David Spade prepares to make a serious comedy comeback with Diablo Cody HBO series 

David Spade hasn’t had an objectively great comedy role in a long time, but that’s all about to change—in theory—thanks to HBO, Diablo Cody, and Jason Reitman. According to The Wrap, Spade is set to star in a new HBO comedy series from Cody and Reitman (the team behind Juno, Young Adult, and Tully) about a washed-up,…

Sharp Objects creator Marti Noxon is heading to Netflix

According to Variety, Sharp Objects creator Marti Noxon has signed a multi-year deal to develop new programming exclusively for Netflix, meaning the streaming service has stolen yet another high-profile content-creator from the dark misery of—shudder—traditional TV. In a comment that was intended to be jokier than it…

Lin-Manuel Miranda will to do some supercalifragilistic rapping in Mary Poppins Returns

Lin-Manuel Miranda is good at everything, whether it’s writing songs for Moana, making a cameo on How I Met Your Mother, or getting into a duel with Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, but the one thing everybody wants to see from him is—altogether now!—raps about history. So far, there has really only been one way…

Alcon had the nerve to announce a director for a new Garfield movie on a freakin' Monday

We tend to adhere to an attitude of cautious optimism here at The A.V. Club, since it’s not fair to judge something before you can really experience what it has to offer, but a movie studio has made it clear that it knows absolutely nothing about a character that is extremely important to us, and we are really darn…

The Child's Play reboot will open against Toy Story 4, which is honestly pretty funny

This morning, we got our first look at Toy Story 4, which seems like it’s going to be a movie that questions the nature of toy reality, but it turns out that Pixar’s latest epic is going up against a movie with a much simpler message: Some toys will stab the shit out of you and then say bad words in an off-putting man…

What shows are the cast of Outlander excited to watch?

Starz’s hit show Outlander returned is back in full swing, with this season landing Claire and Jamie (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan) in North Carolina in 1767, just before the American Revolution. In honor of the new season, we spoke with the cast—Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard…

The New Radicals' Gregg Alexander says he's got "7 to 10" completed albums he'll probably never release

The name Gregg Alexander may not ring a bell, but the sight of him in a floppy fisherman’s hat probably would. Alexander was the one-man band behind The New Radicals, who created one of pop-rock’s most enduring songs when they dropped hit single “You Only Get What You Give” 20 years ago. Alexander disbanded the group…

Accio Complete Harry Potter Film Collection For $40!

The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Crimes of Grindelwald, hits theaters this week, so there’s never been a better time to catch up on the classic Harry Potter films. And — Merlin’s beard! — it seems they’re available now on Blu-ray at Amazon for just 40 galleons, er, dollars. Act fast to…

Here’s how you’re damaging your ears—and what you can do to protect them

One of the central storylines of A Star Is Born is Jackson Maine’s (Bradley Cooper) struggle with hearing loss and tinnitus, made worse by the fact that he’s a musician who performs live concerts and exposes himself to loud sounds on a daily basis. While most of us aren’t famous musicians playing shows every night,…

Sharon Jones deserves a better biography than the soulless Long Slow Train

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“What is soul?” George Clinton asks in the song of the same name, the final track on Funkadelic’s eponymous 1970 debut album. “I don’t know,” his bandmates shout-answer through plumes of extraterrestrial pot smoke. “Soul,” Clinton responds, “is a ham hock in your cornflakes.” “Soul,” he adds in the next verse, “is the…