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…

Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone talk about the challenge of portraying abusive relationships

In their new film, Allure, Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone play the troubled 30-year-old Laura and the impressionable 16-year-old Eva, respectively. The pair of young women find each other while trying to escape—Eva from her uptight mother, and Laura from her abusive father. Unfortunately, the women’s…

Evan Rachel Wood has never played a character like the one she plays in Allure

In her new film Allure, Evan Rachel Wood plays the troubled, slightly unlikable Laura, a 30-year-old housekeeper who takes advantage of the impressionable 16-year-old Eva (Julia Sarah Stone), who is trying to escape her uptight mother. Laura convinces Eva to flee and come live with her, but their relationship turns…

Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone hope their new film can help victims in abusive relationships

In their new film, Allure, Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone play the troubled 30-year-old Laura and the impressionable 16-year-old Eva, respectively. The pair of young women find each other while trying to escape—Eva from her uptight mother, and Laura from her abusive father. Unfortunately, the women’s…

It’s Elisabeth Moss’ award to lose in the Emmy race for Lead Actress In A Drama

The A.V. Club is counting down the days leading up to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, Sunday, September 17, with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, TV editor Erik Adams breaks down a category and gives us his picks for who should win, and who will win. Today we’re looking at the nominees for…

Is it fun or embarrassing staying in a Hard Rock Hotel?

I’m met at the San Diego airport by Erin, who works for Zimmerman Group. It’s the PR company behind a weekend-long journey I’m taking to the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. Ask the average A.V. Club reader what kind of person stays in a Hard Rock Hotel, and the answer would probably be “a dork.” Still, both Erin and her…

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…

Watch the cast of Westworld riff on Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, OutKast, and more

Though it seems fairly safe to say that the cast members of Westworld aren’t actually robots, it turns out they can lip sync with shocking precision. So much so, in fact, that the Dubsmash app rounded up their best lip-syncing antics into one compilation. The nearly four-minute video shows off some truly impressive…

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…

Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood go Into The (pointlessly futuristic) Forest

What would become of American society if the power were to go out permanently nationwide? Odds are we’d be looking at a fairly apocalyptic scenario—something like The Stand, perhaps, except with most people killed by a battle for dwindling resources rather than by a superflu. The new drama Into The Forest, however,…

Into The Forest trailer sees Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood face the apocalypse

Here’s the first official trailer for Into The Forest, a Canadian film starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood as sisters fighting to survive at the end of the world. Written and directed by Patricia Rozema, Into The Forest is an adaptation of Jean Hegland’s novel of the same title. The trailer lacks the usual…