The Style Blog: movies


Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/04/2014

‘Captain America 2 directors talk filming in D.C., casting Robert Redford and the movie’s very timely politics

Before Redford got involved, he told them, “I don’t know what these movies are. But my grandkids love them.“

By Emily Yahr  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Shakira, college basketball, ‘Noah’: Stuff people liked this week

The top TV shows, movies, albums and songs.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music, TV

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/28/2014

‘Noah’ finally debuts in theaters after lots of controversy. How accurate is it?

How accurate is Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic?

By Emily Yahr  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Michael Bay takes on ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and it’s exactly what you would expect

Lots of explosions and Megan Fox.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 03/26/2014

‘Dancing With the Stars,’ NCAA basketball, ‘Divergent’: Stuff people liked this week

The top TV shows, movies, albums and songs.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:07 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:32 PM ET, 03/23/2014

James Rebhorn dies at age 65: A look back at his movie, TV roles

Look back at some of the character actor’s best-known roles

By Emily Yahr  |  11:32 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/19/2014

‘The Bachelor,’ ‘Need for Speed,’ ‘Frozen’: What people are watching and listening to

‘Need for Speed’ didn’t go No. 1, but it did drum up some interest.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music, TV

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/19/2014

What will ‘The Giver’ look like as a sci-fi action flick?

Needles are plunged into arms; evil planes shoot through the sky and snatch people off the ground.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Mapping the Disney universe (and its mind-boggling fan theories)

‘Frozen’ took place in Norway, ‘Tangled’ is actually set in Poland, and other theories from the Disney conspiracy set.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, Movies

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 03/14/2014

‘Veronica Mars’ FAQ: Before you see the movie, here’s what you need to know about the show

Never seen it? Big fan but forgot what happened in the series finale? All of the facts in one place.

By Megan McDonough and Emily Yahr  |  04:17 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Aaron Paul in ‘Need for Speed,’ and how the movie star-to-TV stigma has flipped

Movie stars used to raise eyebrows for “deigning” to do television. Now, prestige TV stars get flack for appearing in big-budget action flicks.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 03/13/2014

‘Veronica Mars’ creator Rob Thomas explains how his canceled show rose from the ashes for a groundbreaking movie

“It’s strange how much momentum there was being off the air for seven years,” he says.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:43 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 03/12/2014

‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ Rick Ross: What people are watching and listening to

People love zombies. And Jim Parsons.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:42 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music, TV

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 03/10/2014

’300: Rise of an Empire’ rakes in money at the box office while reviews are brutal (but hilarious)

Even if the movie was a drag, it’s sure fun reading the scathing reviews.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:04 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 03/06/2014

MTV Movie Awards: Full list of nominees, and analyzing some strange categories

“12 Years a Slave” versus “The Hobbit” for Best Movie?

By Emily Yahr  |  05:59 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Oscars on scrapping Batkid segment: In a live show, ‘hard decisions sometimes must be made’

The five-year-old cancer patient who captured the hearts of everyone last year reportedly had a segment scrapped from the Academy Awards.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Oscars, ‘Walking Dead,’ Schoolboy Q: What people are watching and listening to

The top TV shows, movies and albums of the week.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music, TV

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey: What’s next for Oscar-winning actors?

Cate Blanchett is already VERY busy.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:09 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Why you should know Idina Menzel’s name (even if John Travolta doesn’t)

John Travolta may have flubbed the ‘Frozen’ singer’s name at the Oscars

By Jessica Stahl  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Why can’t Leo DiCaprio seem to win an Oscar?

He’s been nominated five times and he’s lost five times.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/03/2014

GIFs: The 10 worst gaffes of the 2014 Academy Awards

Jared Leto photobombed, Jennifer Lawrence fell, and other gems from Sunday night’s Oscars.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir judge Oscar fashion, didn’t like Lupita Nyong’o’s headband

The figure skating commentator power duo had some thoughts on red carpet looks.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Spike Jonze’s 10 best music videos, before he was an Oscar winner

By Chris Richards  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music, Oscars

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Ellen DeGeneres hosting verdict is in, and she did just fine

Critics were mostly satisfied, if underwhelmed, by Ellen’s brand of inoffensive, mainstream humor.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Kim Novak sparks Twitter snark-fest, immediate snark backlash after Oscars appearance

Think twice before insulting an 81-year-old screen legend.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Jimmy Kimmel turns viral YouTube videos into big budget movies in annual Oscar parody

Kimmel enlisted his famous friends to star in more videos.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:03 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars, TV

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014

The epic 2014 Oscars were as long as 1.2 Wolf of Wall Streets

The Oscars have gotten longer in each of the past four years.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Everything you need to know about the Academy Awards: 13 top moments

Missed the Oscars? Went to bed early? We’ve got you covered.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Matthew McConaughey wins his first Oscar: ‘Alright, alright, alright’

It was a 20-year-journey from starring in stoner flicks, to rom-coms to Academy Award winner

By Emily Yahr  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman honored at Oscars during ‘In Memoriam’ tribute

The actor was the last person shown in the video segment.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:23 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Robert Lopez joins the exclusive EGOT club with ‘Let It Go’ win

He’s got an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony to his credit after his ‘Frozen’ win

By Gillian Brockell  |  11:22 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Transcript: Lupita Nyong’o’s emotional Oscar’s acceptance speech

“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid,” the actress said.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:52 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Lupita Nyong’o wins the J-Law vs. Lupita throwdown (which was created by the Internet)

Lawrence won the Golden Globe, but Nyong’o got the Oscar.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:31 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 09:09 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Jennifer Lawrence falls (again), gets mocked by Ellen DeGeneres during Oscars monologue

That J-Law, she’s so quirky!

By Emily Yahr  |  09:09 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Internet consensus: DeGeneres’ Liza Minnelli joke “mean,” “transphobic”

By Caitlin Dewey  |  09:06 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/02/2014

Oscars 2014 FAQ: Where to watch the show, all the red carpet coverage and the after-shows

A complete guide to everything you need to know about Sunday’s glitzy ceremony.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Oscar predictions: Who will win and who should

Need some last-minute help in your Oscars pool? The Post’s film critics make their predictions.

By Style Staff  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 02/28/2014

David Koechner talks R-rated ‘Anchorman 2,’ playing the bad guy, D.C. stand-up show (Q&A)

The actor best known for ‘Anchorman’ franchise and ‘The Office’ has live comedy roots.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:04 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Q&A

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/27/2014

‘Star Wars’ casting rumors heat up with ‘Girls’ star Adam Driver

A niche HBO comedy star in the highly-hyped film? Hmmm.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘Gravity’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By Ann Hornaday  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By Stephanie Merry  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘Her’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ’12 Years a Slave’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By Ann Hornaday  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘American Hustle’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By Stephanie Merry  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘Captain Phillips’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Everything you need to know about this year’s Oscar nominees, in less than six minutes

Okay, maybe it’s not everything you need to know. But it’s what you most need to know: how they end!

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/25/2014

President Obama, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert remember Harold Ramis

Obama even quoted ‘Caddyshack’ in his tribute.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 02/25/2014

An obituary for Moviefone, 1989-2014

R.I.P., call-in movie services/the ‘90s.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  09:53 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, Movies

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Harold Ramis (‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Ghostbusters’) dies at age 69; his famous fans pay tribute

Many celebrities and comedians were heavily influenced by Ramis’s work.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:49 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 02/21/2014

‘Anchorman 2 is unstoppable, releases R-rated version in theaters for one week

Because it didn’t get enough promotion, the movie is back again.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:09 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/18/2014

This woman was arrested for failing to return a rental movie 9 years ago

Moral of the story: Stream everything.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/13/2014

The best free movies on Netflix and Amazon to watch while you’re stuck inside today

The weather outside is frightful, but inside we have high-speed internet connections and an excuse to stay on the couch.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Feeling angry at Philip Seymour Hoffman

His death forecloses so many possibilities, roles never played, characters never created, ideas never expressed.

By Philip Kennicott  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Movies

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Six under-the-radar roles that show Philip Seymour Hoffman’s eclectic talent

He wasn’t just a great dramatic actor in art-house movies.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman dies: Reactions pour in from actors, high-profile fans

The Hollywood community expressed shock and grief via social media.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:40 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Watch 40 years of amazing special effects in less than five minutes

From “Star Wars” to “Gravity,” a history of Oscar-winning special effects.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/30/2014

“Alone, Yet Not Alone” loses its Oscar nomination; controversy illustrates how playing the Hollywood game can backfire

The film academy said the song’s writer used unfair methods to secure a nod.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Quentin Tarantino dumps new project and spills the details; NBC quietly abandons ‘Murder, She Wrote’ reboot

When projects fall apart in Hollywood, is it better to be brutally honest?

By Emily Yahr  |  05:04 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 03:27 AM ET, 01/19/2014

SAG Awards: Full list of winners, and three takeaways from the show

“American Hustle” won the biggest prize of the night, setting up a tight Best Picture race at the Oscars.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:27 AM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/17/2014

How many of this year’s Oscar nominees pass the Bechdel test? Not many.

Actresses called 2013 a great year for women’s roles, but many top films fail the most basic test for gender equity.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Maryland native Spike Jonze scores three Oscar nominations for “Her”

Screenwriter/director looks to build on his Golden Globe win

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Brilliant charts of the world’s most famous movie quotes

Can you guess the quote from the illustration?

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/16/2014

4 reasons Kristen Stewart really shouldn’t star in that ’1984 remake

The star has already admitted that the role might be ‘too hard’ for her.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 01/15/2014

‘Breaking Bad’s’ Bryan Cranston starred in an amateur short film called ‘Writer’s Block’

The 13-minute film was directed by an assistant on one of Cranston’s features

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:12 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Most memorable Golden Globes winners? Here’s everything you need to know.

A list of the 10 best acceptance speech moments.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/03/2014

‘Veronica Mars’ official trailer: Is Rob Thomas really going to pull this thing off?

With the theatrical trailer, looks like the series creator’s big gamble could pay off.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Brad Pitt is centerpiece of ’12 Years a Slave’ promotional posters in Italy

Why is a white star the focus when the story is about a free man who is sold into slavery?

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 12/12/2013

‘American Hustle,’ ‘Her,’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ -- more wistful than comedic

By splitting nominations between drama and comedy, the Golden Globes make some interesting distinctions

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:50 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Paul Walker, James Gandolfini nominated for SAG Awards posthumously

The two actors who passed away in 2013 are among this year’s nominees.

By Cara Kelly  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Carine Roitfeld talks about the ‘Mademoiselle C,’ premiere and ‘CR Fashion Book’

The former editor of French Vogue is the subject of a new documentary, show in Virginia on Sept. 27.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, Movies

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Alexandria’s Jeremy Saulnier’s gorey-yet-poetic ‘Blue Ruin’ screens at Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival is latest stop for Alexandria native as he promotes the gorey-yet-poetic “Blue Ruin“

By Ann Hornaday  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Toronto International Film Festival: Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in ‘The Fifth Estate’ kicks things off

The 38th edition of the annual festival features plenty of films inspired by real-life events

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Who is the Internet trying to send into retirement this week? Jack Nicholson

No word on whether the viral story is actually true. (It's probably not.)

By Emily Yahr  |  10:10 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson cast in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie -- is this a good idea?

Both actors are newcomers to the movie world.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Ellen DeGeneres to host the Oscars

The comedian will host for the second time -- she last took the stage in 2007.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:18 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 07/19/2013

'Girl Most Likely,' broken down by Kristen Wiig gifs

Kristen Wiig is back in a young-woman-hits-bottom comedy that looks like a saving grace for those who are tired of sending "Bridesmaids" gifs.

By Cara Kelly  |  08:50 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 07/18/2013

#TBT: 'Fruitvale Station' and the Oscar Grant case

Images surrounding the death of Oscar Grant and trial of the former BART officer who shot him look eerily familiar to the recent protests surrounding the George Zimmerman case.

By Cara Kelly  |  05:21 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 07/01/2013

BET Awards 2013: Charlie Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, and Snoop Dogg steal the show

At the 2013 BET Awards awards were given, but performances stole the show.

By Veronica Toney  |  10:34 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Why haven't we outgrown fairy tales?

Fairy tales aren't just for bedtime stories, they tell us a lot more about our values, decision-making skills, likes and dislikes than we realize.

By Veronica Toney  |  10:28 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Battle of the ridiculous: 'The Wolf of Wall Street' vs. 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

An analysis of who produced the most ridiculous video make rounds on the Internet.

By Jessica Goldstein and Cara Kelly  |  10:25 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 06/14/2013

The Bling Ring: Nancy Jo Sales talks us through the crime timeline

The journalist whose Vanity Fair article told the story of the crew explains the chain of events that inspired the movie.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  10:48 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013

An ode to 'The Devil Wears Prada,' in gifs

With the release of the sequel novel, a look at the lessons learned from the film.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Nollywood intro: Five film trailers to watch

Nigeria's $500 million movie business churns out hundreds of films a year, second in production behind India's Bollywood.

By David Beard  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Ryan Gosling, Robert Redford quietly make their marks on screen at Cannes Film Festival

Big stars stay mostly silent in their new films premiering at the 66th annual festival.

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Cannes Film Festival: Oscar Isaac talks 'Llewyn Davis' and Noah Emmerich talks retro roles

By Ann Hornaday  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 05/20/2013

'Inside Llewyn Davis' and 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' highlight weekend at Cannes

New films from the Coen Brothers and David Lowery highlight a busy weekend at the 66th annual film festival

By Ann Hornaday  |  12:27 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Cannes Film Festival: Still waiting for a stunner

There have been plenty of estimable efforts, but no single standout at the 66th annual film festival

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:26 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/16/2013

'Great Gatsby' opens Cannes, while 'Heli' shows the grim reality of modern Mexico

A report from the 66th annual film festival

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Get Zoe Saldana's look from the 'Star Trek' LA premiere

Tips on recreating the actress' beauty and hairstyles from the red carpet.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:46 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Cannes Film Festival: New markets on the mind of filmmakers

As the film industry descends on France for the 66th annual festival, a mix of the modern and traditional

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Q&A: 'The Great Gatsby' and its great mania

The Post's Ann Hornaday and Jonathan Yardley weigh in on “The Great Gatsby” and its impact on film and literature.

By Veronica Toney  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Indian Embassy Celebrates Bollywood's Jewish Stars

New documentary chronicles the little-known history of Indian Jews in cinema

By Emily Wax  |  04:13 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, India, Movies

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Anna Kendrick's 'Cups (When I'm Gone)' gets a music video

"Pitch Perfect"'s viral hit " Cups(When I'm Gone)" now has a music video directed by "Pitch Perfect" director Jason Moore.

By Veronica Toney  |  05:26 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 04/17/2013

'Man of Steel': Will this be better than the last one?

World, we have waited so long for a new Superman movie worthy of entertaining our eyeballs, but will this be better than the last one?

By Jessica Goldstein  |  02:38 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/16/2013

The Hunger Games Explorer combines trailer, tweets and more

The site is a catch-all for Hunger Games content, including the new "Catching Fire" trailer.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/15/2013

MTV Movie Awards fashion: Emma Watson, Kerry Washington and more highlights

Emma Watson and Kerry Washington among the star attendees to walk the line of casual yet chic on the red carpet.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Aubrey Plaza interrupts Will Ferrell + other MTV Movie Awards awkward moments

Aubrey Plaza tries to steal Will Ferrell's golden popcorn and other awkward moments from the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

By Veronica Toney  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Meryl Streep on Margaret Thatcher

The Academy Award winner recalls the life of the former British Prime Minister.

By Eva Rodriguez  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 04/05/2013

10 things to know before you see "The Place Beyond the Pines"

Don't let "The Place Beyond the Pines" movie poster fool you -- there is more to this film than cops, robbers, Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. Here are 10 things to know before seeing "Pines."

By Veronica Toney  |  06:12 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Roger Ebert: An accessible and empowering critic

Post film critic Ann Hornaday remembers Roger Ebert as an inspiring and passionate writer.

By Ann Hornaday  |  05:23 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Remembering Roger Ebert

As the world mourns the loss of the film critic, a look back on some words to remember him by.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/12/2013

"The Great Gatsby" to kick off Cannes Film Festival, but will it be any good?

Will Baz Luhrmann's 3-D adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic live up to the hype?

By David Malitz  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 03/11/2013

'Hunger Games' promo images borrow from classical portraiture

These images aren't your typical movie stills.

By Cara Kelly  |  07:07 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Five St. Patrick's Day movies to watch this weekend

Post movie critic Ann Hornaday compiled a list of her favorite movies set in, relating to, or starring actors from Ireland.

By Ann Hornaday  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/26/2013

'Zero Dark Thirty' investigation closed -- mission accomplished?

One day after the Oscars, the Senate Intelligence Committee closed its investigation into contacts between the filmmakers and the CIA

By Ann Hornaday  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Jennifer Lawrence's tumble, other best (and worst) Oscar moments

A cheat sheet of the 10 most memorable moments--including some we'd rather forget.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Jennifer Lawrence's eventful Oscar night

A fall, some self-deprecating humor and an Academy Award for best actress rounded out the 22-year-old's night.

By Cara Kelly  |  10:13 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 02/25/2013

The story behind Kristen Stewart's Oscars limp

Stewart injured her foot walking on glass and had to use crutches on the red carpet.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  07:32 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Oscars 2013: Academy Awards coverage

Follow our merry band of reporters, bloggers and movie critic Ann Hornaday as we cover everything from the red carpet to the best picture, with reports straight from the Dolby Theatre and beyond.

By Washington Post staff  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Oscars answers: What time are the Oscars, who will win and who will be there?

Getting you up to speed just in time for Hollywood's biggest night.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Nine Oscar speeches that changed the world

Movie stars show us how to kiss, how to dress. Of course we learn public discourse from them, too.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  07:04 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Poll: Who will take home the Best Picture Oscar?

Compare critics' picks for the Oscars Best Picture to other "Post" readers' predictions.

By Veronica Toney  |  10:27 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 11/16/2012

‘Anna Karenina’: An insight into Russian culture

The fashion is just one way the film gives audiences a glimpse into Russia’s past and present.

By Veronica Toney  |  09:34 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Cannes Film Festival: let the movie marathon begin

Cannes Film Festival begins in France this week.

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:07 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Ginger Baker documentary by D.C.’s Jay Bulger wins top SXSW prize

SXSW top prize for movies goes to Washington’s Jay Bulger for his documentary on Ginger Baker

By Elizabeth Chang  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/23/2012

‘The Lorax,’ ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ indoctrinate kids, says Lou Dobbs

The TV host says that the films push messages from President Obama and Occupy Wall Street.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Fox Business Network, Lou Dobbs