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  1. The Battle for the Best Sports Movie Villain of All Time

    Bill Barnwell and Shea Serrano

    Hi, America. My friend Shea and I are big fans of sports movies. It's very convenient, then, that we both happen to write for Grantland, which is a place where you can do things like create arbitrary lists ranking the best fictional quarterbacks...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. Ben Stiller Circling Role in the Surprisingly Murder-Filled Story...

    Tess Lynch

    Ben Stiller may be joining the cast of I Am Chippendales, Variety reported yesterday, as Nick De Noia, the original choreographer for the be-cuffed male stripper troupe. De Noia - who also won two Emmys for directing and producing musical s...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  3. Afternoon Links: Maybe Family Guys Bringing Brian Back, Maybe No...

    Zach Dionne

    Less than 48 hours after Brian Griffin's demise and immediate replacement on Family Guy, a countdown site appeared. Promising "A Special Announcement from Brian" and underscored as "A Fox Production," the clock hinted at a major Griffin-related devel...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  4. How Are Michael and Troy Taking the News that NBC Wants to Make R...

    Andy Greenwald

    If 1993's seminal Reality Bites taught us anything, it's that debit cards and gas stations make for a terrific way to defraud your parents. Most of its other lessons were lost somewhere in the greasy follicles of Ethan Hawke's artfully unwashed hair....

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  5. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Trailer: Ben Stiller Dreams Big

    Amos Barshad

    An adaptation of James Thurber's classic "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" — thanks to its steady classroom presence and general winning charms, one of the best-known American short stories of all time — is a daunting-enough task. That th...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  6. Beastie Bouillabaisse: Mike D Plans New Music; Ad-Rock Might Do B...

    Amos Barshad

    As could be expected, since the passing of Adam Yauch there's been zero talk about any new music under the Beastie Boys umbrella. But that doesn't mean Mike D and Ad-Rock have stayed dormant. Whether it's naming parks in MCA's honor or announcing mem...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  7. Arrested Development Slow-Binge Recap: Season 4, Episode 11: 'A N...

    Ana Marie Cox

    This Gob-centered episode takes places almost entirely outside the established, already loopy story lines of Season 4. Though it briefly swerves into Michael's mission, and gives some context for what we'll eventually discover about George Michael's ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  8. Q&A: The Watch's Richard Ayoade on American Blockbusters, British...

    John Lopez

    If, like me, you've ruminated deeply on The Watch billboards dotting L.A.'s landscape, you've come to appreciate the subtler manifestations of irony in movie advertising. Yes, at first glance, there's nothing special about The Watch's outdoor marketi...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  9. R-PATZ AND K-STEW R-OVER! ... and Other Horror Stories From This ...

    Molly Lambert

    Us Weekly Kristen Stewart Cheats on Robert Pattinson: The story absolutely nobody saw coming to knock Tom and Katie off the tabloid covers. "From the start, Robert Pattinson longed for more in his relationship with Kristen Stewart. Anything that wou...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  10. 'The Watch,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' and real-life tragedy

    Zach Baron

    Ben Stiller, aliens, and the intersection of onscreen comedy and real-life tragedy.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  11. Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill Just Can't Stop Coming Up With Movie I...

    Amos Barshad

    Their first collaboration, The Watch, hasn't even hit theaters yet, but Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill are already planning on a second go-around. THR reports that Stiller and Hill are in talks to star in Aloha, a Hawaii-set comedy, for Fox. The Watch's ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. The Secret Policeman's Ball: Coldplay, Ben Stiller, Russell Brand...

    Amos Barshad

    The Secret Policeman's Ball — a live charity event benefiting Amnesty International — is a British comedy institution that originated in the 1970s, and has been held intermittently every decade since. Last night, for the first! time! ever...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  13. Movie Star Ben Stiller to Slum It on HBO

    Amos Barshad

    Ben Stiller is doing an HBO comedy called All Talk, and he's doing it with Jonathan Safran Foer. The novelist wrote the pilot and Stiller will direct, executive produce and star, possibly alongside Alan Alda, who is currently in talks to join. Accord...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  14. YouTube Hall of Fame: TV Shows Canceled Too Soon

    Grantland Staff

    On Monday, NBC released its midseason schedule on which the charming, abysmally rated Community was nowhere to be found. The network says the show will return, but it's unclear when or for how long (presumably none of this bodes well for a fourth sea...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  15. Bomb Shelter: Why Did Tower Heist Fail?

    Lane Brown

    The failure of Brett Ratner's $75 million Tower Heist last weekend was overshadowed by the director's bigger failures as a human. Still, it must be asked: What went wrong? Heist had plenty going for it, including a timely premise, a release date ligh...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  16. Eminem's Comeback Movie, About a Boxer Making a Comeback, Makes C...

    Amos Barshad

    Southpaw, Eminem's movie return, is back in development. The project was put in turnaround at its original studio, Dreamworks, but has been picked up by MGM. In the movie — co-written by Eminem and Sons of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter, and to be direc...

    Blog | October 21, 2011