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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 15, 2019 at 15:25.

The Critics' Choice Awards choose Roma as the best film of the year

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/the-critics-choice-awards-choose-roma-as-the-best-film-1831723334" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The Critics&#39; Choice Awards choose <i>Roma </i>as the best film of the year<em></em></a>

A lot of award shows obfuscate how their winners are chosen, pinning the blame on faceless organizations like The Academy or the HFPA so nobody can get mad at them in the comments, but the Critics’ Choice Awards—which aired tonight on The CW—is an event that isn’t afraid to speak its truth. Who chose these awards? The critics! A critic’s whole job is to determine whether or not things are...

A.A. Dowd A.A. Dowd Jul 14, 2019.

Lady Gaga is as great as you’ve heard, even if the rest of A Star Is Born isn’t

<a href="https://film.avclub.com/lady-gaga-is-as-great-as-you-ve-heard-even-if-the-rest-1829014378" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Lady Gaga is as great as you’ve heard, even if the rest of <i>A Star Is Born </i>isn’t<em></em></a>

There’s one truly great, chills-inducing scene in Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, the latest Hollywood remake of A Star Is Born (Grade: B). It’s the moment when all the pent-up crowdpleasing catharsis the movie has been withholding under its ramshackle, dive-bar minimalism comes erupting out of it like a geyser of feeling, and I confess to getting the exact shiver of pleasure the movie is...

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 14, 2019.

Weekend Box Office: Venom swallowed a whole lot of money 

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/weekend-box-office-venom-swallowed-a-whole-lot-of-mone-1829608375" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><em></em>Weekend Box Office: <i>Venom </i>swallowed a whole lot of money </a>

Finally, after a couple months of waiting, this weekend saw the battle to end all battles: Venom vs. A Star Is Born. Fans of slimy alien tongues took on fans of that “Shallow” song, superhero nerds battled musical romantic drama nerds, and Riz Ahmed nerds squared off against Lady Gaga nerds. It all came down to this. So which movie won the box office this weekend? Which one will go down in...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 14, 2019.

Dave Chappelle joins the A Star Is Born remake

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/dave-chappelle-joins-the-a-star-is-born-remake-1798261511" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Dave Chappelle joins the <i>A Star Is Born </i>remake</a>

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have managed to pull in another big-name star for their upcoming version of the much-remade A Star Is Born. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dave Chappelle has signed on to appear in the film, which stars Cooper and Gaga as Hollywood lovers whose careers take rapidly diverging paths.

It’s been a while since Chappelle last dipped into the world of feature films;...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 14, 2019.

A Star Is Born puts on a cowboy hat and heads to Coachella

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/a-star-is-born-puts-on-a-cowboy-hat-and-heads-to-coache-1798260752" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>A Star Is Born</i> puts on a cowboy hat and heads to Coachella</a>

Filming on the (new) remake of A Star Is Born will get meta this week as Lady Gaga films in character at Coachella, where she just headlined. However, the film apparently won’t riff on Gaga’s own arty pop-star persona, instead taking on the world of country music. (The argument can be made that Gaga veered in that direction with Joanne, but this is neither the time nor the place.)

According...

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 14, 2019.

A Star Is Born is real: Bradley Cooper sang with Lady Gaga onstage in Las Vegas

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/a-star-is-born-is-real-bradley-cooper-sang-with-lady-g-1832100550" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>A Star Is Born </i>is real: Bradley Cooper sang with Lady Gaga onstage in Las Vegas<em></em></a>

Last week, Lady Gaga took a chance to make some headlines by denouncing Mike Pence as the “worst representation of what it means to be a Christian” in the middle of a concert, and last night she decided to do another big thing that everybody’s talking about—almost as if she’s spent her career becoming a master of this sort of thing. As reported by Variety, Gaga brought out her A Star Is Born...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jul 13, 2019.

Lightning strikes the premiere of Lady Gaga's A Star is Born—no, seriously

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/lightning-strikes-the-premiere-of-lady-gagas-a-star-is-1828752875" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Lightning strikes the premiere of Lady Gaga&#39;s <i>A Star is Born</i>—no, seriously</a>

Attendees at this year’s Venice Film Festival were granted front-row seats to witness headline writers the world over being handed a big red bow for their coverage of the premiere of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s new film A Star Is Born, when a giant metaphor struck the building in which it was being held.

Technically it was a bolt of lightning, but still, the point holds. As Variety reports,...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 13, 2019.

Lady Gaga has a giant robot now, in case you were worried being a movie star might have changed her

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/lady-gaga-has-a-giant-robot-now-in-case-you-were-worri-1831379283" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Lady Gaga has a giant robot now, in case you were worried being a movie star might have changed her<em></em></a>

Reassuring news today for fans worried that newfound moviestardom might have dulled the excessive, “What the fuck is that?” edges off of one of the planet’s most spectacle-devoted performers: Lady Gaga has a giant robot now.

The Star Is Born star introduced the world to Mecha-Gaga in Las Vegas last night, kicking off the first show of her new Nevada residency, Enigma. Said show also saw the...

Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Jul 13, 2019.

Even WWE superstars are out here covering A Star Is Born's "Shallow"

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<a href="https://news.avclub.com/even-wwe-superstars-are-out-here-covering-a-star-is-bor-1833551693" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Even WWE superstars are out here covering <i>A Star Is Born<em></em></i>&#39;s &quot;Shallow&quot;<em></em></a>

Musically, the WWE is more or less synonymous with butt-rock and nu-metal, but that just might be changing. Pop wunderkinds Billie Eilish and Poppy have collaborated with the sports entertainment juggernaut of late, and now the franchise’s stars are out here crooning Oscar-winning pop-rock ballads.

At a recent WWE Live event, guitar-toting drifter Elias strummed a few instantly...

Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 12, 2019.

Bradley Cooper’s doctor talks us through A Star Is Born’s tinnitus troubles

Bradley Cooper’s doctor talks us through A Star Is Born’s tinnitus troubles

This video and article contains minor spoilers for A Star Is Born.

One of the central storylines of A Star Is Born is Jackson Maine’s (Bradley Cooper) struggle with hearing loss and tinnitus, made worse by the fact that he’s a famous musician who performs live concerts and exposes himself to loud sounds on a daily basis. In the film, Maine visits an otolaryngologist, played by Cooper’s real...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 12, 2019.

Good news, bathroom break fans: All five Best Song nominees will be played at this year's Oscars

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/good-news-bathroom-break-fans-all-five-best-song-nomi-1832251325" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Good news, bathroom break fans: All five Best Song nominees will be played at this year&#39;s Oscars<em></em></a>

Having finally found at least one topic that they were getting yelled at for that’s actually relatively easy to fix—for once—the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announced tonight that it’s invited all five of this year’s nominees for Best Song to be played at this year’s Oscars broadcast. Rumors had persisted over the last few weeks that only Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” and Kendrick...

Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Jul 11, 2019.

Jonah Hill thinks Lady Gaga's canned "100 people in a room" quote is proof enough that she's a good actor

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/jonah-hill-thinks-lady-gagas-canned-100-people-in-a-ro-1831013241" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Jonah Hill thinks Lady Gaga&#39;s canned &quot;100 people in a room&quot; quote is proof enough that she&#39;s a good actor<em></em></a>

Lady Gaga got roasted a bit recently (we weren’t innocent) for using variations on the same phrase over and over again on her A Star Is Born press tour. “There could be 100 people in a room, and 99 don’t believe in you. But all it takes is one,” she’s said (and said, and said). It’s easy to lob cries of artificiality at her in such a situation, or to chuckle at the pained expression on...

Shannon Miller Shannon Miller Jul 11, 2019.

Eddie Vedder performs A Star Is Born's "Maybe It's Time"

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/eddie-vedder-performs-a-star-is-borns-maybe-its-time-1833042708" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Eddie Vedder performs <i>A Star Is Born</i>&#39;s &quot;Maybe It&#39;s Time&quot;</a>

There is a very good chance that we are simply destined to weather a steady drizzle of A Star Is Born content for a good chunk of the foreseeable future (which will, hopefully, spare us any additional front row seats to award-winning eye-fucking). If that’s the case, we can at least pray that it is all as entrancing as Eddie Vedder covering “Maybe It’s Time.”

The Pearl Jam front...

Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 10, 2019.

Here’s how you’re damaging your ears—and what you can do to protect them

Here’s how you’re damaging your ears—and what you can do to protect them

One of the central storylines of A Star Is Born is Jackson Maine’s (Bradley Cooper) struggle with hearing loss and tinnitus, made worse by the fact that he’s a musician who performs live concerts and exposes himself to loud sounds on a daily basis. While most of us aren’t famous musicians playing shows every night, many of us expose ourselves to loud noises that can cause long-term hearing...

A.A. Dowd A.A. Dowd Jul 10, 2019.

The best film trailers of 2018

The best film trailers of 2018

Movie trailers can be misleading. Their primary function is to sell us something, to get asses in seats any way they can. Sometimes, that entails making a film look like something it’s not, as when a moody arthouse crime pastiche is passed off as a de facto Transporter sequel. (Newsflash: Advertising isn’t always honest.) But in 2018, many of the best movie trailers—and make no mistake,...

Dennis Perkins Dennis Perkins Jul 10, 2019.

Lady Gaga toasts to the courage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on The Late Show

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/lady-gaga-toasts-to-the-courage-of-dr-christine-blasey-1829543868" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Lady Gaga toasts to the courage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on <i>The Late Show</i></a>

On Thursday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert was clearly impressed with his first guest, singer and now movie star in the making Lady Gaga. Colbert, who’s seen a preview of Bradley Cooper’s Lady Gaga-starring A Star Is Born, was actually more like awestruck by the first-time lead actress’ performance and the film itself, telling his guest, “I rarely leave the theater more moved and inspired.” He...

Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Jan 10, 2019.

Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born character is based on Eddie Vedder

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/bradley-coopers-a-star-is-born-character-is-based-on-ed-1829329245" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Bradley Cooper&#39;s <i>A Star Is Born<em></em></i> character is based on Eddie Vedder<em></em></a>

Lady Gaga is drawing raves from critics—and the heavens themselves—for her turn in Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born remake, which, as in its previous iterations, updates the timeless story of a singer’s rise to fame to the tunes of our times. That means Cooper’s Jackson Maine, the fading musician who nurtures our heroine’s talent, couldn’t simply emerge as a carbon copy of, say, Kris...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Dec 06, 2018.

Lady Gaga releases a single, very good minute of music from A Star Is Born

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/lady-gaga-releases-a-single-very-good-minute-of-music-1829298871" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Lady Gaga releases a single, very good minute of music from <i>A Star Is Born</i></a>

There is still a little over a week until A Star Is Born hits theaters and, regardless of the quality of the rest of the film, audiences are more than ready to hear Lady Gaga sing these damn songs already. The film’s marketing team has been teasing out little bits and pieces of Gaga’s goosebump-inducing performances over the past few months, but this week she released an extended clip of a...

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Nov 30, 2018.

A Star Is Born could've starred Jack White, almost featured a whole different bummer ending

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/a-star-is-born-couldve-starred-jack-white-almost-featu-1830415445" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>A Star Is Born </i>could&#39;ve starred Jack White, almost featured a whole different bummer ending<em></em></a>

At this point, everybody who wanted to Bradley Cooper’s latest take on A Star Is Born has already seen it, meaning we all already know how the tragic end of this tragic story differs from the tragic end of all the previous versions of the tragic story, but it turns out that Cooper and the rest of the people behind this A Star Is Born considered a handful of other endings that they didn’t end...

Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 11, 2018.

Lady Gaga shares the crushing backstory of A Star Is Born's final scene 

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/lady-gaga-shares-the-crushing-backstory-of-a-star-is-bo-1829663912" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Lady Gaga shares the crushing backstory of <i>A Star Is Born</i>&#39;s final scene <em></em></a>

[The following contains major spoilers for A Star Is Born.]

Lady Gaga delivers a stunning performance in Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born, one imbued with grit, tenderness, vulnerability, and plenty of true-life resonance. But Gaga wasn’t just drawing upon her time show business experience when making the movie. In a new interview with Zane Lowe, she revealed that the movie’s final, gutting...

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