March 20, 2005

PREDICTIONS FOR FLASHES IN THE PAN FOR THE FIRST DECADE OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Who will be on the LMC's List of Flashes in the Pan in the First Decade of the 21st Century five or six years down the pike? So far, the only prediction I am willing to make is Reese Witherspoon. She has not demonstrated much range as an actress and will be consigned to a steady diet of increasingly thin roles. Her attempts for serious acting will be limited to "Not Without My Daughter/Sister/Mother/Grandmother/ Au Pair"-type sagas on the Lifetime Channel. Regrettably, Liv Tyler will probably qualify for an honorable mention, although I could listen to her read aloud instructions for mixing concrete all day long. Ashley Judd and Anna Paquin are my picks as the actresses most likely to endure the test of time from the current crop of starlets. I am sitting on the fence on Natalie Portman whose abs saved the last Star Wars installment. She needs better roles, fast. I am calling for an intervention before she winds up in Julia Ormond/Ally Sheedy status.

Posted by LMC at March 20, 2005 08:40 AM
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Uhm ... Natalie Portman was just nominated for an Oscar - and she just won the Golden Globe - for her part in Closer which was one of my favorite movies last year. Her first real grown-up part, for which she received multiple nominations, and critical raves. (Rightly so, in my opinion. Although it was really Clive Owen's movie - he acted everyone else off the screen.) But she was incredible.

I think her career is actually skyrocketing to a new level at this moment.

Posted by: red at March 20, 2005 03:09 PM

She has peaked and is on the downslope unless things pick up.

Posted by: LMC at March 20, 2005 08:41 PM


I'm thinking Kirsten Dunst.

Posted by: The Colossus at March 20, 2005 11:15 PM

Colossus, and who isnt?

Posted by: lemuel at March 21, 2005 08:08 AM


Or Kate Winslet. Yeah, I know she got an Oscar nomination for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (in which Kirsten Dunst also appeared), but when you're in a "critically acclaimed" film it is almost always a death-blow. I'm thinking both go into an irreversible tailspin.

Posted by: The Colossus at March 21, 2005 09:47 AM

"Unless things pick up"? She's coming back to Broadway to do a play, she has about 6 new films coming out. So I don;t know what you mean by "unless things pick up". The chick won't have a day off until 2008.

Posted by: red at March 21, 2005 11:38 AM
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