Idina Menzel to Star in Ellen DeGeneres’ New Sitcom ‘Happy Time’

Idina Menzel (of Frozen, Glee, Broadway and of course John Travolta fame) has been cast as the lead in the upcoming sitcom, Happy Time, produced… Read More

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‘Girlhood’ Director Céline Sciamma on Reclaiming Childhood, Casting Her Girl Gang, and How Her Film Mirrors ‘Boyhood’

Bodies crushed against one another find solace in a grassy field. The players are suited in an exoskeleton of plastic, rubber, and metal — an armor that will serve them, in spirit, on the streets of the banlieues outside of Paris, where there is no other refuge. Light Asylum’s “Dark Allies” sounds more frantic in this setting, as the final play is made. When the teams remove their helmets, we realize these football players are young girls. From the first frame of Girlhood, director Céline Sciamma makes it clear that identities are worn like costumes. … Read More

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Watch Kristen Wiig Win the Lotto, Eat Hamburger Cake, and Ride a Swan in ‘Welcome to Me’ Trailer

This week really has really been an unparalleled time for unbridled Wiigging out: our excitement about the continuous promise of… Read More

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McDonald’s Won’t Intervene in Uncomplimentary Biopic About Former CEO Ray Kroc

McDonald’s has, throughout its history, and especially in recent years — as obesity and poverty rates have risen in seeming… Read More

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Michael Moore Says Clint Eastwood (Jokingly) Threatened to Kill Him

Michael Moore and Clint Eastwood are two very different filmmakers, perhaps even diametrically opposed. Moore makes documentaries like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling… Read More

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The Best and Worst of Sundance 2015 (Narrative Edition)

Come Sunday, the screens will go dark, the volunteers will turn in their vests, the tents will fall, and the 2015 Sundance Film Festival will come to a close. But as it winds down, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite and not-so-favorite films of this year’s fest. Yesterday, we ran down and ranked this year’s documentaries; now, to the narrative films, spinning fiction while still (hopefully) telling… Read More

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Historic Moment: Mark Wahlberg Slips on Semen Puddle in ‘Ted 2′ Trailer

We all know of the slipping-in-something-slippery pratfall oft used in slapstick comedy, the most iconic catalyst being the banana… Read More

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‘The Secret’ Is Becoming a Movie, Helmed by the Director of ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’

Where do we even begin here? I guess the appropriate place would be in jogging your memory on exactly… Read More

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Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Chris Pine, and Jason Schwartzman Join Cast of Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’

Netflix’s follow-up to the 2001 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer already features a smorgasbord of big names who made… Read More

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