I’ve gotten really annoyed with the recent spate of movie remakes. Do we really need to see Channing Tatum in a reboot of “21 Jump Street”? Probably not. But then I watch previews for actually new original movies — like the trailer for this new flick called “ATM” — and it makes me long for another overblown “Charlie’s Angels” sequel. At first, I thought, there’s no way this could be real, but then I remembered that in 2002 Colin Farrell made a similarly ridiculous movie called “Phone Booth,” in which he was stuck inside a phone booth for the length of the film. [IMDB]
1. Christian Bale Why He Made The List: Yeah, so there’s that pesky assault charge that’s turning out to be a little overblown. The Dark Knight star is having a bit of a bad week — until now. In our opinion (okay, mine — Catherine still prefers Val Kilmer), Bale is the best Batman, but let’s face it, aren’t you all just still crushing on him from his appearances in Empire of the Sun, Newsies, and American Psycho?
2. Ryan Gosling Why He Made The List: He can do a mean Southern accent (Fracture), play a drug addict with the best of them (Half Nelson), and — oh, &*%$ it. The Notebook, okay? The Notebook.
3. James McAvoy Why He Made The List: Um, that Scottish accent? Which he has the ability to hide flawlessly at the drop of a hat? Those boyish good looks? A little movie called Atonement. Yeah.
4. Josh Peck Why He Made The List: Like his Wackness costar Olivia Thirlby, this may just be the former teen star’s breakout year. He was the chubby kid on some kids show we of course never watched — now he’s all grown up and doing sexy shower scenes. Sweet! Keep reading »
Kid stars, most of them make us run screaming past the cute years, but Josh Peck is an above-average boy, er, man. The former “funny fat kid” and cast member of Nickelodeon hits like The Amanda Show and Drake & Josh, has shed the weight and his child-proof image to take on the role of a teenage pot dealer in indie flick The Wackness. He even strips down for a shower sex scene — steamy! While Peck says a bad breakup before the film began shooting helped prepare him for the role, it seems like critics and moviegoers alike are already doing a pretty good job of stroking Josh’s…. ego. [Boston Herald] Keep reading »