Our best friend Jennifer Lawrence can really act, huh? Here she is looking devastatingly beautiful alongside Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Bradley Cooper’s perm (I’m sorry but it’s so distracting) in the trailer for “American Hustle” by David O. Russell, who also directed Jennifer in “Silver Linings Playbook.” The movie, which hits theaters on Christmas (the perfect flick for Jews to catch on opening day!), is based on the FBI’s Abscam operation, which means Jennifer and Amy are both working some serious ’70s steaze, decked out in fur coats, bouffants, and diamonds all over the place. HOT.
Nearly forty-five percent of American marriages are projected to end in divorce. It’s sad, it’s unfortunate, but it’s true: failed marriages are a major theme in our current social age. In “A.C.O.D.,” Adam Scott stars as Carter, an A.C.O.D. himself, who must revisit the chaos and confusion of his parents’ bitter separation fifteen years prior when his younger brother decides to get married only to discover that his former therapist, played by Jane Lynch, wasn’t a therapist at all, but a researcher studying the effects of divorce on children … but what of the adult children of divorce, the product of the least-parented generation ever? Director Stuart Zicherman’s debut production also stars Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara as Carter’s parents, Amy Poehler as his stepmother (Dad’s wife #3), and Jessica Alba as his love interest. The promising cast is just the beginning — the trailer in and of itself is at once funny and touching, realistic and poignant. A must see!
Lovers of fashion, lovers of drama, lovers of crazy, lovers of Gina Gershon, lovers of Lifetime original movies: LOOK ALIVE, because “House of Versace,” premiering October 5, has all y’all covered — and in neon animal print and diamond studs, to boot. Donatella Versace as she exists in the material world is a real-life character, so it takes an unbelievably convincing actress to pull off the role without making a caricature of it, and from the looks of this just-released extended preview, Gershon is just the lady to do it. Ahhhhhhh-mazing. Best thing I’ve seen all day. (I mean, besides this.) [via Fashionista]
Oh, good, just what Judaism needs: more fetishism and bizarre cultural misappropriations! Because that whole Holocaust thing wasn’t enough persecution. No, we need more. More, I say! And it must involve Jennifer Love Hewitt. I’m going to tell you the truth; I haven’t deigned to watch the trailer for “Jewtopia”. I’m just going to put it here and let you guys tell me what you think before I even consider it. Quoth Jezebel, “Ivan Sergei plays Christian O’Connell, a man who wants to marry a Jewish girl ‘because I never want to make another decision for as long as I live.’” My great-grandpa Abraham is rolling in his grave. Let me tell you, we did not leave Russia for this shit.
The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival each year, presented to the director of the best feature film. Past honorees have included such notable favorites as “Amour,” “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “The Pianist,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Taxi Driver” — so it goes without saying that walking away with the Palme d’Or is no small feat. In fact, it pretty much guarantees an excellent and critically well-received film. But for once, you’ve probably never heard of this year’s winner, nor its stars (Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos), nor its director (Abdellatif Kechiche), nor the French graphic novel it’s based upon (“Blue Angel” by Julie Maroh). “Blue Is the Warmest Color” was much buzzed about during the festival, thanks in part to its reportedly “astonishing” 10-minute, likely unsimulated sex scene (helloooo, NC-17) between the two female lead characters. The film, which opens in American theaters on October 25, tells the rapturous story of Adèle, a 15-year-old aspiring teacher, who finds her world spun on its axis when she falls for Emma, an older, blue-haired art student. The trailer alone is absolutely stunning, set perfectly to a Beach House track. Prepare yourself for the chills.
Is there anything fashion blogger and firecracker Tavi Gevinson can’t do? She blogs! She sings! She starts magazines! And, she apparently acts. After voicing an animated character in the short film “Cadaver” last year, Gevinson took on a live action character, playing Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s daughter in the new film “Enough Said.” The film stars Louis-Dreyfus as a single mother who falls for her friend’s ex-husband, played by the late James Gandolfini. Here’s a tiny clip of Tavi killing it, once again. The film will be out in limited release on September 20. [Refinery 29]