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Upon its release in 1990, Madonna's "Vogue" was an appreciation of a long-gone age of Hollywood glamour. Now that age is truly lost: as xoJane's Marci Robin pointed out on Twitter, the passing of Lauren Bacall means every star name-checked in the song has died. Bacall was the last surviving member of the 16 famous names in the song; nine of these stars were still alive when the song hit airwaves on March 20, 1990. ("Vogue" itself is 24 years old.) Below, find the full list of celebrity names included in "Vogue." "Greta Garbo and Monroe, Dietrich and Dimaggio"As fate would have it, Greta Garbo »
- Nate Jones, @kn8
Grace Kelly Collection
Due Out: July 28, 2014
The Grace Kelly biopic starring Nicole Kidman awaits release after its presentation at the past Cannes Film Festival, but now a DVD boxset has been released to allow movie lovers to remember the actress for her past work, including the directors she worked for (John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock), and the stars she worked with.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment remembers one of Hollywood’s most glamorous film stars with the debut of the “Grace Kelly Collection.” Included in the set are six films which have never all been in the same box set before. The set also includes one particularly special feature, a rarely seen TV »
- Nick Allen
★★★★☆Desire in and of itself is artificial. According to cultural critic Slavoj Žižek, it is this that makes cinema "the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire, it tells you how to desire." To Catch a Thief (1955) is an iconic exposition of desire. Whether that be desire for the accoutrement of dress or interior design, the warped elegance of both Cary Grant and Grace Kelly or the idea of place as fantasy; the unreal pleasure dome of escape from memory that the South of France instils in us and ultimately ruins our future plans. It's a film that has been unfairly maligned as light and frothy as a sugary-sweet meringue; a minor work within the iconic canon of Hitchcock's grand, dramatic genre masterpieces.
- CineVue UK
Grace Kelly and Cary Grant romp around the Riviera in Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief. Cary plays a retired jewel robber, forced to track down another crook after he's accused of a crime he didn't commit. Kelly is the moneyed socialite who falls for him. Peter Bradshaw seduced by the Côte d'Azur's beauty (and all those diamonds) explains why the film is worth your time this week. To Catch a Thief is re-released in the UK tomorrow Continue reading »
- Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes
While many royal weddings don't garner the attention of Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day, it doesn't mean that they lack in lavishness. Over the weekend, Prince Francois d'Orleans tied the knot with Theresa von Einsiedel in an elegant ceremony. The pair met through mutual friends at a ball in Vienna, and the bride said "I do" to the prince in Germany while wearing a tiara and a gown with a sweeping train. These couples' weddings are part of a long tradition of elaborate royal weddings around the world. In 2012, Luxembourg treated its Crown Prince Guillaume to an extravagant affair when he married Belgian Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. The celebration, which reportedly cost around $650,000 and was funded by taxpayers, spanned multiple days and included a guest list packed with kings, queens, and other royals from around the world. In Brunei, Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah, the fifth daughter of Brunei's sultan, »
- Annie Gabillet
Grace Kelly is an actress that I haven’t spent nearly enough time with. Thankfully, that will soon change thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Here is a portion of the news release …
On July 29, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will remember one of Hollywood’s most glamorous film stars with the debut of the Grace Kelly Collection. The Collection includes six of the iconic screen legend’s most popular films. She stars with some of Hollywood’s finest leading men, including Clark Gable, Cary Grant, William Holden, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
About the Films
Kelly received her first Academy Award nomination (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) in this remake of 1932’s Red Dust, in which Gable originally starred with Jean Harlow. He stars here with Kelly and the sizzling Ava Gardner, who was also nominated for her performance. Directed by John Ford, and shot on location in Africa, »
- Jeff Bayer
Eileen Ford, who co-founded Ford Models with her husband Jerry in 1946 - essentially inventing the modern modeling business, and exerting enormous influence on the world's views of human beauty - has died at 92. She had been hospitalized last week after suffering a fall at her New York apartment. In a statement to People about her mother, Katie Ford said: "Eileen loved Jerry and her family and her friends, as well as Le Cirque, football, ballet, bellini's, Benny Goodman, “21”, books on history, the New York Post and The New York Times, Seinfeld, The Stork Club, her flower garden, The Ritz in Paris, »
- Tim Nudd
Happy 4th of July everyone! It's not hard to imagine that my favorite part about this holiday is the fireworks! I love lighting them up and watching them go off. I even attempted to make my own at one point… I'll never do that again. As a tribute to this patriotic American holiday celebrating our independence, I've put together a top 10 list of great fireworks scenes from the movies.
This is by far one of the most American 4th of July scenes ever put on film. You've got a group of kids playing baseball in the 1950s on the 4th of July.
Behold, the Giant Mouse of Minsk! This scene is both thrilling and incredibly scary. It's such a cool fireworks scene though.
- Joey Paur
We've been hearing talks about a Wargames remake going back all the way to 2011 when Horrible Bosses-helmer Seth Gordon was attached to make the movie, but now the film is finally ready to move forward again - albeit with a new writer and director. New reports say that Dean Israelite, the filmmaker behind the upcoming time travel thriller Project Almanac, and Arash Amel, the screenwriter behind the Aaron Eckhart thriller Erased and the upcoming Grace Kelly biopic Grace of Monaco, are now in talks with MGM to start working on the reboot of the 80s techno thriller. The news about the guys taking care of things behind the scenes comes from Deadline, but The Wrap also has info on the actors who are being considered for the lead role, played by Matthew Broderick in the original: Ansel Elgort The first name on the list is Ansel Elgort, who you »
The biopic is an age-old Hollywood tradition. Dating back to at least legendary French director Georges Méliès’ 1899 version of Joan of Arc, the glammed-up spectacle of a famous person’s life story has become a staple of movie genres. Within that genre is a more self-absorbed sub-genre: the life of a movie star.
Or at least, a celebrity connected to Hollywood. The past few years have seen Sir Anthony Hopkins take on the role of the great Hitchcock, Nicole Kidman played Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco, and now Oscar-winner Kevin Kline will portray perhaps the most iconic action star of the Golden Age of cinema Errol Flynn, in The Last of Robin Hood.
Based on a true story, the film’s trailer (above) follows the 50-year-old Flynn – his time as a major star behind him – as he takes up with then-17-year old ...
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- Anthony Vieira
Given the who’s-who of collaborators and acolytes of the late Robert Altman assembled for this feature-length tribute, it would have been all too easy for director Ron Mann to let the film turn into a loose, digressive — indeed, Altmanesque — jamboree of war stories and portable wisdom. But to great, stirring effect, “Altman” charts a different course, drawing on a wealth of existing material to tell the filmmaker’s story largely in his own, brashly eloquent words, and through generous clips from his massive, admittedly uneven, always uncompromising filmography. The result captures Altman the artist and the man, the one inseparable from the other, about as well as any two-hour film could hope to do. The pic makes its broadcast debut on Epix Aug. 6, following its June 20 premiere as part of the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s ongoing Altman retrospective.
Working closely with Altman’s widow, Kathryn, and his frequent producer, »
- Scott Foundas
Like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, some celebrity style crushes never go away. Case in Point: Cindy Crawford, who first stole our hearts in the late '80s on MTV's House of Style and continues to do so thanks to her effortless approach to aging—and her willingness to share her anti-aging beauty secrets. "Dr. Sebagh, I'm telling you," Crawford, still impossibly stunning at 48, told Us Weekly of her co-founder of Meaningful Beauty skin care line on June 18 in New York City. "He's all about maintenance, which [...] »
Oh, you thought Prince George had cornered the market on adorable royal babies? Think again! Be it three adorable Dutch sisters, Monaco's Prince Albert in mother Grace Kelly's arms, or newborn Princess Amalia of Luxembourg, these blue-blooded babes have posed for many precious portraits. Flip through our royal baby book now. Source: Getty / Handout, Interactive Press, Stf, Anwar Hussein »
- Annie Gabillet
Fox.s emotional teen drama/romance The Fault in Our Stars continues to top the Australian box office in the second week of its release.
The film raked in $2,438,860 over 320 screens, averaging $7,621 per screen, bringing its Aus box office total to $8,097,217 so far..
Another win for Fox is the sequel to the 2010 hit How to Train Your Dragon. The follow up film, How to Train Your Dragon 2, is a computer-animated action-fantasy voiced by an illustrious line up of stars, including Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristin Wiig and Jonah Hill.
In its second week of preview screenings, the movie amassed an impressive $2,170,106 over 484 screens, taking its total tally to $ 5,233,677.
Roadshow.s sci-fi action flick »
- Emily Blatchford
Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1924, Hyer studied theater at Northwestern University before joining the Pasadena Playhouse in California. There, she was spotted by a Hollywood talent agent and later signed a three-year contract with Rko Pictures.
- Jake Perlman
Distributed by Fox on 273 screens and directed by Josh Boone, the film raked in an impressive $3,776,246 in its opening weekend . averaging a sweet $13,832 per screen.
Edge of Tomorrow follows Cruise as an officer who gets caught in a time loop while at battle with an alien race. Blunt is the Special Forces Warrior who helps bring him up to speed. »
- Emily Blatchford
With infamous Hollywood fashion icons such Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor paving the way, today’s celebrities have difficult acts to follow. However, many established superstars and up-and-coming names are successfully establishing a place for themselves among some of the greatest celebs to ever hit the tabloids. From Kim Kardashian and her infamous sisters, to country darlings, like Taylor Swift, female personalities are creating new style trends and launching unique traditions of their own!
Before becoming a household name after first appearing on the hit reality show, ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians,’ sisters Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian opened the Dash Clothing store in California. They later opened fashion outlets in Miami and New York City. Kim Kardashian has also ventured out on her own in the beauty and fashion industry, whether to collaborate with Lighthouse Beauty in creating her own unique signature fragrance or to serve »
- David Agnew
Charting a year of her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Nicole Kidman steps into the very expensive shoes of Grace Kelly in a movie that wants to capture the real life fairytale the actress lived (I know this, because they mentioned she was living a fairy tale about fifty times). Set in 1962, the same year Rainier (Tim Roth) clashed with France over tax law, it tries to delve into the drama of the obvious culture clash Grace experienced, but instead delivers an absolute shambles of a film, choking us with melodrama until we pass out. Grace of Monaco kicks off with a title card tellings us this is a fictionalised account of real life events. That should tell you all you need to know about the movie really, clumsily shoehorning Grace into proceedings in the most eye rolling way possible. Now, I don't claim to know the ins »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
It’s not exactly emotionally enthralling, but there’s still much that’s intriguing in this portrait of a woman who refused to let herself be pushed out of frame. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
This “fictional account inspired by real events” isn’t exactly emotionally enthralling, which I suspect is an unintended side effect of director Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose) and screenwriter Arash Amel consciously avoiding the “fairy tale” Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s life became after she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. Though why they imagine that “dour” and “chilly” equals “real,” I don’t know. That said, there’s still much that’s intriguing in this portrait of a woman adapting her skills to a new situation, in its acknowledgement — still a subversive one half a century later! »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Grace of Monaco is a cursed project. Before it was even finished, material was destroyed in the labs, requiring reshooting. Then, there was the well-publicised spat between the Us distributors and the French producers over the final cut. Princess Grace's relatives were unhappy about the biopic, which was almost universally lambasted when it opened the Cannes Festival. It may seem strange to defend Grace when its own actors are distancing themselves from its likely commercial failure but, taken as old-fashioned, star-driven melodrama, the film has some very strong elements. There is a real febrile intensity to Nicole Kidman's long-suffering princess that rekindles memories of the performances you would find in Marlene Dietrich or Greta Garbo movies. »
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