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Months of Meryl: THE RIVER WILD

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Links: Vocal Mimicry, Fearless Reprises, and Kick Lines

Web Slinging hear Tom Hiddleston's impressions of Samuel L Jackson, Owen Wilson and Chris Evans. He's a talented mimic. And funny, too.
My New Plaid Pants gratuitous Byung-hun Lee
Pajiba acknowledging the nameless lineless secretaries on Mad Men. Hey, at least they get to wear the insanely great costumes of Janie Bryant.
LoveFilm asks which Brad Pitt film haircut is the most iconic? How to choose? Surely the best male follicles in Hollywood.

Monkey See on long term investments in TV shows and whether or not they pay off (via New Girl and Smash
Boy Culture has the rumored set list for Madonna's MDNA tour. Sad I'm not going but it'll be fun to read about and see clips from
Rope of Silicon Care to see a sneak peak of The Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man? I'm avoiding spoilers which is frankly silly since we're in reboot territory but whatevs. I love Spider-Man, easily my favorite superhero film franchise. Though I'm still not excited about this one. 
Daily Musto The Avengers when they were young
Cinema Blend release date shuffling strikes. No Gravity in 2012. Sniffle. Guess I have to update my Oscar charts asap 

Playbill Yes, Julianne Moore accepted the Piper Laurie "Margaret White" part in the new film version of Carrie. She's brave that one, but stepping into another actor's iconic shoes (slippers in this case?) is tough work. See also Julianne Moore in Hannibal. I'm not sure she shoulda done it but now I have to see the movie. Damn you Juli, you fearless minx!
The Film Experience <--- yes, we already discussed this.
 Movie|Line has a candid interview with 90s teen star Devon Sawa... hadn't heard that name in awhile
The Incredible Suit 'is it just me or...' (seeing double) 
Empire Channing Tatum may star in Roland Emmerich's next noisy action picture (oh dear) White House Down 
The Wrap Hollywood learned nothing about Taylor Lautner's lack of film-carrying talent from Abduction (oy) and he's getting another action picture called  Tracers.
The Film Experience <--- yes, I actually wrote about Abduction. I am a masochist. 

Finally via SuperPunch, which always finds neat things to share, a supercut of just the kicking from Jean Claude Van Damme's Kickboxer...

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Reader Comments (9)

I am so so sad about Gravity! Especially now if it gets released in early 2013 it's Oscar chances aren't that great....I really was looking forward to Sandra's performance and thought she had a great chance of being nominated again.

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

The adaptation of "Where The Wild Things Are"—another highly anticipated Warner Bros movie was delayed release several times and the final film was artistically satisfying. From what I understand Warner is still the most auteur friendly Hollywood studio presently. "Gravity" should be fine. As much as I'd like to see Sandra Bullock nominated again to validate her win, this film doesn't have to be it.

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Bummed about Gravity too, but I doubt the delay is an Assassination of Jesse James/The Fountain/Where the Wild Things Are "we have no idea how to sell this so we're just going to leave it on a shelf for a while" things. This November/December is stuffed to the gills with big franchise pictures and if they were to move it to a slightly less competitive period AND give Cuaron a little extra time to finesse the effects, etc, that doesn't sound like a bad thing, necessarily.

That said, if we're still waiting for the movie to get a release date a year from now I'll be the first to break out the pitch forks.

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoark

We all knew Julianne was going to accept. She also did that absurd "Psycho" remake. I also think this is a mistake and a waste of time. There's no way they will get a movie as iconic as the first one. At a certain age, actresses in Hollywood get so frightened they will never work again that they end up saying yes to anything that comes along. Sad.

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

@Peggy Sue

Julianne has given up before she can reap hardware for her Palin. Kidman her closest competition isn't more loved either, at least in the US.

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

So no Gravity means a George Clooney-free year? I'm not very happy about this.

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

@Peggie Sue: I also though about the "Psycho" remake... but there is still a difference to the "Carrie" remake. Van Sant's "Psycho" was a frame-to-frame-remake of Hitchcock's film, and "Hannibal" was a sequel to "Silence", with Hopkins still playing Lecter.
Kimberly Peirce's "Carrie" will be a new interpretation -- it will go back to the original Stephen King novel but simultaneously make it contemporary; at least that's what I have heard. So that will give Moore the chance of re-interpreting and re-creating the Margaret character, she doesn't have as much "guidelines" as with the cases listet above.

Still, of course, this remake is very risky and could go wrong. But I am intrigued what Peirce will do with it, making it timely with the whole bullying-issue.

Also, Moore doesn't say yes to anything that comes along -- it seemed so b/c in the mid of the 00's she did a lot of garbage projects, but actually she turned down a lot of TV lately (Prime Suspect lead, roles in Mildred Peirce and Special Relationship), so I am glad that she is still getting big screen work. She also disappointingly turned down the leading role in a romance/drama calles "Words and Pictures" with Clive Owen, directed by "A Cry in the Dark" director Fred Schepisi. (Juliette Binoche got the role after Moore declined.)

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercinephile

OT: Nathaniel, if you want to change your predictions for Best Actress; maybe you need to reconsiderate this:


Not only "Rust and Bone" is receiving raves after raves in France -Four of five critics in Premiere France are raving it-, Cotillard could be a big contender, if Harvey Weinstein will be the distribuitor of "Low Life"

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterleon

I read "noisy action picture White House Down" as "noisy action picture Whitney Houston."
Too soon.

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBennett
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