Latest Blog Posts

Watch: Psy brings 'Gangnam Style' to the 'Today' plaza

Watch: Psy brings 'Gangnam Style' to the 'Today' plaza

Have you got the horse trot move down yet? Your grandma does

Hey sexy lady, do you know how to rock it Gangnam Style yet? All the housewives are doing it... at least they are now after Psy’s appearance this morning on “Today.”

In case you’re not one of the 150 million people who have viewed this very fun video on YouTube, Psy is a South Korean artist whose song “Gangnam Style” has completely taken the world by storm.  Plus, the horse trot dance is a lot more fun than the “Macarena.” Britney Spears already has her moves down.

[More after the jump...]

Read Full Post
<p>Chris Pratt and Amy Poehler went to Washington, D.C. for the &quot;Parks and Recreation&quot;&nbsp;season premiere.</p>

Chris Pratt and Amy Poehler went to Washington, D.C. for the "Parks and Recreation" season premiere.

Credit: NBC

HitFix First Look: 'Parks and Recreation' goes to Washington

Leslie and Andy tour national landmarks in a scene from the fifth season premiere

"Parks and Recreation," like a lot of NBC shows, is getting a head start on the official network TV season. The fifth season of TV's best comedy will premiere this Thursday night, September 20, at 9:30 p.m.

And as a bonus, the season premiere will take Leslie Knope and friends to our nation's capital, where Ben is working in the job he got in last season's finale. To help tide you over until Thursday, here's a clip — exclusive to HitFix for the next few hours — of Leslie and Andy visiting a few national landmarks and responding very differently to them. Enjoy, and we'll be talking about the premiere itself on Thursday night.

Read Full Post
<p>Avett Brothers</p>

Avett Brothers

Watch:The Avett Brothers live their lives in new video for 'Live and Die'

The band makes beautiful music together

The Avett Bros.’ music is often simple fare. They play into the low-key aspect of their sound with the video for “Live and Die,” from their new album, “The Carpenter.”

The video is composed totally of the quintet playing the song live in a rehearsal room, with Seth and Scott Avett’s harmonies shining through. The performance footage is interspersed with scenes of the band members talking outside, the Avett Brothers working out the song, Scott Avett drawing (he’s a very accomplished artist) and even Scott watering plants outside of a stately mansion.

[More after the jump...]

Read Full Post
<p>Joaquin Phoenix in &quot;The Master.&quot;</p>

Joaquin Phoenix in "The Master."

Credit: The Weinstein Company

Tell us what you thought of 'The Master'

Paul Thomas Anderson's latest opens in limited release today

Well, the day has finally come -- for those of you lucky enough to live in New York or Los Angeles, that is. After an enigmatic marketing campaign, and an unorthodox series of pop-up screenings preceding festival appointments at Venice -- where it won Best Director, Best Actor and very nearly the Golden Lion too -- and Toronto, Paul Thomas Anderson's sixth feature film is here to dazzle and perplex the general public. I flipped for it in Venice (the next few months will have to be impossibly astonishing for it not to crack my year-end Top 5), and many top critics are similarly enthused -- for the number-crunchers, its Metacritic score is currently a robust 87. Not everyone's a believer in this gleaming but prickly movie, however: our colleague Drew McWeeny has doubts, and I anticipate some interestingly varied reactions from your good selves. (Awards expectations are similarly scattered, though I think it can go the distance.) Chime in below when you get a chance to see it and feel free to rate it above, as well. 

Read Full Post
<p>FX didn't have any photos from last night's &quot;Louie,&quot;&nbsp;so here's guest star David Lynch in his &quot;Twin Peaks&quot;&nbsp;days.</p>

FX didn't have any photos from last night's "Louie," so here's guest star David Lynch in his "Twin Peaks" days.

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Louie' - 'Late Show (Part 2)'

David Lynch, Jay Leno, Chris Rock and Clay Davis all contribute to Louie's quest

A review of last night's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I'm only ready for a Reagan joke...

Read Full Post
<p>And this is one of the more plausible and subtle moments in all of 'Resident Evil:&nbsp;Retribution'</p>

And this is one of the more plausible and subtle moments in all of 'Resident Evil: Retribution'

Credit: Screen Gems

Review: 'Resident Evil: Retribution' may finally kill this undead franchise

At least it will if there's any justice in the world

I don't get it.

At this point, the "Resident Evil" film franchise is for fans only, and no casual viewers need apply.  The continuity from film to film seems to pick up mere seconds after the previous movie ends, and in the case of this latest effort, "Resident Evil: Retribution," it's a movie that seems to exist entirely as a phrase between two commas, a resolution of one cliffhanger, a ton of empty exposition, and another cliffhanger for the inevitable "Resident Evil: Boss Fight" or whatever the hell they'll call the next one.  If you haven't been keeping up with the films, the opening of this one will be a case of a prolonged image that looks "cool" but that is utterly baffling on any sort of storytelling level.

Seems par for the course in this film, though.  The opening titles play over a looooong series of shots of things runnings backwards in slow motion, with Milla Jovovich coming up from underwater, into the air, landing on a tanker ship that is under attack, explosions contracting into themselves, bodies flying up onto their feet as bullets race out of them.  It's all staged on a scale that is impressive to observe, and as this massive sequence finally builds to include what seem to be hundreds of airships racing away from the tanker, then pausing and reversing and beginning the attack in forward motion at full speed, it's such a strange, pointless double-back that you could stop the film there and just embrace it as a perfect example of what to expect from the film as a whole.

Read Full Post
"Project Runway"

 "Project Runway"

Credit: Lifetime

'Project Runway' recap: It's All About Me

For the textile challenge some designers get graphic in the worst way

It's the make-your-own textile challenge, everyone! Don't you love this challenge? It's just the thing for times when I want to feel seasick or pretend I'm playing a game of "Where's Waldo?" after dropping acid. I realize designing a textile isn't easy, but at this point in the challenge the designers are so overwhelmed and sleep-deprived that most of them seem to take this as an opportunity to vomit up whatever craziness is floating around in the back of their brain pan, and it's not always easy to look at. More importantly, it's not usually something you want to wear unless you're a model or, say, a paranoid schizophrenic. 

Read Full Post
Matthew Morrison and Melissa Benoist on 'Glee'

Yep, Matthew Morrison is still on "Glee." And now, so is Melissa Benoist.

Credit: Fox

'Glee' season premiere recap: 'The New Rachel' and the new 'Glee'

New students, a new setting and all new problems

Being brand new to the cutthroat world of "Glee" recaps, I was really hoping to write something about why I like the show, why I've stuck with it over the years and why I've often been annoyed with its status as a designated punching bag in some corners of the web. An episode like the season four premiere, "The New Rachel," makes that hard to do.

In many ways it was a fresh start for the show. We've been hearing for several months that season four will take on the ambitious challenge of splitting screen time between New York -- where Rachel Berry is newly enrolled at NYADA -- and the usual setting of McKinley High, where a handful of returning cast members will be joined by new recruits. There's a lot of potential in this approach for both success and failure, and after watching the first hour I'm more concerned than optimistic.

That's because "Glee" has a whole new problem. For the first time they've introduced a slew of characters who are one thing the show almost never is: boring.

Read Full Post
<p>Joseph Gordon-Levitt (left)&nbsp;and Steven&nbsp;Spielberg during Google+&nbsp;Hangout Q&amp;A, broadcast on the ABC&nbsp;SuperSign in Times Square</p>

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (left) and Steven Spielberg during Google+ Hangout Q&A, broadcast on the ABC SuperSign in Times Square

Credit: HitFix

Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt talk 'Lincoln' following trailer premiere

The Google+ Hangout event was broadcast in New York's Times Square

NEW YORK -- With much fanfare leading up to the reveal, Disney finally launched the trailer for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" this evening. The event was part of a Google Play cross-promotion with Spielberg and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt on hand in a Google+ Hangout to take questions from selected fans for 30 minutes after the trailer debuted.

The event was simultaneously broadcast on the ABC SuperSign in Times Square, where a modest group of people stopped to watch and snap photos as rush hour dwindled. Google users' comments scrolled across the sign with exclamations like "Those are all gonna be great performances!" and "Anyone else smell the coming Oscar for Daniel Day-Lewis?"

Calling the production "one of the most compelling experiences" he has had making a film, Spielberg noted that it was important to get a penetrating and thorough look at Lincoln as a man, not as a myth. And one way into that was to focus on the final four months of his presidency, rather than the entire width and breadth of it, and his cues were taken from Doris Kearns Goodwin's book "Team of Rivals," on which Tony Kushner's screenplay is based.

Read Full Post
<p>This picture of Danielle isn't from Thursday's episode, but we bet she makes this face.</p>

This picture of Danielle isn't from Thursday's episode, but we bet she makes this face.

Credit: CBS

Recap: 'Big Brother' Thursday - Yet another elimination

How many times will Danielle cry during her Head of Household reign?

I'm still reeling from Wednesday night's bizarre interactions between Danielle & Shane and The Fierce Five.

Nobody had a clue who anybody was, but they were all so darned pleased to be meeting.

And I'm also reeling from Danielle's Head of Household win, as she continues to Forrest Gump her way deeper and deeper into the game.

On the assumption that Danielle's going to protect her in-game boyfriend Shane, we're about to lose one of the two people who actually deserve to win "Big Brother" this season.

Click through to see how the drama -- Julie Chen's been tweeting big promises -- unfolds...

Read Full Post
<p>Amy Adams talks about her new role in Paul Thomas Anderson's &quot;The Master.&quot;</p>

Amy Adams talks about her new role in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master."

'The Master's' Amy Adams says Paul Thomas Anderson was funnier than she expected

Three-time Oscar nominee reflects on one of the standout performances of her career

TORONTO - Sitting down with Amy Adams last week during the Toronto International Film Festival, there was only one thing on the agenda and it probably wasn't what you'd expect it be.  No, I didn't ask her about playing Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman reboot "Man of Steel."  And, no, there wasn't time to ask her what she thoughts were of her "Trouble with the Curve" co-star Clint Eastwood's now iconic speech to an empty chair at the Republican National Convention two weeks ago.  Instead, the topic of conversation had to be regarding her incredible performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master."

Read Full Post
<p>Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States in Steven Spielberg's &quot;Lincoln.&quot;</p>

Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."

Credit: DreamWorks Studios

Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' trailer puts the focus on future generations

Daniel Day-Lewis pulls off a striking resemblance to the 16th U.S. president

With less than two months before it debuts in limited release, DreamWorks Pictures debuted the first full-length trailer for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" today. The preview teased the classic cinematic imagery and framing Spielberg has been known to embrace when tackling more serious, period fare and gave moviegoers their first extended look of Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States. And while Day-Lewis appears headed for another Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Honest Abe, it was the subtle inclusion of Lincoln with his young son (we assume) that was the surprise.

Read Full Post