Tommy Wiseau

Why 'GLOW' star Alison agreed to nude scenes

After starring in shows such as “Mad Men” and “Community,” one thing Alison Brie had yet to do on screen was strip down in front of the cameras. Now, the 34-year-old star is making waves as 1980s female wrestler, Ruth Wilder, in the Netflix series “GLOW,” where the she learned how to get …

Entertainment

'Mudbound' tops Mark Olsen's 10 best films of 2017

It’s as if the movies answered our call. In a year that has seemed long and confusing, movies became an unexpected centering point, a beacon. As the era of “Peak TV” has toppled over on itself, cinema at least partly took back the reins of cultural conversation. Amid an ongoing onslaught of news …

Bong Joon-ho

We're giving away Fandango codes so you can see The Last Jedi (or something else) for free

There’s no rule that says that you <i>have</i> to go see <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi</i> with the Fandango gift cards we’re giving away on <i>The A.V. Club</i> …

Star Wars

Tommy Wiseau Wants A Part in ‘Star Wars Episode IX,’ and This Video Proves It Must Happen — Watch

With "The Disaster Artist" and "The Last Jedi" both in theaters now, Tommy Wiseau is trying to get involved in the "Star Wars" franchise.<p>“The Room” …

Star Wars

Oscar Best Picture Contenders Reach Voters With Nostalgia

Historical movies have a reputation for tugging at the heartstrings of both Academy voters and fans, just ask anyone who regularly watches “Gone With …

Timothée Chalamet

The only 3 movies you need to watch in December 2017

The only 3 movies you need to watch in December 2017<p>On the cusp of awards season, Hollywood releases get more cerebral, prosaic and ambitious. Watch …

Star Wars

The Best Movie Scenes and Moments of 2017

Our celebration of the best of 2017 rolls on to this list of the best scenes from the year in film. ScreenCrush editors Matt Singer, Britt Hayes, and …

Movies

Here’s What It’s Like Trying To Get Inside The Head Of Tommy Wiseau

If you’re going to write a movie about Tommy Wiseau prepare for a lot of script notes from Tommy Wiseau. Well, the term “script notes” may be a generous way of looking at it. Over the course of, combined, ten hours of phone calls from Wiseau that were relayed to the writing team of Scott Neustadter …

Movies

The 10 best lines from movies in 2017

Sometimes a film delivers its most powerful message wordlessly – say, by the clenching of a character’s jaw. More often, movie moments are made by …

Greta Gerwig

What Happened To Tommy Wiseau After The Room

In James Franco’s new movie <i>The Disaster Artist</i>, Franco plays Tommy Wiseau, the director, producer, writer and star of the legendarily bad film <i>The …

Greg Sestero

Jean-Claude Van Johnson review – a baggy, wildly oscillating mess

This campy self-parody centred on Jean-Claude Van Damme is let down by poor writing and direction. It’s a waste of everyone’s time<p><b>What is it?</b> A “comedy” featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean-Claude Van Damme.<p><b>Why you’ll love it:</b> If you are former action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme, you will adore …

TV

5 San Francisco-Set Comedy Films To Rent Or Buy For The Holidays

CitywideAnne Hathaway in 2001's "The Princess Diaries." | Photo: Walt Disney StudiosThe holidays can be a stressful time, which is why you might feel …

San Francisco

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' and other movie picks for Dec. 15

<i>Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang.</i><p><b>Call Me By Your Name</b> Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer give superb performances as two young men falling in love in the northern Italian countryside in this rapturously beautiful collaboration between director Luca Guadagnino and …

Justin Chang

'The Disaster Artist' review: James Franco's ode to a schlock auteur and his 'so bad, it's good' flop

In 1998, aspiring actor Greg Sestero met another aspiring actor, Tommy Wiseau, in an acting class in San Francisco. Wiseau performed a bit of Stanley …

Entertainment

Test audiences for The Disaster Artist refused to believe the film was based on a true story

Oh hi readers. Did you know that test audiences for James Franco’s <b>The Disaster Artist</b> refused to believe that the film was based on a true story? In …

Greg Sestero

The 15 best movies of 2017

From horror to superhero action to aching personal drama, this was a diverse year for film, with plenty of standouts<p>The year-end list-making urge is powerful. It’s like a nesting instinct — a drive to put things in order, to organize the world into something comfortable and manageable and orderly …

Greg Sestero

The most Googled movie of 2017 isn't Star Wars – in fact, it's not even in the top ten.

That was not the movie you were looking for.<p>Google has revealed its search data for 2017 and when it comes to the most Googled movies, <i>Star Wars</i> …

Movies

People are asking Tommy Wiseau for life advice and his answers are actually awesome

Despite all the press surrounding <i>The Disaster Artist</i>, there's still plenty of unanswered questions about Tommy Wiseau.<p>Where did he get all the money …

Entertainment

Owen Gleiberman’s 10 Best Films of 2017

Earlier this year, as winter was doing its slow fade, something happened in the world of movies you don’t see too often: A film arrived out of …

Timothée Chalamet

Matt Lauer, Meghan Markle, Harvey Weinstein top 2017 Google people searches

Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Bill O’Reilly — once-powerful men in media and entertainment disgraced by revelations of sexual …

Meghan Markle

Download Screenplays for 'Lady Bird', 'The Florida Project', and 'The Disaster Artist'

Make some room on your virtual reading stack for these critical favorites.<p>With only two and a half weeks left in the calendar year, a handful of …

Filmmaking

The year in review: The top 10 television series that surpassed our expectations

Including everything from The Deuce to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, television this year tested boundaries and pushed some envelopes<p>Television this …

TV

Google's Most Searched Person Of 2017 Is Here & You're Going To Feel Weird About It

Now that 2017 is coming to a close, it's time to look back at the year behind us, and as it turns out, a really good way to sum it up is by seeing …

Meghan Markle

How The Disaster Artist Painstakingly Re-created Tommy Wiseau’s L.A. - Los Angeles Magazine

A guide to where Franco and co. re-created the creation of <i>The Room</i><p>Though the story of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero’s enduring, idiosyncratic …

Los Angeles

Review: The Disaster Artist provokes schadenfreude

There’s this word that I love that I never use because when I do, I sound like a pretentious ass. The word is schadenfreude which basically means …

Indianapolis

30 Facts About 2017’s Most Googled Movies

From <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> to <i>Baby Driver</i>, 2017 was a big year for movies. And going by Google’s 2017 Year In Search lists, film lovers were hungry for …

Culture

Capsule reviews of feature films

COCO. 3 stars. In Mexico a fatherless boy crosses into the colorful land of the dead to learn more about his family, and to pursue his forbidden …

Entertainment

2018 SAG Award nominees: Young stars take over as Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan and Millie Bobby Brown snag top nominations

The rumblings of awards season 2018 are well underway.<p>The Screen Actors Guild Awards are historically a strong predictor of which films and stars will take home Academy Awards a month later. That's in part because there's a lot of overlap between voting members of SAG and those of the Academy.<p>Early …

Awards

Golden Globes 2018: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ And All The Other Jewish Nominees

JTA — “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” one of the most thoroughly Jewish shows on television, capitalized on its strong reviews by earning a Golden Globe …

Awards

These Photos Of Tommy Wiseau In Real Life Show The Mysterious Man Behind 'The Room'

"It's so bad it's good" takes on a whole new meaning thanks to the 2003 cult classic <i>The Room</i>. This phenomenon — as puzzling as it is hypnotic — …

James Franco