Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

POLL: Who Should Play Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in New Biopic Romance?

With the news that the Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy romance is getting the big screen treatment in "Tracy and Hepburn," we at TOH! have two polls for you: Who should play Hepburn? Who should play Tracy?
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
  • |
  • February 14, 2014 2:52 PM
  • |
  • 12 Comments

Anatomy of a Scene: Dissecting the Bravura 'Gravity' Opening

The extraordinary 13-minute opening of Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" is like a mini-movie, setting up the zero-gravity world in space, the two astronauts played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, the mood, the tension, the crisis, and the metaphor. I break it down with Oscar-nominated cinematographer Emmanuel (Chivo) Lubezki, production designer Andy Nicholson, VFX supervisor Tim Webber, sound mixer Chris Munro, and editor Mark Sanger.
  • By Bill Desowitz
  • |
  • February 14, 2014 2:45 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

VANITY FAIR HOLLYWOOD ISSUE: Roberts, Ejiofor, Elba and Clooney on Front Cover, Who Was Brave Enough to Pose for a Chuck Close Polaroid? (VIDEO)

The annual Vanity Fair Hollywood cover has arrived in the mail. They've gone back to established movie stars for the front cover: those gorgeous faces include Oscar contenders Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") and Julia Roberts ("August: Osage County"), as well as global movie stars Idris Elba ("Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom") and George Clooney ("Gravity").
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
  • |
  • February 14, 2014 2:41 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Berlin Review: 'Inbetween Worlds' a Strong, Affecting German-Afghan Military Drama

A German soldier back for a second tour in Afghanistan, Jesper is a man in turmoil: His brother, also a soldier, was killed there, not far from where Jesper is now stationed as commander of a squad protecting the village of a local (and friendly) militia. Tarik, a young Afghan working as a translator, is also troubled – someone is threatening his sister and him, the same someone who murdered their father because he worked “for the wrong side.” Representatives of their respective worlds, Jesper and Tarik do their best to bridge them.
  • By Tom Christie
  • |
  • February 14, 2014 1:56 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Berlin Review: Brilliant Faux Documentary 'The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq' (CLIP)

One of the happy surprises of the Berlinale is “L’enlevement de Michel Houellebecq (The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq).” Guillaume Nicloux’ 90-minute film is a faux documentary inspired by the real-life and still-unexplained disappearance of the celebrated and reclusive French author, who didn’t show up for part of a 2011 book tour, leading to a media frenzy and even to worries of an Al-Qaeda plot, and then returned days later, lips sealed. Nicloux’ genius is to fill in the blanks, and he does so hilariously.
  • By Tom Christie
  • |
  • February 14, 2014 12:57 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Watch: EXCLUSIVE Clip from Berlin Premiere 'Thou Wast Mild and Lovely,' Starring Joe Swanberg

TOH! has scored an exclusive clip from Berlin premiere "Thou Wast Mild and Lovely," starring Joe Swanberg in an uncharacteristically dark, dramatic role. The film is helmed by Josephine Decker (who previously starred in Swanberg's "Art History"). She has a second film at Berlin, "Butter on the Latch"; both screened in the Forum section.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • February 14, 2014 12:23 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

President Obama on 'House of Cards' Season 2: No Spoilers! UPDATED

UPDATE: While critics debate the merits of the new season of "House of Cards," President Obama has a simple request, via Twitter: "No spoilers, please." POTUS has joked in the past that he wished Washington operated more like the Netflix show. And with all episodes of Season Two arriving today, he doesn't want the online chatter giving away too much. Check out his Tweet, below, plus our review roundup of the new season.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • February 14, 2014 12:18 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Why Shirley Temple's Legacy Isn't Fading Any Time Soon

When I was four years old, my mother combed my untidy brown hair into sixteen imperfect ringlets every morning. By lunchtime, it was always tangled beyond even a mother’s ability to repair.
  • By Aljean Harmetz
  • |
  • February 14, 2014 12:02 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Trailers from Hell: Guillermo del Toro on 1956's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

Let's Not Do It Again! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Guillermo del Toro introducing the 1956 French version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."
  • By Trailers From Hell
  • |
  • February 14, 2014 11:29 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

WATCH: Four Charming Clips from Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

A charming new clip from Wes Anderson's Berlin fave "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has arrived via Fox Searchlight, in which Zero (Tony Revolori) hatches a plan to protect baker Agatha (Saoirse Ronan). Watch that clip, plus three previously released teases, here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
  • |
  • February 13, 2014 4:27 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates