Weekend Box Office: Captain Marvel is still beating the crap out of everyone

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Shocking no one, save for possibly that dummy Yon-Rogg, Captain Marvel maintained its spot atop the box office this weekend, pulling in $69.3 million and demonstrating yet again why it’s generally a good idea to stay out of Marvel’s way when scheduling…

Gilbert Gottfried seems pissed he wasn’t asked to be in the live-action Aladdin

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Most people remember Disney’s endearing Aladdin as a showcase for Robin Williams’ Genie, a near-perfect vehicle for harnessing the comic’s freewheeling id to an affectionate and sentimental character. But in the wake of the live-action remake, a number…

The trailer for Cobra Kai season 2 is all about the fight

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The first season of YouTube’s Cobra Kai was an unexpected treat: What looked for all the world like a tired rehash of a now 35-year-old (!) movie turned out to be a surprisingly funny and poignant tale about how sometimes even the best intentions can’t…

The original Beverly Hills, 90210 crew is reuniting for a very meta revival on Fox

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Sweep the cobwebs out of the Peach Pit, put a fresh coat of paint on the Beverly Hills Beach Club, and for god’s sake, nobody let Donna Martin get too near a flight of stairs: Beverly Hills, 90210 is coming back to television, and most of the original …

Great directors cause chills in the trailer for new horror anthology The Field Guide To Evil

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A few years ago, a burst of new horror-anthology films flooded the market, causing a bit of burnout in fans usually eager to check out such material. But when an anthology like The Field Guide To Evil comes along, all such exhaustion disappears, simply…

Warner Bros. finally remembers it should probably make an Aquaman sequel

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It’s been nearly two months since Aquaman sloshed its way into theaters, slapping moviegoers on the back with a hearty “My man!” and crushing a beer can on its head as it proceeded to earn more than a billion dollars worldwide. Wondering why Warner Bro…

Michael B. Jordan is turning new fantasy epic Black Leopard, Red Wolf into a movie

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It seems we’re not the only ones quite taken with Marlon James’ absorbing new novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Like many an epic tale before it, the book is being adapted into a movie. If you’ve read even the initial opening section of the story, then y…

The wordless trailer for Pedro Almodóvar’s new film reunites him with Penélope Cruz

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There’s a complete dearth of dialogue and a whole lot of suggestive imagery in the first trailer for Dolor Y Gloria (Pain & Glory), the newest film from Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar, his first since the muted American reception for 2016&#…

An awesome Radiohead B-side is finally available for streaming

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2016's A Moon Shaped Pool was like a lot of latter-day Radiohead: Inspiring, confounding, elusive, melancholy—and for the most part, awfully quiet. So if you’re expecting a long-awaited B-side from the record to be a bold stylistic change-up, y…

Sure, Captain Marvel is great, but we’re here for the cat, wrong name and all

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Back in September when the official poster for Captain Marvel was released, we noticed the movie’s true hero was hiding down in the far-left corner of the image: Chewie, the cat (or cat-like alien being, more accurately) who belongs to Carol Danvers. A…

No, university study, 13 Reasons Why isn’t persuading kids to commit suicide

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The issue of teen suicide has been a fraught topic since long before the seriousness of the issue was spoofed by the song “Teenage Suicide (Don’t Do It)” in Heathers. The troubling reality of the phenomenon, and the fears it inspires, have been a mains…

Greg Kinnear might star in a TV reboot of War Of The Worlds

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It’s going to be much harder to convince people the earth has actually been invaded by aliens if they’re watching it happen on TV, yet Google won’t confirm it. Nonetheless, Greg Kinnear looked at the possibility of starring in a War Of The Worlds reboo…

AMC won’t let Rick Grimes go, announces stand-alone Walking Dead movies about him

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[The following post contains spoilers for the most recent episode of The Walking Dead. Please don’t read any further unless you’re willing to hear about the ignoble way the show sent off its central protagonist.]Read more…

Netflix begins innovative tactic of showing its movies in theaters first

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It may be seen as a concession to movie-theater chains, but more likely, Netflix is thirsty for some Academy Awards: In a move that will please people who don’t have Netflix subscriptions, the streaming giant has announced three of its new films will f…

Adam Scott taking William Shatner’s role in classic Twilight Zone episode reboot

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Are we having a fear of flying yet? As the new remake of The Twilight Zone slowly comes to life, with Jordan Peele serving as humble narrator to deliver ambiguous exposition and perhaps some archly ironic concluding messages, another recently supernatu…

The 2018 Beyond Fest lineup looks positively chilling, in a good way

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We’re big fans of genre film festivals here at The A.V. Club. Fantastic Fest, Cinepocalypse, The Overlook Film Festival—there are too many to attend them all, but we do our best. So when we say the lineup for Beyond Fest has us pretty excited, please k…

Murphy Brown’s creator hopes Trump can’t resist tweeting about the revival

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When the revival of CBS newsroom comedy Murphy Brown was first announced at the beginning of this year, we opined that it was the rare sitcom that would actually feel timely and relevant in the era of “fake news” cries and Trump’s reckless war of words…

Weekend Box Office: The latest Conjuring spinoff made Nun-believable amounts of money

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Looks like Warner Bros. is back in the habit of making truckloads of money from its massive horror franchise based on The Conjuring. Studio execs were presumably giving praise to the Almighty in response to the box-office returns for The Nun, which obl…

Bon Iver is not happy about his guest appearance on Eminem’s new album

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Eminem surprised music fans last night with the surprise release of Kamikaze, a new album whose title refers to someone about to kill themselves by dive-bombing into an enemy. Fitting, then, that album guest Bon Iver has decided to dive-bomb the track …