Mike Pearl


How Doug Benson Created the Weed-Themed Courtroom Show You Didn't Know You Wanted

We went behind the scenes of Comedy Central's 'The High Court' to find out how stoners are redefining reality court shows.


The Case for and Against 'Arrival'

Is Denis Villeneuve's 'Arrival' poindextery jibber-jabber, or a commanding, optimistic example of cinema at its finest? Our critics debate.


We Interviewed Nicolas Cage Using Only Nicolas Cage Movie Quotes

It turns out the Oscar-winning actor has been thinking a lot about fish.


The New Film by the Director of 'Oldboy' Is a Brutal Lesbian Love Story

We caught up with celebrated director Park Chan-wook to talk about his wild and wildly provocative new film, 'The Handmaiden.'


Joseph Gordon-Levitt Explains Why He’s the Perfect Person to Play Snowden

The star opens up about 'Snowden,' patriotism, and his family's longstanding awareness that the government isn't always doing as it seems.


How 'Stranger Things' Built Its Terrifying Monster

We talked to the man who played the creature at the center of the Netflix hit.


Pizza ATM Is the Automated Fast Food America Deserves

The oven-fresh, Italian-flavored objects available from the Xavier University's Pizza ATM will be available for purchase without anyone witnessing your shame, any time, day, or night.


John Bradley of 'Game of Thrones' Told Us About How His Nice Face Can Hide Inner Evil

The 'Traders' actor's take on Samwell Tarly—the nicest man in Westeros—is surprisingly dark.


How 'BoJack Horseman' Got So Good at Depicting Mental Illness

'BoJack Horseman' creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg told us BoJack could still bottom out. He's not sure yet.


Was This 'Game of Thrones' Plot Line Inspired by a Classic Anime Film?

I'm not saying Jorah Mormont's story line was pulled from Hayao Miyazaki's 'Princess Mononoke.' But there sure are a lot of similarities.


No, Eazy-E Did Not Get HIV from a Tainted Acupuncture Needle

Frost's new conspiracy theory is straight outta his ass.


'Look of Silence' Director Joshua Oppenheimer Talks Art, Confrontation, and Genocide

The director of "The Act of Killing" and "The Look of Silence" has made two documentary epic poems about long-ignored Indonesian war crimes.