The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them doesn’t get past the good try stage, but it’s not an abject failure. There are fine, intense scenes — McAvoy and Hader have an entertaining punch-up in the bar’s kitchen — and the soundtrack has its poignant moments. It’s hard to resist bits like the one in which Eleanor shows up at the bar after a long time, the employees freeze in amazement, and Conor walks in casually — and then he freezes in amazement. Chastain’s Eleanor really is an amazing woman, even if she leaves and comes back and leaves and comes back. You have to be a bit of a sap to enjoy this movie — probably not what the Descartes-spouting Benson was aiming for — but, hey: Jessica Chastain. … [Read more...] about Doesn’t Get Past the ‘Good Try’ Stage
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She added: "This cornbread takes no time at all, is incredibly forgiving, and is an every other day staple at my house: perfect to fill in a dinner, perfect for a snack, perfect for breakfast. Plus, it tastes like home. I hope you love it as much as I do." Try cooking Jennifer's cornbread yourself... … [Read more...] about Jennifer Garner shares her mother’s cornbread recipe – and we’re dying to try it!
The 37-year-old, who will be playing bad boy Gaston in the upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action film, shared two photos of his bleached blonde hair, writing: "Good morning Toronto! I seem to have woken up Blonde.....#statelikesleep #Toronto. So, do blondes have more fun? Let's see." He followed the photo with another snap of himself with his Dracula Untold co-star Sarah Gadon, writing: "Mr and Mrs Dracula reunited." … [Read more...] about Luke Evans goes blonde! Check out his dramatic new look
After season one, some (me) took to calling Atlanta the greatest piece of art created by a millennial. And though this was before Camila Cabello’s “Havana” came out, I still stand by my assertion. A singular vision, perfectly executed, the first season of Atlanta felt both like something we never saw before and something we desperate needed. For inspiration, creator-star Donald Glover said he looked to one of the great TV dramas: Planet Earth. “I just think it’s amazing that you can have something that has violence and sex, and you can show it to children and be like, ‘Yeah, that’s just what it is.’ And that’s what I want to do with this show. Like, ‘This is life; it’s not us trying to be provocative.’” We look forward to finding out who’s the iguana and who’s the snake. —Jesse David Fox … [Read more...] about 39 TV Shows We Can’t Wait to See in 2018
Rockstar seldom fails. Its games are like interactive Scorsese or Tarantino movies, open-world crime sagas or Westerns, with casts of well-shaded antiheroes, in which players can go anywhere or do anything — including complete the prescribed missions or just explore — and then watch the environment respond, as though its designers had anticipated their every move. Arguably, because Dan Houser and Grand Theft Auto III, Rockstar’s breakthrough hit, set the bar high for crime games, Amy Hennig (the Uncharted series) and Ken Levine (Bioshock) could raise it in other genres. “The Rockstar guys are just so good at making the world feel alive,” says Neil Druckmann, an award-winning game writer himself (The Last of Us), and the vice president of Naughty Dog, the studio behind the Uncharted series, which has sold many millions of copies. “Even just the beauty of riding a horse through gorgeous environments and having the light shifting — it feels so … [Read more...] about How the West Was Digitized