This Week In Entertainment? with Brand Rackley: Episode 8

Friends! Check out the newest episode of my new show, This Week In Entertainment? with Brand Rackley. In this show I’ll give my favorite stories in the world of film and TV, but from the point of view of somebody who’s only read entertainment news headlines from Facebook and Twitter. This week I talk news on Neil Patrick Harris, Fury, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Birdman! It was a major struggle for me to overcome a self-imposed hiatus and put this together this week, but I tried my damnedest to make it funny. I hope I succeeded and I hope you’re still trying your damnedest to stick with me and if you are, I really hope you’re liking them. Enjoy?


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Mad Max: Fury Road – Comic-Con First Look Trailer

Ladies and gentlemen here is the Comic-Con first look trailer for George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. I’m having an extremely hard time trying to formulate words to properly describe what you’ll see hear. I think the only perfect way to encapsulate it in speech is to say it’s absolutely badass. Enjoy!


Mad Max: Fury Road – Comic-Con First Look:


DP/30: The Wolf of Wall Street – Editor Thelma Schoonmaker

I know what you’re thinking, “The Wolf of Wall Street had an editor?” And while I admire and share your sarcasm, as I am the writer and editor of an entertainment blog, I’m obliged to inform you that yes, it did have an editor, and that editor, aside from Martin Scorsese, is Thelma Schoonmaker. In this fascinating DP/30 interview with David Poland she takes us behind the scenes of what it was like to cut the monstrous film. Enjoy!


DP/30: Thelma Schoonmaker cut The Wolf of Wall Street:

She is the editing room Ginger Rogers to director Martin Scorsese’s Fred Astaire. The Wolf of Wall Street is her 17th feature with Scorsese in a 47-year working relationship, during which time she has taken home 3 Oscars. She talks to David Poland about cutting Wolf, cutting down Wolf, and the process she and Scorsese have for taking down most of their films from 1st cut to release cut.


The Hollywood Reporter: Producers Roundtable Full Interview

The Hollywood Reporter‘s executive editor Matt Belloni and executive editor of features Stephen Galloway sit down with producers David Heyman (Gravity), Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor), Charles Roven (American Hustle), Pam Williams (The Butler), Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips) and Dede Gardner (12 Years a Slave) for their annual producers roundtable interview. Enjoy!


Producers Roundtable Full Interview:

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Film Meets Art: Christopher Nolan Inspired By Francis Bacon

Even being a hardcore Batman fan, there are always still some Dark Knight details to learn and this is a prime example. In this interview for a series on the artworks from Tate Britain‘s collection, Christopher Nolan explains the influence Francis Bacon‘s paintings had on creation of the look for Heath Ledger‘s modern, real-world style Joker in The Dark Knight. Enjoy!


Film meets Art – Chris Nolan inspired by Francis Bacon:

Christopher Nolan reveals how paintings by Francis Bacon inspired the Joker’s smeared make-up in ‘The Dark Knight’. Nolan talks about his longstanding fascination for Bacon’s work, and why, when words fail him, he turns to art to help shape his creative vision.

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The Hollywood Reporter: Cinematographers Roundtable Full Interview

The Hollywood Reporter sits down with Barry Ackroyd (Captain Phillips), Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave), Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis), Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska) and Stuart Dryburgh (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) for their Cinematographers Roundtable interview. Enjoy!


Cinematographers Roundtable Full Interview:


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American Hustle: Official Trailer 2

This fantastic new trailer for David O. Russell‘s American Hustle, has a lot of great things in it, not the least of which is Christian Bale going fat instead of skinny, a glimpse of Louis C.K. and the use of one of my all-time favorite songs, It’s Not For Me To Say by the great Johnny Mathis. Enjoy!


American Hustle – Official Trailer – In Theaters this December: