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“Bridesmaids”: Cinematical Genius Or Pink Fluff?

A while back, I remember asking myself, “Could Judd Apatow curate a group of women the same way he works magic with his usual guys? Or is his humor purely dude-like?” Well, it appears that he is now taking a stab at a female-focused movie, “Bridesmaids.” At first, I was a bit appalled that the female Apatow movie would, of course, be about a woman going crazy over her wedding. But now that I’m reading more about it, I’m thinking it will be much, much, much better than a “Bride Wars” redux. The movie is written by Kristen Wiig, which already makes it that much cooler. And it stars Kristen alongside Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, and Rose Byrne—all ladies I love.

UPDATE: Post now includes the movie’s trailer, after the jump… Keep reading »

Catherine Hardwicke Was Told She Couldn’t Direct “The Fighter” Because She’s A Woman

“I couldn’t get an interview even though my last movie made $400 million. I was told it had to be directed by a man — am I crazy? []The Fighter‘] is about action, it’s about boxing, so a man has to direct it. … But they let a man direct ‘Sex and the City’ or any girly movie you’ve ever heard of.”

— “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke exposes sexism in Hollywood against female directors and this notion that they can only direct certain types of films. The directorial job on “The Fighter” went to David O. Russell and Hardwicke agreed he did a good job. But it’s complete BS, as she said, that she was told “The Fighter” had to be directed by a man. Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “The Mechanic,” “Kaboom,” “From Prada To Nada”

I’m not gonna lie to you guys—this week’s movie offerings are slender. But maybe that’s a good thing since you probably need time to catch up on all the Oscar contenders anyway. Still—if you like hitmen, exorcisms, college hookups, or shopping malls, you might find something to your taste arriving in theaters this weekend. The details after the jump. Keep reading »

Kristen Stewart As Snow White? A Detailed Comparison.

“Snow White and the Huntsman” is already highly anticipated, even though it hasn’t even started filming yet. That’s because Charlize Theron will reportedly be playing the Evil Queen and Viggo Mortensen will most likely be playing the hunter she charges with killing Snow White, but who can’t do it and instead becomes her mentor. Now the movie’s stock is about to rise even higher—Kristen Stewart is reportedly in talks to play Snow White. This is a change, as the producers had said they wanted to go with an unknown.

So how will K-Stew do as Snow White? After the jump, a side-by-side comparison of the two ladies. Keep reading »

Leighton Meester Went Method For Her Role In “The Roommate”

“She worked with psychologists; she really studied the illness of the character, so much that at times on set I was a little concerned whether or not she was there because she scared me so much! The look in her eye was so surreal. I was in awe at how much she committed to it. … People on set would mistake her for being sort of antisocial. She would isolate herself from everyone.”

Minka Kelly talks about how Leighton Meester, her co-star in “The Roommate,” absorbed into her stalkery role in the movie. See what Leighton had to say after the jump. Keep reading »

James Franco And Kate Hudson To Do A Linda Lovelace Biopic? That Sounds Familiar.

“Armageddon” and “Deep Impact.” “Capote” and “Infamous.” It’s a time honored Hollywood tradition for two movies to come out months apart about same exact topic. And it looks like it’s about to happen again. Late yesterday, Deadline.com reported that James Franco and Kate Hudson are in talks for a biopic about Linda Lovelace and her husband, Chuck Traynor, who Lovelace later said coerced her into porn. The movie will be based on the book The Complete Linda Lovelace and will be made by the dudes behind “Howl.” [Huffington Post]

It sounds pretty awesome. Except that, as you’ll remember, there’s already a Linda Lovelace biopic in the works called “Inferno.” Keep reading »

Behold, The 2011 Oscar Nominations

The early bird catches the worm. And the Oscar nominations telecast, which went down at 5:30 a.m. this morning when I was happily dreaming that I could fly. “The King’s Speech” cleaned up as expected with 12 nods and “True Grit” followed with 10 noms. After the jump the nominees for the biggest awards. Keep reading »

Razzie Nominations: The 5 Famous Folks Who’ve Accepted Their Awards In Person

While the world anxiously awaits tomorrow’s Oscar nomination announcements, the Razzies understand that the suspense is just too much for us to bear. And so they have announced their nominees for the worst movies of 2010. Battling it out in the the Worst Picture category are: “The Bounty Hunter,” “The Last Airbender,” “Sex and the City 2,” “Vampires Suck,” and “Twilight: Eclipse,” which, for the record, I think was significantly less terrible than the aforementioned four. For Worst Actor, Jack Black, Gerard Butler, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson all got headshakes. (I choose that word because it is basically the opposite of ‘nod.’) Worst Actress will go to Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, or the “SATC 2″ foursome. Also fascinating: Jessica Alba is quadruple nominated in the Worst Supporting Actress category.

The Razzie Awards will go down on February 26. So will Jessica, Jennifer, Gerard, or Robert make an appearance to accept their award in person? We can only hope. To encourage them to embrace this dishonor, a look at other stars who accepted their Razzies on camera. Keep reading »

Oprah’s Network To Air Documentary “Becoming Chaz” About Cher’s Transgender Son


You might expect movies to go straight from the uber-crunchy Sundance Film Festival to, say, the uber-crunchy Independent Film Channel (IFC). But one Sundance documentary of serious cultural import will go a more mainstream route: Oprah’s new network, OWN, will air the television premiere of “Becoming Chaz,” about Chaz Bono‘s gender reassignment surgery. Chaz, the transgender son of Cher and Sonny Bono, was born “Chastity.” But he realized his true self was male and has gone through the long process to make the physical and emotional transformation. (Luckily he has the support of his femme girlfriend of four years, Jennifer Elia.) “Becoming Chaz” debuts at Sundance on January 23 and should air on OWN in May. I’m super-happy that OWN is using its mainstream appeal to give transgendered men and women visibility (than, say, the catchphrase “hot tranny mess”). I’m hoping Cher speaks up in the documentary, too, even if it’s just to tell other parents of transgender kids that she, too, sometimes forgets not to call her son “her”! [After Ellen] Keep reading »

Anne Hathaway As Catwoman? 8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Iconic Villainess

Yesterday, we told you that Anne Hathaway will be trading in her beige sequins for black latex, playing Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Anne seems like good fit to play Catwoman, whose unmasked name is (usually) Selina Kitt Kyle. Since Anne will soon be the sixth actress to portray the iconic role, here’s a look back at the history of Catwoman, both on the page and the screen. Keep reading »

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