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“There’s A Misogyny In Audiences,” Says Director

“Nicholas Stoller, director of ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall‘ and ‘Get Him To The Greek,’ says, “There’s a misogyny in audiences, a much higher bar of required likability for women stars. You need to make the actress completely adorable, or else she’ll be thought of as the straight man or the bummer — which is why I focus so carefully on trying to write fully fleshed out roles for women in my movies.” To make a woman adorable, one successful female screenwriter says “you have to defeat her at the beginning. It’s a conscious thing I do — abuse and break her, strip her of her dignity, and then she gets to live out our fantasies and have fun. It’s as simple as making the girl cry 15 minutes into the movie.”

— A profile of actress Anna Faris in The New Yorker by journalist Tad Friend became a larger thinkpiece about the “required likability for women stars,” as one director put it put it. There’s a requirement that women on film are not too threatening to male — and one would assume, as well, female — audiences. You have to wonder why that is. I’ve always said that sexism still exists in 2011, only it is a lot less blatant than in years past. But if you ever needed evidence that sexism is alive and well, there you go. (If you’re curious, I wrote a post back in 2009 on this same general topic.) [The New Yorker via AnnaHolmes.Tumblr.com] Keep reading »

Michelle Williams Goes Commando For “Meek’s Cutoff”

Michelle Williams’ co-star Zoe Kazan revealed some unique wardrobe benefits enjoyed by the female cast of “Meek’s Cutoff,” at a screening Monday night in New York hosted by the Cinema Society and accessories designer Nancy Gonzalez.

Kazan explained her favorite features about their 1845-style dresses with full skirts: “You can wear no underpants and just squat and pee and that’s really useful. You can do it in public and no one will see you. You go out into the fields and cop a squat under your skirt. It’s true that’s what the pioneer women used to do.”

Williams confirmed to StyleList that she also went commando during filming in the Oregon desert. “It’s true. That’s one of the things I missed about those dresses.” Read more… Keep reading »

The Justin Bieber And Ashton Kutcher Mind Meld

Is Justin Bieber the next Ashton Kutcher? Apparently, the two dudes will be getting time warpy in the movie “What Would Kenny Do?” The premise of the flick is that a cool 30-something guy goes back in time as a hologram to help his nerdy teenage self through the treacherous landscape that is high school. Justin is supposedly already signed on the dotted line for the movie and Ashton is set to produce and star in it.

Oh, and this isn’t the first time Ashton has alluded to Justin as his younger version. Keep reading »

New “Breaking Dawn” Sex Scene Pics

Soon, we will have enough images from the “Breaking Dawn” sex scene to make a flipbook. The scene apparently took Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart more than 12 hours to film and looks like it could be pretty spicy, at least judging from this image. One more for ya, after the jump. [Buzzfeed]

UPDATE: Sadly we had to take down the images because, uh, the movie studio did not authorize their release onto the interwebs. Keep reading »

“The Hangover Part II” Looks Like The Same Movie All Over Again. Cool!

Confession: I only saw “The Hangover” last night, after a friend insisted it was “unAmerican” that I’d never seen it. So that makes it that much sweeter that the preview for “The Hangover: Part II” appeared this morning. It essentially looks like the same movie—only with a monkey rather than a tiger and a face tattoo instead of a missing tooth—but the first one was so fun that I’ll take it. Also, this one takes place in Thailand and doesn’t have a cameo from Mel Gibson. So, phew. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Britney Spears Porta-Potty Bungee Jumps


Britney Spears doesn’t mind walking into a gas station bathroom with bare feet. So I’m not completely, completely surprised that she signed on to Porta-Potty Bungee Jump in “Jackass 3D.” Apparently, the clip was cut from the actual movie for time, but Johnny Knoxville revealed it last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “I’m not scared of poo poo,” Britney says, before getting in the Porta-Potty. We only hope that the liquid flying about is dyed water and not … ewwww … what we think it is. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Hailee Steinfeld To Be Sleeping Beauty

Fairy tales continue to be the new period pieces. In addition to dueling Snow White movies, it looks like there is now a race for a revisionist Sleeping Beauty flick. Today, it was announced that Hailee Steinfield of “True Grit” is attached to a Sleeping Beauty project. Oh, but it won’t be the standard take. In this version, Princess Aurora is stuck in a terrifying dream world she has to try to escape. In other words, it’ll take more that just a prince’s kiss to wake her. This movie sounds cool—kind of like the classic tale meets “Inception”—but I was already pumped for Disney’s “Maleficent,” which tells the Sleeping Beauty story from the eyes of the evil witch-turned-dragon. Plus, that one will most likely be directed by Tim Burton. What do you think—can the world handle two dark Sleeping Beauty retellings? [MTV] Keep reading »

Kim Cattrall On Playing An Aging Porn Star

“It was actually kind of a relief. It was like getting rid of the Barbie doll and throwing it out and starting again. We were shooting in Detroit, and there’s a lot of great bars in Detroit. So I ate and I drank for about six weeks.”

Kim Cattrall on gaining 20 pounds and going totally unglamorous for her role in “Meet Monica Velour,” about an aging porn star living in a trailer park. Ahhh, I am now trying to picture Samantha Jones ordering potato skins at a Rock City dive. Priceless. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

10 Reasons We’d Like Armie Hammer To Be Our Prince Charming

Because Hollywood is a magical place where ideas sprout in twos, there are currently two Snow White movies in the works—one starring Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen and the other with Julie Roberts as the Meanie Mirror Looker. Charlize’s project seemed to be in the lead when Kristen Stewart was cast as Snow White and Viggo Mortensen signed on to be the hunter charged with killing her. But, finally, score one for the Julia Roberts version. It was just announced that “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” has found its Prince Charming, and it’s Armie Hammer of “The Social Network.” [Huffington Post]

This news makes me very, very happy. After the jump, 10 reasons I adore Armie. Keep reading »

Mila Kunis Says Natalie Portman Did Do The Dancing In “Black Swan”

“Natalie danced her a** off. I think it’s unfortunate that this is coming out and taking attention away from what Natalie deserved and got. She’ll tell you, no, she was not on pointe when she did a fouetté. No one’s going to deny that. But she did do every ounce of every one of her dances. [Lane] wasn’t used for everything. It was more like a safety net. If Nat wasn’t able to do something, you’d have a safety net. The same thing that I had — I had a double as a safety net. We all did. No one ever denied it.”

Mila Kunis responds to the allegation made by ballerina Sarah Lane, Natalie Portman‘s body double in “Black Swan,” that she did the bulk of Natalie’s dancing in the movie and was told to keep quiet about it. Funny how the story back in the fall was Natalie and Mila dancing their a**es off, literally. [EW] Keep reading »

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