Casting Call: Penny Dreadful
January 31, 2013
Skyfall director Sam Mendes and his co-writer John Logan are teaming up with Showtime to create a “psychosexual thriller” based around some of literary fiction’s most famous villains. The show is called Penny Dreadful (named for the cheap comic books circulating in 19th-century Britain) and the cast of characters will include Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray, Dracula, Van Helsing, and more.
First Dibs: Givenchy Pre-Fall Look 35
January 11, 2013
We love the above maxi-shirtdress, with its ruffle sash, thigh-high slit, and sheer paneling. The practical, two-tone oxfords give it a tomboy edge; a little bit of personality that is so much sexier than stilettos.
New Again: Ryan Gosling
January 9, 2013
Before his bona fide A-List status, before The Notebook, before any “Hey Girl” memes, Ryan Gosling was just another talented young actor (and former Mickey-Mouser) searching for his place in the movie business.
Exclusive Song Premiere: ‘You Won’t Get This Joke At All,’ First Rate People
January 8, 2013
Toronto band First Rate People draws influences from pop, electronic music, and R&B—not such an unusual combo these days, but the result, coupled with tongue-in-cheek lyrics, might catch you altogether by surprise.
Oliver Peoples Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary
December 14, 2012
Hard to believe, but Oliver Peoples turned the big 2-5 this year. To celebrate their anniversary collection, the eyewear brand released a short film directed by Patrick Hoelck and starring Ray Liotta and Bar Paly.
New Again: Molly Ringwald
December 4, 2012
Molly Ringwald gave a voice to every awkward teenage girl from 1984 to… forever. From Sixteen Candles to The Breakfast Club to Pretty in Pink, Molly mapped out all the ups and down of teen life, and she did it with sincerity. Now, Ringwald is 44 years old, married with three kids, a published novelist, and set to develop a new show for Lifetime.
Casting Call: Endless Love
November 30, 2012
Did you know that Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’s famous duet “Endless Love” was originally written as the theme song for a Brooke Shields movie of the same name? It is hands-down the best thing that came out of that film (that, and a 19-year-old Tom Cruise has his first movie appearance in it, awww).
Bruno Mars Brings Out the Moonshine
November 19, 2012
A boozy night and some electric drums led to Bruno Mars’ new ’80s-inspired single, “Moonshine.”
Casting Call: All of Me
November 16, 2012
Body-switching movies don’t have the greatest record in recent Hollywood’s history; films like The Change Up (2011) and The Hot Chick (2002) rapidly disintegrated into dumbed-down humor and over-acting. Oh, for the days of All of Me (1984)! Carl Reiner’s ’80s hit stars Lily Tomlin and Steve Martin in their element; Tomlin delivering biting one-liners, and Steve Martin reveling in his physical comedy shtick.
Casting Call: The Stranger
November 9, 2012
The Stranger, a 1946 Orson Welles film, follows a detective on the hunt for a Nazi war criminal who is living a double life in a small Connecticut town. Welles directs and stars in it as the Nazi criminal, Loretta Young plays his naïve wife, and Edward G. Robinson plays the detective. The film is set to me be remade with Joseph Ruben (Sleeping With The Enemy) as the director.
New Again: Sean Penn
November 6, 2012
In the new indie movie This Must Be The Place, Sean Penn plays a retired rock star on a mission to find a Nazi war criminal and avenge his recently deceased father. Dressed to resemble The Cure’s Robert Smith, Penn’s character speaks in a whispery, high-pitched voice and wears heavy, glam-rock makeup—a striking departure from the public perception of Penn, the rugged, steely, serious actor.
Trailer Face-Off! Hitchcock vs. The Girl
October 25, 2012
This week: Hitchcock vs. The Girl, two films about The Master of Suspense and the making of two of his horror classics, Psycho and The Birds.
New Again: Denzel Washington
October 23, 2012
Aspiring actors dream about Denzel Washington’s career. A graduate of Fordham University and the American Conservatory Theater, the actor smoothly transitioned from the New York to the big screen and won his first Academy Award in 1989 for his role in Glory. Shortly after Denzel’s win, model and actress Veronica Webb interviewed him for our July 1990 cover story.