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Newswire: Dominic Purcell to make heat-based puns on the CW’s Arrow/Flash spinoff

Dominic Purcell first became famous as one half of a pair of criminally-minded brothers on the Fox show Prison Break. Now, he’s trapped in a prison of a different sort—one that involves being forced to communicate primarily through references to high temperatures as Mick Rory, a.k.a the recurring villain Heat Wave, on The Flash. Now, Deadline reports the actor is […]

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Hear This: With “Red Solo Cup,” Toby Keith made a grocery store throwaway a cultural icon

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re talking about some of our favorite songs about drinking. Toby Keith, “Red Solo Cup” (2011) A lot of songs about drinking aren’t what you’d call objectively good songs. They’re sing-alongs about bars closing and pending divorces and […]

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Watch This: A Victorian-era romance as dark, muddy, and gloomy as the Victorian era

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: With Jessica Hausner’s peculiar period piece Amour Fou coming to theaters, we extend our hand to other 19th-century romances. Wuthering Heights (2011) The Victorians had a case of “the morbs,” what with their melancholy portraits of the dead and their exquisite mourning […]

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Coming Distractions: Things in Central City are rapidly accelerating in the new Flash trailer

For the past month, fans of The Flash have been kept waiting in anticipation of the season’s end game. As this new trailer for the final season arc demonstrates, all that patience is about to pay off with some major story changes. Released in tandem with the show’s PaleyFest panel this past weekend, the above trailer teases some serious revelations […]

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TV Club: Community: “Ladders”/“Lawnmower Maintenance And Postnatal Care”

“Sometimes dead is better.” It’s no coincidence that of all the quotes tossed off by the thousands of characters in the Stephen King universe, Jud Crandall’s stern, yet folksy warning from Pet Sematary endures in memes and South Park references. Removed from its literal context, it’s a relatable sentiment about the dangers of nostalgia. The temptation to prod beloved institutions […]

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Newswire: New virtual reality experience lets you relive the thrill of Jerry Seinfeld’s SNL 40 bit

Virtual reality, once the domain of terrible video games, has advanced far enough now that important historical events are being cataloged specifically so that they can be experienced virtually by future generations. OK, up until today, the important historical events mostly consisted of basketball games, but now NBC and Samsung have released a virtual reality experience based entirely around Jerry […]

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Newswire: Robert Durst has now been charged with murder, may face the death penalty

After being arrested this weekend, Robert Durst—the subject of HBO’s true crime documentary series The Jinx and the suspected murderer of three women—has been formally charged with murdering Susan Berman in 2000. According to USA Today, Durst’s charge is officially first-degree murder, and that means he might face the death penalty if he gets convicted. This comes only a day […]

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