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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

La La Land and Moonlight Dominating the Film Festivals So Far by Kyle Buchanan

With the Telluride Film Festival wrapped and the Venice Film Festival heading into its final stretch, a small but important clutch of awards-season contenders has screened for select press. …

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:58AM
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Could Matthew McConaughey’s Gold Be This Winter’s Biggest Surprise? by Kyle Buchanan

There are all sorts of flashy films coming this winter, but one of the movies we know the least about is blessed with perhaps the season’s most bullish title. Gold, from director Stephen G…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:35PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Neil LaBute Explains a Provocative Clip From Dirty Weekend by Kyle Buchanan

For his new film Dirty Weekend, Neil LaBute found the title first — a British term for a weekend spent away in secret — and went from there. “I think life is that way for a lot of peop…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:32PM
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Elisabeth Moss on Her Crazy New Movie and What She Misses Most From Mad Men by Kyle Buchanan

Elisabeth Moss ran the emotional gamut as Peggy over seven stellar seasons of Mad Men, but from the very first frame of Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth, you'll get to see the actress as you…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:37PM
Monday, August 17, 2015

Why Hide Lupita? Frozen Redux? Is Pixar Slacking? 5 Questions Following Disney's D23 by Kyle Buchanan

Over the weekend, Disney showed off some of the most-anticipated movies of the near-future at its mammoth D23 convention, and the studio's announcement of Star Wars–themed additions to two…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:34PM
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Disney Announces Jack and the Beanstalk Movie, Adds Lin-Manuel Miranda to Moana by Kyle Buchanan

The classic story Jack and the Beanstalk has gotten the cinematic treatment a whole lot lately — Bryan Singer gave the tale a try with the bomb Jack the Giant Slayer, while Jack himself fi…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00AM
Friday, July 24, 2015

Get Your Elisabeth Moss Fix With the Trailer (and Exclusive Poster) for Queen of Earth by Kyle Buchanan

As fans of Mad Men have no doubt realized since the show's May finale, Elisabeth Moss withdrawal is a real and very painful thing. Fans of this terrific actress may have perked up this week …

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:32PM
Friday, April 17, 2015

Watch Rose Byrne and Nick Kroll Freak Out in Jane Krakowski’s Swim Class by Kyle Buchanan

In the new comedy Adult Beginners (out April 24 in theaters and on-demand), Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne play very different siblings — he's a high-flying Manhattan entrepreneur, she's a subu…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:14PM
Friday, March 13, 2015

Kenneth Branagh on Cinderella, Those Costumes, and Helena Bonham Carter by Kyle Buchanan

He's tackled both Marvel and Shakespeare, and now Kenneth Branagh has turned his director's eye to the fairy-tale realm, whipping up a colorful, live-action version of Cinderella. The heroes…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:30PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Anna Kendrick and Ryan Reynolds Are So Cute in This … Wait, Anna, Run! by Kyle Buchanan

We've got the exclusive first clip from the new film The Voices, and if you didn't know any better, you'd think this moment was excerpted from a sweet, down-the-middle rom-com. Aren't Anna K…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:45AM
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jonathan Groff Dishes On Looking's Sexy Season Two by Kyle Buchanan

Clad in a hoodie and a rainbow-emblazoned shirt that says "SAN FRANCISCO" in huge letters, Jonathan Groff sits opposite me at Starbucks, regarding his cup of coffee skeptically. "…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:30AM
Monday, January 5, 2015

Watch a Tearful Clip of Anne Hathaway From Her Brooklyn Music-Movie, Song One by Kyle Buchanan

Song One may be packed with original songs written by Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice, but when we meet Anne Hathaway in this exclusive clip, she doesn't feel much like singing. As an archaeol…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:15PM
Friday, October 31, 2014

Career Advice for Shia LaBeouf and 4 Other Falling Stars by Kyle Buchanan

Vulture's 2014 list of the 100 Most Valuable Stars in Hollywood brought plenty of good news for surging stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, but several of the actors from last y…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:35PM
Friday, October 17, 2014

Watch Elisabeth Moss Very Firmly Hand Jason Schwartzman His Ass by Kyle Buchanan

The New York Times just named Elisabeth Moss "one of the most exciting actresses in American movies," and you can see the Mad Men star's cinematic talents on display in this exclusiv…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:20PM
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

5 Burning Questions on Neil Patrick Harris as Oscar Host by Kyle Buchanan

In 2010, when Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosted the Academy Awards, Neil Patrick Harris opened the show with a song-and-dance number and cracked, “I know: What am I doing here?” The a…

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:15PM
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

How Monty Python and Mel Brooks Helped Christian Bale Play Moses by Kyle Buchanan

After Ridley Scott offered Christian Bale the part of Moses in his forthcoming Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, the famously prepared actor indulged in a bit of inventional research. …

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:19PM
Friday, August 29, 2014

Brighten Your Day With This Delightful Number From the Belle and Sebastian Musical by Kyle Buchanan

It’s a quiet Friday and you’ve got the whole holiday weekend ahead of you, so why not start the proceedings on a light and airy musical note? We’ve got just the thing for that: an excl…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:45PM
Thursday, August 21, 2014

What’s Going On With Elisabeth Moss in This The One I Love Clip? by Kyle Buchanan

It's awfully hard to tell you the plot of The One I Love without spoiling its essential plot twist, but fortunately, this exclusive scene from the new romantic dramedy takes place even befor…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:30AM
Friday, May 23, 2014

Matt Bomer on The Normal Heart and How His Kids Reacted to His Weight Loss by Kyle Buchanan

Matt Bomer has been waiting a long time for something like The Normal Heart to come along. The 36-year-old actor first found himself galvanized by Larry Kramer's landmark play as a still-clo…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:00PM
Friday, April 26, 2013

Johnny Depp to Venture Into the Woods -- Vulture by Kyle Buchanan

Rob Marshall's big-screen adaptation of Into the Woods continues to inch along toward a planned 2014 shoot date, and Variety reports that he's in talks with Johnny Depp (who had his first cr…

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:51PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hugh Jackman on Les Miz (and His Javert Past) -- Vulture by Kyle Buchanan

Hugh Jackman is best known as the action star of several X-Men movies, but his affinity for musical theater is so well-known — he won a Tony for The Boy From Oz and had his dichotomy of ta…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:37PM

The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Les Misérables -- Vulture by Kyle Buchanan

This is not a usual screenwriting assignment. I was hired to turn the super-successful stage musical into a movie — a show I admired and loved. From the start, my brief to myself was: Don…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:36PM
Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Notebook to Become Broadway Musical -- Vulture by Kyle Buchanan

Nicholas Sparks says his most famous work, The Notebook, is headed to Broadway as a musical.

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 04:21PM
Monday, August 22, 2011

Ghost Is Coming to Broadway (and It’s a Musical) -- Vulture by Kyle Buchanan

Broadway, you in danger, girl: The Times is reporting that a musical adaptation of the 1990 supernatural weepie Ghost will head to Broadway in the spring after its successful London tryout.

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 03:35PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Spider-Man Still Owes Julie Taymor Six Figures -- Vulture by Kyle Buchanan

Julie Taymor is gone from the retooled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, but she won't be forgotten.

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 03:54PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

One of Julie Taymor’s Actors Comes to Her Defense -- Vulture by Kyle Buchanan

Would a male director receive the lashing Julie has received? If it were a male director with the reputation and accomplishments of Julie Taymor I cannot believe in good conscience that this…

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 05:05PM
Saturday, April 2, 2011

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