This movie boasts a wonderful cast of actors I could see winning awards for their future work, should they continue on the career paths they are on, including Ezra Miller, Thomas Mann, Michael Angarano, and Olivia Thirlby. Kudos to Matt Bennett aka Robbie of “Victorious” for gaining a role in this film! The “Victorious” alumni are killing it right now.
His face may look familiar to you, thanks to roles in “The Hunger Games”, “The Spectacular Now”, “Runner Runner”, and “Endless Love”, but I believe that his upcoming role as Danny Dyson in “Terminator: Genesis” will make Dayo Okeniyi a household name in the states. (John Boyega was a contender for this role as well!!!) He will join Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and J.K. Simmons in the anticipated action flick. He is one of my favorite up-and-coming young actors, so this movie just climbed up many ranks on my must-see movies of 2015.
I haven’t watched Grey’s Anatomy in years. YEARS. I just fell out of touch with it when George, Dr. Preston Burke, and Izzie left, and I brought myself back into the fold once last year, only to drop it like a hot potato again. Now that Isaiah Washington is coming back to the show, after having been fired seven years ago, and Sandra Oh has decided to leave after having done some of the best dramatic and comedic work I’ve ever seen on network television for ten seasons.
I loved Dr. Burke and Cristina Yang as a couple on this show! I hope that in her sendoff, they have a proper episode or scene together. It would be beautiful to witness.
One of my favorite movies that Philip Seymour Hoffman has starred in was Doubt. He possessed a quiet intellect about him where I not only questioned if he, indeed, committed an awful crime against a young boy, but Philip Seymour Hoffman, the person. Since then, I went backwards into his filmography, watching movies such as Boogie Nights and Almost Famous. He was an actor’s actor, the kind of actor other actors study in awe, hoping that his talent could be sucked in somehow through osmosis. If only.
I never knew about his past. I never knew, until yesterday, that he had already gone to rehab to battle his drug dependencies. I didn’t even know that he had three children. I had only read a few articles about Hoffman, and remember a particularly well-written one from The Hollywood Reporter some years back. That was enough for me. I was content in seeing his talent and knowing that a man of his artistic caliber was alive in the world.
I didn’t know him personally and now I never will. But a great actor like Hoffman is rare. Whatever his demons were, I choose to celebrate his art and remember that. The fight against drugs will unfortunately live on past this man and we all have to remember that too and have the courage to connect and air out our fears with others face-to-face.
Rest in peace Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Listen, I love to read Vanity Fair articles. It’s at the forefront of intelligent and insightful journalism and a leader in discovering the next and now. But, I only buy Vanity Fair if more than one article truly speaks to me and if the cover is a golden ticket winner. This month’s Hollywood issue cover transcends both criteria:
Let me just first point out that I don’t recall, in my lifetime thus far, ever seeing this many fine Black actors and actresses on the cover of any magazine from any country. To see Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Chadwick Boseman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael B. Jordan on this year’s cover makes me want to cry. This is ground-breaking, motivating, and beautiful.
Secondly, I co-sign with every single person’s presence on this cover. I mean, Brie Larson is on the cover of Vanity Fair alongside Julia Roberts and Jared Leto. She may look like a fresh face, but Larson has been a working actress since she was a child. If you look at her IMDB page, your eyes will pop out of your head because, like myself, you may just find yourself saying out loud, “She was in that?!” Also, she is a splendid singer. Never forget:
Then you have Margot Robbie and Lea Seydoux who are both BOSS and George Clooney in the mix, arms crossed, looking at us as if to say, “Yes, this is the next generation and I approve.” Julia Roberts is just being Julia, loving life in Idris’ lap. Who wouldn’t?!
I haven’t been this excited and transfixed by a Vanity Fair cover since 2009, when this bad boy came out:
But, this month’s Hollywood VF issue is just simply…
Respect must be given to Vanity Fair at this moment. I will be off to pick up my copy. It’s on newsstands and in drugstores today!
Is it just me or is this year’s awards season not only furiously charging by, but also showcasing some of the best collective red carpet looks seen in years? Both the SAG Awards from this past Saturday and the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which aired this past Thursday, solidified Lupita Nyong’o’s fashion queen and acting powerhouse status as we all gear up for the ultimate awards show: The Academy Awards. Here are my favorite fashion looks from the SAG and Critics’ Choice Movie award celebrations:
2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
2014 SAG Awards
p.s. Just in case you live under a rock or just would rather get all of your news via the Internet vs. watching award shows, here are the list of SAG Award winners of this year, as well as the Critics’ Choice Award winners of this year:
“Alright, alright!” Matthew McConaughey has come an extra long way from Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. Now he is starring in the already-acclaimed HBO TV show True Detective and, like Jared Leto, is optimally situated to win an Academy Award for his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. I’m rooting so much for Chiwetel Ejiofor, but I can’t hate on this win. McConaughey has been putting in some truly astounding acting work in the past few years!