‘Westworld’ Boss on Season 2 Finale: Dolores’ Bold Move, the ‘Door,’ and the Truth About Free Will

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Passenger,” the second season finale of “Westworld.” When “Westworld” introduced the idea of a “door” to another world for the hosts in the alternate reality theme park, it left a lot of questions dangling about just where that …read more

‘Westworld’ Recap: Stop Making Sense

Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Passenger,” the Season 2 finale of HBO’s “Westworld.” Trying to figure out what the hell is going on in “Westworld” has always been the sport of the show. Are there multiple timelines? Where is Elsie? Is Sylvester’s beard real or is it …read more

‘Pose’ Star Billy Porter on His Emotional Episode and the Importance of Visibility

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Fever,” the fourth episode of “Pose.” In the premiere episode of FX’s “Pose,” aspiring ballroom culture mother Blanca (MJ Rodriguez) received an HIV-positive diagnosis. Just a few episodes later, ballroom MC Pray Tell, played by Billy Porter, learned …read more

Netflix Unveils ‘Great Day in Hollywood’ Image Spot Highlighting Black Creators

Netflix unveiled a brand image spot during Sunday’s BET Awards telecast that highlights black artists who work for the streaming giant. The spot dubbed “A Great Day in Hollywood” was inspired by the famed 1958 photograph “A Great Day in Harlem” featuring 57 jazz legends — including Charles Mingus, Thelonious …read more

Univision, Dish Spar Over Potential Blackout as Contract Deadline Looms

Univision stations are facing a potential blackout on Dish’s satellite platform as a June 30 contract expiration deadline looms. Univision began warning viewers of the possible shutdown on Saturday. Dish said it was still “actively working” with Univision to reach a contract agreement. The deal covers Univision stations in top …read more

Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood Honored at Radio Disney Music Awards

Janet Jackson was not only the first recipient of the Radio Disney Impact award, but the honor will live on in her name, Raven Simone and Fifth Harmony alum Normani Kordei announced from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on June 22. The Radio Disney Music Awards, broadcast across Disney platforms on June …read more

World Cup Live-Stream: How to Watch England vs. Panama

England has never been kind to the new kids on the block. The Three Lions have never lost a match to a team making its World Cup debut, and odds are they’ll be playing it smooth and safe against Panama in Nizhny Novgorod’s searing summer heat. If they play it …read more

The Difference Between Guns in Movies and Guns in Real Life

Explore the many ways Hollywood takes creative license when depicting guns in movies.

John McClane, the Terminator, even Neo, they all have one thing in common—they look really badass shooting guns. Here’s the thing though, in real life, the feats they perform, from shooting two micro uzis at the same time …read more

The Doorstop, One Essential Piece of Gear You Don't Have in Your Gear Bag

These things come in handy more often than you might think.

Despite the fact that filmmaking is one of the most technologically advanced art forms, there are lots of little problems that remain without solutions. Take for instance leveling and stabilization—sure, there are plenty of tools out there that will help …read more

‘Portlandia’: Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Pick Their Proudest Musical Moments

It doesn’t take a lot of dot-connecting genius to figure why music was a crucial component of “Portlandia,” which recently wrapped its eighth and final season. The host city is a rock town, but more than that, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein came of age in the punk scene, although …read more