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My New Plaid Pants asked a very smart question of Vera Farmiga. What is her deal with playing mother to murderous children? She'll play Norma Bates for a Psycho prequel tv series.
Playbill Megan Hilty continues her Marilynization with the cast recording of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes "Little Girl from Little Rock" ...♥ Hilty!
Advocate Evan Rachel Wood considering the lead in a girl truck driver drama. Although honestly, I can't imagine what a cross between Smokey & The Bandit and Thelma & Louise, as its described, would possibly be like... tonally speaking.

Movie|Line god bless Ryan Gosling. Hollywood was slow to hand Christina Hendricks the leading roles she deserves but her Drive leading man is now providing one. The film, his directorial debut, is a noir called How To Catch a Monster. Now that that problem has been resolved... can someone hand her the Emmy she also deserves?!
Stale Popcorn reacts to the news that his beloved Jamie Bell will appear in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac

i09 on the desperation Warner Bros / DC must be feeling having let Joss Whedon get away (via their Wonder Woman squashing). Now what to do with The Justice League movie? What to do. Meanwhile...
Vulture Joss Whedon is beginning work on S.H.I.E.L.D. your weekly televised dose of the Marvel Universe and is married to Marvel indefinitely on multiple projects
CHUD apparently Rachel Weisz has been cut out of Terence Malick's To the Wonder entirely. Oh Malick. You're so unpredictable and predictable simultaneously. 
Empire Online Charlize Theron may star in a Marie Colvin biopic. Maybe she wants a second Oscar? Biopics are the way to go. 
Vulture Matt Zoller Seitz on Louie's brilliance

Advocate Barbra Streisand's next album -- just one month away -- is a collection of unreleased material, including "I Think It's Going To Rain Today". That's such a great song but I can't live without Bette's version from Beaches so nothing else will measure up! Do you think this winter holds a major Babs revival what with this CD in the fall and The Guilt Trip coming to movie theaters for Christmas?
Broadway Blog uncovers an old performance duet between Liza Minnelli and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Tom @ The Broadway Blog finds so many wonderful thing.
Interiors on the great Lost in Translation (2003)

Sofia Coppola creates an impossible scenario using the space of the hotel room; she brings two married people, puts them in bed together, and somehow makes their entire encounter feel innocent.

That film sure is aging well, right?

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The absolute best part of Drive is that all parties involved were and still are hopelessly in love with Christina Hendricks.

August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill H

And don't forget Hendricks was also loved by one Joss Whedon. She appeared in his show Angel very early into her career and then a bit later and more prominently in Firefly.

August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

You really should link to the post made by Sarah Polley


August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArkaan

Hey Nathaniel, first reviews coming from ARGO screening at Telluride were very positive. Many mention big Oscar player status (and the supporting players they pick for buzz are Arkin and Goodman):



August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

Nathaniel, do you watch 'Louie'? For my money it's the most innovative show on tv by a long shot.

August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

On the i09 article: I've said it before that DC doesn't really attract the sheer amount of talent Marvel does. They're using all the Green Lantern talent because they screwed up with the only GOOD filmmaker who was interested in a character other than Batman or Superman. (And even then, Man of Steel suggests no one today is even interested in a real Superman story.) So, yeah. As far as the superhero game is concerned, Marvel is winning. If I were them, I'd toss up my hands on the superheroes for now and try to find something else that could become a big franchise. If it never happens and Marvel always rules, it never happens and Marvel always rules.

August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

I tried watching the Louie episode with Robin Williams. So many climaxes and backdrops and I didn't even finish the episode because I knew what was coming.

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaolo

rebecca, i do watch Louie. very impressive.

September 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R
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