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Jun 21, 2018

Cue the eye rolls: MTV is bringing back Daria
Attention, combat boot-wearing ‘90s teens: The hour of your revival is at hand. As Variety reports, MTV Studios is launching a revival of Daria for the even sicker, sadder world of 2018. The announcement comes with the revival of two other late ‘90s late-night (and weekday afternoon rerun) classics: Æon Flux, whose…

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Jun 21, 2018

Nasir brought us at least one stone-cold classic Nas track
What Are You Listening To? is a weekly rundown of what A.V. Club staffers are streaming. Listen to these songs and more on our Spotify playlist, updated weekly with new stuff.

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Jun 21, 2018

Step Up to a 75" 4K TV For Just $900
If size trumps features in your hierarchy of new TV needs, Walmart's running a pretty fantastic deal for you today.


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Jun 21, 2018

Upgrade Your Lightning Cables to Anker PowerLine For Just $8 Each
These Anker PowerLine Lightning cables are wrapped in nylon, are rated for 6,000 bends, and come with an 18 month warranty, all of which are improvements over Apple's own Lightning cable, and that's not even accounting for how much nicer they feel to use. Right now, you can get a pair of 3' cables, plus one…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 21, 2018

"We need to see more": 5 queer TV creators discuss the present and future of LBGTQIA representation
On a recent Sunday night (June 10, to be exact), primetime viewers found themselves with multiple options for LGBTQIA stories: Pose, Vida, and Claws. And not only are all three on major cable networks, but they were all created by queer people.

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 21, 2018

"We need to see more": 5 queer TV creators discuss the present and future of LGBTQIA  representation
On a recent Sunday night (June 10, to be exact), primetime viewers found themselves with multiple options for LGBTQIA stories: Pose, Vida, and Claws. And not only are all three on major cable networks, but they were all created by queer people.

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Jun 21, 2018

"Lucky motherfucker" Pete Davidson confirms his engagement and plugs someone else's movie on The Tonight Show
Saturday Night Live star, standup, and, as he confirmed on Wednesday's Tonight Show, Arianna Grande's forever "plus-one," Pete Davidson brought the traditional late-night movie clip to promote. Except the first clip he brought wasn't for the new Netflix comedy Set It Up (which Davidson claimed he's in for "like, ten…

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Jun 21, 2018

It's a Detroiters twofer
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Thursday, June 21. All times are Eastern.

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Jun 20, 2018

It sounds like filming the new season of Arrested Development was a total mess
Earlier this month, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz addressed the on-set outburst that Jeffrey Tambor had at Jessica Walter while filming the show's new season—an incident that turned a New York Times interview with the cast into a complete disaster—with Hurwitz explaining that he didn't realize how awful…

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Jun 20, 2018

TV writers team up help keep immigrant families together
Donald Trump is still trying to figure out how he wants to structure his concentration camps, since that'll be an important detail once history books start covering this horrifically dark and shameful period in American history, but at least we can always count on TV writers to take care of people in their times of…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

TV writers team up to help keep immigrant families together
Donald Trump is still trying to figure out how he wants to structure his concentration camps, since that'll be an important detail once history books start covering this horrifically dark and shameful period in American history, but at least we can always count on TV writers to take care of people in their times of…

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Jun 20, 2018

Brockmire's second season promised booze but delivered medicine
In television, sometimes the most daring move is not to give the people what they want. During the back run of The Sopranos, when the series netted its highest audience share, creator David Chase deliberately piled anticlimax onto anticlimax and eschewed mob mechanics for dysfunctional family drama, inevitably…

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Jun 20, 2018

A brutal The Expanse finds weight in zero gravity
This week's Expanse feels more episodic than usual for the show, and I don't mean that as a criticism. "Fallen World" does something TV actually does better than books or movies, at least when it comes to genre storytelling: stopping to take stock of the consequences. In a book, scenes of the aftermath of events at…

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Jun 20, 2018

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming back out of their shells
We reported on a lot of horrible news in 2016, but one of the most horrible was the confirmation that the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series would not be getting a third installment. Thankfully, nearly two long years later, we can now report a much happier development: According to The Hollywood…

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Jun 20, 2018

Should you ever wash sharp knives in the dishwasher?
Amuse Our Bouche is The Takeout's column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.

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Jun 20, 2018

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) HBO in July
Justice League didn't murder its box office competitors with a precision blast of heat vision, as DC and Warner Bros. surely hoped it would, but everyone who passed on its theatrical run will soon get a chance to see some of the biggest superheroes in the world joining forces—assuming they have an HBO Go or HBO Now…

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Jun 20, 2018

Today's Trailer Happy Hour has Steve Carell's toy story, a killer house, and Tiffany Haddish
We haven't had a Trailer Happy Hour in a while here at The A.V. Club, but we could all use a chance to relax, turn off the regular news, and pour ourselves a big glass of movie trailers. Today we've got some real refreshing stuff, including a movie where Steve Carell builds a toy town to recover from a traumatic brain…

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Jun 20, 2018

It's Rumor Time: Lucasfilm might be putting future Star Wars spin-offs on hold
According to a rumor dug up by Collider, Lucasfilm might not be making any more standalone Star Wars spin-offs like Rogue One and Solo, despite the fact that James Mangold was attached to make a Boba Fett movie just last month and The Hours' Stephen Daldry was in "early talks" last year for an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off.…

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Jun 20, 2018

The King brilliantly traces the life of Elvis to discover where the country went wrong
The American Dream is a conceit that's woven into the fabric of the country: Anyone can come to the U.S., and through hard work and diligence, accomplish anything they set out to do. It's also almost a complete fabrication, as evidenced by the fact that the majority of the wealth in this country is controlled by an…

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Jun 20, 2018

Splinter Here's Stephen Miller's Cell Phone Number, If You Need It | Deadspin Dwight Howard Reaches
Splinter Here's Stephen Miller's Cell Phone Number, If You Need It | Deadspin Dwight Howard Reaches Sad, Strange New Stage Of His Career | The Slot ‘They Are Prisons': Inside Trump's Executive Order on Indefinite Family Detention | The Root 

The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

Jimmy Fallon regrets tousling Trump's hair on The Tonight Show
As the atrocities of the Trump administration continue to pile up, let's remember to keep Jimmy Fallon in our thoughts and prayers. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Fallon admits that playfully stroking Donald Trump's hair (and ego) on The Tonight Show in the run-up to the November 2016 presidential…

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Jun 20, 2018

Robert Pattinson's minor, offbeat Western Damsel has one great surprise up its sleeve
"Revisionist Western" has become a redundant distinction. After all, we live in an age when the very few Westerns that still get made are almost all postmodern in outlook—challenging this once-dominant genre's most romantic clichés, depicting frontier life with unsparing historical accuracy, pushing back against the…

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Jun 20, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of June 20, 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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Jun 20, 2018

No matter what, Rupert Murdoch will just get even richer
While most of the nation is caught up watching the Mexican border with soul-sick revulsion, there's been another big drama playing out in the papers that you might not have been following as closely: the epic pissing match over which enormous media conglomerate gets the privilege of throwing more money at Fox ruler…

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Jun 20, 2018

Relive the Throne Room Scene (and the Rest of The Last Jedi) In 4K For $23
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Jun 20, 2018

Here's everything you should remember before watching season two of Luke Cage
The hero of Harlem, Luke Cage, returns to Netflix this Friday with its second season. The last we saw Cage, he was punching his way through the criminal syndicate The Hand as part of Marvel's 2017 team-up miniseries The Defenders, but his first solo outing premiered almost two years ago. So before you head back to…

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Jun 20, 2018

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in July
Following the success of Set It Up—which opened to a chorus of "actually kind of good??"s and "great for watching while eating ice cream in your sweatpants"s from critics last week—Netflix is expanding its slate of original rom-coms, touting releases through September in its monthly newsletter. None of them will debut…

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Jun 20, 2018

Get An Xbox One S and Fallout 4 For Just $199
This barebones Xbox One S console is still down to its $199 E3 promotional price, but now, it also comes with a copy of Fallout 4 if you order through Walmart. It's not the newest game out there, but the console alone is a pretty stellar deal, so it's better than nothing.


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Jun 20, 2018

Nancy Drew gets a 21st-century update with beautiful art and Veronica Mars-style mystery
With the successful relaunch and expansion of the Archie universe, it's no surprise that publishers continue to revisit other aging classics. They have name recognition across multiple demographics, and many of them are overdue for a revamp. Nancy Drew #1 (Dynamite) is the perfect example of how to initiate a…

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Jun 20, 2018

Hey, let's remember some terrible episodes of otherwise-great shows
Nobody in TV bats a thousand. Well, maybe the British The Office. But, by and large, even the medium's most vaunted series have a dud episode or two in the mix. Just look at Stranger Things' second season last year, which paired us up with a bunch of bargain-bin X-Men in one of the most disappointing TV episodes in…

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Jun 20, 2018

Black widow spider adopted after being found in broccoli
Another reminder to carefully rinse wash your produce: Ohio resident Jacob Vaughn found a surprising stowaway in his recently purchased broccoli from Kroger: a black-widow spider. As WTOL in Toledo explains, quoting an interview with an expert from Scientific American, spiders may be found in your grocery-store fruit,…

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Jun 20, 2018

Luke Cage is the first Marvel show to top its first season
Like its lead character, Marvel's Luke Cage is aware of the upward climb it's facing in season two. Luke (Mike Colter) cleared his name in Defenders, but when the new episodes begin, he's wrestling with his newfound fame and obligations, the return of his estranged father (the late, great Reg E. Cathey), and, oh yeah,…

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Jun 20, 2018

Chicago, see Sicario: Day Of The Soldado early and for free
The original Sicario was full of uneasy sequences where you knew something was about to go terribly wrong (or at least terribly violent), but you were never quite sure when it would all pop off. The sequel, Day Of The Soldado, looks like it will have a similarly unflinching approach to the dangers of battling drug…

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Jun 20, 2018

We asked a LeBron/wine expert about that LeBron/wine story
Every once in awhile, you encounter a story that makes you say, "Wow, I wish I had been smart/talented/cool/thoughtful/funny enough to write that." Such is the case with this fun read from Slate's Nick Greene, who interviewed the San Francisco Chronicle's wine critic, Esther Mobley, about where the wine-loving LeBron…

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Jun 20, 2018

Gotti's weird anti-critic campaign is spawning some very believable conspiracy theories
Yesterday, we reported on the bizarre marketing tactics being used to promote John Travolta's terribly received John Gotti biopic, Gotti. The movie's marketing team railed against "troll" critics who lambasted the film and used the Rotten Tomatoes audience rating to justify the claim that "audiences loved Gotti."…

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Jun 20, 2018

AMC launches subscription service in grumpy effort to compete with MoviePass
For almost a year now, movie fans have been enjoying the benefits of MoviePass, a subscription service (and by most accounts a wildly unsustainable business model) letting people see a movie a day for the flat fee of about ten bucks a month. Now, AMC has looked at the company's popularity, and grouchily said, "We want…

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Jun 20, 2018

On Yellowstone, the only thing unspoiled is the land
Yellowstone, the inaugural television effort from Sicario and Hell Or High Water screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, feints at being several types of programs throughout its feature-length premiere: a pulpy modern Western, a sudsy family drama, a consequential clash of cultures on the final American frontier. But none of…

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Jun 20, 2018

Enjoy the story behind the wildly expensive, soon-to-be-extinct Jurassic Park ride
It costs a lot of money to bring dinosaurs back to life. From crafting the digital and practical effects that make their claws, teeth, and scaly hides believable to hiring the actors capable of reacting to green screens and puppets with professionally feigned terror, vast sums have gone into making the five Jurassic…

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Jun 20, 2018

Reasonable Discussions: June 20
Here's your weekly open thread. Thank you for making our site's community vibrant, intelligent, and fun!

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

Even the title of the Westworld season finale is drawing speculation
Westworld is rounding into its second-season finale with plenty of questions still unanswered, which means that the always-productive fan theorizing around the show is reaching a fever pitch. Even the title of the last episode—"The Passenger"—is being scrutinized, and one fascinating theory suggests the seeds for its…

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Jun 20, 2018

Why does Tommy Wiseau love The Disaster Artist movie and hate the book?
The Disaster Artist, James Franco's adaptation of the book that delved into the making of the infinitely beguiling trainwreck The Room, received a largely positive response from audiences and critics. (We gave it a C.) One fan of the film was Tommy Wiseau, the man behind The Room, who loved the film despite having…



The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

As season two wraps, the cast and creator of Brockmire ponder the future of the show
The second season of IFC's Brockmire took the show to new heights of debauchery, and alcohol-fueled meltdowns. The season wraps tonight with the eponymous disgraced baseball announcer going down an epic path of self-destruction. We talked to Hank Azaria and the cast of Brockmire about their expectations for season…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

Speed Up Your PS4 With This Discounted Hybrid Drive
Seagate's FireCuda is our favorite PS4 internal replacement drive, mostly thanks to its built-in 8GB of flash storage that can speed up loading times, and you can get the

The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

Michael B. Jordan faces his fears (and Drago Jr.) in the Creed 2 trailer
Ryan Coogler may have turned the directing reins over to up-and-comer Steven Caple Jr.—who was reportedly "personally picked" by franchise originator Sylvester Stallone after Stallone himself took, and then gave up, the director's chair—but Michael B. Jordan is back and as buff as ever in the trailer for Creed 2. The…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

The Handmaid's Tale continues to paint a dystopian future that reflects the present
Note: This review contains descriptions of sexual violence, physical violence, and child abuse.

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Jun 20, 2018

One Does Not Simply Pay Full Price For the Lord of the Rings Extended Trilogy
There are quite a few permutations of the Lord of the Rings films out there on Blu-ray, but the extended editions are the ones you want, and the ', 'B0026L7H20');window.ga('unique.send', 'event', 'Commerce', 'avclub - One Does Not Simply Pay Full Price For the Lord of the Rings Extended Trilogy', 'B0026L7H20');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/The-Lord-of-the-Rings-The-Motion-Picture-Trilogy-Blu-ray/dp/B0026L7H20?tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=696e66f6ae41fd07604a54476e7d4a0ce682cbee&rawdata=[t|link[p|1826983482[a|B0026L7H20[au|5727177402741770316[b|avclub"extended trilogy pack is down to $40 at Amazon today.

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Jun 20, 2018

Wednesday's Best Deals: Logitech Sale, Instant Pot Ultra Mini, Boxer Briefs, and More
Find a one-day Logitech sale, the

The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

The Root White People Are Cowards | Splinter Democratic Socialists Ruin Family Destroyer Kirstjen Ni
The Root White People Are Cowards | Splinter Democratic Socialists Ruin Family Destroyer Kirstjen Nielsen's Dinner at a D.C. Mexican Restaurant | Adequate Man The Best- And Worst-Shaped States | Jezebel 

The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

The World's Greatest Board Game Is Available For Way Less Than Its Reseller Going Rate [Update: Even Cheaper Now]
Update: Amazon is sold out, Walmart also has it in stock for the same price, but they'll knock off an extra $5 if you pick it up in store. They do this to save on shipping costs, because again, this board game weighs 20 POUNDS!

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

How Tidal Got So Fucked
"If I gave two fucks - two fucks about streaming numbers, would have put Lemonade up on Spotify," Beyoncé proclaims on "NICE" from her joint album with Jay-Z which they dropped exclusively on Tidal over the weekend. Unfortunately for those emotionally or monetarily invested in the streaming service, your sudden need…

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Jun 20, 2018

In this week's Savage Love: Blown away
I am a 24-year-old straight guy who recently broke up with my girlfriend of more than four years. One of the reasons we broke up was a general lack of sexually compatibility. She had a particular aversion to oral sex—both giving and receiving. I didn't get a blowjob the whole time we were together. Which brings me to…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

Amazon's Blowing Out a Bunch of Popular Logitech Peripherals, Today Only
Amazon's back today with another Logitech Gold Box sale, with deals on a bunch of different computer peripherals.


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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

The Simpsons vacation episodes, ranked
As it's done with every other cornerstone of family sitcoms, The Simpsons has taken the vacation episode to new heights (and lows). In its 29 seasons—and counting—the animated series has journeyed to France, Australia, China, Iceland, and the town of Bronson, where even the children are stone-cold badasses. Over time,…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

On The Late Show, charming goofball Josh Brolin gives Trump's tweets the Thanos treatment
With his granite face and signature drill sergeant haircut, Josh Brolin has the market cornered at this point in his career (he's 50, somehow) on grim-voiced, badass action types. Stephen Colbert noted that calling this "the summer of Brolin" wouldn't be out of line, considering the actor's villainous, anti-heroic,…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 20, 2018

It's the premiere of Yellowstone, a dark tale from the writer of Hell Or High Water
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Wednesday, June 20. All times are Eastern.

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 19, 2018

It's time to dump all of your money into Akon's cryptocurrency "Akoin"
The wild world of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Steven Seagal's Bitcoiin often seems silly, stupid, and scammy, but we think we've finally found a digital money scheme that seems totally legitimate. It's called "Akoin," and it comes from musician Akon. As reported by Page Six, Akon is planning to use the money he…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 19, 2018

A brutal power struggle makes for a grim episode of The 100
Like anyone else with eyes and a heart, I spent most of my week navigating the horrific news coming out of Texas, scrolling through Twitter and jumping through TV channels, swarmed by an endless barrage of images that capture the inhumanity of a this current administration. They're difficult images to shake; they're…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 19, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom didn't have time for one character's cool LGBTQ reveal
Not even a year after Thor: Ragnarok cut out the one scene that would've confirmed that Tessa Thompson's character Valkyrie is bisexual, with Thompson sarcastically noting at the time that the scene was removed because it took attention away from a "vital explosion," Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has done pretty much…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 19, 2018

Craft lager is an oxymoron no more
Any oppositional subculture depends on a larger culture; there is no rebellion without a mainstream to rebel against. A couple decades ago when homebrewers and craft beer fans were still very much a subculture, they had their target: "fizzy, yellow beer." Given a legitimacy boost when homebrewing was legalized in…

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Jun 19, 2018

Amazon announces animated series based on Robert Kirkman's Invincible
Most comic-readers and TV-watchers know Robert Kirkman as the creator of The Walking Dead, but he has actually done things in his life other than that. One such thing is Invincible, a critically acclaimed superhero comic made by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley that just ended its 15-year run back in February.…

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Jun 19, 2018

The Bold Type, boundaries, and the Ballad of Tiny, Fired Jane
One of the great things about The Bold Type, and in particular this young season, is how committed its writers seem to be to addressing everyday, but potentially day-ruining, hiccups. That these pop up right alongside the capital-B capital-I Big Issues makes them all the more surprising. On the one hand, you confront…

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Jun 19, 2018

Robert Zemeckis to direct new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Zemeckis is set to direct a new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches, taking over for previously attached director Guillermo del Toro—who is famously good at putting his name on projects that he never actually gets around to making. Del Toro will still be a producer on the…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 19, 2018

The End of All That's Good and Pure About the Internet
We regret to inform you that the internet is on red alert once again. On Wednesday, the EU's Legislative Committee voted to adopt sweeping measures that will upend the web in every way that we know it. Memes, news, Wikipedia, art, privacy, and the creative side of fandom are all at risk of being destroyed or…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 19, 2018

Frozen and Inside Out directors to replace John Lasseter at Disney and Pixar
Earlier this month, we reported that Walt Disney Animation and Pixar CCO John Lasster was finally—finally—stepping down from those two companies, just about seven months after numerous allegations of sexual harassment came out against him (including stories about prolonged hugs, unwanted touching and kissing, and…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 19, 2018

Everything Is Love is big enough for Beyoncé and JAY-Z both
It's tempting to view Everything Is Love as the conclusion of a trilogy begun with Lemonade, Beyoncé's revelatory 2016 exploration of JAY-Z's infidelity. But that narrative didn't need a sequel, let alone a trilogy; it was self-contained, resolution and all. Jay told his side of the story on last year's sober, soulful …

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Jun 19, 2018

Apple orders immigrant anthology series from Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Way back in February, we reported that Oscar-nomianted The Big Sick writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon were developing an anthology series about immigrants called Little America for Apple's then-mysterious streaming platform. Now, Apple has given the show a series order, officially putting Nanjiani and Gordon…

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Jun 19, 2018

The Concourse New Yorker Film Critic Has Reservations About Children's Movie Because His Boner Kept
The Concourse New Yorker Film Critic Has Reservations About Children's Movie Because His Boner Kept Blocking The Screen | The Slot Powerlifting Coach on Don Jr.'s Terrible Form and the Dark Trap of Ego: ‘It Gives Powerlifting a Bad Name' | Very Smart Brothas Stop Pretending You Actually Gave a Shit About…

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Jun 19, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of June 19, 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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Jun 19, 2018

Alex Kurtzman will be steering the Star Trek ship for a while
Last week, we reported that Alex Kurtzman would be stepping in to replace Star Trek: Discovery showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg (who just announced that they're leaving the show in the midst of production on its second season). According to Deadline, though, that's just a small part of Kurtzman's new …

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 19, 2018

Alex Kurtzman will be the steering the Star Trek ship for a while
Last week, we reported that Alex Kurtzman would be stepping in to replace Star Trek: Discovery showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg (who just announced that they're leaving the show in the midst of production on its second season). According to Deadline, though, that's just a small part of Kurtzman's new …

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Jun 19, 2018

New Orleans is the "physical embodiment of Brockmire himself": The cast on filming in The Big Easy
Hank Azaria's Brockmire is fueled by alcohol, which led the show's second season to New Orleans, the city that best embodies Brockmire the man. Las Vegas is only a distant second, according to Hand Azaria. He and Tyrel Jackson Williams discuss shooting Brockmire in New Orleans, the most appropriate place for the show.

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Jun 19, 2018

Nobody Wants Elvis Presley's Sad Old Airplane
About a year ago, my colleague David Tracy discovered that a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar once owned by Elvis Presley, the Elvis, was for sale and "as swanky as you think it is." Well, it might be swanky in design, but months of siting derelict have not been kind to this jalopass aircraft. Will you give it a good home?


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Jun 19, 2018

It's 3 p.m., let's watch Drew Barrymore learn to "Just Say No" with McGruff The Crime Dog
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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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 19, 2018

Modern Family co-creator takes a stand against Fox News, immediately backtracks
Following the lead of Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane—who followed up his tweet about being "embarrassed" to work for Fox with a $2.5 million donation to NPR and its L.A. affiliate, KPCC, earlier today—a growing chorus of Fox creatives are criticizing the company for its role in such craven lies as "it's not an…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 19, 2018

Modern Family co-creator cuts ties with Fox over Fox News' bullshit
Following the lead of Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane—who followed up his tweet about being "embarrassed" to work for Fox with a $2.5 million donation to NPR and its L.A. affiliate, KPCC, earlier today—a growing chorus of Fox creatives are criticizing the company for its role in such craven lies as "it's not an…

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Jun 19, 2018

It's a Really Great Day to Buy Dyson Stuff
It's not a true sitewide sale like we've seen in the past, but eBay's currently running a 15% promo code for a variety of sellers, most notably Dyson.


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Jun 19, 2018

Adult Swim is editing stock footage into horrifying short films
The sanitized, dead-eyed milieu of corporate America will never not be a prime subject for satire, as evidenced by the enduring legacy of comedies like The Office and Office Space. Still, no amount of satire can capture the numbing mundanity of the office better than stock photography, which is, like any corporation,…

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Jun 19, 2018

Festival favorite Araby is as unfulfilling as the life on the road it chronicles
As its protagonist, the ex-con Cristiano (Aristides de Sousa), roves from job to job in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa's Araby lingers at the threshold of one story after another. The point (both social and existential) is that the thresholds remain uncrossed, and that his life is…

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Jun 19, 2018

Get involved, internet rude boys: Fund a documentary on ska in the '90s
Q: How many members of a ska band does it take to change a light bulb? A: 10—one guy to drop the bulb, and nine others to stand around yelling, "Pick it up pick it up pick it up!"

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Jun 19, 2018

Killing Eve slays the TCA Awards with 5 nominations
Emmys voting is currently underway, which means that a ripe crop of fantasy Emmys ballots and "who will win/who should win" speculation is on its way. Fueling those predictions will be today's nominations for the TCA Awards, the annual honors bestowed by members of the Television Critics Association (like our own Erik…

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Jun 19, 2018

GrubHub delivery person accused of mistaking laptop for tip
A GrubHub driver in Anaheim, California, has been suspended after a customer reported that a laptop was taken from the front desk of an office. NBC 4 Los Angeles reports that 10 minutes after Austin Johnston, CEO of Busy Events Production Company, met a delivery person outside his business, an employee noticed that…

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Jun 19, 2018

The 15 best video game trailers of E3 2018
Assembling video game trailers is tricky business. With the ever-increasing scope and complexity of games, it can be difficult to begin to communicate what a project is in the narrow confines of a sizzle reel. Some publishers stick confidently to what they have and wrap it in a flashy package to get audiences…

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Jun 19, 2018

Gotti responds to 0% Rotten Tomatoes score with scorching hot anti-critic ad campaign
By all accounts, John Travolta's new John Gotti biopic, Gotti, is terrible. It's been widely panned by critics, earning a rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, and didn't even make it into the top ten at the box office on its opening weekend. But the marketing team behind the film is determined to turn things around. They've…

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Jun 19, 2018

This video will either help you shake Hereditary's ending or traumatize you all over again
Spoiler alert: Major plot points for Hereditary—including the ending—will be revealed below.


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Jun 19, 2018

Chicago, de-stress with Damsel early and for free
The Zellner brothers' upcoming comedy/drama/Western hybrid Damsel is out to re-write two narratives: First, as yet another entry into the ongoing de-Twilighting of Robert Pattinson, and second, as a subversive counter-narrative to the Western cliché of the damsel in distress. That's about all we'll elaborate on that…

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Jun 19, 2018

David Tennant and the writer of Paddington 2 launch a new crop of BBC comedies
British sitcoms have been increasingly making their way across the pond—and not just old episodes of Are You being Served? that your mom watches on Sunday afternoons while casually mentioning she'd find it a hoot if you called her "mum." There's a robust market for distinctly British humor, and it's about to get some…

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Jun 19, 2018

People on Twitter declare brief ceasefire to share their "tips for success"
Twitter typically fights among itself, users dunking on users dunking on users in an ouroboros of social-media frustration and anger. Sometimes this is justified; sometimes it isn't. But one thing always remains true within its never-ending, tersely worded battlefield: the only way to unite Twitter—to accomplish a…

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Jun 19, 2018

Boundaries drags Vera Farmiga on a road trip through quirky-indie-family clichés
Toward the beginning of Boundaries, beleaguered single mom Laura (Vera Farmiga), her shiftless father Jack (Christopher Plummer), and her oddball teenage son, Henry (Lewis MacDougall), set off on a multi-state West Coast road trip in Jack's old Rolls-Royce. An hour into the journey, they carelessly run out of gas.…

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Jun 19, 2018

Netflix makes an underwhelming comics debut with The Magic Order
Mark Millar is a major force in Hollywood, making bank on film adaptations of his creator-owned comics Wanted, Kick-Ass, and The Secret Service (which became Kingsman on screen) and playing a significant role in superhero movies by writing the comic-book source material that inspired Marvel's Avengers franchise and…

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Jun 19, 2018

Somebody actually made that terrifying bot-written Olive Garden commercial
Last week, writer and comedian Keaton Patti showed how bots can be a force for good when he said he fed 1,000 hours of Olive Garden ads to a machine and asked it to write one of its own. The result was an absurdist nightmare in the mold of Heiner Müller's Hamletmachine, a terrorscape where the "pasta nachos" are "warm…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Jun 19, 2018

Somebody actually made that terrifying, bot-written Olive Garden commercial
Last week, writer and comedian Keaton Patti showed how bots can be a force for good when he fed 1,000 hours of Olive Garden ads to a machine and asked it to write one of its own. The result was an absurdist nightmare in the mold of Heiner Müller's Hamletmachine, a terrorscape where the "pasta nachos" are "warm and…

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Jun 19, 2018

Let's all chip in and bid on handwritten lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run"
Bruce Springsteen is no stranger to auctions. Just a few years ago, he was busy auctioning off his mom's homemade lasagna to raise money for the Stand Up For Heroes charity event, because that's what you do when you're the Boss. Hell, just last night he appeared at the opening of a bowling alley, simply because it's…

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Jun 19, 2018

The Best, Worst, And Weirdest Jurassic Park Games
This year is the 25th anniversary of the release of the original Jurassic Park film and the start of a massive franchise. Four films, with a fifth film releasing later this month and a sixth film already planned, multiple comic books, toys and of course video games. The first Jurassic Park game came out in June 1993,…

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Jun 19, 2018

Heather Locklear hospitalized, reportedly undergoing psych evaluation
In an experience that she shares with many actors (and people from all walks of life) before her, Heather Locklear has had her struggles with addiction and mental illness. As The Los Angeles Times reports, that struggle has grown more serious: On Sunday, Locklear was reportedly taken to a Los Angeles hospital for a…

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Jun 19, 2018

Tuesday's Best Deals: The Best Board Game, Over-Ear Headphones, Marmot Sale, and More
The world's top-rated board game, our readers' favorite over-ear headphones, a Marmot sale, and more start off today's best deals.


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Jun 19, 2018

It's A Me, Mario Board Game Deals
If Gloomhaven seems like a little much, or if you're just a Nintendo fan, a couple of Mario-themed board games are on sale for some of the best prices ever right now, so you won't need to spend too many of your gold coins.


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Jun 19, 2018

Splinter Kirstjen Nielsen Is So Fucking Full of Shit | The Root Watch This White Woman Explain to a
Splinter Kirstjen Nielsen Is So Fucking Full of Shit | The Root Watch This White Woman Explain to a Black Woman Why Slavery Wasn't So Bad | Deadspin Oh Cool, We're Doing The "Puto" Controversy Again | Jezebel 

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Jun 19, 2018

Upgrade Your Lightning Cables to Anker PowerLine Starting at $8 Each
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Jun 19, 2018

Get caught up on K-pop in 60 minutes
When PSY's "Gangnam Style" dropped in 2012, everything about it felt ephemeral. Funny enough to warrant attention yet unpredictable enough to sink its hooks, it lodged into the American psyche with the sensory magnetism of Beyoncé's hand rotations in "Single Ladies." With the globally accessible YouTube as its medium…

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Jun 19, 2018

Stephen Colbert invites Satan to defend putting kids in cages on The Late Show
Hey, we're putting children in cages now. We'll, not "we," as in those Americans with even a tattered scrap of human soul left in their bodies, but members of the Trump administration. You know, like Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, who stared blankly ahead at a White House press conference as …

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