Three Japanese directors teamed up to create a movie that is entirely about barbecue meat. When it comes to meat dishes, what is better than yakiniku, otherwise known as barbecue meat? In Japan, yakiniku is the go-to food during special occasions or events — it is associated with nothing but good and fun times.
The Metrograph is one in a wave of new theaters across the country banking on high-end amenities to tempt viewers off the couch and away from their Netflix accounts and home theater systems. While New York still has its share of independent theaters, most are as old as the movies they show.
American college kid Jesse (Ethan Hawke) is on his way to Vienna, Austria to fly back to the States after his trip to visit his now-ex girlfriend in Madrid goes awry. French Celine (Julie Delpy) is heading to France to see her grandmother.
Over the course of their 32 year tenure, screenwriter/director Joel Coen, and his producer/writer brother, Ethan, have created some of the most memorable female characters in film history. Strong, beautiful, and defiant they are often the backbone of the siblings’ dramatic period pieces and comedic capers. In honor of their latest cinematic release, Hail, Caesar!, out this weekend, we take a look back at the women who have shaped their films — and our lives.
Chewbacca appreciates good hair care. Yesterday, Allure published an interview with Maria Cork, the supervisor of hair in the special effects department for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, out this December.
Berry, in fact, was the first Oscar-winning actress to appear as a Bond woman in the 2002 film Die Another Day (alongside Pierce Brosnan), and Harris is in the new film, Spectre, as Eve Moneypenny, Bond’s boss and head of the British Secret Service. Her new December cover for Essence was unveiled at the gala. ‘Spectre’ actress on the cover of December 2015 Essence.
Over Labor Day weekend, the first screening for Meryl Streep’s upcoming British period film, Suffragette, opened the Telluride Film Festival. Yahoo Beauty’s editor in chief Bobbi Brown hosted a party afterwards to celebrate the film and the three-time Academy-Award winner. The movie is about the late 19th century and early 20th century women’s movement to gain the right to vote.
Karl Lagerfeld makes films, not commercials. The designer will direct Krsiten Stewart, who has appeared in previous campaigns for the brand and can sometimes be coaxed to sit in the front row of a fashion show, in a short film—not a commercial—for Chanel. According to WWD, the plot will be a “fictional, behind-the-scenes look at a yet-to-be-made biopic about founder Gabrielle Chanel.” Stewart will portray an actress impersonating Gabrielle Chanel at a young age, while Geraldine Chaplin, who has played the character in previous vignettes for the French fashion house, will serve in the same role just middle-aged. Lagerfeld himself will be pictured as well. Kristen Stewart in Chanel’s 2015 eyewear campaign. “She played it really, really mean,” Lagerfeld said of Stewart’s work. “They make so many movies about Chanel, why can’t I make one?” Lagerfeld asked. Cara Delevingne and Pharell in Reincarnation. The length of the video has yet to be revealed, but judging on Lagerfeld’s former forays into moving image ventures, it will be less than ten minutes.
Directed by poet Sandra Hochman, the film is about the 1972 Democratic Convention, when the National Women’s Political Caucus (founded by feminist movement pioneers like Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem) is trying to convince the Democratic candidate George McGovern to make abortion legalization part of his platform.
Lucky for Alessandra Ambrosio, she won’t have to stretch her acting chops too much for her big screen debut. While courtside at a New York Knicks game with Will Arnett on Wednesday, the Victoria’s Secret model planted a smooch on the comedian’s cheek. Ambrosio will play Arnett’s love interest in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 film, hitting theaters this June.
On Wednesday, Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal divulged that the age-old aphorism “age is just a number” sadly—but truly, and probably not so surprisingly—doesn’t apply to women in film. “There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time,” she told The Wrap. Pitch Perfect 2′s Rebel Wilson is being scrutinized for lying about her age.