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Single young women of New York City, get ready for your mom to worry about what your day-to-day life is like! (And just when we'd explained to her that it's not like "Girls," too.) Everyone else, brace yourselves for your new favorite indie charmer: "Frances Ha."
Greta Gerwig plays the titular Frances, a 27-year-old modern dancer prone to scabby knees, bouts of wild movement in front of fountains and white lies about her employment status — but it's cool, she readily admits, as she's "not a real person yet."
The film, directed by Noah Baumbach and co-written by Baumbach and Gerwig, will finally hit limited release on May 17 after running the festival circuit in New York, Toronto and Telluride last fall. The agonizing six-month gap between festival screenings and the official release date, however, was better than letting the finished film sit on the shelf until spring, Gerwig told NextMovie.
"Once your baby's ready, you've gotta get it out," she said of the film, though she admits to "kind of weeping on the other side of the phone, saying, 'Well, I can't wait another six months for this to come out, why can't we just release it right now!'"
NextMovie caught up with Gerwig in New York ahead of the black-and-white film's release, talking about "Frances Ha," classic films and, perhaps most importantly, how women can pee in the great outdoors without incident. Get More »
The "porn star name game" is a time-honored tradition in America.
It's a game pretty much anyone can play, depending on the rules — we employ the First Name: First Pet, Last Name: Street You Grew Up On method (our apologies to those with allergies, maybe you had a goldfish?). And the results are, without fail, hilarious.
We asked 100 of our favorite movie stars in Hollywood — including Emma Watson, Keira Knightley, Megan Fox, Ryan Gosling, Paul Rudd, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Katie Holmes, Jon Hamm, Emma Stone and Neil Patrick Harris — for their porn star names. They did not let us down. Click through the gallery for all 100.
Reporting by: Sandie Angulo Chen ("Millie 69"), Robert DeSalvo ("Rocky Waverly"), Claire Donovan ("Spunky Walter"), Elizabeth Durand ("Stephanie Veronica"), Bryan Enk ("Buck Densmore"), Max Evry ("Orion Cedar Crest "), Breanne Heldman ("Krugerrand Ardon"), Jenni Miller ("Mitzi Turtle Creek"), Kevin Polowy ("Sparkle Sterling"), Brandon Rae ("Sammi von Fernway"), Brooke Tarnoff ("Brandy W. Riviera"), Joanna Varikos ("Angel 14") and Kase Wickman ("Blake Sisters").
In case you're not yet aware, we feel it's important to let you know about one of the most exciting cinematic developments of the young decade: Greta Gerwig is, like, a thing now.
Remember when you were 10, and you thought by 22 you'd be married, with a big house (that has a white picket fence) and two perfect children? Maybe a dog and a cat to complete the family? But when you hit 30, you may start to realize that all those dreams won't necessarily come true. Welcome to the suck, sucker.
"Lola Versus" is the story of a girl who didn't get everything she wanted, at the time she wanted it -- and how she deals with that. Greta Gerwig is Lola, who's fixing to marry the man of her dreams, Luke (played by future RoboCop and current Detective Stephen Holder on AMC's "The Killing," Joel Kinnaman). Things are going well for Lola. She's about to finish school, the wedding planning is coming along nicely ... and then kerplunk, Luke calls off the engagement just three weeks before the wedding. Get More »
In "Lola Versus," Zoe Lister-Jones plays Lola's friend Alice, a sharp-tongued single woman who's there to support her BFF when she's dumped by her fiancé and has to navigate the hellish NYC dating scene. Greta Gerwig stars as Lola, "Robocop"-to-be Joel Kinnaman appears as her former fiancé Luke, and Hamish Linklater plays their mutual friend Henry.
In real life, Lister-Jones is coupled up with Daryl Wein, who directed the film and cowrote the screenplay with her. The two previously collaborated on "Breaking Upwards," an indie about when they tried opening up their relationship to other people. Lister-Jones also appears in NBC's "Whitney," and she had a lot to say about women in the movies and on TV. "Lola Versus" opens in limited release on June 8. Watch the trailer. Get More »
It's Year 11 for the Tribeca Film Festival, and it looks like the fest created by Robert De Niro is hitting its stride.
The 11-day event, which takes place April 18-29, has always been known for its flashy red- carpet premieres (this year's fest is bookended with the comedy "The Five-Year Engagement" and Marvel's latest “The Avengers”) and fun family fare (free Drive In screenings of "Jaws" and "The Goonies"). Tribeca is also branching out into the online world: For its second year, the festival will screen a handful of titles from this year's Tribeca Online Film Festival as well as stream some of its panels.
But if you like to watch your movies the old-fashioned way (in the theater), here are 15 titles from this year's fest that we think you should check out. Get More »
Ladies, prepare to get your rom-com on. Dudes, prepare to pay for the tickets.
Greta Gerwig, the effortlessly charming Mumblecore queen who made a big impression in "Greenberg" and this week's fabulous "Damsels In Distress" wants to be the next quirky Zooey Deschanel-type in the new trailer for "Lola Versus," courtesy of iTunes Trailers.
Gerwig plays the titular Lola, a nearly-30-year-old unceremoniously dumped by Luke (future "Robocop" Joel Kinnaman) three weeks before their wedding. Ouch.
Helping her get through this rough patch is the de rigueur gay best friend Henry (Hamish Linklater) and feisty gal-pal Alice (Zoe Lister-Jones), who give Lola lots of bad advice as she binge drinks, Internet dates and pole-dances her way through a quarter-life crisis. Get More »
Rose Byrne now knows her "Place."
The "Bridemaids" star will be getting her crime drama on as she joins the cast of "The Place Beyond the Pines," according to Vulture.
"The Place" reunites star Ryan Gosling with his "Blue Valentine" director, Derek Cianfrance, for a tale of a motorcycle-riding bank robber who crosses paths with a policeman turned politician (Bradley Cooper). Get More »
Legendary director Woody Allen is flying high with his critically-acclaimed "Midnight in Paris" doing bang up business in the current art house scene, but he's never been one to slow down. He already has a new film gearing up to shoot, with a cast to impress. Eat your heart out, "New Year's Eve."
Allen's always had a knack for casting the best in the biz (specifically, adorable leading ladies) and his next, "The Bop Decameron," is no exception.
Set to roll this July in Rome the movie will star the previously rumored Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz, as well as "Arthur" star Greta Gerwig, Alison Pill of "Scott Pilgrim" and Oscar-winning Italian savant Roberto Benigni.
If that wasn't enough, Allen himself will step back in front of the screen for the film, his first acting role since 2006's "Scoop." Get More »
While there's no word if director Derek Cianfrance next movie will feature even half as much making out as his debut film "Blue Valentine," it does show promise with its above average quantity of beautiful people. Because we know how much beautiful people love to make beautiful kissies.
"The Place Beyond the Pines" has already signed up chiseled leading men Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in the respective lead roles of stunt-driver-turned-bank-robber and cop-turned-politician who doesn't like stunt-driver-turned-bank-robbers -- and now it has set of equally stunning female co-stars.