June 10, 2010   Categories: Events , News6 Comments

A host of celebs are stepping out to celebrate the career of Oscar-winning director Ron Howard.

Vaughn, Ryder, Kevin James and Jennifer Connelly – the stars of Howard’s upcoming comedy ‘Cheaters,’ due out next January — and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer will help celebrate the ‘Angels & Demons’ director’s career achievement award at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival’s annual summer gala this Saturday.

“The Chicago International Film Festival’s Summer Gala is the most anticipated event of the year, with all proceeds to benefit the year-round programs of Cinema/Chicago,” said managing director Vivian Teng. “We’re thrilled to have Ron Howard as this year’s honoree.”

Source: ET Online

May 6, 2010   Categories: General7 Comments

I got an email this week from Nigel Goodall, he’s author of “Winona Ryder: The Biography” which was the first British biography of Winona to be published in paperback in 1998. If you don’t know, this book is source for several major TV documentaries transmitted in the UK, USA and Canada.

“The book reads as though it is an authorised biography written with Ryder’s co-operation. By liberally using quotes from other sources, Goodall makes the book read as through he interviewed the actress, who comes across as an intelligent, talented and sensitive young woman.”
– Chris Samson, Petaluma Argus-Courier

Well, he wrote me to tell that now this book is now available form iTunes, Omnilit and Amazon.com as an ebook in various formats.

Also, be sure to join at the Facebook group done for the ebook, here.

April 22, 2010   Categories: Movies , Review8 Comments

In 1989, the Hallmark Hall of Fame television series told the story of the man who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous. James Woods won an Emmy playing Bill Wilson in “My Name Is Bill W.” JoBeth Williams played his long-suffering wife, Lois, and James Garner was AA co-founder “Dr. Bob” Smith.

This new Hallmark Hall of Fame focuses on “Bill W.’s” wife, Lois, played skillfully by Winona Ryder, who blames herself for her inability to keep her husband sober. As Bill W., Barry Pepper gives the role all he’s got. Their performances are reason enough to see the movie, which, despite some powerful moments, seems disjointed and too familiar.

Read more:Post Gazette.com

April 22, 2010   Categories: Photos , Updates6 Comments

The gallery was updated with some pictures I was missing, including “When Love Is Not Enough” on set, and the photoshoot for Elle UK done last year. Unfortunately, the photoshoot is tagged, but let’s hope I find it untagged soon. You can check all pics on the links below, or simply view all of them here

April 22, 2010   Categories: Movies3 Comments

Bottom Line: The glass is half-full thanks to beautiful detailing mixed with a stiff shot of talent.
Behind every great man there stands an equally great woman, or so they say. In the case of Bill and Lois Wilson, behind one very drunk man there stood a sober, suffering wife.

Fortunately, the sober, suffering wife of CBS’ Hallmark Hall of Fame film “When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story” is played by Winona Ryder, recalling the period winsomeness and inner steel she displayed in “The Age of Innocence.” Lois, the educated, older wife of “country boy” Bill (Barry Pepper) was not the first co-dependent married to a drunk, but she proved to be the pillar of strength that allowed him to get sober and conjure Alcoholics Anonymous, after which she became the matriarch of Al-Anon.

“Love” is a standardly structured tale with the occasional dud line — “I guess being sober has its own challenges” — but that flatness is easily offset by the fine production values (come on, it is Hallmark). The period design, always a challenge on a television budget, is detailed and warm, the costumes true and textured. The hats alone deserve special recognition.

Ryder, Pepper and the supporting cast are fine, if never too-deeply drawn; during the course of their years together, Lois puts up with about 110% more garbage than a modern woman would today.

April 20, 2010   Categories: Movies4 Comments

When Love Is Not Enough is the perfect Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. It has a strong message wrapped up in an interesting story performed by superb actors. Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper star in the story of Lois Wilson (Ryder), wife of Bill Wilson (Pepper) the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Lois was the founder of Al-Anon, the organization for the families of alcoholics. (…)

(…) Ryder has not been seen on screen much lately. This role should bring her back into the public eye. She is perfect for the part — fragile but strong, attractive but not beautiful, loving but not blind. All of the nuances of Lois’ personality are played to perfection by Ryder.

When Love Is Not Enough will air on CBS, Sunday, April 25 at 9PM.

To read more, go here at huffingtonpost.com

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