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9 Celebrities Who Are Putting Stunt Doubles Out Of Business

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It’s a tale of two action movies. The first: “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.” While filming recently, Tom Cruise repelled down the tallest skyscraper in Dubai, making his way from the 113 to the 112th floor. That’s him in the photo on the right, dangling about 2,000 feet off the ground. “I want to entertain the audience and part of making these movies is doing my own stunts,” Tom said. “I love having the camera right there in front of me, where you can see me holding a shot all the way through.” [Daily Record]

Now let’s contrast this with Shia LaBeouf, who filmed a scene in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” on Monday. To capture a similar scene, Shia slid down a slide made to look like the windows of a skyscraper. [NY Daily News]

The honest truth is that most celebs don’t do their own stunts because (a) they’re wimps (b) they’re sane or (b) it costs so much to insure them that it’s out of the question for most productions. But in Tom’s honor, here’s a look at other celebrities who aren’t scared of hurting their million-dollar bods.

Remote Control: “Burn Notice” Is Back, Plus The Other Shows You Won’t Want To Miss

Whoo, it’s summer! What better time to curl up in the A.C. and catch some boob tube. While “Weeds” isn’t back until next week (boo!) and “Mad Men” ain’t comin’ round ‘til August (double boo!), we’re going to have to make do with reality shows and beefcake cheese. Luckily, there’s much of both to go around. This week, hot guys get chased by fireballs, chase whales, and heal people. Oh and some celebs are stuck in the jungle again. Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “The Brothers Bloom,” “Up,” “Drag Me To Hell,” And “What Goes Up”

It’s officially summer. And in addition to wearing white, that means Big. Movies. Every. Weekend. This week, “The Brothers Bloom” brothers run one last kooky con, a crank goes up in the air, a mortgage broker goes to hell, and teenagers try to survive the ’80s in “What Goes Up.” So which should be your first multiplex stop? Read on to find out. Keep reading »

Whose Home? Bueller?…Bueller?…Bueller?

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“For sale: 4 BR, 4 bath house in fancy Chicago neighborhood. Two separate buildings, steel and glass, sticking out over a ravine. 1986 red Ferrari may or may not be in garage.” Sound familiar? Yep, it’s Cameron Frye’s pad from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Ever since I saw that movie when I was, like, eight years old, that house has been my dream crib. And, lucky me, it’s now for sale for a cool $2.3 million. How will I scrape up the cash? [Chicago Sun Times]

Here are some other movie homes I would give an arm to live in.

Are You Game For Board Game Movies Or Just Bored?

Back in the third grade, my best friend Jess and I were obsessed with the movie “Clue.” We watched the video every day after school and knew all three endings backwards and forwards, mostly because we were obsessed with Tim Curry and Michael McKean. Turns out that Jess and I weren’t the only fanatics—the movie is being remade by none other than Gore Verbinski, the CGI genius who turned a corny theme park attraction into the megazillion dollar “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Will Colonel Mustard, with a pipe, in the billiard room, be our new Jack Sparrow? Yes please!

We love our “Clue,” but the game is pretty unique: it’s already plot-oriented, it has glam characters (Miss Scarlett! Mr. Plum!), and a creepy mansion setting. But we’re a little dubious about these other board games that are being turned into movies. Seriously—flicks based on Monopoly, Candy Land, Battleship, and Ouija? Keep reading »

Trailer Park: Terminator Salvation, The Girlfriend Experience, And Night At The Museum

It’s Friday, and the weather reports are predicting rain, rain, rain all through Memorial Day weekend. Very sad, but this news does automatically increase your chances of heading to a movie theater sometime over the next three days. So what should you see? After the jump, John Connor becomes a sexy bitch in the form of Christian Bale in “Terminator Salvation,” Steven Soderbergh pops a porn star’s mainstream movie cherry in “The Girlfriend Experience,” and Ben Stiller is lost in a museum. Again. Keep reading »

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