The new trailer is out for Julie & Julia, due in theaters August 7. Of course, it can't resist pointing out that the movie is "based on two true stories." The movie, which went into production last month, was written and directed by Nora Ephron, who also wrote Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally. If the trailer is any indication, Julie & Julia will have the same light-hearted spirit and innocent messages of empowerment.
The movie tells the parallel stories of noted chef Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and Julie Powell (Amy Adams), a dissatisfied temp worker who decides to take her life in a new direction. In 2002, the real-life Powell began cooking all of the 524 recipes in Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She then documented her experiences on a blog, which eventually gained a substantial following and led to this movie -- most likely the first blog-to-big-screen adaptation.
The initial impression (no pun intended) is that Streep is just playing Streep with a Julia Child voice. The imitation sounds technically correct, but without a character of its own. But judge for yourself: Posted 04.30.09 by reelz
John Patrick Shanley's Doubt has traveled far in the past four years -- from its off-Broadway beginnings to Broadway success to holiday-release movie. Awards buzz has followed Shanley's work throughout. The play won a Pulitzer Prize along with several Tony and Drama Desk awards. To date, the movie has racked up 10 SAG and Golden Globe nominations, with Oscar season fast approaching.
Shanley's success isn't too surprising, given the caliber of talent he's brought to his casts. In the movie, Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman star as the embattled Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn. Recently, ReelzChannel sat down with both stars to discuss bringing this tale about the consequences of blind justice to the big screen. See our interview with Meryl Streep and interview with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Posted 12.19.08 by reelz
Cliches become cliches for a reason, and nowhere is that more true than with Meryl Streep--as synonymous with good acting as Brad Pitt is with good looks.
At 58, Streep still reminds you why people started talking about her in the first place--standing out among her megawatt costars Tom Cruise and Robert Redford in the buzz-heavy Lions for Lambs.
Her part as a political journalist whom a star senator tries to charm with his new war initiativ isn't a flashy one, but damn if she didn't flesh out every last corner of it Playing almost exclusively opposite Cruise, you can see how she fights to do her job through waves of self-consciousness. It's a layer we doubt was in the script, but it add s a lovely layer to her scenes.
We're not sure its the type of part that gets Academy notice--Streep or no-- but it sure does deserve it. Posted 10.25.07 by reelz