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And "Guest Starring"...

I'm heading to the airport tomorrow for some much needed time with my mom, but don't fret. In fact, you may have quite an adventure coming up this next week at The Film Experience. The usual members of Team Experience that you know and love like Beau and Jose will be around and we'll also welcome Matt Zurcher of The Family Berzurcher to the blog. Like the rest of us he lives and breathes movies but he's also a musician and plays several instruments so that's, like, going above and beyond.

Plus two very special guests stars direct from the silver screen...

Writer/Director Leslye Headland. Actress Melanie Lynskey.

Leslye Headland the writer/director of Bachelorette (currently on iTunes and opening in theaters on September 7th) and the lovely actress Melanie Lynskey star of Hello, I Must Be Going (also opening Sept 7th) and a frequent face in movies you know and love like Heavenly Creatures, The Informant, Away We Go and Win Win will be here. They will each be taking over the blog for one day !!!

update: Lesley's posts & Melanie's posts

So give these ladies your full attention and pour yourself into the comments once they arrive. It's like we've gone full Mia in The Purple Rose of Cairo and the movies are walking right off the screen and into this blog. Hell, ask them some questions right now in the comments and maybe you'll inspire a sentence or three in their posts.

I'll see you in the comments and I'll be back midweek to snatch back the reigns from these movie muses.

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if you ladies are reading this....
@Leslye: I loved your film. I laughed even more than in Bridesmaids, and that's saying something. Question: were the three leading ladies your first choice to play their respective characters?
@Melanie: You're a wonderful actress, you should have an Oscar for Heavenly Creatures and share it with your costar, the great Kate Winslet :D Question: How competitive are good female roles in Hollywood or the independent arena?

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBVR

Have a great time with your mom, Nathaniel. <333

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

This is exciting!!! Have fun Nat...you'll be missed.

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Ho-lee crap. Love this.

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill H


August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmir

OMG, I love Melanie! She's always showing up in all of my favorite movies. She's definitely in that Missi Pyle/Judy Greer mold.

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBia

Excellent guest curators. Very excited! Have a lovely time with your mom, Nathaniel :)

August 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJesse

Utah!?!?! Yay!

August 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTaylorRansom

Awesome and then some! Have a lovely time with your mom and as Keira wouls say: Come back to us!

I'm happy for all the guests but I'd lke to say a big YAY for Melanie who is one of the sweetest faces Hollywood has to offer.
Unfortunately, the only question I can think of (and is the one I had thought after watching the Hello I Must Be Going trailer) is a shallow one and it's: How hot is being on a bed with a semi-nude Christopher Abbott?

(I'm not that superficial most of the time. Or am ?)

August 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

Can we bump them up to "Special Guest Star"?

August 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha Mason
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