It’s the Summer of the Whistleblower, and with Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden and all those people who’ve put the SEC on speed-dial, why should Julian Assange be the only one getting a documentary?
We find it especially odd in the case of Snowden, who has his entire life being made into a tabloid cover, yet whom no one in the media has called out for being a dead ringer for one of television’s leading men.
Click below the jump for our pick on who should play Snowden in the HBO miniseries.
A good cast and the speed-dial theme of eco-terrorism should really add up to a film of more substantial mind over matter than the dull, talky and ultimately pointless espionage thriller The East. The subject may be contemporary, but everything else about this rehashed flower-power thriller without thrills feels old as a song by Joan Read More
Acutely observed, subtly but sharply written and expertly acted, What Maisie Knew transports Henry James’s 1897 novel to contemporary Manhattan with warmth, intelligence and grace, thanks to Scott McGehee and David Siegel, the astute directing team responsible for the devastating 2001 film The Deep End. This one is just as good, and is equally unforgettable. Read More
Alexander Skarsgard was in town? Really? For something other than the Straw Dogs premiere? If the filming for What Maisie Knew was a little more conspicuous, we might have gone down to Chinatown and tried to talk to the True Blood star himself.
As it was, we just happened to stumble into the wrap party for the movie — a Henry James novel adapted by way of The Squid and the Whale that costars Steve Coogan — as it was winding down at a bar near 46th and 10th street last night.
“You just missed Julianne Moore!” one enthusiastically wasted crew member told us.
Last night, the Cinema Society hosted the premiere of Straw Dogs, a remake of the classic 1971 flick starring Dustin Hoffman. This time around, however, the film stars James Marsden, Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgard, all of whom attended the premiere last night at the Tribeca Grand. Other guests included Carrie Preston, Celine Rappray, Nicole Read More
Teen girls aren’t the only ones getting into those sexy sexy vampires! Alan Ball, who created the morbidly hilarious Six Feet Under, is making his own show about them, based on Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire book series. Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard, a son of Stellan Skarsgard (Good Will Hunting, that evil guy in Pirates Read More