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Denzel Washington, Antoine Fuqua answer readers' 'Equalizer' questions

Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington’s revival of The Equalizer is poised to rule the box office this weekend. The film is based on the 1980s television series of the same name—and favorite show of Max Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street—but Fuqua and Washington have put a modern twist on the classic thriller.


Video: 'Third Person' director Paul Haggis reveals what he learned from Fellini and Antonioni


Much like Crash, the latest film from Oscar winner Paul Haggis, Third Person, features a large cast of characters that all have something in common. Starring Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Maria Bello, Adrien Brody, Kim Basinger, and more, it tells the intertwined love stories of three couples in different parts of the world.

Where does Haggis’ own story begin? We sat him down for our new video series, Origin Stories, to find out when he first started telling tales, which filmmakers inspired him, and where the idea for Third Person came from.


Watch Alec Baldwin playfully call his '30 Rock' mom Elaine Stritch a bitch in a new doc - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


If you thought Alec Baldwin was cantankerous, even he pales compared to the veteran Broadway and TV star Elaine Stritch. In Chiemi Karasawa’s new documentary Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, opening in limited release this Friday, the 89-year-old actress (and Today show F-bomb-dropper) recounts her turbulent life on the stage and screen, her battles with alcoholism, and her improbable comeback in the last decade. In this exclusive clip, we see Stritch on the set of 30 Rock, where she played the wasp-tongued mother of Alec Baldwin’s network exec Jack Donaghy (a role that earned the actress her third Emmy Award in 2008). On set, she mixes it up with Tina Fey and Baldwin, a kindred spirit who hilariously grumbles about the veteran scene-stealer in rehearsal. “Don’t you last-word me, you,” he says. “It’s my laugh-line, you bitch.” And her reaction to his grousing is just as priceless. READ FULL STORY

Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill in exclusive behind-the-scenes 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi' video

No geek library is truly complete without J.W. Rinzler’s trilogy of Star Wars books: The Making of Star Wars, The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Featuring an exhaustive collection of never-before-seen pictures and anecdotes, the books give fans an insider’s look at the original films that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Starting today, all three books are also now available in eBook form complete with bonus multimedia content, including around 30 minutes of rare behind the scenes video, rare audio interviews, and additional art work and photos. To whet your appetite, we now present an exclusive taste of said rare behind-the-scenes video right here. READ FULL STORY

Cartoonist Ralph Steadman and Johnny Depp recall gonzo great Hunter S. Thompson in doc 'For No Good Reason' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


British cartoonist and artist Ralph Steadman is probably best known for his squiggly lined collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson, whose early works of gonzo journalism in the 1970s Steadman illustrated in magazines and books. Steadman is the focus of Charlie Paul’s new documentary For No Good Reason, which plays next week at the Toronto film festival before a release in U.S. theaters sometime early next year. In this exclusive clip (after the jump), Steadman recalls his very first assignment with Thompson, covering the 1970 Kentucky Derby for a now-defunct magazine called Scanlan’s Monthly. “I think what he saw in this, our connection, was somebody that somehow saw the thing in pictures as he saw it in words,” Steadman recalls. “And that seemed to me to be part of the whole chemistry of it, that our chemistry there made gonzo possible.” And yes, that is the familiar voice of Johnny Depp, a longtime friend of Steadman’s who appears frequently in For No Good Reason, narrating passages from Thompson’s Scanlan’s piece, “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved.” READ FULL STORY

'Runner Runner': Ben Affleck teaches Justin Timberlake how to get his own island -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Runner Runner follows Justin Timberlake as a savvy Princeton student who winds up embroiled in an offshore online-poker empire run by Ben Affleck. It’s a film built on subterfuge and double-crosses, set in the decadent landscape that can only be bought with ill-gotten kabillions of dollars. Just in time for EW’s Fall Movie Preview, we’re excited to share an exclusive teaser from the film, which features Affleck offering some inspiring words to his minion. Check it out below:

Michelle Rodriguez is back (with her eye patch!) in 'Machete Kills' preview -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

“It takes a bitch to make a bitch,” Michelle Rodriguez snarls (among a few other, taco-related one-liners) in this exclusive sizzle reel from the upcoming Machete Kills.

Rodriguez’s Shé is the perfect female counterpart to Danny Trejo’s Machete, and the leather-clad duo are back to kick some more ass — in seriously over-the-top, campy fashion — in the sequel to 2010’s Machete (which was, in itself, an adaptation of Robert Rodriguez’s fake trailer from 2007’s Grindhouse … got all that?). Michelle, complete with badass eye patch, keeps her underlings in check (“Keep fighting, goddammit!”) and, just like every other character the actress has played, she isn’t afraid of a girl fight.

And this video is just the latest example of why Michelle Rodriguez will be part of Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, alongside Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany and The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira, kicking off at 2:55 p.m. in Hall H.

Check out Michelle’s 30 seconds of mayhem below:

Hanging at the bar with the guys from '21 and Over' -- VIDEO

Yes, the fellas in 21 and Over do get thrown out of bars in real life. Or so they say.

But that wasn’t an issue when EW sat down with the movie’s three stars — Skylar Astin, Justin Chon, and Miles Teller — at the Playwrite Tavern in Manhattan to discuss their nonstop party-fest extravaganza. Listening to their stories about working on and promoting the film, which opens in theaters today, you quickly learn things like the aforementioned bar incident — a reference to this late-night tweet — and the trio’s great chemistry, which is helpful when spending the majority of a movie bouncing off of each in other in various states of debauchery (and nudity).

Oh, and they all fell in love with $13 PB&Js while filming.

The movie was a bonding experience, not only for the three actors, but for their relationship with its fans. Some members of the audience feel so emboldened after seeing advance screenings that asking follow-up questions like, “Is anyone smoking a blunt after this?” or “Was that your real penis?” are totally no big deal. “The fans seem to dig it,” Teller said. “We’re so proud of this film, so honestly, if you get it, then you’re cool, and if you don’t, then you’re probably a nerd.”

Take a look at the video interview after the jump.


'Beautiful Creatures' stars Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich on 'Twilight' comparisons and on-screen chemistry -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Whether or not you have a date this Valentine’s Day, you can live vicariously through the mysterious Lena (Alice Englert) and charming popular kid Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) of Beautiful Creatures, the latest supernatural teen romance based on a young-adult novel. The two leads visited the EW studio to talk about why their new movie, which is opening today, is not following in Twilight‘s footsteps. Keep watching until the end for some outtakes from their interview, which perfectly captures Englert and Ehrenreich’s easy, goofy chemistry from the film. READ FULL STORY

'Bernie': Jack Black talks about his 'lovable killer' character at AFI Fest -- VIDEO

As the annual AFI Fest comes to a close, one of its final events put a spotlight on Jack Black and his recent dark comedy, Bernie, which reunited him with School of Rock director Richard Linklater.

On Wednesday, EW teamed up with AFI Fest to present a conversation with Black about Bernie, where he talked about why the role of “a lovable killer” appealed to him, recalled his first acting gig in a commercial for Atari game Pitfall and gave a shout out to Dexter. Check out part of the discussion with Black and EW’s Anthony Breznican in the video below. READ FULL STORY

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