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‘Trumbo’ Review: Bryan Cranston Plays the Blacklisted Screenwriter In This Gaudy Pick-cha

by Erin Whitney November 6, 2015 @ 3:02 PM
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When the first trailer for Jay Roach’s Trumbo dropped this past summer, I thought I was getting a brief peek at what would become one of fall’s most buzzed about biopics and with an Oscar-worthy leading role. After all, it stars Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo, the politically undeterred Hollywood screenwriter blacklisted for his Communist beliefs during the Red Scare. A movie about movies with a great cast, what could go wrong? But that’s just the thing with biopics, especially ones about Hollywood, which face the risk of mistaking homage for pastiche.

‘Trumbo’ Trailer: Bryan Cranston Gets Blacklisted

by Britt Hayes August 12, 2015 @ 1:53 PM
Bryan Cranston took a little break from leading roles since the end of Breaking Bad, which might have been a smart move after being so prevalent in our pop culture consciousness for several years. But that’s changing with Trumbo, the new film in which Cranston stars as the famously disgraced screenwriter, and the first trailer is quite fetching.

Helen Mirren Says Her ‘Great Ambition’ is To Be in a ‘Fast & Furious’ Movie

by Matt Singer March 30, 2015 @ 12:50 PM
Helen Mirren is an Oscar winner and a multi-time Golden Globe winner. She has a few Best Actress awards from the Cannes Film Festival, and a couple Emmys as well. She’s a Dame of the British Empire. As far as actors go, she is amongst the most respected in the entire world.

Reel Women: Russell Crowe Absurdly Thinks Actresses Are Lying About Ageism in Hollywood

by Britt Hayes January 6, 2015 @ 6:36 PM
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Russell Crowe pretty much just inserted his own foot into his privileged male mouth. It’s hardly news that actresses face sexism, ageism, and other sorts of unpleasant -isms in Hollywood, but the actor thinks their complaints about ageism specifically are “bulls---”—which is both a willfully ignorant and completely sexist opinion. Hey, Mr. Crowe, ageism in Hollywood, much like dry land in ‘Waterworld,’ is not a myth.

Helen 'Mirren, Mirren on the Wall' Advises Jimmy Fallon on Pot, Subway and '50 Shades of Grey'

by Kate Erbland August 5, 2014 @ 9:30 AM
There's little denying that Helen Mirren seems like she's got all the answers -- how to make it in Hollywood, how to age gracefully, how to say salty things without coming off as crass, etc. -- so it should come as no surprise that 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon turned to her for some guidance on last night's show ... with costumes, of course.

'Red 2' Trailer: Bruce Willis Hasn't Killed Anyone in Months...Months!

by Nick Romano April 26, 2013 @ 11:40 AM
The lastest 'Red 2' trailer shows us Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Mirren returning for some old-timer fun in this follow-up to the 2010 hit. As the previous  poster tagline stated, the best certainly never rest.

'Phil Spector' Trailer: Al Pacino Gets to Wear a Lot of Wigs

by Damon Houx February 4, 2013 @ 10:45 PM
With the trailer for HBO's 'Phil Spector,' it's easy to fixate on the tabloid nature of the project and Al Pacino's multitude of wigs. Sure, that's what the real Phil Spector looked like in court, but will that overwhelm this true life story about Spector's court time and possible murder of Lana Clarkson? Hopefully writer/director David Mamet has some tricks up his sleeve.

'Hitchcock' Review

by Matt Singer November 20, 2012 @ 7:26 AM
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Many of Alfred Hitchcock's movies, from 'Psycho' to 'Vertigo' to 'Rear Window,' are about voyeurism, so the idea of peering into Hitchcock's own previously hidden private life does make a certain amount of sense. But if 'Hitchcock' resonates with some of the Master of Suspense's ideas, it's never faithful to his spirit. Hitch would never have put his name on a film so full of lame pop psychology and so bereft of excitement, tension and humor. Which is a shame, since the title of this movie is his name.