Unless you're Meryl Streep or Diane Keaton, good, complex leading roles for Actresses of a Certain Age can be hard to come by. Which is why it's refreshing that we have two movies opening this week that don't star either Diane Keaton or Meryl Streep but are centered on and starring women who said goodbye to their 20's a while ago. [ more › ]
The '80s was a decade where big hair, big parties and the brat pack ruled Hollywood. Tom Cruise hadn't even heard of scientology, Julia Roberts still wore her hair curly and Meryl Streep rode the New York City subway. Here, 19 photos below will take you back to the 1980s, via The Huffington Post. Cyndi Lauper performing in St. Show More Summary
When it comes to the fashion industry, I am Anne Hathaway’s character in The Devil Wears Prada, just after that Meryl Streep’s monologue about the life and death of a trend: largely indifferent yet strangely intimidated. And, after reading...Show More Summary
Neil Citron was the Musical Director for Ricki and The Flash starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Rick Springfield, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jonathan Demme. It was a lot of fun talking to him about helping Streep learn...Show More Summary
Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes and James Corden are the first honorees to be named by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) for the 2015 British Academy Britannia Awards, which is taking place on Friday, October 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Show More Summary
Individual acts of resistance, like those from Meryl Streep, Ava DuVernay and Rose McGowan, only go so far
Meryl Streep's turning in a great performance in an enlightened film that nobody is seeing. Read more...
When directors talk about Regina Hall, they rave about her. Mention her, ask for comparisons and two names spring forth: Lucille Ball and Meryl Streep. And yet, as recently as last year, in this very newspaper, a writer referred to “About Last Night” as possibly being a “break-out moment” for Hall, who at 44 has […]
Lest you forget that Juicy J's name will forever be mentioned in the same breath as Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, and other Oscar winners, Lip Sync Battle is here to jog your memory. Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will close out the show's oddly entertaining first season this week... More »
For her role in Ricki and The Flash, Meryl Streep met up with Neil Young at the Jacob Burns Film Center in New York for a brief, impromptu guitar lesson. What followed was really more a how-to recipe for creating unadulterated awe and happiness: All you need is two living... More »
For her rockstar role in Jonathan Demme's new Ricki and the Flash, Meryl Streep went straight to the source for her musical prowess: Neil Young The lesson with the rock legend took place at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Needless to say,...Show More Summary
For Meryl Streep's new film Ricki and the Flash, the actress actually spent six months learning how to play guitar for the role of the titular rocker. Streep also had an impressive teacher aid in her transformation from Academy Award-winning actress to guitar goddess: Neil Young. In this video from the...
In preparation of Streep's role as a rocker in Ricki and the Flash.
Because Meryl Streep is a goddess and literally never half-asses anything, she actually learned how to play guitar for her starring role as an aging rocker in Ricki And The Flash and, because she’s famous, she learned from the best. The Jacob Burns Film Center has just shared some footage of Streep getting a guitar […]
She also tells Conan O'Brien he looks like a mix of Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep and Joel Edgerton
As we all know by now, Meryl Streep can do no wrong. She's basically the closest thing we have to Jesus, but even with that said, I'm not sure I'm all the way on board with Ricki and the Flash. Sure, the idea of La Streep as an aging '80s rocker reuniting with her estranged family sounds okay. But it's no Death Becomes Her. Show More Summary
Rick Springfield's winding career has taken him from Australian pop sensation and soap opera actor to Grammy-winning hitmaker and, recently, a supporting performer on True Detective Season Two and Meryl Streep's co-star in Ricki and the Flash.
1. "All 42 Meryl Streep Performances, Ranked": Vulture's Will Leitch and Tim Grierson present a thorough analysis of the towering actress. See also: Our Sheila O'Malley pens an enthusiastic review of Streep in "Ricki and the Flash" at The Sheila Variations. Show More Summary
One can always count on Criterion. They've returned The Black Stallion -- one of the best looking films of all time -- to its full glory. And by giving its stamp of approval to The French Lieutenant's Woman, they've reminded us both of the film itself (which has slipped off the radar a bit) and the remarkable career of Meryl Streep. Show More Summary
When Jonathan Demme was casting his latest film, Ricki and the Flash, he was grasping for authenticity. He easily could have rounded up a group of actors to play the part of an aging bar band behind Meryl Streep's lovable but troubled Ricki Rendazzo. Instead, he opted for real musicians...