Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson launch new offensive in the war on shitty TV settings

We’ve heard a lot about the nightmare of motion smoothing here at The A.V. Club, most often in the form of someone telling a story about a terrible TV experience they had while visiting their parents or whatever, but luckily we have a pair of brave defenders in the battle against TV settings that make everything look…

The BBC orders a second season of His Dark Materials before the first one even finishes shooting

Having apparently failed to learn the lessons of history—and specifically the lessons of the history that happened the last last time someone tried to adapt Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series for the screen—the BBC has decided to double down on its upcoming, very expensive adaptation of the best-selling YA…

Chicago, find out what makes The House With A Clock In Its Walls tick, early and for free

We’ll confess to a certain fascination with the upcoming Jack Black/Cate Blanchett vehicle The House With A Clock In Its Walls, and not just because it’s the first PG-rated offering from notoriously violent horror filmmaker Eli Roth. Adapted from the persistently unsettling YA novel by John Bellairs, the film sees a…

Tragedy befalls the Creative Arts Emmys as An Emmy For Megan fails to win any Emmys for Megan

Prepare to rend your garments and give your teeth a gnashin’, faithful Newswire readers: The Emmys done fucked it up again. Because while The Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences’ voters might have a soft spot for rat-killing pickle men, they don’t seem to have understood the complicated, densely woven narrative…

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