Yesterday Zach Galifianakis and Scott Aukerman began their campaign to make the comedian next year’s Academy Awards host — at least, that’s what we hoped they were doing– with a celebrity-studded edition of the Funny or Die series, Between Two Ferns. Today, they released a follow-up with Bradley Cooper (who co-stars with Galifianakis in The Hangover franchise), Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, and Emmanuel Lewis. From Lincoln, remember?
A lot of critics have lost their proverbial cool over Silver Linings Playbook, a rom-com about mental illness, ballroom dancing and the Philadelphia Eagles. I wish I knew why. It’s a slow, repetitive, meandering, mostly overacted little picture—perfectly agreeable but nothing special, and directed with a steamroller by David O. Russell. Go figure.
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The Eight-Day Week
If you need a break from either Fashion Week parties or constant reminders via Twitter that you weren’t invited to any, well, we’re finally out of the dire summer-movie season! May we suggest any of the new films released today: The Words, a thriller starring Bradley Cooper as a famous plagiarist? Too annoyingly timely? How Read More
The Academy has released an incomplete list of this weekend’s Oscar presenters. Based on past experience, what categories shall they present. Here are our best guesses!
Christian Bale will present Best Supporting Actress; Melissa Leo will present Best Supporting Actor; Colin Firth will present Best Actress; Natalie Portman will present Best Actor. This Read More
While the city burns to the ground and Michael Bloomberg says there’s nothing going on, really, it’s not just Occupy Wall Streeters who have taken up the picket signs. Today, fans of Ryan Gosling protested outside People Magazine’s headquarters to demonstrate their unhappiness with Bradley Cooper winning the ‘Sexiest Man of Read More
Bradley Cooper has left the contentious Crow remake undertaken by Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media due to a scheduling conflict, writes The Hollywood Reporter. The production, revamping the Brandon Lee film, is the subject of a Weinstein Company lawsuit; the company led by Harvey and Bob Weinstein believes it has the right Read More
Now A Major Motion Picture
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will adapt Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer’s book about Mormons who murdered.
Bradley Cooper will play Lucifer in a film adaptation of Milton’s Paradise Lost directed by Alex Proyas, who also gave us I, Robot. “Better to reign in hell than serve in heav’n,” Read More
In a cordoned-off gold nook of the Boom Boom Room, Zach Galifinakis slouched on a mushrooming sofa with Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Olivia Wilde. He was wearing a striped sweater and… was it a Muppets baseball cap? Could that be possible? Things seemed hazy. Olivia Palermo–or was it Gossip Girl‘s Amanda Setton?–came by to Read More
The farrago of alternate-reality paranoia called Limitless opens with the narrative voice of the protagonist, a guy with a four-digit IQ standing on top of a building ready to jump, asking: “Why is it the minute your life exceeds you wildest dreams, a knife appears at your back?” The rest of this labored but lively Read More
The Wee Hours
There were pills on the tables. Small ovals, pale yellow and encased in miniature plastic ziplock bags, were strewn everywhere—on the bars, the banquettes, the orbiting trays. Some had been kicked to the floor. Discarded baggies, reaped of their goods, lay useless by the dozen. This was not an uncommon sight. It was late at Read More