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Mel Gibson’s “The Beaver” Trailer Actually Doesn’t Look Terrible

It pains me to say this, but the trailer for Mel Gibson‘s new film, “The Beaver,” directed by his BFF Jodie Foster, doesn’t look terrible. Mel plays a father and husband who goes under the psychological care of a prescription beaver puppet to “put some distance between himself and the negative aspects of his personality.” It looks like it addresses how a loved one’s mental illness affects a family — a subject that IRL racist, sexist, death threat-making Mel knows all too much about. Will Mel’s abusive craziness towards ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva affect whether or not you watch his movies? Assuming, of course, you watched Mel Gibson movies in the first place. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “Black Swan,” “I Love You Phillip Morris,” “All Good Things,” “The Warrior’s Way”

Baby, it’s cold outside. And I know you’d like nothing more than to stay in with some hot cocoa and a cuddle buddy, but you’ve got so much to do. There are presents to buy, grocery stores to pillage, decorations to put up and, as always, movies to see! And while there might not be any holiday-specific movies out this week, there are some dark wintry tales that require your attention. So suck it up and bring a thermos of peppermint schnapps-spiked cocoa. Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: “Tiny Furniture”

Starring Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Alex Karpovsky, David Call

Last year I interviewed writer/director Diablo Cody, who said something which has long stuck in my mind:

“Let’s say a woman directs a movie that’s not very good — everybody piles up on her. It’s, like, ‘No! You’re representing us! It has to be perfect!’ And that’s not how it works! Women should be allowed to make bad movies. Good movies. Porno movies. Terrible made-for-TV movies. Women just need to be out there directing as many movies as men do. We don’t all have to be the model woman — what we need is to be more visible.”

The phrase “women should be allowed to make bad movies” echoed in my head as I watched “Tiny Furniture,” the flick by first-time filmmaker Lena Dunham, which was made when she was just 24.

“Tiny Furniture” is not a bad movie in the way “Transformers” or “Showgirls” are bad movies. Keep reading »

3 Cheers For Winona Ryder

Ever since her first appearance in “Heathers,” we’ve adored Winona Ryder. Sadly, at least for the moment, her leading lady days are over. Was it the shoplifting? Or the just getting a tiny bit older? Whatever caused the fall, we’re pretty proud of her for rolling with the punches. And lately she’s had some pretty good—and completely random—parts in big movies. Like in “Black Swan,” where she plays a ballerina no longer in the spotlight, and she has a drunken encounter with Natalie Portman. Check out the clip here. I also secretly loved that she was Spock’s mother in “Star Trek.” It was so gloriously random. And Winona is pretty much the only reason I’d want to see “The Dilemma.” Yeah, Vince Vaughn just doesn’t do it for me. Keep reading »

Quickies: The “Breaking Dawn” Sex Scene Is Epic & Kim Kardashian Will Be “Dead” For Awhile

  • The sex scene in “Breaking Dawn,” in which Bella Swan loses her V-card to vampire lover Edward, took 12 hours to film. Popping our cherry took far less time. [Celebuzz]
  • You know that supposedly crazy video J.Lo’s ex-husband is hanging over her head? Ojani Noa’s rep says Jenny From The Block exposes herself in it. [Guanabee]
  • Jessica Simpson downs shots and margaritas while out with Eric Johnson on Tuesday. Maybe she’s not preggers after all? [NY Post]

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Steve Urkel Is Back!

First the Syfy channel brought us “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid,” complete with an amazing Tiffany-versus-Debbie-Gibson fight scene. And now we have a movie called “MegaShark vs. Crocosaurus” starring … Jaleel White. I actually had a big crush on him back in the “Family Matters” days. High-waisted pants, glasses, and a cheese obsession aren’t enough to fool me—he was always adorable. [Movieline] Keep reading »

Kirsten Dunst Talks About Going Downtown On Ryan Gosling In “All Good Things”

“What happens is, I come into the shower with Ryan, and for my character, it’s a smart ploy. … We start making out, and I gesture that I’m going to go down on him. And then I do. It’s her gesture of coming into the shower and making him feel good, and in doing so, trying to get what she wanted. So I thought it was appropriate.”

Kirsten Dunst talks about a sex scene that was cut from “All Good Things,” in which she co-stars with Ryan Gosling. Don’t worry, Amelia—the scene will be on the DVD. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

The Toxic Atmosphere While Filming “Black Swan”

Black Swan,” the ballet thriller which opens this weekend, looks like it’s going to be two things: A) amazing and B) deeply twisted and disturbing. So it’s hard to imagine that life on the set—helmed by director Darren Aronofsky, the dude who brought you “Requiem for a Dream”—was all kittens and rainbows. But as more information gets out about the atmosphere on set, it sounds even more intense than I’d imagined. After the jump, tales from the making of “Black Swan.” Keep reading »

“Inferno” Director Says Replacing Lindsay Lohan Was The Right Thing To Do

“I love working with [Malin], she is sensitive and hard-working and I think it’s a great decision for our project. … I feel like 16 tons of weight are off my mind not having to deal with the Lindsay Lohan situation. We have not heard anything from Lindsay and her camp recently but we wish her and them well. I still think she has great talent and if she respects those gifts then she will go on to show people what she is capable of doing.”

—Matthew Wilder, the director of “Inferno,” on the decision to replace Lindsay Lohan with Malin Akerman. Yowch. [Radar] Keep reading »

The First Image Of “Breaking Dawn” Is Feather-Tastic

Behold, the first official image from “Breaking Dawn.” Director Bill Condon decided to go a little arty with it, rather than just show you Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson‘s purdy faces. So what’s going on here? Bella and Edward have just gotten hitched, and as they, uh, consummate the marriage, Edward bites a pillow. Hence, the feathers and K-Stew’s curled-in-ecstasy hand. [EW] Keep reading »

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