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  1. Remembering Rain Man: The $350 Million Movie That Hollywood Would...

    Matt Patches

    "There wasn't anything special about it." That's producer Mark Johnson on Rain Man, his sixth collaboration with writer-director Barry Levinson. But Johnson wasn't quite right. Twenty-five years ago, Rain Man — a talky drama about two very ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  2. Afternoon Links: Chris Harrison, Guardian of Love

    Tess Lynch

    With all of the discussion in the past week about Sex and the City (see: Emily Nussbaum's piece in The New Yorker, which spawned this response and some ongoing discussion), it seems fitting to examine the host of our currently airing love-for-sale ve...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  3. Afternoon Links: Philip Seymour Hoffman Went to Drug Treatment, I...

    Tess Lynch

    Philip Seymour Hoffman recently checked out of a 10-day stay at a detox center to address a narcotics problem (he was clean for 23 years, according to TMZ, before relapsing last year). The actor admitted to snorting heroin for a week. First James Lip...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  4. Afternoon Links: The Angry Birds Movie Is Coming in Summer 2016

    Tess Lynch

    Angry Birds the movie is coming, and it's coming in 3-D. The question is, how relevant will the addictive slingshot-pig-avian formula be in three years (the planned release date is July 2016)? Seven years after the birds were released into the tropic...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  5. Sundance Diary, Part 1: A Humbling in Park City, a Taste of the F...

    Zach Baron

    The first humbling is the airport. Salt Lake City International, around 11 a.m. Baggage claim has been repurposed into a holding pen — L.A. blondes in fur-cuffed ski jackets, men wearing big puffy coats with strange, sun-like logos on the sleev...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  6. Trailers of the Week: John Dies at the End, Quartet, G.I. Joe: Re...

    Rembert Browne and Dan Silver

    Despicable Me 2 — Trailer 2 (July 3) Silver: Despicable Me overperformed both in quality (it had much more heart than I'd expected) and at the box office, raking in $544 million worldwide. So a sequel was inevitable. I was OK with the firs...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  7. Undefeated Notre Dame's football team is led by coach Brian Kelly...

    Michael Weinreb

    Thanks to Manti Te'o and Brian Kelly, Notre Dame football is back — for now.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  8. Should You See It? A Curious Consumer's Decision-Making Guide to ...

    Mark Lisanti

    It can be argued that Paul Thomas Anderson is America's greatest living director. That particular argument is not one we're about to undertake, because we're not looking to incite a cineaste melee in which various Criterion Collection Blu-rays are hu...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  9. 'The Master,' Paul Thomas Anderson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and t...

    Zach Baron

    The strange, brilliant, sweeping career of Paul Thomas Anderson.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  10. YouTube HOF: Hoffman vs. Phoenix

    Grantland staff

    This week, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master gets a limited release, effectively kicking off Oscar season. There are many reasons to be excited about this movie, but chief among them is the chance to watch powerhouse thespians Philip Seymour Hoffman ...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  11. New Footage From The Master Reveals Joaquin Phoenix Likes It When...

    Amos Barshad

    According to the mandates of the official Grantland policy to Obsessively Cover Anything That Has to Do With The Master, we really have no choice but to present you with this latest clip from Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming magnum opus. As The Playli...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  12. New Trailer for The Master Shows Philip Seymour Hoffman at His Br...

    Amos Barshad

    The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming take on an L. Ron Hubbard–esque religious leader and his wayward disciple, continues its campaign to slow-roll us into complete and utter submission. First there were the juicy rumors about the sec...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  13. A First Look at The Master, P.T. Anderson's Movie That Has Nothin...

    Alex Pappademas

    Blend up a fresh batch of torpedo-tube hooch! We're finally getting a few glimpses of P.T. Anderson's long-awaited sixth feature film, his first since 2009's 2007's There Will Be Blood. And despite being officially untitled as recently as November, i...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  14. JaVale McGee Revolutionizes Defense

    Chris Ryan

    Che Guevara. Lech Walesa. Abbie Hoffman. What do these men have in common? They were all, in their own ways, revolutionaries. Now we can add Washington Wizards center and undisputed people's champion JaVale McGee to that esteemed list. What did Mc...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  15. Luck Episode 2: Drowning in Machismo

    Andy Greenwald

    It's standard practice for television shows set in unfamiliar milieus to provide what are referred to as "POV characters." Think Tim/Jim in either version of The Office, or a pre-preggo Peggy Olson on Mad Men: sympathetic newbies whose encounters wit...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  16. Luck: The Weirdest, Oldest and Most Downright Interesting Hour of...

    Andy Greenwald

    Movies are no country for old men. Or old anything, really: women, dogs, even Spider-Men. And so one of the instant pleasures of Luck, HBO's new prestige drama that premieres in January but sneak-previewed last night, was watching hungry lions like D...

    Blog | December 12, 2011