Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

Errol Morris Stands Up for Unapologetic Donald Rumsfeld Doc 'The Unknown Known'

Errol Morris talks back on his new documentary on Donald Rumsfeld "The Unknown Known," which arrives in theaters April 4.
  • By John Anderson
  • |
  • March 26, 2014 11:53 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments

Trailers from Hell Bows Down to Ken Russell's 'Savage Messiah'

Warner Archive Week! continues at Trailers from Hell, with director Bernard Rose introducing "Savage Messiah."
  • By Trailers From Hell
  • |
  • March 26, 2014 11:46 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Four Directors Who Torture Their Actors, from Hitch to Trier (CLIPS)

Lars von Trier
It's no secret that Lars von Trier pushes his actresses to the edge-- and sometimes all the way over. A director's commitment to wringing the most out of their actors dates back to another vainglorious Von: Eric von Stroheim ("Greed") was notorious for using offscreen acrimony to get what he wanted onscreen, while Alfred Hitchcock sent poor Tippi Hedren into a room to be pecked by live crows. Here are four directors who stop at nothing to get what they want from their actors.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
  • |
  • March 25, 2014 5:13 PM
  • |
  • 14 Comments

Reasons to Diss CNN (VIDEO)

After Jon Stewart's hilarious take on CNN's coverage of missing Flight 370, we went looking for a reason to like CNN on their website. And found more evidence that no one’s watching the store.
  • By John Anderson
  • |
  • March 25, 2014 4:35 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments

WATCH: New 'Edge of Tomorrow' Trailer, Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

A new trailer for the big budget summer sci-fi "Edge of Tomorrow," starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, has crash-landed.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
  • |
  • March 25, 2014 3:58 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Review: Drake Doremus's 'Breathe In,' Starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones plays a young temptress for the second time in 2014, here opposite Guy Pearce, in Drake Doremus’s well-enough-made if irritatingly predictable “Breathe In.”
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • March 25, 2014 3:28 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

WATCH: 'Good Wife' Star Josh Charles Explains Surprise Career Move on Letterman (SPOILER ALERT)

"Good Wife" actor Josh Charles dropped by Letterman last night to discuss his dramatic exit from "The Good Wife" after six years. Like Dan Stevens of "Downton Abbey," this is how an actor generates buzz for their career beyond the show for which they're best known.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 25, 2014 3:22 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

New Directors/New Films: Comedy, Tragedy and Squeamishness in Iceland's Delightful 'Of Horses and Men'

When director Benedikt Erlingsson concluded his introduction Monday night with a cheery “Bon appétit,” the audience at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater said, “Ruh roh.” The movie, after all, is called “Of Horses and Men.” Thankfully, the movie’s Icelandic, not French. Still -- to what culinary atrocities were we about to be subjected?
  • By John Anderson
  • |
  • March 25, 2014 1:34 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan Talk 'Masters of Sex,' Plus What's Coming Up in Season Two

He was doing “Hamlet” while she was doing “Hot Tub Time Machine,” but Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan proved they are equally endowed with wit and comic timing in a delightful panel appearance at Paley Fest Monday night to promote “Masters of Sex.” The pair plays pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson in Showtime’s sharp freshman drama, which unfolds in the same era as “Mad Men.”
  • By Amy Dawes
  • |
  • March 25, 2014 1:12 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Media Watch: The Changing Landscape for Movie Coverage

As Vanity fair hires a new film critic, where is movie coverage going? I see increased consolidation and competition for traffic.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 25, 2014 1:41 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Email Updates