Archive | December, 2011

Williams Delivers Inner Beauty as Marilyn

29 Dec

Michelle Williams or Marilyn Monroe?

Michelle Williams’ (Dawson’s Creek, Blue Valentine) talent shone through her recreation of America’s most beautiful woman, Marilyn Monroe. It can be argued that Monroe was only eye-candy on the big screen and consequently didn’t have the most mature acting chops. Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), who plays the famous actor/director Sir Laurence Oliver in the biopic, even says during filming that Monroe doesn’t have to try so hard to act because she is only there to look pretty. As it turns out, Williams acted her heart out to appear not to be acting at all. Continue reading

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Arthur Christmas Unwraps True Meaning of Christmas in Holiday Spectacle

1 Dec

This guy's going to save Christmas. He's going to need a miracle.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. December 1st means that the weather is getting colder, the snow is quickly approaching, and that Christmas cheer is in the air. I heard Christmas songs on the radio before Thanksgiving was even over, so why not start the Christmas festivities on Thanksgiving too? That is what Arthur Christmas had in mind when it hit theaters on November 23rd. This jolly film brings a fresh look at the man, the myth, the legend: Santa Claus! But what if one present wasn’t delivered with the others on Christmas Eve? That is the problem that the youngest Claus, Arthur, has to fix! Along with Grandsanta and a wrapping elf named Bryony, it is up to Arthur to save one special girl’s Christmas! Continue reading