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10 Things You Need to Know About Michael Keaton's Big Comeback Movie, 'Birdman'

Posted By Drew Taylor on October 10, 2014
Michael Keaton is perhaps best known for playing Batman in a pair of Tim Burton-directed superhero movies, whose visionary tone has set the standard for the genre until this day. And now he's stepping back into the superhero suit (sort of) for "Birdman," the latest film from "Babel" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. "Birdman" tells the story of an actor who has been immortalized in a series...

15 Outlandish New-But-Familiar-Sounding TV Pilots

Posted By Gary Susman on October 10, 2014
Who says TV programmers have run out of ideas? Why, just in the last week, the trade papers have announced deals and casting for as many as 15 new reboots spinoff series and specials. Some sound like familiar shows, others like mutant Frankenstein hybrids of familiar shows. We'll leave it to you to decide which of these programs sound like must-see-TV and which sound like much-skip-TV. "Care...

35 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Brad Pitt

Posted By Jonny Black on October 10, 2014
Since breaking out over 20 years ago in "Thelma & Louise," Brad Pitt has been difficult to miss. After landing his place in cinematic history as a hunky (and shirtless) criminal, Pitt's career blossomed with starring roles in critical and box office hits alike, such as "A River Runs Through It" (1992), "Seven" (1995), and "12 Monkeys" (1995) -- just to name a few. In the past two decades,...

Are Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Having a Baby?

Posted By Mehera Bonner on October 10, 2014
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night. Hate your cellphone's ringtone? Well you're in luck, because Sting visited "The Tonight Show," debuted his own version of ringtones (henceforth known as...

The 'Frozen' Broadway Musical Is Still a Long Way Off

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
"Frozen" fans excited for the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of the animated hit may want to let it go for a while: According to the man in charge of putting the show together, the final product is still in the early planning stages, with no concrete timeline in sight. In a lengthy interview with The Hollywood Reporter about his many successes adapting popular Disney properties into hit...

The New 'Unbroken' Trailer Will Inspire You to Tears

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
A new trailer for "Unbroken," Angelina Jolie's sweeping period piece about Olympic track star and WWII POW Louis Zamperini, offers audiences a closer glimpse and the young man's struggle to survive in a Japanese war camp -- and how he uses his boyhood experiences to fuel his will to live. Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) grew up with an older brother who pushed him to do his best at all costs out...

Warwick Davis to Return to 'Star Wars' Universe in 'Episode VII' (VIDEO)

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Warwick Davis has been part of both previous "Star Wars" trilogies, starring as Wicket the Ewok in "Return of the Jedi" (and two Ewok-centric spin-off films), and as young Anakin Skywalker's friend Wald in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace." Now, the British actor is set to rejoin the franchise for its latest outing. The official Star Wars YouTube page revealed Thursday that Davis...

The 13 Scariest TV Episodes Ever

Posted By Sharon Knolle on October 10, 2014
What do you find scary? Killer clowns? Ghosts? Zombie attacks? You're not alone if you've lost sleep over any of these nightmarish ghouls, or at least checked that all the doors and windows are locked after turning off the TV. Of course, it doesn't have to be a monster that spooks us: In the right hands, anything can be scary, even a statue or a toy telephone. Here are 13 TV episodes that made...

'Jem and the Holograms' Will Rock Theaters in October 2015

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Universal's live action adaptation of beloved 1980s cartoon "Jem and the Holograms" finally has a release date: The flick will hit theaters on October 23, 2015. "Jem" focused on Jerrica Benton, and musical alter ego, Jem. While the series was totally '80s, this new version will be a modern take; according to Variety, "The musical fantasy reimagines Jem amid the current hyperlinked social...

Weekend Movies & TV: 'Fury,' 'Birdman,' 'Real Housewives of New Jersey,' & More (VIDEO)

Posted By Jonny Black on October 10, 2014
This weekend, Brad Pitt and his battle-hardened platoon attempt a deadly mission in the WWII drama "Fury," Michael Keaton plays a washed up actor in the critically acclaimed off-beat comedy "Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," the popular IFC show "Comedy Bang! Bang!" returns for a new season late Friday night, and "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" wraps up its sixth season Sunday...

CBS Offers Up Stand-Alone Streaming Service for 6 Bucks a Month

Posted By The Associated Press on October 10, 2014
MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) - CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. The news comes a day after HBO said it plans to offer a streaming-only service next year. Americans are increasingly turning to digital media to watch TV and...

Real-Life Clowns Are Not Happy About 'American Horror Story's' Twisty the Clown

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Twisty the Clown has been terrorizing "American Horror Story: Freak Show" fans this season, but one group of professional clowns doesn't find the depiction to be a laughing matter. Glenn Kohlberger, president of Clowns of America International, says in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the FX horror series is just the latest example of clowns getting a bad rap in entertainment. ...

Watch Paul Rudd Invite Hundreds of Kansas City Royals Fans to a Party at His Mom's House

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
After the Kansas City Royals clinched a bid to the World Series -- the team's first appearance in the baseball championship since 1985 -- with a win over the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday night, longtime Royals fan Paul Rudd knew of only one way to celebrate: Kegger at his mom's house. Rudd, who grew up in Kansas and was present for Wednesday's victory, told local news station KMBC that he...

The 31 Best Chick Flicks on Netflix Right Now

Posted By Sharon Knolle on October 10, 2014
Why bother going out to the multiplex when the movies you want to see are on Netflix? Whether it's a classic weepie like "An Affair to Remember," an Audrey Hepburn movie, a Jane Austen favorite or "Clueless" (again), here are some of the best chick flicks streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.) 1. "13 Going on 30" (2004) Who doesn't love a good time-traveling romantic...

Katniss Gets an Utterly Devastating Wake-Up Call in the New 'Mockingjay' Teaser

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
A new teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" brings the war raging in Panem into sharp focus for Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), as our heroine gets her first glimpse at the destruction inflicted on her home of District 12. The clip begins with District 13's President Coin (Julianne Moore) and former gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) discussing...

13 Period Piece Movie Mistakes That History Can't Undo

Posted By Jonny Black on October 10, 2014
It's no secret: filming a period movie is tough... really tough. A filmmaker's biggest challenge, of course, is taking a modern city and turning back the clock. Successfully disguising an area to make the audience believe they've actually stepped back in time is no small feat. It requires countless antique props and (very) vintage clothing, and the need to hide all things present day! ...

Watch Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon's Killer Breakdancing Conversation

Posted By Mehera Bonner on October 10, 2014
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night. In the mood for some breakdancing? Because Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt (oh, and Brad Pitt's mustache) served up some serious moves during "The Tonight Show." To be...

All About 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Episode 2: 'Massacres and Matinees'

Posted By Jenni Miller on October 10, 2014
It's hard to not feel a little disappointed in this week's episode of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" after last week's hour-and-a-half long season premiere, but not every day can be Halloween. (Okay, it can be, but it sure gets exhausting.) Last week's extravaganza poured the foundation for the "Freak Show" world and introduced the major players, so it makes sense that "Massacres and...

Actress Elizabeth Peña Dead at 55

Posted By Tim Hayne on October 10, 2014
Actress Elizabeth Peña, whose most recent role was that of the matriarch on El Ray Network's "Matador," has died at the age of 55. Her death was confirmed by her nephew, Latino-Review writer Mario-Francisco Robles, in a touching obituary posted today. She died October 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Peña's manager, Gina Rugolo, said the actress died after a brief...

Neil Patrick Harris Is Hosting the 2015 Oscars

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris is just one step away from an EGOT -- as a host. The actor has been chosen to host the Academy Awards on February 22 on ABC. Harris has already hosted the Emmys twice (2009 and 2013) and the Tonys four times. Now, he can list Oscar host on his resume. All he needs to do is emcee the Grammys, and he could be the first person ever to have an EGOT as a host. (He himself has...

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