Always Leave Them Wanting Moore: Happy Birthday to Julianne Moore

The 3rd December just happens to be Julianne Moore's birthday, and over at ITOL we decided to celebrate by revisiting some of our favourite movies starring Julianne Moore. Moore is perhaps best know for her roles as troubled women, featuring in films such as "Magnolia", "The Kids are All Right",  "Hannibal", "Carrie", "Don Jon", "The Hours", "Far From Heaven" among others. She has received a whopping five Academy Award nominations, nine Golden Globe nominations, seven SAG nominations, and four BAFTA nominations. She has gone on to win an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and two SAG Awards.

31 Days of Horror, Day 5: Carrie (2013)

Brian De Palma's "Carrie" (1976) is such a staple of American horror that any director (regardless of their gender) would have had trouble trying to step into De Palma's shoes. When it was first announced that there would be a remake of Stephen King's Carrie, many of us held our breath. However, director Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") manages to pull off this challenge and modernizes the text for a Generation Y audience who have been brought up on a diet of social media and the internet. Stepping into the prom shoes of Sissy Spacek is Chloe Grace Moretz who delivers a decent performance, making her version of Carrie a lot more likable and relatable. Moretz's Carrie has a unique vulnerability to her performance and we see the pain she is going through captured in her wide eyes.

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