Edward Norton’s adaptation of Jonathan Lethem‘s novel took over twenty years to bring to the screen. But while delays like this are traditionally to a film’s detriment, it actually works in favor of Motherless Brooklyn. The distance allowed by this time in development leads to a movie that is likely significantly more mature and thematically rich than what Norton would have made in 1999. Read More »
Saturday Night Live is back for its 45th season, and the season premiere kicked off in the aftermath of one of the biggest week’s in political news this year (and that’s saying something). Though SNL had pulled back from doing too much political satire last season, mostly because the presidential administration is too funny of a joke itself to effectively parody, they came back with a vengeance by not only bringing Alec Baldwin back as Donald Trump, but several guest stars, as well as host Woody Harrelson, as key Democratic presidential candidates. One of those wasn’t too bad, but the best parts of the show came outside the political arena. So let’s get into it.
Check out our rundown of the best and worst sketches from the Woody Harrelson hosted Saturday Night Live below. Read More »
Saturday Night Live wrapped up its 44th season last month, and before the show returns for the 45th season this fall, they might have to find someone else to play the joke of a president that is Donald Trump.
Alec Baldwin has been playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live since October 2016 when the series was parodying the presidential debates. It seems so long ago now. But after nearly three years of playing the president, it sounds like Alec Baldwin is done with the exhausting role, saying in a recent interview, “I’m so done with that.” Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, VFX artists react to the digital wizardry to bring deceased actors to the big screen in movies like Furious 7 and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Plus, a video essay takes a close look at the classic courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder starring Jimmy Stewart, and Alec Baldwin breaks down some of his most memorable performances from his nearly 40 years working in film and television. Read More »
Last fall, we got word that James Lipton would be leaving Inside the Actors Studio, the series featuring intimate interviews with actors, filmmakers and musicians about their craft, origins in entertainment, and much more. The longtime host and dean emeritus at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University in New York City was said to be replaced with a rotating chair of guest hosts filling in, and now the first two hosts and guests for the Inside the Actors Studio reboot have been revealed. Read More »
When most people think “DeLorean”, they likely think of the famous time-traveling car from the Back to the Future series. But there’s a lot more to the story of that car, and the person behind it. The new documentary/drama Framing John DeLorean employs an interesting blend of archival footage and dramatic reenactments, with Alec Baldwin playing John DeLorean, who rose through the ranks of General Motors, only to one day be busted for trafficking cocaine. Watch the Framing John DeLorean trailer below.
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The standalone Joker movie has found its Thomas Wayne. Brett Cullen, a character actor who already has some Batman history, will play Bruce Wayne’s father in the Todd Phillips film starring Joaquin Phoenix. Cullen replaces Alec Baldwin, who was first announced in the role only to immediately drop out. More on the Joker cast below.
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Update 3: In yet another update to this story, Alec Baldwin has now dropped out of the Joker movie. Details below.
Update 2: Baldwin has sent out a cryptic tweet about his role in the film, suggesting that elements of this story may be inaccurate. We have added the tweet and details below.
Update: The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit has a more detailed description of Baldwin’s version of Thomas Wayne, which you can read below. Our original article follows.
Alec Baldwin is joining the DC cinematic universe.
According to a new report, the Oscar-nominated actor will play Thomas Wayne, Batman’s father, in the upcoming Joker film for director Todd Phillips (The Hangover). Read more about Baldwin’s newest role below.
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Tom “Tommy” Cruise is at it again. The seemingly immortal actor is giving a middle finger to death and jumping out of a damn plane, all for the sake of entertainment. A new Mission: Impossible – Fallout clip features Cruise performing one of the film’s most terrifying stunts – jumping out of a plane flying close to 30,000 feet, going about 220 MPH. And that’s not all! There’s also a clip of Cruise punching people and getting punched himself! What more do you need?
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You might remember hearing in January of last year that Netflix had struck a huge deal with Jerry Seinfeld for a couple of new comedy specials and the rights to the entire library of the documentary talk show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. That deal also included a plan for new episodes to stream exclusively on Netflix, and they’re finally arriving in the Netflix library next month.
A new Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee trailer shows off all the new episodes coming to Netflix in July, and they include Jerry Seinfeld cruising around with Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Dana Carvey, Neil Brennan, Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Zach Galifinakis, John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle and the late comedy legend Jerry Lewis. Read More »