Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Christian Slater was offered the role in INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE after River Phoenix died, so he accepted the role but donated his fee to River's favourite charities. Who knew?
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Here is the official synopsis: A directionless young man, (Efron) helps his reporter brother (McConaughey) investigate the possible wrongful conviction of a man (Cusack) sitting on death row for the murder of a local sheriff. Efron’s character, Jack James falls for the movie’s femme fatale (Kidman) who apparently harbors special feelings towards the man behind bars that they’re trying to help.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
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Sunday, December 18, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Best picture - drama
"The Ides of March"
Best picture - comedy/musical
"Midnight in Paris"
"My Week With Marilyn"
Best actress - drama
Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Tilda Swinton, "We Have to Talk About Kevin"
Best actor - drama
George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "J. Edgar"
Michael Fassbender, "Shame"
Ryan Gosling, "The Ides of March"
Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"
Best actress - comedy/musical
Jodie Foster, "Carnage"
Charlize Theron, "Young Adult"
Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"
Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
Kate Winslet, "Carnage"
Best actor - comedy/musical
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Brendan Gleeson, "The Guard"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "50/50"
Ryan Gosling, "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
Owen Wilson, "Midnight in Paris"
Best supporting actress
Berenice Bejo, "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"
Best supporting actor
Kenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"
Albert Brooks, "Drive"
Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"
Viggo Mortensen, "A Dangerous Method"
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
More to come.....tv
Our Coolest Person Committee was determined to pick someone whose cool was tested and pervasive, obvious even to the dorks who work at this magazine. We defined cool in the classic Marlon Brando way an unshakable calm mixed with a confidence that comes from not needing others. Cool is more how than what; we considered world leaders, singers, hackers and a newsmagazine columnist who one of us thought was an obvious pick.
Our first choice was the members of SEAL Team 6, who seem insanely badass. But they are also very secretive, and there is the slim chance that one of the 24 who raided Osama bin Laden's mansion does something totally uncool like that Borat high-five thing. We also rejected Melissa McCarthy (too energetic), Julian Assange (too 2010) and Zach Galifianakis (too beardy).
So the 2011 Coolest Person of the Year is a man who is tough but emotional. A movie star who broke up a fight on the streets of Manhattan and was also caught walking down a Manhattan street playing a Strumstick, which is like a ukulele only ukulelier. An Oscar nominee who also smokes, tags graffiti and has a predilection for posing with a fist to the camera but makes dioramas and takes public ballet classes alongside little girls too. He's the only actor since Andy Kaufman to work as a waiter after making it in show business. One who has a rock band that spent a month accompanying a children's marionette show in Los Angeles. He is a man who caused a protest outside our very own Time & Life Building when People magazine chose Bradley Cooper instead of him as the Sexiest Man Alive. I doubt Cooper is cool enough that his fans would object to his loss of Coolest Person of the Year by protesting in front of our building and blocking foot traffic with an annoying publicity swarm (Sixth Avenue and 50th Street, northwest corner most visible).
Ryan Gosling, the 2011 Coolest Person of the Year, is so cool that he refused to talk to me about this honor. Faced with this problem, other magazine franchises might back down and pick someone willing to play ball and be their publicity monkey, but the Coolest Person Committee is committed to the truth. Also, it was getting really close to deadline, so it just seemed a lot easier to stick with Gosling.
Yes, he was a Mouseketeer alongside Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. And yes, he puts on a weird Brooklyn accent even though he's from Canada. Yes, he was homeschooled and sometimes hangs out with magicians. But he's so cool, he wears all of that proudly. Even more impressive, he found time to be cool while having to constantly explain to people that, no, the guy they're thinking of is Ryan Reynolds. Gosling was in four movies this year, yet he didn't seem overexposed because he was always so different. In Blue Valentine he was desperate, in Drive he was scary, in The Ides of March he was slimy, and in Crazy, Stupid, Love he was six-packy. (The committee saw just the trailers.)
"There is not a genre he is not comfortable in," says Coolest Person Committee member Henry Winkler. "Cool is being comfortable in your own skin. Everything stems from that." Coolest Person of the Year Emeritus James Franco says, "Ryan is the true king of cool. You got it right this year." Let's hope that Gosling doesn't wind up hosting the Oscars.
We have no idea how Gosling will deal with this honor. A tattoo seems like the obvious way to go, though a commemorative diorama would probably be good enough for a spot on Access Hollywood. But that's not why we pick a Coolest Person of the Year. We do it for the journalism. And because after 15 years of service to this magazine, I'm still not allowed in the Person of the Year meetings. I think it's because they don't like my suggestions. Though, honestly, yet again, I really did have an amazing year.
Do not be shocked an surprised if you start seeing a little more of this in the future........
Thursday, December 15, 2011
So many Molly's have come and gone, Molly Ringwald, Molly from A Country Practice and of course Molly Meldrum who I watched every Sunday night for years on Countdown. Our thoughts are with him this evening as he fights for his life after a fall from a ladder at his home. he is an Aussie icon.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
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Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
It must be trailer day!! New trailer for the ext Judd Apatow film starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel (who also wrote the film). Check out who is playing Emily's mother!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
These shots with his co-star Michelle Pheiffer are from the World Premiere of the movie in Los Angeles..... but wait there's more. Let's head to New York where the view only gets better.....
This is far from all the snaps I have stashed away in my file but I think it will do for now.