Movies: Madonna in Venice, Lesbianic Love Crimes, Hunky Shark Bait

Both Clooney and Madonna seem to be charming the press to an extent that their movies The Ides of March and W.E. haven't quite been able to.

Here's the Queen at the premiere of W.E., her drama about the infamous love story of Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) and at the cast photo op earlier in the day.





The cast from left to right: Oscar Isaac (Total up and comer. He's also in the sensational Ryan Gosling movie called Drive which opens soon — do not miss it.), Madonna (who needs no introduction), Andrea Riseborough (Likely to be a major actress in 3…2…1…), Abbie Cornish (who stars in the modern half of the picture), and James D'Arcy.

If only Madonna had walked the red carpet in a wedding dress with a lion at her side! This being Venice and all. More on Venice premieres and films here. Kate Winslet and Todd Haynes are also in town — she's starring in Roman Polanski's Carnage and he's on the competition jury — but their remake of Mildred Pierce happens to be showing at the festival as well.



  1. says

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.

  2. PRECIOUS says

    @Nicholas: Whatever. Where exactly did you read this? I’ve read multiple reviews from Venice and haven’t heard any such thing. Can you prove your source? I was at one of the first test screenings here in NYC and no one laughed inappropriately, no one stormed out, no one booed or threw anything at the screens. They also wisely didn’t mention Madonna’s name nor show the rough cut with any credits so the film could be judged fairly. It looks beautiful and while the modern part of the story drags (I kept wishing they’d just cut back to more of the Wallis Simpson story), it’s quite entertaining.

  3. PRECIOUS says

    following up – I just googled “madonna venice laughter” to find 1 single UK review that slips in a mention of laughter at some of the lines (after praising Andrea Riseboroughs perfomance). Keep in mind this is a review of film that takes the time to discuss who the director is currently dating. Have you ever read about that in ANY other director’s reviews? Unless it has some consequence on the work, on the script, on the film itself, than why on earth must that be inserted into the discussion? It’s just typical and total B.S.

  4. jeremy says

    They always have their knives out when it comes to Madonna – it’s to be expected regardless of how good or bad the project is….it’s sad really.

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