Walk into the sunset with the “21 Best Character Departures Of All Time”

Saying goodbye is rarely easy, especially when you’re saying goodbye to someone you really care deeply about. In fact, having meaningful relationships with people in general isn’t very easy, but thankfully we can always count on movies to distract us from real life. Of course, watching someone say goodbye in a movie…

Rob Reiner on his favorite films, and why he changed the ending of When Harry Met Sally…

You’d be hard-pressed to find a current director who has helmed as many beloved movies as Rob Reiner. He was born into show business; his dad Carl Reiner was an early creator on The Dick Van Dyke Show and a comedy partner of Mel Brooks. The younger Reiner eagerly dove into the family business, with improv troupes and…

Weird Science and Wall Street: 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…

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.…

R.I.P. Ben E. King, singer of “Stand By Me”

Legendary soul singer Ben E. King has died at the age of 76. Though he’s best known for his solo 1961 hit “Stand By Me,” King—then going by Ben E. Nelson—got his first break in the late ’50s with The Drifters. Together, the group released genre-defining tracks like “There Goes My Baby” and “Save The Last Dance For…