Stranger Things creators finally swear off adding new characters to the cast

Stranger Things creators finally swear off adding new characters to the cast

Eduardo Franco and Charlie Heaton, briefly glimpsed in the most recent season of Stranger ThingsPhoto: Netflix Although it started out fairly focused—two grown-ups, three high schoolers, five tweens, a flesh monster, and Matthew Modine—the cast of Netflix’s hit sci-fi series Stranger Things has gotten a little expansive over the last few years. That’s not to … Read more

Season 1, Episode 5, “Apocalypto”

Season 1, Episode 5, “Apocalypto”

Nathan Fielder in The Rehearsal Photo: Courtesy of HBO “Nathan has a problem with lying. He lies a lot.” At this point in the season of The Rehearsal, Angela’s line feels less like an accusation and more like an understatement. And that’s before we spent much of the episode watching him convincing the young actor … Read more

D’Arcy Carden didn’t want to get typecast after The Good Place

D’Arcy Carden didn’t want to get typecast after The Good Place

D’Arcy Carden in A League Of Their OwnGraphic: Anne Marie Fox/Prime Video Though Ted Danson and Kristen Bell were The Good Place’s top-billed stars, the rest of the NBC sitcom’s ensemble quickly found their stock rising thanks to the sharp, philosophical series. As the inhuman assistant Janet, D’Arcy Carden was a key part of establishing … Read more

Danny Elfman on “Bigger. Messier.” and new video for “In Time”

Danny Elfman on “Bigger. Messier.” and new video for “In Time”

Center: Danny Elfman (Photo: Jonathan Williamson) Left: “True” Official Video (Directed by Aron Johnson, with archived footage by Sarah Sitkin/ANTI-/Epitaph Records) Right: “Kick Me” Official Video (Directed by Petros Papahadjopoulos/ANTI-/Epitaph Records) When he was preparing for his Coachella shows this year, Danny Elfman felt pangs of doom because he was crossing musical lines and he … Read more

Lisa Kudrow on lack of diveristy in the Friends cast

Lisa Kudrow on lack of diveristy in the Friends cast

David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlancPhoto: Getty Images Ah, Friends. To some, it’s the greatest show of all time. To others, it’s just The Office for geriatric millennials who started receiving AARP fliers in their late 20s. One thing it’s not is a bastion of cultural diversity. The … Read more

Aubrey Plaza Shines In Dark Thriller

Aubrey Plaza Shines In Dark Thriller

Aubrey Plaza in Emily The CriminalImage: Courtesy of Roadside Attractions and Vertical Entertainment There is no fantasy element to Emily The Criminal, Aubrey Plaza’s character study about a woman locked out of the job market by an incident that remains on her permanent criminal record. But whether it’s one character’s dream of owning a Los … Read more

DC insiders “pissed” about David Zaslav’s so-called “reset”

DC insiders “pissed” about David Zaslav’s so-called “reset”

David ZaslavPhoto: Kevin Dietsch (Getty Images) Discord over at Warner Bros. Discovery? You don’t say. Fans of DC or those who enjoy watching car crashes will recall that new CEO David Zaslav’s entreé onto the scene was to cancel the nearly-completed Batgirl movie and announce a “reset,” which includes a 10-year DCEU plan that focuses … Read more

Vince Gilligan’s Better Call Saul follow-up is all good, man

Vince Gilligan’s Better Call Saul follow-up is all good, man

Vince Gilligan, presumably the moment he decided to stop making Breaking Bad showsPhoto: Sam Wasson (Getty Images) Like Breaking Bad, M*A*S*H*, and AfterMASH before it, Better Call Saul is ending. ‌The little Breaking Bad spin-off that could enjoyed a healthy seven-year run, emerging from the 2010s as one of the best shows of the century. … Read more

Santigold shares new single “Shake” ahead of album Spirituals

Santigold shares new single “Shake” ahead of album Spirituals

Santigold in “Shake”Image: Frank Ockenfels Santigold has shared the fourth single from her upcoming studio album, titled “Shake.” The SBTRKT-produced tune follows the previously released singles “High Priestess,” “Ain’t Ready,” and “Nothing,” all of which will appear on her new studio album, Spirituals. In a statement on the new song, Santigold shares: “‘Shake’ is one … Read more