It’s like vacation’s already started, isn’t it? I mean, you’re there, you’re sitting at work, or blogging from home, or being a contractor in someone else’s home (and that it, that’s all the jobs there are), but really you’re a hundred miles away. You’re sunning yourself in Florida, or sitting by the fire in Vermont, or getting inappropriately drunk at a holiday party later tonight. That’s okay. No one is going to say anything, because we’ve all tacitly agreed to believe the lie that we should still be getting paid even though we’ve mentally checked out.
So kick back, put on your headphones, pretend to be doing an end of the year list, or some spreadsheets, whatever it is that contractors use the Internet for, and enjoy Zach Galifianakis’s holiday-themed episode of Between Two Ferns with Arcade Fire, Samuel L. Jackson and the guy from Spider-Man.
Let’s face it. The Great Gatsby never has been—and probably won’t ever be—successfully turned into a great motion picture. Many have tried (four flop movies, not to mention various small-screen attempts, including a truncated but memorable Playhouse 90 with Robert Ryan and Jeanne Crain in the golden days when TV still knew what quality programming Read More
The highly-anticipated Great Gatsby re-boot (or whatever!) was to be released this Christmas, but it’s avoiding the Anna Karenina/Django Unchained/Hobbit pile-up with a move to next summer. Totally speculating here: this throws the editorial calendars of several top magazines into chaos. Herewith, our deeply un-educated guesses on the stories and cover lines editors are stuck with:
There might not be a chill in the air just yet—thanks, global warming!—but as long as the calendar reads December, we’re in Oscar season. The first weekend of the month brings three contenders to multiplexes, but just one (hint: its name rhymes with Schmup in the Schmair) stands a good chance of bringing home the Read More
Running time 110 minutes
Written by David Benioff
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Starring Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham
Brothers is the latest in a long string of “back from the war and wish I was dead” movies, following on the heels of the still-fresh and far Read More
Monday evening, the most celeb-packed event in town may not have been the photographer-infested Marc Jacobs show, but an all-but-unpublicized affair across town that took place concurrently—we can only assume this was intentional, in hopes that the fashion machine would be otherwise occupied—on far West 31st Street, where David Arquette and Ben Harper were Read More
In news sure to infuriate feminist bloggers the world wide web over, Tobey Maguire’s production company has acquired the rights to Lori Gottlieb‘s controversial Atlantic story "Marry Him! The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough," according to Variety‘s Michael Fleming.
Jezebel has been particularly relentless in Read More
“Ben looks like Beaker from the Muppets on the outside, but then inexplicably like a guy from Prison Break under his clothes,” said Mindy Kaling, the 28-year-old actress who plays Kelly Kapoor on The Office. “I think if I’m going to have a boyfriend who works out, he better be sort of embarrassed about it, Read More
Natalie Portman is insecure at times, the 26-year-old actress said in an interview with MTV, where she also talks about the consequences of her poor professional choices. “I might think I won’t be able to do something, but I’ll do it anyway, because I’ve sort of known that failing isn’t that bad. Read More
James Vanderbilt, writer of the Zodiac and Basic screenplays, will replace the original Spider-Man scribe David Koepp in the drafting of the fourth installment of the superhero series. Producers want more character-driven stories, rather than a focus on special effects, according to Reuters/the Hollywood Reporter.
No deals have been Read More