You know the image of a worm eating its own tail? That’s sort of a metaphor for Scream 4. The film is a remake, a sequel and a movie about a movie, all in one. And with so many sly references to its predecessors, it’s hard to figure out where all the winking at the audience ends and the movie begins. That said, Scream 4 reunites all three main cast-members from the original films, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, with director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson, and it’s still an enjoyable movie, no matter how meta it gets.
The film takes place in Woodsboro, California, hometown of Sidney Prescott (Campbell), the former high school student terrorized by the original Ghostface killer who murdered all of her friends in 1996. All grown-up Sidney is back in Woodsboro (although her haircut hasn’t changed) on a book tour at the insistence of her pushy publicist, Rebecca, played by Alison Brie, because she’s written a self-help book based on her past. And where better to promote a book about moving on than the town you desperately moved away from?
But you know who’s not psyched to see Sid? Gale Weathers (Cox), who went from reporter of small-town murders to successful novelist of the Stab books based on said small town murders, to housewife (she married Deputy Dewey, played by Arquette, who is now Sheriff Dewey) with writers block. Dewey, however, is thrilled to see Sid, which annoys Gale, but not as much as Deputy Judy (Marley Shelton) annoys Gale. Judy has the hots for Dewey real bad and she’s not very subtle about it. That’s roughly all there is to her character, so consider this your first and last meeting with Judy in this review. Sidney plans to stay with her Aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell) and cousin Jill (Emma Roberts) while in town, but of course, as soon as Sidney arrives, teens start getting gutted by the truckload. Rounding out the impressive supporting cast are an underused Adam Brody and Anthony Anderson as cops, Hayden Panettiere as Jill’s sass-talkin’ BFF Kirby, and Rory Culkin as horror-film buff Charlie. (Not to mention cameos from Shenae Grimes, Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell.) A large percentage of the people listed here get murdered, FYI.
Look, we know it’s still chilly outside in most parts of the northern hemisphere, and that people tend to want to give themselves a healthy, non-pasty glow in time for summer, but we’re not fans of over-doing the obvious orange self-tanner. And unfortunately, Elizabeth Hurley sort of overdid it last night. Check out a pic of Hurley at the Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf Astoria on left, as compared with a shot of Hurley looking more natural and gorgeous back in October at an event at Harrods in London on the right. We much prefer the her looking less like a basketball. But honestly, she’s the model, and she probably thinks we look like ass too.
We don’t know what to make of this. Lindsay Lohan recently told the New York Post that she would love to be in the upcoming Wizard Of Oz prequel called Oz: The Great And Powerful, but only because it would allow her to work with James Franco who, she claims, is her best friend. “I think the only role I could play is Glinda,” Lohan told Page Six. “I’ll only do the movie if I can work with [James Franco]. We’re like best friends. We’re hanging out later.” What??? Forget the part about Lohan playing the saintly Good Witch Of The North for a second and focus on the Franco.
We know that the pair posed recently for a book that photographer Terry Richardson is working on (a book that features Lohan reportedly posing nude), but we didn’t realize their friendship had blossomed into bestie territory. Look, both celebrities are fascinating in their own ways, but given their current Hollywood statures (Franco being one of the most employable actors at the moment, Lohan being the opposite of that), we’re a bit surprised. Of course it may just one more super-meta Franco stunts, like his stint on General Hospital, where he’s just doing it to mess with people. Unless…They really are just best friends. In which case, we’re at a total loss.
The Twilight cast has been making pretty amazing film choices in their down time away from Forks. Robert Pattinson is about to charm humans and pachyderms alike in Water For Elephants, Kristen Stewart is going to play Snow White, and Taylor Lautner is going full throttle action star in Abduction.
The trailer for Abduction was just released and we have to say we’re intrigued. (And not just because Lautner is dating his co-star, Lily Collins!) The film, which doesn’t come out until September, looks pretty bad ass—check out the trailer and see for yourself. It’s got to be nice not to film a scene where you burst out of your jean shorts and sneakers in mid-run.
Bonnie Wright and Jamie Campbell Bowerare known for their roles in two of the biggest movie franchises of all time, but they plan to take on the roles of husband and wife soon as well. Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films met Bower, who portrayed Caius in The Twilight Saga when he joined the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 cast to portray Gellert Grindewald.
The pair is young (she’s 20 and he’s 22) but have been together for over a year and a half and have been the subject of engagement rumors before. But only recently did Bower confirm that they’re indeed getting married, saying “I am engaged. I’m very happy. It’s a wonderful, wonderful time.” Eee! Pretty soon they’ll have a brood of Harry Potter-Twilight babies! What will they name them? Renesbledore?
First, when Stern asked Arquette if the rumors that Courteney was together with her Cougar Town co-star Josh Hopkins, Arquette replied “100% she’s not…She’s not f—ing them….We’re not together so she can do whatever she wants.” And then a few moments later, he took it further, saying “She hasn’t f—d anybody. I tried to f— her at Disney World and it didn’t happen. Ahhh that’s something I probably shouldn’t have said.” Sounds like the happiest place on earth is not necessarily the sexiest place on earth. But seriously David, just stop calling in to this show, you are not doing yourself any favors when you do.
Guilty pleasure, thy name is romantic comedy. When we first saw the trailer for the Mandy Moore-Kellan Lutz movie Love, Wedding, Marriage, we were thinking it was just going to be like every other movie about a wedding: a couple that’s trying to figure out how to define their relationship while also juggling their quirky families, zany friends, and careers that seem fake. And that’s exactly what it is, but it actually has a large and impressive cast that softened even the harshest, pop-culture nerd critics (we are easily persuaded by a supporting cast that includes Alyson Hannigan and/or her real life husband Alexis Denisof—how can you not love their Buffy legacy or their adorable daughter, Satyana?) It looks cheesy and predictable, but that’s why we love our rom-coms in the first place, isn’t it? Plus, Kellan Lutz in a towel, so there’s that.
Demi Lovato has been publicly battling her demons for a few months now, after going to rehab in December for “emotional and physical issues” that may have included an eating disorder and self-mutilation. Lovato willingly entered rehab after a fight with one of her backup dancers, Alex Welch. Since she was released, she has been remarkably private and vague about her future plans, despite the fact that her Disney Channel show Sonny With A Chance has been renamed and doesn’t include “Sonny,” her character, in the title anymore.
We can say for sure that one thing Lovato has committed to is her first interview since leaving rehab. It will be with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts, who tweeted the news earlier today, writing “I told you that you guys would be the first to know… Demi Lovato intv with air on GMA and 20/20 on Friday April 22. More details to come.” Careful, Robin Roberts! You don’t want to ask any overly provocative questions of Lovato, we wouldn’t want her to go all Chris Brown on the GMA studio. And hopefully we’ll get the real scoop on what’s been going on with the teen star.
On 30 Rock, Liz Lemon describes her neighbor-turned-boyfriend Drew (played by Jon Hamm) as looking like “a cartoon pilot,” a comparison we thought was spot on for the perfectly manly Jon Hamm. Until now. Josh Brolin, who has been filming Men In Black: 3 this week with Will Smith, is giving Hamm a run for his cartoon sack of money in his new role. With his old fashioned suit, chiseled face, and Brylcreemed hair, Brolin practically looks like an action figure.
Brolin is reportedly playing a young Tommy Lee Jones in the film, which explains 1) his incredible resemblance to Tommy Lee Jones, and 2) the fact that the film’s set looks like 1972. Flashback alert! Check out some additional pics of Brolin and Smith as they do their alien-killing thing in our gallery below.