The AV Club

Plaza, Scorsese, Spielberg: cinema’s last great defenders

Martin Scorsese, Aubrey Plaza, and Steven Spielberg Image: The AV Club, Photo: Jason Mendez/Mike Coppola/Michael Loccisano/Getty Images It’s a bleak world out there for movies these days: streaming is ripping a hole in creatives’ tradition revenue streamsand the Thanksgiving Weekend box office did the worst numbers in, well, ever. But when it comes to the …

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Sufjan Stevens is definitely not finishing all 50 states albums

Sufjan StevensPhoto: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) If any Sufjan Stevens fans were still hoping that he would ever finish his early ’00s mission to write an album dedicated to each of the 50 states, the acclaimed singer/songwriter has issued another reminder that it’s not happening. “I feel like my whole music career has been an …

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Greta Gerwig thought Barbie would be a “career-ender”

Margot RobbiePhoto: Warner Bros. One of this generation’s great new directors, Greta Gerwig did what any normal filmmaker would do after re-inventing Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic Little Women: She signed up to direct Barbie. It’s a classic “one for me, one for you.” Adapt one of the most beloved pieces of literature before making …

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Scarlett Johansson to star in Just Cause TV adaptation

Scarlett JohanssonPhoto: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for David Yurman It’s been almost 30 years since 10-year-old Scarlett Johansson played a little kid in the Sean Connery-starring crime thriller Just Cause (an adaptation of the John Katzenbach novel of the same name) and now she’s going to be replacing Connery in a new take on the original …

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Don’t worry, James Gunn’s DCU won’t touch your precious Joker

James GunnPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images) Thanksgiving might be over, but James Gunn has a full plate. First, the one-time pariah of the MCU jumped to DC, fixed that placeand returned to Disney as the only one brave enough to direct a Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special. And now, after turning Suicide Squad into …

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James McAvoy says he would return Marvel’s call (if he got it)

James McAvoy Photo: Bryan Bedder (Getty Images) Add to the list of documented Marvel “takes” this comfortingly diplomatic one from James McAvoy. In a new interview, the actor—who starred in five Marvel films between 2011 and 2019—says that despite a great on-seen experience, he’s just not sure if he wants to return to his Professor …

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Spoiler Alert tries to distance itself from the tragedy at its core

(L-R:) Sally Field and Jim Parsons in Spoiler alertImage: Courtesy of Focus Features To say grief comes in many forms is such an overwrought understatement that to trot it out at the start of a review feels like a cop-out. And yet Spoiler alertbased on Michael Ausiello’s memoir by the same name (with the added …

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Disney pulled some funky tricks to make Disney Plus look like it’s losing less money

Image: Disney Disney continues to shake—for an “unkillable, multi-billion-dollar leviathan” definition of shaking, at least—in the aftermath of it recent big surprise Bob Swapwith former CEO Bob Iger stepping in to take control of the company back from his successor, Bob Chapek, after the company’s board asked Chapek to resign from his leadership position last …

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