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It has been about six months since my last entry in this supposedly regular column. There are various excuses I could make as to why, but rather than dwell on the past, I'd like to usher this "Long Voyage Home" onward into the future, in the trailblazing spirit of Michael Mann. I couldn't avoid writing on Blackhat, a film that I found as viscerally and formally thrilling as anything I've seen at the cinema in recent memory (and that includes Jean-Luc Godard's Adieu au langage). I've seen it three times and plan to see it at least once more on the big screen before its (likely brief, considering its box office numbers) run ends. It has taken me multiple viewings to get closer to understanding all of Blackhat's moving parts, a journey in itself that I eagerly plan to continue.
A textbook auteur case study, Michael Mann’s »
- Adam Cook
"I don't think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well-hung would -- or should -- or could be," Farrell jokes to the magazine. "I think that's the greatest demonstration of his innate humility, that he doesn't wear it like a badge of honor."
Photos: Stars In Their Underwear
Ewan, 43, is looking as handsome as ever on the cover of Nylon Guys, in which he also opens up about hanging with A-listers Angelina Jolie and Jude Law in the late '90s in London, when the actors were all on the brink of hitting the big time.
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Besides being incredibly beautiful - and seemingly aging backwards - Gabrielle Union is insanely smart, too. The actress, who stars in the Bet series Being Mary Jane, got candid on everything from race relations in Hollywood to her marriage to NBA star Dwyane Wade during a recent interview with Yahoo. Gabrielle also expounded on Chris Rock's recent argument about the lack of movie and TV roles for people of color, saying, "They say, 'We just went with the best candidate,' but if you're never considered, you never have a chance," and opened up about the prevalent state of racism in the Us, specifically the recent high-profile deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. In addition to her perceptive thoughts on current events, Gabrielle tackled some lighter topics as well - and you'll definitely want to know which of today's biggest stars she would cast in a remake of Bring It On. »
It's no secret that Ewan McGregor isn't afraid to bare all on the big screen. In fact, his penis has appeared in films such as Young Adam, Trainspotting, The Pillow Book and I Love You Philip Morris, to name a few. And if you've seen one of the aforementioned full-frontal scenes, then you're well aware that the 43-year-old is well-endowed—a fact which Colin Farrell had no trouble pointing out in a recent interview with Nylon magazine. "I don't think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well hung would—or should—or could be," he joked of his Cassandra's Dream co-star. "I think that's the greatest demonstration of his innate »
This October will mark 15 years since Bring It On hit theaters, and in a new interview with Yahoo! Style, Gabrielle Union is revealing who she would cast in a remake of the beloved cheerleading film that made her a star.
And we gotta say, we completely agree with her choices.
Gabrielle, now 42, reveals she would pick Masters of Sex star Keke Palmer to play her own role (Isis, the captain of the East Compton Clovers squad) and Dakota Fanning to play Kirsten Dunst's Torrance, the captain of the Toro cheerleading squad. Rounding out the lead parts in her mind is Selena Gomez as Eliza Dushku's "bad-girl" Missy.
Photos: Favorite Cast Reunions!
While Gabrielle has clearly made a name for herself beyond her breakout role more than a decade ago, in the candid new interview, the outspoken actress opens up about everything from her thoughts on current race relations, and why she »
Spilling secrets! Ewan McGregor spoke to Nylon Guys in its March 2015 cover story about his roles (past and present) and his wild Hollywood life, which somehow included commentary from a fellow celebrity, who had several (ahem!) gratuitous remarks about the actor. Colin Farrell, who costarred with the Scottish hunk in the 2007 thriller Cassandra's Dream, joked about McGregor being rather well-endowed. "I don’t think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well hung would—or should—or could be," Farrell said, likening [...] »
By Anjelica Oswald
Of the five Oscar-nominated original songs for the 87th Academy Awards, Selma’s “Glory” and Beyond the Light’s “Grateful” are the only songs that solely play over the end credits of their respective film. The other three songs — “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, “Lost Stars” from Begin Again and “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me — are all performed at some point during the film.
Now, that’s not to say that the end-credits songs aren’t relevant to the plot. Both “Grateful” and “Glory” stick with the themes of their respective films and summarize relevant events, even if they aren’t integral to each plot’s progression.
“Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie is featured in the film as a popular song in the Lego universe, one the characters sing along to, but »
- Anjelica Oswald
Patricia Arquette took home the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role on Sunday for her performance in Boyhood, beating the likes of other talented actors. Arquette stepped up to stage and tearfully told her peers, "I can't tell you what this means to me. I'm a fourth-generation actor. My family has been committed to acting for over a century through feast or famine." Arquette also thanked her Boyhood family: "Ethan Hawke, for your fierce commitment, Ellar Coltrane for your purity, Lorelei Linklater for your strength and vulnerability [and director] Richard Linklater for showing »
- Caitlin Keating, @caitkeating
The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are going down tonight live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. I plead ignorance on a lot of the TV stuff (sorry Dan and Alan), but on the movies side, there is a lot of intrigue. After last night's Producers Guild victory for "Birdman," and with the film being a favorite to take the ensemble and lead actor prizes tonight, everyone is wondering if Alejandro González Iñárritu's film will come out of this weekend looking Boss. We'll know in due time. For now, if you have the stomach for me, follow along with our live blog of the ceremony below. We'll obviously note winners along the way, but we're keeping track of them here as well. On to the show! *** 4:15 - (P.S.: I'm totally watching the Royal Rumble on my laptop at the same time, so if I »
- Kristopher Tapley
Photo: Screen Actors Guild It's the first major industry award show of the year as the media has weighed in with their thoughts at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards, but tonight the Screen Actors Guild announce the winners of the 2015 SAG Awards and Laremy and I are back at the helm, live-blogging the awards just as we did with the Golden Globes. As far as the current awards race is concerned, with Birdman winning the Producers Guild Awards last night, all eyes will be on the ensemble category as Boyhood will be looking to gain back that edge and remain the Oscar frontrunner. However, should Birdman take tonight's top prize don't be surprised to see Birdman swing into that top spot in my Best Picture predictions. We'll see how things turn out... You can check out the full list of feature film nominees right here and we'll be »
- Brad Brevet
The 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday (January 25) at 8pm. »
See photos: SAG Awards 2015: The Nominees
- Alicia Banks
Bruce Jenner will speak to his changing appearance on season 10 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians in “a scene [he and Kris] shot together.” [Us Weekly] Colin Farrell recently opened up about growing up with a homosexual brother and developing a respect and understanding of the gay community. High five! Brandi Glanville supposedly wants to “toss her glass on every TV show.” [Naughty Gossip] We would let Zac Efron drive our ice cream truck any day. [Just Jared] Kate Middleton is reportedly going to Mustique on vacation without her hubby. [Thg] AMC serves up limbs galore in the The Walking Dead season 5 trailer. [YouTube] Paula Deen dishes on why she really wanted to make a comeback. [E!] Get the scoop on the highly anticipated films in this year’s Sundance Film Festival. [Huffington Post] On Big Morning Buzz Live, »
- Taylor Ferber
Even just an average Michael Mann film is still a Michael Mann film – which isn’t a bad thing in my book. The man has a unique style that has developed over his career that’s often described as gritty, in your face, and just plain cool. This is mainly in part due to his more recent use of digital photography that he embraced starting with the movie Collateral. It’s a storytelling choice that has produced a mixed bag of films but nevertheless feel like Mann films (though “man films” would be appropriate as well due to his knack for tough guy stories). Blackhat gives fans of Mann’s macho style what they have come to expect: a cold but mainly likable anti-hero, a world of elite cops and criminals, intense shoot-outs, and skylines lit with neon lights at night. All of this mind you, filmed with shaky camera »
- Michael Haffner
Black in the Saddle: Mann’s Cyber Thriller Forgets Thrills
Though clearly uninterested in providing conventional thrills with his first theatrical release in six years, director Michael Mann’s Blackhat unfortunately forgets to be as uniquely innovative and engaging with its narrative as it is with its showy feats. A return to visual form for the aesthetically inclined auteur, sporting perhaps the best digital photography from the director’s latter filmography to date, the film is littered with schlocky convenience, instances of miscasting despite committed performances, and, worst of all, it’s uniformly dull. A high minded tech thriller, one wonders how the It inclined could pick apart the film’s sometimes rudimentary logic. Mann and first time screenwriter Morgan Davis Foehl would seem to sidestep formula, but they simply replace structure with narrative sprawl and credibility stretching conveniences. One only has to point to the tired clichés of the »
- Nicholas Bell
I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such »
- Brad Brevet
If we have one complaint about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's turn as hosts of the 2015 Golden Globes it’s that there wasn’t enough of them. And we wish they were meaner. So two complaints, but that’s it.
And the reason we wanted more of them was because — just like last year — their jokes were the best part of the show. From best to even best-er, here are the most Lol-worthy jokes from a very Lol-y show:
News: Uhhh, Jeremy Renner’s awkward comment about J.Lo’s boobs
9. Amy: “We should explain to all the people in the room — the Hollywood people — cake is like a, it's like a fluffy desert that people eat on their birthdays.”
Tina: “Oh, and birthdays are like a thing people celebrate when they admit that they have aged.”
Leviathan took home the award for best foreign language film on Sunday night. The award was presented by Lupita Nyong'o and Colin Farrell at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. "Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much. We are absolutely happy," said producer Alexander Rodnyansky, who accepted the award with director Andrey Zvyagintsev. Added Zvyagintsev: "The more we think about fortunate fates of our movie, the more we believe it doesn't matter if you are Korean, American, Russian or French, a tragic story of an ordinary man who comes face to face with an indifferent system is absolutely universal." Leviathan was up against Ida, »
- Tara Fowler, @waterfowlerta
Welcome, friends! It's time to live-blog the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. Follow along as I celebrate/reflect-on/mock all of tonight's winners, losers and most gloriously drunken moments. Check out HitFix's Golden Globes Predictions. Join the conversation in the comments below... 8:00 p.m. Et. I'll do the times for this live-blog in Et, just for fun. Except for when I forget to. 8:00 p.m. Et. Tina Fey and Amy Poheler take the stage. "Welcome you bunch of despicable, spoiled, minimally talented brats," Tina says. "Yes. We are so happy to be here hosting the 72nd and Final Golden Globe Awards," Amy says. Tina jokes that tonight we're celebrating all of the movies North Korea would allow us to see. They both make jokes about the quality of "The Interview." The first celebrity in the spotlight is Oprah. "She's put a cranberry candle under each of your seats," Tina says. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Watch Golden Globes 2015 online - Red Carpet arrivals and awards ceremony George Clooney will be present at the Golden Globes 2015 ceremony to pick up his Cecil B. DeMille Award. Will Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sink or swim – or both, alternately? Well, the Golden Globes 2015 ceremony will begin shortly. Would you like to watch it online? Here are a few possibilities. First of all, when it comes to the Golden Globes 2015 Red Carpet arrivals, depending on where you are in the world you can watch them right now on the NBC website or here or here or on the Golden Globes website itself. According to various online sources – and, in all honesty, I can't vouch for their accuracy – you can watch the Golden Globes 2015 live streaming online here. That's supposed to be the actual ceremony, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Et / 5 p.m. Pt. So, will Selma and Into the Woods really win, »
- Steve Montgomery
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