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The 10 Best Films of the 1890s

They’re heavy on effects, light on dialogue, and all available thanks to YouTube. But seriously, here’s how this list came about: last week, the A.V. Club posted a four-part post listing the best films of the 1990s (links available) that, of course, brought a firestorm of opinions. As a lark, we started talking about a companion [...]

17 Fictional TV Towns with Personality

Some fictional places in which TV shows are set are highlighted to make us want to go there, sometimes just for a look, sometimes it’s a place we’d like to live. If the locale ever changed, you’d feel like a character died or something. Think of Springfield in The Simpsons, Hooterville, or Twin Peaks. Read [...]

21 Links Between Unexpectedly Shared TV Universes

It’s almost as if the writers worked on different TV shows, or knew each other, or something. You know they do, but a lot of small things go unnoticed until you read about them. But you probably noticed that detective John Munch has popped up in a lot of different TV series. Richard Belzer’s sarcastic, conspiracy-loving [...]

8-bit Olympics Montage

(vimeo link) If the London Games were an old-school video game, they would be …cute. Celebrate the Olympics with this 8-bit montage by Flikli. -via the A.V. Club

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years

Today on Network Awesome (warning: video auto-plays!), Heavy Metal Week continues with the classic documentary The Decline of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years. Directed by Penelope Spheeris (who later directed Wayne’s World), the film has been bootlegged for decades, and to my knowledge was never released on DVD. Today you [...]

Cookie Monster vs. Tom Waits

In this clip, the Tom Waits song “God’s Away on Business” is expertly combined with clips of Cookie Monster on Sesame Street. The effect is absurd and wonderful, as this really does seem a bit like a Sesame Street song (except for, uh, portions of the subject matter). Enjoy: Weirdly, this is not without precedent. In [...]

A Cross-Country Film Pilgrimage

Last week a bunch of you shared really interesting stories about movies filming in your area of the country. Now you all have a chance to get a film crew out there to document your famous film location. Well, sort of. The A.V. Club just started a new video web series called Pop Pilgrims – which [...]