The two kinds of terrible movies, according to the hosts of The Flop House

Dan McCoy and Stuart Wellington spend most of their time watching and reviewing bad movies on their biweekly podcast The Flop House. In the video above, they break down the two main categories that bad movies fall into: the soulless, criminally dull messes Hollywood churns out every year, and the films that are born…

Thankfully, the original, phallic giant designs didn’t make it into I Kill Giants

Back in 2009, writer Joe Kelly and illustrator Ken Niimura partnered together to create the graphic novel I Kill Giants, a sprawling adventure about loner kid Barbara Thorson, who retreats into a magical world to fight evil giants that may or may not all be in her head. The giant designs in the graphic novel and…

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…

The creators of I Kill Giants explain how their graphic novel was adapted for the big screen

Comic book writer Joe Kelly is no stranger to having his works adapted for the screen. His 1997 run of Deadpool, arguably the definitive version of the character, played a major role in influencing the direction of the film. Now, his graphic novel I Kill Giants, which he created with Ken Niimura, is being translated…

How do the Doughboys hosts match their guests with fast-food restaurants?

On their podcast Doughboys, Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger are joined by special guests to review chain restaurants from all over the country. In the past, they’ve had on Jason Mantzoukas to discuss the upscale sushi chain Sugarfish, Noël Wells to weigh in on Chick-Fil-A, and John Hodgman to talk about an Arby’s outing.…

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…

The Death Of Stalin cast talks about inhabiting the characters closest to the Soviet dictator

Armando Iannucci’s new film, The Death Of Stalin, is a satirical look at the Soviet dictator’s last days and the chaos of the regime after his death. In the film, Jason Isaacs and Andrea Riseborough star as Stalin’s field marshal, Georgy Zhukov, and daughter, Svetlana Stalina, respectively. At the Sundance premiere of…

Game Of Thrones fans accost Eugene Simon in the bathroom far too often

Although Eugene Simon has had a handful of other roles—most notably playing Albert Einstein’s son in Genius and Sean in the recent horror movie The Lodgers—he’s recognized most often for playing Lancel Lannister in Game Of Thrones. And it’s becoming a problem, especially when fans recognize him in the bathroom.

The Arrangement’s Michael Vartan isn’t sure what “meet-cute” means

E!’s The Arrangement follows an up-and-coming actress, Megan Morrison, after action star Kyle West offers her a $10 million marriage contract and introduces her to the fictional Institute Of The Higher Mind. At the head of the Institute is power couple Terrence and DeAnn Anderson, played by Michael Vartan and Lexa…

Armando Iannucci on how he made a funny movie about Joseph Stalin

Armando Iannucci’s new film, The Death Of Stalin, is a satirical look at the Soviet dictator’s last days and the chaos of the regime after his death. Iannucci, who created comedies The Thick Of It and Veep, is no stranger to political commentary, but he’s never dealt with material this weighty. We asked him about his…

The Arrangement’s creator on how he makes Vancouver look like Malibu

The Arrangement—E!’s latest foray into the world of original scripted programming that’s definitely not about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes—returns with its second season this month. Set in Malibu, the show follows up-and-coming actress Megan Morrison, and her relationship with action star Kyle West after he offers her…

The Arrangement’s Christine Evangelista says the stakes are higher for season 2

The Arrangement—E!’s latest foray into the world of original scripted programming that’s definitely not about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes—returns with it’s second season this month. The show follows up-and-coming actress Megan Morrison, played by Christine Evangelista, and her relationship with action star Kyle West…

Franchesca Ramsey learned a lot working on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore

Over the past decade, Franchesca Ramsey has amassed a sizable internet following thanks to her personal YouTube channel and hosting gig on MTV’s webseries Decoded. Her experience and internet savvy led to a stint as a contributor on the tragically short-lived The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore. At Sundance, where her…

Jason Segel says writing for kids helps him recapture the magic of childhood

In addition to being an actor and screenwriter, How I Met Your Mother alum Jason Segel is also a successful children’s author. His first book series, Nightmares!, which he co-writes with Kirsten Miller, is about a young boy whose worst nightmares come to life. And the pair recently made the jump into YA, with …

The Lodgers’ Eugene Simon believes in psychic phenomena, but draws the line at ghosts

Game Of Thrones star Eugene Simon’s new project, The Lodgers, has the characteristics of an old-fashioned, supernatural horror film: a period setting, a crumbling family estate, a set of mysterious twins, and, of course, ghosts. But Simon isn’t a believer in the supernatural, as he tells us in this snippet from our…