Naomi Watts: Articles


Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Daring Enough? + Ronan Farrow vs. Woody Allen Tribute: Golden Globes

Golden Globes telecast hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (photo © HFPA) Tina Fey and Amy Poehler funny enough at the 2014 Golden Globes telecast? Acting as a lighter version of Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took a series of (mostly) mild jabs at the rich and famous […]


Robert Pattinson 'Life': Dennis Stock But No T.E. Lawrence? + Bill Condon 'Breaking Dawn' Director's Cut

Robert Pattinson Life. Robert Pattinson 'Life': Pattinson to play James Dean photographer and travel companion Dennis Stock Robert Pattinson is keeping himself busy. Pattinson is reportedly going to play Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock in the aptly titled Life, to be directed by Anton Corbijn, himself a photographer. Dane DeHaan […]


'On the Road': Kristen Stewart Movie Flops + Fans Outraged Re: Robert Pattinson Indie Comparison

On the Road with Kristen Stewart. Shot in late 2010, screened at the Cannes Film Festival in spring 2012, and re-edited for the American market a few months later, Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's seminal 1957 novel On the Road landed with a thud at the U.S. box […]


Harvey Weinstein vs. Mitt Romney: Republican Candidate Is 'Our Idiot Brother' + Katy Perry Hot Blue Hair

Mitt Romney Our Idiot Brother (Paul Rudd) Mitt Romney Our Idiot Brother / Barack Obama The King's Speech says Harvey Weinstein. With the blessing of the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States has become the biggest – or rather, the most expensive – democracy money can buy. At least in […]


Naomi Watts' Princess Diana Movie + Jesus vs. Sylvester Stallone

“Jesus Christ Himself Will Face Off Against Rambo And The Terminator In The Tomb,” blasts a Cinema Blend headline about the upcoming pairing of 1980s all-brawn, no-brain movie heroes Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. If only. Imagine Jesus battling an aged Rambo/Rocky and the former governor of California. What kinds […]


Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover, Naomi Watts as Helen Gandy in 'J. Edgar'

Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover, Naomi Watts as Helen Gandy in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar As J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI's notoriously corrupt, rabidly power-hungry topdog, Leonardo DiCaprio looks very much like Leonardo DiCaprio in the above still from Clint Eastwood's Hoover biopic J. Edgar. As Hoover's secretary Helen […]


'King Kong' Review: Naomi Watts Can't Save Overblown Peter Jackson Remake

Naomi Watts, King Kong The biggest disappointment about Peter Jackson's King Kong is that, despite all the p.r. regarding Jackson's fascination with the Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack 1933 horror classic, this latest remake is considerably closer in spirit – or lack thereof – to the 1976 Dino […]


'Mulholland Dr.' Review: Outstanding Naomi Watts in Brilliant David Lynch Nightmare

MULHOLLAND DR. (2001) Dir. / Scr.: David Lynch Cast: Naomi Watts, Justin Theroux, Laura Elena Harring, Dan Hedaya, Ann Miller, Robert Forster, Lee Grant, Chad Everett, Billy Ray Cyrus Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, Mulholland Dr. Mulholland Dr., David Lynch's nightmarish take on Hollywood and the pursuit of the “American […]


'21 Grams' Movie Review: Sean Penn Excellent in Overreaching Drama

Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, 21 Grams Shot in documentary-style, 21 Grams is a bleak, unnecessarily convoluted, and surprisingly powerful drama about three individuals linked to both one another and the immediacy of death. (Note: This review contains spoilers.) Paul (Sean Penn) is a dying man in dire need of a […]


Groupthink Choices & Clint Eastwood Movie Among Worst of the Year? + Naomi Watts Surprise Appearance

Groupthink or absolute masterpiece? David Fincher's Facebook drama The Social Network, about the sad, ugly, greedy beginnings of the social media giant, has been winning just about every single Best Film award this season. Its mostly young cast includes Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, plus Andrew Garfield, Armie […]


Naomi Watts & Michelle Williams to Play Marilyn Monroe + Brittany Murphy Husband Dead at 39

Two Marilyn Monroe movies for the price of, well, two – which quite possibly means $50 by the time they come out. One, to be called Blonde, will star King Kong's Naomi Watts as Monroe, apparently having affairs right and left. Based on Joyce Carol Oates' fictionalized Monroe “memoirs,” Blonde […]


Raoul Bova & Laura Morante + Eva Mendes & Winona Ryder: Giffoni Film Festival

Raoul Bova Raoul Bova Laura Morante Eva Mendes Eva Mendes Winona Ryder “There are dark periods, in which cinema seems to be puritan, stagnant,” Ryder was quoted as saying at the Giffoni site, in what was apparently English translated into Italian and then translated back into English. “I hope that […]


'Death to Film Critics!' + Clive Owen-Naomi Watts Thriller Opening Berlin

Joseph Julian Soria in 'Tru Loved' Roger Ebert Laments the 'Death' of Film Critics “A newspaper film critic is like a canary in a coal mine. When one croaks, get the hell out,” writes Roger Ebert in the November 2008 essay “Death to film critics! Hail to the CelebCult!” in […]


'Gay Cure' & Gus Van Sant + Gay Murders & Anti-Gay Bigotry in Holy Land: London Gay Film Festival

The 2008 London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival kicked off last night, March 27, with a screening of Alek Keshishian's romantic comedy Love and Other Disasters (which will screen again on Sat., March 29), starring Brittany Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Catherine Tate, Stephanie Beacham, Dawn French, and Richard Wilson. Among the […]


'Buddha' Quotes + 'Funny Games' Remake & Animated Iranian Revolution Is Oscar Submission

'Buddha' quotes: Adolescent filmmaker Hana Makhmalbaf discusses 'Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame' at 2007 San Sebastian Film Festival “As an 18-year-old girl who lives in Iran today and who faces very specific ideological, political and social pressures, I have a lot to say,” explains Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame Teheran-born […]


Gangster Viggo Mortensen: San Sebastian Film Festival

In addition to this year's London Film Festival, David Cronenberg's thriller Eastern Promises, starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, and Vincent Cassel, will also open the 55th San Sebastian Film Festival, which will be held from September 20-29. (Eastern Promises trailer.) The festival will come to a close with a screening of Michael Radford's caper thriller Flawless, starring Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Joss Ackland, […]


National Film Awards: Controversies Obscure Winners + New Academy Rules

National Film Awards: Controversies obscure winners Buddhadeb Dasgupta's Bengali-language Kaalpurush - Memories in the Mist, the story of a mild-mannered office clerk (Rahul Bose) whose faltering career is counterbalanced by his wife's sudden celebrity, received Best Feature Film honors at the 53rd edition of the National Film Awards, covering Indian […]


'The Assassination of Richard Nixon': Excellent Sean Penn Shows What's Like to Live the American Nightmare

The Assassination of Richard Nixon with Sean Penn. Inspired by real-life events, Niels Mueller's de facto horror movie depicts what's like to live the American Nightmare. Curiously, Sean Penn's mentally unbalanced salesman Sam Bicke shares several elements in common with Travis Bickle, the title character in Martin Scorsese's 1976 classic […]


'I Heart Huckabees' Movie Review: Tragically Unfunny Nihilistic Nietzsche

'I Heart Huckabees' with Jude Law and Naomi Watts. 'I Heart Huckabees' quotes nihilistic Nietzsche while stellar cast mostly flounders Beginning with Spanking the Monkey (not a film about animal abuse), David O. Russell has gained a reputation as a director of quirky comedies. I Heart Huckabees is no exception. […]