Inside Llewyn Davis, the 16th feature film from the Coen brothers, opens in New York and Los Angeles this Friday, and, well, most of us are very excited for it. (Here's editor-in-chief Bill Simmons's rejected submission for this week's HOF, just for the record.) To jump-start a very Coens weekend, we're looking back at some of our favorite scenes from the brothers' filmography. Yes, we probably forgot your favorite. Yes, we love it just as much. Enjoy!
This Thanksgiving, the HOF is sending you off on your holiday weekend with a new appreciation for the winged beasts you are about to cook and devour with your loved ones. Turkeys are long-suffering, turkeys are dangerous, turkeys are full of secrets. They love, they laugh, they lay the smack down. Enjoy yours tomorrow conscientiously and with gratitude, and have a happy Thanksgiving!
Long ago, in the early days of the HOF, the Grantland staff got together and honored the "worst music videos of all time," from Billy Squier to Sisqo. But, of course, there will always be more worst music videos of all time, as demonstrated this week by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. So today we bring you a second edition of badness, in an effort to outbad our personal worst. Enjoy?
Child star, truth-teller, beef-stewer: Shia LaBeouf is BACK, y'all. This Friday, if you are blessed enough to live in a metropolitan area in which it is screening, you can see Charlie Countryman, a sex-and-violence-packed crime film that Variety calls "profoundly unnecessary" and the Village Voice declares "an ode to an ideal no one over 16 actually believes." But all the Beoufheads out there know it's Act I of the Great LaBeouf Art House Comeback of 2013 (soon to be followed by Lars von Trier's highly anticipated, sex-filled, YouTube-breakingNymphomaniac). Let's get amped for the coming revolution with some clips of Shia at his best.
Thor: The Dark World hits theaters this Friday, which means it's a big week for hammers, and the perfect opportunity for us all to take a moment and celebrate the majesty of this noble toolbox stalwart.
Halloween episodes are an underappreciated art and, when done well, they're uniquely satisfying. You get to see all your favorite TV buddies in delightfully character-appropriate costumes, and inevitably something weird or scary that would not happen any other week goes down. Here are our favorite spooktacular moments from the small screen — happy early Halloween!
The fall 2013 movie season is enamored with space, sure, but it's also significantly preoccupied with delightfully rambunctious old people. The Jackass crew brings us the prankful Bad Grandpa this Friday, and next week a bunch of revered film actors team up to get handsomely paid and engage in some geriatric naughtiness in Last Vegas. Old people getting into trouble, especially the kind of trouble society commonly deems as age appropriate, is a time-honored narrative trope, so we thought we'd dive into the archives and find our favorite examples for this week's Hall of Fame. Caution: multiple Brimleys ahead.
This weekend, Carrie, like so many other classic horror films before it, gets a modern update starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. And we're honestly not sure what to expect. History has proven that these things generally go badly, but in the right hands, a reinterpretation of a great scary movie can really work. Here are our picks for best, worst, and best-worst horror remakes.
Arguably America's most beloved living movie star, Tom Hanks is back in theaters this weekend with the release of Paul Greengrass's Captain Phillips, and we here at Grantland couldn't help but dive into his decade-spanning filmography and relive some of the highlights. Chocolates, volleyballs, and giant keyboards abound in this week's YouTube Hall of Fame.
Gravity arrives in theaters this weekend, and we here at Grantland are all hyped up on space, despite what appears to be director Alfonso Cuarón's best efforts to make it look like a losing proposition. Here are our favorite moments from every corner of the Milky Way … and beyond.
We have only a few days left during which Breaking Bad is still a show that is currently on television, so the Grantland staff has convened to give it one last HOF kiss on the cheek before sending it out to its dusty, bloody end. This time we're highlighting our favorite episodes of the series, the ones that stand out amid what most of us agree is already an all-time-great show. From "Fly" to "Face Off," here are the best Bad hours.
OK, so the jury is still out on The Family, apparently, and we'd like to be optimistic about it because life is just less of a bummer that way (hey, it's directed by Luc Besson! That's kind of interesting, right?), but as enjoyable as Silver Linings Playbook was, no one film could ever blot out the legacy of badness that has been Robert De Niro's career for the past 15 years, give or take. This week we salute, nay, celebrate that badness with some of the most notable lowlights of the actor's late career.
Football season starts this week, and we here at Hollywood Prospectus are very excited about it! To help spread the word about this cool sport, we decided to highlight some of its biggest stars' most shining moments off the field and under the bright lights of showbiz. Because whether it's a charmingly self-aware sitcom cameo or a sincere dramatic performance, nothing steals a scene like a giant human trained to run into other humans for a living.
As our own Wesley Morris proclaimed yesterday, we are now approaching the end of what has secretly been the Summer of Ethan Hawke all along, and what a better note to end it on than with the Friday's release of Getaway, starring Hawke and grizzled, street-smart criminal Selena Gomez. What better time to take a long, loving look at Hawke's finest career moments, in all their heartbreaking, Goop-smooching, PCP-smoking glory?
The World's End arrives in theaters this weekend to finish out the dog days of summer movie season with two things that never fail: alcohol and aliens. We decided to focus on the alcohol part this week and bring you our favorite scenes of liquid intoxication from film and TV. So pour yourself a glass of your favorite Wednesday-afternoon-appropriate beverage and join us for a casual 'Tube crawl.