If you enjoyed Gwyneth Paltrow’s sensational appearance on “Glee” last night as the coolest substitute teacher ever, rockin’ not just a (sanitized) version of what the Cee-Lo song they call “Forget You” (fortunately, the lyric “If I’d a been richa, I’d still be witcha” survives) but “Conjunction Function” from Schoolhouse Rock, then be sure to take a look at this neglected gem, her performance with Huey Lewis in “Duets.” The movie is uneven but with a lot of heart, and Gwyneth, directed by her late father, Bruce Paltrow, is luminous and sings like a dream.
She’ll be singing again next month in her new film, “Country Strong,” as a country music star just out of rehab.
List: My Favorite Movie Ghosts
Happy Halloween! Here are ten of my favorite movie ghosts. (NOTE: Some of these have inferior remakes -- stick with the originals.)
Topper Cary Grant and Constance Bennett are the most s
List: Sam Rockwell Sam Rockwell is one of the most versatile leading me in Hollywood. This week, he stars with Keira Knightley in "Laggies," playing a single dad. Here are some of my favorite Sam Rockwell performances:
Moon Rockwell takes on the biggest possible acting challenge -- he in alone on screen for the ent
Lauren Bradshaw's Terrific New "Before They Were Famous" Column My friend and fellow critic Lauren Bradshaw has a great new series on the very earliest appearances by some of Hollywood's biggest stars. You can see Emma Stone, Brad Pitt, and Jessica Chastain in their very first roles, and give her suggestions for who she should report on next.
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