Watch Detroiters’ Tim Robinson attempt to rank his top 5 local commercials of all time

Created by and starring real-life best friends Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson, Comedy Central’s Detroiters follows a pair of small-time ad men trying to make it in the Motor City. The second season, which wraps up August 16, saw Sam and Tim get into hijinks all around the city: They met Detroit hero and legendary…

The creators of HBO’s Animals count down their 5 favorite animated shows of all time

With the third season of HBO’s animated series Animals just around the corner, The A.V. Club jumped into a swan boat on Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles with creators Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano to talk about the upcoming slate of episodes. While on the water, we got Matarese and Luciano to list their five favorite…

From Raiders to Blade Runner: Simon Pegg and Vaughn Stein on their all-time favorite cinematic deaths

Writer-director Vaughn Stein and actor Simon Pegg collaborated on a new noir thriller Terminal, an interconnected tale of crime, revenge, and murder, set against the backdrop of a sprawling metropolis. In honor of their new film, we asked the pair to list their personal favorite cinematic demises, which include deaths…

Walton Goggins gives us a rundown of his favorite cocktails and cocktail bars

After wrapping up his turn as the sociopathic Lee Russell on HBO’s Vice Principals, Walton Goggins has spent 2018 taking on a couple villainous roles—Vogel in the rebooted Tomb Raider film and Sonny Burch in Ant Man And The Wasp. He’s also had more time to focus on Mulholland Distilling, a spirits company based out of…

From Fargo to Napoleon Dynamite: Haifaa Al-Mansour picks the 5 films that influenced her the most

Filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour is Saudi Arabia’s first female director. Her feature film debut, 2012’s Wadjda, received critical acclaim and became the country’s first official Oscar submission (for Best Foreign Language Film) although it wasn’t nominated. Now al-Mansour’s following up her debut with Mary Shelley, the…

Colony’s Tory Kittles and Alex Neustaedter pick their favorite works of science fiction

USA’s dystopian sci-fi series Colony is officially in its third season, and the Bowmans and their allies are in a world of trouble beyond the walls of the Los Angeles bloc. In honor of the new season, we spoke with Tory Kittles and Alex Neustaedter to find out their favorite alien stories from pop culture. The list…

Colony’s Sarah Wayne Callies and Josh Holloway pick their 5 favorite aliens from pop culture

USA’s dystopian sci-fi series Colony returns tonight for its third season with the Bowmans and their allies fending off the mysterious Hosts, the (alien?) forces that control humanity. In honor of the new season, we spoke with stars Sarah Wayne Callies and Josh Holloway to find out their favorite aliens from pop…

Steven Pinker picks 5 books about science that you don’t have to be a genius to enjoy

Steven Pinker is a psychologist, linguist, and author whose new book, Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progress, attempts to ease your general feelings of despair by using science to prove that things in the world are generally getting better. We had Pinker recommend five books about…

From Citizenfour to The Civil War: Katie Couric picks her 5 favorite documentaries

Katie Couric’s new documentary series, America Inside Out With Katie Couric, is hoping to bridge the growing political divide in the United States by traveling across the country, interviewing people about divisive issues, and trying to find common ground. In honor of the new documentary, we asked Couric to list her…

The cast and director of Jinn pick their 5 favorite movies about mothers and daughters

Loosely based on writer-director Nijla Mu’min’s upbringing in Oakland, the new film Jinn follows Summer, a carefree 17-year-old black girl (Zoe Renee), whose world changes when her mother (Luke Cage’s Simone Missick) suddenly converts to Islam. At the SXSW premiere of the film, we asked Mu’min and the Jinn cast to…