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If there was ever a more ambitious film than "The Butler," we have yet to discover it.
"Precious" director Lee Daniels efforts to recapitulate — through the real-life eyes of a lone, stolid White House butler — pretty much the entire twentieth century as it related to the American Civil Rights Movement. With a cast list that reads like a flat-out roll call for the Walk of Fame, Daniels presents the working life of Cecil Gaines (real name: Eugene Allen), a man who served eight consecutive U.S. presidents during his career and witnessed history being made first-hand.
The first trailer for "The Butler" has now been released, and boy oh boy are we impressed with all the acute caricaturing going down here ... and all the feels we feel. Get More »
Steve Buscemi is a Golden Globe-winning thespian responsible for such indelible characters as Nucky Thompson on "Boardwalk Empire," Carl Showalter in "Fargo" and Mr. Pink in "Reservoir Dogs." He's a serious man who makes serious films. And so it's only natural that this week he's about to co-star in his latest gritty drama: "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"? Get More »
Let's face it, most of us have been, as David Lee Roth once so eloquently put it, "Hot For Teacher." And while we adore the earnest and inspirational wisdom of teachers in movies like "Dead Poets Society," "Stand and Deliver" and "Mr. Holland's Opus," that's not what we're talking about here.
If our favorite educators had looked like these 12 big-screen teachers ranked in the gallery below, we would have been happy flunking year after year just to keep watching them draw on the chalkboard.
Originally published June 20, 2011.
Our seven years at Hogwarts are long over and done with, and we're seriously missing our favorite wizards and witches. Sure, the books and movies will always be there, but it's just not the same as having new installments to look forward to, is it? Where's the thrill now that Voldemort is gone and the Boy Who Lived, well, lived? Where are we supposed to get our magical fix now?
Luckily, the actors and actresses behind the wands and invisibility cloaks are still going strong, and we can have fun watching them on screens big and small. We saw Daniel Radcliffe drag us back into the world of the eerie in "The Woman in Black" earlier this year and now Draco Malfoy Tom Felton is getting his creep on with "The Apparition."
In their honor, we've decided to check in on all the Gryffindors, Slytherins, Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs to see just what they're up to, post-Potter. Get More »
This just in: Ashley Greene rocks.
Oh, sure, fans of "Twilight" have been saying this ever since the up-and-coming actress first donned prosthetic fangs to play psychic vampire Alice Cullen. But now Hollywood has made it official, as Variety is reporting that Greene has just joined the cast of the upcoming music biopic "CBGB."
Rock on! Get More »
Over the course of his short career, Rupert Grint has already shown a desire to expand his horizons, appearing in several indie films even before the "Harry Potter" series finished filming. But for a large portion of the world, Grint will always be Ron Weasley, which is why today's casting news brings a little extra thrill, as Variety is reporting that Grint will reunite with co-star Alan Rickman for the upcoming rock drama "CBGB."
Ron and Snape, together again? Now that really does rock. Get More »
Alan Rickman will always be Professor Severus Snape to us, but he's about to take on the guise of another, more modern legend. You might not have heard of Hilly Kristal, but surely you have heard of the club he started and owned until it closed in 2006, CBGB.
The legendary East Village institution kick started punk rock and became a second home to local artists like Patti Smith, Television, Suicide, the Ramones, and Blondie; later years gave rise to hardcore acts like Bad Brains and, yes, the Beastie Boys. Kristal had plans to take his club to Vegas but died in 2007. Get More »
With the primary season drawing to a close and the convention season fast approaching, this year's election cycle has finally crystallized, presenting voters with two clear choices for the office of President of the United States: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. But now, according to Collider, there's a new candidate throwing his hat in the ring. And his name? Severus Snape.
So much for cleaning up Washington! Get More »
"Harry Potter" is the most successful film franchise ever made, with its eight films earning a record-shattering $7.7 billion worldwide... but it's never won a single Oscar. Like Ron and Hermione's climactic kiss, the Academy should -- no, needs to -- finally take serious notice and give the magical movie saga some much-needed love.
The series has gone 0 for 9 in previous nominations, most of which were in technical categories. And even though the series' incredible final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" has gotten no love at all this awards season -- yet -- this could still be the Chosen One's year to triumph (with a Best Picture nomination, we hope). Here's why: Get More »
Spoilers are a tricky thing; we should know, considering this story is totally full of them (you've been warned!). Frankly, one look at your Facebook page should be all you need in order to realize how few people seem capable of keeping spoilers intact. But if you've got a deep, dark secret, there's one person who will never spoil anything for you: Alan Rickman.
After all, according to a new interview with The Los Angeles Times, Rickman finally reveals that he knew all along the shocking truth behind his "Harry Potter" character Severus Snape ... because J.K. Rowling told him all the details years before "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was published. Get More »