This year’s Kennedy Center honorees include the Eagles, Al Pacino, and Mavis Staples

Al Pacino and the Eagles are among the 2016 Kennedy Center honorees, alongside Mavis Staples, James Taylor, and pianist Martha Argerich. The Eagles’ inclusion is rather poignant as the band was set to be recognized last year, but delayed its participation because of Glenn Frey’s health. Frey died in January of this…

Anthony Hopkins is up to all sorts of shenanigans in the Misconduct trailer

There’s all sorts of questions raised by the trailer for new thriller Misconduct, not least of which being, “Are we sure David Mamet didn’t ghostwrite this?” Because it certainly comes across like one of his screenplays, full of corporate intrigue, sexual politics, double-crosses, and all sorts of thorny plotting with…

Wigging out: 17 times horrible hairpieces ruined TV shows and movies

While wigs are sometimes a Hollywood necessity, bad wigs can ruin a whole production. One ratty skunk pelt slapped on the star of your $200 million blockbuster and your movie’s in the toilet, while audiences laugh you all the way to the Razzies. Even the best actor can’t overcome a bad wig, and many have tried,…

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Someone replaced the music from Cruising with Super Mario World’s soundtrack

Sometimes there is no explanation. Sometimes someone, in this case YouTube user Vinnie Massimino, simply watches William Friedkin’s controversial 1980 film Cruising and thinks “Wouldn’t this be better with chiptune music from a Super Mario game?” And while surely everyone has had those thoughts before, only Massimino…

Al Pacino really acts again, but deserves better material than Manglehorn

There’s a wonderful moment early in Manglehorn—you can see it in the trailer; someone liked it so much that they stuck it in there even though it has no story function—in which the title character, A.J. Manglehorn, hears a noise on the street and puts on his glasses so he can see what the deal is. Except his glasses…

As the aging pop star of Danny Collins, Al Pacino is better than he’s been in years

Danny Collins’ title character is a pop crooner, pushing 70, who floats along, trailed by a colorful scarf and a mist of booze and cocaine. Never mind that Al Pacino, who plays Danny, couldn’t carry a tune if his life depended on it. What he captures is the essence of the aging celebrity who’s always on. He treats…