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Nov 13, 2018

Playboy says it might have misquoted Ennio Morricone after all
In an absolutely non-stunning turn of events, German Playboy is now claiming that it maybe, possibly, sorta-kinda misquoted composer Ennio Morricone in a recently published interview. Just one day after insisting that the interview—in which Morricone allegedly referred to Quentin Tarantino as a "cretin," among other…

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Nov 13, 2018

Shoah: Four Sisters extends the legacy of Claude Lanzmann's essential Holocaust film
Near the seven-hour mark of Claude Lanzmann's 550-minute magnum opus Shoah (1985), widely considered the greatest cinematic document of the Jewish Holocaust, a woman credited only as a "survivor of Auschwitz" tells of her harrowing transport to the Nazi death camp. Her name is Ruth Elias, and her story constitutes the…

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Nov 13, 2018

Ant-Man And The Wasp's Peyton Reed ranks his 5 favorite on-screen duos of all time
We asked Ant-Man And The Wasp director Peyton Reed about a subject with which he's well acquainted: on-screen duos. In the video above, he ranks his favorite five and explains how these duos influenced Ant-Man And The Wasp.


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Nov 13, 2018

Key and Peele reprise one of their best bits in this new Toy Story 4 clip
Yesterday, the internet nearly overloaded on nostalgia with the premiere of the first Toy Story 4 teaser. The very sight of our old pals Woody, Buzz, and Jessie was enough to send even the most grounded millennial into a tizzy. Joining that chorus of fervent excitement is Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key, who…

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Nov 13, 2018

There are loads of Stan Lee cameos yet to be seen
Cameos can be annoying, especially when they exist only to go viral (hi, SNL!). Stan Lee's routine Marvel cameos, on the other hand, are different, serving not only as a bit of fan service, but also as an homage to the legend who created a universe that still captivates to this day. Lee died yesterday at the age of…

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Nov 13, 2018

Enjoy a song about nothingness from the Seinfeld-themed metal band Grindfeld
The cast of Seinfeld always had an affinity for doom. Sure, their hair was kept trimmed, their apartments well lit, and they wore more primary colors than black, but "the show about nothing" understood the philosophy of existential dread on a fundamental level.


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Nov 13, 2018

Game Of Thrones will return for its final season in April 2019
One year and three months. That's how long it's been since Game Of Thrones' penultimate season ended. That's how long it's been since—spoiler alert if you somehow aren't caught up on season seven, and if not, what the hell have you been doing?—The Night King rode atop a blue-eyed Viserion shooting crazy blue flames as…

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Nov 13, 2018

Hitman 2's big, living levels are machines for dark comedy
There are only six levels in the new Hitman game, but each is a world unto itself: elaborately mapped, highly detailed, roamed by as many as a couple hundred non-player characters, the guards and gardeners blissfully going about their daily business, walking their own routes, tending to their own narrowly defined jobs…

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Nov 13, 2018

Last night's Legends Of Tomorrow referenced The A.V. Club, quoted a D review we gave it
DC's Legends Of Tomorrow has become one of The CW's—nay, television's—most consistently entertaining series. It's also one of the most self-referential (example: An earlier episode this season included reference to an office's Taco Monday, leading one character to say they "dare to defy.") But it didn't start that…

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Nov 13, 2018

Let the latest trailer for Alfonso Cuarón's Roma convince you that it must be seen on a big screen
Following a teaser this past August, Netflix has shared an official trailer for Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, a long-in-the-works drama that's been reaping Oscar buzz since it premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. Our own A.A. Dowd described it as a "visually sumptuous, intimately epic (or is it epically…

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Nov 13, 2018

Tuesday's Best Deals: Black Friday OLED Sale, Under Armour, Razor Scooters, and More
The Philips Hue starter kit, the ThermoWorks ChefAlarm, and

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Nov 13, 2018

The drama continues: Kanye delays Yandhi yet again, gets called out by Lorde
After denouncing the bad-faith grifters who glommed onto his star, Kanye West has—knock on wood—so far managed to uphold his promise to stay the hell out of politics. It felt like something of a soft reboot, then, when he and Kid Cudi debuted their Kids See Ghosts stage show at Tyler the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw…

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Nov 13, 2018

Kotaku Pokémon Let's Go!
Kotaku Pokémon Let's Go! Eevee and Pikachu: The Kotaku Review | io9 Updates From Black Widow, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and More | Jalopnik Import Cars Could Soon Be a National Security Threat | Lifehacker 

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Nov 13, 2018

Jason Segel tells us the Edward Norton performance that inspired his career
It's hard to believe that it's been almost 20 years since Jason Segel first enraptured audiences on the cult TV show Freaks And Geeks, followed by nine seasons on the rom-com series How I Met Your Mother. But Segel is not just a creative force in front of the camera, writing as well as starring in movies like …

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Nov 13, 2018

Stephen Colbert and Hugh Jackman say goodbye to Stan Lee on The Late Show
With the death at 95 of Marvel Comics co-founder Stan Lee on Tuesday, outspoken Marvel zombie Stephen Colbert kicked off his show with a brief tribute to the man he referred to by his nickname, Stan the Man. Citing Lee's legacy as the creative force behind many of the superheroes currently and lucratively whanging…

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Nov 13, 2018

A near-perfect Legends Of Tomorrow uses the buddy system in more ways than one
I've seen enough horror movie trailers to know this won't end well.

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Nov 13, 2018

Here's This Is Us' newest addition to the "us"
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Tuesday, November 13. All times are Eastern.


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Nov 12, 2018

David Spade prepares to make a serious comedy comeback with Diablo Cody HBO series
David Spade hasn't had an objectively great comedy role in a long time, but that's all about to change—in theory—thanks to HBO, Diablo Cody, and Jason Reitman. According to The Wrap, Spade is set to star in a new HBO comedy series from Cody and Reitman (the team behind Juno, Young Adult, and Tully) about a washed-up,…

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Nov 12, 2018

Sharp Objects creator Marti Noxon is heading to Netflix
According to Variety, Sharp Objects creator Marti Noxon has signed a multi-year deal to develop new programming exclusively for Netflix, meaning the streaming service has stolen yet another high-profile content-creator from the dark misery of—shudder—traditional TV. In a comment that was intended to be jokier than it…

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Nov 12, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda to do some supercalifragilistic rapping in Mary Poppins Returns
Lin-Manuel Miranda is good at everything, whether it's writing songs for Moana, making a cameo on How I Met Your Mother, or getting into a duel with Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, but the one thing everybody wants to see from him is—altogether now!—raps about history. So far, there has really only been one way…

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Nov 12, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda will to do some supercalifragilistic rapping in Mary Poppins Returns
Lin-Manuel Miranda is good at everything, whether it's writing songs for Moana, making a cameo on How I Met Your Mother, or getting into a duel with Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, but the one thing everybody wants to see from him is—altogether now!—raps about history. So far, there has really only been one way…

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Nov 12, 2018

7 gentle rules for hosting the most Midwestern gathering imaginable
I've watched my mother host 29 Thanksgivings. This roughly equates to a collective 870 guests, a metric half-ton of turkey, and enough gravy to flood the Chicago suburbs. Anyone who can estimate the overall caloric intake deserves the Nobel Prize.


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Nov 12, 2018

Trent Reznor has considered ending Nine Inch Nails
These days, Trent Reznor seems to do way more work for film and TV soundtracks than he does making industrial rock music with Nine Inch Nails, and while he does always return to his first love, Reznor told Variety in a recent interview that he has thought about putting Nine Inch Nails to rest. He was talking about the…

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Nov 12, 2018

Alcon had the nerve to announce a director for a new Garfield movie on a freakin' Monday
We tend to adhere to an attitude of cautious optimism here at The A.V. Club, since it's not fair to judge something before you can really experience what it has to offer, but a movie studio has made it clear that it knows absolutely nothing about a character that is extremely important to us, and we are really darn…

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Nov 12, 2018

Who's your favorite Stan Lee character?
In honor of Stan Lee, who died earlier today at the age of 95, we're celebrating the comics icon's many world-famous creations by asking: Who's your favorite character co-created by Stan Lee?


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Nov 12, 2018

Jalopnik How Harley-Davidson's All-In Bet on Its Past Crippled Its Future | io9 Legendary Creator St
Jalopnik How Harley-Davidson's All-In Bet on Its Past Crippled Its Future | io9 Legendary Creator Stan Lee, Who Changed Comics and Pop Culture Forever, Is Dead at 95 | Kotaku The Detective Pikachu Movie Is Not At All What I Expected | Lifehacker 

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Nov 12, 2018

The Child's Play reboot will open against Toy Story 4, which is honestly pretty funny
This morning, we got our first look at Toy Story 4, which seems like it's going to be a movie that questions the nature of toy reality, but it turns out that Pixar's latest epic is going up against a movie with a much simpler message: Some toys will stab the shit out of you and then say bad words in an off-putting man…

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Nov 12, 2018

What shows are the cast of Outlander excited to watch?
Starz's hit show Outlander returned is back in full swing, with this season landing Claire and Jamie (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan) in North Carolina in 1767, just before the American Revolution. In honor of the new season, we spoke with the cast—Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard…

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Nov 12, 2018

Say it ain't so, Schur: Did Lil' Sebastian end up in the Bad Place?
Eagle-eyed fans of Mike Schur's televised Schur-niverse spotted an old friend in the latest episode of The Good Place: Parks & Recreation's tiniest legend, Lil' Sebastian! But this may or may not be a Good Thing, depending on how you look at it.


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Nov 12, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of November 12, 2018
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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Nov 12, 2018

The New Radicals' Gregg Alexander says he's got "7 to 10" completed albums he'll probably never release
The name Gregg Alexander may not ring a bell, but the sight of him in a floppy fisherman's hat probably would. Alexander was the one-man band behind The New Radicals, who created one of pop-rock's most enduring songs when they dropped hit single "You Only Get What You Give" 20 years ago. Alexander disbanded the group…

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Nov 12, 2018

What Are Your Favorite Slippers?
There is truly no worse feeling in winter than exiting your snug, warm bed only to have your bare feet touch frigid flooring. But cold weather doesn't have to mean cold toes if you have the right pair of cuddly slippers to shuffle around your house in. But which slippers are the coziest, softest, yet sturdiest of the…

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Nov 12, 2018

Sharon Jones deserves a better biography than the soulless Long Slow Train
"What is soul?" George Clinton asks in the song of the same name, the final track on Funkadelic's eponymous 1970 debut album. "I don't know," his bandmates shout-answer through plumes of extraterrestrial pot smoke. "Soul," Clinton responds, "is a ham hock in your cornflakes." "Soul," he adds in the next verse, "is the…

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Nov 12, 2018

Here are the ways you're damaging your ears—and things you can do to protect your hearing
One of the central storylines of A Star Is Born is Jackson Maine's (Bradley Cooper) struggle with hearing loss and tinnitus, made worse by the fact that he's a famous musician who performs live concerts and exposes himself to loud sounds on a daily basis. While most of us aren't famous musicians playing shows every…

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Nov 12, 2018

Here's how you're damaging your ears—and what you can do to protect them
One of the central storylines of A Star Is Born is Jackson Maine's (Bradley Cooper) struggle with hearing loss and tinnitus, made worse by the fact that he's a musician who performs live concerts and exposes himself to loud sounds on a daily basis. While most of us aren't famous musicians playing shows every night,…

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Nov 12, 2018

How to Get All Your Local Media Files Streaming to a Chromebook
While you can replace a lot of desktop apps with online equivalents when using a Chromebook—and even run Linux apps—you can't exactly transfer your local media library wholesale from Windows or macOS to your thin and light laptop. Here are some of the smartest ways to take your media library anywhere.


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Nov 12, 2018

Aerosmith's Joe Perry hospitalized after collapsing backstage at Billy Joel concert
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry collapsed on Saturday night after joining Billy Joel for a performance of "Walk This Way" at Madison Square Garden. The 68-year old rocker was apparently suffering from breathing problems, and paramedics reportedly inserted a tracheal tube down his throat before rushing him to a…

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Nov 12, 2018

Ryan Reynolds is Detective Pikachu, because 2019 will apparently be stranger than 2018
"Ryan Reynolds will be starring as Pikachu" is never a sentence one would expect to write in earnest, but as both 2018 and Ryan Reynolds' diverse career have proven, anything is truly possible.


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Nov 12, 2018

Pose director Silas Howard tapped for gay-conversion horror movie Moonshadow
The idea of gay conversion therapy has served as fodder for satire (Brüno, But I'm A Cheerleader) and drama, with 2018 serving as host to two heart-rending tales of the practice in The Miseducation Of Cameron Post and Boy Erased. Now, it will unfold in a genre that's perhaps most indicative of its dehumanizing…

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Nov 12, 2018

R.I.P. Stan Lee
Stan Lee, comics-industry legend and co-creator of such timeless characters as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, Thor, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four, has died. The Hollywood Reporter confirms the news. He was 95.

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Nov 12, 2018

Megyn Kelly's absence makes Today 's ratings grow fonder
As you may recall, back in October, after a little over a year of falling ratings and growing controversy, the Today show parted ways with third-hour host Megyn Kelly. The former Fox News personality went too far in her defense of blackface as a legitimate Halloween option, and was shown the door by both the show and …

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Nov 12, 2018

Rival marching bands perform Game Of Thrones routine, manage to avoid wide-scale bloodshed
The proud warriors of House Michigan and House Penn State are engaged in a bloody war for control of the realm of college football. While the fighting between the two contestants, banners flying Penn State's mighty lion and Michigan's wolverine sigils, was fierce, a half-time break saw something of a truce emerge…

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Nov 12, 2018

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina inviting Satan and Santa to its surprise Christmas episode
Netflix is leaning hard into the holidays this year, releasing a veritable slew of yuletide content to distract you from the fact that nobody roasts chestnuts over an open fire anymore. The streamer got Kurt Russell, of all people, to don a snowy white beard for its upcoming The Christmas Chronicles, which lands on…

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Nov 12, 2018

Alex Trebek reveals the type of Jeopardy! contestant that bothers him
Over the years, there has been much debate over the "correct" way to play Jeopardy! One would think that, as the host of the show, Alex Trebek would have to stay out of these debates and remain an impartial witness to the contestants' various strategies. But, perhaps feeling emboldened by his upcoming retirement,…

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Nov 12, 2018

Chicago, let Creed II give you the eye of the tiger, early and for free
We're just a few weeks out from the release of Creed II, Michael B. Jordan's return to the cinematic boxing ring after the success of his 2015 crowdpleaser Creed. As the movie bobs and weaves its way ever closer to theaters, we find ourselves pondering a number of questions about this long-planned sequel to Jordan's…

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Nov 12, 2018

We Hate Movies details why Mike Myers' The Cat In The Hat sucks even more than we remember
Breakdances With Wolves is a powerful Native American-centered activism pod showcasing issues related to modern native identity that radiates an ethos of resolve and empowerment. After dissecting Elizabeth Warren's DNA test the week before, this episode leaves men off the mics and welcomes an all-women forum to…

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Nov 12, 2018

There were some weird, bad sequels to How The Grinch Stole Christmas
When the snarky billboards for Benedict Cumberbatch's 2018 Grinch reboot starting popping up in major cities, pretty much everybody had the same thought: "Do we really need to revisit this property again? The original is basically perfect." But fans of the 1966 TV special—written by Seuss himself, animated by Chuck…

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Nov 12, 2018

Jonah and the 'bots "binge the unbingeable binge" in the MST3K: The Gauntlet trailer
This strange and wonderful new world—a world where Mystery Science Theater 3000 is not only back, but more available than ever—only continues to get stranger and more wonderful. As we reported back in September, the show returns for its second season on Netflix (its 12th season overall) on November 22, the 3oth…

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Nov 12, 2018

Supergirl searches for answers to Krypton's mysteries in this exclusive
Following Brian Michael Bendis' takeover of DC's Superman line, the Supergirl ongoing series has been given a new direction courtesy of two of Bendis' pals, writer Marc Andreyko and artist Kevin Maguire. New villain Rogol Zaar claims he is responsible for the destruction of Supergirl's (and her cousin's) home planet…

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Nov 12, 2018

Neil Young blasts Trump after home destroyed by wildfire: "We are vulnerable because of climate change"
The Bachelor mansion isn't the only home on fire in California right now. In between reports of an ever-rising death toll—we're currently around 31—celebrities like Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus, Camille Grammer, and

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Nov 12, 2018

Accio Complete Harry Potter Film Collection For $40!
The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Crimes of Grindelwald, hits theaters this week, so there's never been a better time to catch up on the classic Harry Potter films. And — Merlin's beard! — it seems they're Harry Potter Film Collection For $40!', 'B005OCFHHK');window.ga('unique.send', 'event', 'Commerce', 'avclub - Accio Complete Harry Potter Film Collection For $40!', 'B005OCFHHK');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OCFHHK/?tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=9cfcb7dc9c86452a449831eca786680bf9e4cae7"available now on Blu-ray at Amazon for just 40 galleons, er, dollars. Act fast to…

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Nov 12, 2018

Black Friday Is Already Here For Samsung's Mid-Range 4K TVs
If you've had your eye on Samsung's 8000-series TVs, which are the company's best non-QLED sets this year, their Black Friday discounts are already live. Every size (55", 65",

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Nov 12, 2018

Idris Elba opened a cocktail bar in London, let's price check flights to Heathrow
Idris Elba, O.B.E. and newly-crowned Sexiest Man Alive, has opened a 60-seat cocktail bar in London. Wait, come back! We haven't even told you where to find it yet!

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Nov 12, 2018

Here's what we know about the new Men In Black movie
Seven years after 2012's Men In Black 3, a pair of new agents—Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson—will suit up to protect the world from some of its strangest extraterrestrial threats. We're excited to see the Thor: Ragnarok stars back in action, but we don't want to wait until 2019. The A.V. Club partnered with IMDB…

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Nov 12, 2018

George R.R. Martin admits he's "struggling" with The Winds of Winter
George R.R. Martin's been living a life of champagne wishes and caviar dreams since HBO turned Game Of Thrones into a cultural phenomenon, hobnobbing with celebrities and inking TV deals as if there isn't an unfinished manuscript gathering dust on his Wordstar 4.0. He's shared sample chapters from his upcoming The…

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Nov 12, 2018

Your first look at Toy Story 4 stars Tony Hale as a spork having an existential crisis
Toy Story 3 provided a pretty definitive ending to one of the most beloved animated series in history, and so its upcoming fourth installment has set its sights on a whole new narrative built around new toys, new locations, and new characters. To wit: This teaser, which leans heavily on the nostalgic sight of Buzz…

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Nov 12, 2018

Jeff Tweedy shows a lot of himself in his memoir, just not what you'd expect
There's a single line that's tossed off midway through Jeff Tweedy's new memoir that effectively sums up the entire book: "I just like writing songs." Those five words come in a chapter in which the Wilco frontman discusses his writing process. He constructs the music first and then adds gibberish to help discern the…

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Nov 12, 2018

No need to hide your cats, that ALF reboot is dead
Humanity can rest easy today, for news has come that reminds us of our place at the top of the evolutionary scale. Aliens from the planet Melmac may indeed have developed technology that allows them to travel between worlds, but they apparently haven't mastered the ability to secure a network pilot pickup.

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Nov 12, 2018

R.I.P. Douglas Rain, voice of HAL 9000
Variety reports that Douglas Rain, the actor who memorably voiced the terrifyingly polite HAL 9000 in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Oddysey has died at the age of 90. According to the Stratford Festival, which Rain co-founded in 1972, he died of natural causes in Stratford, Ontario.

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Nov 12, 2018

Monday's Best Deals: Anker Projector, CamelBak, Crayola, and More
Anker car accessories, a Philips indoor smokeless grill, and the

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Nov 12, 2018

io9 The Walking Dead Gets Another Fresh Start, But With a Much Worse Result | Kotaku First Set Image
io9 The Walking Dead Gets Another Fresh Start, But With a Much Worse Result | Kotaku First Set Images Of Hollywood's Monster Hunter Movie | Jalopnik At $8,495, Would This Armored 1990 Jeep Wagoneer Limited Prove a Safe Bet? | Lifehacker 

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Nov 12, 2018

What are you reading in November?
In our monthly book club, we discuss whatever we happen to be reading and ask everyone in the comments to do the same. What Are You Reading This Month?

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Nov 12, 2018

Why Wouldn't You Buy the Complete Cowboy Bebop Series For $10?
Even if you aren't usually into anime, it's worth giving Cowboy Bebop Series For $10?', 'B00R2KKBLY');window.ga('unique.send', 'event', 'Commerce', 'avclub - Why Wouldn't You Buy the Complete Cowboy Bebop Series For $10?', 'B00R2KKBLY');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/Cowboy-Bebop-Complete-Series/dp/B00R2KKBLY?tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=6009e877640f01d9d8d18b17593c9f1f5d29f1e0"Cowboy Bebop a try, especially when you can get the entire series for a mere $10. This deal is through Amazon's digital video storefront, and includes all 26 episodes in HD, which normally sell for $3 each.

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Nov 12, 2018

John Oliver wades into Trump's thoroughly un-drained swamp on Last Week Tonight
One of the unique benefits of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight approach to the late-night political comedy scene is his willingness and ability to pick a single, illustrative issue and descend into it, all the way to the murky bottom. Sure, any old person with eyes, a social media presence, and a functioning central…

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Nov 12, 2018

Bob's Burgers asks, "What if Collateral were about quilts?"
Bob's Burgers has a hell of a track record with episodes built around birthday parties and Bob driving around. The first season's "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?", a solid contender for the most over-punctuated title in television history, was the episode where the show truly snapped into focus, as Bob driving an unlicensed taxi…

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Nov 12, 2018

Tonight's Legends is called "Wet Hot American Bummer"—are you not entertained?
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Monday, November 12. All times are Eastern. 

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Nov 12, 2018

Supergirl channels X-Men and Ghostbusters as it goes under the dome
If you like genre shows then boy does Supergirl have an episode for you! "Parasite Lost" feels a bit like an episode where Supergirl throws everything at the wall and hopes at least some of it sticks. That includes opening with an entirely superfluous rooftop garden party sequence because…

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Nov 11, 2018

Charmed makes its biggest play yet but trips on its rushed pacing
"Other Woman" presents the most emotionally devastating scene Charmed has ever taken on. When it becomes clear that Niko has been targeted by a shapeshifter—a demonic super-assassin who will stop at nothing once it has a target—Mel makes a huge decision. She seeks out a spell to erase Niko from her life, altering…

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Nov 11, 2018

Shadowhunters is the best show of 2018, at least according to The People's Choice Awards
One could argue that the last few years haven't been great for people choosing things, give or take a recent flip in a certain house full of representatives, but the one thing we can always count on when it comes to people choosing things is The People's Choice Awards. For years, it's been one of the few award shows…

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Nov 11, 2018

Outlander continues to center whiteness as it confronts slavery
Penniless and recently traumatized by a violent robbery, Claire, Jamie, and company arrive at Jamie's aunt Jocasta's plantation a bit weary but also strangely recovered from the incident. Jamie dwells on it for a bit, punishes himself for being too trusting. But then they've moved on to the next phase of their…

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Nov 11, 2018

The Walking Dead tries to start again, but Rick Grimes' shadow lingers on
For the second time in a single season, The Walking Dead has jumped forward in time, established a new state of affairs, and hoped fans would go along for the ride. The first time it pulled this stunt, in the season premiere, it was refreshing and sharp. The second time? Less so.

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Nov 11, 2018

Moe gets his heart broken again, but The Simpsons can't make us care this time
How invested should we be in Moe's happiness? Springfield's worst barkeep and intermittent stalker creepo is traditionally played for a joke, specifically as a collection of disreputable businessman tropes and depressive, lonely guy dark comedy. "Looks like it's suicide again for me," might be Moe's motto, going back…

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Nov 11, 2018

Doctor Who delivers a moving history lesson about the Partition of India
"Rosa," the first historical story of the season, made me cry about the heroism of a real-life woman. "Demons Of The Punjab," the season's second historical episode, made me cry about the humanistic mission of a fictional alien race. It's a quintessentially Doctor Who idea that after suffering the…

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Nov 11, 2018

15 years after getting booed, Michael Moore got a chance to finish his Oscar speech
In 2003, the American public wasn't quite ready to recognize the idea that George W. Bush was a monster who had thrown the country—and partly the world—into an endless and meaningless war in Iraq, which Michael Moore discovered when he used his acceptance speech for Bowling For Columbine's Best Documentary Academy…

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Nov 11, 2018

Shocking new study says that people really like Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
For years, Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been ignored by the Marvel Cinematic Universe that birthed it, with Agent Coulson's resurrection and the rise of Chloe Bennet's Inhuman hero Quake having absolutely no impact on the larger movie universe—despite the fact that Iron Man and Captain America would probably be…

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Nov 11, 2018

Homecoming ends with a phone call, a fight, and a familiar face
There are often much easier answers to the big questions on TV than there are in life. Most of us spend years looking for certainty, reassurance, some psychological clue that we're doing...the right thing, the safe thing, whatever. Homecoming is a reminder: Even dreams have unexpected ends.

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Nov 11, 2018

Tell us about your pop culture weekend: November 9-11
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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Nov 11, 2018

Ennio Morricone has now denied ever criticizing Quentin Tarantino and the Oscars
Recently, Playboy Germany published a brief interview with film composer Ennio Morricone in which he dismissed Quentin Tarantino as a "cretin" whose films are "trash." This was a surprising slam, since Morricone earned his first non-honorary Oscar for his work on Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, but Playboy Germany also…

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Nov 11, 2018

Author Daniel Kraus watched a long-lost George Romero movie, but you can't see it (yet)
At the beginning of October, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero teased that she was working on a plan to release a little-seen film that her late husband, iconic filmmaker George Romero, had filmed in 1973. She wouldn't say much else, but now author Daniel Kraus has had a chance to see the long-buried film, and he is extremely …

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AV Club Films
Nov 11, 2018

Ennio Morricone talks shit about Tarantino, dismisses America's pompous Oscar bullshit
Legendary composer Ennio Morricone, the man behind all the music you hum when you find yourself in a Wild West standoff, seems to be a bit of a grump. A few years ago, he denounced virtually the entirety of modern film soundtracks, saying he has "suffered a lot" from watching movies that hire "amateur" composers who…

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AV Club Films
Nov 11, 2018

Meet Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh who men tried to erase from history
With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you're throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to determine what sources in the historical record the Bangles used in their song "Walk Like an Egyptian."

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AV Club Films
Nov 11, 2018

Sunday's Best Deals: Pressure Washer, Egg Cooker, Adjustable Dumbbells, and More
A pressure washer Gold Box, a Breville smart oven, and an

AV Club Films
Nov 11, 2018

Sphero's Tiny App-Controlled Rolling Robot Is Just $35 Today
You know Sphero's rolling BB-8 droid toy? It's based on their original app-controlled robot ball, which is a little less charming, but also way cheaper at just $35. Just connect your phone, and you can control the ball with an onscreen joystick, your phone's accelerometer, or even, uh, your facial expression.

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AV Club Films
Nov 11, 2018

SNL's Pete Davidson eats crow for mocking wounded vet Dan Crenshaw, who delivers more in person
Last week, Pete Davidson took a passing shot at the appearance of wounded former Navy SEAL and current Texas Republican Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw. Specifically, he made a joke about how Crenshaw's eyepatch (received when an IED blew up in his face during Crenshaw's third combat tour in Iraq) made him look like a…

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AV Club Films
Nov 11, 2018

Liev Schreiber lends some sneaky comic gravitas to Saturday Night Live
"If you end up laughing tonight, cool."


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AV Club Films
Nov 11, 2018

The love lives of the Charmed Ones are in for some toil and trouble
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Sunday, November 11. All times are Eastern. 


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AV Club Films
Nov 10, 2018

Common won't be back for John Wick 3, which sucks
Fans of the John Wick franchise know that there are really only two ways a violent confrontation with Baba Yaga can end: Either he shoots you in the head—he shoots so many fucking people in the head!—or, if you're a featured player, he does that thing where he stabs you, then pulls you real close so he can whisper all …

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AV Club Films
Nov 10, 2018

Trump White House pays tribute to America's glorious history of old dead white dudes
Every few years since the 1960s, the White House has taken time out of its busy schedule to pick out a group of distinguished American citizens—artists, scientists, poets, etc.—to name as the recipients of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, one of the highest governmental honors in American civilian life. Often, it's…

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AV Club Films
Nov 10, 2018

Get an Echo Dot For $1 When You Sign Up For an Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial
I know what you're thinking. It's probably something like, "This deal is too good to be true." But, seriously, it's as real as it gets. Here's how to take advantage of it: First, follow this Amazon link to enter the promo code DOT1 where indicated and start your Amazon Music Unlimited 30-day free trial. Next, add the…

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AV Club Films
Nov 10, 2018

Marvel is trying to get Infinity War a little Oscars love, too
Between the three Marvel Cinematic Universe movies Disney released in theaters in 2018, it's easy to slot each of them into a set of pretty simply defined critical roles. Black Panther is the big prestige picture, helmed by an up-and-coming directing star, tackling complicated emotional and political themes, and…

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AV Club Films
Nov 10, 2018

Cracking toast, comrade: Aardman Animations belongs to the workers now
In a move that we can't help seeing as ironic—given how many poor factory workers the bumbling inventor has presumably put out of work over the years with his relentless, Rube Goldbergian drive toward automation—it seems that Wallace and Gromit (or at least the studio that makes their movies) now belong to the…

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AV Club Films
Nov 10, 2018

Donald reunites with his old Three Caballeros compadres in a wildly fun and visually impressive DuckTales
If you're in the know, you'd be aware that there is already a new show called The Three Caballeros that's airing overseas right now. And if you're really in the know, you'd be aware of the illicit locations on the web of where to find episodes of said show. And if you're really, really in the know, you would have…

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AV Club Films
Nov 10, 2018

J. B. Smoove is going to promote Curb in this season 10 trailer, whether Larry David wants him to or not
Given that it's a show based entirely around finding the borders and barriers of polite society, then dumping a bowl of soup all over them while loudly yelling "Fuck!" in front of their kids, it's not surprising that the marketing for Curb Your Enthusiasm might explore that same transgression-friendly territory.…

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AV Club Films
Nov 10, 2018

The task at the center of this mobile game is simple yet satisfying
When it comes to my mobile games, I favor simplicity of structure above almost all else. Something to play on the train, in a dentist waiting room, in those few moments in bed before sleep, in which no real thought is required beyond the instantly dismissible attention time required to solve a puzzle—be it lexical,…

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AV Club Films
Nov 10, 2018

With one episode left, Homecoming exposes its wounded heart
"I deserve to be punished. Don't I?"

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AV Club Films
Nov 10, 2018

Saturday's Best Deals: Dyson, Dining Furniture, Biometric Safe, and More
Walmart-exclusive routers, men's and women's Uniqlo jackets, and a

AV Club Films
Nov 10, 2018

Carey Mulligan, Homecoming, and the most haunting song lyrics: The A.V. Club's best 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
Nov 09, 2018

Michelle Yeoh is in talks for her own Star Trek spin-off
[Note: This article discusses plot details from the first season of Star Trek: Discovery.]

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AV Club Films
Nov 09, 2018

In a potent, prickly episode, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend feels like a musical again
To try to break down Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's songs into two or three categories is a fool's errand. There are well over 100 at this point, and if you call one a parody and another an "I want" song, what of the parodies that are also "I want" songs? And if those are the three categories, then what about "I want" songs…

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AV Club Films
Nov 09, 2018

The Bachelor mansion is on fire
California faces a series of serious and deadly wildfires today (and, really, all this past year), with blazes in areas across the state already consuming more than 100,000 acres of land. Among the areas affected, THR reports, are a number that have been used in the past for film and TV production, including ranch…

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