OMG Steven Soderbergh is an honorary eldergay now! This is like something a group of over 50 DLers would risk COVID to see in theaters!
Meryl Streep in Steven Soderbergh’s Let Them All Talk with Dianne Weist and Candace Bergen
|by Anonymous||reply 133||11/22/2020|
This, Behind the Candelabra and Magic Mike can be considered Soderbergh’s “Eldergay Trilogy.”
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/15/2020|
This looks like a lot of fun.
Man, has Candace ever porked out!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/15/2020|
I thought it was Gena Rowlands at first
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/15/2020|
Those heavy framed black glasses that have become fashionable regularly look terrible. Case in point.
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|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/15/2020|
Candice Bergen spells her first name with an i.
Think icy blonde when you think of Candice.
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Also, it’s “Wiest”.
I’d watch it.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/15/2020|
Both ladies are pokers. Makes Meryl look petite
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|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/15/2020|
It looked boring. Like those nonsense movies in the 70s.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/15/2020|
Very hard to get a sense of what this film is about. Or if it's a comedy. Sort of like a remake of the old Bette Davis/Miriam Hopkins classic Old Acquaintance except Candice already did that one. But I'll watch it for sure.
I can remember a time in the 1980s when Meryl, Dianne and Kate Nelligan were all hot clients of super agent Sam Cohn but furious that he doted on Meryl. And she didn't even have to fuck him.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/15/2020|
Sam Cohn didn't even get Meryl the best roles
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/15/2020|
It sounds like Fanny Ardant's movie ROMAN DE GARE or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/15/2020|
Meryl's doing her "grande dame" schtick for the umpteenth time, complete with upper crust accent. The constant emoting for the camera is tiresome.
Candace and Dianne should be used more often.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/15/2020|
Should I don my "Going Out Caftan" to attend the premiere?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/15/2020|
There won't be a premiere R15 it's a streaming movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/15/2020|
You have to hand it to Meryl. She's the only actress of a certain age that doesn't have to do TV in a desperate attempt to stay relevant. She can also demand a salary that is commensurate with her male counterpart(s).
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/15/2020|
Even better R16, we can put on our "At Home Caftans"!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/15/2020|
Anything with Meryl Streep. Is a big no for me. Sick of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/15/2020|
[quote] She's the only actress of a certain age that doesn't have to do TV in a desperate attempt to stay relevant.
I love Meryl, but...
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/15/2020|
R19: I totally agree. Between her and nepotism Lucas Hedges, this is a big no for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/15/2020|
One thing I wish Meryl would do is advocate for her peers to get work. I will always be happy seeing Wiest and Bergen in anything, but she should try doing something with Lange, Weaver, Sarandon, or Mirren.
My most anticipated project-that-will-probably-never-happen is a lesbian drama with her and Lange. I think I would actually cry if it were announced.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/15/2020|
She did advocate for others, like pulling strings for Viola and Liz Shue
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/15/2020|
And at her age, Meryl actually has more female co-stars than male these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/15/2020|
FUCK I’m tired of Meryl Streep! Enough already! The woman would say “yes” and a high school table read of Hair if they’d gush over her and give her an award. Talk about thirsty. And I’ve never understood all the accolades. She’s as talented as Rich Little, the famous old voice impressionist. That’s all she does, act campy, emote and do accents. HOW is this “great acting”?!? Everything she does is high camp and chewing the scenery. I don’t get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/15/2020|
Fuck off R15 Meryl is Queen Bee
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/15/2020|
She just likes living in your head, rent-free, r25.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/15/2020|
R17 didn't she do a cable show on HBO where she wasn't even the lead?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/15/2020|
R28 I am the original sweetheart
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/15/2020|
R29 just you try and convince Julia Roberts there was ever a movie star before her.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/16/2020|
I never would have thought that Candice Bergen would let herself get fat. How'd she do it? Booze, or just over-eating?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/16/2020|
You should lay off those candy bars, Candy.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/16/2020|
Supposedly (and surprisingly) Candice Bergen gives the best performance in the film.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/16/2020|
[quote] Supposedly (and surprisingly) Candice Bergen gives the best performance in the film.
Not a surprise. She is a comedic dynamo -- "Murphy Brown"?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/16/2020|
oh ok r34
I didn't realize this was a comedy. (didn't watch the clip.)
Thought it was another serious Meryl film.
Bergen is quite funny as you say.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/16/2020|
r31 She had a stroke and lots of health issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/16/2020|
Candice Bergen back in the day. She was considered a great beauty. She is now 74.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/16/2020|
Candice then and now.
The 'now' looks like Roseanne.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/16/2020|
Beam me up, Scotty.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/16/2020|
Will she be doing brown face in this Soderbergh effort as well?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/16/2020|
R36, I didn't know about the stroke. But that doesn't make one fat -- what were the other health issues?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/16/2020|
I hope it’s good. There is do little to look forward to now. This and The Prom. The Undoing has been a major disappointment. Hillbilly Elegy sounds even worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/16/2020|
r41 I think just mobility and memory issues related to the stroke
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/16/2020|
Sam Cohn steered Streep to two Oscars and legend status. Kevin Huvane has also done a great job for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/16/2020|
Advance word is that this and The Prom are both shit. But that is pretty much Hollywood these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/16/2020|
Advance word from who?
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test audiences, critics and journalists who've seen them already but aren't allowed to publicly review them yet but leak stuff to friends and social media, people who work for the studios etc.
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|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/16/2020|
The trailer makes it look like a Woody Allen movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/16/2020|
Soderberg is so full of shit. Erin Brockovich is the only great movie he has ever made. He really has a problem with pacing his films. His editing is like he’s going for Scorsese but he took a bottle of Valium. This is an Art Nouveau Geriatric Hipster version of The First Wives Club with no ex-husbands, camp or humor. Just that dry delivery of allegedly “witty” lines that land like jokes with no punchlines. Old bags self-deprecating about being old bags, but getting one last whimsical shot at life. Groundbreaking.
I’ll watch for Wiest, I love her.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/16/2020|
R49 Woody’s cinematography doesn’t have the look of a methhead’s trailer in rural Oklahoma that has one 40 watt soft white bulb lamp with a dingy nicotine-stained shade burning in the corner.
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Wiest is a cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/16/2020|
I’ve sailed on the QM2 four times and it’s great to see her again in this age of isolation and caution. I’ll watch for that chiefly, but I’m a fan of movies that can round up 100+ years of experience from its lead cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/16/2020|
Meryl is supposed to be terrific in this and The Prom.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/17/2020|
Clayton Davis of Variety likes M’s chances for a nomination...for The Prom.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/17/2020|
[quote]One thing I wish Meryl would do is advocate for her peers to get work. I will always be happy seeing Wiest and Bergen in anything, but she should try doing something with Lange, Weaver, Sarandon, or Mirren.'
FUCK Susan Sarandon.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/17/2020|
Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue has included LTAT on “The Must List”, calling it “part absurdist character study, part shaggy-dog caper on the high seas, and thoroughly delightful” with a “deliciously salty script”.
I doubt it will garner any Oscar attention but good reviews may increase M’s chance to get a nod for her other film, The Prom.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/18/2020|
Actresses and models often engage in disordered eating. It should never surprise when they put on weight in middle and/or old age.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/18/2020|
Dianne Weist is twice the actress that TIRED Meryl is . Always has been. Kid yourselves if you think Meryl didnt give out lots of sex in her day.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/18/2020|
Another hit for Magic Meryl. The jealousy burns 🥵
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/18/2020|
R59 Not everyone got a film career using the casting couch.
M. may be an enabler (I didn't know anything - I find that highly doubtful but that again what the fuck could she do based on rumours anyway) but it does mean she went to that route herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/18/2020|
Streep did not need the casting couch. Even while at Yale she stared drawing attention and was signed after graduation to ICM. Within a few years she was an Oscar winner. Her story is unique. I can’t imagine that happening now. It’s great she is still evolving.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/18/2020|
Ben Whishaw played Hamlet at the National straight out of drama school. He got his first movie lead pretty damn quickly too.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/18/2020|
Maybe somebody should start a thread 'Which actors didn't have to use the casting couch?'
It would probably be longer than most people expect.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||11/18/2020|
Someone did, last month.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/18/2020|
Everyone including Siggy Weaver was jealous of Meryl at Drama school because she, without trying, was always first choice for everything. One Yale Professor told his students that her "Miss Julie" was even better than her "Sophie".
|by Anonymous||reply 66||11/19/2020|
Susan has never forgiven me, either! I still have scars from the daggers she’s shooting at me here, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/19/2020|
I hope Meryl finally gives us some decent nudity!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/19/2020|
[quote]Streep did not need the casting couch.
Even casting couches have standards.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||11/19/2020|
Netflix confirm they will be campaigning Meryl as Lead for "The Prom".
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/19/2020|
Mary was always such a bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/19/2020|
Candi Bergen looks like she's been eating a LOT of candy.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/19/2020|
What's interesting is that Streep, Close, Weaver that whole generation didn't start their film careers until their late 20s or older.
Nowadays you are a has been at 30 if you are a woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/19/2020|
Tell that to Melissa McCarthy.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/19/2020|
Wasn’t Glenn in her late fifties when she played Garp’s mom?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/19/2020|
She was 35 r75.
She'd be 90 now if she were in her late 50s then.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||11/19/2020|
r74 there are exceptions but not many
and McCarthy doesn't play romantic interests
My friend worked solidly from 22 to 32 now she struggles with maybe one job per year.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/19/2020|
Did your friend do frat comedies?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||11/19/2020|
Nope. An HBO series and a Netflix series.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||11/19/2020|
and multiple movies on every hiatus...then it just slowed down.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||11/19/2020|
Does she think it might be a Harvey Weinstein/Ashley Judd situation?
|by Anonymous||reply 81||11/19/2020|
No. She thinks it just gets harder after 35. You are too young for mother roles and too old for the girlfriend to action stars type parts.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||11/19/2020|
I'm a little skeptical that she wouldn't be seen for mother parts. It's more believable that she wouldn't want to play mother parts.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||11/19/2020|
I don't know the specifics of it all. All I know is she worked very steadily almost to the point of being overwhelmed by the amount of it and now at 35 she has started to struggle. She has a top agent and great resume.
Other actresses are like that. AnnE's career has slowed. Even J-Law's.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||11/19/2020|
Talent managers now want children that they can groom until they are 30 and then it’s in to the next. I have also noticed that best actress winners now don’t get much out of it., apart from endorsement deals.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||11/19/2020|
Yes r85. My friend's first agent that she got at 22 (though she could still play teens) told her they 'd get her started but then she'd have to move on to someone else..
|by Anonymous||reply 86||11/19/2020|
R73 So true.
On a side note, did some number crunching and the average age for Best Actress Oscar winners is 36-37; the median is 33 and the mode 29.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||11/20/2020|
R87 Tell me about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||11/20/2020|
Glenn was in her mid-fifties when she did Fatal Attraction.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||11/20/2020|
Glenn had very perky bosoms in Dangerous Liaisons
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Glenn was 40 for Fatal Attraction
She had big boobs in Dangerous Liaisons because she was breastfeeding her daughter and John Malkovich
I am not surprised Streep will go for lead. That group right now is so dreary.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||11/20/2020|
Looks like Viola, Sophia Loren, Vanessa Kirby (Volpi Cup winner), Meryl, Frances McDormand and possible Michelle Pheiffer will be the front runners for Best Actress.
It will be kinda gratifying that obsequious, disingenuous sudden-Metoo expert, potty-mouthed Kate Winslet will be blocked out despite her best attempts to curry favour.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||11/20/2020|
[QUOTE] It will be kinda gratifying that obsequious, disingenuous sudden-Metoo expert, potty-mouthed Kate Winslet will be blocked out despite her best attempts to curry favour.
But I’m playin’ a dyke!
|by Anonymous||reply 93||11/20/2020|
Why do we think Winslet will be blocked? Just because of Woody Allen?
She is getting great reviews and I think has a much better shot than Pfeiffer.
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|by Anonymous||reply 95||11/20/2020|
What are some good websites this year for Oscar nomination predictions?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||11/20/2020|
I forgot about her nomination for Steve Jobs, R96.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/20/2020|
R94 no one is really talking about the movie. It has 68% on RT.
Winslet really turned the Academy off with her awful 2009 campaign. She's one of those that they pretty much wipe their hands off once they reward her.
And it has nothing to do with Woody. In 2017, at the height of the Metoo movement, Winslet was singing his praises in those Oscar roundtable events. Now that he's being shunned and their movie flopped she jumps on the bandwagon saying how much she regrets working with him (and Polanski, whom she travelled to France to work with on Carnage in 2011). Her righteous indignation and shock seem very phony for someone who's intelligent enough to know their pasts and what they've been accused of well before accepting to work with them.
Hence why it would be amusing that her obvious attempts at being politically correct and scorning them to get back in people's good graces backfires on her. I don't believe she gives a shit, she just wants another Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||11/20/2020|
Thanks r98. I agree she really does come across like a flake. I think she’s still highly regarded by her peers for her acting alone but the RT score doesn’t bode well.
On the other hand it seems like the Academy has forgotten that Pfeiffer even exists. I’m not predicting her for a nod this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||11/20/2020|
R99 don't count Michelle or Sophia out. If they have great performances with critics on their side, the Academy loves sentimentality.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||11/20/2020|
Frances’s character seems very topical.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||11/20/2020|
All that is true about Kate but she’s still an exquisite actress. I think she might be crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||11/20/2020|
R102 she sells herself as the relatable gal next door and she seldom made a wrong step in her career up until this last decade but I really dislike how she threw Woody and Polanski under the bus this year when, at the time she was more than happy to work with them
|by Anonymous||reply 103||11/20/2020|
Kate Winslet has always come across as batshit crazy to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||11/20/2020|
Nah. She's an operator.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||11/20/2020|
Sophia already has that Oscar. She has no competition. Plus if we get to see her win she will brighten lives the world over.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||11/20/2020|
What is this Pfeiffer? The vaccine for this killer flu? What will I be competing with it?
|by Anonymous||reply 107||11/20/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 108||11/20/2020|
Sophia's beauty secret...
|by Anonymous||reply 109||11/20/2020|
Sophia likely won't win but I hope they nominate her.
How good was she in the movie she won for in 1961, those who have seen it? Was it called "Two Women"..
Winslet doesn't come across as crazy or weird at all. Just contrived and calculating, saying whatever she thinks will win her favor.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||11/20/2020|
R110, Loren is very good in The Life Ahead and would easily be deserving of a nomination this year. I’ll have to see the other contenders for the year to say whether a win is possible.
The film also has a Holocaust angle which (to use the currently-discussed Winslet) can never be under-estimated as an Oscar factor.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||11/20/2020|
[quote]The film also has a Holocaust angle which (to use the currently-discussed Winslet) can never be under-estimated as an Oscar factor.
Yes, some of us figured that out in 1983.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||11/20/2020|
Did Kate get her ugly tits out again for this Lesbian drama?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||11/21/2020|
Just watched the Ammonite trailer. Oh GOD, am I actually goin to have to watch that?
|by Anonymous||reply 114||11/21/2020|
Kate will not be nominated. It was a poorly reviewed film. I am really dubious Pfeiffer can get in.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||11/21/2020|
These Oscar sluts think Kate is too subtle and Michelle is entirely out.
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|by Anonymous||reply 117||11/21/2020|
Big Little Lies
|by Anonymous||reply 118||11/21/2020|
Winslet likes to revise history.. After his disgrace Saint Kate decried his campaigning, saying she hates how her aggressively championed her and how she wanted no part of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||11/21/2020|
Sorry I meant she decried Harvey Weinstein
|by Anonymous||reply 120||11/21/2020|
I thought they no longer called it THE prom, just prom.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||11/21/2020|
I read an article a month or two ago with Kate quoted as saying “I don’t campaign.’ Lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||11/21/2020|
Sophia Loren sucks big time in The Life Ahead and I didn't even compare her acting to that masterclass of Simone Signoret!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 123||11/21/2020|
Such cuties at R116. What are their names?
|by Anonymous||reply 124||11/21/2020|
No gays in this film?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||11/21/2020|
Corden's character is gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||11/21/2020|
I think M and Candace Bergen end up scissoring.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||11/21/2020|
It was shot in 13 days
|by Anonymous||reply 128||11/21/2020|
This will be another Soderbergh piece of shit. Aside from his Liberace film he hasn't made very many decent films this century post Erin Brockvich/Traffic. 2000 was a career high that won't be repeated.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||11/21/2020|
Are any of the Boys in the Band gays in the conversation for Oscar nominations this year?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||11/22/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 132||11/22/2020|
R129 I haven't really liked anything he's done since Traffic except the first Ocean's. The choices after have seemed pretty unspectacular and uninspired. I didn't really like Contaigon although today it seems terrifying today but it was the only one close to the kind of movies he previously used to make. I didn't even like the Beyond the Candeleria or whatever the fuck it was called. It was strictly TV quality only, although I have to say I appreciated a well placed nod to DL Legend Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte. "I look like my father! I look like my father in Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte!"
|by Anonymous||reply 133||11/22/2020|