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“Breaking Dawn: Part 1″ comes out this Friday but, oh, I don’t care, because the full trailer for “The Hunger Games” has arrived and it looks so freaking good! Let the games begin … in March? Wah.
Consider me officially excited about next summer’s “Snow White & The Huntsman.” The trailer is out for one of the two Snow White films currently in production, this one starring Kristen Stewart as Snow White (would her first name be Snow, last name White? Just wondering.) and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen. The trailer focuses almost entirely on Theron, who appears to nail the deliciously evil thing, but gives very little impression of what Stewart’s Snow White will be like, although she does seem more bad ass than the Disney version we’ve come to know. Now, here’s hoping the trailer for the other ”Snow White” — starring Lily Collins as the heroine and Julia Roberts (?!) as the Evil Queen — comes out soon so we can compare the two.
Big news! On the heels of director Brett Ratner’s resignation as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards, host Eddie Murphy has quit the gig as well. (Murphy, FYI, stars in Ratner’s movie “Tower Heist,” and the two are buds.) Ratner stepped down after taking heat for making controversial and homophobic comments while promoting “Tower Heist.” In a statement, Murphy didn’t really explain himself, but did say, “I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.” [Newser]
Whatever, consider us kind of excited! After all, we were never psyched about Murphy being tapped as host anyway It’s not 1987. In fact, it’s not even 1996, when Eddie staged his comeback with “The Nutty Professor.” So, while the Academy now has only a couple months to fill both roles, we think this is an excellent opportunity for them to actually hire someone fresh for the job, so that the broadcast doesn’t seem so stuck in the past. Naturally, we have some suggestions … After the jump, some folks we think would actually have been great Oscar hosts.
If you’re anything like me, you had two parents: The Streets, and Pop Culture. When it comes to The Streets, I cannot give a higher recommendation, every kid should be so lucky to spend a few years in the school of hard knocks and so forth. As far as Pop Culture goes, however, there are a lot of irresponsible lessons being thrown around, especially when it comes to romance and dating. Lessons like … Keep reading »
The movie “The Kids are All Right” was a huge critical and audience hit in 2010, so we’re psyched that the film — about a lesbian couple raising teenagers conceived via the same sperm donor — is being turned into a TV show on HBO. But in an interesting turn, producer Celine Rattray told New York that the series adaptation will show the characters lives both before and after the events of the film. Originally slated as a continuation, Rattray says that all five characters — the two moms, the two kids, and the sperm donor dad — will return, though, “right now, we’re figuring out if we show what happens with the meeting in the movie.” Keep reading »