In July, the summer seems so plentiful. There’s plenty of time to learn to sail and ride bikes in the park. But today is August 1—the date when, every year, I start feeling like summer is slipping through my fingertips, like the metaphorical sand I haven’t used to build a sandcastle. So my number one priority for this week is to spend as much time as possible outdoors. My second priority? To enjoy this week’s crop of movies, music and television. Hey, they are just as lovely as a long nap in a hammock.
After the jump, the shows, albums, flicks, and more you won’t want to miss this week. Keep reading »
“After one of our scenes, the directors said, ‘This is feeling a little goofy. Let’s try this with a kiss at the end.’ And I thought, ‘Holy s—! I’ve never kissed on-camera before. What do I have to do? I didn’t take that class in college.’ Emma’s just this total pro. She pulls out her lip gloss and says, ‘It’s cherry. That cool with you?’ That kiss shall forever be my deer in ‘Stand by Me.’ It’s my moment alone. No one but me will ever be able to treasure it.”
—Josh Groban talks about his first onscreen kiss ever with Emma Stone in “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” In the movie, Josh plays Emma’s douche-y boyfriend. But in real life, douche-y guys don’t make analogies to “Stand By Me.” [People] Keep reading »
Umm, hello. We are far too obsessed with the official poster for “The Ides of March,” the upcoming flick that stars George Clooney as a a presidential candidate whose campaign is derailed when one of his aides, Ryan Gosling, becomes caught up in a nasty scandal. Clooney apparently wrote the movie years ago, but shelved it throughout Barack Obama‘s campaign because he felt the country was too hopeful “for a cynical political movie.” But now he feels the timing is just right. “Republicans hate the beginning of the movie, Democrats hate the end,” he said. And thanks to the flicks’ two lead men, straight women love it all the way through just because of the eye candy. Check out the trailer, after the jump! [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
“It was a mind trip for me. Olivia is two or three years younger than me, so to have her playing my mother was definitely a head trip. I’d just like to point out that [my song] ‘Mother Lover’ is about sexing up someone else’s mother.”
—Justin Timberlake talks at Comic-Con about his new action flick, “In Time,” in which he stars alongside Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde. In the movie, scientists have figured out how to stop the aging process so that people remain forever 25—but for a high price. Which means that in the movie, characters who are far older in numerical age look the same as everyone else. Hence, how Olivia can play Justin’s mom.
See what Justin had to say about Amanda Seyfried after the jump. Keep reading »
Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is my full-time job. So after the jump, your cheat sheet of the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, the movies you need to see, and much, much more this week. Keep reading »
Last week, Entertainment Weekly ran a first look at Lily Collins as Snow White in Tarsem Singh’s “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White,” which will also star Julia Roberts as the Evil Stepmother. Just a few days later, “Snow White and the Huntsman”—the Snow White movie starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron—got its moment to shine at Comic-Con. Now, these two Snow Whites are drastically different. Lily Collins is the classic beauty, while Kristen Stewart looks rugged and ready to fight. “It’s not a little girl sitting by a well with tweety birds telling her what’s going on,” explains director Rupert Sanders.
But the real question here is—why do the dwarves get no love? Keep reading »
There’s the age old question, “Can men and women just be friends?” But there’s a second question that’s practically as ancient: “Should you just be friends or take it to the next level?” The upcoming film “One Day,” starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, explores that very notion by introducing audiences to Emma and Dexter, a pair of Brits that spend the night together their last night of college, and then decide to just be friends. The film — check out the trailer here — then shows them each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. Sometimes they’re together, sometimes they not, but you’ll have to watch the movie to see whether they end up together in the end. Keep reading »
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 »