Random Roles: Joel Murray on vampires, One Crazy Summer, and Freddy Rumsen’s zipper

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about. The actor: Joel Murray has been working steadily since the late 1980s, but his career arc has been particularly fascinating over the course of the past few years. After spending […]

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Coming Distractions: New Arrow trailer brings back everyone you’ve missed, also Constantine

After months of casting notices, guest star announcements, and promotional wrestling events, The CW’s superhero success story Arrow is finally making its way back to TV. And while we’re still a month out from the Oct. 7 premiere of the show’s fourth season, Arrow fans have some new bad-guy-battling footage to pour over today, courtesy of the show’s panel at […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Since reading’s for squares, here are some audiobooks of movie novelizations

Earlier this week, The A.V. Club reported on Wes Craven’s original draft for A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. It was of note that the novelization, released in 1987, was actually based on Craven’s draft, not the final script. This kind of thing happened all the time when tie-in novels of films were a perfect marketing tool, particularly […]

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Newswire: Frank Marshall teams up with Friday The 13th writers for Goonies-style slasher film

DreamWorks and Frank Marshall (Arachnophobia, Alive) are developing a horror-thriller-comedy called Cropsey, according to Variety. Cropsey will center on a group of adolescents at a summer camp haunted by an urban legend that dates back to the colonial period. DreamWorks is currently in negotiations to acquire a pitch for the film from Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg, who are also […]

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Great Job, Internet!: It’s almost eerie how well The Martian mashes up with WALL-E

The Martian, the upcoming Matt Damon vehicle based on the 2011 Andy Weir novel, is about an astronaut stranded on Mars attempting to survive on a lifeless, unforgiving planet. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, isn’t opening in the U.S. until October 2, but that hasn’t stopped Tony Dolezal from mashing up its trailer with an earlier film about a […]

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Newswire: Jimmy Kimmel’s war with the Let’s Play community may finally be over

After a bloody conflict that saw insults lobbed, terminal illnesses wished for, and YouTube’s down-thumb button bashed so relentlessly that it may never recover, the long-simmering war between late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and the vast group of video-game watchers known as the Let’s Play community may finally be coming to a close. Kimmel attempted to bury the […]

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