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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Soylent Green Inferno

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As if I summoned it out of thin air by randomly deciding to post twice on Eli Roth this morning (once, twice) here all of a sudden is the trailer for his first new movie in seven years, the cannibal travelogue The Green Inferno (via), which opens in September. Get ready to get your xenophobia on, folks!
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Who Wore It Best?

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Listen you'd be crazy to vote for Judge Doom in this scenario - Jai Courtney is looking all kinds of delectable on the cover of Australia's Men's Health right there. All I am saying is that Jai's new haircut maybe immediately made me think of the good Judge, is all. That's all! And maybe we ought to check and see if any adorable squeaky shoes have been gone missing lately. That really is all! Okay here are four more pictures from the magazine. He can dip me any time!



ETA Hey look what a coincidence the blu-ray of Who Framed Roger Rabbit is on super sale on Amazon today, just $10.99! It was meant to be.
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The Moment I Fell For... Jessica Chastain

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I mean I thought she was great in Take Shelter and The Help before this (however like everyone in The Tree of Life she was only really allowed to be a beautiful prop amongst beautiful things) but ZDT took it to a whole 'nother level. An appreciation for Kyle Chandler was probably stoked by this scene, as well. (No I have still not watched Friday Night Lights.)
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Which is Hotter?

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Charlie Chaplin: Führer, Tramp or Thief?
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Chaplin was born 125 years ago today!
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Five Frames From ?

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What movie is this?
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Bear Jew Bargain Bin

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There are some really good sales going on with Blu-rays this week at Amazon... for instance, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds is only $7.50! Supa cheap. But that reminds me of a strange phenomenon I have noticed - have you guys seen how many girls like to dress up at The Bear Jew on Tumblr? Isn't that a fascinating thing?

(pics via/via/via) I find that fascinating. I mean I totally get a fetishistic fixation on that character - it just seems to have really struck a chord with a specific set of Tumblr Girls too. I feel like there are pages and pages if interesting psychology up in that... all of which can probably be summed up with "Mmm furry."

Two other great Blu-ray sales going on right now on sci-fi classics - Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind is on sale for $10.49, and Stanley Kubrick's 2001 is on sale for just $8.48! Watch both of them and then watch Spielberg's AI, famously Lil' Stevie's take on King Kubrick's leftovers, and come full circle. There, I planned your night for you. You're welcome.
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Good Morning, World

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There are a couple of fellows whose birthday it is today who maybe should've gotten some gratuitous attention this morning - Sean Maher's turning 39, you can see lots of him here; Max Beesley is turning 43, you can see lots of him here - but I kind of just felt like looking at Taylor Kinney this morning, sorry dudes. At least Sean gets where I'm coming from.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pics of the Day

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And so the promise of Jake Gyllenhaal starring in a boxing movie begins to bear fruit. Beautiful, beautiful fruit. These pictures are of him at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas a couple of days ago (via), where he's currently training for Southpaw, that boxing drama from Training Day director Antoine Fuqua that we told you about awhile back. That picture above is terrible quality, blurry and distant, and yet it is like staring at the Sun it is so glorious. I'm going to have to buy myself some of those giant cataract sunglasses that old people wear in order to watch this movie.


One Hundred And Fifteen Days

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I'll be seeing Isabelle Huppert and Cate Blanchett 
on stage in Jean Genet's The Maids in 115 days!
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Today's Mood

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