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Dec 13, 2017

Rivals become roommates in this Fence #2 exclusive preview
Given the United States’ obsession with sports, it’s strange that American comics have largely stayed away from the sports genre. Japanese manga have long showcased the rich storytelling potential of the athletic world, from the dynamic movement of players in action to the complex relationships that develop within a…

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Dec 13, 2017

The Sopranos strip club shut down due to dramatically compelling mob activities
State authorities have shut down Satin Dolls, the real-life New Jersey strip club that stood in for The Sopranos’ fictional Bada Bing, over alleged mob activities, the Associated Press reports. The extent of those mob activities is still being investigated; however, it is presumed they are very compelling, even to…

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Dec 13, 2017

Big Little Lies and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri lead 2018 SAG Awards nominees
The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are out, and the frontrunners will be familiar to anyone who’s watched premium cable, independent films, or just looked over the Golden Globes nominees this year. Big Little Lies and Three Billboards In Ebbing, Missouri lead their respective packs, with the HBO drama…

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Dec 13, 2017

How does a filmmaker get access to the White House?
For the documentary The Final Year, filmmaker Greg Barker followed President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team as it attempted to shape international policy in the last year of his presidency. After the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, we spoke with Barker and two members of Obama’s foreign…

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Dec 13, 2017

The mediocre Ferdinand mostly fails to bring a beloved kid-lit bestseller to life
The children’s book The Story Of Ferdinand was a commercial success upon publication in 1936, outselling Gone With The Wind to become the No. 1 bestseller in the United States. Written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson, the book follows a peaceful bull who would rather smell flowers than battle matadors,…

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Dec 13, 2017

Natalie Portman pulls back a mutating curtain in the new Annihilation trailer
In case you were worried there wouldn’t be scary monsters in Annihilation, the feature adaptation of the first novel in Jeff VanDerMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, the new trailer is here to assure you: Don’t worry, there are monsters aplenty.

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Dec 13, 2017

Reasonable Discussions: December 13
Here’s your weekly open thread. Thank you for making our site’s community vibrant, intelligent, and fun!

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Dec 13, 2017

We watched A Christmas Prince so you don’t have to 
For a streaming entity that makes a big deal about how it can’t possibly release ratings, Netflix’s snarky tweet this week came off as sneaky and condescending to people who were watching the movie that Netflix created.

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Dec 13, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel takes one last chance to shit on Roy Moore
Throughout the course of his campaign, Alabama Senate candidate, alleged pedophile, and sore loser Roy Moore was universally derided by the late night cognoscenti. No host, however, irked Moore himself more than Jimmy Kimmel, who, after sending guerilla comedian Tony Barbieri to an Alabama campaign rally, was issued a…

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Dec 13, 2017

The White House Apprentice fires another contestant
Following an especially intense episode in which the team failed the “Get A Pedophile Elected Out Of Partisan Spite” challenge, another contestant has been let go from The White House Apprentice—this time, Omarosa Manigault Newman, better known by her fearsome mononym “Omarosa.” Omarosa was hotly tipped to last most…

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Dec 13, 2017

Mr. Robot renewed for a 4th season of hacking and Back To The Future references
Good news for people who deal with the tense, jittery state of late-modern capitalist oppression by psychologically splintering a part of themselves into a revolutionary alter-ego: USA Network has renewed Mr. Robot for a fourth season.

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Dec 13, 2017

MAGA chuds are doing the Starbucks cup thing again
It’s that time of year again, when yellowish, pollutant-drenched snow begins falling in the few places still cold enough to accumulate it, our harrowing class disparity is drawn into relief by the relentless consumerism that created it, and Donald Trump’s feeble, wild-eyed coalition of trigger-happy racists and…

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Dec 13, 2017

The Fake News With Ted Nelms returns Ed Helms to his satirical news roots
Ed Helms first came to prominence as a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, part of the same crew that included Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, and Steve Carell. So it feels a bit like a homecoming to see him back on Comedy Central, wearing a blazer and reporting on news stories while delivering topical…

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Dec 13, 2017

Here are the 2018 Rock Hall Of Fame inductees, starring Bon Jovi
As the third planet from the sun completes another rotation of its orbit, so too does another celestial body finally burn bright with the illuminating glare that can only come from an online vote. That body, of course, belongs to Jon “Bon Bon” Bon Jovi. (That’s his nickname, right?)

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Dec 13, 2017

Destiny 2 Just Dropped to $25, Even Lower Than Black Friday
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Dec 13, 2017

Josh Ritter wraps up AVC Sessions 2017 with “Feels Like Lightning"
Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their tracks. For the final session of 2017, singer-songwriter Josh Ritter joins us to perform a few songs from his recently released LP, Gathering. In the final video from his session, Ritter…

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Dec 13, 2017

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in January
Netflix has announced its January 2018 offerings just in time to help you narrow down your New Year’s viewing resolutions.

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Dec 13, 2017

Splinter Holy Shit Doug Jones Won | The Root You’re Welcome, White People: Alabama’s Black Voters J
Splinter Holy Shit Doug Jones Won | The Root You’re Welcome, White People: Alabama’s Black Voters Just Saved America | Jezebel A Funny Thing Is Happening to Today Now That Matt Lauer Is Gone: Its Ratings Are Going Up | Adequate Man Bed Naps Or Couch Naps: WHO YA GOT?! | Earther Court Upholds Obama’s Grand Canyon…

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Dec 13, 2017

Trump doesn’t seem to know when his birthday is
When it comes to birthdays, the Trump family doesn’t have a good track record. They either forget to celebrate, or just decide to focus on more important things, like deflecting blame. Their history of filling out official documents is equally as spotty, whether we’re talking security clearance or voter registration.

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Dec 13, 2017

Wednesday's Best Deals: Dyson Animal, Anker SoundBuds, Ugg Boots, and More
A versatile Dyson vacuum, sub-$20 Anker earbuds, and a big Zappos sale on Ugg boots lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web.

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Dec 13, 2017

The Best True Crime Shows, Stories and Podcasts of 2017
The holiday season can be a saccharine overload—consider the case of heiress Sunny von Bulow, who fell into a comatose state from which she’d never wake following a 1982 Christmas celebration. Authorities accused her husband Claus of attempting to murder her by injecting her with insulin. Claus maintained that Sunny…

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Dec 13, 2017

Get Anker's Fitness-Friendly Bluetooth Earbuds For Under $20
Anker’s original SoundBuds were our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, but they’ve since spawned an entire line of earbuds to fit every budget and lifestyle.

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Dec 13, 2017

The best TV of 2017: The ballots
In The A.V. Club’s attempt to carve the mountain of TV released in 2017 into a monument commemorating the year’s best programming, we took a slightly different tack than in years past: Ballots were limited to 10 shows apiece, separating the absolute favorites from the fondly remembered and the honorable mentions. Once…

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Dec 13, 2017

The A.V. Club’s 20 best TV shows of 2017
The A.V. Club’s picks for the top TV of 2017 carry with them a hint of escapism: otherworldly settings, larger-than-life characters, lavish costumes, talking horses, kitchens straight out of an interior designer’s wildest fantasies. Whatever could we be trying to escape from? And could we reasonably expect our glowing…

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Dec 13, 2017

In this week's Savage Love: Neurodiverse
As a 36-year-old straight woman with autism, I am often misidentified as lesbian because my social signaling must read as masculine. I am not bothered by this. However, it is annoying when someone who should know better thinks I would hide it if I were LGBTQ. I’m very direct and honest—sometimes to my detriment—and…

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Dec 13, 2017

An FCC commissioner tells Jordan Klepper that The Opposition to net neutrality has fake names, Russian accents
Now that America has got that whole “Jesus Christ, can we just not elect a lawless, bigoted pedophile to the U.S. Senate!” thing more or less taken care of, it’s time for anti-Trump forces to look for the next exhausting but necessary fight. On a Tuesday where the late-night hosts—who tape in the afternoon—had to…

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Dec 13, 2017

Mr. Robot hits control-Q on a creatively resurgent third season 
Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, December 13. All times are Eastern.

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Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore refuses to take "No" for an answer, as usual
America breathed a sigh of wearied relief tonight: Less a moment of political exultation, and more one borne of the sense that an (allegedly) pedophilic bullet had sailed right over our heads, as multiple outlets reported that Democrat Doug Jones had defeated his opponent, God-and-brown-people-fearing Republican judge…

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Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore refuses to take “no” for an answer, as usual
America breathed a sigh of wearied relief tonight: less a moment of political exultation, and more one borne of the sense that an (allegedly) pedophilic bullet had sailed right over our heads, as multiple outlets reported that Democrat Doug Jones had defeated his opponent, God-and-brown-people-fearing Republican judge…

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Dec 13, 2017

Holy Shit Doug Jones Won 
After what was one of the most contentious and nauseating political campaigns in recent political history, Democrat Doug Jones narrowly defeated alleged pedophile and confirmed bigot Roy Moore to represent Alabama in the Senate.


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Dec 13, 2017

A double dose of Brooklyn Nine-Nine sees the beauty in game nights & bureaucracy
Brooklyn Nine-Nine understandably treated its 99th episode like most shows treat their 100th episode. So in theory, the 100th episode would just be another episode of the series. Nothing more, nothing less. But that doesn’t take into account that even a “regular” episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine can be special. And…

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Dec 13, 2017

Woody Harrelson might reunite with Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer for Venom
Star Tom Hardy recently confirmed that the Venom movie he’s starring in will be based on the Lethal Protector miniseries from the ‘90s in which longtime Spider-Man villain Venom—the Eddie Brock flavor, for people who know the different Venoms—briefly moves to San Francisco and becomes an anti-hero. Now, we know one…

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Dec 13, 2017

Netflix fires executive who told alleged victim that the company didn't believe her Danny Masterson assault claims
Earlier this month, Netflix finally decided to listen to the multiple women who’ve accused actor Danny Masterson of rape over the years, writing him off its Western-themed sitcom The Ranch. The decision to remove Masterson from the show came shortly after a disastrous P.R. moment for the streaming company, when…

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Dec 13, 2017

Jennifer Lawrence to play famous murderer for Call Me By Your Name director
According to Variety, Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to star in Burial Rites, a new film from Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino. The movie is based on Hannah Kent’s 2013 novel of the same name, which Variety says is about Agnes Magnusdottir, “the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland in 1830.”…

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Dec 13, 2017

Jake Tapper breaks Moore spokesman's brain by telling him you don't need a Bible to be sworn in to public office
We take our moments of joy where we can get them these days, whether it’s an occasional bout of presidential mush-mouth, or an Alabama Republican going slack-jawed with horror at a concept that’s so clearly, painfully outside his worldview that it appears to be breaking his brain. That’s what viewers of CNN’s The Lead …

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Dec 13, 2017

LAPD opens new investigation into rape claims against Roman Polanski
According to the Associated Press, the LAPD has confirmed that it has opened a new investigation into Roman Polanski after a woman came forward with accusations that he raped her in 1975 when she was 10 years old. The statute of limitations on the allegations ran out a long time ago, though, so the LAPD can’t charge…

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Dec 13, 2017

Colin Jost and Michael Che named co-head writers on SNL
Weekend Update stars Colin Jost and Michael Che just received a big behind-the-scenes promotion on the set of Saturday Night Live, with Variety reporting that the duo have now been named co-head writers on the long-running sketch series. The pair—who recently oversaw Update during a tumultuous (but satirically…

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Dec 13, 2017

New database lets you check if a movie features someone accused of sexual misconduct
It’s becoming difficult to keep track of which movies and TV shows include cast and crew members who have been accused of sexual misconduct, especially since more and more famous people are now facing allegations, but a new site called Rotten Apples is looking to “drive awareness of just how pervasive sexual…

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Dec 13, 2017

German news site calls Morrissey's bluff, releases audio of him saying shitty things 
Ever since L.A. declared November 10 to be Morrissey Day, it seems that the former Smiths frontman has been doing everything he can to disprove the idea that he’s worthy of such an honor. First there was the interview with German news outlet Spiegel Online, in which he expressed some suspiciously Trumpian views on…

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Dec 12, 2017

George Lucas' groundbreaking sci-fi student film is streaming for a limited time
George Lucas’ USC student film, Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, has taken on a near-mythic properties over the decades, as fans of Lucas’ work pore over the dystopian nightmare—and its feature-length expansion, released in 1971—for clues pointing in the direction of the writer-director’s more populist,…

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Dec 12, 2017

Hey, at least the pirates want to watch Louis CK's I Love You, Daddy
In a plot point that wouldn’t have felt out of place on Louie—back when we were in any way comfortable watching Louie, anyway—Louis CK’s much maligned, largely unseen new film I Love You, Daddy has suffered yet another indignity, as the film—which was shelved after allegations of sexual misconduct on the filmmaker’s…

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Dec 12, 2017

Adequate Man The 2017 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog | Splinter Horse Twitter Comes fo
Adequate Man The 2017 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog | Splinter Horse Twitter Comes for Roy Moore | Jezebel Lose Your Afternoon Investigating This Fashion Instagram Drama [Updated] | Earther A New Pacific Island Is Shapeshifting Before Our Eyes | Very Smart Brothas Where Were You When You Found Out…

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Dec 12, 2017

She-Ra, Trolls, and Boss Baby TV shows are coming to Netflix
Netflix’s cartoon adaptation of that movie where Jim Parsons played a little alien might not have set the streaming world on fire, but it and the surprisingly good Voltron show have quietly laid the groundwork for a solid relationship between the streaming service and DreamWorks Animation. Netflix may be losing…

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Dec 12, 2017

The 10 Best Deals of December 12, 2017
Christmas is creeping up, which means your gift shopping days are starting to dwindle. We see a lot of great deals every day, but these were our 10 favorites from Tuesday.


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Dec 12, 2017

Kumail Nanjiana has a heartwarming story about Rian Johnson for you
Kumail Nanjiani may be terrified of social media, but he’s still very good at it. We’ve seen the comedian and actor use it to share stories both horrific and heartwarming, and while the tales themselves have been compelling on their own, what really elevates them is the clear sense of wonder and humility Nanjiani is…

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Dec 12, 2017

Kumail Nanjiani has a heartwarming story about Rian Johnson for you
Kumail Nanjiani may be terrified of social media, but he’s still very good at it. We’ve seen the comedian and actor use it to share stories both horrific and heartwarming, and while the tales themselves have been compelling on their own, what really elevates them is the clear sense of wonder and humility Nanjiani is…

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Dec 12, 2017

Errol Morris boldly mixes nonfiction and fiction to tackle the unsolved mystery of Wormwood
It seems absurd now, but back in 1988, when Errol Morris’ landmark true-crime documentary The Thin Blue Line was released, purists were up in arms about the film’s use of dramatic re-creations. Nobody could possibly have mistaken those impressionistic, essentially dialogue-free sequences for a record of what actually…

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Dec 12, 2017

Final Vision’s Scott Foley and Dave Annable on journalism ethics
Based on the book Final Vision: The Last Word On Jeffrey MacDonald by Joe McGinniss, the new Investigation Discovery true-crime movie Final Vision centers around Jeffrey MacDonald, better known as the Green Beret Killer, a man convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters in 1970. MacDonald, who pleaded…

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Dec 12, 2017

Netflix renews The Punisher
Reassuring fans of his particular brand of bullet-based justice that Frank Castle’s never-ending war on crime will, indeed, stay never-ending as hell, Netflix announced today that it’s granting a second season to its Jon Bernthal-starring Marvel action series The Punisher. The streaming service made the announcement…

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Dec 12, 2017

New Bright trailer introduces the greatest orc love song ever written
David Ayer’s Bright comes to Netflix in only 10 days, but everybody seems more excited about some other big sci-fi/fantasy movie that you actually have to leave your house to see. That movie may have laser swords and bird creatures, but Bright has at least one thing it doesn’t have: A horrifying metal ballad that is…

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Dec 12, 2017

Merriam-Webster names "Feminism" its word of the year
So, turns out all we had to do to get the word “feminism” into the forefront of our pop-culture consciousness is elect a man who brags about assaulting women on tape and humiliates his female colleagues with threatening, sexualized comments as President of the United States of America. Good to know. It really would…

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Dec 12, 2017

Believe it or not, the last few presidents were a lot more popular than Donald Trump
Unless you only trust information from sources that haven’t been dismissed as fake news by Donald Trump or one of his cronies, it should be reasonably clear that the great orange piece of shit isn’t a particularly well-liked president. For example, we just referred to him as a “great orange piece of shit,” and we…

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Dec 12, 2017

Dicky Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones picks his 5 favorite ska acts
The A.V. Club caught up with Dicky Barrett, frontman of ska punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and announcer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago. In the video above, Barrett picks his five favorite ska acts, which include Prince Buster, The Specials, and Less Than Jake.

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Dec 12, 2017

The reaction to “Cat Person” shows how the internet can even ruin fiction
For reasons that people are now trying to determine, this weekend the internet turned its collective gaze to a short story called “Cat Person.” Published in the December 11 issue of The New Yorker, and now the publication’s most-read short story of the year, “Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian follows the short…

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Dec 12, 2017

Let Nier: Automata’s creator open your eyes to the horrors of Animal Crossing
An Animal Crossing mobile game should’ve been a slam dunk. After all, the beloved Nintendo series operates on the assumption that you’ll check in with your bucolic town and its cheery anthropomorphic inhabitants as often as possible, and having the game on your phone means you could theoretically pick some cherries or…

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Dec 12, 2017

Philip is the worst and it’s unclear if The Crown knows it
It’s almost hard for me to believe that Peter Morgan penned both this episode and the previous one, as the difference in how Philip is written couldn’t be more drastic. In “A Company Of Men,” Philip was a complicated, flawed, nuanced figure who seemed to come to realize the error of his ways and set about trying to…

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Dec 12, 2017

Runaways learns to fly in a great episode 

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Dec 12, 2017

Horse Twitter Comes for Roy Moore 
Roy Moore, a bigot and alleged serial predator, rode a horse to the polls on Tuesday to cast his ballot in the Alabama Senate special election.


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Dec 12, 2017

Guillermo Del Toro developing a remake of '40s carnival noir Nightmare Alley
Guillermo Del Toro just dropped The Shape Of Water, one of his most critically acclaimed movies in years, but he seems like the sort of guy who enjoys having a huge stack of things to work on at all times. So, according to Variety, he has already lined up one of his many future projects: A remake of the 1947…

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Dec 12, 2017

A bunch of Rick And Morty characters are getting one-shot comics
If you were heartbroken by the utter annihilation of the Vindicators on Rick And Morty this season, cheer up because there’s a one-shot comic in your future. Oni Press announced a whole line of one-shots featuring Rick And Morty characters, including the vanquished superheroes who, okay, were kind of dicks, but whose…

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Dec 12, 2017

The State Of The PlayStation 4 In 2017
Nintendo might have gotten more buzz in 2017, but Sony’s PlayStation 4 just had a quietly excellent year. In fact, it was arguably the system’s best run since it came out.


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Dec 12, 2017

Will The Walking Dead pick up the pace next year?
Note: This post and video reveal plot points for the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead.

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Dec 12, 2017

Theaters introduce brilliant stoner mash up: Cheetos + popcorn
When it comes to passing our newsworthiness sniff test, we here at The Takeout would like to think we have the olfactory sense of a bloodhound. Dozens of press releases arrive in our inboxes each morning, chocked with superlatives and all touting to be Sliced Bread 2.0. Most are deleted without a second glance.


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Dec 12, 2017

Grab Dark Souls III and All of Its DLC For Just $30
Dark Souls III ought to occupy you for quite some time, especially at the harder difficulty levels, so getting Dark Souls III and All of Its DLC For Just $30', 'B06XTJMF4B');' data-amazontag='kinjaavclub-20' href='https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XTJMF4B/?tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=796a0d2a12e9e2ae27b8a9c1f2b83d26bb5a7a57&rawdata=[t|link[p|1821224493[a|B06XTJMF4B[au|5727177402741770316[b|avclub'the game plus both of its main DLC expansions for $30 is a great value.


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Dec 12, 2017

New Oreo flavors resemble nothing found in nature, and that's OK
If the mystery flavor Oreo “reveal” (it’s Fruity Pebbles) had any lasting lesson, it was to teach us that novelty-flavored Oreos are best when they embrace their true selves: processed, sugar-pumped snack cookies with little resemblance to foodstuffs occurring in nature. And that’s just the way we like ’em.

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Dec 12, 2017

Here’s what you need to remember before seeing The Last Jedi
Note: The following post and video obviously contain spoilers for The Force Awakens.

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Dec 12, 2017

Chicago, see All The Money In The World early and for no money whatsoever
Ridley Scott’s upcoming John Paul Getty III kidnapping drama All The Money In The World has faced its fair share of troubles over the last month, as Scott and his crew raced to replace disgraced former star Kevin Spacey with a far more palatable Christopher Plummer. Ironically, that rush to reshoot the role of…

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Dec 12, 2017

The Last Jedi locates that middle-chapter, Empire Strikes Back mojo
Early into The Last Jedi, the zippy, operatic, and occasionally exhilarating new Star Wars movie, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) smashes his helmet into pieces. It’s chiefly a symbolic act: Kylo, who established his volcanic temper as the formidable new heavy of The Force Awakens, is determined to “let the past die”—to emerge…

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Dec 12, 2017

A bunch of new Harry Potter games are coming, beginning next year 
Back in November, Warner Bros. announced that Niantic, the game studio behind Pokémon Go, would be taking its brand of GPS-powered mobile games and applying it to the world of Harry Potter for a new app called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. It’s scheduled to launch in 2018, and we now know it’ll be part of a larger push…

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Dec 12, 2017

In case you missed any of them, here are all of the references in that Ready Player One trailer
We got a headache from trying to pinpoint all the references in the latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, his long-awaited film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s divisive paean to ‘80s pop culture. Of course, that headache may also have something to do with a director as vaunted as Spielberg making what…

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Dec 12, 2017

The Pope thinks Twitter is “rich in humanity”
In honor of the fifth anniversary of his official Twitter account, Pope Francis, or more likely someone representing him, hopped on to the social media platform this morning to share his gratitude with his 15 million followers. In addition to the heartfelt thanks, the Pope included the kind of tone-deaf well wishes…

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Dec 12, 2017

The Walking Dead stumbled into its worst mid-season finale ratings since 2011
[Spoilers for this past Sunday’s mid-season finale of The Walking Dead below, so quit reading if you don’t want to know which character death the show telegraphed way too hard in advance of its airing.]


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Dec 12, 2017

Here’s the Star Wars indie film we never knew we wanted
With the end of the current Star Wars trilogy on the horizon and Disney showing no sign that they want to stop making films that exist in that cinematic universe, it’s only a matter of time before we start getting more intimate Star Wars movies that deal with the smaller stories from a galaxy far, far away. Perhaps…

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Dec 12, 2017

Enjoy a look at the parallel "alt-right" internet, which is a giant fucking trainwreck
While so many of us cucks, snowflakes, and SJW trash complain that social media services like Twitter and Facebook haven’t done enough to combat hate speech and general harassment, members of that loose confederation of racists, homophobes, and catch-all “conservative ideology” called the alt-right think Big Media has…

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Dec 12, 2017

A giant monster targets Wakanda in this Black Panther: Long Live The King exclusive
The hype for the upcoming Black Panther movie is huge, so of course Marvel is giving the character a comic-book push, debuting two new Black Panther miniseries in the months leading up to the film’s February release. Next month’s Rise Of The Black Panther is a “Year One”-style story about T’Challa’s early days as a…

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Dec 12, 2017

Home Alone’s John Muto on why Home Alone 2 stinks
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York somehow heightens the unlikely premise of its predecessor by again having Kevin McCallister’s parents forget about him—this time losing him in an airport, instead of just forgetting him at home. Kevin, as the title implies, ends up in New York and wreaks havoc on Harry and Marv with…

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Dec 12, 2017

What's the deal with anime's obsession with power lines? 
Anime can be about anything—from the magical-girl fantasies and giant-robot space epics we typically associate with the term, to richly drawn historical dramas and muted character studies. This is one of the grand contentions among fans of the medium, which can also vary wildly visually from work to work. And yet…

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Dec 12, 2017

Logan director worried this Disney-Fox merger will mean fewer movies
There’s a lot of moving parts to the impending Disney-Fox merger, yet most people—just like us—are focusing on the reunification of the X-Men with Marvel Studios, under the banner of their family-friendly corporate parent. And while there are many fun possibilities contained in that merger, story-wise, there’s also a…

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Dec 12, 2017

A quirky Bill Pullman lights up the ho-hum Western The Ballad Of Lefty Brown
Montana, 1889. A dying man staggers out of a saloon and keels into the rainy mud. Into frame step two figures in long coats, the famed gunfighter Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) and his trusty sidekick Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman), both sixty-seventy-something and gray-haired. They catch the man’s killer out behind the…

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Dec 12, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel brings his son on the show after his 2nd heart surgery
Jimmy Kimmel’s Live! monologues became more overtly political when the Trump administration began making serious threats to the Affordable Healthcare Act, which have gone from mere posturing to Snidely Whiplash-levels of evil fuckery. As he shared with the audience back in May, his infant son underwent heart surgery,…

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Dec 12, 2017

Leslie Jones was actually holding back vomit in this week's SNL
James Franco’s fourth go at hosting Saturday Night Live this past weekend marked one of the show’s better turns in an uneven season, but one sketch was an unmitigated disaster (and not one that would require an “artist” to pull off). In it, Franco plays an enthusiastic Bloomingdale’s gift wrapper who can’t stop…

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Why Anheuser-Busch's new PR initiative might actually be good for beer drinkers
In the dark, musty basement of craft beer nerdom, there exists a certain pride in hating Big Beer. “They’re The Man; they’re buying up all the craft breweries; they’re limiting our beer choices.” It’s an immovable stance for a vocal minority of beer drinkers, and it’s a flame that the industry group promoting small…

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Josh Ritter gives a heartfelt performance of “Thunderbolt’s Goodnight”
Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their tracks. For the final session of 2017, singer-songwriter Josh Ritter joins us to perform a few songs from his recently released LP, Gathering. In this video from his session, Ritter…

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Brush Up On Your Star Wars Knowledge Before The New Movie With This Discounted Ebook
Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out on Friday and if you somehow got tickets on opening night, you probably need to brush up on some trivia to impress your fellow padawan moviegoers. The Star Wars Knowledge Before The New Movie With This Discounted Ebook', 'B06XTQGFPC');' data-amazontag='kinjaavclub-20' href='https://www.amazon.com/WarsTM-Character-Encyclopedia-Pablo-Hidalgo-ebook/dp/B06XTQGFPC?tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=3bbc01d71cfd932102e41b9b1c7a95b6bb25c7e7&rawdata=[t|link[p|1821215488[a|B06XTQGFPC[au|5876237249236602398[b|avclub'Star Wars Character Encyclopedia for Kindle is on sale right now for just $3, which means you’ll know everything about anyone in the …

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Larry King denies groping allegations
In a recent interview with The Daily MailTV, Terry Richard, a former The Tolcan Times correspondent who was once married to the late Eddie Fisher, says she was groped by Larry King on multiple occasions. The longtime broadcaster has already denied the claims to People magazine.


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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Deadspin NFL Network Suspends Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, Heath Evans After Sexual Harassment Lawsui
Deadspin NFL Network Suspends Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, Heath Evans After Sexual Harassment Lawsuit [UPDATE] | The Grapevine Keaton’s Mom on Confederate Flag: This Is the South, This Is Tennessee | The Slot Roy Moore’s Wife: ‘One Of Our Attorneys Is a Jew’ | Earther The GOP Tax Bill Eliminates Critical Deductions…

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Tuesday's Best Deals: Amazon Tech Gold Box, $5 Off Books, SONOS Speakers, and More
Discounts on laptops, monitors, and modems in Amazon’s tech Gold Box, $5 off any $15+ book, and a SONOS speaker sale kick off today’s best deals.

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Morrissey now denies saying shitty things about sexual harassment to German newspaper
While maintaining his new, no-print-media rule, Morrissey has still managed to break the news of his denial regarding some shitty comments he made to a Spiegel Online interviewer last month. In mid-November, the Smiths frontman spoke with the German outlet about a variety of subjects, including the still-cresting wave…

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Dec 12, 2017

Save $5 On Basically Any $15 Book Order From Amazon
If you thought Amazon’s $5 off $20 book sale during Black Friday was great, here’s a nice surprise - ', '');' data-amazontag='kinjaavclub-20' href='https://www.amazon.com/books-used-books-textbooks/b/ref=topnav_storetab_b?ie=UTF8&node=283155&tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=432cca9677e7255609072900dad0006d73a4bd65&rawdata=[t|link[p|1821213592[au|5727177402741770316[b|avclub'$5 off any $15 book order with promo code BOOKGIFT17.


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Dec 12, 2017

Save On Laptops, Monitors, Modems, and More From Amazon's One-Day Tech Sale
Yesterday was supposed to be electronics day in Amazon’s 12 days of deals, but today’s TV and PC sale would have fit right in.


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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

The best video game levels of 2017
You’ve already heard from us about our favorite games, but we also wanted to dig deeper and applaud some of the most memorable sequences that helped make 2017 such a tremendous year. After all, every game contains multitudes of moments and decisions, and even a mediocre release can occasionally come together into…

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

On election eve, Seth Meyers urges Alabamians to reject someone as wildly unfit for office as Donald Trump
With the special election for an Alabama senate seat coming down to the for-some difficult choice between an alleged child molester, outspoken bigot, and twice-fired disgraced judge on the one hand, and someone who is none of those things (and who, among other accomplishments, successfully prosecuted the KKK) on the…

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Judd Apatow returns to the stand-up stage
Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, December 12. All times are Eastern.

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Esme moves the pieces of The Gifted in an eventful episode
I don’t know a lot about the X-Men. I mean, I think of myself as knowing more than the average person, because I have seen all of the X-Men movies multiple times (even the bad ones), and own them all on disc (even the bad ones), and watched the ’90s cartoon series, and have read a some X-Men comics – never more than a…

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

First trailer for Netflix's Altered Carbon is a stylish collection of recent sci-fi tropes
Do you remember the mediocre sci-fi movies Self/less and In Time? Hopefully not, because this trailer for Netflix’s Altered Carbon might be a little less exciting if you do. Self/less was about Ben Kingsley putting his brain in Ryan Reynolds’ body (or something like that) and In Time was about Justin Timberlake in a…

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Japanese Black Panther trailer holds the world's secret supply of new footage 
The most recent trailer for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther movie was very cool (and not just because of literally everything about Michael B. Jordan’s character). That was almost two months ago, though, and the movie doesn’t come out until February, so people might be getting a little antsy for more awesome Black…

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Lucifer and the Sinnerman walk into “The Sin Bin”...

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

A Twitter account has begun collecting men's reactions to "Cat Person"
If you were on social media in the last day or so, you surely heard about “Cat Person,” Kristen Roupenian’s New Yorker short story about a young woman who has a particularly bad experience dating an older man—and if you haven’t been on social media, the whole thing probably seems fairly baffling. Some people love how…

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AV Club Films
Dec 12, 2017

Assassins and biopics dominate this year's Black List of unproduced screenplays 
A teenager befriends a cranky professor who has been hired to help her pass seventh grade, a rookie space trooper has to survive on an alien planet as her power suit begins running out of batteries, a man’s hallucinations are actually visions of a past life, a stripper is somehow the perfect candidate for a supercop…

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AV Club Films
Dec 11, 2017

ABC gives series order to new comedy from Alec Baldwin, Kenya Barris, and Julie Bean
According to Deadline, ABC has given a straight-to-series order to an untitled comedy project co-created by Alec Baldwin, Black-ish’s Kenya Barris, and Grown-ish’s Julie Bean. Billed as a “classic dysfunctional family comedy series,” the show is about a “stuck-in-his-ways, opinionated, fading TV star” who has to move…

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