A couple weekends ago, word got out that an upcoming Ramones biopic would be helmed by one of America's greatest living filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. The movie would be one of several band-related projects slated for 2016, the 40th anniversary of the bruddas' debut album, Ramones. Scorsese isn't th ... More >>
The gent at the Delta check-in counter back in New York sighed when he saw where I was headed. "Romantic Venezia!" he said, and the comment stopped me short, because film festivals located in the most beautiful settings in the world have a way of making you forget - almost - that you're in one of th ... More >>
There's nothing inspired in Woody's annual update.
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Warning: This discussion is thick with spoilers.
There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet. But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt. Here are some of the top omission ... More >>
As Maria Von Trapp and the Mother Abbess. And Emma Stone as Liesl von Trapp And Claire Danes as Sister Margaretta And Ellen DeGeneres as Uncle Max And it was directed by Tom Hooper, with lots of loving, crying closeups.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were a scream as hosts of the Golden Globes last night. They were wicked, witty, and spontaneous, and added some lovely tones of mirthful mockery to the proceedings, which could otherwise bog down in self congratulation. If Seth MacFarlane can do even half as well at the Os ... More >>
Retelling the stories of better cop movies
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 >>
The spider becomes a man—and a joy—in The Amazing Spider-Man
38 cinematic reasons why I dread the lights going down
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 >>
I think that sounds nicer than "omnipresent," since it's not her fault that every movie she's ever done seems to be coming out all at once. She's Jessica Chastain, the 31-year-old beauty who's showing her range--and incredible aptitude for achievement--in the following 2011 films:
Emma StoneHere are your emma-culate choices: *Emma Stone She scored with sass in Easy A (an overrated film, but she was fine) and now is everywhere, thanks to Crazy Stupid Love, The Help, and a Vanity Fair cover, not to mention the upcoming Spider-Man flick. You'd better get used to her. ... More >>
socialitelife.comNot only does Ryan Gosling have a fine body of work, but he has a really good body of flesh too--and he shows it off like mad in the new comedy Crazy Stupid Love. At one point, Emma Stone's character remarks that even in person, it looks completely photoshopped. In another ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Just how awkward will the awkwardly staged moment between Kanye West and Taylor Swift be? Will Eminem deign to smile? Which uncomfortable pop star will B.o.B choose to bring up on stage with him? And how will your hosts, Pitchfork's Ryan Dombal and eMusic's Sean Fennessey, make it to midnight withou ... More >>
This film's tagline is really "Nut Up Or Shut Up"
Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?