Browsing Tag

Joaquin Phoenix

Olivia Colman Rules in Vogue

olivia-colman-crown-vogue-cover

-Yass, queen! Olivia Colman is promoting her regal turn on Netflix’s The Crown with a Vogue cover spread, and the interview is wonderful. (“Over the years, pounds have gone on, and my body has changed; I’ve had children. If someone doesn’t like me because of the size of my bum, they can f**k off. Because I’m quite a nice person to be with, actually.”) Her 73 Questions video is also as delightful as you’d expect.

-In a new interview with Hello!, Angelina Jolie says she has a new perspective on motherhood now that her kids are older: “When your children are little you feel more ‘mommy’. When they are teenagers you start to remember yourself as a teenager. You see them going to punk clubs and you wonder why you can’t go. I’m in this fun moment where I’m rediscovering myself.”

-Meanwhile, at his university in South Korea, Maddox was approached by paparazzi and asked about whether dad Brad Pitt planned to visit him at school. “I don’t know about that, what’s happening. Whatever happens, happens.”

Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Garner is the wholesome Hollywood friendship that the world needs right now.

-Also, Kelly kicks off every episode by doing a cover, and her version of “Bad Romance” is a good time.

Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey are launching a podcast about The Office for all your nostalgia needs.

Drake texted Bianca Andreescu after she mentioned him in a press conference — and she then read his texts to the media. I love her so hard.

-A bunch of celebrities made a video to thank Gary Sinise for his charity work with veterans and his reaction is so sweet.

-People are loving how Rihanna staged her lingerie fashion show at NYFW.

Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, the New York Times reporters who exposed Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged sexual misconduct, say “Gwyneth Paltrow was actually one of the first people to get on the phone … she was determined to help this investigation.”

-I’m bummed that Kathryn Hahn‘s new HBO limited series (which debuted at TIFF) isn’t getting great reviews. But very happy that Rosario Dawson‘s Briarpatch (which also screened 2 episodes at TIFF) is going over better.

-Last night’s TIFF audiences gave Renée Zellweger a rapturous, two-minute standing ovation at the screening of the Judy Garland biopic Judy.

-Speaking of movies that sparked with the TIFF crowd, Hustlers is predicted to open big this weekend.

Joaquin Phoenix stormed off the Joker set a lot, according to the director. What is it with actors being jerks on Batman-y sets (Christian Bale, Jared Leto, Phoenix)? And the irony that this happens on a movie which critics say is about toxic masculinity is really something…

-I agree with this piece on how this might be the best fall TV season in years. There are at least three new network shows that I’m going to give a chance (Stumptown, Emergence and Nancy Drew) — which is three more than last year.

-I’ve never seen Downton Abbey, but critics are digging the movie.

-This article on influencer Caroline Calloway from her former friend/ghostwriter has the internet buzzing.

Imogen Poots is stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break in the Black Christmas trailer.

Miley Cyrus’ Sad House Party

Miley Cyrus‘ walks through the depressing remains of a house party that’s winding down in the new “Slide Away” video.

-Twitter can’t stop talking about Timothee Chalamet and Lily Rose Depp‘s incredibly awkward kiss.

Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to play the lead role opposite Jeremy Renner in Disney+’s upcoming Hawkeye series. I’m surprised by how well this news seems to be going over on Twitter (especially among critics). Is she a lowkey Hollywood darling?

-I secretly love Medieval Times, so I’m got a lot of secondhand delight from watching Post Malone and Jimmy Fallon battle at one.

Prince Andrew continues to implode before our eyes — but apparently we’re only supposed to care that Meghan Markle went to the US Open.

Hayley Atwell joining Tom Cruise in next Mission: Impossible movie is fantasy casting for me.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Hot Priest gave out gin in a tin to people in line outside the Fleabag theatre this weekend.

-I’m not sure about Joker based on all the reviews. Do we really need a sympathetic origin story about a nice-guy-turned-mas- murderer right now? This tweet nails where my head’s at.

Joaquin Phoenix, who is in town for TIFF with Joker, made an appearance at St. George subway station today in support of an animal justice campaign “BeFairBeVegan.” He wouldn’t comment to reporters, though.

-Weird. Variety dubbed a video of Hustlers director Lorene Scafaria talking about how Fiona Apple is donating the money she earns from her song appearing in the film to refugees (the video Variety initially posted replaced the word “refugees” with “the movie”). After being called out, they reposted the video and called it a “glitch.”

-I really like this interview clip with Kristen Stewart on what sort of reactions she’s gotten since saying she was warned that she’d never get a Marvel movie if she came out. (I spotted her in the audience on Friday night with her gf at Jason Segel‘s film The Friend, which I don’t think she has a connection to.)

-I’m having a ridiculously good TIFF. Seven movies so far and none that I’ve hated. And I haven’t seen them yet, but people are losing their crap about how good Hustlers and Knives Out are. The only obvious flop so far: Nicole Kidman’s The Goldfinch.

-People also really loved The Lighthouse with Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. The compliment I keep hearing is that it’s endlessly quotable (which you wouldn’t know from this trailer).

 

Britney Spears Checks Into Mental Health Facility

-Aw man, I really thought Britney Spears had been doing better these last few years. Over a week ago she checked into a psychiatric facility after suffering from emotional distress, and is expected to stay for 30 days. She recently cancelled her tour after her father underwent surgery on his colon and TMZ reports she’s been distraught by his illness.

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman agreed to surrender their passports in their first court appearances. (Weird sidenote: I keep listening to podcasts where they pronounce her last name Loff-lin, even though she pronounces it Lock-lin — just like the person I know who has that last name. Where is the f coming from?)

-During a speech in Washington, D.C., yesterday, Michelle Williams revealed how she felt “paralyzed in feelings of futility” during the pay gap controversy. Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to return to the All the Money in the World set for about a week-and-a-half of reshoots, while she received a paltry $80 per diem. “”Guess what, no one cared.”

Leslie Jones lives out all her Game of Thrones fanatasies in Kat Harington’s SNL promos.

Henry Golding and Emma Thompson showed the trailer for the new romcom Last Christmas today at CinemaCon and the audience seemed to dig it.

-This is just evil. CBS All Access wants to save the canceled One Day At A Time, but Netflix has the right to kill any such move, and they might stop it from living on.

-The Flash’s Grant Gustin triggered alarm when he vaped on an airplane, which is such a jerk move.

-Captain Marvel has crossed the $1B mark globally at the box office.

-I meant to link to this last week, but The Ringer did a roundup on the best movies that came out in 1999, and it’s insane how many gems that year produced. (Fight Club, Election, Cruel Intentions, Being John Malkovich, She’s All That, Galaxy Quest, Girl Interrupted, Notting Hill, Three Kings, The Sixth Sense, 10 Things I Hate About You, Office Space, The Matrix). Here’s part one, and here’s part two.

-I just found a podcast called F*ck Bois of Literature with an episode devoted to Pride and Prejudice and I’ve never felt more seen.

-The latest Avengers trailer shows the return of Thanos, and include some brief but memorable shots between pairs (Tony & Pepper, Nebula & Rocket, Tony & Steve).

-Meanwhile, Avengers: End Game tickets when on sale yesterday and ticket sites immediately crashed. Now tickets are being resold for thousands of dollars.

-Fanfiction depository Ao3 being nominated for a Hugo is amazing.

-This is a devastating account of how the Washington Post backed down on their Charlie Rose follow up story that contained additional reporting about misconduct by CBS exec Jeff Fager.

-The Handmaids Tale is still entering this year’s Emmys race, even though the series itself isn’t eligible. Hmmmm….

Joaquin Phoenix transforms into the Joker in the twisted first trailer for DC’s new standalone film. I’m not sure we need another origin story but I will admit to getting excited when Atlanta alums Zazie Beetz and Brian Tyree Henry popped up.

Zac Efron is a killer in disguise in the Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile trailer.