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Jan 23, 2020

The Karate Kid to be adapted into a Broadway musical
Get ready to start learning the lyrics to a song about doing a crane kick, because Deadline is reporting that The Karate Kid screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen is developing a Broadway musical based on the classic ‘80s movie, with Drew Gasparaini (who wrote the amazing Skittles musical from last year's Super Bowl, among…

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Jan 23, 2020

Kathryn Bigelow cashes check from Budweiser
The Super Bowl, an expensive sporting event in which two large groups of men play a game between blocks of commercials, approaches. That means we're about to start seeing a lot of high-profile advertisements made by or featuring big, notable names not commonly associated with 30-second spots. Cheetos has already …

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Jan 23, 2020

R.I.P. PBS NewsHour co-founder Jim Lehrer
Jim Lehrer, the veteran anchorman and co-founder of the PBS nightly newscast NewsHour, has died. The public broadcaster confirmed via Twitter that the journalist and debate moderator passed away, but did not provide any details as to the cause of death. He was 85 years old.

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Jan 23, 2020

Adam Driver cleans up the set before returning to SNL this Saturday
Adam Driver is back for his third time hosting Saturday Night Live and he's a guest host we actively look forward to—because he kills it, from the brilliant "Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base" to the extremely senior Abraham H. Parnassus on "Career Day." So leave it to Driver to offer a show teaser that stands apart…

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Jan 23, 2020

RuPaul's Drag Race reveals the season 12 competing queens
In a punk-fueled runway display scored by RuPaul Charles' "American," RuPaul's Drag Race revealed the 13 queens who will compete for the coveted Drag Superstar crown. Reigning queen Yvie Oddly hosted the brief showcase, which took place exclusively on Twitter. The long-coined "Ruveal" divulged little about…

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Jan 23, 2020

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, and Dan Levy join Clea DuVall's rom-com Happiest Season
The cast of Clea DuVall's upcoming romantic comedy Happiest Season already seemed good when we just knew it was about Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, but it just got even better: As reported by Variety, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy, Mary Steenburgen, and Victor Garber have all joined the cast. We don't…

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Jan 23, 2020

Quentin Tarantino finally made his hangout movie—and it gets better the more you hang with it
In honor of the fast-approaching 92nd Academy Awards, airing Sunday, February 9, Film Club is taking a break from covering this week's film releases (do we really need to cover The Gentlemen?) to look back at the Best Picture nominees we didn't cover last year. First up, our critics A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife discuss…

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Jan 23, 2020

"Enjoy" a disarmingly cute video about how snakes end up in people's toilets
There are so, so many reasons why snakes rank at the top of the universe's most horrifying creations, but the most important may be the simplest: They're incredibly, terrifyingly sneaky. Because they lie flat on the ground most of the time, refusing us the common courtesy of at least possessing legs, snakes can end up…

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Jan 23, 2020

The Daily Bugle returns to its investigative roots in this exclusive preview
As the journalism industry goes through sweeping changes, the fictional newspapers of Marvel and DC's superhero universes have transformed to reflect the times. The Daily Bugle has gone through major transitions in ownership and editorial agendas over the years, but with the rising need for good journalism in a time…

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Jan 23, 2020

Here's what's coming to (and going from) Netflix in February
February will be pretty big for Netflix, if only because the streaming service will have managed to defy the fates by actually producing and releasing an adaptation of Locke & Key—the white whale of indie horror comic adaptations. After many years and many different networks and streaming services all taking a stab,…

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Jan 23, 2020

We shan't spoil the best part of this text-based Paul McCartney game, but know this: It rules
There are plenty of little tiny moments of delight in The Paul McCartney Simulator, an itch.io text-based adventure game from Brooklyn comedian Ramsey Ess. But the best is one that's such a fun, weird, perfect, and oddly relatable surprise that we're loathe to spoil it. Perhaps you should go play it and then we can…

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Jan 23, 2020

India is sending a creepy robot lady to space
A lot of thought has been given to how humanity can best represent itself to any of the aliens who might run into us—or, just as likely, our space junk—at some point. In the past, smart people have carefully curated material like the Voyager Golden Record, filling it with pictures of Earth, great works of music from…

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Jan 23, 2020

Inking the Dark Side: What This Artist Learned From 20 Years of Star Wars Tattooing
Many Star Wars fans are passionate, but few make their passion as permanent as Needles.

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Jan 23, 2020

Angelina Jolie to fight fake news one kid at a time with newly produced BBC show
The teen entertainment market is already flooded with programs lamenting the trials of puberty and the importance of keeping our hands to ourselves. There is, however, a noticeable lack of educational tools to help kids gain media literacy. Since us adults are already somewhat screwed in this regard, why not train up…

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Jan 23, 2020

Bo Peep's Toy Story 4 transformation to be explored in new Disney short film
Bo Peep made a triumphant return in Toy Story 4, having refashioned herself, as our review put it, as a "take-no-shit nomad survivor, liberated by life on the road and her lack of attachment to any one child." Well, if you're wondering how she snapped off that lamp, found her voice, and landed in a thrift store, …

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Jan 23, 2020

Color Out Of Space combines Nic Cage, Richard Stanley, and H.P. Lovecraft to predictably wild effect
At this point, Nicolas Cage the meme has overtaken Nicolas Cage the person, and the mere mention of his name is enough to send a certain subset of filmgoers into a hysterical giggle fit. And with this unspoken set of expectations looming in the background, it takes a visionary director to keep the circus inside the…

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Jan 23, 2020

Star Trek: Picard reintroduces an old friend
The first thing you should know is, Data is dead. That isn't really a spoiler, at least not for Star Trek: Picard. Data sacrificed himself in Star Trek: Nemesis, the last of the Next Generation movies and possibly the worst. (I go back and forth between it and Insurrection. Generations wasn't great either.) The…

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Jan 23, 2020

Josh Thomas just makes TV he thinks will be good
When The A.V. Club sat down with Josh Thomas this past December, we were eager to hear about the path that took him from his critically acclaimed, semi-autobiographical breakthrough, Please Like Me, to his new Freeform series about a blended family coming together in the wake of tragedy, Everything's Gonna Be Okay.…

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Jan 23, 2020

New To All The Boys sequel trailer puts the spotlight on Kitty, as is right and just
In one installment of her When Romance Met Comedy column, our own Caroline Siede wrote, "To All The Boys combines the stylized cinematography of a Wes Anderson movie with the heart of a John Hughes film and the spirit of the best of the 1990s high school rom-coms." That's about as good a summation of the appeal of one…

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Jan 23, 2020

Thursday's Best Deals: Hot Sauce, AirPods Pro, Google Home, Backcountry, and More
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Jan 23, 2020

Dee Rees adapts Joan Didion with Anne Hathaway in this trailer for Netflix's The Last Thing He Wanted
Dee Rees, whose powerful Mudbound scored a handful of Oscar nominations in 2017, returns to Netflix next month with The Last Thing He Wanted, an adaptation of Joan Didion's 1997 novel of the same name. A journalistic thriller set against the Iran-Contra affair of the mid-80s, it features an enticing cast that includes…

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Jan 23, 2020

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Jan 23, 2020

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Jan 23, 2020

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Jan 23, 2020

High school athletics exact a terrible cost as Riverdale bursts into the new year
The gap is closing. "Varsity Blues" concludes with a flash-forward, as have most of the episodes in this fourth season, but the amount of time between the "present" and the future being shown to us keeps shrinking. In this episode, only a month separates the Riverdale Bulldogs' big game against the Stonewall Stallions…

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Jan 23, 2020

Domestic dreamland or dystopia? The A.V. Club considers HGTV at 25 years
Twenty-five years ago last month, HGTV debuted to 6.5 million homes in 44 markets. Its first show, Room By Room, offered easy, kitschy projects, like a baseball-themed bathroom. An entire empire soon followed, with a website, a magazine, dream home giveaways, and a never-ending stream of those annoying House Hunters.…

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Jan 23, 2020

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Jan 23, 2020

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Jan 23, 2020

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Jan 23, 2020

Stephen Colbert surprises John Mulaney with one of his Sack Lunch Bunch
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch is one of those unclassifiable, delightful projects that makes you almost forgive Netflix for giving up on One Day At A Time. Or Tuca & Bertie. Or GLOW, Dear White People, or the

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Jan 23, 2020

Star Trek: Picard is so much more than a hero's homecoming
Just hours into season one of Star Trek: Picard, the eponymous and beloved Starfleet officer is told, "This is no longer your house, Jean-Luc." While it's true that Picard, played indelibly and with renewed soulfulness by Patrick Stewart, doesn't have quite the same standing in the year 2399 that he did in 2385, the…

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Jan 23, 2020

The Turning drags The Turn Of The Screw into the '90s, and then to a baffling dead end
It used to happen all the time: Filmmakers would come up through the flashy world of music videos, and eventually make the jump to bigger screens. The Turning director Floria Sigismondi must remember; she got her start making music videos in the '90s, eventually amassing an impressive roster of clips for artists like…

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Jan 23, 2020

Picard returns, plus Megan Amram and Jen Statsky reflect on The Good Place
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Thursday, January 16. All times are Eastern.


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Jan 23, 2020

Judge blocks Joey Kramer's efforts to sue his way back into Aerosmith's drummer slot
Stepping into what mustt have been the most awkward conversation held between a band and their drummer since the last time a band was forced to have a conversation with its drummer, a judge has blocked Joey Kramer's legal efforts to force Aerosmith to let him play with them at the Grammys this weekend. Per Deadline, a…

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Jan 22, 2020

Michael Palin offers a sweet and sincere tribute to his long-time comedy partner, Terry Jones
Although they regularly performed and collaborated together throughout their long careers, the members of Monty Python actually operated, for the most part, as a set of discrete writing teams. As revealed in any number of sources—including the troupe's own official oral history, Monty Python Speaks!—Graham Chapman…

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Jan 22, 2020

A Norway in disarray makes for a compelling Vikings
"What other kind of hero do you want?"


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Jan 22, 2020

A Norway in disarray makes for a compelling Vikings as Bjorn faces his failures
"What other kind of hero do you want?"


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Jan 22, 2020

Disney begins development on Captain Marvel 2
A tremor spread through the converted basements of America tonight, shaking "MAN-CAVE" signs from their moorings, and knocking many an artfully arranged beer bottle off the shelf where they stand next to all the other beer bottles that were up there. For lo, the trades are reporting the news that must, by the will of…

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Jan 22, 2020

Modern Family embraces change, but not quite enough
"Dead On a Rival" is a strange episode of Modern Family. It's not bad, and it's not good. It's filled with flat jokes, but also a few character moments that should be meaningful. It's an episode that isn't exactly sure what it wants to be, but somehow manages to find something substantial here and there, even if it's…

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Jan 22, 2020

The cops are investigating whether Gritty decked a kid
Since his inception in 2018, the internet, and the city of Philadelphia, have fallen in full-throated love with Gritty, the orange-haired dirtbag monster who represents the city's NHL team, the Flyers, in the all-important mascot stakes. A googly-eyed Rorschach test with an appearance best described as "discount bin…

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Jan 22, 2020

RuPaul and very large football man J.J. Watt to host SNL next month
It's that time yet again, folks: The regular update from the bookers of Saturday Night Live, revealing which guest hosts we'll be rooting for or against in the coming weeks, as well as which musical guests we'll be planning our Saturday night bathroom visits around. This time, we've got two names for the first half of…

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Jan 22, 2020

Whoopi Goldberg's joy at being invited to the second season of Star Trek: Picard is a sight to behold
Whoopi Goldberg's inclusion on Star Trek: The Next Generation was famously a labor of self-directed love; when the series' producers were told, ahead of their second season, that one of the planet's most successful and beloved comedians/movie stars was practically begging to be in their struggling syndicated space…

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Jan 22, 2020

Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin to grapple with wrestling's Von Erich curse
Sean Durkin's been working primarily as a producer since making a splash with Martha Marcy May Marlene, the affecting, cult-centric indie that helped launch the career of Elizabeth Olsen. That's about to change, though, as the filmmaker will debut The Nest this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival and, as …

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Jan 22, 2020

Darth Vader is a different kind of menacing with Frank Constanza's voice
Part of the hypnotic draw of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader is his deep voice, supplied by the gravelly timber of legendary actor James Earl Jones, along with what sounds like the kind of breathing apparatus that would be attached to an iron lung. But what, YouTube's SeinPop Official supposes, if Darth Vader…

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Jan 22, 2020

Home is where the funny is for Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens
You may not have heard of Nora Lum, but you've probably heard of Awkwafina. After a series of supporting roles in high-profile films like Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians, Awkwafina recently became the first Asian American woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in The Farewell—not bad for a girl…

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Jan 22, 2020

Will somebody please check on Baby Jay after that brawl between Kansas and K-State?
A massive brawl erupted between the University of Kansas and Kansas State University on Tuesday night, with both teams flooding the court to throw fists and bring back memories of that 2004 Pacers-Pistons debacle. In the aftermath, Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa was suspended indefinitely for his role, and it's likely…

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Jan 22, 2020

BD Wong and Lori Tan Chinn on Awkwafina, K-dramas, and Roseanne
The show might be called Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens, but BD Wong and Lori Tan Chinn are some of the most brightly shining stars in the new Comedy Central series. As Nora's dad, Wally, and grandmother, Wong and Chinn shape Nora's backstory and future, providing love, support, and—occasionally—a little kick in the…

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Jan 22, 2020

Behold the awesome, unblinking gaze of the restored Mystic Lamb
Art restoration doesn't always go as planned. Sometimes, the work in question is simply cleaned up and left looking pretty much the same as it was before anything was done to it. In other cases, the restoration process ends up doing something a lot more drastic—like, say, turning a fresco of Jesus Christ into a…

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Jan 22, 2020

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Jan 22, 2020

Sting totally rejects the idea of a biopic, maybe because of all the tantric sex
While we've been enjoying a current renaissance of rock-star biopics, thanks to the successes of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, there's one artist whose personal rags-to-riches story you won't see playing out on the big screen any time soon: Sting. And while there may be a number of reasons for that, let's just go…

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Jan 22, 2020

Powerbeats Pro Headphones: A Rookie's Review
I've never bought trendy headphones.

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Jan 22, 2020

Taylor Swift reveals her political side in the new Miss Americana trailer
Now that she's reached the ripe old age of 30, Taylor Swift appears ready to take a stand about things. Her new Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, will kick off the Sundance Film festival on January 23 (and will be available on Netflix about a week later); Variety calls it "a portrait of the birth of an activist."

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Jan 22, 2020

Can you survive 62 days of corporate hell in this Oregon Trail-style text game?
Some days, the 9-to-5 creeps along slower than usual. If that's the case, why not pass the time with a text-based adventure RPG that whisks you to the exotic, fantastical world of...surviving your probationary period at a new, white-collar hell office.


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Jan 22, 2020

Riley Keough contends with spooky kids in the new trailer for The Lodge
If you get a sense of déjà vu while watching this new trailer for The Lodge, it's because you've definitely seen a trailer for The Lodge before. Originally scheduled to hit theaters in late 2019, the latest horror effort from Goodnight Mommy filmmaking duo Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala is finally hitting theaters…

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Jan 22, 2020

Billy Eichner will play Matt Drudge on American Crime Story: Impeachment
Billy Eichner is taking on his most challenging role yet—which isn't a knock on his talents, but we imagine anyone might find it challenging to play Matt Drudge, as Eichner will on American Crime Story: Impeachment. Per Deadline, Eichner has signed on to reunite with Ryan Murphy for the third installment of the…

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Jan 22, 2020

Chicago, tune into the High Fidelity premiere, early and for free
Hulu's High Fidelity adaptation will once again reimagine Nick Hornby's classic novel of music and heartbreak: where the 2000 film starring John Cusack transplanted the aesthetic snobbery to Chicago, the new series from Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka sets the story in contemporary (and gentrified) Brooklyn. There…

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Jan 22, 2020

Read this: Why is SNL's Michael Che so obsessed with his critics?
Last year, Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-host Michael Che publicly harassed critic Steven Hyden, an A.V. Club alum, after Hyden penned a mildly critical article about Che's SNL colleague, Colin Jost. Via his Instagram Stories, the comedian's preferred mode of response, Che called Hyden a "…

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Jan 22, 2020

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Jan 22, 2020

The cast of Party Of Five on making the political very, very personal
When Freeform announced it was bringing back Party Of Five, there were the nostalgic naysayers. Why mess with the original, which found the five Salinger siblings living and loving in a big old house in San Francisco? But the reboot, which launched earlier this month, takes the story in a new, novel, and possibly more…

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Jan 22, 2020

Mr. Peanut was murdered
Mr. Peanut, the 104-year-old anthropomorphic peanut best known for his work as brand mascot for Planters, was found dead today, the result of an apparent murder. The nut brand is wanted for questioning in connection to the murder, which occurred sometime in the early morning hours of January 22. While authorities have…

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Jan 22, 2020

Reasonable Discussions: January 22
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Jan 22, 2020

Here is Baby Jabba, weak pretender to Baby Yoda's throne
Baby Yoda, as much as his stubborn internet ubiquity tempts us to believe otherwise, is a marvel of heart-melting puppet design. In the space of only a few months since he first toddled onto the screen, the big-eyed, floppy-eared, snub-nosed creature has wormed his way into the nerve centers of modern culture. He has…

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Jan 22, 2020

The Reign of the Supermiguels begins in this Dial H For Hero exclusive
Wonder Comics' Dial H For Hero is a roller coaster ride through comic-book history, using a magic phone dial to pull stylistic influences from the past as characters transform into different superheroes. Written by Sam Humphries with astounding art by Joe Quinones, colorist Jordan Gibson, and letterer Dave Sharpe, …

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Jan 22, 2020

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Jan 22, 2020

Explore how Netflix took Locke & Key from page to screen
As Joe Hill (aka the clone Stephen King calls his "son") says in this new featurette on the making of Locke & Key, it was a rather long road to take his beloved graphic novel series to the small screen. Though only briefly mentioned in the video, it's not an understatement: There was director Mark Romanek's adaptation…

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Jan 22, 2020

Disney celebrates its cultural dominance with supercut of times it's been referenced on The Simpsons
Disney, not content just to own the bulk of mainstream culture, is determined to rub that fact in everyone's faces. After having acquired 20th Century Fox, the dread mouse laid waste to parts of the company deemed unnecessary and made a fur stole out of the most identifiable aspect of its name. As the proud owner of…

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Jan 22, 2020

R.I.P. Terry Jones, author and co-founder of Monty Python
Terry Jones, director, author, scholar, and founding member of the iconic British comedy troupe Monty Python, has died. Per the Associated Press, the family confirmed that the comedian died Tuesday night "after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD." Their statement…

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Jan 22, 2020

R.I.P. Terry Jones, co-founder of Monty Python
Terry Jones, director, author, scholar, and founding member of the iconic British comedy troupe Monty Python, has died. Per the Associated Press, the family confirmed that the comedian died Tuesday night "after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD." Their statement…

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Jan 22, 2020

Furries make citizen's arrest of domestic abuser
The year is 2020. The Trump impeachment hearings have begun and the world is on fire. Vigilantes clad in cartoonish animal costumes—also known as furries—are our only true protectors.


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Jan 22, 2020

Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Dockery, and Henry Golding on the value of modesty
As the stars of The Gentlemen, Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Dockery, and Henry Golding know a little something about manners. As criminals wrapped in designer suiting, the trio weave their way through both British aristocracy and weed hothouses with aplomb, all while trying to one-up each other in the brains…

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Jan 22, 2020

Wednesday's Best Deals: BIC Gold Box, Muscle Stimulator, REI, and More
A MuscleTech Gold Box, NIVEA bundle, cat box bench, and a USB-C charger lead off Wednesday's best deals from around the web.

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Jan 22, 2020

Guy Ritchie stumbles through his greatest hits in the nostalgic crime caper The Gentlemen
Guy Ritchie has spent the last decade translating his kinetic visual style and macho cool to big-budget revivals of intellectual property. He molded Arthur Conan Doyle's trademark sleuth into a rakish brawler and brought a '60s TV spy drama to the big screen with the help of top-notch costume design and good…

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Jan 22, 2020

Stephen Malkmus announces "new phase folk" album Traditional Techniques, North American tour dates
It's going to be a big year for Stephen Malkmus. He's already got a pair of Pavement shows scheduled for Primavera Sound, and now the beloved rocker has announced a new LP, Traditional Techniques. His third solo album without the Jicks by his side, Traditional Techniques is described in a press release as "new phase…

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Jan 22, 2020

The Bold Type's solid 4th season still has a not-so-tiny Tiny Jane problem
Among the varied virtues of The Bold Type, one of the most indispensable has always been its eagerness to tackle some of the most complicated aspects of being a young woman in the 21st century. The same is true of its knack to address those ideas with an eye toward clarity and approachability. It is simultaneously…

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Jan 22, 2020

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Jan 22, 2020

David Arquette tells us how he survived Scream and what drew him to the wrestling ring
The actor: David Arquette was born into a family of actors—his father, Lewis, starred on The Waltons, and his siblings include Pulp Fiction star Rosanna, the late Alexis, and the Oscar-winning Patricia. His long, diverse career has seen him ping between performing, directing, writing, and even professional wrestling.…

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Jan 22, 2020

This $10 USB-C Charger Is a No-Brainer Upgrade From Apple's Standard Adapter
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Jan 22, 2020

Patrick Stewart auditions Stephen Colbert and explains why Picard had to have a pit bull
With Sir Patrick Stewart joining the CBS family (well, the All Access branch), the legendary actor dropped by The Late Show on Tuesday to delight super fan Stephen Colbert. And while Stewart didn't drop any spoilers or anything (not that the ever-genial Stewart probably cares about such things at this point), he did…

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Jan 22, 2020

This week in Savage Love: The long game
I'm a 30-year-old bi male. I've been with my wife for five years, married nine months. A month into our relationship, I let her know that watching partners with other men has always been something I wanted and that sharing this had caused all my previous relationships to collapse. Her reaction was the opposite of what…

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Jan 22, 2020

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens in Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Wednesday, January 22. All times are Eastern. 


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Jan 22, 2020

Allow the Legends Of Tomorrow to re-introduce themselves in a raucous post-Crisis premiere
It's a season of darkness. The wind howls, whipping cold across your cheeks. (This is coming to you from the midwest, just go with me.) Eyes sting, fingers burn, and even the white snow grows gray. The sun shines faintly, and then is gone before dinner, leaving you huddled against the chill with only the terrible,…

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Jan 21, 2020

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer sues band for keeping him from performing at Grammys
At the Grammys on Sunday, Aerosmith is being presented with the MusiCares Person Of The Year Award, with the band getting to do the usual career-spanning medley performance during the show. Apparently, though, one member of the band won't be joining the rest of the group, with TMZ reporting that drummer Joey Kramer is…

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Jan 21, 2020

This Is Us turns Randall's anxiety into a horror movie
After last week's terrifying cliffhanger, it's a relief that "A Hell Of A Week: Part One" isn't an hour-long home invasion thriller in which Randall has to fight to save his family. Instead, the break-in is resolved in the opening few minutes, as Randall gives the invader money and convinces him to flee before the…

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Jan 21, 2020

Alicia Keys finally announces new album
Alicia Keys hasn't released a new album since 2016's Here, and before that she also went a few years before sharing any new music, but now—just a few days before she returns to the Grammys stage of her second round as host—Keys has announced another new album. Keys shared the news on her Instagram (via Hip Hop DX),…

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Jan 21, 2020

The Arrowverse opens the door for Green Arrow & The Canaries
"My father saved Star City so that we can enjoy it, and he also never graduated college. So I think he'd be pretty impressed."


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Jan 21, 2020

Netflix's Taylor Swift documentary will have a lot of politics, but no Scooter Braun
A few months ago, Taylor Swift went to war against Big Machine Records, her old label, after new owner (and Swift's nemesis) Scooter Braun dared to suggest that Swift wouldn't be able to use her old Big Machine-era songs in a then-upcoming American Music Awards performance or a still-upcoming Netflix documentary. It…

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Jan 21, 2020

Recently ousted Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan files sexual harassment suit against organization
Last week, just 10 days before the Grammy Awards, Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan was mysteriously removed from the organization, with a New York Times story citing claims of "misconduct" by a "senior female member of the Recording Academy team" and what was apparently a "bullying management style." Meanwhile, a …

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Jan 21, 2020

Read this: Here's who's drawing all those bonkers wikiHow images
Nightmare clips like "Johny Johny Yes Papa" and "Sick Song" might hold the title for most unintentionally unnerving animated content, but the drawings that accompany wikiHow articles aren't far behind. For years now, visitors to the weirdo how-to site have marveled over and meme'd the colorful images, many of which,…

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Jan 21, 2020

The Hunger Games prequel makes President Snow the protagonist, which should turn out fine
While the ending of Suzanne Collins' tentpole dystopian Hunger Games trilogy left little room move the narrator forward, there was always still plenty to mine from the tale of rebellion, excess, and survival. When the author confirmed a forthcoming prequel The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes last October, we knew…

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Jan 21, 2020

Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. expands cast with Ben Schwartz, Melissa Fumero, Sam Richardson, and more
Hulu's corner of the Marvel universe may look even grimmer than Netflix's at the moment, with plans for a Ghost Rider show and a Tigra & Dazzler cartoon falling apart last year (not to mention Runaways getting the axe), but Hulu does still have its M.O.D.O.K. show with

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Jan 21, 2020

Jude Law is still nursing that burn Chris Rock dealt him at the 2005 Oscars
Jude Law is the subject of a compelling new interview Vulture interview in which the actor's "blinding" beauty serves as a means of framing his artistic journey over the years. Speaking of Law's recent turns in The Young Pope and The New Pope, for example, director Paolo Sorrentino says, "The beauty of Jude was very…

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Jan 21, 2020

Alex Trebek refuses to have any input on his Jeopardy! successor
Even before Alex Trebek announced that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer early last year, there was a lot of talk about who would eventually succeed him as the future host of TV's best quiz show. His contract was extended through 2022 back in 2018, and Trebek has made an effort to downplay any public…

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Jan 21, 2020

It was worth the decade-long wait for Jia Zhangke's portrait of Shanghai, I Wish I Knew
I Wish I Knew, a 2010 documentary shot in Shanghai, closes with two starkly contrasting views: one from the observation deck of the Shanghai World Financial Center (the highest in the world at the time of filming), the other from a nondescript railcar in transit. These images, both concerned with development, are…

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Jan 21, 2020

Conner O'Malley stars in a Hudson Yards video game in brain-melting new sketch
Conner O'Malley, perhaps the comedy world's most chaotic entity, has returned with a new nightmare that sets the absurdities of gentrification and the American Dream against the architectural eyesore that is New York City's Hudson Yards.

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Jan 21, 2020

Let's Peek At Some Of The Futuristic Cars That Will Show Up In The Next Season Of Westworld
HBO's nearish-future robo-horror show Westworld is coming back, and its focus is moving from a synthetic Old West populated with sexy and deadly robots covered in biological skin into the mainstream world of the near future, which seems to be populated with not just sexy and deadly robots and people, but also cars.…

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Jan 21, 2020

Nocturama director Bertrand Bonello returns with the eerie and entrancing Zombi Child
Bertrand Bonello's Zombi Child, an eerie film about teenagers and the spirit world that will leave some viewers puzzled, opens in Haiti in 1962. A man prepares a poisonous concoction of powdered pufferfish liver and seeds and pours it into a pair of shoes. The next day, Clairvius Narcisse (Mackenson Bijou), about 40,…

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Jan 21, 2020

Altered Carbon teaser reveals long-awaited season 2 premiere date
After a rather lengthy wait (in this streaming economy, anyway), Netflix has finally revealed the premiere date for the second season of Altered Carbon—February 27—via a new teaser:


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Jan 21, 2020

When Star Trek: The Next Generation Was Bad, It Was Truly Horrendous
There aren't just a lot of candidates for the worst episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I would contend there are a lot of worst episodes, period. It's amazing how much terrible content this show produced while simultaneously reviving the beloved franchise—there's the racism of "Code of Honor," the supernatural…

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Jan 21, 2020

Climb up the walls of (and disappear completely inside) the Radiohead Public Library digital archives
Radiohead is so beloved that just about everything surrounding the band's album releases, from B-sides and interviews to rare performances of unrecorded songs, is pored over, collected, and endlessly discussed by its most obsessive fans. In the past, the group has been pretty strategic about what material it…

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Jan 21, 2020

Weekend Box Office: Other films stand down as Bad Boys For Life wins the box office
Some box office returns were mightier than others this MLK weekend as two veteran franchises made attempted comebacks after rather extensive cool down periods. Taking a crack at their first potential wins of the year, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Universal Pictures went head-to-head with Bad Boys For Life and …

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