7 items from 2014
This week it finally happened, Lovefilm is no more, it has now been completely consumed by its Amazon overlords and is now known as Amazon Prime and something that operates totally through your Amazon account should you have one.
At first this was a baffling experience, there was rumours of a lot more new content being added and when you logged into the Ios app for Lovefilm/Amazon post switchover, suddenly you were faced with A Lot of new content, things like Aliens, Congo, Cujo, Invaders from Mars and lots of HBO shows including Eastbound and Down, Enlightened and the Sopranos as well as Community in the ‘Recently Added’ section.
Of course this was too good to be true and you could add these to your watchlist but then not actually watch them. So when things calmed down and you logged back in, these titles it turned out were part »
- Chris Holt
The “Netflix Scroll” is an all-too-familiar activity, as the sheer volume of titles available on Netflix Streaming can make it quite overwhelming to settle on what to watch. Luckily, we’ve go three new titles to highlight that might whittle down your choices a bit in the near future. Writer/director Sofia Coppola’s 2010 film Somewhere is currently available to stream, as is the 1992 Harvey Keitel crime drama Bad Lieutenant and a current Best Documentary Feature Oscar nominee Cutie and the Boxer. Somewhere was a tad underrated when it opened a few years ago following Coppola’s disappointing Lost in Translation follow-up Marie Antoinette, but the pic is a fascinating portrait of Hollywood life as seen through the eyes of a famous actor (Stephen Dorff) and his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning). Hit the jump to watch a video highlighting all three films, which are currently available to stream on Netflix. »
- Adam Chitwood
What makes a brilliant script? Is it quotable lines? Is it nuanced dialogue? Or is it just the ability to move the story along and not get in the way? When looking back through the history of screenwriting, there are plenty of iconic films based on previous work; the Writer’s Guild of America voted Casablanca the greatest screenplay of all time, but it’s adapted. So, what is the most important piece of film writing ever written directly for the screen? This list will shift from American to international, conventional to unconventional. Most importantly, these are the scripts that demonstrate how “screenwriting from scratch” is done.
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50. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Written by Alain Robbe-Grillet
Empty salons. Corridors. Salons. Doors. Doors. Salons. Empty chairs, deep armchairs, thick carpets. Heavy hangings. Stairs, steps. Steps, one after the other. Glass objects, objects still intact, empty glasses. A glass that falls, »
- Joshua Gaul
We've had a complete history of nudes in art and the 10 sexiest artworks ever. Plus Clooney's on a Monuments Men-fuelled news frenzy – all in your favourite weekly art dispatch
Exhibition of the week
Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance
The art of the German Renaissance is full of witches, werewolves and supermodels. Lucas Cranach the Elder painted nudes with a lanky, bony beauty – the Renaissance's answer to heroin chic. He makes Venus look truly sinful. Cranach was Martin Luther's best man, and responsible for burning several supposed witches – so his infatuation with dangerous desire has a dark side. He and his contemporaries mix medieval folklore with the new classical ideas coming out of Italy to create bizarrely compelling masterpieces. This ought to be fascinating.
• National Gallery, London WC2N, from 19 February until 11 May.
Other exhibitions this week
German art exploded back into life during the cold war – and as this exhibition shows, »
- Jonathan Jones
Making a splash with his first role as the lead in Rushmore, actor Jason Schwartzman has garnered a number of fans over the years with lead and supporting performances in features such as I Heart Huckabees, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, along with numerous subsequent collaborations with Wes Anderson. With a number of recent supporting turns, fans of the actor were interested to learn that his next project puts him back in the lead role. Titled Listen Up Philip, the film is written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, and joining Schwartzman onscreen are Krysten Ritter, Elisabeth Moss, Jess Weixler, and Jonathan Pryce. The first trailer for the film, which will be screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, has now been released, and can be seen below.
(Source: Thompson on Hollywood)
- Deepayan Sengupta
Some of today’s biggest stars have given us incredible performances as kids and teens, many of which should not be forgotten so we've decided to remind you! Though they’ve moved on, grown up, and maybe even have had kids of their own, their childhood performances hold a special place in our hearts. The warm, fuzzy feeling of nostalgia is about to hit you, because these classic childhood performances from years ago will always be remembered. 1. Neil Patrick Harris, “Doogie Howser, M.D.”I cannot stress just how important it is that we never forget that Neil Patrick Harris was Doogie Howser, and will always be Doogie Howser in our hearts. Harris, whose career has brought him to Broadway, got him nominated for four Golden Globes, and showed him many starring roles, was Doogie before it all. He played the teenage genius beginning when he was 16 years old. The show lasted four seasons, »
Though Kirsten Dunst, 31, has laid relatively low since her Spiderman-Man days, she's set to be a whole lot more visible this year at least in the fashion world -- she's just been named L'Oreal Professionnel's very first spokesperson!
Well-known for her quirky style, Dunst will be showing off her blond tresses this time around, fronting the launches of Wild Stylers from Tecni.Art, Beach Waves and Absolut Repair Lipidium this year.
Pics: Who Wore What
In her first ad, Dunst goes for a rocker chic look, styling her ombre locks in voluminous blond waves and sporting heavy black eyeliner.
"I feel very close to L'Oréal Professionnel," Dunst said in a statement. "The brand is strongly connected to fashion, and I admire its commitment to innovation, constantly creating new professional services and products to achieve the most on-trend styles."
And clearly, the popular beauty brand is just as enamored with her.
"She has a strong »
7 items from 2014
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