Gwyneth Paltrow

Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

This week on Sundance Channel, we’ve got a true American horror story, a modern take on a literary classic… and Zooey Deschanel! In fact, there are great casts all around in our choices this week — watch these films for the performances, if for nothing else.

Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

This week on Sundance Channel, we’ve got a true American horror story, a modern take on a literary classic… and Zooey Deschanel! In fact, there are great casts all around in our choices this week — watch these films for the performances, if for nothing else.

Are movie stars better at promoting indies?

Are movie stars better at promoting indies?

Indie films are usually small-scale labors of love compared to all those soulless blockbusters and sequels — but does that mean the stars of these films promote them with any more elan?

Wes Anderson Bingo and more

Wes Anderson Bingo and more

A friend texted me this week asking if I wanted to go see MOONRISE KINGDOM (obvious answer is “YES”) which is the perfect segue here to discuss this amazing bingo card generator created by Slate. Captain Obvious would argue that Wes Anderson, the film’s director has certain signature motifs and techniques that he likes to incorporate in his films to the point of parody. All of these elements (and players), each “appeared in at least three of his movies, and some elements appear in all of them,” add up for a perfect game of Bingo.

Top Ten: Celebrity Package Deals

Top Ten: Celebrity Package Deals

Like peas in a pod, birds of a feather, or two curly-haired giants sharing a smooch over a chili cheese dog at a Lakers game, there are celebs who just can’t get enough of each other, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Check out our favorite celebrity besties, from the obvious gal pals and dude duos to the famous friendships that are more of a head-scratcher. Starting with…

Joe Zee: how to dress Kate Bosworth, Demi Moore and Ellen Barkin

Joe Zee: how to dress Kate Bosworth, Demi Moore and Ellen Barkin

Still from US Dramatic Competition film ANOTHER HAPPY DAY.
I met costume designer Stacey Battat way back when she was still working for Marc Jacobs in their Mercer Street store, which probably explains her close relationship to Sofia Coppola. Flash-forward to today, she was most recently the costume designer for Sofia’s newest film, Somewhere, as well as the recent Gwyneth Paltrow musical vehicle, COUNTRY STRONG.

Naked News: Pantsless in the city, and why eating carrots makes you more attractive

Naked News: Pantsless in the city, and why eating carrots makes you more attractive

New Yorkers strip to their undies to celebrate the 10th annual No Pants Subway Ride.
Spanish Catholic calendar features Easter-themed near-nudes to raise funds for youth group.