Over the course of eight seasons, Entourage, HBO’s program about a group of men from Queens trying to make it big in Hollywood, cemented itself as the most extravagant depiction of the “bro” ethos ever recorded. With a buddy-buddy atmosphere fueled by the hedonism so endemic to the City of Angels, the program gives off the vibe that fraternities likely use it as a holy text.
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These are the only words uttered by Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in the latest teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens. If one were to merely peruse the internet a few hours after the trailer’s release, though, he might as well have given the plot away. Already, fans across the interweb have started compiling videos and articles detailing every minutia of the brief shots we’ve been afforded. Suffice it to say: anticipation is at an all-time high for this epic sci-fi series.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will always be best known for his role in the Terminator flicks and as the original Conan the Barbarian. (That one time when he ran one of the largest states in America… yeah, best to forget about that.) But while his blockbuster cred is undeniable, his latest venture finds him heading up a small indie called Maggie, which still requires him to bust out his action hero chops as his character tries to stop his daughter from turning into a zombie.
Rarely one to break form, Woody Allen is releasing yet another film about the existential angst of the middle class’ oddballs. Irrational Man, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, and Parker Posey, tells the story of a philosophy professor (Phoenix) who, after falling into a slump in his personal life and career, finds inspiration in the buoyant presence of one of his students (Stone).
French-Iranian artist Marjane Satrapi is best known for her role as the creator of Persepolis (2000), the brilliant graphic novel that would later go on to be made into a stellar animated film of the same name in 2007. With The Voices, she remains as inventive as ever, although things are much different here than they are with the autobiographical Persepolis.