In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Harry Osborn was played by James Franco. Now it seems director Marc Webb has found his Osborn for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Reportedly, the new Harry beat out stiff competition for the role. Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Douglas Booth (Romeo and Juliet) were just a few names reportedly up for the role. Webb calls this actor “an exciting and extraordinary young actor and he is a fantastic addition to our cast.”
Speaking of cast, Andrew Garfield returns as the masked vigilante as does Emma Stone to reprise her role of Gwen Stacy. For the second installment, Stone has competition for Spidey’s heart. Mary Jane Watson arrives and will be played by Shailene Woodley (The Descendants). Her addition was confirmed previously as was Jamie Foxx’s casting as the villainous Electro. Filming reportedly will begin early 2013 with a tentative release date of May 2, 2014 planned. Find out who’s playing Peter Parker’s best friend below.
Now that you’ve read my 10 Best Dressed picks, check out the five ladies who would’ve been served better with a different stylist. None of them are completely heinous, but I had to pick five that I didn’t like and these quintet are the unlucky five.
As I mentioned in my “Best Dressed” post, out of all of the posts I personally write, the closest thing I ever get to people yelling at me is my Award fashion posts. Perhaps the following five choices will continue that trend.
Check out who I thought looked like a lampshade and whose polka-dots were polka-NOTS in my opinion. Hope you enjoy my fashion highlights below.
One of my favorite yearly special issues is out. Sooooooo excited. Vanity Fair gathered “11 Thoroughly Modern Actresses” for their annual Hollywood Issue. Last year, Annie Leibovitz was the creative force behind the stunning cover featuring the likes of Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal. For the first time ever, famed-fashion photographer Mario Testino took the helm for an equally gorgeous photograph.
This time around, Vanity Fair opted to keep it ladies only and chose eleven fresh young stars to keep an eye on in 2012. Dressed in pastel satin dresses, the starlets evoke a 20s boudoir feel with its Art Deco set. A few years ago, the publication was criticized for it’s annual Hollywood issue for being “too white”. Even though, two actresses of color were included, I’m certain some critics will cite there isn’t enough diversity. You can never please everyone.
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland) and Jessica Chastain (The Help) were the lucky actresses to land the first panel of the issue. While it’s an honor to be included in the Hollywood issue, I’m sure all the other actresses secretly hoped they would be above the fold and not shuttled back to the third panel. Continue reading to find out who ended up there for the 2012 cover. Plus check out all of Vanity Fair’s previous Hollywood Issue covers below.
Another awards show, another parade of designer gowns adorning Hollywood actresses. Sandwiched in between the Golden Globes and Academy Awards, the SAG Awards is a tricky event to dress for. Though it’s a great predictor for future Oscar statue winners, it’s not as widely-seen as the other two aforementioned shows, so nominated actresses usually hold back. You want to wow on the red carpet, but yet save the big guns for the the big night at the Kodak Theater.
Since it’s more a low-key event in terms of fashion with regards to the other two, I decided to combine my five best and worst picks in one post. Since I have less slots available, some usual favorites like Sofia Vergara didn’t make the cut. Sure, she looked gorgeous and dazzled in a familiar-looking gown, but I decided to share the wealth to other well-dressed women. Check out my picks below and see if you agree.
At the Toronto Film Festival, director and screenplay writer Alexander Payne debuted his newest film titled The Descendants which stars George Clooney among a slew of other stars. Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, the story follows Matt King, an owner of ancestral land.
King tries desperately to reconnect with his two girls after his wife is involved in a severe boat accident and falls into a coma. In delaying the process of being pressured to sell his land, he learns a disturbing secret about his wife… she had been cheating on him. However, he was the last to find out. The film is set for release on November 18th.
While some critics who screened the film at TIFF were quick to judge the script, I for one cannot wait to see what comes from this ensemble cast. If it is anything like Payne’s former films Sideways and About Schmidt, then I’m sure it’s going to be amazing! Check out the trailer below.