Pete Davidson lays into Chevy Chase, calls him a "fucking douchebag"

We’ve got nothing against celebrities falling in love here at The A.V. Club, as evidenced by our breathless coverage of the Chris Evans/Jenny Slate breakup and the secret Scott Pilgrim romance, but sometimes it’s nice when celebrities talk about something other than the celebrity they’re in love with. Honestly, we’ve…

On The Late Show, Joel McHale describes living out Jeff Winger's nightmare of becoming Chevy Chase

Back in the golden days of Community—loosely and accurately defined as anything but season four—Joel McHale’s disgraced ex-lawyer Jeff Winger had a recurring fear that he would turn into Chevy Chase. Or, more specifically, that his egotistical but charming womanizer Winger would turn into the aging, egotistical but…

Joel McHale got Chevy Chase’s blessing to play him in the National Lampoon movie

It’s probably somewhat difficult to spend four years working on 84 episodes of a TV show with someone without acquiring a certain respect, or at least fondness, for that person—even if that person is the notoriously difficult-to-work-with comedian Chevy Chase. So when Joel McHale was invited to play a younger version…

A supercut pays tribute to cinema’s worst cases of writer’s block

Writer’s block is traditionally not very cinematic. After all, movies are supposed to depict things happening, and this is specifically about something not happening. And yet, writer’s block is a theme the movies have returned to many times. Now, Ben Watts and Ivan Kander have curated cinema’s best moments of creative…

Dan Harmon spent a tense afternoon with Thomas Middleditch’s Shakespeare

Sometimes, it’s best not to meet your idols. That’s the harsh lesson Community creator Dan Harmon learns (repeatedly) in a new episode of his short-form History series Great Minds that brings him face to bearded face with The Bard Of Avon himself, William Shakespeare, as brought prissily to life by Silicon Valley’s…

Movie posters look better when they’re unsullied by pesky words

When Samuel Beckett said that “every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness,” it’s doubtful he was referring specifically to movie posters. Still, the internet has decided that plenty of posters look even better without all those pesky titles, names, and credits getting in the way of the artwork.…

The director of Alvin And The Chipmunks is rebooting Oh! Heavenly Dog

Lest you think Hollywood is running out of good ideas—or even good movies to remake—according to The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Hill is attached to direct a redux of Oh! Heavenly Dog for Fox 2000. (Hill is the man responsible for reviving Alvin And The Chipmunks for the studio in 2007, as well as the director of the 2014…

This cringeworthy interview from the Caddyshack press tour is just excruciating

Modern press junkets can be awkward, what with clueless regional morning show journalists asking everyone from Kristen Stewart to Bill Murray the same monotonous questions about their co-stars and green screens before making some sort of hack joke about the interviewee’s movie. And if that kind of schlock is boring…

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