Miley Cyrus’ new music video, ”Adore You,” is not for the faint of heart. In it she goes through her usual routine of touching herself, writhing in the throes of sexual ecstasy, and wearing flesh-colored undergarments. The difference this time? They’re see-through (err… or so my friends tell me).
On December 12, 2013, The Weinstein Company’s presented The New York Premiere of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
It started with an intimate screening and luncheon at Le Cirque hosted by producer Jean Doumanian.
It ended with the bewilderingly talented cast attending the premiere later that evening at The Ziegfeld Theater.
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Like a general loaded with medals in a ticker tape parade, the Broadway play August: Osage County arrives on the screen with credentials convincing enough to impress even the most jaded skeptic: a Pulitzer Prize, a script adapted from his own play by the celebrated Tracy Letts and a high-octane cast of award-winning actors most filmmakers only dream about. The mixed result, I am sorry to report, is a gumbo from the kitchen, half-prepared—a case of too many eyes on the oven timer.
It’s time for the Golden Globe nominations, and with some of the more satellite awards pulling for early frontrunners (Gotham, Film Critics from New York, LA and Boston, etc.,) we’re starting to see some movie trends confirmed. Everyone loved 12 Years a Slave! Unsurprisingly! And Breaking Bad and Girls and Nebraska and American Hustle and Spike Jonze and Martin Scorcese movies that aren’t even out yet!
But there are some surprises…Brooklyn Nine-Nine, anyone? Rush? The Butler gets no love? Greta Gerwig for Frances Ha? That movie was great and all, but Lena Dunham is already representing the affected Brooklyn 20-something constituents with her Girls nominations, are you telling us that the portrayal of overly self-involved young women trying to “make it” in New York is going to start being a thing? Is already a thing?
See the full list of nominees below.
Reeve Foundation Keeps Magical Alive
I can’t quite explain how it happened, but last night I found myself performing in my underwear for Meryl Streep.
Well, I can explain part of it—the part that wasn’t the direct result of the Gods of Off-Off-Broadway Theater.
My good friend Hanah Fazio wrote a play called “The Miss Woman Pageant 2013,” which was Read More
As we walked out of Cipriani 55 on Wednesday, we were overwhelmed with confusion. What had just happened? Smiling, we headed for a cab, trying to piece together some sort of cohesion.
“We are getting people out of wheelchairs and walking,” I recalled Matthew Reeve saying at the beginning of the evening, poised on the red carpet of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation annual Magical Evening. ‘That involves fundraising.”
“Its a wonderful chance to celebrate what the organization has accomplished and remind everyone what needs to be done, whilst remembering my father and step mother’s legacy.”
With the evening’s noble purpose clearly set in our minds, we were ushered to our tables.
Good Morning America anchors Josh Elliot, Sam Champion and Lara Spencer kicked off the proceedings with a champagne toast. The taste of bubbly fresh on our lips, the presentation of the Christopher Reeve Spirit and Courage award soon followed. We were inspired by James Dasavano‘s struggle to reverse his mother’s paralysis, a fete he accomplished with the help of his family and the foundation. Tears almost came to our eyes when we saw his mother walk beside him to the podium.
Three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep announced last night her donation of $1 million to the Public Theater, the company at which she got an early start on the New York stage. “I give this gift in honor of the founder of The Public Theater, my friend and mentor Joseph Papp, and in Read More
In an age of idiotic garbage overpopulated with alternate realities and toxic avengers in Halloween costumes, I cannot tell you how touching, restorative and vitamin-enriching it is to see a gentle, tender and intelligent film with A-list stars playing real people dealing with real problems in the everyday world. Instead of stupid gags and punchlines, Hope Springs is a character study in elegiac pastels about how people love, then change and eventually drift away from each other—and the daunting energy it takes for them to get their old mojo back while the apple still bites. Separately, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are national treasures, but together they are simultaneously spectacular and intimately awe-inspiring. I have never loved either one more.
“We have a Shakespearean, Elizabethean temper,” Al Pacino informed a seated crowd Monday evening in Central Park. As part of its 50th Anniversary Gala, the Public Theater was honoring Mr. Pacino with an award, in the form of a prop rapier he had once wielded on stage, “I’m a little nervous,” he laughed. “I wish I had water, but I have a sword,”
Per The Hollywood Reporter, George Clooney and writing partner Grant Heslov are set to produce the long-gestating film adaptation of Tony hog August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts. While Mr. Clooney has not indicated whether or not he’ll appear in the film, his Ocean’s on-screen squeeze Julia Roberts is set to star along Read More