Fifty years ago (on Feb. 7, 1964, to be precise), the Beatles came to America with a sound so blissful and spangly and new that it would have seemed — still seems — counterintuitive to think how much that sound was influenced by America. The four magical mop tops seemed to relish our rock & roll even more than we did (though, of course, they gave it their own incandescent spin). Mind you, I’m not comparing Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, the two brilliantly funny quipster cynics who portray themselves going on a culinary road adventure in The Trip to Italy, to the Beatles (though the barbed cheekiness of these two goes right back to the spirit of the banter in A Hard Day’s Night). But if I can at least make an analogy between comedy and music, Coogan and Brydon, who spend a lot of the film doing their slashing impersonations of Al Pacino, Woody Allen, Robert De Niro, Christian Bale, and others, appear to be driven by a heightened fixation on the personalities of Hollywood stars that seems at once peculiar to Britain and, just possibly, even more obsessive than our own. READ FULL STORY
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In the movie Bluebird, which has its world premiere Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, John Slattery and Amy Morton play a married couple living in a decaying logging town in Maine. Richard is one of the anxious loggers worried that the nearby paper mill is about to shut down, Lesley drives the town’s children to school on the bus.
But life for them goes from bleak to worse one frigid day when Lesley is distracted by a rare bluebird and makes a slight mistake on her bus after school. “It’s very much about a small town and what happens when a tragic incident occurs to everybody in that town,” says Morton (Broadway’s August: Osage County). “The rest of the movie is about her trying to find atonement. And she goes about it in various ways. For a little while, you think she might be crazy — she might be just going literally crazy.”
Watch the chilling exclusive scene of the morning after Lesley’s accident below: READ FULL STORY
'Mad Men's John Slattery on the term 'silver fox' and his new indie 'In Our Nature' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP
As Mad Men‘s silver-haired Roger Sterling, John Slattery is debonair, drunken, sexy, competitive, and sentimental. He’s also, at times, a complete goof.
In writer/director Brian Savelson’s feature debut, In Our Nature, out in theaters Dec. 7, Slattery plays Gil, the estranged dad of Seth, a bearded hipster played by Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights). When Seth brings his girlfriend, Andie, played by Jena Malone (Pride & Prejudice), to his family’s upstate New York retreat for a romantic getaway weekend, Gil shows up to the house as well — with his new, younger girlfriend Vicky, played by Gabrielle Union. It’s a tight physical environment for drama to play out among four characters, just how Slattery likes it. There’s high tension between Gil and Seth, sharing a house they haven’t been in together since Seth was a boy, and Slattery — who has a teenage son with his wife Talia Balsam — works with Gilford to create the type of genuine awkwardness that can exist only between fathers and sons.
In an exclusive clip, below, Gil and Vicky attempt to leave early to head back to New York City, before getting roped into staying at the house by Andie. Slattery told EW about taking on the role, working with Union, just how annoying the term “silver fox” is, and how writing always always prevails. READ FULL STORY
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