I’m definitely one of those people who enjoys the vast majority of movies I see in some way. But I’m rarely blown away by a film to the point where I’ll want to see it twice in a short period of time. One such film that did have that spirit-moving effect on me was “We Need To Talk About Kevin,” based on the book of the same name by Lionel Shriver. The film is told from the perspective of a mother (played by Tilda Swinton) who is looking back on her experience raising a boy named Kevin, who eventually massacres teachers and classmates in a school shooting. Swinton’s character Eva is shown both in the present as she faces what’s left of her life following Kevin’s crime, and in flashbacks to his upbringing. The film is deeply moving and frightening, a truly successful adaptation of a great, complicated book. Swinton, as you can always expect from the great actress, is fantastic, but I was equally as impressed by Ezra Miller, who portrayed Kevin as the teenager who eventually commits these atrocious acts.
I was lucky enough to interview Miller, 19, about “We Need To Talk About Kevin” (which is in theaters nationwide now), the ways in which he actually related to the character, how society views motherhood, and acting in general. I was very impressed by his intelligence and found that his thoughts heightened by impressions of the film to the degree that I actually want to see it a third time. Check out our Q&A after the jump! Keep reading »
Good morning! Let’s get this week off to a pleasurable start, shall we? Here’s an awesome supercut of Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm scene in “When Harry Met Sally” spliced with other sighs, moans, oohs and ahhs from movies. It is vaguely NSFW so use headphones. [via Vimeo]
“Perks of Being a Wallflower,” starring Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, is currently in post production. They started filming back in the summer of 2011. Fans of the book and Watson have been teased with movie stills but still no trailer. Says a source: “IMDB only has a release date of 2012 and speculation is that the rumored release date for Perks is being pushed back to a fall 2012 release date instead of spring 2012 date.” Click for more stills from the movie…
Today two powerful leading ladies make a bang on the big screen as Kate Beckinsale returns as badass vampire Selene in “Underworld: Awakening” and real-life powerhouse MMA fighter Gina Carano stars in “Haywire.” And these heroines join the ranks of some of the most kickass female characters to grace the pages of comic books and shine on the silver screen.
But each of these strong women is more than just a pretty face. With supernatural strength and street smarts, these strong characters represent female empowerment and the ability for a woman to be in charge of her own fate. Whether you’re like Wonder Woman flying solo or you’ve got a solid group behind you like Jem & The Holograms, each of these heroines with an action-packed history has given us lessons to incorporate in our everyday lives. Now get ready to show your own demons who’s boss! Read more…
Oh, I cringe. I’m sure you’ve already heard about the upcoming Lifetime made-for-TV movie called “Liz and Dick,” chronicling the trials and tribulations of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s on-again off-again marriage and life together. Lindsay Lohan was the first actress revealed to be in talks for the role last week, directly from the mouth of the film’s executive producer Larry Thompson. Rumor has it Lindsay would die for the role, and who wouldn’t? Now it’s looking like Lohan, who hasn’t had an acting role since she appeared in 2010′s “Machete,” is going to be facing some pretty tight competition in the form of one Megan Fox. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that neither of these actresses scores the part when the contract is signed as early as next week. For the love of Liz! [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
How’s that for simple, kickass visual imagery? If you haven’t already seen “The Iron Lady” — the new Meryl Streep flick about the first female prime minister of the UK, Margaret Thatcher — then get on it, girl! I highly recommend it. [Women & Hollywood] Keep reading »