Virtual Newsstand:, August 2011

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 August 2011.

August 2011


The Fall Girl
Breakout actress Jessica Chastain is having what you might call a moment -- a very long, good one

Vintage Viola
How Viola Davis came around to what may be the role of a lifetime in The Help

Terror Pair
What's a nice girl like Katie Holmes doing with monster maven Guillermo del Toro? Let her explain

Rachel, Rachel
The incomparable Rachel Weisz talks about bringing the harrowing Whistleblower to life

Can Zoe Saldana kick old male-dominated Hollywood into progressive gear?

Rebel Yelchin
Anton Yelchin can explain why he remade Fright Night

Shake the Aziz
From 30 Minutes or Less to the upcoming Spaceman, Aziz Ansari is staying busy

Rock Star
Don't you dare call rising Brighton Rock star Andrea Riseborough picky like it's a bad thing

McBride Wars
Danny McBride talks 30 Minutes or Less and how to handle a flop like Your Highness (BONUS: McBride reveals what really happened to his character at the end of 30 Minutes or Less.)

J.K. Simmons has his first leading role, and it feels pretty good

Tough Guy
Stephen Lang knows he's being typed, and that's fine, thanks

Summer of Sam
Sam Riley talks Brighton Rock and his trip On the Road

Kwanten Leap
Catching up with the Aussie hero behind the mask in Griff the Invisible

Oh Jim
Jim Sturgess on One Day, the trappings of fame and the directing career that might have been

Spy Master
Spy Kids 4 baddie Jeremy Piven shares behind-the-scenes secrets and his favorite movie scene

The Barbarian
Jason Momoa, your new Conan, introduces himself

Mintz-y Fresh
Direct from Fright Night, Christopher Mintz-Plasse is in the house!

Horror legend Tony Todd knows a million ways to die. Here are five favorites

Mays Days
Jayma Mays catches us up on the joy of Smurfs.


John Boyega

Bailee Madison

Elizabeth Olsen

Chris Pratt


The $11 Question
How The Worst Movie EVER! scored the worst opening ever

The Bellflower crew offers up pro tips for making a microbudget indie buzz-builder

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner
Let's cast the Dirty Dancing reboot

Life after Batman
Which movie should Christian Bale make next?

What Would Gosling Listen To?
Drive-inspired sketches by Chromatics, Desire include track listings of unused film score

A look at Catwoman's iconic costume through the decades -- who wore it best?

Weisz Up
All aboard! The Rachel Weisz Oscar bandwagon departs now

Third Time's a Charm
In honor of 'Threequel' being removed from the dictionary, the 9 best ones

Hi-yo, Silver; Go Away
Why disney will never spend $250 million on The Lone Ranger

An Adieu to Cindy Lou
In memoriam: Taylor Momsen's acting career

The Perfect Punk Poetess
Who should play Patti Smith in the Just Kids movie?

Scooby Dooby Renewed
In honor of 'Hong Kong Phooey,' five other Hanna-Barbera cartoons worthy of the big screen

'Je Veux Pisser!'
About that time Gerard Depardieu drained the main vein in the middle of plane

Green-er Grass
8 ways Warner Bros can make an "edgier" Green Lantern sequel

Scarface Revisited
Al Pacino Did Not Want Michelle Pfeiffer For Scarface and 8 Other Revelations About the Gangster Classic

Warrior Revelations
Tom Hardy Is In Dark Knight Rises Denial (and 8 Other Revelations From the Warrior)

Real-Life Heroes
Ryan Gosling Apparently Stops New York Street Fight


Ride With Refn
Join Drive's director on an interactive tour of his Los Angeles locations

The Big Three
What is Diablo Cody looking forward to seeing this fall? Let's find out!

Ask a Programmer
Movieline's guide to 5 major fall film festivals

And They're (Almost) Off
The preliminary 2011-12 Oscar Index

Will these be the biggest popcorn movies of the fall?

Girl Power
The girl's guide to fall movies

Surprise Party
5 performances that may catch you unawares this fall

Good Reads
Get to know your fall book adaptations

Read Movieline's complete 2011 Fall Preview here.



Brighton Rock

The Change-Up


Conan the Barbarian

The Debt

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Final Destination 5

Fright Night

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

The Help

Higher Ground

Magic Trip

Mysteries of Lisbon

One Day

Our Idiot Brother

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

30 Minutes or Less

The Whistleblower


Can't Stop the Music

Logan's Run

17 Again

Teaching Mrs. Tingle

The Wiz

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