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Mar 25 2015

The Links: Buffy,Disney,Hanks,Viggo,Toxic Sets and Tight Pants

Varietyseveral distributors want the Sally Field vehicleHello My Name is Doris,an  indie hit at SXSW.But neither of the big Oscar dogs want it (no interest from Weinsteins or Fox Searchlight.Hmmm)
Teenage Bedrooms on Screena tumblr celebrating movie sets from teen films.I thought this was appropriate to share after...
TFEa discussion of interesting / fun film sets
Varietyour favorite Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz will serve as president of Cannes' "Critics Week"the festival's sidebar focused on newer filmmakers  (That's often where the best movies are anyway!)
My New Plaid Pantson a current rumor about the "toxic"set of Alejandro González Iñárritu'sThe Revenant

Vanity Fairlooks back atPretty Womanfor its 25th,specifically it's originally much darker screenplay
TFEin case you missed it Manuel also looked back on the nation's (and his) 25 year old Julia Roberts obsession
Daily MailLauren Bacall's estate auctioning off collections.Her Manhattan partment is also for sale for (gulp) $26 million
The Guardianmatch the evil quote to the Disney villain - I got a few of these wrong.The Shame!
CHUDMarvel has reportedly cast Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) already and she might even be added toThe Avengers: Age of many actors can be in that one movie and shouldn't they have finished it already given that it opens in a month?
Film School RejectsAnthony Russo & Joe Russo,who did such a great job on Captain America: Winter Soldier have been adopted by Marvel and will now direct all of their movies (not really but they're locked up for awhile)

The Film Stagea one hour conversation with Jessica Chastain
The PlaylistViggo Mortensen turned downHateful Eight?Sad.He'd be great in a Tarantino and could use a hit
In ContentionSandy Powell talksCinderellacostumes
ET Onlineand speaking of costumes,Billy Magnussen talks about his unmissably tight leather pants inInto the Woods

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Tom Hanks reenacts his filmography's greatest hits in seven minutes with James Corden.Hanks seems to be having a lot of fun with himself lately,right?

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Coming Soon
The X-Filesstars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are returning to their iconic roles for a miniseries.The original series lasted 9 years and was revived in two feature films so it's had quite a shelf-life.
VarietyI find BAFTA so confusing.They have so many different awards branches and different announcement times.But the TV craft nominations are out with Penny Dreadful doing well
Ryan MurphyChloe Sevigny returning toAmerican Horror Storynext season.She was a pleasant surprise for me on Netflix'sBloodline.I forget sometimes how totally watchable she is
Towleroadrumors circulating that HBO is cancellingLookingalbeit with a wrap up film *sniffle*
SalonJon Hamm just out of rehab for alcohol addiction.WithMad Menwrapped hopefully he won't be reminded of the glass in hand for a while.Best wishes!

Three Must Reads To Go

1.If you're a fan ofBuffy the Vampire Slayer(and who isn't) you'll LOL all through The Toast's"Every Argument about Buffy on the Internet,From 1998 Until Now."It's blissfully true to its title.

2.This doesn't have a movie connection apart from a well earned dig at that awfulFlawlessmovie starring Philip Seymour Hoffman but The New York Times has an essayon the feminist evolution of the word "flawless"that is really something.A great read.

3.David Poland has said these things before and will say them again.And we've also harped on his underlying theme / advice to the Academy - 'Embrace the fact that you're THE movie proud,not worried.' But it's always worth repeating and he does a great job in"48 Weeks to Oscar: Academy in Crisis (?)"at highlighting all the problems...which don't have to be problems!Read it (if you've ever bitched about or defended the Oscars).亚博主页Live it (if you're AMPAS).Love it (if you love the Oscars).亚博主页

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Billy Mag!I love how The Good Wife pulls its guest stars from the NYC-based and/or Broadway talent pool,as he was on a recent episode.

Ditto N re Chloe Sevigny.She's like a breath of fresh air.

I think Buffy link is wrong.and FYI--SMG is also pretty good in the Cinderella vs Belle rap battle that's floating around.

March 25,2015 | Unregistered CommenterPam

On the Carol Danvers casting: Stinger only character.

March 25,2015 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

I hope so much that Inarritu story is true.

March 25,2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Nathaniel,I would love to hear a short review from you about Bloodline.For me,it's a big ugly albeit watchable mess.I wonder how it got so many talented interested.Was it just the opportunity to work with Netflix?

March 25,2015 | Unregistered CommenterJS

Oh my god I would have LOVED to see Viggo in a Tarantino movie.I'm really dying for another juicy Eastern Promises-y role for him.Ugh ugh ugh.

March 25,2015 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

Lauren Bacall bought her apartment at the famed Dakota back in 1961 and lived there til her death last year--I bet Betty haunts the next owner,criticizing with her haughty cigarette voice!

March 25,2015 | Unregistered Commenterrick gould

Thank God,Viggo.

March 25,2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

I'm a little peeved with Looking fans' indignant reaction to the cancelation.No show,whatever the subject matter,is entitled to run a certain length of time.That's television.If gay media is going to play in the big leagues,that's the cost of entry.

And moreover,HBO is giving it a more thoughtful send-off than Enlightened got.

March 25,2015 | Unregistered CommenterHayden W.

But Hayden,all fans react indignantly to a beloved show's "premature"cancellation: think aboutTerriersandRubicon,two names most people have forgotten if they in fact ever know them.Mention them in certain circles and tears and vitriol will flow.I'm a fan ofLooking,but even if I weren't,I would have any number of theories (based more on its content than its ratings) as to why it couldn't get a third season.

March 25,2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

JS -- ireviewed the pilot of Bloodline here.I haven't finished the season yet so I have no additional comments though I'm happy that at least one female character has been given something to do in episode 3.

Caroline -- right?He really needs a good director with commercial instincts to harness his gift.

Pam -- oops sorry about that.I fixed i'm sad that people might not read it because that article is awesome.

March 25,2015 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

rick gould,if Lauren Bacall's ghost comes with the apartment I think we should start a fund here at TFE to buy it and turn it into an Actressexual Museum & Theme Park.Nat's already coined the name Actressland after all.It'd be like the Haunted Mansion but with way more wigs.

March 25,2015 | Unregistered CommenterJA

a) Rubicon was AMC's best show and they shouldn't have cancelled it.

b) Looking is awesome and one of the best shows of the year.HBO has promised me a movie for Deadwood too and that didn't happen.I'll wait and hope.

c) I only saw Enlightened after it was cancelled,so that sucks,because I really fell for it.

d) I don't always agree with Poland,but his overarching point - ABC re Oscars - is definitely on point.亚博主页

e) I want Viggo to reteam with Cronenberg now.Or yesterday.

March 25,2015 | Unregistered CommenterArkaan

I read the Poland article and liked it because it agrees with my opinions,and a lot of the opinions expressed by TFE readers.
Essentially he thinks the expanded field of 10 should stay,the date of the show should be earlier,and the Academy should stick with cinema traditions and stop trying to cater to people who don't go to movies or watch the show anyway.Check it out for some well reasoned common sense.
Btw,he doesn't have much good to say about the producer they hired who used to be in charge of the Independant Spirit Awards.

March 26,2015 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Viggo is such a good actor but he likes making little artsy weird movies.Not one of his upcoming movies look interesting to me.It's okay to be anti-establishment but come on you still have to make a good movie every now and then if you want to maintain any sort of career momentum.I really need another Eastern Promises,History of Violence,Lord of the Rings or even a GI Jane or Crimson tide sometime soon.

Bloodline - I agree it was overall a mess.A well acted mess,yes but still a mess.Mendelsohn is clearly the MVP (bringing a much needed weird energy to the show) - and I agree,Sevigny was very watchable and I wish her part was larger.

lol at your Hamm Alcoholic Mad Men ding

March 26,2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnonny

Tom Hanks may be the movie star with the biggest difference between my interest in his movies (very litltle) and how much I like him as a celebrity (a lot).It seems like it would be a blast to hang out with him.

March 26,2015 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

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