Late in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, there’s a ski chase sequence that’d give some roller coasters a run for their thrill-ride money. And apparently, this was no accident—the director recently revealed that he’s been harboring theme park ambitions.
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UPDATE: Christopher Nolan has disputed the Guardian‘s report. By way of clarification, the filmmaker released the following statement: “I would never say someone else’s film isn’t ‘a real film.’ The quote is inaccurate.”
ORIGINAL STORY (4:44 p.m. ET, Nov. 4, 2014): Between the concluding chapter of his Dark Knight trilogy and this week’s space epic Interstellar, Christopher Nolan helped Warner Bros. reboot the Superman franchise with 2013′s Man of Steel. Nolan received a “story by” credit on the film and served in a producer/godfather role, although it’s never been entirely clear how involved he was in the making of Man of Steel.
If there’s still something strange in your neighborhood, 30 years later, it looks like you can still call on the Ghostbusters.
Mom stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris are set to host 2015′s People’s Choice Awards, an annual event that recognizes talent in the worlds of television, film, and music. READ FULL STORY
This photo of Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield was taken 57 years ago, but it still looms large. Very large. In fact, it may be the most famous side eye in paparazzi history: Loren, the breakout Italian beauty at the Beverly Hills party designed as her Hollywood baptism reacts to the antics—and assets—of va-va-voomy Jayne Mansfield.
All these years later, Loren spoke to EW on the phone from her home in Switzerland. In the days before the AFI Fest’s tribute to her and the release of her memoir Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: My Life, 80-year-old Loren shares the story behind the stink eye. READ FULL STORY
Is it okay to approach a celebrity out in public? And how obligated should one feel to keep multitaskers up to speed as to what’s happening on screen? Dalton Ross, EW editor-at-large and resident pop-culture referee, weighs in.
I’ve seen celebs in stores. I just smile and nod, maybe say hello. I don’t want to bother them. Is it ever okay to begin a convo?
Your instincts are generally spot-on, Sue. Here’s the thing about actors: They like attention. By the nature of their profession, they got into the business to be noticed and have accolades thrown their way. Let’s face it, you don’t get up on that stage in your middle-school production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown unless you crave the spotlight. (For example, I played Linus.) READ FULL STORY
Daniel Radcliffe is trying really hard to shed the Harry Potter label, so cut him some slack if he doesn’t want to wear glasses anytime soon.
With Saturday Night Live celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, we’ve already spent a lot of time reflecting on the show’s biggest all-time stars and funniest sketches. But fairly or unfairly, the success of every Saturday Night Live episode depends not on the show’s ensemble, but on a given episode’s celebrity host—who’s put through a live-comedy wringer that can be as exhilarating and unforgiving as Indiana Jones’ race through the booby-trapped South American temple in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Obviously, it’s the cast and the writers’ responsibility to put the host in position to thrive. With one false move, he or she can get crushed by a bad joke or lifeless reading—the SNL equivalent of a giant stampeding boulder.
Still, not all hosts are created equal. There’s a reason there’s both a Five-Timer’s Club—Alec Baldwin! Justin Timberlake! Steve Martin!—and a less-tony One-Timer’s Club. (Shall we call the latter the Louise Lasser Club? Or does Milton Berle deserve that infamy?) Today, five episodes into SNL‘s 40th season, EW begins its fourth annual Mr. Saturday Night contest—in which voters determine the best host of the current season. Previous seasons have crowned Jimmy Fallon, Timberlake, and Fallon again, which I think both validates the current voting process and invites us to consider some fresh blood. READ FULL STORY
It is written in the chronicles of our people that, long ago, in the days when the earth below and the sky above were as one, and the gods had not yet deserted the world of men, there was a film called The Fast and the Furious.
And it is written that The Fast and the Furious begat 2 Fast 2 Furious, which begat The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, which begat Fast & Furious, which begat Fast Five, which begat Fast & Furious 6, although certain elders of the tribe insist that the latter film was actually titled Furious 6. Adding to the confusion, Fast Five was titled Fast & Furious: Rio Heist in some countries. Also, most scholars agree that the more accurate title for the sixth film would have been Tank Fast Redemption Furious: London Calling (Letty’s Lament.) READ FULL STORY
Chris Rock—writer, director, actor, comedian, Emmy winner, Grammy winner, former Oscar host, and all-around likable dude despite his tendency to make Grown Ups movies—is hosting SNL Saturday night, for only the second time ever, and the first time since 1996. (At the time, Rock was only a few years removed from being a cast member on Saturday Night Live himself.)
But you’d barely know this going by the episode’s two sets of promos—both of which focus exclusively on how exciting it is that Prince is also coming back to Studio 8H. (The Purple One hasn’t been on Saturday Night Live in awhile either, though his last visit came more recently than Rock’s.) Rock himself seems more jazzed about Prince’s appearance than his own—even though Prince couldn’t be bothered to show up for the second promo reel, which traditionally features both host and musical guest.
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