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Lewis Black, the Longest Running ‘Daily Show’ Contributor, Will Stay on After Jon Stewart Retires

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by Mike Sampson June 9, 2015 @ 12:40 PM
Comedy Central
In 2015, Black still contributes to The Daily Show on a regular basis with his “Back in Black” segments, making him, at 19 years, the longest running Daily Show staff member. But, will all that change come August 6 when Stewart retires from the show, ushering in the new Trevor Noah era? We spoke to Black as he was promoting Inside Out and he assured us, he’s not ready to leave yet.

Damon Lindelof on Why They Cut All the Walt Disney References Out of ‘Tomorrowland’

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by Mike Sampson May 20, 2015 @ 8:13 AM
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This should not surprise you considering Damon Lindelof's involvement, but audiences have so far been mixed on Tomorrowland. Some have loved it, others have not. It's a narrative that is not unusual to Damon Lindelof. We sat down to talk with the writer-producer about the film, his feelings on the public perception of his work and why they ultimately decided to cut all the Walt Disney references out of a movie that is very much a Disney film.

Brie Larson Talks ‘The Gambler’ and About That Time She Was Cast in ‘Bridesmaids’

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by Mike Sampson May 12, 2015 @ 4:23 PM
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I’m not sure when we stopped talking about The Gambler, the movie now on DVD and Blu-ray that we’re both here to promote, but somehow actress Brie Larson and I have spent the past five minutes or so talking about mushrooms and sex. I’ll admit that I...

‘Veep’ Star Timothy Simons on Jonah’s Sexual Harassment and a ‘Game of Thrones’ Crossover

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by Britt Hayes May 10, 2015 @ 2:33 PM
HBO
Timothy Simons is one of the standout supporting players on HBO’s Veep — as Jonah Ryan, he’s an obnoxious narcissist and relentless weasel who has somehow been able to continuously wiggle his way into various White House positions. Almost everything that comes out of Jonah’s mouth is astoundingly, hilariously terrible, making him the kind of character you really love to hate. We had a chance to talk to Simons about Jonah’s evolution in Season 3, his sexual harassment problem and what would happen if the Veep characters were on Game of Thrones.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Post-Mortem: J. August Richards Talks Deathlok’s Sacrifice, Spinoffs and ‘Infinity War’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 28, 2015 @ 9:00 PM
Marvel / ABC
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fully primed us for the Age of Ultron with the direct crossover of “The Dirty Half-Dozen,” but the hour also brought major ramifications for J. August Richards’ Deathlok. We spoke to Richards to break down Mike’s latest change, that Winter Soldier connection, and whether we’ll see Deathlok again this season, or wait until the Infinity War.

‘Room 237’ Director Rodney Ascher On Making a New Commentary Track For an Old Movie

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by Matt Singer April 3, 2015 @ 11:16 AM
Essentially, Director’s Commentary is a new audio track for an old Frankenstein film, featuring the star of that original film, Leon Vitali. But it also includes contributions from actors Clu Gulager and Zack Norman, who weren’t in Terror of Frankenstein. Exactly how truthful or fictional the commentary is, Ascher won’t say (“A little mystery never hurt anyone”). Whatever exactly it is, it sounds fascinating and unique enough for me to break my unofficial rule and donate to the fundraiser.

The Man Who Saved the ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise: An Interview With ‘Furious 7’ Writer Chris Morgan

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by Matt Singer March 30, 2015 @ 9:14 AM
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There are a lot of heroes in the Fast & Furious movies, but the unsung hero of the Fast & Furious movies is screenwriter Chris Morgan, who joined the franchise at its lowest point and helped transform a dying property about a couple of street racers into one of the most popular series (with one of the most cleverly complex mythologies) in all of Hollywood. It was Morgan’s idea to take the series international for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and to bring back the original franchise stars, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, which happened in the fourth film, 2009’s Fast & Furious. Six years later, Furious 7 is primed to open in theaters, and even after the tragic passing of Walker in 2013, the series now shows no signs of slowing down. Diesel’s so confident in the movie that he’s already predicted it will win the Best Picture Oscar at next year’s Academy Awards (Morgan’s reaction when I asked if he wanted to double down on Diesel’s bet: “Uh ... [laughs] no comment.”)