Seeing your novel be made into a mainstream film is one thing. But teaching two of Hollywood’s biggest stars how to bake your mother’s pie recipe? Joyce Maynard has the life.
Maynard is the author of Labor Day, a novel about an agoraphobic, fragile single mom who is brought out of her shell by a fugitive on the run. In the film version, “Labor Day,” which is directed by Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Up In The Air”), the marvelous Kate Winslet plays Adele, a divorcée buckled by heartbreak who we desperately want to find love again. We just aren’t sure we want her to find it with Josh Brolin’s character Frank, a prison escapee and big, scary, imposing man sent from Central Casting. Good job on that beard, Josh!
At first Frank forces himself into Adele’s house seeking cover, which she provides under fear of injury. But this hostage situation becomes a love affair when Frank proves himself to be a sensitive and caring individual (despite his murder record) and that’s just what Adele needs. Their unconventional love story is narrated by Adele’s 13-year-old son Henry. He watches Frank with a wary eye — but is happy to have a father figure and delights in seeing his mother smile again.
I spoke with Joyce Maynard about teaching Josh Brolin to make pie (photo proof above!), writing like a 13-year-old boy, and her desire for an unconventional love story. Our Q&A begins after the jump: Keep reading »
Amelia might be laying on a beach in Tulum, Mexico, this week, but her
deep abiding love obsession with Ryan Gosling is still with us. In her honor, here’s The Gos’ new trailer for “The Gangster Squad,” a cops-and-robbers movie about gangsters in 1940′s L.A., co-starring luckiest-bitch-in-the-world Emma Stone. Yup, she gets to make out with Ryan again. Oh, hey, and Josh Brolin and Anthony Mackie is in this film as well and they’re pretty easy on the eyes, too. Enjoy! [YouTube]
Today is Election Day, and I’d hate to taint the actual political merits of the hottest candidate by calling him out on his looks, charisma, and killer dance moves. Instead, let’s drool over the actors Hollywood has made rulers. Here are seven of the sexiest Presidents ever captured on screen, after the jump … Keep reading »
Back in February, we got our panties in a bunch over the making of a new movie called Milk. Based on the swinging ’70s life of San Francisco gay activist and politician Harvey Milk, the biopic stars Sean Penn, James Franco, Josh Brolin, and Diego Luna. Needless to say, we can’t wait to see this film, which is practically guaranteed to be an Oscar contender. Sigh, we’ll have to wait for the film to be released on December 5. But today, they threw us a cookie crumb to go with that Milk in the form of the movie’s trailer. We promise you at least one shirtless stud. Both the sexy stars and the dramatic storyline about the fight for basic human rights have got us all fired up!
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Josh Brolin, who is currently filming W, a new Oliver Stone biopic about the Prez, can now never really be Commander-in-Chief — he was arrested over the weekend in Louisiana for getting in a bar brawl. Brolin has the finest mug shot we’ve ever seen. And there’s not a scratch on him from the scrape, just a cocky, sexy smirk. Although normally, we Frisky gals don’t condone macho violence, we’ve got it bad for this good guy vigilante. Josh stepped in to defend one of the crew members who was being booked for public intoxication and things got a bit out of hand. Jeffrey Wright, who plays Colin Powell in the flick, plus five of the crew members, along with the two arresting officers were all taken into custody. Brolin was already bailed out; meanwhile, we’re jealous we didn’t get to handcuff him. [Dlisted]
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The alert in Hollywood has been raised to a code red for hottie attack! No Country for Old Men star Josh Brolin is slated to play George W. Bush in a new Oliver Stone biopic set to begin filming this coming April. Obviously the prez and the babe Brolin bare no resemblance in real life, but Josh is just the kind of bush we need in the Oval Office. Hopefully weâ€™ll still be able to watch the thought-provoking look at the Commander-In-Chief on mute like itâ€™s soft core porn. Now this is a president weâ€™d like to intern for! Keep reading »