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Danny DeVito: The Lorax speaks

Danny DeVito is becoming quite the multilinguist — or at least that’s what it looks like. For his new film, “The Lorax,” DeVito took on the unprecedented task of recording foreign versions of the movie in Spanish, Italian, German and Russian. It turned out to be a much more monumental task than he’...

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 11:54 PM

Jennifer Aniston loosens up in 'Wanderlust'

Jennifer Aniston’s character in “Wanderlust” runs away from the modern life she and her husband (played by Paul Rudd) share to live in a Utopian, free-love commune in rural Georgia. The actress admits the impulse to disappear isn’t all that unfamiliar. “Every day, yes,” she says of feeling that way...

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 12:04 PM

Tyler Perry conquers the world

Tyler Perry is no stranger to directing himself onscreen, but his latest film, “Good Deeds” marks his first leading role. Perry — who of course wrote, directed and produced the film as well — stars as Wesley Deeds, a wealthy business owner who strays from his straight-and-narrow path to aid a...

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 1:17 PM

David Wain reunites with Paul Rudd with ‘Wanderlust’

With “Wanderlust,” director and co-writer David Wain sends a pair of Manhattanites (Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd) down the communal-living rabbit hole as they decide to move into an “intentional living” community led by a cultish womanizer (Justin Theroux). But working with a talented comic cast...

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:29 PM

5 things you didn’t know about the Oscars

On-site engravingIt used to be that winners were given a dummy Oscar and would have to wait weeks for the real thing to arrive, but starting last year the Academy started setting up an engraving station at the Governor’s Ball right after the ceremony. No word on how much winners would have to bribe...

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:04 PM

In 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' Johnny Whitworth goes up against Nicolas Cage

When you see Johnny Whitworth, the first thing that probably comes to mind is “Empire Records,” in which he starred opposite Liv Tyler as the lovesick A.J. Eerily. The actor has barely aged over the past 17 years in real life, but onscreen in “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” he’s almost...

Monday, February 20, 2012, 12:54 PM

Ricky Gervais: His ladder of success

After getting his start at age 11 in “Return of the Jedi” — as mischievous Ewok, Wicket — Warwick Davis has become the most famous short actor in film and television, with a résumé that includes “Willow,” the “Leprechaun” films and the “Harry Potter” series, in which he’s played two different roles...

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 12:41 PM

The most outrageous things that McG said while promoting ‘This Means War’

Director McG — previously of the “Charlie’s Angels” movies and “Terminator: Salvation” — has never shied away from big talk. And it’s a quality he brought with him while promoting his latest, “This Means War,” an action movie/romantic-comedy hybrid about two CIA agents (Tom Hardy and Chris Pine)...

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 12:24 PM

Josh Hutcherson: ‘Journey’ man

While he spent most of his teenage years churning out major motion pictures, 19-year-old Josh Hutcherson is keenly aware that as far as fame goes, he hasn’t seen anything yet. This year, he co-headlines “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” with Dwayne Johnson — who’s stepping in for “Journey to the...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 1:08 PM

Channing Tatum: Stripper extraordinaire

Director Michael Sucsy isn’t afraid to admit that Channing Tatum initially passed on his lead role in “The Vow,” his new romantic drama — based on a true story — co-starring Rachel McAdams. The film follows Leo and Paige, a couple trying to rebuild after a car accident robs Paige of her memories —...

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 12:20 PM

Katherine Heigl: She likes to shoot stuff

Playing Stephanie Plum — a lingerie saleswoman-turned-bounty hunter — in “One for the Money” has taught Katherine Heigl one thing: She likes to shoot stuff. “I really enjoyed it because it was super-satisfying and cathartic on some level,” she says of the gunplay she did for the film. “It was fun,...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 2:46 PM

Is Dane DeHaan the new Leonardo DiCaprio?

If Dane DeHaan isn’t already a familiar face, just give it some time. While fans of HBO’s “True Blood” and “In Treatment” might already be aware of DeHaan, the 24-year-old Pennsylvania native has an impressive slate of upcoming titles hitting theaters over the next year. And he better get ready.“I...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 1:00 PM

Edgar Ramirez on what it feels like to be tapped by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld thinks Edgar Ramirez sits on the cusp of major stardom, and with a high-profile role in March’s “Wrath of the Titans,” it’s easy to see why. The two bonded after Lagerfeld photographed the Venezuelan actor in a series of sessions. Lagerfeld later discovered and enjoyed his films. But...

Monday, February 6, 2012, 1:14 PM

Glenn Close on how she manned up for her role as ‘Albert Nobbs'

Some actresses might view playing a woman who passes herself off as a man as a chance to not worry about beauty or vanity, but Glenn Close — who dons intricate drag in “Albert Nobbs,” as an Irish woman working as a butler in a Dublin hotel — insists such disregard is nothing new for her. “I’ve...

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 1:53 PM

Drew Barrymore: 'Miracle’ worker

Maybe this won’t come as a surprise to many, but Drew Barrymore found it pretty easy to get into the mind of the Greenpeace crusader she plays in “Big Miracle.” “I spent a lot of time — a lot of time — with Cindy Lowery, the woman I play in the film,” Barrymore says of her preparation for the part...

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 12:52 PM

'Chronicle': Found-footage filmmaking done right

First-time director Josh Trank takes a genre that was quickly careening into gimmick territory — the found-footage/POV style of “Cloverfield” — and injects new life into it with his debut, “Chronicle.” Of course, it helps that one of his three teenage main characters, outcast Andrew (Dane DeHaan),...

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 12:09 PM

Kate Beckinsale: A re- ‘Awakening’

‘‘Underworld: Awakening” marks Kate Beckinsale’s third outing — after skipping the franchise’s last installment — as ruthless, gun-toting vampire Selene, so the British actress has had time to adjust to her character’s temper. “I suppose it’s my second or third time playing the character, so I’m...

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 10:30 PM

Kenneth Branagh: From Olivier to Oscar?

As we sit down for our interview, Kenneth Branagh — recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Sir Laurence Olivier in “My Week with Marylin” — pours himself a cup of coffee and promptly apologizes. “I discovered on films that if I have too many [cups of coffee] ... I would find...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 11:36 PM

Daniel Craig: From Bond to Blomkvist

The latest Bond man has recently taken another popular franchise under his wing. Daniel Craig assumes the mantel of investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist in David Fincher’s adaptation of the Swedish novel and film series, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Metro got the exclusive scoop on Craig...

Sunday, January 8, 2012, 9:54 PM

'Pariah': It's powerful, not 'Precious'

Best known as a comedic actress, Kim Wayans takes a serious turn in Dee Rees’ “Pariah,” as a religious woman at odds with her teenage daughter’s sexuality. The move to more dramatic work is a long time coming for Wayans, who says she’s been trying to convince casting directors to see her as...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 2:03 PM