I, like everyone else who has read “The Telltale Heart” and “The Masque of the Red Death,” am obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe. And yet, I’ve been a little apprehensive about the fact that Relativity Media is making a movie called “The Raven,” about the classic American author. I had assumed it would be a traditional biopic, but now that I see the trailer, it clearly isn’t. Nope, it’s a thriller that imagines what would have happened if a serial killer in the 1800s had been so inspired by Poe’s stories that he started recreating them. Poe—played by adorable John Cusack—is recruited by a police detective to help him solve the crimes. I don’t know if I love the concept, but I’m at least sold on plunking down $12 to see it. You? [StarPulse]
The trailer for “My Week With Marilyn” has finally arrived! Michelle Williams stars as Marilyn Monroe and the film focuses on the actress’s first trip to Europe to film a movie with Sir Lawrence Olivier, during which she had a brief affair with a production assistant named Colin Clark. Clark wrote about their interlude in a tell-all book on which the film is based. By the looks of the trailer, it sure seems like Williams — who, admittedly, I think is divine – has seriously channeled the bombshell’s mix of vivaciousness and depression. Will it get her a third Oscar nod? It’s too soon to tell — the film opens at the New York Film Festival and is in theaters on November 4. Will you be seeing it?
I am terrified of horses. Not because I had a bad experience with one when I was younger. Nope, my irrational fear began while watching “Mr. Ed” reruns on Nick-at Nite. I mean, a talking, scheming horse—that is pretty darn scary to a kid! Well, unluckily for me, it appears that “Mr. Ed” may soon be headed to the big screen and could instill my fear in others. Fox has acquired the film rights to the 1960s series. You know, because the “Bewitched” movie was so critically acclaimed. I think it’s only a matter of time before someone greenlights “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Green Acres.” [Huffington Post]
Are you one of those people who just can’t stay still when a good tune comes on? Well, here’s a chance for your dancing habit to pay off, as Celebuzz, Idolator, Buzznet, Socialite Life, and The Frisky are teaming up to give away a major Footloose prize package.
One lucky dancing machine will get to cut loose with a trip to Los Angeles for two (2) that includes airfare, hotel, two tickets to see NBC’s The Voice and the opportunity to meet Voice judges Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green. Both are featured on the Footloose soundtrack, Blake with his rendition of “Footloose” and Cee Lo with a song featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd. We’ll also pick five (5) runners-up that will get Footloose Swag to dance the night away! Keep reading »
Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is my full-time job. So after the jump, your cheat sheet to the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, and the movies you need to see. This week, George Clooney and Ryan Gosling double team us in “The Ides Of March,” Feist counts down “1234″ toward the release of her new album, and Ryan Murphy tries to scare us with his latest, “American Horror Story.”
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“My heart was beating hard, because we only had one take. You can’t shave your head twice. It doesn’t work … Normally, you can always do it over again when you’re making movies. You get a take two. But we only got take one, and it worked.”
—Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about one of the most pivotal scenes, in “50/50,” where he spontaneously shaves his head as Seth Rogen watches. Personally, I am so pumped to see this movie this weekend. It’s a comedy about two 20-something friends whose lives are turned upside down when one of them is diagnosed with cancer, and it’s based on the story of Seth’s real life best friend, Will Reiser. [MTV]