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'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Trailer Offers Sex, Guns, Villains
11 hours ago
"Sin City is where you go in with your eyes open – or you don't come out at all." So says Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) during the trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the long-awaited sequel to Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez' acclaimed 2005 noir-thriller. Though barely over a minute long, the clip offers a gripping preview of the seedy brilliance that lies ahead – including lots of sex, gun-wielding "dames," creepy color schemes and hair-raising one-liners.
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The trailer's highlights include Ray Liotta's terrifying eyes, »
'Spinal Tap' at 30: No One Knows Who They Were or What They Were Doing
11 hours ago
Happy thirtieth birthday to This Is Spinal Tap, which licked the world's love pump this week in 1984. It remains the funniest, truest, most emotionally honest movie ever made about rock & roll and the people who live for it. Can you trace the influence of this film through pop culture through the years? That would be like trying to dust vomit. The enduring power of Spinal Tap is how it gets the details so lovingly right, musically and emotionally — right from that opening scene where the roadies lift the giant skull, »
Fred Armisen Gets Hip-Hop Crash Course on 'Portlandia'
11 hours ago
In real life, Fred Armisen is a musician, a bandeader on Late Night With Seth Meyers and a man of impressively varied music taste. But on his IFC comedy series, Portlandia, he's absolutely clueless when it comes to hip-hop history. In this sketch from Thursday's episode, partner-in-crime Carrie Brownstein wants Armisen to join her at a hip hop show, so she – quite hilariously – schools her friend on the genre's major movements.
61 Reasons to Love 2014: 'Portlandia' Season Four
Brownstein means business, so she starts at the very beginning – late-Seventies New York City. »
Q&A: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Tour Guide to the 'Cosmos'
14 hours ago
Calling Neil deGrasse Tyson America's best-known astrophysicist isn't just recognizing his excellence and prominence in a fairly specialized field; it's in no small part due to his ceaseless efforts above and beyond his work at the Hayden Planetarium and the American Museum of Natural History, appearing everywhere from Jeopardy! to The Daily Show to wittily explain big scientific ideas with pop culture references and a purring baritone. Now, Tyson is the new host of the revived Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey — a Fox-sponsored, Seth "Family Guy" MacFarlane-executive-produced reinterpretation of the original »
Up for 'Review': See a Clip From Comedy Central's Wild New Show
16 hours ago
"I'm a reviewer, but I don't review food, books or movies," says Forest MacNeil. "I review life itself!" MacNeil is the creation of comedian Andy Daly and the main character of Comedy Central's latest show Review (which premiered last night at 10 p.m. Est), an everyman who gives star ratings to first-person experiences involving eating pancakes, racism and anything else his TV audience throws at him. Stealing, for example, only gets two stars; cocaine gets "a million stars!"
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In this clip, MacNeil decides to review addiction, »
'True Detective' Creator Debunks Fan Theories
6 March 2014 11:45 AM, PST
True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto put the kibosh on any speculation that either of the two troubled sleuths at the heart of his hit HBO show is the serial killer. The author told Buzzfeed, "Going into the final episode, I wanted to end any audience theorizing that Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) or Hart (Woody Harrelson) was the killer, and also provide a concrete face to the abstract evil they’re chasing." Fair warning, spoilers ahead.
Of the myriad theories suggesting Cohle or Hart was guilty, Pizzolatto said he was a little surprised, »
Tribeca Film Fest: Downey Jr., Franco Films Join New Bob Weir Doc
6 March 2014 10:10 AM, PST
New films starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Aubrey Plaza, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson —and not one, but two movies featuring James Franco — round out the lineup of 2014's Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 16th to the 27th in New York City.
Marquee names dot this year's Spotlight section, with Jon Favreau's Chef, a comedy about a beleaguered chef who has a public meltdown and decides to take his cuisine on the road, featuring a cast that includes Downey Jr. »
10 Frightful, Forgettable February Films
6 March 2014 8:12 AM, PST
February has come and gone in the blink of an eye, and once again the month exhibited one of the most peculiar phenomena in the world – no, not a leap year, but cramming the the largest number of terrible movies into the shortest month possible. Peter Travers is, of course, on the case, breaking out his prized scum bucket to dispose of the worst of the worst, and for everyone's sake he's limited himself to just ten awful February films.
First into the scum bucket is Vampire Academy, which Travers »
'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle' Lead MTV Movie Award Nominees
6 March 2014 6:43 AM, PST
Leonardo DiCaprio will get another shot at a best actor trophy, though this one will be in the shape of a golden bucket of popcorn: The actor is up for Best Male Performance at this year's MTV Movie Awards for his turn in Wolf of Wall Street. Of course, he'll have to go through Matthew McConaughey again, who's up for Dallas Buyers Club – the role he just won an Oscar for – though if DiCaprio plays his cards right he might pick up Best Shirtless Performance.
Tying Wolf for the most nods was American Hustle, »
See Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in Clip From 'All Is By My Side' Biopic
6 March 2014 6:00 AM, PST
The long-awaited Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side won't see its U.S. premiere until next week at South by Southwest 2014, but Rolling Stone is giving you a first look at Andre 3000 as the guitar god in an exclusive clip today. The video features Hendrix (played by the Outkast's Mc) sitting next to friend Linda Keith (Imogen Poots) in a New York restaurant while future manager Chas Chandler (Andrew Buckley) attempts to convince him to move to London, where guitarists are playing music inspired by the blues. »
'The Americans' Recap: Front Window
5 March 2014 8:15 PM, PST
There's nothing like an incredibly satisfying denouement to a TV episode: The creation of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce at the end of "Shut the Door, Have a Seat" (Mad Men); Jesse Pinkman calling 911 to rescue a little boy from his neglectful meth-head parents in "Peekaboo" (Breaking Bad); and now, Elizabeth Jennings admitting, out loud, that her chosen profession has put her children's lives at risk in "Cardinal" (The Americans). There was plenty of tension throughout the episode – it's impressive Elizabeth found the time to play a board game with her kids, »
Lena Dunham Goofs on Nudity, Feminism in 'SNL' Promos
5 March 2014 2:25 PM, PST
Nudity, feminism, carefully composed visuals: No, it isn't an episode of HBO's Girls – it's an SNL promo compilation featuring Girls star-creator Lena Dunham, who hosts the sketch comedy series this Saturday, March 8th (alongside musical guest the National). In the series of promos, Dunham goofs around with castmember Kate McKinnon, throwing out a few references to the acclaimed HBO dramedy along the way.
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Betty White Ogles 'Game of Thrones' Alum Jason Momoa
5 March 2014 1:35 PM, PST
At 92 years young, Betty White is still in her flirting prime. On Tuesday night's episode of Conan, the impossibly charming veteran actress batted her eyes seductively at host Conan O'Brien and side-kick Andy Richter, but saved her most intense ogling for ripped Game of Thrones alum Jason Momoa in his hilarious interview segment.
In the above clip, O'Brien flashes a recent cover of Men's Health featuring Momoa flexing next to the caption "Build Arms Like This!" The actor's physique »
Own Pee-Wee Herman's 'Big Adventure' Bike
5 March 2014 12:25 PM, PST
In the 1985 movie Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Pee-Wee Herman exclaims, "I wouldn't sell my bike for all the money in the world. Not for a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars!" But while that proclamation led to a lot of "I know you are but what am I?" arguments, the bike's third official owner – an eBay user named umsc_vet2008 – is not quite so reluctant to part with the bicycle. One lucky Pee-Wee fan with deepish pockets (but probably not a swimming pool for a bathtub) can buy the movie's red beach »
Jared Leto's Ukraine Shout-Out at Oscars Did Not Air in Russia
5 March 2014 11:30 AM, PST
By the time the 2014 Academy Awards broadcast made it to Russia on Monday, one curious facet of Jared Leto's acceptance speech was mysteriously missing: his shout-out to Ukraine. Now the state-run Russian TV network Channel One is at once confirming that the missive did not make it to the country's cinephiles, while denying responsibility for the excision, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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As part of his acceptance space for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Dallas Buyers Club, Leto voiced support for Ukraine, »
Conan O'Brien to Host MTV's 'Second Most Prestigious Awards Show'
5 March 2014 5:50 AM, PST
Conan O'Brien will host his first awards show since 2006 next month when he helms MTV's Movie Awards. "After eight years of intense negations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV's second most prestigious awards show," he said Tuesday night on his show Conan. O'Brien hosted the Emmys in 2002 and 2006 and co-hosted in 2003. The MTV Movie Awards will air live from the Los Angele's Nokia Theatre at 9 p.m. Est on April 13th.
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O'Brian announced the news by presenting "some of »
John Travolta Apologizes to 'Frozen' Star Idina Menzel for Oscar Flub
5 March 2014 5:20 AM, PST
After 43 million people watched with bemusement as John Travolta introduced Frozen star Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem," the actor apologized to the singer of Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" and said he has been "beating myself up" over it since Sunday's award show.
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"I've been beating myself up all day," said Travolta in a statement released to AP. "Then I thought ... what would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, 'Let it go, let it go!' Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy »
'Game of Thrones' to Screen Season 4 Premiere at Barclays Center
4 March 2014 9:00 PM, PST
Eager fans who can't wait for the April 6th premiere of Game of Thrones' fourth season may be able to see the first episode earlier and in much bigger form, as HBO announced Tuesday that 7,000 people will be able to watch the season premiere at New York's Barclays Center on March 20th.
The network will host "The Epic Fan Experience" on a stadium-sized screen that will also include, "show costumes and props displays from the acclaimed traveling exhibition, »
McConaughey Reveals the Four Stages of 'True Detective' Rustin Cohle
4 March 2014 12:30 PM, PST
When Matthew McConaughey was preparing for the psychedelically complex character he plays in HBO's twisted, acclaimed True Detective (the final episode airs on Sunday), he made a monster document to help him find his way. The show spans 17 years, during which time Rustin "Rust" Cohle variously exists as a sober, hyperanalytical homicide detective, a coke-and-meth-fueled undercover agent he calls "Crash" and a troubled, alcoholic ex-cop. "I just basically broke it down and made a 450-page graph of where Cohle was and where he was coming from," McConaughey says, flipping through »
Q&A: The 'Workaholic' Life of Adam Devine
4 March 2014 9:25 AM, PST
Adam Devine has been on the phone for less than a minute, and he's already apologizing for something he's said. That probably wouldn't surprise the millions of viewers who have caught on to the Comedy Central's Workaholics, a surprise runaway hit that Adam co-created with his partners-in-crime, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson. The single camera raunch-fest has been known to feature storylines involving masturbation circles, psychedelic shroom consumption and plenty of public intoxication, just for starters.
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The group, which also includes director Kyle Newacheck, »
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