Posts by Richard Rushfield

  • Under The Dome - Courtesy of CBS

    Going Under the Dome

    A visit to the set of CBS’s summer hit.

  • Jimmy Fallon at Universal Studios

    Living the Dream at the Open Casting Call for Universal Studios Tour Guides

    Dreams grow big in Hollywood, but fall as quickly and easily as bowling pins. So it was on Monday afternoon when I decided to give a shot to my childhood fantasy of becoming a Universal Studios tour guide. The call came Saturday afternoon, when Grantland editor Mark Lisanti forwarded me the announcement for an open […]

  • Trailers of the Week: Trouble With the Curve, Zero Dark Thirty, On the Road, and More

    Trouble With the Curve (September 21) [Editor’s note: Grantland pal and eminent Hollywood fist-shaker-atter Richard Rushfield is subbing for Dan Silver, who is on vacation.] Richard Rushfield: Judging from this glimpse, Trouble With the Curve is a one-film compilation of Clint Eastwood’s greatest hits. It’s got the team of old guys getting back on the […]

  • Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels

    Partying With the Elite at The Newsroom’s L.A. Premiere

    When Aaron Sorkin won his Golden Globe last year for writing The Social Network, a few eyebrows were raised by the cause to which he tipped his hat. Acknowledging the female nominees around the ballroom, he thanked them for showing his daughters that “elite is not a bad word, it’s an aspirational one.” Sorkin’s love […]

  • Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield

    A Fancy Evening With the Cast and Crew of New Girl

    If Zooey Deschanel, and by extension, the Fox sitcom New Girl on which she stars, is the epitome of “Adorkable,” then the polar opposite would probably be a room of 20 moth-eaten TV reporters, turned loose in an elite club for an evening of schmoozing and chasing down all the free hors d’oeuvre they can […]

  • Val Kilmer in 'Citizen Twain'

    Val Kilmer Workshops His Citizen Twain at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    Since his death in 1910, Mark Twain has stood as America’s favorite crotchety uncle; his Missouri wisdom and misanthropic humor have became our national homespun philosophy, the great link connecting “Don’t Tread on Me” with “Get off My Lawn.” On stage and screen, Twain’s cranky avuncularity has lured a long line of aging all-American types […]

  • Garry Shandling

    Garry Shandling Talks The King of Comedy’s Influence on Larry Sanders at the First Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival

    This week, at the former Silent Movie Theater on L.A.’s Fairfax Avenue, the Cinefamily film collective is hosting the First Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival, three consecutive nights of some of the funniest people in comedy introducing their favorite films, including many little-seen comedy greats. On this, the opening night, an actual certified legend to […]