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Mar 28, 2020

Ryan Reynolds wants to eat your quarters with a Netflix Dragon's Lair movie
Having developed what we can only assume is a taste for playing charmingly doomed video game heroes—what with his upcoming Free Guy, and now this—Ryan Reynolds is reportedly in talks to star in a live-action movie version of classic '80s arcade cabinet Dragon's Lair.

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Mar 28, 2020

Hey, poors: David Geffen wants to show you his yacht
We're starting to get seriously worried about the rich people, folks. Not "worried" in the sense of being concerned that they might actually ever be adversely affected, either by COVID-19 itself, or by the economic and social shake-ups that the global response to the virus has necessitated. More "worried" in the sense…

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Mar 28, 2020

7 new graphic novels to get you through the coronavirus crisis
Like every corner of the entertainment industry, comic books have taken a devastating hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. Comic shops around the world have had to close their doors as cities, states, and countries go into lockdown, and the United States' primary comics distributor, Diamond, has suspended shipping of any…

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Mar 28, 2020

Here are 10 Quibi shows we're actually looking forward to
This week's question comes from TV editor Danette Chavez. Quibi will arrive on April 6, and has already announced an avalanche of original programming in 10-minute segments, which we've been keeping track of here and here. There's a little something for everyone, so we're asking:

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Mar 28, 2020

Talent shows, singalongs, food—Tina Fey and José Andrés show Jimmy Fallon quarantine hacks
We got more or less a complete Tonight Show on Friday, in the sense that Jimmy Fallon got out his contacts list and let his wifi do the rest. With late-night still adapting to this new normal of social distancing, tinny sound, realistically blotchy skin tones, and the undoubtedly awkward feeling of delivering…

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Mar 27, 2020

Why yes, we would like to hear Alex Trebek bust out a little Lizzo
Here at The A.V. Club Newswire desk, we consider ourselves connoisseurs of the finer things in life. Expensive wines. Fancy cheeses. The writers of Jeopardy! forcing host Alex Trebek to recite the lyrics of popular pop and hip-hop songs in front of a national audience.

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Mar 27, 2020

RuPaul's Drag Race celebrates the charms and excesses of "Gay's Anatomy"
Acting challenges have been a staple of Drag Race since early in its run and over time, the show's priorities have become clear. The task is not to execute a strong script, but to take an underwritten, uninspired role and elevate it into something interesting. Drag Race chooses its parody subjects with love and a…

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Mar 27, 2020

Abbey Road restored to original glory while everybody and their cameras are stuck indoors
Is there a more famous traffic crossing on the planet than the one on Abbey Road? (No, seriously: Is there? We're trying to come up with one, but we're totally drawing a blank.) The site of one of the most iconic photographs of all time—and then tens of thousands of other, far less iconic photographs taken by pretty…

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Mar 27, 2020

Everything is definitely not fine on Steven Universe Future
"Guys, I love you, but you can't help me anymore."

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Mar 27, 2020

Steven Universe Future ends on a cathartic note
In his book The Power of Now, spiritual author Eckhart Tolle identifies a concept he calls "the pain-body" in which "accumulated pain is a negative energy field that occupies your body and mind." Tolle goes on to flesh out the concept:


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Mar 27, 2020

Weezer launches fun, Weezer-reference-filled video game
Having apparently gotten a taste for digital blood with their recent forays into the world of Fortnite—where, for a few precious weeks, "Weezer Island" provided a gentle respite from all the fighting and the murdering, as various teenagers hung out dancing, listening to songs off The Black Album, and asking each other…

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Mar 27, 2020

Sex, drugs, and big cats: We debate Tiger King's misogyny and murder accusations
Marah Eakin: Katie, like me and so, so many other people, I know you spent the past few days blasting through Netflix's new docuseries Tiger King. I also know that, like me, you listened to Wondery's podcast Joe Exotic, which actually sparked the Tiger King filmmakers' interest in the wild world of backyard wildlife.…

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Mar 27, 2020

Here's everything that's coming to Quibi in April
Quibi has been gearing up for its April 6 launch date for month now, blasting the entertainment ecosystem with trailers, quick looks, and lists laying out the numerous "quick bite" shows it'll be offering up on people's phones when the big day finally rolls around. (Where were you, we'll whisper to each other …

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Mar 27, 2020

So, what should we ask Donna Lynne Champlin to sing for us (for a good cause)?
It's been almost a year since Crazy Ex-Girlfriend—one of the best shows of the 2010s, and perhaps the best TV musical of all time—signed off with an excellent finale. Since then, we haven't seen nearly enough of Donna Lynne Champlin, who played the fearless, loyal, and occasionally extremely intense Paula Proctor. We…

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Mar 27, 2020

The best TV comedies on Netflix
Streaming libraries expand and contract. Algorithms are imperfect. Those damn thumbnail images are always changing. But you know what you can always rely on? The expert opinions and knowledgable commentary of The A.V. Club. That's why we're scouring both the menus of the most popular services and our own archives to…

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Mar 27, 2020

Which is the better president-under-siege movie, Olympus Has Fallen or White House Down?
With nothing new coming to theaters for the foreseeable future, Film Club, our weekly movie-discussion series, is switching gears and entering the Premise Dome. Each week our critics A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife will take two movies with similar setups—think Armageddon and Deep Impact, or Smallfoot and Abominable—and…

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Mar 27, 2020

Revisit the 2005 virus that infected World Of Warcraft
The current global pandemic is inspiring a lot of people to look back through history to see how humans responded to the spread of similarly deadly viruses in an effort to, hopefully, learn from our mistakes and save some lives. With that in mind, let us venture back to the distant past of 2005 when a dangerous…

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Mar 27, 2020

Jem from Jem And The Holograms knows the best way to be a superstar these days is to stay indoors
Recently, all sorts of celebrities have been wielding their influence to share important information about coronavirus and to let their fans know the best ways to stay safe and healthy in these scary times. So, it only makes sense that one of the world's biggest pop stars has taken to social media with a highly…

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Mar 27, 2020

Why are handheld fans so popular with drag queens?
If you're a fan of drag, whether we're talking RuPaul's Drag Race, Pose, Paris Is Burning, or even just your local drag brunch, then you've probably seen a queen wielding a handheld fan. They're perfect for moving the air around when a wig gets a little sweaty, but they're also a symbol and tool used by the drag…

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Mar 27, 2020

The best alien invasion movie of 1996 isn't the one with Will Smith
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: With A Quiet Place Part II postponed, check out these earlier movies about hostile alien invaders, all available to rent digitally or stream from home.


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Mar 27, 2020

We've reached the "horny for Mufasa" stage of quarantine
Listen, we're not here to judge. We're not here to yuck anybody's yum. We're just here to report the facts. And the fact is, some people are out here getting real horny for the Lion King. Specifically, these sexed-up interpretations of characters from the 1994 Disney film recently published by Los Angeles-based…

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Mar 27, 2020

Grey's Anatomy will not resume production this spring, ending season 16 early
While doctors across America are putting in overtime during the coronavirus pandemic, Grey Sloan Memorial is closing up shop for the rest of the season. The Grey's Anatomy team has officially decided they will not be returning to set to film the rest of season 16 and will end this chapter with episode 21 airing Apr.…

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Mar 27, 2020

Cardi B rants about the news, still manages to create a hit single
Cardi B is one of the few celebrities whose opinions on the news we actually want to hear. In the past, she's mixed stuff like hosting conversations on government policy alongside her pal Bernie Sanders with an Instagram post blasting Trump whose description ends by saying, "ANYWAYS TWERK VIDEO OUT NOW." She is the…

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Mar 27, 2020

Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney get a Bad Education in new trailer
The educators and administrators in Cory Finley's Bad Education aren't actually bad at their jobs—a few of them just serve as bad examples for students in the Long Island school district. As school superintendent Frank Tassone, Hugh Jackman has a lesson plan for embezzling and for keeping his district in top academic…

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Mar 27, 2020

Jeremy Renner offers sick world a treatment it hasn't asked for with new EP, The Medicine
Jeremy Renner, in between denying abuse allegations and reminding people that Hawkeye is actually a really popular superhero, has been hard at work launching a parallel career as a singer-songwriter. To date, we've only been given tiny glimpses of Renner's musical stylings, but now, the coronavirus pandemic offering…

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Mar 27, 2020

5 new releases we love: Waxahatchee goes vintage, Pearl Jam returns, and more
There's a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to purchase featured artists' music…

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Mar 27, 2020

Killing Eve's 3rd season will bring the murder two weeks early
In a rare bit of fortune these days, one fandom will actually get the goods a little early next month: Per Deadline, AMC Networks have decided to move Killing Eve's third season premiere up by two whole weeks. Originally slated to premiere on April 26, audiences will be reunited with wayward assassin Villanelle's…

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Mar 27, 2020

Killing Eve's 3rd season will bring the murder two weeks early. Check out the new trailer
In a rare bit of fortune these days, one fandom will actually get the goods a little early next month: Per Deadline, AMC Networks have decided to move Killing Eve's third season premiere up by two whole weeks. Originally slated to premiere on April 26, audiences will be reunited with wayward assassin Villanelle's…

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Mar 27, 2020

Please, we're begging, make this Patrick Stewart/Ian McKellen gardening detective show a reality
Here's the deal. We have some context to add to this idea, and you'll find it further down the page. But really, the aim of this article is simple. In the grand tradition of the Lupita Nyong'o/Rihanna heist movie (which we're really hoping is still happening?) we are simply attempting to signal-boost a very good idea…

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Mar 27, 2020

Meet the Debras of Three Busy Debras, Adult Swim's sublimely silly new comedy
You may have heard of Debra, Debra, and Debra, the three busy Debras at the heart of Adult Swim's new series, Three Busy Debras, but do you know which Debra is most likely to forget to pick up their child from soccer practice? Or which Debra would start a YouTube channel for their "unboxing" videos? They may all have…

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Mar 27, 2020

Scott Aukerman and Pamela Adlon solve the mystery of whether Patrick Swayze was in Grease 2
There's a lot of important questions in the air right now. Who will save us? That's one. But self-quarantining has our brains spinning in other directions, too. Why are Triscuits called Triscuits? we ask in these isolated times. What are Rian Johnson's favorite movie musicals? What do the Goop people think about the…

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Mar 27, 2020

NYU Tisch dean replies to pleas for tuition refunds with bizarre video of her dancing to R.E.M.
Things are tough for most people right now, but university/college students who are just about to finish off their spring semester are facing a specifically difficult time. With on-campus classes postponed, many schools are offering virtual lessons in their place, which may be better than nothing but definitely aren't…

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Mar 27, 2020

The fartman cometh: Celebrating the many careers of Wario, Nintendo's stinky, cheating genius
Mario doesn't fart.

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Mar 27, 2020

Meet Resident Evil 3's Jill Valentine in this new trailer for the Capcom remake
Just a few days ahead of the release of Capcom's Resident Evil 3 remake—stay tuned for our review on Monday—a new trailer has arrived to tease the horror that will soon distract us from the terror of our current day-to-day. Gnashing teeth, mutated hulks, the rumbling roar of "Staaarrrssss"—they'll feel like a vacation…

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Mar 27, 2020

The Big Mouth cast is doing a live, online table read for charity
Here's some fun news, our precious little raviolis: The cast of Netflix's animated hit Big Mouth is getting ready to do a live table read just for the fans (and anyone with a decent internet connection, technically). Co-creator and co-star Nick Kroll announced the impromptu, responsibly distanced charity event…

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Mar 27, 2020

It's a very silly fight to survive in this exclusive Future Man season 3 trailer
For two seasons now, Hulu's Future Man has sent its core trio—two badass warriors from the future, and one hapless nerd of a custodian—on quests to save humanity from potential extinction. And for their troubles, they've been imprisoned for committing the sin of "time crimes," and sentenced to "death by entertainment"…

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Mar 27, 2020

Friday's Best Deals: Aukey USB-C Hub, Cyberpunk 2077 Pre-Order Sale, Pokémon Sword, and More
A Webroot Gold Box, Razer Keyboard, Stanley Shot Glass Set, and PUR makeup lead off Friday's best deals from around the web.

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Mar 27, 2020

Chicago's finest cuisine is now in a brown bag swinging from my handlebars
Last week Alinea, the Chicago restaurant with a rare Michelin 3-Star rating and generally regarded as one of the most outstanding restaurants in the world, announced they would be offering "comfort food" takeout. This is in response to the current COVID-19 restrictions on restaurant dining rooms, and it's a measure to…

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Mar 27, 2020

Ahsoka's team is in over their heads in a fun, chatty, catty Star Wars: The Clone Wars
My absolute favorite reveal this episode? Trace is absolutely terrible at being a pilot. She doesn't even have a license! It's a hilarious, bold choice for this show, a decision that these characters have to work through, especially as the conflicts escalate so fast. "Gone With A Trace" suggested that Trace was a…

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Mar 27, 2020

For its 3rd and final season, Future Man does the time warp again
It's been an unusual run for Future Man, Hulu's fitfully funny but endearingly oddball show about a nerdy janitor and two warriors from the future who team up to try and save the world from a coming apocalypse. The first two seasons saw the trio overcome their oft-combative personality clashes to prevent the…

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Mar 27, 2020

America eased into the '60s with the bedroom comedies of Doris Day and Rock Hudson
In turbulent times, we often look to pop culture for comfort. So as America moved out of the idealized era of Eisenhower and sock hops and into an uncertain future of The Feminine Mystique and the pill, Doris Day and Rock Hudson pioneered a new genre of romantic comedies to ease us from one decade to the next. These…

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Mar 27, 2020

Trevor Noah gets 13 minutes with the one guy you want to listen to on COVID-19
Just to clear away any misconceptions, the one person you want to pay attention to concerning the coronavirus is not Donald Trump. Also toss out the following: anyone on the internet; Fox News; religious types blaming gay people for the disease; any civic leader who sounds like the mayor from Jaws; panicky bigots…

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Mar 27, 2020

Bob Dylan just surprise-released a 17-minute song about JFK, America, and also Freddy Krueger
It's been eight years since Bob Dylan last released new music, in the form of 2012's well-recieved Tempest. That streak ended tonight, when Dylan surprise-released a new, 17-minute track on his official YouTube account, suggesting that the sprawling "Murder Most Foul" might be of interest to his fans in our current,…

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Mar 27, 2020

Why does Doom Eternal play like a Mario game in hell?
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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Mar 27, 2020

Steven Universe departs, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire arrives, and we all drown in our own tears
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. All times are Eastern.


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Mar 26, 2020

The Sinner closes out its murderous season in potent but predictable fashion
There wasn't much mystery to this season of The Sinner. True, the show was attempting something a little different than past installments—more of a character study than a "what happened?"—but it's resulted in a muted and less exciting season, one that gained strength by turning inward on Bill Pullman's beleaguered…

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Mar 26, 2020

Hey, why not knock off, put your feet up, stream the whole O.J. trial this weekend?
Has the pace of modern clusterfuckery got you down? Do today's fucks cluster too quickly for your taste, and with too much fucking in general? Readers, have we got a deal for you: A glimpse at the finest in clusterfucking from yesteryear—and all for free!—courtesy of your friends at America's finest purveyors of…

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Mar 26, 2020

Meet "Dillman"—Brooklyn Nine-Nine's approach to a classic whodunnit
After an episode that perhaps could've been better served by putting the squad together but didn't go that route, this week's Brooklyn Nine-Nine bounces back with an episode that does just that. "Dillman" not only puts the whole squad together for a singular plot, it does so with an Agatha Christie-inspired plot.

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Mar 26, 2020

Better Things puts Phil and her stiff upper lip in the spotlight
"I know you think I'm an idiot, but I swear I know more about boys and men than you do right now."

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Mar 26, 2020

Ben Folds is taking requests from his apartment
We know you have a lot of choices these days when it comes to the "Bored musicians broadcasting for free" department, from Liam Gallagher streaming profane Oasis parodies about washing your hands, to John Darnielle letting the latest Mountain Goats track loose on Twitter earlier this afternoon. But how many of those…

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Mar 26, 2020

Amanda Peet turns homicidal housewife in new Dirty John trailer
Season one of Bravo's Dirty John—based on a true-crime podcast—focused on the twisted yet fascinating tale of con artist John Meehan. But once that case was wrapped up, how could the series go on to a season two? Fortunately, Dirty John found a new title character—named Dan, actually—and a new network—USA—for another…

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Mar 26, 2020

Finally, good news: The extremely stylish new Lupin III movie will get a U.S. release
We don't hear about Japanese anime movies very often here at The A.V. Club (though if you want to hear about Gundam, we've got you covered), but it's somewhat rare that an anime movie comes along that looks as amazing as Lupin III: The First—and we don't mean that it seems like it'll be an amazing movie, we mean it …

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Mar 26, 2020

Bored Netflix launches Angry Birds TV series into 2021
Launched on a desperate mission of mercy to parents on the verge of tearing out hair—theirs, someone else's, who really cares at this point—if they have to watch one more fucking Caillou video, Netflix has announced that it's just acquired a new TV series based on popular phone terrorists the Angry Birds. Per Deadline…

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Mar 26, 2020

Will & Grace is coming to an end in April, at least until NBC announces another revival
As we heard last summer, NBC is planning to bring Will & Grace to an end this spring—and no, it's not 2006 again. We're talking about the Will & Grace revival, which has been one of the more successful revival of this whole revival kick that every network and streaming platform has embraced over the last few years,…

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Mar 26, 2020

Someone's suing Mandy Moore for $150,000 for posting a photo of...herself
Someone who took a photo of Mandy Moore without her permission is suing Mandy Moore for posting that photo without permission. You following? We weren't either. Luckily the team over at E! News is breaking it down for us: Photographer Josiah Kamau has filed a lawsuit against the This Is Us star for alleged copyright…

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Mar 26, 2020

Golden Globes suspend eligibility rules to account for movie theaters being closed
In what seems like the first of what will be many similar announcements as the coronavirus pandemic goes on, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that it's suspending some of the eligibility rules it uses to determine which movies can quality for Golden Globe nominations. This comes from The Wrap,…

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Mar 26, 2020

Tacoma FD's stars say the show's new season is dedicated to first responders
For over a couple of weeks now, the Seattle and Tacoma metro areas have been under lockdown, besieged by COVID-19. Citizens are struggling to stay afloat, but even more so first responders and medical professionals, who are working endless hours to help keep people safe and get those in need of a doctor in front of…

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Mar 26, 2020

On his way to the MCU, James Gunn infected alien-invasion horror with Troma squishiness
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: With A Quiet Place Part II postponed, check out these earlier movies about hostile alien invaders, all available to rent digitally or stream from home.

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Mar 26, 2020

Social distancing could have saved Dua Lipa from angst in the video for "Break My Heart"
Dua Lipa knows the surefire letdown is coming in her latest dance-pop track "Break My Heart." Just ahead of her forthcoming album, the English artist dropped a colorful music video punctuated with mind-bending effects and LED-lit sets. But don't let the bopping choreography and vintage Euro-pop beat fool you: This…

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Mar 26, 2020

Thank you, Uganda, for gifting us the best coronavirus PSA song of them all
Look, it's enough that we're dealing with a pandemic of historic proportions right now without having to weather Gal Gadot and co. poisoning our ears with "Imagine." But not all celebrity coronavirus messages are bad: Uganda's Bobi Wine, for example, has just given us the worlds unequivocally best COVID-19 awareness…

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Mar 26, 2020

R.I.P. Mark Blum, character actor from Desperately Seeking Susan and You
As reported by The Wrap, character actor and New York theater staple Mark Blum—best known for his role in Desperately Seeking Susan and on the TV show You—has died from complications related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The news was confirmed by the Playwrights Horizons theater company, which referred to Blum as a…

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Mar 26, 2020

Doom Eternal turns ripping and tearing into too much work
Early on in Doom Eternal, the latest installment in the legendary shooter series, and the direct sequel to developer id Software's fantastic 2016 reboot, your character—Doom Slayer is the official name, but Doomguy is the better name—silently marches up to a demonic Hell Priest who's in the middle of giving a big…

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Mar 26, 2020

Bob Ross and Red Dead Redemption, together at last
Red Dead Redemption 2 is usually characterized as an action game, but it's also a really good way to virtually tour through a fictional version of 19th century United States wilderness, happy little trees and all. Its landscapes, from snowy mountains and dark forests to swamps and grassy plains, are all detailed…

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Mar 26, 2020

Here's what it takes to bring Vice to TV
With a new network—Showtime—and a new, grittier world full of viruses and injustice to examine, it seems like a pretty good time for Vice to return to television. The A.V. Club sat down with five members of the Vice news team prior to the show's March 29 premiere to talk about how the show picks its stories, gets such…

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Mar 26, 2020

The Knack made a "My Sharona" coronavirus parody so the rest of you can stop now
There's a lot of coronavirus parody songs out there. We've chronicled a few ourselves, focusing primarily on ones that didn't snatch the low-hanging fruit that is rhyming "corona" with The Knack's "My Sharona." Unfortunately, there are literal pages of these:

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Mar 26, 2020

Spotify is introducing a fundraising tool for artists
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced pretty much every touring musician to cancel plans for spring tours, leaving many artists with no reliable source of income for the time being. Today, to help those in need, Spotify announced that it's going to introduce a couple new programs to help raise money for artists…

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Mar 26, 2020

Will Smith joins the lo-fi hip hop beats movement by sharing his own chill-out video
For a brief period of time last month, YouTube caused everyone to experience the decidedly un-chill worry that the foundational "lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to" was going to disappear. Though the broadcast wasn't dropped for long, its temporary removal forced everyone to stop taking the endlessly…

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Mar 26, 2020

Harry Styles reschedules European and U.K. Love On Tour dates
There is a future that awaits us on the other side of this hellish crisis, one where we find ourselves once again crammed shoulder-to-shoulder in a mildly clean venue, bumping and swaying into each other in front of our favorite artists with little regard for our own personal space or health. For now, Harry Styles, …

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Mar 26, 2020

Why are Triscuits called Triscuits? One writer's investigation uncovers the shocking truth
Most of us have a lot of time on our over-washed hands right now, but if we're lucky, we've also still got a lot of snacks in the pantry to binge on to pass said time. If you're an enlightened snacker, however, that cabinet is likely stocked with a particular brand of tasty, sodium-packed, wheat-filament crackers…

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Mar 26, 2020

The BBC Dad and his jolly children have returned
The best internet video of the past few years is very likely the one where a professor named Robert Kelly, a political analyst living in South Korea, tries to lend his expertise to the BBC as his kids barge into his home office to dominate the shot. The comedic timing on display is perfect: First the daughter arrives,…

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Mar 26, 2020

Bruce Willis is old, pissed, and lethal in this trailer for Survive The Night
Bruce Willis has been as hard to pin down as ever these last few years, trading supporting roles in prestige projects (Motherless Brooklyn) with comedic cameos (Between Two Ferns, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part) and his own burgeoning superhero series (Glass). But let us not forget that this is also the man who …

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Mar 26, 2020

Thursday's Best Deals: MacBooks, Thermoworks, REI Co-Op, Huckberry, Ferrero Rocher, and More
A couple of SSDs, Purlisse skincare products, Control for Xbox One and PS4, and Sony WF-1000XM3 lead off Thursday's best deals from around the web.


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Mar 26, 2020

Nine Inch Nails just dropped 2 free albums to both soothe and unnerve you in self-isolation
12 years after Trent Reznor shared the first four parts of his Ghosts instrumental series, the Nine Inch Nails frontman has, with no warning or fanfare, returned with parts five and six. Titled Together and Locusts, respectively, the releases pair immersive, hopeful tracks (Together) with more anxious ones that…

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Mar 26, 2020

Jamie makes a fateful decision in this week's Devs
This latest episode of Devs was a bit on the slower side, but before we get to the larger plot, there's something very important we need to discuss: JAMIE, MY FAVORITE SOFT BOY. Jamie is alive!!!


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Mar 26, 2020

All is resolved in an underwhelming Star Trek: Picard finale
I was hoping for another twist. Something big and absurd and utterly reality breaking. I'd read theories that Alton Soong was really Lore, and that sounded like it could be stupid enough to be fun. Or maybe this would all turn out to be yet another test of Picard from the Q Continuum; John de Lancie is probably too…

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Mar 26, 2020

In the decade since The Wire, David Simon has produced TV that matters
Writer, producer, and former The Baltimore Sun crime reporter David Simon spent most of the 21st century's first decade making the ambitious, novelistic HBO drama The Wire, which ran from 2002 to 2008. Pre-Wire, in 2000, he and David Mills adapted The Corner: A Year In The Life Of An Inner-City Neighborbood, a…

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Mar 26, 2020

From an idyllic wilderness, Full Frontal returns with some stark pandemic truths
With many of the late-night shows announcing their impending return to the airwaves come next week, viewers have been prepped for the new normal. Stephen Colbert, Jimmys Kimmel and Fallon, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Conan O'Brien, and more have been putting out low-tech, responsibly remote segments from their couches, …

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Mar 26, 2020

Stumptown careens out of its first season with a smart, emotionally rich finale
The pace at which Stumptown has plowed through familiar tropes in this consistently engaging and often thoughtful first season is really something. And while that's a tendency that crops up several times throughout this tense finale, it's perhaps best epitomized by the scene at the top of "All Quiet on the Dextern…

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Mar 26, 2020

Picard boldly goes off the air for the season
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Thursday, March 26. All times are Eastern.


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Mar 25, 2020

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Mar 25, 2020

Reporter social distances himself the hell away from a bunch of big-ass bison
Today, in truly epic demonstrations of social distancing technique: Please take as your new role model KTVM Montana reporter Deion Broxton, a man who knows exactly when a news story is over—it's when a bunch of big scary bison get even remotely close to his camera.

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Mar 25, 2020

Move over, "Imagine": We're all doing Toni Collette's big freakout from Hereditary now
Look, for as much as the internet has enjoyed dunking on Gal Gadot's hyper-cringe-y celebrity rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine," it's not hard to see how her heart was kind of, sort of in the right (if totally tone deaf) place. It's a scary time now, and we need things that bring us all together. Gadot and her…

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Mar 25, 2020

Colbert and The Late Show are coming back to TV next Monday
As we all continue to collectively work out what the hell "normal" might mean in a world that feels anything but, not even the glowing happiness box known as TV has been immune to the forces of change. And although it's since spread to the live-action television industry as a whole, the late-night talk shows were some…

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Mar 25, 2020

Let's thank Gay Twitter for Pete Buttigieg's new beard
Pete Buttigieg may be out of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary, but the Indiana mayor appears to still care about the will of the people. Mayor Pete did an Instagram Live chat Wednesday sporting a new bearded look. Now, this could just be his quarantine beard, or it could be the result of a months-long campaign…

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Mar 25, 2020

The Tonys have been postponed, which, duh
Leaving Hollywood EGOs to live, at least for the moment, without their precious, prestige-granting T, the Tony Awards have officially announced that they're being postponed this year. Per Playbill, the ceremony—originally slated for June 7—has now been bumped back to an as-yet undetermined date, presumably on account…

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Mar 25, 2020

Kesha wrote a song about Nicolas Goddamn Cage
A fun thought experiment: Pick any Kesha song (excluding ballads) and sing the lyrics to yourself in your head. Stop at the point it could no longer apply to Nicolas Cage. ("Hot and dangerous, if you're one of us then roll with us, ‘cause we make the hipsters fall in love when we've got our hot pants on and up, and…

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Mar 25, 2020

Throw yourself a James Bond marathon when classic 007 movies hit Amazon Prime in April
No Time to Die may be delayed until November, but that doesn't mean your April should be James Bond-free. A ton of classic 007 titles—ranging from the second film in the franchise, From Russia With Love starring Sean Connery, to Pierce Brosnan's final mission as the British spy, Die Another Day—are hitting Amazon…

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Mar 25, 2020

Jacob Collier, Kimbra, and Tank And The Bangas drop the chaotically funky video, "In My Bones"
During a moment when most of us could truly use a time machine, Jacob Collier has taken it upon himself to transport us right back to the ‘80s with his latest release, "In My Bones." Joined by Kimbra and Tarriona "Tank" Ball of the Grammy-nominated Tank And The Bangas, Collier offers up "Sledgehammer"-esque whimsy…

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Mar 25, 2020

Rian Johnson, public servant, compiles list of his favorite '70s movie musicals
Try not to get worried, try not to turn onto problems that upset you, oh, don't you know, everything's alright, yes, everything's fine, and we want you to watch all the great musicals of the '70s, many of which have been helpfully complied for you by Rian Johnson in one handy list.

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Mar 25, 2020

I'm So Happy There's A Wheelchair In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
There is a wheelchair in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It's nothing fancy. It doesn't roll. The power wheelchair I use in real-life would crush it like a monster truck. But it is there, in the game, and it makes me very happy.

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Mar 25, 2020

Before Night Of The Living Dead, this creepy sci-fi sleeper brought zombies (and robots) from space
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: With A Quiet Place Part II postponed, check out these earlier movies about hostile alien invaders, all available to rent digitally or stream from home.

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Mar 25, 2020

Self Made co-showrunner Elle Johnson discusses taking on Madam C.J. Walker's legacy
(Note: This piece contains specific plot details about the new Netflix series Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker.)

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Mar 25, 2020

Chris Evans goes from defending the world to Defending Jacob, whoever that is
Apple TV didn't have the most auspicious start, but Little America was solid and Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet a promising new comedy. Next month, the nascent streamer will return with two new dramas, the teen spy series Home Before Dark and Defending Jacob, a legal thriller that compensates for its bland name with a…

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Mar 25, 2020

Chris Gethard is hosting a live watch-along of the famous Dumpster Episode tonight
As we make our way through an actual disaster, Chris Gethard—the master of comic disasters—is here to help lighten the mood a bit. The comedian and host of The Chris Gethard Show has invited everyone to join him for a live watch-along of "One Man's Trash," the most famous and beloved episode of his show. The episode,…

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Mar 25, 2020

Netflix's Crip Camp is a different kind of summer camp movie
"The world wants us dead." That statement is delivered, if not quite casually, then with startling clarity by one of the disability rights advocates interviewed in Crip Camp. Some might be shocked by the candor. But as this Netflix-released documentary makes clear, people with disabilities don't have the luxury of…

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Mar 25, 2020

David Fincher delivered a surprise video masterclass to 450 quarantined film students
It's nice to read about nice things that are just... nice right now, you know? Like this sweet little piece of news from the U.K.'s National Film And Television School, which had none other than David Friggin' Fincher deliver a surprise video masterclass for 450 quarantined film students:


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Mar 25, 2020

Here's the trailer for a new Crocodile Dundee movie, which actually seems like a really nice thing right now
Paul Hogan came back for us in our time of need! Okay, Paul Hogan returned to collect a paycheck by capitalizing on nostalgia and name recognition in one of the least-offensive ways possible, and also nothing can save us except staying the fuck inside and away from each other, which we are clearly not very good at.…

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Mar 25, 2020

R.I.P. Chef Floyd Cardoz, Top Chef Masters season 3 winner
Floyd Cardoz, beloved chef and season three winner of Top Chef Masters, has died at the age of 59. On March 18, Cardoz was admitted to a New York hospital with a fever; he tested posted for the coronavirus shortly after. The Mumbai-raised chef, who helped reinvigorate the Indian food scene in New York with the…

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Mar 25, 2020

This teaser for Justin Roiland's Solar Opposites has aliens, heroin, zombie teens
That it was co-created by Justin Roiland, one of the minds behind Rick And Morty, is probably all the reason you need to watch Hulu's Solar Opposites, but here's a few more:

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Mar 25, 2020

Story issues hamper a beautiful fairy tale in the disappointing Kairos
In many ways, Kairos is an excellent fairy tale comic. The book opens with Nills and Annaelle arriving at a remote cabin, ready for a vacation in a flower-drenched fields and lush forests. Things quickly take a turn when they are attacked and Annaelle disappears into what looks like a different dimension, leaving…

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