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Oct 21, 2019

Patti LuPone calls Andrew Lloyd Webber "the definition of a sad sack" in new interview
It's a little hard to believe that anyone could get away with bullying the Patti LuPone, an icon whose contributions to Broadway are plentiful and unparalleled. But the Tony-winning actress will tell you herself that she's been "made tough" by a business that famously pulls no punches, ranging from sharp criticism to…

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Oct 21, 2019

Prepare for the sad end of BoJack Horseman with a sad look back at the rest of the show
The beginning of the end for Netflix's BoJack Horseman is coming on October 25 (with the continuation of the end coming in January), but if you're not quite ready to say goodbye to all of your animal friends, human friends, and pun gags in the background, Netflix has released a brief teaser that's all about looking…

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Oct 21, 2019

How did Disney use its Animal Kingdom park to create the live-action Lion King?
When Disney opened its Animal Kingdom park in 1995, it was a bigger play than the public may have realized. Sure, it was a cool immersive zoo theme park launching on the heels of the success of the mega-popular movie The Lion King, but it was also a way for Disney to help itself in some sense. The park would serve as…

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Oct 21, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of October 21, 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 21, 2019

This Batman/Superman #3 exclusive infects the Man of Steel with Joker's toxin
Batman and Joker are two of the most popular characters in superhero comics, so it's no surprise that DC would find a lot of success by combining the archnemeses into a single character: The Batman Who Laughs. This character has emerged as one of the big bads of the DC Universe over the last two years, and he…

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Oct 21, 2019

Honk if you're horror-ny: That (untitled) goose is now terrorizing Resident Evil 2
That asshole goose from Untitled Goose Game hasn't stopped month terrorizing the internet since barging its way into our homes last month. Now, in a weird and super cool mod, this goddamned goose is honking through the horrors of Resident Evil 2. Credit Resident Evil forum modder and gaming prankster Alister for the…

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Oct 21, 2019

Monica Lewinsky and Catfish's Max Joseph team up for 15 Minutes Of Shame doc on HBO Max
If there's one thing that can truly unite a community, it's banding together to dunk on some unfortunate soul who—often through no fault of their own—has found themselves being very publicly shamed and criticized. Sure, it's mean and offensive, but better them than you, right? Actually, no, because publicly mocking…

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Oct 21, 2019

Still Here traces Elaine Stritch's theatrical life from summer stock to 30 Rock
Many of us merely aspire to living a life worth reading about down to the minutest detail, but Elaine Stritch actually succeeded. Best known in 21st-century pop culture as Jack Donaghy's acerbic mother on 30 Rock, Stritch spent the majority of her life on Broadway, while skirting TV and movie fame.


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Oct 21, 2019

Ryan Murphy almost had a Watchmen cameo as Ryan Murphy, creator of American Hero Story
One of the cleverest ways that Damon Lindelof situates his elaboration of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen in the here and now is with American Hero Story, a show-within-the-show that unspools the Minutemen era of the world's superhero culture in the style of Ryan Murphy, the mind behind FX anthologies American…

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Oct 21, 2019

Avoid Cold Weather In a $24 Cozy Fall Hoodie From Jachs
Cozy Fall Hoodie | $24 | Jachs | Promo code HDE

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Oct 21, 2019

Catherine The Great gets a lackluster love story in new miniseries
With its setting and imperious silver-haired protagonist, HBO's Catherine The Great aims to fill the voids left by Chernobyl and Game Of Thrones—a combination of historical drama and sweeping, intrigue-fueled epic. The four-part miniseries, written by Nigel Williams and directed by Philip Martin, couldn't have found a…

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Oct 21, 2019

Nicki Minaj explains last month's retirement tweet: "It was really about my fifth album"
The word "retirement" has never really held the same weight in the music industry as it does with the rest of the world. If an artist claims to be stepping out of the spotlight, that can mean anything from multiple farewell tours to an extended break; rarely does it mean they are leaving the gig forever. When Nicki…

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Oct 21, 2019

Here's Lizzo's "Juice" sung by a 7-foot clown named Puddles
Puddles The Clown should, by all metrics of modern popular culture, be a terrifying figure. According to his official page, Puddles stands 7-feet tall, is always very sad, and remains completely silent until it's time for him to sing. And yet, as becomes clear when watching the giant performing a cover of Lizzo's…

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Oct 21, 2019

Phil "CM Punk" Brooks on slasher films, misogyny, and returning to the ring
For many, Phil "CM Punk" Brooks is a wrestling legend, a guy whose 434 day reign as WWE champion dominated the 2010s. He retired from wrestling in 2014, though, and has been putting some of his dramatic in-ring skills to good use in another entertainment realm. As the star of The Girl On The Third Floor, Brooks has…

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Oct 21, 2019

What your phone needs is a supple, pinchable coat of human skin, apparently
Somebody let David Cronenberg design a phone case, apparently. As you'll see in the below video, it is now possible to shroud your smart devices in warm, flabby flesh that just loves being pinched and tickled.

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Oct 21, 2019

Huey Lewis sips White Claw, talks Sports and American Psycho in sprawling Ezra Koenig interview
Today, it's hip to be a person who listens to Time Crisis With Ezra Koenig, the Vampire Weekend frontman's internet radio show (available on Apple Music). That's because this weekend's episode of the show included an hour-long chat with Huey Lewis, th-th-th-th-th-th-the heart of Huey Lewis And The News. A lot of it is…

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Oct 21, 2019

We watched the Watchmen: The A.V. Club reacts to the pilot
The game of thrones may have been settled once and for all, but a new watch has begun on HBO. Damon Lindelof's continuation of Watchmen premiered Sunday night, and it's already sparked the kind of online discourse you'd expect for a show developed by a well-known TV auteur from what's easily one of the most…

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Oct 21, 2019

It's Dolly Parton's America—we're just living in it
The political discourse in the United States is enough to make anyone yearn for the days when politics wasn't so personal, when gossipy rumor mongering and baseless accusations weren't part and parcel of the electoral process. But there's one small problem with harkening back to these civil days of yore: They never…

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Oct 21, 2019

Mitt Romney is Pierre Delecto, Twitter lurker and...staunch Mitt Romney defender
A crack has appeared in the flesh-colored polymer that covers the titanium exoskeleton of Mitt Romney, robotic overlord of Utah. While we previously believed that the Romney bot was coded well enough not to allow even hot dog and birthday cake-related tweets to fully break its behavioral routines, it appears that its…

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Oct 21, 2019

Vin Diesel gets shot in the face in the Bloodshot trailer
To watch the trailer for Sony's Bloodshot is to remind one's self that Vin Diesel was absolutely made for this shit.

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Oct 21, 2019

Weekend Box Office: All hail Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil
The competition this past weekend was kind of stiff, with two major studio sequels and a third-week juggernaut vying for the top spot. The weekend ultimately belonged to Angelina Jolie and Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil with an opening haul of just $36 million. Disney's dark sequel didn't land as strong of an opening as…

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Oct 21, 2019

Everyone's a damn mess in the trailer for Silicon Valley's final season
It was always going to end this way, wasn't it? With dirty money, terrifying targeted ads, congressional hearings, internal dissent, and 4,000 pounds of meat?


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Oct 21, 2019

Teenage Tetris World Champion Wins The Throne Two Years Running
The 2019 Classic Tetris World Championship took place yesterday at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo at the Oregon Convention Center. Viewers got to see a dazzling display of turbo-tapping and t-spins as Joseph Saelee cemented his place among the Tetris greats with a second first-place victory.


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Oct 21, 2019

Aisling Bea on dancing with Paul Rudd and shaking hands with Paul Hollywood
If you've binged Living With Yourself over the weekend, then you may have wondered "Hey, who's that woman playing Kate, Miles' totally shit-upon wife?" The answer is Aisling Bea, an Irish actress and comedian who's a big name in the UK but only really starting to make waves over in the U.S. The A.V. Club sat down with…

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Oct 21, 2019

Michael Allred brings a legendary life to the page in this Bowie exclusive
David Bowie changed the world with his brilliant creative mind and revolutionary presentation of identity, breaking down social boundaries and inspiring countless artists in the process. Cartoonist Michael Allred is one of those artists, and his passion for Bowie shines bright in the new Insight Comics graphic novel, …

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Oct 21, 2019

Here's Jerry O'Connell just torturing his kids with a Prince singalong
It is every parent's right to introduce their kids to the best music the world has to offer in the most excruciating way possible. As anyone who grew up failing to appreciate Neil Young on a cross-country road trip knows, the ideal forum for this coming-of-age rite is a car, child locks engaged and a frighteningly…

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Oct 21, 2019

The Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Is Cheaper Than Ever
Kindle Paperwhite (2018) | $90 | Amazon

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Oct 21, 2019

Monday's Best Deals: Instant Pot Smart, TRTL Travel Pillow, Halloween Candy, and More
An Instant Pot with WiFi, a Trtl Travel Pillow, and a Halloween Candy Gold Box lead off Monday's best deals from around the web.



AV Club Films
Oct 21, 2019

The times, they are a-changin' in The Crown's third season trailer
"Watch out for your family."

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Oct 21, 2019

Step aside, Death Bed, because now there's a Killer Sofa to reckon with
The condemned: Killer Sofa (2019)

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Oct 21, 2019

Fallout 76 Is Down to Just $16 on the Platform of Your Choice
Fallout 76 [PC] | $16 | Amazon

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Oct 21, 2019

Five years of Five Nights At Freddy's
Pizza pundits have been riffing on the uncanny valley awfulness inherent to animatronic mascot characters since long before the Rock-A-Fire Explosion first began to jam. There's just something about watching a nearly human shape move in nearly human ways, as cold plastic eyes stare out at a crowd of children with…

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AV Club Films
Oct 21, 2019

Finally Get An Instant Pot, Or Accessorize the One You Already Own, With a Bunch of Great Deals
Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi | $100 | Amazon

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Oct 21, 2019

A Halloween Bob's Burgers is the perfect Belcher showcase
When it someday comes time to sum up just what Bob's Burgers was all about, you could do a lot worse than starting with tonight's episode. "Pig Trouble In Little Tina" gets to the heart of all five Belchers, even if a couple of them are refracted through Tina's guilty Halloween dreams. You have Bob, the paragon of…

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AV Club Films
Oct 21, 2019

Helen Mirren is royal once again in HBO's Catherine The Great
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Monday, October 21. All times are Eastern.


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AV Club Films
Oct 20, 2019

Power shifts constantly in On Becoming A God In Central Florida's dark finale
On Becoming A God In Central Florida's own version of Chekov's gun goes like this: Put a gun in Cody's hands, and that thing is bound to go off...in a stupid accident. I've been on edge about Cody's gun since the moment he got it. He's too genuinely sweet to actually use it except as a threat to make himself feel…

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Oct 20, 2019

Mr. Robot rings in Christmas Day with one very sweet story—and one very sad one

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AV Club Films
Oct 20, 2019

The XXXth/666th "Treehouse Of Horror" is just The Simpsons' wheezy annual horror exercise
At its best, the annual "Treehouse Of Horror" episode gives The Simpsons an opportunity to bust loose of the admittedly elastic laws of its animated universe to treat us with some loopily inventive genre tales. If an outing manages to ground its trilogy (or more, in this case) of comic terrors in some established…

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AV Club Films
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

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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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

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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
Oct 20, 2019

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


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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
Oct 20, 2019

She's Our Hero: In HBO's Watchmen, Regina King Kicks White Supremacist Ass
Black women do it again.

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AV Club Films
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
Kindle Best Sellers | $5 | Amazon


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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
Oct 18, 2019

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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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AV Club Films
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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