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Good God, the Trailer for ‘Toy Story 4’ Is Just Unbelievably Depressing

I can watch the sizzle reel of Big Sad Moments from Pixar movies in my head like I’m seeing them in real time: The beginning sequence in Up, Bing Bong sacrificing himself in Inside Out, the few seconds when Wall-E doesn’t recognize Eva after she rebuilds him, literally the entirety of Coco. I mean, just […]

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Let This Man Build a Huge Wood Bong for the Town of Woodenbong, You Monsters

Paul Pearson is a simple man with a simple dream. It is a humble dream; an achievable dream; a dream he shares, by his estimation, with “hundreds and thousands” of other noble dreamers. It is the dream of a humongous bong. Pearson lives in the small town of Woodenbong, Australia, a town that, inexplicably, does […]

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You Can Choose How Bear Grylls Almost Dies in Netflix’s New Interactive Show

Last week, Netflix announced plans to make a whole slate of new interactive films and series after the massive success of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. In a recent speech, Netflix’s Vice President of Product, Todd Yellin, teased that the upcoming choose-your-own-adventure projects wouldn’t all be bleak-as-fuck dystopian dramas like Bandersnatch. “It could be a wacky comedy,” […]

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Thousands of ‘Super Bloom’ Tourists Have Made Life in This Town Absolute Hell

Over the past few weeks, record levels of rainfall in Southern California have caused a so-called “super bloom” of wildflowers, carpeting hillsides with patches of colorful buds. They’re rare, they’re beautiful, and unfortunately—thanks to humanity’s insatiable desire to see them—they’re turning us all into a bunch of terrible monsters, apparently. On Sunday, city officials in […]

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These Terrifying New Clips from Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Will Fully Freak You Out

Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, Us, completely destroyed SXSW last week. The movie pulled in a slew of rave reviews and even nabbed the rare distinction of having a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Hollywood Reporter called it “fiercely scary,” IndieWire praised it as “relentless” and “anxiety-inducing,” and Variety went on and on about […]

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Students Are Suing the Hell out of Schools Tied to the College Bribery Scam

Photo of Olivia Jade by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Oh Polly; Loughlin photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Sephora Collection College students across the country are rightfully pissed about the revelations contained in a 204-page indictment released by the Justice Department on Tuesday—and now the schools implicated in the massive scandal, known as “Operation Varsity Blues,” […]

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This Guy Broke Out of Jail, Got Caught, Then Stole a Cop Car and Escaped Again

Police in Missouri have launched a massive, statewide manhunt for a dangerous inmate who somehow managed to escape their grasp twice in one week—including while he was handcuffed in the back of a goddamn cop car, the Washington Post reports. According to a probable cause statement from the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Travis Lee […]

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The ‘Sopranos’ Prequel Movie Has a Release Date and a Dumb New Title

On Thursday, HBO revealed when we’ll finally see David Chase’s extremely stacked Sopranos prequel film—but it’s, uh, going to be a little while. The movie, which was originally titled The Many Saints of Newark but is now apparently just called Newark for some reason, is set to drop in September 2020, Deadline reports. Details on […]

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These Memes Beautifully Capture How Bad Baby Boomers Are at the Internet

This seems bananas to me, personally, but one thing that many media bubble types still don’t seem to understand is that Facebook is primarily built for making bullshit go viral. That’s just what works on the platform. Share all the #nuanced takes you want, but you know what really thrives on the Zucc Machine? This […]

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‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Has Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer

On Wednesday, the beloved, witty, sometimes hilariously caustic host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek announced he had been diagnosed with a serious form of cancer in a short YouTube announcement posted to the show’s official account. “Just like 50,000 people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer,” […]

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Watch the New ‘GoT’ Trailer, Now with Gleeful Commentary from Jaime Lannister

The long, long, long-awaited trailer for Game of Thrones season eight finally dropped on Tuesday, and the thing is two minutes of basically every character ever gearing up for all-out war. The whole trailer is very dark and stoic, since everyone is acutely aware that they’re about to do battle against an army of goddamn […]

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Luke Perry of ‘90210’ Is Dead at 52

Actor and teen drama icon Luke Perry died Monday after suffering a “massive stroke” last week. He was 52. As USA Today reported, Perry’s rep Arnold Robinson said he passed away Monday, “surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, […]

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Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five Series ‘When They See Us’ Is Going to Be a Gut-Punch for Trump

On Friday morning, Ava DuVernay tweeted the trailer for her highly anticipated limited series on the Central Park Five, When They See Us, and looks like it’s going to make a hell of a splash. The five-part series tells the story of the five black and Latinx teens that were wrongfully convicted of raping a […]

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We Ranked How Badly the ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters Sit on the Iron Throne

HBO just released fresh promotional images of various Game of Thrones characters sitting on the Iron Throne to hype up season eight. Unfortunately, the photos don’t appear to reveal much about who will actually win the big war for Westeros. In fact, they seem to imply that any of these 20 principals, including folks like, […]

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These Disturbing, Hyperrealistic Pet Masks Are Truly the Stuff of Nightmares

Are you a proud pet owner who secretly dreams of melding your corporeal form with your cat or dog in order to become some kind of half-human, half-beast monstrosity that violates all laws of God and man? If so, look no further! On Thursday, AV Club uncovered a brand new service in Japan that will […]

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Good God, the New Season of ‘The OA’ Looks Completely Bonkers

Apologies to everyone who sat down with their families during the holidays in 2016 to casually check out the first season of Netflix’s The OA. The trailer may have borrowed the bikes and the weird helmet thing from Stranger Things, but if you plonked down next your mom expecting another light Netflix romp or whatever, […]

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The FBI Has No Idea Why This Old Man Had 2,000 Stolen Native American Bones

Back in 2014, FBI agents raided the home museum of Donald Miller, a then 91-year-old amateur collector who was well known in Waldron, Indiana, for the rare cultural artifacts he’d gathered on various adventures across the globe. The FBI was apparently acting on a tip that Miller’s collection of Aztec figurines, old pottery, and even […]

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Almost 200 People Got Trapped on a Train for Days in Oregon’s Brutal Snowstorm

An Amtrak train heading from Seattle to Los Angeles got stuck in the snow in Oregon over the weekend—leaving 183 people trapped inside for days, CNN reports. The train came to a screeching halt Sunday night after it ran into a tree that had fallen onto the tracks near Oakridge, Oregon. No one was reportedly […]

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Rami Malek Fell Off the Oscars Stage [Insert Queen Joke Here]

Rami Malek’s fake teeth won the Best Actor statue at the 2019 Oscars for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody, beating out Bradley Cooper’s spray tan and Christian Bale’s prosthetics in Vice. But after Malek gave his speech and the cameras cut away or whatever, the guy’s big night took an unexpected turn: He slipped and […]

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Here’s a Complete List of the 2019 Academy Award Winners

The 91st Oscars was a boring but mercifully short ceremony, save for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s extremely horny performance and that magnificent hug, but at least it managed to avoid being the total shitshow that it seemed destined to be. Still, Green Book managed to win for Best Picture, Rami Malek’s fake teeth somehow […]

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