March 3, 2014 |
Easy and effortless looks ruled the red carpet at Sunday's Academy Awards. Maybe it was the rainy weather that had actresses abandoning a potentially runny smoky eye or sticky up-do shellacked with hair spray in favor of more subtle Oscar looks. Many actresses sported the sleek pixie cut that is so hot right now. Charlize Theron, Anne Hathaway, Kristin Chenoweth and Jennifer Lawrence led the chic short-hair brigade. Lupita Nyong'o topped her short hair off with the accessory of the evening - a delicate gold and diamond headband from Fred Leighton.
November 26, 2013 |
The Steve McQueen period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won best female and male for, respectively, "Blue Jasmine" and "Dallas Buyers Club. " The following is a complete list of winners and nominees: Feature WINNER: '12 Years a Slave' 'All Is Lost' 'Frances Ha' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' 'Nebraska' Director Shane Carruth - 'Upstream Color' J.C. Chandor - 'All Is Lost' WINNER: Steve McQueen - '12 Years a Slave' Jeff Nichols - 'Mud' Alexander Payne - 'Nebraska' Screenplay Woody Allen - 'Blue Jasmine' Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard Linklater - 'Before Midnight' Nicole Holofcener - 'Enough Said' Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber - 'The Spectacular Now' WINNER: John Ridley - '12 Years a Slave' First Feature 'Blue Caprice' - Alexandre Moors - director/producer; Kim Jackson, Brian O'Carroll, Isen Robbins, Will Rowbotham, Ron Simons, Aimee Schoof, Stephen Tedeschi - producer 'Concussion' - Stacie Passon - director; Rose Troche - producer WINNER: 'Fruitvale Station' - Ryan Coogler - director; Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker - producers 'Una Noche' - Lucy Mulloy - director - producer; Sandy Pérez Aguila, Maite Artieda, Daniel Mulloy, Yunior Santiago - producers 'Wadjda' - Haifaa...
October 3, 2012 |
NEW YORK--Richard Linklater wasn't so sure there needed to be a second film in his “Before” series starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. But he feels pretty good about a third entry, “Before Midnight,” which fans will be happy to know he's finished shooting and will now set about editing. The director, who has just returned from the film's below-the-radar Greece shoot, said that the ending of the previous installment made this one a natural. "With 'Before Sunset' I felt like me, Ethan and Julie were the only ones who really wanted it,” the director told The Times at an award-season event here this week for his recent black comedy "Bernie.
February 12, 2013 |
The Berlin Film festival welcomed director Richard Linklater with a surprise award Monday night, presenting him the Berlinale Camera before a screening of his new film, “Before Midnight.” The prize is presented to film personalities or institutions to which the festival feels particularly indebted or wishes to express its thanks. Stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy were on hand for the screening as well. Linklater, Hawke and Delpy wrote “Before Midnight” together, the third film in a trilogy that also includes 1995's “Before Sunrise” and 2004's “Before Sunset.” The new film finds the characters played by Hawke and Delpy at a personal crossroads nine years after the previous entry in the series.
October 21, 2007 |
At Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood tribute Oct. 15, Legend award recipient 1. Lauren Bacall, left, joked that she was surprised to be upright, as by her count, she's got to be 192 years old. Bacall's wisecracking garnered her two standing ovations and laughs from fellow honorees Kate Bosworth, Amy Adams, Julie Taymor and Diane Lane. Host 2.
December 4, 1997 |
The Scene: The smart people seemed to know that the action was in Westwood on Tuesday night for the premiere of Miramax's "Good Will Hunting," which filled the Mann's Bruin and overflowed into Mann's Plaza. This coming-of-age story about a juvenile delinquent with the IQ of an Einstein is directed by Gus Van Sant and stars Matt Damon, Ben Affleck (the two stars also wrote the script), Minnie Driver and Robin Williams. The event also served as a benefit for the American Film Institute.
June 11, 1997 |
The Scene: Monday's launch of 20th Century Fox's "Speed 2: Cruise Control" at the Century City Cineplex Odeon. The sequel comes from Jan De Bont, director of the original and of "Twister." For aficionados of his work, look hard for the flying cow. It's not easy sticking an airborne Guernsey in a Caribbean boat movie.
November 10, 1993 |
If the extravagance--and inventiveness--of a premiere is an indication of a studio's belief in a movie, Walt Disney Pictures' "The Three Musketeers" (that's Musketeers, not Mouseketeers) is going to be a biggie. "Mega-hit is what I hear, not being self-serving," allowed Jordan Kerner, one of the executive producers, whose sentiments were shared by many at the studio. "My little girl, who's 4 1/2, thought it was short. That's a good sign, and my boy who's 9 kept his mouth open the whole time.
October 8, 1997 |
The Scene: Monday's premiere of TriStar and Mandalay's "Seven Years in Tibet" at the Cineplex Odeon. A party followed at Le Colonial. The story of Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountain climber and escaped POW, who talks his way into 1940s Tibet, was described by star Brad Pitt as being "about a guy who learns to accept responsibility against the backdrop of the dissection of Tibetan culture." Who Was There: Pitt; co-star B. D.
September 10, 1997 |
The Scene: In a sense, a dual premiere--for the filmmaker and the film. At Monday's launch of PolyGram Films' first release, "The Game," at the Chinese Theater, a number of guests noted the irony between the title and the risky business one of the world's largest record companies is plunging into. One guest compared the night to a high-stakes debutante ball.