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Everybody Wants to be Us

Graduate Student at Loyola University Chicago. Check out the blog for what I'm currently obsessed with in film and culture. Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Radcliffe are regulars here.

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Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer to star in ‘Murder She Wrote’ reboot for NBC!
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Excited for the combination of Spencer’s range and talent with my favorite childhood show.

Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer to star in ‘Murder She Wrote’ reboot for NBC!

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Excited for the combination of Spencer’s range and talent with my favorite childhood show.

From Child Actor To Artist: Radcliffe Reflects On Post-Potter Life →

Great interview with Daniel Radcliffe on his new roles in “Kill Your Darlings’ and ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’

I’ve seen the first few episodes of the show and can assure you it’s hilarious.  Check it out on Ovation.

I’m seeing ‘Kill Your Darlings’ tonight.  Excited to see what Radcliffe does with the role. 

A Conversation with Cicely Tyson and Kerry Washington
Such an amazing piece about acting, fashion, and the power of art. Here are some of my favorite parts:

Cicely Tyson: I saw that I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. So I made a choice to use my career as a platform to address the issues of the race I was born into.
PG: Can you give me an example?
Cicely Tyson: I was at a press conference in Philadelphia, and a gentleman stood up and said: “This movie showed me a bigotry in myself that I didn’t know I had — when the older son calls his father ‘Daddy’ .” I asked whether he had children. He did. But his problem was accepting that a little black boy was calling a black man “Daddy,” the same as his children were calling him. That floored me.



Kerry Washington: …What’s most exciting to me, as an actor, is that we empower people to be compassionate in ways that they might never expect. When we step into someone else’s shoes, as actors, we allow the audience a window into a world they might normally ignore.
PG: I can be kinder for seeing something you’ve shown me?
Kerry Washington: You can participate. As a white man, you could spend your entire life never really thinking about the inner life of a black woman. Art allows you a window in.

Read entire interview here.

A Conversation with Cicely Tyson and Kerry Washington

Such an amazing piece about acting, fashion, and the power of art. Here are some of my favorite parts:

Cicely Tyson: I saw that I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. So I made a choice to use my career as a platform to address the issues of the race I was born into.

PG: Can you give me an example?

Cicely Tyson: I was at a press conference in Philadelphia, and a gentleman stood up and said: “This movie showed me a bigotry in myself that I didn’t know I had — when the older son calls his father ‘Daddy’ .” I asked whether he had children. He did. But his problem was accepting that a little black boy was calling a black man “Daddy,” the same as his children were calling him. That floored me.

Kerry Washington: …What’s most exciting to me, as an actor, is that we empower people to be compassionate in ways that they might never expect. When we step into someone else’s shoes, as actors, we allow the audience a window into a world they might normally ignore.

PG: I can be kinder for seeing something you’ve shown me?

Kerry Washington: You can participate. As a white man, you could spend your entire life never really thinking about the inner life of a black woman. Art allows you a window in.


Read entire interview here.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Breaking Bad for their highly deserved win for Best Drama Series. 

ONE. MORE. WEEK.

Fascinating NYTimes profile of Queen of the World Connie Britton

Here’s a great excerpt.

“Friday Night Lights” turned Britton into something of an icon, a 40-something sex symbol and role model at the center of a critically acclaimed show (albeit one that was never a ratings smash). These days, the Internet is crowded with blog posts celebrating her exemplary television marriage, her maternal wisdom, the sheer amazingness of her hair. Britton, now 45, seemed to have emerged in her prime, redefining, in the process, what an actress’s prime exactly is. “Jerry Maguire” may have been the best thing that never happened to her.

The article also is a window behind the production of Nashville.  Britton, by fighting for her own dignity and refusing to be a stereotype, has raised the level of the entire show.  A great read. 

Game Changers 2012

Kerry Washington

From her role on ABC’s political soap “Scandal” to her flawless portrayal of Broomhilda in Django Unchained, Washington is a reliable, engaging, and moving presence on screen- big or small.  

Cast of Downton Abbey in NYC.  So adorable. 

dontactlikeididntfightforyou:

The Original

Immediately after the Gossip Girl finale, our watching party put on the Pilot.  The GG pilot is flawless.  It whisks you into this world of decadence and glamour.  Despite their wealth, the pilot makes you care about these teenagers, glimpsing their vulnerability, pressures, and quest for redemption.  
After season 1, the show focused less on what made the pilot so enticing and compelling, turning to outlandish caper schemes and un-realistic story set-ups.  Chuck Bass as CEO of a company?! Studious Dan a college dropout? Serena and Nate getting into Columbia?  (Actually, with their family money, that’s actually realistic.)  There is only Blair “Queen B” Waldorf, who I believe can do anything, who remained the show’s one anchor to sanity.  
Nevertheless, I’ll never be sorry I fell in love with Gossip Girl.  

dontactlikeididntfightforyou:

The Original

Immediately after the Gossip Girl finale, our watching party put on the Pilot.  The GG pilot is flawless.  It whisks you into this world of decadence and glamour.  Despite their wealth, the pilot makes you care about these teenagers, glimpsing their vulnerability, pressures, and quest for redemption.  

After season 1, the show focused less on what made the pilot so enticing and compelling, turning to outlandish caper schemes and un-realistic story set-ups.  Chuck Bass as CEO of a company?! Studious Dan a college dropout? Serena and Nate getting into Columbia?  (Actually, with their family money, that’s actually realistic.)  There is only Blair “Queen B” Waldorf, who I believe can do anything, who remained the show’s one anchor to sanity.  

Nevertheless, I’ll never be sorry I fell in love with Gossip Girl.  

(via thebrunetteprep)

Not that I need another television show to watch, especially in January, but this looks intriguing.  And by intriguing I mean- KEVIN BACON IS IN IT!!! OMG I NEED  THIS NOW!

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