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Curio: My Fair Lady at 50

5 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Alexa here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of My Fair Lady. Although not my favorite movie musical, unlike the Smackdowners this summer,  I always have a blast returning to it.  Despite the many charms of Audrey Hepburn's performance, I love re-writing history and imagining how different a film it would be had Julie Andrews returned to the role.  Even more intriguing is imagining if Elizabeth Taylor (who wanted the role) had played Eliza.  For better or for worse, its Pygmalion story continues to be reinvented, with the latest incarnation being the ABC comedy Selfie (worth a watch for John Cho).

Some curios, vintage and handmade, to celebrate 1964's Best Picture after the jump...


- Alexa

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Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed generations of celebrities in red carpet and evening gowns, has died after battling cancer at 82.

In the early 1960s, he came to fame dressing Jackie Kennedy, and founded an influential New York fashion house. Among the actresses who appreciated his glamorous red carpet gowns were Audrey Hepburn, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Stewart, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Chastain. One of his most recent commissions was Amal Clooney’s wedding dress.

His name was so synonymous with high fashion that an entire “Sex and the City” episode was based on the idea of Carrie Bradshaw receiving a knee-length red poufy dress from her boyfriend Aleksandr Petrovsky.

He can also be seen in 2009 documentary “The September Issue,” about the making of Vogue magazine’s huge annual fall edition.

Though his ruffles and slinky satin dresses were undeniably feminine, he told Elle magazine, »

- Variety Staff

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Cohen Media Group Inks Eight-Film Gaumont Classics’ Deal for North America (Exclusive)

18 October 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lyon – In a deal involving two key players in the two key markets for classic film, Charles S. Cohen’s New York-based Cohen Media Group has acquired North American rights to eight films from Gallic mini-major Gaumont for release via the Cohen Film Collection.

The agreement is led by five titles from French master Maurice Pialat, including three Cannes competition players, plus Jean-Luc Godard’s “A Married Woman” and Federico Fellini’s “City of Women.”

The deal was closed at the Lyon Lumière Festival’s Classic Film Market (Mfc), which wrapped Friday in France’s Lyon, by Tim Lanza, VP of Cohen Film Collection, and Virginie Royer, Gaumont international sales manager.

Titles will be released via Cmg’s Cohen Film Collection, created by Cmg’s acquisition in 2012 of the 700-plus Rohauer Film Collection. Twinned with Cmg’s purchase, concluded August, of New York’s four-screen Quad Cinema arthouse, and its upcoming renovation and technical upgrade, »

- John Hopewell

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The 31 Best Chick Flicks on Netflix Right Now

16 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Why bother going out to the multiplex when the movies you want to see are on Netflix? Whether it's a classic weepie like "An Affair to Remember," an Audrey Hepburn movie, a Jane Austen favorite or "Clueless" (again), here are some of the best chick flicks streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.)

1. "13 Going on 30" (2004)

Who doesn't love a good time-traveling romantic comedy, especially one with a big "Thriller" dance showstopper?

2. "An Affair to Remember" (1957)

The classic romantic weepie (as referenced in "Sleepless in Seattle"), starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as lovers whom fate cruelly tears apart.

3. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)

Audrey Hepburn was never lovelier (or naughtier) than as Holly Golightly, a trendy New Yorker with a complicated love life and a cat called, well, Cat.

4. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004)

The sequel finds Bridget (Renee Zellweger) in Thailand, where she's tempted to stray with ex »

- Sharon Knolle

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Japanese Film Festival In Sydney Announces Suo Masayuki And Kamishiraishi Mone As Special Guests

15 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Australia's Japanese Film Festival, now in its 18th year, has just announced its special guests for the Sydney leg of the program this year. They are Suo Masayuki, director of such Japanese classics as Sumo Do, Sumo Don't and Shall We Dance? and young actress Kamishiraishi Mone. The two guests will be here for the screening of their new film Lady Maiko on November 16, which will be followed by a Q&A session.  Lady Maiko is a musical comedy set in the world of geishas and is loosely based on Audrey Hepburn's My Fair Lady. Suo selected Kamishiraishi to play the lead role from over 800 applicants. You can visit the Festival's Official Website for more details. ...

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The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection – Blu-Ray Review

13 October 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Steven Spielberg

Films: Duel, Always, 1941 Directors and Theatrical cut, Sugarland Express, JawsE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park.

In my lifetime, there hasn’t been a more influential and exciting film director than Steven Spielberg. He’s a man who’s managed to pluck at every heartstring, surprise with every creation, excites with continual fresh ideas and given some of the finest and most unforgettable cinema in modern movie history. The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection, available on Blu-ray today from Universal Pictures International Entertainment, is the first time they’ve collected eight of his best.

It begins with his first feature-length television movie Duel from 1971. The film is written by the legendary Richard Matheson and has a very basic premise but is still an effecting thriller to this day. Starring Dennis Weaver as an everyday travelling salesman, he’s heading back home on a long drive and unintentionally »

- Dan Bullock

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"Twin Peaks" Is Coming to Showtime -- See Original Cast Almost 25 Years Later!

6 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Agent Cooper is returning for more "Damn good coffee."Showtime just announced they're bringing back David Lynch's twisted and bizarre murder mystery from 1990, "Twin Peaks." The director teased the announcement over the weekend, but the network just confirmed the news by posting a fittingly weird trailer for the new series. The teaser reveals very little, simply showing Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) snapping before a slow zoom on the "Welcome to Twin Peaks" sign. The words "25 years Later" and "2016" also flash on the screen before the Showtime logo pops up.The new, nine-episode season will reportedly go into production in 2015 and air in 2016, the 25th anniversary of the original's finale. Kyle MacLachlan is in talks to once again star as FBI Agent Dale Cooper and the show will be a continuation of '90s cult classic.The original show, which ran for just two seasons, followed Cooper as he tried »

- tooFab Staff

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Hey Australia! Get Ready For The Best Ever Japanese Film Festival In Its 18-Year History

4 October 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

This year, Australia's Japanese Film Festival is not only massive in terms of number of screening locations (which include Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Canberra, Christchurch, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Townsville and Wellington), but also the quantity and quality of the films being showcased.   The festival will open with the Australian Premiere of Lady Maiko, a musical comedy by Suo Masayuki (Sumo Do, Sumo Don't, Shall We Dance?), which is loosely based on the Audrey Hepburn classic My Fair Lady. The Closing Film in Sydney and Melbourne will be The Vancouver Asahi from director Ishii Yuya (The Great Passage), based on the true story of a Japanese-Canadian baseball team in Vancouver. In all other cities, the Closing Film will be A Tale of Samurai Cooking...

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Read an Exclusive Excerpt from An English Ghost Story

1 October 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For one family in England, a move to a new home in rural Somerset initially brings out the best in their treatment of each other, but the walls housing their newfound harmony have perilous plans in store. The house in Kim Newman’s new novel, An English Ghost Story, is not “home sweet home” material, and readers can experience moving day in the exclusive excerpt provided to us by Titan Books.

“A dysfunctional British nuclear family seek a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most – threatening to destroy them from the inside out. A stand-alone novel from acclaimed author Kim Newman.

Kim Newman is a well known »

- Derek Anderson

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How to Steal a Million

1 October 2014 2:16 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Audrey Hepburn conspires with her Roman Holiday director William Wyler for this sparkling crime caper. She plays the daughter of an art forger who needs the services of Peter O'Toole's gentleman thief to steal one of her father's fakes from a museum. The performances are charming - naturally - but the film's audacious and elaborate heist really puts the cherry on top. »

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In His Own Words: George Clooney on Love, Marriage and Amal Alamuddin

28 September 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Long known as Hollywood's most eligible bachelor, George Clooney is officially off the market after marrying Amal Alamuddin this weekend. In honor of his big day, People looked back at what he's said about love, marriage, kids and - of course - his bride. On what he finds attractive in a woman: "All different types over the years," he told People in an exclusive interview when he was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2006". "Everybody says this, but I'd bet sense of humor is no. 1 for me. It's certainly what's most attractive and the first thing you notice about someone. It's »

- Mary Green, @MaryGreen1969

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In His Own Words: George Clooney on Love, Marriage and Amal Alamuddin

28 September 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Long known as Hollywood's most eligible bachelor, George Clooney is officially off the market after marrying Amal Alamuddin this weekend. In honor of his big day, People looked back at what he's said about love, marriage, kids and - of course - his bride. On what he finds attractive in a woman: "All different types over the years," he told People in an exclusive interview when he was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2006". "Everybody says this, but I'd bet sense of humor is no. 1 for me. It's certainly what's most attractive and the first thing you notice about someone. It's »

- Mary Green, @MaryGreen1969

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Rumer Willis Shows Off Major Skin (And Ribs!) In Fashion Shoot

24 September 2014 5:05 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Rumer Willis is an actress, a DJ and a model.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughters are never ones to be afraid of a little nudity. 

Rumor Willis is the latest to show some skin in a risqué shoot for the Franziska Fox Spring/Summer 2015 lookbook. Modeling for the womenswear collection by designer Julia Fox and creative director Briana Andalore, Rumer is modeling some scandalous cutout pieces and rocking beach blonde hair.

Photo: Rumer Willis Models a Three Nipple T-Shirt

Here are just a few shots of Rumer posing and showing off her trim body and the knitwear dresses from the New York label. Photographer Michael Avedon (who just worked with Audrey Hepburn's granddaughter) captured these looks. 

The 26-year-old is also a DJ and an actress like her famous parents.

She generated a lot of buzz for her impressive performance in For the Record: Tarantino, a theatrical show that ended in Los Angeles this past »

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What to Watch This Week: 'Godzilla,' 'New Girl,' & More

16 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray


Indie director Gareth Edwards got a crack at one of the biggest monsters there is in this summer's blockbuster. Bryan Cranston plays a scientist obsessed with government secrets since the mysterious death of his wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche) after a suspicious nuclear reactor meltdown. Aaron Taylor-Johnson co-stars as his son Ford, a Navy guy who discovers that dear old dad's paranoia might actually be worth checking out. Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins co-star as scientists studying the real cause of that nuclear meltdown.

"The Fault in Our Stars"

It Girl Shailene Woodley stars in this adaptation of John Green's Ya weepie about a teen named Hazel dying of cancer. Augustus (Ansel Elgort) is another teen coping with the Big C, »

- Jenni Miller

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Leslie Mann In Talks To Join 'Vacation' Reboot As Audrey Griswold

15 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Leslie Mann is reportedly in negotiations to join the cast of the reboot/remake of 1980s comedy Vacation.

Leslie Mann Joining 'Vacation' Cast?

Mann is currently in talks to play Audrey Griswold in the remake of the John Hughes hit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the original film, the character of Audrey was played by Dana Barron. In the new film, Audrey will be married to rising star anchorman Stone Crandall, who will reportedly be played by Thor’s Chris Hemsworth.

In the new Vacation film, Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover) will play the grown up Rusty Griswold, who is following in his father Clark Gisworld’s footsteps of planning a family road trip. Chevy Chase will be reprising his role from the original film, as will Beverly D’Angelo. Christina Applegate is reportedly already on board for the movie and It’s Always Sunny in »

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George Clooney Will Receive the Golden Globes' Lifetime Achievement Award

15 September 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

George Clooney will be honored with a prestigious award at the 72nd Golden Globes.

George Clooney has achieved enough for a lifetime, or at least that's what the Golden Globe Awards think.

The 53-year-old actor will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes. The honorary award is given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."

Photos: Fashions a the 2014 Golden Globes

The award was first given to one of the most successful filmmakers, Cecil B. Demille in 1952, when he was 70 years old. Since then, Hollywood legends like Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn have received the honor.

More recently, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Jodi Foster have been honored. Last year's winner was 78-year-old Woody Allen.

News: Jodi Foster's Moving Golden Globes Speech

So is Clooney too young for a lifetime achievement award? Well, he will »

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“The idea of the film is to be happy and positive” – Sonam Kapoor

13 September 2014 10:32 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Sonam Kapoor is living many girls dreams and becoming a Disney princess if the film Khoobsurat has a happily ever after ending, which we are guessing it does. A new version of the Rekha starrer (!980) of the same name, this time the heroine is not in the house of an army man but goes into the house of a royal family. Her prince is played by Pakistani actor Fawad Khan making his debut in Hindi films.

The Disney Utv produced film, which hits theaters on Friday September 19th, is a quirky, modern romantic comedy about what happens when a vibrant, hopelessly romantic physiotherapist meets a handsome young Rajput prince who is the complete opposite of her – and is engaged to someone else. It is a battle of values between two individually crazy families — one that encourages discipline and self-restraint versus the other, which is all for spontaneity and open-mindedness.

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- Stacey Yount

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Vanessa Hudgens Returns to the Stage in Revival of ‘Gigi’ Musical

11 September 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Vanessa Hudgens is stepping into Audrey Hepburn’s shoes in a revival of the musical Gigi. The show is slated to open at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in January and could transition to Broadway if it’s a hit. In 1958, the story was turned into a musical film starring Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan. The famous musical duo, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe wrote the lyrics and music. [...] »

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Vanessa Hudgens to Star in Broadway Revival of Gigi

10 September 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Vanessa Hudgens is back to singing! The High School Musical actress is set to star in the title role of a new adaptation of the famous Broadway production Gigi. The musical, directed by Eric Shaeffer, is a romantic comedy that was first adapted for Broadway in 1951 with Audrey Hepburn playing the same role Hudgens will be starring in. The film version of the musical has won nine Academy Awards among numerous other recognitions. The actress has played the role of Gigi before in New York City readings and is excited to get back to theater. "I started performing in musicals from a young age, and it has always been my dream to be on Broadway," Hudgens said in a press release. "I cannot wait to get »

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Vanessa Hudgens to make Broadway debut in title role of 'Gigi'

10 September 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Vanessa Hudgens has graduated from high school musicals to real musicals: Hudgens will play the title role in the upcoming Broadway revival of Gigi, the classic Lerner and Loewe musical which bowed on Broadway in 1973. The actress had been playing the role in recent readings in New York.

Hudgens will hone her Gigi chops in a pre-Broadway engagement at the Eisenhower Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in January. Following the engagement, the production will transfer to Broadway in 2015.

Eric Schaeffer directs and Joshua Bergasse choreographs Heidi Thomas’ re-envisioned adaptation of the story, »

- Marc Snetiker

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