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    Trailer Watch: Shutter Island, Two

    In case you missed it, here's the second trailer for Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, based on the Dennis Lehane mystery and starring Leonardo DiCaprio:

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    Birthday Suit: Funny or Die Spoofs Mumblecore

    Mumblecore director Joe Swanberg plays along with this Funny or Die spoof:

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    Jews on Film: A Serious Man and An Education; Polanski, Sellers

    Jews are popping up all over. The Coens based A Serious Man, which is an affectionate yet scabrous portrait of Jewish suburban family life, on their 60s Minnesota upbringing. An Education's Nick Hornby relied on Lynn Barber's two-year old memoir and faithfully included the sleazy seducer played by Peter Sarsgaard, who is Jewish. Suffice it to say, he's a money-grubbing entrepreneur with less-than-impeccable values. Even Tim Blake Nelson includes the Jewish mafia in his midwestern comedy, Leaves of Grass, which recently played Toronto. And we must not leave out Quentin Tarantino's controversial contribution to Jewish cinema, the anti-Nazi Worl...

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    An Education Clips

    An Education is even better the second time, when you know the motivations of everyone involved. Writer Nick Hornby (wittily adapting The Observer columnist Lynn Barber's short memoir) and director Lone Scherfig (a protege of Lars von Trier) allow the movie to seduce you as they drop hints of what's...

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    Jackman and the Ringing Cell Phone

    Theater is hard. Hugh Jackman was in the middle of a tough scene with Daniel Craig in Broadway's A Steady Rain when a cell phone wouldn't stop ringing. "Want to get that?" Jackman asked, his concentration broken. In case you missed this, TMZ posted video from the audience:

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    The Box: Does It Smell Like A Turkey?

    You tell me.

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    Zombieland Builds Buzz: Five Clips

    Austin's Fantastic Fest is under way. The movie to fly out of there with the greatest buzz (besides Toy Story 3, which debuted a trailer) is Zombieland. Will this R-rated zombie parody starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson break the horror comedy curse?

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    To Have and Have Not: Carmichael and Bacall Sing Am I Blue?

    The 1944 war-time romance To Have and Have Not marked Lauren "Betty" Bacall's first movie (she was 19). Discovered by director Howard Hawks' wife Slim on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, Bacall met Hawks and after she got the part (as "Slim"), her future husband, Humphrey Bogart, busting up his third m...

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    Penn and Teller Go to the Bees

    Horrifying YouTube clip of Penn and Teller unleashing hordes of stinging, real bees. The cameraman is protected. They are not.

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    Will Ferrell Answers Your Questions

    Mainly, Will Ferrell insists that he does NOT suck dick.

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