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  • 'The Newsroom' Recap: Season Two Premiere

    'The Newsroom' Recap: Season Two Premiere | ARTICLE

    From the first note of the punchier, less reverential theme song of The Newsroom in Season Two,...

    July 14, 2013 11:05 PM ET
  • Q&A: Michael Cera on Tripping in 'Crystal Fairy' and Getting Slapped By Rihanna

    Q&A: Michael Cera on Tripping in 'Crystal Fairy' and Getting Slapped By Rihanna | ARTICLE

    In Crystal Fairy, out today, Michael Cera is Jamie, an annoyingly insecure American on a journey to the Chilean desert to take mescaline by way of the San Pedro cactus. He drunkenly invites along Crystal Fairy...

    July 12, 2013 12:20 PM ET
  • Q&A: Armie Hammer on Horses, Skeet-Shooting and Johnny Depp

    Q&A: Armie Hammer on Horses, Skeet-Shooting and Johnny Depp | ARTICLE

    As the titular character in Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, Armie Hammer, with the help of his buddy Tonto (Johnny Depp), brings masked, white horse-supported, vigilante justice to the Texas town of Colby. In this update...

    July 1, 2013 1:05 PM ET
  • Summer's Must-See Documentaries

    Summer's Must-See Documentaries | ARTICLE

    Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a little brain food and air-conditioning. Fortunately, a smattering of strong documentary films marks this year's solstice, with topics ranging from fracking to public...

    June 25, 2013 12:20 PM ET
  • Q&A: Danny Huston on the Mob Mentality of 'Magic City'

    Q&A: Danny Huston on the Mob Mentality of 'Magic City' | ARTICLE

    In Starz' Magic City, set in Miami just following the Cuban revolution, Danny Huston plays local mob boss Ben Diamond alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Ike Evans, the owner of the beachfront Miramar Playa hotel. The son of...

    June 14, 2013 12:55 PM ET
  • Jared Leto on Thirty Seconds to Mars' 'Personal' New Album and Ignoring Critics

    Jared Leto on Thirty Seconds to Mars' 'Personal' New Album and Ignoring Critics | ARTICLE

    Jared Leto stands in the art-deco lobby of a lower Manhattan hotel at 11 A.M., holding a half-consumed bag of cereal and a vegan muffin. "Have we met before?" he asks. I tell him we met once for...

    May 21, 2013 1:00 PM ET
  • 10 TV Shows to Watch This Summer

    10 TV Shows to Watch This Summer | ARTICLE

    Summer shows may not have the same cachet or narrative intensity as those in the fall, but there's nothing like capping off a long summer night with a few premiering, returning or concluding programs. Here are the...

    May 16, 2013 4:50 PM ET
  • Q&A: Benedict Cumberbatch on 'Star Trek,' 'Sherlock' and Julian Assange

    Q&A: Benedict Cumberbatch on 'Star Trek,' 'Sherlock' and Julian Assange | ARTICLE

    Benedict Cumberbatch hits Hollywood at warp speed this summer, armed with a space suit and a name that would make even Charles Dickens blush. The English actor is best known as the titular character on BBC America's...

    May 15, 2013 12:35 PM ET
  • Best and Worst Movies Based on Books

    Best and Worst Movies Based on Books | ARTICLE

    Translating great literature to the silver screen is no easy feat. There are the all-important questions, like how much CGI can we afford, and is Demi Moore free? Some adaptations, like one out this weekend, "

    May 8, 2013 4:30 PM ET
  • Q&A: Sir Ben Kingsley on 'Iron Man 3' and Stage Acting

    Q&A: Sir Ben Kingsley on 'Iron Man 3' and Stage Acting | ARTICLE

    In Iron Man 3, Sir Ben Kingsley plays the titular hero's archenemy, the Mandarin. A menace to civilization, he appears by taped message — looking a lot like another cave dweller with a stringy...

    May 3, 2013 8:30 AM ET
  • Q&A: Penn Badgley on Filming 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

    Q&A: Penn Badgley on Filming 'Greetings From Tim Buckley' | ARTICLE

    Penn Badgley is doing his very best to make audiences forget the words Gossip Girl. In Greetings from Tim Buckley, the former CW star plays Jeff Buckley, the son of fellow musician Tim...

    April 30, 2013 9:30 AM ET
  • 'The Rocket,' 'Kill Team' Win at Tribeca Film Festival

    'The Rocket,' 'Kill Team' Win at Tribeca Film Festival | ARTICLE

    Kim Mordaunt’s The Rocket was the surprise winner at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, taking home both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. Set in rural Laos, the story centers on...

    April 29, 2013 12:40 PM ET
  • Clint Eastwood and Darren Aronofsky Talk Shop at the Tribeca Film Festival

    Clint Eastwood and Darren Aronofsky Talk Shop at the Tribeca Film Festival | ARTICLE

    Clint Eastwood sat down with Darren Aronofsky yesterday afternoon at the Tribeca Film Festival for a directors' talk in which the pair discussed various aspects of modern filmmaking, including negotiating with studios, playing...

    April 28, 2013 2:13 PM ET
  • Skateboarding Doc 'The Motivation' Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

    Skateboarding Doc 'The Motivation' Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival | ARTICLE

    The universe’s best athletes are often our ciphers – the men and women with whom we run the courts, make the shots and pummel opponents. But despite their ubiquity on screens and shelves,...

    April 27, 2013 4:11 PM ET
  • Richard Pryor Doc Explores the Late Comic's Psychological Bruises

    Richard Pryor Doc Explores the Late Comic's Psychological Bruises | ARTICLE

    Jennifer Lee Pryor, the fourth and seventh wife of comedian Richard Pryor, was concerned her late husband might remembered simply as "the guy that said motherfucker all the time." So she dug into the estate archives. She...

    April 26, 2013 12:05 PM ET
  • 'Greetings from Tim Buckley' with Penn Badgley Screens at Tribeca Film Festival

    'Greetings from Tim Buckley' with Penn Badgley Screens at Tribeca Film Festival | ARTICLE

    There were more than a few audience members surprised by Penn Badgley's falsetto at the U.S. premiere of Greetings from Tim Buckley, which screened this week at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The narrative...

    April 25, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke Talk 'Before Midnight' at Tribeca Film Festival

    Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke Talk 'Before Midnight' at Tribeca Film Festival | ARTICLE

    This week at the Tribeca Film Festival, director Richard Linklater and actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke exchanged occasionally racy banter, not unlike their characters in Before Sunset, Before Sunrise and now, Before Midnight, which opens May...

    April 24, 2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: 'Gasland Part II' Director Josh Fox on the Fight Against Fracking

    Q&A: 'Gasland Part II' Director Josh Fox on the Fight Against Fracking | ARTICLE

    Three years after the Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland secured fracking a place in the global lexicon, director Josh Fox returns with Gasland Part II, which premiered this weekend at the 2013 Tribeca Film...

    April 23, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Gloria Steinem: Women's Rights Still an Issue

    Gloria Steinem: Women's Rights Still an Issue | ARTICLE

    Last night, director Haifaa al-Mansour shared the Tribeca Film Festival stage with activist Gloria Steinem and author Zainab Salbi, where the three discussed al-Mansour's film, Wadjda, the first movie shot in Saudi Arabia by a...

    April 22, 2013 4:15 PM ET
  • Q&A: 'The Kill Team' Director Dan Krauss on Whistleblowers and War Crimes

    Q&A: 'The Kill Team' Director Dan Krauss on Whistleblowers and War Crimes | ARTICLE

    In the spring of 2011, Rolling Stone reported the chilling news of a rogue band of soldiers, or "Kill Team," responsible for murdering three Afghan civilians. Although Sgt. Calvin Gibbs was the convicted mastermind, for filmmaker...

    April 22, 2013 11:55 AM ET
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