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Samuel L. Jackson would like to remind you that there's more to movies than "this Avengers and Marvel shit" Samuel L. Jackson would like to remind you that there's more to movies than "this Avengers and Marvel shit"

Few celebrities are capable of managing a larger-than-life persona better than Samuel L. Jackson, perhaps American acting’s finest artist in the medium of yelling “Motherfucker” at fools. Although he’s got range to spare, Jackson’s default persona often falls back on a particular flavor of exasperated amusement that…

Kenan is finally prepared to seize his destiny as network TV's next beloved, befuddled sitcom dad Kenan is finally prepared to seize his destiny as network TV's next beloved, befuddled sitcom dad

Having spent the vast majority of the last 25 years—give or take a year or two in between the end of All That and the start of his record-setting tenure on Saturday Night Live—on TV, Kenan Thompson is finally prepared to evolve, Pokémon-style, into his final televisual form: The hallowed role of put-upon sitcom dad. …

Jon Bernthal says he's "at peace" with the idea of The Punisher potentially getting the axe Jon Bernthal says he's "at peace" with the idea of The Punisher potentially getting the axe

Netflix dropped a new season of The Punisher onto its servers this weekend, reintroducing streaming fans to the world of uber-violent veteran vigilante Frank Castle. If recent history is any indication, that suggests the service is already hard at work cooking up an exciting follow-up project for the show’s second…

Toy Story 3 and Coco director Lee Unkrich departs Pixar Toy Story 3 and Coco director Lee Unkrich departs Pixar

In a story that refreshingly lets us deploy the phrase “is departing his role at Pixar” without forcing us to then tack on the spirit-crushing follow-up “amid a cloud of very depressing sexual harassment allegations,” THR is reporting that Coco and Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich is leaving the Disney-owned studio.…

Dolly Parton and Keanu Reeves are pretty dang cute together Dolly Parton and Keanu Reeves are pretty dang cute together

Although they occupy very different realms of the pop culture landscape—one more obviously murder-y than the other, although we’ll leave you to decide which is which—Dolly Parton and Keanu Reeves both land pretty firmly in the “beloved” section of the internet’s Celebrity Categorization Index. (Dolly more than Keanu,…

Sean Penn no longer gets to be a sad astronaut for Hulu Sean Penn no longer gets to be a sad astronaut for Hulu

Bad news for everyone who got a real kick out of watching Sean Penn act so goddamn sad about having to go to stupid, majestic Mars: Hulu has canceled Penn’s TV series The First, possibly because they, like the rest of us, kind of, sort of, forgot that it exists. (A non-trivial portion of us may or may not have gotten…

Dario Argento says the Suspiria remake has "no music," which is a weirdly specific dig on poor Thom Yorke Dario Argento says the Suspiria remake has "no music," which is a weirdly specific dig on poor Thom Yorke

It took a minute, but director Dario Argento has finally weighed in on Luca Guadagnino’s moody, beautiful remake of his horror masterpiece Suspiria. Don’t tell any immortal, unknowable, extremely lethal ancient witches, though, but the notices weren’t especially good.

It's time to finally decide: Is Donnie Darko actually deep, or does it just have a really great soundtrack? It's time to finally decide: Is Donnie Darko actually deep, or does it just have a really great soundtrack?

Few films of the last 20 years have generated more, or more divisive, conversation—including on this very site, where it’s kicked off discussions about cult film, ideal soundtracks, and the reasons directors should sometimes leave their past work well and truly alone—than Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko . Simultaneously…

Kanye to need no introduction on the next season of Letterman's Netflix chat show Kanye to need no introduction on the next season of Letterman's Netflix chat show

David Letterman’s Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction works by breaking down the often elaborated-upon talk show formula into its most simple, elemental form: One conversation, one legendary host, one guest. (Plus a few field segments, but let’s be honest: That’s not why anybody’s tuning in.) That format…

Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are doing the rom-com thing, and we're pretty here for it Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are doing the rom-com thing, and we're pretty here for it

Every now and again, a film project floats its way across our desk for which no reasonable response is possible, save one: “Hey, nice!” Such is the fate of The Lovebirds, a new romantic comedy set to star certified A.V. Club favorites Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple on the run. Toss in the fact that it’s…

Red Bull Music Festival's LA lineup sits right at the intersection between music fests and film Red Bull Music Festival's LA lineup sits right at the intersection between music fests and film

Although music and film have been intimately wed for going on a century now—whether in concert films, biopics, or just, you know, songs and soundtracks playing in movies—the worlds of their respective festivals have had a harder time finding common ground together over the years. Even the monolithic SXSW, which…

This painting of every Bob's Burgers character is like a Where's Waldo of lovable, meat-punning weirdos This painting of every Bob's Burgers character is like a Where's Waldo of lovable, meat-punning weirdos

For nine seasons now, Bob’s Burgers has been the most consistently delightful thing in Fox’s animated line-up, slipping into the smart, funny, and warm family-based sitcom space vacated by The Simpsons as it settles ever more deeply into its dotage. And while the show’s Ocean Avenue can’t quite match Springfield’s…

Bandcamp is opening some sort of brick-and-mortar "record shop," whatever that's supposed to be Bandcamp is opening some sort of brick-and-mortar "record shop," whatever that's supposed to be

Those digital wunderkinds at online music retailer Bandcamp have done it yet again: Combining bricks, mortar, and, presumably, the raw stuff of pure, inspired genius, the site has announced it’ll soon be opening a physical store for music—a sort of recorded music shop, if you will—in California next month. Located in…

Documentary Now! goes heavy on big-name guest stars in its first trailer for season 3

It’s been two-and-a-half years since IFC last launched a new season of Documentary Now!, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Myers’ uber-specific, loving send-up of the frequently goofy world of non-fiction film. Now the show is coming back for its third season—debuting February 20—and the network has released a new…

NBC closes the case on Trial & Error NBC closes the case on Trial & Error

Sad news tonight for fans of the funnier side of murder: NBC has canceled its two-season comedy series Trial & Error, after an unsuccessful effort to shop it to another network. Per THR, Warner Bros. TV is still looking for a new home for the series—which stars Nicholas D’Agosto as a defense attorney who finds himself…

YouTube bans "dangerous stunts and emotionally distressing pranks," so who knows what we're supposed to watch now YouTube bans "dangerous stunts and emotionally distressing pranks," so who knows what we're supposed to watch now

Brutally limiting our library of free online streaming entertainment to Fortnite highlights, makeup tutorials, and video compilations where cats and other animals are adorable best friends, YouTube announced today that it was stepping up its regulation of a wide swathe of content on its servers. Specifically, the…

Here's how those infamous, bonkers photos of Paul Ryan fuckin' shredding it at the gym came to be Here's how those infamous, bonkers photos of Paul Ryan fuckin' shredding it at the gym came to be

Few political photographs of the modern era have sparked more obvious, Marie Kondo-esque joy in viewers of a certain sensibility than the Paul Ryan gym photos. You know the ones: They depict the former House speaker/vice-presidential candidate/sentient mannequin brought to life by Andrew McCarthy’s love gym-ing it up…

Captain Marvel's kitty cat has his own movie poster now, which is either cute or ominous foreshadowing Captain Marvel's kitty cat has his own movie poster now, which is either cute or ominous foreshadowing

Ever since the first images for Captain Marvel started popping up online, Marvel’s marketing department has been very careful to put the film’s true star front and center: Carol Danvers’ adorable tabby cat, Goose. Goose (Chewie in the comics) has been there since the beginning, peeking out of the edges of big…

Anne Hathaway to traumatize the hell out of a new generation of kids in Robert Zemeckis' The Witches Anne Hathaway to traumatize the hell out of a new generation of kids in Robert Zemeckis' The Witches

Prepared, at last, to ascend from cinematic princess to her throne as the new queen of modern children’s nightmares, Variety reports that Anne Hathaway has signed on for a starring role as the Grand High Witch in Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming adaptation of The Witches. Hathaway has been tentatively attached to the project…

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