Part of the reason my parents named me Amelia was in honor of Amelia Earhart, the female aviator. Earhart broke a bunch of aviation records and was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was pronounced dead in 1939, a year and a half after her plane vanished on a flight somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. Her body was never found. The first trailer for the biopic “Amelia,” starring Hilary Swank, has been released and it’s got OSCAR written all over it. I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed in the casting. Yes, Swank is a double Oscar winner, but, um, I find her kind of boring. I can’t help but think Amy Adams — who plays Earhart in “Night At The Museum 2″ — would have been a fresher choice. But I’ll reserve final judgment until I see the flick, which I think all Amelias should get free tickets to. Keep reading »
By now, you’ve probably heard of “The Girlfriend Experience,” Steven Soderbergh’s new movie about a high-end call girl who charges $2,000 for the privilege of letting guys pretend she’s their girlfriend and who’s played by porn star Sasha Grey. But have you heard of “The Boyfriend Experience”? The crew over at Totally Sketch has created a highly amusing faux trailer for the nonexistent sequel to the GFE feature. This time, the storyline focuses on a nice young woman who has a total jerk for a boyfriend. And guess how much he charges by the hour to ignore you, eat your food, and make a mess everywhere? Well, it’s a heck of a lot more than you’d think. [Cinematical] Keep reading »
Keira Knightley seems to make period film after period film, and “The Edge of Love” doesn’t break the trend. In it, she and Sienna Miller play two women loved by the famous poet Dylan Thomas. The movie is out in very limited release in the U.S., but we think it looks worth Netflixing for a few reasons: 1) Lindsay Lohan was originally cast in the role Sienna plays, and we’d like to imagine how the train-wreck would have played it. 2) A first, we didn’t even recognize Sienna Miller. She had to put on a little weight for the role, and she looks lovelier than ever. 3) Matthew Rhys, aka Kevin Walker on “Brothers & Sisters,” plays Dylan Thomas. 4) Cillian Murphy and his baby blues. Keep reading »
There are so many great movies out in theaters now: “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Revolutionary Road,” “Marley & Me”… But I’m a broke ass ho who can’t afford to pay $12 a ticket, but, thanks to the TV, I saw this lil’ gem, “Bed Head,” during a film festival and it’s up on YouTube for free. Yay, for the interweb! Now, I’m not sure why the lady star is wearing a tube dress and carrying a clutch mid-day, but love is all about the suspension of disbelief.
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Forget it. I am so excited to see this movie. The new trailer for “Twilight” is out and dang, it looks pretty awesome and I’m not just saying that because Robert Pattinson makes my loins burn in the pleasurable way (as opposed to the bladder infection way). So tell me, “Twilight” fans, which of the books should I read in anticipation of the film? I want to walk into the theater with an understanding of the “Twilight” universe. Keep reading »
Catherine and I cannot wait for “Confessions Of A Shopaholic” to hit theaters in February 2009 and we’re not embarrassed to say it. Based on the novel(s) by Sophia Kinsella, the film stars adorable Isla Fisher as Rebecca, a woman for whom shopping is the world’s great aphrodisiac. I wouldn’t have thought I would be THAT psyched about this movie, because the books (I’ve read one…okay, maybe two) are insanely mediocre as far as chick lit goes. But by the looks of the film’s trailer, Fisher breathes such life into an otherwise “meh” character, that it seems certain the movie will, for once, be way, way, way better than the book. 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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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Most romantic comedies are a little sap-tastic with few moments that are actually funny. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, looks cute, and more importantly, funny. I’m sitting in a coffee shop with my headphones in, and I actually laughed out loud while watching it. Seriously, people are looking at me. It comes out October 3. Keep reading »