“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 »
“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 »
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 »
Much has been written about Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway‘s nudity and sex scenes in “Love and Other Drugs.” But how did these two research the heavier parts of their roles? After the jump, Jake shares how he learned about the world of pharmaceutical reps, and Anne describes how she was able to give a convincing portrayal of a 20-something woman with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease. Keep reading »
If you love burlesque like I do, you might have had mixed feelings when you heard about the movie “Burlesque.” Just how badly might Christina Aguilera and Cher butcher this thing that I love? But on the other hand, how awful can a movie be if Stanley Tucci is in it?
I had to get to the bottom of this caper, so I wrangled two hungover New York City burlesque stars, Anita Cookie and Clams Casino, for a Friday afternoon showing of “Burlesque.” I am sure you will be shocked — shocked! — to learn that Hollywood took some creative liberties with the art of burlesque. (Spoilers ahead!) Keep reading »
Happy Thanksgiving weekend! You know perfectly well that this is the perfect time to catch a movie, because (a) if you don’t leave the house, you’re never going to stop eating leftovers and (b) you’ve had enough family time and it’s a great excuse to get some peace and quiet. Thankfully for you, there are all kinds of awesome movies out right now and in case you don’t believe me, you can catch the lineup after the jump. Keep reading »
Every time I see the trailer for “Burlesque,” the more and more it seems like a PG-13 version of the infamously NC-17 “Showgirls.” Even the teaser posters for both movies are eerily similar, down to the font choice. Which is confusing, because “Showgirls” is so laughably bad, I’m just not sure why any studio would greenlight such a similar movie. Or why anyone would want to star in it. Not to mention write and direct it. But, as I read more, I’m seeing that there are some subtle differences. Seriously subtle. A side by side look after the jump. Oh, and SPOILER ALERT.
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“It’s a modern day version of Rapunzel. It’s this hot chick that lives in a castle, but oddly enough it’s her pubic hair that she, uh, that she lets out the window. Kind of strange.”
—A word to the wise for Brad Garrett, the “Everybody Loves Raymond” star who does the voice of character Hook Hand Thug in Disney’s new flick, “Tangled.” When one is promoting a Disney movie, it is best not to talk about pubic hair when doing radio interviews. [NY Post] Keep reading »
Over the weekend, Anne Hathaway said on “Chelsea Lately” that she and her “Love and Other Drugs” co-star Jake Gyllenhaal didn’t have real sex in the film, despite watching a slew of movies with actors actually doing the deed. “We decided from the get-go that real sex was out,” she said. “We watched some films that do real sex, and that makes me feel weird. There are some films where the actors really have sex.” This got us wondering just what films Hathaway was talking about. We couldn’t imagine her and Jake sitting around watching hardcore porn, so we dug up some of the most salacious mainstream films that were rumored to include real live sex scenes. Check ‘em out after the jump!
When I heard yesterday that “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” had been greenlighted for a movie adaption—again—I felt my heart start to palpitate. My first thoughts were: What will Joss Whedon have up his sleeve this time? Gosh, it will be so nice to see Sarah Michelle Gellar kick some butt again. And, most importantly, will Spike be back?
But then I started reading more, and my initial excitement turned to outrage. First off, there’s no word yet on whether Sarah Michelle will be reprising her iconic role. And, apparently, Joss will have nothing to do with this new movie at all. Keep reading »