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Dec 08, 2019

Here's an appropriately weird teaser image from Disney 's WandaVision
Though Baby Yoda probably won't be in them, Disney does have a bunch of other original shows in the pipeline that seems pretty exciting. One of them is the very weird-sounding (and weirdly named) WandaVision, which will star Marvel's Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany—a.k.a. Wanda Maximoff and her dearly-departed…



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Dec 08, 2019

R.I.P. Caroll Spinney, puppeteer behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch
Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who gave life to two of Sesame Street's most beloved and iconic characters for 49 years, has died. The news was confirmed in a press release by Sesame Workshop, which said that he had been living with Dystonia—a condition that causes involuntary muscle contractions—for "some time." In…



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Dec 08, 2019

Midge learns an important lesson in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
As the title implies, "Kind of Bleu" is an episode about important realizations, as well as disappointments. It starts with Midge waking up on a lawn chair to a group of synchronized swimmers practicing in the pool. The idyllic and beautiful routine is disturbed when Midge somewhat angrily and absent-mindedly throws a…



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Dec 08, 2019

R.I.P. rapper Juice WRLD
As reported by The New York Times and confirmed by WGN, up-and-coming rap star Juice WRLD has died. He reportedly suffered a seizure at Chicago's Midway Airport after his flight from California landed, and after being taken to a hospital, he was pronounced dead. A specific cause of death has not been given, though,…



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Dec 08, 2019

Penn & Teller's maddening unreleased video game became a cult sensation online
This week's entry: Penn & Teller's Smoke And Mirrors




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Dec 08, 2019

Everything is sizzling as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel heads to Miami
Everything is hot, hot, HOT in Miami, as Midge continues on the next leg of her tour at the gorgeous Fontainebleu hotel, a resort so invested in appearance that it includes a stairway to nowhere that exists for the sheer purpose of being able to show off your outfit to other guests. Of course, Midge loves it. While…



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Dec 08, 2019

Sunday's Best Deals: David Archy Thermals, Target Gift Cards, a Snow Thrower, and More
David Archy's 30% off sale, 10% Off Target Gift Cards, and PC Deals Under $50 lead of Sunday's best deals from around the web.



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Dec 08, 2019

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Dec 08, 2019

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Dec 08, 2019

Paul Rudd leads a trio of guest stars mocking Alec Baldwin's Trump
Look, nobody's happy about Alec Baldwin still playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. Not the critics, not Trump, and not even Baldwin. (Darrell Hammond probably has some thoughts, too.) Still, beware of the favor you do to Lorne Michaels goofing on a fringe reality show laughingstock that turns into a three…



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Dec 08, 2019

Saturday Night Live flatters Jennifer Lopez, who sort of deserves it
"I like it when it's mean but not about me."



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Dec 08, 2019

Tell us about your pop culture weekend: December 6-8
Our weekly thought-starter asks you (and us) a simple question each week: What pop culture did you consume this weekend, and what did you think of it? If you have suggestions for AVQ&A questions, big or small, you can email them to us here.




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Dec 08, 2019

It's a grand night for a big Crisis and a Silicon finale
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Sunday, December 8. All times are Eastern.



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Dec 07, 2019

Man eats expensive art banana in act that is also somehow apparently art
Blurring the line between the worlds of high art and low snacking, a performance artist at a Miami art gallery has just indulged in one of the most expensive potassium refills in artistic history. Per TMZ, David Datuna was in attendance today at Miami's Art Basel gallery—which recently made waves when it sold an…



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Dec 07, 2019

Sabrina will be back for even more Chilling Adventures next month
Good news for anyone feeling insufficiently chilled on this fine December day: Sabrina Spellman's got your back, and none too soon. Netflix announced today that everyone's favorite teen witch will be returning to online TV next month, confirming that the third season (part, batch, whatever, these distinctions get more…



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Dec 07, 2019

What in the holy hell is up with this trailer for an I Am Jesus Christ video game?
There have been Christian video games for nearly as long as there have been video games, with devout parents desperately trying to keep the devil at bay by feeding their kids a steady diet of Bible Adventures, Dance Praise, and dozens of other off-brand, Bible-friendly Mario wannabes. And yet, we're not sure we've…



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Dec 07, 2019

Summon the takes: Cahiers du Cinéma names Twin Peaks: The Return the decade's finest film
Apparently theorizing that the current takes swirling around online movie discourse—mostly concerned, as they are, with asking why Anna Paquin doesn't talk more in The Irishman about Martin Scorsese's Marvel movie thoughts—were insufficiently hot, venerable French film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma has now cheerfully…



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Dec 07, 2019

The A.V. Club is recapping The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Episode 1: "Strike Up The Band" | Episode 2: "It's The Sixties, Man!" | Episode 3: "Panty Pose" | Episode 4: "Hands!" | Episode 5: "It's Comedy Or Cabbage" | Episode 6: "Kind Of Bleu" | Episode 7: "Marvelous Radio" | Episode 8: "A Jewish Girl Walks Into The Apollo..." |



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Dec 07, 2019

Ryan Reynolds Is Basically A GTA Online NPC In The First Trailer For Free Guy
In games like GTA Online and Red Dead Online, you can find numerous unnamed NPCs who are just living their life as players kill them, steal from them and blow up their cars and homes. Free Guy, a new film coming out next year, askes the question: What would happen if one of those NPCs fought back?




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Dec 07, 2019

R.I.P. Ron Leibman, from Norma Rae and Friends
Ron Leibman has died. The Tony-winning actor—for his role as Roy Cohn in the 1993 Broadway production of Angels In America—was best known to many in the younger generation for his recurring role as Rachel's dad, Dr. Leonard Green, on the hit NBC sitcom Friends. But Leibman's 50-years-plus entertainment career…



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Dec 07, 2019

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel explores what Midge wants
Who is the marvelous Mrs. Maisel exactly? Is she a woman who craves her freedom or a lady who continues to be bound to tradition? Certainly, she's a someone who has decided to keep her married name as an active part of her comedy persona. Her name is one of the most important aspects of her brand.




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Dec 07, 2019

Ryan Reynolds helps the Peloton Lady off the bike and onto the sauce
The actress who starred in Peloton's recent "The Gift That Gives Back" commercial—identified by People as performer Monica Ruiz—probably wasn't expecting to become a meme this week. And yet memed she was, as the internet sank its fangs into the meaty flank of all the truly bizarre things about the ad, which begins…



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Dec 07, 2019

Rick And Morty's Spencer Grammer on voicing the most functional member of the Smith clan
Spencer Grammer likens the long wait between seasons of Adult Swim's hit show Rick And Morty to standing by for your one true love. "It's like waiting for a soulmate," she explains over the phone. "You're like, ‘I love this thing. I'm just going to wait forever and ever and ever until it comes.'" Thankfully, fans…



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Dec 07, 2019

Midge lands in Sin City when The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel heads to Vegas
"Panty Pose" is an episode about taking genuine risks, as each character explores new and untested waters. What better way to introduce the first leg of Midge's tour in Vegas?



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Dec 07, 2019

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Dec 07, 2019

Saturday's Best Deals: Anker PowerPort Strip, Aged & Ore Drinkware, Razer DeathAdder, and More
A huge toy Gold Box, The Claw multi-tool, magazine subscriptions, and a $50 Instant Pot lead of Saturday's best deals from around the web.



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Dec 07, 2019

What's the best live show you saw in 2019?
As part of our best of 2019 coverage, this week we're asking:



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Dec 07, 2019

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Dec 06, 2019

The Boys are back in town, and they're still absolutely covered in blood
You can say a lot of things about the wide array of sociopathic superheroes, anti-heroes, and just plain old psychopaths populating the comic book universe of Amazon's The Boys, but you can't call them lazy. Just a few months after the show premiered, we've already got a teaser trailer for its second season, and all…



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Dec 06, 2019

Little Joe puts a creepily mundane art-house spin on Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
Sixty-four years later, the premise of Jack Finney's sci-fi allegory The Body Snatchers still packs a nightmarish wallop. It's why they keep making movies, officially and unofficially, from its blueprint: No matter the era or the symbolic function, the pod people remain a potent expression of universal anxiety—that…



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Dec 06, 2019

Disney spin-off about Billy Magnussen's dopey white guy from Aladdin in the works
In news that it would be hard to have timed more poorly—given actual star Mena Massoud's recent comments about how little fronting a blockbuster, billion-dollar Disney movie has done for his career—the entertainment mega-giant announced today that it's putting a Disney Aladdin spin-off into the works…based on a dopey…



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Dec 06, 2019

Young Sheldon still at large, immune to our nation's laws
Lock up your children, dear readers. Ensure that your math textbooks are well secured. A threat stalks the streets of America tonight, one that our police have proven themselves powerless to stop. The suspect in question is described as bow-tied, and non-adept at picking up social cues (but in a non-threatening, …



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Dec 06, 2019

George Miller is describing his next movie as "the anti-Mad Max"
It's been four years since George Miller released his last movie, A.V. Club certified film-of-the-decade Mad Max: Fury Road. But while Miller has taken pains over the years to assure panicking hordes who have allowed themselves to become addicted to his high-octane brand of storytelling that, yes, another Mad Max …



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Dec 06, 2019

Beauty influencers try de-aging Robert De Niro using selfie apps, and you know what? Not bad!
Here's a true "damn, I wish I'd thought of that" moment: MEL Magazine took one 3.5-hour long look at The Irishman and thought, "I wonder if FaceTune would have done a better job than Industrial Light & Magic?" The answer, while not definitive, is damned entertaining, and what more do you want, really?




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Dec 06, 2019

It turns out Johnny Depp isn't producing that Michael Jackson alien glove musical, but it's still weird as hell
In a year consumed by shock, awe, and sadness, HBO's Leaving Neverland, which chronicled two men's graphic allegations of childhood sexual assault by Michael Jackson, remained a potent gut-punch. Now, in addition to the the Broadway show and biopic currently in development, a puppet musical about the pop star is set…



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Dec 06, 2019

On The Mandalorian and Watchmen, masks reveal as much as they hide
[Note: This article discusses the events of The Mandalorian's fourth episode, "Sanctuary," and Watchmen's sixth episode, "This Extraordinary Being."]




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Dec 06, 2019

Warn Terry: A Reno 911! revival is heading to Quibi
It's been ten years since we last checked in with the Reno County Sheriff's Department, thanks to a rather abrupt ending to the hit Comedy Central mock-umentary series, Reno 911! We can only assume that Nevada's finest has spent the time keeping the city in relative order, in between filming cringe-inducing PSAs and…



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Dec 06, 2019

Our critics swoon for the slow-burn romance of Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
For today's second Film Club installment, our critics discuss our favorite film out of Cannes, the rapturous romance from Céline Sciamma, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire. Join A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife as they discuss what makes Portrait the year's most seductive and intoxicating love story.



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Dec 06, 2019

If you're ever feeling down, just remember that Ice T probably stands with you
Ice T is a true Renaissance Man. Throughout his storied career, he's worked as a musician, actor, podcaster, author, and bagel-focused

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Dec 06, 2019

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is the year's sexiest and most rapturously romantic love story
Love at first sight is a fairy-tale fantasy that grows less beautiful the more you think about it. Can you really love someone if you don't know them? And how can you know them at a single glance? Céline Sciamma's Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, which has to be the most rapturously romantic movie of the year (if not of…



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Dec 06, 2019

5 new releases we love: Blood Incantation goes galactic, Lido Pimienta is back, 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.




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Dec 06, 2019

Buy Committee: Should I Buy My Family a Nintendo Switch?
Buy Committee, CuriousButSkeptical needs your help.



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Dec 06, 2019

Everyone is going through big changes on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
One thing I love about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is its commitment to allowing Midge to have a bad night. "It's the Sixties, Man!" opens with Midge at The Gaslight having a pretty tepid response to her jokes, even though they seem pretty solid, many even better and more provocative than the dull khaki jokes she kept…



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Dec 06, 2019

A Ghostbusters trailer won't drop until Monday, but here's some new plot details to obsess over
Many have speculated that a trailer for Jason Reitman's sequel to his dad's first two Ghostbusters films—titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife—would drop today, but, alas, per a Vanity Fair article, we'll have to wait until Monday. The good news for those dying to learn a thing or two about the younger Reitman's vision? …



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Dec 06, 2019

Knives Out sneaks up on you—with its twists and its heart
This week on Film Club—now available in both video and podcast form—we're talking about the twisty, but surprisingly affecting murder mystery, Knives Out. Dive into A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife's spoiler-free discussion of Rian Johnson's contemporary whodunit picture, and find out why it's one of the year's most…



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Dec 06, 2019

Alan Moore's daughter, Leah, defends his crankiness: "[T]he medium he adored was ruled by corrupt despots"
Alan Moore's reputation as a shakes-fist-at-cloud sort is a well-documented thing, one that's come into conversation with increasing frequency as Damon Lindelof's spiritual sequel (or "remix," as he describes it) thrives in HBO's Sunday night block. Moore is commonly called one of the greatest comic book writers of…



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Dec 06, 2019

Give Your Kids The Gift of Coding For Christmas With These $30 Frozen and Star Wars Kits
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Dec 06, 2019

Fox's oooonnne weeeeirrrrd trrrriiccck to make any football game seem eppppppic
No technological trick has done more to shape our experience of TV football than the slow motion instant replay. It's a visual storytelling device that exposes the grace and athleticism that are otherwise invisible amid lightning-fast action. Slow motion lets us study the terpsichorean footwork of Carolina Panthers…



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Dec 06, 2019

Hulu's Reprisal is all about style over substance, but it has style to burn
Say what you will about Reprisal's mistakes—and there are more than a few of them in Hulu's latest series—it's undeniable that everyone involved in this project looks like they're having the absolute time of their lives. From the opening moments that reveal the origin story of this femme fatale revenge thriller,…



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Dec 06, 2019

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Dec 06, 2019

Music historian shares clips of every hit single going back to...the Stone Age?
As the 2010s near their end, we've all spent a lot of time thinking about the cultural phenomena that have defined the decade. In the same nostalgic spirit, others have reached even further into the past, highlighting the music that filled the ‘00s, ‘90s, ‘80s, and, in the case of an excellent thread detailing "the…



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Dec 06, 2019

Judge rules that Bill Nye can now sue the mouse ears off of Disney
If there's anything that Bill Nye hates about as much as climate change denial, we imagine it's egregious accounting discrepancies. Since 2017, Nye has been embroiled in a lawsuit with The Walt Disney Company over allegedly withheld profits stemming from his syndicated series, Bill Nye, The Science Guy. After a number…



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Dec 06, 2019

Topping most people's year-end Spotify stats? Whatever puts them to sleep at night
Yesterday, Spotify flooded its users inboxes with a data-based breakdown of the music they streamed most in both this year and this decade. For this author, at least, the answer was the same it's been every year: Brian Eno's Music For Airports. It's what I fall asleep to most nights, so of course it's on constant…



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Dec 06, 2019

Midge pursues her "bad feminist" dreams in the season premiere of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
In the opening shot of "Strike Up the Band", we see a close up of Midge's face as she wakes from her one night stand with Joel. It's a moment of interiority that is unusual for a series that prefers to catapult viewers into fantastically elaborate scenes where everyone is constantly moving and talking. Midge looks…



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Dec 06, 2019

Friday's Best Deals: Rick and Morty, Strategy Board Games, OneBlade, and More
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Dec 06, 2019

Riverdale podcast Dial M For Maple gets its wish when the teens finally go to therapy
If this week's Riverdale seems familiar to longtime listeners of Dial M For Maple, that may be because we pitched an episode just like this on our podcast last season. After nearly four years of serial killers, diabolical family members, cults, and bear attacks, the teens of Riverdale have some serious trauma to…



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Dec 06, 2019

Inside the art direction of Parks And Recreation, Mad Men, and Rent: Live
Art director Adam Rowe has created a lot of distinct set pieces, from kill rooms on Criminal Minds to Parks And Recreation's Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Concert stage. He's built a massively complicated 360-degree stage for Rent: Live, and adapted intimate offices for Mad Men. The A.V. Club sat down with Rowe to talk about…



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Dec 06, 2019

Stop Overstuffing Your Dresser, Get a 2-Pack of Under Bed Storage Bags For $23
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Dec 06, 2019

The '90s-era video rental store of your dreams still exists—in some guy's basement
A few years ago, a VHS obsessive overflowing with more suburban nostalgia than a season of Stranger Things turned his entire basement into a video store, one that flaunts his massive VHS collection as it embodies the staples of your bygone Blockbusters. That nerd is Nick Collins, a man who realized that an adult…



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Dec 06, 2019

Get the First Three Seasons of Rick and Morty For $35
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Dec 06, 2019

Playmobil: The Movie should have stayed in the toy box, or at least gone direct to streaming
While it's possible that the filmmakers had loftier ambitions, Playmobil: The Movie most likely exists for two reasons: to capitalize on the modest but enduring popularity of a plastic toy line from Europe, and to capitalize on the greater popularity of the Lego movies, also based on a plastic toy line from Europe.…



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Dec 06, 2019

Sandra Bullock became a rom-com star with a cozy love story about crushing loneliness
Lucy Moderatz (Sandra Bullock) spends her days behind a glass window in a Chicago Transit Authority booth and her nights home alone with her cat. On the surface, it sounds like the setup for the worst kind of stereotypical rom-com heroine desperate for love. In practice, however, 1995's While You Were Sleeping paints…



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Dec 06, 2019

Save Up to 50% On Strategy Games Before Your Next Family Game Night
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Dec 06, 2019

The best TV performances of 2019
In a year that saw masked crimefighters and plutocrats share the small screen with working-class stiffs and real-life victims of the criminal justice system, the only thing more impressive than the variety of roles was the talent that brought them to life. The star of an exiting prestige drama found a new well to pull…



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Dec 06, 2019

Stephen Colbert makes Scarlett Johansson sweat over Black Widow spoilers
Hey, have you heard about these Marvel movies? Some sort of power-people, lots of punching? Weird. Well, there's a new one on the middle-horizon as the Black Widow movie comes out on May 1, which is only fitting since Black Widow (a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff) is a former Russian spy/assassin who turned her back on all…



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Dec 06, 2019

Happy 25th birthday to ugly-beautiful PlayStation memory card art
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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Dec 06, 2019

A very busy TV weekend kicks off with Octavia Spencer, Mrs. Maisel, and an act of Reprisal
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7. All times are Eastern.

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Dec 05, 2019

Penn Badgley's insufferable, dangerous creep is back in this second-season teaser for You
Although it debuted on Lifetime last year, Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti's dissection of romantic comedies, toxic men, and the intersections between same, You, didn't become a sensation until earlier this year, when its first season landed on Netflix. Now the show's second season is set to debut on Netflix proper on…

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Dec 05, 2019

The Brands have discovered "horny," and all is lost
For as much as sex and marketing are linked in the public mind, the Brands—that sentient collective of banal Twitter identities sniping back and forth at each other endlessly in in an effort to make us all eat Moon Pies while watching Netflix at a Wendy's—typically shy away from the naughtier side of the street. Sure,…

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Dec 05, 2019

Bombshell used foot fetish sites to give its set design a leg up
It's time once again to celebrate the true unsung heroes of American journalism: Those well-heeled truth hunters in the foot fetishist community. Yes, these seekers of sole have done it once again, this time by inadvertently providing the makers of Jay Roach's Fox News movie Bombshell with plenty of source material…

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Dec 05, 2019

Aubrey Plaza to bring her dark magicks back to the Film Independent Spirit Awards
We don't have a definitive list right here in front of us, but we're pretty sure this year's Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony was the only major industry event to kick off with a full-on blood sacrifice in 2019. (Although we pretty much skipped completely over the Razzies this year, so who knows what sort of…

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Dec 05, 2019

NBC's streaming platform picks up K-pop drama from Paul Yoo, Neil Meron, and Kyle Hanagami
According to Deadline, writer Paula Yoo (from Supergirl and The Perfectionists), producer Neil Meron, and choreographer Kyle Hanagami (he has a big online presence and worked with BTS) are working together on Olympic Boulevard, an "hourlong musical drama" about the world of K-pop—or at least the world of performing…

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Dec 05, 2019

Hugh Grant posts 1995 arrest photo for the "trolls": "Now you have more time to spend with mummy"
At this point, it's somewhat difficult to tell where Hugh Grant begins and his film roles end. Cantankerous, acerbic, occasionally charmingly befuddled—these could be used to describe any number of Grant's movie characters and/or real life public interactions. Some of his best recent examples have come from the actor…

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Dec 05, 2019

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood in this new Legends Of Tomorrow trailer
We're not going to get regular new episodes of Legends Of Tomorrow until after Crisis On Infinite Earths has wreaked whatever havoc the Anti-Monitor has in mind for the CW multiverse, but we can still get hyped for the return of the decade's 65th best show with this very good trailer. It starts off with the soon-to-be…

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Dec 05, 2019

HBO Max wants more of Lena Dunham and Zelda Barnz's teen drama Generation
Though it got overshadowed by the more attention-grabbing hook of a Practical Magic adaptation, HBO Max announced earlier this year that it was developing a TV show called Generation from executive producers Lena Dunham and Zelda Barnz. Now, Deadline says the streaming service has given Generation a full series order,…

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Dec 05, 2019

Modern Family throws in a filler episode before the holidays
I'll tell you this, right off the bat: I did not expect to see so many episodes with Sherry after she first popped up on Modern Family. She was Manny's incredibly obnoxious girlfriend for awhile, but she was hardly in any episodes when they first started dating. The show established the relationship and then it just…

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Dec 05, 2019

Evidence isn't enough to solve The Outsider's mysteries in new trailer for HBO's Stephen King adaptation
"A human being cannot exist in two realities at the same time," Cynthia Erivo says in this new trailer for HBO's The Outsider. The series, helmed by The Wire's Richard Price and based on a 2018 Stephen King novel, follows a detective played by Ben Mendelsohn who's got a child murderer dead to rights, until he doesn't.

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Dec 05, 2019

Get a Weighted Blanket For Every Family Member This Year For Christmas
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Dec 05, 2019

Morbius unleashes the raging beast within in this exclusive preview
Morbius, the living vampire, is getting his own solo superhero movie starring Jared Leto next year, so naturally Marvel has given the character a new ongoing series to capitalize on a potential boost in popularity. Written by Vita Ayala with art by Marcelo Ferreira, inkers Roberto Poggi and Scott Hanna, colorist Dono…

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Dec 05, 2019

Razer CEO Berated And Threatened His Staff, Former Employees Say
Min-Liang Tan was "officially pissed off," he wrote in an email to members of Razer's marketing team in February of 2014. The gaming hardware company hadn't made the business website Fast Company's 2014 list of "Most Innovative Companies," and in his email, part of an exchange obtained by Kotaku, Tan asked of his…

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Dec 05, 2019

This Was the Decade That Spoiler Culture Changed Everything
Spoiler alert: We all love spoilers. That doesn't necessarily mean that we all want them, of course—there are as many people who fervently avoid details about upcoming stories as there are people who hunt them down to learn beforehand. But as the 2010s come to a close, the way we talk about spoilers with each other…

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Dec 05, 2019

Someone had to tell The Knot and Pinterest not to promote plantation weddings
In this, the year 2019, two wildly popular wedding planning sites have vowed to adjust their policies surrounding the promotion of former slave plantations as wedding venues, a thing they needed to be told to do rather than just, you know, knowing they probably shouldn't allow that to be a thing. Buzzfeed News reports…

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Dec 05, 2019

A phone call with drunk Tom Holland helped save Spider-Man's relationship with the MCU
Over the summer, we all collectively took a break from actual bad news to get overly worked up about the future of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It all started when talks broke down between Sony (which owns the move rights to the web-head) and Marvel Boss Kevin Feige (who, along with his corporate…

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AV Club Films
Dec 05, 2019

Your Entire House Will Smell Like KFC When You Buy This Firelog
KFC Firelog, $19

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Dec 05, 2019

Former InfoWars employee not-so-fondly recalls shooting guns and office punch-ups with Alex Jones
InfoWars, the unhinged, conspiracy-focused "news" site run by the consistently level-headed reverse-minotaur Alex Jones, has always seemed like a shitty place to work. Whether it's having to produce footage of Jones roaring his morally reprehensible Sandy Hook opinions, taking work orders from a guy who wants you to…

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Dec 05, 2019

John Boyega and Oscar Isaac aren't too interested in a Disney spin-off for Finn and Poe
Disney , the nascent streaming giant that has dominated public interest since before its November debut, adds a new layer of possibilities for actors in Disney-owned franchises. Where the last installment of a story once represented a period at the end of an experience, Disney is now a hovering ellipses between the…

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Dec 05, 2019

A Medievalist's Guide to Decoding The Witcher's Monsters
Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher is getting a lot of attention these days and come December 20, you can expect even more. Let's explore the medieval folklore that inspired The Witcher saga—the monsters, the heroics, and the trouble with being a freelance monster hunter.

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Dec 05, 2019

Issa Rae to write and star in remake of Perfect Strangers (the Italian film, not the sitcom)
Put away your references to the wacky adventures of Larry and Balki, because this story has absolutely nothing to do with the classic ABC sitcom Perfect Strangers. Instead, we're here to talk about Perfect Strangers—or Perfetti Sconosciuti—an award-winning Italian comedy-drama by Paolo Genovese (again, not the ABC…

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Dec 05, 2019

This 15% Off Sunday Scaries Offer Will Help Get You Through the Holidays
15% Off Sitewide | Sunday Scaries | Promo code HOLIDAYSCARIES

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Dec 05, 2019

Gone too far, this tattoo of Baby Yoda drinking a White Claw has
Well, we knew this day would come sooner or later. It was a good run, folks, but all good things must come to an end, however prematurely it may seem to some of us. While we can't know for sure just yet, today may very well be the day we must finally bid farewell to our dear, sweet Baby Yoda.

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Dec 05, 2019

How an independent pilot from Chicago got Lilly Wachowski, Julia Sweeney, and Showtime on board
Since its announcement, Showtime's new comedy Work In Progress has garnered plenty of attention due to the fact The Matrix's Lilly Wachowski would co-write and co-showrun the series—her first project since leaving Sense8 under her sister Lana's care after the first season. But before Lily, and before Showtime, Work Of…

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AV Club Films
Dec 05, 2019

A Weinstein-esque mogul grinds down Julia Garner in this trailer for The Assistant
Julia Garner, who just won an Emmy for her supporting turn in Netflix's Ozark, leads this timely thriller, which follows an embattled entry-level cog in the employ of an abusive, Harvey Weinstein-esque movie producer. Director Kitty Green, who previously helmed Netflix's intriguing Casting JonBenet, brings an…

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Dec 05, 2019

Thursday's Best Deals: BABY YODA, Free Bacon For Life, RAVPower Charger, and More
Free Bacon For Life from ButcherBox, a newly discounted Baby Yoda Funko Pop!, and a $10 RAVPower 3-Port 30W Travel Charger lead off Thursday's best deals from around the web.

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Dec 05, 2019

A Skywalker will rise and awards contenders will compete this December at the movies
So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How's a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That's where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

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Dec 05, 2019

Peloton would like you to know at least 3 people really liked its "misinterpreted" commercial
When Peloton began airing its commercial showing a woman who receives a cursed stationary bike for Christmas, we foolishly assumed that it was bizarre trash. Fortunately, the company has now come forward with a few statements meant to make clear that no, in fact, the advertisement showing the year-long, self-filmed…

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Dec 05, 2019

The Robinsons are still lost in this trailer for Lost In Space's second season
"That Robot is the key to everyone's survival." So says Parker Posey's Dr. Smith in the new trailer for Lost In Space's second season, and so sets up the thrust of the Netflix series' new adventure. 

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Dec 05, 2019

Charge Three Devices At Once With This $10 RAVPower Travel Charger
RAVPower 3-Port 30W Travel Charger | $10 | Amazon | Clip coupon and use promo code KINJA094

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Dec 05, 2019

Mulan meets a new villain in the latest trailer for Disney's live-action remake
Disney's recent spate of live-action remakes have mostly been garbage—hollow regurgitations that ride on little more than nostalgia. That may change with next year's Mulan, its upcoming riff on the 1998 animated film about a Chinese woman who goes undercover as a man in the Imperial Army. As we noted upon the release…

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Dec 05, 2019

Stop Fumbling Around In Your Dark Closet, Get This $16 LED Light Strip
LED Closet Motion Sensor Light | $16 | Amazon | Promo code 36AJGFO7



AV Club Films
Dec 05, 2019

Runaways' final season hints at what the series could be
Putting aside the jokes about how the title characters in Marvel's Runaways didn't actually run away from home until the end of the first season, it felt from the beginning like the show had all of the pieces it needed to make something truly special—pieces that never quite cohered. The cast is great, fleshing out…

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