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Beauty vs Beast: Daughter Dearest

Howdy, folks - Jason from Mnpp here with this week's edition of "Beauty vs Beast" is which we'll be celebrating the 61st birthday of the great Debra Winger. I assume most of you, being right and proper actressexuals, have seen the terrific documentary bearing her name Searching For Debra Winger, but if not, get on that. I haven't seen it since it came out in 2002 and part of me wonders if it's maybe, hopefully, begun to feel a bit dated? That film feeling dated can only be a good thing because it means roles for actresses are getting better. If nothing else, Winger herself has been working somewhat steadily over the past few years with recent roles on In Treatment and the Netflix series The Ranch.

All that said, we're really here today for Classic Winger...

Previously Two weeks back we celebrated the sexy time that is A Bigger Splash
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Mila Kunis unsure about career future: 'It's hard for women'

Mila Kunis unsure about career future: 'It's hard for women'
Mila Kunis has admitted that she doesn't think she will be able to act for the rest of her life.

Speaking to James Franco in a Playboy interview, the Oz the Great and Powerful star admitted that she thinks it gets "weird" for actresses as they get older.

"There's a documentary you should see called Searching for Debra Winger, about how this industry affects women in their 30s," she said. "Realistically speaking, it's hard.

"I think you have to choose. Do you want to have a life, or do you want to have a career? Sometimes you can find a happy medium, but in this industry it's rare... You have to choose: privacy or career."

She continued: "It's not necessarily particular to women, but in this documentary it is. I also think in this industry, age is particular to women versus men. Why? Because that's just how it is."

Kunis
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Women Who Lie To Themselves™ Box Set

Geraldine Page in "Interiors"Years ago I took a weekend writing retreat to visit my great friend Nick (who you know and love as the man behind Nick's Flick Picks) and while discussing Julianne Moore in Safe and that weirdly specific mini Jodie Foster genre of Women Trapped in Small Spaces (planes, panic rooms... closets) we agreed that our mutual favorite kind of movie was not Dramas, Comedies, Musicals, or Horror but the rarely discussed Women Who Lie To Themselves™ subgenre -- we had to name it but it is so a genre!

You've seen multiple movies from this collection even if you didn't know it existed. In these awesome films, the female protagonist spends more time conversing with her own self delusion than with any actual co-star. The musical anthem of this celluloid sisterhood is Sally Bowles "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret (1972) and the patron saint is surely Eve
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Why Actress Should Sue IMDb Over Publishing Her Real Age

A recent controversy has hit the mainstream media over a female actor’s lawsuit against the entertainment industry website imdb.com. For those who aren’t familiar with the site, IMDb (Internet Movie Data Base) is an electronic resume and resource for anyone who has ever worked on a movie/tv show/dog food commercial, ever. It’s not always accurate, but it’s the go-to site for people to look up credits, find the latest movie trailers, and find out who’s doing what and where, without the gossipy, irritating tone adopted by other entertainment sites. It’s mainly for industry insiders.

The actor in question’s age was listed and was considered by the actor to be a violation of her privacy – mainly because she didn’t want to be seen as “over the hill”. She has sued the IMDb for $1 million in loses. For the full story,
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Exclusive Interview: Rosanna Arquette Chats Pulp Fiction and More

It would be easy to say it's all in the genes for Rosanna Arquette.

As the eldest child of a pair of actor/directors as well as the eldest sibling of a now firmly-established Hollywood family, it only seems natural that she would have grown up to be an accomplished actor and director in her own right.

But the road to the present has been about much more than genetics for the accomplished actress. The impact she's made on countless films, including Crash, The Whole Nine Yards, as well as with the role of Jodi, the wife of drug-dealer Lance in Quentin Tarantino's modern classic Pulp Fiction (which debuts on Blu-ray this Tuesday) is only part of the whole that has been her life and career.

In more recent years, she's made her mark as a documentarian with the 2002's Searching for Debra Winger, a documentary about what it
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Scott Nemes Tapped As Development Executive For Cinemax

  • Deadline TV
With HBO sibling Cinemax rapidly ramping up its original primetime series development and production, the channel is now getting a dedicated programming executive. Former Film Department exec Scott Nemes will shepherd the development and production of original series for Cinemax, reporting to HBO Miniseries president Kary Antholis, who has been overseeing Cinemax's original programming efforts. Nemes, a former child actor, was most recently Svp production and development at film financing/production company The Film Department, which folded in May. He previously worked at at Immortal Entertainment, where he co-produced My Baby’s Daddy for Miramax and developed the films Kiss of the Dragon for Fox, Life Without Dick for Columbia and Searching for Debra Winger for Showtime. Cinemax's first primetime original series, Strike Back, launched on Friday to solid ratings. The channel, primarily known for its latenight erotic programming, has 2 more series in the pipeline, The Sector and The Transporter,
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Susan Sarandon, David Arquette and Adam Brody in Talks for Hemlock Drive

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Drama time! And this time we’re here to share the latest news about the upcoming Rosanna Arquette’s (The Pulp Fiction star) project that will be titled Hemlock Drive.

Apparently, some interesting names are being rumored for the roles in the whole thing, and they are Susan Sarandon, Rosanna’s brother David Arquette and Adam Brody. Not bad at all for a directorial debut.

At this moment not much is known about the movie, but we learned that the script comes from Jennifer Carta and Mandy Steckelberg, and that it will center on an eccentric mother in Connecticut who learns she is dying and brings her three adult children back home for a weekend.

As you already guess, Sarandon is in talks to play the mother, Brody is negotiations for the part of Sarandon’s son, while David Arquette is eyeing the role of a man who owns a nearby bar,
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Arquette, Sarandon and Brody like to 'Drive'

Susan Sarandon, David Arquette and Adam Brody are in talks to star in Rosanna Arquette's feature directorial debut "Hemlock Drive."According to Variety, Kristin Holt is producing with Tracey Adam, Sascha Hecks and HDFilms' Jace Hall executive producing.The script, by Jennifer Carta and Mandy Steckelberg, focuses on a dying mother who gets her three children to set up a living funeral for her so that she can reunite her family before she dies.Production is set to begin this September in Louisiana.Rosanna Arquette has directed the documentaries "All We Are Saying" and "Searching for Debra Winger."Sarandon is currently shooting the financial thriller "Arbitrage" with Richard Gere.David Arquette and Adam Brody can be currently seen in "Scream 4."
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Early Edition: Susan Sarandon on Road to 'Hemlock Drive'; Robert Zemeckis Takes 'Flight'

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Rosanna Arquette's feature directorial debut 'Hemlock Drive,' about a dying mother who enlists her three grown children to throw her a living funeral in an attempt to unite her family, is picking up steam. According to Variety, Susan Sarandon and 'Scream 4' stars David Arquette and Adam Brody are in negotiations to star in the film, which is scheduled to begin shooting in September in Louisiana. Rosanna Arquette's prior outings behind the camera were the documentaries 'Searching for Debra Winger' and 'All We Are Saying.'

Robert Zemeckis has had a decade-long hiatus from live-action films (his last was 2000's 'Cast Away'), concentrating on performance-capture and animated movies such as 'The Polar Express,' 'A Christmas Carol' and the recent dud 'Mars Needs Moms.' Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the director is in negotiations to helm 'Flight,
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Susan Sarandon, David Arquette and Adam Brody in Talks for Rosanna Arquette’s Hemlock Drive

  • Collider.com
A trio of actors are now in negotiations to star in Rosanna Arquette’s next directorial effort. Susan Sarandon, David Arquette and Adam Brody are in talks to star in the dramedy Hemlock Drive. The Wrap reports that the film centers on an eccentric mother in Connecticut who learns she is dying and brings her three adult children back home for a weekend. Sarandon is in talks to play the mother, while David Arquette is eyeing the role of a man who owns a nearby bar. Brody is negotiations for the part of Sarandon’s son. The script was written by Jennifer Carta and Mandy Steckelberg, and marks the narrative feature directorial debut of Rosanna Arquette, as she previously helmed the documentaries Searching for Debra Winger and All We Are Saying. Given the Terms of Endearment-esque nature of Hemlock Drive’s plot, it’s easy to see Arquette’s attraction to the project.
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Arquette, Brody and Sarandon in Talks for Hemlock Drive

Rosanna Arquette is making her return to the director's chair, with her first feature, Hemlock Drive . Arquette was previously behind the camera on two successful documentaries, Searching for Debra Winger and All We Are Saying . Hemlock Drive , written by Jennifer Carta and Mandy Steckelberg, is about a dying Mother who, in a desperate attempt to unite and bond her family, enlists her three grown children to throw her a living funeral. Jace Hall's production company Hdfilms (ABC series "V," "The Morning After" on Hulu) is working with UK-based, Lex Filmed Entertainment. Kristin Holt is producing, Tracey Adam, Sascha Hecks and Jace Hall are Executive Producers. The film will begin principal photography this September in Louisiana. Producers are in...
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The Best Debra Winger/'In Treatment' Post You'll Read Today (video)

  • The Wrap
The Best Debra Winger/'In Treatment' Post You'll Read Today (video)
By Josef Adalian  

TV's "Wonder Girl," a k a Debra Winger, is returning to the small screen via a regular role on the new season of HBO's "In Treatment."

The network Tuesday confirmed what Deadline's Mike Fleming broke last month, namely that Winger will play one of Gabriel Byrne's patients on the show. It continues a mini-comeback of sorts for Winger, who was a big deal in the early to mid-1980s ("Urban Cowboy," "Officer and a Gentleman"), but then sort of took a break from the whole showbiz-stardom-y thing (see 2002's doc, "Searching for Debra Winger&quot...
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Forum looks into 'Mirror'

Forum looks into 'Mirror'
LONDON -- Women in Film and Television have teamed up with British entertainment artists union Equity and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to host a forum looking at the onscreen portrayal of older women, it was announced Tuesday. Entitled Mirror Mirror on the Wall, the evening will see the first U.K. public screening of Rosanna Arquette's feature length documentary Searching for Debra Winger on Sept. 29.

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