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Some of us just yawned and obsessed over the ticking of the clock during our far-too-long commencement speeches. Whatever maniac decided that so-and-so's wife's something or other who didn’t even graduate is equipped to send students off with a 30-minute diatribe on themselves is sorely mistaken. Just dole out the degrees already and call a day a day, right, kids? Unless ...
You know, every so often schools are able to wrangle in someone actually interesting to deliver a few notes of wisdom — some more often than others (cough Harvard cough). Even better, once in a while they're our very shiniest movie stars who make lots of funnies and deliver all the feels and suddenly the speeches don't seem so bad. Get More »
This week: Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play several different characters over many lifetimes in the beyond-ambitious time-traversing think piece "Cloud Atlas," written and directed by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer.
Also new this week is horror icon Leatherface's return in the sequel "Texas Chainsaw 3D," Charlie Sheen in Roman Coppola's comedy "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" and a new mastered-in-4K Blu-ray of "Ghostbusters" that is optimized for Ultra HD TVs. Get More »
Hollywood types are almost never known for being 100% above the line, but there's one guy who's managed to navigate show business for more than 30 years without turning himself into rag mag material, stinting it at Betty Ford or joining the celeb mug shot brigade: Tom Hanks.
Heads up, Academy voters. Hollywood's very favorite good guy is bringing it again.
This time, Tom Hanks stars as a real American hero in Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips," the gut-wrenching trailer for which is now in.
The visual effects department had to do a pretty bang-up job to make Joseph Gordon-Levitt look even remotely similar to a young
yippee ki-yaying mother-f---er Bruce Willis in Rian Johnson's time-hopping "Looper," but since Hollywood's baddest, baldest ass-kicker was blessed with three daughters and no sons in real life, there wasn't much of a choice. Sure, all that pain and suffering ultimately paid off, but there are some people who've got it way, way easier. Get More »
Not all movie stars are created equal. Some are tall. Some are short. Some spend their free time on philanthropy. Some spend their free time in jail. And some secretly gave children up for adoption. Wait; that's actually Tina Fey's character in "Admission" — not to be confused with the real Tina Fey, who (at the time of this posting) has not put any of her offspring up for adoption. Get More »
Justin Timberlake hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the fifth time last night and to celebrate, several other members of the 5-Timers Club showed up in person to welcome him to the fold — including all three members of the 1986 cult classic comedy "Three Amigos."
But let's just say that Martin Short seemed much more excited about it than Steve Martin and Chevy Chase. Get More »
Ah, New Year's Eve — a magical evening filled with champagne, kisses at the stroke of midnight and, of course, a fresh start to the year ahead. Too bad in real life it's so much more often filled with overpriced dinners, obnoxious drunks and broken resolutions. (Yes, we often do manage to break our resolutions before even crawling into bed.) In other words, New Year's Eve almost always blows … yet somehow in the movies it's so damn perfect. Get More »
Berry might seem to have it all: ageless beauty, one adorable daughter, an Oscar and a nice little engagement bauble from French actor Olivier Martinez. But, when it comes to affairs of the heart, she's just another girl (cue the "Notting Hill" references).
The twice-divorced beauty queen-turned-actress' most recent split — from model Gabriel Aubry, the father of her daughter Nahla — was made into quite a media spectacle indeed, and she still seems to be a little bitter about the harsh lessons life's dealt her in the romantic arena. Get More »
"Matrix" directors Lana and Andy Wachowski, along with "Run Lola Run" filmmaker Tom Tykwer, have crafted a big, tasty slice of WTF pie in the form of their new movie epic "Cloud Atlas." The film breaks boundaries both in its narrative (interweaving six separate stories of different genres) and through its performers (the actors play multiple roles of different age, race and gender), all the while somehow remaining not just coherent but wildly entertaining. Who'd a thunk it?
While the end credits reveal who played which characters — leading to some audible gasps from the audience — we thought we'd fill you in on just who each of these actors appear as and how much Silly Putty was applied to achieve this.
(Warning: Spoilers ahead) Get More »