It has been more than half a century since Death of a Salesman, and I wonder if it was written today what Willy would be like? How would he respond to Muslims, homosexuals, or President Obama?
"OH. MY. GOD. It's Mick Jagger!!"
When I asked first-time director Tim Guinee about the challenges of adapting Horton Foote's play The One Armed Man for a short film, he laughed as he recalled a piece of advice from fellow filmmaker Peter Hedges.
This is almost supernatural in the annals of Hollywood lore. Ginger ('she who screams'), the human vampire groupie, former Fangtasia waitress and frequent comic relief, will be a central character in the final ten episodes.
"It's been fun to hear people's stories: 'I knew Joan.' 'My mother was Joan.' 'I was Joan.' So I think that's one reason audiences can relate to her and, in many ways, have been a cheerleader for her. She is so unique, but there are elements that people really connect with."
Neighbors may not be a particularly well-thought-out film (huge third-act problems). But it has some of the biggest sustained laughs of the summer.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was a very great actor. He was also a heroin addict. February 2 of this year Mr. Hoffman was found dead on the bathroom floor...
At Middleton features Garcia as a slightly befuddled doctor who finds an unexpected love connection with another parent while accompanying their kids on a tour of a tony East Coast college.
Brynner died from cancer. Hoffman from addiction. Both are considered diseases by all the major medical associations in the world. Yet only addiction carries a stigma and moral condemnation by a large swath of the public.
With so much of our socializing done virtually, it is no surprise that we are grieving and mourning the deaths of our loved ones online too. Here are a few Dos and Don'ts for grieving online.
Addiction is everywhere, help is more available, and you have friends and/or family who care about you. Take the first steps today to know your risks and find solutions for a better tomorrow.
Karen Kilgariff is punk as fuck. In an industry of rock stars and actors constantly and consistently hiding any flaws to create a pretense of professionalism and perfection, Kilgariff takes the stage naked, highlighting her imperfections. She is a symbol of what is right about art and music and entertainment.
It seems to me that this tendency to excuse libertine excesses by talented people inverts our moral hierarchy, since it basically says that those whom we acclaim as best are excused for acting the worst.
It was yet another sad case, another horrific way of validating that heroin is no longer the scourge of the streets, the back alleys and the abandoned buildings of the cities. It's no longer the thing celebrities do, or even celebrities you'd easily suspect.
It is astonishing to me that people still view heroin abuse and drug addiction as a "Hollywood problem" and that -- despite the overwhelming data -- everyone still refuses to believe that overdoses are occurring daily in our own backyards.
Overdosing on heroin doesn't make you a scumbag. Having a drink after 20 years of sobriety doesn't make you weak. Having an addiction is not a moral choice. In fact, I think it is accurate to say that having an addiction is not a choice at all.