While singing about “Eating Mushrooms,” Meryl Streep sure knows how to act out the trippy state of Wonderland in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Elizabeth Swados’ musical adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Alice At The Palace.
Although Streep prances around in pink overalls and bushy hair, her voice is what is really surprising, hitting multiple notes throughout her performance. While pretending to be high, Streep channels her inner Alice, using dance to represent Alice’s constantly changing shape and size.
Cartwheels and quarreling aside, Streep’s wacky 1981 performance is unlike anything we have ever seen from the Academy Award winner. Love it. [Flavorwire]
Are you getting sick of the flood of “Alice in Wonderland“-inspired everything? We’re on the verge, but this Russian Harper’s Bazaar photo with two Chloë Sevignys donning teacups on their heads is pretty neat. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »
Los Angeles-based bakery Bakelab has come up with these yummy-looking “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired treats which include “Taste Me” cookies, Cheshire Cat macaroons, and Un-Birthday cakes. We say: You’re never too old for a tea party. [Bakelab] Keep reading »
What makes a good book? Some might say it’s when you really identify with a character. Personalized Classics takes things one step further by allowing you to actually be that personality—order your customized version of Alice in Wonderland, indicating what names (your own, for example) you’d like for the characters, title, and dedication. Within 30 days, you get your cute special version of the book, complete with a cast list and personalized notebook. So now, when you read your favorite story, you’ll fall even further through the looking glass than you did the first time. But when you start chasing white rabbits in real life, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
What better weekend to go to the movies is there than Oscar weekend, when magical films, which have allowed us to briefly escape our lives, are honored for their role in our sanity and entertainment? This week, you can follow Alice down the rabbit’s hole with “Alice in Wonderland,” feel like a badass with “Brooklyn’s Finest,” and, if you’re fortunate enough to live in a city that gets limited releases, you can catch “Twilight” darling Kristen Stewart in “The Yellow Kandkerchief” or “Gilmore Girl” Alexis Bledel in “The Good Guy.” Keep reading »
I heart twisted Tim Burton movies: “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” … I’m just reading off my DVD shelf here. So there was no way I was going to wait one more minute to see his interpretation of “Alice In Wonderland.” I did my nails Burton-style and was at the first showing at midnight last night/this morning and let me tell you, despite all the hype, I was not disappointed! You should totes ignore the negative reviews and see it in 3-D for yourself … I still can’t believe Disney let him make this movie! Here are 10 things I was thinking after seeing the flick. Keep reading »
“I personally find it especially flattering that he tends to deform me in every movie. But my mother and everyone ask me, ‘What is it with you and him?’ But that’s the point of acting isn’t it? It’s all dress-up.”
— Helena Bonham Carter on working with partner Tim Burton, who directed her most recently as the Red Queen in “Alice in Wonderland” [LA Times] Keep reading »
Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland
” opens this weekend, and to get you in the mood, here’s a look at the first film version of the Lewis Carroll tale ever made. This was filmed in 1903, over 100 years ago. I dunno—the White Rabbit and kids in card suits here are pretty awesome. Can Tim top it? [Neatorama
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T-minus one week until Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland
” opens in theaters, and several new clips are making their rounds on the interwebs today. And I gotta admit that while I was once psyched about the 3D IMax trip-fest, the clips just seem a little … snoozy. Above, see the White Queen (otherwise known as Anne Hathaway
) make Alice a magic potion and, after the jump, see Alice meet the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) for the first time. What do you think? Will you be lined up to see this flick opening night, or will you be boycotting and clinging to your DVD of the animated 1951 version? Keep reading »