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Charlotte Gainsbourg: Aging May Stop Me From Acting

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Magnolia, Drama, Celeb News, New Releases,

Charlotte GainsbourgCharlotte Gainsbourg is considering quitting acting because she is finding it difficult ageing on screen.

The 42-year-old singer-and-actress - who has three children with partner Yvan Attal - finds it "distressing" to see how her looks have changed and knows she needs to "make peace" with the changes if she doesn't want to give up her career.

"I don't like aging and I can see it happening. I find it very distressing. Movies are getting hard for me. I don't want to be embarrassed by my appearance when I see myself on film. So I don't have a choice really, either I make peace with the fact that I'm aging and that my face is getting harsher, or I don't and I quit acting."

The Nymphomaniac star always thought the anxiety she experienced turning 40 would have abated by now: "I find it truly horrible, this between two ages thing - neither too old but no longer young either. I thought turning 40 was the peak, the epitome of horror, but it doesn't get better. The decline doesn't stop. I used to think only attractive people suffered from this, but I can assure you plain women like me - although I don't think I'm ugly - suffer quite hard."

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: November 9, 2010

Grown Ups Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Antichrist: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Arsenic and Old Lace: DVD
  • Charlie St. Cloud: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Christmas Carol: Blu-ray
  • Grown Ups: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Love Ranch: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Man Who Would Be King: DVD
  • Ocean's 11 (50th Anniversary): Blu-ray
  • Ramona and Beezus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tremors: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 17, 2010

The Last Song DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Black Orpheus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cemetery Junction: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The City of Your Final Destination: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Conversation: DVD
  • Dead Man Running: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Furry Vengeance: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Good, The Bad. The Weird: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Last Song: DVD, Blu-ray
  • L’enfance Nue: DVD
  • Nanny McPhee: Blu-ray
  • Orlando (Special Edition): DVD

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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In Theaters This Weekend: April 16, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Death at a Funeral (R): starring Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan (directed by Neil LaBute)
  • Kick-Ass (R): starring Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Clark Duke (directed by Matthew Vaughn)
  • The City of Your Final Destination* (PG-13): starring Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg (directed by James Ivory)
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop* (R): starring Banksy (directed by Banksy)
  • Handsome Harry* (NR): starring Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi, Mariann Mayberry (directed by Bette Gordon)

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Antichrist Lacks Scares, Boasts Biblical Allegory

Antichrist posterFor a film whose trailer advertises a critic hailing it as “The most shocking film in the history of Cannes Film Festival,” you’ve at least got to wonder—if not for a mere moment—what a movie like that has to offer. While some remarkable trailers go on to pull back the curtains on so-so films (Where the Wild Things Are, anyone?), a plethora of descriptive words come to mind as I write about Antichrist and “so-so” is hardly one of them.

Opening on a handful of screens in the midst of Halloween season, Lars Von Trier’s latest achievement seemed the perfect pick for the indie lover (or at least those sick of the Saw franchise and/or already viewed Paranormal Activity, the little horror film that could). A fan of the ever-adroit Willem Dafoe and alluring French singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, I find myself drawn to limited casts (Hard Candy); with that, I cannot imagine that Von Trier’s history with Dogme 95 had little to do with this. There was also the slight fact that the director himself was clinically depressed during the writing and some of the production process. Here marks more of an appeal and effort to view the film—did Von Trier meet the challenge of a two-person cast?

Aside from the slight deceit of its “scary movie” marketing poised for shocks (i.e. the bombarding, sanguine title atop corpses intertwined with a tree on the film’s poster), I believe that Von Trier does just that.

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In Theaters This Weekend: October 23, 2009

Amelia

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Amelia (PG): starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor (directed by Mira Nair)
  • Astro Boy (PG): starring Nicolas Cage, Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell (directed by David Bowers)
  • Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (PG-13): starring John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Josh Hutcherson (directed by Paul Weitz)
  • Saw VI (R): starring Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith (directed by Kevin Greutert)

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FilmCrunch 009: The Science of Sleep Review

Neil Estep reviews Michel Gondry’s The Science of Sleep in this Short FilmCrunch episode.

A timid young man can’t control the fantastical plots and images of his dream world from intruding into his waking hours in Michel Gondry’s science-fiction romance. After a promising new job sours, Stephane (Gael Garcia Bernal) finds new inspiration in his neighbor Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg). To connect with her, shy Stephane releases the bolder personality of his dreams, but his waking insecurities threaten to destroy the relationship.

Now we want to hear from you - hit the forums and let us know what you think, what you want us to watch next, and any other recommendations you have for the show.


FilmCrunch 007: School for Scoundrels, Take The Lead, The Science of Sleep

Neil Estep and Veronica Santiago are back with another full episode of FilmCrunch. In this one, we take a look at the theatrical release of School for Scoundrels, starring Billy Bob Thornton, and Michel Gondry’s Science of Sleep. We also hit you with a review of the DVD release of Take the Lead, which stars Antonio Banderas.

Now we want to hear from you - hit the forums and let us know what you think, what you want us to watch next, and any other recommendations you have for the show.


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