During its two weeks at the American box office, “Ricki and the Flash” has been a modest success, earning 17,3 million on its 18 million budget. The comedy will expand its run to most European countries during September. Critics have been favorable for the performances, but mixed on the rather predictable storyline. Variety wrote, that Streep’s character “compiles a wealth of impressive actorly attributes without ever really finding a center for the character. She brings plenty of salt, but not nearly enough grit.” Peter Travers wrote in Rolling Stone, “It’s a kick watching Meryl Streep rock out on guitar and vocals. Too bad the rest of the movie, with a script by Diablo Cody, is dime-a-dozen family soap opera.” And the New York Times concluded, “It’s not Mr. Demme’s fault that things didn’t quite work out that way. But “Ricki and the Flash” seems like a squandered opportunity for this humane, curious and liberal-minded filmmaker to reflect on some uncomfortable realities. This isn’t really rock ’n’ roll. It’s easy listening.” Have you seen “Ricki and the Flash”? Feel free to share your comments.
A new batch of magazines scans, all related to the August release of “Ricki and the Flash”, have been added to the photo gallery. The new additions come from various Entertainment Weekly’s, Variety, Time Out and the Sunday Times Culture (great cover, if anyone has the article, think of me :-) There’s also an article on the upcoming “Suffragette” in the latest Entertainment Weekly, which has been added as well. Many thanks to Alvaro for sending these in. Enjoy reading.
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, August 25, 2015)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Time Out New York (USA, August 17, 2015)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, August 14, 2015)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2015 – The Sunday Times Culture (United Kingdom, August 8, 2015)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, August 07, 2015)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Yours Magazine (United Kingdom, August 04, 2015)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Variety (USA, August 04, 2015)
Here comes a great blast from the past, courtesy the Today Show. In 1981, Meryl Streep was interviewed by Gene Shalit on “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”, her TIME magazine cover, which would become an inspiration for actresses in years to come, and her newfound stardom. Here’s Streep at 32, serious and seemingly uncomfortable with being a public person – and being interviewed. An early interview that shouldn’t be missed. You can also find screencaptures in the photo gallery.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will salute Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes and James Corden with Britannia Awards at its October 30 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Additional honorees will be announced soon. Streep is the recipient of this year’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, which the org said “is presented to a unique individual, upon whose work is stamped the indelible mark of authorship and commitment, and who has lifted the craft to new heights.” Prior recipients include Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks. The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolade. The honors are presented annually at a gala dinner. Proceeds support BAFTA Los Angeles’ ongoing education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.
On August 13, Meryl Streep paid a visit to the cast of “Hamilton” at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Pictures from the event, and of cast members taking pictures with Meryl, have been added to the photo gallery.
Work has prevented me from catching up with all the “Ricki and the Flash” media that happened later in this week, so here’s one big update for you. Several new clips from the film, compilation from the press junket, a report from the New York premiere, as well as Meryl’s August 4 appearance on CBS This Morning have been added to the video archive. Enjoy.
Video Archive – Talkshows – CBS This Morning (2015)
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Interview 02
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Interview 01
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (2015)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Ricki and the Flash New York Premiere
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Film Scene 05
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Film Scene 04
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Film Scene 03
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Television Spots
Over 280 pictures from yesterday’s New York premiere of “Ricki and the Flash” have been added to the photo gallery. My biggest thanks to Claudia and Lindsey for their wonderful contributions. Two new clips have been added to the video archive as well – a new clip of Meryl singing “Drift Away” and an interview with her and Rick Springfield by Access Hollywood. Enjoy the new additions.
To conclude yesterday’s promotion for “Ricki and the Flash”, Meryl Streep has attended the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. You can watch it in the video archive and find screencaptures in the photo gallery. Additionally, more pictures from Sunday’s photocall as well as from the tapings of both Fallon and the Today Show have been added.
Earlier today, Meryl Streep has been a guest on the Today Show as well as on Live! with Kelly & Michael to promote this week’s theatrical release of “Ricki and the Flash”. There will be more press junkets today, the New York premiere, and an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, so be sure to find more updates by tomorrow. The clips of both daytime talkshows have been added to the video archive, with screencaptures being added to the photo gallery.
And so it begins. While the promotion on “Ricki and the Flash” has been quiet these past weeks and no reviews have been published so far, Sony is squeezing all its efforts into this week for the film’s release on Thursday. Yesterday, Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield and Mamie Gummer have attended a photocall for the film. Meryl’s talkshow appearances, all from today, will be added with the next post.