“It’s for the film ‘Hick.’ I thought [my character] needed red hair. It helps when you’re playing a role, when I don’t feel like myself. And I don’t really feel like myself with red hair… I feel like Ariel.”
—Blake Lively explains that she hasn’t gone strawberry blonde permanently and that the new shade is for a movie. As for “The Little Mermaid” comparison, glad to hear that she saw it, too. Perhaps wearing a turquoise dress (Ariel’s signature color) wasn’t the best choice. The parallel wouldn’t have been as obvious if she were rocking an LBD. [People] Keep reading »
There are some guys that look totally doofy with hair. But then there is another breed of guy who looks silly without it. Take, for example, Jake Gyllenhaal, who has shaved his head for his role as a cop in the movie “End of Watch.” Maybe it will look a little better when his dome gets a little more sun? [People] Keep reading »
Watch your back, Tina Fey, there’s a new Sarah Palin in town! The first photo of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin for the HBO film, “Game Change,” which began production today, is out. Damn, Julianne looks exactly like the pitbull in lipstick: the lady-politician red jacket, the wireless glasses, the squinty grin … it’s all pitch-perfect! Who do you think looks more like Sarah Palin — tried-and-true Tina Fey or new-girl-in-town Julianne Moore? [People] Keep reading »
I can’t wait — like, cannot wait — for “Bridesmaids” to come out. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm (!!!), and food poisoning jokes? Yes, please. Also, three golden retriever puppies appeal to my inner nine-year-old girl. This “dirty version” of the “Bridesmaids” trailer — NSFW on account of salty language and Jon Hamm getting some reverse cowgirl action — has me feeling excited in my panties, for real. [IndieWire] Keep reading »
Like may others on the interwebs, I am very excited for Anna Faris‘ upcoming flick, “What’s Your Number?” The movie is sort of like a female version of “High Fidelity,” and appeals to us because it’s about a woman having a hard time on the dating trail. When Anna Faris’ character reads in a magazine that 96 percent of women who’ve had sex with more than 20 guys don’t end up getting married, she freaks because, well, her number is 20. So she decides to go back and see if any of the ones she’s already boned—from Andy Samberg to Chris Pratt (Anna’s real life husband) to Joel McHale—was actually the one. The New Yorker totally spilled the beans on what happens in the end, but we’re still looking forward to it anyway. [NY Post] Keep reading »
Dear New Yorker,
Obviously, you are an awesome magazine. However, I have one small, teensy weensy beef. Could you please—possibly—stop ruining the ending of movies for me? Last night, on a 10-hour flight from Buenos Aires to New York, I sat down determined to catch up on your last three issues. In one, I read a review of Jake Gyllenhaal‘s newish movie, “Source Code.” I had been planning to see it. Emphasis on the had. While you didn’t go into details, you told me how it unfolds in the end. Which sort of takes the wind out of a movie’s sail, doesn’t it? But even worse, in a fantastic article about Anna Faris and her specific brand of girl humor, you let me know the surprise twist ending of her upcoming click, “What’s Your Number?” Which. Doesn’t. Even. Come. Out. Until. SEPTEMBER. Reading this reminded me of the collective sigh of 100 students in my Intro to Film Studies class in college when our professor told us the secret to “Chinatown” before we watched. Keep reading »
Robert Pattinson‘s new movie “Water For Elephants” is scoring big with audiences, with 93 percent of Rotten Tomatoes viewers giving it a thumbs up, but how does it score amongst critics?
In the film adaptation from the book with the same name, Rob portrays a veterinarian who experiences a tragic loss and runs away, then finds himself working with a circus. After joining the rag tag team, Jacob finds himself falling in love with the ringleader’s wife, played by Hollywood’s sweetheart Reese Witherspoon.
Renowned critic Roger Ebert gave the movie three stars, calling the film “endearingly old-fashioned,” and “a movie made of real people and plausible sets.” Meanwhile, the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes was not as kind as their viewers. Read more… Keep reading »
Candy Darling was a part of artist Andy Warhol’s inner circle–a muse and a flamboyant character in Warhol’s Factory scene. She was also a dark and troubled figure, immortalized in the Velvet Underground’s “Walk on the Wildside.” The new documentary, “Beautiful Darling,” chronicles Darling’s humble beginnings as a young boy and her rise to Warhol superstar. We can’t wait to see it. Keep reading »
This weekend, I finished Mockingjay, the third and final book in The Hunger Games trilogy. I had to put the book down multiple times so I could cry and then, at the end, I cried again because it was all over and I couldn’t go back in time to when I hadn’t read them yet and start all over. What a great series. Seriously, if you haven’t read them, DO, and before the movie version of the first book comes out.
Speaking of, casting decisions for the film are readily being made…
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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
was one of my favorite books of 2010 — and millions of other readers agree. This summer, “The Help” hits the big screen, starring Emma Stone
as Skeeter, a white recent college graduate writing for the local newspaper in her Mississippi town, and Viola Davis
(“Doubt”) as Aibileen, a black maid who works for one of Skeeter’s friends. Skeeter comes home from college to find all the friends she grew up with are married with children and employers to black “help,” who are second-class citizens in 1960′s Jackson, Mississippi
. The story follows Skeeter as she interviews Aibileen and other black maids for a secret book project that exposes the ugly day-to-day racism
in Jackson’s domestic life to the rest of the world. While I was originally unconvinced that teen sex comedy queen Emma Stone was the right casting for the role of Skeeter, judging by the trailer for “The Help,” she carries it off with just the right amount of sass and spunk. [AOL
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