The critics were not kind to Oscar Best Picture nominee Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close leading to the recent feature in Paste magazine, “Is Extremely Loud the Worst-Reviewed Oscar-Nominated Movie in History?” The factual answer to that question may be a resounding “Yes.
A recent article in The Atlantic Monthly justifiably called the month of January "the dumping ground" of the movie industry, a wasteland reserved for films so bad there's not a chance in hell they could be nominated for an Oscar, nor could they compete with the likes of Mission: Impossible and Sherlock Holmes 2 vying for big holiday crowds.
Fans of Alexander Skarsgard who are thirsty for images of the sexy Swede should have no trouble getting their fill. They can tune in to HBO on Sunday nights to see him playing vampire Eric Northman on True Blood.
Usually, when actors talk about going out on a limb for their roles, they describe dropping or gaining twenty pounds, studying up on a day's worth of YouTube footage, or taking red-eye flights back and forth from exotic shooting locations.
So far, 2011 is turning out to be a big year for Ryan Gosling. He has already starred in one of the summer's big romantic comedies, Crazy, Stupid, Love; he made headlines for arbitrating during a Manhattan street fight, which was fortuitously captured on camera phone; he has the starring role in George Clooney's presidential thriller, The Ides of March, which opened the Toronto Film Festival; and now, Drive, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, is hitting theaters, accompanied by some stellar reviews of Gosling's understated performance.
Actors are a lot like spies, particularly in the sense that they are professionals paid to maintain a certain illusion. And famous spies, like famous actors, occupy a stratum in post-war mythology wherein impossible odds are achieved through technological innovation, yes, but more importantly through bravery, dedication and talent — mere human virtues.
Damn that Paul Rudd. Is anyone more believable as a beloved relative? What began in 1995's Clueless as the dorky-but-loving counterweight to Alicia Silverstone's ditzy-but-lovable high school princess has evolved, through iterations of brotherliness (Role Models), helplessness (I Love You, Man) and deadpan-dependent drollness (The 40-year-old Virgin), into a 16-years-later apotheosis called Our Idiot Brother, directed by frequent Rudd collaborator David Wain.
Queen of quirk Miranda July follows up her stunning 2005 debut Me and You and Everyone We Know with The Future, an absurdist and affecting portrait of a thirtysomething couple of under-achievers, Sophie (July) and Jason (Hamish Linklater) as they come to terms with time, age and, well, their future together.
Crazy, Stupid, Love couldn’t be a more perfect title for this perfectly cast romantic comedy. Quite simply, the premise is about intertwining relationships between people who do crazy and stupid things for love.
The Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski, which will be re-released August 16 as a limited edition Blu-ray DVD, is a unique comedy that has generated a cult following since its initial release in 1998.
Alexander Skarsgard was spotted on the streets of New York City Thursday as he arrived on the set of his upcoming film, What Maisie Knew. He was rocking a casual vibe in a blue t-shirt, black denim and sunglasses while taking a few moments to sign autographs for fans.