Aspiring hoops legend Hasan Minhaj tells Jimmy Fallon about getting posterized, body-slammed

Patriot Act star Hasan Minhaj might be a rapidly rising stand-up and TV host, but what he really wants to do is shine on the basketball arena. Telling Jimmy Fallon about his recent exploits at the NBA celebrity all-star game on Friday’s Tonight Show, the former Daily Show correspondent explained that it’s going, um,…

Luke Wilson to Double Tap some zombies in the Zombieland sequel

Despite the sheer number of cold bodies on the screen, the original Zombieland operated with a pretty economical cast: Outside flashbacks, cutaways, and one absolutely exceptional celebrity cameo, the film relied almost entirely on stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin to provide its…

Yorgos Lanthimos' next movie is ditching costumed finery for gritty, crime-heavy pulp

Yorgos Lanthimos is having a pretty great year: After a decade of offering up a series of strange, darkly comic provocations on the inner workings of human relationships, he’s finally launched one of his bitter little bolts of brilliance directly into the mainstream of the American movie market, scoring a whole host…

Kate Bush strums a ukulele in space in the long-lost video for her "Rocketman" cover

Hot on the heels of the ecstatic first trailer for Elton John biopic Rocketman comes a music video for the iconic track that gave it its title. Not John’s version, mind you, but a cover from legendary singer and songwriter Kate Bush, one that topped the charts when it was released in 1991. Bush’s ukulele-led version…

Kevin Feige says the Black Widow movie was "never going to be" rated R

Now that a Black Widow solo film outing is in the works—with Cate Shortland directing from a script by Jac Schaeffer—it seems like an appropriate time to float theories. Some folks are already positing about how Avengers: Endgame and/or Captain Marvel will inform the plot, though those thoughts don’t seem to take into…

A few hours in, Anthem feels like a very lonely multiplayer game

In Anthem, the new game from legendary RPG studio BioWare (Mass Effect and Dragon Age), you play as a mercenary/pest exterminator called a Freelancer in a world that has been ravaged by powerful ancient artifacts. These items, supposedly left behind when the gods who created this world disappeared, are able to alter…

Here's Bernie Sanders, a man in his 70s, watching a furry fight a Jack Skellington cosplayer

Bernie Sanders was born in 1941. He’s been involved in politics for almost the entirety of his life. He’s no doubt seen many remarkable things over the years, but we can only assume the most incredible of all was captured in a photo from 2017. In it, we see Sanders walking through a mall where a fuckin’ furry and a …

Matt Walsh talks Veep, The Daily Show, and his early days at Upright Citizens Brigade

The A.V. Club recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt Walsh, probably best known for his role as the Vice President’s Director of Communications Mike McLintock in HBO’s Veep, and for popping up in shows like Parks And Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. In honor of his new…

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