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All The Boys Love Nicole Kidman In Werner Herzog’s ‘Queen Of The Desert’

Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February, released this massive, 3-minute trailer over the long weekend. So far, the sumptuous period piece looks very un-Herzog. It stars Nicole Kidman as Gertrude Bell, a sort of female, Lawrence of Arabia …

Nicole Kidman

An Advice Columnist Got Pranked By Someone Pretending To Be Tommy Wiseau In ‘The Room’

Watching The Room is a specific form of torture, and the cult classic has just claimed its latest victim. Over the weekend, actor Greg Sestero, who recently wrote The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made (you can read our interview with him), uploaded an Ask Amy …

Cult Classic

Michael Douglas, Like Every Actor On Earth, Wants To Appear In An ‘Avengers’ Movie

With his turn as Hank Pym in Ant-Man, Hollywood legend Michael Douglas joins an already long and impressive list of movie stars who have played roles in the Marvel Universe. From Sir Anthony Hopkins in Thor to Robert Redford in The Winter Soldier, and Robert Downey, Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson lining …


Ernest, The Worrell’d Tour Part 7: ‘Ernest Goes To School’

This review is part of a series in which the author watches all of the Ernest movies in order, even though some day he will die.

In my enterprise to watch all of the Ernest movies, I hope I’m not doing permanent damage to myself. I feel like a python trying to swallow an alligator. Things were going …


James Deen Disses Crowdfunding To Throw A Sexy Party: Is Crowdfunding Done? (The Adult Film Minute)

THE ADULT FILM MINUTE: Once per month, except for occasionally when it’s more frequent than that, Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals will be telling us a little bit about what’s going on in adult entertainment and why it should matter to you.

I recently got some PR explaining that James Deen is going *old school* …


Trent Reznor Was Totally Chill With THAT Scene From ‘Magic Mike XXL’

It’s not giving anything away to say that there’s a lot of partial male nudity in Magic Mike XXL, but the specifics of the abs count as a spoiler, I guess, so consider yourself warned.

There are three very memorable musical moments in the film, two of which involve Joe Manganiello. He didn’t have …

Trent Reznor

Terminator 2’s Effects Supervisor Says CGI Has ‘De-Skilled Folks That Work In Visual FX’

One of the things that struck me about Terminator Genisys and Jurassic World (and judging by the other reviews, I’m not alone in this), is that in the 20-odd years since the originals came out, the visual effects seem to have gotten worse, not better. I’m not an effects supervisor, so I can only …


This New ‘Inside Out’ Parody Warns Of The Dangers Of ‘Pixar Depression’

At the risk of re-angering the RottenTomatoes swarm now that they’ve finally tired of shouting at me, I thought this parody PSA (from Shirin Najafi) about “Pixar Depression” nicely encapsulated the reasons Inside Out left me a little cold.

“Feeling sad, because your furniture hasn’t arrived? Because …


Time-Traveling Joe Dirt Meets Christopher Walken All Over Again In This New Clip From Joe Dirt 2

A plot point that people may have missed in all the strange excitement for Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser is that the titular redneck doofus is a time traveler now. How does the main character in this exclusive Crackle sequel end up traveling back to 1977 to watch the Daytona 500 with his mob buddy …

Christopher Walken

Frotcast 255: Oliver Stone’s Snowden, Aaron Sorkin’s Jobs, HBO, and Deaf People’s Orgasms

Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right-click, save as).

First of all… DON’T FREAK OUT! I opened this week’s show with about a minute of Matt Lieb’s stand up. It’s something I’ve been wanting to experiment with. After that, it’s a regular Frotcast, with Matt Lieb, Bret, and …

Aaron Sorkin

Paul Thomas Anderson Is Writing A Live-Action Pinocchio Movie Starring Robert Downey Jr.

Live-action retellings of classic stories are all the rage – Maleficent, Wicked, Pan, Tink, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella (twice), Jungle Book, etc. – but I never expected to see Paul Thomas Anderson involved with one. Yet here he is in today’s Hollywood Reporter, attached to write (“with an eye …

Paul Thomas Anderson

The Honest Trailer For ‘Magic Mike’ Makes Me Love ‘Magic Mike’ Even More

As president of the Unofficial Magic Mike Fan Club™, I was all set to hate this new Honest Trailer for Magic Mike. In a week where #lovewins, the last thing I need is some jerk telling me my love for “Ladies Of Tampa” is wrong.

As luck would have it, I can’t argue with much of this:

“A movie that puts …

Magic Mike

Don Cheadle Says Rachel Dolezal Was Right About Boycotting ‘Exodus’

If you saw Exodus‘ box office returns ($65 million domestic on a $140 million budget, though it did well overseas), you know that a boycott of it is probably unnecessary, even if we did have a time machine (also, it wasn’t very good). The cast and crew mostly presented a unified front against …

Don Cheadle

The First Teaser For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Is Even Dumber Than You Imagined

Edward Snowden’s is a story that needs to be told, though I was worried about Oliver Stone being the one to tell it, seeing as how nuance isn’t his forte. In his last few films, he’s given us “I know it sounds like Star Wars, love, but you could do it! You could be Captain America!” (about the …

Oliver Stone

A PI Is Going To Jail For Hacking Scientology Critics, And The Court Doesn’t Know Who Hired Him

A private investigator from New York named Eric Saldarriaga was sentenced to three months in jail Friday after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer hacking, on charges that he hired hackers to break into 60 email accounts. At least two of those accounts turned out to belong to …


Robert Zemeckis Says A ‘Back To The Future’ Reboot Won’t Happen While He’s Alive

Reboots, so hot right now. Recent reboots include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Robocop, Fantastic Four, and Poltergeist. Even Ghostbusters has two — yes, two — reboot films in the works. So there’s obviously nothing sacred any more… except perhaps the Back To The Future franchise, which is being …

Robert Zemeckis

Porn Stars Explain What They Use For, Er, Inspiration

In the latest installment of Woodrocket’s “Ask A Porn Star” series, Woodrocket’s Lee Roy Myers asks a cross section of adult film actors and actresses the question, what do you masturbate to? This week’s poll-ees (polers, pole-ees) include James Deen, April O’Neil, Allie Haze, Anikka Albrite, Mick …


Here’s The First Look At The Uniforms From Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’

Paul Feig’s upcoming (don’t you dare call it Lady) Ghostbusters movie has been filming for several weeks now, which means we’re due for plenty of paparazzi set photos that will answer questions like, “What do these actresses look like when they’re pretending to fight ghosts?” and “OMG, is that …

Paul Feig

Last Week’s Hot Links, With Laremy: ‘Ted 2,’ Sex Clubs, A Man That’s An Ant, And The Twitter!

Note: Hi, I’m Laremy, welcome to my old column. Rhetorical question: What will this column be? A collection of links you can read, along with really solid commentary. Most will be movie-related, but some will just be good ol’ frisky fun, because we can’t read about movies all the time. Now, I’m not

Mark Wahlberg

Steven Spielberg Wrote A Fan Letter To The Rock

We are now at a point where it’s almost universally agreed upon that The Rock — former college football player, former professional wrestler — is one of Hollywood’s most dynamic and charismatic leading men. He can make almost anything watchable, and he can make things that were already watchable …

Steven Spielberg

Food Network Star Power Rankings, Week 4: ‘4th Of July Picnic’

Even with all the great television coming out on Sundays, God help me, I still find time to watch Food Network Star. I will not justify it. As I’ve said, this column is not an endorsement, it’s me admitting my compulsion.

This week’s episode featured the 4th of July Picnic challenge, which, …


Weekend Box Office: ‘Jurassic World’ Trounces ‘Ted 2′ By $20 Million+

I keep reading these Jurassic World box office numbers thinking there’s been a misprint. Three weeks old, it still beat debuting Ted 2 by $20 million this weekend, $54.2 million to $32.9 million (domestic numbers, based on early estimates). J-World has earned $500 million domestic in 17 days, beat …

Box Office

Channing Tatum’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Film Isn’t Happening Anytime Soon

When Howard Stern recently asked Channing Tatum about his rumored Ghostbusters project, you could basically hear the film’s death rattle in the distance. “That thing’s gotten messy,” he told the radio show host, adding that the project is in a “gestation period.” Translated: it’s probably never …


Steven Seagal Responds To Accusations That His Martial Arts Demonstration Was Fake

You may remember a few weeks back when we shared video of Steven Seagal doing an Aikido demonstration at a Russian sambo tournament, looking like a pirate in his pajamas teaching the youth to dance. Now this week, a TMZ cameraman has accosted Steven Seagal in an airport to ask him the important …

Steven Seagal

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Are Producing A FIFA Movie *Not* Funded By FIFA

Earlier this month, a FIFA-funded, feature-length FIFA propaganda piece, United Passions, made headlines for becoming the lowest-grossing film ever to be released in more than 10 theaters ($918). That gave most of us a good laugh, but others a good idea: what about FIFA movie not funded by FIFA? …


Jared Leto Sent His ‘Suicide Squad’ Co-Stars A Live Rat And Bullets Because METHOD ACTING

On a historic day like today, it’s easy to overlook this country’s greatest hero, Jared Leto, who once used his award for playing a dying transvestite with AIDS to inspire the people of Ukraine and Venezuela. That award forever justified Leto’s penchant for wacky method acting, which, prior to …

Jared Leto

Rose McGowan’s Former Talent Agency Has Responded To Her Claims That She Was Fired

The talent agency at the center of Rose McGowan’s recent kerfuffle stemming from a reported Adam Sandler movie role has released a statement, countering McGowan’s claims that she was fired. Innovative Artists clarified their side of the situation, according to Deadline, revealing that McGowan’s …

Rose McGowan

William Hurt Opens Up About The Accident That Killed Sarah Jones

William Hurt was playing Gregg Allman in Randall Miller’s Night Rider, shooting a dream sequence on a bed atop some train tracks on a bridge, minutes before a train crashed through the set, killing 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones. Miller was eventually sentenced to two years in jail over …

Sarah Jones

Gangster Tom Hardy Plays His Own Psychotic Gay Twin In ‘Legend’

Someone after my own heart has finally figured out how to squeeze even more Tom Hardy into a single film – have him play his own twin. Hardy pulls pouty-lipped double duty as Ronnie and Reggie Kray in Legend, from director Brian Helgeland (42, A Knight’s Tale), a movie about London gangstas, innit. …

Tom Hardy

Alison Brie Is A Recovering Sex Addict In ‘Sleeping With Other People’

The only thing I wish Alison Brie would play more than a recovering sex addict is a relapsing sex addict, so IFC’s Sleeping With Other People seems right up my alley. It’s a rom-com with a twist: rather than the usual [HOT ACTOR] and [HOT ACTRESS] Trying to F*ck (as Patton Oswalt described …

Alison Brie