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The best horror movies on Hulu

Streaming libraries expand and contract. Algorithms are imperfect. Those damn thumbnail images are always changing. But you know what you can always rely on? The expert opinions and knowledgeable commentary of The A.V. Club. That’s why we’re scouring both the menus of the most popular services and…Read more...

Is Memento as good as we remember?

Later this month, audiences around the world (including—though this is less certain—some in the United States) will finally lay eyes on what once looked like the movie event of the summer, Tenet. In honor of the belated release of this time-bending thriller, we’re spending the rest of August talking about the…Read more...

Loaded with Robin Williams riffs and killer songs, Aladdin was a whole new world for animated movies

Imagine being the person who has to dig through hours upon hours of tape of Robin Williams riffing. Someone had to: When Williams played the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, the highest-grossing film of 1992, he did a whole lot of improvising, and he spent a long time doing it. Aladdin directors Ron Clements and John Musker…Read more...

The Sandlot is at once nostalgic and aspirational, depending on your age

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: As August kicks off and the warmest season begins drawing to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite summer-themed movies.Read more...

Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy, and Jordan Fisher on recitals, moonwalks, and Magic Mike

Netflix’s new movie Work It asks and answers the question “what if three cool young people who can dance very well are given a chance to do just that?” The film—which stars internet darlings Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy, and Jordan Fisher—is equal parts Step Up and Bring It On, with just a smidge of the bold brows of …Read more...

Slow-burn chiller La Llorona offers a more intelligent take on the spooky myth

The Latin American myth of La Llorona, a ghostly woman in white who wanders the earth searching for living children to replace her dead ones, can be read as a morality tale. As the story goes, La Llorona was once a living woman who murdered her own offspring as revenge against the lover who abandoned them. Or she…Read more...

This August brings The New Mutants to theaters (maybe) and two Seth Rogens to your living room

Another month, another round of studios scrapping their plans to bring some movies to the big screen. A few films are actually still scheduled to hit theaters later this month—including, as of the publish date of this feature, the long-delayed X-Men spinoff The New Mutants. But at this point, all such release dates…Read more...

Summer School is surprisingly good-natured (and gory!) for an ’80s classroom comedy

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: As August kicks off and the warmest season begins drawing to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite summer-themed movies.Read more...

Seth Rogen, star of An American Pickle, doesn't actually eat that many pickles

In An American Pickle, Seth Rogen plays two different characters, Herschel and Ben Greenbaum. How they’re related is the essence of the film, but long story short it involves one of them falling into a giant vat of pickle brine and being perfectly preserved for 100 years. (As the movie explains, the science checks…Read more...

Shia LaBeouf is the lone highlight of this lousy crime thriller from the director of Suicide Squad

The flagrantly generic films of David Ayer have rarely shied away from their Sam Peckinpah pretensions: antiheroes, dirty work, violence in slow-mo. While The Tax Collector, which marks his return to an overfamiliar Los Angeles milieu, does not suggest that Ayer has developed the moral contradictions of a macho…Read more...

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