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We bid farewell to The Office and met HIMYM's mother this week on The A.V. Club

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What’s new this week?

Our coverage of the Cannes Film Festival began on Thursday and will be running regularly for the next week. Enjoy reading about movies you won’t be able to see for another six to 12 months.

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This week in Great Job, Internet!:

In honor of Shaun Of The Dead’s 10th anniversary Edgar Wright has been posting a photo, story, or some other form of tribute to the film for the past week, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be stopping anytime soon.

What are we arguing about this week?

Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? We sure have, and our look at the best and worst pop-culture baits-and-switches gave us plenty of reasons to remember just how awkward an unexpected tonal shift can be.

This weekend

See: Star Trek Into Darkness is a brawny, largely successful sequel, while Frances Ha succeeds by being an affecting comedy about adulthood. 
Read: We offered up a first look at the prologue of Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart.
Listen to: Pete Holmes’ new album proves that routinely releasing three-hour podcasts doesn’t diminish the enjoyment of hearing him turn in a tight, concise set of comedy. 
Watch: After years of stringing you along, How I Met Your Mother ended this cruel game and finally let you meet the mother. (Well, kind of…)

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