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In the new horror film “Sinister,” Ethan Hawke plays a true-crime novelist who, in researching a family’s mysterious murder, unleashes a malevolent pagan deity on his own. Audiences should find it believable enough — Hawke has spent his career establishing a reputation as a multi-hypenate, an actor/author/author-actor who acts for authors and authors for actors.
Confused? This Venn diagram might help.
To celebrate the release of Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” we charted the ups and downs of the actor’s professional and personal life.
“Last Kiss” won’t be made into a movie by Ron Howard’s Project Imagination because the subjects wouldn’t give permission. But these other user-submitted pictures will be brought to life as short films by directors such Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria and Twitter founder Biz Stone.
Why are studios constantly retrofitting classic films with a new 3-D gloss? Because it makes massive amounts of money, that’s why.
In “Trouble with the Curve,” Clint Eastwood plays a crotchety old man whose workaholic tendencies, general grouchiness and inability to get over the haunting mistakes of his past have alienated him from his family, friends and coworkers.
Sound familiar? It should; that describes nearly every role Eastwood has played since 1992. See for yourself: (Click to expand)
The six degrees of Kevin Bacon, minus Kevin Bacon, plus John Travolta. Click here for a larger version.
We put Paul Thomas Anderson, director of the upcoming (likely) critic darling “The Master,” and Paul W.S. Anderson, of the critically reviled “Resident Evil” franchise, head-to-head to see which director reigns supreme.
Researchers at British movie site Lovefilm calculated the exact number of laughs per minute for these 10 comedies. Betcha can’t guess what movie came in at number one.
What do you think is the funniest movie of all time?
Happy Saturday! Time to go another round with our fancy WKND style magazine. This week we’re bringing you everything from year-round waterfront getaways to wine and cheese knife pairings. Feast your eyes on a few of our faves:
- ALL ABOUT ABE We investigate the explosion of Lincoln-centric projects in film and TV.
- RAGS TO RICHES INDEX Plotting the ascents of the rich and famous
- UNSOLICITED ADVICE Coquette’s got a word or two for Ann Romney
- GAME-PLANNING YOUR HEALTH You don’t get healthy by accident! We’ll show you how to pick a wellness coach.
- GOODBYE, JEKYLL Is Walter White a monster? Or suffering from depression? Claire Howorth dissects Breaking Bad’s baddie.
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