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Jul 05, 2022

Natalia Dyer weighs in on Nancy's love life on Stranger Things
With the literally cataclysmic circumstances of Stranger Things' fourth season, it's hard to believe the Duffer Brothers managed to circle back to the Steve-Nancy-Jonathan love triangle. Then again, this was a season of multiple hours-long episodes, so they had a lot of time to retread familiar territory.

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Jul 05, 2022

Ashley Thomas tapped to star in new Hulu family drama Black Cake
Them's Ashley Thomas will soon tackle a very different kind of horror onscreen. The actor has been tapped to play the male lead in Hulu's upcoming family drama Black Cake, per Deadline.

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Jul 05, 2022

John Turturro reveals that his grandmother died after a botched abortion
Like so many, John Turturro has a personal connection to the protections offered by Roe v. Wade—and strong feelings about the Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn the ruling. Decades before the landmark 1973 decision, which guaranteed a federal right to abortion, Turturro revealed his grandmother Rosa died…

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Jul 05, 2022

Halsey pens essay in response to Roe v. Wade reversal: "My abortion saved my life"
Following the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, which rescinded the constitutional right to an abortion in the United States, Vogue has published a series of essays on the subject. Adding her voice to the chorus of outrage, Halsey shared a reflection on her own experience with the subject.

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Jul 05, 2022

Star athlete Joey Chestnut overcomes injury, COVID, and protester to defend hot dog eating record
Warrior poet and American athletic icon Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has once again shown the world that he is not to be messed with. In past years, he's been content to intimidate pigs, cows, chickens, and, presumably, raccoon anuses through heroic displays of processed meat devouring at the annual July 4th weekend Nathan's…

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Jul 05, 2022

26 best TV shows streaming on Prime Video
Are you really making the most out of your Amazon Prime subscription? Sure, you've got paper towels and cat litter coming in like clockwork. But if you're not regularly combing through the service's streaming catalog, then you're missing out on hundreds of hours of killer TV. Since getting into the original-content…

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Jul 05, 2022

In Both Sides Of The Blade, a love triangle fails to connect
Claire Denis' Both Sides Of The Blade contains at least one cinematic first. While this is far from the only movie shot during COVID that acknowledged the worldwide pandemic (does Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn hold the record for "most PPE in a motion picture?"), this is possibly the first to use the application of a…

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Jul 05, 2022

Tom Hanks says he doesn't "understand" why Tim Allen didn't voice Buzz in Lightyear
Count Tom Hanks among the Buzz Lightyear truthers for whom Chris Evans just doesn't make the cut. In a new interview, Hanks expresses his confusion over the fact that Tim Allen did not return to voice the brawny astronaut in Lightyear that he originated in 1995's Toy Story.

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Jul 05, 2022

The Duffer Brothers say the Stranger Things spin-off is "1000% different" from the original
When we finally say goodbye to the gang from Hawkins in the Stranger Things finale, it really will be goodbye—even with a spinoff looming on the horizon. The Duffer Brothers already hinted that the spinoff will go in an unexpected direction, but during their appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, they stress…

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Jul 05, 2022

Behind the rise of "Gentleminions," the teenagers wearing suits to go see the new Minions movie
Almost a decade since they first squeezed loose from the grip of the Despicable Me movies' framework to become marquee stars in their own right, the Minions have returned once more to conquer global cinema. Not content to simply sit and watch a series of eerily smooth, jaundiced testicle-creatures chatter about…

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Jul 05, 2022

David Harbour offers his two cents on the post-MCU film industry
Although some see the MCU as the Thanos of today's film industry, David Harbour doesn't think the superhero-movie business is the only big bad hurting cinematic diversity.

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Jul 05, 2022

Paul Haggis' house arrest ends after 16 days amid assault investigation
Filmmaker Paul Haggis has been released from house arrest in Italy after 16 days, according to a new Variety report. An investigation into charges concerning the alleged sexual assault of a 28-year-old woman over the course of two days continues, though Haggis maintains his innocence in the matter.

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Jul 05, 2022

Tatiana Maslany cites musician Sophie as inspiration for She-Hulk
Marvel's onscreen superhero pantheon has seen every kind of character under the sun-except for She-Hulk, according to Tatiana Maslany. In fact, Jennifer Walters "really is the antithesis of most superhero narratives," the Orphan Black alum tells Empire.

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Jul 05, 2022

James Cameron has heard quite enough from Avatar runtime haters
In the era of the Great American TV Binge Watch, James Cameron is sick of hearing complaints about his three-hour epics. Now that it's socially acceptable to devour a days worth of Stranger Things episodes the second they're released, the Avatar: The Way of Water director doesn't want any more flack for his runtimes.

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Jul 05, 2022

Netflix greenlights "Groundhog Day-esque" Swedish comedy One More Time
Bill Murray fans with a taste for foreign cinema got awfully lucky this morning. Netflix has ordered a new comedy from Swedish director Jonatan Etzler that has a "Groundhog Day-esque" plot, per Deadline. Hedda Stiernstedt of HBO's Beforeigners is set to star.

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Jul 05, 2022

Thor: Love And Thunder trades on Chris Hemsworth's charm, and tests Taika Waititi's
If Taika Waititi is in imminent danger of overexposure, he's mitigated the coming backlash (thus far, anyway) by delivering one project after another that lives up to, or exceeds, the expectations of its intended audience. Thor: Love And Thunder revisits the cheeky, sentimental tone of the nearly universally beloved …

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Jul 05, 2022

Stranger Things' fifth season will have (mostly) shorter episodes, promise the Duffer Brothers
You wouldn't know it from the way fans binge-watched every episode in record time, but Stranger Things' fourth season was its longest yet. One might expect the Duffer Brothers to go even more supersized for the fifth and final season, but on a new episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, they pledge to make episodes…

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Jul 05, 2022

The 100 best Marvel characters ranked: 80-61
The A.V. Club's countdown of the top 100 Marvel characters continues today with a look at the heroes, sidekicks and villains who were placed from 80-61. Read on to see where the likes of War Machine, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, and Drax the Destroyer land on this portion of our list.

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Jul 05, 2022

It's Bunny Folger's world (for one day) in Only Murders In The Building
At the risk of starting another recap with an Oliver Putnam quote (can you blame me?), here goes nothing: "What would your last day on Earth look like?" he asks his podcast listeners. It's an intense question to be sure (sound off in the comments if you've pondered an answer for yourself), and Only Murders In The…

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Jul 04, 2022

Becoming Elizabeth's Tom Cullen on his "charming," "heinous" real-life character
[Editor's note: This interview contains spoilers from the first four episodes of Becoming Elizabeth.] 


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Jul 04, 2022

Christian Bale on Thor and Batman
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Jul 04, 2022

Psychic comedy Maggie might just have a bright future
"If you could gaze into the future, you might think life would be a breeze … but it's not that easy." We learned that from the original millennial television psychic Raven Baxter, but that sentiment may as well have come from the star of new Hulu series Maggie (whose high school classmates used to call her "That's So…

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Jul 04, 2022

The 100 best Marvel characters ranked: 100-81
Since long before it was officially a cinematic universe, Marvel has been a pillar of pop culture, not simply telling stories (some well-established, others wholly original) that entertained audiences across the globe, but inspiring them through characters, ideas, and even values. Given Marvel's expansive pantheon,…

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Jul 03, 2022

Westworld continues to pull us back in
We're going back! We're going back!


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Jul 03, 2022

Ricky Martin denies domestic abuse allegations
A restraining order has been filed against Ricky Martin in Puerto Rico, with People reporting that an unidentified person has accused him of domestic abuse and had petitioned for a court to grant the protection order. The accuser did not initially go to the police, but the Puerto Rico police have gotten involved in…

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Jul 03, 2022

Minions: The Rise Of Gru is top ba-na-na at the July 4 weekend box office
After last week's stunning duel between Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis, with not even $200 separating first and second place at the weekend box office, a true champion has arrived to shut both of those movies down with a devastating show of force. We're talking about Minions: The Rise Of Gru, the sequel to the spin-off…

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Jul 03, 2022

News from Anime Expo: A Trigun Stampede trailer and updates on new seasons of FLCL
Los Angeles' big Anime Expo is happening this weekend, and while there's certainly a ton of anime-related fun to be had, at least two bits of news came out that will be of particular interest to anyone who grew up watching anime on Adult Swim: Production I.G shared new details on the two new seasons of FLCL (titled …

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Jul 03, 2022

Daniels say tease for Everything Everywhere All At Once sequel was just a joke
Daniels, the directing duo also known as Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert that made the excellent Everything Everywhere All At Once, have taken to Twitter to deny a story going around about a supposed pitch for a sequel to their mind-bending multiverse film. That story, which was written up by IndieWire, originally…

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Jul 03, 2022

What's the best movie to watch on the Fourth of July?
This week, as America prepares to celebrate its independence, our question for the The A.V. Club staff is holiday-specific:

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Jul 03, 2022

What's on TV this week—series premieres of Maggie and Moonhaven
Welcome to What's On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here's what you need to watch from Sunday, July 3 to Thursday, July 7. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of What's On drops on Fridays.]


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Jul 02, 2022

Kim Fields on Living Single
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Jul 02, 2022

Mr. Malcolm's List stars Freida Pinto and Sope Dirisu on "fighting the good fight" of representation
Were Jane Austen alive today, she'd surely be first in line for a ticket to Mr. Malcolm's List. Not only because it's a Regency Era romantic comedy in the vein of her most beloved stories, but because it's led by women in front of and behind the camera; Emma Holly Jones directs this original story from Suzanne Allain,…

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Jul 02, 2022

Stranger Things power rankings: Who won season 4?
[Editor's note: This piece discusses the plot of Stranger Things season four.]  

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Jul 02, 2022

The 52 most important American independent movies
What makes an independent film? The question has never had a straightforward answer, and the cultural criteria that define an indie has changed over the decades. But by and large, it has always been something that couldn't have been made within the Hollywood system. In our attempt to assemble a list of the most…

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Jul 01, 2022

Behold: the best episode of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars so far this season
As the competition enters its final stretch, a final top four has finally emerged. Jaida leads the pack with three stars, with Jinkx, Trinity, and Yvie following with two each. The remaining four queens have a star each. Of course, it must be qualified with the fact that Yvie and Jaida both benefited from a charity…

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Jul 01, 2022

How Gravity Falls changed animated TV for the better
Ten years ago last month (on June 15, 2012, to be precise), Alex Hirsch took us on the first of many eerie and hilarious journeys in Gravity Falls, the paranormal town where tween twins Dipper (voiced by Jason Ritter) and Mabel Pines (Kristen Schaal) were shipped to stay with their Grunkle Stan (Hirsch) for the…

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Jul 01, 2022

Code Name Banshee's assassin story lacks creative firepower
If and when extraterrestrials ever conduct a full quantitative inventory and analysis of our filmed entertainment, assassins would definitely fall into the category of occupational statistical overrepresentation, and probably merit some red-flag questions about humankind's cultural preoccupation.


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Jul 01, 2022

The Forgiven puts Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain at the center of a tense culture clash
Moments of casual bigotry foreshadow the tragic event that kicks off The Forgiven: a bickering couple, driving into the desert for their friends' party, hit a young fossil seller with their car, killing him. It's an act of unintentional violence, but one colored by the inescapable facts that the couple are rich white…

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Jul 01, 2022

Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar on making his Hollywood debut in Ms. Marvel
In the fourth episode of Disney 's Ms. Marvel, which dropped this week, Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) visits her homeland of Karachi, Pakistan, to seek answers from her grandmother about an ancestor's superpowered bangle. While there, she's surprised to get filled in on her origins by Waleed (Farhan Akhtar), the bearded,…

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Jul 01, 2022

Stranger Things ends season 4 with one hell of an explosive, emotional bang
[Editor's note: This review discusses the plot of Stranger Things season four, volume two in detail. Watch the episodes before reading on.]  

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Jul 01, 2022

Kate Bush, the real star of Stranger Things' fourth season, reacts to the finale
Sorry Sadie Sink, but now that we've seen all of Stranger Things' fourth season, we can safely say that Kate Bush was the true breakout star this time around.

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Jul 01, 2022

Sigourney Weaver is playing a brand new, youthful character in Avatar: The Way Of Water
If there's one thing that the Avatar movies are about-besides, uh, environmentalism and imperialism and all that good stuff-it's pushing the boundaries of film technology. James Cameron may be the foremost expert in movie magic, and for his next trick, he'll turn a 72-year-old actor into a teenager.

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Jul 01, 2022

Busy Philipps arrested while protesting the overturn of Roe v. Wade
Busy Philipps was arrested outside of the Supreme Court on Thursday, June 30, during a protest against the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The Girls5Eva actor was participating in a sit-down action organized by Planned Parenthood Action Fund and other organizations.

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Jul 01, 2022

Friends creator donates $4M due to "guilt" and embarrassment over the show's lack of diversity
Marta Kauffman, co-creator of Friends and Grace And Frankie, revealed to the Los Angeles Times that she's donated $4 million to the African and American Studies Department at Brandeis University—her alma mater. The endowment comes as she discusses, in the interview, feeling "guilt" due to Friends lack of diversity.

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Jul 01, 2022

What to watch on Netflix: 23 best TV shows streaming right now
We're not statisticians by any means (wait, what do those do again?), but by our count, Netflix adds approximately a billion titles every month. That's a lot of shows to sift through. So we got our TV-addled brains together to highlight what's coming (and going) each month, not to mention a bunch of series we just…

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Jul 01, 2022

Former American Idol finalist Anoop Desai joins the cast of What We Do In The Shadows
Anoop Desai is headed to Staten Island. As reported by Deadline, the onetime American Idol finalist is set to appear on the upcoming fourth season of What We Do In The Shadows in a "major recurring role" and will be seen in six out of ten episodes.

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Jul 01, 2022

Steve Carell on the genius of the Minions
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Jul 01, 2022

Peacock parts ways with its Field Of Dreams series
Field Of Dreams has been put out to pasture over at Peacock, according to a new Deadline report. The series (based on the 1989 film starring Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta) was given a straight-to-series order in August of last year, but was dropped "abruptly" from the streamer's roster. Universal TV is reportedly now…

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Jul 01, 2022

Netflix reportedly crashed right after Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 dropped
Even after splitting up this season of Stranger Things into a two-part binge, Netflix still found itself with quite the hangover. Users reported that last night, shortly after the final episodes of the series dropped, the streamer briefly crashed due to the flood of viewers trying to access the sci-fi juggernaut…

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Jul 01, 2022

Tessa Thompson feels "really good" about how Valkyrie's sexuality is portrayed in Thor: Love And Thunder
Tessa Thompson has been a champion of Valkyrie's sexuality from the beginning, but wouldn't you know, Marvel deemed a scene confirming it too "distracting" in Thor: Ragnarok. But the MCU has gotten a bit more gay since then, so does Thor: Love And Thunder finally let the Asgardian warrior be out and proud?

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Jul 01, 2022

The Princess fumbles Joey King's coronation as an action star
A yawningly simplistic and roundly inconsequential action movie, The Princess lacks, on a narrative level, the certitude and clarity of purpose of its title character. Devoid of any attendant sense of even manufactured adventure, the result is something that is neither fish nor fowl—too generic for most genre fans,…

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Jul 01, 2022

Let's get ready for Love And Thunder with Mighty Thor in Marvel's Avengers
Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

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Jul 01, 2022

5 things you have to watch on TV this weekend
Welcome to the weekend edition of What's On. Here are the big things happening on TV from Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekly What's On will publish on Sundays.]


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Jul 01, 2022

For All Mankind gives us a thrilling drag race in space
Space travel is so cool. The god-like views, the way everything syncs so well to pop music, the knowledge that history is being made. Yeah, it's great—until you get incinerated in an automated engine blast, or crushed by a ship rolling over your body, or your visor is shattered by a cable whipping crazily in the void.…

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Jun 30, 2022

Matthew Modine talks Stranger Things
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Jun 30, 2022

Apple announces the cast for its Godzilla show
Way at the beginning of this year, Apple TV announced that it was developing a TV series spin-off of Legendary's MonsterVerse movies—i.e. the ones with Godzilla and/or King Kong that culminated with last year's delightful Godzilla Vs. Kong. At the time, all we knew was that it would focus on "one family's journey to…

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Jun 30, 2022

Gemma Chan starring in Netflix time travel series from Shawn Levy's production company
Gemma Chan, one of only a few actors to play multiple different characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is leveraging her success in superhero movies by starring in an upcoming Netflix limited series about time travel. The show is based on The Moon Represents My Heart, the not-yet-published debut novel from…

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Jun 30, 2022

Even more Ezra Miller allegations emerge, this time from abroad
Few pop culture stories are more baffling than Ezra Miller's current reign of apparent terror, which spans continents and threatens multiple billion-dollar film franchises. Following recent reports of alleged brainwashing and a farm full of guns (!!!), a new Variety piece explores additional accusations that occurred…

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Jun 30, 2022

Simon Helberg joins the cast of Rian Johnson's Poker Face
The list of recognizable faces populating the world of Rian Johnson's Poker Face just got longer. As reported by Variety, Simon Helberg will be joining the upcoming murder mystery series on Peacock.


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Jun 30, 2022

What queer TV storyline have you loved recently?
The A.V. Club is marking the end of Pride Month (which we've toasted by, among other things, sounding off on the Disney Channel Original Movies that made us realize we were queer and listing 22 great LGBTQ video games) with an AVQ&A that asks: What are your favorite queer storylines on TV recently? There's been a…

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Jun 30, 2022

Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, and Claire Foy to star in Andrew Haigh's Strangers
Weekend and Lean On Pete director Andrew Haigh has put together the ensemble for his next feature, Strangers. Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Claire Foy, and Rocketman's Jamie Bell are all set to star in the feature loosely based on the award-winning novel by Taichi Yamada.


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Jun 30, 2022

Lena Headey is being sued over her axed Thor: Love And Thunder role
Imagine getting cut from a movie and still getting sued for it?! That baffling scenario is what's happening to Lena Headey, whose role in Thor: Love And Thunder is one of the many bits on the cutting room floor.

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Jun 30, 2022

Amazon wins bidding war for Nick Jonas/Glen Powell buddy comedy from Marry Me's Kat Coiro
Not to be outdone by a certain British boy who used to be part of a famous band and now still usually sings but sometimes also acts, American boy Nick Jonas (who is known for singing and also acting) is getting a pretty sizable vote of confidence from the folks at Amazon Studios. According to Deadline, Amazon has won…

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Jun 30, 2022

Vince Staples, Myles Bullock join the White Men Can't Jump reboot
Can white men jump? Can't they? Whatever the answer may be, Vince Staples and Myles Bullock are prepared for a hands-on investigation. The pair are the latest to join the cast of 20th Century Fox's upcoming White Men Can't Jump reboot, Deadline reports.

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Jun 30, 2022

Dune: Part Two's release date gets pushed back one month
It looks like we will just have to wait a little longer than originally anticipated for Dune: Part Two, as Warner Bros. moves its release day from October 20, 2023 to November 17, 2023.

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Jun 30, 2022

Cameron Diaz is back, here are 5 of her most memorable roles
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Jun 30, 2022

Apple releases first look at Michael Douglas in still-untitled Benjamin Franklin series
It has become pretty clear in recent… centuries that the whole United States Of America thing has been a disappointing and protracted failure, but there's still a fun novelty in looking back at the wacky idiots who got us into this mess by failing to put "women should be able to make decisions about their own bodies"…

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Jun 30, 2022

A radio station in Vancouver played Rage Against The Machine on repeat for hours
After three DJs were laid off at Vancouver radio station KiSS 104.9 FM, it initially appeared an unidentified remaining employee only had one thing on their mind: Rage (Against The Machine.) Yesterday, the pop rock and contemporary station played a censored version of the band's song "Killing In The Name" over, and…

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Jun 30, 2022

Winona Ryder fact-checks the Duffer Brothers' '80s references for Stranger Things
Stranger Things is chock-full of so many '80s pop culture references that it's hard to keep track—unless you're Winona Ryder, who apparently has an encyclopedic knowledge of film, music, books, and beyond.

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Jun 30, 2022

Beck wishes he had let "Weird Al" Yankovic parody "Loser"
Even a long, fulfilling career is bound to have its share of regrets. For Beck, one such misstep has haunted him for well over two decades: not allowing "Weird Al" Yankovic to parody his 1994 breakout hit "Loser."


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Jun 30, 2022

Taika Waititi is officially "trying to write" his Star Wars feature
With Taika Waititi's Star Wars film tentatively slated for a late 2023 release, which will mark a new installment of the franchise universe, the writer-director has an update for us: He is officially "trying to write" the script.

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Jun 30, 2022

Zelda Williams is directing a "bonkers" zombie comedy and Diablo Cody is writing it
Zelda Williams, the actor, filmmaker, and daughter of the late Robin Williams, is finally taking her talents to the (feature film) director's chair. Working from a script by Diablo Cody, Williams is set to direct a new zombie rom-com, Lisa Frankenstein. The film has yet to receive an official premiere date.

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Jun 30, 2022

Christian Bale describes cut Gorr scene that was "too extreme" for Thor: Love And Thunder
Thor: Love And Thunder isn't even out yet, but Christian Bale has given us a pretty good idea of what we won't see in the latest Marvel movie. The actor has hinted at a handful of deleted Gorr the God Butcher scenes, including some that were simply too intense for a young audience.

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Jun 30, 2022

Penguin Classics' new Marvel collections are decidedly prestigious, if understandably incomplete
Prestigious reprints of comic books have been around for a long time, thanks to the surge of value for the first issue of Action Comics or whatever and the gradual evolution of culture as the kids who read comic books have become grown-ups who spend money on tickets to comic book movies and comic book video games and…

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Jun 30, 2022

The Sea Beast offers fun—and complexity—for seafarers of all ages
In a genre where "family friendly" is usually a functional synonym of "for kids," The Sea Beast is something of a rarity in modern feature animation. Despite superficial elements—like the film's treatment of alcohol—that indicate a more childlike treatment of its subject matter, the film handles its more mature themes…

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Jun 30, 2022

The 25 best films of 2022 (so far)
Despite the fact that both the pandemic and uncertainty around moviegoing continue, 2022 has already been a solid year for cinema. At the midway point, one obvious trend from our best-of list is the absence of big-budget tentpoles: The Batman and Downtown Abbey: A New Era weren't quite well-received enough to warrant…

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Jun 29, 2022

Philip K. Dick's life to be remembered for us wholesale in upcoming biopic
Philip K. Dick, one of the most revered names in science fiction, didn't have an easy life. Beset by drug usage, paranoia, a suicide attempt, and the death of his twin sister in infancy, the Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep author explored his fractured psyche through his work. And throughout the middle of the 20th…

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Jun 29, 2022

Kim Fields discusses The Upshaws and her personal facts of life
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Jun 29, 2022

Weary nation can rest easy knowing Butch Patrick will appear in Rob Zombie's Munsters
Since Rob Zombie announced his Munsters movie last summer, the world's 7.7 billion people have held their breath. Living through a near-constant onslaught of environmental, financial, sociological, and political setbacks, they waited for the final shoe to drop, worrying that maybe, just maybe, Butch Patrick wouldn't…

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Jun 29, 2022

Elizabeth Olsen knows nothing about the future of Scarlet Witch
[Note: This post contains spoilers for Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.]


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Jun 29, 2022

Light a black flame for Thackery, Hocus Pocus 2 may have recast a talking cat?!
Disney may have lured Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker back to Salem for a made-for-TV sequel to the millennial classic Hocus Pocus, but not everyone is making a return. While other supernatural characters from the original will join the Sanderson sisters, Thackery, the talking black cat that…

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Jun 29, 2022

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison
R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a New York court on Wednesday. He had been convicted of racketeering and eight counts of violating the Mann Act, which "prohibits transporting people across state lines for prostitution," per Variety.

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Jun 29, 2022

Donald Glover's Mr. And Mrs. Smith just got even hotter with additions Michaela Coel, John Turturro, and Paul Dano
Michaela Coel, John Turturro, and Paul Dano have all joined Donald Glover and Maya Erskine in Glover's Mr. And Mrs. Smith series over at Prime Video, meaning a show with an already hot cast just cranked it up a notch.

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Jun 29, 2022

Logan Lerman to lead The Threesome rom-com opposite Phoebe Dynevor
Logan Lerman and Phoebe Dynevor will star opposite each other in The Threesome, a "high concept, character driven" romantic comedy a-la-Knocked Up, Deadline reports. Talk about swoon-worthy!

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Jun 29, 2022

Kevin Hart's new metaverse Roku show looks like it cost anti-money
Kevin Hart is undoubtedly one of the world's most powerful, talented, and hard-working stars. In fact, the comedian has so much in the pipeline it's hard to keep track. He's everywhere, diversifying his income with Chase Freedom commercials, blockbuster movies with The Rock, Netflix shows with Wesley Snipes, and, of…

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Jun 29, 2022

Ali Wong is surprised by her teenage self in Prime Video's Paper Girls teaser
Just when we thought Netflix had a monopoly on shows based on beloved graphic novels and shows featuring wily teens on bikes in the ‘80s, Prime Video has decided to throw its hat in the ring with Paper Girls-a show that's based on a beloved graphic novel AND features wily teens on bikes in the ‘80s. And they've got …

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Jun 29, 2022

Accepted teaches tough lessons about a higher education scandal
The T.M. Landry College Preparatory School of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, first garnered attention in 2016 with a series of viral videos showing students huddling around a computer and erupting in joy over their college acceptance reveals. As with most viral sensations, the students embarked on a media-blitz tour of…

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Jun 29, 2022

Kate Winslet is gearing up to star in another HBO limited series
Watch out Emmy Awards 2022—Kate Winslet is coming for that Best Actress in A Limited Series win once again. After winning in category for her role in HBO's Mare Of Easttown last year, the acclaimed actor is teaming back up with the company to star in a limited series based on Hernan Diaz's novel Trust, reports Variety.

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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

Cameron Diaz un-retires for new Netflix movie with Jamie Foxx
The world may be going to hell in a handbasket, but the rom-com is back, and its queens have returned to save us. At least there's something to celebrate!

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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan investigate a murder in 1950s London in the See How They Run trailer
Get out your tiny, moleskine journal and fake mustache: whodunits are back, baby! Though, instead of a Knives Out family murder or the Nile River Champagne-gate in Death On The Nile, we're getting a case solely focused on theatrics in Searchlight Pictures' upcoming murder mystery See How They Run.

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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

Ms. Marvel presents a change of scenery and a particularly flirtatious fight
Well, we're not in Kansas anymore. Or Jersey City, I should say.


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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

Julia Roberts and George Clooney book a Ticket To Paradise in the trailer for the rom-com
Julia Roberts and George Clooney have reunited on the big screen for Ol Parker's romantic comedy Ticket To Paradise. The two lead the film as ex-spouses who take off on a trip to "save" their daughter from making the same mistakes they think they made 25 years ago.

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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

The 15 Best Films Coming to Netflix in July 2022
Netflix entered summer strong with the Chris Hemsworth/Miles Teller starrer Spiderhead, as well as a very well-received first part of Stranger Things season four. There was also a rollout of nice comedy specials from some of the biggest comedians out there. Can Netflix keep the momentum rolling into July? There are…

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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

Hugh Grant to lead the gods as Zeus in Netflix's Kaos
Hugh Grant will ascend to godhood in the new Netflix series Kaos, according to a new Deadline report. Described "as a bold, darkly comic, contemporary take on Greek mythology," Kaos will explore "love, power and life in the underworld."

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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

Rian Johnson's Knives Out sequel will premiere at Toronto International Film Festival
There's just something about a premiere date, eh? Rian Johnson's highly anticipated Knives Out sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will officially have its world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, Variety reports. TIFF is scheduled to take place this fall between September 8 and…

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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

When it comes to the next James Bond, producer Barbara Broccoli says "Nobody's in the running"
Following Daniel Craig's five-film run as James Bond, the Secret Service agent is due for a "reinvention." Franchise producer Barbara Broccoli has shared an update on who may take over the role of Bond following Craig's departure, and well, it's not as satisfying as one would hope.


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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

Peacock's The Resort is the latest TV show to win an all-inclusive beach-front getaway
From beaches that make you Old to beaches that make you poop in a suitcase, beach-front comedies set at luxury resorts have crowded the shores of television's COVID era. It makes sense considering many of these works a) could be shot outside where you're less likely to catch the novel coronavirus and b) appeal to…

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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

Nikki Glaser puts "old souls" on blast in the teaser for her HBO special Good Clean Filth
After determining which of the contestants on FBOY Island were in fact "FBOYs," Nikki Glaser returns to her first love: Talking about her vagina on stage for laughs. It's an act that she's found remarkable and sustained success—with good reason, she's one of the best to do it. Glaser's new special, Good Clean Filth is…

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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

Nikki Glaser puts "old souls" on blast in the trailer for her HBO special Good Clean Filth
After determining which of the contestants on FBOY Island were in fact "FBOYs," Nikki Glaser returns to her first love: Talking about her vagina on stage for laughs. It's an act that she's found remarkable and sustained success—with good reason, she's one of the best to do it. Glaser's new special, Good Clean Filth is…

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AV Club Films
Jun 29, 2022

Joel Kim Booster on Loot, Fire Island, Psychosexual, and creating joyful queer stories
It's been a busy Pride Month for Joel Kim Booster. In early June, Hulu dropped Fire Island, a queer rom-com written by and starring Booster that's set against the summer tradition of gay men reveling in the New York locale of the same name. Significantly, the film places Noah (Booster) and Howie (Bowen Yang)—two gay…

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