James Franco and Seth Rogen have taken to their respective social media accounts to celebrate the fact that some theaters will show The Interview on Christmas Day after all. Sony, which previously canceled the release of the film following a threat from hackers, announced today that the film will indeed have a limited release. READ FULL STORY
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The tagline of 1979’s Alien was “In space no one can hear you scream.” It’s grabby, though not entirely accurate: Film history abounds with instances of galactic hollering, often about things gone awry. To cap a year that added Guardians of the Galaxy, Interstellar, and, why not, the Force Awakens trailer (call it a placeholder) to the space movie canon, we worked with supercut maestro Jonathan Keogh to stitch together the most memorable examples of malfunctions in the cosmos. READ FULL STORY
Mel Brooks has directed some controversial comedies during his legendary career, so he understands how Seth Rogen and James Franco might be feeling now that The Interview has been pulled from its Dec. 25 release date.
In their comedy—which was the cause of a gigantic cyberattack on Sony—two TV journalists assassinate North Korean leader-for-life Kim Jong-un. In The Producers, Brooks put Adolf Hitler in ice skates and built a ridiculous Broadway musical around his notoriety. Of course, as Brooks told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night, “I waited ’til Hitler was dead,” he said. “I don’t know how crazy [North Korea is], so I’m going to ask you to stop talking about it.” READ FULL STORY
Amy Adams has played some dark and complex characters—in American Hustle, for example—but when I think of her, I can’t help but see the earnest, optimistic women she played in movies like Enchanted, Junebug, and Doubt. It makes for an unusual blend on a show like Saturday Night Live, which Adams hosted for the first time since 2008 over the weekend. The star of Tim Burton’s Big Eyes had some help from Kristen Wiig and Fred Armison on the SNL Christmas episode—but she also delivered a fun monologue and popped up in some of the best sketches of the night, including a Serial podcast parody and “Office Christmas Party.” (Rock on, Becky From Payroll!)
Adams was good, but she will have a difficult time topping her predecessor, Martin Freeman. The Hobbit star made a splash in last week’s Mr. Saturday Night voting, breaking open a close race by snagging nearly 80 percent of the vote. That’s the most dominating poll result in our weekly votes since Jimmy Fallon blew the doors off in 2011, making Freeman the frontrunner heading into 2015. Everybody else is in single-digits—including Bill Hader, who hangs in second place with about 9 percent. Jim Carrey, who was in fourth place last week, inched up to third and staved of elimination, leaving Woody Harrelson as the odd man out. James Franco, who had debuted in first place, quickly sank to fourth and might be in trouble when Kevin Hart hosts in January.
We’ve announced our top 25 unforgettable moments of 2014. Now let’s look at the rest of our top 100…
26. HBO Go announces HBO Go spinoff
The good news for cord-cutters: HBO is finally planning to offer an online-only streaming service in 2015! The bad news: You no longer have an excuse for mooching off your dad’s subscription.
27. Viola Davis removes her wig on How to Get Away with Murder
By taking off her metaphorical armor (i.e. her hairpiece and makeup) before confronting her husband with an immortal line (“Why is your penis on a dead girl’s phone?”), Davis’ Professor Annalise Keating showed true vulnerability for the very first time—transforming her from a kickass character into an actual person. READ FULL STORY
It’s beginning to look a lot like gift-mas around EW’s headquarters—which is why we decided to devote this week’s PopWatch Confessional to the real reason for the season (read: presents). The question posed to our staffers: What’s the best pop culture-related gift you’ve ever received?
Molly Smith, editorial assistant: My friend is an artist, and one of our favorite movies is Step Brothers. She painted me a portrait of the Step Brothers cover, but replaced Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly with James Blunt and Clay Aiken, artists we poke fun at occasionally. (The painting is pictured above.) It’s certainly a conversation starter! READ FULL STORY
Update: Comedy Central has released a full list of Colbert finale guests; scroll to the bottom of this post to see who appeared in the background, or just for the blink of an eye.
There are star-studded finales… and then there’s the last episode of The Colbert Report, which united pretty much everyone you’ve ever heard of (and plenty of people you haven’t) in a giant, giddy singalong. Want to see just who appeared to say goodbye to Colbert? Here’s a full list, complete with photos:
On Wednesday, news broke that Sony Pictures Entertainment was canceling the theatrical release of The Interview. The move came as the result of a cyber attack against the studio and violent threats against cineplexes that intended to screen the film. The following day, at Thursday’s inaugural People Magazine Awards, Entertainment Weekly asked those in attendance their opinions on the matter.
The issue is, of course, complicated. On one hand, while the film’s subject matter is controversial—it centers on an assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un—filmmakers have the right to free speech. On the other hand, the threats against cineplexes, and in effect movie goers planning to attend, brought up major safety concerns. Reactions on the carpet were, in a word, mixed. READ FULL STORY
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