1. There’s something weird happening on Twitter this morning that will cause you to auto-retweet the problem-causing code anytime you mouse over the page. We recommend that you use mobile.twitter.com until it’s fixed. [via Boing Boing]
2. In case you missed it, Pavement played “Gold Soundz” on last night’s episode… Read More
There is a moment, well into The Kids Are All Right‘s gripping story of a lesbian couple and their two teenage children who go behind their moms’ backs to find their sperm donor father, that will certainly piss off some viewers. We won’t spoil it for you here, but Irin Carmon at Jezebel (who, for the record, doesn’t seem to have seen the film yet) has a post explaining why gays might be offended. Since we’ve actually seen the movie and let it process for a while, despite our own initial misgivings, we’d like to take the opportunity to convince you that sexual politics shouldn’t stop you from enjoying one of the year’s most engaging and appealing films.
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The Kids Are Alright, director Lisa Cholodenko‘s family dramedy which stars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as the cutest married couple ever, was one of the most buzzed about films to come out of Sundance this year. Mark Ruffalo plays the once anonymous the sperm donor for their two teenagers, who have both decided that it’s time to have a real relationship with their bio dad. I feel like movies about “unconventional families” usually warrant a good eye roll, but this looks really sweet and funny — and a lot less heavy than High Art or Laurel Canyon, if you’re familiar with Cholodenko’s previous work.
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Atom Egoyan’s new thriller explores themes of jealousy and passion with a European sensibility that puts a smart spin on the love-triangle trope.
Based on 2004 French film Nathalie, Erin Cressida Wilson’s subversive script follows a woman (Julianne Moore) as she hires a prostitute (Amanda Seyfried) to test the fidelity of her husband (Liam Neeson). As their encounters grow more intense, the lines between reality and fantasy blur and unexpected desires are awakened in all three. Universally strong performances anchor a wild story that ventures into the uncharted depths of human sexuality.
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Atom Egoyan’s new thriller explores themes of consuming jealousy and passion with a smart European sensibility that puts an exciting spin on the love triangle genre with Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore at the center — their sex scene is a particularly memorable, um, climax. The script was penned by Erin Cressida Wilson, who’s no stranger to sexual kinks. She tackled S&M with aplomb and erotic wit in Secretary, now tackling a subversive story that follows a woman (Julianne Moore) as she hires a prostitute (Amanda Seyfried) to test her husband’s (Liam Neeson) fidelity. As their encounters grow intense, the lines between reality and fantasy blur and unexpected desires are awakened in all three propelling the film to its startling yet inevitable conclusion. We caught up with Seyfried, Moore, and the filmmakers to talk about sex, manipulation and other bedrocks of a good marriage. Click through for the full… Read More
1. James Cameron‘s film adaptation of Charles Pellegrino’s The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back might be tripped up by some major factual errors in the book. [via Vulture]
2. Barry Hannah, who won the William Faulkner award for his debut novel Geronimo Rex, died yesterday at 67. [via The… Read More
First, let’s get a few things out of the way. Any trailer where Keanu Reeves’ acting looks good, Julianne Moore’s hair looks bad (nay, awful), and Blake Lively is a standout amongst an emsemble cast that also includes Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Monica Belluci, and Mario Bello, throws us for a loop. Moving on. Rebecca Miller’s film — obviously chasing the more cerebral end of the adult female audience tapped by Sex and the City and Mama Mia! — is helmed by Robin Wright Penn who plays Pippa, a middle aged woman going through a midlife crisis. We’re guessing it’s because she’s married to old Alan… Read More
Tom Ford is a product of his own creation, a fashion visionary who pimps envelope-pushing ads and the idea that women can be as sexually powerful as men. And despite his mantle as the “straightest gay man alive,” he is in fact, still gay. For his first full-length feature film, A Single Man, Ford drops the artifice and maintains his devastating sense of style of relay the story of a gay British college professor mourning the death of a longtime lover. Set in LA in the early 60s, the cast (Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Gennifer Goodwin, Matthew Goode) get to frolic in sets that would make Matthew Weiner seethe with envy. As you can see from the clip, we also get a lot of moody eye close-ups, fantastic costuming, a Julianne Moore pompadour, and a sexier rendition of Firth’s universally-beloved water scene. CLICK THROUGH to watch the trailer.… Read More