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),…

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,…

Homecoming’s music supervisor on the show’s score of scores: “It was unlike anything I’ve ever done before”

Homecoming, Amazon’s new drama, is notable for being the first TV show to be adapted from a scripted podcast. But once you settle in to watch the show itself, you’re hit with the score: mostly creeping, paranoid songs lifted from the scores of ’70s thrillers like The Conversation and The Parallax View; orchestral…

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…

Composer Ryan Elder details the Rick And Morty Musical Ricksperience

Rick And Morty’s musical palette is as diverse as it is weird, in no small part thanks to composer Ryan Elder who translates whatever rough ideas Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland come up with into fully fledged songs. Thanks to fan support of the show, and Elder’s hard work, Adult Swim brought the catalog of songs to a…

Carey Mulligan on Wildlife, flawed women, and making respect the new normal

Carey Mulligan isn’t sure how she became what she jokingly calls a “serious, important” actress. “I’m completely not a serious person,” she tells us on the phone from London. Perhaps it was her start in costume dramas like the 2005 version of Pride & Prejudice and the BBC miniseries of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House.…

Rick And Morty composer Ryan Elder on working with Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon

Rick And Morty’s musical palette is as diverse as it is weird, in no small part thanks to composer Ryan Elder who translates whatever rough ideas Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland come up with into fully fledged songs. In this video from our interview, Elder discusses working with Harmon and Roiland, and the process of…

Meet Marvel Studios’ visual development team, the “secret weapon of the MCU”

One of the pleasures of watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe is seeing how beloved character designs from the comic books are reinterpreted for the big screen. Marvel has managed to make its live-action character designs as iconic as its comic-book counterparts, thanks in no small part to the Marvel Studios visual…

Joel Edgerton and Garrard Conley hope Boy Erased helps parents of LGBTQ youth learn compassion

Based on the memoir of the same name by Garrard Conley, the new film Boy Erased follows the son of two Baptist parents who is outed as gay at the age of 19 and forced to take part in gay conversion therapy. We spoke with Conley and director Joel Edgerton about Boy Erased and the harsh realities LGBTQ youth face when…

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