“Suffragette” has been released on DVD, Blu-Ray and on demand in the United States on February 02. In case you haven’t seen it, make sure to grab your copy. Blu-Ray screencaptures of Meryl’s cameo performance as Emmeline Pankhurst have been added to the photo gallery with many thanks to Claudia for sending them in. The disc comes with several featurettes on the making of the film, an excerpt can be found in the video archive.
While Meryl Streep is busy judging the films in competition at the Berlin Film Festival (besides an appearance at the Berlinale Talents on Sunday, there’s nothing new to report), the Telegraph is delighting us with the teaser trailer for the upcoming “Florence Foster Jenkins”, out in the UK this March. Unfairly but undertandably for a teaser trailer, Florence’s “singing voice” is not revealed, only the shocked faces of Hugh Grant, Nina Arianda and Simon Helberg. This looks like great fun. Check out the trailer above and screencaptures in the photo gallery.
Great news today! “Florence Foster Jenkins” starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant has been set by Pathé for a saturation release across the UK on 6 May 2016. The comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere. Here’s the official synopsis: “The voice Florence (Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.”
Six promotional featurettes for Meryl’s films, including Postcards from the Edge, The River Wild, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Prime, Doubt and Suffragette have been added to the video archive (the Suffragette video has been added before but went without mention). The former five are not full featurettes but rather bits from an entertainment program, still a great find and some wonderful on-set footage and old interviews. Click any of the previews below.
In the photo gallery, four films have been updated from the previous DVD resolution to wonderful high definition Blu-Ray screencaptures. Updates include “The House of the Spirits”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, “The Hours” and “Dark Matter”. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Career – 1993 – The House of the Spirits – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – 1995 – The Bridges of Madison County – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – 2002 – The Hours – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – 2008 – Dark Matter – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
“Suffragette” hasn’t been a major player in the 2016 awards season (fairly, it hasn’t played there at all with the exception of Carey Mulligan’s Critics Choice nomination). At least, the Women Film Critics Circle has been kind to Sarah Gavron’s film, naming it Best Movie about Women, Best Movie by a Woman, Best Actress, Best Ensemble (that’s one for Meryl), Best Female Images in a Movie, Courage in Filmmaking for Sarah Gavron, and their special Karen Morley Award for best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity.
I’m very happy to launch the new filmography pages today, a section that has been long in the works to receive its well deserved relaunch. Besides her work on film and the theatre, Meryl Streep has always maintained a steady workflow with appearances in documentaries, narrations and audio books. The newly launched timeline compiles all productions from the different mediums and lists them by year, making it easier to find a project and explore the works that was done in a specific year. You can launch the timeline here or browse the filmography in their old form. If you know about a project that isn’t listed, please let me know.
Earlier this week, Meryl’s latest film “Ricki and the Flash” has been released on DVD, Blu-Ray and on demand in the United States. If you haven’t seen it yet, or want to relive Jonathan Demme’s romantic comedy that co-stars Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield and Mamie Gummer, be sure to grab your copy. Over 1.000 Blu-Ray screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy!
Last night, Meryl Streep has attended the 22nd Annual Elle’s Women in Hollywood Awards to honor her “Suffragette” co-star Carey Mulligan. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery with additional information and quotes below.
“This is so wonderful, this whole gathering of women,” declared Meryl Streep to the female supporters seated inside the Four Seasons Beverly Hills for Elle Magazine’s annual Women in Hollywood awards on Monday night. “But I mean, you really have to admit,” the beloved actress continued, “That if they had this great big meeting once a year, and they called it ‘Men in Hollywood,’ and they had like, 17% women there – who felt besieged and awkward – and they gave a lot of awards to the men of Hollywood, we would be pissed! Oh wait,” Streep continued, summoning a premature roar of applause. “They have those meetings… every day, in every city, in every country in the world!” Streep continued the sequence of laughs when she honored her friend Carey Mulligan (who she considers to be “a teeny bit of a mystery,” and who recently gave birth to a baby girl). “I saw her on stage in ‘The Seagull,’ and she played Nina, a true innocent – an actual virgin – which is hard to play,” Streep attested to the crowd. “We’ve all tried!”
Streep then praised her costar’s work in “Suffragette,” noting, “This beauty, the beauty of her conversion, the quality of her listening, is just visceral, and it’s a function of her own thinking, accessing, feeling mind, that we witness this. I’m in awe of your talent, I really am,” Streep said. “I’m also in awe of your voice! Mine is gone, you know, but yours is like warm caramel poured over the English language!” Mulligan expressed her gratitude to Streep – who also assisted during their press tour. “It’s really helpful when you have Meryl Streep backstage at events, shouting at people on your behalf, telling them to shut the hell up, because you’ve got a nursing mother here!” she said. For Mulligan, “Suffragette” also prompted a thought. “A woman threw herself in front of the king’s horse in 1913 and changed the course of history, and no one, in 100 years, felt this was a story worthy of the big screen,” she said. “Which made me think, if this monumental moment can go undocumented, imagine how many millions of women’s stories there are for us to tell?”