About Time Talking Points: 10 Essential Facts

On November 1, 2013, in Article, Celeb, eBooks, Entertainment, Movies, Music, Television, Videos, by nadia

Romance lovers and Richard Curtis superfans, rejoice! The writer-director who turned you into a weepy puddle with Love Actually and got you stuck saying “oopsie daises” after Notting Hill is back.

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Romance lovers and Richard Curtis superfans, rejoice! The writer-director who turned you into a weepy puddle with Love Actually and got you stuck saying “oopsie daises” after Notting Hill is back. And Curtis’ latest film, About Time, delivers a sweet take on an unusual subject: time travel.

Starring frequent Curtis collaborator, Bill Nighy, frequent time travel subject, Rachel McAdams, and newcomer Domhnall Gleeson, About Time is the perfect fall movie dessert after some devastating (yet important!) entrees (Gravity, Captain Phillips, 12 Years a Slave). It’s been a stressful month at the movies, so we welcome a heartfelt release and adorable British accents. (Edit note: we welcome British accents year-round, too.) For everything you need to know about the film, check out our helpful list of talking points, below.

1. Domhnall Gleeson shares your taste in movies.

What responsible actor wouldn’t familiarize himself with his costar’s work? And what kind of human iceberg can withstand The Notebook without shedding a tear?

2. It’s a time travel movie, but that doesn’t mean it’s science-fiction.

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

In the words of Nighy, About Time is “low-fi.” There are no gadgets or contraptions required, and the characters are not venturing back, back, way back to the Crusades or the Victorian Era. “I was grateful that you didn’t have to wear difficult clothing or get into a machine, speak in ancient tongues,” he told VH1. Rather than cheat space and time, the crux of the film is about revisiting moments from your past–or playing your cards right to craft an ideal future–with the people you love.

3. Bill Nighy and director Richard Curtis are old friends.

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About Time is the fourth collaboration between Nighy and Curtis, whose previous work includes: Love Actually (2003), the made for television movie The Girl in the Cafe (2006), and 2009′s The Boat That Rocked. “It’s a very good day when a script from Richard comes through,” Nighy said. “I treasure our association and he writes great parts for me.” Even if he makes you get naked and sing live on Christmas Eve, Bill?

Source: About Time Talking Points: 10 Essential Facts

Alyson Hannigan & Alexis Denisof’s Trick-Or-Treat Fun

On November 1, 2013, in Celeb, by ayesha

Posted: October 31, 2013 by Jenny Schafer The luck of the Irish. Such festive fun for Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof! As always, the star couple got into the Halloween spirit with their daughters – Satyana, 4, and Keeva, 17 months – in Lucky Charms-themed costumes while trick-or-treating in their Brentwood, Calif

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The luck of the Irish.

Such festive fun for Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof! As always, the star couple got into the Halloween spirit with their daughters – Satyana, 4, and Keeva, 17 months – in Lucky Charms-themed costumes while trick-or-treating in their Brentwood, Calif. neighborhood on Thursday (October 31).

The American Pie actress and her Buffy star hubby love the Halloween season.

The cute couple were seen trick-or-treating with their daughters in Brentwood last Halloween Day. The festive family-of-four were a colorful bunch in their seahorse costumes.

The year prior, they dressed up as a scarecrow couple alongside Satyana (prior to Keeva’s birth) who went as a pumpkin.

And who could forget those fabulous kangaroo costumes when Sati was just a lil’ baby!

They did not disappoint again this year!

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Remembering River Phoenix On The 20-Year Anniversary Of His Death

On October 31, 2013, in Article, Celeb, eBooks, Entertainment, Fashion & Lifestyle, Music, Videos, by nadia

View Photo Gallery It was 20 years ago today that River Phoenix died on a dirty sidewalk in Hollywood.


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It was 20 years ago today that River Phoenix died on a dirty sidewalk in Hollywood. If that sentence sounds a bit harsh, well, it’s supposed to. That’s the unfortunate reality of the what happened on October 31, 1993. One of the most promising actors of his generation had just been inside of Johnny Depp‘s notoriously hedonistic rock club, the Viper Room, hoping to join his buddy Flea (from the Red Hot Chili Peppers) on-stage, but instead decided to ingest a cocktail—a literal cocktail!—that contained heroin and cocaine. Just a few minutes later, he was convulsing near a parking meter on Sunset Boulevard; he never regained consciousness. He was 23 years old.


Sadly, we’ll never get to know whether or not River Phoenix would’ve been able to successfully traverse that very fine tightrope that popular child actors must cross to carry them into the realm of successful adult actors. All we’re left with is a resume that contains a few universally beloved roles (Stand By Me, Dogfight, his Oscar nominated work in Running With Empty), a promising cameo that hinted at the potential of superstardom to come (as young Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade), one transformative performance (My Own Private Idaho), and a series of forgettable characters (basically everything else on River Phoenix’s IMDB page). Due to his tragic and untimely death, we’ll always remember him as being a preternaturally gifted actor that’s frozen in time, one who possessed that rare combination of matinee idol looks with an ability to project the kind of emotional depth that lept off the screen and burrowed straight into your heart.

We’re currently making our way through an excellent new biography of River Phoenix by journalist Gavin Edwards called Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind, which sheds some light on his painful childhood growing up in South America as a member of a religious cult called Children Of God, his incredibly strong beliefs about veganism (he once dumped then-girlfriend Martha Plimpton because she ordered soft shell crab on a date), and the rambunctious posse of hardcore drug abusers he fell in with during the last few years of his life. It’s an entertaining and insightful read about the mercurial talent, who in many ways seems very Kurt Cobain-esque in his demeanor. More than anything else, though, the book has served as a gateway for us to go back and re-explore River Phoenix’s all-too-brief career and ponder where it all might have ended up had life turned out differently for him.

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Source: Remembering River Phoenix On The 20-Year Anniversary Of His Death

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