Because of some trick of fate or due simply to poor timing, both HBO's Game of Thrones and AMC's Mad Men aired big, game-changing episodes right smack dab in the middle of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Awfully sneaky, guys!
Today in celebrity news: Duchess Kate is learning how to cook, Justin Theroux maybe had a bachelor party, and Faye Dunaway made a very important phone call.
Moonrise Kingdom isn't the only blue rumination on age and time opening in theaters this weekend. No, there's also Men in Black III, an ostensible sci-fi comedy caper that is actually a sighing contemplation of regret and the random bits of chance that shape our lives. Honestly!
What's your favorite Wes Anderson film? You would be amazed at what your preferences say about who you are, at least according to this entirely unscientific but completely authoritative exploration.
While we all sit here at our desks doing TPS reports (or making jokes about doing TPS reports), all the most fabulous of the fabulous film people are in the south of France, seeing movies at the Cannes Film Festival.
Well, dear friends, we have finally reached the end. Another season of hoax game show American Idol has reached its confetti conclusion and we are all the richer for it. Or we are at least not poorer. We are hopefully financially the same.
After five long years since Wes Anderson gifted a live-action film unto the world, Moonrise Kingdom (opening in New York and Los Angeles this Friday), is such a welcome relief.
'Tis the season of the showrunner shakeup. NBC's Community and Smash are both getting new showrunners to address their various problems (non-stellar ratings, mainly) while the creator of HBO's spooky sexpot saga True Blood is handing off the reins to another writer.
The first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann's much-feared adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been released and, yikes, it appears we were right to worry.
Movie trailer day continues with a curious first glimpse at Paul Thomas Anderson's long-in-the-works The Master, a film about an American religion/cult founded in the confusing aftermath of World War II that has long been referred to as Anderson's "Scientology movie."
Sony has released the first official teaser trailer for Sam Mendes' Skyfall, the third James bond film with Daniel Craig in the lead, which is due out in November. It looks serious!
HBO's Girls is not exactly the show we thought it was a month ago. It's still about a general narcissistic, mostly clueless, selfish ambition that many young people possess but are too lazy to realize, but it's also just, I dunno, about a few characters in a nice, quiet, mostly humane way.
Sacha Baron Cohen has been banned in another Central Asian country. According to The Guardian, Tajikistan has banned Baron Cohen's latest film The Dictator, about the corrupt and murderous leader of a fictional nation. Their official reason is a little confusing.
Fitting of the Top Three elimination night, exactly three things happened on American Idol last night. Let's discuss them and then go about the rest of our days, content in the knowledge that we have almost made it to the end of this life-changing journey.
Tomorrow marks the debut of Battleship, a new robot alien action picture that, like Transformers before it, is based on a toy. It's a pretty cynical movie endeavor, but sadly it's nowhere near the first of its kind. Cinema history is positively littered with cheap tie-in movies that were made solely as especially greedy corporate cash-grabs. Here are the most shameless.
Top 3! Home visits! Judges' Choice! Boy, we have almost reached the rickety end of this thing, haven't we? But we're not there yet. We're close, but we've no cigars. While we wait for the glorious, glitter-stained end, let's talk a little about what happened last night.
Today: Prince William doesn't have to figure his life out just yet, Barack and Michelle apparently had a rocky patch, and Noah Wyle heads to court
This year's Cannes Film Festival has officially begun, with all of filmdom's glittery best descending on the south of France to smoke cigarettes, talk about George Clooney, and ogle or be ogled. But what about the actual movies? Let's take a look at seven films that sound the most interesting.
British provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen has been so committed to his various characters — Ali G, Borat, Bruno — that he's done almost all of his press interviews in character. But after just his third interview as himself, it turns out that his real self is a normal, smart, English guy.
Sacre blech! Reformed celebrity shamer Perez Hilton has tracked down some really grainy footage — someone filmed something off of a computer — that appears to be an early trailer for the Hugh Jackman/Russell Crowe/Anne Hathaway movie version of the big, bombastic musical Les Misérables.
Last night was the big season finale of Smash, wherein America found out, finally, who was going to play Marilyn in the big Marilyn Musical and probably other things happened like intrigue and romance and, who knows, maybe Debra Messing took her shirt off again. The point is: We didn't watch. Why? Because we were watching the motherfreakin' Bachelorette instead. Yes, it's back.
This is arguably the biggest week of the network TV year, as the big five hold upfront presentations in New York, showing off their new schedules and series for advertisers. What's in, what's out, and what looks good? Let's take a look! First up are NBC and Fox.
Last night two veteran series reached their ends, one for just the season, the other forever.
It has come to our attention that some people are getting bored with this season's Mad Men. Everyone's a critic, right? But it's in our power to make television whatever we want it to be. Here's our bids for some new directions.
Word comes in today that TBS, already the noble shelter of NBC-banished Conan O'Brien, has decided to pick up the ailing cult-favorite comedy Cougar Town from ABC for a fourth season, which will air next year. "Hooray!" fans of wine comedy the nation over exclaim. In fact this is cause for celebration for everybody who watches TV, not solely Cougarheads.
Before the Real Housewives came along, America's gay cousin Andy Cohen was merely a Bravo television executive with a mildewing degree in broadcast journalism (from Boston University). Now he is Andy Cohen the TV personality.
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