Newswire: The John Gotti movie is back on, with Eric from Entourage directing John Travolta

John Travolta is a pivotal figure in a shady organization that insinuates itself into people’s lives and shakes them down for as much money as it can take… in a new movie! Yes, Deadline reports that Travolta is set to play former Gambino crime family head John Gotti, in the culmination of a project that’s taken more turns in and […]

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Taste Test: The A.V. Club drinks the new Toadies beer, stumbles all over Possum Kingdom

When the Toadies’ best and most successful record, Rubberneck, came out in 1994, it probably seemed impossible that one day, 21 years later, the group would have its own beer. And yet, here we are, with Fort Worth, Texas’ Martin House Brewing Company having teamed with the group to produce Bockslider, a beer it touts as “an easy-drinking, copper-colored, lightly-hopped […]

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DVD Review: The Editor is a lovingly hackneyed homage to a one-note genre

The Editor is a movie based on a single stylistic reference, and as such it can’t help but be one-note. Giallo homages have become something of a subgenre unto themselves in recent years; Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani have basically built their entire careers around lush, sexy tributes to the lush, sexy genre, and Berberian Sound Studio shares both a […]

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Newswire: The CW is giving the old EDM thing another go with a new show

Having learned nothing—or possibly the wrong thing—from the disastrous opening of We Are Your Friends, the CW and CBS TV Studios are working on The Drop, a drama centered on Miami’s electronic dance music scene. Deadline reports the show will follow a washed-up DJ whose life and career are revived when he finds a “gifted protégé.” The up-and-coming DJ character […]

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The Hi-Lo Food Show: We visit a Charleston restaurant that once served George Washington

The Hi-Lo Food Show features acclaimed chef Erik Anderson (a Food & Wine Best New Chef, founding chef of Nashville’s The Catbird Seat, and chef-owner of the forthcoming Brut in Minneapolis) along with me, the editor-in-chief of this website and a semi-professional eater. Here’s the simple concept: We visit a city and eat at two restaurants, one very expensive and […]

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Newswire: EDM show

Having learned nothing—or possibly the wrong thing—from the disastrous opening of We Are Your Friends, the CW and CBS TV Studios are working on The Drop, a drama centered on Miami’s electronic dance music scene. Deadline reports the show will follow a washed-up DJ whose life and career are revived when he finds a “gifted protégé.” The up-and-coming DJ character […]

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Great Job, Internet!: This mashup of 24 and Veep is surreal, chatty

Much of the dialogue in HBO’s Veep is absolutely ridiculous, albeit hilarious. It’s even sillier, and also just weird, when it’s paired with some of the darkest moments of 24. http://24veep.tumblr.com/post/117372678520 The Tumblr 24veep randomly matches Veep subtitles with screenshots from 24. Lines from Selina Meyer and her staff have a much different tone when they’re coming from Jack Bauer. […]

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Game Review: Super Mario Maker wisely takes its time to coax players’ creative spirits

With all the Legos imaginable laid out before you, it can be hard to focus on building something simple and functional. More often, the thought process jumps straight to, “I’m going to build a whole city! Underwater! With dragons!” Before long, all sorts of pieces that don’t necessarily mesh are being mashed together, and the creations are abandoned half-finished. This […]

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Great Job, Internet!: On its 20th anniversary, everything worth pondering from Pinky And The Brain

Prepare the various “Narfs!” and “Zorts!,” as it’s time to fondly recall Pinky And The Brain. Originally appearing as a segment in Animaniacs in 1993, the pair of would-be world conquering lab mice got their own spin-off 20 years ago today on the WB Network. Pinky and the Brain (voiced by Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche, respectively) were an oddball […]

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