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October 8, 2009
Where you've seen her Jess Weixler made her mark with "Teeth" (2007), a black comedy about a girl with vagina dentata, which is exactly what it sounds like it might be. She won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance for her performance. The 28-year-old has appeared on TV's "Everwood," "Guiding Light" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Films include Joe Swanberg's "Alexander the Last," which she helped write; the upcoming "As Good as Dead" with Cary Elwes, Andie MacDowell and Brian Cox; and the noirish "A Woman" with Willem Dafoe ("He plays the woman," she says, then laughs and admits, "No, he doesn't."
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May 30, 2013 | By Amy Nicholson
Today at the ice cream truck, a free sample of chocolate soft serve comes at a price: You have to deal with Jillian (Jess Weixler). Hungover, bitter and thoroughly uninvested in the success of the company's promotional giveaway that gives "Free Samples" its title, Jillian is a law school dropout guilted into subbing in for her best friend, Nancy (Halley Feiffer), who is stuck at an intervention for her alcoholic brother. (Never mind that Jillian can probably drink him under the table.)
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013 | By Amy Nicholson
Today at the ice cream truck, a free sample of chocolate soft serve comes at a price: You have to deal with Jillian (Jess Weixler). Hungover, bitter and thoroughly uninvested in the success of the company's promotional giveaway that gives "Free Samples" its title, Jillian is a law school dropout guilted into subbing in for her best friend, Nancy (Halley Feiffer), who is stuck at an intervention for her alcoholic brother. (Never mind that Jillian can probably drink him under the table.)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2009
Where you've seen her Jess Weixler made her mark with "Teeth" (2007), a black comedy about a girl with vagina dentata, which is exactly what it sounds like it might be. She won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance for her performance. The 28-year-old has appeared on TV's "Everwood," "Guiding Light" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Films include Joe Swanberg's "Alexander the Last," which she helped write; the upcoming "As Good as Dead" with Cary Elwes, Andie MacDowell and Brian Cox; and the noirish "A Woman" with Willem Dafoe ("He plays the woman," she says, then laughs and admits, "No, he doesn't."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2009 | Michael Ordona
Fittingly for an actress who has already shown remarkable range, the petite, blond Jess Weixler's face can change radically. Depending on the angle, the moment or the character, she can go from pretty to harsh, innocent to murderous. In the chaotically sequenced romantic drama "Peter and Vandy," she puts on display the many facets of what she calls "a whole person." "It feels so much better to act when you're not just part of a person; you're not just trying to be charming or lovable," she says, warming her hands on a double shot of green tea. "Stuff is going to fly out of you."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Austin-based writer-director Bob Byington's "Somebody Up There Likes Me" is a difficult film to describe, but easily inspires a deep sense of affection and connection. Words such as offbeat, charming or, Lord help us, quirky are wildly overused and yet this is exactly the kind of film to which they best apply. Covering some 35 years, with animated transitional sequences, the story follows Max Youngman (Keith Poulson) and his reluctant only friend Sal ("Parks and Recreation" costar Nick Offerman, also a producer)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Robert Abele
In "The Face of Love," it's five years after the devastating loss of her husband when Annette Bening's still-grieving Nikki sees an uncanny look-alike of her dear departed wandering their old haunt, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As Nikki starts courting Tom (Ed Harris), a local artist with no idea the psychodrama he's walking into, moviegoers can be forgiven for seeing double themselves in the trappings of this skewed, late-in-life romance. But rather than indulging the weird Sirkian "Vertigo" (minus the murder plot)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2008 | Noel Murray
I'm Not There The Weinstein Co., $29.99 To find out whether you prefer more of a "Cate Blanchett" Dylan or a "Richard Gere" Dylan, you'll have to consult Todd Haynes' freewheelin' big-screen riff on the legendary singer-songwriter, in which six actors embody different aspects of a Bob Dylan character, conveyed in a jumble of anecdotal incidents and impressionistic musical numbers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2008 | Susan King, King is a Times staff writer.
The films screening in the U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance are: "Adam" Max Mayer wrote and directed this love story revolving around a marginally dysfunctional young man and the woman of his dreams. Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne star. "Amreeka" Cherien Dabis wrote and directed this drama about a divorced Palestinian woman and her teenage son who move to rural Illinois after the outbreak of the Iraq war.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2009 | Dawn C. Chmielewski
The gig: Co-host of Fox Business Network's "Happy Hour" show, which airs at 2 p.m. Pacific time weekdays from the Bull and Bear bar in New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. This is not your granddaddy's finance show. And Cody Willard, with his rock-star mane and rapid-fire banter, would hardly be mistaken for some pinstriped Wall Street drone.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2009 | Michael Ordona
Fittingly for an actress who has already shown remarkable range, the petite, blond Jess Weixler's face can change radically. Depending on the angle, the moment or the character, she can go from pretty to harsh, innocent to murderous. In the chaotically sequenced romantic drama "Peter and Vandy," she puts on display the many facets of what she calls "a whole person." "It feels so much better to act when you're not just part of a person; you're not just trying to be charming or lovable," she says, warming her hands on a double shot of green tea. "Stuff is going to fly out of you."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Funnyman Jim Carrey has had a mixed track record when he's gone dramatic on the big screen. For every success like "The Truman Show" and "The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," he's done such turkeys as "The Majestic" and "The Number 23," which arrives today on DVD in an unrated edition (New Line, $29). Directed by Joel Schumacher, the story revolves around a dogcatcher who is given a book called "The Number 23" by his wife (Virginia Madsen).
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2008 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
You could never accuse Mitchell Lichtenstein (son of artist Roy) of pandering to market expectations. His first feature, "Teeth," is a dark, gory and hilarious sendup of contemporary prudery, teen horror films, Christian abstinence programs, rampant cultural misogyny and latent gynophobia in ancient mythology that plays serial castration by vagina dentata for laughs.
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