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Akiva Schaffer on Chip ‘N Dale & underrated Lonely Island songs

Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and John Mulaney at the premiere of Chip’n Dale: Rescue RangersPhoto: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images (Getty Images) After helming both music videos (“I’m On A Boat”) and feature films (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping) built around simple jokes, it’s no surprise that Disney chose The Lonely Island alum Akiva Schaffer …

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The Evil Dead game perfectly captures the joys of torturing Bruce Campbell

Don’t judge a book by its slightly waxy-looking screenshots, okay?Image: Saber Interactive Every Friday, AV 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 …

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Margot Robbie developing Ocean’s Eleven prequel with Jay Roach

Margot RobbiePhoto: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt (Getty Images) What if they remade Ocean’s Eleven, except this time a woman led the heist? And then what if they remade that movie, and instead of Sandra Bullock, it was led by Margot Robbie? We may soon have the answers to this pressing inquiry, as The Hollywood Reporter …

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Thomas Haden Church to play the bad guy in Peacock’s bizarre Twisted Metal show

Thomas Haden ChurchPhoto: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) Peacock’s upcoming adaptation of long-running Sony car-murder simulator series Twisted Metal Continues to be a thing that exists, apparently, as the streaming service announced today that Thomas Haden Church will star in the show as one of its primary villains. Church joins a cast that includes stars Anthony …

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Marielle Heller to direct Amy Adams neo-horror flick Nightbitch

Amy Adams, Marielle HellerPhoto: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images), Kevin Winter (Getty Images) No, the proposed film starring Amy Adams as an overworked mother who slowly turns into a dog was not a weird fever dream, but an actual project with legs (and some pointy ears, and a cute little snout). It also has a pretty …

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Billy Eichner is trying to find someone to love in Bros trailer

Luke Macfarlane and Billy Eichner in Bros.Screenshot: Universal Pictures/Youtube For a dollar, name a gay rom-com lead! If you said Billy Eichnercongrats on your win, as Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the meta rom-com Bros. Bros stars and was written by the Billy On The Street comedian The film marks a monumental …

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Spirittea Is Basically Stardew Valley Meets Spirited Away

GIF: Cheesemaster Games / Kotaku You can never have too many cozy games between all the big AAA launches, in my opinion, and that’s exactly what makes upcoming slice-of-life sim Spirittea look so inviting. The sophomore effort from indie dev Dan Beckerton, Spirittea was successfully crowdfunded back in 2020. At the time, Beckerton described Spirittea …

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