Movie stars, tragedies, and even some laughs
After copping an Emmy as Sarah Palin, Julianne Moore is now playing a rambunctious rock performer in What Maisie Knew, an updated adaptation of the Henry James novel about a girl caught between two selfish divorcing parents. The film's release was a great excuse for me to catch up with Julianne Moo ... More >>
Fresh off playing Sarah Palin, Julianne Moore has been offered the role of another crazed fanatic--Margaret White, the title character's bible-thumping mom in Carrie, the Kimberly Peirce-directed redo of the 1976 classic based on the Stephen King book. That's the one about the outcast who learns "i ... More >>
She hasn't seen it, mind you, because it's not important and she knows where her values are (with that twisted family of hers). But she knows for a fact that HBO's Game Change, starring Julianne Moore as the Alaska Governor turned TV commentator, is the usual leftie liberal, Obama-driven pack of "H ... More >>
Particularly nice ones that didn't end in two restraining orders? I've written before about the big names who I've found always approachable and lovely--folks like Julianne Moore, Patricia Clarkson, and Cheyenne Jackson, to name some visible examples. But of course I'm press. If you're not ... More >>
Remember when Marisa Tomei became a worldwide punchline because she upset the pundits by copping the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1992's My Cousin Vinny, thereby beating a whole bunch of hoity toity types with accents not from da Bronx? Well, despite all the conspiracy theories that flo ... More >>
With lesbian sex not only accepted but boring, what's left to outrage?
Sarah Palin was the wrong choice for Vice President in 2008, but Julianne Moore seems like the right choice to play Palin in Game Change, the HBO movie that will cover the sweep and drama of that particular historic election. Yes, I know, Tina Fey already nailed the role, but no doubt this f ... More >>
Almost a year after its untimely demise, Gourmet is officially undead, thanks its resurrection as a brand, spanking new iPad app. Per Diner's Journal, the app, called Gourmet Live, features videos, recipes, and features drawn from a mix of old and new content. The app has a content-sharing a ... More >>
In case you missed my scintillating column this week -- and there's no decent reason why you should have -- let me drag out a part of it that deals with the acclaimed lesbian family dramedy The Kids Are All Right. I write about "one plot aspect that initially made me queasy in my pants. (Sp ... More >>
Ves PittsAnd that's a good thing! CLICK HERE for my interview with Jibz Cameron, whose onstage creation Dynasty Handbag is a whacked-out, needy, electric-haired shock of crazed imagination.
Here's a hilarious video I did for movieline.com, asking opening day customers who just saw the lesbian family dramedy The Kids Are All Right whether Annette Bening should stick with Warren Beatty or run off with Julianne Moore. The answers I got will add some extra zing to your potpourri. And c ... More >>
Appalled? Good! Then CLICK HERE for my new column in which I pile on hideously accurate blind items like that one. The truth isn't pretty, honey.
Bening and Moore have got their lesbian shtick down.
Two moms, two kids, and a sperm donor make one all-American movie
L.A. is clearly the world's epicenter of celebrity spotting, a land of relentless visions of real-life make believe. In fact, the second you disembark from the plane, you're generally accosted by all manner of biggies, has-beens, wannabes, waiters with screenplays, and starlets running from t ... More >>
Mildred Pierce was the 1945 movie that not only taught me the expression "dreadfully recherche, n'est-ce pas?"--and which prompted Carol Burnett's zingy parody, Mildred Fierce-- but which won Joan Crawford the Oscar for playing a sympathetic waitress-turned-entrepreneur wronged by her cunty daughter ... More >>
The mother of short-film festivals comes to NYC
Julianne Moore, wasted again
Every fest has its misses. This year's Tribeca is no exception.
A Hare-brained heroine and a military pilot play war games
Moore of the same: Another '50s mom, spice-free this time
From The Book of J.Lo: We may be through with the ass but the ass isn't through with us
The season's globe-trotting films bring mankind closer together, or at least pretend to on-screen
Todd Haynes and Julianne Moore Reopen Douglas Sirk's Melodrama Fakebook