Virtual Newsstand:, December 2010

Every month at Movieline, we collect the best interviews, smartest features, and most compelling reviews we've produced, and curate them in one easy-to-use table of contents called the Virtual Newsstand, which pays tribute to our print magazine history. Here's the Virtual Newsstand for December 2010.

December 2010


The Dark Horse
Javier Bardem dazzles in Biutiful. So why is he on the outside looking in this awards season?

Rabbit Out of Her Hat
Nicole Kidman got through Rabbit Hole -- and now it's on to the even more wrenching awards-season

Raw Power
Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield on making the most of their Social Network profiles

Swan King
Darren Aronofsky is on a roll. Just try not to point out the bumps in the road

Going Somewhere
Sofia Coppola, Stephen Dorff, and Elle Fanning on their new film

Social to the End
Get to know Jesse Eisenberg -- like really know him -- in our epic interview series

General Leigh
What would acclaimed auteur Mike Leigh's version of a superhero movie look like? (Hint: We'll never know)

The Colfer Factor
Chris Colfer's first Golden Globe nomination was definitely cause for Glee

The Carter
From The King's Speech to Fight Club, Helena Bonham Carter knows why you like to watch

Oh, Vincent
Black Swan Vincent Cassel is too busy to worry about selling out

The Unforgettable Bonfire
Two decades after the big-budget failure Bonfire of the Vanities, screenwriter Michael Cristofer remembers what went wrong

Ali in Exile
'70s icon Ali MacGraw walked away from Hollywood decades ago. But we found her

That's the Ticket
Casino Jack co-star Jon Lovitz doesn't hold a grudge against his former SNL boss Lorne Michaels. Well, maybe a little

Sally Forth
What does Sally Hawkins have to do around here to get an Oscar nomination?

Tron Man
First-time director Joseph Kosinski on Tron's legacy -- and Tron: Legacy

Edelstein in the House
Lisa Edelstein loves her job opposite TV's quirkiest doctor -- just as long as it's not in high-def

From Mad Men to MTV
Humpday filmmaker Lynn Shelton is quickly diversifying her portfolio

Howlin' Mad
Sharlto Copley wasn't messing around with The A-Team's craziest character

Company Man
TV veteran John Wells on small-screen politics and big-screen breakthroughs

Busy Busy
Busy Phillips talks Cougar Town, on-set drinking and her Axl Rose inspired Glee audition

Isaac Speaks
When you need a close read on The Fashion Show, you turn to Isaac Mizrahi. And he doesn't disappoint


Hailee Steinfeld

T.J. Miller


Oscar Index
Keep track of the 2010 awards race with Movieline's authoritative, mostly empirical survey of the top contenders

Bleary Eyes, Full DVRs, Can't Lose
The 10 Best Television Shows of 2010

A Gay Old Time
Carrie Fisher Outed John Travolta. Good.

RIP, Elaine
Of Doyennes and Death Threats: Remembering Elaine Kaufman

Girl Power
The 10 Most Kick-Ass Females of 2010

Generation Why?
Can James Franco and Anne Hathaway Save the Oscars for Generation Y?

Big Black
What's Left to Discover on the Black List?

Switching Teams
30 Straight Actors Who Have Gone Gay For a Film Role

End of Line
My Love/Hate Relationship with Tron

2010, According to Sci-Fi
Shouldn't We Have Made Contact This Year? Or At Least Sent a Talking Cat Into Space?

Home Sweet Home
Edith Piaf, Motley Lue and the Best Music Cues of 2010

Snow Daze
25 Things to Do While Waiting Out the Blizzard of 2010 Aftermath

Grammys Schmammys
A Historical Tribute to the Worthlessness of the Grammys

David Lynch Explained

What if the Auteur Finally Decided to Explain the Meanings of His Films... in 140 Characters or Less?

Flames on the Side of My Face
Clue Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

King's Things
A Movieline Post-Mortem on Larry King's Awkward Final Episode

A List the Size of the Chrysler Building!
The 10 Best SNL Sketches of 2010

Light, Camera, Hack-tion
Who Should Direct the Inevitable WikiLeaks Movie?

Not Her Problem
Enough, Already, About Natalie Portman's "Norbit"

Where's Piranha 3D?
Adam Scott Shares His 10 Favorite Things From 2010

Great Films, No Oscar Buzz

Check Out the Year's Best Movies That Won't Be Recognized by the Academy Awards

Small-Screen Disasters
The 10 Biggest Television Fails of the Year

The 25 Funniest TV Characters of 2010
Who Wins: Liz Lemon, Cameron Tucker or Brittany S. Pierce?

The 9 Most Scathing Critical Responses to Yogi Bear

Steve Martin Refuses to be Funny

Is It Fair to Demand That Entertainers Give Us What We Want Every Time?

Cover Bands
Are Community and Glee the Same Show?

The First Step To Recovery
Sam Worthington Admits Both He and Clash of the Titans Were Awful

History Classless
Enough, Already With All the Sloppy '80s References in Movies and TV

Jay Pharoah Still has a Chance!
Movieline's Midseason SNL Awards

Reality Rewind
Our Favorite Reality Shows of 2010

Sell! Sell! Sell!
The 10 Biggest Movie Marketing Milestones of 2010

Hold Us
The 10 Most Disturbing Movie Publicity Stills of 2010

Conan, Jay and the Gang
The Top 10 Late Night Highlights of the Year

Naughty or Nice
8 of the Naughtiest Television Characters of the Year


All Good Things

Another Year

Barney's Version


Black Swan

Blue Valentine

Casino Jack

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Company Men

The Fighter

Frankie and Alice

Gulliver's Travels

Hemingway's Garden of Eden

How Do You Know

I Love You Phillip Morris

The Illusionist

Little Fockers

Rabbit Hole


The Tempest

The Tourist

Tron: Legacy

True Grit

The Warrior's Way

Yogi Bear


High Strung


The Notebook


A Star is Born