Look at how happy people were in the ’90s in this blissful dance-scene supercut

Hello, online millennials! Do you recall the ’90s? Bill Clinton was our sax-playing emperor of America (or, as we called it back then, “president”). For fun, instead of shit-posting or hate-scrolling through Twitter we squeezed yogurt into our mouths while skateboarding with cartoon dogs. An app was a thing that came…

A British sitcom, an overdue soundtrack, and a classic, addictive blend of spices

Recently, too antsy to sleep, I opened Netflix and cued up the British sitcom Crashing, which I promptly devoured. I had heard of the series, because it’s written and created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge of my beloved Fleabag. Although Fleabag is her triumph, Crashing, about a group of not-quite-squatters who live in an…

Mondo’s new Gremlins soundtrack does stuff when you get it wet or expose it to light

There are three basic rules to Mogwai care and maintenance: Don’t expose them to bright light, don’t get them wet, and engage in as many pointless arguments as possible about what the phrase “feeding after midnight” actually means. The soundtrack purveyors at Mondo have violated at least two of those rules with their…

Today’s Amazon deals: Batman costumes, Archer badges, and dirt-cheap Tupperware

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…

Celebrity wine and a cuddly Gizmo: 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…

Get all your Christmas viewing done at once with help from the Eclectic Method

Let’s face it. It’s December 8 already. Those who haven’t gotten a good head start on watching all the classic Christmas movies and TV episodes by now should either start binge-watching—forsaking work, school, and social interaction in the process—or look for some time-saving shortcuts. Self-described “digital outlaw”…

Adele’s “Hello” is even more brilliant when it’s performed by the movies

Adele’s “Hello” from her smash hit album 25 has already been through quite a few permutations. First there was the Steve Aoki remix, and then there was her performance of the track with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. And now there’s a new interpretation of the song, courtesy of a ton of film clips.

Have a Lethal Gremlins French Connection Christmas: 21 non-holiday holiday movies

Every December it’s the same, as we settle down with classics like White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Miracle On 34th Street. Frankly, after so many years, these standards have been rerun so often as to absolutely lose all meaning. So this year, we suggest an off-brand breed of holiday film. These cinematic…

Chris Columbus says the Gremlins reboot will follow the J.J. Abrams model

According to writer, director, and producer Chris Columbus, “Gremlins is actually in good shape, we’re doing Gremlins.” Columbus was out promoting the new Adam Sandler vehicle Pixels when a reporter from HitFix asked him about the new adventures of old Gizmo. That’s when Columbus stated that he wanted to take a page…

Joe Dante isn’t involved with the Gremlins remake, thinks remakes are stupid

Everybody hates remakes—even the ones that are really good/necessary—but it’s usually a good sign when the people who made the original are willing to accept the new one. It’s like saying, “Yeah, we put in all of the work to create this piece of art, but feel free to enjoy this thing that’s exactly the same. We get…

What fictional pet would you most like to own?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

The Airborne Toxic Advent, or The A.V. Club’s holiday gift guide, part 1

2014 has been a tumultuous year full of Ebola scares, random shootings, and rampant racism, sexism, and classism. And seeing as how, Santa be damned, all that might keep on happening right through this holiday season, The A.V. Club has decided to embrace our fear instead of cower behind it. Thus, our two-part 2014…