Movies

EXCLUSIVE Joaquin Phoenix: Don't get high before seeing 'Inherent Vice'

"Inherent Vice" marks the second time Joaquin Phoenix has teamed up with director Paul Thomas Anderson — they previously collaborated on 2013's "The Master" — and this one couldn't be more different. For one thing, it's an adaptation of a novel by notoriously elusive and verbose author Thomas...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:15am

Q&A: Allen Leech just wants to wear some jeans, OK?

Irish actor Allen Leech first gained notoriety for starring as upstart chauffeur Tom Branson on "Downton Abbey." While that show has slowly crept through the first half of the 20th century, Leech himself is jumping forward a few years with "The Imitation Game," starring as part of the WWII team of...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:06am

Hacked Sony emails uncover huge Angelina Jolie slam by Scott Rudin

That Sony hack is the gift that keeps on giving.Now that all the personal Social Security Number and salary dust has settled, we're starting to get down to some good Hollywood dirt. And let's just put it this way: Super-producer Scott Rudin likely won't be working with Angelina Jolie again. In...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:40am

DAILY VIDEO: How 'Guardians of the Galaxy' should have ended

You can now enjoy one of the year's biggest surprise hits, "Guardians of the Galaxy," in the comfort of your own home, Blu-ray special features and all. But one feature you'll have to go online to see is the film getting the animated How It Should Have Ended treatment. Apparently they think Ronan...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:04pm

We asked Paul Thomas Anderson to draw a picture of Thomas Pynchon

For filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson's latest trick, he's taken on a literary titan long thought impossible to adapt for film — or for a single film, at least. But Anderson had been such a fan of Thomas Pynchon for so long that he says he couldn't not do the film version of "Inherent Vice," Pynchon's...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 3:59am

On the road again with John Waters

Over his career, John Waters accomplished the seemingly impossible. The cult director and lo-fi shock artist with a focus on exaggerated filth and humor has, in time, gained a following so large that he’s become a reference point for the mainstream. With a cinematic resume that includes infamous...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:35am

Celebrity sightings: Chris Rock edition

Chris Rockis on his way to Philly, to the Ritz Five theater in Old City, introducing a screening of his new film "Top Five" before, we're told, heading to Tony Luke's on Oregon Ave. for a fan meet-and-greet (weather-dependent). The "Top Five" screening is for Philadelphia Film Society members only...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 9:34pm

Sony hack reveals aliases used by celebrities

The deluge of classified information continues to pour out of Sony and shows no signs of stopping. The latest flood of information released by the group known as the "Gaurdians of Peace" contains the aliases used by celebrities and reportedly, Brad Pitt's phone number.Fusion has a list of these...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:23pm

THE WORD: Leo takes 20 girls home from Art Basel party

Leonardo DiCaprio should maybe try to pace himself while he's in Miami. Though he's never been shy with the ladies before,DiCaprio is apparently looking to rack up some Wilt Chamberlain-style numbers while attending Art Basel. The reigning Hollywood bachelor of the post-Clooney world stopped by an...

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:30pm

VIDEO: Behind the scenes footage of Jessica Alba dancing in 'Sin City 2'

Look, we know the only real reason you went to see "Sin City 2" was for Jessica Alba.It's okay, as long as you admit it!For those of you who didn't watch "Sin City 2", we'll save you the time and let you know that this video will help you get the general gist of the movie.The video features Jessica...

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:14am

7 movies to watch during the holiday season

The 2nd Day of ChristmasAvailable on: YouTubeStarring Mark Ruffalo, this movie is about two thieves, Patsy and Trish, who are caught red-handed on Christmas Eve by a smart but kindhearted security guard. Instead of turning them into jail on Christmas, Bert agrees to supervise the pickpockets over...

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:45am

Bill Cosby’s Walk of Fame star vandalized with ‘rapist’ tag

Early Friday morning, someone decided Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame could use some enhancement in light of current events. TheInstagram account for Hip Hop Weekly was the first to spot the word "rapist" scrawled several times across Cosby's piece of commemorative sidewalk. Bill...

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:18pm

OSCARS: Why is the Best Actress race so weak this year?

The Oscar race this year is already something of a head-scratcher, and right at the center of it is a surprisingly light field of Best Actress contenders. Despite a clear front-runner — Julianne Moore for her devastating performance in "Still Alice" along with the alarming fact that she hasn't...

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 9:01pm

How romantic comedies set us up for failure in love

I'm a big movie buff. Romantic Comedies, Dramas, Action, Documentaries, SciFi, Mystery… from the junk food of Jay and Silent Bob to the over-the-top action of Kill Bill to the episodic writing of Harry Potter… you'll find me in front of the silver screen allowing it to wash over me… taking me to —...

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:44am

2014: The year in entertainment (PHOTOS)

In many ways 2014 was just like those first dates that start out so deceptively well (we’re looking at you Golden Globes and Oscars) but went completely bonkers (Solange attacking Jay-Z in an elevator).Then, as many crazy dates usually go, 2014 decided to take of all its clothes and try to break...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:59pm

James Bond's new movie has a title, a cast and a slick new ride

If you were up early enough, you got to see "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes announce the title of the next James Bond adventure, unveiled live at 11:00 am GMT (that's 6:00 am Eastern) during an event at the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios. The film, due next fall, will be called "Spectre," suggesting...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 1:19pm

Q&A: Sandra Oh is crowdfunding an animated film

After 10 seasons on the hugely successful "Grey's Anatomy," actress Sandra Oh is going in a very different for her next project. Oh is lending her voice and producing power to "Window Horses," an animated film about a young Canadian poet of Chinese and Iranian descent. And she's also learning a lot...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 11:58pm

#TheWord: Scarlett Johansson got married two months ago, guys

"Avengers" star Scarlett Johansson managed to pull off the ultimate celebrity achievement: the secret wedding. She and Romain Dauriac reportedly tied the knot Oct. 1 in Philipsburg, Montana, less than a month after the birth of their daughter — and no one in the press caught on about it, according...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:32pm

'The Hundred-Foot Journey' author: Home is good food and good company

There is a literal trip in “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” with the clashing French and Indian restaurants separated by exactly 100 feet. In the modern world, most people are making that same journey, though often much farther, for school or jobs or marriage.For author Richard Morais, the son of an...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 1:10pm

The Word: Melissa Rivers raises Twitter etiquette question

I've got a social media etiquette quandary for you: What's the policy for making use of a loved one's Twitter account after they've passed away? What if that person is a hugely famous comedy pioneer? Fans of Joan Rivers got quite a shock over the holiday weekend when the comedienne starting...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:36pm