The Webby Awards tradition is to keep the speeches to five words each. In my mind, the winner of that contest was Zach Galifianakis -- this was classic Galifianakis anti-comedy.
The inspiration behind Zonad comes from the Irish tradition of great story-telling, a kind of "never let the truth get in the way of a good story" mentality.
If you believed the movies, to venture across the George Washington Bridge is to court danger down every street. But NYC's not alone in this treatment by Hollywood, and we've got the filmed documentation to prove it.
Hot Tub Time Machine not only happens to have one of the greatest film titles of all time, but it also happens to be the spring's funniest dumb movie.
At the ShoWest 2010 celebration, filmmakers and theater owners introduced their upcoming releases and stars.
Years from now this telecast will be remembered as the year a woman won Best Director and James Cameron's ego shrunk a little.
In an interview, Cooper discusses The Hangover 2 plans, success, his awkward meeting with President Obama, visiting Guantanamo Bay, and working with Julia Roberts,
By living life in contradiction, by embodying the contradiction, Galifianakis seems to be promoting a dialectically nuanced view of reality, which is an invaluable counterweight to the mindset of oversimplification.
I recently had the chance to interview Michael Swaim, Head of Video over at Cracked.com.
As a boozing, promiscuous truck driver in the independent film Trucker, actress Michelle Monaghan delivers the finest, most fully-realized performance of her career.
In Youth in Revolt Michael Cera does what many have wanted to do to Michael Cera themselves personally: whup his own sorry ass. And that is definitely worth seeing.
Up in the Air is not revolutionary and its thesis, however insightful, is not one-of-a-kind. But it is the kind of thing we used to take for granted in Hollywood. It is well-written and sharply observational.
How much impact does a celebrity make when he or she donates their name and time to a non-profit? It goes beyond the money.
Men, I've noticed (duh!) tend to quote lines from what one might think of as "guy" films. Women will often quote the likes of Bette Davis in All About Eve or Diane Keaton in Annie Hall.
Don't blow it.