Something Awful was saved from the brink of collapse by its own users, and thank god for that

If you were of a certain age when the internet became an inextricable part of daily life, you probably posted a thing or two on Something Awful. Created by Richard “Lowtax” Kyanka in 1999, the site evolved from a cynical blog to a massive forum, irrevocably shaping online culture—for good and bad—along the way. The…

Tuck your pants into your socks because this Stranger Things' teaser is teeming with rats

Stranger Things’ third season remains cloaked in mystery, despite Netflix releasing the episode titles for the eight-episode arc. One of those titles, however, takes on some new resonance in light of a brief new teaser shared by the show’s Twitter account. In it, we see seven seconds of rats as they scurry across the…

A dead body and a huge bear star in the trailer for survival thriller Body At Brighton Rock

Roxanne Benjamin, who churned out some solid shorts in fare like XX and Southbound, returns next month with a feature, Body At Brighton Rock. A tense survival thriller with a spooky twist, the film follows a part-timer at a state park who, after stumbling upon a dead body, is forced to spend the night in mountainous …

Warner Bros. studio head Kevin Tsujihara steps down amidst sexual impropriety scandal

Variety reports that Kevin Tsujihara, the chairman-CEO of Warner Bros., has resigned following an investigation into his relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk, which was the focus of a recent exposé in The Hollywood Reporter. It is alleged that Tsujihara, who is married, began an affair with the actress in 2013 and…

Remove thy blindfold, for a book sequel to Bird Box is ready to wreck your eyes

Bird Box was a popular book that became a very popular movie—a phenomenon driven more by memes than by critical acclaim—so it’s only natural that we’d end up seeing (or...not seeing?) more of the story’s creatures, the likes of which drive those who see them to either death or insanity. Now, in a new interview with Esquire

Hallmark is scrambling to write Lori Loughlin off When Calls The Heart's new season

First, let us put your minds at ease: No, Hallmark’s When Calls The Heart is not being canceled. Despite Hallmark firing star Lori Loughlin in the fallout of the FBI’s “Varsity Blues” operation, the soapy Canadian Western—which, as readers of The A.V. Club, you absolutely know and are familiar with—will follow through…

Get hyped for Jordan Peele's Us with a spooky remix of Luniz's "I Got Five On It"

The first trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us resurrected the 1995 hit “I Got 5 On It” to great effect, and, as we noticed when we caught the film at SXSW last week, the song is more than a mere audio cue. Peele and composer Michael Abels cleverly braid Luniz’s silken track into the film’s sonic fabric, having produced an…

Carly Rae Jepsen gets high with Instagram cat Shrampton in "Now That I Found You" video

Carly Rae Jepsen’s songs could be described as boy-crazy, but her new singles find the giddy songstress casting her affections elsewhere. Her last single, “Party For One,” was an ecstatic ode to masturbation, and, as the video for “Now That I Found You” reveals, the singer’s latest starry-eyed banger isn’t about a…

Jerry Seinfeld stars in Vampire Weekend's Jonah Hill-directed video for "Sunflower"

There’s plenty of stars to be found in the new music video for Vampire Weekend’s new single, “Superflower,” from Jerry Seinfeld to rapper Fab 5 Freddy to The Internet’s Steve Lacy, whose dynamic guitar work can be heard on the funky, dreamy track. The Seinfeld get is especially huge for Vampire Weekend, who’ve never…