Beyonce has had great success as a singer/songwriter and a modicum of success as an actress — She was great in “Dreamgirls,” but let’s not forget she didn’t win the Oscar. Yet, she’s always willing to heap more onto her plate. Now, she is in talks with DC Comics and Warner Bros. to play the first black Wonder Woman. Beyonce will bring a physical prowess and flexibility unrivaled by the other actresses linked to this role, Jessica Biel, Katie Holmes and Evangeline Lilly. But do we really need to see Beyonce mimic another woman or character? I don’t think so. I say, she should hone her acting skills by taking roles for stand-alone characters. After the jump, check out a list of Beyonce’s movies and the woman or character she impersonated. Keep reading »
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The “Sex and the City” movie sequel is all but confirmed — Kim Cattrall says it’s on, Sarah Jessica Parker says a few details still need to be ironed out, but given the success of the first film this summer, I don’t think we’ll be able to avoid another Carrie & Co. chick flick fest. So what do we want out of round two? Entertainment Weekly had their own ideas and, sorry, we were a little bored. Miranda a PTA mom? No thanks. Our brilliant plot line suggestions, after the jump… Keep reading »
One of the biggest themes to sell movie tickets is sex. Movies packed with steamy love scenes usually prove to be the biggest sellers. But what happens when a film contains love scenes which fall far from erotic? Check out the top five unsexiest love scenes in movies, after the jump… Keep reading »
There are a lot of movies I’d love to see that no one ever wants to actually watch with me, either because they think the movie is going to blow (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua”) or because I want to go at inconvenient times and they just can’t (like right now, I have a hankering to finally see “Rachel Getting Married” and no one is answering my text messages, those bitches). That’s why I’ve gotten awfully used to go to the movies alone and frankly, I kind of prefer it to fighting for seats with a group of girlfriends. After the jump, five reasons why having a date at the movies, totally sucks. Keep reading »
Starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Justin Long
Directed by Kevin Smith
Last night I got to see the much-talked-about movie “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” as part of the CMJ Film Festival. Quite honestly, I was not impressed. Maybe it’s because there has been so much media attention surrounding the movie because of its title and the banning of certain posters. Or maybe my sense of humor just doesn’t mesh well with writer/director Kevin Smith’s. Either way, I thought the story was a big cliche, and Seth Rogen really didn’t need to say “f&*k” so many times without reason. 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 »
I’m not gonna lie; part of why I wanted to see this movie is that it had my name in it. I didn’t read much, if anything about it, aside from seeing the poster, so I will tell you right off what I didn’t know until the film started: this is not really a chick flick, at least, in the sense of feel-good, “Sex and the City”-style romance. It’s dark and intense, and will make you cry…unless you have a heart of stone. But the humor here is highlighted by the otherwise intense drama (aka, a dramedy). It is a chick flick in that it centers around two sisters, whose bond is intense, combative, and holds lots of longtime hurt.
While I am on this “break” with the man friend (it remains unclear how long this break will last, FYI), I’ve sworn off certain movies, TV shows, and songs out of fear that they’ll make me depressed. A friend of mine went through a breakup recently and all she did was listen to Morrissey, but wallowing is not really my heartbreak style. I like avoidance and denial. Obviously, I can’t avoid these aspects of pop culture forever and will need to work them gradually back into my life, but for now, there will be no “General Hospital”, or Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend”, or Reese Witherspoon movies. See the rest of the list of Pop Culture No-No’s, after the jump. Keep reading »
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of “Dead Ringers” — the mega-awesomely creepy David Cronenberg movie which made us vow never to date identical twin gynecologists after we rented it on VHS one rainy day at Blockbuster. Starring a dashingly young Jeremy Irons as brothers Eliot and Beverly Mantle — who look so identical that they routinely swap girlfriends without telling them that they’re, um, two people — “Dead Ringers” is chock full of hot love and heavy psycho-drama. We’ve always loved the opening scene, which offers the handy-dandy lesson on human reproduction in the clip above. [Amazon and IMDB] Keep reading »
“Rachel Getting Married”
Anne Hathaway takes an indie turn in this complicated portrait of one weekend, two sisters, and the family’s black sheep.
Keira Knightley plays the Duchess of Devonshire in a period drama about the Paris Hilton of the18th century.