4 items from 2012
Nafissa Jeetoo gets ready for the apocalypse by looking at ways the world might end according to the movies...
December 21st 2012, the last day on the Mayan calendar. It seems the apocalypse is now. But what is an apocalypse meant to be? We live our lives in fear of death, danger and doomsday, but when D-day has allegedly arrived what are we actually meant to expect? I haven’t seen anybody from the Mayan civilisation recently, or ever, so why are we waiting for something many of us do not understand? Surely if the end of a calendar means it is the end of the world, then why have we survived so many New Year’s Eves?
As I hold my breath, ponder these unanswered questions, and look out for spaceships, giant creatures and cyborgs, it has come to my attention that I cannot provide a short list of ultimate ‘End of the World’ movies. »
Yesterday I put up the interview with Hyunky Dory director Marc Evans and today we have one of the stars of the movie, Minnie Driver. You’ll know her from Hard Rain, Grosse Point Blank, Sleepers and Good Will Hunting. She’s absolutely lovely in person as you’ll see from my interview with her below. In the movie, Minnie plays Vivienne, a drama teacher at a high school in Swansea who sets about putting on a rock ‘n’ roll version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, during the hottest UK summer on record in 1976.
In the interview we find out what it was that brought her to the movie, what it was like filming in freezing conditions while pretending to be really warm and how she went about learning the Welsh accent that she pulls of brilliantly in the movie.
Hunky Dory is out tomorrow, 2d March. Go and see »
- David Sztypuljak
There are few actors more honest. She was in the same league as Kate Winslet and Catherine Zeta-Jones, but fell from grace. Here, she talks about Hollywood life – the gossip, the indignities – and how, at 42, she just doesn't give a damn
In a hotel room in West Hollywood, Minnie Driver is looking at our photographer in disbelief. "You're not being serious," she says, hitching up a silk trouser leg and smacking a spangly high-heeled foot on to the table. The camera clicks a yes. "Honestly?" Click. "I can't believe you've got me doing this." But she throws her head back anyway, lets out a deep, throaty laugh and attempts a between-the- legs shot with a pool cue.
Ten minutes later she's shimmying over to the dressing room to change into jeans, a smock top and biker boots and then she leads me out the door and down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, »
- Megan Conner
Spoiler Alert! This week’s episode of Justified, “Harlan Roulette,” featured the welcome return of Wade Messer (James LeGros), a lot of gunplay courtesy of Dixie Mafia member Glen Fogle (Pruitt Taylor Vince), and a memorable first meeting between Raylan and Quarles. As we’ll be doing each week throughout the season, we asked exec producer Graham Yost to take us inside the writers room.
Entertainment Weekly: The story Raylan told Wade about why he won’t go into someone’s house uninvited — that goes back to the pilot, when he met Dewey Crowe at Ava’s.
Graham Yost: »
- Mandi Bierly
4 items from 2012
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