David Cross: ‘Chipwrecked’ Was ‘Unpleasant Experience’

Critics aren’t the only ones who despise the new “Alvin and the Chipmunks” film. One of its stars isn’t a big fan either. During a recent interview with The Playlist, actor David Cross, who has played evil record executive Ian Hawke in all three “Alvin” films, opened up about franchise’s latest installment, “Chipwrecked.” And 20th […]

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Spies Like Us: Oldman, Firth Go Low-Tech for ‘Tinker Tailor’

James Bond had the Aston Martin. Jason Bourne had his cache of guns. And in the new movie “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy,” George Smiley has his glasses. “Spectacles are the Aston Martin to Smiley. They are as important,” said actor Gary Oldman during a November press event for “Tinker Tailor,” in which he stars as […]

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Elizabeth Olsen, Sean Durkin (Jason Merritt, Toby Canham/Getty)

‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’: The Cult Film with a Following

Elizabeth Olsen’s poise and confidence shouldn’t have surprised me. As the younger sister of Hollywood’s most famous twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the 22-year-old actress is no stranger to the cameras, the questions, the attention. Still, somehow, I was caught off guard by how composed the stunning young woman appeared as she sat across from […]

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