the normal heart

Matt Bomer Totally Deserves his Golden Globe

Matt Bomer devastated me with his performance in Ryan Murphy's The Normal Heart , HBO's adaptation of Larry Kramer's 1985 semi-autobiographical film about the AIDS crisis. He played Felix Turner, a New York Times journalist afflicted with the diseas…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Will 'Fargo' Win Any Awards in 2015?

Whether you somehow missed it the first time around, or you did watch it the first time so you know how great it is and therefore you now need to watch it all again for a second time, FX is airing a New Year's Day marathon of their critically acclaim…
By Jefferson Grubbs

You'll Recognize One of 'Unbroken's Breakout Star

While some of the names attached to the sweeping new biopic Unbroken are some of the biggest in Hollywood (including director Angelina Jolie and co-writers Joel and Ethan Coen), it's the film's up-and-coming stars that will truly wow audiences when …
By Aly Semigran

Golden Globes Honors Gay-Themed Projects of 2014

There is plenty to lament about this year’s slate of Golden Globe nominees. You can project uproar over the snubbing of your favorite film and television stars, or malign the choices you deem undeserving. But one positive attribute that we must attri…
By Michael Arbeiter

Ryan Murphy's Emmy Speech was Important

Fans of Ryan Murphy's HBO drama got nervous early on during the Emmys when all of the TV movie's cast members lost out on their nominations, but by midway through the show, it became clear their worries were unfounded: The Normal Heart took home the …
By Rachel Simon

Julia's No Emmy Newbie

Once upon a time, when movie stars were still the highest form of celeb royalty, Julia Roberts was the ultimate movie star. Luckily, Roberts continues to be an icon thanks to her continuing roles in rom coms and heavy dramas alike. She's regal and st…
By Ariel Kay

This Movie Was a Success, In Every Sense

Even being on during Memorial Day weekend and without the wildly popular Game of Thrones in its usual slot, Sunday at 9 p.m. proved to be the right time and place for the HBO film The Normal Heart . According to The Hollywood Reporter, the star-stud…
By Aly Semigran

Let's Not Forget About These Guys

Ryan Murphy's small screen adaptation of the award-winning play The Normal Heart boasted one of the most impressive casts imaginable to help tell Larry Kramer's important, shocking story about the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980's. Mark Ruffalo, Matt…
By Aly Semigran

He Deserves Better Than 'The Big Bang Theory'

Game of Thrones fans will be dismayed tonight when they turn their televisions on at 9 PM to visit the mythical kingdom of Westeros, only to find themselves in the midst of a much more real, if equally fatal, world. The hit fantasy series is taking a…
By Jefferson Grubbs

6 Things We Learned About Taylor Kitsch

There are a lot of reasons to watch the premiere of HBO's The Normal Heart this Sunday and one is a bit more superficial than the others—Taylor Kitsch is in it. All of the other great things about the movie are kind of added bonuses: the important …
By Samantha Rullo

You're Gonna Want to Watch 'The Normal Heart'

It's a hotly anticipated thing, the HBO Films adaptation of the Larry Kramer play , The Normal Heart . From its director (Ryan Murphy); to its cast (Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina, Joe Mantello, Jon…
By Alicia Lutes

Is This A Joke?

Brangelina showed up to the premiere of The Normal Heart on Monday looking like two actual caricatures of human celebrities. Angelia Jolie hit the red carpet literally covered in what could be nothing except for white flour, with Brad Pitt rocking ac…
By Kara McGrath

The New Trailer For 'The Normal Heart' Is Here

I love you, HBO. You know drama, indeed — and you're not TV! You're HBO! And now, I, as well as millions of others, are about to love HBO even more: Thanks to the premium network and all of its glory, we can now see the trailer for Ryan Murphy's The…
By Mallory Schlossberg

These 5 Shows Should Cure Your 'FNL' Nostalgia

They say heartbreak eases over time, but for fans of Friday Night Lights , the pain over the series' untimely end is still just as real nearly three years after the show went off the air. Despite retrospectives, reunions, and all the binge-watching …
By Rachel Simon