There are grim movies, and then there are movies that should list the Grim Reaper in the credits. No Country for Old Men, the 2007 Oscar-winning drama, falls into the latter category, but it's as cuddly as a hamster compared with The Road, the latest adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel.
Everybody loved the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factorystarring Gene Wilder. Everybody except for the guy who wrote the original (and the screenplay): Roald Dahl. "He hated it," says Lucy Dahl, 44, the author's youngest daughter. "In fact, I heard he wanted to get his name off the credits, but they wouldn't let him." Dahl also didn't care for the 1990 version of The Witches, and if he were still alive, we're not sure he'd have been impressed by Matilda(directed by Danny DeVito), James...
In the winter of 2008, Warner Bros. unveiled a batch of posters for what would become the second-highest-grossing movie of all time, The Dark Knight. The marketing campaign featured a silhouette of the Joker behind a glass door, scrawling these words in blood: Why so serious?
Tom DeLay was the first politician on , and now his campaign is over. The former Republican House majority leader had to drop out of the show Tuesday night after suffering from stress fractures in both his feet.
by Ramin SetoodehIan Somerhalder was the first actor killed off Lost, and now he's dead again—in The Vampire Diaries. The CW series premiered with 4.8 million viewers earlier this month, the best ever for the network, making it one of the breakout hits of the fall season.
Matt Damon is receiving some of the best reviews of his career for Steven Soderbergh's The Informant! and he deserves all the praise. Damon plays real-life FBI whistleblower Mark Whitacre, who tries to expose his company's price-fixing tactics, only to later discover that his own tactics are under investigation.
by Ramin SetoodehI don't know how it looked on TV, but from Radio City Music Hall last night, the MTV Video Music Awards were like (to steal the title of a Britney Spears song) a circus.
By Ramin SetoodehLet's say you're a powerful executive looking to hire somebody for a job on the No. 1 show on TV. As you comb through the applicants (lots of pop stars, including a certain former Spice Girl with a posh haircut who shall remain anonymous), one application really stands out.
Is Anna Wintour hiring? She won't have any trouble collecting résumés after her new film makes the rounds. In The September Issue, a new documentary about the editor of Vogue, we learn that the woman who inspired The Devil Wears Prada isn't really so devilish.
by Ramin Setoodeh The Final Destination: 3D comes out today, and isn't it funny—the studio forgot to put the No. 4 in the movie's title. They also forgot to screen the movie early for the critics.
Not because it didn't deserve to win, but because it was yet another art-house movie to walk away with the grand prize. The Academy decided this year to increase the number of best-film nominees from five to 10 because the smaller pool had been dominated by small films.
Do not adjust your screens─you aren't seeing double. The two women pictured above actually each made their own Adam Lambert stick puppets, which they proudly showcased Wednesday night (along with their black nail polish) at the American Idol concert on Long Island.
by Ramin SetoodehIn this bad economy, is anybody hiring? Yes. But only if your name is Paula Abdul. The former American Idol judge and publicity machine—she topped headlines once again, this time for quitting the No. 1 show on TV—is now apparently the most employable woman in America.
First, Jennifer Hudson was voted off American Idol. Then Chris Daughtry. Now another superstar is going home prematurely—Paula Abdul. The show's most beloved judge broke the news to her fans last night on Twitter, announcing that she won't be back on the No. 1 show on TV for its upcoming ninth season. "I'll miss nurturing all the new talent," Paula tweeted, "but most of all being part of a show that I helped from day one become an international phenomenon." What made her jump?