Helen Mirren: everywhere and nowhere

Posted by · 5:43 pm · October 19th, 2010

Amid the club of stars surfacing in two or more 2010 releases — Leonardo DiCaprio, Annette Bening, Chloe Moretz, and so on — has anyone been more ineffectually ubiquitous than Helen Mirren? The 65 year-old Brit has been working steadily since her Oscar win nearly four years ago, but apparently cracked the secret of human […]

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‘Love Ranch’ poster

Posted by · 1:12 pm · May 13th, 2010

This is the OTHER Helen Mirren film that seems to be taking its time making it to screens: [Courtesy: The Hit List]

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Scratch Mirren, Powell

Posted by · 1:12 pm · August 25th, 2009

One of the films I’ve been keeping an eye on as we march up to the awards season is Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest,” a re-imagining of the William Shakespeare yarn with a female lead rather than male.  Helen Mirren seemed a great bet in the lead actress race and of course design heads Sandy Powell […]

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OFF THE CARPET: Handicapping 2009 a year in advance!?

Posted by · 10:51 am · February 23rd, 2009

Ahh.  The dust is settling.  And on the horizon, just visible through the mist and waiting to drive us all up the wall once again: the 2009 Oscar season. I’ve been writing this year-in-advance column for probably six years now, and I always look forward to gazing ahead.  No one dives in so pathetically deep […]

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