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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

This is not a drill: Kanye West just taped an episode of Family Feud
We don't normally rush to break hot "game show guest star casting" news here at The A.V. Club, but sometimes there's a tidbit that's just too good to pass up. Like, say, the fact that Kanye West—the mercurial, brilliant, frequently impulsive rap superstar known for more-or-less always saying the first thing that pops…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

R.I.P. Notting Hill actress Emma Chambers
British actress Emma Chambers, best known Stateside for a winning turn as Hugh Grant's sister in the 1999 romantic comedy Notting Hill, has died. Chambers—who also had a starring role for many years in the BBC's gently comic The Vicar Of Dibley—was 53.

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

BoJack Horseman has a pretty amazing collection of real-world art (and real-world art jokes)
Fans of BoJack Horseman already know that the series frequently reaches early-Simpsons levels of saturation and quality with its background gags, whether they come in the form of business signs, news chyrons, or an ever-reliable banner gag. But—befitting the rich tastes of many of the Hollywoo elite the show focuses…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

Gilmore Girls season 6 comes to a terrifying, merciful close
"Driving Miss Gilmore," season six, episode 21, originally aired 5/2/2006 


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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

Kyle MacLachlan celebrates Twin Peaks Day by being his usual adorable self
Today is February 24—i.e., Twin Peaks Day, the first time FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, tape recorder in hand, first crossed the border into David Lynch's surreal take on small-town America. People are celebrating the occasion in all sorts of ways—could we interest you in our coverage of the show's recent Showtime…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

Olympic snowboarders demonstrate superhuman levels of skill and concentra—OH SHIT, A SQUIRREL
Despite certain somewhat snide insinuations about their recreational substances of choice, it's impossible to deny that Olympic snowboarders are still, first and foremost, Olympic athletes. And so it's worth noting the peak physical and mental performances they display, day-in-and-day out, during the current 2018…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

Judge tosses out that defamation lawsuit against HBO and John Oliver
A West Virginia judge has granted HBO and John Oliver's request to have a defamation suit against them dismissed, according to The Hill. The case in question was brought against Oliver by coal CEO Bob Murray, who the comedian heavily mocked on a 2017 installment of his HBO series, Last Week Tonight. Murray threatened…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

A desk, a mannered book, and a live album that's anything but
Three staffers, three unabashed recommendations.


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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

We're reviewing The Tick this weekend
"Tale From The Crypt" A- | "After Midnight" B | "My Dinner With Android" B | "Ricky Bismuth" B |

The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

Saturday's Best Deals: Bowflex Dumbbells, Schlage Deadbolt, Dash Cam, and More
A Bowflex adjustable dumbbell set, a Schlage touchscreen deadbolt, a dash cam, and more make up Saturday's best deals.


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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

Bowflex's Insanely Popular Adjustable Dumbbells Are Cheaper Than They've Been In Months
Thousands of our readers have bought ', 'B001ARYU58');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/Bowflex-SelectTech-Adjustable-Dumbbells-Pair/dp/B001ARYU58?tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=c282dcc420b320abde88c0bf9b4b42342242d2f3&rawdata=[t|link[p|1820465940[a|B001ARYU58[au|5727177402741770316[b|avclub"Bowflex's adjustable SelectTech dumbbells, and you can put them in your own home gym today for $220, the best price we've seen in months.


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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

What Annihilation learned from Andrei Tarkovsky's Soviet sci-fi classics
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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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

Ice Ice Savey - Get a Countertop Ice Maker For $88
If your refrigerator doesn't have an automatic ice maker, or if you just want one for something like a boat or an RV, this countertop model can produce up to 26 pounds of ice per day. Its not as low as it's been in the past, but it's down from its usual $100 price, and the best we've seen since last September.


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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

Kyle Chandler brings his own whiskey for a particularly warming Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview
Telling Jimmy Kimmel that he was inspired by both an old booze-swilling Rat Pack appearance on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and a bygone night of off-set drinking with Peter O'Toole (presumably on the set of their 1994's miniseries Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III), Kyle Chandler came to his interview on Jimmy…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

Arthur confronts his destiny on The Tick's thrilling season finale
The last episode of The Tick's first season wastes no time getting to the big question: can Arthur successfully shrink the VLM down to normal size, or will he explode anyway? If we're being honest, there probably wasn't that much drama here. We didn't know for sure if things would go exactly as planned, but we could…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

Emotion and high stakes drive The Tick's best episode yet
At the end of "Risky Bismuth," we learned that The Terror was making Superian sick, and that it was due to his vulnerability to Big Bismuth. What we didn't know, however, was exactly how he was doing this. I had thought he had found some way to connect Superian to VLM (he seems to have a knack for convoluted efforts…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 24, 2018

The Tick finally reveals the truth behind the Very Large Man in an intense episode
With three episodes remaining, details are rapidly coming together on The Tick's first season. After we see Superian faint after showing up at Tinfoil Kevin's door, the show doesn't waste time telling he's suffering from Big Bismuth Poisoning, with the episode's primary mystery coming from where he's getting it from.…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Blacklist star Megan Boone says her character will never carry an assault rifle again
America's in the middle of yet another heated conversation about guns at the moment, as the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, energizes people on both sides of the debate to make a push for gun laws that make some kind of god-damned sense. (Or not, as the case may be.) Among the many side-talks happening…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Alice Glass says Ethan Kath's lawsuit against her has been dismissed
The legal drama between former Crystal Castles bandmates Alice Glass and Ethan Kath appears to have reached a turning point today, with Glass reporting that Kath's defamation lawsuit against her—which he lodged after she alleged that he periodically raped and abused her during their time together in the band—has been…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

John Larroquette to play a "smooth-talking cowboy dad" for ABC
Having just been thrown off the horse—a metaphor that will make more sense in a second here—of CBS's fleetly falling Me, Myself, And I, TV vet John Larroquette is getting right back up on there. The five-time Emmy winner has signed on to the cast of ABC's upcoming single-camera pilot Three Rivers, where he'll play a…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Barry Jenkins says last year's envelope fuck-up kind of ruined the Oscars for him
For a lot of us, the Best Picture fuck-up at last year's Oscars was a momentary and amusing blip, or even an eventual moment of relief: We were free from the tyranny of La La Land, and Barry Jenkins' Moonlight had actually won. It was less reassuring for Jenkins himself, as it turns out, who says the cloud of…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero are buddies again in the first real trailer for Best F(r)iends
It's been 15 years since Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero made The Room together, a bizarre film (and bizarre experience) chronicled in Sestero and Tom Bissell's book The Disaster Artist. Now—in the wake of James Franco's well-received film adaptation of the book—the two are working together again, releasing a trailer…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Deadspin Well That Was A Bizarre Press Conference From Mirai Nagasu | Splinter NRA's Dana Loesch Mak
Deadspin Well That Was A Bizarre Press Conference From Mirai Nagasu | Splinter NRA's Dana Loesch Makes Another Disastrous Appearance on CNN | The Root Why It Hurts When the World Loves Everyone but Us | Jezebel 

The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

What's in a $100 meatball?
Hey, how are you going to celebrate National Meatball Day? Don't worry, it's not until March 9. You still have time—probably at least one more pay period.

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Olympic streaker attempts to spread message about peace, love, monkey-faced dick pouches
The great thing about the Olympics is that, even if you don't especially care about sports, it still provides a whole bevy of authentic human moments to indulge in. Heartbreaking defeats. Joyous moments of levity. A guy in a tutu, streaking onto the ice, then falling flat on his butt.

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

David Mamet has already written a play about Harvey Weinstein
We've got good news today for anyone who's taken a long, hard look at the last four months of sexual harassment coverage in Hollywood—from the revelations about Harvey Weinstein, to the tidal wave of accusations that followed in its wake, to the rise of the #MeToo movement—and thought, "Boy, I sure would love to know…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of February 23, 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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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Cartoon Network's Apple & Onion isn't the freshest fruit, but it's still pretty tasty
The animated buddy comedy is a well-worn format at this point, with pairs ranging from Ren & Stimpy to Cow And Chicken to Billy & Mandy. The genre has endured, largely because it's a sturdy foundation for all kinds of wacky adventures—as long as the audience can hang on to the two main characters, you can do pretty…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

AMC is helping people donate A Wrinkle In Time tickets to underprivileged kids
We're less than a month from the arrival of Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle In Time, the Selma director's Disney adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved young adult novel. DuVernay's film—the first Hollywood movie with a plus-$100 million budget ever to be directed by a woman of color—has already drawn a lot of positive…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Use These Free Resources to Help Kids Reflect on Black Panther
Black Panther, with its almost entirely black cast, is inspiring audiences—seeing photos of black kids watching the film is pure joy. In classrooms and at dinner tables, the movie is opening up conversations about injustice and politics and change.


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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

There was a real bumper crop of cats on the internet this week
It has been another week of record-high temperatures, shockingly dangerous political rhetoric, and general despair on the internet; it has also been another week of animals. Do these rivers of content flow from the same source? Do they power each other, circle around each other, somehow negate or offset each other?…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Sufjan Stevens to make everyone cry at this year's Oscars
Who would have thought, back in the days of "Say Yes! to M!ch!gan!"and "John Wayne Gacy, Jr.," that Sufjan Stevens would one day grace the Oscars stage? Well, that day has arrived, as Stevens has been tapped to make Oscars attendees weep quietly in their seats by performing "Mystery Of Love" from Call Me By Your Name …

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Ken Jennings has gone from winning $2.5 million on Jeopardy! to $11.16 on HQ Trivia
"Affable trivia genius" used to be a dependable career, the sort of steady job one could count on to support a family. For Ken Jennings, that meant winning Jeopardy! 74 times in a row and pocketing more than $2.5 million in the process. Nowadays, thanks to Silicon Valley and the so-called "gig economy," trivia savants…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

The women of Good Girls deserve better than a Breaking Bad knockoff
Good Girls, like Breaking Bad, explores how apparently good people somehow get thrust into a life of crime for what are well-intentioned reasons. Sisters Beth (Christina Hendricks) and Annie (Mae Whitman) and their friend Ruby (Retta) all hit financial and domestic hardship at the same time, their desperation leading…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Get Out was somehow perfect fodder for both academia and GIFs
There's been plenty of popular horror flicks over the years that reaped both critical and commercial acclaim. Rarely, however, do those movies weave themselves into the zeitgeist, affixing themselves into the general discourse that surrounds culture and horror. Even a critical darling like It Follows perseveres mostly…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Somebody Feed Phil is the sweetest, most joyful food show on TV
Nowadays I almost never watch food shows on television. When your entire workday involves thinking and writing about, cooking with, and taste-testing food, you just want to lay on the couch at night and watch kookaburras mate on Planet Earth. But I've made one exception: The Netflix series Somebody Feed Phil, starring…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Our critics are split on Alex Garland's Annihilation
A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are back with another edition of Film Club, this time discussing director Alex Garland's Annihilation. As in his previous films, including the Oscar-winning Ex Machina, Garland tries to strike a balance between intellectual sci-fi and visceral…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Our critics are split on Alex Garland's Annihilation
A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are back with another edition of Film Club, this time discussing director Alex Garland's Annihilation. As in his previous films, including the Oscar-winning Ex Machina, Garland tries to strike a balance between intellectual sci-fi and visceral…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

What to listen to, watch, and read this weekend
"Although not every song is essential in its own right, as a whole, All At Once congeals beautifully; in the era of the single, this is a real album, touching on themes of autonomy and control both in a personal and a wider political context. You'll want to get the LP, so you have something to stare at while being…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Get Involved, Internet: Tell Amazon (and Roku, and Apple, and Google) to dump NRATV
The fight to finally bring about sensible gun control in the United States is just beginning, and is a multi-pronged effort that will extend from this week's CNN Town Hall to the ballot box this November and beyond. But here's one thing that's simple, easy, and, if you're a regular reader of The A.V. Club, involves…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Ben Dolnick delivers compulsive readability, if not scares, in The Ghost Notebooks
It seems like a lark at first, as these things always do, when Nick Beron quits his job to follow his fiancée (whom he impulsively proposed to), Hannah Rampe, for her new role overseeing a remote museum. It's a house dedicated to a philosopher who was obsessed with contacting his dead son, and which was the site of a…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Put Qi Pads All Over Your House With a Pair of Deals From Anker
Whether you're enjoying your first Qi-compatible iPhone, or you've had wireless charging for years with an Android phone, you can pick up a no-frills charging pad from Anker today for $12 with promo code BEST9811. This one maxes out at 5W, so it won't charge your devices quickly, but it'll be fine for overnight use.

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Twisted Romance blends genres, styles, and media for a genuine comics event
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it is Twisted Romance #3. Written by Alex De Campi, Jess Bradley, and Margaret Trauth with art by Carla Speed McNeil and Trauth, the latest installment of Image Comics' weekly romance anthology is a high point of a…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Michael B. Jordan swears he's into deep-cut anime
Right now, Michael B. Jordan has the potential to be the coolest dude on the planet. He's being critically lauded for playing one of the most interesting Marvel villains to date in the number one movie at the box office. He's undeniably handsome and has his tight-fitting-sweater game on lock. Also, he was once on The…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Everything you need to get caught up with UnReal before Monday's premiere
Note: The following video contains spoilers for season two of UnReal

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

What's your most memorable involvement in a childhood theatrical production?
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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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Meet the queens of RuPaul's Drag Race season 10
RuPaul isn't wasting any time launching the 10th season of RuPaul's Drag Race, which has set a premiere date of March 22, one week after the season three finale of All Stars. And the cosmic wheel of drag kept a-turnin' after last night's inexplicably soup-themed episode, with the premiere of a DayGlo promo trotting…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Thousands of people are planning to say "Wow" like Owen Wilson in unison
As an actor, all one can hope for is a legacy that resounds long after they're gone. Charlie Chaplin and Peter Sellers' mastery of transformation, for example, continues to inspire comics the world over, as does the boldness and range of an actress like Katharine Hepburn. Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will no doubt be…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

The Cloverfield Paradox represents the nadir of J.J. Abrams' mystery box
Back in 2007, J.J. Abrams gave a TED Talk in which he discussed his storytelling philosophy and introduced audiences to something he calls "the mystery box." In addition to being a cheap magic shop gag, the unopened mystery box became a metaphor for the narrative elements Abrams was most passionate about, i.e.…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

This vibrator will order you a pizza after you've, um, finished
"So," I said to my friend on the train on the way to work this morning, "I think today I have to write about this vibrator that will order a Domino's pizza for you after you've had an orgasm."


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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Paul Thomas Anderson is developing a story with his 8-year-old daughter
For a director whose films tend to fixate on the darker recesses of the human spirit, Paul Thomas Anderson seems like—dare we say it?—a pretty fun guy. There's his fondness for Adam Sandler movies, for one, and his intense love of both Star Wars and Tiffany Haddish. (We don't get the Adam Sandler part as much, but you…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

A.P. Bio proves that brains are nothing without confidence
Glenn Howerton rose to fame playing one of the worst people on TV, a character that It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia has often (and not implausibly) suggested could be a serial killer. So it's no stretch for the once (and future?) Dennis Reynolds to embody A.P. Bio's Jack Griffin, a selfish, callow, callous figure…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Apparently There Are 3 People Who Haven't Listened to Kendrick Lamar's Award-Winning Album DAMN., and They Were All on Jeopardy! Last Night
Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. was pretty much literally the best album of 2017. K-Dot's fourth studio album was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Rap Album at this year's Grammys. It was selected as Billboard's Year-End No. 1 album of 2017 and received widespread acclaim from critics.

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Chris Elliott and Paula Neidart always knew their kids were going into show business
The Elliott family—that's Chris Elliott, Paula Niedert, and their two daughters, Abby and Bridey Elliott—is collaborating on a film for the first time. Written and directed by Bridey, Clara's Ghost follows a self-absorbed showbiz family over the course of a single evening as they deal with personal demons. At the…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Chris Elliott and Paula Neidert always knew their kids were going into show business
The Elliott family—that's Chris Elliott, Paula Niedert, and their two daughters, Abby and Bridey Elliott—is collaborating on a film for the first time. Written and directed by Bridey, Clara's Ghost follows a self-absorbed showbiz family over the course of a single evening as they deal with personal demons. At the…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

This Raspberry Pi Bundle Deal Is Designed For DIY Retro Gamers
There are a lot of reasons to own a Raspberry Pi, but anecdotally, I think somewhere north of 90% of people buy them to build retro game consoles. ', 'B075ZZ1VLZ');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZZ1VLZ?kinja_price=66&kinja_promocode=45YOCHIQ&tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=d030a2c6dc8004e66e206f3a74f4fe1505fd1690&rawdata=[t|link[p|1822907566[a|B075ZZ1VLZ[au|5876237249236602398[b|avclub"This combo kit is happy to indulge your gamer nostalgia with an included NES-style case, along with pretty much everything else you need to get started. Just use promo code…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Deadspin Who Gives A Shit?
Deadspin Who Gives A Shit? | Jezebel HFPA Is Investigating Brendan Fraser's Claim That He Was Sexually Assaulted by Its Former President | Splinter RIP Marco Rubio, Killed by a Teen's Tweet | The Root 

The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Making A Murderer sequel Convicting A Murderer to tell the prosecution's side of the story
Along with Serial and The Jinx, 2015's Making A Murderer was a key event in the ongoing mainstreaming of true crime, and one of the first Netflix series to really dominate the global water-cooler conversation. Netflix has long promised a second season of the show from filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, first …

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

UnREAL showrunner Stacy Rukeyser: "We are passed the point of not being able to take reality television seriously"
In the 18 months since UnREAL aired its second-season finale, a former reality-TV star was elected president of the United States, while a different, similarly powerful sexual predator was ousted from his Hollywood kingdom. In that time, UnREAL writer Stacy Rukeyser was promoted to showrunner, overseeing a third…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

UnREAL showrunner Stacy Rukeyser: "We are past the point of not being able to take reality television seriously"
In the 18 months since UnREAL aired its second-season finale, a former reality-TV star was elected president of the United States, while a different, similarly powerful sexual predator was ousted from his Hollywood kingdom. In that time, UnREAL writer Stacy Rukeyser was promoted to showrunner, overseeing a third…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Apparently you can map the Radiohead discography to any TV show ever
Over the decades Radiohead, like most good bands, has changed its sound from album to album. The range of its work (no, not just "sad," "sadder," and "saddest," dad) can be hard to describe succinctly. Fortunately for all of us, the internet has solved this problem in the way the internet solves problems best:…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Friday's Best Deals: Breville Smart Ovens, Standing Desk, Discounted iPhones, and More
Our readers' favorite toaster ovens, an adjustable standing desk, discounted iPhones, and more are all part of today's best deals.

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Lionsgate is developing a Blair Witch TV series
2016's Blair Witch reboot may have landed with a thud, but that doesn't change the fact that it's cheap as hell to go out into the woods and film some kids reacting to terrifying supernatural threats just offscreen. That, and the original Blair Witch Project's incredible $248 million worldwide box office—on a $60,000…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Buy a Year of Humble Monthly, Get a Bonus $20 Gift Card
Update 2/23: Humble just added a new, temporary perk. If you prepay for a year of Humble Monthly, you'll get a bonus $20 Humble wallet credit, which you can spend on anything in the Humble Store, or on any Humble Bundle.

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Screaming Females, Black Milk, and more albums to know about this week
Screaming Females' All At Once is another slice of completely badass guitar rock, while Dessa's fourth LP, Chime, courts the mainstream, and Black Milk continues to perfect his craft on Fever. These, plus FRIGS and Mint Field in this week's notable new releases.

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Be a Standing Desk User (When You Feel Like It) With This One-Day Riser Deal
If you want to try a standing desk, but you're not ready to commit to it for eight hours a day, this FlexiSpot monitor riser is on sale in Amazon's Gold Box for $245, today only.


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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Long before Spider-Man, Sam Raimi cast Liam Neeson as a wilder, grosser superhero
Sam Raimi wanted to make a superhero movie. After gifting the world with his absurdist 1987 horror-comedy masterpiece Evil Dead II, Raimi chased the rights to make movies out of both Batman and The Shadow. Both times, he failed. So he invented his own superhero—one who was really more of a deranged and revenge-crazed…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Oprah tells Jimmy Kimmel why she didn't rise to Trump's bait, thus demonstrating what presidential looks like
After her even more inspiring than usual Golden Globes speech set the easily buzzed internet abuzz with "Oprah 2020" chatter, legendary broadcaster, actor, entrepreneur, and about 50 other admirable things Oprah Winfrey attempted to shut that noise down. On Thursday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Winfrey, there to promote her…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Mute is a flabbergasting futuristic dud from the director of Moon and Warcraft
Duncan Jones has shown himself to be a very capable director of short-story-ish sci-fi in films like Moon and Source Code, but he tests the limits of human patience with Mute, a flabbergasting techno-noir wannabe that follows a silent, wood-whittling Amish lug (Alexander Skarsgård) as he tries to find his missing…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Arthur faces a new threat on a suspenseful The Tick
When Arthur, Tick, and Overkill all agreed to live together, we could naturally assume things would be a bit awkward. What might be a tad surprising is that the awkwardness comes from Dangerboat, and his apparent attraction to Arthur. Two episodes earlier, he mentioned an attraction to men, but added that he didn't…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

The source of Overkill's rage drives an intense The Tick
As entertaining the premiere for the second block of episodes was, it did leave us hanging on one key issue from the first six episodes: what about the Very Large Man? Well, as with a few episodes in the last run, Clifford Richter shows up for a brief update on his whereabouts early in the episode, but is nowhere to…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

The Tick Combines Suspense And Humor As Arthur Explores The Terror's Lair
When The Tick left us half way into its first season, we were left with the cliffhanger of knowing that Arthur had been taken in by The Terror, but not knowing precisely what his plans were, or if it would effect the others when they found out. The drama unfolds quite quickly in the seventh episode, as Arthur begins…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

The director of Moon and Source Code unveils a new sci-fi mind-bender on Netflix
Here's what's up in the world of television for Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24. All times are Eastern.

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 23, 2018

Who thought putting Dynasty Warriors in an open world would be a good idea?
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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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

TV delight Natalie Morales to star in Michael Schur's new bar-based sitcom pilot
Operating on the absolutely radical theory that a sitcom about a bunch of friends hanging out at a bar might somehow do well at NBC, Michael Schur's Fremulon production company recently sold a very Cheers-ful sounding pilot to the folks at the peacock network. Now, Deadline reports that Schur and writer/producer Josh…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Top Chef gets emotional as the chefs reinterpret the dishes that helped shape them
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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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Ask The Salty Waitress: Can I leave a server my number?
Are you a server's worst nightmare without even knowing it? We're here to help. The 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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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Drag Race All Stars continues to meander with a disappointing pop art ball
I'm worried about the future of RuPaul's Drag Race. Last week, VH1 announced that the 10th season of the series would debut the week after the All Stars finale. Each episode will be 90 minutes, followed by a half hour of Untucked. Normally I would be excited by so much more Drag Race content, but this lackluster…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Net Neutrality's time runs out on April 23
To the surprise of probably no one, the last-minute Hail Mary play to try and save Net Neutrality—which would require the infinitely unlikely support of President Shithole—still hasn't been successful. Now, after voting to overturn the law that prevented internet service providers from destroying the free and open…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

It's Jeremy Ray Taylor to take on the mind-destroying horrors of Goosebumps 2
It was one of the big horror hits of 2017, using a cast of kids to tell a decidedly adult story about facing down terrors both extra-worldly and closer to home. Now, one of its young stars is moving on to a slightly milder spine-tingling tale of cosmic fear, with Deadline reporting that Lil' Ben Hanscom, actor Jeremy…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

It's time to retire the old argument that violent entertainment causes violent behavior
We'll give Donald Trump this: At least he hasn't had the absolute worst response to the student movement for ending gun violence that has emerged in the wake of the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week. (See: Dinesh D'Souza and fired GOP lawmaker's aide Benjamin…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Harvey Weinstein apologizes for trying to drag Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep down with him
This week, in an attempt to get a sexual misconduct class action lawsuit against him thrown out, disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein filed some court documents in which he tried to undercut the claims of his accusers by quoting positive things that Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep had said about him.…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Ted Cruz compares Democrats to Lisa Simpson, proving that pop culture is his only connection to humanity
Ted Cruz, a vessel into which has been poured the bitter resentment of every young child who ever tried and failed to be the class clown because they simply weren't funny, is back in the news again. And once more, it's for the same reason he almost always gets attention: His desperate use of pop culture.

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Trial & Error taps Kristin Chenoweth to play its next funny suspected murderer
NBC's Trial & Error set a tough act for itself to follow in the aftermath of its first season, which featured an ever-excellent John Lithgow as suspected murderer Larry Henderson. Now, the show has found the next big name who'll try to make being suspected of killing a loved one funny, in the form of big personality…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Chris Tucker says he's on board for Rush Hour 4
The TV adaptation of Rush Hour didn't survive past a single season, but it may have piqued the public's interest for a proper revival with original stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Various people in Hollywood have been teasing a fourth Rush Hour movie for years, with producer Arthur Sarkissian suggesting in 2012…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Alex Garland's Annihilation is weirder, wilder, and much scarier than Ex Machina
Years from now, someone's going to stroll down the science-fiction aisle of the last remaining video store on the planet, where they'll find the last remaining physical copy of Alex Garland's new movie, Annihilation, shelved neatly between Aliens and Arrival. It will be exactly where the film belongs, and not just…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Tiffany Haddish books another gig, this time hosting the MTV Movie And TV Awards
If a job exists in 2018 Hollywood, it feels like odds are good that Tiffany Haddish is going to get it. The Girls Trip star is a charmingly hot commodity at the moment, working on TV, in film, and, now, in the vaunted realm of awards show host. Specifically, Haddish has just booked a gig over at MTV, where she'll be…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

The YA adaptation Every Day never grows into its tricky body-swapping premise
There are seemingly insurmountable obstacles to a romantic relationship, and then there's waking up in a different body each morning, a "person" unrooted to any particular physical presence. A, the lead character of David Levithan's novel Every Day, has this lifelong condition. For 24 hours at a time, A Quantum Leaps…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Snapchat stocks fall 7 percent after Kylie Jenner tweets that it sucks
It's hard to parse what a lot of rich and famous young people actually do, but it can be truly staggering when they put the hammer down and show off just how much power they actually have. Whether she meant to or not, Kylie Jenner did that earlier this week when she basically brought Snapchat to its knees with one,…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Comedy Central renews Drunk History for a booze-soaked sixth season
Ensuring that American comedy fans continue to get a rudimentary history education the only way they can—the half-remembered mumblings of intoxicated celebrities—Comedy Central has ordered another season of Drunk History. The show—currently airing its fifth season, including episodes where Questlove dishes on the…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

The inventor of Flamin' Hot Cheetos is getting a biopic
Flamin' Hot Cheetos emerged from the snack aisle to walk the runway at this year's New York Fashion Week, and now their chili-powdered origin story is getting the big-screen treatment. According to Variety, Fox Searchlight is prepping a biopic about Richard Montañez, the inventor of the spicy treats.


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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of February 22, 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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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

America Chavez gets a power boost in this America finale exclusive
America Chavez has been on a taxing journey to self-discovery in the pages of America, but she'll get a chance to relax when her solo series ends with next week's issue #12. America is part of a cancellation wave that includes Generation X, Hawkeye, Iceman, and Luke Cage (amongst others), titles that largely feature…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Illinois governor drinks chocolate milk to illustrate a scrumptious lesson in diversity
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is on the receiving end of many Twitter wedgies today, after a clip surfaced of him drinking chocolate milk on stage and proclaiming "diversity!"


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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Mark Hamill's getting a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Mark Hamill—an actor who's given life to some of Hollywood's most iconic characters, including Luke Skywalker, The Joker, and Cocknocker from Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back—is finally being recognized for his efforts, with Variety reporting that Hamill is about to be honored with a star (wars) on the Hollywood Walk Of…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

10 essential episodes of ER to kick off your binge watch
ER has been available on Hulu for over a month now, which means you've had plenty of time to get reacquainted with the good folks at County General. But if you're unfamiliar with the show and don't know where to start, we've rounded up the 10 most representative episodes of the groundbreaking drama.

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Pop Chart Lab's Marvel Origins Poster Is Here to Rescue Your Boring Walls
Pop Chart Lab teamed up with Marvel to illustrate the origin stories of 36 different heroes on a single poster, and you can save 20% by preordering with promo code EXSALESIOR. That 20% applies whether you buy the poster by itself, or if you add on a frame or panel mount, so this could make a great gift for that friend…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Jared Leto is an angsty yakuza in this trailer for Netflix's The Outsider
Jared Leto rarely seems to have a lot of fun in his acting roles, with his annoying excitable Joker being a rare exception among roles Blade Runner 2049's creepy tech genius or Fight Club's very serious pretty boy, and this trailer for Netflix's The Outsider looks like another Jared Leto movie where he's playing a…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Quincy Jones apologizes for delightful interviews that made everyone's day
February 7, 2018 is a day that will live forever in the hearts of celebrity news connoisseurs, for that was the day that Quincy Jones gave an interview to Vulture in which he claimed, among other things, that: A) Ringo Starr can't drum for shit; B) The Chicago mob killed John F. Kennedy; and C) Richard Pryor and…

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The A.V. Club - Film
Feb 22, 2018

Joss Whedon drops out of Batgirl, admits he "didn't have a story"
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joss Whedon has dropped out of Warner Bros.' Batgirl movie, saying he recently realized that he "really didn't have a story." He admitted that in a statement, thanking DC and Warner Bros. for being "so understanding" once he realized he had "failed." Whedon was first attached to…

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