The director of The Carter Effect talks making a movie about the rise of the Toronto Raptors

It’s a good time to be a Toronto Raptors fan. The NBA’s sole Canadian franchise finished the regular season with the second-best record in the league, and Vegas oddsmakers place them as the favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference. But things weren’t always this great. The franchise was founded back in 1995,…

Westworld’s Angela Sarafyan and Luke Hemsworth dish on the upcoming season

Early season two Westworld reviews indicate that fans are in for a darker, bloodier ride than the show’s already pretty dark and bloody first season. Along for the ride are Angela Sarafyan, returning as the old, decommissioned Clementine, and Luke Hemsworth, as head of security Stubbs. In the video above, the pair…

The Riverdale cast isn’t really sure how big Riverdale is

There is one Riverdale mystery that continues to confound us, but it doesn’t have anything to do with violent crime, or clandestine love affairs. How big is Riverdale, exactly? Because on one hand, it often functions like a very small town—there’s only one restaurant, one high school (Southside High was shut down),…

Even the adults who work on Sesame Street pinch themselves when Big Bird walks by

The Sesame Street Muppets have been a staple of American childhoods for the past 40 years. Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and the rest of the gang are among the most-beloved characters of television ever, and luckily, that isn’t lost on the people who work on the show. We spoke with producers Benjamin Lehmann, Justin…

Riverdale’s Luke Perry isn’t sure why Archie treats his dad like shit

At this point in Riverdale’s second season, we’ve accepted that Archie is kind of a dick. Faced with the decision to side with either his friends and family to prevent Southside High from being converted to a for-profit prison, or the evil, antagonistic billionaire who is leading the conversion efforts (who also…

Andrew Zimmern on the food cities he thinks we should pay attention to

As host, co-creator, and contributing producer of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern has had the chance to travel the world, and eat weird, tasty foods in the process. With his new show, The Zimmern List, Zimmern is hoping to make a food show that doesn’t rely on gimmicks, but instead focuses on…

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on falling in love at first sight and their new film, Krystal

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman’s new project, the coming-of-age film Krystal, stars Love, Simon’s Nick Robinson as Taylor, a naïve 18-year-old who falls in love at first sight of the eponymous Krystal, a former prostitute recovering from alcoholism who is 20 years his senior (played by Rosario Dawson). In the…

World leaders should take a cue from the International Space Station, say these former NASA astronauts

If you ask NASA astronauts Nicole Stott and Leland Melvin, the International Space Station is the ultimate symbol of global cooperation. An engineering feat, the ISS is the result of cooperation between five space agencies—NASA, the European Space Agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the Canadian Space…

Writer Marja-Lewis Ryan tells us how that Splash reboot script is coming along

With her next movie, Marja-Lewis Ryan is jumping from the gritty, drug-fueled drama of 6 Balloons to the campy mermaid romance of the Splash reboot. Almost two years have gone by since the Channing Tatum-Jillian Bell-led reboot was announced, and we’ve still seen no word of a release date or production announcement.…

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Jason Segel and Lakeith Stanfield try to figure out why we find punishment so compelling

Based on a true story, Netflix’s new film Come Sunday follows renowned pastor Carlton Pearson, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, who questions the existence of hell, choosing not to believe in a God that would punish billions of people to eternal damnation. Those beliefs proved to be controversial for the church, making…

Paul Scheer, Andrea Savage, and Joey King make plans to reboot 2003’s biggest movies

Becca Gleason’s directorial debut, Summer ’03, revolves around a family reeling after the death of its matriarch, whose final bequests send the family on an emotional roller-coaster ride. At the premiere of the film, we had Gleason, as well as Paul Scheer, Andrea Savage, and Joey King (who all star in the film), come…