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Alex Jones and InfoWars lasted like 2 whole days before getting banned from Roku Alex Jones and InfoWars lasted like 2 whole days before getting banned from Roku

Setting what might be a new land-speed record for a brand shifting from “We’re committed to representing a diversity of viewpoints, even shitty ones” to “Jesus Christ, okay, calm down, it’s gone,” video on demand purveyor Roku has now pulled Alex Jones’ InfoWars channel from its Channel Store. The news comes just a…

Which lucky teenager gets to turn into Danny Glover in the Jumanji sequel? Which lucky teenager gets to turn into Danny Glover in the Jumanji sequel?

One of the many factors that made Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle such a surprise hit in late 2017 was the hookiness of its wish-fulfillment premise, which saw a bunch of gawky teens skip the puberty lines to find themselves in the bodies of certified ass-kickers like Dwayne Johnson or Karen Gillen. (Or, you know, Jack…

Jason Reitman is making a new Ghostbusters sequel, "for the fans" Jason Reitman is making a new Ghostbusters sequel, "for the fans"

Proving once and for all that there’s no force in life or death capable of overwhelming the power of good, clean, old-fashioned nepotism—cut with just a hint of brimming fan nostalgia—Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Jason Reitman is getting his own Ghostbusters movie. The Thank You For Smoking director—who…

Spidey's alive and Mysterio's kicking ass in the first Far From Home trailer

We’ve got no clue how Peter Parker will come back from the dead next year, but at least we know what he’ll be doing afterward: Going on vacay, buds! Sony dropped the first trailer for its new Spidey flick Far From Home this morning, and director Jon Watts appears to have replicated the youthful color, explosive action,…

Kanye backed out of headlining this year's Coachella because they wouldn't build him a giant dome Kanye backed out of headlining this year's Coachella because they wouldn't build him a giant dome

Good news for anybody sick of watching Kanye West act like the world’s worst political pundit, and who just wish he’d get back to his roots of being the world’s most obnoxious musical diva, instead: The Ye rapper was apparently all set to be the big headlining name at this year’s Coachella festival, but pulled out of…

Gotham is planning a full episode starring a ridiculous weirdo who dresses like a bat Gotham is planning a full episode starring a ridiculous weirdo who dresses like a bat

Gotham—a television show about noble detectives, sad little boys, and a city full of elaborate, crazy-as-fuck supervillains with no actual superheroes to fight—is apparently getting all silly in its final season, planning at least one episode fully centered on some sort of ridiculous character who dresses up like a bat…

Artist and filmmaker Jo Andres, married for many years to Steve Buscemi, has died Artist and filmmaker Jo Andres, married for many years to Steve Buscemi, has died

Jo Andres, an artist, choreographer, and filmmaker who was married for 31 years to actor Steve Buscemi, has died. A veteran of New York’s ’80s performance scene, Andres specialized in a field she identified as film/dance/light, layering images and movies over troupes of dancers to create ethereal spaces in a number…

Lil Uzi Vert says he's quitting music Lil Uzi Vert says he's quitting music

Platinum-selling rapper Lil Uzi Vert has announced that he’s “done with music”; the Luv Is Rage 2 artist, considered a strong contender for the Grammy’s Best New Artist award just a few years ago, posted a story to his Instagram this weekend thanking his fans, but declaring that he wanted to “wake up in 2013.” He also…

Humbled Megyn Kelly departs NBC News with nothing but experience, perspective, $69 million Humbled Megyn Kelly departs NBC News with nothing but experience, perspective, $69 million

Having somehow failed upward so hard that we’re vaguely concerned that she might soon fly off into orbit, Megyn Kelly and her big-ass $69 million paycheck have finally, formally departed from NBC News tonight. Per CNN, Kelly will reportedly receive the remaining $30 million left on her three-year contract with the…

Why are Rotten Tomatoes scores getting steadily higher every year? Why are Rotten Tomatoes scores getting steadily higher every year?

Proving once and for all that movies are better than ever—and everything is fine—a movie marketing consultant has released a new dataset this week, claiming that scores on internet review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes have been climbing, slowly but steadily, for the last 10 years or so. According to consultant David A.…

The Rock says that "generation snowflake" interview was "100 percent fabricated," totally fake The Rock says that "generation snowflake" interview was "100 percent fabricated," totally fake

Dwayne Johnson hopped on Instagram this afternoon to address his fans, letting them know that a recent interview he purportedly conducted with British tabloid The Daily Star was entirely untrue,“100 percent fabricated,”and just generally completely made-up by the writer in question. In the “interview”—which was picked…

The new Billions trailer has Malkovich, happy dances, and the angriest sandwich eating we've ever seen

The most recent season of Showtime’s “bad people played by great actors give good-to-decent speeches” series Billions ended on an incredibly intriguing cliffhanger, putting Paul Giamatti’s Chuck, Damian Lewis’ Axe, and Maggie Siff’s Wendy on the same side in the show’s tumultuous, backstabbing-prone history. The new…

New Line is reviving Final Destination, from the guys who brought you Saws 4, 5, 6, and 7 New Line is reviving Final Destination, from the guys who brought you Saws 4, 5, 6, and 7

For a horror franchise that doesn’t have a recognizable, marketable villain to plaster on posters—and which got its start as a discarded spec script for The X-Files—the Final Destination franchise has proven implacably difficult to kill over the years. It’s even racked up a few notable future success stories in its…

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's NBC debut got its noicest ratings in years Brooklyn Nine-Nine's NBC debut got its noicest ratings in years

Suggesting that NBC might have made the right call when it gave Jake, Amy, Holt, Terry, and all the rest of Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s good-hearted cops (and also Hitchcock and Scully) another shot on TV, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the show’s ratings for its Thursday night debut were the highest they’ve been in…

Hey, Hollow Knight fans: There’s another brilliant, adorable Metroidvania out on the Switch Hey, Hollow Knight fans: There’s another brilliant, adorable Metroidvania out on the Switch

Every Friday, 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?

Wes Anderson adds Henry Winkler to his menagerie of cool acting friends Wes Anderson adds Henry Winkler to his menagerie of cool acting friends

It’s an age-old adage in Hollywood: “Get in good with Wes Anderson, and you’re guaranteed a paycheck and a quirky role as, like, a heartbroken philatelist once every 3-to-5 years.” Barry star Henry Winkler is the latest beneficiary of this unofficial policy, having signed on for a role in Anderson’s latest, The French…

Holy shit, Criminal Minds is finally calling it quits Holy shit, Criminal Minds is finally calling it quits

Shattering the hearts of syndication-loving moms and dads everywhere, CBS announced tonight that it’s finally pulling the plug on its spritely, youthful serial killer procedural series, Criminal Minds, after a mere 311 episodes on the air. Or, rather, 325; the Joe Mantegna-starring series is currently in the middle of…

The Grinch surpasses Home Alone as the highest-grossing holiday movie ever The Grinch surpasses Home Alone as the highest-grossing holiday movie ever

What hath inflation wrought? Variety reports today that Illumination’s wholly unnecessary Grinch reboot has now crushed a 29-year-old holiday movie record, surpassing Home Alone’s box-office total to become the most successful Christmas movie of all time. Yes, The Grinch. Yeah, the Benedict Cumberbatch one. No, we…

HBO gives Ben Schwartz, a bunch of other famous folks their very own Sopranos nicknames HBO gives Ben Schwartz, a bunch of other famous folks their very own Sopranos nicknames

Today marks 20 years since the first airing of “The Sopranos,” a prestige cable premiere that also marked the start of a whole new era in dramatic, novelistic TV. To celebrate David Chase’s opus—and also a million or so eventual arguments about ducks, villain protagonists, and whether you should ever stop…

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