This week we talk to actor Michael K. Williams about his role in shows like The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, and we also get him to open up about his life outside of acting and what he hopes his legacy will be. We also bring back an old podcaster from Australia and officially debut our first video podcast extract. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Read More
Maybe you've heard, maybe you haven't, but RELEVANT actually has a podcast. If you're listening to it, you're definitely aware that it's worth your time. If you're not listening, well, we just don't know what to tell you. You'll come to your senses eventually. But starting this week, we're launching a new feature: Video Extracts. Basically, we'll take a few highlights from each podcast and post it on YouTube, to delight your eyes just as much as it already soothes your ears. We are hoping to move into all five senses eventually, but we're starting here. Enjoy ... Discuss
Kids these days. Getting cast in every movie. It's been 15 years since Bryan Singer's original X-Men suited up and now that X-Men: First Class and Days of Future Past have revitalized the franchise, the original team is getting recast. Specifically, Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm (played by ancient geezers James Marsden, Famke Janssen and Halle Berry in the original) are going to be played by a trio of teenagers in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse. Oh, teens. With their Ariana Grande and their Code Red: Mountain Dew. What superhero roles will they steal next?
The most famous of the bunch is your new Jean Grey, Game of Throne's Sophie Turner. Only slightly less high profile is the new Cyclops, played by Tye Sheridan, who made an excellent impression in Tree of Life and Mud. Finally, Storm will be played by Alexandra Shipp, rebounding nicely from her last stint in Lifetime's widely loathed Aaliyah biopic. So, Hollywood's most unbreakable rule holds true: If you're an actor who is in any way popular, you will eventually be cast as a superhero ... Discuss
Noted senior citizen Bob Dylan gave his first interview in three years to AARP Magazine of all place—a magazine that caters to the 50+ demographic. Probably a smart move, given that Bob Dylan's upcoming release is entirely Frank Sinatra covers (you can listen to the very pretty first single here). But subscribing to AARP is pretty smart move too—it turns out he'll be giving away copies of his new album, called Shadows In the Night, to 50,000 randomly selected AARP subscribers.
Senior citizen Dylan may be, but it hasn't slowed him down much. He's spent the past few years working out a truly grueling tour schedule, and Shadows In the Night will be his fifth album in 10 years, which isn't bad for a 73-year-old. It makes sense, really. You know what they say about rolling stones ... Discuss