Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced Sherlock Holmes to the world in his 1887 novel A Study in Scarlet. Since then, the London-based detective best known for his logic, use of disguises, and overall ability to solve just about anything has been portrayed on screens both big and small. From Basil Rathbone’s 1930’s version of the character, featuring his signature pipe, to Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent adaptation, every Sherlock has a little something different to offer its audience.
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When Entertainment Weekly approached Twentieth Century Fox about getting an exclusive inside look at the making of Gone Girl, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 smash best-selling novel due in theaters Oct. 3, the studio came back with a surprising reply: Director David Fincher was offering to shoot the cover himself. Not being crazy enough to turn down the Oscar-nominated provocateur who directed The Social Network, we said yes. Fincher dreamed up the image, which features Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne curled around his wife, Amy, played by Rosamund Pike. The result is an unsettling portrait of love gone demented. READ FULL STORY
This New Year’s Eve, celebrate in style with themed cocktails based on some of 2013’s most memorable pop-culture moments. Once we pop the cork on our cultural cocktails below, it’ll be likely “We Can’t Stop.” In fact, if you “Take Back the Night” with these themed libations, you’ll be having less than a 20/20 Experience… you’ll probably be seeing “Blurred Lines” (hey hey hey!). READ FULL STORY
I have just about had it with this troll. Shia LaBeouf — or as I find it easier and more reasonable to call him for some reason, Shia Beowulf — will not stop fake-apologizing on Twitter IN THE WORDS OF OTHER PEOPLE. Since admitting he plagiarized Daniel Clowes’ comic Justin M. Damiano in a short film, LaBeouf has been lifting his fake-apology language from Eliot Spitzer, Russell Crowe, BP CEO Tony Hayward, Alec Baldwin, Shepard Fairey, Mark Zuckerberg, and perhaps the most trustworthy source of all: Yahoo Answers. And he’s at it again with three new snippets of terrible performance art today.
Who’s Actual Plagiarist Shia LaBeouf copying now? Let’s check it out (and then please never follow up on him ever again)! READ FULL STORY
When I was 15, my mother decided it was time to put a little epic romance in my life by showing me the 1957 classic An Affair to Remember. I had just seen Sleepless in Seattle at a friend’s sleepover and couldn’t stop talking about it, so my mother thought it would be good for me to know where that film had gotten its inspiration. So as a young teenager then in my first “real” relationship, I watched An Affair to Remember and imagined the day I would get a New Year’s kiss like the one shared between Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. I watched as this epic romance unfolded, and suddenly, I felt like one moment could change my entire life, like I could meet my true love on the next New Year’s Eve (or the one after that).
Quick refresher: In the film, Kerr and Grant kiss on New Year’s Eve. But after realizing they’re both engaged to other people, they make a deal to meet on top of the Empire State Building in six months if they’re both still interested. I won’t spoil the rest of the story for you, but the important thing is that it all started with a perfect New Year’s kiss.
Watch the “trailer” for An Affair to Remember below:
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The other week, in my holiday viewing, I re-watched an old Paul Walker film I own called Noel. It’s yet another cheesy Christmas movie about a number of strangers whose lives all intertwine on Christmas Eve, but for the time being, it was exactly what I wanted. However, I hadn’t seen it in a few years, and I had forgotten that it included a “twist.” Spoiler alert: Robin Williams plays a kind ex-priest who bonds with Susan Sarandon’s sad single older woman … or so it seems. At the end of the film, we find out Charlie (Williams) is actually about 30 years older than he seemed, and this entire time, he’s been unconscious in a bed at a geriatric home. Essentially, Sarandon bonded with a ghost.
I tend to let that sort of angel/ghost stuff slide with Christmas movies, but in Noel‘s case, it felt incredibly unnecessary. The story would’ve had the same amount of impact if he had just been a nice guy who helped out a lonely woman. Where is the benefit in making him a ghost? READ FULL STORY
TBS’ 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story makes my sister want to shoot her eye out.
I learned this a few years ago when, as we started the present distribution process on Christmas morning, she begged the family for an alternative viewing option. “I can’t watch this movie anymore,” she declared. At the time, I was horrified, appalled, and wanted that ruiner of Christmas joy I once called a sister cast away from the home like the filthy turncoat she was. (Spoiler: We let her stay.)
Flash-forward to last year, when, I hate to admit, I started to understand where she was coming from. After multiple viewings and multiple years of 24-hour marathons, I’m kind of sick of A Christmas Story.
This won’t be the case forever, I hope. Maybe after a few years of avoiding it, I will be able to return and once again be charmed. But until that day comes, I need a break. In fact, I think we all deserve one — it’s time TBS changed up their movie marathon.
I know what you’re probably thinking, why would I be in favor of another movie-ruining marathon? Well, the answer is simple: For a very long time, the Christmas Story marathon wasn’t a bad thing. Actually, it was something of a treasured “Christmas is here” tradition. I just think it’s time for the tradition to evolve — like all of them do.
I asked my family for their thoughts on movies they’d like to see get the 24-hour marathon treatment (on TBS or another network) last night at the dinner table. (Dirty truth: we were all on the couch eating Whataburgers.) Here were some of the alternative options suggested — and some choice commentary:
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Harry Shum Jr. was on a few quests when he visited the EW L.A. offices last month. The first was an important one: Spread the word about his collaboration with Coca-Cola and the (RED) campaign to end the spread of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
As part of the campaign, the public is urged to upload dance videos to Instagram using the hashtag #CokeREDMovies, and for every thousand videos uploaded, Coca-Cola will make a donation to the Global Fund. (Each donation will provide more than 60 days of life-saving medicine for someone living with HIV.)
“Right now what we want to do is raise awareness through dancing and we want to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015,” Shum said. “Every day, 700 babies are born with HIV, and we can be the generation that gets that number to zero.”
The other reason Shum came to the office was less important but just as fun as dancing: He took the EW Pop Culture Personality Test. The result is below!
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I always liked Colin Farrell, but for the first few years of his career, I appreciated him more for his looks than for his acting. It’s not that I ever thought he was a bad actor, it was simply that I didn’t realize how good he was. But all of that changed when I watched In Bruges in 2008.
In Bruges is a dark comedy that follows two hit men — played by Farrell and Brendan Gleeson — who are sent away to Belgium to hide after Farrell’s character made a mistake. While on the job, Farrell shot and killed a young boy. As a result, his boss — Ralph Fiennes! — orders Gleeson to kill Farrell for his mistake. Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY
Cameos have become one of the staples of modern ensemble movies. It’s not like they need them to succeed. They don’t even need them for plot. But, hey, if you can get Bill Murray to pop up as himself in the middle of Zombieland, why not? When done well, cameos can be as transcendent as David Bowie in Zoolander, John Hurt in Spaceballs, or Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder. When executed poorly, well, at its best, it gets quickly forgotten. At its worst, it’s Bruce Willis in Ocean’s Twelve.
The Will Ferrell and Adam McKay cabal was obviously going to have their fair share of cameos, and we decided to rank ‘em. Do us a favor and wait till you see the movie to read. Paparazzi photos from these very public sets and casting leaks have spoiled a lot of these, but still, part of the joy of the cameo is not knowing.
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