Gus Van Sant on how Robin Williams helped bring Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot to the screen

Gus Van Sant’s new biographical film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, based on the memoir of the same name, tells the story of cartoonist John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix), who became a quadriplegic after being in an auto accident when he was 21. At the premiere of the film, Van Sant talked to The A.V. Club about…

From Raiders to Blade Runner: Simon Pegg and Vaughn Stein on their all-time favorite cinematic deaths

Writer-director Vaughn Stein and actor Simon Pegg collaborated on a new noir thriller Terminal, an interconnected tale of crime, revenge, and murder, set against the backdrop of a sprawling metropolis. In honor of their new film, we asked the pair to list their personal favorite cinematic demises, which include deaths…

Gus Van Sant, Jonah Hill, and Jack Black reveal their all-time favorite movies

Gus Van Sant’s newest film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, tells the story of cartoonist John Callahan, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who became quadriplegic after being in an auto accident when he was 21. Ahead of the film’s opening on July 13, we spoke with Van Sant and stars Jonah Hill and Jack Black, who told…

Reggie Watts on being a great talk show guest and why Helen Mirren is the queen of fake battle rap

Comedian, game show host, and improvisational musician Reggie Watts spends five nights a week as band leader for The Late Late Show With James Corden. In his time behind the mic, he’s seen hundreds of guests walk through The Late Late Show doors and chat it up with Corden to varying degrees of success. We talked to…

The secret to great fried chicken: Dunk in brine before dunking in oil

Of all the pain-in-the-ass dishes to cook at home, fried chicken ranks high. But unlike, say, slaving over your kitchen for a chocolate soufflé, the labor-to-deliciousness ratio of frying chicken makes it worth your while. We’ve assembled the makers of some of our favorite variations of fried chicken across the…

Walton Goggins gives us a rundown of his favorite cocktails and cocktail bars

After wrapping up his turn as the sociopathic Lee Russell on HBO’s Vice Principals, Walton Goggins has spent 2018 taking on a couple villainous roles—Vogel in the rebooted Tomb Raider film and Sonny Burch in Ant Man And The Wasp. He’s also had more time to focus on Mulholland Distilling, a spirits company based out of…

Boots Riley and the cast of Sorry To Bother You on the joys of filming in Oakland

Loosely based on Boots Riley’s actual experiences working as telemarketer, Sorry To Bother You follows the unemployed Cash (Lakeith Stanfield), who, after getting a job as a telemarketer, quickly climbs the corporate ladder upon learning the secret to success on the phone: using a “white voice.” Riley, who spent the…

Josh Brolin, Jody Hill, and Danny McBride talk hunting and The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter

Jody Hill and Danny McBride have a handful of hilarious collaborations under their belts. First came the off-kilter martial arts movie The Foot Fist Way, which was followed up with a pair of HBO comedies—Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals. Now the pair has teamed up with Josh Brolin for the Netflix comedy, The

Lifelong friends Danny McBride and Jody Hill put their relationship to the test 

Longtime friends and collaborators Danny McBride and Jody Hill have become one of Hollywood’s most reliably hilarious comedy duos. Having met at the North Carolina School Of The Arts, they first collaborated on the off-kilter martial arts movie The Foot Fist Way, and followed that up with a pair of HBO comedies—

Pat Bertoletti shows us how to competitively eat hot dogs—not that you’d want to do that

The Fourth Of July is just a week away, which means backyard barbecues elaborate fireworks displays, and, of course, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. A tradition as American as apple pie—hey, there’s an eating contest for that too!—this year’s competition will see last year’s record-breaking champions Joey Chestnut…