Every now and then there’s a trend that just seems so horribly wrong that you think, “Holy poop, there is no way that could ever look good.” And then, you see it and see it and see it and suddenly you’re like, “I do need sneaker wedges! In every colorway!” More
Did you know that there’s a blog devoted to taking pictures of celebrities and Photoshopping their eyebrows off? Because there is. It’s called Celebrities Without Eyebrows. And you should go there, and gawk, and then run and hide because pictures of people without their eyebrows are the SCARIEST. THINGS. EVER. More
The last two movies I’ve seen Liv Tyler in, she’s been the central female character, and a weak one at that: A former drug addict who’s been rescued by a sweet man but finds herself easily falling under the control of a controlling yet seductive jerk thanks to her docile personality. That counts for both Super and The Ledge. (And That Thing You Do! and Armageddon, now that we think about it.) Obviously there’s a formula Tyler’s got in her head. But why would she want to follow it — in both films, her character is meek and lost, hardly speaking above a murmur and terrified of the man who holds her in check.
I had a ton of fun talking with Matthew Chapman, the great-great grandson of Charles Darwin and writer-director of The Ledge. Though he’s written two books grappling with faith versus reason, this is his first feature film; the thriller sympathizes with atheist Charlie Hunnam, who steals fundamentalist Patrick Wilson‘s wife Liv Tyler. A UK native who’s lived both in Los Angeles and New York, Chapman might be considered someone who lives on the fringes of Hollywood, but he’s had enough experience to judge Tinseltown’s relationship to religion.
It’s always exciting when an interview turns into an actual intellectual discussion, as when Chapman and I talked about the labels of “atheist” versus “agnostic,” the concept of original sin, and unforgivable acts. He was also just really funny. But then again, I’m biased since I’m agnostic. More
Two movies about love, betrayal, and faith. One setting for the most dramatic of confrontations. Between Tommy Wiseau‘s cult classic The Room and Matthew Chapman‘s new thriller The Ledge, drug dealers, atheists, cops, breast cancer victims, and pesky kids all spend time on the roof. More
The following is a guest post from our friends at Luckymag.com.
Curled up on a couch at the Crosby Hotel, her sky-high black Louboutins tossed beside after a long day of interviews for her new film, actress Liv Tyler is every bit as NYC chic as we expected. Dressed in a Alaia cardigan, a leather skirt from The Row, and a cute top with a Peter Pan collar from somewhere she can’t remember, it’s obvious why the staff here at Lucky has been style crushing on her for years. Today though, she’s here to promote a pretty deep project: The Ledge is not only written and directed by Charles Darwin’s great-great grandson Matthew Chapman (how’s that for bona fides?), it grapples with issues of religious fundamentalism, mortality, adultery and fate. So allow us a brief pit stop before we get to the all- important matter of the day, fashion! More
Actors are known for going to extremes for movie roles – Christian Bale lost a scary amount of weight for his role in The Machinist, and Renee Zellweger famously packed on pounds for Bridget Jones’ Diary. Depending on the star, learning a new language is better than having to gain or lose a bunch of weight. More
Photographer Theo Wenner‘s made a pretty nice life for himself. The son of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, Theo got his start as a photo intern at the magazine. He was then hire to shoot for RS and other publications like Vanity Fair and Purple. Oh, and he’s also dating the world’s most beautiful human, Liv Tyler. So what’s up with this 24-year-old’s work and general existence? Here’s what you need to know. More
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