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A Brief History Of Sexual Assault Allegations Against Steven Seagal

ThismorningaIawoketoaslewofemailsaboutasexualharassmentandsexualtraffickinglawsuitagainstStevenSeagal.IgetalltheStevenSeagalnewsalmostassoonasithappens,thankstoanetworkofthelike-mindedIliketocallTheKimonoRailroad (formerlyTheOldThunderbox...Show More Summary

Paul Thomas Anderson Explains Why Ricky Jay Couldn’t Stop Laughing During A Dramatic Scene In ‘Boogie Nights’

Betweenlastweek’soralhistoryofBoogieNights onGrantlandandthisweek’s PaulThomasAndersonWTFinterview,thispastmonthhasbeenatreatforthoseofuswhocan’tgetenoughBoogieNightsbehind-the-scenesstories.ThemostrecentonethatstuckouttomeisastoryfShow More Summary

Meet Pick-Up-Artist Guru Ross Jeffries, The Inspiration For Tom Cruise’s Character In ‘Magnolia’

IcalledthehotlinenumberthatfedtoRossJeffries’SpeedSeductionsystem,andtheironyofthesituationquicklydawnedonme.HereIwasscramblingtogetincontactwiththemanwhoinspiredTomCruise’spick-up-artist/self-helpgurucharacterinMagnolia,andIwasattemptingtodosoin thesameexactwayPhilipSeymourHoffman’scharacterdidinthefilm.

Watch The Trailer For The Film David O. Russell Disowned, Written By Al Gore’s Daughter

TodaywehaveanewtrailerandposterforAccidentalLove,directedby“StephenGreene,”whichusedtobecalledNailed,directedbyDavidO.Russell.StarringJessicaBielandJakeGyllenhaal,itwasshotin2008,whenproductionkeptshuttingdownbecausefinancingwasn’tcShow More Summary

Add A Few More ‘Hits’ To The Trailer For David Cross’s Directorial Debut

ClintEastwoodaccomplisheditwithgreatsuccess.ZachBraffpissedofftheinternet whenhediditwithKickstarterfunding.I’mtalkingofcourseaboutactors becomingdirectors,andanotherthespianrecentlymadetheswitch:everybody’sfavoriteFünke,Tobias(realnameDavidCross).Crossandthecastof Hits premieredthefilmatthe2014SundanceFilmFestivaltomixedreviews.

President Samuel L. Jackson Has Crash-Landed In Finland In ‘Big Game’

SomeofthemostinterestingfilmsbeingmadetodayarecomingoutofScandinavia,andwhileIdon’twanttogetintoawholedebateoverwhetherFinlandistechnicallyScandinavian,BigGameisanewFinnishfilmfromRareExportsdirectorJalmariHelanderanditlooksprettybuckwild.Firstoff,SamuelL.JacksonplaysthepresidentoftheUnitedStates,whichisabsolutelysomethingthatshouldhappen.

Josh Gad Is Set To Play Roger Ebert, As Everything Continues Coming Up Josh Gad

IbelieveitwasonlythreeorfourpostsagothatIsaidJoshGadwasthepopcultureequivalentofthatkidyourmomforcesyoutoplaywith.AlmostimmediatelyafterIhitpublish,JoshGadbookedanotherrole,because2015isTheYearOfJoshGad.Accordingtothereports,GadisseShow More Summary

Drafthouse Invites You On A Weed-Filled Party Bus With Paul Thomas Anderson

Whileothermarketingteamssendmeemailsannouncinga“dayofpositivity”topromoteSpongebobSquarepants(fckoff),theAlamoDrafthousecontinuestobeonthecuttingedgeofemailsIdon’timmediatelydelete.Todaytheyannouncedplansfora“HazyAdventure”topromoteInherentVice. Whatdoesthatmean?Well,itseemstoinvolvedPaulThomasAndersonandahot-boxedpartybus(alsomynicknameforyoursister).

‘He’s For Me And I’m For Him': Paul Thomas Anderson Talks About His Love For Philip Seymour Hoffman

WiththreeOscarnominationsandonewin,PhilipSeymourHoffmanwasadynamicactingwhirlwindwhomighthavebeenwellonhiswaytobecomingthefemaleversionofMerylStreep(intermsofthespiandecorations)whenhepassedawaytragicallyin2014fromadrugoverdose.TheactorwasarelativelyunknownwhenPaulThomasAnderson casthiminhisfirstfeaturefilmHardEight (a.k.a.

North Korea Author On ‘The Interview': ‘Behind The Butthole Jokes, The Filmmakers Get A Lot Right’

It’shardtoaskaNorthKoreanwhattheythoughtofTheInterview,because,asyoumayhaveheard,NorthKoreansdon’tgetoutmuch.ButtheNewYorkerwiselysolicitedaguestreviewfromthenextbestthing:BarbaraDemick,aveteran“NorthKoreawatcher”andauthorofNothingToEnvy:OrdinaryLivesOfNorthKoreans,abookmostlyabouttheNorthKoreanfamineofthe90s.

Weekend Box Office: Hey, Has Anyone Heard Of ‘Woman In Black 2?’

Iwasgoingtoopenthisweek’sboxofficereportbyaskingifanyonehadheardofWomaninBlack2:AngelofDeath,thisweek’slonewiderelease,whichgrossed$15million(no,it’snotaTylerPerrymovie).Butabetterquestionmaybe,hasanyoneheardofWomaninBlack,the2012predecessorstarringDanielRadcliffe?

Paul Walker’s Father Is Suing Roger Rodas’s Estate For $1.8 Million

Whenarichpersondiesyoung,it’savirtualcertaintythatsomeone’sgettingsuedoverit,andPaulWalker’sdeathhasalreadyinspiredatleastonelawsuit.Previously,thewidowofRogerRodas,thedriverofthecarPaulWalkerdiedin,reportedlysuedPorsche overanallegedlyfaultysuspension.Now,PaulWalker’sfatherissuingtheRodasestate,whichseemsliketherichsidesuingthenon-richone.

Comments Of The Week: Making The World Safe For ‘Entourage’ Jokes

CommentsoftheWeekisback,andI’mgivingawayFilmDrunkshirts(BUYYOURSHERE)toeachweek’swinner.Wedon’thaveanupvotingfunctionyet,sointhemeantime,you’llhavetobookmarkthispostandpasteyourfavoritecommentsinthecommentssectionfromwhichI’llchooseeachweek’swinner.Gotit?

North American Movie Attendance In 2014 Hit Its Lowest Point In 20 Years

TheNorthAmericanboxofficefor2014wasdownfivepercentfrom2013,notonlyadecline,butthebiggestyear-to-yeardeclineinnineyears.Butdollars-wise,thisdoesn’tsoundespeciallyremarkable:[NorthAmericanboxoffice]isexpectedtofinishat$10.4billionbyDec.31,comparedtoarecord$10.9billionin2013.Italsowon’tmatchthe$10.8billionearnedin2012,butithasalreadybested2011’s$10.17billion.

‘Foxcatcher’ Subject Mark Schultz Is Still Pissed At Director Bennett Miller (And Has A Right To Be)

AsCourtneypointedoutafewdaysago,wrestlerMarkSchultz,playedbyChanningTatuminBennettMiller’sFoxcatcher,wentonaclassicall-capsTwitterrant againstthedirectorthisweek,augmentedwithafewlessscreamyupdatesonFacebook.HisissuewithMillerseemstShow More Summary

1981, The Year Of NYC Crime That Inspired ‘A Most Violent Year’

1981wasnotoneofNewYorkCity’sbestyears.The365daysbetweenJanuary1standDecember31stwerefilledwithnewsreportsofmobviolencespillingoutintothestreet,rape,robberyandotherseedsofcrimethathadthecity’scitizensfearingwhattheircitywasbecoming.(Atrashstriketiedtothemob...Show More Summary

‘The Interview’ Review: Can Randall Park Transcend Formula?

Inordertoenjoyanymainstreamcomedythesedays,italmostfeelsasifyouhavetosignawaiveragreeingtoacceptaseriesofstaleconventionsaspartofthepriceofadmission.LikewithModernFamily,you’reexpectedtosignoffonthefactthatit’syetanotherdocumentary-styleshow,wheretheactionisintercutwithcharacterstalkingtoaninvisiblecrew,andconfineyourcriticismonlytothejokesandcharacterswithinthatstructure.

Randy Quaid May Magically Appear in the Next ‘Independence Day’

RandyQuaidhasbeenoffHollywood’sradarforalmostfiveyearsnow,unlessyoucounthisliveperformanceof“StarWhackers”(asongaboutmurderandtheorgantrade)as...anything.Recently,however,IndependenceDayDirectorRolandEmmerichtweetedapictureofQuaidwiththecaption:“He’sBAAACK,”suggestingthattheactormay,infact,havereturnedforthesequel.

‘Selma’ Director: Claims Made By Some Critics Are ‘Jaw-Dropping And Offensive’

WhileIwouldhatetogiveTheButlercreditforprettymuchanything,itdidadecentjobportrayingLyndonB.Johnsonasoneofourcountry’smostobscene–ifstrangelyprogressive–presidents.LBJwasaweirdguywithanimpressiverecordandafoulmouthandawifenamedLadyBird.Now,AvaDuVernay,directorofSelma,hascomeunderattackforinaccuratelyportrayingtheinfinitelycontroversialLBJinherfilmaboutKing’shistoricmarch.

Salma Hayek Becomes Jane Wick In The Hilariously Violent Trailer For ‘Everly’

At48,youwouldn’texpectSalmaHayek’slatestroletobethatofagun-totingbadasswhomakesLiamNeesoninTakenlooklikeLiamNeesoninLoveActually.Andyethereweare,staringatthistrailerforherupcomingactionfilmEverlyincompletedisbelief,becausethisisthewomanwhomostrecentlysettledintoagrooveastheloveinterestinHappyMadisonfilmsandworeat-shirtthatread“Whatthefrak?”onanepisodeof30Rock.

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