Marvel launches the ultimate lazy crossover with shirts that just say “Tupac” and “Black Panther”

Avengers: Infinity War was an absurdly audacious crossover event, the kind of movie that required having seen a dozen or so movies to completely “get,” with tons of moving pieces that all worked surprisingly well together. It was ambitious, but Infinit…

Avengers: Infinity War was an absurdly audacious crossover event, the kind of movie that required having seen a dozen or so movies to completely “get,” with tons of moving pieces that all worked surprisingly well together. It was ambitious, but Infinity War hero Black Panther’s next crossover is a bit less so. As…

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Celebrate the new Star Wars story with a Solo Funko Pop and Fandango gift card

Do you like Star Wars movies, and toys reflecting your appreciation for pop culture stuff? If you’ve clicked this post, the answer to both questions is probably an emphatic “yes.” Luckily for you and any empty space on your desk, The A.V. Club is givin…

Do you like Star Wars movies, and toys reflecting your appreciation for pop culture stuff? If you’ve clicked this post, the answer to both questions is probably an emphatic “yes.” Luckily for you and any empty space on your desk, The A.V. Club is giving away two Solo: A Star Wars Story prize bundles from Fandango…

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It’s 3 p.m., let’s say “buona sera” to this video of Kraftwerk performing on Italian TV

It’s 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.Read more…

It’s 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

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Jon Favreau says his live-action Star Wars series will take place after Return Of The Jedi

Back in March, when Disney announced that Jon Favreau would write and executive produce a new live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s still-unnamed streaming service, we noted that we knew absolutely noting about the show—including its setting, its n…

Back in March, when Disney announced that Jon Favreau would write and executive produce a new live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s still-unnamed streaming service, we noted that we knew absolutely noting about the show—including its setting, its name, the basic setup for its plot, or whether it would be a bad

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Amma Asante to direct a movie about a Soviet engineer executed for being a spy

According to Deadline, British actor and filmmaker Amma Asante has signed on to direct an adaptation of David E. Hoffman’s The Billion Dollar Spy. The movie will be about Adolf Tolkachev, the former chief engineer of the Soviet Union’s Research Institute Of Radio Engineering. During the Cold War, Tolkachev lost faith…

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According to Deadline, British actor and filmmaker Amma Asante has signed on to direct an adaptation of David E. Hoffman’s The Billion Dollar Spy. The movie will be about Adolf Tolkachev, the former chief engineer of the Soviet Union’s Research Institute Of Radio Engineering. During the Cold War, Tolkachev lost faith…

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Trent Reznor says the next Nine Inch Nails EP is coming by the end of June

Last June, Trent Reznor announced that 2016's Not The Actual Events would be the first in a new trilogy of EPs, with the series continuing on to that summer’s Add Violence EP. Reznor had initially suggested that the final EP in the trilogy would come out by the end of 2017 or in early 2018, but Spin is now reporting…

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Last June, Trent Reznor announced that 2016's Not The Actual Events would be the first in a new trilogy of EPs, with the series continuing on to that summer’s Add Violence EP. Reznor had initially suggested that the final EP in the trilogy would come out by the end of 2017 or in early 2018, but Spin is now reporting…

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Vince Staples cancels “fuck off” campaign, will donate money to the Michelle Obama Library

Earlier this month, Vince Staples fired an orbital laser of passive-aggressive snark with a GoFundMe page for people who haven’t liked his recent shows, saying he’d “shut the fuck up forever” if he could raise $2 million in donations. Or, as he put it: “Get off of my dick, or fund my lifestyle; the choice is yours.”…

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Earlier this month, Vince Staples fired an orbital laser of passive-aggressive snark with a GoFundMe page for people who haven’t liked his recent shows, saying he’d “shut the fuck up forever” if he could raise $2 million in donations. Or, as he put it: “Get off of my dick, or fund my lifestyle; the choice is yours.”…

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Ava DuVernay is heading to Apokolips to direct a New Gods movie for Warner Bros.

Fresh off of A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay is heading back to space for another wild sci-fi adventure—and this one is also sort of a superhero movie. According to Deadline, she’s going to direct a movie for Warner Bros. based on DC Comics’ New Gods, a line of weird space deities created for comic book icon Jack…

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Fresh off of A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay is heading back to space for another wild sci-fi adventure—and this one is also sort of a superhero movie. According to Deadline, she’s going to direct a movie for Warner Bros. based on DC Comics’ New Gods, a line of weird space deities created for comic book icon Jack…

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They’re redoing The Grudge again, this time with an American setting

The J-horror craze that swept the United States after the release of The Ring faded fairly quickly, but not before bringing us The Grudge, a remake of Japanese horror movie Ju-on: The Grudge. The American remake was produced by Sam Raimi and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, and it’s probably best remembered for…

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The J-horror craze that swept the United States after the release of The Ring faded fairly quickly, but not before bringing us The Grudge, a remake of Japanese horror movie Ju-on: The Grudge. The American remake was produced by Sam Raimi and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, and it’s probably best remembered for…

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Willy Wonka’s Mike Teavee was on Jeopardy! and didn’t mention his chocolate adventure

Jeopardy! fans are well-versed in what makes for a good anecdote during the contestant introductions, since we’ve all suffered through too many boring stories about how someone’s spouse proposed in a weird way or how they’re a teacher and they like to play Jeopardy! with the kids in their class, but one contestant on…

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Jeopardy! fans are well-versed in what makes for a good anecdote during the contestant introductions, since we’ve all suffered through too many boring stories about how someone’s spouse proposed in a weird way or how they’re a teacher and they like to play Jeopardy! with the kids in their class, but one contestant on…

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Madonna is going to direct another movie

It’s been a few years, but Deadline is reporting that Madonna is about to return to her first and greatest love: directing feature films. Just 10 years after Filth And Wisdom (which wasn’t so good) and seven years after W.E. (which also wasn’t so good), Madonna has signed on to direct a movie for MGM called Taking

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It’s been a few years, but Deadline is reporting that Madonna is about to return to her first and greatest love: directing feature films. Just 10 years after Filth And Wisdom (which wasn’t so good) and seven years after W.E. (which also wasn’t so good), Madonna has signed on to direct a movie for MGM called Taking

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Paul Feig, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck adopt inclusion riders, Netflix not so much

At the Oscars earlier this month, Frances McDormand ended her Best Actress acceptance speech with the words “inclusion rider,” instructing her colleagues in Hollywood to demand that their future contracts specifically call for gender-balanced creative times or more equal pay. Sho

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At the Oscars earlier this month, Frances McDormand ended her Best Actress acceptance speech with the words “inclusion rider,” instructing her colleagues in Hollywood to demand that their future contracts specifically call for gender-balanced creative times or more equal pay. Sho

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Tim Blake Nelson to direct sci-fi movie about a clone war (no, not that one)

According to Deadline, Tim Blake Nelson has just dropped onto Geonosis with his Low Altitude Assault Transport so he can start blasting some Battle Droids, because he’s now fighting in the Clone Wars—or, to be more accurate, he’s directing a movie about a clone war, not the Clone Wars from the Star Wars movies.…

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According to Deadline, Tim Blake Nelson has just dropped onto Geonosis with his Low Altitude Assault Transport so he can start blasting some Battle Droids, because he’s now fighting in the Clone Wars—or, to be more accurate, he’s directing a movie about a clone war, not the Clone Wars from the Star Wars movies.…

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Nickelodeon and MTV went dark to support the kids on National Walkout Day

Throughout the day, kids have been walking out of schools—either with permission from teachers or without—to protest gun violence and the embarrassingly lax gun laws in our country that allow shootings like Parkland and Newtown to happen. To show their support for these young people, MTV and Nickelodeon both suspended…

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Throughout the day, kids have been walking out of schools—either with permission from teachers or without—to protest gun violence and the embarrassingly lax gun laws in our country that allow shootings like Parkland and Newtown to happen. To show their support for these young people, MTV and Nickelodeon both suspended…

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Spike Lee wants to direct the Spider-Man spin-off Nightwatch 

Spider-Man: Homecoming revitalized the old web-slinger for Sony, so the studio is understandably doubling down on any Spider-Man-adjacent property it has the rights to. We already have the Venom, Morbius, and Silver Sable/Black Cat spin-offs on the way, and now we might have another one in the works as The Wrap says

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Spider-Man: Homecoming revitalized the old web-slinger for Sony, so the studio is understandably doubling down on any Spider-Man-adjacent property it has the rights to. We already have the Venom, Morbius, and Silver Sable/Black Cat spin-offs on the way, and now we might have another one in the works as The Wrap says

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Meet the dogs in this 5-minute Isle Of Dogs short

We saw a trailer for Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs way back in September, but for anyone looking to get to know these stop-motion animals a little bit better, Entertainment Weekly has shared a clip of the movie’s stars talking about their characters as their characters. In other words, the video has Bill Murray voicing…

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We saw a trailer for Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs way back in September, but for anyone looking to get to know these stop-motion animals a little bit better, Entertainment Weekly has shared a clip of the movie’s stars talking about their characters as their characters. In other words, the video has Bill Murray voicing…

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Netflix might be preparing to launch its own 60 Minutes-style news show

Netflix likes to waffle between high-brow content designed to get acclaim like whatever it’s doing with the Obamas and more straightforward entertainment like the Rob Liefeld comic book universe that everyone definitely wants, but the streaming service might not be planning a move that’s so securely in the “high-brow”…

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Netflix likes to waffle between high-brow content designed to get acclaim like whatever it’s doing with the Obamas and more straightforward entertainment like the Rob Liefeld comic book universe that everyone definitely wants, but the streaming service might not be planning a move that’s so securely in the “high-brow”…

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Brian Eno announces huge box set of music for art installations 

According to Pitchfork, Brian Eno has announced a new collection called Music For Installations, which is a fairly appropriate name since Eno reportedly wrote a lot of the music for art installations—which, up until now, was the only place you could hear some of this. The compilation will include “new, rare, and…

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According to Pitchfork, Brian Eno has announced a new collection called Music For Installations, which is a fairly appropriate name since Eno reportedly wrote a lot of the music for art installations—which, up until now, was the only place you could hear some of this. The compilation will include “new, rare, and…

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Get Involved, Internet: Help the trainer of the Amazing Acro-Cats fight cancer

We covered the Amazing Acro-Cats last year here at The A.V. Club, sharing the story of how the show’s founder Samantha Martin became the head of a cat circus and allowing our cold hearts to be warmed by the sight of a bunch of friendly felines doing sick stunts. Now, Martin needs the internet’s help, as she has been…

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We covered the Amazing Acro-Cats last year here at The A.V. Club, sharing the story of how the show’s founder Samantha Martin became the head of a cat circus and allowing our cold hearts to be warmed by the sight of a bunch of friendly felines doing sick stunts. Now, Martin needs the internet’s help, as she has been…

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A new startup wants to upload your brain to a server, but with one very small catch

Ghost In The Shell made digitally uploading your brain seem pretty cool, especially if you can eventually drop your memories into a badass cyborg body with purple hair. Even if you can’t do that, though, being able to ditch your fragile meat body so you can live forever among the memes in the cold embrace of…

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Ghost In The Shell made digitally uploading your brain seem pretty cool, especially if you can eventually drop your memories into a badass cyborg body with purple hair. Even if you can’t do that, though, being able to ditch your fragile meat body so you can live forever among the memes in the cold embrace of…

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A24 is promoting Hereditary by leaving creepy dolls on people’s doorsteps

One of the best times to scare someone is immediately after they’ve seen a scary movie, when they’re still a bit on edge and jumpy, and production company A24 is definitely embracing that for a fun/spooky guerrilla marketing scheme in support of Ari Aster’s upcoming horror movie Hereditary. Apparently, people who…

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One of the best times to scare someone is immediately after they’ve seen a scary movie, when they’re still a bit on edge and jumpy, and production company A24 is definitely embracing that for a fun/spooky guerrilla marketing scheme in support of Ari Aster’s upcoming horror movie Hereditary. Apparently, people who…

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