In the 24 years since his debut feature sex, lies, and videotape won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Steven Soderbergh has directed 26 features, plus a handful of shorts and television episodes — a spree of productivity and creativity that puts most of his peers to shame. (Example: he directed seven films in the period between Quentin Tarantino’s third and fourth.) And now, it would appear, he’s done. After teasing and threatening for months, it seems that his latest theatrical release — the thriller Side Effects, out today — is his last, with only the HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra on deck. So why, then, does Side Effects feel so anti-climactic? … Read More
2013 promises about what you’d expect: lots of sequels and comic book movies and sequels to comic book movies. But we’re not snobs — some of those look awfully exciting, and some of the smaller, more indie-minded titles have got us mighty interested as well. Join us for a look ahead at the ten pictures we’re looking forward to the most — and, of course, add your own in the… Read More
If analyzing actresses’ sartorial choices is your favorite part of the Academy Awards, then you’ll be as obsessed with this personal project from São Paulo-based illustrator Camila Gray as we are. From Rooney Mara’s fashion-forward Givenchy couture gown to Michelle Williams’ bright orange, strapless Louis Vuitton number to Angelina Jolie’s much-discussed leg-baring Atelier Versace dress, click through to revisit some of the most memorable looks from this year’s red carpet, made all the more lovely when rendered in watercolors. … Read More
Editor’s note: Welcome to The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of the most memorable looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!
Over the past few weeks on Go Fug Yourself, we took… Read More
1. Demi Moore has been cast as feminist icon Gloria Steinem in that Linda Lovelace biopic that we feel like we’ve been reading about forever now, and is finally shooting in Los Angeles. Also part of the ensemble: Amanda Seyfried, who plays Lovelace, Peter Sarsgaard as her husband, and James Franco, who will make a… Read More
In 2009, audiences were knocked out by Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander, the punk lesbian hacker at the center of Niels Oplev’s Swedish film adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and one of the most poweful heroines to hit the big screen this decade. Yesterday, a new Lisbeth Salander, played by Rooney Mara, was born in David Fincher’s English-language version. So who’s the better Lisbeth? We rounded up the critics’ widely divergent opinions. Tell us yours in the comments. … Read More
Anticipation has been building up for David Fincher’s remake of revenge thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Rooney Mara in the role of the ass-kicking Lisbeth Salander. We survived the somewhat controversial nipple-filled poster and new H&M clothing line to see the film open in theaters tomorrow.… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we wondered why Daniel Craig is giving Rooney Mara a piggyback ride on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly (seriously, we only imagine Lisbeth Salander being OK with that scenario if it was reversed). We thought that having the Muppets host the Oscars was a great idea… Read More
Editor’s note: Welcome to Dear Costume Department, a new bi-weekly feature brought to you by our fashion-minded friends from Of a Kind, a curated shopping site of limited-edition goods by emerging designers. With each installment, they’ll bring you a head-to-toe look inspired by a buzzed-about pop culture personality — complete with info on where to grab the pieces for your own closet. Enjoy!
We decided to kick off this column with a real toughie: Lisbeth Salander — specifically, the Rooney Mara version of her that we’ll see in David Fincher’s highly-anticipated adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. According to the cover story in November’s Vogue, Mara not only had to get several facial piercings, bleach her eyebrows, and shave half of her head for the part, but she also had to lose weight to achieve the necessary “boyish and awkward” look. We’ll make things a lot easier for you. God knows that Hot Topic sells plenty of clothes that would be well-suited to Salander, but these finds — all from indie designers — are about a hundred times cooler, and would turn Daniel Craig on in spite of himself. … Read More
Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. This week, we’ve got eight new ones—everything from cancer comedies to Shakespearean dramas to, God help us, holiday fare. Check ‘em all out after the jump. … Read More