Westworld’s Season 4 Finale Was Bleak, Brutal, and Beautiful

Photo: John P. Johnson / HBO As it had toit came down to Dolores and the Man in Black. Forget Caleb’s rescue. Forget Maeve’s death. Forget Bernard’s nine-million-step plan. Forget humanity, forget the Hosts, forget everything. None of it matters now. Westworld has swept away the old world more thoroughly and efficiently than the Man … Read more

Season 4, Episode 8, “Que Será, Será”

Tessa Thompson in Westworld Photo: John Johnson / HBO We end where it all began. All season long I’ve been positing that Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, and the writers’ room at Westworld were both rebooting and rehashing the thematic and storytelling threads of season one. Visually, we saw this every time “Christina” (Evan Rachel Wood) … Read more

Mad Max Furiosa Set Pictures Reveal Anya Taylor-Joy’s Furiosa

Image: Warner Bros. Meet the doomed king of Numenor in a new Lord of the Rings: The Ring of Power image. Walker Scobell teases his angry take on Percy Jackson. American Horror Story sets its latest cast. Plus, what’s coming on Tales of the Walking Dead. Spoilers, away! The Regulators Deadline reports a film adaptation … Read more

15 Years of the Neil Gaiman Adaptation

Stardust turns 15 years old today.Image: Paramount As I sat down to revisit Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel Stardust, a family friend who was visiting asked me a question. “What are you watching?” “Stardust. ” “What’s that?” “This fantasy movie with Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro.” “I’ve never heard of it.” … Read more

An Interview With Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg in Haline Reijn’s Bodies Bodies Bodies.Photo: A24 Amandla Sternberg was barely a teenager when she appeared opposite Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games. Since then, she’s gone on to establish herself as one of the most promising actresses of her peer group di lei, with a stirring performance in The Hate U Givein … Read more

Matt Smith Has Thoughts About House of the Dragon’s Sex Scenes

Screenshots: HBO For those of you worried about the Colin Farrell-led TV series, The Penguin, don’t be. For those of you worried about HBO’s Strange Adventures TV series, do be. We also have a sweet little teaser for new episodes of Cuphead on Netflix. Forth, spoilers! Insidious 5 Deadline reports Patrick Wilson will personally direct … Read more

Season 4, Episode 7, “Metanoia”

Tessa Thompson in Westworld Photo: John Johnson / HBO As we near the conclusion of Westworld‘s season four, it seems clear we’ve known the ending the entire time. We’ve known, for instance, that Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) was always going to die, that the city was going to burn, and that the likelihood that everyone would … Read more

Rise of the TMNT Crew Look Back on Show, Talk Scrapped Plans

Image: Nickelodeon / Netflix Nickelodeon’s short-lived Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles may have caught flack when it first debuted, but it soon found itself an audience that’s been very happy to sing the show’s praises for years. Now that the newest iteration of the Turtles have landed their own movie on Netflixwhich also holds … Read more

WB Doesn’t Need a Plan, It Needs to Quit Trying So Hard

Image: Warner Bros. The word “plan” in relation to the film industry, particularly as it pertains to IP blockbusters, is a dirty word at this point. Executives have used it so often that it’s not only lost all meaning, it can actively kill any excitement you may have for an upcoming film, because it’s basically … Read more

An Interview With Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Maria Bakalova

(from left) Maria Bakalova and Amandla Stenberg in Bodies Bodies Bodies.Photo: A24 Not many actors get to experience the type of rocket ride that Maria Bakalova did with 2020’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. She wasn’t merely catapulted to celebrity by way of her role di lei as Tutar Sagdiyev, the teenage daughter of Sacha Baron Cohen’s … Read more