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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Oct 21, 2019 at 12:00. 6 comments

Helen Mirren is royal once again in HBO’s Catherine The Great

Helen Mirren is royal once again in HBO’s Catherine The Great

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, October 21. All times are Eastern.

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Catherine The Great (HBO, 10 p.m., series premiere): Like a moth to flame, Helen Mirren is undeniably attracted to playing royalty. Lady Macbeth. Queen Charlotte. Cleopatra. Two Queen Elizabeths. Now, with HBO’s Catherine The Great, she can add 18th-century Russian empress to the list. The...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Sep 30, 2019.

Paul Giamatti drops by Lodge 49

Paul Giamatti drops by Lodge 49

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, September 30. All times are Eastern.

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Lodge 49 (AMC, 10:01 p.m.): Last week’s Lodge 49 undoubtedly belonged to Brett Jennings, who delivered “his finest, most heart-rending work yet,” according to our own Danette Chavez. From her recap:

The way [Jennings] cycles through anger, bad judgment, and acceptance, it’s like Ernie is...

Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Sep 23, 2019. 23 comments

Here’s everything you need to know about Disney+’s original programming

Here’s everything you need to know about Disney+’s original programming

It’s getting harder to keep track of the increasingly crowded streaming space, with seemingly every legacy media corporation launching a new service, hellbent on competing with Netflix. One of those corporations, armed with an expansive collection of IP, a majority stake in an established streaming company, and a billion dollar investment in original programming, might end up being the...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Sep 17, 2019. 3 comments

A surprisingly stacked voice cast of adults bolsters The Last Kids On Earth

A surprisingly stacked voice cast of adults bolsters The Last Kids On Earth

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, September 17. All times are Eastern. 

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The Last Kids On Earth (Netflix, 3:01 a.m., series premiere): Billed as “The Breakfast Club meets Zombieland,” The Last Kids On Earth, Netflix’s animated adaptation of the book series of the same name, follows a group of teens fighting their way through a monster-zombie apocalypse. If...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Aug 12, 2019. 8 comments

Legion ends and a new season of Lodge 49 begins

Legion ends and a new season of Lodge 49 begins

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, August 12. All times are Eastern. 

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Legion (FX, 10 p.m., series finale): It’s the end of the end for Legion, which takes its final bow tonight. After a second season that failed to live up to lofty expectations, the third has been a vast improvement, with A.V. Club Assistant Editor and Legion devotee Alex McLevy calling it...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 29, 2019. 16 comments

Discovery’s Shark Week begins in earnest with tonight’s triple feature

Discovery’s Shark Week begins in earnest with tonight’s triple feature

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, July 29. All times are Eastern.

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Set aside your problems, and settle in for a Shark Week triple feature:

Sharks Of The Badlands (Discovery, 8 p.m.): Experts in New Zealand test cutting-edge shark surveillance technology to see if they can make the shark-infested waters of Cape Cod safe again.

Legend Of Deep Blue (Discovery, 9...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 19, 2019. 3 comments

Inside Disney's Animation Research Library, the repository for 100 years of Disney artwork

Inside Disney's Animation Research Library, the repository for 100 years of Disney artwork

In managing director Mary Walsh’s words, the Disney Animation Research Library is a massive repository “for all the original artwork that was created for both the short and feature length [Disney] animated films, from the 1920s stuff at the very beginning up until present day.” The ARL has long been a resource from which generations of Disney animators could pull inspiration. We sat down with...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 18, 2019. 4 comments

The glory of Mad Dog: Dial M For Maple interviews Riverdale and Pearson's Eli Goree

The glory of Mad Dog: Dial M For Maple interviews Riverdale and Pearson's Eli Goree

Riverdale’s on hiatus, and the (Mad) Dog Days Of Summer have come early for Dial M For Maple since we had a chance to sit down with Mad Dog himself, Eli Goree. The actor’s been busy promoting his work on Pearson — USA’s new Suits spin-off — but he took some time to sit down with host Cameron Scheetz to talk about his Sesame Street days, the possibility of following in Meghan Markle’s royal...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 18, 2019.

Jamie Bell says Skin isn't a redemptive story

Jamie Bell says Skin isn't a redemptive story

Skin tells the true story of white supremacist skinhead Bryon “Pitbull” Widner (Jamie Bell) as he “tries to escape to a new life, all the while questioning whether he’s capable of undoing—and repenting for—the evil he’s done.” We sat down with star Jamie Bell to talk about the film, and why Bryon’s story isn’t a redemptive one.

Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 17, 2019. 14 comments

Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, and more on great storylines and life lessons learned from D&D

Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, and more on great storylines and life lessons learned from D&D

Earlier this year D&D Live 2019: The Descent, the Dungeons & Dragons community gathered in L.A. for an “immersive entertainment experience” to learn about the latest D&D storyline and watch some of their favorite celebrities play it through live. The A.V. Club was on the floor for the event where we had the chance to speak with avid players and game designers to talk about the magic of...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 16, 2019. 2 comments

Let's go to the mall: The Stranger Things cast shares their favorite suburban memories

Let's go to the mall: The Stranger Things cast shares their favorite suburban memories

For its third season, Stranger Things, introduces the Hawkins gang to a brand new location, the Starcourt Mall, to riff on the mall-dwelling teen comedies of 1980s cinema. In honor of the new season, we sat down with some of the cast—Priah Ferguson, Dacre Montgomery, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Natalia Dyer, and Charlie Heaton—to find out some of their favorite suburban memories.

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 15, 2019. 8 comments

Alan Tudyk on Firefly, K-2SO, and the comic book insanity of Doom Patrol

Alan Tudyk on Firefly, K-2SO, and the comic book insanity of Doom Patrol

Alan Tudyk has racked up an impressive resumé in his two decades as a Hollywood performer, starring as the wisecracking pilot Wash in Firefly, voicing K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , and stealing scenes in countless other properties. He’s also an accomplished stage actor, most recently wielding dual roles as Sherlock Holmes and Richard Lancelyn Green in Geffen Playhouse’s Mysterious...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 15, 2019.

Drag Race's Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley know what lip syncs they'd slay

Drag Race's Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley know what lip syncs they'd slay

In honor of season 11 of Drag Race, which is currently underway, we caught up with judges Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley to talk about the show, and to tell us what lip syncs they’d slay.

Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 15, 2019.

The core Parks And Rec cast gush over their favorite Pawneeans

The core Parks And Rec cast gush over their favorite Pawneeans

Last month, the whole Parks And Recreation gang was at PaleyFest celebrating the tenth anniversary of the series premiere. We caught up with some of the core cast—Amy Poehler, Retta, Nick Offerman, and Jim O’Heir—at the festival to talk about their favorite side characters from the show.

Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 15, 2019.

Patrick Stewart never planned on being a franchise megastar

Patrick Stewart never planned on being a franchise megastar

Sir Patrick Stewart has been an integral part of two giant science-fiction franchises, as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xavier in Fox’s X-Men franchise. But if you ask him, it was never part of the plan. Before the international fame, he came from a poor household, and grew up to be a renowned stage actor. In the video above, Stewart talks...

Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 15, 2019.

Pete Holmes loves infomercials

Pete Holmes loves infomercials

For a stand-up comic, being on the road can be stressful, so it becomes important to find an effective method of decompression. For Crashing creator Pete Holmes that comes in the form of watching infomercials. In the video above, Holmes discusses why he and his wife’s favorite hotel pastime is unwinding to the sound of infomercials.

Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 15, 2019.

The Menzingers aren’t convinced Blade Runner 2049 is punk

The Menzingers aren’t convinced Blade Runner 2049 is punk

At this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago, The A.V. Club asked bands to play a game we call Punk Or Not Punk, in which they rated random things on an arbitrary, dichotomic scale. This round, Greg Barnett from The Menzingers rates Blade Runner 2049, Spanglish, and SLC Punk!

Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 15, 2019.
Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 15, 2019. 3 comments

On Legion, David jumps back to the future to wreak havoc

On Legion, David jumps back to the future to wreak havoc

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, July 15. All times are Eastern.

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Legion (10 p.m., FX): Last week’s haunting trip to the past proved to be a failure for David, as he was unable to prevent Farouk from invading the mind of his past-self. This week, David and Switch—who has been severely weakened by the trip—return to the present to figure out what to do...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Jul 14, 2019.

How do you cast a dog in a movie?

How do you cast a dog in a movie?

Ken Marino’s newest movie Dog Days tells an interconnected story of the people of Los Angeles and their dogs, as they uncover life lessons and form new relationships—it’s basically Love, Actually with dogs. Obviously there are a ton of canines in the movie, which begs the question: How did they cast dogs in the movie? In the video above, Marino tells about the casting process, which is...

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