Anne Hathaway

‘Colossal’ Is ‘Lost in Translation’ Meets ‘Godzilla,’ and Will Pit Anne Hathaway Against a Giant Lizard


Described as Lost in Translation and Godzilla meet Being John Malkovich,” Nacho Vigolando’s Anne Hathaway-starring film Colossal is set to be… Read More

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‘Jupiter Ascending’ Is Not Eddie Redmayne’s ‘Norbit’

Return with me, won’t you, to late winter, 2007. JT’s “What Goes Around… Comes Around” is on the radio. Prince just rocked the Super Bowl XLI halftime show. American Idol still nabs the top two Nielsen slots, week in and week out. And after releasing five tepid vehicles (Showtime, I Spy, Daddy Day Care, The Haunted Mansion, and one of the biggest flops of all time, Pluto Nash) in 2002 and 2003 alone, onetime superstar Eddie Murphy had disappeared from the screen for three years. But he returned with 2006’s Dreamgirls, crafting an electrifying performance that prompted cheers from audiences and critics alike. Murphy won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for Best Supporting Actor, and was frontrunner for the Oscar. And then, two weeks before the Academy Awards, Paramount released Norbit, a reviled, offensive slapstick comedy that featured the Oscar hopeful in three roles, including an overweight woman who made Martin Lawrence’s portrayal of “Big Momma” seem incisive and nuanced. Murphy lost Best Supporting Actor to Alan Arkin. … Read More

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“I’m Not Into French Music”: Lulu Gainsbourg Wrestles With His Father’s Legacy

“Lady Luck” is the title of a song by Rod Stewart. It also the title of songs by Jamie Woon and Deep Purple and Journey. It is a hotel/casino in Missouri. It is a personification of luck that reduces femininity to notions of temptation, mischief, and danger — one usually, as the list of musicians who sing of the phenomenon would suggest, invoked by men. “Lady Luck” now also appears both as the first single from Lulu Gainsbourg’s upcoming album and as that the title of the album, set for release February 2. It’s a bold move for Gainsbourg, the 29-year-old son of iconic French musician Serge Gainsbourg and model Bambou. The “Lady Luck” cliché comes prepackaged with some ineradicable sleaze. The song, however, happens to be pretty awesome — in the particular way that an appletini at a hotel’s rooftop bar is, genuinely, awesome and in the way that it’s maybe just a little self-aware and self-critical. … Read More

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Is Hathahatred a Cause of Coronary Heart Disease?: Links You Need to See

Because a new study has (sort of) found a correlation between trolling/bullying/being cynical on Twitter and dying in life, I’ve resolved to make this an overwhelmingly positive post: whatever is here discussed will be done in such a way that I won’t suffer from coronary heart disease. I’ll remain so positive as to not express any skepticism whatsoever re: the frequency of “scientific studies” that sound like the attention-grabbing biological equivalent of, well, an inflammatory Twitter post. The study in question, it turns out, just suggests that people who participate in cantankerous Twitter communities are more likely to drink, eat poorly, and cut themselves off from society — all of which are said to lead to coronary heart disease. Of course, if these people are being miserable on Twitter, they’re likely similarly miserable in life, and thus we’ve really learned very little. Except to stay positive and see everything, including this thing in which we learned very little, as an important learning experience. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in January

Your film editor grew up in the Midwest, and as movie fan, the end of the year was always a frustrating time; there were all these reportedly great, Oscar-courting movies that everyone was talking about, but they’d only open in the major markets, taking clear until January (or later) to trickle down to the sticks. Now that I live in one of those major markets, I see the positive element of that pattern: It gave us good movies to see in January, instead of the dreck that Hollywood off-loads into that month’s dumping ground. But to be fair, I’m talking wide releases — now that the new year has begun, the indie distributors are back in full swing, so here are a few of the smaller January releases worth seeking out. … Read More

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Watch Anne Hathaway Fall in Love in Brooklyn in Trailer for ‘Song One’

Worldview Entertainment has released the trailer for Song One, in which Anne Hathaway stars as a young archeologist who returns home… Read More

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Messy, Ambitious ‘Interstellar’ Is Christopher Nolan’s ‘White Album’

I’ve been a Beatles fan since I was something like eight years old, but it took me until somewhere in my late 20s to realize I preferred The White Album to my previous “favorite” Beatles albums, Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road. It wasn’t that I was possessed by a heretofore unrealized dislike for those records — far from it. Extensive return visits had confirmed that they’re pretty much perfect pop albums, the songwriting, production, and performance all tip-top. The White Album is not perfect. It’s a double album when a single would certainly have sufficed, filled with tracks that vary from goofy (“Martha My Dear,” “Don’t Pass Me By”) to bizarre (“Bungalow Bill,” “Wild Honey Pie”) to fucking unlistenable (“Revolution 9”). … Read More

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