Saturday, October 11, 2008

Red Carpet Rendezvous

A brief glimpse at this week's movie star fashions on the carpet for those cinephiles among you who don't troll gossip blogs or who might if they weren't littered with so many worthless celebrities who aren't famous for anything cinematic or encumbered by talent --there's so many these days. Why do people care about the talentless? It remains a mystery to me. But not the type of mystery you can't put down for hoping to solve, the kind that makes your eyelids very heavy.

Kate Beckinsale is a midget! No offense to midgets: she pretty
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from left to right: Brad Pitt, Brad's lucky left hand & Angelina Jolie at NYFF's Changeling premiere. For Oscar-Watchers: I wouldn't worry so much about the sudden influx of mixed/negative reviews from NYFF for this Eastwood pic. Once the mainstream critics get to it, it'll be raves. That's how it goes. Some of them even called Flags of Our Fathers a 'masterpiece'... and this movie is better than that. Expect its RT percentile to move up when it opens proper. Jennifer Lopez and Kate Beckinsale pretty in white at Elle's "Women in Hollywood" event. FYI: JLo is ending her strange and rather sudden 3 year break from acting. (Oh right, infants) She has two movies in pre-production.

Tangent Gripe: Jane Fonda and Kerry Washington were also there and if I could've found a photo of them full length (at the time I prepared this photo - I've seen one now), I would've included them in this red carpet mashup in order to declare my love for the 188th and 41st time respectively. But, as it turns out, photo services and gossip blogs have 3,000,000 photos of a certain heiress and various reality TV stars to every 1 photo of Kerry f'ing Washington and sometimes this just makes me want to die. What a world if Kerry be not prioritized?!

Maggie G favors black for the "Fashionably Natural" Gen Art and SoyJoy show. Kristin Scott Thomas, having quite a year, at the Seagull opening on Broadway. My BFF who saw Dianne Wiest onstage in the same role earlier this year gives the thumbs down in comparison. Actually he does the cat poo scratch but that seems awfully harsh --I've seen neither performance so I can't say. But it is what it is. Kristin is on Broadway run and Dianne wasn't. This Broadway gig will raise her acclaim and profile for that Oscar run for the upcoming I've Loved You So Long. TONY run to follow for The Seagull? Campaign synergy!

And finally we get to Saoirse Ronan and Nicole Kidman since we needed a little color with everyone leaning heavily on black & white. Saoirse was promoting City of Ember (now open) and Nicole was also at that starry Elle event. Isn't her increasingly strawberry hair begging to darken? Take back that head o' hair: Come Back to the Red or Ginger Nicki Kidman Nicki Kidman.
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13 comments:

ryansumera said...

that comparison is unfair to scott thomas simply because dianne is a goddess. a more equitable fight would have to be between wiests arkadina and meryls from the mike nichols production in 2001. hmm

Ellen said...

Random question this morning . . . is it just me, or does anyone else think Josh Lucas bears an amazing resemblance to Paul Newman?

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Angie and Changeling... I think they may be going down in flames. The Academy really does not like the woman.. so if the movie isn't that great, I doubt she'll get any success for it.

Sally Belle said...

Nothing against Josh Lucas...there is no one close to Paul Newman.

Lucas becomes average next to Mr. Newman.

adam k. said...

Is Synecdoche a masterpiece???

I guess you need time to process.

NATHANIEL R said...

no.

Chris Na Taraja said...

I have not seen the current broadway Seagull, but i did see Diane Weist a few months ago in perhaps the best production that I've ever seen of it. She was simply divine. Alan cummings as Trigoran was quite good too.

Arkaan said...

And Dianne will be on Broadway soon.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Angie and Changeling... I think they may be going down in flames. The Academy really does not like the woman.. so if the movie isn't that great, I doubt she'll get any success for it.
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What is your proof that the AMPAS don't like Jolie? Jolie is respected by major Hollywood actors/directors like Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Oliver Stone, Robert Zemeckis, Morgan Freeman, etc. Maybe they just thought that Laura Linney was better? Linney was better and deserved her nomination. Jolie's role wasn't as well written, but she still gave a wonderful performance and deserved a nomination.

NATHANIEL R said...

but the academy could've solved this problem merely by ignoring Blanchett you realized.

such an easy solution and missed opportunity last January. ALAS....

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Nicole Kidman as a blond. Shouldn't we let Keith decide the way he desires her to look!

Anonymous said...

but the academy could've solved this problem merely by ignoring Blanchett you realized.

such an easy solution and missed opportunity last January. ALAS....
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Cate Blanchett wasn't a surprise nominee. She already had all the precursors for an Oscar nomination. Everyone knew that she got that nomination based on who she is, not her performance. There were many actresses who deserved that spot instead, including Jolie.

adam k. said...

Um, maybe Nicole Kidman should make her OWN decisions about her hair...