Be the First Man With LEGO's 1,969 Piece Saturn V Apollo Kit, Now $15 Off

LEGO’s 1969 piece Saturn V Apollo kit is usually out of stock at major retailers, but Amazon actually has it on sale for $105 right now, or $15 off its MSRP right now. That’s a great price for a kit that size, let alone such a coveted one. The set lets you build and simulate an entire Apollo mission, from launch, to…

Chris Gethard on his new book, his old TV show, and not taking the “cult” part of “cult hero” literally

It’s always a good time to talk to Chris Gethard. Hundreds of people regularly vie for that opportunity, waiting for him to tweet the phone number for Beautiful/Anonymous, a podcast that is built entirely of Gethard taking calls from unidentified strangers. But now seems like a particularly good time to talk to the…

John Oliver lays the smackdown on Saudi Arabia's relationship with Trump, John Cena

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver continued his weekly public service of processing seven days’ worth of hateful, dispiriting bullshit into a half-hour of expertly modulated, laugh-punctuated comic outrage, as he took a look at the United States’ long and morally queasy relationship with the oil-rich…

A trio of sweet religious tales sees The Simpsons finding goodness, if not greatness

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We’ve met God before, of course. He of the four fingers, and the booming voice, and the seriously requited love for Ned Flanders (except when he let Ned’s house get wrecked by a hurricane that one time). In The Simpsons’ universe, there is, objectively, a God. Specifically the Judeo-Christian variety, as worshipped…

The Walking Dead shows that it can be a smart, nuanced series (when it wants to be)

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In the first scene of “The Bridge,” Rick Grimes rhapsodizes about the brightness of the future with his quintessential corniness. “We’re not fighting to survive,” Rick tells some unseen figure (though, of course, we know exactly who he’s talking to). His face is half-shadowed, a clear allusion to the dark past he’s…

On The Deuce, it’s lights, camera, and a lot of action

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I’m sure The Deuce creators David Simon and George Pelecanos wish they could travel back in time and shoot their show in the actual Deuce. What a location! New York in the 1970s never needed any digital enhancements or set-dressing to produce a dramatic effect. Between the trash, the graffiti, and the moral depravity,…

Charmed reboot vanquishes bad men in its sharp, campy pilot

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The first words uttered in 2018’s Charmed reboot are “this isn’t a witch hunt.” Woody Allen called allegations against Harvey Weinstein—allegations that eventually became formal rape charges in May—a witch hunt. Liam Neeson has used that phrasing when talking about the #MeToo movement, too. But this new witchy CW…

Shameless says goodbye to its first Gallagher sibling in a fitting yet frustrating farewell

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When a main character exits a long-running series, it’s typically a time for reflection: for more than eight seasons, Ian Gallagher has been a critical part of Shameless, and one of the longest-running primetime explorations of homosexuality in the past decade. There are fans of the show who were drawn in by Ian’s…

Supergirl doesn’t pull its political punches in a strong start to season 4

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One of the most fascinating things about watching Supergirl for the past three seasons has been tracing the evolution of its politics. When it launched as a CBS series back in 2015—a month before the debut of Netflix’s Jessica Jones and two years before Wonder Woman’s trailblazing big screen debut—Supergirl was…

Tina learns the dangers of disruption in an all-business Bob's Burgers

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No good deed goes unpunished on Bob’s Burgers. Then again, no bad deed goes unpunished either. And come to think of it, the good deeds do ultimately get rewarded, while the bad deeds get rewarded far longer than they really ought to. Eventually everything settles somewhere in the middle, a murky melange of B- grades…

Former Reddit head believes his time there "made the world a worse place"

Reddit can be a fun place, where the hottest memes are born and people can connect with other people who like the same hot memes they do, but it has also historically provided an outlet for truly horrible people to connect with other horrible people, rather than simply sitting back and allowing society to shun them…

Avengers 4 is done, and the Russo brothers have shared another cryptic image

In September, Avengers 4 directors Joe and Anthony Russo tweeted a mysterious image that was apparently from the set of the still-mysterious superhero sequel, asking fans to “look hard” for clues. On Friday, the Russos announced that they had completed production on the still-untitled Avengers 4, commemorating the…

All of Samsung's Ultra-Fast MicroSD Cards Just Dropped to New Low prices

Samsung’s U3-rated microSD cards are some of the fastest and most popular options out there—I have the 128GB model in my own Nintendo Switch—and all four sizes are down to new all-time low prices today on Amazon. If you need extra space for your action cam, smartphone, tablet, Switch, or anything else, these are…

Johnny Depp drags J.K. Rowling down to his level

Back in December, J.K. Rowling noted that she’s “genuinely happy” to have Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (a spin-off of her Harry Potter books), despite the allegations that Depp physically abused his ex-wife Amber Heard. Rowling cited Depp and Heard’s divorce settlement, including their…

Werner Herzog to muse philosophically about meteors for next documentary feature 

Werner Herzog has once again spun his great wheel of Documentary Subjects, soaring past the internet and volcanoes since he already covered those, and it has now apparently landed on “meteors.” According to Variety, Herzog has just announced that his next documentary feature is Fireball, a film about the influence of…

Chris Evans still won't admit that Captain America is going to die in Avengers 4

Earlier this month, Chris Evans tweeted that he had finished his work filming Avengers 4, most likely bringing his time as Captain America in the MCU to an end. He noted that it was an “emotional day to say the least,” which would be an understandable reaction for a guy who was the heart of these massive movies for…