Friday, April 18, 2014

Well I'm Gonna Go Watch Things Now

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(pic via) I feel like I haven't had that much to actually say this week, but that should be changing right quick - if things go as planned I'll be seeing approximately fifteen thousand movies at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend, which I'm covering along with Nathaniel & Co. for The Film Experience. So, you know... things. Stay tuned! And have a great weekend, everybody.
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Ben Barnes Three Times

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Today's Fanboy Delusion

Today I'd rather be...

... digging ditches with Mathieu Amalric.
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That there is the NSFW teaser trailer for Mathieu's latest directorial effort called The Blue Room (aka La Chambre Bleue), which will be playing at Cannes. I'm not the only person in here with a gigantic crush on Mathieu, right?


Everybody Catch The Groff Cough

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I don't know about you guys but I could watch Jonathan Groff cough while wearing a little red speedo thing all day long!

Oh wait, it's AIDS isn't it? The cough is AIDS? 
Daaaaaaaamnnnn.

Yeah so there's a new trailer out for Ryan Murphy's adaptation of Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart, which is airing on HBO in a few weeks, and... well... hey look Matthew Bomer and Mark Ruffalo are kissing and they're in front of bookshelves!

That checks off like... four... of my favorite things? Right, four. Alright so that coughing scene as glimpsed in the trailer is crazy cheesy and this is the first time I'm being forced to think, "Oh right Ryan Murphy made this, I should probably be worried about whether it's actually any good and not just if there are red speedos and kissing and junk." I mean Taylor Kitsch is also kissing here, but I suddenly just don't know about the lip pursing..
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I feel all like Meryl in Death Becomes Her suddenly - "NOW a warning?" Like only now do I think, and worry. Oh well. Watch the trailer here:
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And after the jump a few more screencaps...

Five Frames From ?

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What movie is this?
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The Other White Hemsworth

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The elder Hemsworth, known as Luke, was spotted surfing and turfing it the other day (via JJ) and naturally we must consider where this puts him in relation to his more famous siblings. Stockier, yes, but still a nice shape. Anyway we all must think long and think hard upon it. Hit the jump for more to, uh, consider...

Who Wore It Best?

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I've never really been the world's biggest Billy Bob fan but I actually thought he was the best thing going on in the first episode of the Fargo show... that said tell me you're not seeing what I'm seeing there. Come on!

Anyway did anybody else watch it? For the first twenty minutes or so I thought I wasn't going to like it - I've seen the movie so so many times and they were jumping through so many familiar hoops that it just felt redundant and watered down - but then it started picking up and by the end I was totally into it.
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Pics of the Day

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The Daily Mail has an article up about the new MacBeth movie with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as the First Lord and Lady of Cunning, including this the first pair of official pictures - they also talk to Fassy about getting Shakespeare advice from his X-Men co-star James McAcvoy (who just played the character on stage recently) as well as why he doesn't like the word "evil," so make sure you do check out the article before or after you stare longingly into his eyes in the pictures imagining his most tender and delicious embrace.


Good Morning, World

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I always feel suspect when Jensen Ackles comes up because he kinda usually does nothing for me while I know the internet flows upon a river of moistness from what he does to everybody else, but I will say that whatever these shots are from (I have no idea, I stumbled upon them on the Tumblr) they might be the most impressive case I've seen yet as to his supposed charms.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Today's Mood

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Which is Hotter?

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William Holden: Bam or POW?
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Bill would've turned 96 today. 

How have I never seen Golden Boy anyway? 
A boxing movie starring William Holden 
and Barbara Stanwyck? Sign me up!


Quote of the Day

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"Crimson Peak is a much, much, much smaller movie, completely character-driven. It’s an adult movie, an R-rated movie, pretty adult. Shockingly different from anything I’ve done in the English language. Normally, when I go to do a movie in America for the spectacle and younger audience, for Blade or whatever. This movie’s tone is scary and it’s the first time I get to do a movie more akin to what I do in the Spanish movies. ... [It] has moments that are very visceral, physical violence. You’re in this sort of sedate romance and then there is this brutal moment where you’re like, 'Whoa!' And it has a lot of kinky moments. The only kinky moment I’ve ever shot is the leg fuck in The Devil’s Backbone. [laughs] This has a little more kinkiness than that."

--- That would be director Guillermo Del Toro talking the currently-filming Crimson Peak in a chat with STYD. Peak stars Charlie Hunnam, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, and Jessica Chastain - aka four of my favorite hot young things going right now. And now you know I'm dreaming that there's kinkiness between Charlie and Tom. Please, Guillermo, pleeease!!! (See a picture of Mia in costume over here.)

Five Frames From ?

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What movie is this?
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Today's Fanboy Delusion

Today I'd rather be...

... peeling it off with Nicholas D'Agosto

Happy 34, Nick!

I Expect More From A Zac Efron Lapdance

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And so should you. So should we all!
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Pic of the Day

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All due apologies to Steve Carell and his Kidmanesque rubber schnoz but I had to edit him out of this picture from Bennett Miller's upcoming flick Foxcatcher for obvious purposes of focus due where focus is due. (All eyes on Channing Tatum's singlet bulge, go.) Now that the film's been announced for Cannes we get this new pic via The Playlist; click over there is you simply must have a gander at Steve Carell's glorious beak. And for pictures from the trailer that got yanked off-line when the movie got yanked from last year's schedule click here (actually now that I check my copy on YouTube is still there, you can see it at the link) and for pictures from the set involving Channing in sweats and Mark Ruffalo's visible jockstrap click here. I am looking forward to this movie how about you?
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I Am Link

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--- Rock A Boy - Pretty, gay block-of-wood Colton Haynes just got cast alongside The Rock and Carla Gugino (hooray) in that giant 3D earthquake movie called San Andreas; I wonder if the fault line will crack him into little wooden shards? Anyway the film just started filming, and Dwayne Johnson tweeted out a picture of him being him on the set. Big Man!

--- Kid Napping - The trailer for Atom Egoyan's new movie called The Captive, which stars Ryan Reynolds (trying his hand at seriousness these days) and Scott Speedman and Rosario Dawson can be seen over at The Playlist; it will be showing at Cannes too. You've got to wonder if Prisoners might've stolen some of its momentum though; it feels very similar. But that's a good cast.

--- The Missing E - Everything about the movie Sx_Tape - from its silly title to its found-footage gimmick to its Paranormal Activity by way of porn poster to its very story (a couple films a sex tape inside a haunted mansion!) - screamed derivative Skinemax crap at me... so why do I care? Because its directed by Bernard effin' Rose, that's why - Rose directed Candyman yes but even more importantly he directed Paperhouse, the 1988 kid-scare flick that's amongst my all-time favorites. He has me for life. I will watch your sex tape movie.

--- Raising Hell - Saving this for lunch-time reading - the director of the interesting horror flick Proxy, which I reviewed a few months ago and is out on demand now, got interviewed by the New York Times (thanks Mac), which seems to me a pretty big deal for a dude who made a low-budget horror-flick, so a round of applause for him.

--- Doling Out - The Playlist has another picture from Xavier Dolan's next movie which is called Mommy, and which will be showing at Cannes. That's Antoine-Olivier Pilon as the troubled son at the center of the film's drama. Speaking of Cannes though, the entire list of what's playing there was just released, see that here. They're showing the long delayed Ruffalo-Tatum jockstrap movie!

--- Drive By Fruiting - My first thought when I read the news that there is going to be a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel was, "What will Mara Wilson say?" She played the little girl in that movie and she's established somewhat of an online presence via Twitter lately; I saw her at a show talking about it a couple of years ago and she is a smart lady. Anyway she does indeed have things to say!

--- Wet All Over - It's April which means Nathaniel's been running his "April Showers" series over at The Film Experience which means sexytimes because he always picks good showers scenes... like last night he devoted a post to the scene with Bruce Willis in the shower in Pulp Fiction, which besides just for giving us naked Bruce Willis is also the best scene in the whole movie for many other reasons. (But then I've never been the world's biggest Pulp fan; it took Jackie Brown to get me on board with Tarantino.)

--- Also Thanks to Nat for reminding me of this interview with Anthony Mackie from a couple of weeks ago where he goes on and on about Chris Evans' tight little ass, I somehow forgot to post that. That's the sort of thing you don't want to forget! NEVER FORGET.


Good Morning, Orlando

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It's not often (enough) that a trailer for a movie comes right out and says, "You will find ass here," but the trailer for Orlando Bloom's South African police thriller Zulu went that extra step bless its heart, which we documented when that was released. Well now we can see more of what the movie's got to offer than just Orlando's bared bum, and... it's more of Orlando's bared bum! Huzzah! Orlando's looking good. Hit the jump for full Bloom!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Den in 200 Words or Less

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I realized about twenty minutes into The Den that I might've made a mistake in projecting it on my big screen - this is a movie that would probably work best watched in blasphemous fashion: on one's laptop. Everything we see takes place via web-cams and computer screens, so watching that way would no doubt weave an insidious sensation upon one's reality. Really though the film's less irritating than I worried it would be given this schtick, and actually wrangled a couple of genuine jumps from me. There's some clever stuff going on with manipulating the viewer's eye, for one - what a useful tool a mouse cursor turns out to be to that effect! I mean it's not gonna change the genre but it's a well enough slapped together little thing. Your mileage may vary depending upon your ability to suspend your annoyance at the basic problems inherent in found-footage - why are they still holding that damned camera, etc - but if you can turn those nagging thoughts down and just jump in you might have a good time for the eighty minutes it asks from you.
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