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The Lost Art of the Mix Tape

Peter Csathy | Posted 11.07.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Csathy

A few days back, my wife and I watched the John Cusack movie "High Fidelity." Classic movie for any music lover for many reasons -- not the least of which is that it unleashed hilarious Jack Black to the world.

'Say Anything' Series Scrapped

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment

UPDATE: According to Deadline.com, "Say Anything" will not go to series following complaints by Cameron Crowe on Twitter. EARLIER: A Deadline.com r...

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 8

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If I were going to generalize about this year's Toronto International Film Festival based on the films I saw Monday, I'd tell you that it's a great year for dramatic films based on true stories.

Alaska Serial Killer's Victim Exhumed

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The remains of an unidentified victim of recently deceased Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen were being exhumed from an An...

David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars" At Cannes: The Transmission of Family Trauma?

Karin Badt | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Midway during the conference, David Cronenberg interjected: "My movie is not only about the movie business. I could have set it in any place where people are desperate, greedy. Wall Street, for example. It is not only about Hollywood. To say so would be shortchanging the movie."

The Bag Man Bags the Violence and the Comedy

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Cusack and De Niro are the old pros in this movie and are compelling in each and every scene. They are also able to create the humor even when the situation is deadly. Da Costa jumps right into the midst of things and does her part with flair and ease.

Salinger Documentary by Shane Salerno, a Revealing Homerun

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Shane Salerno succeeds in solving the riddle of J.D. Salinger's reclusive behavior. Salinger chose to be a recluse when it suited his needs. Folks int...

Taking on Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Alice Eve Is One Tough Cookie Who Doesn't Crumble

Michael Bialas | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Alice Eve doesn't own an Academy Award -- yet. But the striking British beauty who stood out in frothy romantic comedies such as She's Out of My League, Starter for Ten and The Decoy Bride, has shown that potential after pushing the lightweight fare aside to take on meatier roles with emotional heft.

'Salinger' Doc Takes Kitchen-Sink Approach

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

"Reclusive." Is that an adjective, or is it actually part of J.D. Salinger's name? The word has been used so often to describe the famous writer, one ...

John Cusack Had A Run-In With His Stalker Last Night

Posted 09.04.2013 | Celebrity

John Cusack's Miami mansion was met with a home invader Tuesday evening. TMZ reports that 45-year-old Elizabeth Pahlke, who allegedly has a "serious ...

Musical-Cinematographic Soups for Hungry Easy Listeners

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts
Ombretta Di Dio

From "Pretty in Pink" by The Psychedelic Furs, to "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel -- these songs are responsible for at least a good 80 percent of my delusions, high hopes and questions about existence (John Cusack with a boom box on his head, anyone?)

Popcorn Preview: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Leslie Sisman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Cast includes: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), David Banner (Street Kings), Mariah Carey (You Don't ...

Review -- Lee Daniel's The Butler ...Just a Minute

Carole Mallory | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While stars abound as pop ups in cameos, this story is not about celebrity, but ideals. It is about the gruesome spilling of blood unfortunately necessary to arrive at the pinnacle of the civil rights movement -- a black president.

Movie Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I walked away from Daniels' film deeply moved. As obvious as this film can be in its messages -- bigotry and racism: bad -- it still touches on moments of history from the recent past that need to be recalled, over and over.

WIN $1,000: Celebrate The Everyday Hero In Your Life (SWEEPSTAKES)

Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact

Throughout our history books and daily news headlines alike, it’s easy to spot whom our heroes are in the world. But what of those who operate on...

Cate Blanchett as Tragic Hero: Woody, Women, and Williams

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"Jasmine was a gift of a role," said Cate Blanchett at the New York premiere of Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's new movie.

How Vanessa Hudgens Prepared For Prostitute Role

Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment

Vanessa Hudgens stepped into the shoes of a teen prostitute for her new role in "The Frozen Ground," a part she studied for by meeting her character's...

PRISM Break

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.14.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

But why? Are these readers hoping to find out if things today are really as bad as Orwell foretold? Do they want to know if it has a happy ending? Or are they already expecting the worst and simply want a roadmap for an orderly transition?

John Cusack, Ballet Fan

Debra Levine | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Debra Levine

Turns out that Cusack, who ports a strong intellectual bent, is a huge "Rite of Spring" guy. Loving the music and fascinated by the 1913 Stravinsky riots, he ventured to Bunker Hill to see the performance.

Freedom of the Press Foundation - Updates From Our Front

John Cusack | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
John Cusack

The facts speak for themselves -- it was more important than ever to stand up for this country's long tradition of a free press.

'The Rite Of Spring' At 100

Debra Levine | Posted 04.07.2013 | Arts
Debra Levine

Ten thousand dance fans experienced shock and awe, in a good way, last weekend at the Los Angeles Music Center when The Joffrey Ballet performed the v...

Cult Comedy Gets Surprising Sequel

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment

"Hot Tub Time Machine," the cult 2010 comedy that starred John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Chevy Chase, Lizzy Caplan and a very t...

What Is an Assange? Part 2

John Cusack | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
John Cusack

Recently, I sat down with George Washington Law School professor and constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley and my close friend Kevin McCabe to discuss WikiLeaks' impact on transparency, the government's response, and the comparison to the Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.

Have Baseball GMs Wasted $1 Billion in Bad Contracts?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Larry Schwimmer

Don't let the fear of losing a great player to another team cause you to sign an expensive, long-term contract at a disadvantageous time. Let the competition waste millions.

10 Love Lessons You Can Learn From the '80s

Nico Lang | Posted 01.26.2013 | Women
Nico Lang

This is the '80s, and girls aren't like Sandy in Grease, ditching their poodle skirts to impress some guy. No. You're like Molly Ringwald, and guys like you for just doing you.