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“The Hunger Games” Finds its Finnick

22 Aug

I”ll be up-front with you: I’ve never read The Hunger Games. And even I was excited to see which mid-twenties hottie would play Finnick Odair in 2013’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The new character is described as a “mid-twenties hottie with charm for days” so really, what’s not to be excited for?
Today, the winning hottie was finally announced and up-and-comer Sam Claflin is set to be the trident-wielding ex-tribute/current Capitol celebrity.

I will not make any dirty trident jokes. I will not make any dirty trident jokes.

“Aw man all this gazing into the camera really makes my head hurt”

Claflin should look sorta-maybe-kinda-familiar. No, he’s not the guy the played the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. He is on the other hand, the missionary that fell in love with a mermaid in Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides. Oh yeah, that guy! He also was the Prince Charming to Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman. By next year everyone will definetely remember who he is thanks to a very well placed fishing net.

The soon-to-be-superstar has been the Finnick front-runner for a little over a month. But, that doesn’t mean he was the only name thrown out there this summer. Robert Pattinson (from that other billion dollar teen-trilogy), Taylor Kitsch (whose 2012 movies accidentally tanked like John Carter and Battleship), Garrett Hedlund  (Tron: Legacy) and Armie Hammer (the actual guy that played the Winklevoss twins) were all said to be frontrunners at some point. Luckily for Claflin he wasn’t a red herring.

So guys ladies, I’m just wondering how the camera can handle Liam Hemsworth and Claflin in the same movie. But then again if the screen didn’t burst into flames during Magic Mike, no one else should have a problem.

Miley Cyrus: Meltdown Watch

13 Aug

It was pretty clear something would go awry with Miley Cryrus after that Vanity Fair June 2008 photo shoot. You know, the one where she was placed inside of her father’s crotch?  Yeah, that one. But, she seemed to be growing up surprisingly well for a child star. She finished off Hannah Montana normally, even making a 2009 movie and appearing in several other Disney projects. She lent her voice to 2008’s Bolt and transitioned into a post-Hannah life with the safe chick-flick The Last Song (2010).
So far, so good. Even that video of Cyrus on “salvia” was quickly forgotten along with her November “stoner” admission. It was just silly Miley being a rebellious teen!

I hope this is the picture over the Cyrus Family fireplace

Then, this summer happened. First she announced her engagement to Aussie cutie Liam Hemsworth. Even though the two are planning “a long engagement” that’s a lot of commitment for a 19-year-old. I would know, being 19 and all. Then she stopped generally wearing pants and bleached her hair. How, “not a girl, not yet a woman of her.”

Is Liam upset she’s wearing his suit jacket as a complete outfit?

Obviously, the pants forgetting and blonde hair dying wouldn’t be the end of Cyrus’s summer. This weekend, she chopped off all her hair, unfortunately reminding me of a more sane Britney circa 2008 (even though she’s quite excited about the new haircut, congrats MyCy). If she gets an umbrella in hand, everyone watch out. But, luckily Cyrus is going to work! She’s successfully booked a show. Out of every series that would love to have her on for a ratings-bump, she’s decided on Charlie Sheen’s leftovers: Two And a Half Men. She’ll play half-man August T. Jones’ love interest this season and appear on multiple episodes.

As long as she doesn’t agree to actually working with Sheen, there’s some hope! Welcome to Miley Cyrus’ Quarter-Life Crisis. I’m willing to bet it’ll be a bumpy ride.

No. Words….

Bill and Ted Might Be Ready For Another Adventure

11 Aug

Dudeeee, Bill and Ted may totallyyy be going on another adventure. Excellenttttt. The minds behind the latest venture? The original creators of Bill and Ted, Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. The old team has written a script according to a Vulture exclusive. Sweet. Somehow, Alex Winter (Bill) and Keanu Reeves (Ted) are attached to the project. I’m glad that Reeves can pause his The One activities to have a little fun.

But what would that makes the third one?

The best part of the in-progress project is that it’s a continuation of Bill and Ted’s  truly excellenttt adventures. It’s not a reboot with Justin Bieber and Alex Pettyfer. Who isn’t excited to see what kind of men Bill and Ted grew up into? Just how huge is Wyld Stallyns in the future (or our present)? I just hope they don’t have a cheesy reality dating show- all they’ll ever need is their bromance.

20 years later- still bros.

Currently, Dean Parisot (Fun With Dick and Jane, Galaxy Quest) is set to direct. But, that means B&T 3 will have to stay on the back-burner for a while (heinousssss!). Parisot is filming Red 2 this upcoming spring, an “action-comedy-thriller” starring Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker and Catherine Zeta Jones.

We’ve waited over twenty years for a followup to Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, what’s a few more months? Start placing bets now on whether it’ll be a “Quest” “Voyage” or “Escapade.”

Lady Gaga POPs With New Album Title

5 Aug

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to a Born This Way track and realized, “wow… Lady Gaga really hasn’t released any new music in a while. Weird.” And then she announced that her next album will officially be released in 2013 “before spring.” Let the count down begin!
Obviously, everyone was wondering when Mother Monster would transmit down the name of her newest album. The answer’s today. Gaga took to Twitter to confirm that her third studio LP will be called ARTPOP. The capitilization is actually really serious.

See?

Last week Gaga had released a photo of her newest tattoo; the word ARTPOP on her forearm. Since then, fans were speculating it would be the name of the newest album. Clearly, they right on target and I’m guessing not very surprised. She had gotten Born This Way inked before her second CD was released.

Now she can’t get a tattoo without getting people’s hopes up

Although there’s not a lot of information about ARTPOP right now, I’m sure Gaga can’t keep a lid on it for too long. Little Monsters need to know.

Lady Gaga Is Quite The Chameleon

29 Jul

The sequel for Robert Rodriguez’s 2010 shoot-’em-up Machete, the ingeniously named Machete Kills, is famous for its crazy casting. No other film can boast having Mel Gibson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, and Spy Kid Alexa Vega on one call sheet. Plus, Charlie Sheen is the president in Machete Land. No joke.

I hope Sheen and Gibson sport equally sexy costumes.

Well, there’s one more name to add to the Machete madness: Lady Gaga. Mother Monster has chosen Rodriguez’s latest film to make her acting debut. Nope, definetely didn’t see that one coming. In Kills she will play La Chameleon, a vampy fox/wolf (?) wearing smoking gun according to a recently released poster (featured below). Weirdly enough Gooding Jr. is listed as “El Chameleon” on IMDb. Are they a team? Or did Rodriguez just drop Gooding’s El for Gaga’s La? Here’s to hoping they’re a kickass biracial couple.

In case you were wondering what this movie could actually be about, the US government sends Danny Trejo’s Machete into Mexico to stop an arms dealer from launching a weapon into space. If anyone can see where Lady Gaga falls into that, please let me know.

I see what you’re doing there… No wait. I don’t. At all.

Rodriguez’s casting choice is clearly just an attempt to help us feel comfortable with Lady Gaga The Actress. Everyone knows that Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino are BFF’s. And everyone knows that Kill Bill Vol. 3 is somewhere in the works (but it’s QT, “in the works” could take 10 years). So, no one should be surprised when Gaga is cast as a very grown up B.B.- it’s bound to happen.

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream For TV Scream?

4 Jun

Sometimes, networks make logical decisions with the television shows they develop. Those networks are usually called ABC or CBS, but at least it’s something. And then, there are the moves that make negative sense. MTV just pulled one of those ninja moves on us. I don’t know why, but expect to see Scream: The Series in the near future.

At least costuming will be cheap.

I guess, reality-giant MTV is banking on the success of movie-to-TV semi-hit Teen Wolf. The “horror” show has survived off of viewers who went in to mock the hottie-filled Wolf only to get hooked on Colton HaynesScream 4 only made $40 million domestically and I’m pretty sure anything without fangs, fur, or a hunger for brains isn’t trendy yet. Although I’m pretty skeptical, I’m actually excited to watch Scream develop. I mean who thought this was ever going to happen? Like, ever?

The masterminds behind the original Scream films, Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven, have yet to have their roles in the project (if any) discussed. Craven isn’t currently up to anything, while Williamson is executive producer and “developer” to actual hit The Vampire Diaries. We do know that MTV producers Tony DiSanto and Liz Gately are on board. DiSanto and Gately have both worked on Paris Hilton’s My New BFFso I guess they are good at terrifying audiences. That’s promising.

I find this way scarier than a masked serial killer. Don’t you?

Movies I Shouldn’t Be Excited For, But Am: Underworld Awakening

11 Dec

It’s December, everybody (just in case you haven’t looked at a calendar)! Which means it’s Prime Oscars Time. Steve McQueen’s sex drama, Shame, came out last weekend followed by fellow awards contenders The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and War Horse later this month. January will see Meryl Streep as The Iron Lady. In the midst of all this Intellidrama, what am I excited for, other than Shame?  Underworld Awakening of course.
Vampires, leather and unnecessary fight scenes, what’s not to be pumped for?

After two and a half minutes of “New War” and no sunlight, what are Awakening‘s most biting questions?
– Wait, am I watching the trailer for Fall 2011’s Contagion or is this Underworld Awakening?

-Oh okay, cool, I’m in the right place. There’s Kate Beckinsale. Who was dumb enough to put her in a research facility. Did they miss the first two movies (Underworld: Rise of Lycans is not a real film)?

-Do humans ever learn? Don’t try to eradicate vampirism, it literally never works out for us. Unless they sparkle. Then, go for it.

-Are leather and throwing stars actually superior in the war against Lycans, or are they just preferences?

-Aye, who’s this hybrid kid? Why’s she’s important enough to make Selene cry?

-Was in possible to film in colors other than grey, black and blue. No? Oh okay, just wanted to ask.

Get excited for vampires, werewolves, and humans (oh my!) done right. With no weddings or awkward pregnancies needed, only tons of explosions. In 3D.

Underworld [Re]Awakening hits theaters January 20, 2012.