Julianne Moore believes the Hollywood lifestyle can leave people feeling "empty."
The 53-year-old actress stars in David Cronenberg's latest movie Maps to the Stars as ruthless Havana Segrand, a fading star living among the Hollywood elite, and admits the character shows what can go wrong in the movie .
"Oh, I wouldn't say she's a monster, although it's true she does behave monstrously at times. She's one of these creatures that are very common in our industry, in that all of her self-worth and affirmation is projected from outside as opposed to inside. And the longer you live that kind of lifestyle, the more empty you become, until there comes a point when you just implode," she told The Guardian.
Moore - who is married to Bart Freundlich with whom she has son Caleb and daughter Liv - also says the film industry is too age obsessed, something she refuses to subscribe to: "You know, maybe that's a danger in any profession. But in the movie business it's heightened because it's all tied up with your face and how you look and the world's perception of that. But the only people who can affirm you are your family. They are the ones who are close to you. They're the only ones who can really see you."
After having lived most of his life as an actor and spending the last several years building up his production company, HitRecord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has finally gotten behind the camera for a film in which he also wrote and stars (naturally): Don Jon. The film - which also stars Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, and Julianne Moore - is a romantic comedy about romantic comedies. Scarlett's character, obsessed with romantic comedies and Hollywood's idealization of love, falls into a relationship with Joseph's character whose notion of love is the opposite, fueled by his obsession with porn.
If you can get past the fact that JGL's character looks like he just came from the set of Jersey Shore (which you undoubtedly should, because the movie looks like a fun and entertainining examination about love), you can mark your calendar for the film's theatrical release: October 18.
Julianne Moore has been confirmed to star in a remake of Carrie.
The 51-year-old actress has signed up to play the titular character's abusive, fundamentalist Christian mother, Margaret White, in a reboot of the 1976 horror movie, which will see Dark Shadows actress Chloe Moretz take on the lead role. The Three Musketeers star Gabriella Wilde will portray Sue Snell in the film, which will see Kimberly Peirce direct with Kevin Misher producing, Deadline reports.
Julianne was offered the role of Margaret in March, while Chloe is thought to have beaten off competition from Dakota Fanning and Saorsie Ronan to play Carrie, an abused girl with psychic powers who experiences bullying troubles but gets pushed too far one night. Kimberley is thought to be using Stephen King's original book as an inspiration for the reboot, which could see a new take on the story.
The Carrie remake is scheduled for a March 15, 2013 release.
Chloe Moretz says the Carrie remake will be "darker and more psychological" than the original.
The Kick-Ass actress has signed up to play the titular role - a bullied schoolgirl who discovers she has psychic powers and uses them to cause havoc in her hometown - in the reboot of the 1976 horror film, and she revealed the movie will have similarities to 2010 psychological thriller Black Swan: "It's darker and much more psychological. More Black Swan. You're really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It's set in modern time, so it's a lot different," she said.
The 15-year-old actress confirmed the remake will be based on the Stephen King novel of the same name more than the previous motion picture - which starred Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, with Brian De Palma at the helm - even though she admits the film was "one of the best movies ever made."
HBO has picked Ed Harris to play Senator John McCain in Game Change, an adaptation of the novel. The movie shows an insider’s point of view of the historic 2008 Presidential election.
Which means, yes, Sarah Palin will also be portrayed in the flick. The movie follows both campaigns, McCain’s and Obama’s. Jay Roach will return to HBO to direct the flick. He won an Emmy for HBO's Recount, the 2008 account of the 2000 Presidential election.
Harris is only 60, making him a bit young to play the elderly McCain, but the four-time Oscar nominee is sure to bring a lot to the role. As we reported, Julianne Moore will play opposite him as former Governor Sarah Palin.
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Anybody else’s heart sink because Tina Fey didn’t get this gig? But despite Fey's funny impersonations, it's redhead Julianne Moore who will soon tone down her titian locks to play Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin for a new HBO project.
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Academy Award winner Mo'Nique (Precious) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' President Tom Sherak had the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2011 Annual Academy Awards early Tuesday morning.
The King's Speech lead all films this morning with 12 nominations total. True Grit came in second with 10 nods. Meanwhile, The Social Network and Inception both tied with 8 nominations.
Here are some of the noteworthy omissions and inclusions from today’s press conference:
- Best Director: No Christopher Nolan (Inception). Seriously?? (Even James Cameron has to say something about that!)
- Best Movie: No for Blue Valentine, yes for Winter's Bone and Toy Story 3 (also nominated in Animation category)
- Best Actor: No Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)!!! Also, no Mark Wahlberg (Fighter), no Leo DiCaprio (Inception), no Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole), no Paul Giamatti (recent Golden Globe winner for Barney's Version). Javier Bardem, though, gets a yes for Biutiful.
- Best Actress: No Julianne Moore (The Kids are All Right), no Halle Berry (Frankie & Alice)
- Best Supp. Actor: No Andrew Garfield or Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), but a big YES for Jeremy Renner (The Town) and John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)
You can find a list of the nominees from the major Oscar categories after the jump.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Action, Documentary, Family, Remakes, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Home Entertainment, Lists, New Releases
Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this week:
- Avatar: DVD, Blu-ray
- Best Worst Movie: DVD
- Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore: DVD, Blu-ray
- Disney's A Christmas Carol: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Extra Man: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Kids are All Right: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Last Airbender: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Lightkeepers: DVD, Blu-ray
- Lottery Ticket: DVD, Blu-ray
- Metropolis: DVD
- Open Season: Blu-ray 3D
- The Polar Express: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray combo
- The Shawshank Redemption: Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: FOCUS, Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists, Technology
Will Ferrell is no longer stuck in the Land of the Lost.
After stinking up the theaters last summer with his science fiction remake, Ferrell has rebounded nicely with The Other Guys. Sony’s buddy-cop flick opened to $35.5 million over the weekend, giving the funnyman his second highest debut ever. (Talledega Nights rang in $47 million in August 2006.) The comedy also performed well for Mark Wahlberg. It was his best outing since Planet of the Apes’ $68.5 million kickoff in 2001.
Unfortunately, 3-D screens and So You Think You Can Dance plugs couldn’t push Step Up 3D further up the charts. The $40 million film only grossed $15.8 million in ticket sales while coming in lower than the first two installments. (Step Up premiered to $20.7 million in 2006 while Step Up 2 the Streets opened to $18.9 million in 2008.)
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Family, Horror, Remakes, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
Warner Bros. might have had difficulty marketing Inception, but strong word of mouth, stunning visuals and Christopher Nolan’s reputation were enough to sell the film. The $160 million thriller opened to $62.8 million in weekend receipts, placing the film on top of all original projects out so far this summer. Inception also bested Leonardo DiCaprio’s previous debuts (including Shutter Island‘s $41.1 million) and Nolan’s earlier titles (outside of The Dark Knight).
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, on the other hand, had a harder time conjuring up interest. The Disney remake grossed only $17.6 million since Friday ($24.7 million since Wednesday). That’s a considerable disappointment given the $150 million price tag, but overseas dollars will likely help the studio.
Meanwhile, a film that placed #12 on this week’s chart actually outperformed both Inception and Apprentice. The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, had the best per screen average ($28,009) of any movie currently in theaters.
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