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Originally posted 02/28/2014 09:50AM
The actress opens up about her love for vintage fashion, and her tumultuous thirties in a new interview
Originally posted 02/18/2014 01:00PM
Reality Bites turns 20 on Tuesday, which means the Gen-X classic is just a few short years away from chain-smoking and pontificating about post-college consumerism.
Two decades later, the film has become a '90s touchstone, as well as an underrated romcom classic – just whisper the name "Troy Dyer" to a woman over 30 and you'll be treated to an elaborate analysis on the romantic appeal of dudes in bands.
To celebrate the film's entry into its post-grad years, we've outlined the 20 best things about Reality Bites.
Originally posted 12/16/2013 04:00PM
After a successful run in Los Angeles, Heathers: The Musical is set for a March 2014 debut on stage in New York City. While Winona Ryder and Christian Slater probably won't reprise their roles, the show is bound to be better than eating a brain tumor for breakfast.
Originally posted 11/27/2013 04:15PM
Send the kids to Frozen and the adults to Homefront for a satisfying holiday weekend, says PEOPLE's critic.
Here's what to see and what to skip in movie theaters this Thanksgiving.
Originally posted 10/29/2013 04:00PM
Watch the birthday girl transform from young starlet to Hollywood mainstay
Originally posted 05/01/2013 06:25PM
Was it something she ate? Pretty much!
Winona Ryder is making a grand return to the spotlight, and she's sharing some tricks of the trade she's learned along the way.
For one: Just say no to nibbling scenes. While filming the lesser-known 1990 teen comedy Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael, Ryder, then 19, says she learned this the hard way.
"There's a scene in my bedroom where I start eating Almond Roca," Ryder, 41, tells PEOPLE while promoting her new film The Iceman in New York City. "I was so young. It was before I knew the tricks of moviemaking, and I didn't know you shoot a lot of different angles."
Originally posted 04/30/2013 01:35PM
In The Iceman, Winona Ryder plays a woman in denial. A woman who doesn't seem to realize her husband is really a serial-killing hit-man.
And Ryder can relate – kind of.
"I think we all have stuff [from past relationships] we'd rather not think about," Ryder, 41, told PEOPLE Monday at the special New York screening hosted by Grey Goose. "Or things we remember differently in retrospect, or have selective amnesia [about]."
Originally posted 09/15/2012 03:00PM
Some things you totally see coming – that Bill Murray would be a great FDR in Hyde Park on Hudson, for instance. Or that Ben Affleck's Argo, about rescuing American embassy workers in Iran, would somehow nail the Hollywood satire/nail-biting escape genre. (Oh, who are we kidding? It created the Hollywood satire/nail-biting escape genre – and it's getting Oscar buzz to boot.)
Still, some things out of the Toronto International Film Festival continue to surprise, even now that the show's over.
Here are a few:
Originally posted 12/16/2010 11:10AM
Winona Ryder wasn't surprised by Mel Gibson's profanity-laced, racially derogatory tirades caught on tape earlier this year. In fact, she claims the actor made offensive remarks to her many years ago.
"Fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk," Ryder, 39, tells GQ. "I was with my friend, who's gay. [Gibson] made a really horrible gay joke."
And he didn't stop there, the Black Swan actress says. "Somehow it came up that I was Jewish," Ryder says. "He said something about 'oven dodgers,' but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment."
Originally posted 09/18/2010 06:00AM
Natalie Portman’s extraordinary performance in Black Swan may have been a foregone conclusion, but there were some delightful moments in the Toronto International Film Festival that took me by surprise. Here are a few:
The Metaphysical Clint Eastwood:
The guy can do anything, sure. But who knew he wanted to explore such a big, ethereal question as what happens after you die? In Hereafter, he intertwines three stories of people who have brushes with death, including Matt Damon as a reluctant psychic, slowly unspooling their lives, then bringing them together in unexpected and not altogether tidy ways. It’s certainly not Eastwood’s best film, but it’s a welcome departure for a man who tends to dwell in a world that’s entirely more visceral and elemental.
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