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Masters of Sex has reached the ’60s. Over the course of “Asterion,” the seventh episode of the show’s second season, the setting jumped between 1958 and 1960. That posed a challenge for costume designer Ane Crabtree, who had to reflect the changing of the times in the characters’ garb. In fact, director Michael Dinner showed people quite literally “walking through time,” explained Crabtree. As Annaleigh Ashford’s character Betty Dimello, now working for the sex researchers, led guests through the lobby of Masters and Johnson’s new office building, both the outfits and the years changed. “I watched it twice because »
- Esther Zuckerman
Venice — Your enjoyment of dodgy comedy "She's Funny That Way" will depend hugely on your personal tolerance for coincidence as plot mechanic. How many coincidences need to occur before the characters might as well start saying "a wizard did it" by way of explaining the wherefores of the plot? What's your personal tipping point? Perhaps your answer will depend on genre. Even in sci-fi or fantasy, "a wizard did it" is still a pretty poor explanation unless the wizard has a satisfying motive. In a more realistic genre, the greater the number of coincidences, the greater the strain on audience credulity. The genre of farce, though broadly realistic (there are usually no wizards), is of course often borderline fantastical in terms of the believability of people's behavior and the frequency with which coincidence craps all over the characters' hopes and dreams. "She's Funny That Way" leans heavily on this creaky »
- Catherine Bray
Film fans can be some of the most passionate fans in the world. Many cinephiles have their rooms filled and walls covered with posters, models, books, and strange odds and ends. Some of the wealthier movie fanatics are privileged (and slightly crazy) enough to take home pieces of cinema history themselves at great costs.
Robot Mafia has an inforgraph created by Joe MacFarland that details the prices of the 33 most expensive props in history. There are some obvious ones like Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from Star Wars at $240,000, the Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz at $660,000, and James Bond’s Aston Martin from Godleneye at a whopping $4,408,456.
The most recent prop on the list is a vial of the soldier soldier serum from 2011′s Captain America: The First Avenger at $3,959. The oldest item is King Kong himself, or at least what remains of him in the form of the »
- Max Molinaro
Screwball comedy was already a retro affair when Peter Bogdanovich mastered it in 1972 with “What’s Up, Doc?” Forty-two years later, that ageless throwback is the standard to which the director aspires in “She’s Funny That Way,” . At once invoking genre forebears like Ernst Lubitsch and contemporaries like Woody Allen, this diverting tale of a Brooklyn callgirl wreaking havoc among the romantically frustrated cast and crew of a dud Broadway play accumulates the necessary narrative chaos without ever building a full head of comic steam. The diverting result will find a modest audience principally among those old enough to recall Bogdanovich’s glory days.
“She’s Funny That Way” was initially, and more intriguingly, titled “Squirrels to the Nuts,” a reference to an irresistible nugget of do-your-own-thing philosophy from “Cluny Brown,” Lubitsch’s last completed film: “Some people like to feed nuts to the squirrels, but if someone wants »
- Guy Lodge
Hollywood in 1989 was a far different place than it was in the studio system heyday of the 30s through the 50s. The Old Hollywood glamour that made stars like Bette Davis and Audrey Hepburn once shine bright seemed like a distant memory compared to such blatantly sexual films as Sex, Lies, and Videotape. Trying to imagine Davis' Margo Channing or Hepburn's Holly Golightly appearing alongside the neon prints and leg warmers of the 80's is ludicrous. Except that both of these legendary Best Actresses happened to still be making films in 1989, decades after they had first achieved stardom. Sadly, 1989 would be the last year that both actresses would appear again on the big screen and what's worse, neither of their films (Wicked Stepmother and Always) would contribute much to their cinematic legacy.
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Source: Paramount Pictures Girl power is nothing new, and through the years, famous females have shared wise words on everything from relationships to failure to the importance of giving back. In honor of Women's Equality Day, we're highlighting some of the most inspiring quotes by iconic women, including thoughtful ideas from Audrey Hepburn, Toni Morrison, Amelia Earhart, and more. Take a look at these perfectly pinnable words, then check out our Pinterest board for extra inspiration! Front Page Image Source: Paramount Pictures, Getty / Patrick Kovarik »
Fifty years ago this month, Mary Poppins chim-chim-cher-ee'd its way into cinemas. The sugary sweet spectacular was rapturously received by cinemagoers of the era and audiences are still in love with the magical movie more than half a century on from its original release.
You’ve probably watched the film a hundred times. You might even know all of the words to "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." But in celebration of Mary Poppins’ fiftieth anniversary here are ten fun things that you might not know about the movie.
It took Walt Disney more than 20 years to acquire the rights After his daughters fell in love with the books Walt Disney promised he’d adapt P.L Travers’ hit story for the silver screen. However, convincing the notoriously sceptical author proved harder than he could have ever imagined and after first pursuing the project in 1938 it took more than twenty years for Disney to finally secure the film rights. »
- Daniel Bettridge
That on-again/off-again Vacation sequel that New Line wants to construct around The Hangover star Ed Helms seems to be back on again, and with a pair of high-wattage co-stars in pivotal roles. The movie, from what we are learning, isn.t a reboot of the classic National Lampoon.s Vacation, but rather a sequel that casts Ed Helms (The Office) as a grown Rusty Griswold, son of Chevy Chase.s Clark Griswold. Now The Hollywood Reporter states that Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) and comedian Charlie Day (It.s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) are in negotiations for supporting roles in the movie, which begins shooting in September. Hemsworth would play the husband of Rusty.s sister, Audrey, who was played on screen by three different actresses in the three Vacation movies prior to this new film. Though the new Vacation hasn.t cast a replacement Audrey, it.s reported »
It's Bank Holiday Monday, and that can mean only one thing... parking yourself on the sofa for an epic movie marathon. There really is something for everyone, from shaggy dogs to sorcerers and space adventures.
Digital Spy rounds up nine films worth watching on TV today.
1. Beethoven - 9.25am, ITV2
Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt head up the Newton family, who find their lives flipped upside down with the arrival of a puppy who swiftly grows into a slobbering, troublemaking St Bernard. This is just about the best way to kick off Bank Holiday Monday!
2. Flash Gordon - 11.15am, More4
Arriving hot on the heels of Star Wars, this sci-fi adventure got panned by critics on initial release but has since acquired cult status thanks to some booming performances from thesps like Timothy Dalton and Brian Blessed, and Queen's thundering soundtrack.
Photo courtesy Debbie Reynolds Studios
Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.
Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the union’s highest accolade will be presented to the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-nominated Reynolds at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt).
SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard praised Reynolds’ artistry over her very accomplished career, saying, “I’m thrilled that SAG-AFTRA is presenting our Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. She is a tremendously talented »
- Michelle McCue
What happened to Kim Kardashian's hair?!?The reality TV star shocked fans by posting photos of her with cornrows over the weekend on Instagram -- but no, she didn't actually go through with the surprising look.On Sunday night's "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" we learned that the Alicia Keys-inspired braids were only one of the many looks Kim sported for a new ad campaign for Hype Energy Drink.The photo shoot involved Kim not only wearing some very revealing outfits -- including the one above, the black leather dominatrix-looking one below and costumes modeled after Marie Antoinette and Audrey Hepburn.Kim posted photos of a few of the looks on Instagram -- what do you think of her mini-makeovers? Sound off below! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
“How do I know if I’m dreaming?” asks actress Robin Wright, played, somewhat surprisingly, by actress Robin Wright, in a moment towards the denouement of this part live action, part animated film examining the meaning of existence and the potentiality of a digital future.
Sadly, by this point, you may not care if the House Of Cards star is dreaming or not as any semblance of reality and cohesive story-telling have been abandoned in this brave, challenging but ultimately problematic piece of work from the man behind the notable Waltz With Bashir (2008), Ari Folman.
The Congress begins with Wright facing the fact that the studios don’t want to work with her; her character here is notoriously difficult and forges her own way in the ‘biz, making her own choices. She is offered, »
Imagine taking your passion, and turning it into your livliehood. For most people, it just can’t be done. Sure, many would love to give up their unsatisfying office jobs to own their own coffee shop, write the great American novel, or become an astronaut, but they don’t. They never make it into outer space. They may be afraid to give up the security, or there may only be so many of those job openings available.
And what if your passion takes you to places that no one has been to before?
How many people just want to paint wrestlers full-time and have the actual talent to do so? Just one, and his name is Rob Schamberger. He may be the only person in the history of the planet to have this occupation.
From August 15-17, Rob will be at the SummerSlam Confidential Panel in Los Angeles, »
- Andrew Soucek
Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter Emma Ferrer emulates her grandmother's signature style and grace in her modeling debut for Harper’s Bazaar.
Emma Ferrer On Audrey Hepburn
Ferrer, 20, poses and is styled in ensembles that are reminiscent of those Hepburn was known for during her years as a fashion icon. Though Ferrer never met her famous grandmother, through photographs and stories she feels as though she’s developed a deep kinship with her.
“I remember seeing a photo of her jumping on a trampoline — I believe this was before I understood that she was famous," Ferrer told Harper’s Bazaar. "But I remember thinking that she looked like a friend I wish I could have had. As a child I couldn't really relate to Audrey Hepburn, the actress. To me, she was family."
As Ferrer grew older, she began to understand her grandmother’s notoriety and legendary status in Hollywood by watching her famous feature films. »
Meet Audrey Hepburn's gorgeous granddaughter Emma Ferrer.
Good genes clearly run in the family.
Audrey Hepburn's 20-year-old granddaughter Emma Ferrer graces the September cover of Harper's Bazaar, looking lovely channeling the iconic star.
In the accompanying interview, Ferrer talks about her experience having Hepburn as a grandma, though unfortunately, she never got a chance to meet her -- Audrey died in January 1993 of a rare form of abdominal cancer.
Ferrer -- her first grandchild -- was born in May of the following year.
"The first images I have of her are, interestingly enough, when she was quite young," she says. "I remember seeing a photo of her jumping on a trampoline -- I believe this was before I understood that she was famous. But I remember thinking that she looked like a friend I wish I could have had."
"But honestly »
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Like grandmother, like granddaughter. Audrey Hepburn's granddaughter, Emma Ferrer, channels her iconic grandmother in a striking spread in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar. In fitting fashion, the man behind the lens has a special connection to Hepburn. Michael Avedon is the grandson of famed photographer Richard Avedon, who shot the Sabrina actress on numerous occasions and was fictionalized in one of Hepburn's most memorable films, Funny Face. "As a child I couldn't really relate to Audrey Hepburn, the actress. To me, she was family," Emma, the daughter of [...] »
Audrey Hepburn's beauty lives on!The actress' granddaughter, Emma Ferrer, is gracing the two versions of the cover for the September issue of Harper's Bazaar. Dressed in a Lanvin gown with fitted black sleeves and a loose-fitting white skirt, the 20-year-old beauty, whose father is Hepburn's oldest child Sean, could easily be mistaken for the late Hollywood star. In another photo, Emma channels her grandmother's elegant poise in a black and white jacket, matching fur stole and wide-brimmed hat. While Hepburn passed away in 1993, a year before Emma was born, there's no denying that her legacy lives on within her. "I remember seeing a photo of her jumping on a trampoline -- I believe this was before I understood that she was famous. But I remember thinking that she looked like a friend I wish I could have had," she tells the mag. "As a child I couldn't really relate to Audrey Hepburn, »
- tooFab Staff
The name Emma Ferrer may not ring any bells, but you definitely know her very famous grandmother: Audrey Hepburn. Ferrer graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar's subscription September issue (Lady Gaga is on the newsstand version), and this is not only the 20-year-old's first cover, but it's her first ever magazine photo-shoot. Um, that's a pretty sweet first gig right out the gate. Audrey Hepburn was the muse of iconic photographer Richard Avedon, so for Emma's modeling debut Avedon's grandson, Michael Avedon, photographed the cover. Emma definitely looks strikingly like her grandmother—the dark hair, flawless complexion and those famous cheekbones. And the vibe of »
Celebrities, friends, and family grieve the loss of legendary actor Robin Williams, Ashlee Simpson celebrates her upcoming wedding, Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana, and more famous BFFs hang out at the Day of Indulgence party, and more celebrity news to get your day going.
The world continues to mourn Robin Williams. On Monday President Obama responded to the tragic news of the actor’s death, Williams’ daughter Zelda Williams spoke out on the loss of her father, and Conan O’Brien learned of his passing while taping Conan, thus broke the news to his audience in real time. [@WhiteHouse, Huffington Post, EW] Josh Hutcherson showed off his basketball skills. And we like what we see. [People] Ashlee Simpson celebrated her upcoming nuptials with a bridal shower (with help from her sister Jessica, of course). [Young Hollywood] Audrey Hepburn‘s gorgeous granddaughter Emma Ferrer graces the September cover of Harper’s Bazaar. [Wwd]
[Photo Credit: Harper's Bazaar]
- Taylor Ferber
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