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…

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…

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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…

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…