And away we go! Seems Director/ rapacious human/ Four Loko can Baz Luhrmann is doing exactly what he did to William Shakespeare to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Right away, the rich detail, glam, and glitz of the trailer for his The Great Gatsbypunches you square in the jaw with an opera-gloved hand. Scored to a Kanye song and featuring the spires of Manhattan rising in CGI glory, the beautiful Carey Mulligan, and Leo DiCaprio's impressive forehead, it looks at least twice as explosive, awesome, and wonderfully over-the-top as anything Luhrmann’s done since Romeo + Juliet. Of course, anyone who’s actually read The Great Gatsby (i.e. 90% of America) might note that the novel isn’t itself explosive or wonderfully over-the-top. It’s a restrained, sad, slow burn — a heartbreaker under glass. This trailer is all silk dresses and digital fireworks. Whatever — faithful in spirit or not, we’re still watching the hell out this blinged-out, manic interpretation of the great American novel come Christmas.
It's no secret that we have a little bit of a thing for Matthew Lewis, the actor who played ultimate nerd-bomber Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series. It's not that ol' Neville wasn't endearing, as such, but we never in a million years expected him to grow up into a certified heartthrob. Now he's posing for read
Kanye West may have
been a college dropout, but soon that minor detail won’t stop him from holding
an advanced degree. Last month, the renowned School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) announced that they would be bestowing Yeezus with an honorary doctorate at the
Class of 2015's commencement ceremony. read