Posts tagged "film"

Mila Kunis Thinks It Would Be Fun To Star In “Fifty Shades of Grey” & A Feminist Film Company

Add Mila Kunis to the long list of actors who are duking it out to star in “Fifty Shades of Grey!” [Celeb Dirty Luandry]
Gemma Arterton is happy there is going to be less romance and more ass kicking in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunter.” [The Mary Sue]
Linda Riss Pugach,the woma…

Ami Angelowicz / January 24, 2013

Pete Doherty Still A Junkie, Also A Film Star

Pete Doherty must be part cat; it seems like he’s had a zillion lives. Despite his rampant heroin addiction, he’s still around and kicking — and doing new projects. Like a French film with Charlotte friggin’ Gainsbourg called “Confession of a Child of the Century,” where Doherty plays a 19th century bon vivant with a…

Julie Gerstein / December 4, 2012

Joaquin Phoenix’s Performance In “The Master” Was Inspired By Bubbles The Monkey

“Paul called me Bubbles on the set. Bubbles was Michael Jackson’s pet monkey, and I was Paul’s pet monkey. The key to Freddie is an animal, just pure id. For the scene where he’s arrested and put in jail and all that, I just watched videos of wild animals that get into suburbia. If you’ve…

Ami Angelowicz / October 14, 2012

“Donkey Love” Is The Bestiality Documentary You Never Wanted To See

I just watched the trailer for “Donkey Love,” a documentary about remote parts of Colombia where the deep, dark secret is that lots of men have sex with donkeys.  Then I watched three more times in a row just to make sure I was understanding it correctly. Julie is of the opinion that this film…

Ami Angelowicz / October 11, 2012

The Stevie Nicks Documentary Of My Dreams

“In Your Dreams,” the Stevie Nicks documentary of my dreams, will be premiering at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 12. The cameras followed the Gold Dust Woman during the making of her most recent solo record, also called In Your Dreams. Obviously, I would watch Stevie Nicks talk about a piece of poo…

Ami Angelowicz / September 18, 2012

100 Years In Less Than 3 Minutes

We’re a culture obsessed with aging — keeping wrinkles and fine lines at bay, staying youthful and energized, looking younger than we maybe actually are. Which is why this video from Dutch filmmaker Jeroen Wolf is so fascinating. Wolf asked 100 people from ages 1 to 100 to share their age for a short video.

Julie Gerstein / September 6, 2012

9 Actors Who Went Too Far For Roles

As a former actress, I feel twitchy when I hear that an actor uses the Method. What that means essentially, is that the actor feels they need to immerse themselves in the role, on and off screen, in order to give a believable performance. This can be something relatively harmless like taking boxing lessons to…

Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2012

Zoe Kazan On Writing And Starring In “Ruby Sparks” With Boyfriend Paul Dano

In Ruby Sparks, out today in limited release, two things elude young novelist Calvin (Paul Dano): an idea for his second book and a meaningful relationship. When an enchanting redhead named Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan) comes to him in his dreams, she fills both those needs. Calvin starts writing Ruby’s story as fast as he…

Tres Sugar / July 25, 2012

Ang Lee’s “Life Of Pi” Trailer Is Here

Let me just say that I approve of Yann Martel’s The Life of Pi being adapted by Ang Lee. He makes such visually arresting films and this one looks like it will be no exception. Perhaps even more so, since it will be released in 3D. It looks absolutely breathtaking. If you haven’t already read…

Ami Angelowicz / July 25, 2012

We’re Falling In Love With “Drag Dad”

Filmmaker Bjorn Floki first became acquainted with James William Ross IV when he won “RuPaul’s Drag Race” — as drag fabulous Tyra Sanchez. He later came to know Ross as not just a crowd-pleasing performer, but also as a father. Ross is the father of a six-year-old boy named Jeremiah, and navigates his double life…

Julie Gerstein / July 13, 2012

Prada Produces An Aesthetically Pleasing Short Film Directed By Roman Polanski

High fashion films have a track record of being consistently gorgeous. I’m not talking about, say, “The Devil Wears Prada” (though I will never not argue that it’s one of the best movies ever), but rather the type of high-brow videos that result from collaborations between fashion houses and illustrious directors. Take, for instance, Marti…

Rachel Krause / May 23, 2012

Are We Ready For The Documentary About Pedophilia?

For the first time, there’s a documentary that examines the global impact of pedophilia from a sociocultural and historical perspective. “Are All Men Pedophiles?”, which has screened at various festivals this year, explores the question with the help of religious leaders, a psychologist, sexologist, neuroscientist and even a model scout. The film covers everything from…

Ami Angelowicz / May 11, 2012

Kanye West Wants To Make A Movie In The Middle East

There goes peace in the Middle East: Kanye West is reportedly getting ready to make a film there, tentatively titled — wait for it — “N****s on Camels.” Yes, West has dispatched several members of his team to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha Qatar to discuss getting the production rolling. According to The New York

Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2012

If Annie Is All Grown Up, That Means We Are Too

I may be over 30, but that doesn’t make me too old to  hold out hope for a Daddy Warbucks style adoption, right? So what if I own the “Annie” commemorative plate series or can still quote dialogue from the film? “First the windows, then the floors … in case I drip.” Even I knew…

Ami Angelowicz / January 27, 2012

Documentary I Want To See: “Face To Facebook”

Fifty-one-year-old Illinois woman, ArLynn Presser, has taken to telling herself how normal she is. Well, maybe not normal. But not so strange in comparison to other people. That’s what she learned this year. Her 2010 New Year’s resolution was to attempt to conquer her agoraphobia by endeavoring to meet all 335 of her Facebook friend…

Ami Angelowicz / January 20, 2012

The Final Countdown To “Arrested Development” The Movie

The final countdown to the “Arrested Development” film (and television season) is here! After five years sans Bluth, it’s good to know that my time spent practicing the chicken dance and asking strangers to “babysit me” wasn’t all for naught.  We only have to wait one more year before the filming begins. In the meantime,…

Ami Angelowicz / October 4, 2011

The Definitive Juggalo Documentary Is Here (NSFW)

The film experience I’ve been longing for is here! “American Juggalo” is Sean Dunne’s short documentary filmed at this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around this misunderstood subculture. I know they paint their faces, drink Faygo, listen to “horror rap,” and are “down with the clown until dead…

Ami Angelowicz / September 27, 2011

Infographic: Iconic Movie Sunglasses

Right now I am rocking the “True Romance” but thinking about buying a pair of “Annie Halls.” This season I want to go a little more bohemian and a little less cokehead. What style are you rocking this season? [NY Times]…

Ami Angelowicz / September 12, 2011

If Hurricane Irene Were A Rom-Com

What do Hurricane Irene and “I Don’t Know How She Does It” have in common? They both are going to take the box office by storm. Well maybe not. But together, they make a good joke. Our apologies to Sarah Jessica Parker’s face. Nothing personal. [Urlesque]…

Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2011

Get Your Fortune Told By Miranda July

In honor of her upcoming film, “The Future” (which I predict I will love based on the trailer), Miranda July has created an interactive web oracle wherein she divines your future via a colorful spinning wheel. While she understands that we may be super skeptical of this new form of divination, she encourages us to…

Ami Angelowicz / May 27, 2011