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The reigning queen of American independent cinema has a rich history with Sundance — she premiered her debut film 1994’s River of Grass (which was recently digitally restoration) and Old Joy (2006) there and saw 2010’s Venice-tiff-nyff preemed Meek’s Cutoff find additionally play but the chances of seeing Kelly Reichardt’s sixth feature film premiere in Park City are highly unlikely. Shot the past spring in Montana with stalwarts Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, James Le Gros, Jared Harris and Rosanna Arquette, we’re more inclined to think that the Altmanesque-sounding Livingston is best suited for Cannes and what would be Reichardt’s first Main Competition bid. Based on the NYTimes best of 2009 short story collection Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, Spwa recently landed the international rights to the picture.
Gist: Based on Maile Meloy’s short story collection Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, »
- Eric Lavallee
Celebrities face criticism on the daily. Some choose to ignore it, and some choose to fire back. In the case of Michelle Williams and the negative Facebook commenter, she decided to pop off. The former Destiny's Child singer didn't hold back when faced with a less-than-nice comment on a recent social media post. Sharing two body shots showing off her electric outfit, Williams wrote, "Fun times in Birmingham, Al last night on #TheThankfulTour! The folks at New Rising Star were Turned alllllllll the way up!!! Sooooo much love to Camisha Rivers for doing my hair and Sylvia Smith for my makeup!! Jason Bolin surprised me! This fun outfit is by Lollipop Boutique in New Jersey!!!" A fan decided to highlight »
There are other things to do with my day, but I must write this review of Suite Française before the film completely vanishes from my mind. Although this France-set, World War II-era romance is not without pleasures both fleeting and consistent there’s little indication that this story requires a telling, or at least a telling by people with such didactic inclinations. “Watching Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts romance one another” is a better reason than most others to make a film, so this one would (naturally) have been a lot stronger if that was the central intention.
For whatever it’s worth, this is a work in which well-dressed people walk around well-dressed rooms, and the visual pleasure of that does not go unnoticed. Nor does the early, elegant establishment of stakes: Suite Française starts off free non-battle conflict, introducing us to Lucille (Williams) and Madame Angellier (Kristin Scott Thomas »
- Nick Newman
Ten years ago right about now Reese & Joaquin took the stage in movie theaters with a full sung duet as June and Johnny Cash. Both were Oscar-nominated for their ringed fire as tempestuous country superstar marrieds with Reese going on to win in a strangely non competitive Best Actress year. His & Hers Oscar nominations for lively onscreen marriages aren't anything new of course but they also aren't dependable since one of the partners is often foregrounded while the other is window dressing or is equally brilliant but just not nominated.
But of the ten double nominees who did it best in the intervening years? (I included the divorced couples just to up the numbers). You decide. To make this more exciting, judge the performances Fused. Who wins your vote then? These are your ten options
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- NATHANIEL R
The 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Cate Blanchett with the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress at its annual Awards Gala for her performances in both Carol and Truth. This is the first award announced for the festival. Each year the festival selects an actor and actress to receive this award. The Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart and presenting sponsor Entertainment Tonight, will be held Saturday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 1-11. “Cate Blanchett is one of the most award-winning and outstanding actresses of her generation, delivering extraordinary performances throughout her career including her Academy Award-winning roles as Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator and the title role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “In her latest films Carol and Truth, Blanchett yet again brings to life two vibrant characters, both worthy of awards recognition. »
“Cate Blanchett is one of the most award-winning and outstanding actresses of her generation, delivering extraordinary performances throughout her career including her Academy Award-winning roles as Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator and the title role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner.
“In her latest films Carol and Truth, Blanchett yet again brings to life two vibrant characters, both worthy of awards recognition. It is our honour to present the 2016 Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress, to Cate Blanchett.”
Prior actress recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress, include Julianne Moore, Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Halle Berry, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts and Michelle Williams.
The festival will run from January 1-11. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Though the film was released nearly five years ago, the lingering romantic essence of Derek Cianfrance’s “Blue Valentine” remains. Named after a Tom Waits album and boasting a soundtrack by Grizzly Bear, the picture is a realist tale of what happens when you fall in and out of love, featuring terrific performances from Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. Read More: Review: 'Blue Valentine' Delivers With A Prickly, Raw, Devastating Punch In this short but apt video from Between Frames, we are given insight to Cianfrance’s use of red and blue throughout the film. Blue may be an obvious choice, but seems less so when you see the surreptitious uses here and there depicting the drifting moods of the characters. The use of red, particularly with respect to children, is abundant and seems to denote happier or angrier moments. After watching this essay, you’ll certainly want to revisit the 2010 drama. »
- Samantha Vacca
Principal photography started Tuesday on the film, with Mark Williams directing from Bill Dubuque’s script. The story centers on a ruthless headhunter who’s on his way to taking over the company when his 10-year-old son falls ill and his personal and professional priorities clash.
Mol is playing the spouse of Butler’s character and Brie will play his workplace rival.
- Dave McNary
The InStyle Awards were in full swing on Monday night, and some of Hollywood's biggest names made their way to the Getty Center in La for all the fun. Before heading inside, stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, and Kate Hudson hit the red carpet to pose for photos. Meanwhile, Lisa Bonet arrived with her daughter and honoree of the night, Zoë Kravitz, while Selena Gomez and Michelle Williams got silly and shared some laughs. Also at the event was the ridiculously handsome Ansel Elgort and former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa. Keep reading to see all the famous faces who popped up at the event! »
- Monica Sisavat
A throwback video from Heath Ledger's time at the 2006 Australian Film Institute Awards resurfaced and went viral this week, with the clip showing the late actor's great sense of humor. In it, Australian actress Magda Szubanski, dressed as her character from the Australian show Kath and Kim, loses her mind when she spots Heath on the red carpet. She screams, capturing the actor's attention, and he shocks her with his amazing reaction. Later in the video, the pair reunites on stage during the award show, as she presents him with the reader's choice award for Brokeback Mountain. That night, Heath also won the award for best international actor, and in a moving speech, he mentioned Brokeback Mountain and said, "The best thing I got out of it was, you know, my two girls," referring to Michelle Williams and their daughter, Matilda. He joked, "I made out with Jake Gyllenhaal »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Kelly Rowland's son, Titan, is getting so big! The singer took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a few photos from a recent outing with her little one at a local pumpkin patch. In one snapshot, Titan, who turns 1 in November, looks like he's about to pet a sheep. In another, Kelly flashes a smile while taking a selfie. The sweet outing comes a little over a month after Titan got his very own Destiny's Child serenade by Kelly and Michelle Williams. Keep reading to see more of the Halloween outing, and then check out Kelly's stunning wedding pictures from her 2014 nuptials to Tim Witherspoon. »
- Caitlin Hacker
Michelle Williams is ready for a Destiny's Child reunion. Beyoncé's father Mathew Knowles - who managed the girl group - insists plans are underway for the trio, Michelle, his daughter, and Kelly Rowland, to record a new album and at least one member is already on board. In an interview with the new issue of Heat magazine, Mathew said: ''There will be another Destiny's Child album and a reunion. I got a wonderful email from Michelle two nights ago. She said, 'Shouldn't be a problem with you and I. I'm clear on who does what and that's all that matters. I've been clear on my role for 15 years and have no issues.' ''We set goals high and only had one - to be the number one female artists of all time.'' Mathew - who was fired as Beyoncé's manager in 2011 - insists he has always been supportive of »
Matthew Knowles — father and former manager of Beyoncé, current manager of the defunct Destiny's Child, and man who earns no money when Beyoncé reunites with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams and doesn't refer it as "Destiny's Child" — will be teaching a one-day workshop called "The Entertainment Industry: How Do I Get In?" on October 24 at the Hobby Center in Houston, Texas. Here's what the $199 course for "aspiring singers, dancers, composers, writers, producers, managers, publicists, attorneys, business managers and all other entertainment industry hopefuls" will probably look like:09:00 a.m. How to spell "Beyoncé." 09:15 a.m. Receive cease-and-desist letter preventing Matthew from mentioning the name "Beyoncé" during the course. 09:30 a.m. Selling of water bottles and snacks, as "no outside food or beverage will be permitted." 10:00 a.m. Dating tips on finding a successful, motivated woman to give birth to a future superstar whose career you can manage. »
- Ira Madison III
Sarah Silverman, primarily known for her work in comedy, is one of the latest actors to branch out from lighter fare into the world of drama. This year’s I Smile Back, director Adam Salky‘s story of a troubled woman’s aim at redemption, was nominated for the Grand Jury prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and showcases star Silverman in a much different light than audiences are used to seeing her.
Silverman has ventured into dramatic territory before, with 2011’s Take This Waltz from director Sarah Polley, but was relegated to a supporting role beside stars Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen. With I Smile Back, Silverman takes on the heavy lifting of a serious starring role.
The history of comedic talent spreading their dramatic wings is full of big names and, in certain cases, has led to major Oscar recognition.
At last year’s Academy Awards, »
- Patrick Shanley
He told The Wrap it would be too difficult to do because one of the main characters - Michelle Williams's Jen Lindley - was killed off at the end.
Jackson said: "Well, they killed off one of the main characters - you can't do a revival series, one of us is dead! She's a ghost? She comes back as a ghost?
"I think at this point, so much time has passed, I think it's probably time to let that go for the next generation."
However, it seems former cast mate Katie Holmes thinks something could be arranged.
"There's been a lot of talk about it," she said earlier this year. »
When it comes to choosing godparents, people often pick those closest to them to inspire and provide guidance to their child. So it's no surprise that most celebrity kids end up with very big stars influencing their upbringing. Steven Spielberg is godfather to a pair of huge stars, Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow, and Nicole Richie's got two superstar goddads of her own. Michelle Williams's little girl, Matilda Ledger, calls Jake Gyllenhaal and Busy Philipps her honorary parents, while Courteney Cox looked to Bff Jennifer Aniston to take the role of godmother to her daughter, Coco Arquette. See more sets of surprising celebrity godparents, including Elton John, Hugh Grant, and Lady Gaga, when you scroll through now. »
- Brittney Stephens
Meet some of the best directors working today, who haven't gone down the blockbuster movie route...
Ever find it a bit lame when the same big name directors get kicked around for every high profile project? Christopher Nolan, Jj Abrams, maybe the Russo Brothers? With so much focus on blockbuster films these days, getting a major franchise job seems like the main acknowledgement of success for a filmmaker. And yes, both the financial and creative rewards can be great. But there are plenty of other directors out there, doing their own thing, from art house auteurs to Dtv action specialists.
Here are 25 examples.
Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen Lee Hardcastle’s ultraviolent claymations shared on social media. He first started getting noticed for his two-minute remake of The Thing, starring the famous stop motion penguin Pingu. Far from just a cheap one-joke mash-up, »
Even though Marilyn Monroe's life was cut short at the age of 36, her legacy and iconic style lives on. From movies and music to magazines and advertisements, Hollywood still manages to be inspired and influenced by Marilyn's glamorous life and epic beauty. In honor of Marilyn, we're taking a look at 12 celebrities who have been inspired by the actress in their work and personal style, including Madonna, Mariah Carey, Michelle Williams, and even Rihanna. Scroll through to see them all now. »
- Brittney Stephens
Luc Roeg is producing with Im Global topper Stuart Ford and production president Matt Jackson both executive producing. The project has been in development since 2010 with “Public Enemies” scribe Ronan Bennett writing a script, based on Dean King’s nonfiction book “Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival.”
The story became known due to a memoir by American sea captain James Riley, who detailed how he and his crew were captured in Africa after being shipwrecked in 1815 off the desolate coast of the Sahara. The book was published in 1817 as “Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce” and republished as “Sufferings in Africa, »
- Dave McNary
Michelle Williams and her daughter, Matilda Ledger, had a Broadway night out together in NYC on Sunday. At the Finding Neverland musical, the pair posed for pictures backstage with star Matthew Morrison. Matilda will turn 10 years old later this month, and she wore a cowboy hat and a bandana while out with Michelle, who opened up about motherhood earlier this year. In the April issue of Elle UK, the actress said, "I feel like I'm so good at raising a kid when I'm not working. I don't forget anything. I've got everything covered. It's a real luxury to have a moment when I'm not scrambling." »
- Laura Marie Meyers
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