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Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cordially Invited to Star in 'Guys and Dolls'

It seems like a no-brainer that song-and-dance men Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon Levitt ought to at least <i>attempt</i> to fill Marlon Brando and Frank …

A Book for Movie Lovers: Suspects by David Thomson

Sometimes it feels as if classic Hollywood movies serve as a last bastion of concision in popular culture. They tend to be well under two hours. They …

Otherwise 'Occupied': Norwegian Crime Phenom Jo Nesbo Hits the Small Screen

It’s not enough to be Norway’s preeminent crime novelist. Nor is it sufficient to collect a mantle full of literary awards for two series of darkly …

The Dickensian Dark Knight in the Age of Sociopolitical Superheroes

Last summer, Christopher Nolan’s "The Dark Knight Rises" was a huge hit, capping off one of the most popular and financially successful superhero …

Why Has Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' Come Under Siege?

As each new week brings a new expose on the besieged production of “World War Z,” lately it seems as though the media has declared war on the $200 …

All Gatsbys, Great and Small: 6 Performances of Gatsbyesque Proportions

Back in 2002, <i>Book</i> magazine made a list of the 100 Best Characters in Fiction since 1900. Winnie the Pooh made the list. Scarlett O’Hara, Atticus …

To See or Not To See? A Survey of the Growing Outrage Over 'Ender's Game'

Orson Scott Card's beloved 1985 novel <i>Ender's Game</i> may have entranced multiple generations of sci-fi readers, but recently the author's become better …

Harper Lee Goes All Atticus Finch and Sues for Copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird

Novelists aren’t known to be a particularly principled bunch. Done well, the job tends to require a moral relativist who spends more time dwelling in …

Jeff Bridges, Photographer: 'Award-winning Photog' Added to Renaissance Man List

One thing you may not know about Jeff Bridges: All these years he's been snapping wide-lens photos behind the scenes of all his movies, and they're …

Culture Archives - Signature Reads

Twilight of the ‘20s: Baz, Leo & Company Return with ‘The Great Gatsby’

Australian director Baz Luhrmann has about as much of a chance of landing this question as he does a pike off the gables of Gatsby castle into a …

Would Scott and Zelda Have Approved of Baz Luhrmann's Bedazzled Version of 'The Great Gatsby'?

Given the round-the-clock fanfare surrounding this Friday’s release of Baz Luhrmann’s tricked-out, glitzed-up exercise in 3-D cinematic extravagance, …

That New Vine App Proves Its Usefulness in 'Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal'

It's been hard for me to imagine what possible practical use I might have for Vine, a new app that allows users to share six-second video chunks the …

Tracy Letts's August Osage County Gets the Hollywood Treatment

The trailer for John Wells's adaptation of Tracy Letts's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama <i>August Osage County</i> debuted this morning to theatrical head …

Angelina Jolie Joins a Growing Canon of Candid Cancer Storytelling

Angelina Jolie has been duly hailed for her courageous choice to undergo a preventive double mastectomy after discovering she carried a gene that …

'The English Teacher' and 10 Other Great Bookish Females on Film

"Refuse to live your life by the book,” pronounce the posters for “The English Teacher,” the indie feature debut from television director Craig Zisk. …

Downton Disney Abbey: Recasting the Classics with the Crawley Crew

Diddy’s gone Downton. The Simpsons have too. And with recent casting news that Lily James, who played wild child flapper Lady Rose MacClare in the …

'August Osage County' Trailer: Where's the Drama?

In 2006, marketing hacks released trailers to try and spin "Bug" -- a psychological thriller about loneliness and delusional parasitosis by …

Behind the Candelabra: A Conversation with Richard LaGravenese

W?adziu Valentino Liberace -- known to the world by just his last name -- became the highest paid musician in the world from the 1950s to 1970s. From …

How 'Fifty Shades' Fever Has Paved the Way for Kink in Academia

E.L. James may not have invented anything new with her <i>Fifty Shades</i> books, but the renewed popular interest in kinky sex has emboldened our already …

All Is Not Lost: Robert Redford's Silent Film Knocks Cannes' Socks Off

Thought "The Artist" was just a fluke, didn't ya? Word on the street says that Robert Redford's performance in the silent film "All is Lost" is …

The Start-of-Summer Movie List: 10 Must Sees

Wondering what to do with yourself at this moment as springtime makes its way to summer? If you’re looking for a little balance to your barbecue, a …

Robert Ripley, the Original Honey Boo Boo, and the Origins of Reality Entertainment

<i>Editor's Note: Neal Thompsonis the critically acclaimed author of Light This Candle, Driving with the Devil, and Hurricane Season and has contributed</i> …

Why the BBC is Celebrating 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice with a P.D. James Adaptation

The past few years have seen a series of bicentennial anniversaries of Jane Austen’s major works, and 2013’s milestone is a big one: It’s been two …

Joss Whedon's Words to Wesleyan Graduates: 'You Are All Going to Die'

During graduation season the entire internet gets gunked up with some famous author or artist's commencement speech. This year the one that caught my …

Bringing Books to Life, David Cronenberg Style

David Cronenberg’s upcoming film, “Maps to the Stars,” is acquiring a prolific cast. John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, …

Sir Patrick Stewart Enjoys His First New York Pizza Slice

Recent Brooklyn transplant Sir Patrick Stewart just documented a major milestone via Twitter: his first New York pizza "slice," which he wants you to …