Fargo recap: Hot dish cures everything

Categories: Film and TV

fargo102-lestermolly-560.jpg
Chris Large/FX
Molly confronts Lester one-on-one at the store.
Episode two: "The Rooster Prince" [Warning: Spoilers for FX's Fargo series]

Once again, we open on the road. However, rather than ominous music or eerie lighting, we're given a sunny day and a silly percussive groove that seems more at home in a drummer's garage practice sesh. Why this was chosen as the theme music for two hitmen from Fargo is beyond us.

Yes, time for more parallels to the '96 Fargo.

See also:
Fargo episode one recap: There will be blood, don't 'cha know


More »

Tags:

Fargo

One Day in the Twin Cities, a participatory filmmaking extravaganza

Categories: Film and TV
oneday.jpg
This Saturday, folks may notice people with cameras wandering the Twin Cities as part of the One Day in the Twin Cities. The project aims to capture as much footage of the metro area as possible as part of its participatory event. It's part of an 11-city event, Your Day Your City, led by an organization called One Day on Earth.

More »

Fargo recap: There will be blood, don't 'cha know

Categories: Film and TV

martinfreeman-fargo560.jpg
Matthias Clamer/FX
Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard in Fargo
Episode 1: "The Crocodile's Dilemma"

THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The events depicted took place in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.

So begins Noah Hawley's television reboot of the Coen brothers' 1996 film Fargo, with nearly the same disclaimer as its predecessor. The new show, which premiered on FX last night, is taking the same approach to television as one of the network's other popular shows. Like American Horror Story, Fargo will be an anthology, meaning that the storyline and the cast will change from season to season -- assuming it passes this initial 10-episode test.

See also:
Martin Freeman shows off his Minnesotan accent in new Fargo trailer


More »

Photoshopped Target model flaunts her long arms on Ellen

ellenshow-banner560.jpg
Ellen wonders whose arms naturally fall like that...
A couple weeks ago, Target came under fire for photoshopping the heck out of a swimsuit model on its website. From the scariest-looking thigh gap ever to the pointy remains of her thinned out torso in her armpit, Target botched the job and tried to forget about it by taking the suit off their site.

Since then, Target has been mum about the situation, but this week, the model in question appeared on Ellen.

See also:
Target scrubs website of photoshop fail involving model's crotch


More »

Podcast: Scarlett Johansson impresses in Under the Skin and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Categories: Film and TV

scar-jo-under-the-skin-still.jpg
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, it's all about Scarlett Johansson, who has two movies coming out this week at opposite ends of the commercial spectrum: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin and Anthony and Joe Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.



More »

Tags:

podcast

Target Data Breach: The Movie coming to a theater near you

Categories: Film and TV
5313218644_f72c8832ae_z.jpg
Kevin Dooley
Coming to the big screen soon!
If movies like The Net and Hackers taught us anything, it's that hacking and cyber espionage make for a tense and exciting action flick. Add in credit-card data and internet security, and you might have a blockbuster on your hands.

With this in mind, the story of last December's Target breach may soon be heading to the big screen, as Hollywood Reporter recently announced that Sony has inked a deal to make a movie about it.

More »

Celebrities hang out in a Minnesota parking lot [PHOTOS]

Categories: Film and TV

parkinglot-movieshoot-560.jpg
Let's play Can You Spot the Celebrity?
A reader sent us exclusive photos taken last Friday in Minneapolis while film crews were shooting The End of the Tour.

See also:
David Foster Wallace on Al Franken


More »

Martin Freeman shows off his Minnesotan accent in new Fargo trailer

Categories: Film and TV

fargoknit-banner560.jpg
The wait for the highly anticipated Fargo series, based off of the 1996 Coen brothers' movie, is almost over. Slated to join FX's lineup of shows this spring, Fargo takes place in the original world that the Coens created, but there's a whole new motley crew dealing with conspiracies, murder, and -- duh -- way too much snow.

Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Oliver Platt, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, and Adam Goldberg among others, the show's a who's-who of Hollywood characters who look like they're right at home as part of the town. And while the Coen brothers are only attached to the project as executive producers, their distinctive style shines through in this small screen adaptation of their wickedly twisted vision of the Midwest.

If the string of teaser trailers for the new FX series are accurate, there are going to be a hell of a lot of dead bodies to shuffle around the frozen Fargo tundra. We took a look at some of our favorites in anticipation of the show's April 14 premiere.

See also:
More casting news for Coen brothers' Fargo adaptation

More »

Voice Film Podcast: Nymphomaniac, Veronica Mars, and Muppets

Categories: Film and TV

nymphomaniac-volume-1.jpg
Christian Geisnaes
Nymphomaniac: Volume I

On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, We're split on Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume I, but laughed throughout the the latest Muppets movie. The Veronica Mars movie is worth your money, and so is The Great Invisible, a revealing doc about the BP oil spill, which was named the top doc at SXSW. We recommend Jodorowksy's Dune, The Missing Picture and those Say Yes to the Dress episodes on Netflix.

More »

Podcast: Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel is surprisingly great

Categories: Film and TV

ralph-fiennes-grand-budapest-hotel.jpg
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson admits her surprise at actually enjoying Wes Anderson's latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and discusses her recent longform piece on the death of the romantic comedy.

The Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek join in to discuss the Oscars, and the pod ends with hearty recommendations for Elijah Wood in Grand Piano, and the brain-busting documentary Particle Fever.


More »

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...