Few details are currently available, but it sounds as if Kaling will not be adjusting her work schedule, at least presently. And based on past comments, it’s clear that she has been interested in starting a family—“maybe imminently,” at one point. … [Read more...] about Congratulations! Mindy Kaling Is Expecting Her First Child
Rightest Marion Cotillard and Talia al Ghul will be in The Dark Knight Rises. Note that I am not saying that Cotillard is playing Talia in Christopher Nolan's last Batman movie, which is something we're still not 100% sure about. Here's what we know — after what felt like decades of endless rumors and speculation that the Inception actress would be playing the daughter of Ra's al Ghul, Nolan did indeed cast Cotillard in the movie...except he said she was playing Wayne Enterprises executive Miranda Tate. Of course, that didn't stop anyone from speculating that this was just a fake-out for her real role, which was only strengthened when set photos showed Cotillard apparently leading a bunch of mercenaries around in Talia-esque fashion. The only wrinkle to all this? In interviews, Cotillard insists her character doesn't come from the comics. Either way, we're pretty certain that Talia is in the film, if only in a flashback, something we unexpectedly learned when 8-year-old British … [Read more...] about The Rightest and Wrongest Spoilers of 2011!
If 2017 has an official spokesman, it’s Indiana Jones in Last Crusade, muttering, “Nazis. I hate these guys.” It’s fitting, then, that the final movie opening theatrically this year features a pair of smirking neo-Nazis as villains. Set in present-day Hamburg, In The Fade stars Diane Kruger (in a rare German-language role—the first since 2009’s Inglourious Basterds) as Katja, who’s seen at the outset marrying a Kurdish prisoner, Nuri (Numan Acar), right there in the jail. The movie then leaps forward six years to find Katja and Nuri still happily married, with an adorable son (Rafael Santana), jointly running a legitimate business. Rehabilitation is possible, it’s clear. But so is senseless retaliation: One evening, Katja returns from a trip to the spa to discover their office reduced to rubble by a homemade nail bomb. Both Nuri and her son are dead, and the police initially seem more interested in Nuri’s criminal past (he’d … [Read more...] about Even Diane Kruger going after Nazis can’t save the blunt courtroom drama
Nothing brings Star Wars fans together like a little Jar Jar Binks bashing, but mocking a frustratingly misguided character is only fun until someone gets hurt. In this case, that someone is Ahmed Best, the actor who brought Jar Jar to life. According to Entertainment Weekly, Best was beloved on set and almost everyone involved with The Phantom Menace believed he was going to become a fan favorite, so to see Jar Jar instantly become one of the most despised creations in cinema history was a shock. Now Best himself is speaking out about his infamous role in a new YouTube interview with Star Wars fan Jamie Stangroom. … [Read more...] about The guy who played Jar Jar Binks totally gets why audiences hated him
Very loosely adapted from a Jean-Patrick Manchette novel, The Gunman stars Sean Penn as a former mercenary who finds himself hunted by hit squads and Interpol agents. Penn, who produced and co-wrote the film, at least has the look down. Bulked up and severely tanned, with arms crisscrossed by hard veins, he resembles a more realistically proportioned Sylvester Stallone. But though the combination of close-quarters combat and ham-fisted geopolitics can be surprisingly palatable, The Gunman is too disorganized and sloppy to make sense as political commentary or to work on the most basic level as a globe-trotting chase thriller. … [Read more...] about Sean Penn bulks up for
Most cameos are shitty. They were fun back in the ‘80s, when they were relatively rare and used sparingly, like with Alice Cooper in Wayne’s World or Kurt Vonnegut in Back to School. But now there are comedies out there that consist almost entirely of cameos, like I’m watching a fucking award show. They’re usually gratuitous, and unfunny, and distract from the story, and exist now only so that people go, “Oooh! That’s Liam Neeson!” like it’s some special fucking occasion to see a famous person work for scale as a lark. You’re just watching one actor do another actor a favor when you see one. OMG HE CURSED IN THAT SCENE! I LIKE HOW HE PLAYED AGAINST MY EXPECTATIONS! If you’re gonna put a cameo in your stupid movie, there better be a good reason. And the person doing the cameo better be playing an actual character, instead of himself or herself. That’s why Spacey’s appearance at the end of Seven worked. … [Read more...] about How Many Squares Of TP Do You Use Per Wipe?