7 items from 2015
Did you know that Kristen Stewart made history a week ago? The 24-year-old actress became the first American woman to win a prestigious Cesar Award, France's own version of the Academy Award. She also won it for an English-speaking role. Think about that for a second. This honor hasn't been bestowed upon Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Sigourney Weaver, Natalie Portman, Glenn Close, Susan Sarandon or any other globally acclaimed American actress over the past 30 years. No, it was Kristen Stewart who broke the French's reticence to reward anyone but their own. Stewart, an actress who continues to (mostly) put studio work behind her following a string of acclaimed performance in indie films over the past year. That career path continues with her next endeavor, the "Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project," In case the name is unfamiliar to you, Reichardt is an acclaimed director whose movies include festival favorites "Night Moves," "Meek's Cutoff" and "Wendy and Lucy. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Keeping Up With the Joneses follows a couple (Fisher and Galifianakis) who live in an idyllic suburban neighborhood who discover that their new, seemingly perfect neighbours are undercover agents.
Hamm will be playing one of the spies.
You, Me and Dupree screenwriter Mike LeSieur has penned the script.
Gadot will feature as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She is also starring in a Wonder Woman spinoff - which will be filmed in the autumn this year - and ensemble film Justice League Part One.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released on March 26, 2016. »
Stewart is best known for playing protagonist 'Bella Swan' in "The Twilight Saga" romance fantasy film series. She is also noted for her work in independent films including "Panic Room" (2002), "Speak" (2004), "Zathura" (2005), "Into The Wild" (2007), "Adventureland" (2009), "The Runaways" (2010), "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012), "On the Road" (2012), "Camp X-Ray" (2014), "Clouds of Sils Maria" (2014), "Still Alice" (2015) and "Equals (2015).
Stewart, also noted as 'the face' of the "Chanel" and "Balenciaga" fashion brands was the highest paid actress in 2012, with total earnings of $34.5 million.
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- Michael Stevens
Though you may not know him by name, Martin Starr has been around for a little while. The young actor has been around for awhile, making his breakthrough in "Freaks and Geeks" and landing pivotal supporting roles in Knocked Up, Superbad, Adventureland and more recent TV shows like "Party Down" and "Silicon Valley." But now Starr is ready to take the lead role in Amira & Sam, in which he plays an Army veteran trying to get used to civilian life in New York City. But it's not just another Ptsd drama as he strikes up a friendship with a soldier friend's niece (Dina Shihabi) and tries to keep her safe from immigration trouble. Here's the first trailer for Sean Mullin's Amira & Sam from Drafthouse Films: Amira & Sam is written and directed by Sean Mullin, making his feature debut. Sam (Martin Starr), an army veteran adapting back to civilian life after a lengthy tour overseas. »
- Ethan Anderton
A playwright, screenwriter, poet and essayist, he was an adjunct professor of Screenwriting at Columbia University's School of the Arts and Barnard College, as well as Nyu's Tisch School of the Arts. Among his former students are James Mangold ("Girl Interrupted," "Walk the Line") and Greg Mottola ("Superbad," "Adventureland"). After receiving his Mfa from the Yale School of Drama in 1982, Gallo met Huston, who was impressed by his adaptation of Malcolm Lowry's novel, and made the film version. Starring Albert Finney and Jacqueline Bisset, it was released in 1984 and was a selection of the Cannes Film Festival. Gallo wrote over a dozen feature screenplays, and had four others produced. Among them was an adaptation, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Part I, which American Playhouse broadcast in 1986; its cast included Lillian Gish and Geraldine Page. Born February 16, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana, »
- Annette Insdorf
Until recently, my reason for paying for Amazon Prime was merely about being able to get diapers in two days without having to leave the house. The streaming service attached to that two-day-shipping deal was also good for my kid’s Dora the Explorer addiction, but that’s about it. Then Transparent came along and gave me something to watch “free” on Amazon Instant Video, too. As for movies, though, it’s never been of interest, especially since it hardly ever seems to have anything that Netflix doesn’t also have (by the way, they’ve noticed the concern enough to have a page for “Not on Netflix” offerings, including Under the Skin and Cheap Thrills), and anyway Netflix is a whole lot easier to watch on a mobile device or tablet. Amazon Studios is likely to develop more original series as good as Transparent or good enough, and given that they’ve already secured Woody Allen for »
- Christopher Campbell
Sneak Peek actress Kristen Stewart ("Twilight") in the January 2015 issue of "Glamour" (Germany) magazine:
Stewart is best known for playing protagonist 'Bella Swan' in "The Twilight Saga" romance fantasy film series and work in indie films including "Panic Room" (2002), "Speak" (2004), "Zathura" (2005), "Into The Wild" (2007) and the comedy-drama "Adventureland" (2009).
Stewart then starred in "The Runaways" (2010), followed by "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012), "On the Road" (2012), "Camp X-Ray" (2014) and the upcoming features "Clouds of Sils Maria" (2014), "Still Alice" (2015) and "Equals" (2015).
Stewart also continues as the 'face' of the "Chanel" and "Balenciaga" fashion brands.
- Michael Stevens
7 items from 2015
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