Nice to hear the cast members dig into the themes in The Help.
Meryl Streep’s co-star Olivia Coleman in The Iron Lady on Streep:
“I couldn’t quite believe I was in the same room or city as Meryl Streep. I was quite grateful that she was covered in prosthetics so she didn’t quite look like her, otherwise I don’t think I would have been able to function at all.”
Olivia said Meryl perfected the voice of the former Tory leader, adding: “It’s spooky, its proper spine-chilling spooky, it’s brilliant.”
Even though she thought she would turn “to jelly” while working with the actress, she said:
“Within moments I forgot that she was stratospherically wonderful…she’s a funny woman, who is very close to giggles at all times.
“She’s got nothing to prove so there’s no ego, she was lovely to be around.”
The London Critics Circle Awards will move ahead to bestow honors several months earlier next year. Announcement via press release:
London – Thursday 6 October 2011 – Britain’s leading film critics have today announced that their 32nd awards ceremony will be held on 19 January 2012, bringing the annual event earlier in the awards calendar than in previous years. The awards will be held at BFI Southbank, hosted by¬¬¬¬ broadcaster and Chairman of The Critics’ Circle Film Section Jason Solomons, and are expected to attract a host of well-known British and international film talent.
Since its first edition in 1980, these awards have become one of the most anticipated and glamorous ceremonies in the annual film calendar. In recent years guests and award winners have included Quentin Tarantino, Carey Mulligan, Sienna Miller, Martin Scorsese, Daniel Craig, James McAvoy, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Michael Caine, Kevin Spacey, Emma Thompson, Marion Cotillard, Lord Attenborough, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett and Albert Finney. Last year’s ceremony was no exception and drew a star-studded red carpet with guests including Colin Firth, Aaron Sorkin, Sam Taylor-Wood, Rosamund Pike, Mike Leigh and Dilys Powell Award recipient, Kristin Scott Thomas.
Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman says The Ides of March is George Clooney’s best film yet as director:
Actors who become directors tend to focus on performance at the expense of everything else. Clooney certainly brings out the best in his actors, but his driving trait as a filmmaker is that he knows what plays — he has an uncanny sense of how to uncork a scene and let it bubble and flow.
The movie is a grippingly dark and cynical drama of insider politics, set during the days leading up to an Ohio Democratic presidential primary. Ryan Gosling, proving that he can flirt with sleaze and still make you like him, stars as Stephen Meyers, the idealistic but also shrewdly opportunistic press secretary to Gov. Mike Morris (played by Clooney), a soulful and articulate Obama-in-2008-esque candidate who is promising a new kind of politics.
Ladies and ladies, we’ve hit the top six! And as Darienne Lake would say, “Any little slip can take you out of this game.” Which is why girlfriend was throwing banana peels everywhere. For this week’s mini-challenge, RuPaul asked the queens to cover their bodies in paint to create a “Twerk of Art” inspired by marriage equality. These ladies, grinded, twerked and humped their canvases. (Do these mini challenges actually mean anything anymore? Did they ever? The only thing that it did ...
I’ve just about had it with the internet. I used to think, wow it’s so great that there are so many young strong voices protesting things that matter. I used to think that the youth’s collective outrage over things like sexual assault and racism was a good thing. But what it has turned into, what it is in danger of becoming is about as helpful to the collective well being of people overall that driving a hybrid SUV does for the economy. You see, this outrage at Stephen Colbert,...
Right? I mean, right? That was the year to beat all others. We try to go there and talk about the individual films probably spending the most amount of time on Brokeback but 2005 overall turned out to be a great year for film with History of Violence, The Constant Gardener, Walk the Line all just missing Best Picture, though they might have gotten in if there were more than five. Have a listen! ...
Million Dollar Baby takes down Sideways and The Aviator. Probably the only film that really resonates from this year was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which just gets better with each viewing, as does Sideways. Okay, fine, so do the Aviator and Million Dollar Baby. Ultimately it was not the best year for film but not bad overall. Have a listen....