See Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix in the First Trailer for Woody Allen’s ‘Irrational Man’

Film, Woody Allen

The first trailer for Woody Allen’s aptly titled Irrational Man just debuted online, and as expected, it certainly doesn’t look to be one of his best efforts. More in the off-putting register of Magic in the Moonlight and less emotionally grounded than Blue Jasmine, with Irrational Man we again see Allen hobbling together a film that looks like a sketch of his past talents. Starring Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, and Parker Posey, the film will have its premiere out of competition at Cannes next month before it comes stateside this summer.

From what we can gather in the trailer, Phoenix plays an alcohol-loving philosophy professor dealing with his own existential and romantic woes. “You suffer from despair,” announces Stone, his student / love interest, while the two sit perfectly coiffed in restaurant booth. Phoenix’s voiceover chimes in: “It was at this moment that my life came together,” and suddenly the trailer veers off into the real meat of the film, in which Phoenix is no longer an anxious mope and the women around him are befuddled.

Check out the trailer for yourself below.

8 Hottest, Chicest, Cutest, Absolute Best Dressed from the 2015 SAG Awards

All photos: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

From Jennifer Aniston’s shockingly hot look to Julia Roberts’ almost-perfect menswear look, to Stone’s utter perfection… read on for a glimpse of the best of the best from the SAG Awards.

The Surprise: Gwendoline Christie
You know, given her fashion connects, I’ve always hoped she’d look better than she does on the red carpet… and as kitch as this Gilles Couture look is, I actually like it on her?! So Marilyn! Which I think is so overplayed… but it’s working for Gwendoline. TBH though, I didn’t recognize her at first.
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The Smartest: Rosamund Pike
Dior Couture. So cute, so chic. So comfortable looking.
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The Sexy One: Jennifer Aniston
Daa-ha-aaang, Jen! You know, on someone else I maybe wouldn’t be as impressed as I am, but given her penchant for black, brown, dull, this patterned, plunging dress she’s wearing is really doing something great for her. And that chain. Hot hot hot. Also: It’s vintage Galliano. So relevant again. This makes me wonder if Anna Wintour had a hand in getting Aniston clothed for the awards. Project?
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The Almost: Julia Roberts
Menswear done sexy and nonchalant is menswear done right. I so love the suiting (Givenchy) that Julia Roberts wore… but the shoes are ruining it. How much better would a pair of brogues have done? Ugh open toe with a suit. Bleh. But the rest is A+.
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(Ahh, this is better:)

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The Dreamboat: Eddie Redmayne
In dashing, double-breasted Prada. Unf.
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Ultimate Perfection: Emma Stone
Emma Stone is my favorite f*cking celeb ever. She’s so cute, so pretty, so stylish, so chic, so fun. I am obsessed with how she looks and what comes across as the most charming personality. She’s been hitting the nail on the head repeatedly for years, but this look, all at once chic, sexy, sassy, cool (ear jacket, hello) and weirdly unfussy for sporting a train… She is wearing Dior Couture. And also her lipstick and eyelashes are bomb. Seriously amazing beauty look. Ugh I want to wear this to my future wedding. Is that weird? I am in love. She wins.
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Good Enough: Gretchen Mol
Just so elegant in her Dennis Basso gown.
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Cutest: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
And finally… this moment just deserves some recognition. Aww.
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13 Steamiest Golden Globe Nominees

Photo: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

Award show season has (unofficially) begun! Call your stylist and snag a Valentino fresh off the runway to ensure you’ll look your best on the step and repeat. For this set of 2014 Golden Globe nominees, looking their hottest wont take much. Keira Knightly could show up in a maternity dress and still be the hottest dime on the red carpet.

1. Jennifer Aniston, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for CakeThe Cinema Society & InStyle host a screening of CakePhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

2. Julianne Moore, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Still Alice L'ORÉAL PARIS 2014 Women of Worth Celebration ArrivalsPhoto: Ryan Kobane/BFAnyc.com

3. Benedict Cumberbatch, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Imitation Game David-X-PruttingPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

4. Reese Witherspoon, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Wild John-SalangsangPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

5. Jake Gyllenhaal, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for NightcrawlerCarly-OtnessPhoto: Carly Otness/BFAnyc.com

6. Eddie Redmayne, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Theory of Everything 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Press RoomPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

7. Amy Adams, nominated for Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy for Big Eyes LACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

8. Emily Blunt, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical for Into The Woods Los Angeles Premiere of Cinedigmís ARTHUR NEWMANPhoto: Aleks Kocev/BFAnyc.com

9. Jessica Chastain, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for A Most Violent Year GIORGIO ARMANI hosts the official premiere & after party of A MOST VIOLENT YEAR with OSCAR ISAAC and JESSICA CHASTAINPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com

10. Keira Knightley, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in The Imitation Game David-XPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

11. Emma Stone, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Birdman Julian-MacklerPhoto: Juliane Mackler/BFAnyc.com

12. Ethan Hawke, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Boyhood Matteo-Prandoni-2Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

13. Mark Ruffalo, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Foxcatcher Ben-RosserPhoto: Ben Rosser/BFAnyc.com

Bill Murray on All-Female ‘Ghostbusters III’

With his St. Vincent premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend (out in theaters October 10), Bill Murray took a break from being the coolest man in comedy to offer up his casting suggestions for Paul Feig’s rumored all-girls Ghostbusters III:

It sounds great to me. It sounds as good an idea as any other! There are a lot of women that could scare off any kind of vapor! No, it’s a grand idea, I don’t know who they’re talking about, but it’s a good idea, I would watch it! I mean, I love Robert Palmer’s videos, so why wouldn’t I love the female Ghostbusters?

Melissa [McCarthy] would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny. God, she’s funny. I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.

While it wouldn’t take much to convince me to go see a female Ghostbusters, the fact that Bill Murray is on board with it makes it even better (fingers crossed for a cameo appearance).

Celebrate the 30 year anniversary of Ghostbusters with some classic Murray moments:

CADDYSHACK (1980)

STRIPES (1981)

GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)

RUSHMORE (1998)

COFFEE & CIGARETTES (2003)

LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003)

THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (2004)

ST. VINCENT (2014)

The trailer for St. Vincent features the always-lovable Murray as a South Brooklyn schlemiel tasked with watching the child of his neighbor, played by Melissa McCarthy, and an almost unrecognizable Naomi Watts as a stripper. His St. Vincent role came about, said Murray at TIFF’s Bill Murray Day, “because they couldn’t get Jack Nicholson.”

 

Last Night’s Top Oscar Fashion Debates

This year’s Oscars style was peppered with lots of red, white, nude and sequins. There were a few hands-down winning looks (Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace, Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture) and some not-so-winning looks (Sandra Bullock in Marchesa, Cameron Diaz in Gucci Premiere). There were also a handful of stars sporting curious looks that are still up for debate, namely Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Stone and Shailene Woodley. Now, let’s assess the situation.

First up is Paltrow in FW12 Tom Ford. While I was a high-flying fan of her column dress and dramatic cape combo, E! deemed it "quirky," adding: "Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Super Goop!" Overall, the majority of fashion insiders gave Gwyn’s stylish statement an enthusiastic thumbs up, while the more conservative fashion crowds continue to scratch their heads.

Votes for Emma Stone, on the other hand, are progressively veering toward the "don’t" side for all viewers, like the hilarious gals from Go Fug Yourself. The only reason this situation saddens me in particular is because I attended the red carpet arrivals yesterday and saw her Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress in the flesh, and it was actually a deep fuschia in person, contrary to popular belief. On camera the dress was this bright annoying red, which, combined with the huge bow, made her look about two months late for Christmas.

And last but not least, we have Shailene Woodley in a long-sleeved number by Valentino Haute Couture. While HuffPost wondered whether the look was "too stuffy," for  the young Descendants actress, bloggers Tom and Lorenzo said it was "way too Nixon daughter," which I totally get. 

How do you think these stars faired?

Photos: Style.com

Emma Stone In Talks to Star in Woody Allen’s Next Feature + A First Look at Louis CK

When Emma Stone first burst onto the film scene, I thought she was great. She was brassy, funny, smart, and in a sea of pretty and petit early-20-something actresses navigating through Hollywood, seemed to distinguish herself well. But in the last year, it feels like a bit of that fire has begun to fade—or perhaps that just has to do with her more newly blonde hair and waif like appearance. However, she’s still as in demand and charming as ever, and with upcoming roles in The Amazing Spiderman two alongside her beau Andrew Garfield, the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project, and Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Birdman, her plate is pretty full.

However, Variety is now reporting that Stone is in talks to star in Woody Allen’s still untitled next summer film. As his Blue Jasmine gears up for its release, not much is known about Allen’s next feature, save that it’s set in Spain and features a large ensemble and now it looks like the young starlet may be leading the picture. And if that means a return to enjoyable comedy for her, I am certainly all for it.  

In the meantime, feast your eyes on the first still of Louis CK from Blue Jasmine and stay tuned for more news on the project, we’ll be keeping a close eye.

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‘Zombieland’ Comes to the Internet as Amazon’s First Original TV Show

Fans of Zombieland, the 2009 horror-comedy that was not, sadly, a weird sequel to Adventureland, will be excited to know that Amazon, in an effort to be as cool as Netflix, has greenlighted a series version of the film. Of course, this isn’t TV—it’s the internet. You’re not going to find your Jesse Eisenbergs or your Emma Stones or your Woody Harrelsons or your Abigail Breslins or even your Bill Murray cameos on an online retailer’s original programming network. Behold, the cast of Zombieland: The WebTV Show. Kirk Ward, Maiara Walsh, Tyler Ross, and Izabela Vidovic will star in what Amazon hopes will be their House of Cards. I am dubious; at least House of Cards had Kevin Spacey and a Mara sister. 

[via Indiewire]

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Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis to Star in Alejandro González Iñárritu Comedy

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s oeuvre—which includes Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, and Biutiful—is brilliant, but it isn’t particulary hilarious (unless, of course, you think dog fighting is a total riot). That is why it’s a bit surprising to learn that González Iñárritu’s next feature, Birdman, is set to be a comedy. Featuring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis, Birdman follows the Broadway production of a play based on a Raymond Carver story. Keaton will star as a marquee actor trying to reclaim his artistic credibility. How very Bullets Over Broadway, only without the mob, Woody Allen’s neuroses, or Jennifer Tilly. 

[via THR]

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Which One of These Old White Guys Will Win Another Oscar?

Happy Oscar Nominations Day! Did you wake up early to watch Seth McFarland and Emma Stone announce the nominees? Can you think of a quirkier couple to do so? Here’s the run-down: they only bothered to come up with nine movies to nominate for Best Picture, they figured Kathryn Bigelow didn’t need any more nominations (probably because of Bridesmaids solving feminism or something last year), and Jessica Chastain with the Julliard degree is up against a nine-year-old. But most importantly: five old white men are gunning for another Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor category. Who will it be?!

Will it be Alan Arkin, showing his range after winning for playing a grumpy, foul-mouthed grandpa in Little Miss Sunshine with his brilliant turn as a grumpy, foul-mouthed film producer in Argo? How about Robert De Niro, who in Silver Linings Playbook gave us the best performance of an old man with OCD tendencies since Jack Nicholson won for As Good As It Gets? Then there’s Philip Seymour Hoffman, who famously raised his voice and twisted his eyeglasses a few times for his Oscar-winning turn as Truman Capote, this time playing L. Rob Hubbard (basically) with his natural, deep voice in The Master. Or will it be Chrisoph Waltz, bringing levity and humor to the American slave trade in the same way he made it OK to finally laugh at—and with—Nazis.

Personally, I think it’s going to be Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln. You see, he sleeps with his black maid (spoiler alert, I guess, although I still refuse to see Lincoln). Remember when he won an Oscar for The Fugitive and said, “I don’t care,” right before Harrison Ford jumped out of that dam? That was a good movie. Hell, just give him another one. Who cares.

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