The Hangover star talks to Marlow Stern about nerdy teen years, her 9/11 story, roles for women, and more.Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures
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Richard Porton on Nicolas Winding Refn’s Cannes snoozer, ‘Only God Forgives,’ starring Ryan Gosling, which received the ‘heartiest boos so far’ at the festival, and ‘Nebraska.’
If protracted eye-gouging, torture facilitated by steel chopsticks, the brutal and thoroughly gratuitous murder of prostitutes, ponderous camera movements and a semi-catatonic performance by Ryan Gosling sound like fun, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives might be the movie you’ve been waiting for.
Ryan Gosling in "Only God Forgives". (via Cannes Film Festival)
Refn’s film, which premiered Wednesday at Cannes, received, at least at the press screening, the heartiest boos so far of any Competition entry. It seems destined to please only the most ardent fans of the Danish director (he won the festival’s 2011 Best Director prize for Drive). It’s true that judiciously deployed violence has distinguished a number of brilliant genre films, particularly from Asia, in recent years. Unfortunately, Only God Forgives lacks any of the playfulness, not to mention the coherence, of stellar thrillers by, among others, Takeshi Kitano, Takashi Miike, Johnnie To, and Bong-Joon-ho; films by Mikke and To—not representative, alas, of their best work, are also featured in this year’s edition of Cannes.
The troubled child star donned a platinum blonde wig while facing drug charges in court Friday. The meltdown was inevitable, so why are we still surprised?
You know when you’re turning the crank on a jack-in-a-box, and you keep turning and you know that creepy clown is going to jump out at you any second—you expect it—but it doesn’t stop you from jumping when it does finally spring out? That’s kind of what it’s been like to chronicle Amanda Bynes’s downward spiral these past months.
Amanda Bynes appears in court in NYC facing charges of reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and marijuana possession after allegedly throwing a bong from her apartment window. (Steven Hirsch/Splash)
The 27-year-old child-star-turned-cautionary tale was arrested Thursday night in Manhattan on charges of reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence, and criminal possession of marijuana. The police were called to her midtown apartment after a building official reported seeing the former actress wandering the lobby with a joint, acting erratically and muttering to herself. By the time the cops arrived, Bynes had already returned to her apartment. When they opened her door, they were allegedly greeted by a damning cloud of weed smoke.
Morgan Freeman fell asleep during a TV interview. After the clip went viral, he issued the best response ever. But the actor has a history of great quotes. Here are the best.
We all know that Morgan Freeman is one of cinema’s greatest character actors, but he’s also quite a character off-screen as well.
Morgan Freeman stars in Dark Knight Rises. (Ron Phillips / Warner Bros.)
The 75-year-old Oscar winner was being interviewed—along with Michael Caine, 80—by Fox's Seattle-Tacoma affiliate TV station, Q13, on Wednesday. The duo was discussing Now You See Me, a film about a group of illusionists who pull off head-scratching heists during their performances, when Freeman began getting sleepy. He kept nodding. His eyes started to close. They closed completely. Then, his head dropped down to his chest. He was fast asleep.
Whether it’s because of ‘Foolish Games’ or ‘You Were Meant for Me,’ you know you love Jewel. Now, the ’90s superstar is back, starring as June Carter Cash in a new Lifetime movie.
I have some jarring news.
Matt Ross (as Johnny Cash) and Jewel (as June Carter Cash) star in the all-new Lifetime original movie ‘Ring of Fire,’ premiering Monday, May 27 at 9pm ET/PT
Someone who was born on the day Jewel’s Pieces of You, the album that sold 12 million copies and launched the career of the folk-turned-pop-turned-country singer-songwriter-actress, would now be 18. Feeling old? Implausibly—again, this is a singer who burst onto the music scene crooning hit folk songs in the '90s—Jewel’s career has also made it to adulthood. On Monday, she stars as June Carter Cash in the Lifetime biopic Ring of Fire, and is a sight for sore eyes for fans who, as they have so many times when she’s returned to the spotlight after long hiatuses, are offering a heartfelt chorus of “Welcome back, but where have you been?”
NBC’s beleaguered musical-drama ‘Smash’ ends its run on the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend. Jason Lynch on what went wrong with this once promising show.
In February Smash kicked off its second-season premiere with a bold, infectious new anthem called “Broadway, Here I Come!” At the time, the song—the centerpiece of what would become the show’s second fictional musical, Hit List—seemed a confident declaration of the heavily retooled NBC drama’s having righted itself after an increasingly preposterous debut season, confidently welcoming disillusioned viewers back into the fold.
Megan Hilty (left) as Ivy Lynn and Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright in a scene from "Smash." (Will Hart/NBC)
It turns out that the song was actually a warning: take cover, Broadway, because this is going to get ugly.
Watch a scene ‘Only God Forgives,’ in which Ryan Gosling’s character’s manhood is mocked by his vicious mother, played by Kristin Scott Thomas… NSFW!
One of the most hotly anticipated films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, running from May 15-26 in the south of France, is Only God Forgives. The crime-thriller reteams Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn with his star, Ryan Gosling, and is Gosling’s last film before his self-imposed hiatus from acting.
Ryan Gosling in "Only God Forgives." (Cannes Film Festival)
Gosling plays Julian, an American running a Muy Thai boxing club in Bankok, Thailand, that’s a front for a drug-smuggling operation. When his brother, Billy (Tom Burke), is killed in an act of revenge after murdering an underage prostitute, the two boys’ mother, Crystal (Kristin Scott Thomas), comes to town. Crystal is a deliciously evil crime lord, and demands that Julian seek vengeance on the man who killed her favorite son.
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