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Tim Blake Nelson on O Brother, Buster Scruggs, and the early Marvel Cinematic Universe

Back in 2010, Tim Blake Nelson joined us for a Random Roles interview where he talked to us about directing Edward Norton in his film Leaves Of Grass, and working with Terrence Malick on The Thin Red Line. Now Nelson is back on The A.V. Club, this time to promote the new Coen brothers flick, The Ballad Of Buster…

Hearing John C. Reilly's voice in public confuses young Wreck-It Ralph fans

Getting recognized in public is undoubtedly a common occurrence for John C. Reilly, but the experience can still come with its fair share of oddities. For one, young Wreck-It Ralph fans instantly recognize Reilly’s voice when he’s out in public, but often end up being disillusioned when they realize their favorite…

Desiree Akhavan on The Bisexual and using sex to advance story

Writer-director Desiree Akhavan made some noise earlier this year with her film, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, taking home the Grand Jury Award at Sundance. Now she seeks to continue her hot streak with the Hulu/Channel 4 comedy series The Bisexual. The show follows Leila (Akhavan), a thirtysomething New Yorker…

Director Peter Farrelly on Green Book and shooting in Louisiana

Director Peter Farrelly’s new film Green Book gets its name from The Negro Motorist Green Book, a Jim Crow-era guidebook written by Victor Hugo Green that black Americans could use to know which establishments were safe for them to patronize. The film follows black concert pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), and…

Outlander's Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin on Brianna and Roger's epic saga

Starz’s hit show Outlander returned is back in full swing, with this season landing Claire and Jamie (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan) in North Carolina in 1767, just before the American Revolution. This Sunday’s episode will see Brianna and Roger (Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin) returning for the first time this…

Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin play “What does that prescription drug do?”

The new Chuck Lorre-produced Netflix comedy, The Kominsky Method, follows two best friends—Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas), a semi-successful former actor turned acting coach, and Norman (Alan Arkin), his agent and confidant—as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older. In honor of the new series, we played a…

Save The Red Paladin, Save The World: Debriefing after Riverdale's big heist Save The Red Paladin, Save The World: Debriefing after Riverdale's big heist

A heist is afoot! In an homage to crime capers, this week’s Riverdale assembles the team to bust Archie out of prison, and it feels like the show firing on all cylinders. There are wigs, and abs, and motorcycle chases, and over-the-top Jughead narration—what more could you want? After Dial M For Maple debriefs the…

You'll probably need a couple Ralph Breaks The Internet viewings to catch all the Easter eggs

Easter eggs are pretty standard fare in popular entertainment these days, but from the sounds of it, the team behind the Wreck It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks The Internet, took the easter egg placement to the next level. As the animation team tells us in our interview, fans may need a couple viewings to catch all the…

Jim Cummings has some advice for the actors voicing The Lion King's new hyenas

Without a doubt, the most buzzed about part of next year’s The Lion King remake is its absolutely stacked cast, headlined by Beyoncé and Donald Glover. Starring alongside them are Florence Kasumba, Keegan-Michael Key, and Eric Andre, replacing Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings as Scar’s trio of hyena…

Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin prefer their Netflix via mail, as god intended

Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are making the jump to streaming television with the new Chuck Lorre-produced Netflix comedy, The Kominsky Method, which follows the antics of Sandy Kominsky (Douglas), a semi-successful former actor turned acting coach, and Norman (Arkin), his agent and confidant. Ahead of the show’s…

Ralph Breaks The Internet’s animators explain how the Disney princess scene came together

At the D23 Expo last year, Disney announced that every Disney princess, with most of the original voice actors, would be returning to the big-screen in the new Wreck It Ralph movie, Ralph Breaks The Internet. Ahead of the film’s release next week, we sat down with a few behind-the-scenes folks—art director Ami…

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen on Green Book and the music of Don Shirley

Director Peter Farrelly’s new film Green Book gets its name from The Negro Motorist Green Book, a Jim Crow-era guidebook written by Victor Hugo Green that black Americans could use to know which establishments were safe for them to patronize. The film follows black concert pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali),…

Jim Cummings answers our most burning Disney-related questions

Jim Cummings has had a pretty stellar voice-acting career, lending his dulcet tones to beloved characters in The Lion King, Spider-Man, and Darkwing Duck. But his most iconic role by far is the honey-loving teddy bear Winnie-The-Pooh, which he’s been voicing since 1988. We recently sat down with Cummings to ask him…

Ant-Man And The Wasp’s Peyton Reed ranks his 5 favorite on-screen duos of all time

We asked Ant-Man And The Wasp director Peyton Reed about a subject with which he’s well acquainted: on-screen duos. In the video above, he ranks his favorite five and explains how these duos influenced Ant-Man And The Wasp.

What shows are the cast of Outlander excited to watch?

Starz’s hit show Outlander returned is back in full swing, with this season landing Claire and Jamie (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan) in North Carolina in 1767, just before the American Revolution. In honor of the new season, we spoke with the cast—Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard…

Here’s how you’re damaging your ears—and what you can do to protect them

One of the central storylines of A Star Is Born is Jackson Maine’s (Bradley Cooper) struggle with hearing loss and tinnitus, made worse by the fact that he’s a musician who performs live concerts and exposes himself to loud sounds on a daily basis. While most of us aren’t famous musicians playing shows every night,…

Even Outlander’s Claire and Jamie are shocked by all the shit they’ve been through

Starz’s hit show Outlander returned this past Sunday, this time landing Claire and Jamie (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan) in North Carolina in 1767, just before the American Revolution. Over the course of four seasons, the time-jumping couple has gone through a shocking amount of shit, battling British redcoats,…

To no one’s surprise, Jason Mantzoukas was making everyone break on the set of his new movie

Jason Mantzoukas is one of the most reliably funny comedic actors working today, bringing a wide-eyed intensity to every performance. His new film, The Long Dumb Road is apparently no exception. Directed by Hannah Fidell, the film stars Mantzoukas and Tony Revolori as an unlikely pair who wind up on a wild road trip…

Director Carly Ann Stone on The New Romantic and making a movie about sugar babies

Carly Ann Stone’s directorial debut The New Romantic follows a young journalism student who, frustrated with her post-graduation prospects, becomes a sugar baby to a wealthy older man and documents her experience in hopes to win a journalism competition. At the premiere of the film, we spoke with Stone, Jessica…

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