Saturday, December 22, 2012

Top 10 BEST Trailers of 2012

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Movie trailers have become bigger and grander in scale over the last few years. Opting out of the cheesy and generic, baritone voice-over, electing instead, to stream them to coolly-cut, cleverly fitting music. A trailer alone, these days, can even hold their very own soundtrack - how ya like that? It comes down to this: If you want your movie noticed, its paramount you have an eye-catching trailer. And this past year we've seen some pretty spectacular, chilling and exciting ones - some of which are even better than the movies themselves. In no particular order, I give to you the Top 10 Best Trailers of 2012.


Holly balls, Batman! This trailer is definitely one incredible thrill ride filled with slow-building haunting music.  And this time around we get even more action and even more bat-toys. An epic conclusion to an epic trilogy.

Terrence Malick sure has a way with his films. There's something whimsical and enchanting, yet haunting and heartfelt at the same time. The music, though, is what captivates me the most. It holds a sense of hope and inspiration if you will.  
Release Date: 4/12/13

One of the most beautifully crafted trailers of the year. Anne Hathaway singing I Dreamed a Dream inevitably invokes strong emotion. How can you not get goosebumps when watching this?
Release Date: 12/25/12

Sure this trailer is confusing (like 5 movies in 1) and incredibly long, but the very idea of it - past, present and future - simply shines with flying colors. There's something innocent and sweet about it, intriguing even.  Plus the score, here, is just like heaven.

The music alone is enough to captivate you. It's edgy, exciting and full of glitz & glam. Definitely eye-popping. Looks like Baz Luhrmann does it again - simply magnificent. 
Release Date: 5/10/13

It's rich, dark, rippled with deep emotion, and packs one hefty punch. The music is also incredibly powerful and haunting. I'm seriously looking forward to seeing this movie the most come next year.
Release Date: 6/14/13

It's eery and dark. It's beautifully crafted, backed by some menacing music. Too bad they ruined it by casting Kristen (can't act) Stewart as Snow White. All that aside, though, this trailer kicks some serious royal boo-tay.

This highly anticipated sequel hit the ground running. Dig the music and the editing. Love the color, feel and vibe of the entire trailer. That is why this heart-pounding trailer makes the cut. It. looks. epic. 
Release Date: 5/17/13

This is incredibly dark even for Iron Man, which is part of its cool factor. Lots of great one liners, filled with explosions, action, fear and doubt. It definitely has my attention. Loved the choice of music mingled within as well.  
Release Date: 5/3/13

Honorable Mentions:
Gangster Squad
Seven Psychopaths
Oz: The Great and Powerful
Skyfall
Prometheus

Share with me some of your favorite trailers of 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Filmography 2012

Source: Genrocks

Yet another spectacular year-end reflection video from our friends at Genrocks. They have done some amazing annual wrap up videos in past years: 2011 and 2010, so I was excited when they wrapped up this years video.  And even though it's a little long -  clocking in at 7.07 minutes - it's definitely worth a look-see.
For a list of every film used in the video and the spectacular soundtrack, check out Genrocks Tumblr page here

What are some of your favorite movies of 2012?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' Trailer

Source: Firstshowing.net

He was convinced the world wasn't ready.  What do you think?

The trailer I've been waiting for has finally arrived - Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.  You'll definitely NOT want to miss this breathtaking, emotional trailer.  Henry Cavill totally looks the part as one of the most beloved super hero's of all time.  This new take on the cape crusader looks dark, rich and full of action - the story looks well developed and intriguing.  This trailer will be playing in front of The Hobbit, out this Friday.  But if you're anything like me, and can't wait till then, take a look now and enjoy!

A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil.

Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously.  Not the biggest fan of his work, but knowing that Christopher Nolan produced, and co-wrote the story with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Unborn, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), puts me at ease considerably.  Warner Brothers is releasing Man of Steel on  June 14th, 2013.
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Are you impressed?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Year of Reflection: 2012

Source: Firstshowing

Ah yes, it's that time of year again - reflection. Take a journey back in time and experience the world of film ala 2012. It's not quite as eloquent as some of the edits we've seen in the past (and will most likely see in the near future), but there's some great moments here backed by some amazing music. Take a look and enjoy!

For a full list of the movies in this video, check out Tumblr here, and for a list of the songs head to the actual YouTube page. Stay tuned for more of the "reflection" videos and other year-end coverage.

What were some of your favorite movies this past year?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Top 10 Best Birthday Movie Moments

Since today is my birthday I thought I'd make a list of the Top 10 Best Birthday Moments from all different types of movies with some brilliant ideas of what to do and what not to do on your birthday. So sit back and enjoy some of the funniest, creepiest, scariest, and most adorable birthday moments in film!

Honorable mentions:
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

10. Kick-Ass (2010)

Ha! Getting what you really want on your birthday, regardless of age, is priceless.


9. Dumbo (1941)

Watching baby Dumbo get delivered by the stork to his mother is just plain adorable!


8. The Birds (1963)

When you think of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, The Birds, you may not remember this bloody birthday moment.


7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Harry's birthday goes from sad to extremely happy in a matter of minutes.


6. Good Will Hunting (1997)

Celebrating your birthday with friends is a must! If your smart when a "Michael Bolton clone" annoys you that's even better!


5. Liar Liar (1997)

"Great gift, dad!" Never underestimate the power of a birthday wish. (P.S. Clowns are creepy)


4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Having a wizard as a good friend is definitely a bonus - wizard fireworks are the best!


3. Uncle Buck (1989)

Gotta give him props, man. Waking up to a short stack like this would definitely be the best birthday breakfast ever.


2.
Sixteen Candles (1984)

This final scene is definitely a girls most memorable, not to mention the most romantic. It's hard to feel sorry for Sam in the end.


While the aforementioned birthday moments are truly amazing, nothing quite tops my #1...


1. Old School (2003)

While the entire movie is hilarious, this birthday/tranquilizer gun scene takes the cake (pun intended).



Share with me some of your favorite
birthday movie moments.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bourne Legacy Review

The Bourne Legacy - aka the new Bourne movie sans Matt Damon - is actually a pretty decent continuation on the action packed thriller that made Damon a house-hold name.

Without the main hero headlining the sequel it might be construed as a huge Hollywood cash-grab. And to all who think so... you're absolutely right. Hollywood reminds us once again that you can never have too much of a "good thing."

What I liked about Legacy is the story is mingled in with the Bourne Ultimatum story-line, where Jason Bourne finally exposes the shadowy figures behind Blackbrier and Treadstone - the secret military programs that turned him from a simple soldier into a killing machine.

Director
Tony Gilroy, one of the writers for the previous three Bournes, does a sound job here. I actually enjoyed the film. It doesn't plunge headlong into action, but instead takes its time to introduce its newest hero, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner). Runner and doctor/scientist (played by Rachel Weisz), make a great team as two hunted souls who initially need each other for utilitarian reasons. While this movie isn't nearly as good as the first three films (duh) - there wasn't any cool "ah-ha" moments like Legacy's predecessors - the story still moves at a fast paste, the locations are stylishly shot and the action sequences are well executed, sans the finale motorbike chase scene on the streets of Manila. What was that?! That scene could have easily been cut in half or scraped altogether.

I'm sure they will continue the story a few years from now, and when they do I hope they bring back its star player. I could easily see Cross and Bourne teaming up.
Wouldn't that be something?!
RATING: C-

What did you make of it?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Seven Psychopaths Trailer

Source: IMDb

"It's their blood, it's his puke."
I've been waiting for this trailer for a while now. I'm glad it's finally here! Check out the first trailer for Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths. The comedy from the In Bruges writer and director reunites himself with actor Colin Farrell who plays a struggling screenwriter who inadvertently gets entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his two oddball friends (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken) kidnap a gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. This looks like a fantastically fun, dark, hilarious comedy with great work from the entire cast. I definitively can't wait to see this one. Enjoy!

Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, great movie btw) wrote and directed this dark comedy. Along with the cast previously listed, the film also includes, Gabourey Sidibe, Abbie Cornish and Olga Kurylenko. CBS Films will release Seven Psychopaths in theaters this fall, October 12, 2012.

Worth seeing?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Total Recall Review

Total Recall equals this summer's totally unnecessary remake. Sure, this Sci-fi thriller has a few shining moments - neat visual effects, backed by one sexy cast, definitely an upgrade from the original. But when all is said and done, it’s totally forgettable. The action sequences, though cool at times, tried too hard to resemble the Bourne series. At times, I felt like I was watching a B-rate video game in slow-mo. There were too many action sequences and not enough mind games to balance them out.

Director
Len Wiseman, who is married to Kate Beckinsale, made her an action star via the Underworld movies, and he continues that trend here. She is a total badass, Colin Farrell definitely needs a lot of help to keep his “wife” from completing her mission to destroy him.


While I was able to follow along (it's not rocket science), a little more clarity in regards to the plot-line would have been nice. Also, character development was lacking a bit. Sure, I wanted to good guys to prevail, but honestly, since I really couldn’t get attached to the characters, I really didn’t care what happen to any of them in the end.

Generally remakes are lazy, cynical attempts to cash in on nostalgia of past years and are usually irredeemably lame. This remake wasn't “lame” per se, but the fact that these movie producers and directors get paid millions on someone else’s idea is kind of annoying. Overall, I did enjoy this movie (it met my semi-low expectations), so it wasn’t a total waste of time, but it is a total renter at best.
RATING: C-

Thoughts?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Johnny Depp holds the record for the largest paycheck for a single movie

Source: OMG-Facts.com & Forbes

In 2011, the talented and charming actor earned more than $53 million to reprise his iconic role as Capt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This number is incredibly high, not to mention more than what most people will see in their lifetime much less for one single movie.

Previously the highest paycheck for a single movie had gone to Tom Hanks who received $50 million for his part in the Da Vinci Code. Clearly producers thought Depp was worth the steep price they paid for his quirky and unforgettable performance.

Considering the success of Pirates 4 it was a cost that certainly paid off at the box office - which has already grossed over $1 billion worldwide. Let's be honest, no one can imagine Pirates of the Caribbean without the slightly mad, but endlessly entertaining Capt. Jack Sparrow.

Depp's $53 million is, no doubt, extremely impressive, but another big player in film salaries is Tom Cruise. He may not be able to match Depp’s huge paycheck for a single movie, but according to Forbes 2012, he is the highest-paid actor. With all the movies he is in, Tom Cruise averages $75 million a year - not too shabby. Just below him is one of my favorite actors, Leonard DiCaprio, who pulls in an impressive $37 million a year. Depp comes in 6th place making $30 million a year. For the full list click here.

We definitely haven't see the last of Capt. Jack Sparrow.
Pirates 5 will most likely be released in 2014. I wonder how big his paycheck will be this time around.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Full Theatrical Skyfall Trailer

Source: 007.com & Yahoo

Bond, (classic) James Bond is back in action with Skyfall. We were teased months ago, and had a little fun at the 2012 Summer Olympic opening ceremonies, but now we dive deeper into the chilling and intense world of the secret agent himself. Skyfall is directed by Sam Mendes, starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007 for his third time. This gives us a look at a blonde Javier Bardem as the menacing villain, some funny scenes with Ben Whishaw as Q in action, more of Ralph Fiennes, plus of course Judi Dench as M, and Naomie Harris as Eve. This looks awesome - a far cry from the last Bond film. The two trailers below are very similar, yet both entertaining just the same. They'll definitely get the blood pumping. Take a look and enjoy.

Courtesy of 007.com


Courtesy of Yahoo

Skyfall is being directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, Away We Go), from a script by John Logan, Robert Wade and Neal Purvis. Along with the cast listed above Skyfall also includes Albert Finney, Bérénice Marlohe, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace with Ben Whishaw. Columbia Pictures, Eon Productions and MGM will release Skyfall this fall, November 9, 2012.

You interested?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy 42nd Birthday, Nolan!

The Alfred Hitchcock of superhero cinema turns another year older today. Here's to a great man who's phenomenal career spans from 1998 to present day. Christopher Nolan is definitely one of the most beloved film directors of our generation. And with the Batman trilogy under his belt he certainly sealed the deal as one of the best directors of all time. His future looks bright ahead and I'm definitely looking forward to his next "big deal." Take a trip back into the world of all things Nolan with his film diaries below (sans TDKR). Enjoy.



While the birthday boy isn't directing anything in the near feature, he is writing and producing Man of Steel - out next summer, 2013 - so you know it'll be good. I'm definitely excited for that movie on so many levels. Nolan has an incredible movie catalog to flip through, so it's hard to pick just one favorite, but mine would have to be the outstanding Dark Knight - Memento and Inception are pretty damn amazing as well. So hats off and cheers to you, Christopher. Thank you for making some of the best movies around.

*Happy Birthday*

What is your all time favorite Nolan film?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Every Summer Blockbuster is Essentially the Same

Source: Funny or Die

Summer blockbuster are a great entertaining past time, but they can be a bit "been there, done that." Check out this humorous video from our friends over at Funny or Die. This is a prime example of blockbusters and their generic appeal we see today. The clip is titled Every 3D Movie is the Same, but there are a few movies in the mix that are just 2D. Personally, I think this goes for every blockbusters, 3D and 2D alike. Take a look.

It doesn't surprise me at how many of these epic action shots are similar from film to film. With all the remakes, reboots and sequels we got going on, it's no wonder we pine for original ideas. Regardless, it's clear we still get excited about some of those films anyway. But it's those new, original ideas that are the true gems.

Thoughts?

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Review

"If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, then you become something else entirely." Try the best superhero trilogy ever.
As the most anticipated movie of the year comes to a close we reflect on the brilliance of it all. Christopher Nolan is pure genius. He brings a sense of art and spectacle to this blockbuster that calls for a mind so creative very few can pull off. He gives fans exactly what we want and deserve - action, phenomenal special effects, masterfully crafted fight sequences, complexity, drama, mixed in with a solid storyline, backed by one of the most beloved superheros of all time.

Clocking in at a whopping 2 hours and 45 minutes may seem a bit excessive to maintain attention spans, especially anything not involving hobbits or the NFL, but I feel strongly the lengthy time frame was just right, and if you're a fan it doesn't seem long at all. Nolan's brilliance did a fantastic job wrapping up the dark trilogy by tying up loose ends and bringing the epic story full circle. Anything less would have been insufficient.

Even though it's been a while since I've seen both Begins and
Dark Knight, I was still able to follow The Dark Knight Rises storyline with ease. Being that this movie was filmed in IMAX form I had to experience it there first. Seeing my favorite superhero on the giant screen was definitely an incredible eye candy treat. For all you fan-boys out there I highly recommend seeing it there at least once.

I had my doubts about Nolan casting
Hathaway as Catwoman, but those doubts were put to rest after seeing the movie. I still maintain she wasn't the best choice, but I did managed to like her in the role a lot more than anticipated. She did a good job. In fact, everyone in this movie did an excellent job. My only complaint is that, at times, it was difficult understanding Bane.

Sadly enough TDKR didn't beat
Marvel's The Avengers at the weekend box office (only grossing an impressive $160M to The Avengers $220M). Although, factor out the 3D cost, and I'm sure TDKR made more. It's definitely the better film - do I hear an Oscar nod? While Rises wasn't nearly as good as The Dark Knight, I still enjoyed it. It was beautiful executed. Nolan did the seemingly impossible by giving the Batman legend a monumental conclusion to the epic trilogy it deserves. I'm just sad the legend has to comes to an end... that is until someone else reboots it, and someone will, but I doubt anyone else can surpass Nolan's stroke of genius.
RATING: B

And your take?

If my blog existed when these films were released I would have given them:
Batman Begins: B+
The Dark Knight: A

Friday, July 13, 2012

Oz: The Great and Powerful Trailer

Source: Firstshowing.net

"Aren't you the great man we've been waiting for?"
Wow, this looks fantastical! I've always been a huge fan of the fantasy movie genre, and director Sam Raimi, with his stunning visuals, seems perfect for this project. Check out Disney's first trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful. Take an adventure back to Oz, before The Wizard of Oz occurs. James Franco stars as a young magician who gets whisked away to the magical world upon which he meets the three witches - Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams). I'm definitely excited for this one. Enjoy!

When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (Franco) pulls one too many tricks, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard, and just maybe into a better man as well. Disney's fantastical adventure is directed by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Dark Man, Spider-Man, Drag Me to Hell). The screenplay is written by David Lindsay-Abaire and Mitchell Kapner. Return to Oz on March 8th, 2013.

Look any good?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man Review

You all know the story: Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, is left to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field), gets bitten by a genetically altered spider that gives him super strength, speed and agility - allowing him to attract the girl of his dreams, all while ridding the world from evil.

I was thrown when I heard they were rebooting this series, considering Spider-Man 3 (which was awful, btw) was released just over 5 years ago. Do we really need another Spider-Man movie? Probably not. So I saw this movie with a pinch of excitement and nothing more. I did not expect to fully enjoy this popcorn flick. But as it turns out an unnecessary movie - even one as profoundly unnecessary as this one - can still be pretty awesome. I was impressed right off the bat. Andrew Garfield knocks it out of the park. This is really his movie, with his shy, wicked grin and unexpected humor. Props to director Marc Webb (insert giggle), he truly knew what he was doing when casting this sexy Brit. His vision was flawless. For example, I love how he brings the audience in during Spider-Man's "Tarzan" moments, flying around Manhattan, offering us a taste of his delirious momentum, visuals that lacked in previous Spider-Man films. There were fantastic visual gems through out the entire film as well. Worth seeing in 3D? Not really. However, there are a few worth while 3D moments through out.

Everything just seemed a little cooler in this latest installment, from the cast, to the characters they played, to the killer fight scenes. The exhilarating web-slinging scenes themselves were definitely note worthy, all the way down to his revamped blue and red leotard. And even though Spidey now has mechanical web-shooters (just like in the original comics), everything else stays familiar - the development of Spidey’s costume, learning to swing from buildings, saving lives etc. Even the chemistry between Spider-Man and his leading lady, Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone) is increasingly richer. The two definitely brought passion to their game. It's no wonder Stone and Garfield are dating in real life.

Overall The Amazing Spider-Man is shy of "amazing," but it is still fun, truly exciting, thrilling, added spectacular special effects and yes, elements of surprise, namely how touching it ends up being. It'll have your heart in the palm of its hands by the end of the movie. So go see it! You just might surprise yourself at how much you enjoy it.
Rating: B-

What did you think?

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Independence Day

God. Bless. America.
As our great country turns another year older it's time to reflect on what makes U.S. of A. phenomenal. To name a few things: Freedom of speech/religion, the birth of The Boss, Sylvia Plath, Michael Jordan, Super Grover, MTV (ahem, back when it aired videos), Pearl Jam, The Master of Suspense, the snuggie, Google, facebook, Krispy Kreme, Walt Disney, the birth of Hollywood Land, the Academy Awards, Johnny, Leo and Gweny. Seriously, America, you are one delicious young, and sexy, talented country!

Happy 236th Birthday!



Despite our petty difference, this is when we come together to celebrate as one. May you all have a fantastic 4th of July! Go blow sh*t up, have fun, be safe - it's what our Founding Fathers would want.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Blockbuster Hotties - 2012

Source: IMDb.com

summer blockbuster hotties - 2012

Awe yes, it's that time of year again, where we indulge in a bit of Hollywood beauty. Not only do we have some excellent blockbusters in store, but they just so happen to be headed by talented and gorgeous actors as well (operative word being gorgeous). So if you please, I'd like to focus your attention on the deliciousness below. These top 10 hotties will, for sure, heat up the silver screens. And WOW!! Seriously, with this much eye candy, we should set record-breaking heat waves this summer. Enjoy!


Lip-Smackin' Man-Candy
Colin Farrell
He has this kind of charismatic and super sultry way about himself that one can't quantify or analyze. It has to do with a sincerity and a clarity that makes you see something good in him, which is sexy. Be sure to catch him in this summers Total Recall remake, out August 3rd.

Up Next:
Seven Psychopaths is a story about a struggling screenwriter who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.


Chris Hemsworth
Three words: De-Li-Cious. This blue-eyed, 8 pack toting Aussie is sure to make the ladies weak in the knees. It's no wonder this down to Earth, "boy next door" type has women all over screaming his name for more. He killed it as Thor in this summers Marvel's The Avengers (which is setting box-office records), and kicked a little Royal butt in Snow White and the Huntsman.

Up Next:
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers in Red Dawn, out November 21, 2012.


Taylor Kitsch
It's difficult to ignore this smokin’ hot hottie with the chiseled hard-rockin' body. Playing roles in blockbusters like Battleship this summer proves this gorgeous actor isn’t going anywhere - he’s definitely here to stay (thank goodness). Watch him bring down the Mexican drug cartel while saving the one he loves in Savages, out July 6th.

Up Next:
Lone Survivor is a story about members of SEAL Team tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader, Admad Shad. Out sometime next year.


Channing Tatum
God bless America. This 8 pack sportin' heart-throb has girls (and boys) all over America screaming for more. This former stripper is returning to his roots this summer in Magic Mike, out June 29th. He's definitely one of the sexiest actors Hollywood has to offer to its young female fan base.

Up Next:
A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison in The Bitter Pill, out February 6, 2013.



Christian Bale
Our favorite Dark Knight is for sure one delicious piece of lip-smacking man-candy and a nice addition to our summer hotties. What's even more impressive is when this sexy talent acts he takes home Academy Awards. The conclusion to Batman may be coming to an end, but his career is most definitely not. Check out the cape crusader in The Dark Knight Rises, out July 20th.

Up Next:
He's an ex-con who attempts to blend into his new surroundings in an Indiana town, but is haunted by a figure from his past. Out of the Furnace is due out some time in 2013.





Mouth-Watering Bombshells
Charlize Theron
This former model and Academy Award winner is one of the most fearless actresses in Hollywood. She has a lot more to offer than just a pretty face with amazing hair and a body that just won't quit. This talented, long legged beauty is consistently taking on complex roles that do not always show off her gorgeous attributes - they are beyond gorgeous. She killed it as Quenn Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman and was icy-cold in Prometheus.

Next Up:
Mad Max: Fury Road, no current release date.


Brooklyn Decker
Sure she's not the best actress, but let's be honest, this sex-pot, blond, bomb-shell isn't there to "act" per se. With a fan-bloody-tastic body she is bound to soak up some attention from both sexes - males want to date her while women want to be her. She played the sweet, loving girlfriend to Taylor Kitsch in Battleship and played a pregnant mom-to-be in What to Expect When You're Expecting.

Next Up:
Nothing officially on the horizon, but whatever it is you can bet it'll be sexy.


Kate Beckinsale
This sparkling diamond has been on the silver screen for over a decade now, and we've all come to adore her — beautiful, crisp, smart, tough, what's not to like? Be sure to watch kick a little ass as she comes neck to neck with Jessica Biel and Colin Farrell in this summer's Total Recall remake, out August 3rd. It's going to be one sexy and thrilling blockbuster.

Next Up: The Trials of Cate McCall, is a story about former hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and estranged from her family, in order to be reinstated at the bar and recover custody of her daughter, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder. No current release date.


Jessica Biel
The Minnesota-born hard-body has put her French and Choctaw-Indian descent to good use: when the call goes out for an ethnically ambiguous siren, she's likely to get the gig. Be sure to check out this sex kitten in this summer's Total Recall remake, out August 3rd, where she's bound to kick a little A.

Next Up:
Playing the Field is a story about a former professional athlete with a weak past who tries to redeem himself by coaching his son's soccer team, only to find himself unable to resist when in scoring position with his players' restless and gorgeous moms, out December 7th.


Eva Green
Featured in ad campaigns for Armani and Christian Dior, this gorgeous Bond Girl shows off her mouth-watering assets in
Dark Shadows. And even though the movie didn’t get great reviews, that’s no way a reflection on this sex-for-days, French-born, naturally blond, gorgeous bomb-shell.

Next Up:
300: Battle of Artemisia out August 2013.


It's going to be one HOT and sexy Summer.

Past Hotties include:

2011
2010

2009

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Taken 2 International Trailer

Source: Yahoo

"We will have our revenge"
You will definitely want to check out the first official trailer to Taken 2 - the sequel to the surprise action thriller smash hit staring Liam Neeson. I was surprised when I heard they were making a sequel, yet excited at the same time. Now after seeing this rad trailer I'm even more excited. Yes, it's a lot of the same song and dance, but who cares. This. Looks. Awesome. It's time for the retired CIA operative Bryan Mills to come out of "hiding" and show those bad men who's really boss. This should be a cool treat for fans with plenty of thrills and action to be had by all. Take a look.



Taken 2 is a sequel to the surprise 2008 action hit starring Liam Neeson and directed by french filmmaker Olivier Megaton (of Colombiana and Transporter 3 previously). In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills (Neeson) and his wife (Famke Janssen) - didn't they get divorced? - are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter (Maggie Grace) in the first film. 20th Century Fox is bringing this action thriller to theaters everywhere on October 5, 2012.

You in?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Happy 49th Birthday, Johnny Depp!

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For a man pushing 50, Mr. John Christopher Depp II has got it going on! Here's to one of Hollywood's most talented, versatile, crazy, down to Earth actors. Spanning from 21 Jump Street to Dark Shadows, this chameleon has done it all. He embodies every role he takes - transcending them if you will. He's done a fantastic job of making a career out of playing odd ball, lovable characters. And he does it with such grace and humility too, which is why he is one of the most beloved actors in the business.

He definitely oozes charm and charisma in everything he says and does, and we love him for that. But what's even more impressive is that he has the ability to make us forget we’re even watching a Johnny Depp movie. A true talent. You can definitely see he thoroughly enjoys his craft. (To bask in the world of all things Johnny click here)

He is without doubt one of my all time favorite actors and I look forward to seeing what's in store for him in the future. Thanks Johnny, for bringing us some of the best entertainment and talent Hollywood has to offer. Hats off to you!




Some of my all time favorite Depp movies include: Chocolat, Blow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Benny & Joon, and the forever classic Edward Scissorhands, just to name a few. The birthday boy is currently filming The Lone Ranger, which will be released some time next year, 2013. It was also just announced that Depp will be reprising his most famous role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (released date unknown at this time).

What are some of your favorite Depp films?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Prometheus Review

We haven't seen a Ridley Scott movie in a while, much less a good one. And while his latest efforts aren't amazing, the film is still pretty decent in scale and visuals. Returning to the "Alien" world (a non-confirmed prequel to the 1979 movie Alien), Prometheus' main focus draws us away from those acid for blood, vicious monsters to, instead, beg the never-ending question: "Where did we come from/who made us?"

The plot rolls like so: Two scientists (
Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green) discover a similar celestial patterns in cave drawings across the world and pinpoint its deep-space source. A few years later, in 2093, a discovery mission is launched. Piloted by laid-back Janek (Idris Elba) and run by icy, cold-hearted Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron). Its passengers include assorted co-pilots and science types. And no "Alien" movie would be complete without their android. David (Michael Fassbender) is a fearless and a much more sarcastic driod than the others. The crew soon find what they are seeking, bad things happen, fights break out and lives are lost.

The first half of the film grabs you tight with intrigue, but soon loosens up in its second half. At first the film has you thinking, "wow, I don't think I've seen a movie this year so beautifully shot." The 3D visuals are definitely impressive, added one or two great performances. It's just a shame Prometheus crumbles to an "um... what?" in its second half. It simply asks more questions than can be answered. And they’re not small plot questions either. It's almost as if Ridley devoted too much time and energy to the look and feel of his film (which is amazing, by the way) that he completely forgot about the main plot.I grew up with the Alien movies. I'm huge fan, which is why I thought this movie would be amazing. And while it was in so many ways - definitely a great Sci-Fi flick - it just fell short, leaving an unsettled taste in my mouth. So while I wasn't blown away, by any stretch of the imagination, I was definitely entertained. And on Ridley's scale Prometheus is a tremendous and unexpected ride. It's definitely worth seeing in 3D.
RATING: C

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman Review

In what right world does Kristen Stewart beat Charlize Theron? Oh yeah, the make-believe, never-gonna-happen, fairytale kind of world. The two team up in this years (over played) Snow White and the Huntsman, and director Rupert Sanders (mostly known for commercials) spins a very dark and gothic take on the classic fairytale. And while the scenery in this film is magnificent in scale, added cleaver special effects, the movie drags and tends to tire quickly in its disappointing second half.

The film's most exciting draw is the evil, menacing, Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron). Thorone definitely tears it up, offering a suitably maniacal portrayal of a woman who sees her outer beauty as a source of great power. Bathing in white liquid and crawling out of a pit of black tar are two of the film’s most striking visions. And speaking of visions, each and every costume she wore was breathtaking. While I don't see this movie taking home the Oscar for Best Picture, I can definitely see it winning for Best Costume Design. The film also gives us a peak into Queen Revenna's past, revealing why she has become so wicked, which I didn't particularly care for. We should loath the evil Queen, not feel sorry for her.

As for Snow White (Kristen Stewart), she’s been beautifully reinvented as both majestic maiden and fierce warrior. However, to pull this type of strong heroinism off it requires a confident, well-grounded portrayal. Obviously Stewart’s characteristics fail completely (duh). Sadly, Snow White too often resembles the ever-pouting, overwhelmed, one-note Bella Swan.


While there was some chemistry between Snow and the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), there was absolutely no chemistry between Snow and her prince (Sam Claflin), which was disappointing. But the real problem, ultimately, lies in the story arc, which requires a "Joan of Arc" type transformation from its heroine - one that Stewart could not make happen. The film spirals from intriguing to (semi) action packed and many of the characters and story-lines – especially the dwarf's – are left malnourished and forgotten. The real
heroine in this fairytale is Theron - she is the only one who fully captivates the audience throughout the entire film.

Over all SWATH isn't the worst movie ever, but I wanted more - more action, stronger character development, romance, better acting (ahem, Stewart, Hemsworth) and a firm storyline. If all of that mirrored its sunning visuals, beautiful costumes and sets, the movie would have been phenomenal. So while I was somewhat disappointed, I did find it entertaining - I definitely enjoyed it a lot more than I anticipated.RATING: D+
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