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Julia Roberts is the New Face of Givenchy -- Even Without Her Signature Smile

9 December 2014 10:44 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Move over Kimye, looks like Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci has a new favorite celebrity muse.

Julia Roberts has just been announced as the new star of Givenchy's Spring 2015 campaign.

Julia Roberts In #Givenchy By Riccardo Tisci Spring Summer 15 Advertising Campaign Shot By Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott pic.twitter.com/mr8uoiKPp4

— Givenchy (@givenchy) December 9, 2014

In the black-and-white photos, Julia sports minimal makeup and a more androgynous look than we're used to seeing on the Pretty Woman actress. Even more notable? The absence of her signature, mega-watt smile. Instead, she replaces it with a fierce stare more in line with Givenchy's famously moody ads. 

Photos: Kendall Jenner Lands Givenchy Campaign

"She has the most beautiful smile in the world and I love it, but it's Julia's sensibility that interests me," Tisci tells Yahoo Style's Joe Zee about the conscious decision for Julia's more intense look in the campaign. "I fell in love with her because she's a strong »

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'Steel Magnolias' 25 Years Later: Flashback to the 1989 Premiere

20 November 2014 12:45 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Twenty-five years later and Steel Magnolias still makes us a cry.

The dramedy may have premiered in November 1989, but a quarter of a century later, you still won't find a better film that epitomizes the power of female friendship.

Pics: Our Favorite Movie Reunions!

An adaptation of Robert Harling's successful stage play, Herbert Ross gathered a star-studded cast for the film. Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and then newcomer Julia Roberts starred as a group of brassy Southern women who are bonded by the comedy and tragedy of life while hanging at a local hair salon.

Today, Steel Magnolias is a touchstone among women and has long been considered one of the best "chick flicks" of all time. But at the film’s premiere that same year, MacLaine felt the film was as much for men as it was for women.

"To say it’s a women's film I don’t think »

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Big Driver DVD Release Details & Cover Art

19 November 2014 2:16 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A novella from Stephen King’s 2010 story collection, Full Dark, No Stars, Big Driver is a literary gut punch that takes an unflinching look at an atrocious crime committed on a lonely highway, and the relentless revenge that followed. Last month, Lifetime aired a movie adaptation of Big Driver with Maria Bello as Tess Thorne and Joan Jett as Betsy Neal, and this winter Lionsgate will release the movie on DVD and Digital HD.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Big Driver on DVD (plus Digital HD) on January 27th, 2015. Below, we have the official press release with full details and a look at the cover art:

Press Release - “From best-selling author Stephen King comes Big Driver, arriving on DVD (plus Digital) January 27th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Golden Globe® nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Academy Award® winner Olympia Dukakis (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Moonstruck, »

- Derek Anderson

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Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin' across your blog.

19 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Stereogum interviews musician Tunde Adebimpe, the groom from Rachel Getting Married. He says Paul Thomas Anderson (!!!) was originally going to play his part.

Dissolve the Russo brothers who did such a great job with Captain America Winter Soldier may be staying with Marvel unto infinity. And Infinity Wars

BadAss Digest kind of a dick move that DC announced a Flash movie shortly after The Flash series opened to great numbers but with a different actor. The star of CW's Arrow objects

Geek x Girls Dance off from Guardians of the Galaxy takes a detour with Lee Pace

Coming Soon Interstellar prequel comic

/Film 30 movies coming to TV from worst to best ideas

THR Madonna isn't done directing Her next project Ade: A Love Story has a writer

Mnpp Lmao! Which is hotter, Andrew Garfield or...?

Film School Rejects shares 7 movie scenes where actors imitated other actors. Amusing but why no ladies? »

- NATHANIEL R

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“The Flash,” “Arrow’s” Greg Berlanti To Be Head Writer For 87th Oscar Show

15 November 2014 12:12 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced 13 key members of the production team for the 87th Academy Awards, which will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC.

Director Hamish Hamilton returns to the show for the third time, after receiving an Emmy nomination for his work on last year’s telecast.  He made his Oscar debut with the 82nd Academy Awards telecast in 2010.  Hamilton has directed many other celebrated live televised events, including the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Beyoncé, the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” and the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, for which he also received an Emmy nomination.  He shared a 2011 Peabody Award for the fifth annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” and a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for the musical special “Robbie Williams – Live at the Albert.”

Production designer Derek McLane has been part of both Oscar »

- Michelle McCue

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'Not one strong male figure in the movie': The early reviews of 'Steel Magnolias'

15 November 2014 6:20 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

On Nov. 15, 1989, the Herbert Ross-directed dramedy Steel Magnolias opened in theaters across the U.S. Based on Robert Harling's successful stage play and starring Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah, and a promising young actress named Julia Roberts, it told the story of six Southern women who bonded over the comedy and tragedy life dealt them while hanging out at the local small-town hair salon. Today, Steel Magnolias is considered a classic of that certain genre of films tailored to and marketed toward female audiences—“chick flicks.” In fact, the Wikipedia entry for “chick »

- Ashley Fetters

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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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Q&A: Joel Schumacher on ‘Batman,’ Ben Affleck and the Batsuit Nipples

11 October 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joel Schumacher stopped by the Hamptons Film Festival on Saturday morning to accept a lifetime achievement award in directing. He later spoke with Variety about the ups and downs of his career, including 1995’s “Batman Forever,” which grossed $336 million worldwide, and 1997’s “Batman & Robin,” starring George Clooney, which was panned so badly that it temporarily killed the Dark Knight franchise for Warner Bros. Schumacher also recalled discovering Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey and Colin Farrell.

Your “Batman” movies aren’t as dark as Christopher Nolan’s.

I was never able to go into the darkness. Because of “Batman Returns,” families had objected that it was too adult, which is no criticism of Tim Burton’s. When they offered it to me, I went to Tim and said, “This is your franchise and they want me to do it. I won’t do it if you don’t want me to.” He said, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Trailer for Lifetime’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Big Driver

26 September 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Next month, Lifetime is set to venture out of its comfort zone with a TV movie adaptation of the Stephen King short story Big Driver, which was published in King’s 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars. The film sees Maria Bello (A History of Violence) leading a cast that also includes Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Ann Dowd (The Leftovers) and Will Harris (NCIS), and we have the first trailer for you right here. Take a look after the official synopsis…

In “Big Driver” Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded. Relieved when another driver stops and offers assistance, Tess quickly discovers her savior is actually her assailant, a serial killer who repeatedly assaults her. Left for dead in a »

- Gary Collinson

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First Trailer For Lifetime’s Stephen King Adaptation Big Driver

24 September 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This fall, Lifetime will take an uncharacteristic trip into horror lit with Big Driver, an adaptation of Stephen King’s same-named short story from his 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars. Maria Bello stars in the grim and brutal pic, about an author who is brutally raped and assaulted by a truck driver, only to survive and return seeking vengeance.

The project is an unusual one for Lifetime, though the network has been branching out in recent years with increasingly dramatic original series like Witches of East End and The Lottery. Big Driver is also, like many of Lifetime’s programs, a tale of female empowerment led by a particularly steely protagonist.

Now, the suitably dark first trailer for the movie, which also stars Olympia Dukakis, Joan Gett, Ann Dowd and Will Harris, has arrived online. Check it out below, along with the official synopsis for the adaptation.

From a story by Stephen King, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Take a Ride with the Official Poster Art and New Stills from Lifetime's Big Driver

11 September 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're closing in on the October 18th premiere date of Lifetime's upcoming "Big Driver" adaptation, and on tap today we have the film's official poster art to share plus over a dozen new stills. Check 'em out, and look for more soon!

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello's co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, »

- Debi Moore

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Dolly Parton Is Proud of Being 'White Trash'

11 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Legendary country singer and actress Dolly Parton is making no apologies for her "redneck" background. "We were really redneck, roughneck, hillbilly people. And I'm proud of it," she says in the October issue of Southern Living, on newsstands Sept. 19. "'White trash!' I am. … But I'm proud of my hillbilly, white trash background. That keeps you humble; that keeps you good." Another thing Parton, 68, has no qualms about owning is the plastic surgery she has had over the years. "Well, I never would have said I did it if I hadn't got caught at it," she says. "But I wasn't gonna lie about it! »

- Stephanie Robbins, @stephrobbins

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Podcast Pt 2: Steel Magnolias, Parenthood, and Movie Memories

3 September 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Did you listen to part one and read the smackdown?

(If not, do both first.)

In the second half of our Smackdown 1989 companion conversation we discuss the 'regular family' subgenre in movies and television, and our histories with both Parenthood and Steel Magnolias. We also revisit Julia Roberts feud with her director Herbert Ross and debate how Parenthood has aged and where it sits in the raunchy comedy continuum.

You can listen at the bottom of the post or download on iTunes Continue the conversation in the comments. We'd love to hear your thoughts on these two films. Who's your favorite from these huge ensembles? 

And a big round of applause please for our awesome panel: Nick Davis, Kevin B Lee, Tim Robey, Tasha Robinson, Todd VanDerWerff  and your host Nathaniel R. We hope you'd give us at least ♥♥♥♥ 

until next time »

- NATHANIEL R

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Spooky Teaser Trailer Rides in for Lifetime's Big Driver

2 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

From the looks of this effective new teaser trailer for its upcoming "Big Driver" film adaptation, Lifetime really seems to be trying to change its image and appeal to the horror crowd. Will it work? We'll find out October 18th.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, »

- Debi Moore

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Lifetime to Air Big Driver October 18th; New Stills Released

26 August 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A couple of months ago we learned that Lifetime was adapting Stephen King's "Big Driver" short story from his Full Dark, No Stars collection, and now the network has released some stills and revealed the film's premiere date.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, »

- Debi Moore

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Meet This Month's "Smackdown" Panelists

18 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of '89 arrives on Sunday August 31st, two weeks from now. We'll be celebrating 1989 here and there until then as "the year of the month". You need to get your votes in, too, (instructions at the end of the post). If you've wandered in from elsewhere and are like, "What's a Smackdown?," here's how it started and here's last month's entry on 1973 with its companion podcast. The year in question this time is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

no, these ladies are not the panelists

The Smackdown Panel for August

Without further ado let's meet the voices who will be watching and discussing the '89 hits Steel Magnolias and Parenthood. They'll also be sounding off on the Oscar-winning bio My Left Foot and the underseen actressy curio Enemies: A Love Story. Stay tuned.

new panelists

Kevin B Lee

Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, film critic and »

- NATHANIEL R

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Gone With The Summer

14 August 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Hattie is judging you. Stop with your fiddle-dees and choose a 'Best Shot' alreadyI'm like one of those horrible teachers that gives you endless homework. But I hope in the end when you graduate you'll be all 'he was the best. O Captain My Captain' and whatnot.  But here's what you should be watching for maximum participatory glee here at The Film Experience as the summer draws to a close.

Retro: To close out "Best Shot" we'll be celebrating Gone With the Wind in two parts for its 75th anniversary year on August 19th (pre-intermission) & August 26th (post-intermission) and The Matrix on September 2nd (if you've always wanted to participate, why not now?); Anne Marie will look at Long Days Journey Into Night and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner as she hits the glorious 1960s in "A Year With Kate". And we'll be celebrating a few films from 1989 leading up »

- NATHANIEL R

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Icymi & August's 'Year of the Month'

4 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Since I spent the last week completely absorbed in Supporting Actress Smackdown '73 (with a side of Into the Woods spazzing) I didn't have as much time to write. I'm super proud of this month's two part event (written & podcasted) and I'm so tempted to make Dana Delany's impression of Sylvia Sidney my new ringtone. I thank StinkyLulu for letting me be the Whitney to his Dolly. But here's a handful of other highlights you may have missed if you too had a busy week where one project stole your life. The team jumped in since I was smackdowning.

A Dame to Shill For cosign Jason's bigscreen/smallscreen lust for Eva Green's talent

Bergman's Ghosts Cries and Whispers is the greatest haunted house movie. But who or what is doing the haunting?

Is Lucy racist? Matthew refuses to see it

Hepburn's Hair Anne Marie shares a hairography theory »

- NATHANIEL R

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“Haht” of Gold: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actors from Massachusetts

11 July 2014 1:03 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It is not too shabby in what the Northeast (New England) part of the United States has produced in terms of past and present actors/actresses making their show business dreams come true. Film careers can be a lot like ice cubes–they start out solid and cool but if you sit around in stagnation your efforts and hard work can melt away before one’s very eyes. Certainly no one can accuse this talented crop of thespians of being one-hit wonders on the big screen. After all, one does not become a recipient of an Academy Award by just sheer luck and charitable fortune.

As a native Bostonian and life long New Englander, I felt compelled to spotlight those Massachusetts-born and bred actors from the same region that had ultimate success on the big screen in winning the Oscar for their acting achievement and contribution to the motion picture industry. »

- Frank Ochieng

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Lifetime Adapting Big Driver Story from Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars

25 June 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There's already one film on its way based on a story from the Stephen King collection Full Dark, No Stars, and now joining A Good Marriage is Big Driver on Lifetime, which will star Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett(!), and Will Harris.

From the Press Release:

From best-selling author and master of suspense Stephen King, comes the Lifetime Original Movie Big Driver, starring Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (pictured; A History of Violence), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Sex & Violence, Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, and Will Harris (Sky High).

Set to premiere this fall, Big Driver was first published as a novella within King’s critically-acclaimed collection Full Dark, No Stars and tells the story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after the core of her psyche is broken following a brutal crime. The film marks Lifetime’s first collaboration with America’s foremost horror authority and begins production in Halifax, »

- Debi Moore

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