The Creeper, the Miner 49er, and the Wax Phantom may still loom large in the nightmares of those who grew up watching Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, even though these supposedly “dangerous” fiends were revealed as nothing more than harmless,…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

According to the Marin County Sheriff, Robin Williams was found dead in his Tiburon home today. An investigation is still ongoing, but the press release from the sheriff’s office says the coroner suspects the cause to be “suicide due to…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Punk rock act Bayside released its sixth album, Cult, this past February. The whole album is streaming here, but A.V. Club-literate Bayside fans of a more visual persuasion might want to check out the new music video for “Pigsty,” which we’re…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

In a move that should surprise no one working in music journalism, college radio, or record retail, or who has ever seen a bad local band, Radiohead has been named the most influential act in music today. The obvious decision came via an NME reader…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Irish actor J.J. Murphy, an 88-year-old recently cast in Game Of Thrones’ fifth season, died just four days after shooting his first scenes, according to the Belfast Telegraph. Murphy was playing Ser Denys Mallister, an elder member of the Night’s…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

According to The Wrap, the hosts of the Stoney And Bill show on Detroit’s 97.1 The Ticket radio station were making fun of Aquaman—the Superfriend who talks to fish and looks like a Lego Justin Bieber—when a caller got on the phone to tell them to…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Responding to a recent rash of drug-related deaths and occasional dismemberments at music festivals, New York’s Electric Zoo—where two attendees died last year after an overdose of MDMA—will force this year’s attendees to watch an anti-drug PSA,…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Simpsons fans everywhere are united by two fervent beliefs. That the show is the funniest, most groundbreaking, influential show in the history of television; and that the show is terrible and should have gone off the air years ago. Debates rage…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Prolonging the Internet’s often fickle, fleeting love for Noah Ritter, the “Apparently” kid, Stephen Colbert spent part of Wednesday’s Colbert Report comparing the 5-year-old newsman to Sean Hannity, based on a shared affinity for repeating…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

At long last answering the question of hey, hey, hey, what was going on there, Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story promises to circumvent and spill all of the secrets that the Saved By The Bell authorities have closely guarded, lo…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Howdy, Gameologerinos, and welcome to our weekly open thread. I’m just going to put it out there: I’m not playing anything terribly exciting this weekend. I’ve been rhythmically tapping away at the recently released, unfinished version of Crypt Of…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Following charges that Nic Pizzolatto committed plagiarism when he put the ideas and a few similar phrases of Thomas Ligotti in the mouth of True Detective’s Rustin Cohle, HBO and show creator Nic Pizzolatto have now responded, answering that we…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Time Warner and Netflix have never had the healthiest relationship. Netflix used to admire HBO, but then Time Warner got all passive aggressive, and Netflix started fighting with ISPs and throwing shade at all cable companies—including Time Warner…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Sterling Cooper & Partners would be nothing without the office savvy of Joan Harris. But as Christina Hendricks demonstrates in the new clip from Funny Or Die, the former Miss Holloway would be practically useless in a modern office environment.…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Quentin Tarantino’s movies are not only made for the kind of know-it-alls prone to opine, for example, on how Kill Bill, Vol. 1 directly lifts several shots from the 1973 Japanese revenge epic Lady Snowblood. They also offer many fruitful…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Breathe a little easier, TMNT fans. Reports of what Michael Bay had planned for your heroes in a half shell turned out be greatly exaggerated. As the title of this sleekly proficient reboot confirms, the Ninja Turtles are still teenagers and still…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

In the most anticipated superhero showdown not involving a civil court case, Batman and Superman have yielded to Captain America, with Warner Bros. moving the release date of Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice up a full six weeks to avoid Marvel.…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

You might remember a photo that made the rounds last year, of a wedding party fleeing from a digitally added Tyrannosaurus Rex. The photographer who put that picture together had a lot of things going for him: A couple who was game for some fun. A…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

The people responsible for marketing Guardians Of The Galaxy have clearly realized what a potent promotional weapon they have in Chris Pratt, sending the actor out on a media blitz that’s caused the most drastic increase in the use of the word…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago

Benedict Cumberbatch took time off from his busy schedule of appearing 9,000 times a second on Tumblr to attend San Diego Comic-Con recently, sitting down with MTV’s Josh Horowitz for a quick interview. For whatever reason, one of Horowitz’s…

The A.V. Club • 4 years ago