“The legend is never the whole story.” Amen to that and thankfully for an upcoming biopic, we’ll know more of the story. Hopefully in a sensationalized way. As you know, I love me a scandalous biopic.
The first teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated Diana just dropped. Oscar nominee Naomi Watts plays the titular princess. Obviously, there have been other films about the “people’s princess.” This one stands out due to its focus on her relationships with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews) and Dodi Fayed (Cas Anvar). Khan was allegedly her lover she used to smuggle into Kensington Palace in the trunk of her butler’s car. Fayed as you all know was her boyfriend she died with that fateful night in Paris in 1997.
Oliver Hirschbiegel directs the film and will premiere in the UK on September 5. It will arrive in North American theaters after that with no specific date solidified just yet. Check out the trailer below.
How’s that for a salacious headline? The two gorgeous blond actresses star in a controversial new film, Two Mothers. It made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The Anne Fontaine-directed flick recently released its first international trailer and boy, is it sensual.
Two Mothers is a gripping tale of love, lust and the power of friendship that charts the unconventional and passionate affairs of two lifelong friends Lil (Naomi Watts) and Roz (Robin Wright) who fall in love with each other’s sons played by James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom) and Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse). 29-year-old Samuel looks especially smoking in the film. WOOF. The film is based on British writer Doris Lessing’s Nobel Prize-winning The Grandmothers: Four Short Novels.
“These are two great female characters full of complexities who are dealing with that midlife point. It’s definitely an unconventional love story,” explains Naomi Watts to E! News. “But it’s not just about sex and their ages,” she continued. “It’s about this kind of unit that has worked so well together and it’s the end of their school life. They’re about to head off to university. The nest is emptying.”
It may not just be about sex, but there’s plenty of cougar action. This is certainly a recipe for disaster. I can’t wait to see how this emotional tug-of-war between love and lust unfolds. It definitely won’t be pretty. I’m sure Freud’s psychoanalytic theory Oedipus complex somewhat applies here. Check out the international trailer below. Be forewarned there’s a brief booty moment.
Every now and then, Zach Galifianakis does a hilariously awkward faux interview segment on Funny Or Die with celebrities and this week, the actor/comedian takes on some of the biggest names in Hollywood that are in the running for Oscars this season in Between Two Ferns: Oscar Buzz Edition.
The actors he interviews include: Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, and Sally Field.
If you’ve every scene an episode of Between Two Ferns, you’ll know that these actors are pretty much walking into a trap and are not walking into a conventional interview. Galifianakis doesn’t give them the respect their used to by other interviewers and asks some really embarrassing and off topic questions. Hathaway shows up drunk for her interview, Jennifer Lawrence puts him in his place, and Bradley Cooper and him have a huge fight. Watch the hilarious interviews below.
In terms of prestige and correctly predicting the Oscars, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are one of the most important stops during the long awards season. But regarding fashion, they pale in comparison to the Golden Globes and the big event itself, the Academy Awards. Most starlets and nominees save their big couture guns for those two events. That said, any red carpet during this time is important to win over the public and also perhaps some Academy voters. At the very least, impress fashion designers by showing off your red carpet prowess. That way, you become their first choice at the next huge event.
For my SAGs fashion roundup, I picked my five best and five worst dressed actresses, along with other stars who I was on the fence. Keep in mind that fashion is highly-subjective. As I was researching who designed what dress, I found that sometimes a star would be on a best list and other times on the worst. Fashion is definitely a tricky game to manipulate.
Did you watch the 70th annual Golden Globes? Expectations were high for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s first hosting attempt, and boy did they deliver. I had a few people over for a potluck viewing party and we found ourselves laughing throughout the three-hour ceremony. Hopefully, this is the dawn of a new era. Fingers crossed that the duo emcee the event again next year. It definitely didn’t drag with them on deck.
Equally as impressive, were the ladies on the red carpet. There were barely any fashion trainwrecks this year which is a shame since it’s fun to mock bad choices. If there was a common theme this year, it was to go simple and understated. Another big trend was long sleeves. A few ladies really worked this to perfection. Check out my Top 10 picks for best dresses at the 2013 Golden Globes below.
Let the official Oscar campaigning begin. Even though the race started long before today, with the nominations now revealed, the handshaking and butt kissing to Academy voters kicks into high gear. This is exactly the part Joaquin Phoenix criticized when he slammed the Oscars. Despite that dig, as predicted by him, Phoenix snagged an Oscar nod for his work in The Master. Can he parlay his “unique” campaigning to Oscar glory when the winners are announced on February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood?
Oscar host Seth Macfarlane and Emma Stone woke up extremely early today to read out the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards. Side note: Macfarlane is the first host to announce the nominations since Charlton Heston did double duty back in 1972. As widely predicted, Lincoln dominated with 12 nominations including Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Coming in second was Life of Pi with 11 nods. Unlike Lincoln, Life of Pi didn’t score any acting nods and their haul came mostly from the creative categories. Check out all the nominations and my commentary including snubs in all the major awards below.
At long last, we finally have our first major awards show of what promises to be a lengthy season. The 2013 People’s Choice Awards were handed out last night and as always it was pretty easy to predict. If you saw someone in the audience, chances were they were solely there to pick up their trophy. Why else would they show up, right? The Golden Globes are just a few days away.
While The Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift cleaned up with regards to hardware (click here for the full list of winners), each lady placed in different categories on my fashion round-up of the 2013 PCAs. Can you figure out which one landed on my Best Dressed, Worst Dressed and On The Fence list? Keep reading below to see if you figured out my fashion tastes, along with my respective picks in each category. Be sure to leave your comments at the end of the post for your choices for who rocked it out on the red carpet and who bombed. Fashion is highly subjective after all.
When I first heard the premise of this film, I thought it was going to be a typical Hollywood disaster movie. You know what I’m talking about- a glamorization of the tragic events from that dreadful day in 2004. Can you believe it’s been eight years since then?
Thankfully, The Impossible is more than an action movie. It’s a powerful story about the strength of the human spirit. The film tells the real-life harrowing tale of a family’s experience surviving the tsunami while on Christmas vacation. Though it’s based on a Spanish family’s story, the film switched things up and transformed them into a British one. There’s the Hollywood twist ;)
I first saw the film a couple of weeks ago at an early screening, but since reviews are embargoed til opening day, I’ve been chomping at the bit to write my article. Mere words can’t even begin to describe how fantastic this film is and don’t even get me started about the performances. I’m so glad the film is getting some recognition during the awards season. Truly well-deserved.