alexmclevy
Alex McLevy
alexmclevy
Alex McLevy is a writer and editor at The A.V. Club, and would kindly appreciate additional videos of robots failing to accomplish basic tasks.
Mar 3
40

No better way for me to lose my enthusiasm for a new Melissa McCarthy movie than finding out that her husband wrote/directed it. God bless them, they seem like they’re very happy, but he is killing any momentum she once had with these god-awful movies.  Read more

Feb 26
3

Ghosteen was utterly heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. I don’t know why I keep revisiting it, when it makes me feel so sad.

Feb 22
4

I read “Sean Cameron Michael” as “John Cameron Mitchell.” This movie would be an interesting change of pace, to say the least.

Feb 22
19

Sad, he should have gone for “now that’s what I call hammer time”. I mean, what does any of that have to do with playing drums (does the movie make a thing of him being a drummer?).  Plus he has a hammer. Read more

Feb 22
20

I mean, I kinda wanna give this one an award just for being titled “Triggered” and then being about literal triggers being pulled. That is so much better than what you would expect just from reading the title. Hell, I was already glad it wasn’t a Joe Rogan comedy special. Read more

Feb 4
1

They were so preoccupied with whether John could dig the hole that they forgot to ask if John should dig the hole.

Feb 3
2

I would love a remastered version of this article for this momentous occasion.

Feb 3
8

Can you believe we’re only four months away from the 10th anniversary of the infamous “We love the new Dawes album and here’s why you should too!” shitshow? Read more

Jan 26
64

The Skateboarder stands again, his body aches with the pain of a thousand falls. His body says “stop” but he says “NO”! He begins to roll on his wheeled board. She is a harsh mistress who brokers no compromise. She does not allow mistakes and she punishes them with pain.  But she is but one of the many bitches that Read more

Jan 12
27

Alex: “You know, it’s a funny thing. You spend years hosting a show, and you get into the habit of thinking there’s just one correct question for every answer. But life doesn’t always work out that way. The world is much more complex. And you discover that there are many different ways of looking at the universe.”
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Dec 18
14

Little kids are weird. They’re smart, too. A lot of times they throw tantrums expecting a certain response. Do something they don’t expect. Start dancing, stand on your head, recite poetry, make animal sounds. You have to throw them off their game. Just remember, they’re not training you. But they’re trying to.

Dec 18
5

I’m not a huge fan of the Skinner-box techniques that abound in far too many mobile games (and a lot of the AAA games, if I’m being honest), but I can understand the comforting appeal of them. Would you rather the critic be disingenuous and pick something else just to impress the readers?  Read more

Dec 18
7

This is a long post, but video games played a pretty big part of this year for me, so I wanted to write a longer retrospective. Most of the games I talk about didn’t come out this year, but two—both of which I loved—did. Read more