Tag Archives: Vera Farmiga
The new YouTube trailer for the upcoming horror movie "The Conjuring" is here and at first glance, it appears to be the same old haunted house movie we've all seen before. You know, spirits and the psychic trying to track them down, weird faces in the mirror, whispery voices, screaming children. That sort of folderol.
But "The Conjuring" does have something going for it that most horror movies don't: A seriously great cast. Get More »
Goats: They're everywhere. So why aren't there more movies about them?
That's a question that movie fans have been puzzling over for decades, but everyone who loves goats can rest a little easier today, because there's a brand new trailer for the David Duchovny indie "Goats" — and there are plenty of the titular can-eating, bearded mountain sheep to be had.
You're welcome. Get More »
Taissa Farmiga's horrors are turning into her hirings.
The much younger sister of former Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga may have gotten her breakthrough in the television horror business when she was plucked to headline the premiere season of "American Horror Story" after a small appearance in Vera Farmiga's directorial debut "Higher Ground," but she'll be taking steps three and four in the direction of crime-related films.
Farmiga and most of her "Horror Story" castmates are being replaced for the second season, as showrunners announced in December their plans to have each new season of the series spotlight a separate haunting (with a new family and location).
And she acts to the music of Fleetwood Mac.
The "Up in the Air" star has signed on to join Aaron Eckhart in "The Drummer," the biopic about Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, according to Variety.
Vera Farmiga will play the role of Christina McVie, the notable singer-songwriter and member of Fleetwood Mac. "Hold Me," the hit single from Fleetwood Mac's 1982 album, "Mirage" (and one of the most popular music videos of the early days of MTV), was reportedly inspired by McVie's passionate and tumultuous affair with Wilson that went on from 1979 through 1981. Get More »
Hot off the succe$$ of "Insidious" (which was made for practically nothing and grossed nearly $100 million worldwide), star Patrick Wilson and director James Wan are reuniting for the next horror flick, "The Conjuring."
Wilson will reprise his role as one of the increasingly desperate parents in the saga of demonic possession, this time with the doe-eyed Vera Farmiga as his wife. (We gotta say, for the parents of satanic spawn, that is one good-looking couple.) Get More »
It's time for another stab at that old tale of star-crossed lovers and squabbling families by way of New York City. No, not another "West Side Story." Instead of singing teen gangs, "The Locals" will take a crack at updating the story of Romeo and Juliet "by injecting a Jewish/Italian twist."
So, kind of like "West Side Story" but with more guilt and food and less singing and knife fights. Get More »
Imagine if you were forced to relive eight minutes of someone else's life over and over again. This is the intriguing premise of "Source Code," the second feature by Duncan Jones, the director of "Moon" and the unsurprisingly talented spawn of David Bowie.
When young soldier Colter Stephens (Jake Gyllenhaal) awakens, he finds himself on a Chicago commuter train sitting across from a beautiful woman named Christina (Michelle Monaghan). Confused as to why she thinks he is a schoolteacher named Sean Fentress, Colter explores his surroundings until a bomb goes off eight minutes later, destroying the train and killing everyone on board. Get More »
Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air") has always shown a fearlessness in front of the camera -- and if the new trailer for her directorial debut "Higher Ground" is any indication, she's taken that mindset to a whole new level behind the camera as well.
Based on the real life experience of memoirist Carolyn Briggs, "Higher Ground" tells the story of a woman in the 60's who struggles to find her place in the world of men -- but more importantly in the world of God.
A movie about religion, spirituality and speaking in tongues? Clearly, Farmiga is not risk-averse. Get More »
For five seasons, Michael C. Hall has been slashing, stabbing and suffocating his way through the murderous Showtime dramedy "Dexter," easily one of the network's biggest hits in ages. To say he "kills in the part" is an understatement.
Now with the six season of "Dexter" wrapping up, Hall is eyeing potential big screen projects for his hiatus from the show -- and he might aim to replicate some of the magic he found on the show. This November, Hall will team up with "Dexter" creator James Manos Jr. on the indie film "Love, Scotch and Death," which, Deadline mentions, stars a character not that unlike Manos. Get More »
Vera Farmiga may be one of the few true artistes working in Hollywood today. She dabbles in a little bit of everything, starring in big Hollywood productions, small indies and directing her own films (her debut "Higher Ground" premiered at this year's Sundance).
In "Source Code," the new sci-fi thriller from "Moon" director Duncan Jones, she delivers a performance with the same gravitas she'd tackle any picture with, big or small. She takes her work seriously and it shows -- her role as Colleen Goodwin, the military officer in constant contact with Jake Gyllenhaal's time traveling solider, full of life, even though she spends most of the movie staring at a computer monitor. Get More »