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After Ellen "Return of the Lesbian Villain"
/Film Sharon Stone does Mrs Robinson at The Graduate live-read
KCRW Tilda Swinton guest DJ special. She's a fan of Marilyn Manson, Björk & Bowie. We could have guessed as much!
Vanity Fair Daniel Radcliffe does the Proust Questionnaire 

What is your greatest regret? I’m 24! I think it’s a little early for all that

Pajiba Cameron Diaz vs Kiki Dunst in the battle of the vapid remarks
AV Club Tony Kushner working on another Steven Spielberg project The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. Sounds intriguing but anything that keeps Tony away from writing that Viola Davis as a politician movie is a problem for me
Judgmental Maps NYC by stereotype
Variety a new memoir on Ethel Merman. When is she getting a biopic for chrissakes?
i09 Why were there so many giant insect movies in the 1950s? 
/Film on potential superhero crossover movies. Only when the mega-corporations are out of ideas/money 

Today's Watch
The Normal Heart trailer. Will this be yet another TV movie that we have to wonder how it would have fared at the Oscars had it been released theatrically? At the very least the doctor role would've resulted in a nomination no matter who played it. That's the part once slated for Barbra Streisand decades ago with Julia Roberts taking over for Ellen Barkin who won the Tony on Broadway (why wasn't she asked to reprise it given her connections to Ryan Murphy?) so expect Julia at least to be up for the Emmy.


Exit Question: Is it just me or does the type here inadvertently imply or perhaps subliminally predict that Matt Bomer and Taylor Kitsch will one day be Oscar nominated actors?

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Spielberg is so NOT the right director for Kushner's material. Are they the next Leo and Marty?

The idea of Julia Roberts playing a doctor always makes me giggle a little.

April 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

A prestigious movie made by an openly gay director with openly gay actors playing gay men? Wow! Count me in. It is unfortunate it won't be released in theatres, but it will still get lots of awards attention from the Emmys/GG.

April 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Judgmental Map apparently made by a Brooklynite.

April 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

LOL on the Exit Question, but no. That means Jim Parsons isn't a main character and you only fuck with Julia's "AND" status if you're Meryl Streep.

April 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

I was disappointed at the gay reaction to the trailer in my twitter feed. Mostly heeee Groff kissing
Kitsch instead of the emotional punch the trailer ends on...come on people.

April 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermurtada

Re Normal Heart----I really like the play, done it several times and seen it several more. I was missing the anger that runs the narrative in that trailer. I'm trusting Kramer (such a nice man and so talented), but I don't know. The trailer leaves me wondering.

Enjoyed Radcliffe. "My 9th birthday........"

April 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

Ugh, was pulling for Kirsten Dunst getting lots of great movie offers after Melancholia, but she lost me with those awful quotes. People who are harrassed invite it, really? Gross.

April 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdaisy

eurocheese -- not sure what you mean about Jim Parsons but he is a main character. Ned (Ruffalo) is the focal point but it's very much an ensemble. Ned and his friends and frenemies and their struggles during the crisis.

April 18, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Ah, OK. I thought Ruffalo/Bomer were the central characters.

April 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

Omg Sharon Stone!!! She has such an incredible voice... People don't realize the thingsshe can do with the right role.... Love her to pieces

April 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDave

daisy - I do think Kiki's first comment about men "being men" and women "being women" is incredibly ignorant and stupid, and although her second comment was stupid, the question was about sleeping with directors to get ahead. I don't think she's saying women who get harassed "ask for it," but women who sleep with director's for roles invite it. Still very stupid and sexist, but not as offensive as saying sexual assault victims "ask for it." But that's just how I took.

Either way, yikes Kirsten. You're on a roll. She's my favorite actress so I'm having a tough time with this, lol. There goes any chance of getting an Oscar nod any time soon.

April 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

An Ethel Merman biopic would be a great entry to the "Cast This!" series. I can't think of any actress currently working with a style that even remotely resembles Merman (well, maybe Patti LuPone, if you stretch it), so we'd get some fine against-type suggestions! Personally, I would love it to see Queen Latifah's take, so it would have to be something a la Dreamgirls/The Rose type project. And for extra awesomeness they could get Tracy Morgan to play the Ernest Borgnine equivalent.

April 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen Sandiego

OMG Sharon Stone as Mrs. Robinson is such PERFECT casting that I almost want a remake of The Graduate just to see her in that role. And yes, I'm fully aware of how sacrilegious that is.

April 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

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