for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (via Insider), Phillips mentioned some scenes that he had…

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Nov 12, 2019

The Imagineering Story gives us a peek behind the magic of the Disney theme parks
It's Disney launch day, meaning hordes of new subscribers are well into their second or even third watch of The Goofy Movie by now (we presume). But after audiences consider themselves appropriately "Goof'd," the new streaming platform is ready to offer them a bounty of streaming titles from the larger Disney archives

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Nov 12, 2019

Black Friday Pricing Is Live On the Yet-To-Be-Released Echo Show 8
Preorder Amazon Echo Show 8 | $100 | Amazon

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Nov 12, 2019

New York's hottest time-suck is watching the official compilation of every single Stefon SNL sketch
As a wise, wide-eyed, almost undoubtedly MDMA-fueled man once said, "Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes." It appears that NBCUniversal has released a 5-part compilation of every inspired SNL appearance from Bill Hader's Stefon—Weekend Update's longtime "City Correspondent" and, we still presume, husband to Seth Meyers. Forgive…

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Nov 12, 2019

Kristen and Patrick Stewart aren't related, but they are the best part of Charlie's Angels
Each successive incarnation of Charlie's Angels reflects the state of pop feminism in the decade of its release. First came the original 1970s TV version, with its twin peans to women's lib and sexual objectification; then the early '00s reboot, less tailored toward the male gaze but still focused on a commercial…

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Nov 12, 2019

Patrick and Kristen Stewart aren't related, but they are the best part of Charlie's Angels
Each successive incarnation of Charlie's Angels reflects the state of pop feminism in the decade of its release. First came the original 1970s TV version, with its twin peans to women's lib and sexual objectification; then the early ‘00s reboot, less tailored towards the male gaze but still focused on a commercial…

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Nov 12, 2019

Boy, we hope somebody got fired for that blunder: Disney is cropping out Simpsons jokes
Today's Disney launch has not been without its hiccups, and there are certainly newly minted subscribers out there who feel like it has been, without a doubt, the worst streaming service debut ever. Rest assured that they were on the internet within minutes registering their disgust throughout the world.

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Nov 12, 2019

HBO Max browses Scholastic book catalog, orders Point Horror TV series
20th Century Fox announced its Fear Street film adaptation earlier this year, and now here comes with HBO—an arm of Fox competitor WarnerMedia—with its own stab at modernizing the teen horror of yesteryear. Variety reports that Point Horror—the YA horror anthology that helped launch the careers of R.L. Stine,…

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Nov 12, 2019

Here's a 512GB MicroSD Card For $80, If You Keep Running Out of Space On Your Switch
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Nov 12, 2019

We can thank Greta Thunberg and Jane Fonda for Collins Dictionary's word of the year
When you think of a word to sum up 2019, a few immediately come to mind: "fascism," "emoluments," "impeachment," perhaps. But if we look past the quickly piling-up issues related to American democracy, the whole globe has larger problems. Accordingly, when Collins Dictionary announced its 2019 "word of the year" it…

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Nov 12, 2019

Frozen 2's writer, director, and producer debunk all those pesky fan theories
As sure as there's a hidden Mickey in every Disney movie, there's some crazy fan theory about said movie. For Frozen, for instance, there's a theory that maybe Elsa and Anna's parents are actually alive, stranded on a desert island somewhere, and eventually gave birth to a son, who they named Tarzan. There's also the…

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Nov 12, 2019

Christian Serratos becomes Selena in first teaser for Selena: The Series
Great news for everyone who's already sick of reading about Disney : Netflix has released the first footage of Christian Serratos as Selena Quintanilla in the upcoming series Selena: The Series. The teaser features Serratos applying lipstick and practicing her dance moves in the late Tejano singer's iconic sparkly…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Disney has given us a dumb new reason to debate the Han and Greedo scene
Today's launch of Disney hasn't been entirely smooth for everyone, but some of us are just happy to have access to The Apple Dumpling Gang, so your mileage may vary. There is, however, a great disturbance in the Force quadrant of Disney , where it appears that Lucasfilm has changed the infamous Han/Greedo scene in A…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Disney 's Endgame extras include deleted scene with Katherine Langford's grown-up Morgan Stark
It was late last year when it was revealed that 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford would be playing a mysterious role in Avengers: Endgame, one we, living in a pre-Hawkeye series world, foolishly thought could very well be Kate Bishop. We were wrong, yes, but it also turned out that Langford's character didn't…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Beyoncé's Lemonade was a sweet moment of free Black womanhood and total agency
There is a certain peace that seemingly washes over Beyoncé as she pummels the windshield of a vintage Chrysler with a baseball bat. Draped in saffron yellow, she glides through a busy city block while "Hold Up" mellifluously warns a duplicitous lover that her brand of loyalty is hard to come by. If there's a high…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Even with Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader in the sleigh, Disney's Noelle is no Christmas miracle
The list of holiday classics released in the last century is depressingly low: Elf immediately comes to mind, Love Actually if you can stomach all the British sappiness, maybe Bad Santa for a bit of counterprogramming. Which isn't to suggest that the yuletide season is underrepresented on screen. Even beyond the…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Harley Quinn recruits some villainous sidekicks in a very profane trailer
Before she gets her groove back in Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn), Harley Quinn will make her small screen solo debut in Harley Quinn—a rather profane and blood-happy animated series premiering exclusively on DC Universe later this month. The streamer has released a new trailer…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Werner Herzog has never seen a Star Wars, but he does watch the Kardashians, Wrestlemania
Today marks The Mandalorian's long awaited debut (oh, and also that new streaming platform that's hosting it), so chances are if you're reading this, you've already seen the first episode, or are currently waiting for Disney to stop crashing long enough to watch it. Either way, undoubtedly one of the biggest draws…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Save $11 On Nintendo's Official Joy-Con Charging Grip
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Grip | $19 | Amazon

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Lyra learns not all prisons look like prisons in a menacing His Dark Materials (newbies)
"I don't think I understand any grown-ups at all," says Lyra near the end of this episode of His Dark Materials, and after everything she's been through, it's not hard to see why. There's not a single adult in her life who's proven to be trustworthy in recent days. Even before the revelation that Asriel is her father,…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Let's try this again: Check out the new, far less creepy Sonic The Hedgehog
Let's be clear: When it comes to harmless entertainment, we don't exactly encourage mass outrage that leads to significantly overworked animators being forced to log even more time doing work they've already done. With that said, we are so thrilled to wake up to a new and improved, less leggy Sonic—one with notably…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Patty Yumi Cottrell's 10 favorite books of the decade
As part of The A.V. Club's best of the 2010s coverage, we asked some of our favorite authors to share their 10 favorite books of the decade. Next up is Patty Yumi Cottrell. Cottrell's novel, Sorry To Disrupt The Peace, published by McSweeney's in 2017, follows 32-year-old Helen as she learns of her adoptive brother's…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Paul Thomas Anderson is returning to high school (and the San Fernando Valley) for his next film
After unpacking the haute luxuries of 1950s London with 2017's Phantom Thread, the great Paul Thomas Anderson will jump ahead a few decades for a decidedly different period tale. His latest film, per The Hollywood Reporter, evokes one of the defining films of one of his contemporaries, Richard Linklater, in that it's…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

Noah Jupe and director Alma Har'el watched a lot of Even Stevens in preparation for Honey Boy
Though director Alma Har'el and Noah Jupe didn't quite subject themselves to a Shia LaBeouf movie marathon in preparation for Honey Boy, the two did watch an awful lot of Even Stevens. In LaBeouf's semi-fictionalized autobiographical film, Jupe plays Otis—a proxy for Shia during his Disney Channel days—so it was a…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

On drama-club reunion show Encore, the play is not the thing
The attraction of Encore is not what Disney 's drama-club reunion series is selling. When a now-grown actor revisiting their high-school production of Annie wonders aloud if this version is going to be as good as the one they did in 1996, Encore blows past the fact that, in all likelihood, the play probably wasn't…

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AV Club Films
Nov 12, 2019

A new hero threatens all of time in this Doctor Tomorrow exclusive
Time travel is one of the key plot devices of superhero comics. The medium allows creators to take advantage of the genre's fantastic nature to tell stories about characters learning to better understand themselves and their worlds by traveling into the past and the future. Valiant's Doctor Tomorrow is a hero built on…

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