I’m guilty of saying at least two of these phrases to my poor “gay husband” Alejandro, but to be fair, he’s the one who says I’m a gay man disguised as a woman (because of my Calvin Harris obsession).
The 85th Academy Awards nominations were announced by host Seth MacFarlane and random crowd-pleaser Emma Stone yesterday morning.
You can read the full list HERE, but let me first go over a few of the snubs…
As usual, many directors whose movies were nominated for Best Picture did not receive an actual directing nod. This year that distinction goes to Ben Affleck (Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) and Tom Hooper (Les Miserables). Continue reading “2013 Oscar Nominations Include ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Lincoln, ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘Les Miserables’”
Anne Hathaway tells MTV she cries when she watches herself in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables because she’s “still connected to the experience of making it.” I, on the other hand, cried because there isn’t a single line of non-singing dialogue.
The lack of talking is something you might have missed from reading reviews, which have been mostly positive. Hathaway shines as factory-worker-turned-whore Fantine as does Jackman, Sacha Baron Cohen (for show-stealing comedy relief), Helena Bonham Carter, Isabelle Allen as young Cosette, and Samantha Barks.
Just please don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say there’s no talking, because there really isn’t any.
When you read an interview with Hooper and they talk about his choice to use “little spoken dialogue,” they mean “no spoken dialogue.” And when he says the “primary communication form” is singing, he really means “the only communication form.” Continue reading “The Lack of Dialogue in ‘Les Miserables’ Will Make You Cry”
As we’ve learned from Jimmy Kimmel’s This Week in Unnecessary Censorship segment, some things look or sound worse when blurred or bleeped out. Anne Hathaway‘s bearded clam at the New York premiere of Les Miz is one of them.
The pixels turn her Princess Diary into a curvy Prince dong (view original HERE).
Hathaway spent more time flip-flopping between laughing it off and crying in interviews than talking about what everyone actually wanted to know (what her screen matrons, Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews, would think).
“I think what I am going to do is whatever my next appearance is … I’m going to step out of the car in a blanket. You’ve got to laugh at it,” she told Four Seasons luncheon guests. Later, she used “devastating” “vulnerable” and “unfortunate” to describe vagpocalypse 2012.
Anne Hathaway chopped off all her hair, joining the pixie likes of Michelle Williams and Emma Watson. It’s a slow day for news, and a Sunday (clearly I write all my articles the day before, that’s why they all seem outdated) so give me a break.
I think she looks a tad like Winona Ryder. Well, less cool. To be fair, no one is/was as cool as Winona Ryder or Juliette Lewis.
Hathaway reportedly cut her hair to prepare for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables.
The Les Mis prostitute thing was done by Uma Thurman in 1998 (I used to rent it from the library all the time) and I’m thinking that Tom Hooper’s 2012 adaptation will simply have a bigger budget and not much else. Continue reading “Anne Hathaway Cut Her Hair, Resembles Winona”