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Every few years, HBO manages to rope Al Pacino in for a prestige project where he plays a famous guy, typically one with some troubles with the law. There was Jack Kevorkian in 2010, Phil Spector in 2013, and, now, the network has debuted the first trailer for Pacino’s performance in Paterno, about legendary Penn…

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The #MeToo movement—i.e., the concentrated effort to make it clear, mostly to men, just how often women in our society face sexual harassment, assault, and threats to their lives on a disturbingly frequent basis—has been going for a while now, powered in part by recent revelations about the attitudes and behaviors of…

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“Remember, I tried to stop you,” Samuel Voss tells Daisy and the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D., right after failing to kill her and thereby (hopefully) prevent the destruction of the earth. He’s already killed Deke’s father, and when it’s clear his fellow mutineers won’t defeat our team he kills Robin as well, all in a…

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The ongoing shake-up at Amazon Studios—which has its roots in both the recent, sexual harassment-related resignation of studio head Roy Price, and in Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ recent call for bigger, more mainstream content—is continuing to claim victims among its more small-scale productions. Yesterday, we reported…

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Teenage life has changed significantly since 1988, the year that the pitch-black teen comedy Heathers debuted in theaters. The nerds that once lived in fear of getting wedgies now have Hollywood studios eagerly catering to their every consumer whim, and the jocks who used to terrorize them no longer have the power to…

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In a 2011 interview with the BBC, Tom Hardy admitted that he tried to launch a career as a rapper when he was a teenager, explaining that it “was a very hard sell” because he came “from a nice middle-class neighborhood” and because he “wasn’t very good.” He claimed to have recorded “loads of stuff” with legitimate…

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Samuel L. Jackson may not have anticipated the rapturous public response to him declaring, “I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!” in the Snakes On A Plane trailer, but given RuPaul’s self-conscious approach to catchphrase creation—and, really, punny wordplay in general—it’s safe…

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The eerie and elegantly Gothic 1950s-set relationship study Phantom Thread (one of The A.V. Club’s favorite movies of 2017) is expanding to hundreds of theaters this weekend. As part of the promotional campaign, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has gone on an online publicity tour, dropping into Reddit for an AMA…

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Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs. 

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On Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel continued in his role as late-night’s unlikely but righteous standard-bearer for children’s healthcare. As the United States government prepares for an ever more likely shutdown on Friday, and leaders of the Republican Party—which, you may recall, control the Senate, House, and…

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With Great News’ season finale next week, and no news of a third season renewal, it’s time to take stock of the series’ best qualities before it possibly shuffles off this mortal coil. First, there’s the sheer commitment to jokes and gags, which might seem like obligatory sitcom territory, but in the age of half-hour…

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, January 19 and Saturday January 20. All times are Eastern. 

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“Sometimes things are so obvious you can’t see ’em.”

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“You guys don’t look like a Chechnyan death squad!”

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Billy Bob Thornton is set to play a guy who may—or may not—exist, with Deadline reporting that the Bad Santa star has signed on to appear in an upcoming adaptation of James Frey’s memoir/novel/Oprah provoker A Million Little Pieces. Thornton will play Leonard, the mysterious mafia boss/mentor who looked after Frey…

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You know that feeling when you jolt awake after a nap you didn’t mean to take or a nap that lasted longer than intended? That’s exactly what a midseason premiere of How To Get Away With feels like. It’s a dizzying inhale. It knocks you out of time. It sends a powerful tension through your entire body. That’s all…

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Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

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There’s been a growing movement in recent months, as part of the larger conversation about sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood, for actors to publicly cut ties with director Woody Allen, as more and more attention has been paid to accusations of sexual assault from his stepdaughter, Dylan Farrow. Now, Colin…

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We’ve got a fresh release date tonight for Marvel’s latest TV effort, with Deadline reporting that Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger series will arrive on TVs on June 7. The network also released a new clip for the upcoming series, showing off the chemistry between stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph—along with some Lucien…

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