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Um, talk about the surprise of a lifetime! Amal Alamuddin had no idea that George Clooney was going to pop the question, the Tomorrowland actor revealed in an interview with CBS News on Tuesday, May 19. “When I asked her, we had never talked about it, so it was all — there wasn’t like a, ‘Maybe we should get married,” he told CBS’ Charlie Rose. “Literally, I dropped it on her.” In fact, after he popped the question — with the help of his aunt Rosemary Clooney’s music [...] »
It’s here, dear readers, I’m on vacation! I’ll be out of town for the next couple weeks, and in order to not deprive you of Trailer Trashin’, I’ve written four columns that will make their way to you over the next week or so, covering four of the biggest trailers that dropped in the later part of April. Third of these is the teaser trailer for next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Premise: Two years after the end of Man of Steel (2013), Superman (Henry Cavill) has taken a place among society as an icon and hero and has made the world safer to live in, but many distrust his altruism due to remembering the destruction from his battle in Metropolis, the foremost being corporate mogul and prominent Metropolis citizen Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Into the debate enters the billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck »
- Timothy Monforton
In January 2015, Amazon Studios announced a partnership with Woody Allen would that would result in the director’s first ever TV series. At the time, it seemed like a landmark deal that would bring Amazon its highest-profile original series yet, but from the sound of it, Allen is not too happy with the agreement. In an interview with Deadline, the legendary kvetcher explained how, because of his general unfamiliarity with TV, he has “regretted every second since I said Ok.”
Allen is a prolific director who has released 46 films across a 50-year career, but he has never made a TV series, and the transition is proving difficult:
“It’s been so hard for me. I had the cocky confidence, well, I’ll do it like I do a movie…it’ll be a movie in six parts. Turns out, it’s not. For me, it has been very, very difficult. »
- Sam Gutelle
Well we know that someone isn’t losing sleep over what will happen to Don Draper and company during the series finale of Mad Men this week.
In an interview on Thursday with Deadline, acclaimed writer/director Woody Allen opened up about his move from movies to television after he signed a deal with Amazon earlier this year to create a six-episode series for the streaming company. It seems like Allen is definitely having second thoughts on the whole ordeal.
“I have regretted every second since I said Ok. It’s been so hard for me. I had the cocky confidence, well, I’ll do it like I do a movie…it’ll be a movie in six parts. Turns out, it’s not. For me, it has been very, very difficult. I’ve been struggling and struggling and struggling. I only hope that when I finally do it — I »
- Zach Dennis
Last January it was announced Woody Allen and Amazon Studios had agreed to write and direct a television series for the streaming site. The episodes would be half an hour long and it was expected to arrive this year. What was it going to bec At the time of the announcement Allen said, "I don't know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I'm not sure where to begin. My guess is that Roy Price will regret this." It seems not much has changed since then. In a Q&A over at Deadline, Allen, who is in Cannes right now with his latest film, Irrational Man said he has "regretted every second" since agreeing to the deal, though he clearly hopes to put something worthwhile together: "I have regretted every second since I said Ok. It's been so hard for me. I had the cocky confidence, well, »
- Brad Brevet
Last week, Jimmy Kimmel revealed he would air a repeat on May 20 in honor of David Letterman's final show, to not distract from his idol's big farewell. Well, Conan O'Brien's -- who will be airing a new show that night, along with Jimmy Fallon and others -- has an answer to that move.
"That's just a lazy excuse," Conan joked (we think) to Charlie Rose. "That's just anything to get a night off." It's not an homage from Kimmel to Letterman? "Oh no no no no," Conan continued. "He's constantly looking for a way to not do a show. He just likes to sleep." (Kimmel did have a few days off this week...) Conan added, "In tribute to Dave on my last night I'm going to show an episode of Kimmel. I think that's perfect." Haha. What will he really do? "I will try and take some of the spotlight from Dave, »
- Gina Carbone
"In tribute to Dave on my last night I'm going to show an episode of Kimmel," Conan O'Brien tells Charlie Rose tonight on Rose’s PBS program, about his plans for David Letterman's final night as host of CBS' Late Show. “I will try and take some of the spotlight away from Dave,” Conan joked. “This is what comics do. I’m going to come out, on the air. I’ll be naked that night.” While Kimmel announced last week his show will be a repeat that night, because he does not want… »
In his recent Charlie Rose interview, Crowe is overweight, grieving the loss of his marriage, confessing and blaming his workaholism, and that he wants to get back with his estranged wife Danielle Spencer. He also reveals why he wants his directing career to work: he can control where he works and be with his kids. Crowe says that he has to star in the films he directs if he's going to get the budgets he wants, and he loves doing it. Crowe's debut feature "The Water Diviner" won three Australian Film Awards including Best Film and opened spottily stateside last weekend to solid reviews. It's about a father seeking to find two sons lost in the battle of Gallipoli, which was the first Australian war fought on the nation's own behalf. He bristles when Charlie reads a review of his performance that calls him "thin-skinned." "Would I still be here? »
- Anne Thompson
This hip-hop history inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow comes from the makers of Tony-winning "In the Heights," second-generation Puerto Rican actor-writer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda (who plays the title role) and his Wesleyan fellow alumnus, director Thomas Kail. It's impossible to score tickets to the musical about socially mobile immigrant Hamilton, which heads for the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway on July 13. Miranda, who has worked with Stephen Sondheim, conceived of a hip-hop way to bring American history to life for a younger audience; his Hamilton is among the youngest of our country's founding fathers, a man who thinks he knows everything as he tangles with the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton and of course his friend and foe Aaron Burr. Yes, we know how this ends. Check out the brainy and articulate Miranda and Kail on Charlie Rose. They are clearly »
- Anne Thompson
We film critics have an often infuriating tendency to write as much about ourselves, and the state of our profession, as we do about the movies. This is hardly a new phenomenon, of course, but it may be more prevalent than ever before: Whether we’re seeking out pockets of online validation or trying to provoke those with whom we violently disagree (or both), the rise of social media has made it all too easy to engage directly with our ideological allies and adversaries alike. At the same time, the continual thinning of our professional ranks has fueled endless arguments and think-pieces about whether the Internet has succeeded in decimating or diversifying the field.
All of which makes it particularly important to remember Richard Corliss — not just because the veteran Time critic hailed from that honorable, not-yet-bygone tradition of wordsmiths who composed sharp, beautifully considered reviews for the printed page, »
- Justin Chang
Here's what we learned from the first trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
This article contains potential Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice spoilers.
In case you missed the internet crack open like the fiery pits of Apokolips, the new Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailer is here, and it is quite the serious affair. Never before have fans seen the Dark Knight and Man of Steel share the same screen in live-action, but this trailer delivers exactly that plus plenty of clues for what to expect from the 2016 superhero grudge match.
Right off the bat, it appears we’re one step closer into the grounded aesthetic of Man Of Steel and about five removed. The first thing we hear is a media onslaught of talking heads judging whether we can trust an »
"Tell me - do you bleed? You will!"
The full-length trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been officially released.
Director Zack Snyder posted a clear version of the trailer on his Twitter account on Friday (April 17), nearly 24 hours after it leaked online in a grainy bootleg copy.
"The world has been so caught up with what he can do, that no-one has asked what he should do."
Scenes of Superman conducting various heroic tasks are juxtaposed with shots of Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne staring at his Batman costume in the Batcave. »
More details on the teaser trailer launch for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" have arrived. Indie Revolver has posted a schedule of what will happen starting with the film's first one-sheet going online on Monday at 9am Us-pdt.
Then, an 'Enhanced' version of the trailer will screen in cinemas that night at 7pm. The show will run the trailer twice with director Zack Snyder doing an intro for both times. Then the 'Non-Enhanced' version of the trailer goes online worldwide from 9am Us-pdt on Tuesday.
No-one is quite sure what the difference between the versions will be. There's one small problem though - a bootleg of the complete trailer leaked online earlier today and is popping up on various blogs. Warners is pulling them down fast, but the big question is will this change their plans? I won't link bootlegs here, but here's a review/description of it:
- Garth Franklin
It turns out there's no such thing as too much power in one place. New York City's top names in news gathered at the Four Seasons on Wednesday night to toast the 2015 edition of The Hollywood Reporter's annual 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media list. This year's honorees — including Bill O'Reilly, Larry Wilmore, David Muir, Savannah Guthrie, James Goldston, Jesse Angelo, Sheila Nevins, Jeff Fager, Charlie Rose, Joe Scarborough, Tom Cibrowski, Roger Ailes, Deborah Turness, David Muir, Mika Brzezinski, Norah O'Donnell and Rand Morrison — celebrated the rankings in the pink and fuchsia-infused, candle-lit
- Ashley Lee, Natalie Stone, Hilary Lewis
Charlie Rose’s interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad aired on “60 Minutes” Sunday, where the CBS anchor asked him about Isis and chemical weapons. Rose explained off the top of the segment that he did the interview under the condition he use Syrian technicians and cameras. The dictator wants his own crew and equipment for fear of assassination. On Isis, Assad said American airstrikes on Isis “can have local benefit,” then saying Isis has actually expanded since America began airstrikes months ago, suggesting America was trying to “sugarcoat” the situation to say Isis is shrinking. Also Read: Syrian President Warns Charlie Rose. »
- Jordan Chariton
Four years after President Barack Obama declared that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must give up his power, the leader still remains firmly in power, albeit in the midst of a brutal civil war that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. Assad sat down Sunday evening for a lengthy conversation with CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Charlie Rose and faced tough questions about the nature of his power struggle and whether he intends to abdicate the presidency any time soon. »
- Andrew Kirell
After winning the Best Actress Oscar for Stephen Frears' 2006 "The Queen," Helen Mirren was reluctant to reprise the role but unable to turn down director Stephen Daldry and writer Peter Morgan when they wanted her to topline their Broadway play "The Audience." Mirren says inhabiting the Queen on the stage is less difficult than navigating the very hidden Elizabeth Windsor in closeup on film. The play is about how England's prime ministers all meet with Queen Elizabeth every Tuesday behind closed doors, like she's their shrink. (Read Variety's favorable review.) Mirren says the Queen has never not been there in her life, and that she admires Elizabeth's extraordinary service and discipline. Below, on Charlie Rose, she also talks about how she digs back into the Holocaust (as she did for one of her favorite roles as an Mossad spy in John Madden's "The Debt") in order to play elderly Jewish woman Maria Altmann, »
- Anne Thompson
Update Monday 9:22 Am: Here’s the 60 Minutes clip we were talking about over the weekend in which Larry David refutes the amount of money he made off of Seinfeld. It’s actually an outtake from the interview which wasn’t included in last night’s episode. David calls the figures that the media has reported on his worth over the years “ridiculous and absurd and unseemly.” “I don’t have that kind of money! My wife took half of it in the divorce,” David tells Charlie Rose… »
Larry David created “Seinfeld,” one of the most successful sit-coms in television history, so how did it change him? It gave him lots of money, but he still lacks the confidence to say hello to a woman in a bar, he says in a new “60 Minutes” interview. David couldn’t avoid firing off a barrage of acerbic one-liners in new preview of his conversation with Charlie Rose. ...Read More »
The Highly Anticipated Third Season of House of Cards Premieres This Friday; Hilarious Parodies– From Sesame Street’s House of Bricks to New Web Series, Going Deep With Ira Waters; Chatter on the web about Season 3 spoilers.Step aside Barbara Walters, take a hike Charlie Rose, take note Oprah and Ellen, well, Ellen can stay, but Ira Waters is the new and entirely over-confident journalist in Hollywood and she’s fierce. The anticipation and excitement surrounding tomorrow’s premiere of the third season of House of Cards on Netflix, is leading people to do a lot more than twiddle their thumbs.You can find […] »
- April Neale
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