Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Russell Crowe Rides A Horse & Hugh Jackman Channels 'The Fountain' In Pics From 'Les Miserables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 26, 2012 2:05 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Though it will be a while yet before we hear how their pipes fair in the upcoming, big screen musical take on "Les Miserables," some new set photos at least gives us an idea of how stars Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman will look in the upcoming movie.

ND/NF '12 Review: 'Hemel' Takes An Unflinching Look At Broken Sexuality

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • March 26, 2012 2:05 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Within the very first moments of "Hemel," a couple writhe naked in bed. Their playful banter and back-and-forth focuses on the unsubstantial equipment, which he laughs off with only a slightly bruised ego. It's only when he starts to rag on her pubic hair that she begins to unravel, disappointed that her lover would complain about tasting her hair. Within moments, he's lathering her with shaving cream, lovingly running the blade up and down between her legs. As he walks off to wash, she lies on her back, completely barren. She's fine being nude, but it's clear she hates being vulnerable.

Discuss: Does America Want To See Their Kinks At The Multiplex With 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 26, 2012 1:12 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
There is no doubt that films aimed squarely at women is an underserved market. Every year there is a title or two that does solid business (think "Julie & Julia," "Eat Pray Love," "The Help") that makes Hollywood act surprised that if you give that demographic quality product, they'll turn out to see it. And so, it's not really much of shock that one of the hottest books of the year for women started a studio bidding war.

ND/NF '12 Review: 'Gimme The Loot' Paints An Affectionate Portrait Of The Foibles Of Inner City Youth

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • March 26, 2012 1:04 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
The streets of New York City are alive in SXSW hit "Gimme The Loot," the endearing and charmingly unpretentious first feature from director Adam Leon. The film seems to move to the beat of jangling spray paint cans, particularly those in the deep pockets of Malcolm and Sofia. These two high schoolers, first seen stealing a cache of spraypaint bottles from a local marketplace, have a dedicedly old-fashioned plan, one that would make any New Yorker smile and shake their head -- they're going to "bomb" the Mets' apple in Citifield.

Scarlett Johansson To Reprise Black Widow Again In 'Iron Man 3,' Gwyneth Paltrow & Don Cheadle Also Confirmed To Return

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • March 26, 2012 12:25 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
We're a little more than two weeks away from the world premiere of Marvel's "The Avengers" on April 11th, which can only mean one thing for the comic company and fledgling movie studio: the start of phase two of their plans. Everything so far, from 2008's "Iron Man" to last year's "Captain America: The First Avenger" has been moving towards their ambitious, Joss Whedon-helmed team-up movie, but with that film almost in theaters, their further plans remain mostly under wraps.

Girl On Fire: 5 Things That Worked In 'The Hunger Games' & 5 That Didn't

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • March 26, 2012 12:05 PM
  • |
  • 22 Comments
If you heard the sound of popping champagne corks and cheering in Los Angeles over the weekend, it’s more than likely that it was the celebrations over at Lionsgate HQ. The mini-major were built on low-budget genre fare like “Saw,” but hoped that their adaptation of young-adult publishing phenomenon “The Hunger Games,” co-written and directed by “Seabiscuit” helmer Gary Ross, would push them into the blockbuster game for the first time. And boy, did it ever. In only three days, it surpassed “Fahrenheit 9/11” as the company's biggest ever grosser, taking in around $155 million, making it the third biggest domestic opener of all time, and the most successful non-sequel ever. What’s more, with mostly positive reviews and an A-grade Cinemascore, the stage is set for two sequels that will be licences to print money.

Discuss: Eric Roberts Says 'The Dark Knight' Didn't "Educate, Enlighten, Move, Comfort" -- Is He Right?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 26, 2012 11:45 AM
  • |
  • 42 Comments
A few of years ago, fanboys got in a hullabaloo when Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" -- the box office smash and critical favorite which wound up on numerous top ten lists of 2008 -- missed out on Best Picture and Best Director nominations at the Oscars. Unofficially, the snub is seen as one of the major reasons the Academy expanded the field in the Best Picture category in 2009. But now that we have hindsight behind us, was "The Dark Knight" really one of the great movies of that year? Or just a supremely above average piece of popcorn entertainment? According to Eric Roberts, it's more than latter.

'Casa Di Mi Padre' Director Matt Piedmont Sets Up New Project, 'King Dork,' With 'Project X' Star Thomas Mann As Lead

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
  • |
  • March 26, 2012 11:15 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Fresh off the considerable box-office take of his Spanish-language spaghetti western, “Casa Di Mi Padre,” director Matt Piedmont is bringing star Will Ferrell along again as producer for his follow-up, “King Dork,” as well as another person tasting success, actor Thomas Mann.

Music Supervisor Gabe Hilfer Talks Working On ‘Project X,’ ‘Place Beyond The Pines’ & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 26, 2012 11:04 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
“The idea that this is an awesome job is completely accurate,” music supervisor Gabe Hilfer told us we caught up with him for an interview last week. And who can blame his enthusiasm?

First Look At AnnaSophia Robb As Carrie Bradshaw In 'The Carrie Diaries'

  • By Joe Cunningham
  • |
  • March 26, 2012 10:44 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
This is either going to be a huge hit and be a television staple for many years to come, or a car-crash that barely makes it through a handful of episodes. We're talking about "The Carrie Diaries" -- the "Sex and the City" prequel based on the novels of Candance Bushnell that's being lined up over at the CW. The series will follow Carrie Bradshaw back in the '80s during her senior year of high school.

Email Updates

Recent Comments