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Mike Ryan is currently the senior editor at ScreenCrush. Mike most recently served as Senior Entertainment Writer for The Huffington Post. Previously, Mr. Ryan was a frequent contributor at Vanity Fair and Wired magazine and wrote for Time, GQ, ELLE-UK, and New York magazine.

Daniel Radcliffe on ‘Horns,’ Finally Watching ‘Star Wars’ and Why Darth Vader is “Hilariously Funny”

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Earlier this week, while promoting his new film, ‘Horns,’ Daniel Radcliffe participated in a Reddit AMA in which the actor revealed that, yes, he’s finally seen the original ‘Star Wars’ movies and that he may be dressing as Boba Fett for Halloween. So, yes, there’s a lot of ‘Star Wars’ talk in this interview.

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Daniel Radcliffe On His ‘Tonight Show’ Rap: “One of the Coolest Things I’ve Ever Done”

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NBC

On Tuesday night, Daniel Radcliffe shocked the world with his amazingly great performance (with help from The Roots) of the Blackalicious song, ‘Alphabet Aerobics.’ On Thursday afternoon, we spoke to a still-quite-excited-about-his-performance Radcliffe (who is promoting his new movie, ‘Horns’; the full interview will publish on Friday) who explains how all of this happened and how Questlove almost scared him out of doing the performance in the first place.

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What Michael Che Wrote About Women is Really Depressing

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I cover ‘SNL’ on a weekly basis and have been a staunch supporter of Michael Che’s recent rise to the ‘Weekend Update’ desk. This is why reading his sexist joke -- his fake "apology" in response to a video of a woman being harassed on the streets of New York City -- this morning didn’t ignite feelings of “outrage,” just pure disappointment and sadness.

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‘Interstellar’ Co-Star Explains That the Robot TARS is Actually Real

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Paramount

In Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar,’ David Gyasi (who had his breakout role in 2012’s ‘Cloud Atlas’) plays Romilly, a NASA scientist onboard an intergalactic mission to find a suitable replacement planet for a dying Earth. Also part of this mission is TARS, a monolith-looking rectangular robot (voiced by Bill Irwin) that looks surprisingly real. As Gyasi explains, it looks real because, well, it is real and Irwin was in control of TARS' movements.

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Trophy Talk: Let’s Talk About ‘Interstellar’

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Getty

People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post’s Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush’s Mike Ryan will speculate about these trophies and which famous person might win one. It will be fun. Let’s talk some trophies! Today, we discuss Christopher Nolan's new potential blockbuster, 'Interstellar.'

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15 Moments That Made Us Unintentionally LOL During This Week’s ‘Gotham’

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Fox

Last night’s episode, ‘Spirit of the Goat,’ is, so far, the best episode of ‘Gotham’ this season. And, you know what, ‘Gotham’ has done a pretty good job of developing The Penguin’s story. Having said all of that, last night’s episode featured a hypnotist who tricked people into being a villain called The Goat. ‘Gotham’ is still hilarious and it really should embrace its campy side, because it’s already campy and just doesn’t realize it yet. (OK, Carol Kane realizes it and that’s why Carol Kane is great.)

Here are 15 times I unintentionally laughed out loud during last night’s ‘Gotham.’

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‘Nightcrawler’ Director Dan Gilroy on High Expectations and Chris Rock as Jimmy Olsen

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It’s remarkable that ‘Nightcrawler’ is Dan Gilroy’s first directorial effort. The film is so stylized – but not in a “look at my style!” kind of way – that it feels like it’s from someone who has at least done this before. It’s funny to listen to Gilroy – brother of fellow writer/director Tony Gilroy – explain why he finally wanted to direct, which basically comes down to his nice way of saying, “other people were screwing up my vision.” And now he’s written ‘Nightcrawler,’ and Gilroy wasn’t about to let anyone else screw it up.

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‘Interstellar’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Absurd Reality

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Paramount Pictures

Deep, deep into the 169 minute running time of ‘Interstellar’ is a scene in which astronaut pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) must dock a spaceship with another, larger, out of control spinning space ship. The solution is to spin the smaller ship at the same speed, so that the effect makes it looks like both crafts aren’t spinning at all. So, by spinning everything out of control, it manipulates the situation into looking normal. This is also an apt description of the style of ‘Interstellar’’s director, Christopher Nolan.

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‘SNL’ Scorecard: Jim Carrey Does a Pretty Good Rendition of ‘Chandelier’

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NBC

The first time Jim Carrey hosted ‘SNL,’ back in 1996, is still one of the most popular in the show’s history. His return in 2011 featured jokes about the upcoming 2012 apocalypse (that never happened). Carrey’s third time as host – with this heavily-themed Halloween episode -- will be most remembered for an impression of a music video that you may or may not have ever seen. Hey, here’s an ‘SNL’ Scorecard, just for you…

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Trophy Talk: Can ‘Whiplash’ Win Best Picture?

trophy talk

People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post’s Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush’s Mike Ryan will speculate about these trophies and which famous person might win one. It will be fun. Let’s talk some trophies! Today, we discuss the possibility of 'Whiplash' being a dark horse Best Picture winner.

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