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June 21, 2012 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The game plan was simple: Everybody liked Julianne Moore. She was the "wish" in their wish list. Director Jay Roach says, "I'm a gigantic fan - it was always, 'Oh, man, wouldn't it be great to get her?'" while writer Danny Strong recalls, "I was lobbying for her from the get-go. " Julianne Moore was irresistible, and when HBO, Roach and Strong approached her about playing Sarah Palin in "Game Change" - a movie based on a portion of the book of the same name by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin - the opportunity was impossible to resist.
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February 2, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell and Steven Zeitchik
The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in an apparent drug overdose Sunday leaves behind a diverse and impressive body of work cut tragically short. From his pornographer turn in "Boogie Nights" to his Oscar-decorated turn as Truman Capote to his Lester Bangs moment, here are eight of Hoffman's most memorable performances; there are many more, of course, that you could just as powerfully make the case for. "Boogie Nights" (1997)  One of Hoffman's breakthrough roles came in his second film with director Paul Thomas Anderson, cementing a career-long collaboration for the actor.
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October 4, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Before Julianne Moore took home that Emmy last month, someone appears to have taken home some prizes of their own from her New York brownstone: $127,000 worth of jewelry reportedly went missing over the summer. A complaint was filed Monday stating that 10 pieces of jewelry, among them bracelets, watches and a necklace, belonging to the "Game Change" actress were taken between June 6 and Aug. 28, when the brownstone was being remodeled. The priciest of the items: a Cartier tennis bracelet valued at $33,000, said the New York Post . PHOTOS: Julianne Moore's career in pictures During the time in question, while 15 to 25 workers had access to the house she shares with director husband Bart Freundlich, Moore was primarily in Toronto filming a "Carrie" remake, according to the New York Times .  The six-bedroom, 1905-vintage brownstone has been listed for sale twice in the last several years, the Times said, most recently for $12.5 million.
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October 17, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Carrie," the horror cult classic based on novelist Stephen King's great girl roar against bullies, body, religion and mom, is back on the big screen with more teen trauma than ever and a new party dress for the prom. And yet…. Directed by "Boys Don't Cry's" Kimberly Peirce and starring an excellent Chloë Grace Moretz with a truly troubling Julianne Moore as Mama, "Carrie" should have delivered more with the material in the filmmaker's feminist hands. Instead, Peirce has done a remaking rather than a reimagining.
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June 9, 2012 | By Randee Dawn
Tina Fey owes Sarah Palin; after all, it was Fey's spot-on impersonation of the former Republican vice presidential candidate that helped earn her an Emmy for"Saturday Night Live" in 2009. But this year, while Fey will almost certainly be up for television's top award again for her show"30 Rock," it's quite likely that another actress will get a nod for her Palin posturing. And Fey couldn't be happier for Julianne Moore, who nails Palin in the HBO movie "Game Change. " "She's fantastic!
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March 6, 2012 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
When the phone rang about a year ago, with a query about whether she would consider playing Sarah Palin in a TV movie, Julianne Moore jumped at the chance. "Then I hung up the phone and thought, 'Oh my God, what have I done?'" Moore recalled recently with a laugh. "To play a historical figure is one thing. To play a living historical figure deepens the challenge. But to play a culturally significant, very prominent, living figure, that kind of put it over the top. " Over the top could also describe early reaction to Moore's performance and to "Game Change," HBO's docudrama on Palin's mesmerizing 2008 run for the vice presidency.
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September 7, 1991 | SUSAN KING
Even Emmy-winning actresses can't escape the fate of jury duty . "I'm in the bowels of the Manhattan court system," says Julianne Moore, who stars as a torch singer carrying a torch for a hard-boiled gumshoe (Fred Ward) in HBO's offbeat film noir thriller "Cast a Deadly Spell," premiering tonight at 9. "This is my second day on jury duty," she says. "It's crazy." And Moore knows she'll never be chosen to serve on a jury. "I'm in criminal court," she explains.
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April 4, 2013 | By Robert Abele
Beware the horror-thriller about personality disorder that suffers from its own fractious splits in title, mood and logic. "6 Souls," originally completed (and released overseas) years ago under the title "Shelter," begins as a run-of-the-mill gothic/psychological suspense film. Julianne Moore stars as a forensic psychiatrist who is skeptical of dissociative identity disorder but is confronted with a creepy patient (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) practically bursting with various entities and barely concealed menace.
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May 16, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"The English Teacher" is a tragedy masquerading as a comedy and doing a disservice to both. The same could be said for the film's normally fine cast. Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Nathan Lane and Michael Angarano have all had better days. The movie begins with a stereotype. Linda Sinclair (Moore) is the teacher of the title. Middle-aged, single with cats, she teaches high school English in a small Pennsylvania town. Her passion is saved for her students and the literary greats whose writing she loves most of all. Only a taste of her classroom fire makes it into the movie, not nearly enough to put Linda in league with Robin Williams in "Dead Poets Society" or Richard Dreyfuss in "Mr. Holland's Opus.
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March 8, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
There is a truly heartbreaking moment in "Game Change," the HBO film about Sarah Palin's run for vice president. It comes after Palin (Julianne Moore) has made her galvanizing speech at the Republican National Convention accepting the nomination as John McCain's (Ed Harris) running mate and is drawing jaw-dropping crowds to her meet and greets. Footage is shown of the people waiting hours to meet her, including one rather large and nondescript woman who looks straight at the camera and says: "I have five kids.
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September 14, 2013 | By Chris Barton
In a continuation of a theme for 2013, the horror sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2" looks to be another big hit for the horror genre. After "The Conjuring," "Mama" and "The Purge" took in solid box office numbers against comparatively lower budgets this year, the sequel to 2011's "Insidious" earned more than $20 million on Friday according to estimates. That figure puts the film on a pace to earn more than $35 million, which was its expected total this weekend based on pre-release audience surveys.
NEWS
August 8, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Today comes word from the folks over at Yahoo that searches for the name "Tom Ford" have spiked 155% in the last month and that the search engine's queries for the fashion designer's name are up ninefold in 2013 compared with the same time last year. In this morning's "what's spiking" email, Yahoo Web trends expert Carolyn Clark suggests the spike could have something to do with Jay Z's song "Tom Ford" (sample lyric: "I don't pop molly, I rock Tom Ford") off the album "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which was released in early July.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2013 | By David Ng
A new musical version of the 2002 movie "Far From Heaven" has descended on Playwrights Horizons in New York. Starring Kelli O'Hara in the role originated by Julianne Moore, the musical traces the inner life of a suburban Connecticut housewife circa 1957. The central creative team of the new musical -- composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie and director Michael Greif -- previously turned the 1975 documentary "Grey Gardens" into a successful stage musical. "Grey Gardens" also played at Playwrights Horizons, before transferring to Broadway in 2006.
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May 16, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore
The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival opened Tuesday in France -- or should we call it the Dior film festival? Dior's Raf Simons designed the ravishing haute couture creations worn by four ladies at the opening ceremony -- Nicole Kidman, Carey Mulligan, Zhang Ziyi and Julianne Moore. Mulligan wore a blush matte satin gown, Kidman a two-layer embroidered pale pink silk organza bustier dress, Moore a purple and black lame bustier dress and Ziyi a killer fuchsia embroidered tulle cutoff ballgown and black cigarette pants.
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May 16, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"The English Teacher" is a tragedy masquerading as a comedy and doing a disservice to both. The same could be said for the film's normally fine cast. Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Nathan Lane and Michael Angarano have all had better days. The movie begins with a stereotype. Linda Sinclair (Moore) is the teacher of the title. Middle-aged, single with cats, she teaches high school English in a small Pennsylvania town. Her passion is saved for her students and the literary greats whose writing she loves most of all. Only a taste of her classroom fire makes it into the movie, not nearly enough to put Linda in league with Robin Williams in "Dead Poets Society" or Richard Dreyfuss in "Mr. Holland's Opus.
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May 16, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It is night in an upscale Manhattan apartment. A child, tucked safely into bed, drifts toward sleep to the sounds of her parents tearing each other apart in the next room. Her eyes close, the fighting rumbles on, their words wielded with lethal precision at each other's most vulnerable spots. We are in Maisie's world and about to find out in uncomfortable detail just "What Maisie Knew. " Directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel have created a smart - and smarting - film based on the novel "What Maisie Knew," one of Henry James' lesser-known works.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2008 | Sam Adams, Special to The Times
Julianne MOORE has made a specialty of suffering in silence, her pale skin pulling tight across her cheekbones to form a flawless mask, a shell of perfect beauty concealing a soul in deepest turmoil. Only in private moments, when no one but the audience is watching, do the cracks begin to show. In her new film, "Savage Grace," which opened Friday in limited release, the mask doesn't crack so much as shatter.
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September 24, 2012 | By Susan King and Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
With the presidential election just six weeks away, it was only fitting that politics took center stage at the 64th Emmy Awards . Showtime's political thriller "Homeland" made television history Sunday evening when it delivered the cable network's first dramatic series Emmy for the show about a Marine under suspicion of being an Al Qaeda operative. The freshman series won four Emmys. Besides the top prize, it also won in the drama categories for best actress for Claire Danes, best actor for Damien Lewis and for writing.
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May 11, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Divorce and its impact on children caught in its crossfire may be thought of as an issue of recent generations, but more than 115 years ago, Henry James made it the foundation of his novel "What Maisie Knew. " A new film version of the 1897 book, updating James' story of a young girl's emotional education to contemporary New York City, opens May 17 in Los Angeles. Co-director David Siegel calls the film "more of a touchstone than an adaptation," and as it opens, we find Susanna (Julianne Moore)
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April 4, 2013 | By Robert Abele
Beware the horror-thriller about personality disorder that suffers from its own fractious splits in title, mood and logic. "6 Souls," originally completed (and released overseas) years ago under the title "Shelter," begins as a run-of-the-mill gothic/psychological suspense film. Julianne Moore stars as a forensic psychiatrist who is skeptical of dissociative identity disorder but is confronted with a creepy patient (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) practically bursting with various entities and barely concealed menace.
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