The latest trailer for The Shallows is a lesson in self-reliance

The Shallows is really shaping up to be everything you could hope for from a “Blake Lively shark movie.” By that we mean it looks like Die Hard on a rock and with sharks. The latest trailer drills home the idea that Lively won’t just be quaking in fear for the movie’s runtime. Instead, she’ll be taking her survival…

Read This: The inside story of SNL’s insane, baffling “Potato Chip” sketch

It is a long-standing tradition on Saturday Night Live to allow the last sketch of the evening, the one that airs just before the goodbye waves, to be bizarre and conceptual and even off-putting in a way that the rest of the show isn’t. In his SNL reviews, Dennis Perkins files these under the heading “What the hell is…

Woody Allen follows his heart back in time (again) in the Café Society trailer

Like he has before with Midnight In Paris and Radio Days, in Café Society Woody Allen steps backward through time to luxuriate in an epoch that’s close to his heart. Jesse Eisenberg is this film’s Allen stand-in, playing a young romantic who relocates from New York to ’30s Los Angeles to learn about the film industry…

Blake Lively’s a very unlucky castaway in the trailer for The Shallows

In the trailer for The Shallows, Blake Lively wakes up on a slab of rock in some ocean with half of her wetsuit missing and a cut on her leg. We see that she’s really not that far from shore, so she should be able to swim that distance even with her injured leg. And she’ll have to make a move soon, because she doesn’t…

Blake Lively joins Woody Allen’s latest untitled, possibly un-plotted movie

Now that Blake Lively has reminded people she’s a reasonably good actor, it seems others are taking that reminder to heart and signing her up for more jobs where she will convincingly play make-believe. Deadline reports that Lively has joined the cast of Woody Allen’s next film, which, because it is a Woody Allen…

The Age Of Adaline plays like an adaptation of a book that never existed

The Age Of Adaline spends an unusual amount of its resources and running time approximating literature. Not classic literature, necessarily, but the kind of literary fiction with at least a passing nod at a more established work—in this case, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.” Adaline Bowman…

Blake Lively faces the (love-related) problems with immortality in new trailer for Age Of Adaline

In director Lee Toland Krieger’s Age Of Adaline, Blake Lively plays a woman who has somehow stopped aging. She has been 29 for almost 80 years, and according to the official synopsis, that has caused her to live “a solitary existence” because she doesn’t want to risk letting anyone discover her secret. Unfortunately,…