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2017-06-22
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Say what you want about The Bad Batch, but you can’t deny that it’s distinctive. As she did in her 2014 debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, director Ana Lily Amirpour builds a..
Interesting anecdotes don’t always make for interesting movies; your story may kill at parties, but that doesn’t mean it belongs on the big screen. In The Big Sick, stand-up comedi..
“At the Pathé Journal, I saw a guy next to me open a can of peas, heat it up, and eat it,” recalls Bertrand Tavernier with a survivor’s perverse pride as he describes the widely my..
A --- swimmer, hunky like an --- model, slits the surface of a pond at dawn. Next, we see him dressed, answering a phone call from a man (his boyfriend, maybe?), something a..
2017-06-21
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Confirming that Andrés Muschietti hasn’t skimped out on the horrific, violent, clown-filled-carnage of his source material for his upcoming movie It, the MPAA issued the movie an R..
Although it vanished from U.S. box offices with a quickness, Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie was a hit overseas; the film more than made back its $160 million budget in China alone, g..
According to Deadline, a long-in-production movie about the Texas Rangers tasked with hunting down legendary outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow might finally get made, at least..
It’s been over a year since we reported that there were rumors about a new Saw movie floating around, supposedly with the title Saw: Legacy. Now, Lionsgate has confirmed that it’s ..
Guardians Of The Galaxy sort of introduced classic comic icon Howard The Duck to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but his first big-screen adventure came out more than 30 years ago. ..
Making its world premiere next month at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Italian director Giordano Giulivi’s new film The Laplace’s Demon is a haunted-house movie that’s com..
Tom Hardy’s Venom movie might be connected to the new Spider-Man universe in some way, but it seems extremely unlikely that Spidey himself will be the main antagonist in the film. ..
Prepare the servants and get your upper-lip-stiffening exercises ready, because Downton Abbey is coming back. Vulture reports that, after years of negotiations, planning, and what ..
Following the successful launch of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return on Netflix, Joel Hodgson and the rest of the MST3K gang decided to take their movie-riffing act on the r..
Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark has been a huge part of the marketing for Spider-Man: Homecoming (especially on one particular poster), but he’s not going to become a regular part o..
Remaining calm under pressure is a job requirement for any film director—particularly one at the helm of a highly anticipated blockbuster with a budget of hundreds of millions of d..
You can now proceed with planning your holiday binge watching, as Netflix has just released its comings and goings for July. Several original series will debut on the streaming pla..
As Jerry Seinfeld once noted, there comes a time in life when you evolve from the shushee to the shusher. The older you get, the more deeply bothered you become by the tittering yo..
Following up one of the most buzzed-about debuts in years, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Ana Lily Amirpour has a lot to live up to with her sophomore film, The Bad Batch. Not t..
Hollywood got something of a shake-up today, when it was abruptly reported that Lego Movie masterminds Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had parted ways with Disney’s standalone Han..
That Community movie will probably never happen, but nobody can stop you from making your own Community movie if you buy the actual table from the study room, a whole bunch of Gree..
2017-06-20
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have dropped out of the Han Solo movie, delivering what seems like it could be a huge blow to the Star War..
It looks like Ryan Gosling won’t be going to the moon alone in First Man, La La Land director Damien Chazelle’s upcoming movie about Neil Armstrong. According to Variety, Gosling’s..
Michael Bay’s Transformers series now stretches to five films (some of them fun, some lugubrious) and almost 13 hours of screen time, yet so many questions remain unanswered. Like,..
Lately, war movies have been less about how cool war is and more about how much war can --- you up. This trailer for Thank You For Your Service makes it clear that it’s definitely..
Given that the Hollywood gender wage gap—i.e., the phenomenon that sees Jennifer Lawrence rank as Hollywood’s top-paid female star, and still make $30 million less a year than her ..
Variety confirms what we’ve all been expecting, given the ongoing success of Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman in theaters: Director Patty Jenkins is working on a treatment for the movie’..
The cast of Amy Schumer’s new comedy, I Feel Pretty, is starting to come together. The movie, which initial reports were intentionally vague about, centers on a woman (Schumer) who..
According to Deadline, Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy is reteaming with that film’s stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo for a mysterious new movie that we don’t really know anyt..
Michael Showalter’s new film The Big Sick stars Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan, and it’s based on Nanjiani and his wife (and co-writer) Emily V. Gordon’s real-life love story. The A..
We all love the good bad movie—sometimes even more than a good good movie. There are days when watching Showgirls is going to cheer you more than another viewing of The Aviator. Th..
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, the jaded consoled themselves with a familiar bromide: Yeah, but imagine how much great art will come out of this. And sure, the idea that o..
2017-06-19
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The origins of the whole “Babadook as gay icon” meme are as mysterious as those of the top-hatted entity himself, maybe even more so. After all, we know he’s the corporeal incarnat..
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and Bad Robot’s supernatural WWII movie Overlord is now set to be released on October 26, 2018. Details about the movie are relativel..
We’re in the final stretch of Originals Month over at Hulu, which means it’s time for us to look at the new titles that will be available on the streaming service in July and make ..
Shark movies aren’t modeled on actual sharks so much as they are the creature known as Jaws. That particular brand of Great White, lest we forget, developed the ability to track a ..
For years people on the internet have tried to explain the Pixar universe, from breaking down a chronological timeline of all the movies to explaining the ramifications of crashing..
June belongs to Pixar, usually. Just about every year, right around the official first day of summer (as opposed to the start of the summer movie season, which most recognize as th..
If you watch a certain breed of movie from the mid-’80s through the mid’-’90s, you’ll notice a lot of sequences focused on people sliding down mountains, water slides, even mud sli..
The final two hours of this House Of Cards season are full of surprises, almost all of them laughable and completely devoid of logic. The show has never placed a high priority on p..
Say farewell to James McAvoy’s hair. The actor posted an Instagram showing how he’s prepping for his role in the upcoming Dark Phoenix movie by getting intimate with a razor again ..
I’m met at the San Diego airport by Erin, who works for Zimmerman Group. It’s the PR company behind a weekend-long journey I’m taking to the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. Ask the aver..
Just about everyone knows by now that a pitfall of any fictional work with an arts or entertainment-centric setting is revealing a character’s masterful novel, universally beloved ..
Generally, when a movie studio is trying to promote an upcoming film, it doesn’t make a big show of how much fun everybody had while making the movie. They’ll usually release what’..
2017-06-18
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe seems like a tightly controlled machine, with every part working in accordance with every other part, but that is absolutely not the case when you fac..
In February, Michael Bay once again suggested that he doesn’t want to play with Transformers anymore, and though he already started walking that back in April, it looks like he’s n..
Death is a tricky thing in any TV show or movie with even a hint of a supernatural or sci-fi element. People have become so desensitized to resurrections that pretty much everyone ..
With more than 5.4 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or you’re just relieved that someone can..
2017-06-17
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These days, Anchorman is held up as a classic of a particular brand of absurd-but-quotable comedy, the first film—along with Old School—to really cement Will Ferrell as a capital M..
2017-06-16
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Variety reports that John G. Avildsen, an Oscar-winning director with a celebrated knack for capturing the stories of beloved underdogs, has died. Avildsen—whose best-known films i..
It’s a shame that the adult mystery-thriller genre has largely gone out of fashion in Hollywood, as it’s been the source of some of the best dramas the town has had to offer over t..
Benny Boom’s Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me, opened this weekend to tepid reviews, with critics suggesting that the film does little to capture the drama and heights of Shakur..
Kevin Smith has announced that he’s retooling his Christmas horror comedy Comes The Krampus, after the film became a victim of the infamous Krampus movie rush of Winter 2015. Refus..
This week marks the 15th anniversary of Scooby-Doo, a landmark of modern cinema that definitely earns the title, “A film that was made in 2002.” To commemorate the moment, Scooby-D..
Things are getting ritzy on Amazon Prime this summer, as The Last Tycoon will premiere just one year after being ordered to series by the streaming platform. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ..
Inspired by a number of YouTube comments saying that the muted color pallet Marvel Studios uses gives their films a more realistic feel, Patrick Willems decided to make a video ana..
Visually, they were right on point. Demetrius Shipp Jr. looks almost freakishly like the late Tupac Shakur: the spheroid head and brilliant smile; those big, disarming eyes; his gr..
Portending a day when its smile logo will be the satisfied grin of the beast that swallowed the entire world, Amazon has announced plans to purchase Whole Foods in a deal valued at..
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..
2017-06-15
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Earlier this week, actress and director Elizabeth Banks took an opportunity to call out Steven Spielberg for his lack of women-led movies, blasting the prolific director from the p..
A woman going out alone for a jog is often the beginning of a crime procedural that doesn’t end so well for that woman. In the case of 21-year-old Maine resident Rachel Borch, it w..
Much as a few ants can quickly procreate and transform into an entire colony, so too can a singular film plot eventually be copied and turned into a subgenre all its own. In this c..
Thoughts on, and a place to discuss, the plot points we can’t reveal in our review. It’s doubtful that anyone going into The Book Of Henry expects the movie to execute a Psycho-sty..
The thing that makes Comedy Central’s Broad City so successful is the specificity and relatability of its comedy. Fans feel like they really know the fictional Abbi and Ilana, crea..
Henry Carpenter (Jaeden Lieberher, the kid from Midnight Special) is a tween super-genius who lives with his little brother Peter (Jacob Tremblay, the kid from Room) and their mom,..
Disney is currently working on a live-action Winnie The Pooh movie called Christopher Robin that will focus on Pooh’s human friend growing up and losing touch with his imagination,..
Someone notify Sofia Coppola: Paramount has released its first trailer for Daddy’s Home 2: Twice The Daddys. And while we technically made that subtitle up, it is a pretty apt summ..
Back in May, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp announced an experimental short film project through his Oats Studios brand, with him explaining that he wanted an opportunity to te..
The role of film composer is a crucial yet relatively uncelebrated one—this despite a movie’s score often doing 90 percent of the emotional lifting. (For proof of its importance, l..
Starship Troopers has an interesting legacy. For most, it was just a forgettable sci-fi action movie featuring a bunch of CGI bugs and Neil Patrick Harris in a supporting role. But..
Tonight, the Rifftrax gang will be presenting their Rifftrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party, broadcasting live from Nashville, Tennessee, the “Beach Party Capital Of The South.” L..
If Blake Lively can go mano a mano with a shark, why can’t Mandy Moore? Not a question that’s captivated the public imagination, necessarily, but 47 Meters Down attempts to provide..
Thoughts on, and a place to discuss, the plot points we can’t reveal in our review. While Lisa and Kate go about solving their various problems, a different sort of problem occurs ..
A Batman movie in which John Lithgow plays the Joker is one of movies’ great “what ifs.” Some time ago, Joe Dante revealed that if he had made a Batman movie the 3rd Rock From The ..
The strangest thing about being in a room playing Dungeons & Dragons with Joe Manganiello, star of the Magic Mike movies and True Blood, is that no one here finds it odd. The a..
While there’s little chance that Bruce Willis will ever again get to work with the kind of material and behind-the-camera talent that helped make him a wiseass action star in the 1..
Kumail Nanjiani is having a banner year. Not only is he a Silicon Valley highlight with exciting projects on the horizon, he’s also the co-writer and star of an acclaimed new roman..
Welcome back to Speculation Corner, where The A.V. Club presents some oblique image or news from the world of pop culture and then exhaust ourselves trying to make sense of it, bec..
After years of hopes and mini-reunions, a revival of Roseanne was finally confirmed by ABC earlier this spring. The series will return to the alphabet network some time in 2018, wi..
With Run The Series, The A.V. Club examines film franchises, studying how they change and evolve with each new installment. From 2007 to 2010, the animation company Pixar, fresh of..
He appears like a ghost, standing ramrod-straight in his white dress shirt, lurking silently in the daylight. “You’ve lost weight,” says Toshio (Kanji Furutachi), the family man wh..
Elizabeth Banks called out one of Hollywood’s most beloved directors by name last night, putting Steven Spielberg on blast for making movies that almost overwhelmingly focus on men..
Danny Elfman—whose superhero scores have graced Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and, most notably, Tim Burton’s Batman movies and the DCAU animated series t..
2017-06-14
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Life can be pretty scary these days, but it rarely mirrors the plot of a horror movie as thoroughly as it recently did for two French teenagers who got stuck in the Paris catacombs..
Welcome back to Mailbag, a series about the sometimes weird, sometimes fun stuff we get in the mail. Today, senior editor Marah Eakin received some promo materials for Mean Girls: ..
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is still riding high and the DC Extended Universe just had its first real win, while Universal’s Dark Universe tripped on some tattered rags as it ros..
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story has become a sports cult film of sorts—one of the best of the Frat Pack movies—telling the story of the scrappy dodgeball team at Average Joe’s gym..
A new Edgar Wright movie is generally a cause for celebration here at The A.V. Club, and Wright’s latest feature, the musically propelled car chase caper Baby Driver, doesn’t look ..
Back in the day, superhero movies were such a hard sell that studios felt compelled to make them relatively “grounded,” usually by ignoring weirder aspects of a character’s origin ..
Anticipation for DisneyXD’s DuckTales reboot has been riding pretty high ever since the voice cast was first announced, which was just stoked further by the first trailer for the a..
Look, nobody ever said making a movie was easy. Actually, that’s not true; making a movie would be relatively simple. Making a good movie is a far different matter. And making a bi..
John Wick: Chapter 2 is one of the best action movies in recent memory, a stylish, absurd exercise in excess with action sequences that resonate more because of their physicality t..
The ’80s were the most magical era ever, as anyone who lived through that decade and/or really loves John Hughes movies can attest to. That 10-year stretch has been a veritable pop..
Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna will have what Deadline calls a “key role” in the upcoming sequel to Deadpool. However, as is so often the case with these highly anticipated projec..
The first Black Panther trailer dialed up the mystery of the fictional Wakanda while also showing off just how badass the Dora Milaje is, including Danai Gurira’s Okoye, a member o..
In 11 Questions, The A.V. Club asks interesting people 11 interesting questions—and then asks them to suggest one for our next interviewee. Casey Wilson is probably most beloved ar..
From her marriage until her death, the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis lived without electricity or running water in a primitive one-room cottage in Nova Scotia, barely 10 by 12 fe..
Like most forms of pop culture, the vast majority of exploitation movies aren’t great. But for fans, a lot of the fun comes from reveling in the more disreputable aspects of the fi..