With films like Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas to his credit, Martin Scorsese is arguably our greatest living director. While promoting his movie Killers of the Flower Moon, the master of the cinema sat down with GQ to explain his inspirations and the decisions he made for some of his most iconic movies.
Retired astronaut and author Chris Hadfield has lots of experience in space and in fighter jets. He even recorded a music video on the ISS. After offering his opinions on a few space movies, Chris is back to evaluate the realism of a few more, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, Return of the Jedi, Top Gun: Maverick, and the TV series For All Mankind.
Nobody wants to think about death, but it’s something that we eventually have to deal with. Wired interviewed licensed funeral director and mortician Victor M. Sweeney and handed him questions from Twitter about the details of his business. We now know the difference between caskets and coffins and how cemeteries never seem to run out of space.
Director and animator Genndy Tartakovsky is known for his work on shows like Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Primal. While promoting Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, the beloved creator sat down with WIRED to answer questions posted by fans about animation, cartooning, and the production process.
Multitalented composer, singer, and songwriter Danny Elfman stopped by Hollywood’s famed Amoeba Music for their What’s In My Bag? interview series. While there, he picked out some of the albums and artists that most influenced him. You can really hear the connections between his selections and his music.
From Titanic to The Perfect Storm to Finding Nemo, Hollywood has been depicting shipwrecks for decades. Insider asked maritime archeologist and historian James Delgado to evaluate the realism of on-screen disasters and the wreckage left behind. While they’re not always accurate, a few of the films are surprisingly spot-on.
One of the most memorable moments in Game of Thrones was when Tormund, Jon Snow, and the wildlings scaled the ice-covered Wall with their climbing hooks. Insider interviewed professional ice climber Will Gadd to evaluate the realism of this scene and eight other movies and TV scenes which depicted ice climbing.
Marine biologist and shark expert Amani Webber-Schultz sat down with the folks from Insider to watch footage of sharks from movies and TV shows. With scenes from Jaws, The Meg, Finding Nemo, and more, find out which sharks are the most realistic and which took the most artistic license. What, no Sharknado?
With hits like White and Nerdy, Amish Paradise, and Like a Surgeon to his name, “Weird Al” Yankovic is considered by many to be the greatest novelty song creator of all time. Al breaks down his most iconic tracks in this GQ interview video, which reveals a far more accurate history of his career than his biopic.
They say, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but if we had to guess the profession of this distinguished British gentleman with a brass duck head cane, we would have gone with an art forger. LADbible interviewed Max Brandrett to learn about how his rough upbringing, life in the circus, and artistic talents led to a life of crime.
If you haven’t read the recent interview that GQ did with actor Christian Bale, you should definitely check it out. He also sat down with the magazine to talk about many diverse roles over the years and how he gets deep into the minds, bodies, and mannerisms of his characters, from Patrick Bateman to Batman.
The battle between good and evil – the Jedi and the Sith – is at the heart of many a Star Wars story. In this video for WIRED, filmmaker and superfan Kevin Smith offers his take on all of the Jedi and Sith characters in the Skywalker Saga and its associated movies and TV series.
During an interview with Julian Shapiro-Barnum of Recess Therapy, a seven-year-old boy named Tariq charmed the entire world with his enthusiasm for corn on the cob. Now this viral video has been transformed into a song by schmoyoho, aka The Gregory Brothers. We can’t imagine a more beautiful thing.
After 98-year-old Lillian read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, filmmaker and creative director Chris Carboni interviewed her to ask some questions about the book. He then used interpretive AI technology to create images to accompany Lillian’s amusing and endearing descriptions of the story and its characters.
If you’ve watched even five minutes of The Boys, you know that superheroes struggle with their mental health. GQ enlisted the help of Psychiatrist Dr. Eric Bender to look inside the minds of MCU characters like Thor, Deadpool, Iron Man, and Loki. Watch, and you might learn a thing or two about your own situation.
Engineer and all-around good guy Mark Rober stopped by First We Feast’s studio to take on the spiciest of wings. After chugging down a dose of Pepto Bismol, he talks about his new Discovery show Revengineers, his experiences working at NASA, his best builds, and how to always win a coin toss.
It’s obvious to most of us that Hollywood has taken some artistic license in its portrayal of dinosaurs in movies. Paleontologist Mark Loewen sat down with Vanity Fair to explain some of the major inaccuracies with the Jurassic Park franchise and other dinosaur flicks.
During the press junket for the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, actor Hayden Christiansen was interviewed by an unlikely journalist. A young boy named Inati stopped by dressed in full Darth Vader garb to ask the fallen Jedi some pointed questions. This kid has a serious career ahead of him. (Thanks, Rob!)
Vanity Fair sat down with Mike Myers and asked him to rewatch scenes from three of his most memorable movies: Austin Powers, Shrek, and Wayne’s World. Along the way, he talks about how he came up with his comedy bits and characterizations and acknowledges the creative teams who helped bring them to life.
From snake venom to bad foraging to intentional poisonings, characters in movies and TV shows are often exposed to toxins. Insider asked medical toxicologist Dr. Cyrus Rangan to evaluate scenes for their accuracy. The video includes scenes from Game of Thrones, The Princess Bride, The Hunger Games, and Breaking Bad.
We can only imagine that being born as conjoined twins has its challenges. The guys from Jubilee sat down with conjoined twins Carmen and Lupita for a candid and engaging “ask me anything” style interview covering topics like how they date, their career plans, and how different their personalities are. (Thanks, Rob!)
Actor John Goodman has had so many great roles over the years, from Dan Conner on Roseanne to Sulley in Monsters, Inc. to Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski. Vanity Fair had the opportunity to sit down with Goodman for a look back at his many iconic characters.
Electronic music trailblazer Herb Deutsch invented the Moog synthesizer with Bob Moog. Their genius propelled synths into the mainstream, changing the sound of music forever. Deutsch tells all in episode one of the Giants documentary series, which invites legendary electronic music innovators to share their untold stories.