What better to do with your loved one than curl up together in front of the fire (let’s pretend it’s the 60s and you actually have a working fireplace) and watch a hilarious indie flick about cheating on your wife with your spastic, slutty boss!? Hmmmm doesn’t sound like a great idea? Well, the fact that it stars Parker Posey- goddess of the non-blockbuster scene- should more than enough convince you to attempt this underrated and little known gem.
First off, let’s clarify that I do not lavish complements upon movies without regard and to that effect I should slightly downplay the claim that this puppy is a true silver screen “gem”, rather a quirky and paced comedy about workplace romance where there ought not to be. Staring opposite the skinny, sassy and oft perfectly type-cast as completely insane Posey is “Ugly Betty‘s” sexy but stupid boss man Eric Mabius. While his name is hardly going to be pulling much of a crowd, you do have some assurance knowing that there’ll be something hot to look at on the screen- which is NOT necessarily a given with the more off beat indies ;) The film looks at Mabius’ rise through the ranks under his new commanding and controlling boss Posey as she finds value in him both at work and at work naked under her desk. It’s a pretty decent look at sex with a coworker and the insane issues that arise as a result- watching the staff eye roll and trash the hooking couple definitely will ring true for more than one viewer. I’m definitely promoting this as a movie to make you laugh and feel damned uncomfortable all the same time.
Henry Cavill proves he doesn’t need a cape to soar. The 29-year-old Brit is super duper fly on the latest issue of GQ UK. He swaps out his Superman suit for more of a conservative refined look. Wearing pieces from Burberry, Ralph Lauren and Tom Ford to name a few, Cavill is ready to go from the boardroom to the golf course. Check out his editorial photographed by Kenneth Cappello.
Yes and no. The 23-year-old Brit did film a scene as Christian Grey, but he wasn’t auditioning for the coveted role. Instead it was a screen test for Gus Van Sant (Milk & Good Will Hunting). According to The Wrap, Van Sant filmed a scene in a bid to direct the film adaptation of E L James’ best-selling erotic novel.
The scene he selected was a steamy one. It involved Pettyfer’s kinky billionaire character taking Anastasia Steele’s virginity. What I would give to take a sneak peek at that video. You know 100% Pettyfer was most likely butt naked in it. And if you saw Magic Mike, he certainly has a nice ass.
Whether Van Sant snags the directing gig or not, it gives a sense of what kind of director Universal is looking for. Even though they forked over $3 million for the movie rights, no director or stars are attached to the highly-anticipated project. Though numerous names have been dropped.
Pettyfer wouldn’t be my first pick to play the womanizer Christian Grey. I much prefer Stephen Amell (Arrow), who reportedly had a meeting about the role. That said, Alex has that cocky attitude that’s kinda sexy. Since we probably will never see his Gus Van Sant-directed clip, I thought I’d share my favorite scene from Magic Mike. Check it out below.
From Roman history to Greek mythology, Liam McIntyre sure loves keeping it old school. The 31-year-old actor is set to appear in the big budget take on the Greek demigod Hercules. The $70 million film directed by Renny Harlin is set to begin filming May in Bulgaria. Harlin had nothing but kind words for his newest castmember.
“He’s infinitely entertaining to watch. I am lucky to have him play military commander, Sotiris, Hercules’ best friend. Their relationship begins antagonistic and develops into a close bond, forged in battle.” – Renny Harlin
McIntyre joins Kellan Lutz who plays the titular character in the film. This will mark Liam’s first Hollywood feature role. The Aussie has previously appeared in TV series (Spartacus) and short films.
Everyone’s favorite Asgardian is back. Marvel has finally released the first movie trailer to Thor: The Dark World. With Iron Man 3 almost here, it makes perfect sense the studio uses that film’s opening to prep audiences for their next film. Out of all The Avengers‘ standalone films, the first Thor was my favorite. Based on the first look, director Alan Taylor has taken over the reigns from Kenneth Branagh excellently. It looks as epic as the first film. Check out the synopsis below before watching the trailer.
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
The already huge X-Men: Days of Future Past cast is getting even bigger. On the heels of the first look at Halle Berry as Storm, director Bryan Singer’s Twitter account revealed another casting addition. While attending a Montreal Canadiens hockey game, a picture of Shawn Ashmore, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart and Singer wearing personalized jerseys was taken. Included in the bunch was this Following actor. Find out who below.
It’s been several years since Halle Berry played Ororo Munroe aka Storm on screen. The 46-year-old actress isn’t let a little thing called pregnancy stop her from playing the superhero once again for X-Men: Days of Future Past. That said, Berry did mention in an earlier interview that most likely a stunt double would take on more of the physical parts and the costume probably needed altering in a few places.
The film’s director Bryan Singer tweeted a photo on Monday (April 22) along with the caption, “Storm watch #HalleBerry #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast”. Get your first look at Berry’s fourth turn as the Marvel Comics heroine below. Pregnant or not, Halle is still pretty bad-ass. Check it out below.
There probably isn’t an artist more tailor-made for The Great Gatsby than Lana Del Rey. The 26-year-old singer personifies vintage glamor, decadence and burning desire which are prevalent themes in the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. It’s only fitting Del Rey’s contribution to the movie soundtrack will be the first official single. “Young and Beautiful” is so good, it might be Lana’s first song to hit mainstream radio.
Co-written with Rick Nowels, “Young and Beautiful” is sweeping, romantic and haunting. Her vocals are like butter over the ethereal orchestral strings and commanding slow drum beats. I haven’t been the hugest fan of Lana, but this has officially made me jump on the bandwagon. The track’s cinematic feel makes it easy to picture Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. As beautiful an image you can conjure up, I’m sure it won’t nearly be as epic and dramatic as what Baz Luhrmann has in store for us. I can’t wait for the movie and Lana’s music video. Listen to the track below.