Someone up there must be looking out for me, because there are so many amazing movies about teenagers behaving badly in my future! As if I wasn’t already psyched enough about “Spring Breakers” hitting theaters on the 22nd, the first teaser trailer for “The Bling Ring,” the Sofia Coppola-directed film based on the true tale of a band of wealthy, fame-hungry L.A. teenagers who robbed multiple celebrity residences back in 2009, came out on Friday. Naturally, it is 56 seconds of pure dark, sleazy bliss. The movie looks completely, outlandishly ridiculous, and I am so in. God, I love watching Hermione get all slutty! [YouTube]
What can be said about the new “Les Miserables” film that hasn’t already been said? Let’s ask Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records. Does it feature “Gladiator vs. Wolverine”? Yes, yes it does. Is it about the miserable? Well, yes it is. And is the best part of the film a cameo of an elephant butt? Perhaps!
Watch this clip to find out whether ICP — and you — will be heading to the theaters opening day. (Answer for J and Shaggy 2 Dope: Not likely, though Violent J “does like musicals.”)
I feel like romantic comedies are always about a woman who’s trying to get hitched, and a guy who’s resisting (except for, I guess, “Runaway Bride”). So I’m really excited for the new Lizzy Caplan movie, “Save the Date,” where — gasp! — she plays a woman who turns down her boyfriend’s proposal. Caplan was absolutely breathtaking in the pretty-much-straight-to-video “Bachelorette,” and we’re really excited to see her helm a film here. Plus, her boyfriend is played by Christina Hendricks’ real life boo, who we hear is a pretty funny guy. [NYMag.com]
James Franco stars as in this prequel to “The Wizard Of Oz,” playing a magician who gets transported to a strange world via tornado (you know how it goes). There, he meets three witches — Michelle Williams (as Glinda), Rachel Weisz (I presume the evil one) and Mila Kunis (the witch who henceforth shall be known as “The One Who Looks Like Carmen Sandiego) — and decides he’s the only one who can save this magical land from total destruction. James Franco playing a guy with a God complex? You don’t say! Check out the trailer above.
Look, you could choose to get really upset about the rampant objectification of women and flagrant misogyny in a movie like “Piranha 3DD.” Or, you could realize that this is a film starring David Hasselhoff and Ving Rhames — and that the latter sports a pair of prosthetic gun legs throughout. Do you really want to waste your time being mad at that? Instead, why not put on some 3-D glasses and enjoy the very top-heavy ride? I know I will. [Perez Hilton]
I would watch two hours of Michael Fassbender reading his grocery list, so his new sex addiction drama, “Shame,” is high up on the list of things I’m willing to pay $12 for. Let me spell this out for you: Michael Fassbender and sex. Michael Fassbender and sex. I’ll be seeing “Shame.” Will you? [Guardian UK] Keep reading »
The trailer for “Julie & Julia” is out, and it looks amazing. Starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, the movie is based on Julie Powell’s blog-to-book in which she documented cooking a Julia Childs recipe everyday for a year. It was written by Nora Ephron, so how could it go wrong?! But did they succeed in making Meryl Streep, who is 5’7″, look as tall as Julia Child, who stood 6’2″? Keep reading »
Let’s see…a movie that stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph, John Krasinski, and Catherine O’Hara, directed by Sam Mendes, and written by Dave Eggers. SOLID GOLD. Trailer above… Keep reading »