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Main Street Needs A Drink(ing Game)

Main Street Needs A Drink(ing Game)

Two days ago, a little movie called Main Street was released. This movie confuses me. What to know why? Mostly, I can’t figure out exactly why a movie about the American South has so many British actors in the cast. Don’t get me wrong, I love me my British actors; but does this make sense to you? Because there’s something about hearing a southern drawl coming out of Colin Firth’s mouth that just makes me go, “Whaaaa?” The thing that really gets me is that Main Street was the final work of Horton Foote, who was super important both as a playwright (The Orphan’s Home Cycle) and as a screenwriter (the screenplays for the film adaptations of To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men. Given this, maybe you can understand why I’m having so much trouble with the mere fact that I’m having so much trouble with this movie.

So here’s the deal: I’m going to give you Main Street’s trailer. The trailer is two minutes long. You’re going to break out a bottle of SoCo and a couple of shot glasses. We’re both going to attempt to understand what’s going on here. This one is going to be fast a furious. Ready? Set? Drink! More »

It’s Opposite Day with ‘The Hunger Games’ Casting!

It's Opposite Day with 'The Hunger Games' Casting!

Lionsgate continues to confound us with its casting choices for the March 2012 adaptation of The Hunger Games. Since this epic story comes to us in a book, each of the thousands of readers has a specific view of what each character should look like, yet you would think that there would be enough similarity for an actor to satisfy most fans. But instead, the movie’s casting directors seem to have chosen actors — Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson — who look the complete opposite from their characters’ physical descriptions. We’ve decided to help out and provide actors who may have the chops to play these characters, but look nothing like them. More »

‘The King’s Speech’ Wins Best Picture, Gets Its Own Champagne

'The King's Speech' Wins Best Picture, Gets Its Own Champagne

Last night’s big winner at the Oscars was The King’s Speech, with the film picking up Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Colin Firth). But you know what’s way better than awards? Champagne. Geoffrey Rush may have lost out to Christian Bale for the Best Supporting Actor trophy, but he did score some special King’s Speech custom champagne, so I think it’s a safe bet he ended up having a pretty good night. More »

Across The Pond: King Colin Rules

Across The Pond: King Colin Rules

This is undoubtedly Colin Firth’s year. And we’re only in February. He has been the talk of the town ever since the release of The King’s Speech. And here in England, the film has been something of a rebirth for Colin. Up and down the country, the film received rapturous applause in theaters and his mushrooming popularity shows no sign of abating (apparently, even The Queen has seen the film).

In the UK, expectations are high as his burgeoning fan-base and critics alike expect him to walk away with the Best Actor Oscar. The nation will heave a collective sigh should another contender usurp this award, whom many believe is rightly destined for the Firth household. More »

Ben Barnes…Revealed!

Ben Barnes...Revealed!

While everyone was busy seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this weekend, I was snoozing at home, re-watching The Chronicles of Narnia and thinking how hot Prince Caspian is. At 29, Ben Barnes is actually older than me, which feels better than seeing those Harry Potter and Twilight kids on screen and feeling like an old creep.

Though Narnia doesn’t seem to get quite the attention of HP or Twilight, we predict only big things in Ben’s future, including December’s release of the latest Narnia installment, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Here are 5 tidbits about the British actor to keep in your memory bank for whenever Ben makes his breakout from children’s films. More »