Vanity Fair releases its Hollywood issue annually, but this year’s cover is unique in that it is the first of its kind to be shot by famed photog Mario Testino. His technique translates beautifully to the cover, though it’s not immediately apparent that it’s his work. The 11 young actresses featured are dressed impeccably, draped in silky pastels and exuding a sensuous, past-century boudoir air. Ever concerning, though, is the fact that hardly any of the starlets are recognizable. Aside from Rooney Mara, whose angular 1920s bob and sullen features make her easily identifiable, the rest of the girls bear little resemblance to, well, themselves. Keep reading »
Move over Hailee Steinfeld, there’s a new face of Miu Miu, and it’s fellow actress Mia Wasikowska. Miss Mia is an ancient 22, compared to Hailee’s wee 14, but judging from the first campaign images coming out of Miu Miu, she’s more than up for the job. I’m really digging the glossy, studio-lit shots — mostly because they’re a great way to actually see the clothes — which are completely and utterly stunning, by the way. Anybody got a spare few thousand they’d like to give me to spend on Miu Miu? And check out another shot after the jump, where she bears a striking resemblance to Kate Moss. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is one of those stories that gets me every time. So it makes me a little sad that anyone could have missed the Cary Joji Fukunaga’s awesome version of the tale that came out earlier this year. Not so into the classics? Well, I’ll try to woo you on more pop culture terms. It stars Mia Wasikowska—who you remember as Tim Burton’s Alice and the sister from “The Kids Are All Right”—and Michael Fassender, aka Magneto in “X-Men: First Class.” It’s beautifully shot, and almost makes the barren landscape into a character in the story. Really good stuff.
“There was a horse on the third day of filming [when] we were shooting the scene where Jane and Rochester meet, and every time Michael [Fassbender] hopped on the horse it got a huge erection. And he’d get off and they’d run the poor thing around the block to try to make it go away, and he’d hop on it again and it would happen all over again, and they’d have to get him off and run it around.”
—”Jane Eyre” star Mia Wasikowska explains how her co-star Michael Fassbender had an amazing talent for unwittingly giving horses boners. All of the sudden, Charlotte Bronte sounds so cutting edge. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Man, I’m glad I didn’t waste my time in high school reading Jane Eyre
because I’m pretty sure the book would have ruined what seems to be an awesome movie! Set to be released in March 2011, the flick based on Charlotte Brontë’s book will star the kick-ass lead from Tim Burton’s
“Alice In Wonderland,” Mia Wasikowska
and Dame Judi Dench. Best of all, director Cary Fukanaga, who read 24 adaptations of the book
(dayum!), feels it isn’t some prissy love story, but a decidedly dark, gothic romance. Suh-weet! Now if only we could get some zombies in there. Oh yeah, and one more thing, I said it once and I’ll say it again, a decade later: “Suck it Mrs. Buckwell, reading is for peeps who don’t have movie theaters!” [The Daily What
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Tim Burton is one of my favorite directors. I know “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by heart and left the theater with goosebumps after seeing his twisted remake of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Not to mention that I admire his constantly casting Johnny Depp! Which is why I could not contain my excitement upon seeing the new promotional photos for Burton’s upcoming rendition of “Alice in Wonderland.” It’s just like Burton to take a children’s fairytale and warp it, and by the looks of these pictures, we’re in for one dark fall down the rabbit hole. In this creepily surrealist version, Alice lands back in Wonderland 10 years after her first visit, but she has absolutely no recollection of being there the first time around. Oh, and did I mention that this movie will be shown in 3-D and that you can explore the CGI scenery thanks to this cool USA Today gadget?
Sadly, the movie won’t be out until March 5 of 2010. So to tide you over, here are our favorite of the publicity images. Keep reading »