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Entries by Amy Lee from 09/2011

'The Help': Is It Overrated? We Recommend An Alternative

Posted 09.01.2011 | Huffington Post

"The Help," a feel-good tearjerker about the plight of black maids in 1960s Mississippi, is the number one movie in America. Based on a bestsellin...

The Smashing Pumpkins Release Demo 8-Track Version Of 'Drown'

Posted 09.01.2011 | Huffington Post

If you listened to the radio during 1992 there's a chance you know the Smashing Pumpkins song "Drown" already. But you've probably never heard it like...

Al Pacino's 'Wilde Salome': Actor Deals With His Passion For Oscar Wilde (VIDEO)

Posted 09.01.2011 | Huffington Post

"I didn't know what to do with this passion, these feelings I had -- for Oscar Wilde." These are the words of none other than Al Pacino, the direct...

Patrick Stump On Life Since Fall Out Boy: 'I Did It For 10 Years, But It Wasn't Comfortable'

Posted 09.02.2011 | Huffington Post

Patrick Stump is over trucker caps. Since Fall Out Boy effectively split up (they've officially been on hiatus for almost two years), Stump has ventur...

Telluride Film Festival 2011: 'The Story Of Film: An Odyssey' Is 15 Hours Of Cinematic History

Posted 09.02.2011 | Huffington Post

Even 15 hours seems like it might not be enough to cover over a century of film history, but "The Story of Film: An Odyssey," screening at the Telluri...

Whit Stillman's 'Damsels In Distress' Talks About The Perils Of Handsome Men

Posted 09.02.2011 | Huffington Post

Handsome men are to be avoided. That's the topic at hand in a new clip from Whit Stillman's latest film, "Damsels in Distress," which is set to cl...

Bon Iver, 'Beth/Rest': The Solo Piano Version (AUDIO)

Posted 09.06.2011 | Huffington Post

If you prefer your love songs tender, spare, and sans-saxophone, Bon Iver has a track for you. "Beth/Rest," the synth-heavy final track on Bon Ive...

'Dark Horse' Reviews: What The Critics Are Saying

Posted 09.06.2011 | Huffington Post

Todd Solondz's "Dark Horse" is his most warmhearted film yet: But its lack of bitterness may be its greatest failing. Starring Selma Blair and Jor...

Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine Cancels Fall Performances

Posted 09.06.2011 | Huffington Post

The end of an era: James Levine, the Metropolitan Opera's musical director, has canceled his fall performances. According to the Met's press releas...

'New Girl', TV Show Starring Zooey Deschanel, Debuts Early Online: Is It A Hit Or Miss?

Posted 09.06.2011 | Huffington Post

Would watching a show weeks before it premieres make it any more likely for you to watch that show? It worked for "Glee," and Fox seems to be hopin...

Mos Def To Retire His Name, Will Become Yasiin (VIDEO)

Posted 09.07.2011 | Huffington Post

Mos Def will soon be the rapper formerly known as Mos Def. At this weekend's "Rock the Bells" concert in New York City, where the musician performe...

Matt Stone And Trey Parker Of 'South Park' Crash NYU Class

Posted 09.08.2011 | Comedy

You're a freshman at NYU getting ready for that boring first day of class when Matt Stone and Trey Parker walk into the room -- no, it's not a dream, ...

'Ringer' Review: Sarah Michelle Gellar Returns In New Show

Posted 09.15.2011 | Huffington Post

Sarah Michelle Gellar still knows how to die in style. In her new CW series, "Ringer," Gellar plays Bridget, a haunted young woman with a history o...

Eden Wood And Kelly Bensimon Host Toddler Fashion Show

Posted 09.15.2011 | Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- In a sleek underground bar at the Bryant Park Hotel, women with blown-out hair and high heels are gathered on low leather chairs waiting f...

'Drive' Director Nicolas Winding Refn On Sex, Violence And Carey Mulligan

Posted 09.16.2011 | Huffington Post

A stunt driver moonlighting as a criminal getaway driver is an unlikely hero. But in "Drive," starring Ryan Gosling, he's exactly the man for the job....

Thom Yorke, 'The Twist' (AUDIO)

Posted 09.16.2011 | Huffington Post

Do the twist, Thom Yorke style. Yorke created a 25-minute long DJ mix for XFM called "Money Back," and it includes remixes of Radiohead favorites,...

'Game Of Thrones' Fights Genre Bias At The Emmys

Posted 09.17.2011 | Huffington Post

Genre shows don't win Emmys. This isn't hyperbole so much as it’s an unfortunate trend. When you glance at the list of winners over the history of t...

Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights' Gets A Teaser Trailer

Posted 09.19.2011 | Huffington Post

True love's never more romantic than when it goes wrong. Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights" understands that. Arnold's well-received adaptation o...

'Glee' Season 3, Episode 1: 'The Purple Piano Project'

Posted 09.21.2011 | Huffington Post

“Glee” has a tendency to oscillate between sappy and nasty, sometimes without any warning. Just look at Sue Sylvester. The show’s success can of...

'The Room' Creator Tommy Wiseau To Star In Web Series (VIDEO)

Posted 09.21.2011 | Huffington Post

From the man who created the worst movie ever made (and wants to take it to Broadway), comes a video game review show. Tommy Wiseau, who produced, ...

'Revenge' Is A Soapy, If Shallow, Delight

Posted 09.21.2011 | Huffington Post

Forgiveness may be the Christian thing to do, but it makes for way more boring viewing than the alternative. "Revenge," a new melodrama on ABC, st...

'Sleep No More' Presents A Highbrow Haunted House Version Of 'Macbeth'

Posted 09.22.2011 | Huffington Post

In Punchdrunk Theater's "Sleep No More," Shakespeare's “Macbeth” is transformed into a 1940s noir nightmare. Macbeth's castle at Inverness turns i...

'Game Of Thrones: Genesis' Turns Westeros Into A Video Game

Posted 09.22.2011 | Huffington Post

Imagine riding through the Dothraki sea commanding your hordes, or scaling the treacherous ice of the Wall in the North. Now, do it. George R.R. M...

'Community' Season 3, Episode 1: John Goodman Shows You Wazzup

Posted 09.23.2011 | Huffington Post

The best episodes of "Community," despite their half-hour length, feel like fully formed universes. Less successful episodes tend to feel more like "B...

'Person Of Interest' Review: We're All Being Watched

Posted 09.23.2011 | Huffington Post

What if a machine could predict murder? "Person of Interest," a new drama on CBS written and conceived by Jonathan Nolan (brother of Christopher) a...