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12 Anti-Valentine’s Day Movies

Folks, February 14th is almost upon us again and, if you’re not making restaurant reservations or picking out scented bath tablets, chances are you’re in your sad corner crying to a Morrissey album.

Well fret not, lonely souls, because we have the surefire cure for the Valentine’s Day blues: MOVIES, and plenty of ‘em! Keep that copy of “Sleepless in Seattle” on the shelf and check out our selection of the perfect double features to suit your mood on Singles Awareness Day.

Take two of these and call us in the morning. Read more… Keep reading »

Melissa Leo Runs Own “For Your Consideration” Ads. But Will It Ruin Her Oscar Chances?

Melissa Leo was uh-maze-zing in “The Fighter” as a mother/manager who sticks by her former-wrestler son even when it’s pretty clear that he’s a junkie who screws up everything. Leo won the Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress for the performance. But I guess she’s a little nervous about the Oscars? Apparently, Leo placed ads yesterday in publications like Deadline, that Academy Award voters read. She paid for the ads herself. “I took matters into my own hands. I knew what I was doing and told my representation how earnest I was about this idea,” she said. “I had never heard of any actor taking out an ad as themselves and I wanted to give it a shot.”

But the two ads she ran are terribly cheesetastic. Apparently, she thinks the Academy will be swayed by fur coats? Keep reading »

Jesse Eisenberg Says Dressing Up For Awards Shows Is Like Going To A Bar Mitzvah

“I feel like when I was 13 and I had to go to bar mitzvahs every weekend. This is the same feeling. You have to put on a suit every weekend to go meet with a bunch of Jews. … I have this general sense of feeling like I don’t belong, even though I’ve talked to some other people that very much belong and they have the same feeling. I think it’s a room full of insecure actors, which is ultimately very comforting.”

Jesse Eisenberg, who is up for the Best Actor Oscar for “The Social Network,” gives a great analogy for awards season. As for the Academy Awards being “a room full of insecure actors?” Well, I’m just loving that description. [People] Keep reading »

Brad Pitt As Daddy Warbucks?

I was a tad bit concerned when I heard that Will Smith was looking to do a remake of my favorite childhood musical, “Annie,” with his daughter Willow Smith whipping her hair as the iconic orphan. Willow is keeping quiet about the project and when recently asked about it on “Access Hollywood,” demurred, “You’re just going to have to wait.” But there is one detail she let slip. She said that her ideal Daddy Warbucks would be none other than … Brad Pitt. After all, he does have experience with adoption. Keep reading »

Oscar Theory #9: Play A Real Person, Win A Statue

T-minus 18 days until the Oscars and, of course, we are all starting to place bets on who we think will walk away with little golden men this year. Luckily, the Academy has proven itself to be pretty darn predictable over the years. If you’re America’s Sweetheart, you’ll probably win Best Actress. If you sings in a flick, you are almost guaranteed Oscar gold. But there’s another trend we’ve been noticing lately: the winners for Best Actress and Best Actor tend to be the person who’s taken on the based-on-a-true-story role. In fact, 10 of the 20 top honors given in the 2000s went to actors who portrayed real people. Let’s take a look, shall we? Keep reading »

Jennifer Lawrence Says She Is Attracted To Her Brother

“Little redneck things still come out … I went through a wood-chopping phase when I was nine or 10 … I’m attracted to my brother. Stuff like that.”

—Jennifer Lawrence, a Best Actress Oscar contender this year for “Winter’s Bone,” tells Rolling Stone about her Kentucky upbringing. Be careful—this girl can shoot a gun and field-dress squirrels. Which does not involve putting them in a prairie dress and bonnet. [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »

Fun In Casting: Lindsay Lohan In “Superman”? Blake Lively As Young Carrie Bradshaw?

Lindsay Lohan may be out as Linda Lovelace, but the word on the street is that she’s been having an awful lot of conversations with the makers of the new “Superman” reboot, starring Henry Cavill. Apparently, Lindsay is in talks for a role. It’s been confirmed that there will be no Lois Lane this time around, which has me thinking maybe LiLo is being considered to play Lana Lang, Clark Kent’s first love. After all, Lindsay does have the right initials for the franchise. [TMZ]

And another interesting casting rumor circulating this morning—could Blake Lively be tapped to play young Carrie Bradshaw? Keep reading »

James Franco To Play The Wizard. You Know, The Wizard Of Oz.

I have a theory that James Franco must have found a genie in a bottle at some point during his life, and wished to have 48 hours in a single day while the rest of us only get 24. Not only is the dude gearing up to host the Oscars, working on a zillion graduate degrees, directing movie versions of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, starring in a Linda Lovelace biopic and heading to Broadway—but as of this morning, he has also been tapped to play the Wizard in “Oz, The Great and Powerful.” The film is a “Wizard of Oz” prequel that tells the story of how the dude ended up in a hot air balloon to Oz, later standing behind a curtain in the Emerald City. Apparently, he was a con man who had the hots for Glinda, the good witch. Keep reading »

Russell Brand Says Jennifer Garner’s Lips Are Made Of Red Velvet Cake

“She’s like a fairy princess. There’s a brand of red velvet cake—her mouth is made of that. She smashes you in the mouth [in] those kissing scenes. If I was Ben Affleck, man, I’d be pissed off.”

Russell Brand dishes on making out with his “Arthur” co-star, Jennifer Garner. Hey, we bet this might piss of Katy Perry, too. And I wouldn’t know which side to place bets on in a Katy v. Jennifer fight. [NextMovie.com] Keep reading »

Kristen Bell In A New Showtime Series, Joseph Gordon-Levitt In “The Dark Knight Rises”

Oh, Hollywood. Even as it’s sleeting and grey-as-can-be outside, you have brought some news that makes it seem as if it were a bright sunshiny day. First, I am very excited to hear that Kristen Bell, who I adored on “Veronica Mars,” may be headed back to the small screen in the Showtime series, “House of Lies,” which has been greenlighted for a pilot. Kristen will co-star with Don Cheadle in the series about two competing corporate management consulting firms as Ivy league grad, Jeannie Van Der Hooven. Hello, Serena Van Der Woodsen. [TV Squad]

Also exciting: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks for a role in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Keep reading »

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