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What Does It Take To Make The Perfect Road Trip Movie?

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

"Easy Rider," "Stranger Than Paradise," "Thelma and Louise," "Little Miss Sunshine" -- all road trip movies, and all hallmarks of American cinema. ...

Why Life May Not Be a Cabaret and More Tony Musings

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Well, the Administration Committee did it, they ruled Cabaret Tony eligible. I wrote previously about how there would be precedent for that ruling (in...

The Sundance Music Mashup Will Get You Dancing!

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

With the 2014 Sundance Film Festival underway, What's Trending wanted to dig up the coolest song and dance scenes to come from the festival througho...

Popcorn Preview: August: Osage County

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

August: Osage County (2013) Cast includes: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), Chris Cooper (American Beauty), Ewan Mc...

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.

Theater: Cloudy Little Miss Sunshine; Digestive Proust

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A curious project falls flat. Sometimes, you hear about a book or movie being turned into a musical and think, of course! Other times you think, really?

Joan Scheckel's Renaissance

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Joan Scheckel's Los Angeles based filmmaking labs are housed in the quickly developing artist hub amongst Perry Rubenstein Gallery and Regen Projects, leading the way for a new Hollywood Renaissance.

Adding Music to Movies by Way of the Stage: Sleepless in Seattle to Kinky Boots

James Sims | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts
James Sims

Glancing at the shows nominated for Best Musical for this year's Tony Awards, it is easy to mistake the list as being a Hollywood box office report.

No Longer 'Little Miss Sunshine'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.15.2013 | Celebrity

Whoa, talk about all grown up! Abigail Breslin, who first charmed us in 2002 with her role in M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs," returns to the scene t...

Chris Harnick

You Already Know Her Face, But Meet Beth Grant

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Harnick | Posted 07.11.2013 | TV

If you saw Beth Grant on the street, you'd probably recognize her ... but you might not know from where. "Frequently, over the years people have t...

Movie Review: The Fabulist Ruby Sparks

Caryn James | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
Caryn James

Neurosis hasn't seemed this adorably sane since Woody Allen. Clever, funny, expertly walking the line between arty and mainstream, Ruby Sparks is a lovable romantic comedy.

Christopher Rosen

Why Indie Movies Are Dying

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment

On July 26, 2006, Fox Searchlight released "Little Miss Sunshine," the feature film debut of filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The film wa...

A Cinematic Love Letter To Los Angeles

Marielle Wakim | Posted 09.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Marielle Wakim

Writing a love letter to your sweetheart is no small feat, but writing a love letter to your city? That's even harder. How do you celebrate a metropolis like Los Angeles? If you're Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, you make a movie.

Review: Ruby Sparks

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ruby Sparks could be a tasty bit of magical realism in romantic-comedy form, the first produced screenplay by actress Zoe Kazan, who plays the title character. Except for one serious problem.

Movie Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lorene Scafaria's Seeking a Friend for the End of the World strikes a different chord: one that is wistfully romantic, a little melancholy and unexpectedly funny.

Paul Dano's Manic Pixie Dream Girl Comes To Life In 'Ruby Sparks' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.19.2012 | Entertainment

Zooey Deschanel, who? Say hello the ultimate manic pixie dream girl, Ruby Sparks. In romantic indie comedy "Ruby Sparks," Paul Dano stars as a fru...

Steve Carell May Reunite With 'Little Miss Sunshine' Co-Star

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.18.2012 | Entertainment

"Little Miss Sunshine" is having a moment. This July, "Sunshine" co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Farris return to the big-screen with "Su...

Being Flynn Actor Paul Dano on Girlfriend Zoe Kazan: "We're Pretty Domestic"

Yelena Shuster | Posted 05.21.2012 | TV
Yelena Shuster

We recently chatted with Being Flynn and Little Miss Sunshine actor Paul Dano and couldn't resist asking him about his live-in relationship with fellow indie dreamboat actress Zoe Kazan.

Movie Review: Janie Jones

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.01.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The name of the title character of Janie Jones is meant to resonate with a certain generation: "Oh, like the Clash song," someone says early on in the...

HuffPost Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Crazy, Stupid, Love is the summer's most enjoyably surprising film: a comedy that knows how to pay more attention to the feelings it explores than to creating a conveyor belt for punchlines. It earns its laughs -- and then some.

Google Doodles A-Plenty For 'Little Miss Sunshine' Creator

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 07.09.2011 | Technology

Beloved British children's author Roger Hargreaves, creator of the "Little Men" and "Little Miss" series, would have turned 76 on May 9. Google ce...

Tribeca Interview: Abigail Breslin and Alessandro Nivola in Janie Jones: Rock God Meets Rock Child

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.06.2011 | New York
Cynthia Ellis

For those who best remember Abigail Breslin with her tear-away pants, gyrating to "Brick House" while her grandfather cheers her on from the sidelines, well, a lot has happened since then.

Why Sundance and Its Filmmakers Resemble Silicon Valley and Its Entrepreneurs

Marc Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

For those who don't know enough about independent film to consider investing, I would love to ask: Are tech entrepreneurs and indie filmmakers cut from the same cloth?

Are We There Yet? Iconic Road Trip Movies

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Long before Mapquest, Yahoo, and Google Maps offered instant gratification for drivers trying to figure out the best way to get from one place to anot...

HuffPost Review: The Extra Man

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's tempting to give The Extra Man a pass on the basis of Kevin Kline's performance alone. But there's a hole in the center of The Extra Man. And its name is Paul Dano.