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Nymphomaniac Part I: Lars von Trier's Coitus Interruptus

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Filmmaker provocateur Lars von Trier's latest movie exceeds even his own perversions. The title, Nymphomaniac, tells you much. A troubled woman named ...

Lena Dunham Wrote A Short For The YouTube Awards

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment

This is what it looks like when Lena Dunham, Spike Jonze, Avicii, Vanessa Hudgens and Michael Shannon get together. Dunham wrote a short film for Sund...

Muscle Shoals Makes it Downtown for a New York Premiere

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The name Alabama has such beautiful assonance, its flow of "a" makes its own Southern comfort! So the sound of "Sweet Home Alabama," one song in a st...

Forget Paris, Go to the Derby: Simpatico Wins It Going Away, Belleville Off-Track

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

You can mistake ordinary politeness for friendship. You can be homesick with no way to get home. Herzog has perfect pitch for the speech of privileged Americans; I look forward to hearing it deployed in a play that's about something.

ReThink Review: Man of Steel -- The Hunk From Outer Space

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

My biggest problem with Man of Steel is one that has kept me from liking Superman my whole life -- that a superhero with godlike powers and unimpeachable morals is very difficult to relate to or empathize with.

What Becomes Of Metropolis After 'Man Of Steel'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Man of Steel opened to a triumphant box office take over the past weekend. Though there are still some questions lingering about the end of the movie. (If you haven't seen Man of Steel, this might be a good time to stop reading.) At the end of Man of Steel, Superman and Zod stage a long and very costly battle that leaves much of Metropolis in ruins. Here, to talk about what it was like in Metropolis on that day, we interviewed a resident of Metropolis, U.S.A.

Movie Review: Man of Steel

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Zack Snyder widens his view as a director with Man of Steel, taking a proclivity for creating startling images in the service of storytelling and using it to enlarge and expand the action.

15 Reasons Why Michael Shannon Is The Coolest Effing Person Around

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 07.25.2013 | Celebrity

1. At 38, he's been super prolific. 2. He can sing Bon Jovi better than Bon Jovi himself. 3. He's the sorority sister you never knew you wan...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: A Glimpse Inside Man of Steel

Dan Persons | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Zack Snyder digs shooting on location... Henry Cavill loves his super-suit... Michael Shannon really appreciates Henry Cavill... We look into the creation of the eagerly-awaited reboot of the Superman franchise.

Christopher Rosen

The Year's Baddest Villain Explains Why He Isn't Evil

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

There is no kneeling before Zod in "Man of Steel." Zack Snyder's Superman reboot casts Michael Shannon as the villainous general, but leaves behind th...

Another 'Man Of Steel' Take: It Stinks

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment

It has been a black eye to Hollywood that throughout this, the unending and increasingly repetitive age of the superhero blockbuster, the comics' most...

The Best Superman Yet?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

This Friday, Superman returns to theaters after a seven year hiatus in Man of Steel. This time, director Zack Snyder (Watchmen) tapped British thespian Henry Cavill to play one of the most iconic characters over the last 100 years. As a service to you, we answer every question you could possibly have about Man of Steel.

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Pics From Man of Steel

Dan Persons | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Get a look at Superman's new look... Star Trek producer Brannon Braga gets all witchy... Damon Lindelof gets Left Behind... The Wizard of Oz goes deep...

Terrifying New 'Man Of Steel' Trailer

Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment

At this point, Superman fans hardly need another reason to see "Man of Steel" on June 14, but Warner Bros. has provided one anyway: Michael Shannon's ...

Popcorn Preview: The Iceman

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Iceman (2012) Cast includes: Michael Shannon (Mud), Winona Ryder (Girl, Interrupted), Chris Evans (The Avengers), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), D...

The Iceman: Chilling With Michael Shannon

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The movie, The Iceman, is all the chillier because it is based on a true story. A hit man procedural directed by Ariel Vromen, the film opens with a c...

The Iceman: Michael Shannon and Winona Ryder Make a Killer Film

Jon Steely | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Steely

Based on Anthony Bruno's book The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer, this compelling thriller (opening May 3) offers a gritty and satisfying alternative to today's slickly-produced, big-budget studio films.

Movie Review: The Iceman

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.01.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It seems startling to me that so few people recognize the name of actor Michael Shannon when they hear it. Perhaps The Iceman will make the difference.

Mike Ryan

Michal Shannon: 'Man Of Steel' Will Blow Your Socks Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Shannon isn't intimidating in person, as many of his characters are. Shannon is far too polite to be intimidating, but he does have a way of s...

ReThink Review: Mud -- Murky Waters Run Deep and Dangerous

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Mud skillfully yet almost casually manages to mix a coming of age tale, a twisty crime thriller, and a tragic love story in the slow-flowing waters of the Mississippi river, producing a masterful film with an edgy, contemporary darkness, yet with the timeless feel of adolescent adventures.

WATCH: Michael Shannon Reads NSFW Insane Sorority Rant

Posted 04.22.2013 | Comedy

When University of Maryland student Rebecca Martinson's insane email to her Delta Gamma sorority sisters leaked on the Internet, her expletive-ridden ...

Movie Review: Mud

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There is something both engaging and unique about Jeff Nichols' plain-spoken tale of youngsters learning hard lessons about the nature of love and the darker side of the adult world.

SUPER: Epic Final Trailer For 'Man Of Steel' Arrives

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment

At just over three minutes, the new "Man of Steel" trailer is longer than most traditional movie advertisements. Warner Bros. is forgiven for extendin...

Mayor Bloomberg and the A-List Celebrate the Observer @ 25

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Yes, the Observer fete had everything, including a British contingent: author Amanda Foreman served on the 2012 judging panel for the esteemed literary award, Man Booker Prize for Fiction, with Dan Stevens.

Passion Play: Hit the Wall at the Barrow Street Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The summer of 1969, with Stonewall in June and Woodstock in August, represents a shift in the American ethos. These events meet in a new play Hit the Wall at the Barrow Street Theater.