Innocence in Amber: Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom

Rich Juzwiak · 05/26/12 04:30PM

The setting of Wes Anderson's seventh full-length feature, Moonrise Kingdom, couldn't be more crucial. The film takes place on the fictitious New England island of New Penzance in the 1960's. This is a place and time tucked away from harsh realities that understands them only vaguely. The two pubescent children at the center of the story, Suzy (Kara Hayward) and Sam (Jared Gilman), have problems with fitting in and acting out, but the closest anyone gets to putting a label on it is "troubled" (as seen on a book Suzy confiscates from her parents, Coping with the Very Troubled Child). That only scratches the surface of the alienation that comes from his being orphaned and the rage that provokes her to set things on fire and injure people.

Don't Tell Keanu Reeves When to Go to Bed

Richard Lawson · 05/17/10 12:59PM

Keanue Reeves will go to sleep when Keanu Reeves wants and Keanu Reeves will wake up when Keanu Reeves wants. Also today: Lots of casting news from Cannes, some TV pilot information, and an American Idol miracle.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 06/23/09 06:30AM

Selma Blair turns 37 today. Frances McDormand is turning 52. Famed conductor (and Met artistic director) James Levine is 66. Real estate tycoon Jerry Speyer turns 69. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 61. Dermatologist Nicholas Perricone is also turning 61 today. Jason Mraz is 32. American Idol's Randy Jackson is turning 53. Musician KT Tunstall is 34. The singer Duffy is turning 25. Writer/director Joss Whedon turns 45. Retired soccer star Zinedine Zidane is 37. And Vint Serf, the computer scientist you have to credit for the Internet, turns 66 today.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 06/23/08 07:40AM

Frances McDormand turns 51 today. Hope Joel got you something nice, Fran. Also celebrating today: Met artistic director and legendary conductor James Levine turns 65. Real estate mogul Jerry Speyer is 68. Singer Jason Mraz is 31. Selma Blair turns 36. And skincare aficionado Nicholas Perricone is 60, although what with all the firming mists and wrinkle creams he uses on an hourly basis, he doesn't look a day over 57 or 58.

Jerry Seinfeld Now Topping TomKat's Scientology Recruitment List As Cruise Family Takes Manhattan

Molly Friedman · 05/05/08 04:40PM

Back in October of 2006, Vanity Fair shocked us all by nabbing the first family photos of until-then MIA Suri Cruise, the tiny Xenuphobic bundle of joy Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had masterfully kept hidden months after her no-screaming-allowed birth. Why were we shocked? Accusations from both the press and the masses flooded the public narrative claiming little Suri looked nothing like Tom or Katie, some going so far as to claim the pregnancy was faked. But after the Knights of Hubbard spent this past weekend in New York with Suri in tow, it's become clear to us that Suri is quite obviously a real-live Cruise. The pictures that convinced us, along with details on which stars the Cruises spent time proselytizing dining with out East, after the jump.

Frances McDormand

cityfile · 01/25/08 11:29PM

A talented actress and the wife of director Joel Coen, Frances McDormand is perhaps best known for playing pregnant police chief Marge Gunderson in Fargo, a role that earned her an Oscar for Best Actress.

Gossip roundup

Gawker · 03/05/03 04:06PM

· Theater-goers will be spared Kelly Osbourne in Hairspray, as she's already booked for a Rosie O'Donnell project. [Page Six]
· Frances McDormand, the cover girl for this month's High Times magazine, says she gladly accepted a gift pack that included a joint, grinder, rolling papers and top-quality bud. "This will last me about four months." [Page Six]
· Jackie Collins' next novel includes an actress named Cat (*cough* Gwyneth *cough*) who "is blonde, independent, has a hit movie, rock star husband plus an amorous studio mogul insistent on making her do things his way or not at all." [Page Six]
· Cindy Adams takes a subtle dig at Vogue by pointing out that the rock-star treatment Anna Wintour got at the Milan fashion shows was "All for a mag that's now second in ad pages to InStyle." [Cindy Adams]
· Comic Mario Cantone on the recent terror alerts: "Yellow alert! Orange alert! Who designed the terror warning - the Gay Men's Chorus?...How could they do all this to me just as I was coming out of my depression?" [NY Daily News]