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Oct 20, 2019

The Watchmen pilot is as violent, thought-provoking, and humorous as the graphic novel
On the back of the 2005 reprint of Alan Moore and David Gibbons' masterpiece Watchmen, there's a pull quote from Damon Lindelof, showrunner of the current HBO series of the same title, that reads, "The greatest piece of popular fiction ever produced." If the pilot indicates anything, it's that Lindelof believes that…

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Oct 20, 2019

Spiders and Sean Astin lend a spooky flair to a solid Supergirl
As the title suggests, "Blurred Lines" is all about blurry boundaries. Nia is struggling to set healthy limits with Brainy's performative outpourings of love, Alex wants Kelly to be less open with strangers in a world where a shapeshifting alien is out to get her, and Kara is still figuring out where she and Lena…

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Oct 20, 2019

The Affair decides to wrap up its tenure with an unnecessary #MeToo storyline
If The Affair was searching for a way to bring Noah and Helen back together in season five, surely there must have been a better way than this trumped-up #MeToo scandal. It's so fucked up that I'm actually curious about who the six women are: Zooey, the student teacher; Eden the book publicist; Audrey the student; the…

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Oct 20, 2019

Like its exhausted heroes, a slipshod Walking Dead can't do right by Carol
From the moment Carol pulled out that bottle of pills in the opening seconds of this episode, it was obvious they were going to become a plot point. And while I'm glad the show didn't decide to drag it out over a number of weeks, it means "Ghosts" is a tightly compressed anti-drug screed, going from introducing the…

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Oct 20, 2019

Batwoman loses hope, but finally dons her most famous accessory
In its third episode, Batwoman finally delivers the flame-haired crusader we all came to see. Ruby Rose's portrayal of the iconic character has left room for Kate to grow into the mantle, which she deserves—she's a true hero that cares for those around her and family is always a top priority. That's why it's been a…

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Oct 20, 2019

DeWanda Wise gets leading role in Jurassic World 3
It's very exciting that Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum will be back for Jurassic World 3, but it's 2019 and you can't just make a movie with exciting cameos from the people who were in movies we all liked 20 years ago (that's so 2018). So, along with those old returning stars and the new returning stars like…

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Oct 20, 2019

Fox blesses Bless The Harts with a second season
Animated shows on Fox generally fall into one of two categories: They run forever, or they immediately fail. The shows that fall into the former category are obvious, because they've all been on for over a decade, and TV hell is positively packed with rejected Fox cartoons like Allen Gregory, Napoleon Dynamite, Son Of…

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Oct 20, 2019

Frank Ocean announces two new singles then delivers a third
As is so often the cast with Frank Ocean, shortly after teasing his first new album in years, he has started rapidly announcing or dropping new tracks with little to no notice. Ocean first talked about an album of club-inspired music back in September, and over the weekend—at his PrEP club night, appropriately…

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Oct 20, 2019

Some hardcore Tommy Doyle fans want Anthony Michael Hall dumped from Halloween Kills
A few months ago, we reported that Anthony Michael Hall had joined the cast of Halloween Kills, the sequel to David Gordon Green's Halloween reboot, as an adult version of Tommy Doyle. In the original movie, Tommy was the kid that Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode was babysitting when Michael Myers attacked, and the…

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Oct 20, 2019

In 1803, Japan had an encounter with an unidentified floating object
This week's entry: Utsuro-bune


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Oct 20, 2019

Sunday's Best Deals: REI Outlet, Weighted Blankets, Omega Juicer, and More
An REI Outlet sale, a discounted Omega juicer, and a marked-down Ring Alarm Home Security System lead off Sunday's best deals from around the web.


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Oct 20, 2019

Nicole Kassell on creating Watchmen: "To me, we are making the Star Wars of television"
Nicole Kassell's résumé could easily be mistaken for an Emmys highlight reel. The director, who achieved early acclaim with her first feature film, The Woodsman, in 2004, has spent most of the past 10 years lending her talents to some of the most significant television of the decade: The Killing, Rectify, Better Call…

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Oct 20, 2019

Read Up on a Bunch of Best Sellers With This $5 Kindle Sale
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Oct 20, 2019

Sound the Alarm: This Ring Home Security System Is $50 Off
Ring Alarm Home Security System | $149 | Amazon

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Oct 20, 2019

Tell us about your pop culture weekend: October 18-20
Our weekly thought-starter asks you (and us) a simple question each week: What pop culture did you consume this weekend, and what did you think of it? If you have suggestions for AVQ&A questions, big or small, you can email them to us here. Kimberley French


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Oct 20, 2019

We're watching the Watchmen
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Sunday, October 13. All times are Eastern.

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Oct 19, 2019

Sam Raimi is directing his first horror movie in a decade
It's been 10 long years—and one weird-ass Oz movie—since Sam Raimi directed a nasty little treat called Drag Me To Hell, the Evil Dead director's most recent foray into cinematic horror. (Although, to be fair, he's been keeping busy with the TV spin-off Ash Vs. Evil Dead.) Still, the news that Raimi's getting back to…

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Oct 19, 2019

Forgettable yeti movie somehow banned in multiple countries after violating ruling by The Hague
It's not every day that a largely forgettable Dreamworks yeti movie can come under fire from multiple national governments for violating a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. And yet, that's exactly where Jill Culton's Abominable—remember that one? It's the one where Zendaya wasn't Meechee—finds…

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Oct 19, 2019

Taika Waititi is still committed to directing the live-action Akira movie—eventually
Taika Waititi is a busy dude; even discounting his TV and writing work, the New Zealand favorite has put out three movies in the last four years (Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok, and the recent Jojo Rabbit), even as his rising star has attracted ever more projects to his name. Marvel was quick to lock him…

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Oct 19, 2019

This 27-hour Star Wars marathon sounds like a handy way to tucker out ornery nerds
There has never been more Star Wars in our lives—the kind of sentence that sounds great on paper back in, say, 1995, but now feels more like some kind of pop culture curse. (It's sort of the franchised Disney version of "May you live in interesting times," rather than "May the Force be with you.") The raw time-sucking…

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Oct 19, 2019

Jared Leto reportedly tried to have Joker killed
Killing the Joker is one of those fantasies that crop all the time in alternate universe or Elseworld comic books; given that he's generally the ultimate test of Batman's "No killing" ethos—on account of how he's a mass murderer who can't be kept imprisoned for more than like a week—any number of DC Comics stories (…

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Oct 19, 2019

Saturday's Best Deals: Thermapen Classic, Foot Massager, Neck Wallet, and More
A slip-on sale at Huckberry, a discounted wireless GameCube controller for Switch, and a steamer basket Gold box lead off Saturday's best deals from around the web.


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Oct 19, 2019

What is a song lyric you didn't understand until years later?
This week's question comes from Web Producer Baraka Kaseko:

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Oct 19, 2019

Give Your Tired Feet a Break With This $87 Heated Foot Massager
Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine with Heat | $87 | Amazon

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Oct 19, 2019

Creepshow and El Camino headline our favorite stories of the week
Here's a compilation of our favorite features published this week. Be sure to follow along with our TV recaps and check out all our recent reviews.

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Oct 18, 2019

Showtime launches docuseries that should help you explain to your parents what a Tekashi 6ix9ine is
How do you talk to your mom or dad about Tekashi 6ix9ine? It's a topic they don't cover in all those fancy parent-rearing classes or books, presumably because it's fraught with opportunities for distraction, confusion, and dismay. Do you start with the hair, or the face tattoos? Will they understand what a Nine Trey…

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Oct 18, 2019

Robert Zemeckis in talks to make a live-action Pinocchio movie, which sounds about right
In a synthesis between subject matter and director unrivaled since, well, Welcome To Marwen, Robert Zemeckis is reportedly in talks to direct a CGI-heavy film about a disturbing simulacra of the human form that almost, but not quite, looks like a real human boy. That's right: Variety is reporting that Zemeckis…

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Oct 18, 2019

Daniel Kaluuya is making a movie about the 20th century's most hated boogeyman: Barney the Dinosaur
There is no joke that has not already been made about Barney the Dinosaur; as a ubiquitous figure in children's entertainment in the 1990s and 2000s—one with very little obvious interest in not being an endless irritant to the parents exposed to his low-attention-span-targeted schtick—the cheerful purple T-Rex has had…

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Oct 18, 2019

Daniel Kaluuya making movie about the 20th century's most hated boogeyman: Barney
There is no joke that has not already been made about Barney the Dinosaur; as a ubiquitous figure in children's entertainment in the 1990s and 2000s—one with very little obvious interest in not being an endless irritant to the parents exposed to his low-attention-span-targeted schtick—the cheerful purple T-Rex has had…

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Oct 18, 2019

John Cho injured on set of Cowboy Bebop, forcing 7-9 month production hiatus for the show
Bad news, Space Cowboys: Netflix's ambitious live-action remake of classic anime series Cowboy Bebop hit a major snag today, as star John Cho reportedly suffered an on-set knee injury that's expected to shut down production, possibly for as long as 9 months. Per Deadline, the "freak injury", which took place on the…

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Oct 18, 2019

China takes a flamethrower to plans for a Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood release
It's one of those inescapable maxims of modern movie-making capitalism: China has money, and China loves (some) movies, and thus does the cosmic ballet continue. THR reports today that the Chinese government has suddenly and unexpectedly reversed its plans to allow Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood to…

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Oct 18, 2019

Cockroach with cigarette sure to fuel at least a few new Tom Waits songs
This will probably be more fun if you read it all in your head with a general "Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O'Clock Club)"/"Step Right Up" kind of energy. Twitter user @tkretchmar put Pizza Rat, Doughnut Rat, Nutella Squirrel, Avocado Rat, and various and sundry animals carrying human foods out of business when…

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Oct 18, 2019

Courteney Cox gives Charlie Puth the easiest Friends quiz ever
Friends nerds, get ready to channel your own inner Monica Geller (or Ross, if you want to pick the worst friend) while watching Billboard's new video for their "Quizzed" series. Courteney Cox sits on a replica of the infamous Central Perk couch with pop singer Charlie Puth to quiz him on Friends, of which he claims to…

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Oct 18, 2019

The Paul Rudd clone comedy Living With Yourself is, itself, an inferior copy
Somewhere out in the vast forests of television development, you'll find the corpses of the Charlie Kaufman pilots that never made it to series. The un-produced scripts from his pre-Being John Malkovich breakout, written among stints on cult favorites like Get A Life and The Dana Carvey Show. The post-Synecdoche, New…



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Oct 18, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of October 18, 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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Oct 18, 2019

So You're Into Fortnite Now
While those of us who play Fortnite were riveted to last weekend's black hole, the rest of the world watched us watching it in confusion and, in some cases, curiosity. Almost two days later, when the game finally came back online, many of my friends—and many of you, in the comments—asked if you should get into it. You…

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Oct 18, 2019

Want to pray the Rosary? There's an app for that
What better way to compliment your $1,500 pair of "Jesus Shoes" than with an eRosary dangling from your wrist? This week, the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (a real thing) launched a new Bluetooth device that's essentially a "smart rosary" that tracks how often you pray for peace on Earth. The eRosary is worn as a…

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Oct 18, 2019

There's finally a production date for the Dwayne Johnson-led Black Adam film
Dwayne Johnson has been tied to the Black Adam film for over 10 years, even before the addition of Shazam to the DCEU. The film has maintained a rather comfortable residency in Developmental Hell while Johnson has kept himself busy with other franchises. Though the antihero's existence was acknowledged via a brief…

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Oct 18, 2019

Bewildering genius John Darnielle thinks the best part of Dungeons & Dragons is rolling for stats
There's only one complaint to be made, in this writer's opinion, about this video of the Mountain Goats's John Darnielle playing a custom Dungeons & Dragons game inspired by his newest album, In League With Dragons, which is itself very D&D. The complaint is this: It is too short. We learn almost nothing of the…

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Oct 18, 2019

We're clearly out of good stories, so here's some science fiction books written by artificial intelligence
If there's anything that machine learning has taught us, it's that artificial intelligence can't write for shit—just look at this very horny, but very bad A.I. erotica. Still, that hasn't stopped the bots from writing whole ass books.

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Oct 18, 2019

Drag Race UK producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato are ready to let the "tuppence fly"
When the BBC and World Of Wonder (the production company behind RuPaul's Drag Race) announced they'd be bringing the beloved reality competition series across the pond, there was no question that the queens of the United Kingdom would be putting their best stiletto'd foot forward. After all, they've been watching…

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Oct 18, 2019

He knows it's absurd, but Damon Lindelof thinks Alan Moore cursed him for making Watchmen
Look, a writer as talented as Damon Lindelof knows how stupid this sounds, so if you want to snort derisively at his expense during the following story, he would presumably be totally on board with that reaction. He might think it could be improved by adding a thoughtful yet pensive meditation on the fraught state of…

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Oct 18, 2019

Jane Fonda again arrested at climate change protest, this time with Grace & Frankie co-star Sam Waterston
It's been one week since Jane Fonda was arrested outside the U.S. Capitol building, where the 82-year old has promised to post up every Friday through the end of the year to protest the government's refusal to address climate change. She turned up again today, this time with a friend a tow—her Grace And Frankie …

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Oct 18, 2019

Alex Garland on the Look and Feel of Devs, and Star Wars Stealing All the Good Sets
You won't be able to see FX's Devs, director Alex Garland's (Ex Machina, Annihilation) foray into television until next year. So allow him to explain it to you.

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Oct 18, 2019

BTS sends a heartfelt "thank you" to fans in the video for "Make It Right"
There are few (like, very few) fan bases as organized and dedicated as the one that follows K-pop supernova BTS. Affectionately dubbed ARMY, the band's continuously expanding audience has helped them rise to a level of popularity that is often compared to the Beatles thanks to sold-out stadium tours, albums that…

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Oct 18, 2019

Internet scammer poses as Shaggy to target fans, and—go ahead, say it, you know you want to
It's just beautiful. Not attempting to defraud fans of a particular artist, that's shitty. Not the distress of knowing that some butthole is taking advantage of the strangers who love your music by using your name, that's also shitty. But god, if this had to happen to someone, there's no one better. It's perfect. It's…

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Oct 18, 2019

Buy Committee: Which Mirrorless Camera Should I Buy?
Buy Committee, our favorite deal researcher and jack-of-all-trades, Corey, needs your help.


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Oct 18, 2019

5 new releases we love: Vagabon breaks through, Mark Lanegan looks forward, and more
There's a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist.


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Oct 18, 2019

"Clear and obvious" is how the NFL says "shut up"
In the third quarter of the Cleveland Browns' 28-32 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield completed a 41-yard pass to star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. And the home crowd rejoiced. At last! The Browns unlocked the puzzle. Mayfield had solved football. From here on out, he would simply…

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Oct 18, 2019

It's not really fall until you watch Conan and Mr. T go apple-picking
Nearly 20 years ago this October, Conan O'Brien went apple-picking. This, on its own, is not all that remarkable, but, with the addition of video cameras and special guest Mr. T, a simple fall day spent wandering the orchards became comedy gold. Now, thanks to the growing archive of remote segments being archived on…

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Oct 18, 2019

It's style versus substance as The Great British Baking Show powers through "Pastry Week"
Season 10 is in a precarious place heading into its quarter-finals. "Festival Week" did a lot to right the ship, but with only a few episodes left, it won't take much for the season to finish on a sour, frustrating note. Fortunately, while it's far from the most interesting or inspiring episode of the season, "Pastry…

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Oct 18, 2019

Michelle Pfeiffer has one specific piece of advice for new Catwoman Zoë Kravitz
Matt Reeves's big-screen take on Gotham's favorite caped crusader is shaping up to be exciting, thanks to some seriously ingenious casting. Robert Pattinson as Batman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon are all fantastic, but Zoë Kravitz nabbing the role of Catwoman is downright…

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Oct 18, 2019

The Zombieland cast on why the sequel is worth the "double tap"
It's been 10 years, but "zom-com" sequel Zombieland: Double Tap hopes audiences are still eager to see stars Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin trade quips and zombie kills like nothing has changed. But, of course, things have changed. For example, Harrelson didn't even recognize his…

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Oct 18, 2019

Don't Be a Halloweenie, Get 25% Off Your Costume Free Shipping From Party City
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Oct 18, 2019

Watch a livestream of the first all-women spacewalk
Two female astronauts are making history right now and you can watch it happen live. NASA's Christina H. Koch and Jessica Meir have teamed up for an all-female spacewalk outside the International Space Station to replace a faulty battery charger. Koch stepped out of the ISS first at 7:38 a.m. ET, followed by Meir, who…

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Oct 18, 2019

Anna Wise is stepping into the spotlight after a decade of singing in the background
While As If It Were Forever may stand as her official full-length debut, Anna Wise is not new to the music industry. Her latest solo effort is the long-developing cherry on top of a 10-year career that includes two EPs and a Grammy-winning collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. With ethereal melodies and soul-arresting…

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Oct 18, 2019

Friday's Best Deals: Scrabble, Modern Love, Legendary Headphones, and More
An Anker Roav DashCam, an awesome bread box, and an all-time low price on Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones lead off Thursday's best deals from around the web.

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Oct 18, 2019

Everyone give a warm welcome to this strange living blob, our latest harbinger of doom
In a week that's given us both an Iowa family whose basement was flooded with blood and some exceptional footage of a whale carcass being devoured by "bone-eating worms and octopus swarms," the debut of a living blob at the Paris Zoological Park is starting to feel like some dread portent. The signs are appearing one…

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Oct 18, 2019

Ethan Hawke is an ex-convict desperate for redemption in Blumhouse's Adopt A Highway trailer
Ethan Hawke—pound for pound one of our best and most adventurous actors working today—stars in Adopt A Highway, the latest dramatic offering from the horror mavens at Blumhouse. Logan Marshall-Green, who starred in Blumhouse's excellent Upgrade, wrote and directed the feature, which follows an ex-con—a victim of…

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Oct 18, 2019

Seth Rogen responds to kid busted for using Superbad McLovin I.D.
Superbad, the 2007 coming-of-age saga starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Emma Stone, and Bill Hader, has developed a rabid fan over the years, so much so that its impact can be felt even amidst today's youth. Look no further than 20-year-old Iowa man Daniel Burleson, who was busted for passing off a copy of the…

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Oct 18, 2019

Modern Love offers charming tales about the search for human connection
The short story is currently an atypical form for TV, but Amazon's new Modern Love series shows promise for the anthology format and the ability to draw viewers in without continuing storylines or established characters. The series is instead taken from eight different stories published in The New York Times' popular…

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Oct 18, 2019

Drop's Legendary Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphones Are Cheaper Than We've Ever Seen
Sennheiser's HD 650 open back headphones are widely considered some of the best-sounding cans you can buy for under $1000, and the best chance to get them is when Drop (formerly MassDrop) drops a new shipment of the legendary HD 6XX.


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Oct 18, 2019

Twelve South's Tablet Stand Is Designed For Portability, And Is Only $15 Today
With the ability to fold up to practically nothing, and designed to hold a tablet at both typing and video-watching angles, Twelve South's Compass might just be the ultimate tablet stand. It'd cost $40 when it first came out, but Amazon's got the black model marked down to $15.


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Oct 18, 2019

Get Compliant With Board Game Collection Law By Buying Scrabble For $10
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Oct 18, 2019

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Oct 18, 2019

For all its blood, vomit, and obscenities, The Exorcist was a blockbuster of traditional values
There's a scene about halfway through The Exorcist, the highest-grossing film of 1973, where Father Damien Karras pauses mid-prayer. Karras is a Jesuit priest, but he's also a psychiatrist, employed by Georgetown University to counsel the other priests. An actress named Chris MacNeil has come to him, desperate.…

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Oct 18, 2019

Paul Rudd tells a cool story about moving to New York, a less cool one about being buried alive
Paul Rudd is a clone of Paul Rudd in his new Netflix series Living With Yourself, which honestly sounds as plausible a reason as any that the actual Rudd famously refuses to show his age. Seriously, a Parts: The Clonus Horror/The Island-style Paul Rudd factory churning out replacement Rudds—think about it. Regardless,…

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Oct 18, 2019

Dating apps are hell on How To Get Away With Murder
Several characters on How To get Away With Murder are at a crossroads at the top of "I Hate The World," which is technically true of most episodes of this show, because everyone is constantly weighing the pros and cons of betraying one another. Motivations shift with every new twist, and this show layers on twist…

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Oct 18, 2019

Nintendo's new mobile Mario Kart Tour game isn't as awful as it wants you to think
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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Oct 18, 2019

Streaming for you this weekend: Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Paul Rudd, Paul Rudd
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19. All times are Eastern.


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Oct 17, 2019

Patton Oswalt adds The Boys to his nigh-comprehensive list of comic book-adjacent roles
Can you really be said to have a TV comic book adaptation, or superhero cinematic universe, if you don't have Patton Oswalt come in to play a character at some point? Oswalt, a devoted fan of all things geeky, has appeared in any number of comic book riffs over the years, from high-profile performances in shows like…

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Oct 17, 2019

Well, here we go: IMAX releases grandiose trailer for Jesus Is King, "a Kanye West film"
The saga of Kanye West's Jesus Is King—a sub-set of the wider Kanye saga that's steadily quicksanded large swathes of our pop culture imaginations over the last 20 years—has been a typically long and circuitous one. Bombastic announcements. Leaked set lists. Retractions. Delays. Sudden swerves to declare that West no…

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Oct 17, 2019

A short-handed Team Cockroach must crack a mystery on a thrilling The Good Place
"Man, I love a good sabotage."


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Oct 17, 2019

Paul Rudd reveals his greatest talent: Making every photo look like it has a butt
There are many flavors of Paul Rudd Charming—Nice Paul, Laid-Back Paul, Tayne, etc. And yet we have to express our particular appreciation for Mischievous Paul Rudd, a.k.a. the version of the Ant-Man actor who shows up every time on Conan, complete with trusty Mac And Me clip in tow. Or, say, who takes especial…

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Oct 17, 2019

Stephen Colbert gets to stay up late for at least three more years
Operating with the casual confidence of a man who apparently isn't worried—despite all—about what the world is going to look like in 2023, Stephen Colbert has just signed on for another three years of hosting The Late Show at CBS. Per Variety, Colbert has now extended his contract through August of 2023, or, as it'll…

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Oct 17, 2019

Jojo Rabbit puts a Kiwi clown nose on a treacly, middlebrow Holocaust movie
Jojo Rabbit is the feel-good Holocaust movie of the year, and however uncomfortable that description might make you, discomfort is very low on the list of feelings the film hopes to provoke. Taika Waititi, the Kiwi funnyman who made Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do In The Shadows, seemed to be courting controversy when…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Clueless is back… as a TV drama that combines Riverdale and "a Lizzo music video"
Remember Clueless? The classic ‘90s movie that told a surprisingly thoughtful story about humorously shallow teens and is generally just a good, fun-time flick with some vintage Paul Rudd? Well, CBS TV Studios apparently does not, because it is now developing a new TV version of Clueless that is being pitched as a…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Send the kids to bed early: Missy Elliott drops the leather-clad music video for "DripDemeanor"
Switching gears ever so slightly from her recent bass-thumper "Throw It Back," Missy Elliott has released the official music video for her slow tempo, unabashedly sultry track, "DripDemeanor." Linking up with R&B crooner Sum1, Missy breaks out the leather and chains while making her needs very plain for any potential…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Kurt Sutter, self-described "abrasive dick," fired from FX's Mayans M.C.
It's been an open question, ever since Disney schlorped up the vast majority of Fox's TV holdings, how the company's most aggressively boundary pushing brand, FX, would fare under its new corporate overlords. For the most part, the transition has been relatively quiet—with Disney seeming content to let shows like It's…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Do you like roots music? Then we're giving away a getaway just for you
Usually, our giveaways here at The A.V. Club are of physical media: LPs, Blu-rays, that one time we gave away a giant print with Joaquin Phoenix's face on it. But this time, we're doing something a little different. We're giving away a getaway to Durham, NC, to attend a five-day music and arts festival celebrating the…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of October 17, 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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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Paul Rudd on harnessing the power of Celery Man for his new Netflix show
People just want to see Paul Rudd dance. His "Celery Man" dance from Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! has been a popular meme for years, and Rudd's charmingly comedic movements have been featured everywhere from the late night talk show circuit to the blooper reel for Ant-Man. It should come as a pleasant…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Chris Messina turns menacing in The Sinner's season 3 trailer
As previously announced, season three of the Jessica Biel-produced USA suspense drama The Sinner will star Matt Bomer and Chris Messina as former college pals who get caught up in a local conspiracy. TV Line reports that "Matt Bomer's Jamie is the upstanding local resident at the center of it all" when he gets into a…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Give Your Old Hard Drive or SSD New Life With This $8 Enclosure
Aukey 2.5" USB Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure | $8 | Amazon | Promo code LUWHFLCQ

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Iron Fist's Jessica Henwick might play someone "like Neo" in The Matrix 4
The casting for the unexpected Matrix sequel has been interesting, with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smitth set to return and newcomers Neil Patrick Harris and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II joining the human resistance, but there have been some particularly intriguing teases about what directing Lana…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

A brief history of The Zone, the sci-fi idea that swallows everything
Infinite Scroll is a series about the increasingly blurry lines between the internet, pop culture, and the real world.

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Jason Alexander channels George while nominating himself for The Batman's Penguin
Before Jonah Hill bailed and Paul Dano slipped into the green spandex of The Riddler, there was rampant speculation as to whether The Batman's villain would be the cackling prankster or his colleague, the stout, regal Penguin. And, in those slim hours between the two stories, Seinfeld's Jason Alexander made it clear…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Everyone's stuck in the middle in the newest Marriage Story trailer
In a film that is already generating a hefty amount of Oscar buzz, Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story examines the fall of Nicole (Scarlett Johannsen) and Charlie (Adam Driver). The initial teasers were a his-and-hers account of what made their relationship work—specifically, what they liked about each other. The newest…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Stephen King's The Outsider adaptation gets a trailer, release date from HBO
A little less than 17 months since the book hit shelves, Stephen King's The Outsider, a twisty, unnerving murder mystery, is primed for release on HBO. Today, the network dropped a trailer for the 10-episode limited series, which counts Jason Bateman as both an actor and director. Acclaimed crime author Richard Price,…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

What scares the new cast of Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
Fears can be irrational. Everyone knows, for instance, that most spiders are harmless, but that doesn't exclude a significant portion of the population from experiencing full-blown arachnophobia.

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Paul Dano to play The Riddler in The Batman
Forget about Jonah Hill, Robert Pattinson's caped crusader is going to have another familiar famous guy to beat up in Matt Reeves' The Batman. According to Variety, Paul Dano has been cast as The Riddler, foreshadowing what will hopefully be a very, very, very different take on the character from what Jim Carrey did…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Iowa family's basement floods with 5 inches of blood and fat
Sorry, dead whale being devoured by sea scavengers, we really thought you cinched up the title the year's most metal headline. It seems, however, that you pale in comparison to the batshittery and thrash-worthiness of an Iowa family finding themselves shin-deep in a veritable pool of animal blood and viscera.

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Scientists just loving this dead whale being devoured by an octopus swarm
2019's been a banner year for brutal, kickass news stories—from zombie snails to flaming semen explosions. In the end, though, there's only one story that can emerge as the year's most metal. Could a last-minute contender take home the trophy? Well, it's certainly possible, although we're not sure anything can quite…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Kitty Pryde gets an offer she can't refuse in this Marauders #1 exclusive
The X-Men have established a sanctuary nation state for all mutants, but now they need a way to bring in mutant refugees from governments who don't recognize Krakoa's sovereignty. Enter: the Marauders. The name formerly associated with Mister Sinister's team of assassins has been co-opted by the heroes, with Kitty…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

How Elizabeth Hurley's Magical Arrival Steps Up Runaways' Game
Marvel and Hulu's Runaways has adapted some really cool stuff from the comics (see: Old Lace) but so far it's kept things mysterious as far as magic is concerned. Thankfully, the arrival of Elizabeth Hurley's Morgan le Fay next season leaves little doubt: Magic is real.

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

That was quick: Studio Ghibli movies are coming to HBO Max
Not even 24 hours after we reported that Studio Ghibli's library of legendary anime classics might never be available on American streaming platforms (presumably due to North American distributor GKids' fondness for DVD sales), HBO Max has stepped in and made us all look like fools. As announced today in a press…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Stephen King's spooky house to become spooky museum and spooky writer's retreat
Stephen King is getting on in years, and he spends a good chunk of his time with his wife in their Florida mansion, so he's going to do what any reasonable person would do with their other mansion and turn it into a museum. According to Rolling Stone, King's home in Bangor, Maine (the town that inspired Derry from It,…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

You can rent Barbie's Dreamhouse on Airbnb and escape soul-crushing reality for a weekend
It's never too early to plan a decent weekend. (Dare we say, it's the planning that actually gets some of us through the week.) You have a few options: You can enjoy a nice movie, hang out with some friends, do some laundry, or skim the internet and witness firsthand how the world is a steadily growing dumpster fire,…

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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Cute and Easy Family Halloween Costumes For You and Your Baby
Halloween is the perfect excuse to dress up your baby—and make the whole family go in on one family costume.


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AV Club Films
Oct 17, 2019

Listen to the first episode of Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey's Office Ladies podcast
If, after all these years, you're still streaming The Office on a loop, stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey have a gift for you. The actors and IRL best friends, who played frenemies Pam Beesley and Angela Martin on the NBC comedy for nine seasons, have reunited in the form of their podcast, Office Ladies. In it,…

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