Disturbed singer David Draiman just realized that his chin piercings look a little silly

It’s the end of an aesthetically questionable era for metal band Disturbed, as singer David Draiman has revealed to German news outlet Deutsche Welle (via Stereogum) that he has removed his weird chin piercings. For decades, the otherwise unassuming Draiman has used his chin piercings (which typically look like weird…

Luca Guadagnino to turn Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks into a movie 

Bob Dylan’s 1975 album Blood On The Tracks is already sort of a story about Dylan’s crumbling marriage to his first wife, but it sounds like Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria director Luca Guadagnino is going to turn it into an actual story by adapting the album into a movie. That news came up during a long profile on…

Though it takes its time, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina will put a spell on you

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Debuting later this month on Netflix, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina already has a built-in audience. Fans of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s work in the world of Archie Comics, both on the page and screen, will definitely want to see what kind of magic the Riverdale creator casts away from the land of network standards and…

Our first look at HBO's Watchmen is this weird-ass clip of a cop with a yellow mask

Not counting casting announcements, the only thing we’ve seen from HBO’s “alternative reality” version of Watchmen were some leaked set photos that featured references to the “squid” that destroys New York at the end of the comic and a newspaper headline about the death of Adrian Veidt (the original story’s secret…

Humanity takes a wrong turn, reboots Wrong Turn franchise

In the latest bit of entertainment news designed to elicit a chorus of “Wow, they’ll remake anything,” Deadline reports Constantin Films will reboot the Wrong Turn franchise. That’s right, franchise—the 2003 film starring Eliza Dushku as someone her Buffy The Vampire Slayer character would have no qualms about…

'We Were Working 100-Hour Weeks,' Red Dead Redemption 2 Head Writer Says, Then Clarifies

It’s long been an open secret in the video game industry that the prestigious developer Rockstar embraces overtime, and a new quote from company co-founder Dan Houser about Red Dead Redemption 2 caused controversy this morning by suggesting that it took 100-hour weeks to make. In a new elaboration to Kotaku, however,…

Weekend Box Office: We just wanted to take another look at Venom

With the release of the season’s buzziest horror flick, Halloween, still a week away, this weekend at the U.S. box office was once again marked by a battle between two titans whose partisans are engaged in all-out war: Venom and A Star Is Born. And sadly for the little monsters out there, the thiccer beast triumphed ag…

Releasing Tomorrow: Arcade1Up's Stunning Arcade Cabinets Are Finally Back In Stock

Arcade1Up’s 3/4 sized arcade cabinets look stunning, include multiple games, and are a steal at $300, especially since they were supposed to cost $400, according to the original announcement. They’ve been mostly out of stock at Walmart for the last few months, but three of the five are available to preorder once…

Richard Linklater's back with another great anti-Ted Cruz ad, this time about cheeseburgers

The midterms rapidly approaching, and, though citizens are preparing for their own local elections, the majority of Americans are so grossed out by Texas senator Ted Cruz that they’ve also taken a vested interest in seeing him run off by rising Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Cruz is currently ahead in the polls, Texas being…

Paul Dano steps behind the camera with the bland coming-of-age drama Wildlife

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The obvious motif that recurs throughout Wildlife, Paul Dano’s directorial debut, is that of fire. Adapted by Dano and his partner, Zoe Kazan, from Richard Ford’s 1990 novel of the same name, the film follows a teenager, Joe Brinson (Ed Oxenbould), as he grows up during the 1960s in Great Falls, Montana—prime wildfire…

Here's what we know about Star Wars: Episode IX so far

Star Wars: Episode IX won’t hit theaters for over a year, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to look forward to just what J.J. Abrams and company have in store for us. The A.V. Club has partnered with IMDB to bring you all the latest news and theories about what to expect when that final title crawl comes onscreen…

Neil DeGrasse Tyson says his annoying tweets are meant to "enhance your viewing pleasure"

Spare a moment to reconsider poor Neil deGrasse Tyson. The astrophysicist and author obviously loves his work, loves opportunities to share its intricacies with a general audience, and loves to do so via examples from pop culture. Sure, his tweets are deeply—deeply—annoying, but the man can only do what he knows. He’s…

Amy Winehouse's family is also working on a biopic

After criticizing Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary for being “misleading,” and “contain[ing] some basic untruths,” Mitch Winehouse, father of the late neo-soul singer, has announced he will co-executive produce a biopic about his daughter. According to The Guardian, the Winehouse family has signed a deal to…

Epix's Pennyworth gets its young, hunky, apparently lethal Alfred

The Batman franchise loves its backstories. But, as the films swept us time and again through the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne, or the origin stories of villains like Scarecrow and Bane, there remained the simple, reliable presence of Alfred Pennyworth, a nice, crafty Brit who, by virtue of having just gone to…

A historic fire illuminates an enduring institution in Susan Orlean’s The Library Book

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Early in The Library Book, Susan Orlean describes the joy of scanning a library’s shelves and discovering the dramatically different subjects that have somehow become neighbors. “On a library bookshelf, thought progresses in a way that is logical but also dumbfounding, mysterious, irresistible,” she writes.

A cool vandal stuck googly eyes on a statue

Of all the crimes, playful vandalism is by far the best. The joke-loving vandal, creeping through the night to perform their tasks, doesn’t want to hurt people or take from others. Instead, they find things in the world that aren’t to their liking and, for any number of reasons, mess them up in funny ways. If you’re…