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Paloma Faith Wants a Christina Ricci Career

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Paloma FaithPaloma Faith wants to be a "quirky" actress. The 26-year-old singer - who made appearances in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and St. Trinians - would resort to film work if her music career didn't work out, but she admits she would need some extra lessons first.

"I'd moonlight as an actress, in Christina Ricci's roles if I wasn't a musician. I'd like to be an actress. That would be my plan B. I'd want to be cast in the sort of roles that Christina Ricci gets - quirky, avant garde and a little bit disjointed. I really loved her in Buffalo '66 and Monster. I'd probably have to look into theatre school first, though."

Paloma, however, would not find it too hard to enter the world of acting, as she used to play a lot of make-believe as a child: "When I was a child, I used to eat my dinner on the pavement outside our house in London. We didn't have a garden and there wasn't a lot of green space so my mum would put out a little table and tablecloth out on the pavement and pretend it was a restaurant. A little imagination goes a long way!"


Christina Ricci Taught Herself Acting

Christina RicciChristina Ricci taught herself how to act.

The 32-year-old star - who landed her first major movie role at the age of 10 in Mermaids - had no formal training in the world of acting and had to teach herself at a young age how to get into character easily.

"People explained things to me in very simple ways when I was a child on set. Then as I got older I started understanding things in more complicated ways and starting creating my own mind games, methods and rules in my head."

However, the Bel Ami beauty now finds it hard to get out of character and often has to do something dramatic when she has finished filming to leave a role behind her: "Characters slowly leave you. You always try to do something to make it go faster. I usually dye my hair or cut it to get out of it. But it usually takes longer. It's like a break-up haircut. It doesn't really work."

Christina Ricci Inspired By Youth

Christina Ricci on Marie ClaireChristina Ricci draws on "certain incidents" from her youth for her work.

The 32-year-old beauty - who does not talk to her father following his divorce from her mother - likes to use her "emotional memories" to get into character but also thinks about adult experiences to do the same thing.

"I have a good relationship with my mother and I just don't like to talk about my father. How I was raised and the memories of certain incidents in my childhood - I bring those emotional memories to things I need to use at work. Definitely. But I also use things that happened to me as an adult in the same way."

The Bel Ami star is not upset by her unconventional upbringing as she believes everyone has stories from their past. "I managed to be the black sheep of the family. I have an unconventional background but what's average these days? We're all interesting in our own ways," she added to Marie Claire.

Box Office Breakdown: Social Network Liked by Audiences

The Social Network

Theatergoers took time away from their personal Facebook accounts this weekend to enjoy some actual entertainment this weekend.

—David Fincher’s film about the creation of that social media site—raised enough friends over the last three days to land the biopic in first place. Network’s $22.4 million outing also gave screenwriter Aaron Sorkin his best opening to date.

’s long-awaited debut barely went noticed. The Renee Zellweger/Bradley Cooper movie, which had been waiting for a release date for over two years, was produced for an estimated $27 million. Unfortunately, it only earned back $5.4 million of that from domestic audiences.

Meanwhile, also struggled to find a warm welcome. The vampire thriller – a remake of Sweden’s Let the Right One In—took in only $5.1 million, enough for an 8th place finish.

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Box Office Breakdown: Wall Street Rises to a Win

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Twenty-three years after we were first introduced to Gordon Gekko, Michael Douglas and Oliver Stone have both seen their stock go up. , which earned $19 million over the past three days, gave the Oscar-winning actor his first #1 film since 2001’s Don’t Say a Word and Stone his best debut to date. (That total is, of course, considered chump change to Shia LaBeouf.)

The weekend didn’t look quite so rosy for . Although the Zack Snyder-directed adaptation landed in second place, the movie only grossed $16.1 million. (Keep in mind that the movie cost $79 million to produce.)

Meanwhile, Disney proved Betty White’s mere presence doesn’t necessarily mean comedy gold. You Again – also starring Kristen Bell and Sigourney Weaver – debuted in fifth place with $10.6 million. (Somehow I doubt this will help Bell’s chances of ever getting a Veronica Mars movie off the ground.)

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Box Office Breakdown: The Town Takes the Crown

The Town

, Ben Affleck’s second directorial feature, surprised analysts this weekend with a win at the box office. The film, which far surpassed Gone Baby Gone’s $5.5 million debut in 2007, earned $23.8 million—a September-best for Warner Bros. The drama, co-starring Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner, also gave actor Affleck his first #1 film—outside of He’s Just Not that Into You—since Daredevil.

Although many had topping the charts, the film came in a very respectable second place. The Emma Stone-starrer – which only cost $8 million to produce – generated good reviews and a $17.7 million take.

The weekend’s other two new wide releases also landed in the Top 5. The PG-13 horror film raised $12.3 million while Alpha and Omega, a more family-friendly entry, rang up $9.1 million in ticket sales.

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In Theaters This Weekend: September 17, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Alpha and Omega (PG): starring Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci (directed by Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck)
  • Devil (PG-13): starring Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Jenny O’Hara (directed by John Erick Dowdle)
  • Easy A (PG-13): starring Emma Stone, Penn Badgely, Thomas Haden Church (directed by Will Gluck)
  • The Town (R): starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm (directed by Ben Affleck)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 3, 2010

Kick-Ass DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • After.Life: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Breakfast Club (25th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • Bull Durham: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Charlie’s Angels: Blu-ray
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Escape from New York: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Fargo: i>DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • The Ghost Writer: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Humanoids from the Deep: DVD, Blu-ray
  • James and the Giant Peach: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Kalifornia: Blu-ray

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In Theaters This Weekend: April 9, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Date Night (PG-13): starring Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg (directed by Shawn Levy)
  • After.Life* (R): starring Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long (directed by Agnieszka Vosloo)
  • The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond* (R): starring Robert Patrick, Danielle Harris, Sean Lawlor (directed by Gabriel Bologna)
  • Everyone Else* (NR): starring Birgit Minichmayr, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Lars Eidinger (directed by Maren Ade)
  • It Came from Kuchar* (NR): starring George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar (directed by Jennifer M. Kroot)
  • La Mission* (R): starring Benjamin Bratt, Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez (directed by Peter Bratt)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: September 1, 2009

State of PlayHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Braveheart: Blu-ray
  • Bring It On: Fight to the Finish: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Girl Next Door: Blu-ray
  • Gladiator: Blu-ray
  • High Crimes: Blu-ray
  • M*A*S*H: Blu-ray
  • Monster: Blu-ray
  • Sin Nombre: DVD
  • State of Play: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Sugar: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tennessee: DVD

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

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