Beam him up, Sandra. George, we have a problem. I am very excited to report that Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, two of our faves, will be teaming up for a new flick that takes place in outer space. The movie “Gravity” will be directed by the awesome Alfonso Cuaron (of “Children of Men” and “Y Tu Mamá También” fame), who also wrote the script, and tells the story of two astronauts who are the sole survivors of a space station explosion. Originally, Robert Downey Jr. was set to play the male lead, and Cuaron wanted Angelina Jolie or Natalie Portman for the female lead, but we’re way more happy with the Sandra/George pairing. Let’s hope they’ll be the new Brangelina and fall in love on set. (Sorry, Elisabetta Canalis.) Or at least show us in the movie how astronauts have sex in space. We’ve always wondered about that. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Is it just me, or does Matt Damon look like Tom Ripley impersonating Freddie Miles, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”? In actuality, he was out promoting “True Grit” on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” [NYC, 12/16/10] Keep reading »
We’re a week away from Christmas, but you might notice that there aren’t any Christmas movies coming out this year. Yeah, it’s cause we totally didn’t go to the ones they made last year. Don’t fret though! Instead of watching another movie about some schmuck becoming Santa Claus, there are two Jeff Bridges movies coming out in the next two weeks, “TRON: Legacy” this week and “True Grit” next week! It’s kinda like our own little holiday. Keep reading »
Video game fans, children of the ’80s, and Olivia Wilde enthusiasts everywhere are pretty excited about the opening of “TRON: Legacy” tonight. Very strangely, it’s the sequel to “TRON,” a Jeff Bridges movie about a man stuck in a video game made 20 years ago. (It bombed at the box office, but went on to be a cult classic.) And it seems to have started a trend of very random movies getting sequels. “Shakespeare in Love 2″? “Bill and Ted 3″? Read on to see what movies will bizarrely be getting the sequel treatment soon. Which are you excited for and which are you dreading?
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Justin Timberlake poses with some fans at Jellystone Park to promote his new film, “Yogi Bear 3D,” which opens today. Dan Aykroyd is the voice of Yogi and JT brings to life our favorite sidekick, Boo Boo. Yeah, I’d be his boo. [Justin Timberlake] Keep reading »
“Rock of Ages,” the Broadway musical that feels sort of like a karaoke night filled with ’80s rock ballads, is headed for the big screen. Some insanely huge names are attached to the fledgling movie: Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, and Mary J. Blige are all rumored to be in talks for roles. When I first read this news, I was concerned that they’d make Tom and Gwyneth the leads, which wouldn’t make any sense because the story is about two fresh-out-of-school kids who move to L.A. to become rock stars and end up working in a seedy bar. But, phew, they are being talked to about supporting roles.
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“Simulation of sex is a real workout. We must have done a hundred takes. There was an oxygen take at one point. It took two days. Simulated sex is really fun, but it’s not easy.
—Emma Stone goes against the grain and tells W that filming sex scenes is fun, rather than awkward and uncomfortable as every other actor in Hollywood tells us. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
I was pleasantly surprised by the Golden Globe nominations, with one jarring exception: “The Tourist.” Why the hell would Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp get Best Actress/Actor nominations for a movie critics have agreed is a huge stinker? The movie totally bombed at the box office this weekend, pulling in a (relatively) measly $17 million while the third “Narnia” installment earned $24.5 million. For the record, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “Cop Out” had stronger openings this year. [Huffington Post]
A while back, we were totally psyched for this movie because we thought Johnny and Angelina would create some fireworks. We thought, “Will they fall in love? Could they be the next Brangelina? Oh, and there’s a naked shower scene?” But there’s zero chemistry to be found on screen. Many critics say the only thing to come out on top from the flick is the Venice tourism bureau. Keep reading »
The official movie trailer for “Water for Elephants,” starring Reese Witherspoon
as Marlena, Robert Pattinson
as Jacob, and Christoph Waltz as August, is finally here. If you read the book and loved it as much as I did, then you will no doubt be marking your calendars for its April release. A movie about love and the circus. Does it get any better than that? Keep reading »
“I was busy putting towels in the dryer this morning and didn’t hear my phone ring, so when my friend called a little later I was pretty sure she was consoling me. I am so thrilled to be nominated!”
—Julianne Moore explains how she found out that both she and Annette Bening were nominated for Golden Globes for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for “The Kids Are All Right.” [NY Post] Keep reading »