One of the highlights of Chris Rock’s press tour for Top Five has been his incisive cultural commentary, and Rock once again discussed current events during his appearance on The Late Show last night. READ FULL STORY
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This morning, stars are slowly but surely realizing that they have been nominated for a Golden Globe. Check out statements and social media reactions from nominees such as Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, and Eddie Redmayne; we’ll be updating this post throughout the day as they roll in.
Reese Witherspoon (Best Actress, Drama, Wild): “I’m extremely thankful that the film is being recognized in this way. Wild is truly my baby and was a labor of love from the beginning. Cheryl Strayed was so brave in putting her life’s journey into words and it makes me happy that this type of recognition will hopefully drive more people to experience it on film.”
A movie producer might have called Angelina Jolie a “spoiled brat” in a leaked email that surfaced Tuesday, but People has no such complaints with the actress: She tops the magazine’s annual list of 25 most intriguing people.
Jolie’s Unbroken, a film she directed about World War II veteran Lou Zamperini, arrives in theaters Dec. 25 but is already a title floating around in conversations about could-be Oscar contenders. For the more gossip-minded, the actress also made headlines this year when she and longtime partner Brad Pitt wed. READ FULL STORY
After the project received some criticism, a Russian art group’s plans to build an actual Eye of Sauron—without all of the orc labor, of course—in Moscow have been scrapped.
When Stephen Colbert morphs into the right-wing blowhard Stephen Colbert we see every night on The Colbert Report, that’s an act. It’s satire of the highest order.
But when Stephen Colbert morphs into “Lord of the Rings” icons Bilbo Baggins, and Legolas, and Gandalf—as he did for the cover of our magazine this week—that’s no act. That’s simply unapologetic fanboy Stephen Colbert relishing a chance to nerd out.
Our issue, and the stories he wrote for it—a Q&A with Peter Jackson, and an essay about his fandom—are pegged to the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies next weekend. But to watch Colbert get into costume, and character, in the time lapse above, it’s clear no hook was needed. He would have done this anytime.
Does Stephen Colbert know the world of J.R.R. Tolkien?
Was Faramir the first Prince of Ithilien? Are the Dúnedain descended from the Númenóreans? Does Beorn the bear defecate in the woods?
Seriously, does he? We don’t know the answers to any of these, but we’re willing to wager all the gold in Erebor that Stephen Colbert does. He’s that big of a fan. Which is why we asked him to write this week’s cover story for the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, the final film in Peter Jackson’s second Tolkien trilogy. It hits theaters next Friday. READ FULL STORY
If you grew up a comics fan, chances are you were faced with one question pretty early on: What’s better, Marvel or DC? It was a big decision, like signing a mortgage at five years old. You were going to spend years investing and defending it, so you’d better pick wisely.
Of course, treating the subject like a binary is inherently silly. There’s no reason not to like both Marvel and DC. Plus, “better” is a purely subjective term—while one publisher’s output might not resonate with some people, others might find it to be the best thing ever.
But thanks to the pervasive popularity of all things superheroic—especially this year—that ancient debate has found new life. And though there are also plenty of comics publishers beyond Marvel and DC, these two are definitely out to dominate the pop cultural conversation in a way they never really have before.
So who wore it better in 2014: Marvel or DC? Let’s take a closer look. READ FULL STORY
Biopics and indie dramas make up a large margin of the film nominations for the NAACP Image Awards this year.
Selma, Get On Up, Belle, Beyond the Lights, and Dear White People garnered nominations for outstanding motion picture while Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, House of Cards, Grey’s Anatomy, and Being Mary Jane garnered noms for outstanding drama series. Black-ish, House of Lies, Key & Peele, Orange is the New Black, and Real Husbands of Hollywood nabbed nominations on the comedy side in multiple categories.
The awards will be telecast on TV One on Feb. 6. READ FULL STORY
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