John Cusack

10 ‘Breaking Bad’ Facts Cooked Up to Prove You Are The One Who Knows

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 1, 2015 @ 11:56 AM
Breaking Bad successfully turned Mr. Chips into Scarface, but did you know that AMC wanted Matthew Broderick or John Cusack for the role of Walter White? Or that Jesse was supposed to die in Season 1? These are just some of the crystal blue persuasions from the thirteenth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which cooks up a new batch for AMC’s Breaking Bad!

‘Love & Mercy’ Trailer: God Only Knows How Paul Dano and John Cusack Both Play Brian Wilson

by Matt Singer April 15, 2015 @ 8:54 AM
I know Brian Wilson, the genius behind the great pop group the Beach Boys, had a tough decade or two after the collapse of his band. But to transform from Paul Dano to John Cusack in the span of a couple years? Those are...

The 25 Best Comedy Movies of the Last 25 Years

by ScreenCrush Staff April 1, 2015 @ 9:19 AM
April Fools’ Day is an occasion marked by silliness. Many websites choose to celebrate by tricking their readers with goofy pranks. But for every one of these hoaxes that’s funny, there are ten more that are terrible (plus our budget would not allow us to turn the site into ScreenFlush, the #1 place on the Internet dedicated to movie toilets, for a single day). So instead, let’s honor some humor professionals; the men and women who’ve made the best comedies of the last 25 years.

‘Love and Mercy’ Trailer: Paul Dano and John Cusack Are Beach Boys

by Britt Hayes February 25, 2015 @ 6:12 PM
The first trailer for Love and Mercy has arrived, in which Paul Dano and John Cusack take on the role of music legend and Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson. Love and Mercy generated some positive word of mouth on the festival circuit last year, and since then, we’ve been anticipating the release of this biopic, which promises great performances from both Dano and Cusack in this intimate story about Wilson’s triumphs and struggles.

‘Maps to the Stars’ Trailer: David Cronenberg Examines Our Celebrity-Obsessed Culture

by Britt Hayes January 8, 2015 @ 5:31 PM
Julianne Moore is nominated for two Best Actress Golden Globe awards this season: one for her performance as a woman struggling with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in ‘Still Alice,’ and the other for her performance as a fading actress in David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars.’ Focus has just released a new trailer and poster for Cronenberg’s follow-up to ‘Cosmopolis,’ which is finally hitting theaters this February.

‘Dragon Blade’ Trailer: John Cusack Goes Old School Epic With Jackie Chan

by Britt Hayes December 26, 2014 @ 2:14 PM
Do you buy John Cusack as a Roman soldier who teams up with Jackie Chan in an epic battle film that takes place in the year 48 BC? Yeah, neither do we, but that’s what the first trailer for ‘Dragon Blade’ is selling. Cusack has certainly been making some Choices with a capital C in recent years, and his latest film continues the modern tradition of making us scratch our heads at whatever the hell John Cusack is getting up to.

'Say Anything' TV Series: Cameron Crowe "Trying to Stop" NBC Sequel - UPDATED

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 7, 2014 @ 12:18 PM
20th Century Fox
Now more than ever we've seen TV looking to classic films of the '80s and '90s for the next great small screen series idea, whether by reboot or sequel, but a proposed 'Say Anything' TV sequel may have trouble getting its boombox up in the air. NBC has begun development of a potential followup to the classic 1989 Cameron Crowe film, though Crowe is outspokenly none-too-pleased about it.

TIFF 2014: John Cusack Has Good Vibrations as Brian Wilson in 'Love & Mercy'

by Mike Ryan September 10, 2014 @ 4:59 PM
‘Love & Mercy’ – which premiered this week at the Toronto International Film Festival – isn’t the first movie to try to explore the life of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. There was the 1990 television movie ‘Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys,’ which told the story from the late Dennis Wilson’s perspective. Then there was the more expensive-looking, but still made for television ‘The Beach Boys: An American Family’ that aired in 2000. So, yes, we’ve seen Brian Wilson’s mental health dramatized before.

'Maps to the Stars' Trailer: David Cronenberg's Dank, Dark World Behind Stardom

by Nick Romano September 10, 2014 @ 3:50 PM
eOne Films
After the film made the rounds at TIFF this year, with our own Mike Ryan calling it an "interesting bad movie," a new 'Maps to the Stars' trailer has debuted. It's pretty apparent from the footage that director David Cronenberg doesn't care too much for the glamorization of Hollywood. Still, without a clear Best Picture Oscar frontrunner just yet, this film remains one to watch.

TIFF 2014: 'Maps to the Stars' May Be a Bad Movie, But It's at Least Interesting

by Mike Ryan September 5, 2014 @ 8:08 AM
‘Maps to the Stars’ is not a very good movie – but there’s a difference between a bad movie and an interesting bad movie. ‘Maps to the Stars’ is the latter. It is certainly interesting. And it’s apparent that Toronto’s favorite son, Cronenberg, does not care too much for Hollywood -- but that’s such a tired sentiment, and beating it over our heads that everyone is terrible doesn’t really bring anything new to anything. ‘Maps to the Stars’ portrays itself as edgy and weird, but it just all feels so obvious.