October 16, 2011 |
The cristal baschet is one of the most beautiful musical instruments you will ever see, made of vibrating, tuned steel, fiberglass amplification cones and wire "whiskers" that shimmy when fingers rub the glass-rod keyboard. Film composer Cliff Martinez's version, which resides in the living room of his Topanga Canyon home, is about the size of an upright piano and is as much sculpture as instrument. Martinez, whose scores support three films this year, bought his expensive cristal when he was scoring Steven Soderbergh's surreal 2002 space fantasy "Solaris" but had pined for one as far back as their first collaboration, "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" in 1989.
January 6, 2008 |
Bianca was born in San Marcos, a prosperous, well-scrubbed bedroom community near San Diego. She was always very quiet, often spending hours--actually, 24 hours a day--staring out the window. Her hobbies included staring, posing seductively and falling over. She had dreams, I'm sure. What girl doesn't dream of her Prince Charming on a white horse who orders her off the Internet? But she could have scarcely imagined that one day she would star in a major motion picture, one of the art house hits of the season.
March 28, 2013 |
Violence is the trigger in "The Place Beyond the Pines," Derek Cianfrance's latest love letter to bad breaks. But it's the ripple effect of responsibility, regret, limited resources and guilt that makes "Pines" particularly relevant in a time when so many struggle from paycheck to paycheck. Starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ray Liotta and Dane DeHaan, the movie is intimate in its telling, sweeping in its issues and stumbles only occasionally. The idiosyncratic Cianfrance tends to gravitate toward the economically challenged who live lives of desperation.
September 2, 2013 |
NEW YORK - John Gallagher Jr. was at a media screening of his new movie "Short Term 12" a few weeks ago when a man came up to him with a critique of his series TV character, journalist Jim Harper of "The Newsroom. " "You know, you're a terrible embed," the man told him, going on to list the ways Harper bungled his job as a reporter traveling with the Mitt Romney campaign in the second season of the HBO show. It was hardly a comment from some idle observer: the naysayer was NBC News anchor Brian Williams.
July 25, 2013 |
The 12 th Doctor in “Doctor Who's” 50-year history still hasn't been selected, but if the search keeps going, it's always possible Matt Smith may change his mind. Smith, who plays the 11 th Doctor on the long-running fantasy series, arrived alongside current companion Jenna Coleman and producer Marcus Wilson at BBC America's TCA panel on Thursday morning. And lots of questions revolved around Smith's decision earlier this year to step down from the role after four years.
February 14, 2013 |
Hey Girl, Happy Valentine's Day. It's me. Ryan Gosling. Wouldn't it be great if you picked up your ringing phone today and it was Ryan Gosling calling? His smirking face with that signature furrowed brow and blue eyes filling your calling screen? Well now you can, sort of. Hasty Torres of Madame Chocolat at D.L. & Co. Beverly Hills has created a custom chocolate iPhone. For $35 you can make it look like Ryan Gosling, a.k.a. Mr. Perfect, or whoever your crush may be, is calling.
January 10, 2013 |
Ryan Gosling, creepy? He says he definitely was this one time not so long ago - and it involved Girl Scouts. First, let's set some background, as told to Jimmy Kimmel by Gosling on Kimmel's show Thursday night. As a boy, the "Crazy, Stupid, Love" actor was slightly traumatized, it turns out, when he had to sell a bunch of plastic wrap his dad had come by unexpectedly. After trying unsuccessfully to hawk it to friends and even teachers, he found himself stationed outside of the supermarket, targeting shoppers and wishing someone would simply come by and make his day. "I had a fantasy that one day someone would buy all of it," Gosling said.
January 9, 2013 |
Ryan Gosling took his mom, Donna, to the world premiere of his new film, "Gangster Squad," at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday night. When she was asked on the red carpet who she was wearing, Mom came back with "Eva Mendes," having raided the closet of Ryan's girlfriend. [E!] Beyonce and Solange Knowles are talented and famous ... and nice enough to return borrowed clothes they've worn clean and pressed. Designer Rubin Singer, who dressed Beyonce for a New Year's Eve performance in Las Vegas, said the sisters are the only celebrities who "always dry clean and send clothes back in a box, with a handwritten thank you note.
January 10, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today A preview of the Golden Globes; Gracie Gold; Charlie Palmer; Marlon Wayans. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Ryan Gosling; model Iman; chef Bobby Flay. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Ginnifer Goodwin; Nas performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Gilles Marini; Laura Dern; Jason Clarke.
August 29, 2012 |
Hey girl, it turns out that Ryan Gosling really may be able to do it all. The Oscar-nominated actor who has broken up street fights and saved pedestrians from oncoming traffic is now set to direct his first feature film, "How to Catch a Monster. " The movie, which will star "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks, was also written by Gosling and is set to start filming next spring. The film, set in what a news release described as a "surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city," follows a single mother whose teenage son uncovers a frightening and mysterious underwater town.