By Adam Popescu Franklin Leonard sits in a plush seat high above the Sunset Strip at Soho House. Snug in a cardigan and plaid shirt, sporting glasses and the cleanest dreadlocks in town, the 34-year-old types away on his MacBook. A stone's throw away, big-screen faces parley over cocktails and coff ... More >>
See also: *Previous "We'd Like to Help the Academy" columns Perceived reality has a habit of becoming actual reality when it comes to the Academy Awards. It was with that in mind that we decided to funnel whatever influence we may have into "We'd Like to Help the Academy," an online column launched ... More >>
In terms of looks, charisma, and talent, Rashida Jones should have been a star a long time ago. But in terms of what she's ready to offer Hollywood (and what Hollywood finally might be ready to let her accomplish), her belated ascent seems well-timed. Bittersweet breakup comedy Celeste and Jesse For ... More >>
Lisbeth Salander, meet David Fincher
By Ernest Hardy, Karina Longworth and Mark Olsen Some of our notables showed great courage this year, others are simply notorious, but all 10 had a big impact in 2011.
From Tad Friend's New Yorker profile of Anna Faris (which Jezebel.com reblogged under the headline "Hollywood Insiders Admit Hollywood Hates Women") to the glass-ceiling-shattering pressure assigned to last month's Bridesmaids (which has thus far outgrossed every previous Judd Apatow project ... More >>
"It's the young and hip Oscars!" So chirped Anne Hathaway when returning to the mic after 50 year-old winner Melissa Leo--looking much more legitimately glamorous than in those for your consideration ads she controversially self-financed--spontaneously let the word "fucking" escape her lips whil ... More >>
Beverly Hills HotelFrom left to right: the Sleepyhead, Woody to the Rescue, Status Update. In honor of the films nominated for Best Picture Oscars, the Beverly Hills Hotel's Beverage Manager Anthony Santiago and Beverage Supervisor Robert Rouleau have created an Oscar-themed cocktail menu at ... More >>
'90s mavericks may have bum-rushed the establishment, but the more the Oscars change, the more they stay the same
Trent Reznor Says Rage Against The Machine Collaboration "Out There"
The film critics' poll
From best to worst, the results are in
Facebook mastermind Mark Zuckerberg has been named by TIME Magazine as the 2010 Man of the Year. Countless awards bodies, polls (including the Village Voice/LA Weekly Film Poll) and film critics groups (including the LA Film Critics Association, of which I am a member) have named The Social ... More >>