Every now and then on Homorazzi, we post a “Who’d You Rather” where you have to decide between two hot guys. That’s just a fun, carefree game and an excuse to check out some sexy photos of some hot guys. In a new movie trailer for a film called Would You Rather, it’s a very different story.
In Would You Rather, Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect, Prom Night) plays a concerned sister named Iris that is desperate to help her ailing brother Raleigh (Logan Miller). She meets with a man who says that he can help her and invites her to a dinner party that he’s hosting at his house. “There’ll be there guests there. People who just haven’t received a fair shake in life. The evening will culminate with… a game.” Iris responds, “A contest?” If Iris competes and wins in a game, his charitable foundation will pay for Raleigh’s treatment and find him a bone marrow donor.
This is just no ordinary game. It’s a deadly game and things get crazy really fast with the host, a sadistic aristocrat played by Jeffrey Combs, forces the guests to choose between some pretty awful alternatives. It looks pretty intense and will likely have you on the edge of your seats and clinging to the person beside you. Watch the trailer below.
In this parody, Actress-singer Emma Fitzpatrick pretends to be Anne Hathaway as she sings a parody version of Hathaway’s Les Mis song, “I Dreamed A Dream” and it’s called “For Your Consideration.” After winning best supporting actress at the SAG Awards, Golden Globes and Critics Choice, Hathaway reminds the Academy, one last time, why she must (and will) win at the 85th Academy Awards. Here’s an example of some of the lyrics in the song/video: “I played a prostitute who died / Her life was really sad and awful / But I was bold and unafraid / I let them give me this new haircut / And I lost half my body weight / But then they never did a wide shot.”
This isn’t the first parody or video that makes light of her role in the film. In fact, before Christmas, she and Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained) had a “Sad Off” in a Funny or Die video where they both tried to one up each other in terms of who’s character had it harder in their respective films. Make sure you watch that video if you haven’t, after you watch the video below.
Dog Eat Dog is a short film based on the true story of how actor/producer Zachary Quinto finally adopted his first dog in a Los Angeles Animal Shelter. During the events of his hilarious trials in attempting to adopt a shelter animal, Sian Heder, the film’s director was apparently there with him and taking notes about the whole thing to make a good dinner party story. After the story was told many times, it eventually evolved into the script. The film is described as “a twisted, fun, morality tale about the lengths to which some of us will go in order to get what we want.”
Zachary Quinto said, “We are excited to be sharing Dog Eat Dog with Petsami. This story is very close to all of us, as we have all rescued or fostered dogs over the years. The story of the film is an exaggerated account of how I eventually found my rescue dog Noah, but it still reflects a bit of the reality I faced when I was looking to adopt a shelter dog. Additionally, we are incredibly honored to have Philip Baker Hall and Sharon Wilkins, both pet lovers themselves, join us to make the film.”
Dog Eat Dog also really serves as a reminder of how there are so many dogs that need a home – one with a responsible, loving owner. Watch the cute and funny short film below.
It only took 36 years, but Barbra Streisand is returning to the Academy Awards stage to perform. The first, and only time so far, was in 1977 when she performed her Oscar-winning “Evergreen“- the theme song from A Star Is Born. I’m not sure how the producers coaxed the legend to getting back on stage, but I’m extremely thankful. The 85th Annual Academy Awards are going to be epic.
“In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music,” says producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, “how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand? We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year’s Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years.”
Seriously, I’m still in shock that Streisand agreed to do this. Why now? Back at the 1997 Academy Awards, her duet with Bryan Adams, “I Finally Found Someone,” was nominated for Best Original Song, but she opted out of performing it. Instead, Natalie Cole was supposed to sing the tune, but fell ill last minute. With only one day of rehearsals, Celine Dion stepped in and blew it out of the water.
With Adele already confirmed to perform “Skyfall” as part of the James Bond tribute to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the spy franchise, and Barbra’s addition, the singing portions of the show are going to be must-see segments. Typically for me, it’s the perfect time for a bathroom break. Check out Barbra’s 1977 performance below, along with Celine’s last minute substitution back in 1997.
My favorite issue of any month of any publication is here. Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Issue is one I look forward to all year long. Typically, they gather a group of talented actors to pose for an epic photo shoot with an iconic photographer. This year, the famed Bruce Weber snapped the cover and the inside editorial which was more monumental than previous years. Reportedly, a whopping 75 different celebrities posed for 100+ photos for this year’s theme of “Adventures in Hollywood.”
Receiving the huge honor of gracing the cover (and not in the flap) are Ben Affleck, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper. While not one of my favorite covers, I like the fun aspect of Emma in the middle while Ben and Bradley wear a bear suit and gorilla costume respectively. This is the first time for both Affleck and Cooper to make the cover, but second for Stone. The Easy A actress first appeared in 2010′s “It Girls” theme shoot. Back then, Stone was hanging around with Evan Rachel Wood and Anna Kendrick on the third flap of the extended cover.
Speaking of the 2010 issue, that year received numerous complaints for being too whitewashed. I’m sure the 19th annual Hollywood edition will also raise some eyebrows. Two women of color made the cover, but in the second and third flap. Find out who they are below, along with all the previous eighteen VF Hollywood Issue covers.
Nine years after its release, Mean Girls is as popular as ever. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were even bonding and trying to quiz each other on the popular teen comedy during the American Idol auditions. It’s probably the one thing the two divas have and will ever agree on. How I missed this awesome bit of news during the Screen Actors Guild Awards is appalling? Shame on me. Thankfully, I stumbled on it and can share it with you now.
With 30 Rock signing off the air this Thursday, Tina Fey needs a new project to keep her occupied. The SNL vet told E! News that a musical version of Mean Girls could “maybe” be on the way. She revealed, “I’m trying to develop it actually with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock. And I think Paramount’s on board, yeah.” Cue slow clap.
If it does come to fruition, I know one actress who might want to reprise her role. Amanda Seyfried has already appeared in two big budget musicals- Mamma Mia and Les Miserables. Plus, the 27-year-old actress recently described the movie as her “best work” in an interview with IndieWire. Perhaps Karen and her ESPN knew all along that a musical was in the works ;)
Personally, I think a musical adaption is a great idea. Let’s face it, Tina Fey isn’t going to get involved with a project unless she thinks it’s hilarious. Check out a few of my favorite clips from the classic teen flick below.
I could be super cheesy and start this post by saying, “It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman,” but I won’t. OOPS, I think I just did ;)
Henry Cavill in all his superhero glory graces the new issue of Empire magazine. As fine as he looks on the cover, I can’t wait to see his super buff body in 3D when Man of Steel hits theaters June 14. Now that, is worth lining up for. Empire chose the highly-anticipated movie to front their 2013 movie superhero preview. In this calendar year alone, The Wolverine, Thor: Dark World, Iron Man 3, Kick-Ass 2 & The Lone Ranger are gunning for a piece of the cinema pie. Speaking of Tonto’s best friend, when did the Lone Ranger classify as a superhero???
A lot is riding on Zack Synder’s reboot of the Superman franchise. If it does well, most likely the long-awaited Justice League movie will finally become a reality. Speaking for myself, I’ve been waiting for Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern and the gang to appear in the same movie for a long time. Not going to lie, I was more of a DC Comics guy than a Marvel one growing up.
In addition to Cavill, Man of Steel also stars Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Check out a couple of promos of Crowe as Jor-El and Michael Shannon as General Zod below, along with the cover of Empire without all the cover-line text.
With January wrapping up in a matter of days, it’s a great time to start talking about some of the must-see movies that are coming out in February. I’ve selected five films that I want to see and together they make up a good mix of genres. You’re bound to see you one that interests you!
Probably out of all five of them, the one that I want to see most is Identity Thief, starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Batemen. I seriously can’t get enough of McCarthy’s movies and since she’s one of two leads in this one, it’s at the top of my list. Considering all the buzz and promotion for the film, my prediction is that the weekend it opens in theaters it will be at the top of the box office. If you haven’t seen the trailer for this one, I’ve included it below along with brief overviews and trailers for the other four films on my list.
Check out five movies worth checking out this February below. I’ve also included the release dates for each movie so you can pencil in your movie dates for the month ;)