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'Les Misérables' Trailer: Anne Hathaway Show-Stopper

Les Misérables trailer is out. (Please scroll down.) You can hear Anne Hathaway's miserable Fantine singing “I dreamed that love would never die … I had a dream my life would be so different from this hell I'm living.” All the while, dialogue-less bits from the film are shown featuring […]


'Maps to the Stars': Robert Pattinson-David Cronenberg Collaboration? + 'Amour' Trailer & Critics Favorite

Maps to the Stars for Robert Pattinson / David Cronenberg? Above, Pattinson in Cronenberg's Cosmopolis (Paul Giamatti in background) Robert Pattinson hates Twilight, according to those who have taken seriously his (jokingly) dismissive take on the movie series that has made him world famous. Anyhow, whatever his feelings in regard […]


'On the Road' Film: Kristen Stewart & Garrett Hedlund Interview + Oscar Chances?

On the Road interview: cast members Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley March 21 update: “It's interesting to play characters that have existed,” says Kristen Stewart in an On the Road video interview posted at Screenslam. (Please scroll down.) “Especially when you have grown to love those people. When I […]


Sex Tourism Movie Outrages Critics: 'Paradise: Love'

Sex tourism movie 'Paradise: Love.' Sex tourism movie outrages moralists: Cannes 2012 Reviews of Ulrich Seidl's sex tourism movie Paradise: Love / Paradies: Liebe, in which an Austrian woman (Margarethe Tiesel) and her friends travel to Kenya for a good time with the young locals, have been overwhelmingly negative. (To […]


'The Dictator' Trailer: Funny? + Taylor Lautner in Parkour Thriller & Jim Parsons in Gay Drama

The Dictator trailer: Sacha Baron Cohen 'The Dictator' Red-Band Trailer: Funny? Earlier this year, Jean Dujardin and his fellow The Players producers reportedly had a Sept. 11 '01, comic moment cut from their film so as not to in any way jeopardize Dujardin's chances of winning an Oscar. Apparently, The […]


'Snow White' Film: Cast Images & Kristen Stewart 'Is the One'

'Snow White and the Huntsman': Kristen Stewart and the White Stag. 'Snow White and the Huntsman' movie clip: 'She Is the One' May 17, '12, update: A magical white stag bows before Kristen Stewart's Snow White in the Snow White and the Huntsman clip “She Is the One.” (See below.) […]


'The Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer x2

The Amazing Spider-Man: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone Watching the new The Amazing Spider-Man trailer, it's hard – make that impossible – not to compare it to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, another summer 2012 movie based on comic books, featuring a distraught superhero, terrifying villains, and a major attack […]


'Batman 3': Trailer & 'Thunderous' Applause

Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises April 30 The Dark Knight Rises trailer 3 is out. The search for the TDKR trailer 3 has been as frantic as – if not more so than – Batman's search for Bane or Bane's search for Batman. I'm not sure exactly who'll be […]


'House at the End of the Street' Trailer + First (Openly) Gay Hollywood Studio Chairman Resigns

Jennifer Lawrence, House at the End of the Street Jennifer Lawrence stars in House at the End of the Street, Mark Tonderai's horror / thriller to be released by Relativity Media on Sept. 21. The video below makes House at the End of the Street's house at the end of […]


Angelina Jolie Leg & United Nations Envoy + Gay John Waters & Jessica Chastain Most Influential Person?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Leg + Marlene Dietrich Pioneer Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Angelina Jolie's notorious right leg (“Brangeleg” for short?) are seen backstage at the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood on February […]


'The Avengers' Trailer & Clips: Tom Hiddleston Loki Rules

Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, The Avengers The Avengers are here. Have no fear. Scroll down for the extended Super Bowl Avengers trailer, and feel free to start laughing. For to call the Avengers trailer silly would be quite an understatement. Robert Downey Jr's deadpan delivery is supposed to be funny, […]


'Battleship' Trailer = 'Transformers 4' + Brooklyn Decker Burrito - Michael Bay x 'Total Recall' Too

Peter Berg's Battleship Nothing is as cool and hip and glorious as war, if trailers for The Avengers, John Carter, and Battleship (please scroll down) are to be perceived as reflections of reality – or at least of our cultural landscape. In The Avengers, Tom Hiddleston's Loki is the enemy […]


Bette Davis Singing 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?'

Bette Davis sings “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Bette Davis would have turned 104 today. The clip below, in which Davis sings “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?,” is from the December 20, 1962, episode of The Andy Williams Show. (“What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?,” song lyrics: “She […]


Kristen Stewart News: The Indie Road

Kristen Stewart April 3: Kristen Stewart news of a while back … In the above picture you can see none other than Kristen Stewart, a.k.a. Bella Swan a.k.a. Snow White a.k.a. KStew a.k.a. the second half of Robsten, at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 3, 2011. Stewart and […]


'On the Road' Trailer & 'Breaking Dawn 2' Teaser + 'Snow White' TV Spot: Kristen Stewart Triple Whammy

As to be expected, the just released trailer (see below) for Walter Salles' On the Road looks classy – beautiful, subdued cinematography by Eric Gautier – and offers believable performances by a strong cast that includes Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart. The film's target audience is clearly not […]


'The Host' Trailer: Creepy Blue-Eyed People + Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan?

Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, The Host 'The Host' trailer “The Earth is at peace. There are no wars. There's no hunger,” intones Saoirse Ronan in The Host's teaser trailer (see below). “Honesty, courtesy and kindness are practiced by all. The world has never been more perfect. It is no longer […]


'Snow White and the Huntsman' Trailer: Kristen Stewart = Joan of Arc

Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman Snow White and the Huntsman is one of the (very) few Hollywood movies I'm eager to watch next summer – Ridley Scott's Prometheus and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises are the other two that come to mind. Directed by feature-film newcomer Rupert […]


'Prometheus' Trailer: Philosophical Question + Faces & Explosions

Ridley Scott's Prometheus movie Philosophical question: if God created the universe and all its creatures, did he also create the title character in Ridley Scott's 1979 horror classic Alien? If so, then for what purpose? To make Sigourney Weaver a star? “How far would you go to get your answers? […]


Bane: Batman Villain Unintelligible? + 'The Dark Knight Rises' Oscar Pedigree

'The Dark Knight Rises' villain: Tom Hardy as the unintelligible Bane. 'The Dark Knight Rises' villain: The unintelligible Mr. Bane Regarding the villainous Bane's oftentimes unintelligible dialogue in The Dark Knight Rises prologue and trailer, director/co-screenwriter Christopher Nolan has recently explained: “I think when people see the film, things will […]


'The Hunger Games' vs. 'Twilight'

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games Starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street topped the North American box office on Friday, collecting an estimated $13.1 million, and is expected to top the weekend as well with approximately $35 million. The action-comedy's reign won't last very long, however, as opening […]


Kristen Stewart Hair: Curious First Look & 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' Teaser Trailer

Breaking Dawn 2 teaser trailer: Robert Pattinson/Edward Cullen and the mysterious Kristen Stewart/Bella Swan's hair March 21, '12, update: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 teaser trailer (please scroll down) – actually a flash-teaser of the upcoming BD2 teaser trailer – doesn't offer much to see or hear: […]


Taylor Kitsch 'John Carter' Ten-Minute Preview + Moebius Dies

Taylor Kitsch, John Carter Oscar 2013 Alert: No, not in the writing or acting categories (despite the funky accents), but Andrew Stanton's first live-action feature film, John Carter, will likely be a strong Academy Award contender in the “technical” categories, e.g., Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, or even Best […]


'The Hobbit' Movies Behind the Scenes & Controversial Peter Jackson-Produced Documentary Acquired

The Hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood) in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' movies are prequels to TLotR trilogy. 'The Hobbit' movies: Behind the scenes with Peter Jackson In one of The Hobbit movies' video blog/vlog, Peter Jackson explains that location shooting on […]


Jean Dujardin 'The Players' World Trade Center 9/11 Joke Censored?

Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche: 'Scandalous' 'The Players / Les infidèles' posters and 9/11 joke removed. Jean Dujardin purported 'little secret': World Trade Center 9/11 joke removed from sex comedy 'The Players' “Jean Dujardin, already Oscared, can now breathe again: his little secret was kept to the very end,” writes […]


Milla Jovovich & Asghar Farhadi + Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt: The Oscars

Milla Jovovich and Tim Gunn. Milla Jovovich and Tim Gunn: Academy Awards' Red Carpet Ukrainian-born actress Milla Jovovich (on Dec. 17, 1975, in Kiev, at the time part of the Soviet Union) is pictured above while interviewed – or about to be interviewed – by TV reality show celebrity Tim […]


Gay Kiss Montage

Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck kiss, In & Out Following my Valentine's Day post featuring lots of male-female kisses and embraces (and a few shapely legs, bare breasts, and sensuous lips, courtesy of, respectively, Silvana Mangano, Clara Calamai, and Jane Russell), here's the gay/lesbian version. This Gay Kiss Montage post was […]


Bella Wedding Dress Behind-the-Scenes Video + 'Twilight' Series on TV?

Bella Wedding Dress: Pomp & circumsntace as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson tie the knot in 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1.' Bella's wedding: Behind the scenes Feb. 1, '12: The The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 video below (please scroll down) shows a couple of brief behind-the-scenes moments […]


Daniel Radcliffe & Meryl Streep: BAFTA Red Carpet

Bits from the BAFTA 2012 red carpet, included Best Supporting Actress presenter Daniel Radcliffe (photo) declaring “you can't always have favorites, but I'd be delighted if she [Drive's Carey Mulligan] wins.” Radcliffe, of course, is the star of The Woman in Black and the Harry Potter movies – Harry Potter […]


'Mildred Pierce, 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Win Art Directors Guild Awards

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011 trailer, with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. The U.S. remake of Niels Arden Oplev's Swedish-made international blockbuster has far outperformed the original in the North American market; nonetheless, the David Fincher-directed thriller is an undeniable commercial disappointment in relation to its reported $90 […]


Hitler Pissed at Albert Brooks Oscar Snub + Julia Roberts' Evil Queen

Who would have have guessed that two of Albert Brooks' most die-hard fans are the unlikely pair of Russell Crowe and Adolf Hitler. And they're both mad as hell at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members who have bypassed Brooks in the Best Supporting Actor category for […]


Matt LeBlanc & Sofia Vergara + Madonna vs. Ricky Gervais: Golden Globes

Matt LeBlanc: Golden Globe winner for 'Episodes.' Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc poses backstage in the press room with his Golden Globe Award at the 69th Annual Golden Globes ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 15, '12. LeBlanc topped the Best […]


Jack Kerouac 'On the Road' with Marlon Brando + Pre-Kristen Stewart Marylou

On the Road's Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac "I'm praying that you'll buy On the Road and make a movie of it. Don't worry about structure. I know how to compress and re-arrange the plot to give it perfectly acceptable movie-type structure: making it into an all-inclusive trip instead of several […]


Marthe Keller: Legion of Honor Chevalier, Working with 'Unspoiled Monster' Billy Wilder

Marthe Keller: Actress in more than 40 movies to become Legion of Honor chevalier. Actress Marthe Keller to become Légion d'Honneur chevalier Veteran actress Marthe Keller, among whose film credits are Claude Lelouch's And Now My Love and John Schlesinger's Marathon Man, will be inducted as a chevalier (“knight”) in […]


'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Trailer + Leonardo DiCaprio Is F. Scott Fitzgerald Antihero

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with Martin Freeman. Following the enormous worldwide success of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, it was inevitable that someone – why not Peter Jackson himself? – would turn J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit into a movie. But why only one […]


Film Critics Awards: Mormon Missionary Sex Slave Documentary Unexpected Win

Tabloid with Joyce McKinney. The Detroit Film Critics Society's surprising Best Documentary pick, Errol Morris' Tabloid, offers a glimpse into “The Case of the Manacled Mormon” a.k.a. “The Mormon Sex in Chains Case.” Long before the Internet, the British yellow press and their voracious readers enjoyed collective orgasms that lasted […]


Why Is Domestic Box Office Down? Pundits Offer Unconvincing Explanations

War Horse with Jeremy Irvine. In spite of a strong start, Steven Spielberg's World War I drama War Horse trotted at a much slower pace over the 2012 New Year's weekend. A few Academy Award nominations in key categories will likely boost the film's box office, but it remains to […]


'MI4': Tom Cruise to Save Domestic Box Office? + Two Steven Spielberg Underperformers

MI4 Ghost Protocol with Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. Even though there's no chance Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol a.k.a. MI4 will reach the (inflation-adjusted) domestic box office heights of the first two entries in the Tom Cruise-led film franchise, the Brad Bird-directed thrill ride is officially the biggest December […]


'Bel Ami' Trailer 2012: Robert Pattinson Realizes Sex Is Most Effective Social-Climbing Gear

Bel Ami 2012 poster with Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Christina Ricci. Shot in early 2010 but coming out in 2012, the latest film version of Guy de Maupassant's Bel Ami is also the latest attempt of Twilight Saga performer Robert Pattinson to both extend his range […]


Madonna Out, Elton John In: Best Song Oscar Contenders + George Clooney Movie Wins More Awards

Madonna W.E. director. Best known as a pop singer and all-around provocateuse (except, perhaps, when she shied away from taking on George W. Bush following the start of the Iraq War), Madonna has been a sporadic movie actress since the mid-1980s. More recently, she has turned to directing: the poorly […]


'Game of Shadows' 'Flopping' & 'New Year's Eve' Bombing + Tom Cruise to the Rescue?

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows with Noomi Rapace and Robert Downey Jr. Guy Ritchie's special-effects-laden thriller Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows stars Robert Downey Jr. as a witticism-spewing Iron Man version of Arthur Conan Doyle's detective, while Noomi Rapace more or less replaces Rachel McAdams as the female […]


Angelina Jolie Political Film Leads to Controversy & PGA Award + Best Animated Feature Oscar Contender Disqualified

Angelina Jolie In the Land of Blood and Honey director. Best known as Brad Pitt's costar in Mr. & Mrs. Smith and James McAvoy's costar in Wanted, Angelina Jolie has made her directorial feature film debut with the Bosnian War drama In the Land of Blood and Honey. A year-end […]


Carrie Fisher ('Star Wars') vs. William Shatner ('Star Trek') + George Takei vs. 'Twilight'

Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Princess Leia is ready to tackle Captain Kirk. The daughter of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds (Singin' in the Rain, Best Actress Oscar nominee for The Unsinkable Molly Brown), Star Wars franchise actress Carrie Fisher has humorously taken on William Shatner – Captain James T. Kirk […]


Alan Turing: Gay World War II 'Hero' Is 'Best Unproduced Screenplay' Topic + Orson Welles Oscar Controversy

Alan Turing: gay cryptographer was World War II “hero” – well, not that he risked his life while blowing people up or bombing cities; Turing, according to some “the father of computer science and the father of artificial intelligence,” came up with code-breaking techniques that, once again according to some, […]


TCM Remembers: From Farley Granger & Annie Girardot to Googie Withers & 'Sex Film' Actresses

Farley Granger shirtless publicity shot ca. late 1940s. A Samuel Goldwyn discovery, dark and handsome Farley Granger might have become a bigger star had he not been under contract to the independent producer, whose output was considerably more limited than that of the major studios. Apart from the box office […]


Harold Hopkins: 'Gallipoli' & AFI-Nominated 'The Club' Actor + 'Don's Party' Sex-Focused Guest Has Died

Harold Hopkins in The Club. Although never an international name, for more than four decades Harold Hopkins remained a busy actor in his native Australia. For his performance as the captain of a troubled football team in Bruce Beresford's 1980 satirical comedy The Club, he received an Australian Film Institute […]


Michael Fassbender 'Shame' Trailer: Sex Is in the Mind of the Beholder

Steve McQueen's Shame follows the horrific, lurid, disgusting, vile, filthy, putrid life of a … I'm not sure if can even type this: s*x addict. Michael Fassbender plays a predatorial New Yorker who thinks about sex all the time – even on the subway! – unlike normal people who think […]


Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Handprints 'Immortalized' But Honeymoon Panned

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner handprints: Chinese Theatre ceremony quite festival, but long-awaited tropical honeymoon considered a total dud. 'Twilight' actors Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner at Chinese Theatre handprints ceremony Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner have joined movie luminaries of the distant past […]


Sean Young Pulls a Bette Davis

A few years ago, I saw Sean Young at a Santa Monica restaurant. She looked really good. Fast forward to Sean Young on The David Letterman Show, where Young literally – and I mean literally – begs for work. Tacky? Daring? Both? Young, who'll turn 52 next November, went from […]


Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner: Tough Snow White & Thriller Premiere + Alleged 'Twilight' Hacker

You don't want to mess with her: Kristen Stewart is tough Snow White Sept. 30, 11: Is that Marie Falconetti? Ingrid Bergman? Michèle Morgan? Jean Seberg? Hedy Lamarr? Florence Carrez? Nope. Heck, that's not even Joan of Arc – but Kristen Stewart (via Just Jared) as none other than famous […]


Catwoman & Spider-Man + Madonna & New TDK Posters

This year's Oscar show may have been a critical and ratings flop, but the careers (of at least some) of those involved clearly haven't suffered as a result. Co-producer Don Mischer has been called back to co-produce the Oscar 2012 ceremony with action filmmaker Brett Ratner; James Franco stars in […]


'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1' Trailer & Hysterical Fan Reaction

Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Elisabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 poster July 28 '11 update: This The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 poster isn't exactly the most creative or most original movie […]


Highest Paid Actresses & Zooey Deschanel vs. 'Los Angeles Times' Columnist

Angelina Jolie in Salt: $293 million worldwide. July 5: Forbes magazine has come up with a list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. This “top-ten actresses” list includes five Academy Award winners (Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep), one of the stars of Sex and the […]


'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2' Trailer: The Best

I don't believe you have to be a Harry Potter fan to marvel at this Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 trailer – with French subtitles. Sure, the fact that the Harry Potter movies are coming to end adds poignancy to the proceedings, but Warner Bros.' marketing department […]


'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Final Trailer

Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, and Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort, David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the final installment in the Harry Potter film franchinse – and the first in 3D. The video […]


Robert Pattinson Kisses Taylor Lautner: Awards Season Highlight of Sorts

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: MTV Movie Awards (presenter Ryan Reynolds looks on) “Go get him,” Kristen Stewart told fellow Best Kiss winner Robert Pattinson, who immediately left both her and presenter Ryan Reynolds kiss-less onstage (Reynolds looks a little dejected, see above) to go smooch it up with fellow […]


Watch MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet Online

I'm not sure exactly why they positioned their camera on this particular spot, but above is the MTV Movie Awards' Red Carpet. It allows you to see lots of people, listen to gibberish, and get a glimpse at how red the red carpet is. Ah, there's some screaming now. It […]


Lars von Trier 'Not Mel Gibson' But Cannes' 'Persona Non Grata' Following 'I Understand Hitler' Remark

This probably isn't the last of Lars von Trier – according to him, his project with Martin Scorsese is still a go – but the 'persona non grata' filmmaker has found the need to explain himself once again, this time to The Hollywood Reporter. Von Trier apparently wants to make […]


'Transformers 3' Trailer & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Image

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Transformers: Dark of the Moon Megan Fox replacement Rosie Huntington-Whiteley look quite different from one another, except for the thick, sensuous lips. (Remember the Megan Fox replacement affair?) It's unclear whether Huntington-Whiteley will get to wear skimpy clothing in Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon, but I […]


Marie-France Pisier: 'The Other Side of Midnight' Actress & François Truffaut Muse Commits Suicide

Marie-France Pisier in The Other Side of Midnight (top); Pisier with Jean-Pierre Léaud in François Truffaut's Love at Twenty segment “Antoine and Colette” (bottom) Marie-France Pisier, best-known internationally as one of François Truffaut's New Wave muses and as the star of the trashy Hollywood melodrama The Other Side of Midnight, […]


'Abduction' Trailer: Taylor Lautner Life a Lie

'Abduction' with Taylor Lautner: Movie life (and thrills) after 'Twilight'? 'Abduction' trailer: Taylor Lautner life a lie Twilight actor Taylor Lautner is at the center of Abduction. The trailer for the Lionsgate release directed by Academy Award-nominee John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood, 1991) and written by Shawn Christensen (the […]


'The Hangover 2' Trailer & Chris Evans 'Captain America'

'The Hangover 2' trailer. 'The Hangover 2' trailer: Funny? Does it make you want to watch the full movie? In The Hangover 2, the same three unbearable jerks who found themselves stranded in Las Vegas in The Hangover, which happened to be one of the biggest worldwide box office hits […]


'Transformers: Dark of the Moon': Shia LaBeouf Dwarfed by Explosions + Amy Adams as Lois Lane

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' with Shia LaBeouf: Actors play second banana to loud explosions. 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' actors Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel play supporting roles to explosions What's a nice guy like Shia LaBeouf doing in a movie like Transformers: Dark of the Moon? Well, for one, […]


Oscars Host: The Worst Ever Combo? + Anne Hathaway & Moby

Anne Hathaway: Oscars' host with James Franco. The Oscars' host: Anne Hathaway & James Franco combo the worst ever? While on the Kodak stage on Feb. 27, '11, this year's Oscar host Anne Hathaway got to sing, tell jokes (“lesbians!”), and change gowns about two or three dozen times. Hathaway's […]


Justin Bieber 'Never Say Never' Premiere + Mickey Rooney Granted Restraining Order & Meryl Streep Oscar Bait Role

Justin Bieber: 'Never Say Never' London premiere. 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' London premiere Justin Bieber was in attendance at the Justin Bieber: Never Say Never premiere held at London's 02 Arena on Feb. 16, '11. Directed by Jon M. Chu – instead of the previously (and incongruously) announced Davis […]


Goya Awards Polemic: Álex de la Iglesia vs. Anti-Piracy Sinde Law, Party Crasher

Álex de la Iglesia: Premios Goya ceremony. A Goya Awards ceremony to remember: Anti-piracy law controversy, party crasher Unlike the staid Bafta ceremony held in London earlier this evening, Feb. 13, '11, the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 25th Goya Awards ceremony, which took place at Madrid's […]


Robert Downey Jr. 'Sleeping with Actresses' Clip & Emma Stone: 'Sinister' Golden Globes

Robert Downey Jr. presents Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Golden Globe. Robert Downey Jr. 'sex with actresses' joke: Golden Globes vibe goes from 'hugely mean-spirited' and 'mildly sinister' to… After 2011 Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais introduced him as an actor less known for his film […]


Jennylyn Mercado Snub + Catholics vs. 'Father Jejemon' Child Abuse Subplot: Metro Manila Film Festival Controversies

Jennylyn Mercado in 'Rosario': Period feminist drama has been a Metro Manila Film Festival box office disappointment. Metro Manila Film Festival: Jennylyn Mercado Best Actress snub while feminist 'Rosario' a box office disappointment Jan. 3 '11 update: Actor-turned-director Albert Martinez's Rosario, a feminist period drama toplining film & television star […]


'Little Fockers' Proof That Audiences Prefer Dumb Movies? Not Necessarily

Jessica Alba in Little Fockers. Best known for her portrayal of Sue Storm in two Fantastic Four movies, Jessica Alba displays to advantage her face and figure in Paul Weitz's critically lambasted Christmas season box office hit Little Fockers, starring Ben Stiller, and two-time Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Dustin […]


'The Tourist': Angelina Jolie & Johnny Depp Caper Bombs + Natalie Portman Major Sleeper Hit

The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's costly and widely panned spy caper has become a domestic box office bomb; yet there's a chance Columbia Pictures' late fall release will be more enthusiastically received internationally. The Tourist was budgeted at a reported $100 million. Golden […]


Taylor Lautner Thriller & 'Thor' Trailer: Dystopian Future & Brooding Superhero

Taylor Lautner in Eclipse. At least for the time being, the futuristic thriller Incarceron, a planned film adaptation of Catherine Fisher's young adult novel, is reportedly to star the Jacob Black of The Twilight Saga movies, Taylor Lautner. Set in a dystopian future, Incarceron revolves around the relationship that develops […]


Sex-Starved Housewives & Bloody Iranian Elections + Veteran Marina Vlady: Sundance Movie Line-Up

Sex-starved housewives everywhere are represented by Agnes Kittelsen, who also happens to be the “perfect” housewife, in Anne Sewitsky's Happy, Happy / Sykt Lykkelig – one of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Dramatic Competition entries. Also in the Happy, Happy cast: Henrik Rafaelsen, Maibritt Saerens, and Joachim Rafaelsen. […]


'Welcome to the Rileys': Kristen Stewart Fans Attack Article

Kristen Stewart in 'Welcome to the Rileys,' with James Gandolfini. Kristen Stewart Welcome to the Rileys online controversy To date (Nov. 14, '10), none of my posts has attracted as much attention – in sheer number of comments – as the one titled “Kristen Stewart Welcome to the Rileys Box […]


'Breaking Dawn' Filmed in Rio: Break-in, Bathrooms on Fire & Forgetting Sylvester Stallone

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart 'Breaking Dawn' filmed in Rio de Janeiro: Pristine waterfalls & portable bathrooms on fire. 'Hollywood Days' in Brazil: 'Fast Five' & 'Breaking Dawn' filmed in Rio Rio de Janeiro is currently having its “Hollywood Days” as per local reports, thanks to the presence of The […]


'Harry Potter' Studios Deal, Robert De Niro Golden Globes Honor & Dissing 'Dragon Tattoo' Recasting

Nov. 8, '10, news: For an undisclosed amount, in early November '10 Warner Bros. has announced plans to buy Leavesden Studios, the “Harry Potter Studios” – the U.K. facilities where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the other HP movies, in addition to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight and […]


Paranormal Baby + Mark Zuckerberg Damage Control Spin vs. Scathing Facebook Movie

A Bloody Disgusting writer reports the recent arrival at his doorstep of a package containing an unidentified USB flash drive. It turned out the flash drive featured a viral clip from, in all probability, Paramount's upcoming Paranormal Activity 2. Instead of the bed ghosts – here's wondering if they caused […]


Harry Potter & the Castle in Flames + Meryl Streep & Andrew Garfield Good Casting Choices?

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 teaser poster has been released. As can be seen, it shows a castle engulfed in flames. The caption ominously reads: IT ALL ENDS HERE. As attested by the preview and this teaser poster, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 […]


Jennifer Aniston & Paul Rudd Save the Dolphins PSA, 'The Cove' Japan Debut Despite Right-Wing Protests

Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Woody Harrelson, Ben Stiller, Robin Williams are some of the celebrities featured in this clip promoting the end of dolphin hunting in Japan. This PSA was inspired by Louie Psihoyos' Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove, which focuses on the massacre of dolphins in the Japanese fishing […]


Ann Blyth & Lizabeth Scott Today + Doris Day Honors James Cagney

Ann Blyth.   Ann Blyth, who received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for the film noir Mildred Pierce (1945), is pictured above during a discussion following a screening of the Joan Crawford classic at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Monday, June 14, 2010. Mildred Pierce was […]


Artistic License: How Far Can It Go? The Robert Pattinson 'Libishomem' Nonsense

Artistic license in 'Breaking Dawn': Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart in Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight (top); Robert Pattinson, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed in Chris Weitz's The Twilight Saga: New Moon (bottom). Does this man look like a “Libishomem” to you? In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, officially two […]


Peter Facinelli & Elizabeth Reaser + Jackson Rathbone & Ashley Greene: Expletives Explained

Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen and Elizabeth Reaser as his wife Esme Cullen. The “vegetarian” Twilight vampires will be returning in David Slade's upcoming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Peter Facinelli: Carlisle Cullen background June 10: Born in England about three or four centuries ago, Carlisle is by far the oldest […]


MTV Movie Awards 'Best Kiss' Sandra Bullock & Scarlett Johansson + Robert Pattinson Tops National Movie Awards

June 9 update: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Avatar, Taylor Lautner, Tom Cruise as Tom Cruise and as Les Grossman, teaser trailers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and The Last Airbender, Sandra Bullock kissing Scarlett Johansson, Betty White talking about her ovaries, […]


Kristen Stewart (Unfortunately) Apologizes for Rape Metaphor & Robert Pattinson-Taylor Lautner Kinky Twi-Moment

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart together in Eclipse meadow scene June 3: Kristen Stewart has opted to issue an apology for her use of the word “rape” as a metaphor for having her personhood unrelentingly assaulted by paparazzi no matter where she goes. Personally, I find that an unfortunate – for […]


Edward Cullen: Robert Pattinson vs. Henry Cavill & Shirtless Taylor Lautner vs. Climate Change

Edward Cullen a.k.a. Robert Pattinson ready for his 'Eclipse' close-up. Edward Cullen Twilight: Robert Pattinson handsome photo May 4: In the promotional image above, Robert Pattinson is seen as the vampire Edward Cullen in the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. That's an unusually good picture of Pattinson as Edward. The […]


Daniel Radcliffe LGBT Youth PSA, 'The Hurt Locker' Producer Latest Email Storm

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, who'll next be seen with Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in the fall, has done a public service announcement for the Trevor Project, described as “the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide […]


Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Kiss & 'Twilight' Marathon

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson kiss: Bella attempts to seduce Edward in David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse May 13: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's kiss in the picture above is a consequence of the very human and very, very confused Bella Swan's attempt to seduce the vampire Edward Cullen […]


Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Kissing, 'Weirdo' 'Twilight' Actor Dream Casting

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. While Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart fall in love in this midsummer day's dream, director David Slade is busy at work on the Twilight Saga: Eclipse score. On his Twitter page, he tweeted the following on April 15 '10: “In London overseeing the film score […]


Kids' Choice Awards: Taylor Lautner Beats Robert Pattinson While Selena Gomez Tops

Kids' Choice Awards' Favorite Movie Actor Taylor Lautner beat Robert Pattinson in the 'Cutest Couple' category. Kids' Choice Awards: Taylor Lautner beats Robert Pattinson, chipmunks beat vampires Nickelodeon's 2010 Kids' Choice Awards were handed out earlier today, March 27, at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. I'm assuming we're talking […]


Matt Damon & Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Movies Flop + 'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'?

April 2 update: Featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, and America Ferrera, How to Train Your Dragon was back at the top of the North American box office chart on Thursday. The animated 3D fantasy grossed $5.24 million (up 16 percent), according to Box Office Mojo. […]


Jeff Bridges & Christoph Waltz Oscar Acceptance Speech + Molly Ringwald & Jon Cryer

Jeff Bridges. Best Actor Jeff Bridges' Oscar acceptance speech: “Oh! Thank you, Academy members! Mom and dad, yeah, look! Whoo! “Thank you, Mom and Dad, for turning me on to such a groovy profession. Oh, my dad and my mom, they loved show biz so much. I remember my mom, […]


Colin Firth & Carey Mulligan Bafta Winners, Kristen Stewart Gets Rising Star Award

Jeremy Renner in the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan. Surprises and non-surprises at the BAFTAs, held Sunday evening at London's Royal Opera House. Mostly non-surprises. The fact that The Hurt Locker beat Avatar wasn't really a surprise. The Iraq War […]


'Cell 211' & 'Agora' Top Goya Awards + Pedro Almodóvar Ceremony Highlight

Luis Tosar and Juan Oliver in Cell 211 (top); Rachel Weisz in Agora (middle, upper); Lola Dueñas, Pablo Pineda in Me Too (middle, lower); Penélope Cruz in Pedro Almodóvar's Broken Embraces (bottom) Daniel Monzón's Celda 211 / Cell 211, a drama set during a prison riot, was the big winner […]


'Eclipse' Trailer + Robert Pattinson Provocative Photo Essay & Kristen Stewart 'Email Attack'

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson in 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.' 'Eclipse': Love is eternally having to say … “Isabella Swan, I promise to love you every moment forever.” That's Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) telling said Swan (Kristen Stewart) what most people anywhere would like to hear – and believe – at […]


Jean Arthur & Anne Baxter + Lilli Palmer & Eleanor Parker: Forgotten Actresses

What better way to start the New Year than by remembering the past? No, not war and assorted catastrophes, but beauty and romance. The clip above features a montage of about two dozen actresses from the studio era. See how many you can recognize. Here's some assistance: Anne Baxter, Anne […]


Oscar Voting 'Secrets' Explain Kate Winslet Best Actress Win? + Immigration Drama Tops Marrakech

Kate Winslet in The Reader: Oscar voting explains surprising Best Actress nomination? A potential double nominee for the 2009 Academy Awards, Kate Winslet ended up getting shortlisted for only one movie: Stephen Daldry's Holocaust-themed drama The Reader. Perhaps even more surprising was the fact that Winslet was nominated in the […]


Box Office: 1947 Is Banner Domestic Year & 2009 Sets International Record 'Harry Potter' No. 1 Worldwide

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with Daniel Radcliffe hanging on to the title of Worldwide Box Office Leader. In 2009, the six major U.S. studios broke box office records around the world thanks to global blockbusters such as Warner Bros.' Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 20th Century Fox's […]


Marilyn Monroe Smokes Pot on Film?

Marilyn Monroe smokes pot? As everyone's pot-smoking grandmother used to say, “Some like pot, some like it not.” Marilyn Monroe may have been among the “some” who did like it, as seen in a home movie shot around the time she was working on (or was seen in) Billy Wilder's […]


Bea Arthur

Beatrice Arthur, the witty television star in the hit shows Maude and The Golden Girls, and a Tony winner, died today at her Los Angeles home. Arthur, who was suffering from cancer, was 86. Born Bernice Frankel on May 16, 1922, (1923 according to some sources) in New York City, […]


'Darfur Now' Screening + Sacha Baron Cohen 'Brüno' Trailer & 'State of Play' Images

'Darfur Now.' Darfur Now and The Devil Came on Horseback, both focusing on the ongoing Darfur crisis, will screen as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 27th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, April 15, '09, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. […]


Carmen Miranda Dances in 'That Night in Rio'

The more I see Carmen Miranda, the more I find her one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. In this clip from Fox's 1941 musical comedy That Night in Rio, Miranda sings and shakes to the rhythms of Roberto Martins' “Cai, Cai.” Now, what the heck is she […]


Christian Bale Rant + Isabelle Adjani & When Cultures Collide in Classroom

I've had friends in the mountains of Papua New Guinea and in some impenetrable spot in the Amazon jungle e-mail me about Christian Bale's expletive-filled blowup on the Terminator Salvation set last July. (That was around the time the actor was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister in […]