Warning: This discussion is thick with spoilers.
Birds do it; witches don't
I have to admit I've sometimes found Andrew Garfield to be a bit irritating in other projects, but as The Amazing Spider-Man, he totally ensnared me into his web. First of all, I happen to like his looks. He's lanky, with large features--saucer eyes, bulbous nose, juicy lips--and the camera adores ... More >>
I've seen almost everything this season except Magic/Bird--which to me sounds like a wildlife puppet show, and it's quite possible that's what it is--and I'm ready to tell you who will definitely maybe probably almost get Tony nominated tomorrow morning. Here goes: BEST PLAY *Clybourne Park *Othe ... More >>
Philip Seymour Hoffman comes to Broadway
Mike Nichols helms the Broadway revival of an American classic
It's not the fault of anyone in the new Mike Nichols-directed production of the Arthur Miller classic Death of A Salesman that the definitive revival was done in 1999. That one, directed by Robert Falls, and starring a powerful Brian Dennehy as Willy Loman and a wrenching Elizabeth Franz as his wif ... More >>
This debate's been raging on for some time now, but I have to finally break my rule of not giving a flying hoo-ha about action heroes and weigh in on it. You see, Henry Cavill plays the title role in the eagerly awaited Superman: Man of Steel, coming out next year.
The comedian/writer/rapper is on a collision course with stardom
You had us at beard. At Refinery 29's Oscar Viewing Party at the W Hotel in Union Square last night, we waited eagerly to be wowed by the celebs on the red carpet. Alas, that moment never came. We mostly shrugged, "meh"ed, and nodded. Not even Helena Bonham Carter, whose eccentricity has kept ... More >>
Yes, a Dynasty movie is in the works--in Hollywood, imagination knows no bounds--but bear in mind that it'll be a prequel, set in the '60s. This way, if it's a hit, they can turn it into a series spinning into future decades through eternity--even past the Moldavia massacre. So who should p ... More >>
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Four actors and their very good year
Kudos to AOL's meme-happy blog URLesque. One of their writers, Daniel D'Addario, found ousted Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's Facebook page. Saverin, who was once Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's best friend, was ejected from the company and given a fat settlement in exchange for keep ... More >>
Important New York superhero Spider Man will no longer be portrayed in movies by Tobey Maguire, because Spider Man 2 was so goddamn amazing it just didn't really matter, is why. No Spider Man movie with Tobey Maguire in it was going to get any better. So now, they're restarting the franchise, ... More >>
Britain's infamous James Bulger case comes back, with nuance
The odd upside of Robert Redford's terribly earnest, utterly terrible war drama