Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the #movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift.
I grew up with the classics. My mom and I would sit and watch ’Singin’ in the Rain’ and ’White Christmas’ - those kind of #movies.
I think the people who are making Christmas-themed #movies today feel that people are more cynical about Christmas. There’s more of an edge.
My Christmas wish would be to have an entire week off. To spend it with my family and just curl up and watch Christmas #movies when it’s snowing outside.
They say I can open #movies, and that’s nice in that it puts into people’s minds that women can do it. It’s not just Kevin Costner, not just Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not just the guys.
What bugs me is that #movies don’t reflect how interesting and vibrant women are. We don’t treasure women as they get older.
In life, single women are the most vulnerable adults. In #movies, they are given imaginary power.
The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white #movies anymore - which is a great shame, but I’d love to make a black-and-white movie one day.
When I was in high school, there was ’Superbad’ and ’The Girl Next Door’ and ’Wedding Crashers’ and all these great #movies. You hope to be a part of something that’s smart, funny and in that Todd Phillips-vein. You want to make something like ’Superbad.’ That movie was so good and so funny.
’That’s What She Said’ is not Hollywood’s standard picture of women: preternaturally gorgeous, wedding obsessed, boy crazy, fashion focused, sexed up ’girl’ women. These are real women, comically portrayed, who are trying to wrestle with the very expectations of womanhood that Hollywood #movies set up.
I think as an American society, when we’re paying too many taxes or dealing with war, we don’t want to see sad things at the #movies.
I was in television drama, which is a first cousin to the #movies, and I trust myself to make the right decisions.
Well, I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting #movies because I couldn’t handle the travel. I’m a single parent. I had young kids, and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn’t working for me. So I stopped.
Unlike some of the time-travel #movies I love, like ’Primer’ or ’12 Monkeys,’ ’Looper’ is not about time travel. It’s about this situation that time travel creates and the people dealing with that situation. So narratively, the big challenge was to have time travel get out of the way.
American #movies are often very good at mining those great underlying myths that make films robustly travel across class, age, gender, culture.
The kind of pace that you want to use in a Western - just to acknowledge the land in the distance that everyone has to travel, and the way things develop sort of slowly - it’s almost the antithetical of what’s currently going on in the #movies, you know.
I realized this is what God has dealt me, and I should be thankful considering all that’s happened to me in my life, but MS caused the #movies to stop - stop dead - and I miss it.
I think I am too old to be doing teen #movies. I am just kind of annoyed, because you have all these teen #movies coming out with usually either Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff doing four of the exact teen #movies over and over again.
To be honest, I haven’t seen a lot of the current crop of teen #movies because there’s only so much time and there’s nothing that really drives me to do it.
Teen #movies often have an unspoken underlying premise in which high school is seen as less serious than the adult world. But when your head is encased in that microcosm it’s the most serious time of your life.
I did try to get a few of those teen high-school #movies, but they just didn’t like me. I guess I wasn’t a certain type.
I think anybody who’s doing work in their teen years on TV or in the #movies, you’re a teen idol by default.
At the time I came along, Hollywood’s idea of teen #movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen #movies was teenagers!
Well, in our industry it’s that the #movies cost so much money to make they have to appeal to a broad audience. And I think that’s part of what will loosen up in the future, as technology makes it cheaper, you’ll be able to make films for a more selective audience. I think people will be able to make more personal #movies.
Obviously, CGI in the last ten years has gone through such leaps and bounds that today, people are looking for these kinds of #movies to wow audiences with technology.
I can’t get my head around the fact that the technology of the first two #movies, which are forty years prior to Star Wars, is so much better than any technology they had in Star Wars!
For me, modern technology has ruined romance and #movies - nobody can run to the airplane gate anymore.