This weekend, after seven weeks at the top of the box office, “Avatar” dropped down to the second most profitable movie at the megaplex. The film that beat blue alien ass? “Dear John,” the Nicholas Sparks-penned love story starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. And I helped contribute to its success — it made $32.4 million in its opening weekend — by seeing the film opening night. My assessment of the film, which includes spoilers, after the jump … Keep reading »
The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced this morning and some of the nominees include: George Clooney for best actor in “Up in the Air,” Mo’Nique for best supporting actress in “Precious,” Maggie Gyllenhaal for best supporting actress in “Crazy Heart,” Gabourey Sidibe for best actress in “Precious,” and a little movie called “Avatar” was nominated in a whole bunch of categories, tying “Hurt Locker” for a total of nine nominations. One difference in the awards this year is that 10 movies have been nominated for best picture rather than the usual five. For a full list, check out the official website of the Oscars. Keep reading »
The easiest way to give yourself an “Avatar” makeover is to paint your entire face blue or make out with a member of the Blue Man Group. Unfortunately, going that route does nothing for your complexion. Soon, however, you’ll be able to get “Avatar” pretty without looking like you left a sci-fi convention.
Makeup company Milani is about to release a line inspired by the film that will include a nail polish, lip gloss, and eye shadow. The cool thing about the products is that they’ll produce “3D” effects through holographic and light-reflecting properties. We’re not sure what 3D makeup is supposed to look like, but sounds intriguing. And oh yeah, the makeup will all be blue. If you haven’t already guessed. [Vogue.fr] Keep reading »
Zoe Saldana, 31, is better known for playing a sexy blue alien in “Avatar,” but now she can add Avon lady to her resume. They’ve just announced that she’ll be the face of their new fragrance, Eternal Magic, which debuts in April, and will appear on their new brochure alongside the color cosmetics collection. Apparently, the scent “takes inspiration from the rare Princess Monaco Rose,” which, as far as we know, did not grow on Pandora. [People] Keep reading »
There are certain things sure to send one reeling into a pit of depression—getting laid off from a job, the death of a friend or family member, a particularly wrenching breakup, seeing the movie “Avatar.” No, that is not a typo, my friends. After watching “Avatar,” people are actually reporting feeling depressed because the gorgeous world of the movie is such a far cry from what we have here on earth, and they’re heading to fan message boards like Avatar Forums and Naviblue to lend each other support. One poster wrote on the latter, “Ever since I went to see ‘Avatar’ I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na’vi made me want to be one of them. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it. I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be rebirthed in a world similar to Pandora.” Wow, that is seriously twisted. I can only hope this dude is kidding or has a good therapist on speed dial because after all—it’s only a freaking movie. My suggestion is to buy some blue body paint and rent “Planet Earth” so he can remember that this planet is pretty dope, too. [CNN] Keep reading »
Our favorite makeup tutorial vlogger, GlowPinkStah is back with a new look inspired by the hit movie “Avatar.” Naturally, the process starts with a blue base which, if you want it to be legit, “you’re going to have to bleach your skin and dye it blue.” Too extreme? A blue shadow will do the trick as long as you layer it on thick: “If you’re starting to look like a sea urchin, you know you’re doing it right.” Then comes gold eyeshadow, black stripes at your temples, and white dots, which are “basically the human equivalent to having really bad acne.” [YouTube] Keep reading »
If the sex scene in “Avatar” disappointed you, you’re not alone. James Cameron spent a quarter of a billion dollars on special effects, but there wasn’t even a hint of damn Na’vi peen. (Apparently, they screw by sticking their tails together?) Zoe Saldana, the actress who played Neytiri, has a little explanation:
“…Because [Cameron] was shooting for a PG-13 rating, we couldn’t move in certain directions. The motion would look a little too past the PG-13 rating standards. So it was really funny for Sam [Worthington] and me. We had a lot of giggles there.”
Fortunately, Saldana hinted we might get what we’re looking for in an unrated, special-edition DVD.
But let’s not forget there were an awful lot of curse words in “Avatar,” as well as bombings, death and cruelty. This is America today, folks: 13-year-olds can watch a movie with a lot of colonialist carpetbombing and S-bombs, but no Na’vi sex. [New York Magazine] Keep reading »
This weekend I went to see “Avatar,” James Cameron’s epic movie that has been, like, 12 years in the making. Originally I had no desire to see this film. Though I love a good sci-fi movie (I’m a proud “Star Trek” nerd), the trailer made it look hokey and I couldn’t for the life of me understand why anyone would do anything to obscure the hotness that is Sam Worthington. But then I read the glowing reviews from just about everyone and considering every movie I did desperately want to see was getting terrible marks — “The Lovely Bones,” “Nine” — I thought maybe I should quit trusting my own instinct and just see the damn movie already. My boyfriend was pressuring me anyway. And I’m glad I did and think you should too. Here are five reasons why women should see and will love “Avatar.” Keep reading »
It’s exactly a week until Christmas and if you’re lucky, this is your last week at work until the holiday. But since most of us aren’t, there is still an easy way to get away for a while. Yup, you guessed it; go see a movie! This week, most people will be clamoring to see “Avatar” since “Crazy Heart” and “The Young Victoria” are only opening in limited release and the only other movie coming out is “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” Not that I’m insinuating anything about which movies are better … oh wait, I’m totally doing that. But you never listen to my advice anyway. Whatever, I totally warned you about that movie. Keep reading »
“Vampirella was so hot I used to buy every comic I could get my hands on. The fact she didn’t exist didn’t bother me because we have these quintessential female images in our mind, and in the case of the male mind, they’re grossly distorted. When you see something that reflects your id, it works for you…Most of men’s problems with women probably have to do with realizing women are real and most of them don’t look or act like Vampirella. A big recalibration happens when we’re forced to deal with real women, and there’s a certain geek population that would much rather deal with fantasy women than real women. Let’s face it: Real women are complicated. You can try your whole life and not understand them.”
—Avatar director James Cameron explains why nerds who are into fantasy women don’t get laid as much as men who can deal with, um, real women [Playboy] Keep reading »