David Tennant and the writer of Paddington 2 launch a new crop of BBC comedies

British sitcoms have been increasingly making their way across the pond—and not just old episodes of Are You being Served? that your mom watches on Sunday afternoons while casually mentioning she’d find it a hoot if you called her “mum.” There’s a robust market for distinctly British humor, and it’s about to get some…

Doug Jones to lend some monster street-cred to the U.S. What We Do In The Shadows pilot

Fresh off one of his most prominent roles yet—as the good-butted gill-man at the center of Guillermo Del Toro’s Oscar-nominated The Shape Of Water—prolific character actor and physical performer Doug Jones has scored a lead role in the upcoming U.S. TV version of Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows. Per Variety…

Jemaine Clement’s finished a pilot script for What We Do In The Shadows’ American spin-off

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows has spawned quite a franchise: Not only is there a cinematic spin-off planned for the polite lycanthropes led by Rhys Darby in the original, but the collaborators have also been working on two TV adaptations. Now Clement, who’s since become a series regular…

What We Do In The Shadows’ incompetent cops to get their own TV show in 2018

We’ve been hearing rumblings of adaptations of and sequels to What We Do In The Shadows ever since Taika Waititi’s hilarious vampire mockumentary became a cult hit back in 2015. This week, a report from Stuff confirmed that at least one of those projects is finally in production, a mockumentary cop TV show called …

Taika Waititi is working on a U.S. TV version of What We Do In The Shadows

One of the many reasons we’re rooting for Thor: Ragnarok to be great—besides the fact that it just looks charming and cheerful and fun—is that a successful Hollywood blockbuster is likely to give director Taika Waititi carte blanche to follow whatever weird, interesting creative impulses happen to be driving him at…

Taika Waititi will cameo in his Thor movie

Just how much of a Taika Waititi movie is Thor: Ragnarok? Well, it will have a cameo from the director. ”It’s not like a thing that I’ve ever planned, but now I’m in all of my movies in a small role or a larger role,” he told The A.V. Club at a Rooftop Films gala honoring him Tuesday night in New York. “I’ll probably…

Mark the beginning of year-end supercuts with this look at film in 2015

While it’s still a while to go before the end of the year, the year-end compilations have begun. It’s uncertain how many of these will make The A.V. Club’s best of the year (better luck next time, Spectre!), but one editor has combined some incredible images from many 2015 films to produce an epic journey across time…

And now the internet has voted on the best horror film of the 21st century

Previously, Mark Hofmeyer of Movies, Films, and Flix spent countless hours and immense amount of nerd energy going through the top ranked horror films of the 21st century. He did this by aggregating multiple websites critics’ and users’ scores and came up with multiple lists that varied but there was some consistency…

Vampires make for bad roomies in the Kiwi mock-doc What We Do In The Shadows

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What We Do In The Shadows boasts a simple, sketch-comedy premise: It’s a mockumentary about vampires. That’s a funny idea, but it’s not necessarily an idea funny enough to sustain a feature-length film. Indeed, directors Jemaine Clement (Flight Of The Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Eagle Vs. Shark, Boy) originally made …