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Carrie Fisher’s ‘Wishful Drinking’ hits HBO tonight

12 December 2010 9:54 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: Carrie Fisher has had one helluva life.

She’s got a movie star for a mom (Debbie Reynolds) and a famous singer for a dad (Eddie Fisher) and Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens among her stepmothers.

Among her ex-husbands is singer Paul Simon and her half-sister is actress Joely Fisher.

That’s just the family stuff.

Carrie herself became a huge movie star playing Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and went on to become an acclaimed novelist and screenwriter (‘Postcards From the Edge’).

Through it all, she has battled drug addiction and mental illness and developed a brilliant sense of humor and openness about it all.

That’s why you have got to watch her new HBO special ‘Wishful Drinking’ which premieres tonight. She is a 54-year-old poster child for the thrills and pitfalls of growing up in Hollywood.

When Carrie appeared »

- Greg Hernandez

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Ry Russo-Young's Top Ten Films of All Time

3 December 2010 7:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly Ioncinephile profile (read here), we ask the filmmaker the incredibly arduous task of identifying their top ten list of favorite films. We cap off the year with Ry Russo-Young, whose Sundance Film Festival selected and Gotham Award winner You Wont Miss Me finally receives a December 10th release followed by a nationwide roll out. Here are Ry's Top 10 Films. Close-Up - Abbas Kiarostami (1990) "This film articulates the complex dialogue between art and life. Part documentary, part staged re-enactment with real subjects, it’s about the trial of a man who impersonates the filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf."   The Conversation - Francis Ford Coppola (1974) "The way sound is used, the paranoia and the incredible use of Gene Hackman’s grey raincoat."   Days of Heaven - Terrence Malick (1978) "I know a lot of »

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Carrie On

1 December 2010 5:03 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

For a long time, Carrie Fisher didn't want to be an actor. After watching her famous parents, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, battle "post-celebrity stress disorder," there wasn't much that appealed about emoting onscreen for all the world to see. So how did Fisher end up becoming one of the most iconic cinematic faces of the 1970s and '80s?"It was an accident," says Fisher, her trademark bone-dry wit on full display. "I stubbed my toe and got into 'Star Wars.' " Her fiercely memorable performance as Princess Leia made her a star, but Fisher always preferred creating her own bons mots to reciting someone else's. After Fisher's debut novel, 1987's "Postcards From the Edge," garnered commercial and critical success, she segued into a much-lauded writing career, penning books, screenplays, and the occasional scathing celebrity roast. Her writerly talents are more than evident as she discusses her long, strange »

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127 Comments

7 November 2010 4:03 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Since I'm leaving on vacation Tuesday (you'll be in the good hands of Tfe's regular weekly columnists and a few other returning guests as well) I wanted to thank everyone again for helping make The Film Experience the lively place it is. I know the posting has been a bit slower than usual but it will all pay off next month: new website! easier navigation! blog more integrated with site charts! Etcetera!

So let's check back in with conversations that you are still having. Comments are love.

Frisky was not happy that Captain America's chest is so smooth. Is chest hair unpatriotic?

Matt makes a point about the AFI prizes going too full tilt boogie for Animal Kingdom. It's true that awards groups have this problem: once they love something they really love it, and every categoryvote is not so much a specific vote for that achievement as it is a vote for the film. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Angela Lansbury and Other Oscar Record Holders

17 October 2010 12:47 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Slow and steady tortoises may win races but sometimes we have to stop to celebrate the hares that sprint. In the case of Angela Lansbury, who celebrates her 85th birthday today, we can do both.

<--- Angela in her Tony nominated role from A Little Night Music last season on Broadway. She's won 6 Golden Globes and 5 Tony Awards. Emmy (18 nominations) and Oscar (3 nominations) have eluded her. 

Slow and Steady. She's been acting for 66 years and her longterm success is such that she means different things to different generations and may even mean different things to you at different times in your life. For example, when I was a wee lad I thought exclusively of Bedknobs and Broomsticks and as an adult, say "Lansbury" to me and it's like a switch has been flipped and I'll start talking about how great she is as Mrs. Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate. Other »

- NATHANIEL R

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Female Characters (In Two Dimensions!)

13 October 2010 9:55 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Have you seen this flowchart on female movie stereotypes in entertainment? It's created by the folks at Overthinking It. (You'll have to open that window to view it in readable size.)

It's dizzying, hilarious and depressing in equal masure. I'm reading it and I'm totally hearing Meryl Streep's voice in my head when Shirley Maclaine starts listing monster movie moms (like Joan Crawford) that she could have been born to instead in Postcards From the Edge

"These are the options?"

Meryl is awesome and it's tough to find her on this chart; she usually comes in three dimensions.

P.S. I love that Lt. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is still considered such a gold standard female hero. Where's Sigourney's major revival? She deserves better than You Again. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Carrie Fisher admits taking cocaine on set of The Empire Strikes Back

12 October 2010 7:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor who played Princess Leia says she took drugs during ice planet scenes of Star Wars trilogy

Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, has said she took cocaine on set during filming of the second movie in the famous space opera saga.

Fisher, in Sydney to promote a standup comedy show based on her autobiography Wishful Drinking, told Associated Press she did not particularly like the drug but was intent on getting high. She said her life had been defined by addiction, and told of stints in psychiatric hospitals and rehab clinics as well as of being rushed to hospital at least once following an overdose.

"We did cocaine on the set of [The] Empire [Strikes Back], in the ice planet," Fisher said. "I didn't even like coke that much. It was just a case of getting on whatever train I needed to take to get high."

The »

- Ben Child

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Annette Bening and Robert Duvall to be Honored at the Hollywood Awards Gala

29 September 2010 8:36 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

hollywoodnews.com: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that Academy Award-nominated actress Annette Bening will be honored with the “Hollywood Actress Award” and Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall will receive the “Hollywood Actor Award” at the festival’s Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

“It is a privilege to honor and to celebrate Annette Bening’s and Robert Duvall’s extraordinary talent as well as remarkable work and to recognize their outstanding acting achievements,” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the Hollywood Awards Gala.

The gala ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 25, 2010.

About Annette Bening

Annette Bening has received three Academy Award nominations for her roles in “Being Julia,” “American Beauty, ” and “The Grifters.” She can be seen recently in Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right,” which also stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, »

- Linny Lum

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Streep at 60: A Prairie Home Companion

6 September 2010 3:18 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The following article was originally published in January 2007. It's slightly revised below.

It didn't take Meryl Streep long. By 1987 at the very latest, just ten years into her career, we knew that she could do everything. We'd already heard the accents, seen the funny, witnessed the sexy, fallen in love, had our hearts broken and heard the magnificent singing voice. If she were less endearing and emotionally attentive as a performer her technical range would be just hateful, a thing to curse as she popped up again and again in films. But this woman has it all. She is, put simply, the most consistent versatile actor in the movies.

So what is there left for Meryl Streep to do? It turns out quite a lot.

The joy of watching her now, thirty plus years into a great filmography, is seeing which actors' muscles get flexed for each new project and »

- NATHANIEL R

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Flashback: Best of the 90s (Pt. 2)

30 August 2010 11:09 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Start with Pt 1 of this 90s Flashback... if you're confused about what's going on. To make a long story short, I'm excerpting items from an old zine I wrote in Spring 2000, during the first year of the website. Yes, I was originally juggling too many things. Why that's not like me At All.

We previously covered my dated lists for Actors, Supporting Actresses and Supporting Actors -- lists I don't agree with in full anymore (though the supporting actresses list I quite like still). So now we move on to Picture and Actress.

Best Actress

Top ten chronological order. What follows is original text from the magazine, with the winner in bold text. I had purposefully excluded 1999 which is why you don't see Kate Winslet for Holy Smoke or Hilary Swank for Boy's Don't Cry though here's what I wrote about Swank in that same zine...

I'm rooting for Swank on Oscar night. »

- NATHANIEL R

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A Postcard from the Edge of Shutter Island.

29 July 2010 7:16 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Thought I'd share a fun little trivia nugget from a recent interview with the actress Robin Bartlett. You may remember Bartlett from her recurring role on TV's Mad About You or as the unusually named "Aretha" from Postcards from the Edge.

"Are you black?"

"...no."Robin: I loved playing Aretha. That was another good piece of writing. Carrie Fisher is no slouch in that area.

Bartlett has appeared in two Streep movies (she's also in Sophie's Choice) and now she's taking over a role many viewers will automatically associate with the great one herself. She's currently in rehearsals for the mammoth "Mother Pitt" role in Angels in America (it's actually six roles on stage). The classic play is getting a New York revival this fall. Tickets go on sale on August 3rd. (I've just finished a magazine piece on the revival -- yes print still exists.)

During our chat we »

- NATHANIEL R

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Mike Nichols looks to work with Meryl Streep again on ‘Springs’

25 June 2010 8:58 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Hollywoodnews.com: Mike Nichols is looking to direct Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in “Great Hope Springs” for Mandate Pictures.

All parties are in negotiations per Empire magazine.

In the vein of Nichols’ 1986 film “Heartburn,” which also starred Streep, “Springs” follows a married couple of 30 years who are on the rocks and look to salvage their life together in an intense weekend counseling session.

Originally, Jessie Nelson, director of “I Am Sam” was set to direct.

Nichols has been flirting lately with bringing Patricia Highsmith’s novel “Deep Water” to the screen. In addition to “Heartburn,” Nichols’ work with Streep includes “Silkwood,” “Postcards from the Edge” and the HBO telepic “Angels in America.” “Silkwood” and “Postcards” bore two Oscar acting nominations for Streep.

“Springs” will mark Nichols’ first collaboration with Jeff Bridges.

Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Hollywood News »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Streep at 60, The Retrospective

22 June 2010 8:15 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

"Streep at 60" will continue with Music of the Heart (1999) tonight or tomorrow, but today celebrate Meryl Streep's 61st birthday by reading and sharing this series with others. Or choose any one of 60 Appropriate Ways to Celebrate Streep's Special Day.

Act 1 Liberated Lady (1977-1980)

Julia (1977) How fitting is that Meryl made her mini debut in an Oscar bait Actress movie?"The Deer" The Deer Hunter... just the Streep partsNom #1: The Deer Hunter 1978 Supporting Actress competition"The Immortal Psychotic Promiscuous One" Manhattan, Joe Tynan and Joanna KramerNom #2: Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 Supporting Actress competitionAct 2 Chamaeleonidae Erotica (1981-1988)

Nom #3: French Lieutenant's Woman '81 Actress competitionNoms #4 & #5: Sophie's Choice & Silkwood '82-83 Actress competitions"Chamaeleonidae Erotica" Streep has Plenty (1985)Nom #6: Out of Africa '85 Actress competitionNoms #7 & #8: Ironweed & A Cry in the Dark '87-88 Actress competitions

Act 3 Funny Lady (1989-1992)

Nom #9: Postcards from the Edge '90 Actress competitionDeath »

- NATHANIEL R

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Stars come out to toast, roast Mike Nichols

13 June 2010 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Despite its setting at Sony's cavernous Stage 15, the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award dinner honoring Mike Nichols came off as something of an intimate family affair -- that is if your family includes some of the smartest writers and actors of the past 40 years.

Although at first pretending to be miffed that Nichols once had said that Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and his wife Diane Sawyer were "the three women I love," Nora Ephron, who wrote such Nichols films as "Silkwood" and "Heartburn," might as well have been speaking for the tight-knit group when she said, "All of us could be a Bunuel movie -- a pack of people who owe Mike everything and are therefore doomed to give him awards."

Michael Douglas, last year's recipient of the AFI honor, welcomed guests to Thursday night's dinner, hailing Nichols as "not just a great writer and director -- he's a comedy legend. »

- By Gregg Kilday

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She's "Mad" at "Hel" And She's Not Going to Streep It Anymore!

10 June 2010 9:40 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

"Streep @ 60" continues...

Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn were 43 and 46 respectively when they made the summer promotional rounds in support of Death Becomes Her in 1992. The satirical comedy focuses on the hostile friendship between two desperate aging women, Helen (Hawn) a writer, and Madeline Ashton (Streep) a famous actress. In the early nineties, the 40s were still considered 'The End' for actresses, so the casting and topic made sense.

To give you a sense of how bad it was, magazines were already taking shots at Michelle Pfeiffer (!) who was all of 34. "She's not getting any younger," one article stated with unnecessary hysteria, whilst discussing Pfeiffer's post-Catwoman career prospects. Things have improved enough since 1992 that were they ever to remake Death Becomes Her, one imagines they might think of casting 50somethings.

Recurring verbal joke: Their nicknames for each other

"Mad" & "Hel" betray not-so-friendly true feelings

Premiere's headline called this Meryl & Goldie's "Golden Age »

- NATHANIEL R

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The Teeth Grin Proudly for a "Glee" showstopper, Junior Politico James Duke Mason and More!

27 May 2010 1:42 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Don’t be scared. I’ve done this before.

Lady Gaga, “Teeth”

Postcards From the Edge

Happy (belated) first ever Harvey Milk Day everyone! And didn’t it feel a little like gay Christmas this week, when on Tuesday, CNN reported that 8 out of 10 Americans support the repeal of the heinous-as-a-floral-caftan “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy? With the U.S. Congress looking to act soon, seemingly all lights are coming up green in terms of plucking this little thorn from our collective hides.

I suppose we’re done, then! [Dusts hands off] Let’s pack up shop. No more commentary on gay issues or participation necessary.

Sigh… If only it were just about chopping the head off that particular monster. But the problems facing us are far more multifarious than that. It turns out the monster has various heads and a whole mess of typing hands. And some are lurking within our community itself. »

- shanski

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"The Graduate" Director Mike Nichols To Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

17 May 2010 3:13 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Among the many young people finishing school, one man will be receiving his own honors. However, for him, the word "graduate" holds a lot more memories of the past than most scholars.

Mike Nichols, director of such films as "The Graduate," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," and "The Birdcage," among others, will be honored with the 37th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. The film and stage legend will receive his award at a gala celebrating his career June 10 at the famous Stage 15 of the Sony Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.

Heading up the tribute to the filmmaker will be some of his most noteworthy stars: Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Cher and Meryl Streep. Roberts first worked with Nichols in 2004's adult drama "Closer" and recently starred in the director's "Charlie Wilson's War," with Hanks starring as the eponymous politician. Cher initially worked with Nichols in 1983's "Silkwood, »

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"The Graduate" Director Mike Nichols To Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

17 May 2010 3:13 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Among the many young people finishing school, one man will be receiving his own honors. However, for him, the word "graduate" holds a lot more memories of the past than most scholars.

Mike Nichols, director of such films as "The Graduate," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," and "The Birdcage," among others, will be honored with the 37th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. The film and stage legend will receive his award at a gala celebrating his career June 10 at the famous Stage 15 of the Sony Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.

Heading up the tribute to the filmmaker will be some of his most noteworthy stars: Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Cher and Meryl Streep. Roberts first worked with Nichols in 2004's adult drama "Closer" and recently starred in the director's "Charlie Wilson's War," with Hanks starring as the eponymous politician. Cher initially worked with Nichols in 1983's "Silkwood, »

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Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking Encore

16 May 2010 9:21 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

I saw Carrie Fisher's one woman show Wishful Drinking on its closing weekend so I didn't write about it. I didn't want to recommend something that was unable to be seen. However, if you're in the New York/New Jersey area, you have one last chance to see it live. She's filming it for posterity in June.

Here's the info.

No word yet on exactly what it's for. I suspect some sort of pay cable airing. Maybe short theatrical?

The show is very funny whether you're into self-deprecated celebrity wit, Old Hollywood lore or Star Wars trivia. The highlight of the show for me was an absurd celebrity genealogy chart that springs from one of Hollywood's most legendary scandals: the breakup of Carrie's parents Eddie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds ("America's Sweetheart") once La Liz wanted Eddie for herself.

Fisher also picks at Princess Leia like a scab. I'm sure the »

- NATHANIEL R

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The Measure: Hoods, Oliver Spencer, Monoprix, Ladurée, bell bottoms, big shades

19 March 2010 5:10 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Thumbs up for hoods, Oliver Spencer at Topman and Monoprix; thumbs down for bell bottoms, hair buns and big shades

Going up

Hoods The Scottish Widow look is all over Paris

Britain Yes, big up to us – Gaga loves our fish'n'chips and Sjp is moving here for a stint. Jolly good, etc

In The Land Of The Free Cheerful? No. Amazing? Yes.

Monoprix The real Parisian go-to label for the fashion crew

Oliver Spencer for Topman shoes Oh you lucky boys. Desert-style boots and shoes with a hefty rubber red sole. Loving the navy

Going down

Ladurée macaroons Love them, but it's all about Ladurée ice-cream now

Bell bottoms Halston for men is coming, though early news is it's a no to the flares revival

Oversized shades No – 90s circular now, please. See Jean Reno in Léon or Meryl in Postcards From The Edge for ref

Bun maintenance Love Prada's catwalk hair, »

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