February 10, 2014 |
The latest teaser sketch for Season 4 of "Portlandia" takes both statement art and McDonald's to task. In "Anti-Corporate Student Art," Fred Armisen plays a Portland Community College art teacher asking his students to stick it to big business by painting Ronald McDonald in a thought-provoking way. "Ronald McDonald," he says, "plus something violent and crazy like money equals shock. Shock me. " He asks the model dressed as Ronald McDonald, who happens to be his wife, to pose in a gas mask, with a gun, in an attack position and other frightening poses.
April 11, 2013 |
**1/2 (out of four) Smash together “Inception,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “The Thomas Crown Affair” with director Danny Boyle's (“Slumdog Millionaire”) typically pulsing style, and what do you get? Overstimulated, that's what. In the engrossing and silly heist thriller “Trance,” art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy) can't seem to remember where he left a valuable painting. For good reason: During a robbery, Simon stashed the painting somewhere safe, but the subsequent head-bashing from lead criminal Frank...
January 25, 2012 |
Think the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is all about snooty celebs sipping wine in hot tubs at snooty ski resorts while screening snooty art flicks? Well, it's a little bit about that. But Sundance also is the fest that premiered buzz-worthy 2011 movies such as "Another Earth," "Like Crazy," "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and Chicago's own "The Interrupters. " We've got five reasons to keep an eye on this year's fest, which runs through Sunday. firstname.lastname@example.org | @redeyedana 1 -- Everybody who's anybody is there Seriously, it's like...
May 30, 2012 |
By now, you've hopefully read the entire "Hunger Games" book series. If not, a) What are you waiting for? It takes like five hours! and b) Don't worry, we're not going to spoil the plot of the second book, "Catching Fire," for you. But we will tell you that wild rumors have been flying for days over the casting of a big new character, human Adonis Finnick Odair. Robert Pattinson reportedly is out of the running, but eonline.com says Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund are in contention.
January 30, 2013 |
If you're an A-list megastar (Beyonce), your bio doc is aired on HBO. But if you're Ke$ha, you get MTV. The $-list pop star will send fans behind the scenes of her life in "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life," which kicks off in April. Shot over two years, the show "follows Ke$ha as she navigates the drama and madness of both her personal and professional live, traveling the globe and recording her 'Warrior' album," according to MTV. Never mind the fact that she obviously stole the title from the 2001 Kirsten Dunst movie -- what can Ke$ha learn from other celeb reality series?
March 21, 2013 |
*1/2 (out of four) Perhaps the sight of Bella - er, Kristen Stewart - in the buff will attract people to “On the Road.” Or they'll flock to it merely because they're curious to see how Jack Kerouac's self-indulgent 1957 novel translates to the screen. Answer: It can't, and it doesn't. Sure, the “Motorcycle Diaries” pair of director Walter Salles and writer Jose Rivera gets the story going faster than Kerouac. Then they take it nowhere. Sal (Sam Riley) immediately admires Dean (Garrett Hedlund)