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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 15, 2019 at 23:00.

Lil Nas X tamed a meme with “Old Town Road,” but virality remains a wild animal

Lil Nas X tamed a meme with “Old Town Road,” but virality remains a wild animal

In 10 For The ’10s, The A.V. Club looks back at the decade that was: 10 essays about the media that defined the 2010s, one for every year from 2010 to 2019. Today: 2019, “Old Town Road,” and art that became intertwined with memes.

It’s easy to forget that “Old Town Road” was a meme before it was a hit. Lil Nas X’s ubiquitous, indelible blend of trap and country initially blew up as a dance...

Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 14, 2019 at 22:29. 7 comments

Kristen Stewart is French New Wave icon and FBI target Jean Seberg in Seberg trailer

Kristen Stewart is French New Wave icon and FBI target Jean Seberg in Seberg trailer

An icon of the French New Wave, actress Jean Seberg became a target of the FBI after her activism found her associated with the Black Panther Party and Black nationalist Hakim Jamal. What followed was a period of aggressive surveillance and a gruesome smear campaign , the likes of which will be explored in Seberg, a new film from Una ’s Benedict Andrews.

Kristen Stewart and Anthony Mackie...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 14, 2019 at 22:01. 1 comments

Keanu Reeves is a sage named Sage in the trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run

Keanu Reeves is a sage named Sage in the trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run

Next year, the third feature-length film spawned by the twisted and delightful SpongeBob universe arrives, and, who knew, it’s got a Keanu Reeves.

Reeves appears as a sage named Sage in the film, speaking to SpongeBob and Patrick from inside a glowing tumbleweed, no doubt helping them in their quest to find our hero’s kidnapped pet snail, Gary. They’ll need to venture to the Lost City of...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 13, 2019 at 23:51. 1 comments

Snap into this video of David Arquette holding a séance for "Macho Man" Randy Savage

Snap into this video of David Arquette holding a séance for "Macho Man" Randy Savage

Once upon a time, David Arquette’s role in the late ‘90s wrestling comedy Ready To Rumble turned him into both a fixture of WCW programming and a symbol of the company’s creative downfall, which many cite as the moment the actor won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. What’s become clear in recent years, however, is that Arquette really is a diehard wrestling fan, so much so that he’s...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 13, 2019 at 22:47. 2 comments

If you're a great character actor, you've probably sat behind a desk in a Coen Brothers movie

If you're a great character actor, you've probably sat behind a desk in a Coen Brothers movie

The Coen Brothers have an eye for talent. Frances McDormand, Oscar Isaac, and Hailee Steinfeld scored their breakout roles in the duo’s films, and the filmmakers have made constant collaborators out of the esteemed likes of George Clooney, Scarlett Johannson, Jeff Bridges, Billy Bob Thornton, and Holly Hunter. But the well of talent rounding out the fringes of their reels runs deep—character...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 13, 2019 at 02:18. 1 comments

HBO Max browses Scholastic book catalog, orders Point Horror TV series

HBO Max browses Scholastic book catalog, orders Point Horror TV series

20th Century Fox announced its Fear Street film adaptation earlier this year, and now here comes with HBO—an arm of Fox competitor WarnerMedia—with its own stab at modernizing the teen horror of yesteryear. Variety reports that Point Horror —the YA horror anthology that helped launch the careers of R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, Diane Hoh, and Caroline B. Cooney back in the early ‘90s—is...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 13, 2019 at 00:52. 9 comments

Disney+'s Endgame extras include deleted scene with Katherine Langford's grown-up Morgan Stark

Disney+'s Endgame extras include deleted scene with Katherine Langford's grown-up Morgan Stark

It was late last year when it was revealed that 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford would be playing a mysterious role in Avengers: Endgame , one we, living in a pre-Hawkeye series world , foolishly thought could very well be Kate Bishop . We were wrong, yes, but it also turned out that Langford’s character didn’t even make the final cut of the film. As an adult version of Tony Stark’s...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 12, 2019 at 22:14. 4 comments

Paul Thomas Anderson is returning to high school (and the San Fernando Valley) for his next film

Paul Thomas Anderson is returning to high school (and the San Fernando Valley) for his next film

After unpacking the haute luxuries of 1950s London with 2017's Phantom Thread , the great Paul Thomas Anderson will jump ahead a few decades for a decidedly different period tale. His latest film, per The Hollywood Reporter, evokes one of the defining films of one of his contemporaries, Richard Linklater, in that it’s a ‘70s-set high school story with a massive ensemble.

But while Dazed And...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 12, 2019 at 21:20. 17 comments

Disney+ consumed by technical issues on launch day

Disney+ consumed by technical issues on launch day

There’s been ample hype feeding the launch of Disney+, the House of Mouse’s new streaming service, so much so that its servers haven’t been able to handle the influx of users amped for The Mandalorian , The Simpsons, and old episodes of Darkwing Duck . As Variety reports, social media is brimming with frustrated users who’ve been confronted by error screens, and Downdetector.com shows...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 12, 2019 at 04:14. 3 comments

Curb Your Enthusiasm returns in January, says Jeff Garlin

Curb Your Enthusiasm returns in January, says Jeff Garlin

Good news, schmohawks! Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Jeff Garlin just took to Instagram to announce that HBO’s premiere cringe comedy will premiere its 10th season in January. HBO hasn’t confirmed the news as of yet and Garlin didn’t provide an exact date, but, like his onscreen wife Susie Essman, we can always tell when he’s lying.

We don’t much about the season, though we did learn filming...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 12, 2019 at 03:03. 1 comments

Will Forte on MacGruber TV series: “Throat rips will be all over this thing”

Will Forte on MacGruber TV series: “Throat rips will be all over this thing”

Will Forte’s been teasing a MacGruber follow-up since the original tanked at the box office in 2010. It’s since morphed, much like another Jorma Taccone-helmed comedy , into a beloved cult classic, greatly increasing our chances of seeing the former Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger return to action. Taccone confirmed he was pitching the follow-up as a series back in February, and, per...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 12, 2019 at 01:15.

Fantasy Island is reimagined as a Saw-like horror movie in trailer for Blumhouse reboot

Fantasy Island is reimagined as a Saw-like horror movie in trailer for Blumhouse reboot

With remake culture on the decline and reboot culture on the rise, studios are having to get more and more clever about how to best use their IP. The Banana Splits as slasher puppets ? Whoa! Punky Brewster, but now she’s a divorced mother of three ? Okay! Fantasy Island as a sadistic, Saw-like horror movie? It comes out on Valentine’s Day! It’s also produced by the horror titans at Blumhouse,...

Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 12, 2019 at 00:29. 11 comments

Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Chadwick Boseman weigh in on Scorsese's Marvel comments

Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Chadwick Boseman weigh in on Scorsese's Marvel comments

Yesterday, we finally learned what Kevin Feige, a guy who makes Marvel movies, thinks about Martin Scorsese’s comments about Marvel movies putting a chokehold on the film industry. He disagrees! His comments come in the wake of defenses from industry titans like Bob Iger and Robert Downey Jr. , and will now give way to even more from Marvel actors Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 09, 2019 at 03:24. 6 comments

Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard banishes his band, Calpurnia, to the Upside Down

Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard banishes his band, Calpurnia, to the Upside Down

Calpurnia, a band of teenage rockers led by Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, have split. The four-piece burned bright, perhaps too bright, during their two-year stint, having dropped an EP, Scout, alongside gigs at New York City’s Rough Trade, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and in Weezer music videos . That’s especially impressive when you consider Wolfhard’s packed schedule, which included...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 09, 2019 at 01:04. 23 comments

Fresh Off The Boat sailing into cancellation after its current season

Fresh Off The Boat sailing into cancellation after its current season

Pop open a bottle of bubbly for Constance Wu, who, now that Fresh Off The Boat is coming to an end, will no longer be burdened by her role on one of the best sitcoms of the decade. Vulture reports (and Variety confirms) that ABC will not order any more episodes following its sixth season, which began airing in September. This season’s 14th and 15th episodes will serve as the show’s last when...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 08, 2019. 8 comments

Apple TV+ renews all its launch shows for a second season

Apple TV+ renews all its launch shows for a second season

Apple TV+ launched earlier this month with four brand new series, none of which particularly lit the critical masses on fire. We were charmed by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in The Morning Show , sure, but For All Mankind and Dickinson  felt like works-in-progress and Jason Momoa’s See  saw us yawning through its early episodes. Is the decidedly mild buzz enough to ensure audiences...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 08, 2019. 17 comments

As a film, Doctor Sleep could only exist at the intersection of Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick

As a film, Doctor Sleep could only exist at the intersection of Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick
Page To Screen In Page To Screen, we compare a movie to the book that spawned it. The analysis goes into deep detail about specific plot points—in other words, you’ve been warned.Prev NextView All Page To Screen

In Page To Screen, we compare a movie to the book that spawned it. The analysis goes into deep detail about specific plot points—in other words, you’ve been warned.

Mike Flanagan’s...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 07, 2019. 6 comments

Let's talk about the just-released title of Stranger Things' fourth season premiere

Let's talk about the just-released title of Stranger Things' fourth season premiere

Did you know yesterday was Stranger Things Day? That’s a thing you can do when you’re one of the most popular series on the planet, just create a holiday for yourself. Of course, November 6 is an important day in the show’s canon, it being the day of Will Byers’ season one disappearance, the inciting incident of the whole series. Netflix, which is easing into production on its fourth season,...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 07, 2019. 16 comments

Pixar's hyper-existential Soul gets its first teaser

Pixar's hyper-existential Soul gets its first teaser

Soul, otherwise known as the Pixar film featuring a Trent Reznor score, just got its first teaser, which teases an existential journey not unlike that of the studio’s Inside Out

Jamie Foxx lends his voice to Joe Gardner, a burgeoning jazz musician who, uh, dies after landing his dream job. In an alternate dimension, he meets another soul named 22 (Tina Fey), whose nihilism strikes...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 07, 2019. 7 comments

All the Easter eggs we’ve found in Castle Rock season 2 so far

All the Easter eggs we’ve found in Castle Rock season 2 so far

Hulu’s Castle Rock isn’t an adaptation of Stephen King, but rather an original series that uses the breadth of his literary and cinematic universe as a jumping off point. The first season, after all, folded only one prominent King character—Sheriff Alan Pangborn—into its story, choosing instead to luxuriate in the toxic air of the town and its neighbor, Shawshank Prison. In season two, we get...

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