Actors Hugh Jackman and Matthew Broderick joined the fashion elite on Monday (03Nov14) as stars including Anna Wintour, Tommy Hilfiger and former U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton gathered in New York to attend a private funeral for Oscar De La Renta. Designers Valentino Garavani, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors and Donna Karan, who arrived in a wheelchair after injuring her ankle, filed into the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan, where other mourners included Russian dancer/actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, veteran U.S. newswoman Barbara Walters, Clinton's daughter Chelsea, supermodel Karlie Kloss, celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz and director Mike Nichols and his reporter wife Diane Sawyer.
Few details about the ceremony itself have been released, but Wintour was expected to read the poem He Is Gone by David Harkins during the service.
Broderick's actress wife Sarah Jessica Parker, who was a close friend of de la Renta's, was notably absent from the memorial as she was shooting a new film in Italy.
The Dominican-born style guru passed away at his Connecticut home on 20 October (14) at the age of 82. He had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
The God of Legion secular Hollywood’s latest Biblically-inspired action flick is old-school an angry spiteful Almighty with a penchant for Old Testament theatrics. Fed up with humanity’s decadent warmongering ways He’s decided to pull the plug on the whole crazy experiment and start over from scratch.
Fortunately for us the God of Legion is also a rather lazy fellow. Instead of doing the apocalyptic work himself and wiping us out with a giant flood which worked perfectly well last time He opts to delegate the task to His army of angels — a questionable strategy that starts to fall apart when the archangel charged with leading the planned extermination Michael (Paul Bettany) refuses to comply.
Michael who unlike his boss still harbors affection for our sorry species abandons his post and descends to earth where inside the swollen belly of Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) an unwed mother-to-be working as a waitress in an out-of-the-way diner sits humanity’s lone hope for survival. Why is this particular baby so important? Is it the one destined to lead us to victory over Skynet? Heaven knows — Legion reveals little details its script devoid of actual scripture. What is clear is that God’s celestial hitmen want the kid whacked before it’s born.
But Michael won’t let humanity fall without a fight. Armed with a Waco-sized arsenal of assault weapons he hunkers down with the diner’s patrons a largely superfluous collection of thinly-sketched caricatures from various demographic groups led by Dennis Quaid as the diner’s grizzled owner Tyrese Gibson as a hip-hop hustler and Lucas Black as a simple-minded country boy.
Together they mount a heroic final stand against hordes of angels who’ve taken possession of “weak-willed” humans turning kindly old grandmas and mild-mannered ice cream vendors into snarling ravenous foul-mouthed beasts. They descend upon the ramshackle diner in a series of full-frontal assaults commanded by the archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand) the George Pickett of End of Days generals.
Beneath its superficial religious facade Legion is really just a run-of-the-mill zombie flick a Biblical I Am Legend. Bettany an actor accustomed to smaller dramatic roles in films like A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code looks perfectly at ease in his first major action role wielding machine guns and bowie knives with equal aplomb. Conversely first-time director Scott Stewart a former visual effects artist does little to prove himself worthy of such a promotion serving up some impressive CGI work but not much else worthy of note.