Melissa Belk

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

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.