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'The Interview' is 2014's most important bad movie

The Interview is terrible, and you should see it right now. Almost every joke is bad, and almost every joke gets repeated 10 times. But at least The Interview is set in something resembling actual contemporary reality. Right now that’s radical. This Christmas, Hollywood’s major movies were set in a magic dwarf kingdom, a magic forest, and a magic museum where actors cash magic paychecks.

You also could’ve seen two movies set in Movie World War II, Hollywood’s favorite fantasy universe, where the nefarious Axis powers fight a losing battle against overacting. I guess Annie is set in the real world, insofar as Rich Person Manhattan is a real place—but even Annie is set in a universe where anyone wants to hear Jamie Foxx sing.

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Nicole Kidman went on the worst first date with Jimmy Fallon

This may be the most cringe-inducing interview Jimmy Fallon has had in a long while on the Tonight Show, one that had him red in the face for the whole segment.

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Nicole Kidman went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the first time, and for a very good reason: The last time they crossed paths, Kidman had an awful “date” (if one can even call it that) with Fallon. What began as a meet-cute set up by Rick, a mutual friend, quickly devolved into an O. Henry-like disaster. Rick took Kidman, who was game to date Fallon, to Fallon’s apartment, where Fallon’s disinterest was so palpable that Kidman thought Fallon was gay.

Watch the video and see Kidman school Fallon on his cold, hard rejection in the form of wearing sweatpants and serving her old Chinese food.

 

This week's cover: The big story behind Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

How long in the making was this week’s exclusive, first-look cover image of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man? Well, that depends how you look at it. While the shrinking, and insect-controlling, hero of Marvel’s Ant-Man (out. July 17) may not be as famous as The Hulk or Thor, he made his comics debut way back in 1962 and a year later co-founded The Avengers with those two aforementioned gents. Back in 2001, the movie’s original director, Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), and fellow Brit Joe Cornish first wrote a treatment for an Ant-Man movie, which means the project long predates the hugely successful Marvel movie universe ushered in by 2008’s Iron Man. Wright remained enthusiastic about the project down the years, telling EW in 2013, “I’d rather do the film with 2015 effects rather than 2005 effects. So it’s all good.” Then, it wasn’t. In May of 2014, Wright unexpectedly exited the project, prompting a blood pressure-raising search by Marvel for a new director which ultimately led them to Bring It On filmmaker Peyton Reed, the man who ultimately welcomed EW to the Ant-Man set outside Atlanta last fall. READ FULL STORY

Bradley Cooper shreds on the air guitar on 'Tonight Show'

Bradley Cooper turned 40 on Monday, and he celebrated by showing off his prowess at the air guitar on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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Clad in an Afro gifted by Fallon for this very special day, Cooper admitted that his musical talents rely on an invisible instrument.

“When I was a kid I had a lot of time on my hands, and there’s this one song by Neil Young. I don’t know if everybody knows this, and I’m sort of proud that I know it. It’s just the guitar solo from ‘Down by the River,'” Cooper said. “To air guitar to it is so meaningless … but I’d love to give you a little taste. It’s long!”

Watch Cooper get all up in the audiences’ faces with his shredding, which probably made one woman’s day.

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

“Did you listen to this week’s Serial?” That’s been the question on everyone’s lips the past three months. The podcast, which reexamined the 1999 murder case of a Baltimore teenager, become morning Gchat convo—and launched a thousand think pieces declaring 2014 “The Golden Age of Podcasts.”

While individual podcasts have previously broken through the cultural consciousness—like comedian Marc Maron’s WTF in 2009—the genre has generally been a niche interest since it hit iTunes in 2005. That year, there were only about 3,000 podcasts up and running. A decade later, that number has mushroomed to more than 285,000 podcasts, created in over 100 languages. The DIY radio of the Internet is now a bona fide medium, heard by an estimated 39 million Americans a month.

To celebrate the format’s true coming of age—it is indeed “golden”—our very own obsessive pod people are telling you what you must hear in the new year. READ FULL STORY

Watch a supercut of the Golden Globes' sloppiest moments

The Golden Globes, the awards-show equivalent of a frat party, are back on Sunday, Jan. 11, to bring us displays of stars’ most hammered moments.

It’s the one awards show every year where the champagne flows freely and the speeches get more and more slurred as the night wears on. Watch EW’s supercut of the Golden Globes’ drunkest moments, from Andrew Garfield’s “inspiring” word garble to the delightful way the late Elizabeth Taylor gave the Best Picture award to Gladiator.

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This week in Sound Bites: 'Doctor Who,' 'Into the Woods,' and more

Every week in Sound Bites, EW covers the most memorable lines of the week. This week, Sound Bites covers the movies and TV specials that came out over the holidays, including Doctor Who’s Christmas special, Chris Pine’s refreshingly witty quip as Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods, and the he-said-she-said debacle at the center of Big Eyes. Here are this week’s best lines from TV, film, and pop culture.

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Seven lies pop culture told us about New Year's Eve

Ext. Times Square, 11:59:58 on Dec. 31

The Swarovski ball makes its final descent as Veronica arrives with only seconds to spare, finally ready to confess her love to Ethan with a midnight kiss that will begin the rest of her life… their life. Without a word, she looks into his eyes and leans in as the confetti falls like a glittering rain, washing away the past and sowing seeds of hope for a new year—a new world.

[Record scratch]

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, movies and TV are liars. Very rarely do you see loneliness in a crowd, drunken fools, or that fact that it’s freaking impossible to get anywhere except for this crappy party you’re really starting to regret attending. Instead, you get perfect midnight kisses and wildly improbable means of declaring one’s love. The deception must stop.

As many a mid-February dieter and sneak-smoker knows, change doesn’t come from a hollow resolutions—it comes from action. And our final act of 2014 will be to debunk just a few of the myths movies and TVs have perpetrated on our fragile spirits. Starting with… READ FULL STORY

Ryan Gosling's directorial debut will skip U.S. theaters

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After a disastrous debut at this past May’s Cannes Film Festival, Ryan Gosling’s feature film directorial debut Lost River will not be getting a domestic theatrical release. According to Variety, the film will be released on home entertainment platforms in April. READ FULL STORY

'Mockingjay' cast stars in PSA for the Ebola Survival Fund

While media coverage of the Ebola crisis has simmered down in the United States, the virus is still prevalent elsewhere—a fact that’s emphasized in a new PSA for the Ebola Survival Fund featuring the cast of the Hunger Games films.

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