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Pete Doherty Still A Junkie, Also A Film Star

Pete Auctions Amy Painting
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Pete's Alive -- And Acting!

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 bad attitude and an addiction (WHAT A STRETCH). Anyway, here’s a trailer featuring the walking heroin husk. [Guardian]

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

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“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 seen video of a deer or a bear that finds its way into suburbia and the cops have to tranquilize it, it seems as if the brain stops working. If they’re cornered, they’ll slam into walls, or one leg tries to go left while the other is going right. It’s complete fear and chaos. They can’t control themselves at all. That was the key to Freddie. And Paul certainly called me his pet monkey.”

– Joaquin Phoenix on preparing for the role of Freddie in “The Master.” I’m so excited to see this film. I’m also excited that JP is over and Joaquin is back. He’s a transformative actor. [Time]

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

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Donkeys are so much cheaper than wives...

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 is a hoax as evidenced by how flippant filmmaker, Daryl Stoneage, comes off in the trailer. He’s does have a real, “Hey bro, let me watch while you abuse your animals and laugh about it,” kind of a vibe. Um, why is he laughing? But I’d have to see the entire film to more of a sense of its veracity. Keep reading »

The Stevie Nicks Documentary Of My Dreams

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A new Stevie Nicks documentary!

“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 poop for two hours, but this really doc really does look amazing. Keep reading »

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

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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 can and even admits to his therapist that he’s falling for this figment of his imagination. His literary muse would be harmless, until Ruby miraculously appears in his apartment as his living and breathing dream girl. Ruby is warm, romantic, and beguiling — everything Calvin made her. Calvin and Ruby go on as an implausible yet happy couple, but when Ruby starts to get restless in the relationship, Calvin is tempted to go back to his typewriter. He created her, and when he continues to write her story, he has the power to change her.

Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, the husband-and-wife team behind Little Miss Sunshine, directed Ruby Sparks. They weren’t the only couple working on the project. Zoe Kazan, who wrote the film and stars as Ruby, acts alongside her real-life boyfriend, Paul Dano. Director Valerie told us, “We thought there was a lot that could be borrowed from who Paul and Zoe are. In rehearsals we took them back to how they met and to their first kiss, and we used a lot of that when we were shooting the film.” But there were also layers of Paul and Zoe to strip away. “Zoe is very flirtatious in real life,” Jonathan told us. “And the script actually had her a little more that way. We asked Zoe to trim that and really change her performance. As soon as she did, it was as if Ruby appeared before all of us, and even Zoe felt like: that’s Ruby.” We had a chance to sit down with Zoe Kazan, who at 28 years old has captured many recognizable realities of relationships in her magical story Ruby Sparks. Read more …

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

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Watch The Trailer For Ang Lee's Adaption Of "Life Of Pi"!

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 the book, please do so immediately. If you read it ages ago (as I did), I’ll remind you that it’s that gripping read about the boy on the boat with the Bengal tiger. Don’t worry, no spoilers. I can’t wait to see this film. [Huffington Post]

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