Elisabeth Moss has had enough in an exclusive clip from IFC’s Chuck

Along with killing it as the star of Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Elisabeth Moss co-stars in the new boxing biopic Chuck as Phyliss, the long-suffering first wife of human punching bag and inspiration for Rocky Chuck “The Bayonne Bleeder” Wepner. In his review, our film editor A.A. Dowd…

With Chuck, the boxer who inspired Rocky gets his own corny redemption story

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There really was a Rocky Balboa. Well, sort of. His name was Chuck Wepner, and when he wasn’t throwing punches in the ring, he sold liquor in New Jersey. In the mid-’70s, the “Bayonne Bleeder,” so nick-named for his habit of absorbing a lot of blows to the face, was at the right weight at the right time to score an…

Chuck and Fantastic Mr. Fox: Here’s what’s on sale on Amazon today

In an effort to both serve our readers and help support The A.V. Club, we are going to post daily links to deals and interesting items that we find over on Amazon. If you use these links to click through and buy something—not just the thing you clicked—on Amazon, we will see a portion of that income. You don’t have to…

Gossip Girl went from being in on the joke to being the punchline

For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that mark are an unusual group. Many were big hits. Some found small cult audiences. Still others just hung on as best they could and never posted numbers quite low enough to be…

Gilmore Girls: “Pilot”/“The Lorelais’ First Day At Chilton”

If you come to my apartment (and please, stop on by) you’ll quickly figure out that I love the television program Gilmore Girls. Its first six seasons are prominently stacked underneath my TV (we can talk about the seventh season some other time). I’ve watched the damn thing through several times, encouraged my…

Pop culture too extensive to start

Your pop-culture resolutions for 2013 focused on stuff you finally plan on getting around to this year, which made me wonder, are there any cultural touchstones you’d like to get into, but that seem too extensive to even start? For me, this includes Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcasts. I’m sure…

Beyond the top 30: Our favorite episodes of shows that didn’t make the cut, part one

There’s so much good TV on right now that it’s impossible to confine to one list of 30 shows. As always, we’ve come up with a supplemental list of our favorite episodes of many other series that contended for our main list, but just fell short. After catching up on the top 30, follow up with these to figure out the…

The CW at the TCA press tour: What if they threw a TV network made for the Internet, and the Internet didn't come?

If you were going to create a TV network that catered to the modern TV fan, it would be a network that aired lots of heavily serialized shows that were addictive and engrossing once you got into them. It would be a network that cared less about immediate Nielsen ratings and more about DVR plays and (even better)…