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Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Should Have Been Great — So What Went Wrong?

It seems safe to bet that deep inside every filmmaker, there lurks a burning desire to make a movie in the exact style of his or her favorite director. It’s the best way to explain the scores of filmmakers doing mini-Scorsese movies in the ‘90s; young filmmakers of the late ‘90s and early ’00s gave us plenty of junior Woody Allen pictures. And when a certain kind of filmmaker (most likely one who was a kid in the 1980s) gets access to a big budget and a summer berth, they apparently want to make a Spielberg movie. J.J. Abrams did it a few years back with Super 8; Colin Trevorrow is reportedly making his Jurassic World, due next month, less a sequel than a Spielberg homage. And then we have Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, with enough nostalgic golden glow, characters gazing off in a wonder, and John Williams-esque music cues to seem, in spots, like a Spielberg cosplay. Yet Bird seems to have learned the hard way what Abrams did in Super 8: the aesthetics are easy to ape, but one should never underestimate the value Spielberg places on tight, clear, logical storytelling. … Read More

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New Details Revealed About Coen Brothers Musical Comedy ‘Hail, Caesar!,’ Starring Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson

The Coen Brothers’ frequent collaborators — composer Carter Burwell and sound mixer Skip Lievsay — gave a master… Read More

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George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus and Maya Rudolph Join Sofia Coppola’s Christmas Special

George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus and Maya Rudolph have all been confirmed to be appearing in Sofia Coppola’s… Read More

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Here’s the Knockout Trailer for Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’

One of the summer’s more intriguing big-budget blockbusters is Disney’s Tomorrowland—and by “intriguing,” I mean, “a big summer movie… Read More

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Marisa Tomei to Play Gloria Steinem for HBO

Back in 2011, HBO won critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination for Gloria: In Her Own Words, a documentary… Read More

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Disney’s Contribution to Super Bowl Fervor Is an Ad for ‘Tomorrowland’

If you’ve perplexed about what Tomorrowland — Disney’s newest film based on one of their theme-park nation-states, which features the very useful-looking contraption… Read More

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Exclusive Supercut: Just the Amy and Tina Parts From the 2015 Golden Globes

Your Golden Globe awards aired last night, and there was plenty to talk about, but who’re we kidding: as per usual, the main attraction was Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, doing a yeoman’s job in their third (and reportedly last) go-round as Globe hosts. But if you clicked away for THAT EPISODE of Girls, or didn’t feel like sitting through three hours of self-congratulation for their 15 minutes of comedy, we’ve got you covered: here is our exclusive supercut of the Tina and Amy stuff, aka just about all you really need to see. … Read More

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The 15 Golden Globes 2015 Moments Everyone Will Be Talking About

The early theme of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards was one of diversity. Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey set a tone of irreverent feminist fun. Of course there were exceptions and dud moments — this is a Hollywood awards show, after all. But with heartfelt shout-outs to gay AIDS victims, rape survivors, civil rights activists, trans people, authentic women characters, and stars’ romantic partners of all stripes punctuating the night, it felt like the notoriously boozy telecast had, at least in some respects, finally caught up with its diverse… Read More

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Noted Gender Expert Russell Crowe Explains Why Actresses Over 40 Complain About Hollywood’s Obsession With Youth

There are already plenty of reasons to loathe Russell Crowe. He is, by most accounts, a bullying boor; he hasn’t made a good movie in years (2007, by my clock); he’s one of those actors who insists on also playing rock star. Well, if all that weren’t enough, we can now add “sexist mansplainer” to Crowe’s CV, thanks to a face-palming interview in The Australian Woman’s Weekly, wherein he just wishes that all these lady actresses would learn to act their age. … Read More

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