Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Norah Jones To Perform Nominated Song From 'Ted' At Oscars, Tribute To Movie Musicals Planned

  • By Joe Cunningham
  • |
  • January 28, 2013 1:48 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
After dropping the ball musically at last year’s ceremony – how the hell do you nominate "The Muppets" and then not let them perform their song? – it looks like this year’s Oscar ceremony isn’t going to ignore the Best Original Song category. In fact, far from it. The Academy already have Adele performing her Oscar-nominated “Skyfall” theme at the ceremony, and now they’ve confirmed that Norah Jones will also appear to perform “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”. We’re assuming this means that all the nominated songs will be performed live this year, which hopefully means that Hugh Jackman will get up on stage to perform “Suddenly” from "Les Miserables." We’d also be shocked if the ceremony’s host Seth MacFarlane doesn’t get himself involved in Norah Jones’ performance of the song that he penned too.

'Ted' Is Going To Appear At The Oscars, Confuse Your Parents

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • January 17, 2013 2:22 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Well, this is kind of obvious, but if anything, it's another reminder that Oscar host Seth MacFarlane was behind one of the biggest comedy hits of 2012. That's right, the director of "Ted" is gearing up to bring his offbeat brand of comedy to a primetime cable event, and to help out is the little creature that helped push his directorial debut to over $500 million.

The Guardian Names 'The Master' The Best Film Of 2012, 'Ted' Is The Second Best

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • December 13, 2012 6:24 PM
  • |
  • 12 Comments
While the awards circuit hasn't been overly kind to Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," it seems to be from across the pond where it's getting the most love. The film topped the Sight & Sound poll for 2012, and now The Guardian has come out as well, naming it the best picture of the year. They in particular single out "[Joaquin] Phoenix's agonisingly intense and blazingly committed performance" as the big factor that pushed the movie to the top. And this is cool, but the rest of the top ten is perhaps even more fascinating.

Paul Thomas Anderson Says 'Ted' Is "Great," Do You Want To See Him Direct A Full On Comedy?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • November 7, 2012 1:24 PM
  • |
  • 12 Comments
Probably the oddest nugget of auteur/comedy movie trivia to come along since it was revealed that Terrence Malick is a "Zoolander" fan, "The Master" helmer Paul Thomas Anderson reveals he's partial to a bawdy good romp from time to time. And hell, maybe one day he'll just get out there and make is own R-rated filth fest.

Universal Confirms 'Ted' & 'Bourne' Sequels

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 13, 2012 2:59 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
It's simple math folks. "Ted" was the biggest and most surprising comedy smash hit of the summer, hauling in just under $395 million dollars worldwide. Not bad for an R-rated movie not based on a pre-existing property. Hell, those are great numbers any way you slice it. And even though the $180 million or so take for "The Bourne Legacy" puts it at the bottom rung of the franchise, the interest in the character is still there and the quality hasn't dropped off either. So what's next? Sequels, duh.

Summer 2012 Wrap-Up: Which Actors, Directors & Studios Came Out On Top?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • August 22, 2012 1:00 PM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
With "The Bourne Legacy" and "The Expendables 2" landing over the last couple of weekends, we're pretty much at the tail end of the tentpole-laden summer movie season. The rest of the month finds classic late-August programmers like "Premium Rush," "The Apparition" and "The Possession" hitting theaters before attention will be turned to the fall festival season with Venice, Telluride, TIFF, and NYFF all on the way.

Sony Making 'ALF' Movie As Live Action-CGI Hybrid; Paul Fusco Will Return To Voice The Furry E.T.

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • August 8, 2012 7:51 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Hmmm, let's see. Movie about sarcastic, wise-cracking, potty-mouthed inanimate object ("Ted") does unexpected gangbusters at the box-office ($282 million worldwide and growing). Rival studio chief frowns while looking at box-office receipts, looks at his drones, points to a poster and says, "Why don't we have that?" "How do I get me one of those?"

'Prometheus' Sequel Expected In 2014 Or 2015; 'Ted 2' & Another 'American Pie' Film Could Be In The Works

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • August 1, 2012 2:13 PM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
Franchises. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. And if you're Hollywood, you just can't live without them, period. The Hollywood Reporter has done a quick rundown of would-be series likely to spawn sequels in their latest issue, and if you've been following the box-office numbers, none of the choices should be much of a surprise.

Weekend Box Office: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Bound For Largest 2D Opening In Box Office History In Wake Of Tragedy

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • July 22, 2012 3:22 PM
  • |
  • 21 Comments
When discussing the box office, we try to emphasize weekly that there are always more significant issues than the amount of money a movie makes. Usually, that issue is the quality of the films themselves. This weekend, it's the horrifying loss of life in the wake of the Aurora, Colorado shooting tragedy. We at The Playlist hope and pray for those directly affected by the tragedy, hoping that our readers are on the same page in regarding what we're about to discuss as simple numbers, no more.

Weekend Box Office: 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' Provides Box Office's Last Gasp Before 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • July 15, 2012 11:49 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
And lo, there was an 'Ice Age' franchise. “Ice Age: Continental Drift” looks like it will continue the winning tradition of animation studio Blue Sky’s crown jewel, opening at a decent $46 million. Despite the fact that the lead characters of this franchise should be extinct by now, this past-due series still managed to generate solid opening numbers despite a summer that has already seen openings from “Brave” and “Madagascar: Europe’s Most Wanted.”

Email Updates

Recent Comments