March 22, 2007 |
KATE MARA never had to do any soul-searching about her career choices. The 24-year-old actress, who stars opposite Mark Wahlberg in the political thriller "Shooter," knew early on she wanted to be a performer. "I feel so lucky," Mara said recently, relaxing in the overstuffed chair in her publicist's swank Pacific Design Center office. She had flown in from the Boston premiere of the movie the night before, but showed no signs of jet lag.
July 11, 2013 |
Assuming the scheduling stars align, Ben Affleck will play protagonist Nick Dunne in David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling thriller "Gone Girl. " The high-profile acting gig would be slotted into Affleck's fall, giving the hyphenate time to prep his next helming effort, Warner Bros. crime drama "Live By Night," which is scheduled to start pre-production in January. As fans of the book know, Dunne is a magazine writer-turned-bartender who moves with his wife, Amy, back to his Midwestern hometown after he loses his prestigious NYC job -- and he is accused of murdering his wife after she disappears one morning from their North Carthage, Mo., home.
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March 31, 2014
Kate O'Mara, 74, a British actress best known for her role as Caress Morrell, sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby, in the 1980s prime-time soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at a nursing home in southern England after a short illness, according to her agent, Phil Belfield. The actress, who began her television career in the 1960s, is remembered by many for her role in "Triangle" - a soap opera set aboard a North Sea ferry that is often cited as the worst piece of British television.
May 3, 2013 |
These are heady days for the online on-demand entertainment service Netflix. The company's stock recently surged 22% after a strong earnings report and news that it signed up 2 million new subscribers in the first quarter of the year. The company's success has largely been credited to its move into original content -- particularly its political drama “House of Cards.” With David Fincher on the creative team, the show follows the political trials and travails of mercenary Democratic House whip Frank Underwood and his equally mercenary wife Claire.
July 18, 2013 |
The nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are set to be announced at 5:35 a.m. Pacific Thursday, and you can watch them unfold live right here. Will Netflix score nods for "House of Cards" and the reboot of the comedy series "Arrested Development," thereby shaking up the broadcast-cable TV nexus? Will Emmy nominations go to Academy Award winners such as Michael Douglas and Matt Damon (HBO's "Behind the Candelabra,") Al Pacino and Helen Mirren (HBO's “Phil Spector”)
August 31, 2009 |
"The Open Road" is no Grand Prix winner, but it's no six-car pileup either. It's a low-key road movie that doesn't stray far from the very, very beaten path. Justin Timberlake stars as Clayton Garrett, a struggling ballplayer apparently too thoughtful for his own good. His seriously ill mother (Mary Steenburgen) dispatches him to bring his long-estranged father, a baseball legend, to her hospital bedside. Clayton collects his beloved ex (the enchanting Kate Mara) and sets off to persuade Dad, hurt feelings and all, to see Mom. Here, the film finds its real engine: Jeff Bridges as Kyle Garrett.