Hollywood loves youth. It feeds on it. We’re this close to sending older actresses out to sea on ice floes, so God forbid someone should get his or her big break later in life. And by later in life I of course mean after age 30, because these days if you don’t have at least one pregnancy rumor per week by the time you’re 25, you’re a nobody. More
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No one was more pumped than I was to see Paranoia, the new tech-thriller that stars the likes of Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, and Gary Oldman. So you can imagine my surprise when I realized that this movie isn’t at all what I’d hoped it would be. What it wants to be is the kind of movie that has your eyes darting back and forth across the screen, just narrowly keeping up with everything. What it actually is, is one of the most unexpectedly comedic movies that I have ever seen. Here are five reasons why. More
So I just finished watching the first trailer for Ender’s Game and I’m kinda, sorta having trouble breathing. More
While I expected to be moved by the amazing true story of Jackie Robinson in 42, I did not expect to be playing a never-ending game of “Who’s that Middle-Aged White Guy and Where Is He From?” More
In this first official shot from Ender’s Game, Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) sizes up new Launchie and Earth’s last hope Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield). We can’t wait! More
Zac Efron‘s new psychological thriller You Belong To Me is being described as “along the lines of Cape Fear,” and no, Taylor Swift will not be on the soundtrack. More
While Steven Spielberg could brush off fans’ criticism of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with a more eloquent version of “I’m Steven Spielberg, bitch,” he’s actually really optimistic about the negative reaction. More
Back when I first started the Virgin Viewing column, there were a couple of movies that I could always mention and get a “You haven’t seen what?!” reaction from people: The Godfather, Back to the Future, and Star Wars. And since is this is my very last Virgin Viewing feature for Crushable, and I already saw The Godfather and Back to the Future, it seemed only right that I go out in grand style – barricading myself in my living room and watching the entire original Star Wars trilogy. More
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Severus Snape? Alan Rickman. Marty McFly? Michael J. Fox. Vivian Ward? Julia Roberts. We all know and love these characters, and their actors’ portrayals of them were so perfect, it can be hard to imagine anyone else playing them. But guess what? If things had gone a little differently, Alan Rickman might not have landed Snape, Michael J. Fox may not have donned Marty’s orange vest, and Julia Roberts may not have become one of the world’s most well-known prostitutes. That’s right: Each of these characters were originally pitched to different actors, and in some cases, were even recast midway through shooting. What other iconic characters might have ended up being played by totally different actors? Read on to find out! More
Cowboys & Aliens is probably the movie I’ve most been looking forward to in 2011: The so-crazy-it-might-work blending of sharpshooters and interstellar invaders, the comic book pedigree, Jon Favreau at the helm while Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford team up. And I liked it a lot; it was funny, suspenseful, and had a good mystery — and those aliens were damn scary. But it didn’t blow me away, and I’m still confused as to why. If I had to make a guess, I’d say it’s partly because I didn’t really care about the characters. More
If you watched Letterman last night, you were treated to a bizarre performance from Harrison Ford, who seemed very clearly high as a kite (one of those rainbow kites with the long strings that trail off slowly behind it). Harrison lamented his lack of Oscar wins and talked a lot of nonsense about horses. The whole thing was very reminiscent of Han Solo’s Conan appearance from last year, where the actor talked about blimps in a surreal, altered state. Bizarreness, all ways round. More
With many movies, especially the recent glut of remakes, it’s easy to figure out why they’re being made. But others, including three releases from this week — Passion Play, The Beaver, and Hobo with a Shotgun — have plots so implausible that they must be jokes, we thought, until they actually came to theaters. Find out how aliens, hand puppets, angel wings, deadly snakes, and mythical characters all made it to the big screen, and whether they made good on their promises to entertain. More
We talk so much about celebrities’ outrageous tattoos that I figured it was worth searching for actors, musicians, and reality stars who have more lasting impressions on their skin. Some are self-inflicted, others thanks to medicine and diseases alike. But you can bet that we remember each and every one. More