It’s not hard to understand why screenwriters love to make the male lead some kind of carpenter or woodworker: its a vaguely “manly” sounding job yet free-spirited and there’s ample opportunity to take their shirts off. I realized this the other night when I saw “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” and fell head over heels in lust with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Catherine Keener’s super-sensitive love interest yet is also a manly-man carpenter. He’s a poor man’s Javier Bardem, but I won’t have to shank Penelope Cruz to get him in bed. Mmm-mmm. You can hammer my nail anytime, Jeffrey. Screw my bolts. Level my 2-x-4. Drill, baby, drill!
Enough with the double entendres. After the jump, eight more hot carpenters of film and television. I’m sure you’ll be impressed with how well they work with their wood. (Sorry.)
Oh, no, “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” trailer is actually making me miss high school. (Horrible feeling. Don’t go there! Stop that!) Logan Lerman is cheek-pinchingly adorable as Charlie, the wallflower in question; Emma Watson and Amelia’s barely-legal boyfriend Ezra Miller are his misfit pals, Sam and Patrick. Paul Rudd co-stars as an English teacher who is hotter than should be allowed. The movie’s out September 14th, which gives you plenty of time to read the amazing book on which it is based, written by Stephen Chbosky. If you can handle the teen angst, that is. [MTV]
Well, she shaved her head and lost a ton of weight to play Fantine in the latest movie version of “Les Misérables,” but from the looks of this early trailer (the movie isn’t due out until Christmas), it was worth it. Anne Hathaway sings a pretty damn good rendition of “I Dreamed A Dream” as Victor Hugo’s ill-fated prostitute (who sells her hair and her teeth to take care of her own sickly child); hopefully the film is as solid because the last one — starring Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, and Liam Neeson — was terrrrrrible.
“The Bling Ring” has sounded promising since news first relayed that Sofia Coppola would be adapting the story for the silver screen. It goes something like this: a band of spoiled, fame-obsessed Hollywood teenagers break into the homes of stars like Orlando Bloom and Paris Hilton. It’s a startling (and, as you’ll recall, true) tale of celebrity, greed, and youth in the age of the Internet, which the teens used to track down the whereabouts of their high-profile victims. The first photo of the cast hit the web this week via Entertainment Weekly, and I must say, they’ve styled the naughty mid-aughties kids to a T: Emma Watson looks every bit the young, wealthy heathen, replete with a fur vest and, naturally, the requisite how-old-are-you-why-do-you-have-that Birkin bag. The rest of the cast is spot-on, too: attractive, expensively-dressed, big iced coffees, no-soul-behind-my-Dior-sunglasses stares … yeah, I’m really looking forward to this movie. It’s too bad it won’t be in theaters until next year. [Crushable]
We’re so psyched for the upcoming premiere of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, opening June 1. and in this series of interviews, K-Stew tells The Frisky what drew her to the role in the first place, in particular Snow White’s caretaking nature and connection to the earth. She also hints at a serious sexual chemistry between her character and the Huntsman, played by the drool-worthy Chris Hemsworth. Hmm, was that in the original fairy tale? Check out the three interviews with Kristen above! Keep reading »
One of the films that made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival this week is “The Paperboy,” starring Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, and Zac Efron. The film is based on Pete Dexter’s 1995 novel of the same name, and is about a reporter (McConaughey) investigating the wrongful conviction of a creepy inmate (Cusack). Kidman plays a woman who is super horny for Cusack’s character, while Efron plays McConaughey’s brother, and somewhere along the way, Efron’s character gets stung by a jelly fish and Nicole pees on him. Apparently, the movie is getting panned by critics, but I think it sounds worth seeing for the pee scene alone. “This is a movie that often seems to be missing important transitional scenes or specific inserts,” wrote New York magazine’s Kyle Buchanan in his review, ”but you had better believe that when Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron, that camera is there.” Also: ”Yes, you get a close-up of the stream.” Awesome. [Dlisted; NYMag.com]