October 14, 2007
HOORAY for Cate ["A Golden Touch," Oct. 7]! There is no other actress out there doing it like Cate Blanchett right now. She defiantly brings the heat with every performance. I can still remember thinking what a joke it was when she lost the Oscar for the first "Elizabeth" to Gwyneth Paltrow. What does a girl have to do to prove that performance was worthy of an Oscar? Do it again? Apparently so. Go get 'em, Cate! NyKethia Taylor Panorama City
February 6, 2014 |
Earnest and well-intentioned but ultimately inert, "The Monuments Men" talks a better game than it can deliver. Inspired by true tales of World War II derring-do, it can't decide what kind of a film it wants to be and so ends up failing across a fairly wide spectrum. This is something of a surprise, and not just because the film is directed and co-written by George Clooney, who is also top dog in a high-powered cast that includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin and Cate Blanchett.
March 21, 1999 |
Makeup artists and hairstylists reveal design plans for their clients tonight: "I like the hair to dictate the look, to be the ornament. I'm not into a cheesy glitter look. I prefer elegance and sophistication. Think Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel."--Sally Hershberger, hairstylist for Cate Blanchett "It's a mistake to overdecorate with hair. Annette Bening is so beautiful she doesn't need much. I feel her hair should be straight, shiny and classic. Subtle is the way to go."
November 11, 2006 |
Cate Blanchett hinted Friday that her acting career may take a back seat to her new role as the artistic director of a leading theater company in Sydney, Australia. The Oscar-winning actress and her playwright husband, Andrew Upton, have agreed to become co-artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company starting in January 2008. "The acceptance for the role of co-artistic director of this company is not a dalliance," Blanchett told reporters in Sydney on Friday.
March 2, 2014 |
Jennifer Lawrence in red Dior Haute Couture. Lupita Nyong'o in Prada. Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive. It was an amazing red carpet leading up to Sunday night's Oscars ceremony, and the Los Angeles Times' Adam Tschorn and Jenn Harris analyze the best (and a bit of the worst). Some highlights of their reports: Men in white. Jared Leto, Ryan Seacrest and Matthew McConaughey in white jackets. Pharrell Williams in a Lanvin shorts tuxedo. “Obviously,” says Times fashion critic Booth Moore, “Williams is ahead of the curve.
March 2, 2014 |
You should have your Oscar pool by now. Twenty-four categories. One hundred and twenty-one choices. And, no, "The Lego Movie" is not among them. (Next year. Next year.) We've been here for you for the last six months, starting back in September when "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" pulled to the front of the pack after wowing at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. And here we are ... yes, same as it ever was , with the Oscars coming around the bend on Sunday. So, one last time, the envelopes, please.
August 1, 2013 |
Hermes, Chanel, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. The number of recognizable designer clothes and accessories in Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine" is astounding. And appropriate, considering the story is about a Ruth Madoff-type, fallen socialite named Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), who struggles to reinvent herself after losing all her money. Throughout the film, Jasmine breathlessly drops designer and brand names, decorating details and high-end addresses. The bags on the luggage carousel that belong to her are Louis Vuitton.
August 1, 2013
Woody Allen's new "Blue Jasmine" is expanding to theaters nationwide this weekend, having launched with very high per-screen averages last week in New York and Los Angeles -- the highest in the writer-director's 44-film career. After such a strong start, it's possible the movie, which stars Cate Blanchett as a society woman fallen on hard times, could set a new high-water mark for total box-office take for a Woody Allen movie, too. But what's the figure he'll have to beat? RELATED: Woody Allen on regrets - Yes, he had a few Check out the photo gallery to see the director's top 10 box-office hits.
November 6, 1998 |
Period movies inevitably reflect more about the period in which they're made than the period of their subject, and rarely has that been more evident--or more distracting--than it is with Indian director Shekhar Kapur's "Elizabeth."