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"This genre gives actresses some really juicy lines and roles,but denies them the acclaim that comes from more 'serious' roles.Kidder was a gifted actress who was indelible in a few films."-Lady Edith

"She won a Genie for it - because Canadians have great taste!"-Mike in Canada

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Sep 13 2017

Fine Old Souls

Jason fromMNPPhere - I don't think it's necessary to give the full "Yes No Maybe So"treatment here for the just-released full trailer forOur Souls At Nightbecause this movie stars real life legends Jane Fonda and Robert Redford together for the first time sinceThe Electric Horsemanin 1979 - not to mention marking exactly fifty years since they madeBarefoot in the Parktogether...

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Nov 08 2016

Celebrity Patriots

These showbiz peeps rocked the vote,today.Their next important vote: guild voting for Best Movies / Performances of the Year (or just continuing to be fabulous if they're not a guild member)!

Cute election day photos of Zoe Kazan,Mae Whitman,Justin Theroux,Drew Barrymore,Erich Bergen,Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby),Judy Greer,Neil Patrick Harris,Marisa Tomei,Adam Scott,Kelly Mantle (RuPaul's Drag Race),Anne Hathaway,Melissa McCarthy,Garrett Dillahunt,Chloe Bennet (Agents of SHIELD),Jason Ritter,and Nicole Kidman after the jump.

Which photo is your favorite?

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Oct 09 2016

Instagram Battles: Dakota,Judy,or Emma?

Would you rather be...

...kissing a cat in Paris with Dakota Fanning?
...refusing to get out of bed or even speak in solidarity with Judy Greer?
...attending a self defense class with Emma Watson?

Au revoir Paris!✌️#cleopatre

A photo posted by Dakota Fanning (@dakotafanning) on Oct 6,2016 at 12:37am PDT


A photo posted by Judy Greer (@missjudygreer) on Oct 7,2016 at 7:27am PDT

Dec 29 2015

Top 15 Most Hardworking Performers in 2015

Manuelhere continuing ouryear end review.

Remember in 2011 when Jessica Chastain went from unknown actress to Oscar nominee in the blink of an eye thanks to the whirlwind of release dates that had her starring in over six films in that calendar year?It was as great a calling card as you could ask for and while Chastain had a relatively subdued year (Crimson Peak,The Martian),other actors gave her a run for her money in the "how many projects can I appear on in one year"race.Not that it's a contest,but we're fan of lists here at TFE even as we understand they're more jumping off discussion points rather than monolithic assertions of quality or taste.And so find below a list of 15 actors who were extra hardworking and who you couldn't have missed seeing as they were everywhere from superhero franchise films and prestige flicks to Netflix series and festival sensations.

The Martian cast had a busy 2015,but 2016 looks busier still for Damon,Chastain,Mara and Marvel boy Stan.

Rankings and inclusions were both arbitrary and subjective.Thus,they're neither binding nor absolute (my personal fave and the inspiration for this post in the first place comes at #2).Feel free to tell me who I missed and whether you agree with our undisputed #1 placement who'll be getting a special Gold Medal from Nat himself for their Body of Work this year.

15.Bill Murray (Aloha,Rock the Kasbah,A Very Murray Christmas)

14.Nicole Kidman (Grace of Monaco,Paddington,Strangerland,Secret in Their Eyes)

13.Chiwetel Ejiofor (Z for Zachariah,The Martian,Secret in their Eyes)

the ubiquitous dozenafter the jump

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Sep 08 2015

Labor Day Weekend Celebrity Instagram Fun!

How was your Labor Day Weekend,readers?Do tell.What was the best part of the long weekend?

And which of these celebrities do you most wish you could have spent the holiday with: Palm Springs with Lea Delaria?The beach with Jesse Bradford?swimming with new puppies and The Rock?the Prague opera with Jessica Chastain?BBQ with Reese?Or backyard fun with Judy Greer?

Goodbye vacation.Me in @female_trouble 's caftan #fuckyeahpalmsprings

A photo posted by Lea DeLaria (@realleadelaria) on Sep 8,2015 at 8:35am PDT

still got it (just checked)

A photo posted by @jessebradford on Sep 4,2015 at 6:15am PDT

Here's a fun Labor Day weekend story...We just decided to add two new members to our Johnson family.Baby French Bulldogs.In my right hand is BRUTUS and in my left hand is HOBBS.Bring them home and immediately take them outside so they can start learning how to "handle their business and potty like big boys".I set them both down and they both take off in a full sprint and fall right into the deep end of our pool.HOBBS immediately starts doggy paddling while BRUTUS (like a brick) sink heads first to the bottom of the pool.I take off into a full sprint,fully clothed,dive in the pool,swim to the bottom,rescue my brick,I mean BRUTUS and bring him back to the edge of the pool.He was a little delirious..took a moment,threw up all the water he swallowed and looked up at me as if to say,"Thank God you didn't have to give me mouth to mouth!"and then ran off to play with his brother.A few lessons I've learned today..A) Not all puppies have the instinct to doggie paddle.B) Some puppies (like BRUTUS) will be so in shock by experiencing water they will sink extremely fast so react quick.C) While spiriting to save your puppies life,before you dive in,try and throw your cel phone to safety.Don't keep it in your I did.#BRUTUSLives #HOBBSCanSwim #MyCelPhonesDead #AndNoMouthToMouthNeeded #HappyLaborDay

A photo posted by therock (@therock) on Sep 7,2015 at 3:35pm PDT

A little night music #Aida #prague #opera #verdi

A photo posted by Jessica Chastain (@chastainiac) on Sep 6,2015 at 11:46am PDT

Ohio.Time to kill.Sunset.Beers with my parents.Where's the dog?

A video posted by Judy Greer (@missjudygreer) on Sep 7,2015 at 7:17am PDT

Aug 04 2015

Link Nation

Deadlinegross.They're makingAnimal Kingdom(2010) into a tv series?Ellen Barkin is in the Jacki Weaver role so there's that but leave great things alone!
Outtalks to Judy Greer about playing girlfriend to Lily Tomlin inGrandma
AV Clubanother underappreciated actress Carla Gugino has taken over lead role duties from Christina Hendricks in Cameron Crowe'sRoadies
MNPPDirector John Curran leaves the Lewis & Clarke miniseries so Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts are without a director.(Naturally there are cute shirtless set photos this being MNPP)

DeadlineBilly Crudup won the top male role in20th Century Women,though it's not the lead.That belongs to The Bening (yay!) and the film is from the undervalued but excellent writer/director Mike Mills (Beginners)
Demanderslooks back atMy Beautiful Laundrettewhich recently got a Criterion release
Varietyhappy news: Season 2 ofTransparentarrives in time for Christmas
i09Ridley Scott still planning on filming aPrometheussequel next year.(And with Michael Fassbender.How exactly will Fassy be able to squeeze that into his ever busy schedule?)
NY TimesChristopher McQuarrie on the anatomy of the Opera scene inMission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
MNPPJai Courtney himself
AV ClubThe legendary Max Von Sydow joining the cast ofGame of Thrones.That's quite a get for the series.Related but not at this link./Film also covered this story and were shameless traffic whores enough to not even include von Sydow's name in the headline but merely referred to him as "Star Wars Rogue Nation"actor.That's so disrespectful...and just tacky.End of times.

Woody 2016
Woody Allen has announced the cast of his next Untitled Film (2016).We rarely get anything but a cast list and location as the projects are secretive and/or Woody is not a chatterbox.This one shoots in LA & NYC and will reunite Woody with Parker Posey (Irrational Man),Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris) and Jesse Eisenberg (To Rome With Love) and first timer in Woody's world newbies: Jeannie Berlin (who doesnotwork enough,she was last seen on the phone with Joaquin Phoenix inInherent Vice),Blake Lively,Kristen Stewart,Ken Stott,Bruce Willis,Anna Camp,Stephen Kunken,Sari Lennick,and Paul Schneider

About The New Banner
"Anonny"gave me two options for banner topic when he won the theme-choosing with Question of the Week.Though "sweaty"would have been truly new,I promise y'all that it wouldn't have read in black-and-white closeups up top.Unless it was comically drenched sweating and there's only,what,Airplane(1980) for that?

So the new banner is"GRUMPY".I'm not feeling grumpy so I really had to work on my own pose.I'm hesistantly elated.Toronto International Film Festival plans seem settled and I had such a great time last year.I can't truly expect it to be that good every year but it's my favorite festival so cross your fingers that a lot of masterpieces emerge.

THR Emmy Drama Actress Roundtable(in full)
I'd embed it here but we have a policy against "autoplay"videos.Too noisy.Too disruptive to readers.But if you're interested watch it at THR:Viola Davis,Jessica Lange,Maggie Gyllenhaal,Lizzy Caplan,Taraji P Henson,and Ruth Wilson.Kind of strange that they waited until after nominations to release the full versions of these (the others arrive throughout August) when some of the people in each roundtable weren't nominated.Naturally Taraji P Henson is the most entertaining.