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New Tomb Raider Barbie finally gives the doll a good stealth assassination weapon

Over the decades, Barbie has proven herself to be absurdly competent at nearly every career she pursues, whether it’s video game development or directing A Wrinkle In Time, but all of her various jobs have actually just been preparing Barbie for her greatest challenge yet: surviving on a dangerous island full of… Read more...

Jordan Peele will film his next movie later this year

For the past year, as Get Out has made a ton of money and nabbed multiple major award nominations, director Jordan Peele has spent a lot of time talking about what he wants to do next. He talked about making similar horror movies about “social demons,” he considered making a Get Out sequel, and he teased that his next… Read more...

Now's your chance to buy a ridiculous toy of Jabba The Hutt's sail barge

Various companies have been making Star Wars toys for decades, so a relatively movie-accurate version of nearly every iconic character and vehicle either is available now or has been available in the past, but some ships have simply been too big to properly scale down to the size of an action figure. For particularly… Read more...

Weekend Box Office: All hail the king, Black Panther 

What’s that about movies starring people of color being a risk, again? Black Panther went beyond a hit movie to a pop-cultural phenomenon this weekend—this writer’s Saturday afternoon screening had lines out the door of the theater, through the lobby, and outside into the snow—surpassing the relatively conservative… Read more...

Anne Hathaway in talks to star in next film from Mudbound's Dee Rees

Mudbound recently nabbed four Oscar nominations, but director Dee Rees isn’t waiting for the ceremony in two weeks before she starts planning her next project. According to Variety, Rees is set to adapt Joan Didion’s 1996 political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted, with Anne Hathaway currently in talks to star. As … Read more...

BAFTA Film Awards honor Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri above all others

The Shape Of Water and Get Out have been the favorites during this year’s award season, with both making good showings at multiple award shows and setting their hopes high for the upcoming Academy Awards in March, but the British Academy somewhat broke from the pack a bit for today’s BAFTA Film Awards by giving Three… Read more...

Kevin Feige is still being cagey about that all-female Marvel team-up movie

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to introduce more and more female heroes who could easily carry their own film—like Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, half the cast of Black Panther, and of course Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow—Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has simultaneously been the biggest supporter and the… Read more...

Black Panther is one of Marvel's best and most dramatically complex movies

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky return to discuss the latest—and one of the greatest—from Marvel Studios, Black Panther. Directed by Creed and Fruitvale Station’s Ryan Coogler, Black Panther veers from the template established by Marvel’s previous 18 films by introducing a… Read more...

Samson tries to put an evangelical spin on the Bible's horniest strongman

Even by the standards of the Old Testament, the horny strongman Samson is a perplexing character. He kills a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, sets three hundred foxes on fire, murders 30 men for their clothes. He falls for a femme fatale who zaps his superhuman strength with a haircut and ends up… Read more...

Jennifer Lawrence tweaks her action-heroine steeliness in the half-trashy Red Sparrow

“You must inure yourself to what you find repellent,” intones Charlotte Rampling, playing the unnamed stoic headmistress of what another character in Red Sparrow describes as “whore school.” Her lesson plans must look bonkers; many of them seem to involve forced sexual encounters, sometimes conducted from the front of… Read more...

Trailer for YouTube's Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai sweeps the leg of nostalgia 

The rivalry between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso from Karate Kid isn’t quite as legendary as some other great cinematic feuds, like Rocky and Apollo Creed or Batman and the Joker, but this teaser for YouTube Red’s Cobra Kai really wants you to think it is. That’s understandable, since the whole thing is banking… Read more...

Henry Rollins' cannibal movie is getting a sequel

After several years, the pleas of He Never Died fans have finally been answered. According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Jason Krawczyk’s 2015 horror-comedy starring Henry Rollins as an immortal cannibal is finally getting a sequel, with Krawczyk and Rollins both back on board. He Never Died 2 will begin filming… Read more...

Are the detractors right about Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri?

The Oscars are less than a month away, but there are a handful of films from this year’s Best Picture lineup we haven’t covered on Film Club. So we’re catching up with these contenders in a few special-edition episodes. Today, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky argue the merits of … Read more...

Sony once turned down a chance to buy all of Marvel's movie rights for only $25 million

The Marvel of today is an unstoppable behemoth, crushing everyone who dares to make a play for its superhero movie throne, but a new Wall Street Journal report points out that the Marvel of 20 years ago was so desperate for an influx of cash that it almost sacrificed control of the very movie rights that are now its… Read more...

There’s a pretty charming romantic comedy smuggled into the margins of Scream 2

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. This week, we’re looking back on films that romantically pair real star couples. Read more...

About as subtle as its title, Nostalgia still provides a fine showcase for Jon Hamm

Like something you might find tucked away in an attic or a basement, Mark Pellington’s Nostalgia is a plainly personal curiosity. Handmade with care and also a touch of clumsiness, it probably means a lot to those who have lived with it, so to speak, even if there are also plenty who will look at it and see only the… Read more...

Ron Howard grabbed Jon Favreau to voice an "important alien character" in Solo

If the first trailer coming just a few months before the movie itself wasn’t enough of an indication of just how down-to-the-wire the production of Solo: A Star Wars Story is, Collider is reporting that director Ron Howard just brought in Jon Favreau to voice a “very cool and important” alien for the film. Howard… Read more...

Kristin Scott Thomas brings life to The Party 

As a comedy of manners, The Party is British to its core—and not just because one of its many betrayals, big and small, involves a character going to a private doctor instead of using the National Health Service. Its characters are all so impeccably civilized, so incurably uptight, that their way of dealing with… Read more...

Gerard Butler's surprisingly entertaining Den Of Thieves is already getting a sequel 

Den Of Thieves, last month’s heist film from first-time director Christian Gudegast, is exactly the sort of movie that seems destined to be forgotten. It has a fairly generic name, it stars Gerard Butler, it’s derivative of better heist movies, and yet its surprisingly entertaining performances and clever plot have… Read more...

The entertaining and ambitious Black Panther breaks from the Marvel formula

It’s taken a decade and 18 films, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally produced a superhero movie that feels like it was ripped from the pages of a comic book. Ditching the MCU’s familiar roster of heroes (they don’t get as much as a mention) along with many of the basics of the Marvel film formula, Ryan… Read more...

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