After creator Dan Harmon was unceremoniously dismissed from his role as showrunner at the end of Season 3, Community ‘s loyal fans feared its departure would plunge the show into what Abed Nadir would surely call “the darkest timeline.” But despite our concerns, we hold out hope that the new showrunners and their stable of writers are able to make the best of this worst possible role of the dice. This week’s episode, “Intro to Knots,” the Greendale gang’s Yuletide celebration takes a decidedly dark turn. … Read More
If you needed one more reason to love Jennifer Lawrence (and frankly, between her candid interviews and terrific performances in Winter’s Bone, The Hunger Games, and Silver Linings Playbook, we’ve been sold for a while), get a load of this quote from her new Vanity Fair interview: “Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid… Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.’” That’s the kind of sound byte that helps cultivate the always sensible “down to earth” image, but there’s more to it than that; Lawrence’s comments fall within the grand tradition of no-nonsense actors not only refusing to romanticize what they do, but often coming right out and disparaging it. After the jump, we’ve assembled quotes from 25 of our favorite actors who, like Lawrence, refused to buy into their own hype. … Read More
Along with all the stylized rape, murder, and moloko with knives, there are a whole lot of incredible shots in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange. And unless you’re in it for the photos with visible boob, what’s most enjoyable about the collection of behind-the-scenes snaps Dangerous Minds has dug up is that many of them reveal the crazy positions the surprisingly flexible Kubrick got himself into while capturing them. Of course, there are also just some fun images of the filmmaker and Malcolm McDowell chatting, smoking cigarettes, and cracking up while the latter has that brainwashing device on his head. Dystopic bromance! Click through for a few of our favorite shots, and visit Dangerous Minds to see the rest. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we found out what our favorite ice cream flavors were signaling to our dates. We observed America — from above. We met a few characters who looked like Salvador Dalí. We got creative with pallets. We vowed to avoid these people on airplanes. We watched an interview with … Read More
The entertainment news cycle brings no shortage of casting announcements, but only rarely do we actually get excited about the news that a certain actor has been matched with a certain role. For instance, we were thrilled to hear, earlier this week, that Chloë Sevigny is slated to play Lizzie Borden in an HBO miniseries — and that she has, in fact, been staying at the bed and breakfast in Fall River, MA where Borden may or may not have killed her father and stepmother. Who better to take on such a morally ambiguous role than the woman who is just finishing her run as a delightfully selfish, short-fused (but ultimately well-meaning) character on Big Love?
Sevigny, we concluded, was born to play dark, fascinating roles. And that got us thinking about other actors who are at their best when portraying villains. Our top ten is after the jump. … Read More
By now, most of us in our right minds are, if you’ll pardon the expression, sick to death of vampires. Forget about Twilight overload — the new omni-vamp parody Vampire Suck is supposed to be beyond awful, and even our standby True Blood seems poised to jump the coffin. (Sookie is a what?) But we can’t bring ourselves to swear off bloodsuckers yet — because there’s a new vampire film premiering this Labor Day weekend, and it stars Dave Foley (of Kids in the Hall fame), Malcolm McDowell, Iggy Pop, and Alice Cooper. … Read More