Your belly is stuffed. Presents are unwrapped. Family conversation is dwindling. Is there a better idea than going to your local cinema? The movie studios don’t think so, as they’re unleashing a gluttonous amount of flicks on December 25th. Can’t decide between fantastical Ben Button or the cute pooch named Marley? Here are our picks for the top five films to consume while digesting and unwinding after the holiday festivities:
5.Bedtime Stories: Need to get the kiddies out of the house? Have an affinity for animated wide-eyed guinea pigs? Then this Adam Sandler a la Disney pic may be for you. Not safe for viewing sans children under 13.
In her last few hours as a 29-year-old, Katie Holmes looked a bit on the grouchy side as she and pouty-princess Suri exited the Schoenfeld Theatre last night in NYC. Is it because she has to work again tonight — even though it’s her birthday? [Photo: Splash News Online]
Emergency band meeting! Jermaine? Present. Bret? Present. Murray? Present. First on the agenda? A second season! Though Flight of the Conchords doesn’t return to HBO until January 18th, our friends at Funny or Die are giving us a sneak peek of the premiere. Watch as Bret and Jermaine fire Murray, explain a woman’s love for wrestling in cooking oil, and of course, search for gigs.
The Banks siblings honored their mischievous adopted brother at his ump-teenth movie premiere last night in Westwood, CA. With Tatyana Ali and Alfonso Ribeiro doing little more than television stints since their Fresh Prince of Bel Air days, there’s no question Will Smith came out on top from the 90s hit show. We only wish our girl, Hilary, had joined her fellow siblings for the reunion.
See more photos from the Seven Pounds premiere below, including Gabrielle Union, Rosario Dawson, and Michael Ealy:
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An Iraqi journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, launched his shoes like heat-seeking missiles at President Bush‘s noggin while shouting: “This is a goodbye kiss, you dog!” But Bush, wily as ever, ducked the onslaught, which has already blown up into a viral video for the ages.
The incident took place at a press conference in Baghdad over the weekend. Zaidi was quickly wrestled to the ground and taken into custody, and is now facing testing for drugs and alcohol. Gee, could it be that he’s just on some serious anger? After-all, Reuters says the botched war has killed more than a million Iraqis since 2003. Regardless, Bush joked: “I don’t know what the guy said, but I saw his sole.”
Apparently, no death toll is big enough to hinder our president’s stellar sense of humor. [Source: Huffington Post, CNN]
Despite unintentionally comedic lines like “If the earth dies, you die, if you die, the earth survives,” this remake of 1951′s The Day The Earth Stood Still ruled the weekend box office. Somehow Keanu Reeves‘ vacant stares and deadpan line delivery continue to bring in the dough. See the clip above, where Keanu the Alien explains to Jennifer Connelly that her species must die to save the world. Not even Will Smith‘s adorable son, Jaden, can save this sci-fi silliness.
The 2009 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, presenting both predictable outcomes and jaw-droppers. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon and Doubt each garnered a handful of noms. Indie pic Slumdog Millionaire also gained recognition with nods for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Score. Kate Winslet and Meryl Streep are having a helluva year, each earning two noms.
The big shock came with the announcement of the Best Supporting Actor nominees: Ralph Fiennes(The Duchess), Heath Ledger(The Dark Knight) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt) make sense, but how did Tom Cruise get a nod for being an egomaniacal, hip-hop-loving movie producer in Tropic Thunder? Sure, we may have giggled when Cruise’s character danced to T-Pain, but award-worthy it was not.