Fun fact: Ellen DeGeneres, talk show host extraordinaire, originally played a minor character in Titanic. More
Titanic 3D premieres today in theaters and I’m already in a metaphorical lifeboat, trying to row as far away from that disaster as possible. And by that disaster I obviously mean Rose Dewitt Bukater Hockley Dawson. More
I don’t want to give away the entire plot of the Titanic alternate ending, but let me just say that Rose acts like a selfish bitch. More
If you ever see Kate Winslet in a bar, do should not, under any circumstances, put My Heart Will Go On on the jukebox. She will not find it cute, and she will puke all over your dumb face. More
It’s over. Leo and I are over. It had to happen at some point, I just didn’t think it would be today. More
With the re-release of James Cameron‘s Titanic, 15 years after its original release date and rendered in 3-D, we have the rare opportunity of seeing how a studio reevaluates its marketing strategy for a beloved film. For what it’s worth, the 3-D doesn’t really translate in the new trailer. Obviously it’ll show up on the IMAX screen in 2012, but for now it seemed as if this were just the original trailer, but sharper.
How wrong I was. More
Mystery Science Theater 3000 was something that, growing up, I was embarrassed to tell my friends about, because it seemed so obscure and inexplicable: A guy imprisoned on a space station and forced to watch awful movies builds robots to help him keep his sanity by mocking them. But it was hilarious, right? Wondrously funny — and the only way that my generation even saw bad B-movies.
MST3K isn’t very well-known these days, since it got cancelled before the new millennium. But then along came RiffTrax: Same personalities (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett), new and recent movies. And it’s incredible. More
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
Some of my favorite Internet memes are ones that add the perfect caption to a splendidly awkward photo, which is exactly what “Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls” does. Today Uproxx highlighted this relatively underground meme, which has only about twenty entries on Know Your Meme. You probably recognize the line from Titanic, when Kate Winslet tells Leonardo DiCaprio that she wants him to… well, you get the picture. More
Kudos to Redditor paladin87 for posting this juxtaposition of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio together at the Golden Globes awards — first in 1998 for Titanic, then in 2009 for their second movie together, Revolutionary Road.
What’s fascinating is to see how they’ve obviously grown out of their awkward phases, yet in some ways it’s like no time has passed. The colors (especially Winslet’s lipstick and hair) look almost too similar; I wonder if someone Photoshopped them to match, like that Disney/Royal Wedding mash-up. Or maybe this is just proof that they should be together. Since we’re Kate/Leo ‘shippers, we’ll take that explanation. More
Record-breaking romance Titanic launched the careers of its stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, and gave director James Cameron the means to begin work on what would become the even more record-breaking Avatar. And what was it that made Winslet and DiCaprio stars? It could’ve been “I’m king of the world!” or “I’m flying, Jack.” It could’ve been the incredible special effects that went into the sinking of the Titanic. But it was probably Winslet’s nude scene. More
Two nights ago, someone asked me who the name of that actress was from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. And I had one of those mind-farts, so I was like “The same chick from Titanic,” and my friend goes, “But I never saw Titanic.”
Which…fair enough. But who doesn’t know who starred in Titanic? (At least by face, because as I now realize, Kate Winslet‘s name is hard to remember sometimes.) Anyway, I think I’m just going to send him this video so he can catch up on one of the best movies of all time. More