With politics dominating the news and even infiltrating the cineplex — Jay Roach's political comedy The Campaign starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis is currently in theaters — it's hard for us to not think about politics and presidential candidates. Since we're obsessed with movies, we also can't help but wonder when we're going to see another actor take up residence in the White House, à la our 40th president, Ronald Regan. With this pressing question on our minds, we took to the streets to ask moviegoers which actors would make good presidential material. Some of the answers were not too surprising, while others left us scratching our heads in wonder. Watch the video below and then tell us which actor you think would make a good president by using the Comments section below. Posted 08.26.12 by BrentJS
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Hollywood A-listers like DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg, Barbra Streisand, Salma Hayek, Tobey Maguire, and Jack Black attended a $40,000-a-plate fundraiser for President Obama Thursday night at George Clooney's home, raising a record-breaking $15M for the president's re-election campaign. "We raised a lot of money because everybody loves George," he said. "They like me, they love him. And rightfully so."
Remember Obama's 2008 "Hope" campaign poster? Turns out it was taken from a photo of Obama sitting next to Clooney. "This is the first time that George Clooney has ever been Photoshopped out of a picture," he said. "Never happened before, will never happen again."
But not every celeb is pro-Obama. While signing autographs for fans in New York, Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston called Obama an "a**hole," adding, "Unless you're interested in never having any money and being socialized." Should we expect a "Help Us Romney" cover?
Still trying to think of something to get Mom for Mother's Day? Justin Bieber penned a song for his mom. The 18-year-old released the song "Turn to You" and is using the proceeds to raise money for single moms in need. Bieber's mom, Pattie Mallette, became pregnant with him at 18 and raised him on her own. "You worked two jobs, to keep a roof above our heads, you chose a life for me no you never gave up, I admire you, for the strength you’ve instilled in me," Bieber sings on the track. Try topping that with a Hallmark card.
Rihanna unfollowed ex Chris Brown after the singer tweeted lyrics from a song with Kayne West: "Don't f—k with my old bitch." Though he didn't mention Rihanna by name, most assumed it was her. Rihanna, who had collaborated with Brown on two songs in February, unfollowed him on the social network, and in return he did the same. "Assumptions!" Brown tweeted on Thursday. "I didn't say any names so if u took offense to it then its something you feel guilty about." Will she unfriended him on Facebook? That's when we'll know she's serious.
Sorry ladies, looks like the rumors are true. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes were seen holding hands on the streets of New York. On Thursday, they were photographed after enjoying a leisurely lunch at Panya Bakery in the East Village. The two are rumored to have been dating for eight months.
And in sour milk news, we still can't stop talking about that Time cover showing a mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son. Kindergarten is going to be hard for this kid. Posted 05.11.12 by Chris
To celebrate the great cinematic performers of 2011, The New York Times has put together a spectacular video gallery called "Touch of Evil" that features thirteen of this year's hottest actors and actresses portraying thirteen iconic "Vamps, Crooks and Killers" from throughout cinema history. see the images and watch the videos >> Posted 12.08.11 by BrentJS
The Ides of March, about a new presidential candidate getting a crash course in dirty politics, stars George Clooney and Ryan Gosling. Ides is the latest in a long line of political-themed movies, and we’re counting down your favorites. Whether political thriller, drama, or comedy, cast your vote for Hollywood's Top Ten, the show where movie fans control the countdowns.
Vote for your top 10 political movies >> Posted 09.14.11 by reelz
George Clooney began his directing career with 2002's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, which explored the wild claims from Chuck Barris' autobiography that, outside of being a known game show host and producer, he worked as an assassin for the CIA. Clooney followed his directorial debut with two distinctly different movies — the 2005 Academy Award–nominated historical drama Good Night, and Good Luck. and the 2008 comedy Leatherheads.
Clooney's latest, the political drama The Ides of March, stars Ryan Gosling as an ambitious press secretary who becomes involved in a scandal while working for a potential presidential candidate (Clooney). The movie recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival, which has led Clooney to open up about the movie, telling Flicks and Bits why he felt The Ides of March was an important story to tell.
watch the clips >> Posted 09.06.11 by Ryan
We want to do stories that ask more questions than they answer, we want to do things that have people involved in a discussion after the movie — I like that, I’ve always like that. I grew up as a child of the 70’s film culture that had some of the great filmmakers making some of the great films, in arguably one of the most turbulent times — with the civil rights movements, the women’s rights movements, the drug counter culture, anti-war movement. We have another time now in the US and in the world that is very turbulent, I think it’s always good to talk about issues, and not necessarily be able to provide those answers.
A new preview clip has been released from The Ides of March, the upcoming political drama written (with Grant Heslov) and directed by George Clooney, who also stars. Described as "an intense tale of sex, ambition, loyalty, betrayal and revenge," the movie takes place during the final days of a highly contested Ohio presidential primary and centers around a brilliant and ambitious press secretary (Ryan Gosling) whose involvement in a political scandal could destroy his candidate's (Clooney) shot at the White House. The last preview clip depicted a lighthearted, awkward moment between Gosling's character and a beautiful young intern played by Evan Rachel Wood. But, lest you start thinking The Ides of March is actually a romantic comedy trapped inside a political thriller, the new preview clip that was just released is all about politics. watch the preview clip >> Posted 09.05.11 by BrentJS
The first poster and trailer for actor-director-writer George Clooney's The Ides of March, were released in July, but with the political drama opening up the Venice Film Festival today, Columbia Pictures has offered a new poster and the first preview clip from the upcoming movie.
Based on Beau Willimon's play Farragut North — which was loosely based on the 2004 Democratic primary campaign of Howard Dean — The Ides of March follows Ryan Gosling as an up-and-coming press secretary who learns about dirty politics while working for a potential presidential candidate (Clooney). The first clip isn't too staunchly political, instead showing a moment of levity as Gosling struggles to remember Evan Rachel Wood, who is working as an intern for the campaign. watch the clip >> Posted 08.31.11 by Ryan
The first teaser poster and trailer for George Clooney's new political drama, The Ides of March, have been released online. In addition to starring in and directing the movie, Clooney co-wrote the sreenplay for Ides of March with Grant Heslov, who also collaborated with Clooney in writing his last directorial effort, Good Night, and Good Luck. The movie is based on Beau Willimon's play Farragut North, which is loosely based on the 2004 Democratic primary campaign of Howard Dean, and follows an up-and-coming press secretary (Ryan Gosling) as he learns about dirty politics while on the campaign trail for a presidential candidate (Clooney). Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymor Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood also star. WATCH THE TRAILER >> Posted 07.28.11 by BrentJS
Right after Resident Evil: Afterlife enjoyed a successful opening weekend when it became the first Resident Evil movie to go No. 1 worldwide, franchise star Milla Jovovich confirmed that another Resident Evil sequel was a "definite." Almost six months later, Resident Evil 5 has a release date.
ComingSoon reports that Sony Screen Gems has scheduled Resident Evil 5 for a September 14, 2012, release date. Whether Jovovich's husband, Paul W.S. Anderson will be involved is unknown, though considering he has produced and penned the screenplay for all four Resident Evil movies and directed both Afterlife and the 2002 original, it's hard to think that Anderson won't be involved. It's also probably safe to assume that Resident Evil 5 will arrive in 3-D, considering the boost it gave Afterlife.
Arriving a month after Resident Evil 5 is George Clooney's political thriller The Ides of March, based on Beau Willimon's play Farragut North. Clooney is directing the movie and stars opposite Ryan Gosling, who plays an idealistic staffer who learns a lesson about dirty politics as he works for a new political candidate (Clooney) on the campaign trail. Willimon loosely based his play on the 2004 Democratic primary campaign of Howard Dean.
THR reports that Sony will open The Ides of March on October 14, 2012. Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood co-star. Posted 03.05.11 by Ryan