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Michelle Williams Continues Her Depressing-But-Good Movie Streak


Since hitting the big time with her “Dawson’s Creek” character Jen Lindley, Michelle Williams has gone on to make mostly independent films. Besides “Brokeback Mountain,” a lot of her movies haven’t landed in theaters — at least not in wide release — and I’ve Netflixed a few of them recently. Right now, I’m halfway through “Wendy and Lucy,” about a young woman who lives out of her car with her dog, and I have to watch it in parts so I don’t get too down. It’s great, but depressing as hell. I think I might have the same reaction to her and Gael Garcia Bernal’s upcoming film, “Mammoth,” which comes to theaters Nov. 20. The movie tells the story of a young family that seems to have it all, until a series of events change their lives. Do you like movies that show the sad side of life? Or do you stick to comedies and lighter films? Keep reading »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Next Big Movie


So my boyfriend — Joseph Gordon-Levitt, not to be confused with my other boyfriend, Ryan Gosling — has made a new movie, and it looks awesome! “Uncertainty” is about a couple who leave some major decision — what, we don’t know — up to the flip of a coin, and the film looks at the two scenarios that could unfold. It’s kind of like “Sliding Doors” with some shoot-’em-up thriller action thrown in for excitement. Now, what am I going to wear to the premiere? Keep reading »

If Blow-Up Dolls Could Talk …


Blow-up dolls have feelings, too, you know. They’re not simply inanimate objects that lonely men can have their way with. At least that’s the premise behind the Japanese film “Air Doll.” Based on a manga, “Air Doll” tells the story of an inflatable sex doll who magically comes to life and explores the world after her owner leaves for work each day. She even starts dating a man she meets in a video rental store. The movie, which was shown at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, isn’t available on Netflix quite yet, but we’ve already added it to our queue in anticipation of its U.S. release. Keep reading »

Mo’Nique And Mariah Carey Give Stellar Performances In “Precious”

“Precious,” adapted from the novel Push by Sapphire, is a gritty indie film directed by Lee Daniels about an obese and illiterate teen who is pregnant for a second time by her own father. Set in Harlem in 1987, the story follows Precious as she struggles with her insecurities and disastrous home life while using what resources she has to improve her life. Although, “Precious” has an impressive cast, Mo’Nique, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd, Paula Patton, and Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe in the starring role, Mariah and Mo’Nique’s performances are already generating Oscar buzz. Mariah strips off the makeup and glitz from her normal life and steps into the role of a social worker. Mo’Nique is terrifying as she plays Mary, Precious’ mother, who is both physically and verbally abusive and delusional. Mary has the power to crush all of Precious’ hopes. Gabby also gives a great performance in her acting debut for someone who auditioned on a whim. If the book is any indication, “Precious” won’t wallow in the bleak details of the main character’s life. Instead it captures an energy that is pushed along by anger and hope. If you need more encouragement to see this film when it opens Nov. 6, consider that it won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including the coveted Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, and received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Keep reading »

Why Are Porn Parodies So Popular?

Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the last couple of years, you may have noticed an uptick in adult movie spoofs. From “30 Rock” to “The Cosby Show,” no show is sacred when it comes to X-rated remakes of popular sitcoms and movies. But why are movies like “Not the Bradys XXX” the “new gold rush in porn”? According to one director, it’s not the sex that’s the ticket; it’s the humor. (Yeah, right.) And what sacred TV cow does he want to take hardcore next? “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Yowza. [Newsweek] Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “Inglourious Basterds,” “Post Grad,” “Shorts,” “World’s Greatest Dad”

Do you really need an excuse to go to the movie theater? It’s nearly fall, you’ve gotten enough sun to worry your dermatologist, it’s still hot out, air conditioning is expensive, and there are a helluva lot of movies coming out these days! Keep up! This week you can get some revenge on Nazis with “Inglourious Basterds,” get anxious about the employment rate with “Post Grad,” make a wish with “Shorts,” or take solace in the fact that your life isn’t as depressing as Robin Williams‘ in “World’s Greatest Dad.” Keep reading »

Clips From “The September Issue”: Sienna Miller Didn’t Look Good In A Wig

By the time “The September Issue” comes to New York Aug. 28, the entire documentary will be available in bits and pieces on the internet. Two new clips have just been released: one (above) with an editor freaking out about Sienna Miller’s wig not working for the cover shoot, and another (after the jump) of creative director Grace Coddington dressing a model for a photo shoot and talking about how she is the last stylist to buckle models’ shoes.

While some have wondered whether this Vogue documentary will make editor-in-chief Anna Wintour look bad, I worry about how Sienna Miller will deal with the film. Normally, celebrities don’t know exactly what goes into making them look good enough for glossy magazine pages, but the doc shows photographers, hairstylists, and editors focusing on her flaws. It’s no fun having people call you “teeth-y” and talk about your fillings. [via Racked] Keep reading »

Holla! Another New Moon Teaser Trailer


It doesn’t take much to get “Twilight” fans in a tizzy. This new 14-second teaser trailer for “New Moon” is certainly doing the trick. What does the trailer show us? To, uh, not have high expectations for the acting and dialogue in this flick. OK, fine. We won’t judge it on this tiny snippet. But I think we can all agree that the highlight here is Taylor Lautner‘s bod. He’s over 18, right? Keep reading »

Attractive People Abound In “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”

We’ve been hearing bits and pieces about Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” for a while, ever since Heath Ledger died during production and his role had to be recast with Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell. From the looks of it, this movie will be a feast for the eyes, and I’m not just talking about the special effects. Keep reading »

Coming Soon: New York, I Love You

Poor Catherine. For the last year she’s been obsessively waiting for the release of “New York, I Love You,” originally slated for last Valentine’s Day, but now being released sometime this fall. And what do you know? The day the official trailer and the first movie poster pop up on the web (or at least our radar), she’s out of the office! Well, guess she’ll have something to look forward to watching when she gets back.

The film is a series of vignettes by different directors, all telling a uniquely New York story, taking place in a different neighborhood or borough. The cast is stupendous: Natalie Portman, Rachel Bilson, Shia LaBeouf, Hayden Christensen, Orlando Bloom, Blake Lively, John Hurt, Ethan Hawke, Robin Wright Penn, Cloris Leachman, Drea de Matteo, seriously, the list goes on and on. Check out the trailer, after the jump… Keep reading »

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