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Simon Columb with five films you can sneak in at Christmas…
Hurrah! The holidays are upon us! The snow is (not) falling and the mulled wine is (expensively) available! What a joyous time! Ring the bells! Set time aside and join in the age-old tradition of Christmas film-watching around the toasty fire. Of course your niece will recommend Frozen and your sibling, harking back to your shared childhood, will select Home Alone, but surely Flickering Myth readers of the world can choose something a little more niche. Something that not only reflects our sense of Christmas cheer but something that will share our film intellect. No need for Scrooged, The Muppets Christmas Carol or It’s a Wonderful Life – here is a yuletide selection of alternative Christmas films that add a little class to the annual viewing…
- Simon Columb
Looks like Renee Zellweger has another celebrity defender against the intense media scrutiny she received when she stepped out looking almost unrecognizable in October.
In a new interview with British InStyle, Naomi Watts -- who was recently nominated for a SAG Award for her performance in St. Vincent -- comments on the headline-making plastic surgery rumors surrounding the Bridget Jones' Diary star.
"[The backlash] was cruel and unnecessary," she tells the magazine (via E! News). "I saw a picture and I thought she looked great! She looked amazing! Leave her alone! You can't win can you?"
Video: Renee Zellweger Is Now Completely Unrecognizable
But Naomi, 46, understands the choice to get plastic surgery.
"I don't have any judgment about [plastic surgery]; whoever makes that choice, that's fine," she says. "It's not easy watching yourself get older, but when I look at two women in their fifties or sixties or seventies side by side, one who's had »
Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”) stars in the independent film as a young woman unraveling the mystery of her boyfriend’s disappearance who begins a dangerous relationship with his pianist mother, played by Janet McTeer.
The screenplay was written by Tamblyn and Ed Doughtery.
Produced by Wren Arthur for Olive Productions and Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell for Tangerine Entertainment, the film is exec produced by Olive’s Stanley Tucci and Steve Buscemi. McTeer is also an exec producer.
UTA Independent Film Group reps North American rights; UTA also reps Tamblyn along with Hyler Management and Sloane Offer. »
- Pat Saperstein
The cast of Peter Pan Live! has been toiling away at rehearsals, getting every little part perfect, but according to one of the show's producers, viewers would prefer an unpolished performance.
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"Let's face it, people are going to tune in to hope that something goes wrong, because that's the excitement and the energy," said co-executive producer Craig Zadan.
Craig is executive producing the show with longtime collaborator Neil Meron. Together, their productions (which include the 86th and 85th Academy Awards, Chicago, Hairspray and Footloose) have earned 11 Emmys, six Oscars and two Tonys.
Their production of The Sound of Music Live, starring Carrie Underwood, reeled in 18.5 million viewers for NBC last year, which has expectations high for their Peter Pan production, starring Allison Williams.
"[Allison] is fearless when it comes to doing this live presentation," said Neil. "There are literally no safety nets, and that's the joy, the thrill »
Notice something new today? People.com is sporting a cleaner, sleeker new look, and just like Madonna, Renée Zellweger or, say, Demi Lovato's kaleidoscopic hair - we're all about embracing reinvention. Which means we're showing off more than a few pimped-out upgrades. Photos are now larger (yes, your fave celebs always look better supersized), videos take center stage (see that "play" button? It wants you to enjoy this), and easy-to-access social-media "share" buttons make it a cinch to flaunt your Cumberbatch bona fides. In other words, we're giving you a better, bigger and bolder way to enjoy the People stories that you've always loved. »
It really doesn't get more adorable than this.Reese Witherspoon was a guest on last night's "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," where the two played a game of "Random Phrase Carols."The premise was simple: The two would sing popular Christmas Carols, but with completely random (and totally hilarious) lyrics.While Jimmy aced his unique version of "Jingle Bells" about a small old man, Reese messed up her turn ... as she was supposed to tackle an "old man"-themed rendition of "Silent Night." But yes, even Reese's mistakes are endearing. Check out the hilarious video above!See What Reese Witherspoon Says About Renee Zellweger's New FaceThough she's pretty much the cutest star ever, the 38-year-old actress recently opened up about being labeled "America's Sweetheart.""I certainly didn’t self-identify as anyone’s sweetheart," she tells Glamour. "I’m friendly, but I don’t think I’m sweet. I’m honest. »
- tooFab Staff
As 2014 draws to a close, there are still several highly anticipated movies that have yet to hit theaters, including Oscar hopefuls Wild, American Sniper, Selma and Unbroken. December also marks the arrival of movie musicals Annie (the modern update starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis) and Into the Woods, the final installment of the Hobbit trilogy, Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings and Seth Rogen and James Franco's assassination comedy The Interview, despite North Korea's objections. Read more Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore and Actress A-List on Nude Photo Hack, Renee Zellweger's "Cruel" Treatment, Hollywood's Female Problem Those
- Hilary Lewis
Mar Del Plata, Argentina — Argentina’s Mar del Plata International Film Festival, which wraps Saturday, not only marks its 29th edition this November but the 60 years since it was first inaugurated in 1954 by then President Juan Domingo Peron. Projected before every screening and on some buildings across the city, an evocative black and white institutional spot by Esteban Sapir captures the history of the festival, with scenes from classics that have played here, including Ingmar Bergman’s “Summer With Monika,” Orson Welles’ “The Trial,” Francois Truffaut’s “Jules et Jim” and Dennis Hopper’s “Easy Rider.”
What remains Latin America’s sole “A”-grade film festival lured such luminaries as Gina Lollobrigida, Errol Flynn, Mary Pickford and Edward G. Robinson its inaugural year. Argentina’s cinema industry had been fast evolving since 1909, when the very first fiction films by Italian transplant Mario Gallo emerged: “The Shooting of Dorrego” and “The May Revolution. »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Back to work and back to changing looks! Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger stepped out one day before Thanksgiving where she couldn't help but turn heads with her appearance. Instead of showing off her signature blond hair, the actress was seen walking around with a brunette wig on. But before those "Renée Is Unrecognizable" headlines appear across the web, we have a reason for the new look! As it turns out, Zellweger is hard at work filming her new movie Same Kind of Different as Me in Jackson, Miss. In the upcoming film, the actress plays the wife of a wealthy art dealer who sparks an unlikely friendship between her husband and a sharecropper turned drifter. The »
Today, I bring you another Oscar roundtable courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. This time it is the female actors. The panel includes Amy Adams (Big Eyes), Reese Witherspoon (Wild), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Hilary Swank (The Homesman), and Laura Dern (Wild). The Oscar hopefuls discuss a wide variety of topics including their respective performances this year, the celebrity photo hacking scandal (which affected people like Jennifer Lawrence), the sequel culture of Hollywood, and the response to Renee Zellwegger's new face. One particular section I found interesting came from Witherspoon concerning Gone Girl Note: I wish Rosamund Pike was on this panel, who is a producer on the film. When asked why she was not in the film, she responded: I was always open to doing it, but whenever David Fincher says he wants to do a project, you just sit back and say, »
- Mike Shutt
For a performer whose career was so short-lived, Janis Joplin has been hugely influential and such a largely contentious figure in the world of music. We’ve recently gotten a Jimi Hendrix biopic, along with music stories about everyone from the short lived (Ian Curtis, Jim Morrison, John Lennon) to the long-living legends (Johnny Cash, Ray Charles), so it makes sense that a Joplin biopic is long past due.
Late last week, Deadline was breaking news that Jean-Marc Vallee had signed on to direct Get it While You Can, the working title for a Janis Joplin film with Amy Adams attached to star and sing in the film. This would be Vallee’s fourth film following Dallas Buyers Club, the upcoming Wild, and the just-wrapped Demolition.
Adams is terrific casting, and Vallee is promising, but we’ve been down this road before, and a new director attached is no closer »
- Brian Welk
By Anjelica Oswald
Gugu Mbatha-Raw — whose name is short for Gugulethu, which is Zulu for “Our Pride” — is quickly showing her versatility as an actress portraying an 18th century aristocrat and a hip-hop star over the course of a year. Mbatha-Raw (pronounced em-bah-tah raw) has been highly praised for both roles and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Mbatha-Raw was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and in 2009, she starred alongside Jude Law in Hamlet on Broadway.
Prior to her stint on Broadway, she appeared in various television shows and movies, including Doctor Who in 2007.
She followed her Broadway performance with roles in the 2011 film Larry Crowne, with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, and she played one half of the undercover husband-and-wife CIA team in NBC’s Undercovers. The show, executive produced by J.J. Abrams, was cancelled after 13 episodes. She also appeared in the first season of Touch, »
- Anjelica Oswald
After helping Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto to Oscar success with Dallas Buyers Club, director Jean-Marc Vallee is back in gong season with this year’s Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon. And he’s already looking ahead to more potential awards bait, entering negotiations to direct the long-developing Janis Joplin biopic with Amy Adams in the lead.Joplin’s storied life and music career has been a fascination for filmmakers for years: at one point there were competing projects warbling their way through development. And in its time, the Joplin biopic has attracted the likes of Lee Daniels, Catherine Hardwicke and Fernando Meirelles, with Renée Zellweger seriously interested in the lead.Adams, of course, has the singing ability and has proven her acting chops, so she seems like a good fit. And this current iteration of the project boasts the potential for a reunion of the Dallas Buyers Club creative team, »
Anjelica Huston arrives at the Carlyle hotel in Manhattan after lunching with Sofia Coppola. It’s the first time she has seen her old friend in over 15 years, and the reunion has put her in a nostalgic mood. Huston and Coppola have a lot in common, not all of it good. “In both cases our fathers were larger than life and gregarious,” Huston says, “and they didn’t understand certain things about how a female emerges from her chrysalis.” It took the 63-year-old a long time to complete the transition from gawky daughter of the legendary director John Huston to Oscar-winner in her own right. “You do feel like you wished you’d had a bigger voice at the time.”
Huston has more than made up for those years of meekness, »
- Emma Brockes
Iggy Azalea and J. Lo are performing their song "Booty" at this year's American Music Awards, ABC and Dick Clark Productions announced today. The only caveat, according to TMZ's "spies"? They're forbidden from actually rubbing butts. Or showing crack! Dirty, nasty crack. We won't stand for it. I don't get this, personally. Here are 5 things more offensive than the thought of J. Lo and Iggy rubbing their giant butts together on national television. 1. The song "Booty." First, some sample lyrics: "Big, big booty/What you got a big booty/Work/Big, big booty/What you got a big booty/Shake that/Big, big booty." And from our favorite Southern (hemisphere) rapper Iggy: "Ya'll know what I've been on, ya'll know that I've been on/I'm queen big booty, Iggy, now find me a bone to sit on/Girls with the cheeks, put 'em hands in the air/Then pop that, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Renée Zellweger has a friend in Reese Witherspoon, who spoke out against the negative attention Zellweger recently received for her appearance. "It's horrible. It's cruel and rude and disrespectful, and I can go on and on and on. It bothers me immensely," Witherspoon told The Hollywood Reporter during the magazine's annual actress roundtable discussion. "I know this is so Pollyanna of me, but why - and it's particularly women - why do they have to tear women down? And why do we have to tear other women down to build another woman up? It drives me crazy," she continued. "Like, »
- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow
There's a good chance that the 2015 awards season is going to be a busy time for Reese Witherspoon.
Through her production company Pacific Standard, the 38-year-old star served as a producer on the critically acclaimed thriller Gone Girl, and produced – as well as starred in – the adventure biopic Wild.
Et caught up with Witherspoon on the red carpet at the Beverly Hills premiere of Wild, where she opened up about how far her small production company has come since she founded it in 2012.
"I'm just so excited," Witherspoon said, smiling. "I didn't know what my production company was going to be when I started it a couple of years ago. And just to see it take off like this, you know?"
However, it was Witherspoon's brilliant choices of which novels to purchase the rights to and to adapt that have played a big hand in her production company's success »
Reese Witherspoon has branded Renee Zellweger's critics ''cruel and rude.'' The 38-year-old actress - who has reportedly been offered £20 million to replace the 45-year-old actress in the next installment of 'Bridget Jones' Diary' - admits she was horrified by the reaction Renee received after she displayed an astonishingly different look at Elle's 21st annual Women In Hollywood Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles last month, sparking rumours she underwent extensive cosmetic surgery. Asked about the attention surrounding Renee's appearance, the 'Wild' star said: ''It's horrible. It's cruel and rude and disrespectful, and I can go on and on and on. It bothers me immensely.'' The blonde beauty also thinks actresses are put under too much pressure to look perfect all of the time. She told The Hollywood Reporter during its annual actress roundtable: ''I know this is so Pollyanna of me, »
Reese Witherspoon is standing up for her friend Renée Zellweger. In the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, the A-lister speaks out about the recent controversy over Zellweger's appearance and slams haters for criticizing her face. "It's horrible. It's cruel and rude and disrespectful," she told the magazine, choosing to dive right into the matter and not mince words. "I can go on and on. It bothers me immensely." Shortly after Zellweger attended Elle's Women in Hollywood Awards, where all the hullabaloo first began, she explained why her looks may have changed. "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more »
After intense media speculation about the drastically different look the 45-year-old Bridget Jones' Diary star sported in October, Reese blasted the haters during The Hollywood Reporter's recent actress roundtable.
"It's horrible," Reese, 38, said bluntly about Renee's treatment. "It's cruel and rude and disrespectful, and I can go on and on and on. It bothers me immensely."
Video: Reese Witherspoon Does a Back Flip -- And Nails It!
She also blasted women who "tear other women down."
"I know this is so Pollyanna of me, but why -- and it's particularly women -- why do they have to tear women down?" she lamented. "And why do we have to tear other women down to build another woman up? It drives me crazy. Like, this one looks great without her makeup but that one doesn't look good without her makeup, and it's all just a judgment and assault that I »
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