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Blu-ray | DVD Review: Don Jon

Don Jon is a great triumph for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut.

Gordon-Levitt, who also wrote the script and stars in the film, gave an honest portrayal of relationships and the unrealistic expectations of porn.

Don Jon follows Don (Gordon-Levitt), an old-fashioned guy who goes to church every week, goes to confession and spends quality time with his family. He also goes clubbing and takes home girls with no strings attached. However, things change once he sets his eyes on Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) and realizes that his old no strings attached mantra won’t work with her.

The film boasts a terrific cast, including Julianne Moore, who plays Esther, a woman Jon meets, Tony Danza, who plays his outspoken father and Brie Larson, whose character speaks volumes without really saying anything.

Gordon-Levitt’s directing is confident and shines through the film. Don Jon is genuine, edgy and in-your-face, but in the best way.

Edited: January 8th, 2014

Julianne Moore Wins Best Actress in Mini-series at Golden Globes

Julianne Moore won a Golden Globe award for her portrayal as Sarah Palin in HBO’s Game Change.

“This is one of my favorite jobs ever. Working at HBO was such a great experience. The cast and I had such a great time together, we laughed so hard everyday,” she said during her acceptance speech.

Nicole Kidman (Hemingway and Gellhorn), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum), Sienna Miller (The Girl) and Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals) were also nominated for the Best Performance by and Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television category.

Edited: January 13th, 2013

Ryan Gosling: Shirtless for Crazy, Stupid, Love

Ryan Gosling shows off his abs in a trailer for his new film Crazy, Stupid, Love.

The film centers around a father (Steve Carell) who is dealing with a marital crisis. Gosling plays Carell’s suave best friend.

The film also stars Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Kevin Bacon and Marisa Tomei.

Crazy, Stupid, Love hits theaters on July 29.

Watch the trailer below!

Edited: April 7th, 2011

Julianne Moore and Olivia Thirlby: Another Bullshit Night In Suck City

Julianne Moore and Olivia Thirlby are set to star in Paul Weitz’ adaptation of Nick Flynn’s memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.

No word yet of who Moore is going to play, but the film follows a young writer (Paul Dano) who runs into his homeless father (Robert De Niro) while working at a Boston shelter.

Thirlby will play the love interest who helps Dano get a job at the shelter.

Additionally, Moore just recently signed on to the vampire thriller Innocence with Abigail Breslin and Thirlby wrapped shooting on the sci-fi action flicks Dredd and The Darkest Hour.

Edited: March 4th, 2011

Julianne Moore: Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore will be honored by Harvard University as the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.

The 50-year-old actress will receive the famous pudding pot during a roast by Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Jan. 27.

The Hasty Pudding Theatrical is the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe.

According to the troupe, Moore was chosen this year due to her talents on the film screen, her roles in Broadway productions  and her success as author of two children’s book series.

Edited: January 20th, 2011

Julianne Moore: Allure Magazine November 2010

Julianne Moore looks stunning in the November issue of Allure magazine. Here’s what the 49-year-old actress shared:

On having to stay out of the sun: ”I have what I call ‘my outfit’, I wear a long-sleeved rash guard and a pair of board shorts. It’s not so sexy, but I keep myself covered. My husband hates it. But if you ever see me at a water park, that’s what I’ll be wearing.”

On getting older: ”I’m always shocked by people who talk about not being middle-aged, I’m like, ‘How old do you think you’re going to live? Let’s double your age and see where you get.’ People are always like, ‘Thirty-five is not middle-aged.’ I’m like, ‘Double it.’”

On finding herself modeling at age 50: ”I like to call myself the hundred-year-old model.”

On plastic surgery: ”I don’t believe it makes people look better. I think it just makes them look like they had something done to their face, and I don’t think we find that instinctually appealing.”

On kissing men vs. women: ”I don’t really think it’s different kissing a woman vs. a man. I don’t think it really is. The difference is kissing someone you know versus someone you don’t.”

Edited: October 23rd, 2010

NYGossipGirl Exclusive Interview: Josh Hutcherson

NYGossipGirl recently had the pleasure of chatting with The Kids Are All Rights actor Josh Hutcherson.

The film center around two children played by Hutcherson and Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska, who are conceived by artificial insemination.

Mark Ruffalo plays their birth father and Julianne Moore and Annette Bening play their parents.

The 17-year-old actor will star in and executive produce the indie horror comedy Detention, which will also star Dane Cook.

In the film, a group of teenagers must literally survive their final year of high school as a slasher movie killer comes to life to terrorize them.

The independently-produced feature commences filming next month with a $10 million budget.

Check out NYGossipGirl’s exclusive interview with Josh below!

Edited: July 31st, 2010

NYGossipGirl Exclusive Interview: Julianne Moore

NYGossipGirl recently caught up with Julianne Moore at the premiere of her new film The Kids Are All Right. Here’s what the lovely 49-year-old actress dished about:

NYGG: How was it working on this movie?

Moore: Terrific. [Director] Lisa Cholodenko is just great and is someone that I just admire and I’m excited to finally do something with her. It was a long time coming, it was 5 years, so we’re so happy to finally see it come to life.

NYGG: Do you feel like you and Annette [Bening] captured the spirit of the characters?

Moore: I certainly hope so. That was our goal. Both of us have been married for a long time, we’re parents. I mean, it was an absolute pleasure to do.

NYGG: You’ve been in so many films, but what’s it like working on a movie that’s filmed in 23 days, which this was?

[Laughs] No one really likes to work that fast, it’s not a thrill, but it’s a necessity. When you have a budget that’s limited, you have limited time. You know what, you do what ever you can. You work with whatever you have.

Edited: July 12th, 2010

Julianne Moore: T Magazine Lovely

A Single Man star Julianne Moore covers the Spring 2010 issue of T Magazine. Here’s what the 49-year-old has to say:

On designer and A Single Man director Tom Ford:

I met him in 1998, right after my son was born. Tom made a dress for me for the Oscars, the first time I was nominated, for Boogie Nights. Tom was unbelievably charming and handsome and normal, not scary, which surprised me because he was one of the first designers I’d ever met. He made me a really beautiful black chiffon dress that kind of had an empire waist. Because I’d just had a baby, my boobs were really big. I didn’t feel confident enough to wear it. But Tom was incredibly gracious. He said, “I don’t care — wear it, don’t wear it — it’s just a dress,’ ” And that was the beginning of my friendship with Tom.

On nudity and if her children watch her movies:

No. My children don’t watch my movies. First of all, they’re not interested and, secondly, my movies are not for children. As an actor, you’re trying to portray the human condition and sometimes we don’t wear clothes. I made a movie called Chloe and there’s a great deal of sexual material in it. The director, Atom Egoyan, said: “You know, people do this. And when they do it, they’re usually nude.”

Edited: March 1st, 2010

First Look: Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore in ‘Chloe’


Check out the trailer and photos from the upcoming thriller, Chloe.

The film stars Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson. Here’s a synopsis:

“Catherine (Moore) and David (Neeson), she a doctor, he a professor, are at first glance the perfect couple. Happily married with a talented teenage son, they appear to have an idyllic life. But when David misses a flight and his surprise birthday party, Catherine’s long simmering suspicions rise to the surface. Suspecting infidelity, she decides to hire an escort (Seyfried) to seduce her husband and test his loyalty. Catherine finds herself ‘directing’ Chloe’s encounters with David, and Chloe’s end of the bargain is to report back, the descriptions becoming increasingly graphic as the meetings multiply.”

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Edited: February 10th, 2010

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