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May 20, 2018

An invisible warship is at the center of WWII's greatest urban legend
With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you're throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or updating the ever-changing location of the Rocky statue. We explore some of Wikipedia's oddities in our 5,652,603-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

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May 20, 2018

Sunday's Best Deals: Activewear, Pools, Patio Furniture, and More
Amazon's activewear brands, patio furniture, and

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May 20, 2018

Tina Fey returns to her Chicago improv roots for SNL's Chicago Improv (a Dick Wolf production)
On last night's underwhelming Saturday Night Live season finale, former SNL head writer/star/Weekend Update anchor Tina Fey gave the people what they wanted to see, stepping back into the Alaskan accent and pageant hair of former Vice Presidential candidate and current Bass Pro Shop shill Sarah Palin. (If you wanted…

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May 20, 2018

On an overstuffed finale, Tina Fey comes back to shut down Saturday Night Live for the season
"Shut it down."


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May 20, 2018

Jake and Amy head to the altar in Brooklyn Nine-Nine's farewell to Fox
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Sunday, May 20. All times are Eastern. 


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May 20, 2018

Tell us about your pop culture weekend: May 18-20
Our weekly thought-starter asks you (and us) a simple question each week: What pop culture did you consume this weekend, and what did you think of it? If you have suggestions for AVQ&A questions, big or small, you can email them to us here.


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May 19, 2018

Anonymous actress accuses Luc Besson of sexual assault
Variety reports that an anonymous actress has accused director Luc Besson of committing a "violent sexual assault" against her. The actress—who's asked that her name not be revealed to the press—has apparently worked with the Valerian and Lucy director on at least two occasions. Earlier today, Variety confirmed with…

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May 19, 2018

Spike Lee and Shoplifters win big at Cannes
The 71st Cannes International Film Festival wrapped up earlier this afternoon, with a closing ceremony that saw Spike Lee take home the festival's Grand Prix (a.k.a. "second place"), while Japanese family drama Shoplifters snagged the coveted Palme d'Or.

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May 19, 2018

It's 3 p.m., so let's watch The Green Goblin drag Letterman's Late Show to new heights of awkward
It's 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

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May 19, 2018

Get Involved, Internet: Fund a documentary about "Log Lady" Catherine E. Coulson
Although she acted for many years, on both stage and screen, Catherine E. Coulson—who died in 2015, just days after filming her final scenes for the revived Twin Peaks— was best known for her association with director David Lynch. The two met on the set of Lynch's first film, Eraserhead, where Coulson—then married to…

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May 19, 2018

Investigating classic gangster movies around the world
What Are You Watching? is a weekly space for The A.V Club's staff and readers to share their thoughts, observations, and opinions on film and TV. 

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May 19, 2018

Suits star Meghan Markle signs on for long-running, incredibly expensive reality series
Actress Meghan Markle—best known to American audiences for the seven seasons she spent on USA's Suits—signed a contract this week to join one of the planet's longest-running reality shows, making a public appearance today affirming her commitment to a co-starring role in The British Royal Family. Unlike most reality…

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May 19, 2018

Let Terry Crews cheerfully yell you through all 5 seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine made extensive headlines last week with its sudden sitcom Lazarus act, moving from "beloved fifth-season comedy series" to "unjustly canceled martyr" to "proud member of the NBC fall line-up" in the span of just 24 hours. But where does this sudden burst of Nine-Nine interest leave everybody who's…

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May 19, 2018

A Watergate podcast that's as much about the past as it is the present
Even when considered only at surface value, Slate's Slow Burn podcast is a great idea. Hosted and masterminded by reporter Leon Neyfakh, it's a miniseries that dives deep into Watergate, using audio clips from the era and new interviews with relevant parties to pick apart the scandal and the way it unfolded in the…

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May 19, 2018

We say goodbye to Gilmore Girls and these reviews
"Unto The Breach," season seven, episode 21, originally aired 5/8/2007 


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May 19, 2018

Saturday's Best Deals: Timbuk2, Diatomaceous Earth, Dremel Pet Nail Trimmer, and More
Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal.

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May 19, 2018

On another day of gun horrors, Wyatt Cenac and Jimmy Kimmel look for sense in different places
On his show, Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, the comedian and former Daily Show correspondent has dedicated himself to an entire season of trying to truly understand America's gun problem. Like Cenac himself, the series is wry, thoughtful, and rational, as well as deeply pissed off, with Friday's installment looking at…

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May 19, 2018

19 canceled spin-offs, Cannes wrap-up, and more: The A.V. Club's best stories of the week
Here's a compilation of our favorite features we published this week.

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May 18, 2018

USA shuts off Falling Water
Confirming what we've always known deep down—that nobody gives a shit about hearing about your dreams, even if they're shared visions blending the walls of reality and fiction—USA has finally shut the tap on its two-season supernatural drama Falling Water.

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May 18, 2018

Ghostface Killah, KRS-One, and more to play Harlem's Paradise in Luke Cage season 2
Among other things, Marvel's Luke Cage was notable for its excellent soundtrack, both in and out of universe. Beyond the songs that simply appeared in the show—including an original score by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest—the show's first season also featured numerous appearances from…

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May 18, 2018

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fifth season ends with a moving goodbye
There are plenty of shows that plan each season's story as though it will be the last, but I can honestly say: Not since the last episode of Buffy season five have I seen a season finale that so definitively shut the book on its narrative in a way that would provide satisfying closure, laughter, tears, and action,…

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May 18, 2018

Scrooge and Dewey golf for their lives in a broad, fun enough DuckTales
The DuckTales crew is off to Scotland - or the Ducks' Universe equivalent of it - for a country club golf outing that suddenly becomes a ghoulish, high-stakes, back-nine-of-death competition in "The Missing Links of Moorshire." DuckTales have had some pretty outlandish episodes during both it's past and present runs,…

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May 18, 2018

Whitney Cummings is leaving Roseanne
One of the main creative voices behind ABC's surprisingly successful Roseanne revival is stepping away from the series, with Variety reporting that comedian Whitney Cummings is leaving her co-showrunner role on the series. According to Cummings, she's departing the show—which has already been revived for what's…

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May 18, 2018

Here's our 1st look at Gina Rodriguez playing Rosa's love interest on Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans have accomplished a whole heck of a lot in the last month or so. Not only did our outcry over Fox's cancellation of the beloved sitcom result in the series returning to its corporate birthplace, NBCUniversal, for a sixth season, but the couple we only recently started 'shipping might become a…

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May 18, 2018

Michelle Wolf gives Netflix The Break in the trailer for her new weekly streaming show
Earlier this month, Netflix announced that comedian Michelle Wolf—of Daily Show and White House Correspondents Dinner fame/infamy (delete as appropriate to your personal feelings on Sarah Sanders' smoky eye)—would be getting her own show on the service. The Break will serve as the service's latest attempt to get…

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May 18, 2018

Clark Gregg says Captain Marvel has more than one origin story, hint hint
We've learned a few things about the upcoming Captain Marvel film starring Brie Larson, from the cast to the characters to some elements of the plot. And while we knew the period piece (it's set in the archaic time of the 1990s) was going to deliver an origin story for the titular hero, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Clark…

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May 18, 2018

It's No Illusion: Field Biology Is Just Like Arrested Development
You may not think that Arrested Development—the internet-favorite show about a family of incompetent SoCal real estate developers—has much of anything to do with field biology. But Twitter has proven otherwise over the past week. Turns out, a lot of biologists can find a voice for their daily struggles through the…

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May 18, 2018

This week's animals (and 1 human child) want you to live each day to the fullest
There are many, many animals on the internet each week, but you are busy and can only click on so much. And yet it's hard to go into the weekend thinking: Could I have done better? Were there animals that deserved my internet traffic that did not receive it? In this important recurring feature, we recap some of the…

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May 18, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of May 18, 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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May 18, 2018

Cartoon Network to try this ThunderCats thing again, snarf snarf
Like some sort of sexy, sword-wielding lion creature, trying to knock off a cartoon mummy's head, Cartoon Networks is taking another swing at this whole ThunderCats thing. Per Entertainment Weekly, the network just announced a new series, ThunderCats Roar, which promises a lighter, more comedic take on the '80s…

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May 18, 2018

Splinter Trump's Response to the Santa Fe Shooting Is Bad Even for Him | Very Smart Brothas The Full
Splinter Trump's Response to the Santa Fe Shooting Is Bad Even for Him | Very Smart Brothas The Full Story of the White Woman Arrested for Petting a Black Woman's Dog Is Even Wilder (and Whiter) Than You Think | Deadspin WWE Is Poised To Hit The TV Rights Jackpot In Its Upcoming Domestic Contract | Jezebel 

AV Club Films
May 18, 2018

Happy Friday, Stephen King released a free short story on his website
It's Friday afternoon, meetings are wrapping up, the inbox has been cleaned out a touch, and let's be honest: Your productivity from now until the end of the day is going to be garbage, as you alternately check social media and see what times Deadpool 2 is playing this weekend, all while the low-level ennui…

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May 18, 2018

Simon Pegg and Vaughn Stein's new film Terminal draws influence from Blade Runner and 1984
The A.V. Club recently sat down with writer-director of the new film Terminal, Vaughn Stein (The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes), and star Simon Pegg, to discuss the advantages of indie filmmaking versus the typical big-budget, studio fare. Additionally, they discuss the cinematic influences that informed the look of…

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May 18, 2018

It's 3 p.m., let's watch Fred Durst unleash an astonishingly bad guitar solo
It's 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

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May 18, 2018

CBS diplomatically admits killing the wife on Kevin Can Wait wasn't a great idea
You know what they say about making a classic sitcom: If the ratings for your genially inoffensive family sitcom aren't quite as high as you'd like them to be, cold-bloodedly murder the wife in between seasons and then shrug off the explanation in the first episode back with a joke about kung-fu lessons.


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May 18, 2018

What to listen to, play, read, and watch this weekend
"Desperate times call for unified measures, and on Parquet Courts' exuberant sixth studio album, Wide Awake!, the Brooklyn quartet uses a collective voice to directly address police violence, global warming, racism, and nihilism… Recognizable in fleeting glances—a wobbly guitar tremolo here, a midnight moodiness…

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May 18, 2018

Even with Michael B. Jordan in the lead, Fahrenheit 451 fails to generate much heat
The success of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale adaptation and ABC's Roseanne revival would suggest that timeliness is next to godliness. The former has raked in the accolades with its deft, often merciless exploration of Margaret Atwood's dystopian themes, while the latter scored the highest-rated sitcom premiere in years,…

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May 18, 2018

The best movies of Cannes 2018, plus a serious Palme D'Or threat at the end of the festival
Apologies to anyone hoping for a first impression on the closing night film of Cannes, Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. It's premiering right now, as I type this, but I'm on a flight to New York instead, ready to return to real life after 11 days in the bubble. I've missed or am missing a few other…

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May 18, 2018

Elle Fanning and the cast of Mary Shelley didn't know much about the author before reading the script
Haifaa al-Mansour's new film Mary Shelley tells the story of the world famous novelist when she was know as Mary Godwin. Starring Elle Fanning as eponymous author, the film begins when Godwin is just 18, and follows the events in her life that inspired her to write Frankenstein, including her relationship with…

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May 18, 2018

Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro to be Madame President and first lady for Netflix
For anyone who wishes that the White House would actually possess a great sense of humor—and also finally fulfill America's long-unrealized dream of a chicken in every pot and a case of SmartWater in every fridge—Tig Notaro and Jennifer Aniston are here to make your dreams come true. In the movies, at least.

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May 18, 2018

The Highest House delivers fantasy comic excellence in an oversized package
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it is The Highest House #4. Written by Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Unwritten) with art by Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten) and colorist Fabien Alquier (Millennium, Bob Marone), this issue showcases how publication design…

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May 18, 2018

The 2018 Cinepocalypse film fest unveils its lineup of unholy celluloid mayhem
Fans of absurd amounts of gore, gratuitous nudity, nerve-shredding horror, and gonzo action, take heart: Your film festival of choice is here again. The Cinepocalypse film festival has released its 2018 lineup, and there's a little something for everyone, especially if your brand of something involves mayhem. The A.V.…

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May 18, 2018

Dave Matthews Band boots longtime violinist amid sexual misconduct lawsuit
Boyd Tinsley, violinist and a longtime member of the Dave Matthews Band who took a leave of absence in February, has been officially booted from the band, as Consequence Of Sound reports. That publication broke the news earlier this week that Tinsley was being sued by a former bandmate in another one of his projects,…

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May 18, 2018

Paul Bettany straight-up begged to be in Solo
When Ron Howard was handed the keys to the Millennium Falcon and given the task of finishing production on Solo: A Star Wars Story, actor Paul Bettany was put into a situation not many people get the chance to be in. Suddenly, a guy he knew and had worked with previously was in charge of a Star Wars movie. So,…

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May 18, 2018

The B career: 10 artists who always deliver very good—but never truly great—work
Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you'd…

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May 18, 2018

Ann Dowd also has some strong words for Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Aside from the whole "cozying up to an administration that refers to the media as an ‘enemy of the people'" thing, the most objectionable part of some White House Correspondents Dinner attendees willfully misinterpreting Michelle Wolf's joke—"I loved you as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid's Tale," she said—about Sarah…

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May 18, 2018

Joe Pera walks us through every episode of the upcoming Joe Pera Talks With You
Comedian Joe Pera is getting his own live-action television show from Adult Swim titled Joe Pera Talks With You, the spiritual successor to the hilariously laid-back animated showcase Joe Pera Talks You To Sleep. The show, which premieres this Sunday, is created by Pera, and co-produced with Late Night With Seth Meyers…

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May 18, 2018

The Complete XCOM 2 Collection Is a Must-Buy at $45
If you were waiting for a good discount to dive back into the world of XCOM, Chrono.gg is offering up the complete XCOM 2 collection for $45, which is a whopping $55 less than buying it on Steam directly. That includes the base game, the absolutely stellar War of the Chosen DLC, plus a few smaller DLC packs. Good…

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May 18, 2018

How YouTube Music Stacks Up Against Spotify and Apple Music
There's a new challenger in the music streaming space. On Thursday, Google announced YouTube Music, its latest attempt to get music fans to pay for unlimited streaming. The new service launches on May 22, but how will it compare to Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services, like SoundCloud and Tidal? Here's…

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May 18, 2018

The Happytime Murders red-band trailer is full of sex, fuzz, and puppet jizz
Between furry sex, fan fiction, and quicksand porn, it's never been a better time to be a sex weirdo. (We use that term with nothing but affection, by the way.) And now we've got The Happytime Murders, the new millennium's answer to Meet The Feebles that's all but guaranteed to give at least one impressionable young…

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May 18, 2018

13 Reasons Why puts itself on trial but can't give up its worst impulses in season 2
What made the first season of 13 Reasons Why so addictive wasn't its drawn-out mystery about the reasons Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) took her own life. It was the show's ability to capture the nuances of modern high school life—the frankness with which teens discuss sex, the nebulous…

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May 18, 2018

Grey's Anatomy's lengthy existence isn't a joke, it's a strength
In a recent episode of Grey's Anatomy titled "Cold As Ice" (the penultimate episode of the show's 14th season and its 316th episode overall) one of the doctors arrives in the ER hypothermic and seemingly dead. "We're not gonna lose her," announces Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). "The same thing happened to me and I was…

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May 18, 2018

Friday's Best Deals: REI's Anniversary Sale, Weighted Blankets, Brother Printer, and More
Celebrate the fact it's Friday with a giant REI sale, a couple discounted weighted blankets, a Brother all-in-one laser printer, and more.


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May 18, 2018

Mount Two Monitors Side By Side For Just $25
If you own external monitors and they can be VESA mounted, there's really no reason not to. It raises them to an ergonomic height, gives you lots of positioning options, and most importantly, clears up some valuable real estate on your desk. This mount can hold two screens up to 32" each, and it's just $25 today with…

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May 18, 2018

Black Panther relaunches into space in this exclusive preview
Wakanda has been the most advanced civilization on Earth for millennia, but the country's reach is far greater than previously thought. Last year's Marvel Legacy one-shot introduced the Intergalactic Empire Of Wakanda, and the ongoing Black Panther series is traveling to the stars for its latest relaunch. Writer…

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May 18, 2018

Deadspin An NHL Prospect Is Reportedly Ruining His Career Over A Video Game Addiction | Splinter Bil
Deadspin An NHL Prospect Is Reportedly Ruining His Career Over A Video Game Addiction | Splinter Bill Gates Says Donald Trump Didn't Know HIV and HPV Were Different Things, Was Real Weird About Bill Gates' Daughter | Jezebel Prince Charles Will Walk Meghan Down the End…

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May 18, 2018

Parquet Courts, Stephen Malkmus, and more albums to know about this week
Brooklyn quartet Parquet Courts harness their collective voice on Wide Awake!, while Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks reveal a little more of themselves on Sparkle Hard, and OOOOO & Islamiq Grrrls join forces for the intoxicating Faminine Mystique. These, plus GAS and Low Cut Connie in this week's notable new releases.

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May 18, 2018

Take a Breather Under This Pair of Weight Blanket Deals
If you have trouble unwinding and turning off your brain at the end of the day, you're gonna want to check out a weighted blanket. We've seen a lot of deals on 15 pound blankets lately, but today, ANJEE has not just a 15lb blanket, but a 20 pounder on sale as well. The 15lb is $110, but you can upgrade to five more…



AV Club Films
May 18, 2018

Take a Breather Under This Pair of Weighted Blanket Deals
If you have trouble unwinding and turning off your brain at the end of the day, you're gonna want to check out a weighted blanket. We've seen a lot of deals on 15 pound blankets lately, but today, ANJEE has not just a 15lb blanket, but a 20 pounder on sale as well. The 15lb is $110, but you can upgrade to five more…



AV Club Films
May 18, 2018

The Phantom paid tongue-in-cheek homage to old-timey do-gooders but never got its due
They kept trying it. All through the 1990s, movie executives were greenlighting big summer movies based on mostly forgotten '30s-vintage pulp superheroes. Clearly, people placed high within Hollywood's largest studios thought that the teenagers of the '90s, kids who had grown up buying gold-embossed collectors'…

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May 18, 2018

On The Tonight Show, Tina Fey shares her can't-miss sketch ideas for the SNL finale
Stopping in to hype her plum gig hosting this weekend's season finale of Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey goofed around with her old Weekend Update pal Jimmy Fallon. After giggling his way through one of his signature celebrity party games with the game Fey, Fallon brought up the various projects other than the SNL…

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May 18, 2018

Arrow ends a frustrating season with a frustrating, but affecting, finale
On the whole, this isn't a great season of Arrow. There are too many detours, too many balls dropped, more than the usual number of plot holes and some insanely short memories. Some episodes mostly worked—particularly when Michael Emerson first turned up—and there were a handful of excellent action sequences (remember…

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May 18, 2018

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Fahrenheit 451 will have you burning for the weekend
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19. All times are Eastern. 

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May 18, 2018

Rolling through a more artful post-apocalypse in Far: Lone Sails
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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May 17, 2018

Warner Bros. scoops up Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights
Having been safely pulled from the flaming wreckage of The Weinstein Co., the film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' In The Heights has finally found a safe haven at Warner Bros. Variety reports today that the studio has picked up the film rights to the Tony-winning musical, which helped…

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May 17, 2018

After an inconsistent back half, the fourth season of Gotham ends on a high note
Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we're not writing at length about them, we're experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

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May 17, 2018

An epic lip sync redeems Drag Race's lackluster Westworld parody
Confidence is a necessary quality if a drag queen wants to compete on RuPaul's Drag Race, but once you get on the show, that confidence is going to be tested over and over again. Some queens have an endless supply because they recognize that believing in yourself is a key aspect of success, but others struggle with it…

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May 17, 2018

Ask The Salty Waitress: How to handle it when diners fight over the bill
Salty Waitress is The Takeout's advice column from a real-life waitress that will teach you how not to behave like a garbage person while dining out—and maybe in real life.

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May 17, 2018

Judge awards Alice Glass $20k for legal fees, ending her legal battle against ex-bandmate Ethan Kath
The legal battle between former Crystal Castles member Alice Glass and ex-bandmate Ethan Kath appears to have (hopefully) finally come to an end, after a judge awarded Glass—who's accused her former bandmate of sexually assaulting and abusing her during their time together—more than $20,000 in legal fees related to…

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May 17, 2018

Arrested Development's Mitch Hurwitz addresses why Jeffrey Tambor is staying on the show
At the beginning of the month, when the Arrested Development news machine was just coming back online, Netflix confirmed that Jeffrey Tambor would still be appearing on the show despite the sexual harassment allegations that got him fired from Amazon's Transparent. Today, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz has…

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May 17, 2018

Michael Keaton caps commencement speech by reminding everyone he's Batman
Michael Keaton's had a nice little renaissance in recent years: Flashy roles in movies like Birdman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and The Founder, sure, but also just a sort of general embrace of people's ongoing goodwill for him. (Remember that fun little bit he had in The Other Guys? Good times!) That rising tide…

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May 17, 2018

Steven Spielberg and Leonardo DiCaprio want to make a Ulysses S. Grant biopic
According to Deadline, Steven Spielberg and Leonardo DiCaprio are looking to reunite for the first time since 2002's Catch Me If You Can with a biopic about Mr. $50, Ulysses S. Grant. Spielberg reportedly wants to direct the film with DiCaprio starring, naturally, but it sounds like the big issue is finding a suitable…

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May 17, 2018

Jordan Peele to hunt Nazis for Amazon
Deadline reports today that Jordan Peele's Nazi-hunting show—titled, fittingly, The Hunt—has now found a home at Amazon, with the streaming service issuing a 10-episode series order for the show. Peele—still going strong after his first Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out—will executive produce,…

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May 17, 2018

The Concourse Deadpool Can Fuck Right Off | Very Smart Brothas Becky With the Bold Hands: White Woma
The Concourse Deadpool Can Fuck Right Off | Very Smart Brothas Becky With the Bold Hands: White Woman Arrested for Attempting to Pet Black Woman's Dog Without Permission | Splinter White Student Who Posed With Rifle On Campus Whines to Fox News That She's a Victim of Racism | Jezebel 

AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of May 17, 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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May 17, 2018

At least Show Dogs doesn't shit on the floor
The live-action talking-pet comedy, which is approximately as old as the sound film, teaches us that there are some cases where you really can't teach an old dog new tricks. There seem to be hundreds of these things, mostly featuring canines (because they're relatable and easy to train), yet none of them come within…

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May 17, 2018

Trump still makes a couple hundred bucks a year off his very cringe-y Fresh Prince episode
Being President famously doesn't pay much—a scant $400,000 a year, plus expenses—so thank god our current White House incumbent has a few spare revenue sources on hand to keep him out of the poor house. (After all, we've heard he's not actually very rich.) Specifically, Donald Trump is apparently still getting money…

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May 17, 2018

Three never-before-heard Richard Pryor albums have been discovered
In a press release, satellite radio service SiriusXM has announced that it's putting together a celebration of comedy icon Richard Pryor later this month on the Comedy Greats channel, with the event including remastered versions of Pryor's entire stand-up discography, an "original audio documentary" hosted by Ron…

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May 17, 2018

'Shippers, delight: Solo writer says Lando is pansexual
Star Wars has had a habit in recent years of playing coy with questions about its characters' sexuality, encouraging fans who really want to see Oscar Isaac's Poe and John Boyega's Finn kiss while taking half-steps like introducing canonically LGBT characters in Star Wars novels, but not the films. Now Solo co-writer…

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May 17, 2018

It's 3 p.m., let's watch a young Glenn Danzig guide you through his evil book collection
It's 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

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May 17, 2018

The Chronicles Of Riddick barely makes sense, and that doesn't matter in the slightest
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. The summer movie season is upon us, which means it's time for a semi-annual tradition: singing the praises of the most unloved, underperforming, or simply forgotten summer blockbusters.


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May 17, 2018

Save $100 On Burrow's Custom, Direct-To-Consumer Couches [Exclusive]
What Casper did for mattresses, Burrow has done for couches. The online sofa store lets you pick your your couch's size, its fabric, its leg color, and even the height of its arms, add a chaise sectional or ottoman if you want, and get it shipped to your front door for free. If you don't like it, you even get 30 days…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Director Haifaa al-Mansour spent most of her childhood watching American films with her dad
Saudi Arabian director Haifaa al-Mansour first made waves in 2012 as the country's first female director. Her feature film debut, Wadjda, received critical acclaim and became the Saudi Arabia's first official Oscar submission (for Best Foreign Language Film) although it wasn't nominated. Now she's following up her…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

This Is One of the Slickest USB-C Power Delivery Battery Packs We've Seen, and It's $30 Off
At $90 on sale (with code JACKERY6), this isn't the cheapest USB-C Power Delivery battery pack we've seen; not by a long shot. But it has its reasons.


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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

The CW releases trailers for its Charmed reboot and football show All American
The CW is a TV wonderland where shows either last forever (telling every story they want to tell and then continue on for another dozen seasons) or they barely make it through their inaugural season before being mercifully canceled. Today, the network released teasers and preview clips for its new shows Charmed and …

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Tina Fey hypes her SNL stint with an animated history of Tina Fey
In honor of her sixth time returning to host Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey is treating fans to an animated trip down memory lane—albeit a fairly truncated one. The minute-long promo for this week's season finale tracks a cartoon Fey's journey from Chicago to New York, where she climbed the comedy ladder from writer,…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Not even Emilia Clarke knows how Game Of Thrones will end
Back in September, HBO programming president Casey Bloys teased that Game Of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were planning to shoot multiple endings for the show so nobody—not even the actors—would know what was going to happen. Still, Jason Momoa seemed to have some ideas, even though his character…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

I scream, you scream, everyone is screaming over ketchup ice cream inspired by Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is one of those celebrities that people love to blame for things: football stuff, soccer stuff, Game of Thrones stuff. So when an Irish ice cream place announced that they were creating a ketchup-flavored ice cream to honor the ketchup-loving pop star, of course everyone got riled:


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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Catfish Gets Suspended Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Nev Schulman
MTV has suspended production of Catfish, the world's most depressing dating show, after host Nev Schulman—known for his woke elevator selfies and punching a woman in the face while he was a student at Sarah Lawrence—was accused of sexual misconduct.

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Kim Kardashian West criticized for hawking "appetite-suppressing" lollipops
If you follow Kim Kardashian West, Amber Rose, or other such reality star-entertainers on Instagram, you know that every few posts is an #ad for some kind of crap beauty product: "waist trainers," "flat tummy tea," etc. But Kim Kardashian West stirred up controversy this week when she posted a sponsored Instagram…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Stephen Colbert gets a ton of celebrities to act out a pilot written by actual children
It's upfronts week, which means the TV universe is in upheaval. Cancellations! New shows! Surprise network switches! Stephen Colbert, whose Late Show is the sort of late-night institution typically immune to these forces, used the opportunity to flex some of his own creative muscles while appealing to the in-demand…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Microsoft to introduce new, disability-friendly Xbox controller
Video games are a tough hobby to get into. In addition to being brutally expensive and impossibly time consuming, they're also inherently inaccessible to a lot of people, as the physical demands of modern games and controllers are often too much for players with limited mobility. It's an issue that's become more…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Next season will be the last for iZombie, Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW confirms
In advance of its upfront presentation—which is taking place in New York City as we speak—earlier today The CW confirmed what fans of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane The Virgin have been anticipating for a while: That the shows will end with their upcoming fourth and fifth seasons, respectively, as Deadline reports. …

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Batwoman to make her live-action debut in The CW's next superhero crossover
At a recent convention in Nashville, Arrow star Stephen Amell teased that he'd be making a "really fun announcement" at The CW's upfront presentation today, and now we know what that announcement is: Batwoman is coming to the next Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and Legends Of Tomorrow crossover event, and the heroes will be…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

The Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey Comic Crossover Will Be the 'Bruce Lee Story You Were Dying to See'
DC Comics has won lots of acclaim for how it's wildly reimagined iconic Hanna-Barbera characters over the last few years, including crossovers like Batman/Elmer Fudd or Green Lantern/Space Ghost. One upcoming team-up will pair heroes from the decade of bell-bottom pants, but don't dare think that Black Lightning/Hong…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Here's why Ron Howard gets sole directorial credit for Solo
For fans of the franchise, it can be difficult to think about the director's credit on Solo: A Star Wars Story without it having a little asterisk next to it. Around this time last year—and right at the tail end of principal photography—Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the production and replaced by veteran…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Han Solo brings not enough fun to Cannes, while a superb film makes its late-festival premiere
It's a question that comes up every time a Mad Max or a Pixar creation crashes the Palais, and every time one doesn't: Do Hollywood blockbusters really belong at Cannes? To see one at the festival, an event theoretically devoted to provocation and innovation and basically any kind of world cinema not processed for…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

The US Air Force has weighed in on the "Yanny vs. Laurel" debate, and it's fucking horrifying
The internet has been having some fun lately, debating whether a little audio clip sounds more like it's saying "yanny" or "laurel." The split between what people hear, reminiscent of the good old days of The Dress, has inspired the kind of universal humor and gentle fun that too rarely fills our timelines these days.…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Courtney Barnett lacks the energy to Tell Me How You Really Feel
Courtney Barnett's debut full-length, 2015's Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, established the Australian indie-rocker as a potent musical force. With its tumbling guitars, ragged vocals, and grunge-punk tones—all of which coalesced on the scorching, sassy "Pedestrian At Best"—the album exceeded the…

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AV Club Films
May 17, 2018

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon are really excited to ruin the Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding is this Saturday morning, and you either give an enormous shit about the entire enterprise or have no idea what's going on. Either way, there will probably no better way to experience it than via HBO's coverage, which will be hosted by Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon as their dopey, pastel-colored…

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