This weekend, the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala was held, honoring actors like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Michelle Williams, Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer, and Glenn Close. But were their outfits as laudable? Let’s find out!
“I’m pretty amazed by Hello Kitty. I see so many women in their 30s walking around in Hello Kitty shit and nobody is concerned for them … [Is it] the one iconic teenage symbol that seems okay for women in their 30s? The world seems to not have an issue with it … [I] said to the costume director, ‘Get me some Hello Kitty T-shirts.’ Those were my demands.”
– Charlize Theron on the reasoning behind her “Young Adult” costumes. I think what she’s trying to say, very diplomatically, is that there is a point when a woman becomes too old to wear Hello Kitty paraphernalia. I tend to agree with her. No offense to Hello Kitty, but the last time I visited a Sanrio store, I was in elementary school. I appreciate how Charlize’s “Young Adult” character is opening up the discussion about the ways in which women experience arrested development. We struggle to grow up just as much as men do, we just express it differently. [Us Weekly]
Let the award season begin! This morning, the nominees for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards were announced in Hollywood. I can’t contain my excitement: Ryan Gosling got nominated for two — yes, two — awards, for “Crazy Stupid Love” and “The Ides of March”! (Bradley Cooper was nominated for zero.) He is up against Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“50/50″) in the Best Actor Drama category, so if Julie and I are snippy with each other till the end of the month, you know why. I was also thrilled to see Tilda Swinton (“We Need To Talk About Kevin”) and Charlize Theron (“Young Adult”) get nominated in the Best Actress Drama category; Kristen Wiig got a nod for “Bridesmaids” while Melissa McCarthy was curiously overlooked; and “American Horror Story” and “Game of Thrones” got their due. I was bummed to see Kirsten Dunst (“Melancholia”), Ezra Miller (“We Need To Talk About Kevin”), Patton Oswalt (“Young Adult”), and Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”) overlooked, but what can ya do? Check out the full list of nominees, after the jump. Who are you rooting for? Keep reading »
Starring Charlie Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson & Elizabeth Reaser
Written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman
I went into a screening of “Young Adult” already anticipating that I would love it. After all, the premise centered around that of a young adult novelist, and as a total YA nerd, I was sure I would relate in some way to Mavis Gary. My vague understanding of the plot reinforced my enthusiasm; a single and successful thirtysomething woman, still trying to find what truly makes her happy — that sounds kind of like me! And written by Diablo Cody? Count me in!
Well, my expectations for “Young Adult” were met, not met, and exceeded, all at once. See, I thought the film was fantastic — but it was not at all what I thought it would be. But it was better for it. Keep reading »
“I wore really nerdy glasses because I was blind as could be and the boys didn’t like [me]. I didn’t have any boyfriends, but lots of crushes. … I wasn’t in the popular crowd. There was a really popular girl at school and I was obsessed with her. I mean you would go to jail for that stuff today. I was in tears one day because I couldn’t sit next to her.”
– Charlize Theron, star of the upcoming Diablo Cody film, “Young Adult,” proves that the dorks in junior high grow up to be superstars as adults. Further proof: me! [Hair toss.] [People]
Consider me officially excited about next summer’s “Snow White & The Huntsman.” The trailer is out for one of the two Snow White films currently in production, this one starring Kristen Stewart as Snow White (would her first name be Snow, last name White? Just wondering.) and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen. The trailer focuses almost entirely on Theron, who appears to nail the deliciously evil thing, but gives very little impression of what Stewart’s Snow White will be like, although she does seem more bad ass than the Disney version we’ve come to know. Now, here’s hoping the trailer for the other ”Snow White” — starring Lily Collins as the heroine and Julia Roberts (?!) as the Evil Queen — comes out soon so we can compare the two.
Say what you will about the choices Diablo Cody has made as a result of her fame from “Juno,” but the woman takes risks — huge risks — with what she puts out there. (That campy Megan Fox/Amanda Seyfried horror movie that flopped? Exactly.) Her newest movie coming out this holiday season is called “Young Adult” and stars Charlize Theron as a 30-something woman who heads back to her hometown looking for her ex, who is married with a new baby. I think you’ll agree with me after watching this trailer that this film is going to be risky. Keep reading »
As a devout fan of Judy Blume, The Babysitter’s Club, and Sweet Valley High books, the entire Frisky staff’s interest has been piqued by this just-released poster for “Young Adult,” screenwriter Diablo Cody‘s third flick. It’s an awesome send-up of the traditional young adult book cover and, all of a sudden, we can’t wait for this movie which sadly doesn’t come out until early December. The flick tells the tale of a 30-something young adult fiction writer, played by Charlize Theron. She’s an alcoholic divorcee who is not in a great place when she gets a birth announcement from an ex-boyfriend. She decides to go back to her hometown and see how he’s doing. Which leads down a slippery slope toward stalking. Keep reading »