Tara Lynne Barr
American actress
Tara Lynne Barr
Tara Lynne Barr is an American actress. She has appeared in a number of films, on television, in music videos and commercials, as well as performing extensively on stage.
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The Art of Translation: An Interview With Hilary Kaplan
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I readily admit I do not have the capacity to translate any of my books into Spanish. Though I am proud of my heritage, I stopped speaking both Spanish and English for a full year beginning at age three. My parents were in a panic and took me to be "tested." The doctor (who was not Latino) gave my parents his prognosis: I was of normal intelligence (thank God!) but he told my parents to cut all Spanish from the house. My parents complied. I do not blame them: this was 1963 and the benefits of bilingualism were not understood in this country. Ever since then, I've struggled (in great embarrassment) with the language. Now that I am a writer, I am awestruck by those who possess the facility to translate works of literature. How do they do it? Is the translation a new, separate work of art? I recently had the opportunity to ask a practitioner a few questions about translation with regard to a book of poems originally published in Portuguese. Hilary Kaplan's translations of Brazilia ...
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'Casual:' With Laura, she's not your typical teen
LATimes - about 1 year
"Casual" actress Tara Lynne Barr expands on how her character Laura is not your typical TV teen character and how the writers give her problems as much equal time as the adults.
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Meatless Monday: Oldways, New Vegetarian and Vegan Diet Pyramid
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The old ways are new again -- and even more vital. That's why Oldways, the Boston-based nonprofit advocating health through heritage, traditional foods and foodways just released its newvegetarian and vegan diet pyramid. There's nothing new about the health benefits of a produce-rich diet. Back around 400 B.C. or so, Hippocrates was saying let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food -- and he lived into his 80s. What's new "is the science," says Oldways president Sara Baer-Sinnott. "The science gets better." Among the latest compelling stats is a JAMA study linking a meatless diet to lower risk of mortality. Info like that, coupled with the growing interest in a meatless diet prompted Oldways to update its vegetarian pyramid of 1997, which, despite its focus, was shy about trumpeting the power of produce. The images of fresh fruits and vegetables were few and were shunted off into the corner. Produce gets its due with the new version, with a rainbow cornucopia of vegetables and ...
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Tony Bartolone: Top 5 Movies You Did Not See in 2012
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Why can't a film simply exist without trying to change the world? There are plenty of different kinds of movies, and in the chaos of awards season some wonderful, little flicks are completely forgotten. With last year's underwhelming Oscar season still on my mind, I challenge you to seek out and enjoy the little things in life that never seem to get enough attention. 5. The Most Fun I've Had with My Pants On Drew Denny and Sarah Hagan star in The Most Fun I've Ever Had With My Pants On. Photo courtesy of Drew Denny. This small, simple story succeeds in expressing an extremely interesting emotional phenomenon that happens when somebody dies. There is a certain excitement in grief that can truly influence a person's life. While not much happens in terms of plot or drama, this subtle effort is a breath of fresh air in an industry that is constantly trying to hard. It flows like a small stream though the desert, with the wind rushing and the sunshine bursting from eve ...
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Former Fox reporter Tera Barz selling Lincoln Park condo
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Asking price of $416,000 will result in loss; school buys neighboring town home; Lake Shore Drive mansion sells Former WFLD-Ch. 32 reporter and fill-in anchor Tera Barz has listed her penthouse condominium unit in Lincoln Park for $416,000.
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New DVD and Blu-ray releases, July 6
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
New DVD and Blu-ray releases, July 6 God Bless America Writer-director-cynic Bobcat Goldthwait follows "World's Greatest Dad" with this dark portrait of a man (Joel Murray) and teenager (Tara Lynne Barr) who go on a killing spree in their quest to wipe out rude Americans. In this film - whose only fault is that it's simply not very entertaining, but it is reasonably interesting - Willem Dafoe plays a hunter hired by a pharmaceutical company to bring back blood and tissue samples of the last living Tasmanian Tiger.
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. Bernie Like a basset hound coming in first at the Kentucky Derby, Richard Linklater's Bernie is a floppy, improbable triumph. Nothing about it should work, but almost everything does. Essentially the story of a very friendly murderer (Jack Black), Bernie poses a finely balanced ethical quandary: What do we do when someone we like does something terrible to someone we hate? This isn't a documentary, and Linklater isn't constrained with balance or objectivity. Your opinion will shift, at times in sync with and in times in opposition to the film. Films this challenging are rarely so pleasant about it. BEN COLEMAN Century Clackamas Town Center, City Center 12, Fox Tower 10, Hollywood Theatre. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel A comedic drama about a group of retirees who move to a dilapidated hotel in India, starring the worship-worthy British biddies Dame Judi Dench and Queen Bitch Maggie Smith. Various ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - almost 5 years
In which we hit it and quit it. The Avengers Vengeance is a dish best served by the Avengers. ERIK HENRIKSEN Various Theaters. Battleship Battleship is a movie for adults that's based on a children's game. So it's basically indefensible, both as a thing that our culture produced and as an actual piece of entertainment—though it's not the last such movie we'll see, as Hollywood is ever-adept at transforming creative bankruptcy into depressingly high box-office numbers. (Stay tuned for Connect Four: Tantric Misadventures; an Eli Roth-directed Operation; and the self-explanatory Pickup Sticks: The Musical.) If you are a grownup who likes to see things go boom, you will probably see this movie, and afterward you will feel terrible about yourself and how you choose to spend your money. Actually, first you will read this review, and be all, "Man, this reviewer hates fun!" And then you will see the movie and the self-loathing will comme ...
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Temper Tantrum
The Portland Mercury - almost 5 years
God Bless America's bloody, liberal catharsis. by Marjorie Skinner WITHIN THE FIRST 10 MINUTES of Bobcat Goldthwait's new dark comedy, God Bless America, the main character shoots an infant point blank, showering its screaming mother's face in blood. It's just a fantasy, though—that of Frank (Joel Murray), a disgruntled, lonely man whose nightly channel surfing has rendered him so disgusted with American culture that he's only a few breaking points away from murderous rampage. These come in rapid succession on one very bad, no good day, when Frank gets fired, realizes his brat daughter is everything he hates, and—just to lay it on extra thick—is diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor. The next thing we know, Frank's on the road with Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr), his improbable teenage sidekick, gleefully murdering anyone that they find rude, stupid, or cruel—from Tea Party protesters to teens using cell phones in a movie theater. While it's ...
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God Bless America Review: Bob Goldthwait Holds Mirror to American Society
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 5 years
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Bobcat Goldthwait is fast establishing himself as one of America’s best and boldest cult directors with his third feature, and the comedy continues to grow darker and darker. I’d been excited for this film since hearing the premise, simply; one day a guy snaps and goes on a killing spree targeting only stars of reality TV. I hate reality TV and love gratuitous violence so this seemed like a perfect fit. But Goldthwait brings a clear voice and a moral message that is sometimes stronger than the violence, and there’s A LOT of violence. The hatred isn’t just focused on reality stars but many aspects of American popular culture, such as fear-mongering political commentators like Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly, or the celebrity status of the Westboro Baptist Church, TMZ, and even the writing of Diablo Cody, but overall, the dumbing down of American culture. Goldthwait introduces us to his protagonist by putting him through as much torture as he can muster. Frank ( ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Bobcat Goldthwait Talks God Bless America
Movies Web - almost 5 years
Loveless, jobless and possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and decides to off the stupidest, cruelest and most repellent members of society with an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. From stand-up comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait comes God Bless America, a scathing and hilarious attack on all that is sacred in the United States of America. Our own Paulington James Christensen III recently met up with the two leads, Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr, as well as his personal idol Bobcat Goldthwait, to chat about this dark, twisted look at America. Exclusive: Bobcat Goldthwait Exclusive: Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr God Bless America was released May 11th, 2012 and stars Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Melinda Page Hamilton, Rich McDonald, Guerrin Gardner, Kellie Ramdhanie, Andrea Harper. The f ...
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SXSW 2012 Review: ‘God Bless America’ Is A Violent Movie About Kindness; And Bobcat Goldthwait Is An American Hero
Film School Rejects - almost 5 years
Editor’s Note: This originally ran as part of our SXSW 2012 coverage, but God Bless America sees limited theaters this weekend. Should you check it out? “Jesus Frank, you look like fuck pie.” As we meet Frank, a lonely, recently unemployed man soaked in discontent for a society gone awry, it’s clear that no more clear a portait of his current state could be painted than the words spoken by his 16-year-old companion, a troubled girl named Roxie. In a country filled with appalling reality television, fear-mongering telepundits and a nation whose prime directive is to be as hopelessly mean to each other as possible, Frank has had enough. Unable to connect with an oblivious ex-wife and his spoiled rotten 7-year old daughter, and saddled with the news that his migraine headache affliction may, in fact, be a massive brain tumor, Frank sets out to do something noble — shoot a reality TV princess. That’s where he meets Roxie, an onlooker to the murder of a girl who represents all the see ...
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REVIEW: God Bless America Chokes to Death on Bobcat Goldthwait's Nihilism
Movie Line - almost 5 years
Comedian-turned-director Bobcat Goldthwait has always displayed an incredibly dark sense of humor in his work behind the camera, from his 1991 alcoholic birthday party performer debut Shakes the Clown to bestiality-themed rom-com Sleeping Dogs Lie to World's Greatest Dad, in which Robin Williams plays a high-school English teacher whose son's death becomes a way for him to realize his unfulfilled dreams of being a writer. But no matter how black the comedy, these films had warmth to them, too, and the possibility of things getting better and characters, however painfully, changing and growing. That's not the case in God Bless America, Goldthwait's latest effort, an overly bleak film ready to write off the world and go down in a blaze of gunfire, both middle fingers raised. Joel Murray plays Frank, a divorced father and depressed office worker who gets laid off and diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor all in the same day, providing enough push for him to finally load up his revolver ...
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Keven's Movie Review: GOD BLESS AMERICA
The Daily Blam - almost 5 years
If the Boondock Saints are gun toting avenging angels of death out to seek vengeance on the criminal underworld, then God Bless America's Frank transcends that logic into something else even more terrifying. Bobcat Goldthwait's kill-spree black comedy is one of the best films of 2012 and a disturbingly convincing plea for society's jackasses to just...be...nice. Frank (Joel Murray) has had enough of the downward spiral of American culture, which he sees as overrun with cruelty, stupidity and intolerance. Divorced, recently fired, and possibly terminally ill, Frank truly has nothing left to live for. But instead of taking his own life, he buys a gun and decides to take out his frustration on the cruelest, stupidest, most intolerant people he can imagine—starting with some particularly odious reality television stars. Frank finds an unusual accomplice in a high-school student named Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr), who shares his sense of rage and di ...
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EXCLUSIVE: God Bless America TV Spot
Movies Web - almost 5 years
Bobcat Goldthwait directs the twisted black comedy God Bless America, which hits VOD this Friday, April 6th, before its limited theatrical run on May 11th. We have an exclusive TV spot for you to check out. Watch as middle-aged Joel Murray and his teenaged muse Tara Lynne Barr form an unlikely bond, leaving a trail of dead bodies strewn across America. God Bless America - Exclusive TV Spot God Bless America comes to theaters May 11th, 2012 and stars Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr. The film is directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tara Lynne Barr
    TEENAGE
  • 2011
    Age 17
    In 2011, she starred with Joel Murray in the film God Bless America, written and directed by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait.
    More Details Hide Details Barr has donated her time over the past several years to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley as a performer and presenter for a variety of functions, and was a celebrity youth presenter at the 6th annual OMNI Youth Music / Actor Awards.
  • 2005
    Age 11
    After performing herself in ten productions with the Clubhouse Theatre, Barr turned her attention to film and television projects. She was eleven when she starred opposite Sean Whalen in the dark comedy short Road Kill, which won the 2005 Audience Choice Award at the New York City Horror Film Festival and appeared as the host of Encore Channel's Fear Fest: 31 Nights of Horror.
    More Details Hide Details Her early television credits also include a dramatic turn on NBC's Crossing Jordan, and a variety of comedic appearances for Disney and Nickelodeon.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1993
    Born
    Born on October 2, 1993.
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