The summer's big old buzzy Dark Knight Rises has risen up at two hours and 44 minutes, and I'll be on CNN International tomorrow to talk about. But let me give you a little preview of my thoughts.
Normally, reviews and mentions of a movie are embargoed by the film studio until a few days before the opening, but in the case of The Dark Night Rises, participating press have been warned by Warner Brothers to not tweet, review, or mention the film in any way until opening day (July 20)! There is ... More >>
It's the ultimate role because you get to be holy and look good yet suffer for your craft, all with the promise of a return engagement. And a lot of terrific actors have attempted to nail the role. Your divine choices:
Tonight, we'll be covering the 84th Annual Academy Awards, live from a computer. Stay here on Runnin' Scared for exclusive insight and commentary from a Hollywood insider who has seen THREE movies this year (not including a two-part episode of The Mentalist that looked pretty big-budget). Who ... More >>
On last night's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Keith and I chewed over the weird way TV and movie cameras have been diving onto Occupy Wall Street, from the Real World casting notice looking for activists to the alleged Dark Knight Rises flirtation with marching extras.
You know, in the inevitable movie. Which is more than inevitable because Kathryn Bigelow had already started casting it before the guy was tossed dead into the water. So as long as the project has already been green-lighted, here are my top choices for the part:
First of all, if you click on this, you will have wasted one of your 20 monthly free New York Times articles on something about white male bloggers. That's because in addition to a new website about addiction from Radar founder Maer Roshan, which went up with little-to-no build-up, today is a ... More >>
Is there any living being alive -- even a slug -- who doesn't know by now that the same four people who've won every acting award in tarnation are going to win the Oscars too? Yes, as sure as silk, Colin Firth will be stoic, Natalie Portman will cry, Christian Bale will have bulging eyes, an ... More >>
Mel Gibson's recently leaked rants are gross and terrible, for sure. But they've also allowed the Internet to put its creative energies to good use -- right? Here are the top five instances of proverbial lemonade that the Internet has made out of Mel Gibson's racist lemons.
So you have to flush away half your toothpaste before boarding while also making sure to dramatically discard your highly dangerous bottle of water, but if you show up carrying a handful of "firecrackers," you're escorted right in with bells on?
So it turns out Christian Bale had a fabulous inspiration for his skin-crawlingly creepy character in the movie version of American Psycho--namely toothy married man Tom Cruise!
"This guy's on the internet," says DJ Green Lantern, by way of introducing Atlanta's Pill--a curious diminution for a rapper whose best songs ("Trap Goin' Ham," or you know, "We Outside") are very much about being nowhere near anything like a computer. Anyway, it's not like being on the internet ... More >>
What a drag.
And finding people who, surprisingly, aren't all wet.
The last month or so has been a goldmine of celebrity spats and tantrums, and I'd like to lay them out in order and let you decide which one sent out the most gratifying sparks of creepy confrontation. *Patti LuPone vs the flash photographer. You remember this one--"Who do you think you are?"
A film that runs on excess
You know how most of the people who go on TV to dissect celebrity fashion look like complete wrecks who obviously picked their outfits with their eyes closed? Well, similarly, I'm an utter emotional mess, always on the verge of total collapse, but I feel very comfortable doling out unwanted advice t ... More >>
There's a Dark Night curse going on, and not just for those who shell out $12 to see it. It seems as if virtually everyone who's in the thing is finding themselves in some unsavory scrape with either the law or oblivion, maybe because they all participated in one sequel too many. I was totally ahead ... More >>
Stay away from clowns! Just continue to be ones yourselves. (And other Dear ABBA suggestions.)
Christian Bale looking menacing. from Alternate:Words' flickr photostream. With Shia LaBeouf, Nick Hogan, and Christian Bale all doing shady, career-threatening things lately, it's clearly become the year of the bad boy. Remember last year, when I was on TV every five minutes talking about the tra ... More >>
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