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Guy Branum explains why Hollywood needs to stop using fat suits

In his memoir, My Life As A Goddess, comedian Guy Branum calls for more fat people on TV, an especially hot topic thanks to Netflix’s controversial new series Insatiable. In our recent interview with Branum, we spoke with him about the dangers of the fat suit, the types of fat characters we need to see in pop culture,…

A Coney dog for breakfast? It’s all part of Tim Robinson’s 24-hour guide to Detroit

Created by and starring Detroit natives Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson, Comedy Central’s Detroiters follows a pair of small-time ad men trying to make it in the Motor City. Ahead of the show’s second-season finale tonight, we had Robinson give us a 24-hour guide to visiting the city of Detroit, which wouldn’t be…

Watch Detroiters’ Tim Robinson attempt to rank his top 5 local commercials of all time

Created by and starring real-life best friends Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson, Comedy Central’s Detroiters follows a pair of small-time ad men trying to make it in the Motor City. The second season, which wraps up August 16, saw Sam and Tim get into hijinks all around the city: They met Detroit hero and legendary…

Guy Branum thinks the new Oscars changes are dumb, too

On August 9, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announced a series of changes to the annual Oscars ceremony, namely limiting the telecast to three hours and introducing a new category for “Outstanding Achievement In Popular Film.” The changes, particularly the “Best Popular Film” category, immediately…

Isiah Thomas on Detroiters? Tim Robinson is trying to land all the Detroit Piston “Bad Boys”

In just two seasons, Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson have managed to recruit a respectable roster of Detroit celebrities on their Comedy Central show, Detroiters, including comedians Keegan Michael-Key, Tim Meadows, and Mary Lynn Rajskub; former professional wrestler Kevin Nash; and former Detroit Piston “Bad Boy”…

We asked the stars of Dog Days: If your co-star were a dog, what breed would they be?

Ken Marino’s newest movie Dog Days tells an interconnected story of the people of Los Angeles and their dogs, as they uncover life lessons and form new relationships—it’s basically Love, Actually with dogs. Ahead of the film’s premiere, we sat down with the cast—Marino, Eva Longoria, Adam Pally, Vanessa Hudgens, Nina…

How do you cast a dog in a movie?

Ken Marino’s newest movie Dog Days tells an interconnected story of the people of Los Angeles and their dogs, as they uncover life lessons and form new relationships—it’s basically Love, Actually with dogs. Obviously there are a ton of canines in the movie, which begs the question: How did they cast dogs in the movie?…

The cast of Dog Days plays “Would You Rather,” dog edition

Ken Marino’s newest movie Dog Days tells an interconnected story of the people of Los Angeles and their dogs, as they uncover life lessons and form new relationships—it’s basically Love, Actually with dogs. Ahead of the film’s premiere, we sat down with the cast—Marino, Eva Longoria, Adam Pally, Vanessa Hudgens, Nina…

Who does the Stranger Things gang trust to rescue them from the Upside Down?

There hasn’t been much news about the third season of Stranger Things, besides a Fast Times At Ridgemont High-esque video at the new mall coming to Hawkins, Indiana. The clip suggests we may have to wait until summer of 2019 for the third season, but we can’t wait that long. In the meantime, we stopped by a fan event…

Outcast’s Robert Kirkman and Chris Black try to figure out what's scarier, spiders or snakes

After a two-year hiatus, supernatural horror series Outcast finally brings its second season to the U.S. (it already aired in the U.K.) Created by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, Outcast centers around Kyle Barnes, a young father who’s been plagued by demonic possession for his entire life, and the supernatural…

Blindspotting’s Rafael Casal talks Oakland, Hamilton, and his pal Daveed Diggs

Written by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, Blindspotting follows longtime friends Collin and Miles (Diggs and Casal, respectively) through the final three days of Collin’s probation as he tries to put his criminal past behind him, but Miles’ recklessness threatens to land him back in trouble. At the premiere, we…

Robert Kirkman and Chris Black talk season two of Outcast and hating spoilers

After a two-year hiatus, supernatural horror series Outcast finally brings its second season to the U.S. (it already aired in the U.K.) this Friday. Created by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, Outcast centers around Kyle Barnes, a young father who’s been plagued by demonic possession for his entire life, and the…

Outcast’s Patrick Fugit and Madeleine McGraw love to scare the crap out of each other on set

After a two-year hiatus, Robert Kirkman’s horror series Outcast finally brings its second season to the U.S., continuing to uncover the supernatural manifestations plaguing the town of Rome. Outcast follows Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a young father who’s been plagued by demonic possession for his entire life, as he…

Jack Black and Jonah Hill on getting the chance to work with Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant’s new biographical film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, based on the memoir of the same name, tells the story of cartoonist John Callahan, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who became a quadriplegic after being in an auto accident when he was 21. Starring opposite Phoenix are Jonah Hill and Jack Black as…

Reggie Watts recounts the origins his new musical side project, Wajatta

Reggie Watts is a performer that defies categorization. He’s an actor, comedian, game-show host, late-night band leader, improvisational musician, and now, electro-pop star. Earlier this year, Watts dropped Casual High Technology, the debut album from his collaborative side project Wajatta with DJ and producer John…

Gus Van Sant on how Robin Williams helped bring Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot to the screen

Gus Van Sant’s new biographical film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, based on the memoir of the same name, tells the story of cartoonist John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix), who became a quadriplegic after being in an auto accident when he was 21. At the premiere of the film, Van Sant talked to The A.V. Club about…

Non-actor Paula Niedert on being the odd woman out in the Elliott family

The Elliott family—that’s Chris Elliott, Paula Niedert, and their two daughters, Abby and Bridey Elliott—is collaborating on a film for the first time. Written and directed by Bridey, Clara’s Ghost follows a self-absorbed showbiz family over the course of a single evening as they deal with personal demons. Niedert,…

Conner O’Malley is here to explain why Minions are actually kind of funny

For most people born before the Obama presidency, Minions—the ones forced into relevancy by Universal and the Despicable Me franchise—have become a source of ire. Virtually impossible to avoid, the yellow, amorphous creatures have managed to upset parents, conspiracy theorists, and Miguel fans alike. But Joe Pera…

From Raiders to Blade Runner: Simon Pegg and Vaughn Stein on their all-time favorite cinematic deaths

Writer-director Vaughn Stein and actor Simon Pegg collaborated on a new noir thriller Terminal, an interconnected tale of crime, revenge, and murder, set against the backdrop of a sprawling metropolis. In honor of their new film, we asked the pair to list their personal favorite cinematic demises, which include deaths…

Gus Van Sant, Jonah Hill, and Jack Black reveal their all-time favorite movies

Gus Van Sant’s newest film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, tells the story of cartoonist John Callahan, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who became quadriplegic after being in an auto accident when he was 21. Ahead of the film’s opening on July 13, we spoke with Van Sant and stars Jonah Hill and Jack Black, who told…

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