‘Orphan Black’ Postmortem: Tatiana Maslany Talks "Kill Switches," Break-Ups

[WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Orphan Black‘s season three premiere.] As Orphan Black’s third season kicked off Saturday, the stakes for the female clones became rapidly apparent. Although on paper, a kidnapped — and hallucinating — Helena (Tatiana Maslany) was the one in most immediate danger, Sarah (Maslany) was asked to impersonate an injured Rachel […]

Jon Stewart on ‘Daily Show’ Departure: I Didn’t Want to Cover 2016 Election

Jon Stewart is offering more explanation for his decision to retire from the Daily Show.  The Comedy Central series’ host of 17 years told The Guardian that there was no big moment that pushed him to leave the show.  “It’s not like I thought the show wasn’t working anymore, or that I didn’t know how […]

‘Outlander’ Writer on Claire’s Shocking Decision, Geillis’ Daring Move

[WARNING: Spoilers ahead from Saturday’s episode of Outlander, “The Devil’s Mark.”] For fans of Outlander, Saturday’s episode was a one-two punch of major plot development and character reveals. After being accused of witchcraft alongside Geillis Duncan (Lotte Verbeek), Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is put on trial, where her good deeds were used against her to prove […]

MTV’s ‘Eye Candy’ Canceled

MTV’s freshman drama Eye Candy is one and done. Leading lady Victoria Justice made the announcement Saturday via Twitter that the freshman drama has been canceled. An MTV representative also confirmed that Eye Candy will not be returning. “Eye Candy will not be returning for season two,” she wrote in an extended post. “Even though […]

Charlize Theron Presents Ari Emanuel With Service Award

With all of the frenzy concerning talent signings, a Hollywood power agency’s commitment to service tends to become overshadowed. Actress Charlize Theron presented WME with the Make Your Mark award at Points of Light’s youth service organization generationOn’s first block party on Saturday at the Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles.  “Every other week, a […]

‘Conan’ Writer Slams Late-Night Competition: "Shove Your Lip-Syncing Up Your Ass"

The late-night comedy wars appear to be heating up. Andres du Bouchet, a writer for TBS’ Conan, took to Twitter on Thursday to criticize the TV comedy landscape in a series of scathing messages. “Comedy in 2015 needs a severe motherf—ing shakeup. No celebrities, no parodies, no pranks, no mash-ups or hashtag wars,” he wrote before […]

‘Mad Men': The Purpose of Diana and the Anxiety of Time Running Out (Analysis)

The appearance of the enigmatic waitress Diana in the Mad Men universe and Don Draper’s life in episodes eight and nine of this final season seems to have caused a lot of duress (and some intrigue) with viewers. Two distinct elements are in play here. First, for some viewers this feels like “here we go […]

Director Gareth Edwards Reveals ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Centers on Death Star Heist

On the final day of the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, one of the newest members of the Lucasfilm family — spinoff director Gareth Edwards — took the stage to talk about joining a galaxy far, far away. Josh Trank, who was also slated to appear at the panel, was not able to attend. Moderator Pablo […]

Tribeca 2015: Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall Fete Their Oblique Rom-Com ‘Tumbledown’

In Tumbledown, Rebecca Hall plays a young woman struggling to move on after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer. On the surface, the film doesn’t appear to be the most lighthearted fare, but Hall read it as a welcome relief. “I had just done a very heavy theatrical piece that involved me […]

Tribeca 2015: Inconclusive Confusion Abound at ‘The Driftless Area’ World Premiere

“What happens to Pierre is not a normal story — it ends in violence and starts with a mistake.” So begins The Driftless Area, a neo-noir, darkly romantic drama-comedy based on Tom Drury’s novel and directed by Zachary Sluser, which had its world premiere Saturday night at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The film — […]

‘Fantastic Four': New Trailer Reveals First Look at Dr. Doom (Video)

Doom is coming. The latest trailer for 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four provides viewers with the first glimpse of villain Dr. Doom, played in the film by Toby Kebbell. Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (Human Torch), Kate Mara (Invisible Woman) and Jamie Bell (The Thing) also star in director Josh Trank‘s film. Fantastic […]

‘Star Wars': Why Did Director Josh Trank Bail on Stand-Alone Panel?

There’s a new mystery in the galaxy far, far away.  The final day of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim was supposed to include a much-anticipated panel on the future of the Star Wars film franchise with stand-alone directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank detailing their movies set for release in 2016 and 2018. But when […]