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May 30, 2004 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
For Jena Malone "ageism" has always been an issue. Malone isn't your typical 40-year-old actress, newly sidelined to character roles, or a graying writer sent to pasture for presumed inability to comprehend teen lingo. She is about as fresh-faced as they come, a dewy 19-year-old, with white luminous skin, sad greenish eyes and floppy brown hair that slopes down to her long, oval cheeks.
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January 30, 2014 | By Annlee Ellingson
When a loved one dies, sometimes those left behind experience a sort of purgatory themselves, a pause seized by grief. "The Wait" opens with just such a passing of a family matriarch, and a mysterious phone call convinces Emma (Chloë Sevigny) that her mother will rise from the dead like Lazarus. Or Jesus. They just have to wait. Emma's sister Angela (Jena Malone), going through some kind of breakup, finds the situation macabre but uses the break from daily life to reclaim her sense of freedom after a relationship of neglect.
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January 30, 2014 | By Annlee Ellingson
When a loved one dies, sometimes those left behind experience a sort of purgatory themselves, a pause seized by grief. "The Wait" opens with just such a passing of a family matriarch, and a mysterious phone call convinces Emma (Chloë Sevigny) that her mother will rise from the dead like Lazarus. Or Jesus. They just have to wait. Emma's sister Angela (Jena Malone), going through some kind of breakup, finds the situation macabre but uses the break from daily life to reclaim her sense of freedom after a relationship of neglect.
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May 30, 2004 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
For Jena Malone "ageism" has always been an issue. Malone isn't your typical 40-year-old actress, newly sidelined to character roles, or a graying writer sent to pasture for presumed inability to comprehend teen lingo. She is about as fresh-faced as they come, a dewy 19-year-old, with white luminous skin, sad greenish eyes and floppy brown hair that slopes down to her long, oval cheeks.
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October 18, 1997 | MICHELE WILLENS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With Jena Malone, everyone just knew. She herself knew at the age of 4 that she wanted to be an actress. ("I'd go to movies and then go home and reenact them.") At age 10, she knew she was ready to start going on auditions. The people working on her first project, a student film, knew she was special and told their friends in Los Angeles. Eventually, she made her way into the casting office for the lead role of the sexually abused young girl in last year's cable movie "Bastard Out of Carolina."
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December 14, 1996 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I think women are ideally suited to directing," Anjelica Huston says. "They are emotional beings. I think film is an emotional medium." Huston, winner of the 1985 best supporting actress Oscar for "Prizzi's Honor," has followed in the footsteps of her legendary director father, John Huston. The star of 1990's "The Grifters" and 1991's "The Addams Family" makes her directorial debut with the disturbing, hard-hitting "Bastard Out of Carolina," which airs Sunday on Showtime.
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March 28, 2002
* New This Week: Director Irwin Winkler, writer Mark Andrus and a starry cast bring winning conviction to "Life as a House," their heart-tugging story of a sour middle-aged man (Kevin Kline) who has one last chance to fulfill a dream and to win the love of his troubled teenage son (Hayden Christensen).
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September 10, 2013 | By Alice Short
Is the celebrity quotient up or down at the current round of runway shows at New York Fashion Week? No one's keeping score, but it's hard to find coverage that doesn't mention big names in the front row.  Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore and staff writer Adam Tschorn have reported a number of sightings, as have other media outlets. Consider: At Tommy Hilfiger, guests “of note” included Anthony Kiedis, Vogue's Anna Wintour and Tommy Mottola. Kanye West, Solange Knowles, Courtney Love and Kerry Washington showed up at Alexander Wang.
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November 12, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior -- and her new pixie cut -- to the world premiere of  "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in London on Monday. Elizabeth Banks wore a stunning Jason Wu ball gown with cutouts. [Hollywood Life] Their co-star Jena Malone was dressed in a fringed crimson gown by Monique Lhuillier. [Perez Hilton] The film's director, Francis Lawrence, is taking the blame for his leading lady's new short haircut, by the way. Jennifer had to cut her hair because of all the damage done when Francis insisted she dye her locks rather than wear a wig in the film.
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October 7, 2004 | Susan King
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October 18, 1997 | MICHELE WILLENS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With Jena Malone, everyone just knew. She herself knew at the age of 4 that she wanted to be an actress. ("I'd go to movies and then go home and reenact them.") At age 10, she knew she was ready to start going on auditions. The people working on her first project, a student film, knew she was special and told their friends in Los Angeles. Eventually, she made her way into the casting office for the lead role of the sexually abused young girl in last year's cable movie "Bastard Out of Carolina."
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December 14, 1996 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I think women are ideally suited to directing," Anjelica Huston says. "They are emotional beings. I think film is an emotional medium." Huston, winner of the 1985 best supporting actress Oscar for "Prizzi's Honor," has followed in the footsteps of her legendary director father, John Huston. The star of 1990's "The Grifters" and 1991's "The Addams Family" makes her directorial debut with the disturbing, hard-hitting "Bastard Out of Carolina," which airs Sunday on Showtime.
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March 17, 2011
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July 24, 2010 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Zack Snyder, perhaps best known as the director of the musclebound movie "300," is getting in touch with his feminine side with "Sucker Punch." The movie, due out in March, is based on an original script that Snyder co-wrote with Steve Shibuya. The concept, which had been germinating for eight years, involves five girls who use their imaginations to escape an insane asylum, Snyder told the audience Saturday afternoon at Comic-Con. As with "300," the movie features hyper-stylized fighting sequences in which the female characters -- Baby Doll, Amber, Sweetpea, Rocket and Blondie -- slash, hack and kick their way past horrific monsters and lecherous men. Snyder drenches the movie in a sepia tone similar to "300," but adds a splash of the burlesque, a dose of steampunk and a whiff of Nazi Germany to the movie's fantastical settings.
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