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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

Category: Actors
January 16, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Live-blogging the Golden Globes red carpet

4:59 OK, we’re switching over to NBC, and starting a new entry for the show. More Diet Coke, please . .. 4:55. If you felt the earth move a few moments ago, it was because Helen Mirren and Tilda Swinton just embraced on the red carpet. I only saw Helen’s dress for a second, but…

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January 17, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Blogging the Golden Globes

4:05: So, did they move the Globes to Seattle or something? It’s raining on the red carpet, which is sort of charming. Gabourey Sidibe’s lovely green dress is all water-stained, but she’s happy. George Clooney, mysteriously, looks completely dry even though he’s standing in the rain. I knew there was something superhuman about that man….

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January 27, 2009 at 11:55 AM

More Meryl

It’s still Meryl Streep week (see yesterday’s entry) and, for those who like a little Streep with their lunch, here’s a YouTube compilation of some of her early Academy Award-nominated work: “The Deer Hunter,” “Kramer vs. Kramer” and “The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” I love how her voice is entirely different for each character, and how…

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January 26, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Streep: the greatest living speechmaker?

I love Meryl Streep for many reasons, not the least of which is the way she’s always adjusting her cleavage when at a podium receiving an award. She won the SAG award for best female actor in a leading role last night, for her brilliant work in “Doubt” (well, of course it was brilliant, she’s…

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January 26, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Happy birthday, David Strathairn

A fine American actor turns 60 today: David Strathairn is perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated performance as Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck”; more often, he’s the guy in the supporting role who’s so good you wish the movie were about him instead. His long career has included close…

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