Maya Rudolph — who has a pretty immense lineup of exciting new projects in the works — stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers and recalled an old project: doing impersonations on SNL. Since she left the show in 2007, she’s experienced the very typical phenomenon of people telling her they wish she’d return to the show to mock so-and-so.… Read More
It’s after Memorial Day, which means that across the country, grills have been rolled out, beach towels unfurled, and thousands of college grads unleashed into the real world. Helping them make the transition are big-name commencement speakers dispensing advice with varying degrees of seriousness. Robert De Niro’s grabbed headlines with his already-infamous “yeah, you’re fucked” address at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (though his follow-up — “the good news is that’s not a bad place to start” — got slightly less attention). Here are some other highlights from the 2015 commencement season, from tongue-in-cheek to earnest to everything in… Read More
Sofia Coppola’s Netflix Christmas special has, for a while, been the subject of speculation and thrilled befuddlement: what could… Read More
You’re a celebrity. You’ve been asked to give a commencement speech. You feel overwhelmingly obliged to say yes, to… Read More
Sony plans on consuming your time by making a movie based on the one and only time-consuming smartphone game about miffed fowl: Angry… Read More
George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus and Maya Rudolph have all been confirmed to be appearing in Sofia Coppola’s… Read More
The Spoils Before Dying is Will Ferrell, Funny or Die and IFC’s follow-up to The Spoils of Babylon, the spoof of a… Read More
Last night, during NBC’s celebration of Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary, viewers were treated to three hours of familiar faces and sketches — both live sketches and montages of classic ones. And just like every other episode of SNL, the new sketches were hit or miss. But there were still plenty of gems found in the mix. From the successful return of fan favorite “Celebrity Jeopardy” to a wonderfully long segment featuring Maya Rudolph’s perfect Beyoncé impression, here are five SNL 40 sketches everyone will be talking about.
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There’s a lot of information to unpack here: first, in case you didn’t know, yes, Lorne Michaels is being… Read More
Paul Thomas Anderson took five years to make his 2007 oil epic There Will Be Blood. He took another five years to make 2012’s Scientology-inspired The Master. He banged out his adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice in two, and you can feel the difference—in the best possible way. The two films that preceded it marked the filmmaker’s transition from wunderkind to Serious Artist; by turns wrenching, challenging, and borderline impenetrable, they plunged the depths of American history and the American soul. Vice, by contrast, is a slang-y, breezy lark, a picture whose two-and-a-half-hour running time, Oscar-friendly release date, and premiere as the Centerpiece selection at the New York Film Festival make it sound like a more important movie than it is—or, more importantly, than Anderson seems to think it is. After a decade spent making two films that are like pressure cookers, he was clearly ready to blow off some steam.
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