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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 08, 2019. 7 comments

Sam Raimi: "There's more Evil Dead coming"

Sam Raimi: "There's more Evil Dead coming"

Just in case you thought this weekend’s New York Comic Con was all about The Walking Dead, Dread Central says it wasn’t the only zombie-related thing to get some news. Horror director/producer and early Quibi supporter Sam Raimi also had some stuff to announce, and that stuff was specifically that, “there’s more Evil Dead coming.” He also noted that longtime series star Bruce Campbell, who

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 04, 2019. 11 comments

The Snowpiercer TV show switches rails, moves from TBS back to TNT

The Snowpiercer TV show switches rails, moves from TBS back to TNT

Listen, everybody: The Snowpiercer TV adaptation is going to be on TV eventually. We’re not totally sure when, and there’s some question about where, but it is going to be on TV at some point and on some network. We’ve been covering this for three years, and we’ve had to do so many gosh darn train puns in these headlines that we’ve repeated ourselves several times, but there will be a day...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 04, 2019. 16 comments

AMC releases first images from the teen-friendly Walking Dead spin-off

AMC releases first images from the teen-friendly Walking Dead spin-off

We don’t know a whole lot about AMC’s next Walking Dead spin-off, including, you know, the name of it, but that hasn’t stopped the network from offering vague teases about what to expect from the show. So far, though, that has mostly amounted to one thing: teens. That’s what we got in the teaser trailer , and that’s what we’re getting in the preview images that AMC released today ahead of the...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 04, 2019. 20 comments

The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut camp will take over a Times Square billboard this weekend

The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut camp will take over a Times Square billboard this weekend

It’s been nearly two years since Zack Snyder’s Justice League came out, and we’re still getting little bits of “evidence” that the fabled “Snyder Cut”—i.e., a version of the film from before Snyder dropped out so he could be with his family in the wake of his daughter’s death, which prompted Warner Bros. to bring in Joss Whedon for reshoots—is somewhere out there. The actual state that the...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 03, 2019. 9 comments

Jim Carrey to publish debut novel about inner darkness of (fictional) Hollywood actor

Jim Carrey to publish debut novel about inner darkness of (fictional) Hollywood actor

Sound the Bob Honey alarm, another Hollywood actor is writing a novel that may or may not also be a thinly veiled excuse to say some real stuff! The Hollywood actor this time around is Jim Carrey, with publisher Knopf announcing this week in a press release that it will be releasing Carrey’s debut novel, Memoirs And Misinformation, on May 5, 2020. As noted by the title, this is going to be...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 03, 2019. 18 comments

Michael Stipe will release his debut solo single this weekend

Michael Stipe will release his debut solo single this weekend

Almost 40 years after teaming up with some buddies to form a little group called R.E.M. and eight years since he and those buddies broke up R.E.M., Michael Stipe has decided to break out on his own and try making some music by himself. As reported by Pitchfork, Stipe announced today that he’s going to release his “first solo work” this weekend, with all of the proceeds going to climate...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 03, 2019. 12 comments

R.I.P. Kim Shattuck of The Muffs

R.I.P. Kim Shattuck of The Muffs

As reported by The Wrap, Kim Shattuck—best known as the lead singer and songwriter for The Muffs—has died. The news was confirmed by an Instagram post from her husband, Kevin Sutherland, who noted that she “passed away peacefully in her sleep after a two-year struggle with ALS.” He also added that Shattuck will “live with all of us through her music, our shared memories, and in her fierce...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 02, 2019. 17 comments

AMC gives series order to meta-sitcom Kevin Can F**k Himself from Lodge 49's Valerie Armstrong

AMC gives series order to meta-sitcom Kevin Can F**k Himself from Lodge 49's Valerie Armstrong

According to TVLine, AMC has given a series order to Kevin Can F**k Himself (it’s supposed to be “fuck,” but the official title is evidently meant for children so we’ll respect that). The series comes from Lodge 49's Valerie Armstrong, with showrunner Craig DiGregorio (of Shrill) and executive producers Will McCormack and Rashida Jones. The show, which we first heard about back in November ,...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 02, 2019. 18 comments

Pottermore is dead, welcome to the Wizarding World

Pottermore is dead, welcome to the Wizarding World

Remember when the Harry Potter books were just books and not a multimedia empire with far-reaching tendrils that stretch all across the entertainment and theme park worlds? Because we certainly don’t. We have always lived in the Wizarding World, and we always will. Speaking of: J.K. Rowling’s official Harry Potter fan site Pottermore—not to be confused with the unofficial kind, which probably...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 02, 2019. 12 comments

Jordan Peele signs big deal with Universal for his next 2 films

Jordan Peele signs big deal with Universal for his next 2 films

With Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele has proven to be adept at making a whole bunch of money for Universal (not to mention all of that sweet critical acclaim, even if you can’t buy a Maserati with it), so the studio has decided to continue its existing Jordan Peele investment by signing him and his Monkeypaw Productions company to an exclusive five-year deal. As reported by Deadline, this deal...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 02, 2019. 22 comments

Kevin Smith threatens that a third Clerks movie will still happen

Kevin Smith threatens that a third Clerks movie will still happen

It’s been years since we heard about Kevin Smith’s plan to make a third Clerks movie, with the last word being that he had so much trouble getting production off the ground that Smith was thinking about just turning his script into a comic book. Since then, Smith has evidently dedicated his filmmaking time to his Jay And Silent Bob Reboot, but don’t think that the impulse to make Clerks III...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 02, 2019. 23 comments

Huh, Moby really does have connections in the intelligence community

Huh, Moby really does have connections in the intelligence community

In 2017 , for reasons that were unclear at the time, Moby posted a message on Facebook that claimed he had been tipped off by some friends working in the federal government that Donald Trump was definitely a Russian stooge, that the GOP was trying to figure out how to stop him, that he was eager to push America into another pointless war, and that the video of Trump paying Russian sex workers...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 01, 2019. 18 comments

Metallica postpones tour so James Hetfield can go back to rehab

Metallica postpones tour so James Hetfield can go back to rehab

As reported by Variety, Metallica announced over the weekend that it is choosing to postpone its upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand so James Hetfield can go back to a rehab program. The tour was supposed to start halfway through October and go until November, and while a statement from Metallica emphasizes that the tour is simply postponed (until “health and schedule permit”) and not...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Oct 01, 2019. 5 comments

Kanye West announces IMAX movie, claims he'll no longer make "secular music"

Kanye West announces IMAX movie, claims he'll no longer make "secular music"

We’re a few days past when everyone assumed that West would release his new self-titled album, Jesus Is King, and though there’s still no actual sign of it, West did hold some kind of listening event over the weekend in Detroit. As reported by Uproxx, Fake Shore Drive’s Andrew Barber was in attendance and was able to both hear Jesus Is King and see the “accompanying film” (more on that in a...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Sep 30, 2019. 10 comments

The King's Man goes full Kingsman in this new trailer

The King's Man goes full Kingsman in this new trailer

The first trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman series prequel The King’s Man held its true identity close to the dapper vest until its final moments, presenting itself as some kind of World War I movie with a vaguely modern tone right up until the reveal of a familiar suit shop and the title. For this new trailer, such deception is immediately discarded in favor of more slow-mo...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Sep 30, 2019. 13 comments

Dwayne Johnson is very sweaty and very happy to be friends with Vin Diesel (or so he says)

Dwayne Johnson is very sweaty and very happy to be friends with Vin Diesel (or so he says)

Nothing we have ever covered here at The A.V. Club has been as impactful as the stupid feud between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson , which started with some little back-and-forth sniping behind the scenes of Fate Of The Furious that involved Johnson referring Diesel as a “candy-ass” and Diesel (plus Tyrese Gibson) getting offended that Johnson was supposedly trying to take over a movie series...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Sep 30, 2019. 13 comments

Ellen DeGeneres gets 4 shows on HBO Max

Ellen DeGeneres gets 4 shows on HBO Max

Ellen DeGeneres is jumping on the HBO Max bandwagon hard, with The Hollywood Reporter saying that the streaming service has picked up three shows from DeGeneres and is still developing a fourth. We don’t know if she’s getting millions and millions of dollars for these shows, like Ryan Murphy and other creators who went to Netflix have been getting, but she’ll be fine either way. She has...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Sep 30, 2019. 8 comments

Jim Parsons, Dylan McDermott, and many others join Ryan Murphy's next Netflix show

Jim Parsons, Dylan McDermott, and many others join Ryan Murphy's next Netflix show

Everyone’s talking about Ryan Murphy’s first Netflix extravaganza, The Politician, this weekend, but it’s far from his only project coming to the streaming service. Amongmany others , there’s Hollywood, his “love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown” that we heard about back in February. According to Variety, the show has landed a good batch of stars, including a few who are already...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Sep 30, 2019. 16 comments

Batwoman's Ruby Rose shares gruesome surgery video after stunt injuries almost left her paralyzed

Batwoman's Ruby Rose shares gruesome surgery video after stunt injuries almost left her paralyzed

Doing action stunts is pretty scary, since professionals occasionally get terribly injured and even famously unbreakable stars like Tom Cruise sometimes break bones while doing seemingly straightforward stunts . Ruby Rose evidently got a lesson in how scary stuntwork can be, posting on Instagram that she had to undergo “emergency surgery” a few months ago after she “herniated two discs doing...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Sep 29, 2019. 14 comments

Killing Eve's Jodie Comer in talks for Ridley Scott's Ben Affleck/Matt Damon revenge drama

Killing Eve's Jodie Comer in talks for Ridley Scott's Ben Affleck/Matt Damon revenge drama

According to Variety, Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer is a “sure thing” to join the cast of The Last Duel, the upcoming Ridley Scott movie about Ben Affleck and Matt Damon trying to kill each other in 14th century France . Actually, it’s about a bit more than that, unfortunately: The reason Affleck and Damon are trying to kill each other is because one of them returned from war and found out that...

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