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Stop. the. presses. Why wasn’t I notified until now that “The Bodyguard” (yes, that “The Bodyguard”) has been adapted into a big Broadway-ready musical? Surely it was someone’s job to let me know? I’m not saying it will be good, but it will be over two hours of some of Whitney Houston’s best songs being re-created live onstage at the center of a suspenseful thriller. You can watch the trailer below and judge for yourself!
Two more cast members have been confirmed for Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and they’re both major heavyweights. In one corner, Harvey Keitel; in the other, the White Witch herself, Tilda Swinton! And I’m happy to be reminded that Johnny Depp is officially out of the picture, with Ray Fiennes taking his place. That feels right; I think that Depp ought to do a movie or two in which he’s competent at playing an everyday human being before jumping into an Anderson film.
People love to love Audrey Hepburn. She makes it so easy, what with being practically perfect in every way (oh wait, that’s Mary Poppins, a name one should never say in the same sentence as Hepburn’s). I was unable to resist this “listicle” documenting five of her unusual habits, which might teach you an odd thing or two about the “My Fair Lady” star. Except that thing about the baby deer — doesn’t everyone have one of those?
If you’ve seen “Django Unchained” then you’ll be fascinated by this Q&A in which Quentin Tarantino debates a crucial plot point with a skeptical HuffPo critic. And if you haven’t seen it, then … well, why haven’t you? I just saw it last night and found it profoundly uncomfortable, but ultimately almost as exhilarating and cathartic as “Kill Bill.” (Yes, I know how high that bar is set.) Go see for yourself so we can argue about it!