The A.V. Club 30 March 2018

Black Panther's Seth Carr tells all his friends about hanging out with Michael B. Jordan

After five weeks atop the box office, and a record-breaking gross of $637 million (and counting) making it America’s highest grossing superhero film, it’s safe to call Black Panther a phenomenon. Which is great news for Seth Carr, whose small, but impactful cameo as a young Erik Killmonger is making him the envy of…Read more...

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ASEOU heads to the city where it finds music and too many subplots

“The Ersatz Elevator: Part One” ends with a song. There’s no real reason for it to end this way. In order to keep Count Olaf (in disguise as the uber-fashionable Gunther) from returning to the hotel where he’s trapped the Quagmire triplets (minus one) in an elevator shaft, Larry and Jacquelyn maneuver the villain into…Read more...

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The Voidz, The Vaccines, and more albums to know about this week

The Vaccines find a familiar groove on the exuberant Combat Sports, while The Voidz are painfully misguided on the parody-ready Virtue, and, by contrast, Jean Grae & Quelle Chris’ Everything’s Fine crackles with fury and frustration. These, plus Czarface & MF Doom and Frankie Cosmos in this week’s notable new releases.Read more...

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LG's OLED TVs Are Down To The Best Prices We've Ever Seen

If you love inky blacks and vibrant colors—and who doesn’t?—this 55" 2017 OLED LG TV is down to $1350 today on MassDrop (about $150 less than Amazon), or an all-time low $2000 for 65" (almost $500 less!). Read more...

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Karma comes to claim the bar that maimed L.A.'s Elliott Smith mural

After Elliott Smith committed suicide in 2003, the mural featured on the cover of his 2002 album Figure 8 became an impromptu shrine, a place where fans could come together and mourn the shockingly violent death of the terminally sensitive singer-songwriter. For months, fans wrote messages to Smith on the wall of…Read more...

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The Baudelaires learn a hard lesson on an all right ASEOU

So, the Quagmire triplets. Or as the adults call them, the Quagmire twins—poor Quigley died in the fire that killed their parents. (There’s a lot of that going around.) It’s an odd tonal choice for a nominally kid-friendly comedy show to make regular gags about a dead toddler, but that odd tone has been a hallmark of…Read more...

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A Series Of Unfortunate Events returns and everything is terrible again

Once again, a series of events appears to be happening; and once again, those events are very much unfortunate. ASOUE’s second season picks up where the first season ended with the Baudelaires waiting to enroll in the magnificently dreary Prufrock Preparatory School. Sunny looks a bit older now, but circumstances are…Read more...

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Upgrade Every Aspect Of Your Home Network With This One-Day Amazon Sale

Whether you want to make a minor upgrade to your home networking setup, or you’re replacing an 802.11g router that you bought in 2004, Amazon’s Gold Box has a deal for you today. Over a dozen routers, ethernet switches, range extenders, and more are on sale, today only.Read more...

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On The Daily Show, Rosie Perez returns from Puerto Rico with plenty of words for "that man"

As a proudly outspoken woman of Puerto Rican descent who’s just returned from a charitable trip to that still storm-ravaged island and seen first hand how the current U.S. administration has neglected millions of American citizens, one might have hoped for Rosie Perez to come out swinging in her Thursday Daily Show…Read more...

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Will & Grace somehow manages to wring comedy from grief

I really appreciate how Will & Grace has treated the death of Debbie Reynolds, who played Bobbie Adler, Grace’s mom. From her picture in Will and Grace’s apartment, to Grace’s meltdown at Rosario’s funeral, the show has aptly depicted how long the grieving process takes and how, in some ways, it never really ends. In…Read more...

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The Big Sick lovingly updated the rom-com formula with a coma and a great 9/11 joke

For its first 40 minutes, last year’s The Big Sick follows a fairly familiar rom-com structure: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl are driven apart due to the fact that they’re from different worlds, even as the audience can tell a romantic reunion is all but inevitable. And…Read more...

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In an underwhelming Atlanta, Alfred is subjected to the most unkindest cut of all

Atlanta goes heavy on the callbacks, which is to be expected of any sitcom that strives to build its own alternate reality. But Atlanta has never done a callback quite as overt as the moment in “Barbershop” when Alfred’s gifted-yet-troubled barber Bibby (standup comedian Robert S. Powell III) forces him to watch a…Read more...

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