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Coming Distractions: The Fargo season two teaser appeals to fans of birds, implied violence

It’s been a year since Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley began dropping hints about the show’s second season by announcing that this year, Fargo will take place in 1979. And while there’s been a glut of casting announcements—including the fact that cult hero Bruce Campbell will be sucking down jellybeans as Ronald Reagan—since then, the first teaser trailer for the show’s […]

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Newswire: R.I.P. Rick Ducommun, comedian and co-star of The Burbs and Groundhog Day

Rick Ducommun, a Canadian comedian who later found big-screen success acting opposite stars like Tom Hanks and Bill Murray in Hollywood comedies, has died of diabetes complications. Ducommun’s friend and The Burbs director Joe Dante broke the news, which has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. He was 58. Born on a farm in Saskatchewan, Canada, Ducommun hated his rural […]

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Hear This: Romeo + Juliet turned a Radiohead B-side into a “greatest hit”

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re featuring our favorite songs that only appeared on soundtracks. Radiohead, “Talk Show Host” (1996) The spare, slinky, scary “Talk Show Host” originally appeared as a mere B-side to Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out)”—back when British labels were releasing two short CDs for every […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Woody Harrelson “reacts” to Game Of Thrones’ fifth season

[Spoilers for Game Of Thrones’ fifth season.] Season 5 of Game Of Thrones was a bit of a funeral dirge, with each successive episode offering new depths of depravity and suffering for beloved characters. It was all capped off with the ultimate betrayal of Jon Snow, going out Julius Caesar-style surrounded by turncoats of the Night’s Watch. Throughout the season […]

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This Could Be Good: How The Last Guardian plans to form a kinship between boy and beast

Preview events offer only brief glimpses at very big games. Who knows how any given game will pan out in its final form? The most we can say is This Could Be Good. The Last Guardian Developers: gen DESIGN, Sony Japan StudioPublisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentPlatform: PlayStation 4Release date: 2016 There was a unique energy in the air during a presentation […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Donald Trump’s presidential bid is perfect for slam poetry

Donald Trump’s presidential bid is the comedic gift that keeps on giving. First, there was the exultation of The Daily Show staff upon hearing his official announcement. Then, Neil Young let the overgrown oompa-loompa-looking jagoff know that Trump 2016 is not welcome to the use of his music. Additionally, there is Stephen Colbert’s “Shut Up, Dummy!” campaign in which he […]

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Movie Review: Joe Dante returns with the underwhelming Burying The Ex

Burying The Ex, Joe Dante’s low-budget take on millennial relationship anxiety, mines the EC Comics-influenced vein of small-screen horror anthologies like Tales From The Crypt and Tales From The Darkside, but chucks out the corresponding cynicism. Here, Max (Anton Yelchin), longtime employee of Bloody Mary’s costume shop, is saved from having to break up with his girlfriend, Evelyn (Ashley Greene), […]

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Contest: Chicago, see Kate Winslet in A Little Chaos early and for free

Apparently, in the buttoned-up world of 17th Century France, even the effortlessly classy and graceful Kate Winslet is considered unrefined. As Sabine De Barra, Winslet is a landscaper from the countryside who throws the upper crust into a tizzy when she introduces “a little chaos” to the gardens of Versailles. An examination of the gender and class struggles of the […]

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