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Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Carol" drama, which is based on a book by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley) an stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler and Sarah Paulson. Check it out below. Plot: Set in 1950s New York, the story focuses on a married woman who risks everything when she embarks on a romance with a younger department store worker. The new movie is directed by Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, I'm Not There) and is set to hit theaters on November 20th. Trailer: »
Like on their short-lived but long-missed Best Friends Forever, on Playing House, creators/stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham offer one of the most realistic portrayals of female friendship ever put on the small screen. It sure helps that they are best friends in real life. With the show's second season premiering tonight on USA, who better to interview the comedy duo than another one of their comedian friends, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. They discuss physical comedy, having babies, and neck-editing. Enjoy, because they sure did.On Putting Family Before Business: Jessica St. Clair: Jld! Thank you so much for doing this. Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Wait, a minute but I didn't get my baby. Jsc: Goddamn it, you can pick her up. Or I'll drop her off. You're in the Palisades? Jld: Yeah, just stick her in a box and put her right outside my door if I'm not there. »
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Michael Ian Black, who starred in Wet Hot American Summer almost 15 years ago, discussed working on the set of the Netflix prequel series (prequel, 15 years later, whatever), and he had quite a few hilariously rude things to say. First and foremost, Michael isn't reprising his role of McKinley to have fun. "A lot of people came to do a comedy, 'let's have fun.' No. If I wanted to have fun I'd go to Six Flags," he told E! News at the Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp premiere last night in New York. "I'm not there to have fun, I'm there to work. I'm there to make people sweat. I'm there to scream. And why? In the service of getting the best possible »
Love Island's final saw Jess Hayes and Max Morley beat off stiff competition from newly-engaged couple Jon Clark and Hannah Elizabeth to emerge victorious last night (July 15).
The delighted couple took home the £50,000 cash prize after coming top of the public vote, and when given the opportunity to either steal the money or share the cash in an evil twist, they both chose to share the prize, bringing a happy close to the series (or as Jon would say, a happy close to the perfect fairytale).
Speaking to Digital Spy, Max revealed his huge surprise at winning.
"We never thought we were going to win, ever. It was a massive shock," Max recalled. "I thought Jon and Hannah all the way. I wanted Luis [Morrison] and Cally [Beech] to win, but I thought Jon and Hannah were going to clinch it."
Did either of them contemplate stealing the prize and choosing money over love? »
★★★★☆When Bob Dylan released his thirtieth studio album in 1997, critics claimed that the ominous atmosphere created by producer Daniel Lanois was palpable, but also almost drowned the singer's vocals. It's interesting then that New York-based director Oren Moverman - who co-wrote Todd Haynes' Dylan pseudo-biopic I'm Not There (2007), as well as helming dramas The Messenger and Rampart - chooses to use the same title for his film concerning a homeless man adrift and voiceless in New York. Time Out of Mind (2014) is the director's third feature and the latest in an ongoing exploration of institutional failure - this time, in supporting those members of society who can't support themselves.
- CineVue UK
The Love Island contestants are tonight (June 30) invited to play a game of 'What happened next?' as footage of the girls' night in and the boys' night out in Magaluf are revealed.
Footage is then played of Hannah Elizabeth flashing her breasts as the girls partied with some butlers-in-the-buff, gifted to them by Calum Best, who took the boys out clubbing.
But Jon Clark is not happy, as he explains: "As a boyfriend, when you see something like that, it's going to piss any man off... I don't mind her getting her tits out when I'm there, not when I'm not there... That geezer looking at them, that's what pissed me off."
The usually loved-up couple argue, with Hannah remaining unapologetic and insisting she did nothing wrong. »
Oren Moverman doesn't suffer fools. And he doesn't kowtow to Hollywood suits. So he has managed by sheer stubbornness to fashion a rather remarkable body of work. His films are lean, organic, and anchored in the real world. They embrace both its ugliness and beauty, from the films he has written ("I'm Not There," co-written with Todd Haynes, "Married Life" with Ira Sachs, and Alison Maclean's "Jesus's Son") to the ones he directed starring Woody Harrelson, military drama "The Messenger," for which he earned an original Screenplay Oscar nomination, and hardboiled Los Angeles police story "Rampart." This year he wrote Bill Pohlad's Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy" and wrote and directed "Time Out of Mind," starring Richard Gere as a homeless New Yorker, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. And he's helping to foster Israeli talent as well. He produced a movie with Joseph. »
- Anne Thompson
Read More: Tiff: Richard Gere Discusses His Career Redefining Performance in 'Time Out of Mind' Thanks to acclaimed screenwriting credits ("I'm Not There," "Love and Mercy") and directorial efforts ("The Messenger," "Rampart"), Oren Moverman is quickly becoming a powerhouse voice on the contemporary indie film circuit. His third feature film, "Time Out of Mind," earned acclaim at its Toronto International Film Festival premiere last September, and distributor IFC Films has finally released a soul-searching first trailer for the homelessness drama. The official synopsis reads: "Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George (Richard Gere) is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe and quiet to gather his thoughts. But the streets are relentless and soon, George finds »
- Zack Sharf
But what did they say before they went into the house tonight? Who are they loving and who are they loathing? You can find out right here by checking out our guide to the tricksy trio:
Original series: Big Brother 8
Favourite housemates this series: "Jade, because she's sparky. She speaks up. And I do like Marc. He just makes me laugh. He's like a cartoon character. That's what you need in a good housemate... I think I'll be friends with Marc and Danny."
Who will he not get on with? "I don't know how the other boys are going to take to me... Jack, Joel."
Make love not war: "I'm not going to cause any rows. It's »
Lenny Bruce: Dustin Hoffman in the 1974 Bob Fosse movie. Lenny Bruce movie review: Polemical stand-up comedian merited less timid biopic (Oscar Movie Series) Bob Fosse's 1974 biopic Lenny has two chief assets: the ever relevant free speech issues it raises and the riveting presence of Valerie Perrine. The film itself, however, is only sporadically thought-provoking or emotionally gripping; in fact, Lenny is a major artistic letdown, considering all the talent involved and the fertile material at hand. After all, much more should have come out of a joint effort between director Fosse, fresh off his Academy Award win for Cabaret; playwright-screenwriter Julian Barry, whose stage version of Lenny earned Cliff Gorman a Tony Award; two-time Best Actor Oscar nominee Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy); and cinematographer Bruce Surtees (Play Misty for Me, Blume in Love). Their larger-than-life subject? Lenny Bruce, the stand-up comedian who became one of the »
- Andre Soares
Big Brother chucked four housemates out last night, and one of the ones to go was Harriet Jackson. The "caff" worker - who was replaced by new housemate Harry Amelia - got on the phone this morning to talk about her shock exit, the newbies, and why we didn't get to see her fun side...
How are you feeling?
"A bit weird. Oh God, I'm a bit nervous still. But to be honest, I'm glad to be out now. To know who's gone in the house, I don't think I'd like them at all. I watched their VTs and they just made complete helmets of themselves."
You were quite emotional last night about leaving – why?
"They were real friends, real motherf**king friends!"
You didn't get any nominations so are you annoyed about how that worked?
"Proper annoyed. I can see why I'm out, because it was four out of six. »
Never ever under any circumstances take another 8 year break from the cinema. The reviews for Carol (2015) read at times like an ecstatic mirage, dehydrated desert critics stumbling upon a Haynes-flavored pool. Its weird ½ an actress prize at Cannes, for the unexpected ½ at that, feels somehow fitting given the prismatic way you like to view identity (Velvet Goldmine, I'm Not There, etc).
I can't tell you the joy I felt this morning waking up to the news that you've added a third project (!!!) to your upcoming slate after so much hibernation. Of the two we already knew about a TV series set in a 1970s commune sounds the most promising; it's an underexplored rich topic in terms of time period and political content -- you're counter culture enough to do it justice. The other project, the Untitled Peggy Lee Biopic is a swell idea, too. You're the one filmmaker »
- NATHANIEL R
Read More: The 2015 Indiewire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of Festival Todd Haynes made a triumphant return to the big screen over the weekend at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where "Carol," his first feature film since 2007's "I'm Not There," premiered to rave responses in the competition. The film's stars, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, received immediate awards buzz for their powerful performances. In the '50s-set love story, based on Patricia Highsmith's novel "The Price of Salt," Blanchett plays Carol, a wealthy housewife stuck in a loveless marriage. While out Christmas shopping, Carol locks eyes with Therese (Mara), a timid department store clerk, and it's love at first sight. What unfolds is, as Indiewire' Eric Kohn put it in his glowing review, "a mannered, classical romance." I sat down with Haynes, Blanchett and Mara to discuss the overwhelmingly positive reception to the film and the. »
- Nigel M Smith
Cate Blanchett has spoken of being in "many" past relationships with women.
Set in the 1950s, Carol focuses on a love affair between a young department store clerk (Mara) and an older woman trapped in an unhappy marriage (Blanchett).
It caused a huge scandal upon release due to its lesbian love story and subsequent happy ending - unprecedented for its time in gay fiction.
Speaking about gender inequality both in front of and behind the camera, Blanchett told Variety: "We have to push forward.
"What industry has parity pay for women? None. Why would we expect this industry to be any different?"
Discussing her previous concern that the female-driven Carol might not make it to cinemas due to the dominance of male-driven stories on the silver screen, »
This year's Cannes Film Festival kicks off tonight, with big blockbusters and art house offerings sitting side-by-side. Digital Spy runs down the 11 most exciting films that will be screening in the south of France over the next two weeks.
George Miller's eagerly-awaited return to the world of Mad Max is already drawing rave reviews thanks to its explosive action sequences and intense turns from Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. For us mere mortals outside of Cannes, there won't be long to wait to see it - Fury Road hits cinemas on Friday!
On paper Woody Allen and Joaquin Phoenix may not seem like a natural fit, but with the latter playing a "tormented philosophy professor" who romances Emma Stone, this has us very intrigued. Allen's last film was the brilliant Blue Jasmine, suggesting that he's rediscovered his mojo. »
Natalie Portman and husband-to-be Benjamin Millepied on the Red Carpet Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied at the Oscars Best Actress winner Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied (at the time, Portman's husband-to-be)* arrive at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Portman took home the Oscar for her performance as a mentally unstable ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's psychological drama Black Swan. An international box office hit, Black Swan was also a Best Picture nominee, ultimately losing the Oscar to Tom Hooper's The King's Speech. Besides Natalie Portman and dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied, also in the Black Swan cast are Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Barbara Hershey, and Vincent Cassel. Portman's fellow Best Actress contenders were: Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right. Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine. Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole. Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone. Natalie Portman had been previously nominated in »
- D. Zhea
Cate Blanchett and Michelle Williams at the Oscars, with a purple-garbed Scarlett Johansson in the background Cate Blanchett and Michelle Williams at the 83rd Academy Awards A bit of newfangled Old Hollywood glamour as five-time Oscar nominee Cate Blanchett, who presented the 2011 Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Make-Up, and two-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams are seen chatting backstage during the live broadcast of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Cate Blanchett Oscar nominations Cate Blanchett took home the 2004 Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her work in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, in which she plays Katharine Hepburn opposite Leonardo DiCaprio's Howard Hughes. Blanchett's other Oscar nominations were the following: Best Actress for Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth (1998). Best Supporting Actress for Richard Eyre's Notes on a Scandal (2006). Best Actress for Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). Best »
- D. Zhea
The E4 hit launched its ninth series on Monday (April 13) but some fans complained about the absence of Watson and feared she had quit the show - especially after cast member Mark-Francis Vandelli appeared to suggest that she had in the press.
However, Watson has now told Ok! that she will be back, saying: "I went away for the first part of filming so I'm not in the first few episodes, but I am in this series, I have been filming, so you'll have to kind of wait for that.
"I was kind of hoping that people would miss me, I was kind of hoping that people would notice that I'm not there. I was overwhelmed by the amount of people that said that, so I felt really loved. But it was a good episode. »
The Cannes Film Festival announced their official lineup today with all the pomp and circumstance fitting the French fest. Our own Ben Croll was there and will have a full report along with many more details on the films picked. For now we've got a quick rundown on the films in the main competition, Un Certain Regard, and those official films playing out of competition. Notable names in the competition (who are we kidding, if you're in competition you are a notable name) include Jacques Audiard's (A Prophet) Dheepan, Todd Haynes's (I'm Not There) Carol, Hou Hsiao Sien's (Millenium Mambo) The Assassin, Denis Villeneuve's (The Prisoner) Sicaro, Gus Van Sant's (Elephant) The Sea of Trees, Joachim Trier's (Reprise) Louder than Bombs, Kore-eda Hirokazu's (After Life)...
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The 14th student-run Ivy Film Festival (April 6-12) is giving a major tribute to alumnus Haynes. And we'll get our first-ever look at the drama "Carol" via a first-ever clip. Haynes' adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's landmark lesbian novella "The Price of Salt" is likely to debut at Cannes 2015. The indie pioneer's first film since 2007's experimental Bob Dylan biopic "I'm Not There," "Carol" stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women in a relationship in 1950s New York. "I very much look forward to being able to take part in this year's Ivy Film Festival, largely because it's a student run event and it was students who reached out to me directly," said Todd Haynes, who studied semiotics at Ivy's home base, Brown University. "I decided to screen both material from 'Carol,' which has hasn't been seen anywhere so far, [and] my earliest works that I felt might be interesting to students. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
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