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Jul 08 2019

Beauty vs Beast: Say it With Cerulean

Jason Adams ofMNPPhere with your brand new edition of our "Beauty vs Beast"poll -- not to over-Meryl us (does such a thing exist?) with two Meryl polls in the span of three weeks on top of her much-talked-about turn onBig Little Lies,but it was the 13th anniversary ofThe Devil Wears Pradaback on June 30th and it suddenly struck me like a very expensive coat in the face that,blasphemy of blasphemies,we have never done a Prada Edition for this series.I KNOW!!Insert a gif of one of Miranda's withering glares here.Shameful.So let's see if the Anne-Hatha-lovers have any tricks up their designer sleeves...

PREVIOUSLYLast week between bouts of Meryl we tackled another queen of screen Olivia de Havilland,and while she may not have taken down Ryan Murphy with herFeud-based lawsuit Livvy at least got one overon that other queen Monty Clift,taking 59% of yourHeiressvote.Saidjoel6:

"Morris is a beauty and perhaps Catherine is too naive but that's her father's fault not hers.Morris is a low down gutter snake that gets exactly what he deserves and seeing Catherine serve it up to him is sweetness itself.Olivia de Havilland gave several great performances but this is the cherry on top of the cake!Wishing her all the best as an awesome 103 year old and as long as her health holds may she see many more birthdays!"

Jul 01 2019

Beauty vs Beast: I Ain't Sayin' He's a Gold Digger

Jason Adams ofMNPPhere with another round of "Beauty vs Beast"silliness,wherein we ask you to lay claim to your loyalties with regards to a pair of typically warring movie characters,naughty and nice or sometimes something a bit grayer -- this week we're wishing a happy 103 years young to the great Olivia de Havilland,turning our eyes to her Oscar-winning role in William Wyler's 1949 filmThe Heiress.Olivia plays "Catherine,"a spinster-type who falls for "Morris"...who is played by Montgomery Clift so it's quite easy to know right off the bat why she falls for him.But is he only in it for the ruby buttons?

PREVIOUSLYPride Month is kaput and with it our fourth and final LGBT-related poll,which hadyou choosing between gay Meryls-- Clarissa fromThe Hoursmanaged to both buy the flowers and storm the poll,taking 71% of your vote.SaidBiggs:

"Clarissa partnered up with Allison Janney;Jill with Woody Allen.Clarissa wins."

Apr 22 2019

Podcast: Cannes + Oscar + Listener Questions

by Murtada Elfadl & Nathaniel R

With the weekend bringing so few movies to theaters we opted for an all listener questions episode of the podcast.You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.We hope you enjoy our answers and provide some of your own in the comments.

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Mar 06 2019

Jennifer Jones Centennial: "Indiscretions of an American Wife"

We're celebratingJennifer Jones's centennial.By your request (you voted on which two movies we'd cover),here's Nathaniel R...

Your viewing assignment should you choose to accept it,and you really should,is Vittorio de Sica'sIndiscretion of an American Wife(1953),a floridly emotional 65 minute drama (you read that right) in which a very thirsty Jennifer Jones engages in some illicit behavior because what else can you do when confronted with the beauty of Montgomery Clift in the 1950s?

Though 1953 was arguably Monty's peak (he also starred in Hitchcock'sI Confess!and the Best Picture winnerFrom Here to Eternitythat year),this melodrama from the Italian master Vittorio de Sica is Jennifer Jones's film from fussy indecisive start to farewell heartbreak finish...

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Sep 27 2018

The Link Persuasive

Coming SoonJuliette Lewis is joining theRoseannespinoff sitcomThe Conners
MNPPACK!Somehow I missed the news that there's a new documentary coming about Montgomery Clift and it's playing at NewFest next month
Awards DailyWillem Dafoe and Paul Greengrass are getting tributes at the Gotham Awards
AV ClubEric Idle confirms a longstanding rumor about Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene fromEmpire Strikes Back...

Lots more after the jump including Judi Dench's frustration,Wicked's anniversary,Chris Pine's penis,Glenn Close's movies,JK Rowling's foot-in-mouth problem,and English language remakes of foreign hits which are fine as they are (sigh)...

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Jul 23 2018

Showbiz History: Monty Dies,Amy Debuts,Detroit Divides...

10 random things that happened on this day (July 23rd) in showbiz history.

1884 Emil Jannings born in Switzerland.In 1928 he will become the first man to ever win the Best Actor Oscar.He won for his roles in the silent filmsThe Last CommandandThe Way of All Flesh.He was the only man to ever win for a silent film until Jean DuJardin took the Oscar forThe Artist(2011)

Montgomery Clift,Amy Adams,Woody Harrelson,Vanessa Williams and more after the jump...

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