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The Star-Packed Trailer For ‘Office Christmas Party’ Makes Your Workplace Look So Boring

If you like to judge movies by their titles, then you’re probably going to assume that <i>Office Christmas Party</i> is yet another raunchy comedy about what happens when frustrated working class adults cut loose and stick it to The Man. Based on the first official trailer for this comedy, you’re probably …

Christmas

This Adorable 8-Year-Old Girl Handles ‘Ghostbusters’ Red Carpet Interviews Like A Pro

Move over, Lights Camera Jackson. Seriously, move all the way over and do not block the path of Lindalee Rose, the eight-year-old Junior Ghostbuster and Red Carpet Reporter who has become a YouTube star for the adorable way she interviews the stars of films like <i>Frozen</i>, <i>Muppets Most Wanted</i>, and now …

Red Carpet

Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello Will Slide Into Your DMs For $250

Michael Chiarello is a celebrity chef with a restaurant in Napa Valley who always seems to show up on food shows. He’s been on <i>Top Chef Masters</i>, or you might remember him as the guy who got in a constantly-replayed shouting match with Dale on <i>Top Chef</i> season four. He seems to exude an air of …

Celebrity Chefs

The Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Its 2016 Schedule

Getty Images/Paramount<p>The Toronto International Film Festival tends to predict everything from Oscar winners to horror hits. Just released, this year’s schedule has plenty to be interested in. Here’s what stands out the most, among the movies coming to the fest.<p><i>Arrival</i>, Denis Villeneuve<p>Villeneuve, …

Festivals

‘Star Wars’ Accident Could Have Killed Harrison Ford

Getty Image<p>There was a point last year that a lot of people thought we’d lost Harrison Ford. The actor was involved in a small-aircraft crash on a golf course in California, and naturally some media outlets made it seem a lot worse than it actually was, as the beloved actor was transported to the …

Harrison Ford

This Week in Movie Posters: Danny Trejo, ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ And More

Here at This Week In Movie Posters, we live and die by alphabetical order, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have started with this poster for <i>Autumn Lights</i>. It’s floating heads, inside the silhouette of a floating head! I think the designer had to work so hard to make all those heads work that he …

Danny Trejo

Margot Robbie Responds To That Uncomfortable ‘Vanity Fair’ Love Letter/Profile

<i>Vanity Fair</i> proclaimed this The Summer of George, er, Margot Robbie. <i>The Legend of Tarzan</i> has done better than expected in the United States, and it’s cleaning up overseas, while <i>Suicide Squad</i> is posed for a $125 million opening. That’s really good for some very bad guys and girls. The only problem …

Harley Quinn

‘Trainspotting 2’ Teaser Reveals The Original Cast Back Together

It still feels like a bit of a heroin-induced fever dream that <i>Trainspotting 2</i> is really happening 20 years after the original introduced us to Spud, Renton, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Sure enough, director Danny Boyle has made good on his long-running promise to bring the original cast back to the big …

Entertainment

Weekend Box Office: ‘Star Trek’ Beat Everyone But Itself

This weekend marked only the sixth time ever that five films all grossed more than $20 million in domestic box office, and that even a split may explain some lackluster numbers. <i>Star Trek Beyond</i> almost tripled its debuting competitors, but its $59.6 million opening is also down significantly from</i> …

Entertainment

The First ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer Premiered, And It Is ‘Wonder’-ful

The first trailer for <i>Wonder Woman</i> dropped at San Diego Comic-Con, and it is amazing. Amidst all of Zach Snyder’s signature grittiness and action sequences, there is so much to absorb about the film’s story and supporting characters. Chris Pine gets to flex his “incredulous” muscles as the first man …

Superhero Movies

The Food Fights Back In The New ‘Sausage Party’ Red Band Trailer

<i>Toy Story</i> is a family-friendly movie about the adventures your anthropomorphic playthings go on when you’re not around. <i>The Secret Life of Pets</i> has the same basic premise, except with animals. Then there’s <i>Sausage Party</i>, which answers the question that’s plagued mankind for generations: If a sausage …

Movie Trailers

An Email From An Angry ‘Ghostbusters’ Fan Over A Non-Existent Review

Like most other movie folks, I saw Paul Feig’s <i>Ghostbusters</i> reboot last week. I thought it was pretty funny when it was a comedy, and then the plot kicked in and I just wanted it to end. The joke writing was sharp and the cast was great, but it sort of just took the entire conceit of the franchise …

Ghostbusters

Matt Damon’s Impression Of John Malkovich In ‘Rounders’ Is Simply Wonderful

If you haven’t yet read <i>GQ</i>’s great profile on Matt Damon ahead of next week’s release of <i>Jason Bourne</i>, do yourself a favor and run through it, because there are some great quotes from his famous friends. If anything, the Prince story will make you laugh, but there are some other fun anecdotes from …

Matt Damon

Movie Trailers Round-Up: ‘A Madea Halloween,’ ‘Moana’ And More

Lionsgate<p>This was a huge week for trailers, what with <i>The Magnificent Seven</i> remake looking like an Old West <i>Equalizer</i>, and <i>xXx: The Return of Xander Cage</i>… jungle skiing. Jungle. Skiing. Just amazing. There’s also the <i>Suicide Squad</i> extended Joker trailer that offers a greater look at Method Man himself, …

Horror Movies

The Edward Snowden Story Reaches Dangerous Levels Of Drama In The Latest Trailer For Oliver Stone’s Biopic

Open Road Films just unveiled a brand new trailer for Oliver Stone’s <i>Snowden</i> at Comic-Con today, which is a hilarious sentence that is also true. (In related news, Stone told Comic-Conners that Pokémon could lead to totalitarianism). EW got the exclusive on the trailer, and when I saw that their …

Edward Snowden

Oliver Stone Tells Comic-Con Fans That ‘Pokémon Go’ Will Lead To Totalitarianism

In today’s “sure, okay” news, Oliver Stone has linked <i>Pokémon Go</i> as a stepping stone to totalitarianism. While presenting his new film <i>Snowden</i> at the San Diego Comic Con — which in itself deserves its own oral history — Stone was not reveling in the fun of catching them all.<p>Stone’s newest picture …

Oliver Stone

Frotcast 300! Brandon Wardell On Harambe, Justin Halpern On ‘San Andreas’

–<p><i>Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right-click, save as).</i><p>Frotcast 300! I never thought the podcast that Splitsider called “consistently one of the most feminist groups of disgusting dudes on the internet,” and “regularly the grossest, least politically correct bunch of dudes” …

Political correctness

The U.S. Government Wants $1B From ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

A movie about guys using inappropriately acquired funds for lavish parties and private jets may have had more inspiration than just the 2008 Wall Street financial crisis. The federal government filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against the makers of <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>, saying the production …

Finance

The ‘Divergent’ Finale Movie Is Headed To TV Instead Of Theaters

In the mad rush to cash in on the success of <i>The Hunger Games</i>, <i>Divergent</i> seemed to be doing well. <i>Divergent</i> and <i>Insurgent</i>, stories of teens in a dystopia rebelling against their poorly explained caste system, made tidy sums and the series looked like a winner for Lionsgate. At least until the third one …

Lionsgate

Kirsten Dunst Will Make Her Feature Directorial Debut With A Dakota Fanning Led Film Of ‘The Bell Jar’

It’s a good time to be Kirsten Dunst. The former child star and big-screen Mary Jane Watson’s career is humming right along mostly on the strength of her astonishing performance in Season 2 of FX’s acclaimed <i>Fargo</i>. Dunst’s character, Peggy Blumquist, was the one who set all the events of the season …

Kirsten Dunst

Chris Hemsworth’s Epic ‘Ghostbusters’ Dance Scene Cost A Scary Amount Of Money

<b>Warning:</b> The following post contains some minor <i>Ghostbusters</i> spoilers.<p>The new <i>Ghostbusters</i> definitely rewards dedicated viewers who stick it out to the bitter end. The movie’s credits feature all manner of animations, fun tidbits and even an elaborate dance number featuring Chris Hemsworth’s …

Money

Mila Kunis Makes Dating Macaulay Culkin Sound Like A Nightmare

Behind every great <i>Bad Boys III</i>, there’s a great — or at least well cast — <i>Bad Moms</i>. The R-rated comedy, about a trio of stressed-out women who proverbially (and possibly literally) burn their bras in protest of mom-dom, stars Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, and Mila Kunis, who was on <i>The Howard Stern …

Macaulay Culkin

A Belated But Necessary Tribute To Kylie Minogue’s Character In ‘San Andreas’

As someone who works from home and is constantly in search of something decent to put on television during the day, HBO’s decision to run the movie <i>San Andreas</i> roughly 20 times a week this summer has been a godsend. <i>San Andreas</i> might be the perfect leave-on-in-the-background-while-you-do-other-things …

Kylie Minogue

Matt Damon Is Fine With ‘Team America: World Police’ Because At Least It Had Him Against The War

Back in 2014, Matt Damon hosted an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit and he continued to prove that he’s one of the folksiest, most normal dudes in Hollywood. “A man of the people,” they might say (they definitely say it), and he did his best to answer everyone’s questions. One question that caught …

Matt Damon

Here’s Everything We Know About The Freshly Announced ‘Making A Murderer’ Season Two

Yesterday, Netflix announced that their acclaimed true crime documentary <i>Making A Murderer</i> would return for a second season. Many of the same names from season one are set to come back. Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will return to cover the subject they have already spent 10 years …

Netflix

Vin Diesel Rides A Motorcycle Underwater In The Trailer For ‘xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage’

Back in 2008, I wrote a treatment for <i>Ninetuple X</i>, a sequel to <i>xXx</i> that would return Vin Diesel’s Xander Cage to the franchise. Paramount opted instead for <i>xXx: The Return of Xander Cage</i>, from writers F. Scott Frazier and Chad St. John (great porn name) and <i>Eagle Eye</i>/<i>I Am Number Four</i> director DJ …

Vin Diesel

This Week In Posters: The ’90s Are Back, And So Is Madea

This week in This Week in Posters begins with… holy hell, <i>A Madea Halloween</i>! Man, no one knows how to keep making money off something like Tyler Perry. This is the <i>ninth</i> Madea movie, by the way. Even Ernest P. Worrell only had nine Ernest movies (10 if you count <i>Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom</i> …

Entertainment

Netflix Is Bringing Back ‘Making A Murderer’ For At Least One More Season

<i>Making a Murderer</i>, Netflix’s true crime documentary that became a national sensation and was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards last week, has been renewed for season two. According to Netflix, the new season “will take fans of the acclaimed documentary series back inside the story of …

Netflix

Lebowski Fest Organizers Tell Us The Real Walter Sobchak Story And More

As much as you think you know about <i>The Big Lebowski</i>, and I thought I knew a lot, you’ll almost certainly discover something new at Lebowski Fest. Some of the things I learned this year were that when The Dude calls the big Lebowski a “human paraquat,” paraquat refers to an herbicide that was often …

Entertainment

What We Learned About The People Of Lebowski Fest At Lebowski Fest

5037508892001<p>I love <i>The Big Lebowski</i>. I’ve been to Lebowski bars, I’ve dressed up to go to Lebowski parties — I’ve been known to write a thinkpiece or two. But travel thousands of miles to hang out with <i>other</i> people who love Lebowski? That sounds crazy. Yet hundreds of people did just that this past …

Entertainment