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Put a street-style spin on work fashion Pop culture: costume ideas for couples Recipe cards and boxes to log your best dishes City girl Suri Cruise gets a cell phone as mom Katie rides the subway Fresh ways to wear a slicked-back ponytail Authors of The Nanny Diaries answer our readers' breakup questions Easy costumes for Halloween-loving moms Dresses that'll make you want to lace up for Fall Modern ways to store firewood Video: Demi Lovato "would love" to collaborate with Britney Chocolate, peanut-buttery smoothies that will satisfy candy cravings CelebStyle: Celebrities go tough in camouflage - shop the hot trend See SNL pick apart the iPhone5 Getting scaredy-cats (and dogs) costume-ready Give yourself a Mojito-inspired manicure »
- Meghan Rooney
Pop culture: costume ideas for couples Put a street-style spin on work fashion Recipe cards and boxes to log your best dishes City girl Suri Cruise gets a cell phone as mom Katie rides the subway Fresh ways to wear a slicked-back ponytail Authors of The Nanny Diaries answer our readers' breakup questions Easy costumes for Halloween-loving moms Dresses that'll make you want to lace up for Fall Modern ways to store firewood Video: Demi Lovato "would love" to collaborate with Britney Chocolate, peanut-buttery smoothies that will satisfy candy cravings CelebStyle: Celebrities go tough in camouflage - shop the hot trend See SNL pick apart the iPhone5 Getting scaredy-cats (and dogs) costume-ready Give yourself a Mojito-inspired manicure »
- Meghan Rooney
Apparently you can go home again, even if – to get there – you have to fake a suicide, be discovered by your phony Manhattan socialite friend, hospitalized and eventually released into the care of your demented, superficial and out-of-touch mother. At least, that’s what happens in Imogene, a black-ish comedy from screenwriter Michelle Morgan (Middle of Nowhere) that’s fashioned to fit Kristen Wiig’s bitingly sarcastic and self-deprecating comedic delivery by codirectors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the team behind American Splendor and The Nanny Diaries. Wiig’s Imogene is properly defined as defiant and more-than-a-little delusional in the film’s opening scene, where we see the snarky middle schooler...
- Sean O'Connell
Imogene begins with a childhood flashback of a young girl, which is then followed by an extended point-of-view shot of the same woman many years later. While these are two distinctly different forms of cinematic storytelling, they each try to establish that this will be a film that explores womanhood and its challenges and inherent humor. The woman at the center of this is, of course, to be portrayed by Kristen Wiig.
What brought Ms. Wiig to fame was without a doubt her seven-season tenure on Saturday Night Live. She became the star of the show because of her range of characters, from the easily excitable Midwestern Target Lady to the devilish middle-school student Gilly. While each of these personas were distinct, they showed that Wiig was somewhat of an “auteur” actress. Her vocal and facial ticks; often inward speaking and subtle-to-the-point-of-exaggeration movements with her mouth were definitely “of a piece. »
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Ryan Seacrest Prods. continues to staff up as part of its expansion under the rich new production deal with NBCUniversal. The company has hired veteran producer Nina Wass to steer its scripted efforts. Wass will serve as Evp, Scripted Programming, reporting to Rsp CEO Adam Sher. Branching out into scripted has been a major priority for Seacrest, whose company established itself as a reality powerhouse off the success of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians franchise. Wass spent eight years at Touchstone TV/ABC Studios where she was partnered with Gene Stein. She currently projects in development at Lifetime, TVland, and Showtime. On the executive side, she did a stint as Svp of Creative Affairs for The Oprah Winfrey Network. Wass joins veteran digital entertainment executive Sibyl Goldman who was recently tapped as Evp of New Media for Ryan Seacrest Prods. Last year Rsp sold a small-screen adaptation of The Nanny Diaries »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Nicole Holofcener ("Walking and Talking," "Friends With Money," and most recently "Please Give") and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor," "The Nanny Diaries," "The Extra Man") might make very different kinds of films, but they have at least one thing in common -- they both hate being in front of the camera. "If I wanted to be in front of the camera ..." Springer Berman started as Holofcener finished her thought for her, "you'd be Lena Dunham." "I didn't even want to take photos at my wedding," Springer Berman confessed. "I hate being photographed."
"I'm happy to take a million ugly pictures with my family and doing silly poses, but I'm never happy with staged, posed photographs, which feel fake," Holofcener. "Although my toes were in 'Please Give.' You don't even have to look hard to find them -- it's a close-up."
Sitting down with The Playlist before a panel about »
- Jen Vineyard
In a new interview with Prestige Hong Kong, Chris Evans is quoted as saying, "I've made about 20 movies and I'm probably proud of three." He went on to say that he hates doing press tours because there's nothing worse than putting on a brave face to promote "piece[s] of shit."
Video - Chris Breaks His Shirtless Ban
So which of his movies is Chris a fan of? My guesses:
1. Captain America / The Avengers
His initial entry into the superhero franchise was an intelligent, adult adventure with a lot of potential ... which was perfectly capitalized on in Joss Whedon's now-blockbuster convergence of characters. If Chris isn't pleased to be part of this all-star assemblage, I'd be shocked.
Related - Chris Evans: I'm Ashamed of Gay Marriage Situation
Although his part as Lucas Lee (one of Ramona's evil exes) isn't that big, he makes quite an impact in the woefully underrated must-see »
One of the best things about The Avengers is that we get to see a handful of our favorite movie stars all in one place. With A-day swiftly approaching, we thought we'd brush up on some of the superheroes' filmography. See if you can match each picture to the movie starring an Avenger! Question 1 of 5Name that Scarlett Johansson movie: The Nanny Diaries Match Point Lost in Translation Ghost World »
- Maggie Pehanick
“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.
This month may be one of the least creative in terms of movie posters ever. Between the laziness, litany of character sheets, and over-used technique, I think I only actually like two entries out of the bunch.
The small number of releases doesn’t help matters as far as diversifying—especially with so few independents to temper the summer season’s blockbuster onslaught—but you still hope to catch a couple gems from the big studios. May will be a moneymaker either way, so perhaps no one wanted »
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It’s a star-studded list that includes some interesting, and surprising, names, which is just what you’d expect from the Tribeca Film Festival. The juries have been announced, and you could hardly got a more varied mix.
Juries Announced For 2012 Tribeca Film Festival And Tribeca Film Institute Programs
Academy Award-Winning Producer/Director Irwin Winkler To Serve as Jury President
Patricia Clarkson, Hugh Dancy, Rosario Dawson, Dakota Fanning, Whoopi Goldberg, Susannah Grant, Kellan Lutz, Michael Moore, Mike Newell, Brett Ratner, Susan Sarandon, Olivia Wilde, and Shailene Woodley are among the Jurors
The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by founding partner American Express, today announced its jurors – a diverse group of 39 individuals, including award-winning filmmakers, writers and producers, acclaimed actors, respected critics and global business leaders. Irwin Winkler has been named President of the Jury. The Jury will be divided among the six competitive Festival categories and will announce the winning films, »
- Marc Eastman
HollywoodNews.com: After a recent plea to the MPAA by Bully teen Alex Libby and The Weinstein Company (TWC) Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein failed – by one vote – to get the film its deserved PG-13 rating, TWC is choosing to move forward with releasing the film unrated by the MPAA on March 30.
Furthering proof that the R rating for some language is inappropriate for a film that’s meant to educate and help parents, teachers, school officials and children with what’s become an epidemic in schools around the country, the fight against the rating continues on. The outpour of support by politicians, schools, parents, celebrities and activists for the film’s mission to be seen by those it was made for – children – has been overwhelming. Nearly half a million people have signed Michigan high school student and former bullying victim Katy Butler’s petition on Change.org to urge the MPAA to lower the rating. »
- Josh Abraham
The Weinstein Company announced today that Academy Award®-winning actresses Julia Roberts (Eat Pray Love) and Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) are attached to August: Osage County, based on the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning play by Tracy Letts, and directed by John Wells (“Shameless”, The Company Men). The announcement was made by TWC Co-Chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein.
“I’m delighted and feel very privileged to have the opportunity to direct Meryl and Julia in this magnificent piece written by Tracy Letts,” said Wells. “Meryl’s extraordinary body of work made her the only conceivable choice to play Violet. Coupled »
- Michelle McCue
Dimension Films have announced the hiring of screenwriter Matt Lieberman to pen a remake of the 1986 cult favorite Short Circuit. An Honors film grad from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Lieberman wrote a draft of the Doctor Dolittle sequel Doctor Dolittle: First Dog, and another couple projects that have never gone into production, including Disney's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. He's a graduate of the Disney screenwriting program, and has uncredited worked on a bunch of the Disney live-action film projects from the past few years. Despite my jab headline, Lieberman seems like an up-and-comer. He is set to work closely with director Tim Hill (Hop, Alvin and the Chipmunks). The press release says that "details of the new take are currently being kept under wraps" but its pretty obvious that they are aiming for something much tamer than the original film. It is very clear »
- Peter Sciretta
HollywoodNews.com: The Weinstein Company announced today that they will feature a live Q&A session with director Michel Hazanavicius, and star Bérénice Bejo live online, beginning at approximately 1:30Pm Pt/4:30Pm Et. The event will feature the director and actress, just days after the film was named Best Picture by the Producers Guild of America and the Golden Globes.
The Q&A will be streamed online at www.theartistmovie.net and www.facebook.com/theartist.twc allowing film fans across the world to submit questions and participate in a discussion with the cast and crew on the making of the film. The Weinstein Company hosted a similar event with the ensemble cast of The Artist earlier this month as well as last year with the film, The King’S Speech and had over 20,000 questions submitted in a 30 minute period during the Q&A. The Artist has been »
- Josh Abraham
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