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John Wick wants to wish us all a happy National Puppy Day, which is a little rich John Wick wants to wish us all a happy National Puppy Day, which is a little rich

As far as major action movie franchises go, the John Wick series has had a pretty ruff (sorry) track record when it comes to the topic of dog murder. Some of us are still a little bit traumatized from the inciting incident of the series’ first film, in which some very stupid, very short-lived thugs piss off Keanu…

Hell yeah, the Elton John biopic Rocketman is going to be R-rated Hell yeah, the Elton John biopic Rocketman is going to be R-rated

Ah, the rock ‘n’ roll biopic: Always walking that fine line between Hollywood respectability, and giving the people the musical debauchery and gritty reality they presumably actually bought their tickets to see. Last year’s Oscar winner Bohemian Rhapsody came under fire for failing to strike that proper balance in…

Jason Clarke sad he didn't get to be in more lousy Terminator sequels Jason Clarke sad he didn't get to be in more lousy Terminator sequels

[This article discusses plot details from Terminator Genisys, in case avoiding plot spoilers for Terminator Genisys was a big part of your life.]

This high school drama club put on a stage production of Alien, and it looks fantastic This high school drama club put on a stage production of Alien, and it looks fantastic

Picking up the mantle once championed by the (sadly fictional) Max Fisher Players, a high school drama club in Bergen, New Jersey recently put on what looks to be an absolutely amazing staged rendition of Alien. Yes, Alien. Yes, the Ridley Scott movie. Oh, just shut up and look:

Jesus, these Barbra Streisand quotes about Michael Jackson's Leaving Neverland accusers are rough Jesus, these Barbra Streisand quotes about Michael Jackson's Leaving Neverland accusers are rough

Every now and then, our cultural zeitgeist coughs up a new public Rorschach test, the sort of big, emotionally charged issue that almost everyone can have an opinion on, and almost everyone can get really mad at other people for having the wrong opinion on. The internet has, of course, accelerated this process…

Here's what'll be on The Criterion Channel when it debuts next month Here's what'll be on The Criterion Channel when it debuts next month

Ever since classy, high-end movie streaming service FilmStruck was shuttered late last year, Warner Bros. has been promising some kind of replacement to fill that “where to watch our HD Bergman movies” gap in all our lives. Now that replacement, The Criterion Channel, is less than a month away from launch, debuting on…

Taika Waititi is voicing a beloved murder-droid in The Mandalorian Taika Waititi is voicing a beloved murder-droid in The Mandalorian

Jon Favreau’s upcoming Star Wars TV Western The Mandalorian keeps making the kind of behind-the-scenes decisions that intrigue us despite ourselves—which is sort of just a fancy way of saying he keeps asking Taika Waititi to do stuff for the show. The What We Do In The Shadows director was already on the hook to direct

Hereditary's Ari Aster says his next movie is "a Wizard Of Oz for perverts" Hereditary's Ari Aster says his next movie is "a Wizard Of Oz for perverts"

We were already suitably disturbed by the brightly sinister trailer for Midsommar, the second big horror release from Hereditary writer-director Ari Aster. But now you can color us officially “intrigued,” courtesy of a new description Aster recently busted out for his upcoming Scandanavian folk-horror flick, one that…

An algorithm now has a music distribution partnership with a label, and you don't An algorithm now has a music distribution partnership with a label, and you don't

In what we can only assume is some kind of supervillain-ass effort to flood the entire planet in the tears of struggling, broken musicians, we’re procedurally mandated to report today that an algorithm now has a record deal.

Julianne Moore was fired from Can You Ever Forgive Me? because she wanted a fat suit and fake nose Julianne Moore was fired from Can You Ever Forgive Me? because she wanted a fat suit and fake nose

In a turn oddly fitting for a movie all about deception and controversy, a weird wrinkle has recently cropped up in the backstory of last year’s true-crime delight Can You Ever Forgive Me?. A few weeks ago, Julianne Moore opened up publicly about how she was still kind of miffed about getting fired from the part of…

Baba Is You breaks your brain in a million adorable ways Baba Is You breaks your brain in a million adorable ways

Every Friday, several 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?

Why yes, we would like to watch Nic Cage fight evil aliens with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Why yes, we would like to watch Nic Cage fight evil aliens with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Every now and then, we in the film news world stumble across a movie premise so obviously, beautifully deranged that only one explanation can easily come to mind: “This is a Nicolas Cage role, right?”

Netflix added more "Originals" to its library last year than existing TV or film Netflix added more "Originals" to its library last year than existing TV or film

Netflix is famously one of the most cash-happy entertainment companies in the world. Only Disney spends more per year on acquiring and producing content, with the streamer expected to spend something on the order of $15 billion on new shows and movies in 2019 alone. Now that insatiable hunger for Grade-A entertainment…

Disney is shutting down Fox 2000 and taking a buzzsaw to studio jobs Disney is shutting down Fox 2000 and taking a buzzsaw to studio jobs

That also didn’t take very long; just a day after finalizing plans for its $71.3 billion deal to acquire 21st Century Fox and its various TV and film-producing subsidiaries, Disney has already started making some serious cuts to the venerable studio. The first casualty: Fox 2000, a.k.a. the studio behind well-regarded…

Good lord, we totally forgot Joaquin Phoenix was playing Jesus Good lord, we totally forgot Joaquin Phoenix was playing Jesus

Oh, Jesus: It’s not just one of our favorite exclamations of existential despair; it’s also a handy reminder when you’re trying to remember all the parts that actor Joaquin Phoenix is currently on the hook to play. You’d be forgiven for forgetting that Phoenix had signed on to try his hand at the ol’ serene Nazarene,…

Sekiro is great; I'm the one who sucks Sekiro is great; I'm the one who sucks

I’m convinced that somewhere out there, the perfect Sekiro player must exist. A sword-swinging demigod trapped in a world of hapless chuds, this mythical beast’s reaction times are eminently exquisite, their sense of when to strike superb. In their day-to-day life, milquetoast millions walk past them, unaware that a…

Grimes says she wants to stage a public execution for herself Grimes says she wants to stage a public execution for herself

Big news in the world of Grimes today—or rather c, as the artist, born Claire Boucher, has recently changed her name to. (That’s a reference to the speed of light, a.k.a. the pace at which her eyes apparently roll when interviewers ask her about her relationship with Elon Musk.) Besides the name change—and a…

Get Involved, Internet: Help send Queer Eye's Jess back to college Get Involved, Internet: Help send Queer Eye's Jess back to college

Fans up-to-date on Netflix’s endlessly delightful Queer Eye will already be familiar with the story of Jess Guilbeaux, a 23-year-old self-described “lumberjack lesbian” who serves as the subject of the series’ third-season episode “Black Girl Magic.” Early in the episode, Jess—who was abandoned by her adopted parents…

Disney's marketing department has already begun the process of absorbing Bart Simpson  Disney's marketing department has already begun the process of absorbing Bart Simpson 

Well, that was fast: Just hours after finalizing an earthshaking $71.3 billion deal for its acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV properties, Disney has already started leveraging the properties for its own blandly sinister purposes. Case in point: The new imaging on The Walt Disney Company’s main web site,…

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