Westworld cast says new season will make the first look like "a genteel kitchen drama"

The long wait for more Westworld is nearly over—season two is scheduled to premiere on April 22, when we’ll learn what the next steps are in the robo-revolution. Entertainment Weekly spoke with the cast and producers about what’s on the horizon for Dolores, Teddy, and yes, the Man In Black, in what co-showrunner…

Ed Harris recounts the three-month rehearsals for Mother!

The veil surrounding Mother! has been lifted and, thanks to our own Ignatiy Vishnevetsky’s review, we now have a small idea just how gruesome and deranged Darren Aronofsky’s new film really is. While public details are still scarce, we learned a bit about Mother!’s extensive rehearsal process from Aronofsky yesterday.…

God is a gaslighting husband in Darren Aronofsky’s brilliantly deranged Mother!

Darren Aronofsky’s preoccupation with paranoid, physically grotesque searches for meaning—a curious mix of deep-think and makeup effects that goes back to his black-and-white debut feature, Pi—grimly paints humanity as a species defined by obsessions, addictions, delusions, and self-destruction, its only prophets…

Darren Aronofsky’s mysterious new project is a horror movie

For more than a year we’ve known pretty much bupkis about Darren Aronofsky’s latest feature Mother!, beyond the fact that it was “indie,” and that Jennifer Lawrence was attached to star. Now, The Wrap has been tipped off about the tone of the new film, revealing that the Black Swan director is dipping back into the…

A 1980s Westworld TV series would have thrilled Reagan-era nerds

While it took more than 40 years for the 1973 science-fiction film Westworld to become an HBO series, it didn’t have to be that way. Other downbeat sci-fi movies of that era, including Logan’s Run and Planet Of The Apes, got TV adaptations way sooner than that. Now, righting a historical wrong, artist and animator Tom…

The late John Glenn was a hero on screen as well

John Glenn, who died today at the age of 95, had a long career in the public eye, which gave him the superlatives of “first American to orbit the Earth” and “oldest man in space,” alongside a tenure as Democratic Senator from Ohio. In death, Glenn has naturally been lauded as a true hero—and that’s how Hollywood…

Westworld’s Man In Black isn’t a villain—he’s a video game nerd

The identity of The Man In Black continues to be one of Westworld’s most talked-about mysteries. The internet is full of theories about his history, his occupation, his motivations, even whether his story takes place in the same time period as everything else on the show. Like any other J.J. Abrams-touched puzzle-box…

James Franco does Steinbeck in the In Dubious Battle trailer

James Franco may or may not be a promising filmmaker, but he’s not afraid of failure. You’ve got to give him that. Twice, the 38-year-old multi-hyphenate has attempted to rope the byzantine narratives of William Faulkner into a cinematic structure—2013’s As I Lay Dying and 2014’s The Sound And The Fury—and both times…

Get a better look at Westworld’s Man In Black in a new trailer

Sexy Naked Renegade Robot Cowboys is kind of a mouthful, which probably explains why HBO decided to stick with the title of the 1973 Michael Crichton movie upon which its new series Westworld is based. And while that title isn’t quite as explanatory, it’s still pretty evocative of the universe this “mature version”of…

The thrilling Cymbeline re-teams Ethan Hawke and William Shakespeare

In 2000, writer-director Michael Almereyda took on the best of William Shakespeare, transposing the seminal tragedy Hamlet to modern-day Manhattan and the world of corporate cutthroats. (Ethan Hawke’s moody young prince declaiming the “To be or not to be…” speech in a Blockbuster video aisle was just one of the film’s…

Ed Harris might be a robot, will definitely be evil in HBO’s Westworld

Days after James Marsden was added to the list of potential killer robots/people to be killed by robots in Westworld, the HBO series has added a major piece to the ambiguously robotic puzzle. Ed Harris has reportedly signed on to play antagonist “The Man In Black,” a character described as “the distillation of pure…