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June brings a Dark Phoenix, the Men In Black, and lots of living toys to theaters everywhere June brings a Dark Phoenix, the Men In Black, and lots of living toys to theaters everywhere

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…

20 years ago, Rushmore took the soundtrack back to school 20 years ago, Rushmore took the soundtrack back to school

In 2017, actor and filmmaker Kentucker Audley created a video for Talkhouse where he married scenes from Wes Anderson’s Rushmore to a murderers’ row of vacuous ’90s pop hits from the likes of Smash Mouth, Blink-182, and Third Eye Blind. Mashing things up with “All Star” accounts for around 40 percent of all internet…

Why does more Ghostbusters always provoke such anxiety? Why does more Ghostbusters always provoke such anxiety?

Every rebooted franchise plays off our longing for the past—the implicit promise that it can make us feel just like we did the first time. We know, if only subconsciously, that this isn’t possible. Deep down, we resent it. It just won’t be the same, we say. We won’t be the same. Why can’t you just leave it alone? And…

The 25 essential baby books every nursery should have The 25 essential baby books every nursery should have

We recently heard some distressing news from a new-parent colleague: She hadn’t received any baby books for presents either at showers or post-birth. Sure, books may not be as straight-up practical as a Diaper Genie or a pack of onesies, but their effects last a whole lot longer. Our friend’s dilemma got some of us…

The Modern Lovers, Pere Ubu, and Blondie were ready to rip up 1976 The Modern Lovers, Pere Ubu, and Blondie were ready to rip up 1976

1. Wings, “Silly Love Songs” 2. Elton John & Kiki Dee, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” 3. Johnnie Taylor, “Disco Lady” 4. The Four Seasons, “December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)” 5. Wild Cherry, “Play That Funky Music” 6. The Manhattans, “Kiss And Say Goodbye” 7. The Miracles, “Love Machine” 8. Paul Simon, “50 Ways To Leave Your…

America, please don't follow Michael Moore into civil war tomorrow America, please don't follow Michael Moore into civil war tomorrow

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, the day when Americans briefly set aside their differences and come together to celebrate what a great nation this is to get sweaty, buzzed, and overfed in. It’s true that our union of uneasy cohabitation has perhaps never been more tested. There are marches in the streets. There are…

Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz, and more albums to know about this week Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz, and more albums to know about this week

Florence + The Machine open up old wounds (and stick to old sounds) on High As Hope, while both Gorillaz’s The Now Now and what should be Teyana Taylor’s breakout moment, K.T.S.E., feel unfocused and undercooked. These, plus Panic At The Disco, Jim James, and Dirty Beaches’ Alex Zhang Hungtai in this week’s notable…

The best TV of 2018 so far The best TV of 2018 so far

Disappointing season of your favorite prestige drama got you down? Let down by the big sitcom revival that promised to open up a dialogue, but just wound up taking potshots at easy (and vulnerable) targets while setting up a runway for Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing over at Old Man Murdoch’s place? A thousand Netflix…

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