Leonardo DiCaprio takes on a classic literary character in Baz Luhrmann's flashy adaptation of The Great Gatsby, but is the 3D drama worth a trip to the movie theater? Watch now to get the scoop on whether you should check out The Great Gatsby in theaters.
- Before all our favorite shows wrap up, we have sneak peeks of the season finales, including Taylor Swift popping up on New Girl.
- Before the New Girl finale, we counted down the Nick and Jess's cutest moments of the season.
- Ahead of the upfronts, the networks renewed lots of shows, like Parks and Recreation and Nikita, but there seemed to be just as many cancellations.
- We told you which songs on The Great Gatsby soundtrack were worth downloading.
- True Blood season six is coming! The full trailer debuted, as did a bunch of photos.
- We talked to Divergent author Veronica Roth and got the scoop on the movie adaptation and what she thinks of the casting.
- Mad Men guest stars have been looking awfully familiar, so we identified them.
- John Krasinski made the late-night rounds this weekend, first cracking us up on David Letterman, then showing off the most incredible lip syncing skills on Fallon.
- If Summer movies aren't serious enough for you, then check out the trailer for August: Osage County with Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks in the Captain Phillips trailer, and a whole lot of famous faces as American presidents in the trailer for The Butler.
- George Clooney and Sandra Bullock got stranded in space in the Gravity trailer.
- The trailer for Ender's Game dropped, revealing Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield in the adaptation of the young-adult book.
- There's a hot man for every taste in upcoming movies: if Bradley Cooper in The Hangover Part III doesn't do it for you, then this Fast and Furious hotness evolution will.
The Glee season finale aired this week, bringing with it a few unexpected plot developments. Watch as we break down the biggest happenings of the episode and give our verdict about whether or not the finale was satisfying on the whole.
The Great Gatsby finally comes out this week, which means the world will get to see Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the novel, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character. You can get a pretty good idea of what to expect from the many trailers that have come out and the leaks of the soundtrack, and if you can't get enough, good news: here's a ton of pictures. Click through to see 60+ photos from the movie, including looks at each character in costume, shots of the amazing, eye-popping sets, and even a few behind-the-scenes shots.
The Great Gatsby arrives in theaters this weekend, but we're focusing on another treat from the film: the soundtrack. The collection compiled by Jay-Z is out this week, and we've been streaming it nonstop — both imagining where the songs fit into Baz Luhrmann's adaptation and loving them on their own. With artists like The xx, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, and Jay-Z himself, the soundtrack is eclectic and ambitious, and I'm already addicted to the compilation and its very cinematic, bold feel. Find out which songs I think stand on their own.
- "Back to Black" by Beyoncé and André 3000: It's hard to improve upon this Amy Winehouse song, and thankfully, no one is trying to outdo Amy vocally. Instead, it's a truly creative reworking of the song that gives it a brand-new, awesomely edgy sound. And as much as I love Beyoncé, it's André's part that's more evocative.
- "Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Rey: This haunting ballad captures the doomed romantic feel of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan's entanglement — it's beautiful and sad and on a grand scale.
- "Love Is the Drug" by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra: This is probably the most authentic-sounding song for the 1920s era, because of the legitimate jazz outfit supplying it (they're also the band on another of the soundtrack's songs: the "Crazy in Love" cover). The upbeat tempo distracts from the underlying morose theme (which is very Gatsby).
- "Bang Bang" by will.i.am: The Black Eyed Peas frontman's track mixes big band with a thumping club beat. Pretty much what you'd imagine the revelers to be dancing to in Gatsby's home.
We recently saw the trailer for True Blood's sixth season, and today we get to see even more with a batch of new pictures. There are lots of familiar faces, like Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Sookie (Anna Paquin), along with the first look at several new characters. Click through to get acquainted before the season premiere on June 16!
I already have my tissues ready just watching the trailer for August: Osage County, which stars Meryl Streep as the matriarch of a family who gathers for the funeral of her husband (Sam Shepard). The kids all come home to Oklahoma, most notably Julia Roberts as eldest daughter Barbara, and unkind words, snark, and tears are unleashed. August: Osage County is full of familiar faces, and the rest of the extended family includes Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, and Margo Martindale. Whew!
Obviously, if Streep is involved you know you're in for a dramatic treat, and she's bringing it in the preview, but it also looks like Roberts and the supporting cast are at the top of their game, too. This adaptation of a stage play looks so powerful already, and I can't wait to see it when it comes into theaters Nov. 8 — right in time for award season. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1920s-set novel The Great Gatsby is an ideal fit for director Baz Luhrmann. The man known for over-the-top visuals in films like Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet depicts the biggest parties you've ever seen in Jazz Age-era New York, and Luhrmann even presents it all in stunning 3D. The aesthetic is the best thing about The Great Gatsby, which falls short in many other aspects. The movie is bloated with every detail and character from the book, and Fitzgerald's text is awkwardly featured on the screen. Luhrmann is as ambitious as Gatsby's climb toward the American dream, and only some of it pays off.
There are a few saving graces, like Leonardo DiCaprio. The actor puts on the impeccable suits of Jay Gatsby, a man whose background and source of wealth are a mystery. The ridiculously rich Gatsby is king of a Long Island castle where he can buy anything — except for the love of his former sweetheart Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan). She's quite comfortable with the old money she married into, even though her husband, Tom (Joel Edgerton), is a cheating bigot. It's the task of Gatsby's neighbor, narrator Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), to help Gatsby win Daisy back, and though the two lovers do find their way back to each other, Gatsby's pretty, pretty world crumbles as he tries to make a life with her. The movie follows a similar path, starting off strong — all debauchery, confetti, and champagne — until it fades into a drawn-out bore. Luhrmann still succeeds in some areas, though; to find out what else I thought of The Great Gatsby, just keep reading.
This is the last episode of The Vampire Diaries before next week's season finale, and we finally have normal Elena back. Well, she's mostly back to normal, except for the bloodthirsty rage she feels toward Katherine. But the main event is when Bonnie finally "drops the veil" so she can deal with Silas and make good on her deal with Katherine. This means we get to see some old friends (Alaric!) and enemies (Kol) as they briefly visit Mystic Falls. And though the focus is on those who have died previously, someone from the main group joins their ranks.
I'm excited to see what happens in next week's finale, but this week is so huge too. I'm ready to break down the good, the bad, and the bloody after the jump!
Even if The Hangover Part II left you with a bad taste in your mouth, there's still a draw for the third movie, which comes out later this month. No. 1 on our list of reasons to see The Hangover Part III? Bradley Cooper. The sexy actor is reprising his role as Phil, the member of the wolfpack who rocks a pair of aviators like you wouldn't believe. Just in case you need a reminder of how much hotness Cooper brings to the Hangover movies, we have you covered with 20 photos of him scorching the screen in The Hangover Part III.
With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we're thinking about beloved movie moms, particularly the actresses who time and time again have taken maternal roles and made them memorable. The first person who comes to mind? Meryl Streep. She's been a mom who sings, a mom who psychoanalyzes, and of course, a complicated mom. Here are my five top mom parts from her acting arsenal.
There's some sad breakup news today, as we heard that Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have reportedly split. Of course, it'll make it a little bit more interesting to see what happens with their characters on The Vampire Diaries, and their three-year relationship also has us thinking about other TV couples who've been couples on TV. From pairs we'll never forget (Seth and Summer!) to those you may not have even known were together (yes, Felicity and Ben were really an item), check out these TV couples who were together both on and off the small screen.
—Additional reporting by Laura Meyers
May is here, and while we know the weather is warming up outside, we have more than a few reasons to be inside this month. The cool, air-conditioned movie theater is offering up the first blockbusters of the Summer movie season, like Iron Man 3. On TV, the season may be winding down for most series, but there are plenty of exciting things starting up, like the return of Arrested Development and a new installment of The Bachelorette. We've got those, plus the music and other entertainment happenings you need to know about in May!
Superheroes, cops, futuristic fighters — prepare to see some seriously sexy stars light up the big screen in this Summer's movies. Hollywood's finest will be showing off their swoon-worthy physiques as they save the world, take down the bad guys, and, you know, just try to get out of Las Vegas alive. No matter what they're doing, though, these handsome actors will have you returning to the theater again and again. Take a look at the hottest boys of Summer!
— Additional reporting by Laura Meyers
When Zach Galifianakis hit Saturday Night Live this weekend, there were lots of cameos, including Jon Hamm and Bradley Cooper, but my favorite surprise appearance was by Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, better known as Jaime Lannister. The actor showed up for the "Game of Game of Thrones" skit that featured Galifianakis in a child's dragon costume and in total awe of the star (we feel the same way!). Watch if only to hear Galifianakis call Coster-Waldau a "long-haired angel."
Watch the clip after the jump.
True Blood will be back for its sixth season on June 16, and now we have a full trailer to show us what will be going down in Bon Temps this year. First off, the state of Louisiana declares war against the vampires, but there will be more reasons to watch than just a human vs. vampire showdown. Namely, there's a ton of shirtless Eric and Alcide, plus Sookie is getting some action from a mystery man. Mostly I'm happy that this footage leaves out bloody Bill and focuses on other stuff, but if you're into Bill, don't worry — he shows up, too.
Watch the full trailer after the jump.
Well, color me surprised! This week's episode of Mad Men ends on a rather exciting note — Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is merging with Peggy's firm! There are a lot of ups and downs for SCDP's business this week — first, they're set to go public and make everyone rich, then it feels like they're losing accounts like it's going out of style. But after a stroke of inspiration, Don and Ted Chaough realize they may be better off as partners than competitors.
Before Peggy taps out that press release, though, there are more than a few mad moments, including a couple of steamy scenes and arguments. Get the five maddest moments of the week when you read more.
The week is almost over, and so is the season for some of our favorite TV shows! A few series wrapped up this week, and there were also tons of funny episodes. If you agree and think you remember everything you heard, test your skills now. Try to match the quotes below to the characters who said them!
It's been two years since Kristen Wiig killed it in Bridesmaids, and I've been anxious to see her headline another comedy. In the trailer for her latest movie, Girl Most Likely, she's certainly funny in the role of Imogene, though the laughs may come from a darker place. Her playwright character is trying to deal with career failure, and when she lands in the hospital after a meltdown, she has to go live with her self-involved mother (Annette Bening) at her Jersey Shore home. There, she's exposed to her mom's sleazy boyfriend (Matt Dillon) and the cute young guy (Darren Criss) who's renting a room in the house.
Though it looks like Wiig gets to do a little physical comedy, she seems to be playing more of a straight man while Bening gets to be a bit more outrageous. Even so, Wiig acting morose is still really funny, and I especially enjoyed her interactions with Dillon and Criss in the trailer. Girl Most Likely opens in limited release July 19, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.
Summertime is so close I can feel it, and this season brings more than sunny days and vacations: it's also one of the best times of the year for movies. This Summer is no exception: there are eagerly anticipated sequels, big-budget action movies, and comedies galore. There are even a few under-the-radar gems, but we're here to put those — along with the other big titles — on your radar. Without further ado, here's your Summer movie preview for May and June.