The Grand Budapest Hotel and a smart TV: 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…

Idris Elba broods up a storm in the trailer for the BBC’s Luther special

We’re just now getting our first look at the BBC’s upcoming three-hour Luther TV movie (or two-part Christmas special, for those on the other side of the pond). We know from previous reports that Idris Elba’s disaffected detective chief inspector will spend this new allotment of screen time chasing down a…

Fox pauses its Luther remake, surprised it couldn’t find another Idris Elba

In news that will make everyone who isn’t a Fox executive shrug and say, “Yeah, that sounds about right,” Fox has temporarily delayed the American remake of Luther due to difficulties finding a leading man who can replace Idris Elba. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has decided to wait until the end of…

Idris Elba won’t star in Fox’s Luther, will star in BBC America’s Luther miniseries

One day after it was announced that Idris Elba would not star in an American adaptation of his acclaimed BBC drama Luther, Variety reports that Elba will reprise his role for a new two-part Luther BBC miniseries. This could be seen as undermining Fox’s version of the series, to which Elba has signed on as a…

“Heimdall can’t be black!” 14 casting decisions that sparked outrage

1. Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne, Batman (1989)
Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman went into production in the wake of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One as well as Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke, all signature events in the lives of ’80s comics fans who wanted superheroes to be taken…