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Apr 26, 2019

Days Gone is the Red Dead Redemption 2 of biker zombie games, for better or worse
Every Friday, several 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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Apr 26, 2019

She-Ra and Samantha Bee take on crooked politicians, serve "hamberders" with a side of justice
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. All times are Eastern. 


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AV Club Films
Apr 26, 2019

RuPaul's Drag Race tips its hand as the queens spar with Los Angeles Drag Patrol
The hand of the producers is rarely subtle on Drag Race. Coaxed and massaged and outright manufactured storylines are a fact of reality TV, and they don't have to be a negative. Producer manipulation can result in incredibly dramatic moments and reveals, such as the surprise early elimination of Latrice in All Stars 4…

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Apr 25, 2019

Taylor Swift wants everyone thinking about "ME!" tonight
It's a big night for the pop culture ecosystem, as Marvel Studios prepares to unleash Avengers: Endgame—the culmination of 10 years, 22 movies, and billions upon billions of dollars worthy of quippy heroes and magical rocks on the superhero-loving world. (Meanwhile, the rest of us are just doing our damnedest to dodge…

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Apr 25, 2019

Netflix has cut the "extended version" of Tarantino's The Hateful Eight into a 4-part miniseries
Quentin Tarantino's  cowboy-noir bloodbath The Hateful Eight was a long damn movie when it entered theaters back in 2015, and it's still a long damn movie now, with even its most conservatively cut version clocking in at nearly three hours in length. (It's not for nothing that Tarantino's preferred version of the film…

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Apr 25, 2019

For better or worse, Batman looms large over the series finale of Gotham
It always had to end this way. There was no way around it. When Fox ordered Gotham to series and set out to tell the origin story of Batman, one could guess that the series finale would end with a shot of Batman lurking above the city he's destined to protect. Along the way, Gotham has had some success, and a lot of…

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Apr 25, 2019

Another epic pop culture saga reaches its climax as A&E announces Wahlburgers is coming to an end
2019 has proven to be a truly tumultuous time for many of the most potent pop culture forces operating in our world, with the Avengers reaching their Endgame, Game Of Thrones soon declaring its winner, and now, per THR, the coming of news that A&E's saga of familial strife, celebrity success, and much-discussed beef…

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Apr 25, 2019

John Cho gets a preteen president elected in a too-silly Twilight Zone
As far as the people who write movies and television are concerned, all children are either six or sixteen. The characters' actual ages don't matter. If they're kids, they're either precociously hip quasi-adults, or tantrum-throwing toddlers… and in either case, they boast less primary education than a real world…

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AV Club Films
Apr 25, 2019

John Cho gets an preteen president elected in a too-silly Twilight Zone
As far as the people who write movies and television are concerned, all children are either six or sixteen. The characters' actual ages don't matter. If they're kids, they're either precociously hip quasi-adults, or tantrum-throwing toddlers… and in either case, they boast less primary education than a real world …

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Apr 25, 2019

Nipsey Hussle fans are urging Crayola to rename a crayon after the late rapper
Rapper Nipsey Hussle died late last month, killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles. In the intervening weeks, fans and supporters—including his long-time friend LeBron James—have done their best to pay tribute to the artist, who was well known not just for his music, but for his work as a community…

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Apr 25, 2019

Chvrches releases statement on recent collaborator Marshmello working with Chris Brown
Cool synth-pop band Chvrches recently collaborated with DJ Marshmello (the guy who did a concert in Fortnite and got mad when KFC did an EDM gag at a festival) on a track called "Here With Me," granting Chvrches its first appearance on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and the band's first time topping the…

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AV Club Films
Apr 25, 2019

Captain Marvel's post-credits scene was way cooler to watch than to film, says Brie Larson
The MCU's done a pretty good job of keeping the top-secret projects they're working on, well, secret, especially when it came to the plots of Infinity War, Captain Marvel, and now Endgame. So tightly bound were the shoots that even the cast didn't know what was going on half of the time. As it turns out, Brie Larson…

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Apr 25, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of April 25, 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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Apr 25, 2019

Corey Feldman made a documentary about sexual abuse he says could "bring down potentially a pedophile ring"
Former child star Corey Feldman has long contended that he and his one-time best friend, the late Corey Haim, were molested by Hollywood insiders as children. Now, Rolling Stone reports in a lengthy, fascinating profile that Feldman has made a documentary about he and Haim's experiences, one in which he apparently …

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Apr 25, 2019

How Queer Is Star Trek?
Star Trek is not just one of the longest-running sci-fi franchises ever, it is also the most hopeful. The Federation represents the pinnacle of humanity: the idea that we can and will make a better life for each other. Yet, despite Trek's message of a better future for all, LGBTQ characters are few and far between,…

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Apr 25, 2019

Stephen King to make rare podcast appearance for discussion of The Stand
Stephen King is everywhere these days, at least in terms of books, movies, and TV, but now he'll be popping up in another popular entertainment medium: podcasts. He's not getting his own microphone and Blue Apron sponsorship deal, but according to Entertainment Weekly, he is going to be a guest on Mick Garris' Post…

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Apr 25, 2019

See the World From Your Couch For $10 With Planet Earth on Blu-ray
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Apr 25, 2019

Deadwood would "hate to end a fool" in its new trailer
We caught glimpses of the aged Deadwood gang in the previous teaser for its upcoming film sequel, but they're spittin', swearin', and lovin' in this new trailer, which sets us up for another showdown between millionaire George Hearst (Gerald McRaney)—now a California senator—and Gem Saloon owner Al Swearengen (Ian…

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Apr 25, 2019

Punch-up your Simpsons spec script with terminology straight from the writers' room
Ever wanted to write for The Simpsons? Shut up, yes you have. Well, now you can get one step closer to that coveted dream job with this list of terminology the real Simpsons writers use when discussing their scripts in the room. So, pull out that dusty old spec script from your bottom drawer and make sure it's not an…

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Apr 25, 2019

Martin Scorsese's Bob Dylan documentary and another huge Dylan box set are coming in June
At the very beginning of the year, we reported that a Bob Dylan documentary that Martin Scorsese had supposedly been working on in secret for years was finally set to come out, with the focus zeroing in on Dylan's 1975-76 "Rolling Thunder Revue" tour. Scorsese had even been quietly conducting interviews with many of…

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Apr 25, 2019

These Are the Six Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers, According to Our Readers
This week's cold brew Co-Op featured a highly caffeinated comment section full of controversy. Some said that you should just use your existing coffee equipment or random kitchen items make cold brew. Others sang the praises of dedicated brewing supplies that keep things simple and clean.


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Apr 25, 2019

A non-fiction follow-up to A Clockwork Orange has been uncovered
According to the BBC, an unpublished follow-up to Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange called A Clockwork Condition has been found in his archives (which are being catalogued by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in England). The 200-age manuscript is apparently "part philosophical reflection and part…

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Apr 25, 2019

Is Daenerys a "Mad Queen"? How much death is coming? And more burning Game Of Thrones questions
We learned a lot from Game Of Thrones' "A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms," like how Jon Snow is absolutely exhausting, Pod adds singing to his list of skills, and a girl has no time to waste on foreplay. But the episode raised plenty of questions, too, and in this Mailbag Of Thrones we're answering yours about…

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Apr 25, 2019

Conan O'Brien is obsessed with the Tidy Mouse
Just like the rest of us, Conan O'Brien is not immune to the charms of whatever the newest viral junk of the day might be. Lately, Conan seems to have fallen hard for the Tidy Mouse, a Beverly Cleary-ass rodent caught on camera tidying up the workbench of a British retiree in the night. (It is worth noting that The…

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Apr 25, 2019

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen on bringing the chemistry—and Lil Yachty—to Long Shot
Jonathan Levine's new comedy Long Shot follows unemployed journalist and speechwriter Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) as he reconnects with his childhood crush Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), who just so happens to be the Secretary Of State. Ahead of Long Shot's release next week, we sat down with the cast and crew for a…

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Apr 25, 2019

Pick Up This Not-Quite-Labo Arcade Setup for Just $15
If I had one complaint about the Nintendo Switch, it's that the majority of its library is comprised of ports from other consoles. But you can lean into that feeling and build your own little retro arcade with your Nintendo Switch and this $15 Nyko PixelQuest Arcade Kit.

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Apr 25, 2019

Bruce Springsteen returning to "character-driven songs" on new solo album
Bruce Springsteen may have recently become a Broadway star by putting on an incredible one-man show about his life and the process of creating some of his iconic songs, baring his soul in a way that had become rare for the iconic performer, but Springsteen is going back to the old way of doing things for his next…

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Apr 25, 2019

Unfortunate chimpanzee discovers Instagram, wasting time on Instagram
Social media is supposed to be a uniquely human problem. It's our own fault that we, as a species, have invented technology that allows us to be called "soy boys" by anonymous strangers or watch videos of dogs playing basketball at 3am. Well, it's not just ours anymore: the chimpanzees have discovered Instagram and,…

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AV Club Films
Apr 25, 2019

No need to save Bandit: The Office will remain on Netflix until 2021 "at least"
The annual scare surrounding the fate of The Office's tenure on Netflix arrived this week, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal. According to an article published on Wednesday, NBCUniversal currently working on a new streaming service (at this point, who isn't) and already has eyes on reclaiming the workplace comedy…

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AV Club Films
Apr 25, 2019

Bryan Cogman's potential Game Of Thrones prequel series axed by HBO
Bad news for fans of last week's lovely Game Of Thrones episode. Its writer, Bryan Cogman, has revealed that his spin-off series for HBO, one of five in consideration, will not be moving forward.


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Apr 25, 2019

A relentless Riverdale sees its characters making some big decisions
Quick note: Apologies for the lower audio quality this week—we had to record on the fly in an irregular space. We'll step it back up next week, we promise!


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Apr 25, 2019

Kotaku Days Gone: The Kotaku Review | Gizmodo If You Care About Privacy, Throw Your Amazon Alexa Dev
Kotaku Days Gone: The Kotaku Review | Gizmodo If You Care About Privacy, Throw Your Amazon Alexa Devices Into the Sea | Jalopnik Tesla Posts $700 Million First-Quarter Loss as CEO Elon Musk Says It Will Offer Insurance | Vitals 

AV Club Films
Apr 25, 2019

Frankie Faison on bonding with Hannibal Lecter and struggling with the success of Coming To America
The actor: Frankie Faison got his start in the theater, and he still returns to the stage whenever the opportunity presents itself, but he's best known for his work in film and television, having carved out a formidable career over the past several decades as both a dependable character actor and leading man. Although…

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Apr 25, 2019

Buy This 800 Page Star Wars Art Book, You Must
Ralph McQuarrie is as responsible as George Lucas or anyone else for the Star Wars aesthetic, and Star Wars Art Book, You Must', '1419717936');window.ga('unique.send', 'event', 'Commerce', 'avclub - Buy This 800 Page Star Wars Art Book, You Must', '1419717936');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Art-Ralph-McQuarrie/dp/1419717936?tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=d1cacc2450b0b8e2e4d860672d2302be5e620dff"this stunning, 800 page collection of his original artwork is the ultimate prize for any true Star Wars fan.


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Apr 25, 2019

Yodelin' Walmart boy cuts loose, crowd-surfs on an inflatable horse
It's been a little while since we've had a reason to report on Mason Ramsey, the boot-tappin,' warblin' wunderkind better known as Yodelin' Walmart Boy. Since he first rocketed to mega-stardom by conquering the aisles of America's favorite discount superstore—the first box to check on any up-and-comers' career…

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AV Club Films
Apr 25, 2019

Yodelin' Walmart boy cuts loose, crowds surfs on an inflatable horse
It's been a little while since we've had a reason to report on Mason Ramsey, the boot-tappin,' warblin' wunderkind better known as Yodelin' Walmart Boy. Since he first rocketed to mega-stardom by conquering the aisles of America's favorite discount superstore—the first box to check on any up-and-comers' career…

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AV Club Films
Apr 25, 2019

Thursday's Best Deals: All-Clad Pans, Airpods, Anker Speakers, and More
A Cole Haan sale, Ninja Foodi, KitchenAid kettle, and a

AV Club Films
Apr 25, 2019

RAVPower's New USB-C Line Includes a Better Version of Apple's 13" MacBook Pro Charger
The last few months have seen a renaissance of smaller, cheaper, and more powerful USB-C chargers (if you haven't noticed, we're here for it), and RAVPower's latest models are some of the most impressive of the bunch.


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Apr 25, 2019

Pawny is already stealing scenes in the latest Men In Black: International trailer
If the first Men In Black: International trailer aimed to preserve some of the madcap action of the original, the latest, Missy Elliott-backed trailer does its job securing the comedy. With the addition of the snarky/seemingly loyal alien sidekick Pawny voiced by Kumail Nanjiani, this go-round looks just as fun as our…

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Apr 25, 2019

Chadwick Boseman leads a manhunt in the trailer for gritty cop thriller 21 Bridges
Marvel stalwarts (and Avengers: Endgame directors) Joe and Anthony Russo produced 21 Bridges, a throwback cop thriller starring Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman. Now, following the healthy dose of buzz generated by the Cinemacon debut of its trailer, you can watch it for yourself.

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Apr 25, 2019

Bond 25 cast, plot synopsis revealed as Cary Fukunaga begins production in Jamaica
The rumors are true: Bohemian Rhapsody's Rami Malek will play the villain opposite Daniel Craig in the 25th installment of the James Bond franchise, which will be helmed by True Detective and Maniac visionary Cary Fukunaga. The news was announced this morning outside the Goldeneye villa that once served as the home of …

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Apr 25, 2019

Save 30% On The Cole Haan Shoes You've Been Eyeing During Their Semi-Annual Sale
Cole Haan is definitely a brand that can make you think twice on account of the price. So when they kick off a semi-annual sale, it's the perfect time to act. Every full priced item they sell is 30% off, including a few of our favorites: 2.ZERØGRANDs, the sweater-like ZERØGRANDs with Stitchlite wool, the versatile

AV Club Films
Apr 25, 2019

Cut the Cord and Save $20 On Apple's Latest AirPods
Apple's excellent AirPods now support a hands-free "Hey Siri" feature and, now, you can also grab a pair from Amazon for $140. I've had mine since the day they came out, and they've carved out a permanent place in my pockets.

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Apr 25, 2019

Captain Marvel stands her ground, and the MCU welcomes a new kind of hero
Captain Marvel was a game changer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in more than one way. First, there's the little matter of it being the first solo film in the series with a female lead, building on the momentum established by Black Panther's trio of capable female heroes by giving Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Vers, a.k.a.…

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Apr 25, 2019

Watch the Wu-Tang Clan rip it up old school on The Tonight Show, of all places
Sure, the members of the Wu-Tang Clan are middle-aged, pursuing multiple career paths, occasionally squabbling amongst themselves, and currently pumping up interest in their upcoming, four-part Showtime career retrospective docuseries, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men. And yes, the legendary rappers were kicking it on…

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Apr 25, 2019

Prince estate to sell album full of songs Prince gave away to other artists
Prince was famously both prolific and extremely generous as an artist, cheerfully giving away any number of future hits to other musicians, either under his own name, or a wide variety of pseudonyms. Of course, in order to hand off songs like "Manic Monday" or "Nothing Compares 2 U" to groups like The Bangles and The…

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AV Club Films
Apr 25, 2019

Goodbye, Gotham
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Thursday, April 25. All times are Eastern.


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Apr 25, 2019

Disney's not crazy about all the dang smoking in Spielberg's West Side Story remake
Disney's tendril-y absorption of 20th Century Fox continues to have odd knock-on effects for the entertainment industry as a whole, even those parts of it that are normally considered sacrosanct. Like, say, Hollywood royalty Steven Spielberg, whose latest obsession—besides his recently-backed-off-of feud with Netflix,…

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AV Club Films
Apr 24, 2019

Jane The Virgin gets a double dose of rejection for her 30th birthday
I feel so bad for Jane right now. She's been through a lot of awful stuff on this series, but there's something especially painful about her current situation, a dejected emotional state that can only be reached by surviving years of telenovela twists only to have new ones continue to derail any progress. The…

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AV Club Films
Apr 24, 2019

The vampires follow their animal instincts on a flea-ridden What We Do In The Shadows
After the events of this week's What We Do In The Shadows, I can only assume that once the vampires succeed in taking over Staten Island—if the vampires ever succeed in taking over Staten Island—the employees of the municipal Animal Control department will be paraded through the streets in shirts made of cat hair as…

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AV Club Films
Apr 24, 2019

Lizzo talks sliding into Drake's DMs and crushing on John Mayer, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
Lizzo is having a bona fide Moment at the, uh, moment, having just, in the span of about a week, played Coachella, launched her major label premiere to critical acclaim, and even lined up a debut film role for herself. None of which appears to have dampened the humor and vulnerability that's helped elevate her into…

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AV Club Films
Apr 24, 2019

Tell us a food you can't eat anymore—and the horrifying story behind it
Maybe's it's the meal you were eating when your high-school sweetheart dumped you. Or the snack you overindulged on at a slumber party. Or a dish you now associate with a really scary movie you were watching at the time. But for whatever reason, you just haven't been able to stomach this particular foodstuff since. We…

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Apr 24, 2019

Three major goodbyes on this week's Riverdale, and none of them for the show's toughest loss
Two days ago, on his Instagram account, Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced that this week's episode was the last that Luke Perry shot prior to his shocking passing. (Cast members Madelaine Petsch, Gina Gershon, and Ashleigh Murray all dutifully responded with broken-heart emojis.) The rational TV…

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Apr 24, 2019

The 100 renewed for a 7th season, leaving just 93 more to go
Good news for fans of post-apocalyptic teen drama/vicious, conquering wars for survival today, as TV Line confirms that The CW has ordered a seventh season of The 10o, just a few days ahead of the premiere of its sixth. Presuming that this latest renewal order is for one of the series' standard 13-episode seasons,…

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AV Club Films
Apr 24, 2019

Nickelodeon's new CG Star Trek series is about delinquent teens taking a ship out for a joyride
Outside of that bit where Baby Kirk rocks out to a 400-year-old Beastie Boys album in the first rebooted Star Trek movie—and the various trials, travails, and "Shut ups" that marked the early career of a young Wesley Crusher—Star Trek, as a whole, has never concerned itself all that much with the angry teen…

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Apr 24, 2019

A rookie ranger faces a terrifying ordeal in the survival horror of Body At Brighton Rock
Horror movies are full of reminders to stay out of the woods. And even if the ancient curses and masked psychos don't get you, there are plenty of more mundane terrors waiting out there in the wilderness. Body At Brighton Rock, the taut new survival thriller from up-and-coming genre director Roxanne Benjamin (…

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Apr 24, 2019

Fox News as a Huey Lewis-inspired power-pop ditty is as catchy as it is enraging
Fox News, that ceaseless drone in the hearts, minds, and living rooms of angry retirees, is a cesspool of conspiracy garbage. Now, in his continuing efforts to pinpoint the toxicity of the far-right in the most entertaining way possible, songwriter Nick Lutsko and College Humor have refashioned a whole trash-barge…

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AV Club Films
Apr 24, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of April 24, 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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Apr 24, 2019

FKA Twigs pole dances into fantasy in the immersive clip for new single "Cellophane"
U.K. singer FKA Twigs will soon return with her sophomore LP, a follow-up to LP1, one of our favorite albums of 2014. Details about the album remain scarce, but the genre-defying artist has shared a new single, "Cellophane," which arrives with a stunning, athletic video for which Twigs aggressively trained.

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Apr 24, 2019

Ralph Fiennes' ballet biopic The White Crow can't find its footing
From the time he defected from the Soviet Union in 1961 until his health began to visibly decline in the 1980s, Rudolf Nureyev was arguably the most famous ballet dancer in the world—certainly the most famous danseur noble in classical ballet. He was unrefined, intense, a wild child of the dance world. Even in the…

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Apr 24, 2019

R.I.P. prolific American playwright Mark Medoff
Mark Medoff, the critically heralded playwright whose play Children Of A Lesser God won Tony, Desk and Olivier Awards, has died. Per The New York Times, his daughter confirmed his death via Facebook. He was 79.

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Apr 24, 2019

The MCU's Hulk is much more interesting than its Bruce Banner
Fulfilling his duty for the "One Marvelous Scene" series currently dominating YouTube's film criticism sector, video essayist and Marvel-analyzer Gubz decided to take a look at one of the MCU's most mishandled characters: The Incredible Hulk. Over the years, the big green guy's been rebooted, recast, and reshaped into…

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Apr 24, 2019

R.I.P. Dallas star Ken Kercheval
Ken Kercheval, best known as J.R. Ewing antagonist Cliff Barnes on Dallas, has died, confirms The Hollywood Reporter. His Sunday passing was first reported by The Daily Clintonian, the newspaper in Kercheval's hometown of Clinton, Indiana, where he died. He was 83.

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Apr 24, 2019

Daenerys Targaryen's "bless your heart" face is too relatable
[Spoilers for season 8, episode 2 of Game Of Thrones]


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Apr 24, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg, a man with nothing else to do, has started a podcast
Earlier this month, it was revealed that more than 540 million Facebook users saw their data exposed in a massive data breach. That followed news that the company was under federal criminal investigation for the deals it struck with electronics manufacturers over user data, as well as the Mueller report statistic that…

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Apr 24, 2019

Prepare For Hot Summer Nights With Buffy's New Cooling Comforter, the Breeze
Don't sweat it, hot sleepers. Buffy's new comforter, the Breeze will keep you cool while you catch those zzz's—and it will give you peace of mind, too. The Breeze is 100% made from soft, breathable eucalyptus fiber, and according to the brand, it's the first comforter to be completely plant-based.

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Apr 24, 2019

Hot young Alfred series Pennyworth gets a new teaser, premiere date
Why should Archie and the Pope and (soon) Perry Mason get to have all the hot, young fun? Enter the latest addition to the Hot Young canon with the upcoming Epix series Pennyworth, which explores the younger, sexier, more action-packed days of Batman's butler. Long before he was bringing the Dark Knight his OJ and…

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Apr 24, 2019

Get 40% Off Select Sperry Footwear Because You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes
Despite what Marie Kondo might tell you, you can never have too many pairs of shoes. Every shoe I own sparks joy, which is why I bought them in the first place and continue to buy more. If you also enjoy adding to your never-ending shoe collection, check out Sperry's customer appreciation event. The sale includes 125…

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Apr 24, 2019

Lizzo to make film debut in Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B
Lizzo's world takeover has reached its next phase. The rapper, singer, songwriter, and flautist is adding another title to her toolbox: Actress. Deadline reports that Lizzo is set to make her live-action film debut in Hustlers, the upcoming film starring Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Constance Wu, and several other awesome…

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Apr 24, 2019

The cast of Family take our Juggalo-centric pop quiz
Laura Steinel's directorial debut Family follows a career-focused woman (Taylor Schilling) who develops a bond with her tween niece when she reveals her secret desire to run away and be a Juggalo. In honor of the film's release, we sat down with Steinel and the cast—Allison Tolman, Eric Edelstein, and Bryn Vale—to…

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Apr 24, 2019

Tyler The Creator's creative process savagely roasted in video shared by Tyler The Creator
As a rapper, producer, and one-man entertainment machine, Tyler The Creator has cultivated a very recognizable and unique aesthetic. Unfortunately, having a unique sound just makes it that much easier for someone to parody you. That's something Tyler learned recently when Seattle-based musician Nat Puff (a.k.a. Left…

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Apr 24, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is the ideal Mortal Kombat game: Cheesy, violent, and self-aware
Mortal Kombat, as a series, has been around for a very long time, a multi-decade survival that's often required it to fall back on easy gimmicks to keep itself afloat. Back in 1992, the original game had its violence and digitized human actors. Then the sequels got more violent. And then some of the entries in the…

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AV Club Films
Apr 24, 2019

Block Spoilers for Avengers, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars With These Tools
It's a tough week to be a geek, unless you like watching characters you've loved for years, if not decades, bite the big one. Be sure to bring your Mjölnir-sized Kleenex box to Avengers: Endgame this week (especially if you, like me, have Thanos as your #1. Though he's unlikely to get an Ant-Man up his ass, I somehow…

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Apr 24, 2019

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in May
We need new obsessions. Endgame is out this Friday and Game Of Thrones is, like it or not, only so long. Thankfully, Netflix's cup runneth over next month, with the streamer debuting a boatload of new films, series, anime, comedy specials, and documentaries for us to shout about on the internet.

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Apr 24, 2019

First trailer for DC's Swamp Thing series is very, literally dark
Following last week's reports of a potentially troubled production, DC Universe has released the first official trailer for Swamp Thing, the new series produced by James Wan. And just in case Wan's involvement didn't give you clue, maybe the ultra-dim lighting will help your brain process that this is a horror show.…

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Apr 24, 2019

Dwell on this Sunday's inevitable Game Of Thrones bloodbath with an hour of Podrick singing
[Spoilers for season 8, episode 2 of Game Of Thrones]

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Apr 24, 2019

Things get real FUBAR in Hulu's new Catch-22 trailer
Just when you think you've seen more than enough World War II movies and TV shows, along comes Catch-22, Hulu's series adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel. Starring the likes of Christopher Abbott, Hugh Laurie, Kyle Chandler, and George Clooney (who also executive produced and directed the series, in case…

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Apr 24, 2019

Reasonable Discussions: April 24
Here's your weekly open thread. Thank you for making our site's community vibrant, intelligent, and fun!


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Apr 24, 2019

Maisie Williams is here to remind you that her parents have also seen that sex scene
[Spoilers for season 8, episode 2 of Game Of Thrones]


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Apr 24, 2019

The Strange Things Nintendo Asked Players To Do To Play Its Handheld Games
For decades, Nintendo has enabled people to play games on the go. It's been great, but it's also been silly at times. Seriously, how did any of us even tolerate playing games on the Game Boy Advance's dim screen? As much love as I have for the systems that brought us Advance Wars, WarioWare, Phoenix Wright, and more,…

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Apr 24, 2019

"A Whole New World" gets a whole new sound in latest Aladdin spot
We've already been exposed to the uncanny valley of terror that is Will Smith's Genie, which makes it much easier to digest this new TV spot for Disney's live-action reimagining of Aladdin. The latest sneak peak features the sorta-new rendition of Alan Menken and Tim Rice's gentle ear worm "A Whole New World," giving…

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Apr 24, 2019

Let Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon pummel your brain with a barrage of character trivia
It's been 27 entire years since the first Mortal Kombat burst onto the scene, inspiring a moral panic that we can rest assured has had no real effect on a series whose latest installment features advanced splatter technology dubbed "GoreTech." With nearly three decades of series mythology having piled up, co-creator…

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Apr 24, 2019

"What keeps us coming back is the human struggle": Eve Ewing on writing Marvel's Ironheart
Marvel's Ironheart comic tells the story of Riri Williams, a black teenage girl from Chicago who reverse-engineers Tony Stark's iconic Iron Man suit, attends MIT at age 16, and becomes her own superhero. Ironheart's current writer, Dr. Eve L. Ewing, has a lot in common with Riri. She's a sociologist, writer, activist,…

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Apr 24, 2019

Wednesday's Best Deals: Board Games and Things That Aren't Board Games
An Original Penguin Sale, baby clothes,

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Apr 24, 2019

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Apr 24, 2019

Ben Affleck to make things go kablooey with WWII movie
Hot on the heels of Netflix' beefy boy adventure Triple Frontier, Ben Affleck is teaming with TV's manliest man writer, True Detective's Nic Pizzolatto, for Ghost Army, a World War II drama based on Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles' 2015 book, The Ghost Army of World War II.

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Apr 24, 2019

Academy rules that streaming platforms are still eligible to kick ass at the Oscars
After a bit of public hand-wringing from the likes of Steven Spielberg, The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Board Of Governors announced their vote to maintain Oscars eligibility for streaming platforms like Netflix. Per CNN, the Academy confirmed their decision in a recent release:

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Apr 24, 2019

Target Is Selling Baby Clothes for 50% Off Since All Babies Are a Mess
Babies are adorable and have the cutest squishy legs in the world, but they're also disgusting. It's not their fault, they don't know how to keep themselves clean. All they do is poop, pee, puke, and drool. Any parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle of a newborn knows exactly how messy babies are. Thankfully, Target is…

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Apr 24, 2019

Of Course Swift Wind Sees Everyone as Ponies in This Exclusive She-Ra Season 2 Clip
Swift Wind is the beautiful magic horsey we all need and deserve in our lives. But you have to wonder what the world looks like through his pristine, sparkling eyes. As we see in this exclusive look at the second season of Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Swift Wind doesn't judge or discriminate. Good or…

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Apr 24, 2019

The Root's Guide to the 10 Blackest Experiences of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
Hot damn ho, here we go again.


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Apr 24, 2019

Cobra Kai karate-chops into season 2 with half the humor and double the melodrama
A big part of what made season one of YouTube's Cobra Kai a surprising success was how honest and funny it was about the aggrieved white-male pettiness at the center of its two charismatic leads. Picking up a now 25-years-later narrative from the plot of the original Karate Kid movie seemed like a tired concept…

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Apr 24, 2019

Freshen Up Your Board Game Collection With a Massive One-Day Amazon Sale
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Apr 24, 2019

You Might Not Hate Hearing Your Own Voice With This Discounted Blue Snowball Microphone
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Apr 24, 2019

Marvel takes a break from the war, and just shoots the shit with Paul Rudd for a bit
Marvel movies often operate an epic scale: Either the world is ending, or the films are filled with larger-than-life characters, or both. And for the most part, this strategy has paid off. After all, what would the Guardians Of The Galaxy look like going up against a small-time space crook? But 11 years of…

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Apr 24, 2019

Ben Feldman freaks out Busy Philipps with an ominous Superstore spoiler
Busy Tonight is the comfy talk show hangout hug-fest alternative for viewers wearied by the current all-politics-and-Marvel superheroes late-night experience. From her E! sofa home base, Cougar Town and Freaks And Geeks actress Busy Philipps welcomes people she's always wanted to hang out with, along with people she's…

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Apr 24, 2019

This week in Savage Love: The liked boys
My best friend's father is an avid user of social media. He's retired and spends most of his day posting memes on Facebook and Instagram. Recently, I realized he might not know how Instagram works. I noticed over the past week or so that he has been following, liking, and commenting on a lot of Instagram pictures of…

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Apr 24, 2019

The Bold Type's admirable aims get dragged down by some sloppy execution
Come on, if you're being really honest with yourself, you kinda knew what you were doing.

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Apr 24, 2019

Marvel's grand Avengers experiment reaches its fun, uneven, sci-fi tearjerker Endgame
Note: This review contains minor plot revelations for Avengers: Endgame. It also contains major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War.

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Apr 24, 2019

Now that, What We Do In The Shadows, is a hell of a premise
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Wednesday, April 24. All times are Eastern.


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Apr 23, 2019

Motherhood is Gwen's defining role at this point in Fosse/Verdon
Unlike last week, which took us back to when Gwen met Bob, there are no such dual flashbacks in this week's exploration of the Fosse/Verdon relationship. Gwen Verdon's beginnings are humble and horrible, raped by the man who would become her first husband, and leaving a baby boy behind as she heads off toward her…

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