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Apr 03, 2020

The Ed Helms cop comedy Coffee & Kareem is laziness masquerading as irreverence
Sometimes when two high-concept comedy hooks are particularly worn out, filmmakers try to strengthen them by linking them together. Coffee & Kareem takes this strategy to a chaotic extreme. It's sort of a domestic comedy about a dorky white guy named James Coffee (Ed Helms) who is forced to make nice with Kareem…

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Apr 03, 2020

What says "relaxing board game time" right now better than fighting a global Pandemic?
Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?


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Apr 03, 2020

It's Snatch Game time on Drag Race, plus Jon M. Chu and Dana Fox on Home Before Dark
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. All times are Eastern.


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Apr 03, 2020

Will Smith abruptly realizes he didn't already have his own Quibi show
"Will Smith gets a Quibi show? Didn't we already write this damn thing?" We'll admit that that is, indeed, the thought that wandered through your humble Newswire team's heads tonight, on news that, yes, Will Smith—social media influencer, proud dad vlogger, former world's most lucrative superstar—has gotten his own…

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Apr 02, 2020

How To Get Away With Murder is back with another murder to chaotically solve
In its midseason premiere, How To Get Away With Murder drops us right back into the chaos that it ended on last episode at the end of last year. Annalise is on the lamb, and Asher is dead. There is that little absurd detail of Wes showing up at Annalise's funeral at the end of last episode, but apparently there's…

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Apr 02, 2020

On an exuberant Better Things, the good times are still rolling
The "New Orleans" episode of Better Things could not have come at a better time. Truly, a jaunt to the Big Easy is just what Sam—and those of us experiencing the trip vicariously—need right now. Attention, all other TV shows: This is how you do a vacation/wedding episode.


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Apr 02, 2020

TNT's Snowpiercer show races ahead to meet quarantine demand
Because there's nothing anybody wants more right now than to contemplate life trapped, forever, in cramped closer quarters with the entire rest of living humanity, TNT has announced that it's bringing its Snowpiercer TV series to the small screen significantly ahead of schedule. Per a press release from the network,…

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Apr 02, 2020

With "Admiral Peralta," Brooklyn Nine-Nine brings curses, cakes, and (of course) comedy
After the past couple of weeks of Brooklyn Nine-Nine not acknowledging the fact that Jake and Amy are finally pregnant, "Admiral Peralta" begins in a way that makes that choice make a lot more sense. (Comedically, as there is the unspoken-but-realistic explanation that Jake/Amy may have found it too early to announce…

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Apr 02, 2020

Amazon is teaming up with SXSW for a free virtual film fest
In a move that we're going to assume is all about magnanimously supporting the art of film and not about eradicating the basic concept of a film festival, Amazon has announced that it's teaming up with SXSW to put together what it's calling a "film festival collection," which sounds like an online catalog of things…

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Apr 02, 2020

HBO is making hundreds of hours of its content free to stream tomorrow
Cruelly destroying our last excuse for not having watched all of Barry at last—thanks a lot, guys, now we're going to have to actually be informed whenever cocktail parties start emerging from the rubble—HBO has just announced that it's releasing hundreds of hours of some of its most beloved shows on streaming for…

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Apr 02, 2020

Disney to restore all of The Simpsons you've been missing by "the end of May"
A promising update in the ongoing battle against a public scourge. No, not that one. Not that one either. This one: Disney subscribers will soon be able to watch the first 19 seasons of The Simpsons (and the first nine episodes of season 20) in their original 4:3 aspect ratio. How soon? Well, as with anything these…

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Apr 02, 2020

The Last Of Us Part II delayed because of the coronavirus
It took a little extra time, but coronavirus delays have started to come for the video game industry. Today, Last Of Us and Uncharted developer Naughty Dog announced that it's delaying The Last Of Us Part II indefinitely, explaining in a social media post that it will be unable to meet its May 29 release date "due to…

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Apr 02, 2020

Adventure Time to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a Twitch stream party this weekend
The socially distant life has a lot of us dusting off our largely untouched Twitch accounts in order to partake in some of the random screenings and surprise events popping up throughout the internet these days. The next benevolent providers to promise a good time indoors: the good folks at Cartoon Network's Peabody…

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Apr 02, 2020

Tina Fey, Mike Schur, and 35 other showrunners on the "coronavirus episodes" that could've been
One of the first things ‘90s kids did once self-isolation set in was to dream up their own episodes of Seinfeld. How, one wonders, would Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer deal with a global pandemic and a culture of social distancing? We even shared a script for a full episode, "The Quarantine," written by one curious…

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Apr 02, 2020

A Quiet Place Part II has a new release date, suggesting that this pandemic will really end someday
Remember movie theaters? It was like a big living room where you would pay a lot of money to get in, then pay more money to get an exotic treat called "movie theater popcorn" that was better in some way than the popcorn you can make in your social-distancing chamber/home, and then you could sit in an unnecessarily…

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Apr 02, 2020

Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders brought the definitive YA novel to the screen
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: The teen superhero movie New Mutants, from Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone, has been postponed again. In its absence, we're looking at YA adaptations.


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Apr 02, 2020

Pretty much everyone from Tiger King, aside from Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, is on Cameo
Maybe Tiger King's abundance of caged animals, showboats, and unrepentant misogynists made you sick to your stomach. Maybe it made you want one of these weirdos to wish you a happy work anniversary. If the latter rings true for you, you're in luck: Eight members of the show's captivating, occasionally terrifying…

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Apr 02, 2020

Ok, why not: Some T-Mobile users can get Quibi free for a year
Say what you must about Quibi—the oddly-named, rapidly approaching streaming platform serving up bite-sized chunks of entertainment—or the overly saturated streaming market, in general. But as the number of weeks that we're required to stay indoors steadily climbs, a lot of our go-to content starts to blend into one…

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Apr 02, 2020

Disney 's Obi-Wan show has come back to life like some kind of blue ghost
Back in January, we reported that there had been some behind-the-scenes issues with Disney 's Obi-Wan Kenobi series, with production being shut down as the episode order was cut from six to four (supposedly, there were concerns that its story about aging Obi-Wan watching over baby Luke was a little too similar to The…

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Apr 02, 2020

Lights Out's David Sandberg dropped a new horror short for anyone not scared enough already
Don't know about you all, but it's a pretty scary time to be alive. Pandemics, climate change, Andrew Cuomo's nipples—these are just a few of the things keeping us up at night lately. It's with this in mind that we extend our sincerest thanks to David F. Sandberg, director of Lights Out, its spooky source material,…

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Apr 02, 2020

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Apr 02, 2020

Trolls World Tour, a Ned Kelly biopic, and more new movies to watch from home this April
Normally, The A.V. Club uses this space to preview all the major films coming to a theater near you. But with the world in the grips of a pandemic, nothing's coming to a theater near you; theaters have closed their doors, and studios have pushed back their releases. So for the time being, we'll instead be previewing…

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Apr 02, 2020

Prestigious animated comedy American Dad! will return to TBS in April
Everyone's TV habits are so disjoined these days that it's hard to imagine a show coming along that can unite everyone the way Game Of Thrones or… M*A*S*H did, but maybe American Dad! could be the show to bring us all together in these dark times? It might not be a ridiculously expensive drama like Game Of Thrones,…

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Apr 02, 2020

Mail lizards and cartoon logic: How the Three Busy Debras team created the show's unique world
In its first episode, Adult Swim's Three Busy Debras welcomes audiences to Lemoncurd, "a charming town full of charming people leading charming lives and eating charming food." But before Lemoncurd could become the eerily charming home to its titular Debras (and the reptilian postal worker known as "mail lizard"), …

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Apr 02, 2020

Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show hires viral comedians Nick Ciarelli and Brad Evans
Nick Ciarelli and Brad Evans, with little more than a smartphone camera and an abundance of ingenuity, have carved out a formidable career in comedy without hitching their wagon to any institution. You might remember them from their "Moves Like Bloomberg" viral clip that, months later, continues to fool…

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Apr 02, 2020

R.I.P. jazz legend Ellis Marsalis Jr.
As reported by Stereogum, acclaimed jazz musician Ellis Marsalis Jr.—the patriarch of a musical family that includes fellow jazz legends Branford and Wynton Marsalis—has died from complications of the coronavirus. This news was first confirmed by New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell, who referred to Marsalis as "the…

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Apr 02, 2020

Despite its intriguing title, Nona, If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them is as exciting as a wet firecracker
Although they're outnumbered by doddering old ladies and Dirty Grandpas, every once in a while the world of cinema introduces audiences to an older person with a truly radical spirit. Kirin Kiki's gambling-addicted matriarch in Kore-eda Hirokazu's Shoplifters is one example of these anti-establishment elders, as is…

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Apr 02, 2020

Quarantine's got Flula Borg so bored he's just doing people's math homework for them
Flula Borg has made a name for himself as a comedian, actor, and DJ, but apparently, if all of those career paths up and disappear one day, he's more than capable of changing course to become a full-time math teacher. Bored in quarantine, Borg has been showing off his number skills in a new video series where, he says…

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Apr 02, 2020

Grimes films music video against green screen, leaving you monsters free to play your little games
It might come as a surprise, but there are those of us old enough to remember when Claire Boucher—a.k.a. Grimes, a.k.a. c (as in, um, the physics notation for the speed of light, apparently), a.k.a. we're just gonna keep calling her Grimes right now—was known more for her wunderkind futuristic dream pop, and not for …

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Apr 02, 2020

"Paint the fridge with the red spiders" and other AI-generated April Fools' Day pranks
Most of us had no time for April Fools' Day jokes this year, maybe because something about a global pandemic takes the joy out of stuff like pretending a raccoon got into the house or putting plastic wrap over the toilet seat. Still, a few public figures tried to prank the world by revealing they were just joking…

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Apr 02, 2020

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim on accessing the "insanity" of bad sitcoms for Beef House
We've seen plenty of sitcom spoofs over the years—That's My Bush!, Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett's "unaired" SNL skits—but no series has sought to satirize the TGIF shows of yore quite like Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's Beef House. The Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! creators also star in the new Adult Swim…

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Apr 02, 2020

Train To Busan sequel Peninsula is an action-horror epic in its first trailer
Yeon Sang-ho proved himself a master of claustrophobic action with his 2016 zombie flick Train To Busan—we praised it for its "narrowing and elongating" of the genre. It'll curious, then, to see how the South Korean filmmaker fares in the broader, more open world promised by its sequel, Peninsula, which, in terms of…

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Apr 02, 2020

Belle won't wash her damn filthy hands in this Beauty And The Beast coronavirus parody
A lot—and we mean a lot—of coronavirus-centric song parodies have emerged over the last several weeks-that-feel-like-months. The Knack even covered their own song, for crying out loud. And the following video is not the first to throw some Disney into the mix. It is, however, among the most demented, because it…

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Apr 02, 2020

An exceptional Devs finally gives Lily (and us) some answers
The latest episode of Devs turns the entire premise of the show on its head. No longer is this a series about a tech company overreaching, government oversight, and one man's obsession with reconnecting with his dead daughter. Instead, it's now about how the universe itself is in danger, and no one knows how to fix it.

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Apr 02, 2020

Dial M For Maple checks in on Katy Keene, an escapist romp to cure your quarantine blues
Since Riverdale put a bow on the mystery of Jughead's faux murder and went on a mini-hiatus, the whole world has changed. And while the situation is dark (like, "Riverdale dark"—remember when the town went under quarantine?), it's important to find moments of levity and happy distractions to keep your mind off the…

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Apr 02, 2020

Sasha Geffen's Glitter Up The Dark shines a light on pop music's queer history
While her biggest claim to fame remains her colorful fruit headpiece, camp icon Carmen Miranda deserves respect as one of rock 'n' roll's earliest muses. Miranda's performance of "The Lady In The Tutti Frutti Hat" in the 1943 Busby Berkeley musical The Gang's All Here inspired Richard Wayne Penniman to craft one of…

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Apr 02, 2020

Sam Bee and TT The Artist rap that you know you've got time to fill out your census now
So, how's everybody doing out there in social distancing America? [Cacophonous shriek of mingled rage, boredom, and terror.] Understood. Well, at least there's late-night TV, right? Or, at least, the patchwork of distorted video chat footage, homebound prop comedy, and monologues echoing in empty rooms that pass for…

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Apr 02, 2020

If you've got 10 minutes, you've got time to fill out the 2020 census—and time to watch TT The Artist's Full Frontal census rap
So, how's everybody doing out there in social distancing America? [Cacophonous shriek of mingled rage, boredom, and terror.] Understood. Well, at least there's late-night TV, right? Or, at least, the patchwork of distorted video chat footage, homebound prop comedy, and monologues echoing in empty rooms that pass for…

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Apr 02, 2020

Shudder digs into some Cursed Films
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Thursday, April 2. All times are Eastern.


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Apr 02, 2020

Universal punts the Minions—as we all might wish we could
As the future continues—despite best efforts—to get uncomfortably more close, the next wave of upcoming movie releases is getting ever nearer to their own "shit or get off the pandemic pot" moment. Now that the vast majority of April and May film releases have been wiped from the theatrical release slate—on account of…

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Apr 01, 2020

Tom Hanks, Aline Brosh McKenna, and more pay tribute to Adam Schlesinger
Adam Schlesigner died today. Although best known, in public circles, for his role as a co-founder of pop-rock group Fountains Of Wayne, Schlesinger had a long and varied career throughout the entertainment industry. As we noted in our obituary, he was an Emmy-winning, Tony-nominated songwriter whose work appeared in a…

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Apr 01, 2020

Adam Schlesinger and Fountains of Wayne were so much more than "Stacy's Mom"
When someone mentions Fountains of Wayne, most Americans likely think of one song, "Stacy's Mom." And that makes sense. The Grammy-nominated 2004 single is the band's only single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at 21 and becoming certified gold. But Fountains of Wayne—whose co-founder and bassist Adam…

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Apr 01, 2020

Change is on the way as Modern Family rolls out its penultimate episode
Generally speaking, dramas use their penultimate episodes to deliver the biggest surprises in terms of plot and character. That leaves room for the comedown, for the show to settle all of its stories and wrap up any dangling threads. Sitcoms usually work in a different way; it's all about the finale. Next week Modern…

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Apr 01, 2020

Yes, we're still complaining about Edge of Extinction as Survivor's winners season makes the merge
The idea of "making it to the merge" is one of Survivor's most universal narratives. No matter what season you're in, and no matter what player you're talking to, there's never going to be a Survivor player who isn't at least subconsciously gauging their performance on whether or not they can get to the mid-point of…

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Apr 01, 2020

Ever-resilient humanity unites to overthrow Avatar's Papyrus font at last
If there's one thing we can all agree that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will go down in history for, it'll have to be freeing our species from the tyranny of having its most successful movie—ever—feature a piece of graphic design that you could recreate in roughly four seconds with a Microsoft Word pulldown menu. It's…

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Apr 01, 2020

R.I.P. Adam Schlesinger, singer-songwriter and founding member of Fountains Of Wayne
Adam Schlesinger, the award-winning songwriter, producer, and co-founder of the rock band Fountains Of Wayne, has died of complications from coronavirus. Variety has confirmed the performer's death. Schlesinger was also the co-founder of bands Ivy and Tinted Windows, as well as a contributing producer for…

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Apr 01, 2020

TIDAL is offering $1 subscriptions to help people stay at home
As we crest the fabled Hump Day of what we're pretty sure is Week 9,482 of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, it's natural for some of our normal distraction mechanisms to begin wearing down. (After all, there's only so much time you can spend trying to teach your dog how to play chess before he inevitably beats you,…

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Apr 01, 2020

Love Wedding Repeat trailer teases chaotic matrimony this "wedding season"
In normal times, we would all be getting fired up for wedding season right about now, lining up plus-ones and seeing what fancy outfits we could possibly recycle from last year. But since the summer's social status seems pretty insecure right now, perhaps we can fill at least some of that void with a new Netflix…

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Apr 01, 2020

Beautiful people hunt treasure in trailer for Netflix's escapist drama Outer Banks
Since we're all just fascinating about the outside world right now, let's turn our attention to North Carolina's Outer Banks, the setting for Netflix's upcoming teen treasure hunt drama. Lead character John B (Chase Stokes) describes it as "the sorta place where you either have two jobs or two houses." John B and his…

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Apr 01, 2020

Liz Phair nearly played Lisa Bonet's role in High Fidelity
Consequence Of Sound just published an excellent, in-depth oral history of High Fidelity for the film's 20th anniversary, speaking to everyone from author Nick Hornby, director Stephen Frears, screenwriters DV DeVincentis, John Cusack, and Steve Pink to cast members like Jack Black, Todd Louiso, and Iben Hjejle.

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Apr 01, 2020

Years before Twilight, Kristen Stewart mastered the art of playing withdrawn teens
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: The teen superhero movie New Mutants, from Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone, has been postponed again. In its absence, we're looking back on YA adaptations.


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Apr 01, 2020

Oh cool, Flavor Flav's split from Public Enemy was just an elaborate hoax
While we can all agree that this is just not the year for April Fool's shenanigans, it looks like we're still in for some residual (and in some cases, wildly inappropriate) hijinks. In the case of Public Enemy duo Chuck D and Flavor Flav, the seeds of foolery were planted last month during what appeared to be a spat…

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Apr 01, 2020

It finally happened: Someone wrote a coronavirus-centric spec script for Seinfeld
It was only a matter of time. Since this massive global event began, people have been taking to social media to talk about it, as one does. Sometimes the talk leads to bursts of creativity. Folks have written songs and song parodies (so many song parodies). They have

AV Club Films
Apr 01, 2020

The 50 most important American independent movies
What makes an independent film? The question has never had a straightforward answer, and the cultural criteria that define an indie has changed over the decades. But by and large, it has always been something that couldn't have been made within the Hollywood system. In our attempt to assemble a list of the most…

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Apr 01, 2020

Turn your living room into (another) shitty Dr. Doolittle sequel with Google's 3D animals
In the recent past, we could only dream fanciful dreams about what it would be like to see wild animals just hanging out in regular peoples' homes by watching movies where Robert Downey Jr. sticks his hands up a dragon's ass or tuning into shows that remind us only really terrible people keep tigers and monkeys as…

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Apr 01, 2020

Adult Swim drops a gnarly little trailer for JJ Villard's Fairy Tales
If you find yourself thinking, "Yeah, fairy tales are okay, but they'd be a lot better if there were trolls licking toilets and a bunch of swears," then boy, does Adult Swim have the trailer for you—not the royal you, but a very specific you: an early 2000s high school sophomore who owns more than one Korn t-shirt and…

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Apr 01, 2020

Sources: Despite Huge Sales, Borderlands 3 Developers Are Getting Stiffed On Bonuses
The video game Borderlands 3 was a big sales success when it launched last fall, according to its publisher, 2K, which described it as "a billion-dollar global brand." That's why it was shocking to employees at Gearbox, the developer of the game, when the studio's CEO, Randy Pitchford, told them yesterday that they…

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Apr 01, 2020

5 new books to read in April
Every month, a deluge of new books comes flooding out from big publishers, indie houses, and self-publishing platforms. So every month, The A.V. Club narrows down the endless options to five of the books we're most excited about.

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Apr 01, 2020

Florida gets wiped out by a comet in the trailer for Greenland, a Gerard Butler disaster flick
How about an apocalyptic disaster flick to distract you from the horrors of our global pandemic? Ric Roman Waugh, who previously helmed the third entry in Gerard Butler's increasingly insane Fallen series, is again teaming with the action star for Greenland, a disaster movie about an interstellar comet named Clarke.

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Apr 01, 2020

Black Widow is using this downtime to replace its composer
When Black Widow does finally hit theaters (or Disney , which doesn't seem like such a crazy idea), it will do so with an entirely different score. Film Music Reporter, which reports on music in film (obviously, you lunkheads), reveals that Marvel is scrapping the original Black Widow score from Oscar-winning composer…

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Apr 01, 2020

Here's how twin mom Michelle Buteau is dealing with "stay at home"
There's a big difference between being single and stuck at home and having kids and being cooped up for the near future. If you're solo, you can binge your way through the entirety of every single one of The Circle's foreign iterations, from France to Brazil, while getting to work on that sourdough starter everyone…

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Apr 01, 2020

R.I.P. Star Wars actor and dialect coach Andrew Jack
Andrew Jack, who appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its sequel, The Last Jedi, has died at the age of 76 due to complications from COVID-19. In addition to acting, Jack was a dialect and vocal coach who worked on numerous high-profile films, including Guardians Of The Galaxy and The Lord Of The Rings trilogy…

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Apr 01, 2020

Reasonable Discussions: April 1
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Apr 01, 2020

YouTube engineers now trying to kill themselves by making Spider-Man's web-slingers
When last we checked in on the engineers over at YouTube channel The Hacksmith, they were responding to an unprecedented public health emergency by creating—and fighting each other with—deadly homemade lightsabers. Now, as the world's doctors, nurses, and medical technicians struggle to keep pace with a global…

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Apr 01, 2020

Some people went and animated Colin Trevorrow's unused Star Wars script
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is a pretty lousy movie, but, at the end of the day, it's the one we got. For serious fans of the series, that's a bitter pill to swallow, especially since the weeks following The Rise Of Skywalker's release saw the entire script for Colin Trevorrow's unmade ending to the trilogy leaked

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Apr 01, 2020

When The Magicians finally grew up, it left its most compelling narrative behind
In the first moments of its pilot, The Magicians established what one of its deepest pleasures was going to be. The camera pans over a gray and gloomy city scene, with piles of old snow on the ground, a chilly wind blowing, and people bustling about. The focus lands on a nondescript, graffittied metal door of the kind…

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Apr 01, 2020

The first (and hopefully last) coronavirus April Fool's Day joke comes from K-pop star Jaejoong
April Fool's Day ain't what it used to be. The era of whoopee cushions and novelty snake nut cans is over, social media and online echo chambers having paved the way for one of post-truth. And, as much as we'd like to think humanity would collectively abandon coronavirus-related pranks in this time of uncertainty,…

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Apr 01, 2020

Adult Swim confirms Rick And Morty's May return with a nostalgic trailer
The boys are back in town, indeed. Just when we were beginning to wonder when we'd get to see the space-hopping duo again (beyond that samurai short, we mean), Adult Swim released a Thin Lizzy-backed trailer for the second half of the fourth season of Rick And Morty. Fortunately, fans won't have to wait it out for…

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Apr 01, 2020

Wednesday's Best Deals: Vava 8-in-1 USB-C Hub, Ninja Grill, Squatty Potty, and More
A Razer Fight Stick, JACHS NY short-sleeve knits, Nebula Capsule Max exclusive, and a Timbuk2 bag sale lead off Wednesday's best deals from around the web.

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Apr 01, 2020

Now's as good a time as any to get mad about the How I Met Your Mother finale again
Many of us sheltering at home are revisiting seasons of beloved TV series as we run out of Tiger King to watch. While many are happy to revisit old seasons of New Girl or The Office, people are a touch more hesitant to tune into How I Met Your Mother: That contentious finale just might have ruined the series for all…

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Apr 01, 2020

Rebecca Hall and Jonathan Pryce shine in Amazon's poetic sci-fi fable Tales From The Loop
The first episode of Amazon's Tales From The Loop opens with Russ Willard (Jonathan Pryce), founder of the clandestine government facility known as the Mercer Center For Experimental Physics, addressing an unseen audience about the nature of the center's work and its impact on the lives of the people who surround it.…

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Apr 01, 2020

While digging into Mia's past, Little Fires Everywhere still can't take its eyes off Elena
It took five episodes but Little Fires Everywhere is finally digging into Mia Warren's past to fill in some of the blanks behind her fiercely guarded personality. However, this quest is still shown from Elena's perspective. While we learn important bits and pieces of Mia's background, the episode acts as a window into…

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Apr 01, 2020

Samuel L. Jackson drops more profane wisdom with Stay The Fuck At Home
On Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live (home edition), Kimmel got some bad news from guest Samuel L. Jackson. Video-chatting live from the screening room in his guest house (hey, it's good to be Samuel L. Jackson), the actor informed Kimmel that Kimmel's long begged-for tagalong on one of Jackson and pal Magic Johnson's…

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Apr 01, 2020

This week in Savage Love: Open and shut
My husband and I got married in August of 2019 and we were together for over five years before getting married. I'm very happy and love him with all my heart. I want to have his kids and support his entrepreneurial efforts as he supports mine. We don't fight, we just have some tiffs here and there. The kicker is that…

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Apr 01, 2020

The Survivor merge and the return of The Challenge make for a big night of reality TV
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Wednesday, April 1. All times are Eastern. 


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Mar 31, 2020

Larry David asks Americans not to blow this great opportunity to stay home and watch TV in new PSA
Last week, Danny DeVito appeared in a PSA about social-distancing, pleading with everyone to stay home and help stop the spread of the coronavirus in order to help old people like him, saying "young people can get it, and they can transmit it to old people, and the next thing you know—I'm out of here." The video…

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Mar 31, 2020

Frank Ocean, who still hasn't dropped that new album, releases a pair of new remixes
In retrospect, it was foolish of us to try and predict what Frank Ocean would do. Back in October, it really seemed like he was getting ready to announce a new album, with two singles debuting at his PrEP club night and a third appearing online that seemed to have some hints about future songs in its album art, but…

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Mar 31, 2020

Zach Braff and Donald Faison are doing a Scrubs podcast
Zach Braff, who was once on a show about a podcast, is now going to make a podcast about a show—though this will hopefully work out a little better than that did. As reported by Deadline, he's following through on a tease he made earlier this year by recording a Scrubs rewatch podcast with his Scrubs buddy (and…

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Mar 31, 2020

The anti-gerrymandering doc Slaying The Dragon is an uninspired call to action
That the American electoral system does not privilege the interests of ordinary voters will not come as a surprise to anyone who follows state-level or national politics. But Chris Durrance and Barak Goodman's documentary Slay The Dragon nonetheless offers an accessible (though hardly involving) explainer on the…

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Mar 31, 2020

Edgar Wright's next movie sounds like Westworld meets Ready Player One
Edgar Wright's Last Night In Soho wrapped filming last summer and, as of now, remains scheduled for release this fall. Now, as the Baby Driver director uses his mandated self-isolation to put the finishing touches on that film, he's emerged to offer a bit of news that isn't, for once, a cancellation or postponement.

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Mar 31, 2020

Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger hospitalized with coronavirus
According to Billboard, Adam Schlesinger—who may be most recognizable for his work with pop band Fountains Of Wayne but is actually an Oscar-nominated songwriter behind way more earworms than "Stacey's Mom"—has been hospitalized due to exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Some reports claimed that he was in a coma,…

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Mar 31, 2020

Logan Paul trying to sell $90,000 couch he calls one of his only "two regrets in life"
Logan Paul has made some choices in his life, some bad, some very bad, and some terribly, woefully bad. That, of course, hasn't stopped the YouTuber from becoming rich beyond anyone's wildest dreams. So rich is Paul that he apparently spent $90,000 on a hideous couch for his L.A. mansion. This, he says, is "one of two…

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Mar 31, 2020

Christopher Meloni's Elliot Stabler is getting an SVU spin-off
Nine years after abruptly leaving Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and breaking the central dynamic that made that show so good in the first place (every detective represented an emotional reaction that one might have to a horrible crime and it was really clever!), Christopher Meloni is returning to the Dick Wolf…

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Mar 31, 2020

Nancy Drew got her big-screen start in a zippy film series
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: The teen superhero movie New Mutants, from Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone, has been postponed again. In its absence, we're looking back on YA adaptations. 


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Mar 31, 2020

ESPN moves up premiere date of '90s Chicago Bulls docuseries, so maybe Michael Jordan can save us
The world is in a dire place these days, and if there's one thing that might be able to pull us together and get us through this dark period, it's a hero. Someone who can fly through the air with their tongue hanging out and just straight-up space jam on some fools. Apparently ESPN agrees, because it has announced…

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Mar 31, 2020

Jack Black's on TikTok dancing around in his underwear
For better or worse, a lot of celebrities have recently taken to social media along with the rest of us during their self-quarantines. We could give you a list of the ones to check out right now, but honestly, all of them are officially irrelevant at this point. Our reasoning? Jack Black has a TikTok account now, and…

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Mar 31, 2020

They have style, they have flair, they're there: The Nanny cast reunites for virtual table read
The triumphant story about a trophy girlfriend from Flushing-turned-best caretaker in Manhattan is still a widely beloved ‘90s sitcoms almost 21 years after the series finale—so much so that fans often wonder (audibly, might we add) when the six-season wonder will be available on streaming platforms. Star and…

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Mar 31, 2020

Jon Daly will cheer you up with a shot-for-shot remake of the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" video
Whether he's performing as Papa John's Misty or provoking Larry David with his cute lil mailman shorts on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jon Daly is a dependable laugh factory. Combine that natural comedic talent with sheer pandemic-driven ingenuity, and you've got yourself a stew going. For his latest goof 'em up, Daly…

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Mar 31, 2020

Shrill renewed for season 3 by benevolent Hulu gods
"Everything is awful," we scream-sing at the top of our internal monologue lungs as we peruse headlines for hours on end, scouring the internet for any news that is "good" or even "fine." We look up to the streaming gods and shout, "Save us!" and actually they've been pretty generous through this whole thing, so at…

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Mar 31, 2020

Heidi Gunn and Tim Gunn explain the difference between Making The Cut and that other show
Many Project Runway fans were devastated when longtime hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn left after 16 seasons for a new then-unnamed Amazon show. Last week, the first three episodes of Making The Cut finally dropped, showcasing 12 new designers; a noticeably higher production value, with shoots in Paris and Tokyo; and Making The Cut and that other show', '');window.ga('unique.send', 'event', 'Commerce', 'avclub - Heidi Gunn and Tim Gunn explain the difference between Making The Cut and that other show', '');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/b?linkCode=w61&imprToken=gS4X85MJckqZ75HpyuQJKQ&slotNum=3&node=20968995011&tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=e90f6343d2a4b71fc6ce35549e65acccd27fdf56"an…

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Mar 31, 2020

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn explain the difference between Making The Cut and that other show
Many Project Runway fans were devastated when longtime hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn left after 16 seasons for a new then-unnamed Amazon show. Last week, the first three episodes of Making The Cut finally dropped, showcasing 12 new designers; a noticeably higher production value, with shoots in Paris and Tokyo; and Making The Cut and that other show', '');window.ga('unique.send', 'event', 'Commerce', 'avclub - Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn explain the difference between Making The Cut and that other show', '');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/b?linkCode=w61&imprToken=gS4X85MJckqZ75HpyuQJKQ&slotNum=3&node=20968995011&tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=e90f6343d2a4b71fc6ce35549e65acccd27fdf56"an…

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Mar 31, 2020

Enjoy this daily comic strip about a man and his very hot wife, Betty Boop
"What's it like to be married to Betty Boop?" is a question that has plagued mankind (but not womankind) since 1930, when the impossibly-proportioned cartoon lady made her animated debut. For 90 years—an entire grandpa—Betty Boop has been an icon for sexual misadventure, launching countless awkward boners and deluding…

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Mar 31, 2020

I Think You Should Leave's Alec Robbins is publishing a daily comic strip about being married to his very hot wife, Betty Boop
"What's it like to be married to Betty Boop?" is a question that has plagued mankind (but not womankind) since 1930, when the impossibly-proportioned cartoon lady made her animated debut. For 90 years—an entire grandpa—Betty Boop has been an icon for sexual misadventure, launching countless awkward boners and deluding…

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Mar 31, 2020

Life inside a deprivation tank: Anthony Daniels on the challenges of playing C-3PO
In the forward to Anthony Daniels' tell-all book about his lifetime of experiences with the Star Wars franchise, director J.J. Abrams likens the C-3PO costume to a sensory-deprivation tank. It's true: The iconic gold-plated body suit of the heroic protocol droid severely limited Daniels' field of view, and left him…

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Mar 31, 2020

Now's the perfect time to sniff around this guy's catalog of dog-themed hip-hop
For those of us who catch ourselves looking at our pets' placid, unconcerned faces and longing to give up the gift of abstract thought to be more like them, music about human life isn't what we want to hear right now. Fortunately, we've come upon the work of someone who goes by RxCK STxR—a musician seemingly devoted…

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Mar 31, 2020

Lizzo is sending lunch to hospital ER staff as a thank you
While many cities across the country have issued "shelter-in-place" orders in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, there are still a lot of people who have no choice but to leave their homes every day—these are the workers making sure our essential functions like grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, and police…

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Mar 31, 2020

Hulu's adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People gets a steamy new trailer
Less than two years since it was first published, Sally Rooney's hit novel Normal People is set to debut as a 12-episode series via Hulu and the BBC. Today saw a trailer drop for the intimate exploration of sex, class, and power, and, well, let's just say it's noe something you'll want to watch with your parents.

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Mar 31, 2020

Adam Sandler holds a 28-second opera note for Conan, and all of us, really
We'll take a morale boost anywhere we can get it right now, which is why we're so grateful to members of the late night gang for keeping up with the shenanigans with video chats—like this one, from last night's episode of Conan, in which Conan O'Brien talks with his pal (and neighbor, apparently) Adam Sandler. It…

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Mar 31, 2020

Fess up, Andrew Cuomo: Are your nipples pierced or what?
For weeks we were warned that this nation was in no way prepared for the havoc the coronavirus pandemic will rain upon us, and guess what? We really probably should have listened to those warnings more closely. We know things are getting really unpredictable, with every day's news cycle throwing us more curveballs…

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Mar 31, 2020

The goats have seized their opportunity to take over a Welsh resort town
As grim as things may be right now, the pandemic offers opportunities to those able to spot them. Take, for example, the enterprising goats of Llandudno, Wales, which have figured out that the current lock down means there are no humans to get in the way of their municipal takeover.


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