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Aug 14, 2018

How does a normal joint turn into a Spike Lee joint?
With BlacKkKlansman being hailed as Spike Lee's "most accessible and narratively satisfying movie in more than a decade" (to quote The A.V. Club's review), this is the perfect time for burgeoning cinephiles to acquaint themselves with the iconic director. And this new 14-minute video essay from…

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Aug 14, 2018

A Bunch of First Party Switch Games Are On Sale For $45
If you have any notable holes in your Nintendo Switch game library, you can fill them today with rare discounts on first party Nintendo games. Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and

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Aug 14, 2018

With BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee turns a dull memoir into an energetic crowd-pleaser
In Page To Screen, we compare a movie to the book that spawned it. The analysis goes into deep detail about specific plot points—in other words, you've been warned.

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Aug 14, 2018

Topher Grace assures Seth Meyers David Duke's BlacKkKlansman racist improvs aren't his
Spike Lee tapped into the banality—not to say blandness—of evil in casting usually amiable That '70s Show star Topher Grace as BlacKkKlansman's 1970s-era racist asshole David Duke. On Monday's Late Night, Grace explained the insight he got into that casting process when he watched the former KKK leader's shiftily…

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Aug 14, 2018

Santa Jaws is chumming to town
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Tuesday, August 14. All times are Eastern.

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Aug 13, 2018

Sylvester Stallone is still trying to shoot up hype for a new Rambo movie
Back in May, we reported that Sylvester Stallone was (maybe) working on a Rambo revival that would see John Rambo mowing down a Mexican cartel after the daughter of one of his friends gets kidnapped. That followed rumors that have been swirling for about a decade, including one about a full reboot called New Blood …

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Aug 13, 2018

Kerry Washington to star in comic book adaptation for Hulu
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kerry Washington is set to produce and star in Old City Blues, an adaptation of Giannis Milonogiannis' Boom! Studios graphic novel of the same name. The project is still in development, but if the show goes to series, it will be directed by Gore Verbinski. The original book is set…

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Aug 13, 2018

Better Call Saul's co-creator sheds some light on tonight's explosive confrontation
Note: This interview contains big plot points from tonight's episode (season four, episode two) of Better Call Saul.


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Aug 13, 2018

Jimmy and Kim keep secrets while Mike and Gus put their cards on the table, as Better Call Saul kicks into gear
One of my favorite things about the way Bob Odenkirk plays Jimmy McGill (and the way the writers write the character, and the way the directors direct Odenkirk, and the way the editors cut his scenes) is that at important moments there is a pause, and we get to see what's going on inside Jimmy. Generally when this…

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Aug 13, 2018

A $100,000 Pyramid contestant fucked up real bad
Until you're actually staring at Tim Meadows under the bright lights of a TV studio, trying to think of the right words to say in order to solve some silly puzzle, none of us can truly say how we'd react on a game show. We may think we'd be all cool and collected, dropping all of the right answers and impressing Tim…

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Aug 13, 2018

Here's our first looks at Mulan, Netflix's Sabrina, and Will Ferrell's Sherlock Holmes movie
Welcome to Development Hell, the fiery pit into which we fling recent developments in casting, distribution, and everything else that's new and mildly interesting in the Boschian phantasmagoria of the entertainment industry.

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Aug 13, 2018

Mark Hamill goes from Jedi Knight to Knights Templar for History's Knightfall
According to Variety, Mark Hamill is taking his experience with hokey religions and ancient weapons to History for the second season of Knights Templar drama Knightfall. Hamill will be playing Talus, a "battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the crusades who survived captivity for 10 years in the Holy Land and is…

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Aug 13, 2018

Marvel's Runaways gets a season 2 premiere date and an MCU connection tease
One of the more annoying aspects of Netflix's Marvel shows—beyond the overly long seasons—is the weird insistence on maintaining a noticeable distance between themselves and the big-screen Marvel movies that they ostensibly share a universe with. Characters rarely mention Captain America by name, despite the fact that…

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Aug 13, 2018

Jalopnik Bumper Falls Off Brand New Tesla Model 3 After 30 Minutes and Some Rain (Updated) | io9 Vid
Jalopnik Bumper Falls Off Brand New Tesla Model 3 After 30 Minutes and Some Rain (Updated) | io9 Video Evidence That Thor's Roommate Darryl Survived Avengers: Infinity War | Lifehacker How to Get Back Into (or Start) World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth | Kotaku 

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Aug 13, 2018

What's The Best Chef's Knife?
Although we've asked about your favorite chef's knives before, there are so many options out there, we thought we tried to stay on the cutting edge and ask again. So tell us, what's your pick for the best chef's knife?

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Aug 13, 2018

R.I.P. wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
As confirmed by the WWE, wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart—a two-time WWF Tag Team Champion and former member of the Hart Foundation tag team duo with his brother-in-law Bret "Hitman" Hart—has died. According to a report from ESPN, Neidhart died after falling at his home and hitting his head, with authorities saying…

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Aug 13, 2018

George R. R. Martin says Gandalf's death inspired his own thirst for blood
You're probably bored by now of fantasy authors touting the impact of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings series, but it's worth hearing Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin riff on it, as he's very likely the author's truest successor. In a new interview with PBS—in conjunction with the network's upcoming The…

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Aug 13, 2018

Queer Eye, but it's just Karamo Brown dressing everyone in bomber jackets
We'll soon find out if there's room in the Fab Five for two fashion experts, as Variety reports Karamo Brown—who, as the Queer Eye reboot's culture expert, makes over the participants' souls—is launching his own line of bomber jackets.

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Aug 13, 2018

MoviePass is now down to 2 movie choices at a time
The rise and decline of MoviePass has been the stuff of moving pictures: A brash upstart shifts the paradigm and sets hearts aflutter before quickly learning it can't take on City Hall, i.e., theater chains. After a montage of past-due notices and shots of executives at Helios & Matheson, MoviePass' parent company,…

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Aug 13, 2018

A mathematician has solved a 50-year-old Beatles mystery
No, we're not talking about Paul being dead. That one is still up for debate. But, according to a report from NPR, a mathematician recently settled the long-disputed question of who actually wrote the 1965 hit "In My Life." While the majority of Beatles songs are credited to Lennon-McCartney, the general rule of thumb…

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Aug 13, 2018

New Batwoman Ruby Rose leaves Twitter over casting backlash
Two days after the CW announced her casting as Batwoman, Ruby Rose has left Twitter over the abuse she received for... [checks notes] not being statuesque enough to play Batwoman, having been cast as Batwoman in the first place, and appealing too much to straight women, among other things.

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Aug 13, 2018

Weekend Box Office: Never underestimate the giant shark
In an outcome that's both surprising (considering the plop with which it landed with critics) and not surprising at all (because it's Jason Statham and a giant fucking shark), The Meg was the No. 1 movie in America last weekend. By quite a bit, too—the film outperformed expectations with a megalodon-sized $44.5…

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Aug 13, 2018

At long last, here's a version of Tetris that hates you
Starting a game of Tetris is one of the great meditative experiences. The blocks fall gently from the top of the screen, waiting for the player to guide them into orderly rows. Arrange the blocks properly and neatly enough and they blink out of existence, the screen ready for more tidy constructions. It's a process of…

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Aug 13, 2018

In the zombie apocalypse of Ling Ma's Severance, the real monsters are the living
In an early chapter of Ling Ma's debut novel, Severance, a genre-savvy character details the difference between vampire and zombie stories. "With vampire narrative, the danger lies in the villain's intentions, his underlying character. There are good vampires, there are bad vampires… [The zombie narrative is] not…

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Aug 13, 2018

Man fills water cup with soda and things go unnecessarily haywire from there
Sure, many of us have had that thought: If we just ask for a cup for water at the fast-food place, what happens if we fill it up with Coke instead? As a Montana man recently discovered, you may get arrested, although he added certain extenuating circumstances that did not help his case.

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Aug 13, 2018

Harley Quinn rushes to save her home in this exclusive preview
Harley Quinn just returned to Earth after an intergalactic adventure that threw her head-first into the world of the New Gods, but she might not have a home to go back to if a greedy Coney Island real estate developer gets his way. Writer Sam Humphries began his run on Harley Quinn with a three-issue story that was…

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Aug 13, 2018

None of the original Charmed actresses are into the reboot
Future Charmed reboot watchers, be warned: Don't hold your breath for a cameo from the original core cast. The erstwhile Halliwell sisters Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, and Holly Marie Combs have all expressed their issues with the reboot, which is developed by Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin, and Jane The Virgin's…

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Aug 13, 2018

Isiah Thomas on Detroiters? Tim Robinson is trying to land all the Detroit Piston "Bad Boys"
In just two seasons, Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson have managed to recruit a respectable roster of Detroit celebrities on their Comedy Central show, Dertoiters, including comedians Keegan Michael-Key, Tim Meadows, and Mary Lynn Rajskub, former professional wrestler Kevin Nash, and former Detroit "Bad Boy" Rick…

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Aug 13, 2018

This $16 Dongle Lets You Use Bluetooth Headphones With the Switch and Airline Entertainment Systems
You know those fancy Bluetooth earbuds you love using so much? Surprise: they won't work with your Nintendo Switch, or the seatback TV screen on a plane. But for just $16 (with promo code Q7BINWU2), you can plug this Bluetooth dongle into any headphone jack, and connect to it with your favorite wireless headphones for…

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Aug 13, 2018

Richard Linklater on Alex Jones: "I just thought he was kind of funny"
Alex Jones was a novelty, once upon a time, a powerless, conspiracy-spouting nutter livening up the local fringe on public access. You'd get stoned, tune in, and quietly marvel at his passion while laughing at the absurdity of his words. That was the Alex Jones who strolled into an audition for Richard Linklater's…

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Aug 13, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians has so much rom-com razzle dazzle it practically sings
Crazy Rich Asians isn't a musical, but it feels like one. Frequent dance-movie director Jon M. Chu, who made a couple of the Step Up sequels, films the opulent world of Singaporean elite as if they might break out in song at any moment. A zippy montage of social media gossip feels like a modern…

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Aug 13, 2018

Podmass snubs the patriarchy this week with dispatches from women in comedy, craft brewing, and music
FriendsLikeUs has long been a gem of podcasting, providing women (and particularly women of color) a place to sit down and unapologetically discuss their lives in the world of comedy. These conversations are often quite frank, touching as much on the issues of the day as the minutiae of the stand-up scene and all with…

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Aug 13, 2018

Chris Hardwick gets emotional upon Talking Dead return, fails to mention staffers who quit
A few weeks ago, after surveying the nation's nerd coffers and somehow finding them to be empty, AMC declared that Chris Hardwick would return to his post as host of The Talking Dead. Last night, he did so, his eyes welling up with tears as gave a little speech at the top of the show, thanking the "Walking Dead …

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Aug 13, 2018

Chipotle's latest food-poisoning outbreak remains an impenetrable mystery
As we track various E. coli and salmonella cases over here at The Takeout, it's often fascinating how the CDC and other agencies can function as institutional Columbos, tracing these outbreaks to their points of origin. That recent McDonald's salad recall just got tracked to California, for example. So it's a bit…

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Aug 13, 2018

Please enjoy this endless stream of Atlas Shrugged fans cosplaying as "John Galt"
"Who is John Galt?" is a line that appears numerous times throughout Ayn Rand's 1957 magnum opus Atlas Shrugged. The semi-rhetorical question refers to a mysterious character who is essentially the physical embodiment of Rand's anti-regulation, pro-self-interest philosophy and it's become somewhat of a calling card…

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Aug 13, 2018

Add 200GB of Storage To Your Switch, Action Cam, and More For Just $48
Need a lot of extra storage for your Nintendo Switch, GoPro, dash cam, or tablet? This 200GB card is marked down to $48 today, one of the best prices we've ever seen outside Prime Day. I have the 128GB version of this card in my Switch, and it works great.


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Aug 13, 2018

There's a lot going on in Sharp Objects' opening credits music
It's become common for TV creators to toy with a show's opening credits, what with series like The Wire and Weeds having previously invited different artists to interpret their respective theme songs. A cursory watch of HBO's Sharp Objects might lead one to think each episode begins with an entirely different song…

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Aug 13, 2018

Aretha Franklin is reportedly "gravely ill"
Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin is "gravely ill," according to numerous reports. The news was first reported last night by Showbiz 411, and confirmed this morning by Detroit morning news anchor Evrod Cassimy, who tweeted:


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Aug 13, 2018

Nico Walker's tough debut fictionalizes his life of war, heroin, and bank robbery
Nico Walker enlisted in the Army as a medic at the age of 19. Shipped off to Iraq, he participated in over 250 combat missions. He returned home 11 months later as ravaged as the IED-bombed Humvees that came to symbolize his tour of duty. Heroin helped numb the trauma, followed by robbing banks.

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Aug 13, 2018

Papa John's now offering financial help to suffering franchisees
As recently reported, Papa John's has had a rocky road since it was reported that founder John Schnatter used a racial slur during a marketing call, subsequently resigned, then subsequently regretted that resigning. Unsurprisingly, this barrage of bad P.R. has had a negative effect on individual Papa John's outlets:…

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Aug 13, 2018

Monday's Best Deals: Anker Charging Gear, Roku, Silicone Rings, and More
Power up your week with deals on Anker charging gear, a Roku streaming stick , 20% off silicone rings

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Aug 13, 2018

Gizmodo AMD's 16-Core Beast Creams Intel, but You Might Be Better Off Without It | Jalopnik The 2019
Gizmodo AMD's 16-Core Beast Creams Intel, but You Might Be Better Off Without It | Jalopnik The 2019 Mazda Miata's Extra Power Makes a Great Car Better | Kotaku Former IGN Reviewer Responds To Plagiarism Allegations: ‘Not At All Intentional' [UPDATES: Third Review Questioned, Video Removed] | Lifehacker 

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Aug 13, 2018

Bose's Noise Canceling Headphones Are As Cheap As They've Ever Been
Bose's wireless QuietComfort 35 noise-cancelling over-ears are basically a mute button for the rest of the world, and you can get them for $299 today, down from the usual $329. In addition to amazing sound quality and noise cancelation, they even work with Google Assistant, and as of a firmware update last week, Alexa…

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Aug 13, 2018

BlacKkKlansman doesn't let white women off the hook—and it shouldn't
Note: This article contains plot points of BlacKkKlansman.

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Aug 13, 2018

Amazon's Blowing Out A Bunch of Anker Charging Gear, Today Only
Today only, several popular Anker charging accessories are deeply discounted in Amazon's Gold Box, no promo codes required.


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Aug 13, 2018

Tony Shalhoub on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the fabled Psych/Monk crossover
Tony Shalhoub plays buttoned-up exceptionally well—his repressed, depressed Adrian Monk is the most memorable character to emerge from a network devoted to them. But the Emmy-winning actor also spent much of Monk's eight seasons hinting at the vibrancy buried beneath all the mannerisms and immaculate (if a bit drab)…

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Aug 13, 2018

From paid protestors to Dr. Evil, John Oliver spotlights corporate-funded "astroturfing"
The Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight has made its comedy bones by exposing bottom-feeding charlatans, bigots, and the unjust. And that's even before Donald Trump became president—and host John Oliver's bottomless, soulless well of apoplectically delivered exposé comedy. So, in Sunday's examination of the practice of…

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Aug 13, 2018

Sacha Baron Cohen delivers the laughs, but overplays his hand on an uneven Who Is America?
Who Is America? wants headlines. It wants to entertain, sure, but it really wants to see its stunts ripple throughout the 24-hour news cycle. That's a key difference between this show and Sacha Baron Cohen's Da Ali G Show—where the latter sought (mostly) to investigate humanity, politeness, and professional behaviors…

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Aug 13, 2018

The Affair's Alison offers two different versions of her demise
The question of identity has always been at the front of The Affair's most stirring performances: Who are we really? How do others see us? How does that perception match up with our own? Usually these explorations play out rather benignly on The Affair, with Noah picturing himself as a brilliant white knight while the…

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Aug 13, 2018

The Affair offers two tension-filled versions of a fateful evening
The question of identity has always been at the front of The Affair's most stirring performances: Who are we really? How do others see us? How does that perception match up with our own? Usually these explorations play out rather benignly on The Affair, with Noah picturing himself as a brilliant white knight while the…

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Aug 13, 2018

Better Call Saul turns its attention back to Gus
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Monday, August 13. All times are Eastern.

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Aug 13, 2018

On The Venture Bros., you always need a bigger boat
I'd assumed the second part of the season seven Venture Bros. two-parter (which is arguably only a "two-parter" because the first episode ended with "To Be Continued") would explain how Wide Wale got ahold of the Monarch in his Blue Morpho costume; but I hadn't expected the whole episode would be focused on the…

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Aug 13, 2018

Issa and Molly focus on boundaries in Insecure's strongest premiere yet
"Better-like" is an incredible episode of Insecure. While it takes place only a few weeks after the events of season two, it sets Issa and Molly on new paths that make me excited for the show's future. Opening with slick overhead shots of Los Angeles set to Ravyn Lenae's "Sticky," Insecure feels more polished than…

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Aug 12, 2018

Preacher doubles down on the zaniness and not much else
How much wacky is too much wacky? That's a decision each woman and man must make for themselves. For me, I think I started checking out on tonight's episode when we learned the first step in the Featherstone/Tulip/Jody soul heist scheme: a fake presentation on sexual harassment in the workplace to give Tulip a chance…

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Aug 12, 2018

Confession: I was a well-done steak lover
There aren't many food orders that cause people to immediately react with, "Oh yeah, that person sucks." I used to be one of those people other food orderers would look at with disdain, because there is one category of suckage that a vast majority of people agree on. Light your torches and grab your pitchforks: I…

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Aug 12, 2018

In a surprisingly tedious episode, Sharp Objects forgets what makes it such a special show
Sharp Objects is a dark meditation of a show, long on mood and short on forward action. These six hours have been an imagistic evocation of history and emotion animated by a murder mystery that often seems quite cursory—at least, compared to the terrifying richness of the series' real story, about how Camille Preaker…

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Aug 12, 2018

We are canceling the Croc-pocalypse
Life is hard and scary these days, but up until now the one thing we've always been able to count on is the comfort provided by those hideous foam/rubber/plastic Crocs shoes. That's why it was so terrifying for an already-exhausted world to learn that the Crocs company would be closing its last remaining manufacturing…

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Aug 12, 2018

Pearl Jam pays tribute to Tom Petty and Chris Cornell during Seattle homecoming shows
As reported by Consequence Of Sound, Pearl Jam took a moment during its homecoming shows at Seattle's Safeco Field to honor some loved ones and influential artists who have recently died. First was a cover of Chris Cornell's "Missing," a track from Cornell's 1992 EP Poncier that Consequence considers an "ultra-deep…

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Aug 12, 2018

The McDonald's Monopoly scam was born to be a movie
Recently, when we reported that Ben Affleck and Fox had picked up the rights to the McDonald's Monopoly scam story that Jeff Maysh wrote about for The Daily Beast, we noted that it must've involved a "really fast and really intense bidding war" since Affleck and Fox had snatched up the rights just a few days after the…

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Aug 12, 2018

Knicks owner James Dolan wrote a morose ballad about his friend Harvey Weinstein
James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks and a longtime friend of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, has recorded a bluesy folk song with his band JD & The Straight Shot about Weinstein's fall. The song is called "I Should've Known," but according to The New York Daily News (via Vulture), Dolan says it's not…

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Aug 12, 2018

Shia LaBeouf is coming for Jared Leto's Joker in this teaser image for The Tax Collector
Remember when you first saw Jared Leto's take on the Joker for the Suicide Squad movie? Remember the way the unhinged madness of his various "ha ha ha" tattoos sent a chill down your spine? His was the very face of chaos, a man who had looked into the black void of society and come out laughing on the other side. Now,…

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Aug 12, 2018

Forget the Bermuda Triangle—legends speak of a lost ship in the California desert
With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you're throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or checking to see if back-to-back hot-dog eating contest wins got you onto your town's list of famous residents. We explore some of Wikipedia's oddities in the 250th entry in our…

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Aug 12, 2018

Sunday's Best Deals: The Hobbit, Outdoor Furniture, Bose Headphones, and More
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Aug 12, 2018

Bose's QC35 Headphones Are Like a Mute Button For the Rest of the World - Get Them On Sale Today
Bose's wireless QuietComfort 35 noise-cancelling over-ears are basically a mute button for the rest of the world, and you can get them for $299 today, down from the usual $329.


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Aug 12, 2018

Actually Enjoy a Backyard Party With This Outdoor Furniture Sale, Today Only
We're fully into patio season now, and Amazon's celebrating with a sale on Keter outdoor furniture. There are matching couches, ottomans, and loveseats, but you can also side tables, BBQ accessories, storage cabinets, and more. These prices are only available today though, so don't let the sun set on this sale.


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Aug 12, 2018

Issa Rae tackles a new bout of relationship and career problems in Insecure's season 3
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Sunday, August 12. All times are Eastern.

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Aug 12, 2018

Tell us about your pop culture weekend: August 10-12
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.


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Aug 11, 2018

Gal Gadot to help Wreck-It Ralph Break The Internet
Welcome to Development Hell, the fiery pit into which we fling recent developments in casting, distribution, and everything else that's new and mildly interesting in the Boschian phantasmagoria of the entertainment industry.


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Aug 11, 2018

It's 3 p.m., so let's watch a sad-sack Andy Kaufman panhandle for loose change on Letterman
It's 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

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Aug 11, 2018

Black Panther's Rachel Morrison reminds us pregnancy is not some magical impediment to making awesome films
If we had to sit here and list all the ways, subtle and overt, that the working world is systemically titled against women, we'd be here all day. (But just to do a dab of due diligence: Unequal pay, sexual harassment, constantly getting talked over, double standards…It's an unpleasantly unceasing list.) One of the…

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Aug 11, 2018

Someone built a robot to find Waldo, sparing humanity thousands of hours of fruitless searching
Oh, Waldo. You scarf-bedecked, cane-wielding, candy-cane-looking fuck. How you've taunted us across the years, with your smug little smile, your adventurous spirit, your ability to blend into overcrowded settings despite the fact that you dress like Santa Claus' nerdy little nephew. How far have you set humanity back,…

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Aug 11, 2018

Kanye releases wholesome new track about family, how much he wants to have sex with them
Kanye West is having one of his periodic resurgences this week, presumably dictated by the lunar cycle, or extra atmospheric pollen count, or possibly just the fact that he's just been feeling kind of horny lately. After all, he talked about his porn habits on Kimmel this week—scoring himself a lifetime Pornhub…

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Aug 11, 2018

Saturday's Best Deals: Wayfair Sale, 15% off Thermoworks, 1TB SSD, and More
Saturday's deals kick off with a Wayfair home decor sale, 15% off Thermoworks, a 1TB Samsung SSD, and many more.

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Aug 11, 2018

The Sunchaser isn't the only thing to crash and burn in an emotionally harsh DuckTales
Bottle episodes in animated shows don't quite work in the same way as bottle episodes of live action shows. While live action shows utilize bottle episodes to save money and/or narrow the focus to select characters and a select moment, animated shows can utilize a single setting and still create stakes equal to or…

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Aug 11, 2018

The Sunchaser isn't the only thing to crash and burn in an emotionally harsh episode DuckTales
Bottle episodes in animated shows don't quite work in the same way as bottle episodes of live action shows. While live action shows utilize bottle episodes to save money and/or narrow the focus to select characters and a select moment, animated shows can utilize a single setting and still create stakes equal to or…

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Aug 11, 2018

We asked the stars of Dog Days: If your co-star were a dog, what breed would they be?
Ken Marino's newest movie Dog Days tells an interconnected story of the people of Los Angeles and their dogs, as they uncover life lessons and form new relationships—it's basically Love, Actually with dogs. Ahead of the film's premiere, we sat down with the cast—Marino, Eva Longoria, Adam Pally, Vanessa Hudgens, Nina…

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Aug 11, 2018

Upgrade Your PC With This 1TB Samsung SSD, Now Cheaper Than Ever
Replacing a hard drive with an SSD is one of the most worthwhile upgrades you perform on a computer, and Samsung's 860 EVO is one of the best drives out there. The 1TB model is currently marked down to an all-time low $200, so go ahead and treat yourself.


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Aug 11, 2018

The Great British Baking Show's tense semi-final delivers picture-perfect "Patisserie"
It's been a long road to the semi-finals. Each of the four bakers remaining has won Star Baker, and each has been up for elimination. The competition is fierce and they all know one small mistake is all it takes to send them home. The theme this episode is patisserie, or fine French pastry, and that means there's…

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Aug 11, 2018

Upgrade Your Basic Pots and Pans For Just $62
Sometimes it doesn't make sense to buy a whole 14-piece cookware set when you know you only need to replace a few pans. This Cuisinart 7-piece set is a good middle ground, and comes with all the basics like a skillet, two sauce pans, and a stock pot.


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Aug 11, 2018

Better Call Saul returns, and we revisit Spider-Man: The A.V. Club's best stories of the week
Here's a compilation of our favorite features we published this week.


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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Pornhub awards Kanye a lifetime membership, so he can really focus some attention on himself
Kanye West went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, talking about all the things you'd expect a mercurial superstar to chat about on national TV: His wife, his work, his politics, his preferred masturbation habits. That last one came up when West responded to a question from Kimmel about his attitudes toward women in…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Don't fuck with Frank Oz on the topic of Fozzie Bear
There's a lot to love about Fozzie Bear, the "Wocka Wocka"-ing, endlessly optimistic underdog of the Muppets crew. Much of that has to do with director Frank Oz, who spent 24 years as Fozzie's voice actor and puppeteer, working with his friend Jim Henson to create the warm, anxious, perpetually heckled bear that most…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth are both threatening to walk away from Star Trek 4
It's been a minute since we'd heard anything major about the upcoming fourth movie in the rebooted Star Trek franchise. (To be clear, we're talking here about the one that's reportedly being directed by S.J. Clarkson, not that bizarre Quentin Tarantino version that's also in the works.) The assumption, though, was…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Mark Wahlberg's pretty excited that crappy movies have a chance to win an Oscar now, too
Look, we all know that the Oscars aren't necessarily a metric of "great" or even "good" movies. (Looking at you, Crash.) But still, we all sort of generally accept that an Academy Award nomination is some sort of baseline hallmark of quality, right? Which might explain why so many people were annoyed by the Academy's …

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Jalopnik These Common Car Buying Myths Refuse to Die | Gizmodo Will You Be Able to See the Perseid M
Jalopnik These Common Car Buying Myths Refuse to Die | Gizmodo Will You Be Able to See the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend? | Kotaku Ask Dr. NerdLove: My Wife Left Me Because She's Hot And I'm Not | Lifehacker 

AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Marvel is re-releasing all 20 of its films in IMAX, so get a good night's sleep
You may have seen every single Marvel film that's been released so far on the big screen, but what if you could pay money to see them all again...on an even bigger screen? You know, after you've also rewatched them a bunch of times now on Blu-ray or airings on FX or whatever. Are you still in?

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

When Are We Going to Address How Paul Walker Had Relationships With Underage Girls?
On Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, Fast and Furious star Paul Walker died in a fiery Porsche Carrera GT crash with his friend, Roger Rodas, who was driving. It was sudden and heartbreaking, a death that was especially felt in the car community. Five years later, I Am Paul Walker is a documentary that seeks to immortalize the…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

We'll take "Jeopardy! is finally streaming on Hulu" for "Oh hell yes," Alex
For a certain kind of mind, there's no greater game show than Jeopardy!. (The exclamation point is important, damn it.) Fast-paced, intellectually daunting, and consistently dorky, the show has long been a staple in the lives of mental show-offs, delighting in their self-assigned "Coryat scores," and getting extremely…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Sorry, Insatiable creator, but you're not being censored by bad reviews
Censorship in the arts is something that very much exists. The great American novelist Toni Morrison has had some of her works banned or hotly contested by school systems because of their unflinching looks at sexual and racial violence, and we're probably all familiar with the furor caused by Salman Rushdie's Satanic…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

How do you cast a dog in a movie?
Ken Marino's newest movie Dog Days tells an interconnected story of the people of Los Angeles and their dogs, as they uncover life lessons and form new relationships—it's basically Love, Actually with dogs. Obviously there are a ton of canines in the movie, which begs the question: how did they cast dogs in the movie?…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Walmart Has a Lot of Really Great TV Deals Right Now
Vizio's 65" P-Series TV has pretty much everything you could want, including Dolby Vision HDR (the good kind), smart apps, and even 128 local dimming zones. Walmart has it for $950 right now, compared to $1300 or more elsewhere on the web.


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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Actually, maybe we should blame Harvey Weinstein for that new Oscars category
We've all had a lot of fun this past week dunking on the Oscars' new "Best Popular Film" category, a.k.a. the "Okay you unwashed heathens, here's a prize for your big shiny moron movies" award. But according to one Academy board member, there's a different motive for it—and it's Harvey Weinstein's fault.

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Summer Of '84 is an undercooked reminder of how good Stranger Things really is
If Summer Of '84 had come out before Stranger Things became a phenomenon, would it have been better received? Maybe. At least then it would have been novel. But the fact is that we are currently late in a cycle of films and TV series—a cycle that not only includes Netflix's hit, but also last year's Super Dark Times…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

What to watch, listen to, read, and play this weekend
"Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman is a riotous mess of contradictions: a true story that seems too outrageous to actually be true, a period piece that's also a red-alert bulletin on current affairs, a very funny comedy about the very unfunny business of white supremacy. Dramatizing the exploits of a black cop who managed to…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Paul Rudd to star in ambitiously weird-sounding new Netflix series
He's been a dimwitted camp counselor, a dimwitted millionaire, a dimwitted sports reporter, a dimwitted surf instructor, a dimwitted drug lord, and a searingly honest portrayal of working-class ennui and frustration as a sensitive smal

AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

All we wanted was a dumb Jason Statham giant shark movie
Let's be reasonable: No one was expecting cinema gold from an August release in which Jason Statham fights a big prehistoric shark. But The Meg still failed to live up to our low expectations. Critics A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky sit down to discuss why on the latest (and final) Film Club.

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Guitar Heroes never die, they just start playing Clone Hero
During the period of American history known colloquially as the "mid-2000s," Guitar Hero was virtually inescapable. It seemed every teenager's bedroom and college student's apartment came equipped with a couple of the game's signature plastic guitars and maybe even the flimsy rubber drum kit. But at some point around…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

Amazon's Ordeal By Innocence is a gloriously trashy take on an Agatha Christie classic
For all her gifts as a master of the modern detective novel, Agatha Christie was never terribly comfortable with the insides of the human head. In Christie Land—that glorious old world realm of murder, righteous neighborhood busybodies, and fastidious little Belgians—the motives for killing are rarely complicated. If…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

It's Rumor Time: James Gunn might get rehired for Guardians Vol. 3
Stop! Rumor time: If you've been paying attention to the ongoing uproar over director James Gunn being fired from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 thanks to a right-wing hit job over a series of old, offensive tweets, then you know it looked unlikely he'd get his job back. Well, today comes the odd news that...maybe he…

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AV Club Films
Aug 10, 2018

A teenager uses art as therapy in the arresting, self-devouring Madeline's Madeline
Cats and turtles figure prominently into Madeline's Madeline. The title character, an emotionally tempestuous New York teenager looking to channel her volatile feelings into acting, likes to role-play as a feline, purring and nuzzling on anyone in her radius, and sometimes to pantomime the slow crawl of a shelled…

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