January 3, 2012 |
— In a pleated white dress, her jet-black bangs neatly trimmed, Golden Globe nominee Rooney Mara looks nothing like Lisbeth Salander as she relaxes in the drawing room of New York's Crosby Street Hotel. But it doesn't take long for the 26-year-old to show the resolve that helped land her the coveted lead role in the U.S. version of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," vaulting over a scrum of top Hollywood actresses. Mara previously was best known for her opening tête-à-tête with Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network.
November 10, 2011 |
With late-arriving prestige pictures "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" (Stephen Daldry!) and "War Horse" (sentimental Steven Spielberg!) and the looming shadow of Oscar magnet Meryl Streep playing England's "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher, the award season, at its outset, sported an air of uncertainty all but absent from last year's front-loaded race. Or it did, until right about the time we handed out candy to a kid dressed up like J. Edgar Hoover (the angry old guy version) and realized that, yes, some spots continue to be up for grabs, but in terms of who'll get the nominations, the major races have already narrowed into focus.
January 6, 2012 |
Low-cost horror movie "The Devil Inside" will try to do what Sherlock Holmes, Alvin and the Chipmunks and a girl with a dragon tattoo couldn't: knock Tom Cruise out of the top box-office spot. "The Devil Inside," about a woman investigating her mother's exorcisms, probably will open this weekend to between $12 million and $15 million, people who have seen pre-release audience surveys said. That should put it very close to Cruise's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," which after two weekends in the No. 1 spot is expected to drop to about $15 million.
December 22, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. R. Kelly says he is ready to film 32 new chapters of his infamous melodrama hip-hopera series, "Trapped in the Closet. " All he needs is a little funding. ( TMZ ) "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is already doing well at the box office. Look out, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" -- the No. 2 spot is up for grabs. ( Los Angeles Times) Josh Krajcik sings a duet with Alanis Morissette during the final performance episode of "The X Factor.
October 22, 2013 |
The drama around Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" was already pretty thick, what with a hurricane tearing through its set a year ago and studio and director reportedly arguing over the cut ahead of the March release. Into that mix Tuesday came a leaked (double entendre intended) trailer. (It was here , but may well be gone by the time you read this.) The material shows a bearded Russell Crowe warning civilization about a diluvian future, the construction of the ark to protect from said future and the ensuing flood and revival.
May 28, 2013 |
Trent Reznor's been lying to us, but his fans probably won't mind. The singer, producer and composer announced on Nine Inch Nails' Tumblr today that his band (which he laid to rest in 2009) has completed a new album and has signed to Columbia. Nine Inch Nails had previously announced a return to touring (with a lineup of past NIN collaborators and members of King Crimson and Telefon Tel Aviv), headlining major American fests including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. But his Tumblr note is Reznor's first hint of new NIN music since 2008's "The Slip.
April 8, 2014 |
The Academy Award-nominated writer and director Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") will serve as guest director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. The festival takes place June 11-19 in downtown L.A. Festival director Stephanie Allain said in a statement that Cholodenko's work "exemplifies our mission of supporting artists who are diverse, innovative, and have a unique point of view. " Cholodenko is currently in post-production on "Olive Kitteridge," a four-part HBO miniseries based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.