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Days Gone is the Red Dead Redemption 2 of biker zombie games, for better or worse Days Gone is the Red Dead Redemption 2 of biker zombie games, for better or worse

Every Friday, several A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Chvrches releases statement on recent collaborator Marshmello working with Chris Brown Chvrches releases statement on recent collaborator Marshmello working with Chris Brown

Cool synth-pop band Chvrches recently collaborated with DJ Marshmello (the guy who did a concert in Fortnite and got mad when KFC did an EDM gag at a festival) on a track called “Here With Me,” granting Chvrches its first appearance on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and the band’s first time topping the…

Stephen King to make rare podcast appearance for discussion of The Stand Stephen King to make rare podcast appearance for discussion of The Stand

Stephen King is everywhere these days, at least in terms of books, movies, and TV, but now he’ll be popping up in another popular entertainment medium: podcasts. He’s not getting his own microphone and Blue Apron sponsorship deal, but according to Entertainment Weekly, he is going to be a guest on Mick Garris’ Post…

Martin Scorsese's Bob Dylan documentary and another huge Dylan box set are coming in June Martin Scorsese's Bob Dylan documentary and another huge Dylan box set are coming in June

At the very beginning of the year, we reported that a Bob Dylan documentary that Martin Scorsese had supposedly been working on in secret for years was finally set to come out, with the focus zeroing in on Dylan’s 1975-76 “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour. Scorsese had even been quietly conducting interviews with many of…

A non-fiction follow-up to A Clockwork Orange has been uncovered A non-fiction follow-up to A Clockwork Orange has been uncovered

According to the BBC, an unpublished follow-up to Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange called A Clockwork Condition has been found in his archives (which are being catalogued by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in England). The 200-age manuscript is apparently “part philosophical reflection and part…

Bruce Springsteen returning to "character-driven songs" on new solo album Bruce Springsteen returning to "character-driven songs" on new solo album

Bruce Springsteen may have recently become a Broadway star by putting on an incredible one-man show about his life and the process of creating some of his iconic songs, baring his soul in a way that had become rare for the iconic performer, but Springsteen is going back to the old way of doing things for his next…

Mortal Kombat 11 is the ideal Mortal Kombat game: Cheesy, violent, and self-aware Mortal Kombat 11 is the ideal Mortal Kombat game: Cheesy, violent, and self-aware

Mortal Kombat, as a series, has been around for a very long time, a multi-decade survival that’s often required it to fall back on easy gimmicks to keep itself afloat. Back in 1992, the original game had its violence and digitized human actors. Then the sequels got more violent. And then some of the entries in the…

Deadwood's David Milch reveals that he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Deadwood's David Milch reveals that he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's

Though it seemed like it would never happen, and even when it started happening it seemed like it could easily be taken away at any moment, a Deadwood movie is actually set to premiere on HBO in May—more than a decade after the show ended its original run. Vulture has…

Leonardo DiCaprio might star in Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley remake Leonardo DiCaprio might star in Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley remake

Several years after the project was first in the works, Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley may have found a big-name star: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to star in the film, which is about a con man working at a carnival who tries to use a woman’s brilliant mentalist trick to…

Michael Biehn to star in audio adaptation of William Gibson's Alien 3 script Michael Biehn to star in audio adaptation of William Gibson's Alien 3 script

According to Bloody Disgusting, Audible is planning to record an audio adaptation of William Gibson’s unproduced screenplay for Alien 3 as part of the franchise’s ongoing 40th anniversary celebration. Gibson’s script, which is supposedly way better than the version of Alien 3 that actually got made, was recently…

James Wan and and It writer Gary Dauberman to adapt Stephen King's Salems Lot James Wan and and It writer Gary Dauberman to adapt Stephen King's Salems Lot

The Dark Tower couldn’t stop it and Pet Sematary couldn’t stop it, and so the Stephen King adaptation machine continues unabated, chewing up those thick horror novels you loved in high school and spitting out movies and TV shows that are occasionally good but often… not good. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the…

Merriam-Webster stans the word "stan," adds it to the dictionary Merriam-Webster stans the word "stan," adds it to the dictionary

If the tea’s gone cold and you’re wondering why, or if Eminem just hasn’t responded to your fan letters yet, it could be because the word “stan” is still being inexplicably accepted as a normal thing for people to say even though it comes from a song about a guy who kills himself and his pregnant girlfriend. In 2017,…

Renée Zellweger to make the jump to TV with neo-noir Netflix series What/If Renée Zellweger to make the jump to TV with neo-noir Netflix series What/If

Following the lead of far too many other movie stars (most recently Jake Gyllenhaal), Renée Zellweger has been forced to move over to the TV world, with Netflix announcing that she’ll be starring in a new “neo-noir social thriller” called What/If. This will be Zellweger’s first regular TV gig, having previously spent…

Natalie Portman is going to Disney+ for a movie about dolphins Natalie Portman is going to Disney+ for a movie about dolphins

Loki may be getting his own show on Disney’s streaming service, but it looks like his old Thor buddy Jane Foster isn’t quite that lucky yet. Still, Natalie Portman—who played Jane in the less-good Thor movies—is going to Disney+ anyway, with The Hollywood Reporter reporting that she’ll be narrating a movie from the…

Tonight seems like as good a time as any to watch every MCU post-credits scene Tonight seems like as good a time as any to watch every MCU post-credits scene

This very evening, Hollywood’s luckiest jerks and richest studio executives are sitting down for the premiere of Avengers: Endgame, a movie the rest of us will have to until Friday for, but Marvel Studios decided to us common folk a bone by tweeting out videos of every* post-credits scene (or “stinger”) from every*…

Remember what it was like to feel good about politics with this Knock Down The House trailer

It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time—around, say, 2008—when caring about politics could actually be exciting and fulfilling. Give or take eight years later, though, politics became a nightmare pit of nothing but hellish misery, where the most sane of us would rather scoop out their eyes with burning spoons…

HBO gives series order to Armando Iannucci's sci-fi show with Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad HBO gives series order to Armando Iannucci's sci-fi show with Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad

Years ago, before Veep had actually begun airing its final episodes, series creator Amrando Iannuci began developing a new project for HBO called Avenue 5. At the time, all we knew was that it would be a “comedy set on a spaceship,” which is a concept that’s pretty far removed from the relatively grounded nature of …

As predicted, there will be an obvious gap in Disney+'s version of the studio's "entire" library As predicted, there will be an obvious gap in Disney+'s version of the studio's "entire" library

In March, extremely well-compensated Disney CEO Bob Iger claimed that the Disney+ streaming service would eventually feature “the entire Disney motion picture library,” a claim that seemed extremely hard to buy given the fact that the Disney motion picture library happens to include Song Of The South. The movie,…

Prince's memoir The Beautiful Ones will be released in October Prince's memoir The Beautiful Ones will be released in October

When Prince died in 2016, he not only left behind a vault of unreleased music for his estate to dig through, he also apparently left behind an unfinished draft of a memoir called The Beautiful Ones. Now, because nothing a famous person touched can ever be forgotten once they’ve died, the memoir is now being released…

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