Such a good movie! I really didn’t know much about the film going into it, except for the fact that it had something to do with Viagra going into it, and that Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway were the leads. That was enough to make me see it. Remember when they played a dysfunctional couple in Brokeback Mountain together? Well, here’s a little synopsis of their second project together:
Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone – or anything – tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Based on Jamie Reidy’s memoir “Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman.”
Last night, I went to check out the prescreening of Burlesque with low expectations (which is always best), and you know what – I didn’t hate it! I’m always a bit leary when pop stars and musicians cross the border and step into movies. Britney in Crossroads. Mariah Carey in Glitter. You see, it doesn’t always work out. Justin Timberlake, however, has proven that it can be done, and I think Christina Aguilera has done it as well.
I think this movie was great for Aguilera. Her vocal abilities were highlighted among some legendary people and some of the hottest stars right now. Cher…legend! Kristen Bell…one of my new favorite actresses right now – she’s in everything! Stanley Tucci…hello!? Devil Wears Prada! Eric Dane from Grey’s Anatomy (and his sex tape) Dianna Agron…GLEE! And most importantly, Cam Gigandet (The. O.C., Twilight), who gets nekked in Burlesque! Nice combination, right?
Is Meaghan Martin the new Cady Herron? Is Jennifer Stone the new Regina George? Is Maiara Walsh the new Gretchen Weiners? Um probably not. Paramount Pictures just released the trailer for the highly unexpected and unwarranted sequel to the hugely popular hit, “Mean Girls“. That movie not only made Lindsay Lohan a bonafide star but spawned a whole whack load of quotes our group have been using for years. We even did a parody as one of our first posts ever on Homorazzi.com
The sequel is directed by former “thirtysomething” actress, Melanie Mayron and features a new generation of “plastics” and “anti-plastics” fighting it out for high school supremacy. Besides the title, the only thing this film has in common with the original is Tim Meadows, who reprises his role as Principal Duvall. Beyond that, it doesn’t even look worthy to be associated with the hilarious original. Not only is it straight-to-dvd, which means crappy movie with a small budget, but it looks so boring, lacks that signature biting wit and delicious “meanness”. Watch the trailer below and you’ll see what I mean.
Looks like Harry Potter is going to go out with a bang. The movie franchise that started out nearly a decade ago, is as popular today, if not more so, than when it first came out. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” took in a whopping $125 million at the box office this weekend.
Not only does that number represent the best tally for the series, but it also places this latest installment sixth overall for biggest opening weekend. Ahead of Potter are “The Dark Knight“, “Spider-Man 3“, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon“, “Pirates of the Caribbean: DMC” and “Iron Man 2“. With the second part of the finale coming next summer in IMAX which means higher ticket prices, I expect the final Harry Potter movie to break into the Top 5.
Coming in at second was “Megamind” which won the box office the past two weeks. Dropping only 44% in its third week, the animated film is a bonafide hit for Paramount. Denzel Washington & Chris Pine raked in another $13,100,000 to rank third for their awesome action flick, “Unstoppable“. Rounding out the top 5 were “Due Date” with $9,150,000 and “The Next Three Days” with $6,750,000.
Disney’s TRON: LEGACY (another 3D movie) is set to be one of this years biggest releases. With some estimating a budget upwards of $300 million after promotions and branding, you can see why people are gearing up for the December 17th release date. Since I had the incredible pleasure of being part of this movie I’m going to share some behind the scenes with you folks while we all hold out breath for the big day.
It was the summer of 2009, filming was going on at the Canadian Motion Picture Park Studio in south Burnaby and I had been picked to be background as a cyber program. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. I was on the TRON set for 4 glorious days with some of the coolest people I have had the pleasure to meet. I actually gained one of my very best friends from that set, Jade. I arrived on set my first day to a closed sound stage. Hair and make-up on average took 3-4 hours a day to do everyone because there was roughly 80 background people in our scenes. Most days ran very long, between 14-16 hours for all 4 days I was on set. We were all kept behind big tarp tents and made to wear robes if we were leaving the building to make sure no one saw our costumes. Everyone had a different outfit specially made for them with customized state of the art lights to make us look more digital. I had black box eyes and two blue stripes going across my chest from my left shoulder. Here is a photo of me on set, I wish I wasn’t hiding behind the guy who’s face I blacked out but you can still see my black box eyes and 2 glow stripes!
I’ve been planning on this post for a while, but after Ryan Reynolds was named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine, I knew the timing was now. While I’d have to be blind to not recognize he has one hot body, I just don’t get the outpouring of love for the guy. He’s funny enough, and has sexy abs, but he just doesn’t do it for me. To me he’ll always be that dork from ABC’s “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place“.
When I decided to do this post, I knew this would be probably my most controversial. Let’s face it, I don’t attract strong opinions with most of my posts unlike Adam or Tommy. I really don’t think my posts about Nicki Minaj, “The A-List: New York” or black supermodels illicit strong feelings, but that’s all about to change. I’m sure a few of my selections will have people asking for my gay card back.
Before I get to the list, let me preface this by saying I do admit they are genetically good-looking and probably wouldn’t say “no” if any of them wanted a little somethin’ somethin’, but these following five would probably never make it on my laminated list. I’d sooner fill that up with a selection from my weekly crushes or my male model features. Without further ado, on to the list.
There may be essentially only one character in the majority of this movie, but unlike Castaway, 127 Hours is based on a true story and the lead is not trapped on an island. He’s trapped under a rock.
James Franco plays mountain climber Aron Ralston who ventures on a routine weekend adventure in the dessert in Utah when, after climbing through a narrow canyon, a boulder crashes on his arm and traps him there, unable to move. Intense right? On top of that, the way this film from Danny Boyle, the Academy Award winning director of 2008′s Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire, was shot was incredible. It’s very dynamic and the narrative is amazing.
What starts off as a seemingly normal evening, we watch everything Ralston does (and doesn’t do) in preparation for the trip, then away he goes. He gets to his destination site, where others are camped out, and gets some shut eye before his big day the next morning (Saturday). When the sun comes up, he embarks on his journey by bike, biking for miles and miles until he gets to where he wants to do some climbing.
This is it Potterheads! The final TWO films in the franchise are being released. After 17 years from start to final films, the Harry Potter story is coming to a full close.
I was EXTREMELY lucky enough to get to see a special screening of Deathly Hallows pt.1 on Monday. After the awful ending of the 6th movie, I put my hand on my stack of Harry Potter novels and prayed to Dumbledore to PLEASE make the last 2 movies as close to the book as possible. If you remember, #6 was a really good movie before the ending. They stayed really true to the story, cut out what didn’t need to be there, the acting was great and then they got to the ending…and just cut out the battle scene. Like, the whole thing vanished. It was SUCH a let down for me. But I had hope! They split the last book into 2 movies, they had tons of time to make it perfect.
And Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt.1 is PERFECT!