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2009 Celebrity Baby Names Roundup!

30 December 2009 1:00 PM, PST | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

2009 Celebrity Baby Name Roundup

This was a year that saw fewer attention-seeking antics and more real creativity in celebrity parents’ choice of names. Celebrity parents are growing up and becoming more sophisticated in their taste in baby names, just as they did in their taste for fashion. Oscar gowns used to be gaudy, tasteless get-ups designed for maximum exposure of all kinds; now they’re evidence of real individual style. So too with celebrity baby names, many of which are starting to show genuine refined taste and discernment and seem designed to enhance the child’s life.

Some of the »

- Sarah

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Seven

29 December 2009 7:16 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mother and Child

Opens: 2010

Cast: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington

Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Summary: A tale of a mother and daughter, separated at birth, who struggle with the damage done by the most important person missing in their lives while a young African-Americn woman deals with an unwanted pregnancy and the adoption process.

Analysis: Scoring rave reviews in Toronto, the $7 million latest effort of Rodrigo Garcia ("Nine Lives," "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her") once again shows off his skill at weaving multiple narratives together in clever and unexpected ways. At its heart it's an emotional family drama, but Garcia excels with his female characters which makes the involvement of Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington and especially Annette Benning thrilling.

The few criticisms levelled at the film were toward some pacing and credibility issues in the last act, but otherwise praised it for not »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Seven

29 December 2009 7:16 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mother and Child

Opens: 2010

Cast: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington

Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Summary: A tale of a mother and daughter, separated at birth, who struggle with the damage done by the most important person missing in their lives while a young African-Americn woman deals with an unwanted pregnancy and the adoption process.

Analysis: Scoring rave reviews in Toronto, the $7 million latest effort of Rodrigo Garcia ("Nine Lives," "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her") once again shows off his skill at weaving multiple narratives together in clever and unexpected ways. At its heart it's an emotional family drama, but Garcia excels with his female characters which makes the involvement of Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington and especially Annette Benning thrilling.

The few criticisms levelled at the film were toward some pacing and credibility issues in the last act, but otherwise praised it for not »

- Garth Franklin

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Multiple Sarcasms Poster

29 December 2009 3:59 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Today we have a new poster from the upcoming “Multiple Sarcasms” comedy drama.

Multiple Sarcasms” synopsis: It’s New York, 1979. Gabriel Richmond is a talented architect with a seemingly rich life as he has a caring wife, loving daughter and life long friends. Yet, he spends most days in the movie theater, hiding out from work, escaping into a fictional world where he can more readily relate to the made up characters. When fiction shines a mirror on his own life, an inspired Gabriel begins writing a play not-so-loosely based on his reality, examining all of the relationships that make his life what it is.

At first a hobby, the play begins to consume Gabriel’s own self-examination. Slowly he realizes the fragility of his relationships and overall decisions in life, but does not know what to do with this information other than write about it. Gabriel’s work eventually »

- Allan Ford

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Casting Announced For Waska

30 November 2009 11:38 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Piven, Kate Walsh, Mira Sorvino, Elizabeth McGovern and Joseph Morgan have all signed are starring in the indie drama “Waska.” Produced by Tim Perell and Shirley Vercruysse of Process Film, the film is based on novel of the same name my Leslie Schwartz. When a young father’s 3-year old son freezes to death during a fishing trip, some try to pin the blame for it on him as others support him as he tries to make sense of what happened. Gaby Dellal is directing based on a script by Catherine Trieschmann. The movie is currently shooting in Calgary, Alberta, in Canada. Stay tuned for more Waska [...] »

- Costa Koutsoutis

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Piven, Walsh part of 'Waska'

30 November 2009 6:03 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Jeremy Piven and Kate Walsh will star in the independent drama "Waska."The film will be directed by Gaby Dellal. Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Mira Sorvino, Elizabeth McGovern and Joseph Morgan have already been cast. Catherine Trieschmann wrote the script based on the novel "Angels Crest" by Leslie Schwartz.According to Variety, the film recently began principal photography in Calgary. Story centers on a young father who loses his son. The tragic event throws his community into disarray during Waska, the first snowfall of the year. »

- Adnan Tezer

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Jeremy Piven Goes Knee-Deep in ‘Waska’

30 November 2009 6:14 AM, PST | ReelLoop.com | See recent Reel Loop news »

Jeremy Piven was the best thing since sliced bread about 4 or 5 years ago after the birth of Entourage, but with the reported decline in that show’s quality (this is hearsay — I’ve never seen an episode of it) and less exposure for the actor beyond a great role in Smokin’ Aces, I keep seeing more and more backlash against the guy.

I don’t really understand why this is — he’s charismatic as all get-out, just sullied by roles in The Goods and surely the upcoming adaptation of Marmaduke. One thing that could very well help is a lower budget, character-driven picture, which is precisely what he’s signing up for with Waska.

Directed by Gaby Dellal (On a Clear Day), Waska is an indie drama in the works that will focus on “a young father who loses his son, throwing the community into disarray at the time of »

- John Cooper

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Jeremy Piven and Kate Walsh to join 'Waska'

30 November 2009 1:41 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Jeremy Piven and Kate Walsh are set to star in "Waska," the indie ensemble drama which is being helmed by Gaby Dellal ("On a Clear Day"). Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Mira Sorvino, Elizabeth McGovern and Joseph Morgan also star in the Catherine Trieschmann script adapted from the novel "Angels Crest" by Leslie Schwartz. The story tells of a young father who loses his son, throwing the community into disarray during the time of Waska which is the first snowfall of the year which may be magical but is oftentimes treacherous. Dellal is also attached to helm the Chloe King-written "Lorelei." »

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Jeremy Piven Celebrates Waska

29 November 2009 10:47 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

News of a new Jeremy Piven sighting is always cause for celebration, so with a spring in our step on this chilly late November morning we bring you Waska: an indie drama on the way from On a Clear Day director Gaby Dellal.The Waska of the title is the first snowfall of the year, "magical but often treacherous", and the story revolves around the disappearance of a toddler in the snowstorm, and a small community's search for him. The novel by Leslie Schwartz on which the film is based (adapted by Catherine Trieschmann, with the title changed from the eighties-soap-opera-sounding Angel's Crest) is as much about detailed portraits of the townsfolk as it is about the disappearance, so expect toothsome supporting roles for a cast that also includes Mira Sorvino, Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Elizabeth McGovern, Joseph Morgan and Kate Walsh. Immediate wintry comparisons that leap to mind are »

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Thomas Dekker to Lead Indie Drama Waska Co-Starring Jeremy Piven, Lynn Collins, and Kate Walsh

29 November 2009 9:46 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In what’s sure to be an uplifting tale on par with E.T. and commercials for the Olympics, Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Jeremy Piven, Lynn Collins, and Kate Walsh have all been cast in Waska, which is about a young father (Dekker) whose 3-year-old freezes to death on a fishing trip.  I believe we’ve found our feel-good film of 2010.

According to THR, “a local prosecutor (Piven) goes after him, townspeople like his ex-wife (Collins) rage at him and others support him as he attempts to makes sense of what happened.”  Mira Sorvino, Elizabeth McGovern, and Joseph Morgan also co-star in the film. Waska is based off a novel by Leslie Schwartz and is probably a great beach read.

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- Matt Goldberg

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Thomas Dekker joins indie film 'Waska'

29 November 2009 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Piven and Kate Walsh are starring in "Waska," an indie drama being produced by Tim Perell and Shirley Vercruysse of Process Film.

Mira Sorvino, Elizabeth McGovern and Joseph Morgan are also in the movie.

Based on a novel by Leslie Schwartz, the story follows a young father (Dekker) whose 3-year-old son freezes to death during a fishing trip. As a local prosecutor (Piven) goes after him, townspeople like his ex-wife (Collins) rage at him and others support him as he attempts to makes sense of what happened.

Catherine Trieschmann wrote the adaptation, which is being directed by Gaby Dellal.

The movie is shooting in Calgary, Alberta.

"Entourage" star Piven, repped by CAA, also is lending his voice for "Marmaduke."

Collins, repped by Wme and 3 Arts Entertainment, will shoot "John Carter of Mars" after wrapping "Waska." She most recently co-starred in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

Walsh stars »

- By Borys Kit

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Indie Mulitple Sarcasms Get For Spring Release

25 November 2009 2:08 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Multiple Sarcasms is a movie title that sounds clever when you first hear it-- it's a play on multiple orgasms, right?-- but then falls apart as soon as you think harder about it. I mean, what? Sarcasm is a distinct single property? Hopefully my confusion about the title doesn't turn out to be the most interesting thing about this indie movie, which has just been set for theatrical release in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle next March. According to Variety the plan is to bring the movie, starring Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Dana Delany, Mario van Peebles and Stockard Channing, into more markets in April and May. In the film Hutton plays a New Yorker who takes an "unconventional path" to changing his life: writing a play. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't "Let's put on a show!" the oldest cinematic trick in history for »

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'Multiple Sarcasms' gets a release date.

24 November 2009 10:41 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Indie comedy drama "Multiple Sarcasms" will go out to theatres in New York as well as Los Angeles and Seattle some time in March next year. The film expands to additional areas in April and May via Multiple Avenue Releasing. Starring are Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Dana Delany, Mario Van Peebles and Stockard Channing. Brooks Branch directs as well as writing the screenplay alongside Linda Morris. Chris Bongirne produces. The film focuses on a man who has a successful professional life as well as beautiful wife and a daughter. However, he realizes that he is not happy, quits his job and moves to write a play about his life which jeopardizes his marriage. »

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Multiple Sarcasms Sets Release Date

24 November 2009 6:10 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Indie ensemble drama Multiple Sarcasms, which stars Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Dana Delany, Mario Van Peebles and Stockard Channing, has set its theatrical release for New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle in March.

Multiple Sarcasms will expand into additional markets in April and May via Multiple Avenue Releasing. Brooks Branch wrote, directed and produced the film.

Multiple Sarcasms also stars Laila Robins and India Ennenga, and is set in New York City in 1979 and follows Hutton's character, Gabriel Richmond, a man in his late 40's, who is a successful architect. He begins questioning his life choices, which ultimately turns into an art form, as he goes from architect to playwright, examining his own life. This is a quirky relationship drama.

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Gems of the 1980's: Susan Seidelman Remembers Desperately Seeking Susan

22 November 2009 8:01 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

(Filmmaker Susan Seidelman, above.)

by Jon Zelazny

In the early 80’s NYC cultural lull between Patti Smith’s retirement and Jay McInerney’s breakout, Nyu film school graduate Susan Seidelman did the scrappy shoestring indie film thing, resulting in her acclaimed feature debut Smithereens (1982).

Best known for her hit sophomore effort, Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Seidelman continues to direct movies and TV shows featuring female protagonists… including the pilot for “Sex and the City” and her Oscar nominated short film The Dutch Master (1994), about a shy dental technician who ventures “into” a museum painting for flights of erotic fantasy.

Susan Seidelman: My husband Jonathan Brett—who co-wrote and produced The Dutch Master—and I had committed to living in Paris for a year because I was set to direct a feature for Polygram, a company that unfortunately went bankrupt. So we were kind of in a funk over there, and »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Penelope’s NYC “Embrace”

19 November 2009 9:55 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Broken Embraces” star Penelope Cruz was the center of attention at a special screening of the film, directed by Pedro Almodovar in New York, hosted by the Cinema Society and Calvin Klein. And true to other Cinema Society events, the names turned out including Mira Sorvino, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Ashley Olsen, Rose Byrne, Michael Pitt, Agyness Deyn, Gabourey Sidibe (“Precious”), Katharine McPhee, Donna Karan, Olivia Thirlby, Rachel Hunter, Lee Pace, … »

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Oscar voters get three more DVDs: 'Coco Before Chanel,' 'Damned United,' 'Whatever Works'

30 October 2009 8:45 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

On Thursday, Oscar voters received the second, third and fourth DVD screeners sent to the full academy — all three from Sony Pictures Classics, which thus becomes the first major studio out of the gate: "Coco Before Chanel," "The Damned United" and "Whatever Works." Other Spc screeners ("An Education," "The Last Station," "Broken Embraces," "White Ribbon") will be sent later in derby season, a studio rep promises. "A Prophet" is eligible only in the race for best foreign-language film, which requires theatrical screenings, so DVDs of that will not be shipped. The only previous DVD sent to all academy members was "Anvil! The Story of Anvil." Some bloggers reported that "The Messenger" was also sent, but that's not true. At least not yet. It was sent to journalists, but a copy won't be shipped to academy members for another week or so. Economic hard times may severely limit the number of »

- tomoneil

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Whatever Works Blu-ray Review

26 October 2009 4:19 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

There are two things it’s hard to get away from when discussing Woody Allen: the first is that his output is so constant, there’s going to be winners mixed with losers. Over the last couple years, Allen’s talent has been scattershot to say the least, but then he might surprise you with a film like Match Point, or Vicki Christina Barcelona. Even his early funny period had some misfires, but that leads into the second point, which is that Allen has not been strong for a long time. You can never count him out, but the 21st century is easily his weakest period of cinema. Whatever Works, however, was written a very long time ago, and it shows, so it combines early funny with later Woody. My review after the jump.

Larry David stars as Boris Yellnikof (really? This must be a leftover name for when »

- Andre Dellamorte

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Meet Holden Paul Terry Backus!

10 September 2009 2:30 PM, PDT | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

Meet the Sorvino-Backus family’s newest addition! Actress Mira Sorvino, 41, husband Christopher Backus, 27, and their children Mattea Angel, 4 ½, and Johnny Christopher King, 3, introduce baby Holden Paul Terry in a photoshoot at home in Malibu, Calif. on July 1st.

Born June 22nd after a complicated pregnancy, Holden is now 11 weeks old. Check out Cbb’s exclusive interview with Mira for all the details on his delivery!

Jeff Vespa/Getty for use on Cbb Click below for a second family portrait!

Jeff Vespa/Getty for use on Cbb Posted in Babies, Dads, Exclusive, Kids, Main »

- Sarah

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Mira Sorvino wows audiences at Deauville

9 September 2009 6:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Remember Mira Sorvino? She of The Replacement Killers and the Academy Award winning Woody Allen film Mighty Aphrodite? Well, the beaty is back in a film called Like Dandelion Dust, a flick which has just debeuted at the Deauville Film Festival in France. The iMDB lists the synopsis for the film.

Jack and Molly Campbell enjoyed an idyllic life with their adopted 6-year-old son, Joey. One phone call shatters their world when they learn Joey's biological father has just been released from prison and discovered a loop hole in the adoption papers and now lays claim to his son. He wants to start a new life by taking back his son. When a judge upholds the biological father's claim and Molly and Jack learn they must give Joey over to this brutal man they devise a plan. How far would you go to protect your family?

Here's the Ms. Sorvino at the premiere in Deauville. »

- Paul

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