Virtual Newsstand:, July 2009

July 2009


Saved By the Bell
If there's a Comic-Con homecoming queen, five-time veteran Kristen Bell is it.

Funny Freaks
Funny People director Judd Apatow traces his journey from Hollywood oddball to comedy's Mr. Popular.

We got our paws on the never-before-seen concept art for Warner Bros.' Thundercats. Well, well, Lion-O: Rowr.

Magic Hour
Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson cast a spell in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Lost & Found
With Elizabeth Mitchell's Lost journey coming to an end, she trades in smoke monsters for alien lizards as she looks ahead to V.

Girl In a Mask
She's Iron Man 2's Black Widow, but what other Marvel heroines and supervillains was Scarlett Johansson up for? She told us.

What's Your Scene?
New Moon stars Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart share their favorite movies scenes with us.

Rough Justice
Jennifer's Body star Adam Brody on the pain of seeing the plugs pulled on both Justice League and Revenge of the Nerds.


Brave New World
James Cameron finally lets his Avatar out of the box, and we were there to see it.

Girl Wars
At Comic-Con '09, it was boy vs. girl in the World Series of nerd.

Hungry For the Wolf
What's Twilight sequel New Moon's main selling point? Taylor Lautner's torso. Let the screaming commence!

Shades of Gray
Disney hand-drawn animators Ron Clements and John Musker respond to racial criticism of The Princess and the Frog.

Lost & Found
Nine big revelations for Lost's final season.

Rocket Men
Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau tell us what they didn't like about the first one. Then, check out this minute-by-minute account of the world's first glimpse at its sequel.

A Tron Discovery
Does it get any cooler than Flynn's Arcade, Disney's state-of-the-art, site-specific Tron Legacy promotion, featuring new music by Daft Punk? Not really.

Going Green
The differences between The Green Lantern and The Green Hornet.


69 Takes
On the 10th anniversary of the release of Eyes Wide Shut, Vinessa Shaw recalls her Tom Cruise love scene and other memories of Stanley Kubrick's last shoot.

Friends with Benefits
Humpday's Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard on taking bromances to the next level.

Lightening Up
Damages' Rose Byrne has a funny side, and with Adam, she's about to show it to you.

New Queer City
An oral history of Strand Releasing, the trailblazing indie distributor that's now almost old enough to drink.

System of a Down
Death in Love director Boaz Yakin on how his Hollywood success led to a downward spiral of self-loathing.

Wild About Saffron
Getting inside the mind of Shrink's sexy starlet, Saffron Burrows.

Ask an E.P.
Girls Next Door executive producer Kevin Burns on creating, building and sustaining an unlikely institution.

Labor of Lohan
Labor Pains director Lara Shapiro recounts the joys and stresses of making Lindsay Lohan's latest film.


The Program Director
Michelle Satter, Director of the Feature Film Program.

The Fellow
Elgin James, gang leader turned Sundance filmmaker.

The Actress
Alia Shawkat on recharging her acting batteries.

The Mentor
Michael Lehmann on emotional breakdowns and epiphanies.

The Alumni
Kieran and Michele Mulroney's path from Sundance to superheroes.


The Elf Wrangler
A field guide to knowing your Zooey Deschanel man-child co-stars.

Gwyneth Paltrow: The Movieline Intervention
Hey Gwyneth, could you get off the elliptical for a second? We need to talk to you.

Hollywood Inked
The problem with actors getting tattoos.

Saving Silverman
Outgoing NBC head Ben Silverman's five most memorable moments.

The Last Moonwalk
Movieline chronicles the Michael Jackson Memorial.

Who -- Me??
Which Emmy nominees were most convincing at pretending they didn't know it was nomination day?

Mel & His Beaver
Mel Gibson is starring in The Beaver. This is why the choice is perfect.

More to Love to Hate?
Fox's new dating show for the overweight straddles the line between uplift and exploitation.

View-Masters of the Universe
How the greenlighting of DreamWorks' View-Master movie likely went down.

Late is a Battlefield
A closer look at the bloody ratings realities of the late-night talk wars.

Fun For the Whole Family
Have you noticed how kids' movies are now being marketed to adults?

Battle of the Signs
All the specs of the new Scientology sign, compared to those of its clear inspiration.

My Favorite Scene: Idol Edition
Adam Lambert and the rest of the American Idols tell us their favorite scene. It's like a cinematic Rorschach test.

Live! From My Living Room!
Looking closer at Andy Dick and other do-it-yourself talk-show hosts.

Bad Movies We Love
A revisionist look at Blood: The Last Vampire.

The Stars of Potter: 20 Years Later
Where will Daniel, Emma and Rupert be two decades on? Mark Lisanti looks into the crystal ball (on loan from Hogwarts).

A-List Underwear
Movieline's exclusive interview with The Ugly Truth's breakout star: Vibrating Panties.


In Theaters

Funny People

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Ugly Truth

(500) Days of Summer

The Cove



The Answer Man




Labor Pains

Dating in the Dark

The Cold Case

Quid Pro Quo