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Power Ranking Robert De Niro’s On-Screen Style

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Restaurateur, philanthropist, master of the skeptical scowl: Bobby De Niro’s passions go well beyond the silver screen.

But with the first reels of this year’s installment of the Tribeca Film Festival rolling tomorrow night—an event that owes the esteemed actor no small debt of gratitude—we’ve found ourselves considering his more theatrical endeavors. And, of course, the sartorial stylings that have gone with them.

Without further ado, let us present our ranking of Robert De Niro’s finest moments in on-screen style, after the jump...»

The Five Most Awkward Movie Dates Ever

  • Kempt Staff

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Don’t let the greeting card industry fool you—no matter how well-phrased a few rhyming couplets might be, Valentine’s Day is just like any other day.

Which means your date tomorrow night could go any number of ways, including downhill. Or at least into an awkward spiral from which it may or may not recover. It happens to the best of us. So, partly in celebration and partly as a cautionary tale, we present to you:

The five most awkward movie dates in cinematic history...»

Our Evening with Mr. McConaughey (You Know, That Oscar Nominee Guy)

  • Kelly Larson

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You can learn a lot from watching Matthew McConaughey’s movies.

How to get lost in 10 days.

What a really unhealthy weight looks like.

The only right way to wear peach pants.

But turns out, you can learn a lot more by just spending a couple hours in a room with the guy. I was fortunate enough to get a front-row seat to the McConaissance (hat tip to anyone who can go from Fool’s Gold to Oscar nominee in the same decade) at a recent taping of Inside the Actors Studio.

And here’s what I learned.»

A Definitive Style Ranking of Coen Brothers Movies

  • Kempt Staff

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American cinephiles rejoice: this weekend the Coen brothers grace us with their 16th feature-length film, Inside Llewyn Davis.

And by all accounts, it promises to be another Coen-riffic masterpiece to add to their already iconic oeuvre—one that gets re-dissected every time a new film pops up. But here’s one thing critics have managed to overlook: the on-screen style. It varies as much as the genres they’ve tackled and warrants as serious consideration as any other facet of their distinctive storytelling. Naturally, we’re correcting that oversight with:

A definitive style ranking of Coen brothers movies.»

Anchorman 2: A Style Breakdown

  • Najib Benouar

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By the beard of Zeus, it’s finally happening.

We’ve been anticipating the sequel to Anchorman ever since we heralded the upward trend in stylish movies last summer. And now that two official trailers have just hit the web, we have the visual confirmation. We never thought we’d be this excited by the sight of such egregiously wide ties and wildly luxuriant mustaches, but seeing the gang back in action is indeed a sight for sore eyes. The setting jumps from Nixon-era San Diego to Reagan-era NYC—yes, those are perms—and you can see the styles have shifted as the crew struggles to keep up with the times (luckily, Ron hasn’t lost his affinity for turtlenecks). It’s worth taking a closer look, so...

Join us as we break down the style from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues after the jump...»

10 More Iconic On-Screen Accessories

  • Kempt Staff

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Monday, Slate named Cary Grant’s sunglasses in To Catch a Thief the coolest thing ever worn on screen.

And while we’ll agree that those are some damn cool shades, we must take exception to such a patently absurd blanket statement. Even if you were to limit it to accessories, it misses the mark when taking stock of history’s most stylish on-screen accoutrements—the watches, the sunglasses, the Stetsons—that over time have become just as iconic as the character who wore them.

So we’ve gone ahead and rounded up 10 of our favorites.»

An Appreciation: Lost in Translation Turns 10

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Maybe it was a recent karaoke outing, maybe it was ScarJo’s recent reclamation of Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive title, maybe it’s just the overwhelming sense of alienation that comes with aging and growing and letting time pass (anyone?), but I recently had an incurable itch to rewatch Lost in Translation. And that’s when it hit me:

Holy shit. It’s been almost exactly 10 years since Lost in Translation came out.

That deserves a celebration.

After the jump: a discussion of Roxy Music, anxiety and Scarlett Johansson...»

Sylvester Stallone Versus Bruce Willis

  • Najib Benouar

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If you hadn’t heard, two of the greatest action heroes of our time are beefing.

It all started with a seemingly innocuous tweet by Sylvester Stallone regarding a staffing change on Expendables 3: Bruce Willis is out, Harrison Ford is in. Generally harmless—except that old Sly followed that up with another tweet regarding someone being greedy and lazy (obviously a Willis-directed subtweet). Yesterday it was revealed by an insider that Willis had demanded a pay raise that equated to $1 million for each day of work (four) which miffed the rough-and-tumble crew of aging badasses to the point of collectively agreeing to not negotiate with salary-terrorists and fire him. (Turns out, he was indeed expendable.)

In Hollywood, this is what beef is. And there’s only one way to settle this: cold, hard facts.

So we pored over their storied careers, questionable red-carpet looks and enduring catchphrase legacies to see who the real winner is.»