I've decided that this means he'd be into me.
As you all know, my feelings for Eddie Redmayne have only grown over the years… which is why it’s a tragedy that I haven’t seen The Theory of Everything yet. Grrr. So many movies, so little time/too many babies. But my goal is to get see it before the end of the year. In the meantime, I’ll continue to stalk his life. Which is why I couldn’t wait to hear about his childhood celebrity crush… and the answer shocked me. Click inside for more!
The Wax Tribute from District 12
Katniss Everdeen, the fictional protagonist of The Hunger Games book trilogy — brought to life on the big screen by actress Jennifer Lawrence, has been given her own wax statue at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, England. Because the statue is based on J. Law‘s likeness, I suppose one could argue that it is a statue of Jennifer in costume as Katniss but IMHO, I think it’s a statue of Katniss that happens to look like Lawrence. Whatever the case may be, I think you’ll agree with me that this waxen tribute to the character/actress is eerily impressive. The Mockingjay lives in immortal wax.
"Do not try this at home"
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is currently hard at work in the editing room, making sure that the much-anticipated sequel is edited to perfection before the film opens in theaters next summer. But, as a holiday gift to fans, Trevorrow is sharing today a fun photo with the world. Last night, Trevorrow shared a photo on his official Twitter profile that features Jurassic World star Chris Pratt posing with a velociraptor — which you can see in full below. I don’t know about you but I can’t think of a cooler holiday photo than one that features one of the deadliest creatures to ever roam the planet … and a velociraptor. More »
Peace the Spork Out
Earlier today we learned that Sony Pictures decided to cancel the NYC premiere of their controversial movie The Interview after a terrorist threat was made against the promotion and release of the film. Sony also decided to allow movie theater chains to opt out of showing the movie in their theaters if they so desired. Just moments ago, Sony released an official statement that they are formally canceling the theatrical release of The Interview altogether. It remains to be seen if the studio is planning to release the movie in any other format but, for now, The Interview is dunzo! More »
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“Oh yeah, oh yeah. Yeah yeah, oh yeah.”
In October of 2013, rumor had it that Tim Burton was seriously considering directing a sequel to the 1988 film Beetlejuice. Shortly thereafter, it was rumored that Winona Ryder was close to signing on to reprise her role as Lydia for the sequel. Today we hear from Tim Burton himself that YES, Bettlejuice 2 is actually happening and YES, Winona Ryder is coming back for the sequel. More »
"What do you do when you're a full grown man in a boy band?"
Earlier this month we learned that Backstreet Boys are releasing next month a documentary that will cover their 20 year history titled Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of in theaters and on Video On Demand. Today we get to see the official trailer for the doc and, I have to admit, it looks pretty damn good. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first heard this documentary was coming out but now that I’ve seen the trailer, yes, I am interested in checking it out. Watch the trailer above to get a good sense of what this BSB documentary is all about and determine if it’s something you’d like to see when it is released on January 30. It looks good, right?
"The world will be full of fear."
For the past few weeks, Sony Pictures has been reeling from a massive computer hack that has resulted in the release of embarrassing emails among studio executives, confidential information regarding employee personal information, the leaking of full movies not yet released in theaters and more. Yesterday afternoon, a serious threat that made reference to September 11 was made by anonymous persons (believed to be the hackers, possibly connected to North Korea) against the studio that resulted in the decision to cancel the NYC premiere of the movie The Interview. The Interview, as you may know, is a comedic film starring James Franco and Seth Rogen that features the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It is believed that the hack and the terrorist threat are the result of Sony‘s attempt to release this movie in theaters. More »
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He also talks 'Black Mirror'! Are you watching?!
Jon Hamm has been promoting the upcoming Black Mirror Christmas special, and I cannot wait to tune in to this show. Black Mirror is a UK series that I’ve been hearing about, and now that it’s on Netflix I’m just waiting for the perfect day to binge-watch. One of my Paste writers wrote a great list about it, and it sounds so twisted and brilliant—it focuses on our addiction to technology, and online social connections. The fact that Jon Hamm has co-signed it now, also helps. In a recent interview, Hamm opened up about his unique position in Hollywood, and makes some great points. Click inside for more!
Also starring Rihanna, obviously
So now you have one more reason to go see the new Annie movie, which I’ve heard is really fun—plus Quvenzhané Wallis earned herself a Golden Globe nomination. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have reunited on-screen again, which makes this fake movie trailer some sort of bizarre, That 70s Show/Twilight crossover. Seriously, you have to see this to believe it. The new parents are the stars of the upcoming movie (just kidding, it’s not upcoming) MoonQuake Lake, and this parody trailer is so ridiculous, I love it. Click inside for more!
PITNB's Weekly Discussion Forum
I’m in the middle of writing another essay about one of my favorite movies of the year, Beyond the Lights. Sigh. This amazing film was the victim of poor marketing, and it just drives me crazy that it was made to look like a romance flick when it is so much more. I’ve made it mission to sing this movie’s praises from the mountaintops because OMG it was soo good. And I know many of you would appreciate it, as its core narrative is a powerful critique of today’s music and pop culture. Now, before December’s over, I’ll be posting about my Top Films of the Year (just like I did for last year’s indies), and I’m scrambling to see some movies before the year is up! Click inside to give me some recommendations, and to share your top picks of the year!