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Director of New Film St. Vincent Hilariously Explains How He Got Bill Murray To Do the Film

Sep 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

At the San Diego Film Festival last weekend, Theodore Melfi gave one of the best Q&A's to ever be given, sharing with the audience the details of how he nabbed the elusive Bill Murray for St. Vincent—his debut feature film that only took him around four weeks to write. While he chatted about the origins of the story (it's inspired by members of his own family, including his young daughter) and sang the praises of the entire cast (especially Melissa McCarthy), the big stories of the night revolved around Murray. ... Read More

Cumberbatch Beats Nazis, Murray Gets Self-Destructive & Witherspoon Hikes 1,000 Miles at San Diego Film Festival

Sep 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The San Diego Film Festival is officially over after filling five days full of over 100 flicks, many of which will definitely be Oscar contenders this year. Though the festival has actually been around since 2001, it's only been within the past few years that it's really started to find its footing and this year's event had the best line-up yet. Check out the event's three biggest films below, the ones that exceeded our expectations (like The Imitation Game and St. Vincent) and the one that left us feelin... Read More

Horns Director Alexandre Aja Chats Casting Harry Potter as a Fallen Angel & Refreshing the Horror Genre

Sep 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Roguish filmmaker Alexandre Aja looks like he could play a proper Jane Austin gentleman, but in fact he just might be even more evil than Voldemort.  The “Splat Pack” horror movie filmmaker had a dream— a nightmarish dream—to turn Harry Potter into Satan, and his gruesome wish is about to come true with the Halloween release of his upcoming film Horns.... Read More

Comedian Bill Cosby Gives Voice to African-American Artists By Loaning His Massive Art Collection to the Smithsonian

Sep 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer

It's no secret that beloved comedian Bill Cosby is an art collector and has, over the years, amassed a pretty impressive collection. Today, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington announced that Cosby’s entire collection will soon be featured in an exhibit titled Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, and we can't wait to check it out. ... Read More

The Drop Is Worth the Film Festival Hype & So Much More

Sep 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With every movie he does, Tom Hardy keeps showing just how dang good he is. Who else could have pulled off Locke?(A movie in which his character was the only one you saw and spent the entire movie making phone calls while driving on a freeway.) And I'm still in awe of his performance in&a... Read More

You Need to See These 12 Flicks Screening at Toronto Film Festival

Sep 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For those of us who are obsessed with movies, fall means a slew of new films to drool over and is typically seen as the start of Oscar season. The Toronto Film Festival (September 4-14) is typically a pretty good indication of how the Academy Awards will play out, letting everyone know ahead of time which flicks are the best and which are big disappointments. ... Read More

Hamilton Leithauser Talks Post-Walkmen Black Hours, His Writing Process, the Coen Brothers & Drunk Cross-Eyed Germans

Sep 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

High school marked my musical awakening, a time when I started to really construct my own identity outside of my mom's water-damaged Cat Stevens records, my dad's old Johnny Cash, and the popular boy bands of the early 1990s (I'll never live that down). It was then I discovered my affinity for Nick Cave's poetic brutality, Morrissey's dramatic flair, Billy Bragg's political fortitude, and of course, The Walkmen's confident frontman Hamilton Leithauser who made every note seem essential.... Read More

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