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With help from a dummy, Anthony Hopkins created a character almost as unsettling as Hannibal

Though it features a potentially sinister dummy, Magic is unnerving even for those who aren’t automatonophobes. Credit Anthony Hopkins, in an unnerving performance nearly on par with his take on Hannibal Lecter. → Read More

Beyoncé leads the pack for the 2021 Grammy nominees, "WAP" unconscionably excluded

Other nominees for the 2021 Grammys include Taylor Swift, Megan Thee Stallion, Fiona Apple, Post Malone, and more. → Read More

10 episodes to remind you Dexter was so much more than a crappy ending

For a lot of its run, Dexter maintained a dark and visceral intensity, pulpy storytelling elevated by strong performances, sharp direction, and excellent production design. We’ve selected 10 episodes that show the impressive scope of Dexter’s bloodthirsty ways. → Read More

There's one big surprise at the end of another Silas-centric Walking Dead: World Beyond

Silas' tragic past is finally explored, but the only real excitement comes in the present, with a startling reveal of duplicity. → Read More

After 15 seasons, Supernatural's series finale went for one last drive

Sam and Dean Winchester go out the only way they know how—by fighting the good fight. → Read More

Megan Thee Stallion seizes control of her story: 5 new releases we love

Megan Thee Stallion's debut album Good News surpasses the already-high expectations. Plus, new music from Phony Ppl, Mamalarky, Popular Music, as well as Benee's giddy pop debut. → Read More

On Walking Dead: World Beyond, everyone sits around and talks, then gets gas

The run to refuel the truck is about the only excitement in an episode that once again spends too much time sitting around. → Read More

Kate Winslet officially more badass than Tom Cruise

Thanks to Avatar 2, Kate Winslet has trounced Tom Cruise in the public arena of holding your breath for a really long time. → Read More

5 new releases we love: Elton John opens the vault, AC/DC is back from the dead, and more

Along with the two titans of pop and hard rock, great new music from Masego, Doma Molchat, and Kylie Minogue. → Read More

Exclusive: Watch the animated video for Anna Akana's confessional new single, "Pink"

Anna Akana, the Magical Girl Friendship Squad star and YouTube sensation, premieres her new single and animated video exclusively on The A.V. Club. → Read More

A truck heist shows how Walking Dead: World Beyond's characters are still way too dumb

The Walking Dead: World Beyond does right by a cool heist sequence, but its characters might be getting dumber. → Read More

R.I.P. Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek, beloved Jeopardy! host and TV icon, has died at the age of 80. → Read More

5 new releases we love: Tierra Whack and Dizzee Rascal both bring the flow

Plus, great new music from Oneohtrix Point Never and Teen Daze, as well as an addictive single from Sofi Tukker and Icona Pop. → Read More

The Good Place and Grandfathered writers land sitcom about the rom-com potential of deportation

The ABC series Borderline will follow a mismatched couple who impulsively get married after one of them gets deported. → Read More

Walking Dead: World Beyond hits the Mississippi and unboxes Elton's tragic past

AMC's Walking Dead: World Beyond hits the Mississippi River and long-simmering tensions erupt among the characters. → Read More

5 new releases we love: Elvis Costello gets eclectic, and Andrew Bird toasts yuletide

Plus, great new releases from Malia Civetz, Eels, and the latest disco banger from Hot Chip and Jarvis Cocker. → Read More

10 episodes that show how The Walking Dead turned into a cultural juggernaut

Before The Walking Dead takes its last bow at the end of this final season, here are 10 episodes that capture the breadth and scope—and horror—of which the show, at its finest, was capable. → Read More

Little Hope is a crappy horror movie, but a strangely satisfying game

Given a laundry list of complaints, a litany of unforced errors that run their way from its writing, to its gameplay, to the very bones of its structure, it’s immensely frustrating to admit that we still had a ton of fun playing through Little Hope. → Read More

Looking back, people really, really hated the Dexter finale

It was a titch unfairly maligned at the time. Then again, it did have Dexter Morgan escape by driving his boat straight into a literal hurricane, so. → Read More

This Halloween, why not watch a horror movie drop the ball?

2020's The Dead Ones, originally filmed in 2009, uses a school shooting in its supernatural story, among other missteps. → Read More