J.K. Rowling Sat Down With Barack Obama During President‘s London Visit
Not to point fingers, but with president Barack Obama’s number of days left in office gradually ticking down, it’s starting to look like he may just be using the powers of the position to meet all the cool famous people he can before his time’s up. Think about it: under the guise of a roundtable on urban opportunity and racial injustice, Obama summoned a star-studded lineup of hip-hop’s finest to the White House including Chance the Rapper, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Janelle Monáe, Nicki Minaj, Common, and Ludacris, among others just a couple weeks ago. I can speak only for myself, but if I was elected President, that’s the first thing I would do.
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Re-Teaming For Historical Epic ‘Bunker Hill’
When a collaboration between creative types in Hollywood bears fruit, the studios often attempt to keep it together for as long as possible in order to extract all possible profit. Aaron Stockard and Ben Affleck first found success as the co-writers of Gone Baby Gone, a moody-broody, Affleck-directed neo-noir that cleared a trail through the untamed wilds of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood... Rea
Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society’ Confirmed as Opening Night Presentation at Cannes Film Festival
It was just a week ago that the first rumblings of Cannes rumors began to swirl in advance of the prestigious film festival’s official programming announcement in April. As eager film fanatics slumbered with visions of new pictures from Nicolas Winding Refn and Derek Cianfrance dancing in their heads, the Cannes board continued working to assemble a treasure trove of new cinematic offerings for 20
Chinese Theaters Cut Down on Cell Phone Use With Lasers, Shaming
China’s been ahead of the Western curve for some time now. The U.S. economy cowers before the might of Chinese manufacturing prowess, and some of Hollywood’s most popular blockbusters have catered to Eastern tastes. By 2025, we will all have a workable knowledge of Cantonese. But for now, China has made its latest leap forward in the field of etiquette, more specifically movie theater etiquette, and even more specifically, how to deal with a-holes who won’t stop using their cell phones during a movie. Polite whispered requests, chair-nudging, chair-kicking, and in-theater doxxing have all proven ineffective in the continuing war on America’s rudest audience members. China’s contrived a smarter, more futuristic mode of combatting these menaces.
One Movie Theater Is Showing ‘Groundhog Day’ For 24 Straight Hours on Groundhog Day
In the comedy classic Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s curmudgeonly newscaster Phil Connors starts to lose his mind after repeatedly living the exact same February 2 over and over again. For the low price of ten pounds (approximately $14 in real money), patrons of Liverpool’s Small Cinema can now live Phil’s Groundhog Day experience for real — but not the part where he seduces beautiful women, or becomes a better person, or is Bill Murray. Really just the repetition and its accompanying descent into madness.