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  • Twilight of the Nerd Frontier

    Twilight of the Nerd Frontier0

    Why the geeks of ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ are the new American bros Tech-geek nostalgia seems to be in the air, from the circa-1983 engineers of AMC’s excellent Halt and Catch Fire to the circa-2014 app hustlers of Mike Judge’s breakout HBO comedy hit Silicon Valley. They’re totally different on many levels: Silicon is a

  • Bryan Cranston Shares Grossest ‘Breaking Bad’ Scene

    Bryan Cranston Shares Grossest ‘Breaking Bad’ Scene0

    Actor also draws parallels between Walter White and Lyndon B. Johnson Over five seasons of Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston was privy to — and, as Walter White, responsible for — numerous unsightly things, including Gus Fring’s blown-up face, Jane’s overdose and Saul Goodman’s shirt-and-tie combos. But during a Tribeca Talks panel at the Tribeca Film Festival

  • New ‘Godzilla’ Trailer Features More Godzilla, Cranston, Carnage

    New ‘Godzilla’ Trailer Features More Godzilla, Cranston, Carnage0

    The ‘extended’ preview showcases the ‘Breaking Bad’ star freaking out and offers a clear look at the new monster We go to the movies to see our own hopes, dreams and fears reflected back at us — and, occasionally, to watch a 20-story lizard breathe fire, chomp on commuter trains and reduce major cities to

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel0

    The rap on Wes Anderson is that he doesn’t make movies so much as build castles in the air. To Anderson haters, from Bottle Rocket and Rushmore to Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom, his films reek of pressed flowers, too stale and studied to feel for. To the rest of us, the 44-year-old Texan is one of the few original stylists

  • Metallica Explain How ‘Through the Never’ Became ‘Sonically Awesome’

    Metallica Explain How ‘Through the Never’ Became ‘Sonically Awesome’0

    When Metallica’s monolithic statue of Lady Justice detonates and collapses around the band midway through their feature film, Metallica: Through the Never, its pieces thud and crash in ways that moviegoers could hear and feel. It’s the sort of sensory overload the metal group was going for with the whole film, which follows a roadie on

  • American Hustle

    American Hustle0

    You watch the explosively entertaining, dramatically gripping American Hustle on a cinematic high. That’s David O. Russell for you. The up-for-anything director of Spanking the Monkey, Flirting With Disaster, Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook gets you drunk on movies, on their heat, their heart, their hum. American Hustle moves fast and talks faster, sometimes tripping on its ambitions, but it’s always