Is this woman in the 10th circle of hell yet? Or at least a prisoner of ISIS in Syria?
Nicholas Hoult (left) will play author J.D. Salinger in Danny Strong’s upcoming drama “Rebel in the Rye.” Strong wrote the screenplay, an adaptation of Kenneth Slawenski biography, J.D. Salinger: A Life, and he will also direct the film. The movie tells the story of the birth of Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.” The legendary writer soared to the heights of the literary world but left it all behind for a life of seclusion. Dear Danny Strong: Good luck getting the rights to quote from the novel!
In an interview with Gay Star News, Sir Ian McKellen has said he was evicted from an apartment by Taylor Swift. McKellen said he was staying at the apartment which was owned by the director of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, in which he played the wizard Gandalf. Swift then purchased it and had him removed. “When I was living in Peter Jackson’s apartment in New York, Taylor Swift bought it while I was there and I was thrown out before I wanted to leave!” he said. “That hardly puts me in Taylor Swift’s team, does it?”
The New York Review of Books has posted a touching remembrance by Italo Calvino of his moviegoing youth, which corresponded to the peak of Hollywood’s Golden Age — the late 1930s. Calvino begins: ‘There were years when I went to the movies almost every day, sometimes even twice a day, and they were the years between 1936 and the war, around the time of my adolescence. Those were years in which cinema was my world. It’s been said many times before that cinema is a form of escape, it’s a stock phrase intended to be a condemnation, and cinema certainly served that purpose for me back then.’
Well, what do you expect? Donald Trump‘s campaign demonstrates that the Presidential race reflects the rest of American culture — it’s all about money and entertainment. So why shouldn’t a pop-culture couple — Kanye and Kim — run for President? You can cry about Trump and Kanye all you want, but that’s what America is now, for good and for ill. Instagram and Twitter determine everything.
The Bachman-Wilson House, a New Jersey home originally designed in 1954 by Frank Lloyd Wright for Abraham Wilson and Gloria Bachman, was being threatened by repeated flooding at its original location along the Millstone River. The last owners of the house, architect and designer Lawrence and Sharon Tarantino, determined that relocating the house was necessary for its preservation. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, stepped Read more »
Davis Guggenheim’s “He Named Me Malala,” a doc about Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai‘s campaign for female education despite being shot by the Taliban for advocating same, will open on October 2nd. Guggenheim covers the near-fatal shooting as he follows Malala on her 2013 book tour. Malala is the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.