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The best romantic comedies on HBO Max

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 …Read more...

Ben Wheatley’s eco-thriller In The Earth has one terrific scene and a lot of boring hooey

Note: The writer of this review watched In The Earth on a digital screener from home. Before making the decision to see it—or any other film—in a movie theater, please consider the health risks involved. Here’s an interview on the matter with scientific experts.Read more...

Forget the moon landing—Apollo 13 proves that botched missions are the ones to dramatize

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: With Voyagers now in theaters and Stowaway on Netflix next week, we’re looking to the stars for five days of space movies.Read more...

Kevin Smith seeks proof that at least one person is interested in his new movie by selling it as an NFT

No longer content just to ruin his reputation with increasingly terrible movies, Kevin Smith is broadening his path of devastation, and contributing to the destruction of both the health of modern art and our environment by getting into the NFT game. The writer/director/podcaster has announced that his upcoming evil…Read more...

Nazis, time travel, and creepy dolls are only a hint of what haunts The Banishing’s house

There’s something about Britishness that lends itself well to haunted houses: the top-button austerity, the stiff upper lip, the willingness to live in extremely creepy, crumbling old homes. This has led to classics like 1961’s The Innocents, the more recent The Others, and the underrated The Little Stranger. But as…Read more...

Chris McKay to direct monster movie about Dracula's buddy Renfield

In the grand tradition of Igor and Victor Frankenstein, two films nobody has ever thought about, The Tomorrow War and The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay has signed on to direct Renfield, a movie about Count Dracula’s varyingly loyal bug-eating buddy. This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which doesn’t have…Read more...

Mark Hamill to star in movie based on famous story from comedian/party animal Bert Kreischer

As reported by Deadline, Mark Hamill is set to co-star alongside shirtless comedian Bert Kreischer in a movie based on Kreischer’s signature stand-up routine that is being billed as “The Hangover meets Midnight Run.” The stand-up bit revolves around a story in which Kreischer goes to Russia as part of a class trip in…Read more...

CG Tig Notaro is the best part of the Army Of The Dead Trailer, though everything else is okay too

The biggest and most Zack Snyder-y Zack Snyder movie ever is now finally out in the world (with his name in the title and everything), which means it’s time to move on and see what other loud and varyingly tolerable tricks he has up his sleeve with Army Of The Dead—a return to the genre that birthed his 2004 Dawn Of…Read more...

One of China’s all-time blockbuster bonanzas is hiding in plain sight on Netflix

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: movies in space copy. This week: With Voyagers now in theaters and Stowaway on Netflix next week, we’re looking to the stars for five days of space movies.Read more...

Thomas Vinterberg on acting drunk, Mads Mikkelsen, and his Oscar-nominated Another Round

One month ago, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announced the nominations for this year’s delayed, pandemic-era Oscars. If there was one true surprise on the list read by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, it was in the historically competitive Best Director race. There, among expected names like…Read more...

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