This weekend, the world will get to see Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake’s butt in “Friends With Benefits.” But as we’ve shared with you before, there were actually three projects angling to grab this movie’s coveted title. The first became Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman‘s “No Strings Attached.” And the third, a television show that now shares the name “Friends with Benefits,” begins airing in two weeks on NBC.
So, of these three projects’ leading men—who would we shun, shag, and marry? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »
Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher didn’t get great reviews for their romantic comedy, “No Strings Attached.” Now, we bring you the complete trailer for “Friends with Benefits,” Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake‘s nearly identical movie. And, uh, it looks really cute. I like that in this movie, both characters have gone through breakups and are in a vulnerable place when they enter into their arrangement. Mila doesn’t have the annoying I’m-a-workaholic-who-hates-relationships vibe Natalie’s character had in her movie. And Justin just seems so much more humble and unassuming than Ashton did in the other flick. Plus, this preview got a few chuckles out of me. What do you think—will this movie be better than “No Strings Attached”? After all, it did win the coveted title of “Friends with Benefits” that the two projects jockeyed for. Keep reading »
In the midst of awards season, you would think that the movies coming out now would be palate cleansers—lightweight feel-good movies that aren’t necessarily vying for recognition. But some of this week’s movies, the foreign ones in particular, are totally killing it. So get thee to an indie theater and shake off some of that Hollywood-hating mojo that’s been going around! Catch this week’s new movies after the jump. Keep reading »
“I was shooting so many sex scenes I was getting tired of it. I never thought that anything related to sex would be something I’d get tired of.”
–Ashton Kutcher on his utterly boring sex scenes with “No Strings Attached” co-star Natalie Portman [Mirror.co.uk] Keep reading »
“One thing [high school sex ed classes] teach about is how to get pregnant or how to not get pregnant, but they don’t really talk about sex as a point of pleasure for women. The male orgasm is actually right there and readily available to learn about because it’s actually part of the reproductive cycle, but the female orgasm isn’t really talked about in the education system. Part of that creates a place where women aren’t empowered around their own sexuality and their own sexual selves, and from a purely entertainment point of view, to create a movie with a female lead that’s empowered with her own sexuality is a powerful thing. And if we can give teenage people something to think about from a sex perspective, I would say it would be to open a conversation where women are empowered with their own sexual experiences from an educational level as well as an entertainment level.”
– Ashton Kutcher talks about sex ed and the female orgasm, presumably to shill for his new female orgasm-centered movie, “No Strings Attached.” [Movieline] Keep reading »