August 24, 2010   Categories: Articles2 Comments

The Pop Five is a series of Pop Candy readers’ top five lists. Today’s contribution comes from Kristy L. in Pittsburgh:
Molly Ringwald is the queen of ’80s-era teen comedies, but I’ve always identified more with Winona Ryder.

In high school, I was an outsider like Dinky Bosetti (Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael) and had the same religion-induced neuroses as Charlotte Flax (Mermaids). I also possessed a Rina-esque sensitivity that attracted guys in a let’s-just-be-friends sort of way (Lucas). For the record, I did not pull a Myra and marry my piano-playin’ cousin (Great Balls of Fire).

From her 1986 debut through the mid-1990s, Winona’s film canon reflected my adolescence. Then, a strange thing happened: Winona stopped making movies that mattered to me. For the first time in more than a decade, I didn’t have a cinematic soulmate.

I’m still searching.

August 23, 2010   Categories: Updates9 Comments

As you can see, we have a brand new layout here. The previous theme was being used for a long time and it was time for a change. Please let me know if you see any error.

The picture used (which isn’t in our gallery, yet) is a shoot done by James Goodwin (her reportedly boyfriend). Gorgeous, isn’t?

I’ll be upgrading scripts and also will add a matching theme to our gallery, so please bare with me while I do this changes. It won’t last so long, I promise.
The matching gallery theme is also up. :)

August 20, 2010   Categories: Featured , Movies5 Comments

The first picture of “The Dilemma” just appeared!

The Dilemma should offer a pleasing combo platter of what fans have come to expect from actor Vince Vaughn and director Ron Howard while provoking laughs and water-cooler debate. Namely, what would you do if you learned — as Vaughn’s character does — that the wife of your best buddy (Kevin James) might be cheating on him?

Aside from having his hometown, Chicago, as a backdrop, including an appearance by the Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks (a bonus: “Kevin does some JumboTron dancing,” his co-star says), Vaughn has plenty of room for his usual improv riffs.

Howard offers a range of relatable emotions that ring true, similar to his Parenthood. “There is so much about Vince and Kevin’s relationship that could all unravel — they have a business together, they share a four-way friendship with Kevin’s wife (Winona Ryder) and Vince’s girlfriend (Jennifer Connelly).” Plus, a sibling cameo tradition continues: “Clint Howard has a nice turn.”

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August 18, 2010   Categories: Movies , News2 Comments

The trailer for one of the most anticipated films of the year is finally here. Darren Aronofsky has made some of the best films of the previous decade with Requiem For a Dream, The Fountain and The Wrestler. Kicking off this new decade with a supernatural ballerina thriller, Black Swan, he looks to continue his greatness.

The film stars Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder. Check it out trailer:

Synopsis: BLACK SWAN follows the story of Nina (Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

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.

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Winona Ryder, the iconic and talented Academy Award nominee actress, celebrated 25 years of career in 2011, and she has became an icon after her work on movies like "Heathers", "Beetlejuice", "Reality Bites", "Bram Stoker's Dracula", "Mermaids" and many more. Recently you saw her as Spock's mother in "Star Trek" and as the retired ballerina Beth in "Black Swan".
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