Posts Tagged Mila Kunis
What’s on my radar this month
books I’ve read or am currently reading:
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall
Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Oz The Great and Powerful
It’s imaginative. Excellent acting by Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, James Franco and Zach Braff. Three strong, talented feminist women waiting for a man to save them is a weak message to send our youth. But in the end it’s as much about powerful women as it is about the wizard.
plan to see:
The Place Beyond the Pines
I highly recommend:
–smart, intense thriller based on actual events. completely unsettling.
The Sound of My Voice
–Brit Marling stars in this creepy indie about a Cult
In heavy rotation on iTunes:
Hundred Thousand Pieces
[I'll have an interview up soon]
Super Water Sympathy
new Suede– Bloodsports– listen at NPR
on my DVR:
Body of Proof
My father always said to me I’m a late bloomer. I think I’m the oldest person to win this award.
–David Seidler, Best Original Screenplay, The King’s Speech
I have a feeling my career’s just peaked.
– Colin Firth, Best Actor, The King’s Speech
Colin Firth is not laughing. He’s British.
–presenter Kirk Douglas
the BOB is IN again:
Who I thought looked fantastic:
Mila Kunis [Black Swan]– she looks pretty in this frilly lavender Elie Saab dress with train
Jennifer Hudson– wearing orange Atelier Versace
Hailee Steinfeld [True Grit]– in a blush-colored Marchesa gown
Reese Witherspoon– classic black and white old Hollywood glamour in Armani Prive
Gwyneth Paltrow in a metallic Calvin Klein
Jennifer Lawrence [Winter's Bone] in red Calvin Klein
Robert Downey Jr. [with wife Susan]
Mark Wahlberg [The Fighter] [with wife Rhea Durham]
Cate Blanchett in a lovely, one-of-a-kind design by Givenchy
Helen Mirren in steely Vivienne Westwood
–very dashing. sophisticated.
–a favorite of the night. excellent fit, lovely color. classic style. Claire might be one of the skinniest actresses I’ve ever seen [interviewed her years ago].
–stunning. Olivia is gorgeous and can wear anything. This dress is amazing.
–looks like a plush texture to the jacket. like it. cool guy.
–pretty sure this is the most handsome I’ve ever seen Matt look. I like the longer hair.
–classy, sophisticated. beautiful.
–great hair. attitude. nice silhouette to the dress.
–dark green is such a perfect color for Catherine and the way this dress flows on her. gorgeous.
–another fantastic green gown worn by the svelte Mila.
–Halle glows in this one. I also like that she showed a lot of leg with sophistication.
–fab. just simply great.
–she looks dewy and so lovely in pink. it’s definitely her color.
–the layers on this black and white funky dress really suit Jennifer. her hair is great too.
–a crowd favorite. nice and flowing for maternity.
–hard to say much about most of the guys. I just like Ryan a ton.
–va-va-voom. not many women can pull off this mermaid style.
–Megan’s make-up is alluring and pink makes her pop. Brian doesn’t look too bad either.
–The frills on this are just enough to make it fun and flouncy but not too out of control. wish it were blue or a darker color though.
starring: Winona Ryder, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis
directed by: Darren Aronofsky
–a thriller about the competition to replace the prima ballerina.
The Company Men
starring: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello
–drama about three executives whose firm unceremoniously cuts them loose. Filmed in Boston.
starring: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alan Cumming, Chris Cooper
directed by: Julie Taymor
–hoping that the eclectic, all-star cast attracts more people to the works of Shakespeare
starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams
directed by: David O. Russell
–filmed in Lowell, Mass. and based on a true story
starring: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart
–based in Tony-award-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell [Hedwig and the Angry Inch], a couple deals with the loss of their son.
starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning
written and directed by: Sofia Coppola
–a burned out Hollywood start [Dorff] and his 11-year-old daughter at Chateau Marmont.
starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw
–Paltrow plays a country singer-songwriter aiming at a comeback
Written and directed by: Mike Judge
Starring: Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, J.K. Simmons
Running time: 90 min.
Release date: December 22, 2009
MPAA: rated R for language, sexual references and some drug use
Review source: Click Communications
If you think Extract is going to be as hilarious and original as the genius gem of a film Office Space, you will be very disappointed. However, Extract offers a fantastic cast including Jason Bateman [Arrested Development], Mila Kunis [That 70s Show], Kristen Wiig [Whip It!] and everyone’s favorite straight man and character actor, J.K. Simmons. The basic premise is that Joel [Jason Bateman in standard uptight executive mode] is planning to sell his extract company until there’s a freak on-the-job-accident [naturally involving testicles] that looks like it just might put a huge kink in Joel’s plans. Soon a con-artist [a beguiling Mila Kunis] is cozying up to the guy who had the accident, threatening all of Joel’s master plans to get out of the extract business for good. A sub-plot is Joel’s sexual frustration with his wife [a cunningly amusing Kristen Wiig] and a male gigolo is thrown in for good measure. Ben Affleck [and so what if I’m biased because I think he’s a fine actor—see State of Play—and director and he’s from Cambridge, Mass. and married to Jennifer Garner who I adore] turns in some hysterical moments as Joel’s earthy bartender, druggy best friend [“Xanax just makes you feel good about everything.”]. Extract will make you laugh and the performances by every actor and actress are on point. With lines such as “Are we still looking into replacing her with a robot?”, Extract is worth adding to your Netflix queue.