Even if you didn’t grow up in the 1990s, chances are you spent a solid amount of time in the movie theater taking in countless teen comedies because that’s just what people DID then. How do I know? Because people cannot stop talking about how much they love the 1990s and how “iconic” these fairly mediocre yet oftentimes entertaining films were. Read more…
One of the many reasons why I’m psyched to see “Snow White and the Huntsman” is that it actually seems to be as dark as the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale was written. While the story has been Disney-fied in a couple incarnations, “Snow White and the Huntsman” is a seriously grim and disturbing story — exactly the way it should be! In preparation for the movie’s release on June 1, we’re going to be giving you a little insight into the backstory behind some of the key characters in our “Not Your Children’s Fairy Tale” video series. In this first episode, get to know Queen Ravenna, played by Charlize Theron, who must eat Snow White’s heart in order to achieve immortality and continue to rule the kingdom forever. Keep reading »
I saw “Rock Of Ages” when it was a tiny Off Broadway show. And then I saw it (a few times) in its bigger Broadway incarnation. I can safely say it was one of the most thoroughly entertaining musicals of all time. And by gosh, now it’s a huge Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise as aging rock star Stacee Jaxx and Alec Baldwin as kooky club owner Dennis Dupree. Oh, and Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Malin Ackerman, Paul Giamatti and Mary J. Blige grace the screen. So yeah, just a couple of stars in this flick. For those of you who haven’t seen the play as many times as I have, it’s about a couple of small town kids with big Hollywood dreams. The story is peppered with your favorite ’80s power ballads. I don’t want to give anything away, but get your Aqua Net out, put on your acid-wash jeans and prepare to throw your lighters in the air and sing along. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be event to remember. June 15, party people!
Look, I can’t say for sure that Hollywood’s heavy-hitters were inspired by my and Amelia’s “Twinsing” post. But I will say that it seems like a bit more than just a coincidence that mere weeks after we attempted to ignite a photo trend in “Twinsing,” it was announced that Danny Devito, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eddie Murphy will star in a sequel to the classic 1988 movie called “Triplets.” Oh yeah that’s right, Eddie Murphy will play Arnie and Danny’s third brother. Oh, hell. This sounds like a great idea. Where do I sign up? [Dlisted]
Great Odin’s raven, the man who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn is back! Have you missed his musk? I sure have. Break out the scotchy scotch scotch, tune your jazz flutes, and get ready to be taken to Pleasure Town for the second time — Ron Burgundy (aka Will Ferrell) showed up on “Conan” last night and announced that “Anchorman 2″ is happening. Sweet son of a bee sting, I’m psyched. [Team Coco]
Did you see “The Hunger Games” this weekend? What did you think? I really loved it. I thought it could have been, well, gorier and more horrifying — after all, we’re talking about children fighting to the death for society’s entertainment here. But overall, I was super impressed especially with the casting. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were totally on point as Katniss and Peeta, while Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley, and Donald Sutherland completely nailed their supporting characters. And even though we didn’t get to know them as closely in the film as we did in the book, I was also psyched with the actors who portrayed the other Tributes.
Not everyone who saw the movie was, however. Specifically racists! Keep reading »