Greedy men in cinema are always the same: They're reprehensible, sure, but they're always so cocky and self-important in their "Wall Street" slickness that they become humorless antiheroes. Plenty of the most towering characters in TV and film are greedy dudes who excuse their bad behavior with financial success. It's so pervasive a character type that there's no use revisiting its past.
The Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced -- and it's an excellent lineup. See these nominees so you get a handle on the ceremony, which takes place February 27.
Mariah Carey, the pop superstar and all-around perfect celebrity, has directed a Hallmark Channel movie. Better yet, it is a Christmas movie. Best yet, it is a movie with Lacey Chabert, best known for her role as Gretchen Weiners in "Mean Girls." This does not look like a great movie.
It’s the week before American Thanksgiving, which means a lot of people have already given up and just going through the motions at work until that sweet, sweet five-day weekend. Since that also means the entertainment news cycle has slowed to a trickle, things are getting a little…weird.
Like “Wizard COPS” parody weird. Is it wrong that I want someone to pick this up and turn it into a comedy series?
Are there many great Thanksgiving movies? Not really. But there are plenty of appropriate movies to watch amid a tryptophan haze.
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Our host for tonight is Matthew McConaughey, who said “All right, all right, all right” in his first movie and now we’ll never let him forget it. You may know McConaughey as the young Texan stoner from Dazed and Confused, as the constantly shirtless heartthrob from various romantic comedies, as a very skinny and very serious actor pushing for an EGOT any way he knows how, or as that guy who tried to sell you a Lincoln once in a fever dream (Wait, what? THAT WAS ACTUALLY A COMMERCIAL I WATCHED IN REAL LIFE?).
Katniss ends up posterized and Falcon helps Seth Rogen vomit in church: do these sound like good ideas? Oh, yes.