Oliver Stone’s high-tech muckraker makes a solid, one-sided argument
Time travel gets trippy in Rian Johnson’s brainy, bullet-riddled genre-bender
Tearjerking bromance asks, “Can you make a chick flick for dudes?”
At some point in their career, even the wackiest of comedians feel the urge to wring laughs from the least funny, most sentimental of situations. Adam Sandler dabbled in it with Funny People, playing a standup comedian with a terminal blood disease. Robin Williams, on the other hand, has wallowed in the maudlin so many times (Patch Adams, et al), he’s like a pig in mud. Most infamously of all, slapstick king Jerry Lewis wrote, directed and starred in a film so tonally at odds with itself (1972’s The Day the Clown Cried, about a circus clown at a Nazi death camp) that it’s never even seen the light of day.
Daily Word: 8.19.11-Balloon Records, Syrian Casualties and Immigration Policy
If you love balloons, this might make you mad. France surpassed one of Albuquerque's ballooning records.
Thirteenth arrest made in News of the World scandal—an L.A.-based celebrity journalist.
David Letterman receives death threat from online jihadist.
New policy might mean fewer deportations of illegal immigrants who pose no threat and don't commit crimes.
Suicide attack kills eight at British council in Kabul.
New people's movement in India, led by Gandhi-esque social activist, meant to stop corruption.
xkcd illustrates the best workout.
New study supports the idea that not getting enough sleep can really mess you up.
A comedy about dealing with cancer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Plus, he needs your story contributions for a cool project.
With 15 more civilian casualties, the UN says Syrian government may be guilty of crimes against humanity.