Here is one Iron Man 3 development you may not have seen coming: CineFix’s “Wrong Director” series is putting an animated Woody Allen in Marvel’s big metal suit. Stammering ensues: “Pepper Potts, she says, uh, I’m not romantic — says, y’know, we’ve never made love in a rain storm … That’s easy for her to say: She doesn’t, y’know, rust.” Pepper is actually an Annie Hall-era Diane Keaton. Larry David is the Mandarin. Bonus: Allen’s love of white-on-black credits, out-of-time piano, and effusive blurbs from The New Yorker (“It totally kicks ass and is way poignant!”) and the Chicago Sun-Times.
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Like a word on the tip of your tongue that you just can’t come up with sometimes an idea for a supercut just gets away from you. Huffington Post Entertainment compiled all of the times Woody Allen has stammered in his films and the video clocks in at 44 minutes. It is at once confusing, bizarre, entertaining, and maybe existential. It is definitely exhausting.
If you make it to the end, let us know how it feels:
‘Woody Allen’ is set to release yet another film shot in Europe starring yet more stammering intellectuals, according to Funny or Die, which Monday debuted the trailer for My Wife Doesn’t Understand As Much About Jazz As This Beautiful Italian Prostitute.
The video opens with scenic views of an ambiguous European city, then cuts to an Allen impersonator in a Spanish villa. ”You know I have gray hair now, but the Woodman can still worry,” he says.
He’s then joined by the articulate, anxious “Jesse Eisenberg” and a stammering “Owen Wilson.” Watch the clip below!
Ronan Farrow, son of Mia and Woody Allen, has a complicated relationship with his estranged father, who infamously ended his relationship with Farrow to begin another with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi in 1992. But there’s no denying he inherited some of Allen’s wit, an attribute the 24-year-old didn’t hesitate to aim at his father during the recent holiday. “Happy father’s day,” he tweeted yesterday. “Or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law’s day.”
Zing. Or as his mother chimed in after retweeting his comment, “Boom.”
Ronan was only five years old when his parents’ scandalous public split occurred and Allen began publicly dating Soon-Yi Previn, then 21. He developed into an academic prodigy, graduating from college at 15 and earning a Rhodes scholarship while also working in the Obama administration.
Mia Farrow: The Sweet Lowdown
Sherri Shepherd’s shocking elimination from Dancing With the Stars last night could have been an occasion for the The View co-host to rail against the judges or begrudge her fellow competitor, who had a lower score on Monday’s performance episode. Instead, Shepherd set the Internet ablaze with her inspirational words to fans: “That thing that scares you the most, that makes you say, ‘I don’t know if I can do it, I’m scared — run towards it because it’s so amazing on the other side.”
Shepherd joins a long list of celebrities who have doled out affirming advice. Below, watch Shepherd’s decidedly less tearful appearance on Good Morning America with partner Val Chmerkovskiy today, then and help us run down some of our favorite celeb’s words to live by. READ FULL STORY »
The nominations for the second annual Comedy Awards were announced today. Television series Modern Family and 30 Rock and films Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love all lead the pack with five nominations apiece, while Louis C.K. also picked up five nods, three of which come from his FX series Louie.
Nominees for the awards were selected by the Comedy Awards Board of Directors, which include high-profile comedians like Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert, Carol Burnett, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, and Lily Tomlin, according to Deadline. The Comedy Awards will be presented on April 28 in New York City and will air May 6 on Comedy Central. Choice nominees are below. The full list is available on the Awards’ official site. READ FULL STORY »
Very few Broadway news stories excited me as much this week as Woody Allen’s announcement that he was turning one of his best films, Bullets Over Broadway, into a Main Stem musical. Yet, I did celebrate with the rest of Linda Lavin’s fans when the producers of The Lyons – in which she gave an award-worthy performance off-Broadway last fall — announced that the show was also coming to the Great White Way. Plus, as a huge devotee of the movie Once, I was thrilled for EW to get another sneak peak at the making of next month’s Broadway adaptation.
Senior writer Melissa Maerz also gave us the rundown on Rufus Wainwright’s new opera, Prima Donna. (Should you see it? In her words, “Hell yes!”) And correspondent Keith Staskiewicz reviewed an “airless” off-Broadway revival of Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo, which is “so dry it threatens to catch fire.” He had praise, however, for star F. Murray Abraham’s “exuberance” and “conviviality,” and ultimately gave the production a B.
For more theater news and reviews, visit EW’s stage hub.
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The nostalgic fumes of 1920′s Paris in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris are so intoxicating that it is difficult not to develop a contact high. Who wouldn’t want to hob-knob with Hemingway and the Fitzgeralds while romancing a celebrating art groupie played by Marion Cotillard? Fans of the film who lack the imagination of Owen Wilson’s Gil Pender — or some time machine — can at least have a piece of the Oscar-nominated production. Gilt.com is currently selling memorabilia from the film, including vintage-style cigarette holders, DVDs signed by the director himself, and recreations of Toulouse-Lautrec’s sketches (right).
Several items have already sold out — kudo’s to the chap who purchased Adriana’s diary for $2,000 — but you can still pick up a piece of Woody Allen’s biggest box-office hit. Gil’s manuscript is just sitting there for $1,500! Don’t you want to know if his novel about a nostalgia store was any good? Plus, all net proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Inside ‘Midnight in Paris’
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If it ain’t broke, add music to it. Woody Allen is turning Bullets Over Broadway into a tuner that will hit the Great White Way next year. Set in the late 1920s, the comedy follows an idealistic playwright (portrayed in the film by John Cusack) as he struggles to produce his first play. He accepts funding from a mobster under the stipulation that he cast the gangster’s incompetent moll in the show and then her menacing bodyguard turns out to be a more talented playwright then he is. Bullets, one of Allen’s most beloved films, earned seven Oscar nods and a Best Supporting Actress trophy for Dianne Wiest.
Allen, who co-wrote the film with Douglas McGrath, will pen the book himself. The score will feature existing period music, which if Bullets remains set in the twenties, could mean anything from Louie Armstrong to the Carter Family to “Ol’ Man River.” So get on your spats, perfect your Charleston, and start dancing.
There are a whopping nine films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. And between your work, family, and constant USA marathons of Law & Order: SVU (when will those ever stop being addictive?!), you simply may not have time to catch all nine in the theaters or at home. But never fear, dear PopWatchers — that’s why we’re here! Each day leading up to the Academy Awards on Feb. 26, we’ll provide you with a deep dive into one of the nine Best Picture nominees. Fear showing up to your Oscars party unprepared to discuss the year’s most notable films? We’ve got you covered. (Just beware: SPOILERS AHEAD!) And if you’ve already seen all nine films, even better — our inside look at each nominee will serve as a handy guide to remind you of the best and worst moments from every Best Picture candidate this year. Today, we take a look at Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. (Be sure to click here for more deep dives into this year’s Best Picture nominees!)
Name: Midnight in Paris
Release date: May 20, 2011 (Limited), June 20, 2011 (Wide)
DVD release date: Available now
Runtime: 1 hour, 34 mins. READ FULL STORY »
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