The New York Film Festival kicked off with a standing ovation for the premiere of Sony's Captain Phillips, the audience clearly impressed by the suspenseful Tom Hanks-starrer, based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips' struggle with Somali pirates in 2009. Before the movie, screenwriter Billy Ray told The Hollywood Reporter that the gripping nature of the real events made it easy for him to turn them into a film.
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney ? now that would be a fantastic, Hollywood power couple, right? No thanks, says Bullock. On Friday, the 49-year-old actress dropped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote her new film Gravity when topic of a lack of romance between her and Clooney, her longtime friend and Gravity co-star, came up, naturally. ?I think it?s probably because we?re a little too similar, in all the disturbing ways.?
Romantic comedies have long been Hollywood's box office darlings, but this fall raunchy R-rated comedies are getting top billing. Kicking off a season of coarse comedy is actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut "Don Jon," about a young, attractive man who struggles to connect with women due to his porn addiction.