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  1. Bill Hader’s Day Off

    Amos Barshad

    "I moved here the day this place opened," Bill Hader says as he walks into the film haven Cinefile Video in West L.A. "I didn't have a lot of friends. I didn't have a job. So I just kind of hung out,...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. A Few Takeaways From the Big ‘New Yorker’ Darren Aron...

    Amos Barshad

    If you haven't yet gotten psyched for Darren Aronofsky's Noah -- a very expensive, crazy ambitious, and super-dark reimagining of the flood story -- well, what's your deal, man? But also: Here comes a big ol' Darren Aronofsky prof...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  3. Weekend Box Office: It's All Woody and The Wolverine

    Amos Barshad

    From lone rangers to dead cops to postapocalyptic nepotism, Hollywood has experienced a somewhat brutal streak of high-profile misfires this summer. But now here comes Hugh Jackman's latest turn as the man with the adamantium claws, The Wolverine, to...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  4. Justifying All Obvious Puns, R.I.P.D. Dies

    Amos Barshad

    There are flops, and then there are flops. This summer has seen a steady string of high-profile projects that underperform at the box office and are met with in-depth investigations as to their deleterious impact on their respective studios. The thin...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  5. Five Things We Learned From Vanity Fairs Profile of Megan Elliso...

    Amos Barshad

    The first time you heard the name "Megan Ellison," most likely, was when she saved The Master. Paul Thomas Anderson's then-untitled project was on the ropes, Universal having dropped it after cringing at its $35 million budget. And then, wham, Elliso...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  6. Songs of the Week: Adele Does Some Work for MI6, The Orwells Get ...

    Amos Barshad

    Adele, "Skyfall" Grantland's DIVAWATCHologist Jay Kang writes, "There's a level of Divadom where the public stops seeking out contrarian profiles or "shocking" revelations about your character. As long as you don't say something horrifically big...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  7. You Can Thank RZA for the Jack White Solo Album

    Amos Barshad

    The New York Times took a trip down to Nashville to profile Jack White (his solo album, Blunderbuss, is out this month) and, in the process, revealed all manner of delightful J.W. factoids. Most of this stuff — his perfectionism, his Protestant...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  8. George Lucas Is Retiring From Blockbusters Because He Has Feeling...

    Amos Barshad

    In this upcoming weekend's New York Times Magazine, Grantland's own Bryan Curtis profiles George Lucas on the occasion of his new movie Red Tails. Lucas has been working on the Tuskegee Airmen drama, which hits theaters on Friday, since the early '90...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  9. Demi Moore to Possibly Make You Feel Bad About Some of Your Inter...

    Amos Barshad

    Demi Moore has joined the biopic Lovelace as Gloria Steinem, whose involvement in the story came through a profile she wrote of Linda Lovelace for Ms. describing how the porn actress was forced into shooting the infamous Deep Throat. Also newly onboa...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  10. Benny Blanco's Six-Step Plan for Becoming Superproducer at 23

    Amos Barshad

    Music fan can probably rattle off at least a few of the big names behind their current favorite radio hits: folks like Dr. Luke and Max Martin, dudes who have been churning out joyous chart-toppers for decades. But behind those guys there's a whole s...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  11. Watch the Throne Gets No Apparent Sales Boost From Anti-Leak Push...

    Amos Barshad

    When Kanye and Jay-Z's Watch The Throne made it all the way to its release date last Monday without leaking, the music industry sat up and spat out its caviar breakfast. How did such a high-profile album stay safe? The answer was the pair's bonkers c...

    Blog | August 17, 2011