The anticipated movie trailer for the remake of Carrie has been released and it looks so good!
Carrie, which is a remake of the classic of the original 1976 movie stars Julianne Moore and Chloë Grace Moretz. Asides from the fact it felt like I just watched the whole movie in about 3 minutes, the casting is spot on. Moore gave me the chills as her evil mother, and Moretz definitely suited into this role. The trailer made me jump a little bit, but makes me want to see the movie more.
I’m going to do things a little different this week just because the Emmys took place this past Sunday and there were a lot of amazing looks to choose from. So many looks in fact that it was really hard to narrow them all down to an itty bitty list. It was really nice to see a wide array of colours (even some really bold ones!) this year, as the Emmys tend to be a pretty good indicator of the beginning of the fall fashion season.
Before we get to the Emmys, let’s squeeze in a very dapper Harry Styles at the Burberry show during last week’s London Fashion Week. The One Direction member went solo (although word has it he was there to see rumoured girlfriend Cara Delevigne, a Burberry model) to the event wearing a heathered grey blazer, a white Oxford shirt buttoned at the collar, black skinny pants, and black leather ankle boots. Not only is this a crisp and clean look but Styles balances it out with that wild and shaggy mane of his.
Zooey shouldn’t feel blue for not winning an award but she did get to present an award with super geek Sheldon Cooper (also known as Jim Parsons in the real world). She should also feel good for wearing such a dreamy pale blue strapless Reem Acra dress, with nice draping detail in the bodice and a full (but very light) tulle skirt. We also need to give Deschanel snaps for her TV inspired nails (nail art has become a major but very fun way to accessorize looks). Check out the other successful blue ladies: Jane Levy, Sarah Paulson, Hayden Panettierre, Heidi Klum, and Edie Falco.
Shall we blame Fifty Shades of Grey for the resurgence of this steely color? Whatever the inspiration, grey has proven to be more than just a blah neutral colour. As seen in Van Camp’s grey chiffon J. Mendel gown which has nice sheer and ruched details around the bodice. This shows just how sweet and stunning a grey dress can be. (Note how her diamond accents pop off the grey colour!) Other notable grey gowns: Sarah Hyland, Morena Baccarin and Kate Mara.
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What a night it was at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards. Ricky Gervais was back to host the show but kept his crude jokes to a minimum this time. It was a big night for the cast and crew of the film “The Artist” and the t.v. show “Homeland”; both won big in their categories.
It was also a big night for these five leading ladies because their gowns have landed them on my top 5 best dressed list.
5. Kelly Osbourne
4. Jessica Alba
3. Emma Stone
2. Julianne Moore
1. Kate Beckinsale
Honourable mention: Uggie (“The Artist”)
We have already reported that Julianne Moore will be starring as Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film, based on the best-selling book, Game Change. EW.com, reports that Ed Harris (A History of Violence, Stepmom) has been cast as John McCain.
The film will be a portrayal of the controversial 2008 election. There is no word as to who will be playing Barack Obama or Hilary Clinton but surely they will be well known and possibly Academy Award nominated actors, like Ed Harris.
The film will attempt to truthfully document the politics and publicity surrounding the election. This month HBO’s Mildred Pierce will be released, judging by the quality of the show and its popularity will give a good indication as to what Game Change may be like.
It’s hard to find a movie that truthfully resonates with reality in the theatres these days, as most Hollywood films feature storylines that are, apart from entertaining, not much else. However, The Kids Are All Right tells a funny and refreshing story which centres around the struggles faced as a family grows and the unconventional and often complicated relationships that they are comprised of.
Nic and Jules (played by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) are a couple going through a transition period in their lives with their two children, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson). With their teenage kids both going through big changes—Joni is getting ready for College and Laser is being poorly influenced by, I kid you not, a guy who finds it funny to pee on dogs—mixed in with relationship problems of their own, there is no shortage for drama and of course, comedy.
The starting point of the story is also what ultimately sets off the destruction of the family and takes place when Laser expresses an interest in meeting Paul (played by Mark Ruffalo), who made his and his sister’s lives possible by donating sperm. Soon after Paul is introduced, he becomes an integral part of the family. His actions help Joni and Laser grow up and make Nic and Jules truly realize the pains of their own relationship, creating the changes necessary for the family to understand their problems and redefine themselves.
Between Nic and Jules watching porn together, lots of sex, Paul’s organic co-op farm and his local restaurant, and Nic’s obsession with wine, there is no shortage to the funny situations that make this film hilarious.
Director and co-writer Lisa Cholodenko has made an entertaining film that also acts as a sincere reflection of the modern family and the growing pains that are inherent within them. One of the great accomplishments for this movie is found in the script; it’s filled with dialogue so honest and so well written that even a simple swear word carries enormous meaning that would take an entire conversation to portray in any other film.
Now, it should be said that among all of the great qualities of The Kids Are All Right, there are some problems with the structure that leaves a few questions unanswered, but overall the movie is both a comedic and touching take on the family-oriented theme, and all of the positives definitely outweigh the film’s downfalls.
Tom Ford brings style to his new movie and it’s not just in the wardrobe. The former creative director for Gucci who now fronts his own fashion line makes his directorial debut with “A Single Man”.
Loosely based on the famed novel by Christopher Isherwood, the film follows a single day in the single life of a gay English professor who teaches in L.A. during the ‘60s. After losing his longtime partner Jim (played by Matthew Goode), George Falconer (Colin Firth) plans his suicide in order to end his suffering. However, George has a few things to settle before taking his own life.
The great thing about this film is that audiences can feel the suffering regardless of whether they’ve lost a loved one or not. That’s partly due to Ford’s directing and also to Firth’s impeccable performance.
Whenever George reminisces about his life with Jim, Ford uses black and white, a strong contrast from the vivid, colourful scenes that take place in the present. These colours come to life whenever George meets with his fellow British friend Charley (Julianne Moore) or with Kenny (“About a Boy’s” Nicholas Hoult), a student whose interest in George is more than academic. It’s clear that Ford — who also co-wrote and produced the film — knows how to use light and texture to his advantage.
Gael Garcia Bernal is expecting his first child with fellow actor, Dolores Fonzi.
Bernal is most known for his roles in Y Tu Mama Tamiben, Babel and The Motorcycle Diaries. Bernal first met Fonzi in 2001 on the set of Private Lives, an Argentine film.
The baby is due at the start of next year.
Bernal can be seen the upcoming Fernando Meirelles directed drama, Blindness, alongside Julianne Moore in September.