Westworld's Simon Quarterman recommends everyone do full-frontal nudity on television sometime

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Westworld adaptation has come a long way from early reports of its fitful production, including calls for extras to perform some “genital-on-genital touching.” Now in its second season, the sci-fi/western thriller series has offered engrossing mystery after mystery, and several great…

Thandie Newton confirms she'll be getting equal pay with her male co-stars on Westworld season 3

Although we’re right on the cusp of HBO releasing the second season of its hit sci-fi drama Westworld, some of the most exciting news about the series’ third season has already been announced. It’s not a new, batshit crazy murder park being built right next to Samurai World, though (even if we’re still holding out…

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…

New Solo: A Star Wars Story details reveal some of the other rogues’ backgrounds

Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) is hardly the only handsome rake in Solo: A Star Wars Story, as evinced by Lando Calrissian’s (Donald Glover) repeat suave-as-fuck appearances in the trailers. Because the spin-off is basically an origin story, it’s also full of shady characters, including rogues played by Woody Harrelson,…

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 35 best TV performances of 2016 (and one worst)

With more scripted television programs in production than ever before, it follows that there are now a wider range of opportunities for television actors. Looking back at the performances that caught The A.V. Club’s eyes in 2016 confirms that hypothesis: While some of our favorite character actors found new facets of…

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…

Director of Adele’s “Hello” music video lands all-star cast for next film

Canadian writer-director Xavier Dolan has made several French-language films over the past few years, including 2014’s hyperactive Mommy. But now that he’s helmed the music video for Adele’s “Hello,” Hollywood has decided to trust him not just with an English-language debut, but also with one of the more impressive…

The Slap searches for a sense of control in a chaotic world (and on NBC)

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The Slap is a ridiculous title for an even more ridiculous-sounding premise. However, the original Australian miniseries (itself based on the Christos Tsiolkas novel) is one of the more affecting pieces of character-driven TV from the last five years. The story’s general premise undersells the show’s uniqueness and…

Thandie Newton will also be a robot or get killed by a robot in Westworld

At this point, so many people have been cast in HBO’s Westworld remake that it’s worth considering the possibility that everyone on the planet will soon be a part of it as well. It’s the story of a theme park full of cowboy robots that turn evil, but the robots are so advanced that they look just like real people. Who…