Virtual Newsstand:, June 2009

June 2009


The Master At Work
On the eve of Tetro's release, Francis Ford Coppola looks back with fondness (and some regret) at his magnificent career.

Hair of the Dog
With The Hangover, Todd Phillips served up the one remedy Hollywood needed: a massive comedy hit.

She Bangs
The Hurt Locker proves Kathryn Bigelow isn't just the best female action director out there -- she's the best action director, period.

Losing It
Land of the Lost director Brad Silberling on Sleestaks, pylons, and Will Ferrell's elastic mind.

A Decent Proposal
Meet Anne Fletcher, the woman who resurrected the romcom with The Proposal.

Turn It Up to 11
Davis Guggenheim corralled three music superstars -- The Edge, Jack White, and Jimmy Page -- for It Might Get Loud.

"I've Got ADD"
Tony Scott would love it if you could keep up.

Public Enemies
DiG! director Ondi Timoner takes on eNarcissism in We Live in Public.

Mona Lisa Smile
Kids director Larry Clark on remaking a Neil Jordan favorite.

Back to Square One
Harold Ramis on the physics of funny.

Shooting Star
Afghan Star director Havana Marking on a cultural revolution.


Power of 10
Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis tells Movieline what was going through his head when he doubled the number of Best Picture nominees.

The Smartest Guys on the Lot
Star Trek and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci on the perks and pitfalls of being the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood.

Blowing Up
With a role of a lifetime playing a latter-day John Wayne in The Hurt Locker, Jeremy Renner is about to explode.

Tuck and Run
The gorgeous Kerry Washington on transsexuals, Republicans, and not taking your ass for granted.

Keeping It in the Family
Movieline gets a rare audience with sitcom visionary Norman Lear, and two of his appreciative disciples: Seth MacFarlane and Phil Rosenthal.

Thank You For Being A Girl
The Proposal's Betty White steals the movie, and our hearts.


Which A-List Stars Have Never Made a Sequel?
It's getting tough to hack it without a franchise or two.

The Bees and the Birds
How to talk to your kids about Chastity Bono's sex change.

When Harvey Smiled
Who stands most to gain from the Oscars overhaul?

Is GI Joe's Director MIA?
We go on a reconnaissance mission in search of Stephen Sommers.

Gold-Toothed Autobots
Ranking the most shameless aspects of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Diablo To Go
Diablo Cody tries her hand at the One-Page Screenplay.

Red Dawn
Movieline assesses Conan O'Brien's first night on The Tonight Show job.

We Like the Cars, the Cars That Go Boom
A thinking person's guide to the metallic Michael Bay monstrosity that is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

True Grit
A recap of the first episode of True Blood's second season.

Finding Lost
You know -- when you squint, and look at it just so, Land of the the Lost really isn't all that bad!

CineVegas in Black and White
A photographic portfolio of our week in Cin city.

"Get Me Jennifer Kirby!"
The amazing story of how The Proposal's writer fooled everyone into thinking he was a woman.


In Theaters

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


The Hurt Locker

Whatever Works

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3



Downloading Nancy

The Hangover

My Life in Ruins

Away We Go



Wedding Day

True Blood

The Closer & Raising the Bar


Nurse Jackie

The Cold Case

The Hidden