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May 21, 2019

Hey, if HBO doesn't want Bryan Cogman, Amazon's Lord Of The Rings will happily take him
Back in April, writer Bryan Cogman revealed that the Game Of Thrones spin-off idea he had pitched to HBO had been rejected, freeing him up to take an overall deal with Amazon instead. Cogman was the writer behind what we can all confidently say was the best episode of Game Of Thrones' final season, so it seemed like a…

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May 21, 2019

Scary Stories director André Øvredal steps over to Stephen King's The Long Walk
According to Deadline, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark director André Øvredal has signed on to direct The Long Walk, an adaptation of the old Stephen King/Richard Bachman book of the same name. We still don't know for sure how good his Scary Stories to be, but he did make the critically acclaimed The Autopsy Of Jane…

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May 21, 2019

Praise be, for here's the dire, despairing Game Of Thrones ending we deserve
[Spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight, episode six.]


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May 21, 2019

Praise be, for here's the dire, despairing Game Of Thrones ending we deserved
[Spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight, episode six.]


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May 21, 2019

Kristen Wiig and Reed Morano pull projects from Georgia over anti-abortion bill
The entertainment industry's backlash against Georgia's extremely restrictive anti-abortion law is officially starting to hit, with Time reporting that Emmy-winning Handmaid's Tale director Reed Morano has chosen not to film her upcoming Amazon show The Power in the state. Morano was supposed to go to Georgia to scout…

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May 21, 2019

Celine Dion makes "Baby Shark" bearable in delightfully odd Carpool Karaoke
Céline Dion can sing—with a voice like hers, you could sing the ingredients on a cereal box and still make it sound good. It, of course, helps that Dion's had some of the best ballads of all time under her belt—"My Heart Will Go On," "Because You Loved Me," and the lesser known (but vital) "It's All Coming Back To Me…

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May 21, 2019

Revisit the race of the 26th century with a German orchestra playing F-Zero music
There's something about Nintendo theme music that lends itself to big orchestral arrangements. More complex scores like, say, the Ocarina of Time sound great coming from a full orchestra, naturally, but so do the simpler themes of the 8- and 16-bit eras. Just check out this German performance of F-Zero theme "Big…

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May 21, 2019

Quentin Tarantino says Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is "the closest thing I've done to Pulp Fiction"
Lucky audiences in France have spent the day making us jealous with their takes on Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which just saw its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Our own dispatch is coming soon, but, in the meantime, we'll direct you to a fascinating new Esquire interview about the…

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May 21, 2019

John Wick writer launches grappling hook over to Just Case video game adaptation
The Just Cause video game series has always been built on unnecessarily dramatic stunts, allowing players to, say, destroy an enemy base by having protagonist Rico Rodriguez fly a fighter jet toward the base, then jump out and ride on top, then shoot at bad guys and jump off the jet just before it collides with…

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May 21, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of May 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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May 21, 2019

Peak Design Finally Got Around to Perfecting the Tripod
When Peak Design launches a new product, we take notice, and their latest Kickstarter campaign goes back to the company's photographic roots.


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May 21, 2019

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower author's "literary horror" novel arrives in October
You probably have fond memories of Stephen Chbosky's The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, the 1999 coming-of-age novel where the teens can't stop crying. Its soupy preciousness doesn't quite hold up as an adult—of course, it was never for adults—but Chbosky's grown alongside that book's audience, and his long-awaited…

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May 21, 2019

Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein on Booksmart and their shared Kacey Musgraves obsession
Olivia Wilde's directorial debut, the coming-of-age tale Booksmart, follows best friends and academic overachievers Amy and Molly as they attempt to cram four years of raucous fun into the night before their high school graduation. Ahead of the film's release this Friday, we sat down with stars Kaitlyn Dever and…

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May 21, 2019

Zack Snyder says only sexists hate his sexist Sucker Punch movie, which is actually about sexism, or something
Zack Snyder Day comes a few times a year. It's always unexpected, but when it happens, it's a real treat. On this, the third (?) Zack Snyder Day of 2019, the filmmaker—who is really very good at understanding things—has blessed us with his fascinating thoughts on two subjects: Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead, and the 2011…

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May 21, 2019

New Tales Of The City trailer highlights Mary Ann's return to Barbary Lane
Twenty-six years ago, Armistead Maupin's Tales Of The City PBS mini-series was a groundbreaking look at gay and straight relationships in San Francisco in the 1970s. It was followed by two more series (More Tales Of The City and Further Tales Of The City), and five more books, all centered around 28 Barbary Lane and…

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May 21, 2019

Snarky brand responses to Kim Kardashian's Jack In The Box tweet, ranked
Yesterday, Kim Kardashian announced to the internet that she would like to speak to a manager:


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May 21, 2019

Netflix's The Dark Crystal prequel gets some wild new images and a release date
Production began on The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance way back in 2017 (which is like 12 years ago in today's years), but Netflix's prequel to the cult classic is finally upon us—almost. Following last December's reveal of the first photos from the series (along with an absolutely stacked voice cast), we finally…

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May 21, 2019

How James Holzhauer's gambler instincts factor into his Jeopardy! success
Current Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer is breaking the game and it is so much fun to watch. Over the last month-and-a-half he's shattered the record for most money won in a single game and is on track to beat Ken Jennings' long-held records for most consecutive games won and most money won overall. Since he first…

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May 21, 2019

This Wireless Gaming Headset is as Good as it is Cheap
It's rare to see a quality wireless headset be so cheap, but this Corsair HS70 is just that. At $60, this is the lowest price we've seen for this particular model.


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May 21, 2019

Bob Saget and Dave Coulier recruit "Uncle Jaime Lannister" for very weird Full House parody sketch
One of TV's most beloved epics—a tale of complicated characters brought together by an unexpected death, teaching new generations harsh lessons wrought from unpredictable life experiences—is coming to an end. We are, of course, talking about Netflix's Fuller House, which deigned to acknowledge the far less popular …

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May 21, 2019

Presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio courting that coveted "ska fan" vote
When New York City mayor Bill de Blasio launched his presidential campaign last week, the announcement was met with a resounding "why?" The Democratic field is already so populated, and every possible faction and sub-faction of voters seems well spoken for. What could de Blasio possibly bring to the table? Well, in a…

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May 21, 2019

The Biggest Sonos Refurb Sale Ever Is a Great Chance to Start or Expand Your Collection
We occasionally see deals on individual Sonos refurbished products, but we've never seen a refurb sale like this.


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May 21, 2019

George R.R. Martin on if the Game Of Thrones books end differently than the show: "Well ... yes. And no. And yes."
Now that the dust has cleared on HBO's Game Of Thrones series finale, fans unhappy with the ending have very little to look forward to other than bigger, better season 8 remake petitions and the continued hope that author George R.R. Martin will finish out the series of novels differently. Fortunately, over at …

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May 21, 2019

We regret to inform you that Stranger Things is bringing New Coke back from the Upside Down
Those who lived through New Coke's short but terrifying reign in 1985 are still traumatized by Coca-Cola's ill-conceived attempt to reinvigorate the iconic brand with a new formula. We can't even talk about it. Actually, we don't talk about it. Honestly, no one even remembered it until just now. That formula was…

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May 21, 2019

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood's new trailer introduces Brad Pitt to Charles Manson
"It's official, old buddy. I'm a has-been." So says Leonardo DiCaprio's Rick Dalton in the new trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which sees its world premiere today at the Cannes Film Festival. Set to the kaleidoscopic strains of Neil Diamond's "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show,"…

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May 21, 2019

Alabama Public Television refuses to air Arthur's lovely gay wedding episode
The long-running children's TV show Arthur recently opened its 22nd season with a groundbreaking episode that featured the kids' longtime teacher Mr. Ratburn's marriage to anther man. In the episode "Mr. Ratburn And The Special Someone," which premiered May 13, Arthur and his pals are concerned that their teacher is…

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May 21, 2019

Here's a Rare Chance to Save Big on a 65" Samsung QLED TV
If you want a big TV that looks great, but don't want to shell out for an OLED set, Samsung's QLED TVs strike a nice middle ground. They offer some of the best color reproduction of any LCD set thanks to quantum dot tech, and hold their own on the black level front as well. Today at Walmart, you can score a  65" Q6…



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May 21, 2019

Here are three new Black Mirror trailers for your eyeballs
Three new episodes of Black Mirror are hitting Netflix on June 5—yes, just three, but you will take what Charlie Brooker gives you and you will be satisfied (or complain about it on Twitter, as is your wont). Speaking of which, Netflix has released a trailer for each of the new episodes, and I've chosen to start with…

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May 21, 2019

Jason Mitchell dropped by agency, The Chi, and other projects amidst misconduct reports
Jason Mitchell, who turned heads with his portrayal of Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton, has been dropped by both his representation and a number of film and TV projects amidst allegations of misconduct. Though the nature of Mitchell's offending behavior is unconfirmed, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Mitchell has…

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May 21, 2019

Live your filthiest life with John Waters' Mr. Know-It-All
John Waters might be America's most honest celebrity. Waters talks about Hollywood and the film business with the candid attitude of someone who truly does not give a shit if his phone ever rings again, and Waters speaks with the same frankness on subjects ranging from "teen tragedy" novelty records to the racial…

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May 21, 2019

Project Runway is back in style, thanks to a new mentor
After a decade on Lifetime, Project Runway returned to its original network of Bravo this year, where it's undergone an exciting makeover that's made it both more fashionable and relevant than ever, changes that are all the more impressive for occurring in the face of adversity. Because for much of 2018, the design…

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May 21, 2019

Tuesday's Best Deals: Wayfair, Gaming Gold Box, Tile Pro, Nebula Capsule II, and More
An Atmos sound bar, Anker true wireless headphones, Apple iTune

AV Club Films
May 21, 2019

Let us now decide whether Drogon is a smart dragon or a stupid dragon
[Spoilers for Game Of Thrones season eight, episode six.]

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May 21, 2019

The latest Toy Story 4 trailer gives us this year's greatest rescue mission
In the last teaser for Toy Story 4 Pixar introduced us to Duke Caboom, the spirited Canadian stuntman voiced by Keanu Reeves. For its latest trailer, the playtime gang are on a recovery mission to rescue Bonnie's beloved Forky (Tony Hale). The crafts project-turned-new buddy ends up lost (or, per the trailer,…

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May 21, 2019

Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista honor the humble action-comedy in new Stuber trailer
Kumail Nanjiani is a doofy, kind-hearted Uber driver. Dave Bautista is a grizzled, heavily armed cop. Together, they are an odd couple squaring off against, ya know, drug dealers or something. Such is the plot of Stuber, an action-comedy that, per early reviews, is apparently shockingly, hilariously violent.

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May 21, 2019

Persona Q2 Has Me In An Extremely Fun Feedback Loop
Persona Q, a 2014 turn-based role-playing game for the 3DS, put Persona 3 and 4 characters into an extended "what-if" scenario where they had to band together and navigate gigantic labyrinths to escape an abandoned high school. It's easily one of my favorite 3DS games, so you can imagine I was pretty hype for Persona…

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May 21, 2019

The denizens of Downton Abbey are "modern folk" in film adaptation's first full trailer
Adjust thy monocle, for a new trailer for Julian Fellowes' film adaptation of Downton Abbey has arrived, and, *gasp*, the Crawleys are "modern folk" now. "No maid, no valet, no nanny even!" cries Lord Grantham and we just...we couldn't be more proud.

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May 21, 2019

Save $50 On Anker's New Pint-Sized HD Portable Projector
Anker's Nebula Capsule II addressed just about every shortcoming from the original soda can-sized Capsule projector, and now you can save $50 on it for the first time (if you don't count the Kickstarter preorder discounts) with promo code CAPSULE2.

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May 21, 2019

Build, Upgrade, or Augment Your PC With Today's Amazon Gold Box
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AV Club Films
May 21, 2019

Wes Studi on a career of donning period costumes, superhero spandex, and an Avatar mo-cap suit
The actor: Wes Studi has proven himself a formidable fighter on the big screen, thanks to his work in films as disparate as Heat and Street Fighter, even sporting spandex for his comedic turn in Mystery Men. Studi has several new movies in the pipeline (including one that's actually called The Pipeline), but one of…

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May 21, 2019

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe catch lighthouse fever in a new nightmare from the director of The Witch
Controversy, like long lines and coffee breath, is inevitable at the Cannes Film Festival. Last year, Lars von Trier supplied the lions' share of it, as is his wont. This year, it comes from Quentin Tarantino, who may or may not dramatize Sharon Tate's murder in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (I'll find out today,…

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May 21, 2019

Noted not-therapist Amy Poehler analyzes Desus and Mero with dirty pictures
Before she was America's weirdo-patriotic TV sweetheart on Parks And Recreation, or America's just plain weirdo on Saturday Night Live, Amy Poehler was (and remains) one of the world's best improvisers. (Now is a good time to revisit the Upright Citizens Brigade sketch show for just a little taste of what some…

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May 21, 2019

The name on everybody's lips is gonna be Fosse/Verdon
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Tuesday, May 21. All times are Eastern.

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May 21, 2019

Legends Of Tomorrow ends a chaotic season with something sweet and storybook simple
Let's talk for a moment about that cameo. Not this cameo, delightful as it may be:

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May 20, 2019

And now The A.V. Club's watch is ended: Final thoughts on the Mad Queen, Team Stark, and who won the great game
The ash has settled and new dawn rises over Westeros. The A.V. Club gives our final thoughts on this season of Game Of Thrones, how "The Iron Throne" did and did not work for us, and who the real winner of this whole game was. (It's Sansa.) Senior Writer Katie Rife and Managing Editor Caity PenzeyMoog are joined by…

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May 20, 2019

Zemo and Sharon Carter will stop by Disney 's The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
The final scene of Avengers: Endgame raised the profile of Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson considerably in the MCU, with old Steve Rogers giving him the Captain America shield, and in that moment the idea of him and Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes getting their own Disney spin-off show suddenly became much more…

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May 20, 2019

John Wick continues to be unstoppable, will return for another sequel in 2021
John Wick just beat the Avengers—or at least The Avengers in italics, because his movie made more money than their movie this weekend and there's no way he could actually beat the actual Avengers—but he's not going to that peaceful ending just yet. According to Variety, Baba Yaga will be back in just two years from…

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May 20, 2019

Ask The Salty Waitress: I'm too broke for office happy hour

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May 20, 2019

Tons of famous women join dead husband dramedy Breaking News In Yuba County
According to Deadline, The Help director Tate Taylor has put together a dynamite cast for his upcoming "comedy-drama" Breaking News In Yuba County. For starters, it will star Allison Janney as a woman catches her husband cheating her, at which point he dies of a heart attack. She then hides his body and embraces the…

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May 20, 2019

Tyra Banks' Top Model meltdown is now a sick house track courtesy of King Princess
Memes come and go at a very fast pace, but some stand the tests of time and never get old. Tyra Banks has proven to be one of those memes—quite a few times, actually—with her unpredictable behavior on America's Next Top Model. There's that time she fainted in front of the girls. There's also the "

AV Club Films
May 20, 2019

Pour another round and watch this new Drunk History trailer
Drunk History, Comedy Central's most educational/irresponsible TV series, will be returning for the second half of its sixth season in June, and this new trailer makes the new episodes look as wacky as usual. There are spills, there are people screaming, and—as usual—there are surprisingly famous celebrities who are…

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May 20, 2019

Whitney Houston will soon become a hologram
Bad news for flesh-and-blood humans: Another one of our deceased icons has joined the undead legion of holograms, alongside recent inductees like Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and Amy Winehouse. This comes from The New York Times, which says Whitney Houston's estate has signed a deal with a "boutique music and marketing…

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May 20, 2019

A memorable Game Of Thrones shot somehow spawned a memetic journey into cinematic hell
In an age where only the spiciest takes tend to gain momentum, hyperbole has become a language all its own. Things are no longer "good" or "okay," they are either the best thing that has ever existed or the ass-worst. Such is undoubtedly true of Game Of Thrones' final season, which, in an online ecosystem that doesn't…

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May 20, 2019

Shocker: The Game Of Thrones finale was the most-watched episode in HBO's history
For the tiny population of ambivalent folks who politely sat Game Of Thrones out for eight seasons, Sunday night might have felt like hanging solo on an island. If at any point during the night while perusing through the heaps of Thrones-related, top-notch reactions you considered the possibility of being the only one …

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May 20, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of May 20, 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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May 20, 2019

Sony launches production company to make movies out of PlayStation games
That Sonic The Hedgehog movie is all anyone wants to talk about, so video game movies are obviously a big deal once again. Perhaps with that in mind, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a new film and TV production studio called PlayStation Productions that will be dedicated to developing adaptations of…

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May 20, 2019

Tanya Saracho and Mishel Prada on Vida and the value of an inclusive writer's room
Starz's vibrant comedy-drama Vida, one of our favorite shows of 2018, returns for its second season this Sunday. Ahead of its release, we sat down with creator and showrunner Tanya Saracho, and star Mishel Prada to talk about the show, the infamous "Tacogate," and building out a production composed entirely of Latinx…

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May 20, 2019

Joshua Jackson continues his domestic drama beat by joining cast of Little Fires Everywhere
Except for a sci-fi detour with Fringe, Joshua Jackson's TV series thus far have been based in domestic drama. (See: the troubled, angsty teens of Dawson's Creek as well as the troubled, unfaithful adults of The Affair.) Continuing along that vein, Hulu announces that Jackson is joining the cast of its highly…

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May 20, 2019

Lifeguard Billy turns heads in this sun's out, guns out Stranger Things 3 clip
Everything's coming up Stranger Things now that that pesky plagiarism lawsuit's been sent to the Upside Down. Now, we can savor the buzz of the third season's Mötley Crüe-spewing trailer and drool over this new clip of Dacre Montgomery's Billy flexing his power as Hawkins' hunkiest lifeguard.

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May 20, 2019

Upgrade Your Home Theater With This $600 Samsung TV
Yes, Game of Thrones is over, but there's still a lot of TV you can watch on this discounted Samsung TV. I mean, have you even tried watching Barry? It's so good—just like this $598 65" 4K smart TV.

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May 20, 2019

Sorry, but The Hobbit's Smaug is still the best dragon
The time has come for a dragon showdown. Now that they've seen everything Drogon has to offer within Game Of Thrones, the fantasy nerds over at Screen Junkies have enough hard data to do a super scientific comparison of the greatest dragons in recent pop culture. Their latest video pits Drogon against the likes of…

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May 20, 2019

Quentin Tarantino courts disaster by asking audiences not to spoil Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
There's no easier way to be an anonymous asshole in this day and age than to be a spoiler guy. As we recently saw with Avengers: Endgame and Game Of Thrones, nothing tickles the egg avatars more than turning social media into a minefield for people who like enjoying things. Now, in a move that's destined to spur these…

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May 20, 2019

Browsing Cinefile Video with Joanna Hogg, director of The Souvenir
Joanna Hogg's semi-autobiographical drama The Souvenir was one of our favorite films to come out of this year's Sundance Festival. Set in the 1980s, The Souvenir follows a "quietly ambitious film student," through the ups and downs of her first serious love affair with a charismatic but troubled government official.…

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May 20, 2019

Westeros has bottled water now, too
[Spoilers for Game Of Thrones season eight, episode six.]


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May 20, 2019

Your guide to who died this week on Game Of Thrones
Valar Morghulis. All men must die, but if they didn't die on screen on this week's Game Of Thrones series finale, we can assume that they'll go on to live long, happy, prosperous lives—until the next time a restless lord decides to start some shit, at least. We don't even know the "new prince of Dorne's" name; he…

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May 20, 2019

Spirits talks Pokémon's mythical roots, confirming Exeggutor isn't just some animator's fever dream
Sex And The City premiered nearly 21 years ago, and people are still talking about it. But people aren't talking about it the same way they talk about the other hit shows of the past two decades ("Aw, remember how good Breaking Bad was?"). No, when fans of Sex And The City talk about their favorite show, it's like…

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May 20, 2019

Last night's best Game Of Thrones tweet somehow came from The King Of Queens
My eyes are getting weary
My back is getting tight
I'm sitting here in traffic on the Queensborough bridge tonight
But, I don't care ‘cause all I want to do...
is cash my check and drive right home to post a tweet about Game Of Thrones 12 years after this sitcom went off the air

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May 20, 2019

Take the Iron Throne (and a bunch of other Game Of Thrones stuff) for yourself
The game of thrones is over, and we're not going to even hint at who won—if anyone. No, this post is a spoiler-free zone, unless you count the unveiling of the final enamel pin in HBO's series of same, which is being revealed exclusively here at The A.V. Club. Surprise, it's the Iron Throne:


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May 20, 2019

Anker's New USB-C PD Chargers Pack Double the Ports, and Plenty of Power
Anker just struck a 1-2 punch in the quixotic USB-C GaN Charger War of 2019, and while its two new chargers are the same size and technically share the same total amount of power, they offer very different value propositions.


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May 20, 2019

Isaac Hempstead-Wright would've been cool with Bran's head exploding or something
[Spoilers for Game Of Thrones season 8, episode 6.]

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May 20, 2019

Take a trip through superhero history in this Dial H For Hero #3 exclusive
Dial H For Hero is one of the most flexible DC superhero concepts, giving creators the opportunity to explore different facets of the genre through a mysterious rotary phone that transforms people into costumed crusaders when they dial "H-E-R-O". The property has gone through multiple iterations throughout the years,…

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May 20, 2019

Indie Band Shows Their Pokémon Love In New Release
Indie band Origami Angel's upcoming EP, Gen 3, is packed with references to Pokémon. The limited edition cassette tapes, which have already sold out, feature art inspired by the franchise. Although the band's guitarist and singer, Ryland Heagy, said that the songs aren't necessarily Pokémon-themed, the series has…

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May 20, 2019

We need to talk about the new Brightburn trailer
What if Superman but bad, posits Brightburn, which seems to get more dark and twisted with each subsequent trailer. Hosting more jump scares than trailers usually do, the latest and final preview of this horrific spin on the superhero genre shows young Brandon Beyer going after local police enforcement, a lunch lady,…

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May 20, 2019

All the TV you should have watched this weekend (that isn't Game Of Thrones)
Here's everything The A.V. Club reviewed this weekend—there were finales galore, as Barry, Supergirl, and Charmed wrapped up for the season, and we kicked off a binge watch of Fleabag season two. Read more recaps and pre-airs on our TV reviews page. (For more on that other big finale, head west of Westeros to our …

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May 20, 2019

All hail Brienne The Blogger, First Of Her Name
[Spoilers for Game Of Thrones season 8, episode 6.]


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May 20, 2019

Stop complaining and join us in revisiting these perfect Game Of Thrones scenes
[Spoilers for Game Of Thrones season 8 episode 6.]


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May 20, 2019

Weekend Box Office: John Wick 3 ends Endgame in a surprising victory
Admittedly, we were far more prepared to declare Avengers: Endgame's dethroning at the hands of a certain king of the monsters, who stomps into theaters next weekend. Our assumptions, however, are indicative of a valuable box office lesson: Never underestimate the power of Keanu Reeves and a franchise that only trends…

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May 20, 2019

io9 The Game of Thrones Finale Got the Important Stuff Right | Jalopnik Nissan's U.S.
io9 The Game of Thrones Finale Got the Important Stuff Right | Jalopnik Nissan's U.S. Operation Has Become a ‘Major Problem Child' | Two Cents Always Buy Airfare on a Credit Card | Kotaku 

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May 20, 2019

Captain Marvel Inspires Kree Kids in This Exclusive Deleted Scene
"With great power comes great responsibility" doesn't just apply to Spider-Man, it applies to any superhero who can use their powers to infuse good in the world. That's the theme of an exclusive deleted scene io9 is excited to share from Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel.

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May 20, 2019

This Logitech Keyboard Is Designed With Smart TVs In Mind
Entering your Netflix password with a TV remote is actually considered torture under the Geneva Conventions, but this Logitech wireless keyboard works seamlessly with recent Samsung, LG, and Sony smart TV operating systems, as well as Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android over Bluetooth. You can even switch between your…

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May 20, 2019

Monday's Best Deals: Dyson Ball, Grills and Smokers, Biolite, and More
An inflatable kayak, Instant Pot, swimwear Gold Box, Marmot sale, and

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May 20, 2019

Emilia Clarke would prefer you not call Daenerys the "Mad Queen"
[Spoilers for Game Of Thrones season 8, episode 6.]

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May 20, 2019

Terrence Malick returns to the past and scripted drama, but not to form, with A Hidden Life
Rejoice, for Terrence Malick has written a screenplay again. After nearly a decade spent cobbling together improvised memory poems like To The Wonder and Knight Of Cups, this great American director has returned to the blueprint of narrative filmmaking, ready to tell something like a straightforward story again. But A…

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May 20, 2019

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May 20, 2019

Store 200GB Of Switch Games and GoPro Footage For $27
It's hard to believe that a 200GB microSD card would now be considered midsized, and even harder to believe that you can get that much storage on a card the size of your pinkie nail for $27, but here we are.


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May 20, 2019

Get a Black Stainless Steel 6 Qt. Instant Pot for Only $50
It is time to jump on the Instant Pot bandwagon! You're going to want to toss out all of your other kitchen appliances after you try this.

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May 20, 2019

Tracy Morgan and Glenn Close help John Oliver dig deep into America's botched autopsy system
Last week, John Oliver joked about wasting the greatest lead-in in television history by spending the bulk of his Game Of Thrones-following Last Week Tonight on the Green New Deal. (He did have Bill Nye profanely losing it about inaction on climate change, but still.) Well, with the dragonfire-anticipated GOT finale …

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May 20, 2019

Everyone remain calm: It's the season finale of Legends Of Tomorrow
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Monday, May 20. All times are Eastern.


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May 20, 2019

Supergirl wraps up its stellar fourth season by battling a Luthor in the White House
It was probably always too much to expect "The Quest For Peace" to be able to put a full-throated exclamation mark on Supergirl's stellar fourth season. There were just too many dangling threads to resolve to leave time for the kind of emotional storytelling that has always been Supergirl's bread…

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May 19, 2019

In the season finale, his name is Berkman. Barry Berkman.
"Telling the truth is the right thing to do, right?"

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May 19, 2019

First teaser for season 3 of Westworld is a long way from the park
Game Of Thrones is officially over, but HBO's fine collection of high-quality content isn't going to stop just because the war for Westeros did! Tonight, HBO also released the very first proper teaser for season three of Westworld, and hot damn, it's a weird one. For starters, the show about the robot cowboy theme…

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May 19, 2019

In the end, Game Of Thrones sings a song of ice, fire, and thematic consistency (experts)
Welcome to the "Experts" reviews of Game Of Thrones here at The A.V. Club, which are written from the perspective of someone who has read George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Originally, these reviews were a necessity, creating a space where those who had read the books could freely discuss upcoming…

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May 19, 2019

The final Game Of Thrones brings a pensive but simple meditation about stories (newbies)
Welcome to another season of Game Of Thrones reviews for those who have not read the books the series is based on. Since critics won't be receiving screeners this season, each week we'll publish the episode page once the broadcast ends and add the review to the page when finished. That way newbies have a place to…

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May 19, 2019

The final Game Of Thrones brings a pensive but simple meditation on humankind (newbies)
Welcome to another season of Game Of Thrones reviews for those who have not read the books the series is based on. Since critics won't be receiving screeners this season, each week we'll publish the episode page once the broadcast ends and add the review to the page when finished. That way newbies have a place to…

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May 19, 2019

Killing Eve heads to Rome for a working vacation
This show is reaching a point where it might be better to exile Eve and Villanelle to an island where they stop making trouble for everyone else. They're lurching towards the destination desired by their various handlers, but there's quite a lot of collateral damage along the way.


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May 19, 2019

Meet Julia Roberts, patron saint of not giving a shit about Game Of Thrones
This one's for all of the people doing something else tonight, the people who don't care what happens to Daenerys or Jon Snow, and the people who still firmly believe that dragons and ice zombies are just for nerds. Though the rest of the pop culture-loving world may disagree, just know this: You are not alone. In…

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May 19, 2019

This fake John Wick NES game looks far too easy
We're far from the days where every blockbuster movie had to have a shitty tie-in video game, with movie studios and game developers preferring shitty mobile games or Fortnite events now, so it's a bit sad that we can no longer come back from the theater, sit down in front of the Nintendo, and play through an…

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May 19, 2019

Is it finally Pedro Almodóvar's year at Cannes?
Pedro Almodóvar has never won the top prize at Cannes. That could change in a few days. Pain And Glory (Grade: B) is far from his best movie—it lacks both the mad energy of his early countercultural work and the ravishing melodramatic pleasures of the critical darlings from his prestige period (including All About My…

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May 19, 2019

Fine, Michelle Rodriguez will do another Fast And Furious movie
Back in 2017, Michelle Rodriguez declared that she's done with the Fast And Furious series unless the producers commit showing "some love to the women of the franchise on the next one," a reference to the fact that the series has a bad habit of killing off its female characters or leaving them on the sidelines while …

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May 19, 2019

An exhilarating Fleabag sets some boundaries while breaking down others
What is it about fancy parties that brings out the worst in everyone but Fleabag? The opening reception for Godmother's "Sexhibition" in the season-one finale saw Fleabag get dumped by Arsehole Guy, but only after being made to work the event and pick out a mold of her father's penis on the wall. To make matters…

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