Don’t tell his ex-girlfriends, but Joe Jonas has his sights set on being more than just a mere musician. See, he wants to be a musician/actor, with a side order of producer. Joe told E! Online that he will be producing and starring in a passion project that doesn’t of yet have a name. In it, he will play a “young man who is finding himself.” And this bears no relationship to reality, people. Keep reading »
For the past few years, ’70s TV shows like “Charlie’s Angels” and “Hawaii Five-O” have been the thing to reboot for TV shows. But now it feels like ’80s movies are having their moment. Remember “Romancing the Stone,” the 1984 flick starring Kathleen Turner as a romance novelist who heads to South America to bring home her kidnapped sister and ends up getting into all sorts of shenanigans with Michael Douglas? Well, NBC is developing the concept into a series. Only, this time around, said woman will be looking for her missing brother while teaming up with a hot dude for weekly adventures.
And it appears that “The Blues Brothers” will be getting a small-screen treatment, too. Keep reading »
You know how sometimes you crave a night of Chinese takeout and a comedy you would never spend $12 on at the movie theater? And meanwhile, you’d rather take bath in wall spackle than see the serious, heart-wrenching Oscar contender? Well, there might be a scientific reason for this. Apparently, watching a funny movie is good for your heart. Researchers at the University of Maryland studied bloodflow while watching movies and found that when a comedy was on—they used “There’s Something About Mary”—the lining of blood vessels expanded, leading to improved blood flow. Meanwhile, when they had participants watch a war movie (“Saving Private Ryan”), the opposite happened—blood vessels constricted and reduced blood flow. The difference between the two was significant—30 to 50 percent of the blood vessel’s diameter. Interesting. That is the sound of me giving myself permission to watch a marathon of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Best In Show,” and “Bridesmaids” rather than going to to the gym. [Newser, Daily Mail] Keep reading »
The discerning female film viewer has long trained herself to separate rom-coms from reality when it comes to her love life. He’s probably not going to win you over with a grand romantic gesture, he’s probably not going to beat up some loser just to impress you, and he’s probably not going to have Matthew McConaughey’s abs. But that’s why we watch those flicks, isn’t it? It’s like porn for women’s emotions — or at the very least, something light and fluffy to entertain you when you’re lying at home on a Saturday night with cramps.
Romantic comedies about romance will always be made. Hey, something’s got to keep Jennifer Aniston working. However, in recent years, a new breed of romantic comedies has come around: work-comedies. Instead of McConaughey’s abs, we’re lusting after the woman on the big screen with the great hubby, the cute kids, and the important job. Keep reading »
Sadly, it is the last week in August. The past few weekends have been nasty out (thanks a lot Irene) and thus, I’m starting to get a little depressed about the fact that summer is slipping away. But never fear. As a friend reminded me the other week, this amazing season actually lasts until September 23rd. So schedule in a few last barbecues and a beach trip. And check out this week’s best movies, TV shows, albums and more. Keep reading »
I never thought it would get this serious. First it was an after-work thing. Then it was weekends. Eventually we were seeing each other anytime I had two hours to spare. This is the story of how I fell in love with Netflix. Keep reading »
Let the games begin! I am a huge
fan of The Hunger Games
, Suzanne Collins young adult book series, so imagine my excitement at finally getting a sneak peek at the first film during last night’s VMAs. Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the film, introduced the clip, my palms started to sweat, and then … this was it? I know they’re slowing starting to build anticipation, but this “teaser” was barely a tickle. Meh. [Huffington Post
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A shorter version of this trailer aired on TV this week, and since I don’t watch as much network television as I used to, I wasn’t sure how new the trailer was. Turns out it’s brand new—and it’s news because Johnny Depp has been working on “The Rum” Diary since 2007. The movie itself has reportedly been locked in pre-production purgatory since 2000; Hunter S. Thompson, frustrated by the slow development of “The Rum Diary,” famously called the project a “waterhead **karound.” Read more… Keep reading »
“I was terrified going into it, we both were. It was my first love scene in a movie, and it was my first time ever making out with a guy. What was so weird about it was once we started doing it, it was so surprising and strange to me how sort of blasé I became about it almost immediately. In a weird way it was upsetting to me that I was so comfortable making out with this dude, and having simulated sex with him! It struck me how sort of normal it seemed. Not enough to make me go bi, but enough to make me go ‘Oh, this isn’t anything, it’s just two people.’”
—Michael Ian Black talks about his sex scene with Bradley Cooper way back in the day in the movie “Wet Hot American Summer.” While most of the cast has signed on for the sequel/prequel, Bradley is allegedly the lone hold-out. Maybe because he’s afraid of having to have another makeout session with Michael? [SixPackage] Keep reading »