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The Tribeca Film Festival began as a way for New York to rebuild culturally after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. For the first time since then, the area around Ground Zero is dominated by a sparkly, newly finished Freedom Tower, which represents so much more than the city’s resilience and recovery. The Tribeca festival played a small, but not insignificant, role in that recovery, inviting artists and film lovers to the city and reassuring New Yorkers that life can be beautiful even in the darkest of days.
After more than a decade of growth, Tribeca is also entering »
- Jeff Labrecque
It was the movie that made "You betcha" a catchphrase before Sarah Palin did and made Steve Buscemi synonymous with a wood chipper. Now, it's coming to TV. "Fargo" the movie was released in 1996, the brainchild of Joel and Ethan Coen, and went on to garner incredible critical praise and two Oscar wins, becoming one of the most acclaimed films of the 1990s. The darkly comic film is funny, heartbreaking and thought-provoking and also ...
By Craig Flaster »
Undoubtedly one of the biggest -- and unique -- actors of his generation, Nicolas Cage got his start in 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in a part so small if you blink you'd miss it. Then, after changing his name from Coppola to Cage, the actor's career took off and he's been a leading man ever since.
This week, Cage stars in David Gordon Green's "Joe," as a hot-tempered, but protective ex-con in a role that has critics raving about the actor's restrained performance. Whether or not you're a fan of the intense star, there's no denying he's a cinematic force to be reckoned with.
1. Born Nicolas Coppola, the actor chose Cage as his stage name to honor comic book superhero Luke Cage.
2. Inspired by Superman's birth name, »
- Moviefone Staff
Skeptics will wonder how long CBS had Stephen Colbert in its back pocket, given how smoothly the baton pass worked out. But whatever the back story, the network has found the perfect choice to replace David Letterman, in a coup that could potentially reset the latenight race to a scenario much like the one that existed for years between Letterman and Jay Leno.
Anyone fretting about Colbert’s ability to hold down an hour or step out of the self-absorbed conservative talkshow host persona he’s affected on “The Colbert Report” clearly hasn’t been paying attention to the obvious, which is Colbert’s gift for improvising in that character is virtually unmatched. (Sacha Baron Cohen would be a close cousin, but it’s a different vibe.)
Those talents should serve him extraordinarily well in creating the show at the desk – the area where Letterman (and before that Johnny Carson) traditionally outshone Leno, »
- Brian Lowry
(Ed. note - Cc writer Ian Alterman writes about two of his favorite film classics.)
Two years after making The Naked City, director Jules Dassin would find himself on the Hollywood Blacklist, and move to Europe, never to return to the U.S. His first film made in Europe, Rififi (1955), would become his most influential, beloved and, arguably, greatest film. And there are already signs of the naturalist style used in Rififi in The Naked City, though the former is a classic (maybe the classic) heist film, while the latter is a film noir police procedural, complete with narration (which ends the movie with the famous line: “There are eight million stories in the naked city. This is one of them.”)
Centered around the murder of a young model, and the police investigation that ensues, the film’s visual style was famously influenced by the work of the photographer, »
- Ian Alterman
Is Sarah Palin happy about David Letterman retiring? You betcha! Sean Hannity asked the former Alaska Governor about her “old buddy” David Letterman when she stopped by his Fox News show Thursday night. “What is your reaction to Letterman getting out after he was so vicious to your family?” Hannity asked. Also read: David Letterman: 13 Potential ‘Late Show’ Replacements (Photos) “It's cool!” she exclaimed. “You know, out with the old, in with the new!” “Maybe he'll start a trend when we talk about politics, too!” Palin added. “Politicians who have maybe been there in Washington, D.C., a bit too long, »
- James Crugnale
Unless you really hate guns, this hourlong act of jingoism is another typical rabbit out of the hat for a magical former politician clinging to relevance: all flash, no substance
I subscribe to the Sportsman Channel because, as an incorrigible Canadian, I wanted the NHL network, although I keep it in part because of NFL RedZone. And so last night I found myself in the sports tier of my cable television package, watching the debut of the network's newest show, Amazing America with Sarah Palin.
Professionally making money from grassroots Republicans inevitably involves trolling liberals, something in which Sarah Palin is an expert, albeit with diminishing returns as her brief period of political relevance recedes. While there's a certain trolling subtext to her new show, it's mostly below the surface. I was actually reminded of America's Heart and Soul, a 2004 Disney movie featuring profiles of various American Heroes that was »
- Scott Lemieux
Pharrell's Happy gets the trombone treatment, an Italian vies for a condom world record, and a baby reveal goes wrong
Calling all Game of Thrones fans! Our top video will help fill those final hours before you return to the world of Westeros with a lot of laughter. According Honest Trailer's video, the new series will show "mopey bastard" Jon Snow, imp-slapping Tyrion Lannister, and dragon-fixated queen Daenerys fighting to eventually knock Justin Bieber off the world's most uncomfortable chair. Along the way, anyone connected to Sean Bean will die, and there will be twice as many boobs as monologues. Meanwhile, if you want another humorous catch-up of the whole thing, check out College Humor's ultimate recap. And if Game of Thrones hasn't got enough power play in it, check out what happened when Vladimir Putin (aka Jimmy Fallon) calls Sarah Palin to chat about her prediction that he'd invade Ukraine. »
- Janette Owen
Update: 10:45 Am: Jimmy Fallon led comfortably in the ratings last night, despite Jimmy Kimmel’s big “get” – first-ever Jkl appearance by former President Bill Clinton. Fallon got a last-minute assist from former Vpotus-candidate-turned-reality-tv-regular Sarah Palin. In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon scored a household 3.0/7; CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman a 2.5/6, and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live a 2.4/6. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: Tonight at 1.1/5; Late Show’s 0.5/2; and Jkl’s 0.8/4. Watch Clinton and Kimmel here: Watch Palin and Fallon here: Previous, Wednesday, Pm: Jimmy Fallon played Russian President Vladimir Putin and Sarah Palin played Sarah Palin on The Tonight Show tonight. Palin was a late booking on tonight’s episode of the NBC late-night show, joining him in a comedy bit that ended with Fallon plugging her new Sportsman Channel reality series Amazing America, premiering tomorrow night. »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
Being able to see Russia from her house has finally paid off for Sarah Palin.
The former vice presidential nominee stopped by The Tonight Show on Wednesday for a sketch that found her chatting about foreign policy and fighting bears with Russian President Vladimir Putin, played by host Jimmy Fallon. As Fallon points out, Palin predicted that Russia would invade Ukraine back in 2008, and in the bit, Fallon's Putin calls up the Mama Grizzly to see if she has any suggestions as to what country he should take over next: "I'm thinking Finland, »
Sarah Palin can still see Russia from her house and she won't let you forget about it. The star of the Sportsman Channel program, “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” busted out her trademark Alaskan catchphrases on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday night and appeared in a skit with Jimmy Fallon, going tête-à-tête with Vladamir Putin. Also read: Sarah Palin Defended ‘Duck Dynasty's’ Phil Robertson Without Even Reading His GQ Interview (Video) In the sketch, Putin called Palin and acknowledged she had correctly predicted he would invade Ukraine. “I heard that back in 2008 you predicted that I would invade Ukraine. Is this true? »
- James Crugnale
She’s conquered TV (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), film (Temptation) and Vogue, now Kim Kardashian is ready to take on politics. Move over Sarah Palin! The reality star recently used her powerful Twitter account to get political and asked her followers to inform themselves of issues happening in Syria.
If you don’t know what’s going on in Kessab please google it, its heart breaking! As an Armenian, I grew up hearing so many painful stories!
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) March 30, 2014
In other Twitter news, Rob Kardashian posted a cryptic tweet. “You don’t know how much it hurts,” he posted. This is one family that likes to air its feelings on social media.
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On Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show, Fallon mentioned the current tensions in Ukraine, and the recent phone call President Obama had with Putin over Russia’s attempted takeover of Crimea. Little did we know, but there was also a second phone conversation, one between Putin and someone who had predicted his invasion of Ukraine back in 2008: Palin.
In Tonight’s “exclusive video” of the chat, Fallon’s Putin rings up the »
- Amber Ray
Jimmy Fallon's getting political! The "Tonight Show" host dressed up as Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Wednesday night, chatting with Sarah Palin about the invasion in Ukraine, Palin's kids and pop culture. Check out the hilarious video above! The duo also cracked jokes about how close Russia is close to Alaska, the Nsa listening in on their conversation and how Sarah maybe, sort of predicted that Putin would invade Ukraine back in 2008. We gotta hand it to Jimmy, he does do a pretty hilarious Russian accent and Palin was definitely a good sport when it came to poking fun at her family. What do you think of Jimmy and Sarah's skit? Tell toofab in the comment section below! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Tina Fey's "I can see Russia from my house!" joke will never get old. Sarah Palin stopped by The Tonight Show Wednesday, where the former vice presidential candidate called up her "neighbor," Russian president Vladimir Putin, who was played by host Jimmy Fallon. Fallon set up the nearly five-minute bit by reminding viewers that earlier this week, U.S. president Barack Obama had a phone conversation with Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine. "Not many people know this, but right after he talked to Obama, Putin made another phone call, this time to someone who actually predicted his invasion of Ukraine back in 2008," the 39-year-old comedian said. "This is amazing—we actually »
On The Tonight Show on Wednesday night, Jimmy Fallon shed light on Barack Obama's recent phone call with Vladimir Putin. What happened after the call, he claimed, was that Putin then called Sarah Palin, and his alleged "video proof" is absolutely hilarious. Jimmy Fallon, of course, assumes the role of Putin, but Sarah Palin herself is there in the flesh! The two make jokes about Palin's classic Russia line and the Nsa and, of course, carve out a little time to perform a mini instrumental cover of Pharrell Williams's "Happy." Watch the video above! »
- Ryan Roschke
In case you're not up on your Iowa political goings-on, long-time U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is retiring, so his seat is up for grabs in the 2014 midterm election.
Rep. Bruce Braley is the only Democrat vying for Harkin's seat, but there is a wide field of Republicans who will face off in a primary election in June. One of these candidates is Joni Ernst, whose political ad released this week says her experience growing up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm means she's ready to go to Washington D.C., cut "pork" and make the big spenders "squeal."
Jimmy Fallon: "I don't know what she's running for but just give her the job."
Stephen Colbert: "Running on »
Last month, Madison Rising — billed as “America’s most patriotic rock band” — went viral with their take on the “Star-Spangled Banner” at Daytona. (Their original YouTube video featuring their rendition of the national anthem, from 2012, has garnered nearly 5.3 million views on YouTube.) The band has now moved on to create and perform the theme song for the upcoming new Sportsman Channel series Amazing America with Sarah Palin. “We are honored to have been asked to write a song for Sportsman Channel and Governor Palin’s new show – Amazing America,” said Madison Rising lead singer Dave Bray, in … Continue reading →
The post Video: Madison Rising performs theme song for new Sarah Palin Sportsman Channel series appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Jeff Pfeiffer
This Is Your City's Favorite Thing to Watch While Masturbating Hawaii likes masturbating to...Hawaii? by kate hakala In an unparalleled team-up, master aggregators Digg and the Pornhub Insights blog have come to together to regale us with big smutty data about our collective masturbation habits. Pornhub statisticians graciously provided the Digg team with the top five porn search results for 24 popular U.S. cities. The findings? America loves it some moms, particularly porn star Lisa Ann who's best known for playing Milf-about-town Sarah Palin. And an overwhelming 22 out of the 24 cities studied were mega-fans of the filthiest, kinkiest sex act of all — massages. Below are charts detailing each city's favorite me-time fodder. We're only moderately worried about Alaska's apparent fixation with the tobacco industry. Indian? Asian? Ebony? New York enjoys every kind of huddled mass. Honolulu enjoys that special megalomaniacal tendency to masturbate [...] »
With the golden age of television now on the rise, one can't help but appreciate the noticeable progression in both comedies and dramas as they begin to introduce new layers to their characters never seen before. Though norms and stereotypes still abound on the small screen (take the uber-geeky scientists on "The Big Bang Theory" and the eccentric foreigner on "Community"), many shows have taken presumptions about their characters and turned them on their heads, bringing audiences some of the most fascinating, challenging and entertaining new figures in recent TV history. Here are five TV characters who notably overturn any easy labels: Selina Meyer on "Veep" (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus): Anyone who's seen "Veep" has to wonder if the character of Vice President Selina Meyer is at least loosely based on VP candidate Sarah Palin. But while Palin's political buffoonery and ignorance on matters foreign and historical highlighted a growing national political divide, »
- Ziyad Saadi
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