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2017-02-25
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When actors make the transition from one side of the camera to the other, they often betray the influence of those who have directed them. Clint Eastwood, for one high-profile exam..
The Oscars are almost here, which means it’s Razzies time yet again, the annual ceremony that turns the harvesting of low-hanging cinematic fruit into a national sport. This year’s..
While we’ve known for a while now that Logan would be Hugh Jackman’s last turn as comicdom’s favorite “Bub”-dubbing claw-handed Canuck, his co-star Patrick Stewart has been less cl..
Sean O’Neal: In 2009, the Academy announced that it would expand the list of Best Picture contenders to 10, a move that its then-president Sid Ganis characterized as a throwback to..
2017-02-24
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Hot off the buzz surrounding Jordan Peele’s racial horror movie Get Out, Deadline reports that star Daniel Kaluuya is set to head up the latest film from 12 Years A Slave director ..
Barack Obama and his family were famously big movie buffs, taking advantage of the White House movie theater for a number of screenings of fresh movie releases. Pretty much any new..
Collide stars Nicholas Hoult as an American car thief and ex-drug dealer who gets involved in a cockamamie German cocaine heist in order to pay for a kidney transplant for his girl..
If you happen to be in the United States and you have Netflix, check out a set that’s currently streaming called Pioneers Of African-American Cinema. It’s a collection of 20 restor..
One week a month, Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres. This week: With the Academy Awards a few days away, we look back at some of the unl..
After Donald Trump first put his immigration ban into effect, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi announced that he would not attend the Oscars regardless of whether or not he would be..
Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about. Th..
With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to whatever Vin Diesel’s doing this..
It took nine people to write the cheap-looking animated film Rock Dog, and not one of them ever stopped to consider the fact that the dog of the title never rocks. He fights a griz..
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25. All times are Eastern. Patriot (Amazon, 3:01 a.m., Friday): Michael Dorman stars as an unlike..
Note: Minor plot points of La La Land are discussed below. One of the saddest scenes in La La Land doesn’t involve the dissolution of the main characters’ relationship. Rather, it ..
Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to ..
There are few signposts of one’s own mortality/maturity more potent than the slow acceptance that you’ll never own a real hoverboard. (With apologies to the engineers of the variou..
2017-02-23
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To everything there is a season, and to the donut shop that serves as the location for some key scenes in the 2015 indie hit Tangerine (a.k.a. “The iPhone movie”), the season has t..
ABC’s Dr. Ken has already reunited star Ken Jeong with pretty much every single one of his old Community buddies other than Alison Brie and Donald Glover, but the show’s latest Com..
There are no Nirvana songs in As You Are. It makes sense: More than a few seconds of the iconic, underwater guitar warble from the radio smash in question would probably cost more ..
Kanye West could probably make a cottage industry just out of being Kanye West and making announcements at this point, but in this case, he’s actually putting actions behind his wo..
If you thought you had a handle on the DC superhero movies, Warner Bros. is about to mess everything up once again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lego Batman Movie director ..
One week a month, Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres. This week: With the Academy Awards a few days away, we look back at some of the unl..
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out in only a few months, and director James Gunn is using that time to put some finishing touches on his highly anticipated sequel. Evidently,..
One of the most underappreciated elements of cinema is the DVD commentary, if only for the moment the world discovered a clip of Ben Affleck’s sarcastic Armageddon commentary. But ..
The promotional tour for Bob Odenkirk’s new Netflix film, Girlfriend’s Day, is bearing a surprising amount of comedic fruit for the one-time Mr. Show co-star and current Better Cal..
Hugh Jackman has been adamant that he’s done with adamantium now that Logan is nearing release. And that means he won’t be showing up as Wolverine in a future Deadpool movie—no mat..
For seven years now, brothers Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy have been dispensing terrible advice and excellent comedy as the hosts of the fan-beloved podcast My Brother, My B..
Suburbia at dusk. A nice neighborhood, if property values determine such a thing. It’s quiet. A little too quiet, to be cute about it. Someone walks alone through this residential ..
The Girl With All The Gifts is anchored by one central image, one striking enough to show up on the poster and pop up every few scenes in the film itself: a beautiful little girl i..
If Melanie is hiding her true intentions, she’s doing a damn good job of it. Lenny may have been David’s best friend in life, but it’s unclear what role she’s playing now that she’..
2017-02-22
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Since Disney and Lucasfilm are in no hurry to release a trailer, it seems like we’ll probably never get more information about Star Wars: The Last Jedi than what we already have—wh..
The first teaser for Netflix’s The Discovery was designed to be unnerving and ominous, with Jason Segel and Rooney Mara walking through what looked like a romantic drama right up u..
We’re only a few days from finding out if La La Land is truly the greatest film of all time at the Academy Awards, but the movie is still picking up as many trophies as it can alon..
According to Variety, Jamie Chung has joined the cast of Matt Nix and Bryan Singer’s untitled X-Men pilot as Blink, a mutant from the comics with the ability to teleport. The Varie..
Hulu may have declared that March is karate month, but it looks like the folks at Amazon Prime won’t be observing that particular tradition this year. That’s because barely any of ..
One week a month, Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres. This week: With the Academy Awards a few days away, we look back at some of the unl..
David Lynch’s cinematic tricks can turn anything macabre. Just slap flickering lighting, melancholy synthesizers, and the purposefully vague musings of people lost in a dream toget..
Yesterday, the full cast of the upcoming Han Solo prequel was revealed in a group photo where everyone seems to be having a lot of fun, particularly Woody Harrelson, who is clearly..
On paper, the Hitman video game series seems like a good fit for a movie. It centers on a character with a reasonably iconic—and very easy to replicate—aesthetic, it’s all about ki..
A story about character that goes on an unhinged journey because of a deep-seated insecurity sounds right up Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator Rachel Bloom’s alley, and such is the theme..
Taika Waititi has promised that his Thor movie will be in his hilarious voice, which is exciting to fans of Taika Waititi and apparently worrisome to people who don’t like their su..
Everyone’s favorite TV father figure has taken on another such role in the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, in which he’ll be parenting a Stranger Things tween. According to Variety, Kyl..
Not since Cheech & Chong has somebody made a career out of being high all the time like Doug Benson. The comedian first made his mark as a supporting character on Mr. Show in t..
With Run The Series, The A.V. Club examines film franchises, studying how they change and evolve with each new installment. Shrek was not the first film to be released by Dreamwork..
There have been more than a few bad movies about the Holocaust; perhaps we were long overdue for a bad movie about the Holodomor, the catastrophic forced famine that killed million..
It’s not at all clear why the protagonist of My Life As A Zucchini—a French-Swiss stop-motion film that’s one of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature—is nicknamed Z..
As exciting as it was to learn that The Flash would be paying a visit to Gorilla City this season, the prospect warranted a healthy dose of skepticism. After all, it was only two y..
Simon Kinberg has been part of Fox’s X-Men franchise for a few years now, serving as a producer on every film in the long-running franchise since 2011’s X-Men: First Class. But des..
Variety reports that Netflix has acquired the rights to The Irishman, the latest collaboration between long-time friends Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. Originally announced wa..
2017-02-21
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With the Oscars less than a week away, the movie-loving world is well in the throes of a bout of award season prognostication, with everybody and their brother making their own gue..
As far as on-the-nose casting choices go, it doesn’t get more on-the-nose than this: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Game Of Thrones veteran Iwan Rheon has been hired to play ..
“Quiet” is a relative distinction when it comes to Oscar season; Hollywood’s annual pageant of self-congratulation—stretched across several very long weeks of acceptance speeches, ..
One week a month, Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres. This week: With the Academy Awards a few days away, we look back at some of the unl..
Grab your inhalers, Star Wars nerds, because Lucasfilm has unveiled our first look at the cast of its upcoming ”young Han Solo” spinoff film. The announcement was made today over T..
With each new installment, Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto series evolves our comprehension of what video games can be. As the worlds become grander, with majestic arboreal vistas..
Look, 20th Century Fox isn’t new to this superhero cinematic universe thing, okay? It’s well aware you’ve been talking behind its back, after reports from press screenings for Loga..
In its first season, Supergirl was a show about a young, inexperienced superhero balancing the demands of her double life. Despite some wonky characterizations and a lot of unsubtl..
2017-02-20
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Though he’s not quite as bad at it as Guillermo Del Toro, Kevin Smith has a tendency to announce that he’s doing something and then never follow through on it. Case in point: He re..
A long, strange, R-rated thriller with no major movie stars, A Cure For Wellness was never going to be a runaway blockbuster success story. But it’s still disheartening that Gore V..
One week a month, Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres. This week: With the Academy Awards a few days away, we look back at some of the unl..
Lindsay Lohan has been using Instagram of late to highlight her visit with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and tout a trip to the United Nations. She’s also employing the pl..
Wolverine turned out to be the role of a lifetime for Hugh Jackman, who’s been playing the nigh-invincible X-Man since 2000. In that time, he’s put on Logan’s side burns (and muscl..
Get ready for the second coming of Christ (figure): Keanu Reeves tells Yahoo! Movies he’d like to return to The Matrix, the movie franchise that kicked off the not-quite-human phas..
The future of the James Bond series remains uncertain, with actors ranging from Idris Elba to Gugu Mbatha-Raw rumored to take over the role. (We’ve suggested a couple possibilities..
There are no real villains in Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea, The A.V. Club’s favorite movie of last year and a major contender at this Sunday’s Academy Awards. The movie..
“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” For Norman Bates, that statement took on a little more weight than maybe it should have. One of the most iconic characters in American cinema i..
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, February 20. All times are Eastern. Bates Motel (A&E, 10 p.m.): Bates Motel’s fifth season premiere is a “Dark Paradise.” Accord..
With the Academy Awards next week, all of the smaller organizations are giving out as many trophies as they can before returning to their relative irrelevance. Tonight it’s the Wri..
2017-02-19
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One of the worst things that can happen to a person is when they want to check something on YouTube really quick and they get stuck with one of those 30-second ads that can’t be sk..
The cast of Marvel’s Black Panther movie is ridiculously stacked, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Sterling K. Brown joining Chadwick Boseman’s superhero king in the ficti..
According to Consequence Of Sound, Roger Waters recently announced his first solo album since Amused To Death, which came out nearly 25 years ago. Titled Is This The Life We Really..
Lifetime’s unauthorized Britney Spears biopic presents itself as a fairy tale come true, right down to the title. But Britney Ever After ends up playing just as innocent as its sub..
2017-02-18
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As our own Matt Gerardi pointed out in his terrific game-in-progress dispatches, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard wears its horror-movie influences on its bloodied, mold-encrusted sleeve..