November 7, 2013
Natalie Portman steps out for a special screening of Thor: The Dark World held at the Crosby Street Hotel on Wednesday night (November 6) in New York City.
(original image via hollywoodbulletin)

Natalie Portman steps out for a special screening of Thor: The Dark World held at the Crosby Street Hotel on Wednesday night (November 6) in New York City.

(original image via hollywoodbulletin)

March 14, 2013
Okay, Halle Berry hair fans: here’s the last Oscar winner wearing her The Call hair of the day, wisely suggested by isoldmysoultofilm.
Thanks, everybody!

Okay, Halle Berry hair fans: here’s the last Oscar winner wearing her The Call hair of the day, wisely suggested by isoldmysoultofilm.

Thanks, everybody!

February 19, 2013
My 2013 Movies: Léon: The Professional (1994, on Blu-ray, home collection)
*dreamy sigh*
Has ever a seemingly tossed-off action movie, with all of its familiar tropes, still contained so many cinematic revelations at the same time?
Criminally young Portman! Virtual-unknown-to-U.S.-audiences Reno! A foreign director out-actioning traditional action directors! (although, to be fair, True Lies and Speed were also in ‘94) A movie with tremendously staged action yet still loads of heart, character, and emotional impact.
And one can hardly spill another word about Léon without mentioning

These may not seem like revelations now, but in 1994 I was working at Warner Bros., home of Lethal Weapon and Steven Seagal and Joel Silver. I worked for producers who wanted to make intriguing, book-minded movies, yet their constant clashes over material with market-minded WB stymied most efforts at originality. It was my job to find material for them that was familiar, tested, blockbustery - yet still fresh! Revelatory!
It really wasn’t easy. And yet movies like Léon would pop up and show everyone how it’s supposed to be done.

My 2013 Movies: Léon: The Professional (1994, on Blu-ray, home collection)

*dreamy sigh*

Has ever a seemingly tossed-off action movie, with all of its familiar tropes, still contained so many cinematic revelations at the same time?

Criminally young Portman! Virtual-unknown-to-U.S.-audiences Reno! A foreign director out-actioning traditional action directors! (although, to be fair, True Lies and Speed were also in ‘94) A movie with tremendously staged action yet still loads of heart, character, and emotional impact.

And one can hardly spill another word about Léon without mentioning

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These may not seem like revelations now, but in 1994 I was working at Warner Bros., home of Lethal Weapon and Steven Seagal and Joel Silver. I worked for producers who wanted to make intriguing, book-minded movies, yet their constant clashes over material with market-minded WB stymied most efforts at originality. It was my job to find material for them that was familiar, tested, blockbustery - yet still fresh! Revelatory!

It really wasn’t easy. And yet movies like Léon would pop up and show everyone how it’s supposed to be done.

November 6, 2012
(original images via walkingcarpet,   totalfilm)

(original images via walkingcarpet, totalfilm)

October 25, 2012

Today in October’s Weird Creepy Crap.
(original image via samuraifuckingfrog)

February 27, 2012

thedailyrevolution replied to your photo: Gary Oldman Haiku for a post-Oscars letdown day.

You made me wait near 12 hours for this. Granted, i was in a deep sleep for much of that, but my dreams were darker, sadder, and more horrible without it. It has been like being thirsty and surrounded with tepid bottled water and no diet coke.

Sorry to make you wait, but I had to go to bed. And I slept just fine!

During the show when I saw Portman doing her presentation, I thought I saw just a flicker of actual, non-Hollywood-actor, human emotion when she was talking about Oldman, perhaps because of her memories of Leon. It was a nice moment that might have translated into a nice win for him, but ah well.

I think it’s a lot more likely that Oldman will still have more and better roles - and awards - to come in his career than Dujardin will.

January 31, 2011
(original image via controlaltdelete: fuckyeahstardom)

(original image via controlaltdelete: fuckyeahstardom)

December 1, 2010

Date Night via xtranormal

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