Lionsgate whacks John Travolta's Gotti, two weeks before it was set to be released

Lionsgate has canceled its plans to release a long-in-the-works John Travolta project, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that Gotti has been punted from the studio’s upcoming distribution schedule. According to EW, the film’s producers are shopping around to give the film a new home, lest Travolta’s attempts to…

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There’s a good reason for Pulp Fiction’s endless parade of fucks

Pulp Fiction is more than just a red flag for any college student walking into a dorm room. It is arguably Quentin Tarantino’s most iconic film, spawned a legion of imitators in the ’90s, and took its rightful place on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest American movies of all time. But of course,…

See some stellar movies (and Craig Robinson!) at this weekend’s Chicago Film Critics Festival

The weekend is upon us, and for many of us here at The A.V. Club—writers and readers alike—that means trekking out to the nearest theater to catch a movie (or seven). Sure, you could see that unplayable iPhone game or that unnecessary (but apparently solid) comedy sequel or Civil War for a third time. But if you…

Jen Kirkman on what makes her laugh, from Caddyshack to “Adele Dazeem”

With her second book, I Know What I’m Doing—And Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches From A Life Under Construction, out this week, Jen Kirkman is pushing even further into the literary world. This time around, the comedian and I Seem Fun podcaster is both examining her own life, which she says is “permanently in…

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What’s your favorite Oscar memory?

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…