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Pink is also her signature colorWe haven't done a Reese episode of Posterized yet?
America's one time sweetheart (we go through them rapidly) is currently courting hearts again, albeit in much thornier and more adult settings. She's uptight and deskbound, if not quite straight-laced, as Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball in Inherent Vice and wandering and raggedy as the grieving Cheryl Strayed on the Pacific Crest Trail in Wild. The latter is expected to bring her Nomination #2 for Best Actress (more on that category tomorrow) and the former reunites her with Joaquin Phoenix, who helped her to Oscar win #1 in Walk the Line.
Since her Oscar win, Reese has been doing her own sort of wandering... away from the A list. Not really -- you can't really rub that off you when you're as charismatic as she! But a wandering away from something. The films weren't grabbing people »
- NATHANIEL R
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
Attempting to recover from a traumatic life event, a young woman sets out on a 1,100 mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Based on her memoirs, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, the film tells the story of Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon) as she sets out on a quest to reclaim her former, more respectable self. “I’m going to walk myself back to the woman my mother thought I was,” she states at some point along the way. The tragic loss of her mother Bobbi (Laura Dern), who escapes an abusive marriage only to succumb to lung cancer at age 45, acts as a catalyst »
- William Fanelli
Between producing Gone Girl and starring in Wild, Reese Witherspoon is enjoying one of the hottest years of her career, but the Oscar winner is the first to admit that her journey has not been without a few detours. "I spent a few years just trying to feel better ... you can't really be creative when you feel like your brain is scrambled eggs," Witherspoon, 38, says in a 60 Minutes interview airing Sunday on CBS. In the mid 2000s, Witherspoon was enjoying incredible success both professionally and personally. She was a mother of two (Ava, now 15, and Deacon, now 11) and married to »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
By Anjelica Oswald
The 2015 Golden Globe nominees were announced Dec. 11, with Alejandro G. Inarritu‘s Birdman leading the pack with seven nominations, including best picture — musical or comedy. Assuming Birdman will walk away with the win, what does that mean for its chances at the Oscars?
Well, since the musical or comedy category was created at the Globes in 1951, 51 of the films have been nominated for best picture at the Oscars and 13 have won.
Since 2001, 18 of the 70 films (26 percent) nominated for musical or comedy have received best picture nominations from the Academy and only two have won. Eight of the past 14 films (57 percent) to win for best musical/comedy at the Globes were also nominated for best picture at the Oscars. In contrast, 54 (77 percent) of the Globe-nominated dramas (including all 14 winners) have been nominated for best picture and 11 have won.
After breaking down the list of 14 Globe-winning musical »
- Anjelica Oswald
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It’s been over 20 years since Reese Witherspoon made her debut as a fresh-faced teen debut in Man in the Moon in 1991. Throughout the years, Reese’s blonde hair has almost been as consistent as her Southern accent, but she’s come a long way since her teen days. Her big break came during her turn as Tracy Flick in Election, looking prim and determined in her curly blonde bob, which of course led to her mega-hit (and very blonde) turn in Legally Blonde. A string of romantic comedies followed before Reese finally dyed her hair a rich chocolate shade for her Oscar-winning turn as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line.
- Lauren Elizabeth Thompson
Just days after the release of the final trailer [which you can watch here], a new poster has arrived online for Inherent Vice, director Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name…
When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused – except this one usually leads to trouble. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, »
- Gary Collinson
Some songs are so iconic that it’s impossible to imagine someone else improving upon them. They’re so personal and specific to that artist, the very idea of another musician trying their hand at it seems laughable. But then every so often that fresh take exceeds expectations and outshines the original by a mile. So much so that people forget that it’s a cover song at all.
But then, that’s the beauty of a truly original cover song, if such a thing exists. For another artist to rewrite someone else’s work and take it to such heights of creativity and/or popularity that it completely overshadows the source material is not only rare, »
- Jacob Trowbridge
Julianne Moore "("Still Alice") has widened her lead in the Best Actress race even further this week. She earned SAG and Globe nominations for her performance as an academic suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's and got another Globe bid for her bravura work in the serio-comic "Maps to the Stars." Now backed by a staggering 22 of our 26 Oscarologists, she has odds of 17 to 10 to win. -Break- Her closest rival is Reese Witherspoon ("Wild") who also picked up two nods this week. She has the support of four of our Experts for her change-of-pace role as a woman in a downward spiral who embarks on a 1000-mile hike in hopes of a fresh start. This one-time Oscar champ ("Walk the Line," 2005) has odds of 10/3 to pick up a bookend. Rounding out the race are three other women who are each SAG/Globe contenders as well. While those nominations solidified the standings of »
“Alright, shoot. Kill.” There’s no question how Joaquin Phoenix feels about interviews and the added stress of awards season buzz, but as the actor strolls into recent La roundtables for “Inherent Vice” without a publicist or handler, and leaves only once he feels the discussion start to fade, it’s clear his evasive reputation concerns the industry and not his craft. It also doesn’t hurt that Phoenix has yet another amazing project behind him, as he reunites with Paul Thomas Anderson after 2012’s “The Master” to tackle Thomas Pynchon’s '70s-set novel “Inherent Vice,” which we called “a hilarious…melancholy and intuitive stoner noir” in our review. Condensing the film’s plot is a dangerous folly, but the “Walk The Line” actor factors in as Doc Sportello, a private investigator suckered by his ex-girlfriend Shasta (Katherine Waterston) into investigating a real estate mogul’s disappearance. His drug-fueled »
- Charlie Schmidlin
Reese Witherspoon joined her Inherent Vice costars on the red carpet at the film's La premiere on Wednesday night. She posed in a pink dress alongside Maya Rudolph, Benicio Del Toro, and Joaquin Phoenix. Reese and Joaquin share the big screen once again in Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, which comes out on Friday, after they starred together in 2005's Walk the Line. That project helped Reese pick up multiple awards including the Golden Globe for best actress, and she might take home the honor once again since it was just announced that she's nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Wild. Joaquin is also up for best actor for Inherent Vice - check out all the Golden Globe nominations here! Joaquin is also making headlines for more confusing antics; this time he revealed that he was engaged during a Monday interview with David Letterman but shared »
Following yesterday’s interactive poster, a new final trailer has arrived online for Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film Inherent Vice, entitled ‘Paranoia’. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too »
- Gary Collinson
Phoenix explained to Stephanopoulos: "I think like my life's so boring, and it seemed like something exciting to talk about, and I wanted the audience to like me.
"They really like people getting married," he continued before joking: "I can get engaged again, if you like?"
The actor had regaled the Late Show audience with an animated anecdote about yoga positions and his female instructor on Monday night, before declaring to Letterman that said instructor was his girlfriend and he "thinks she's the one".
"So I proposed to her and she said yes," he added, »
Ahead of its release next month, Warner Bros. has debuted a new interactive poster for Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film Inherent Vice, which offers up some information on the characters featured in the Thomas Pynchon adaptation…
See Also: First poster and trailer for Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those »
- Gary Collinson
Wild opens this weekend, heralding the triumphant return (and likely second Oscar nomination) of Reese Witherspoon. It’s actually only the highest profile of three performances by the actress this fall. She’s also in The Good Lie, which opened in October, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming Inherent Vice. As if that weren’t enough, she also produced Gone Girl. It’s a fortuitous few months, especially given what many consider a years-long fallow period. We’re only now emerging from the unfortunate wake of How Do You Know, This Means War, and smaller failures like Devil’s Knot. It’s about time. And, as every American knows, a good year for Witherspoon is a good year for us all. So, to celebrate, let’s watch a cartoon! Monsters vs. Aliens opened just over two years after the star won her Oscar for Walk the Line. It was her only feature film in 2009, stuck between 2008’s »
- Daniel Walber
The sleeper indie hit Mud was considered a pivot-point for Matthew McConaughey, who was transitioning away from mimbo roles into darker and more complex territory, like his subsequent Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club. But Mud also featured another actor at a similar career crossroads: Reese Witherspoon. In Wild, Witherspoon teams up with McConaughey's Dallas director Jean-Marc Vallée and writer Nick Hornby to bring Cheryl Strayed's 1,100-mile-hike memoir to the screen. It's a savvy career move by the revitalized actress/producer after several years of mediocre choices (Four Christmases? How Do You Know?) that failed to take advantage of »
- Jeff Labrecque
I absolutely love film criticism because uncovering a passionate connection, a tie between the audience and motion picture, makes critique writing such a therapeutic breeze. Movies are supposed to take us on a journey – or in the case of Wild, a 94-day outdoor adventure – but when you strike an emotional connection with the characters on screen, the journey becomes a part of your being. A movie with soul is such a reflective treat, as it becomes something more than mere entertainment, which is exactly what Jean-Marc Vallée keeps in mind when adapting (the real) Cheryl Strayed’s heartfelt memoir to screen.
Vallée’s film casts Reese Witherspoon as the cinematic version of Cheryl Strayed, a woman whose life spirals erratically out of control in a destructive parade of debauchery after her mother passes away at a young age. Losing her husband, moral compass, and personal well-being, Cheryl decides to embark »
- Matt Donato
Below is a list of the nominees and nominations for the 57th annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main show will be broadcast on CBS 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Est/Pst and present 10-13 awards from major categories. The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony (previously dubbed the Pre-Telecast Ceremony) will take place in the Nokia Centre from 12:30-3:30 Pst and will be live-streamed via Grammy.com. Beyonce and Sam Smith lead overall nominations, with six a piece; each have an Album of the Year nod. Album Of The Year Sam Smith, "In the Lonely Hour" Beyonce, "Beyonce" Beck, "Morning Phase" Ed Sheeran, "x" Pharrell Williams, "Girl" Record Of The Year Iggy Azalea, "Fancy" featuring Charli Xcx Sia, "Chandelier" Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off" Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass" Song of the Year Sia, »
- Katie Hasty
I did my best to make this one a bit tougher than they've been in the past and I think I succeeded. It wasn't until very late that all the right answers started swirling around the comments and one person managed to piece them all together in the end. I honestly don't know how anyone would have ever been able to get #4 unless you were watching the movie at the exact same time you were playing the game, or you have an absolutely perfect photographic memory. I was also a little surprised how long it took for people to get #12. However, overall I think you all did an impressive job working together to get numbers six and 19. That said, here are the answers to this latest graphic. If you want to browse the graphic before seeing the answers don't scroll below the image below or just click here to visit »
- Brad Brevet
Believe it or not, Reese Witherspoon has been a leading lady for nearly 25 years.
After a string of starring roles while still just a teenager, Witherspoon truly broke out in "Pleasantville" (1998) as a 1990s high schooler transported to the '50s. It was her turn as the perky Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde" (2001), though, that proved the actress was here to stay. Since then, her career has only blossomed (Oscar, included), and this holiday season, the actress seeks salvation on a 1000-mile hike in the docudrama "Wild."
From her years spent in Germany to her favorite thing about being a mom, here are 35 things you (probably) don't know about Reese Witherspoon.
2. Her birth name is Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon.
3. Witherspoon's father was an otolaryngologist, while her mother was a professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University. »
- Jonny Black
Reese Witherspoon was so good in the upcoming "Wild" that she's being honored for the movie at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. She will be joining previously announced recipients Richard Linklater ("Boyhood"), Julianne Moore ("Still Alice"), Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything"), Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl"), and J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash"). The gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Here's the rest of the press release:
.Reese Witherspoon delivers one of her finest performances in Wild,. said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. .Witherspoon brilliantly brings to life the true story of Cheryl Strayed, adding yet another iconic performance to her impressive 20-year span of characters including June Carter, Tracy Flick and Elle Woods. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present Reese Witherspoon with the Chairman.s Award..
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