Chadwick Boseman

Posted August 30, 2020

“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating,” said Kevin Feige. “He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible. He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.” Walt Disney Co. chairman Bob Iger said, “We […]

Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

Posted May 30, 2020

In case you decide to have a family movie marathon and want to watch all the Marvel movies together in some sort of order. Captain America: The First Avenger Captain Marvel Iron Man Incredible Hulk – I mean, this movie really shouldn’t be on the list and also you shouldn’t watch it. It’s not a good movie and it has no bearing on any of the later stories so there’s really no point. Iron Man 2 Thor The Avengers Thor Dark World Iron Man 3 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Guardians of the Galaxy Age of Ultron Ant-Man Captain America: […]

Ben Affleck Tried to Drink Away the Pain. Now He’s Trying Honesty

Ben Affleck Tried to Drink Away the Pain. Now He’s Trying Honesty

Posted February 19, 2020

The actor speaks frankly about everything from his addictive behavior and his divorce to why he lied about that back tattoo. This is Ben Affleck, raw and vulnerable, talking extensively for the first time about getting sober (again) and trying to recalibrate his career (again). Affleck, Oscar-winning writer, director of the Oscar-winning Argo, alcoholic, divorcé and proud possessor of a mythical back tattoo — has four movies coming out this year. The Way Back where Affleck plays a reluctant high school basketball coach with big problems — he’s a puffy, willful, fall-down drunk who blows up his marriage and lands in rehab. You read […]

Brad Pitt Is Still Searching

Brad Pitt Is Still Searching

Posted September 21, 2019

At 55, the consummate Hollywood star seems to have the Hollywood parts figured out, using his wattage to get unlikely movies—like his new space drama, Ad Astra—into theaters.  Brad Pitt interviews tend to happen in strange and impromptu places. Like this poolhouse, on a property that belongs to neither of us, not too far outside Pasadena. By necessity and inclination, Pitt likes to present a moving target, and so he spends a lot of time passing through spaces that are convenient to something else he’s doing.  Just yesterday the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, which Pitt stars in opposite […]

X-Men Dark Phoenix

X-Men Dark Phoenix

Posted June 17, 2019

I went into Dark Phoenix with fairly low expectations. Other than James McAvoy I wasn’t in love with the cast. And it’s a story Fox has tried to do before. With one of my favorite characters. And, despite box office success, few of the X-Men movies have really been spectacular (Days of Future Past is pretty much the exception). Also while I love Jean Grey, I’m only familiar with the Dark Phoenix saga through wikipedia (and honestly I read through the Endsong rather than Dark Phoenix years ago because it’s gorgeous. Which means Dark Phoenix was either going to be […]

How Chris Hemsworth Found His Way as a Movie Star

How Chris Hemsworth Found His Way as a Movie Star

Posted May 28, 2019

Like everyone else, Chris Hemsworth recently bought tickets to see Avengers: Endgame. This was actually his second time watching it. The first time Hemsworth saw the film was in mid-April at the premiere in Los Angeles. When Hemsworth returned home to Australia a few days later, his three kids — 7-year-old daughter India Rose and 5-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan — persuaded him to join them for a showing. “My kids were dying to see it. I wasn’t going to take them. They were like, ‘Dad, we have to go!’ We found a small cinema so we wouldn’t get […]

Captain America Comes Home

Captain America Comes Home

Posted April 25, 2019

RURAL MASSACHUSETTS SEEMS miles removed from where you’d imagine a Hollywood superstar would want to spend the waning days of winter. The trees are bare, refrozen slush piles reach head high, and even in the midafternoon, there’s a kind of dull gloaming.  Yet here’s Captain America, Chris Evans, as he ushers me into his home, a heavily renovated farmhouse on a couple of snow-covered acres outside Boston. “Yeah, I guess this is the part of the year where you, you know, question why you live here,” he admits, laughing as he surveys the scene. But Evans, 37, loves it here. He […]

The Political Avenger

The Political Avenger

Posted March 27, 2019

It’s a Friday afternoon in February, and the view from Chris Evans’ house in the Hollywood Hills consists mostly of fog. He bought this place for $3.2 million in 2013, back when he was two hit movies into his seven-film stint as Marvel Studios’ Captain America; there’s a Zen-ish garden inside the front gate. Evans banishes his dog, Dodger, to the guest room, shuts off the TV in the family room (CNN on mute), and takes a seat on the couch.  Evans has Avengers: Endgame coming out in a few months. Evans — who made $15 million for the past two […]

Shiri Appleby Returns to ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ as Director

Shiri Appleby Returns to ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ as Director

Posted March 18, 2019

“It was great to have a hand in shaping this Liz’s story,” Appleby says of directing Jeanine Mason in an alternate version of her own breakout role. Roswell, New Mexico is billed as the second adaptation of Melinda Metz’s book series, rather than a remake of the 1999 show Roswell, which aired on The WB and UPN for three seasons. Accordingly, the new show has forged its own narrative path in its eight episodes to date. The season’s ninth episode features original series star Shiri Appleby returns to the fold as director. Appleby first threw her hat in the ring for the […]

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Posted March 9, 2019

I’m a bit disappointed because I wanted to like Captain Marvel more, despite my reservations. The trailers weren’t great. Very little story and even less personality. But I still hoped the movie would deliver. I should have known better. It’s not a bad movie. It’s just…bland. It’s not exciting. It’s not fun or funny. The movie has as little personality as the trailers. It looks cool in parts – when she’s all on fire (but without the lame helmet) and the way her memories flicker through the scenes. It’s quippy (but not in a way that made me laugh). It’s […]