Inside a big top, Dior puts on circus-themed couture
PARIS (AP) — Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats.
The theme seemed to well serve designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has struggled to fly in recent seasons.
The acrobatics also dovetailed with some of the recent film roles of Dior's VIP guest, British actress Felicity Jones, who explained all to The Associated Press.
Felicity Jones strives to do justice to Ginsburg in film
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Ruth Bader Ginsburg film "On the Basis of Sex" was about to fall apart when Felicity Jones got her hands on the script. The origin story about the future Supreme Court justice written by Ginsburg's nephew Daniel Stiepleman had been in various stages of development since 2012, looking for the right star (Natalie Portman was originally attached), the right director (Mimi Leder could only do it after finishing the third season of the HBO show "The Leftovers") and the right time to finally hit go. But it was looking wobbly again and they needed an answer fast.
Review: ‘On the Basis of Sex’ looks at RBG’s origin story
If you simply can't get enough Ruth Bader Ginsburg, these last few years have been glorious — a Tumblr account, T-shirts and totes with her face, "Saturday Night Live" parodies, a workout book and a CNN documentary. This year — marking the Notorious R.B.G.'s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court — will end with another reason to cheer the feminist icon: The feature film "On the Basis of Sex."
Does Ruth Bader Ginsburg think Armie Hammer is ‘dreamy’?
Armie Hammer on RBG: ‘Her battle hasn’t been won yet’
‘The Notorious RBG’ draws sold-out audience in New York
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unlikely national rock star. But "The Notorious RBG" is now the subject of a second film about her this year — in theaters on Christmas Day.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic to open AFI Fest
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic "On the Basis of Sex" is having its world premiere at the 32nd AFI Fest in Los Angeles.
The American Film Institute says the film starring Felicity Jones as the Supreme Court Justice will open the festival at the TCL Chinese Theater on November 8.
Felicity Jones ‘succumbed’ to Las Vegas
Jones: Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘is a true superhero’
So Thanksgiving dinner is over, the dishes are done (or at least shoved to the side), and the family is settling in for the post-meal hibernation. The question comes up: what to watch? Sure, you've got Netflix or Amazon Prime or whatever but those there's so much sort through and it's easy to get lost in the menus.
Opening gross (inflation-adjusted): $155,963,800Total box office gross (inflation-adjusted): $534,268,200Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan TudykFormer scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen is now the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, a vengeful Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.Note: This movie is still in theaters. Box office data is as of 4/24.
New movies this week: Horror film best of slim pickings on Oscar weekend
A horror film that's garnering stellar reviews is the top choice this weekend when many people are catching up on Oscar favorites ahead of Sunday night's ceremony.
A young interracial couple takes their dating to the “meet the parents” level with nightmare results in this horror film directed by Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame.
GET OUT: Comedian Jordan Peele ("Keanu") takes a break from the funny stuff by writing and directing this horror movie about a young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) who visits the family of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams). (R)
COLLIDE: A thief (Nicholas Hoult) asks a drug smuggler (Ben Kingsley) to help him protect his girlfriend (Felicity Jones) from the wrath of a mob boss (Anthony Hopkins). (PG-13)
Hoult and Jones’ action spectacular
‘Rogue One’ stars among Academy Awards presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" are heading to the Academy Awards.
Oscar telecast producers announced Thursday that Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed will serve as presenters at the Feb. 26 ceremony.
Past Oscar winners Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron are also set to take on presentation duties at the show. Last year's Oscar winning actors — Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander — will also appear on the telecast.
Arevalo’s “The Fury of a Patient Man” wins Goya best picture
MADRID (AP) — Actor-turned-director Raul Arevalo's first film, "The Fury of a Patient Man," won best picture and he was honored for best directorial debut and best original screenplay at the 31st Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards.
Arevalo, 37, shared the screenplay award Saturday night with David Pulido for co-writing the dark thriller.
Hidden Figures: Adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly’s book about a group of unheralded female African-American mathematicians who helped NASA with the space race. Octavia Spencer received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of a colleague of math genius Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), who helped plot the orbit for John Glenn’s space flight in 1962. Janelle Monae rounds out the trio; Kevin Costner is the Space Task Group director.
- The Daily Herald‘On the Basis of Sex’ is an important film about Ruth Bader GinsburgApril 13, 2019
- San Antonio Express-NewsHome video: Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’ now on digitalApril 9, 2019
- The Daily JournalReel Talk: 'On the Basis of Sex'January 12, 2019
- Cleveland.com‘On the Basis of Sex’ reminds us of why Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought so hard against gender discriminationJanuary 11, 2019
- Sentinel & Enterprise'Basis of Sex' Interesting, (somewhat) Factual Look at Ruth Bader GinsburgJanuary 10, 2019
Forest Whitaker brings creepy intensity to ‘Star Wars’ spinoff
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has brought some new faces into the mix in what is billed as the first spinoff movie for a franchise that began in 1977 and is a welcomed but awkward break from the formula.
The most noticeable newbie is veteran actor Forest Whitaker, whose most recent science-fiction role was as Colonel Weber in “Arrival.” In his “Star Wars” outing, Whitaker plays Saw Gerrera, a leading member of the Onderon rebels.
‘Rogue One’ stars discuss early reception to film
Felicity Jones joins ranks of classic Star Wars heroines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Star Wars" gets a bad rap for being a boy's club, and sometimes rightfully so, but the truth of the matter is that women have always been an integral part of the George Lucas-created world and the franchise's fan base. On screen, the names Leia, Amidala and Rey are as instantly recognizable and known as any others — and none were ever just playing "the girl."
‘Rogue One’ stars excited to show the movie
Jones: ‘Star Wars’ heroines ‘don’t mess around’
Jones: ‘Star Wars’ heroines ‘don’t mess around’
Mirren, Bates, Nyong’o share life lessons at Elle dinner
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o, Helen Mirren and Kathy Bates shared life lessons with three generations of actresses at Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood awards.
Nyong'o discussed the value of mentoring. Bates highlighted the importance of humility. Mirren imparted general life tips such as "at the blackjack table, always split aces, eights and nines," and "ignore anyone who judges the way you look." She also vowed to become "the nastiest of all nasty women."
Oct. 28Inferno: Tom Hanks has to save the world — again. He’s back as harried symbols expert Robert Langdon, who has to scurry around Europe looking for clues to unlock the keys to stopping a deadly virus that will wipe out half the world’s population. It involves deciphering Dante’s “The Divine Comedy,” apparently. Felicity Jones is his sidekick in haste and peril. The first Brown adaptation since “Angels & Demons” in 2009, this was released in Europe last week to generally lousy reviews.Nov. 4Doctor StrangeHacksaw RidgeTrollsNov. 11Almost ChristmasArrivalBilly Lynn’s Long Halftime WalkShut InNov. 18Bleed for ThisThe Edge of SeventeenFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemFriend RequestNov. 23AlliedBad Santa 2MoanaRules Don’t ApplyDec. 2IncarnateKidnapDec. 9Miss SloaneOffice Christmas PartyDec. 16Collateral BeautyRogue One: A Star Wars StoryDec. 21Assassin’s CreedPassengersSingDec. 25FencesGoldWhy Him?Robert Johnson
Mark Hamill supports terminally ill ‘Star Wars’ fan
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill is among those lending his support to a terminally ill fan who wants to see "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" before he dies.
Hamill backed a social media campaign launched last week by hospice worker Amy Duncan asking for the "Star Wars" spin-off to be screened for illustrator Neil Hanvey from Oldham, England.