No, we don’t mean it that way! Get your mind out of the gutter, pervs. In honor of the new movie “Savages,” we’re obviously talking about how it seems like the best star vehicles have three wheels.
Occasionally, a fourth wannabe will try to awkwardly insert himself into the ménage à trois (witness poor Ernie Hudson in “Ghostbusters”), but history’s proven that a triad has always struck a chord with audiences. So, sticking with that agreed-upon equation, here’s a list of nine trios that prove that, as Schoolhouse Rock taught us, three really is a magic number. Read more…
Channing Tatum. Matt Bomer. Joe Manganiello. Alex Pettyfer. Matthew McConaughey. And Jason Biggs? Oh, if only he had fucked that mirror like he really meant it… Well, there’s always the sequel! [NY Daily News]
James Franco stars as in this prequel to “The Wizard Of Oz,” playing a magician who gets transported to a strange world via tornado (you know how it goes). There, he meets three witches — Michelle Williams (as Glinda), Rachel Weisz (I presume the evil one) and Mila Kunis (the witch who henceforth shall be known as “The One Who Looks Like Carmen Sandiego) — and decides he’s the only one who can save this magical land from total destruction. James Franco playing a guy with a God complex? You don’t say! Check out the trailer above.
“As the film credits started to roll, I couldn’t move. I burst into tears. People walking past me patted me on the back, trying to console me. ‘The Notebook’ was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together. But I was also crying because … my marriage had died. And there was nothing I could do to bring it back.”
– R. Kelly, on how Ryan Gosling ruined his marriage, as explained in his new memoir Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me. Real talk: I can’t wait to read this book. [via NYMag.com]
Question: can Lifetime really call their remake — featuring an all black cast — of the ’80s classic “Steel Magnolias” an “original movie”? Because the story line and all the dialogue appears to be exactly the same. This time around, the movie stars Queen Latifah (M’Lynn), Alfre Woodard (Ouise, still in a bad mood for 40 years), Phylicia Rashad (Clairee), Jill Scott (Truvy), Adepero Odoye (Annelle), and Condola Rashad (Shelby, who still has diabetes). Unless Shelby remarkably lives at the end, I don’t think you can call this movie original or particularly necessary. Thankfully, I don’t need either to be inclined to watch! [Blackbook]
It would be unfair to list off Nora Ephron’s greatest movie moments as merely a collection of scenes from “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless In Seattle”. Two important films, no doubt, but Ephron’s magic is sprinkled across all her work: from the Instant Messages written in “You’ve Got Mail” to Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep’s rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” in “Heartburn.” Grab a pen and take note while we run down some of our favorite Ephronisms–you might surprise yourself as you grab “Michael” at your local surviving Blockbuster later today.
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