Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of Love Actually and we’ve been arguing about which story line was the best. To help us decide, we asked a few of the cast members to weigh in. So who is a fan of Billy Mack and Joe? The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln prefers Mack’s story line to his own. And what of Harry and Karen’s dramatic story line? Elisha Cuthbert weighs in. “I would have to say Emma Thompson,” Cuthbert tells VH1. “I just… I balled my eyes out.”
Matthew McConaughey may be one of the most famous actors in the world, but he’s also one of the most underrated. He shifts seamlessly from rom-coms to action, while cultivating a bunch of solid indie work and supporting roles on the side. He’s still best known for his cool, cocky grin, Texas swagger and off-screen antics (naked bongo drum party, anyone?), though that’s slowly been changing in recent years with memorable turns in Killer Joe, Magic Mike and Mud.
Finally, the real game-changer is here. McConaughey’s work as an HIV positive man supplying drugs for fellow patients in Dallas Buyer’s Club is undeniably excellent, and we’re sure to see him on awards show short lists in coming months. Obviously this is a great time to brush up on McConaughey’s most memorable roles, and we’ve got a perfect list of his finest films for you to review. Some are excellent, some are terrible, and some are recommended to VH1 by the actor himself. Behold, the 20 Most Essential Matthew McConaughey Movies to watch RIGHT NOW. (In reverse chronological order, because we’re anal like that.)
In a world filled with Manic Pixie Dream Girls it seems only natural that their male counterpart should arise. Behold: The Awkdorable Slacker Dude – a character whose roots can be traced back to the ’80s but is now a popular fixture on sitcoms, with Nick Miller of New Girl leading the slovenly pack. You know the guy we’re talking about: He’s lovable and cute, despite that untucked flannel and extra five pounds he’s carrying. He’s quippy, awkward and complains like a grandfather, spends more time talking up his creative pursuits than actually committing to them and works at – or frequents – a bar or coffee shop. ASDs are infuriating and yet somehow women find them irresistible (most of the time). Here are ten of our faves.
Diablo Cody‘s new film Paradise opens in theaters today, and it tells the story of a sheltered, religious young woman named Lamb (expertly played b y Julianne Hough) who survives a plane crash and decides that not only does God not exist, but she must shed her naivety in the most morally corrupt place on earth: Las Vegas. Of course she finds friends, adventure and a tattoo parlor along the way, all while exploring what it means to reinvent oneself through sex, drugs, booze and a little bit of porn. It’s an all to familiar tale that played out recently in the public eye, when Miley Cyrus dumped her kid star persona for…you know.
We asked Diablo what she thought of people who go through a transformation like Lamb’s, but in the public eye. Check out her answer – and her thoughts on Miley’s very public twerk-formation above.
You may not know the name Ansel Elgort yet (and oh, what a name it is!), but by the end of 2014 he’s guaranteed to have household recognition. Yes, even your clueless dad will soon be referring to “that Ansel fellow.” The 19-year-old actor’s first film, Carrie, is out today, and he’s got two much-anticipated projects dropping next year: Divergent and The Fault in our Stars. Fans are already obsessed with him even though he’s barely been onscreen. And we totally get it; his presence in Carrie is undeniable. America, get ready to meet your next big thing.
Here are five reasons you need to be paying attention to Ansel Elgort right now.
“Dane DeHaan is going to win an Oscar someday,” is a thing people keep saying to us over and over again. If you’ve seen any of his recent work it’s impossible to disagree: the dude is GOOD. His new movie Kill Your Darlings is a tragic tale of love and murder connected to the Beats’ quest for a “new vision” of literary pioneers. When we asked Dane and KYD costar Michael C. Hall who they saw as the new vision of actors, Michael pointed right at Dane. BOOM. As if that wasn’t enough here are five more reasons you should be obsessed with the guy.
We’re huge fans of Gayle Foreman‘s books around here and were thrilled when Chloe Moretz was announced as the lead in If I Stay, Foreman’s gut-wrenching tale about a Mia, a gifted cellist and high school student who’s involved in a tragic car accident. (We’d say more, but spoilers, ya know?) Fans of the book will be pleased to know that production is moving right along for the film.
“We just got our final draft of the script and I’m very happy with it,” Chloe tells VH1. Oh yeah, and she’s also doing a lot of this:
Even people who live under a rock have heard of – and read – John Green‘s poignant bestseller The Fault In Our Stars. The wonderfully realistic and heartbreaking tale of two teens in love who also happen to both have cancer topped every bestseller list imaginable and is currently being turned into a movie. And from the looks of the stars’ and author’s social media accounts, everyone is platonically in love with each other and generally best friends forever and it’s so damn cute we could cry.
Not that we’re surprised: John Green is one of the most likable public figures we’ve ever had the privilege of watching on YouTube, and stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff all seem very down to earth and cool. It’s a surefire recipe for BFFship and awesomeness. Nowhere is their genuine fondness for each other more evident than on their Instagram accounts, where they all post endless adorable photos of each other. We had a hard time narrowing it down to just twenty, but these are the ones that gave us the most feels and flails and squees and tears.
You know, just like the book.
After months of promotion, teasing and thrilling audiences with trailers alone, Gravity is finally here. Opening nationwide everywhere on Friday, the movie has everyone talking. And with reason. It succeeds where many films have failed. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, this movie is one that will stick with you for a long time. Here’s why… Read more…
Although there are obviously glamorous parts, being a movie star has some serious job hazards. You can get burned, drowned, stabbed, strangled, hanged, or just straight up get the crap kicked out of you. But it’s all in a day’s work! Read on to see 15 movies that almost (accidentally) killed their stars. These celebs are tougher than you think! Thank god for insurance…