Jeff Goldblum is confident he's one of the most powerful beings in the (Marvel) universe

Marvel fans are still trying to keep track of who was and was not wiped out by Thanos’ genocidal finger-snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but aside from who we actually see in the movie and who gets a good result from this Thanos website, we’re just going to have to depend on Marvel actors arbitrarily decided…

Han Severals: 16-plus characters who smuggled inspiration from Han Solo

Han Solo is based on a familiar archetype: Star Wars’ lovable scoundrel can trace his roots back to our earliest myths, while there are progenitors of his world-weary cynicism in Humphrey Bogart’s movies, his charming roguishness in Douglas Fairbanks’, and his reluctantly outlaw heroics throughout the samurai films…

The Lonely Island share an incredibly strange, ambitious song they wrote for the Oscars

Last night’s Oscars were intermittently funny, mostly fine, and, reportedly, not super highly viewed. Maybe next year they should pony up for some larger productions instead of just covering the stage in crystals? The Lonely Island tweeted out today that they “wrote a song for this year’s Oscars that was overly…

What's missing from our list of the year's best films?

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…

Weekend Box Office: Thor rules again, but a smaller movie feels like the bigger winner

Let’s bury the lede for a moment, put the blockbusters on the back burner, and talk about what The A.V. Club considers very exciting news: Lady Bird has broken into America’s box-office top 10, grossing more than a million dollars on just 37 screens. That’s an average of about $33,000 per screen, which basically means…

The Marvel universe's heroes are basically movie stars with superpowers

From Iron Man on, the gajillion-dollar Marvel Cinematic Universe has toyed with portraying its characters as A-list and B-list celebrities or even actors cast in roles—a Hollywoodian fantasy where superheroes go to lunch, get asked for autographs, mingle at after-parties. (Avengers Tower is supposed to be in Midtown…

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It’s Thor versus the Justice League, plus 21 other movies coming this November

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

Thor: Ragnarok ultimately cut the one scene that confirmed Valkyrie’s bisexuality

Last week, Tessa Thompson, who plays the fierce Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, responded to an online complaint from some narrow-minded butthead about the “tomboy-ish” look of her character. After a fan mistakenly wrote that the same Valkyrie from the comics, whose buxom figure was being called canon by said butthead,…

Jeff Goldblum will hang out with Darryl in new Team Thor short

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s expansion has touched on even the more tedious parts of a superhero’s life, like paying rent, courtesy of Taika Waititi’s Team Thor short films. The Thor: Ragnarok director introduced fans to the Odinson’s mortal roommate Darryl last year, who won’t actually be in any Thor movies, but…

Tessa Thompson's Thor: Ragnarok character is the 1st openly bisexual one in the MCU films

Most people who watched Tessa Thompson gracefully but forcefully cut her way across the Thor: Ragnarok teasers have come away with a good impression of the Creed star’s portrayal of Valkyrie. Then there are the dinguses for whom 2D boobs will never be big enough, who think anything other than wasp-figured superheroes…