The AV Club

Barney explores “the human need to hate” in a new docuseries

No more purple dinosaursPhoto: NOEL CELIS/AFP (Getty Images) Remember all the way back in September 2021 when Steve from Blues Clues told us he was proud of us and everyone felt a sense of childhood joy and optimism we thought we’d never be able to recapture? Yeah… not so many of those moments to be …

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SEC accuses former MoviePass bosses of fraud

MoviePass pillowsPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for MoviePass When MoviePass first launched, offering people a chance to pay a flat monthly fee for infinite movie tickets, it seemed too good to be true. It ultimately was, of course, with “infinite movies” eventually becoming “a couple of predetermined movies and only at certain times” as the company …

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Monster through the eyes of a Dahmer victim’s sister

Evan Peters as Jeffery Dahmer in MonsterImage: Netflix The debut of Netflix’s Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story has sparked a robust online conversation about the ethics of Hollywood revisiting famous murderers at the cost of letting victims rest. Above the back-and-forth Twitter noise, however, a singular voice on the subject rings clear and true: Rita …

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Dustin Lance Black recovering from “serious head injury”

Dustin Lance BlackPhoto: David Livingston (Getty Images) Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk and creator of FX’s Under The Banner Of Heavenposted on Instagram this week (via Entertainment Weekly) that he “sustained a serious head injury” a month ago that put him “out of commission.” After not showing enough improvement, he says, “my …

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Alan Rickman’s diaries reveal his opinions about Harry Potter

Alan RickmanPhoto: Chris Jackson (Getty Images) Severus Snape was always (no Harry Potter pun intended) a controversial figure in the HP fandom. He was a spiteful bully of children and former wizard Nazi, but he also had a big crush on Harry’s mom and dedicated his life to fighting evil in her memory. It’s hard …

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Kevin Feige felt it was “much too soon” to recast Black Panther

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer; Fraser Harrison (Getty Images) The release of the Black Panther sequel is sure to dredge up feelings about the death of Chadwick Boseman, one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most beloved stars. While most of the details of Wakanda Forever are still under wraps, we know that the movie will deal with …

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Charlie’s Angels is no feminist manifesto, says Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks Photo: Leon Bennett (Getty Images) There are many pitfalls on the road to a good remake; Elizabeth Banks, who directed 2019’s ill-fated Charlie’s Angels reboot, may know this better than anyone. But ahead of her return to the director’s chair for the upcoming abortion drama Call Jane, a specific set of complaints about …

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