It’s always fun to chat with Kristen Bell, the charming star of the upcoming Veronica Mars movie and — most recently — The Lifeguard, a dark drama about a 30-year-old’s early midlife crisis. In the film, her character quits her journalism job, moves home, snags a lifeguarding gig and romances a local 16-year-old boy. It’s a raw look at those life choices that are wayyyy wrong but we sometimes make anyway, shoving best interests aside for impulse and lust.
Whether or not you were already a fan of Divergent, we suspect the first look at the 2014 dystopian movie that aired during the VMA preshow made you take notice. Kate Winslet! Maggie Q! Shailene Woodley jumping off of buildings. And … who is that guy teaching her martial arts and kissing her? Oh, world. We hope you’re really ready for Theo James.
The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones is in theaters now and whether you’ve seen it already or not, you might have a few questions. Don’t worry because we’ve not only seen the movie, but we might have read all of the books in author Cassandra Clare‘s popular YA series, and we’re ready to spill some secrets about the film, the characters and that controversial ending.
Be forewarned, though, because mild spoilers abound in the first two pages, and MASSIVE SPOILERS appear in the last page.
So it appears that Johnny Depp is pretty bummed about the fact that his passion project The Lone Ranger completely tanked at the box office this summer. The film is expected to cost Walt Disney Studios $150 million, a figure that a company EVP calls “very disappointing.” Ooof, that’s a pretty high price-tag. Now poor Johnny is considering pulling a Brando by quitting acting altogether and retiring to “quieter things.” Awwww, Johnny…we hope this little setback isn’t getting you down. Look on the brightside: TONS of bombs have gone on to have long and successful careers as movie classics on home video!
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens today, and the movie is packed with demon-filled battles, angsty teen romance and (spoiler-ish alert!) two guys whose love for their respective best friends is painfully unrequited. Their agony is nothing new — movies have long been inhabited by lurking, lovesick pals pining over a friend who’s too busy with someone else to notice. Check out our chat with Jamie Campbell Bower, Lily Collins and Kevin Zegers, the stars of The Mortal Instruments, to hear their thoughts on the film’s two love triangles.
We’ve picked the five most memorable rejected BFFs from the big screen — from Pretty in Pink to Twilight.
If you haven’t yet read Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices books, you might be wondering why Magnus Bane, a minor character in City of Bones (in theaters Wednesday), has a massive online following and was the runner up in our 25 Best Supernatural Characters of 2012 list (above all those vampires!). We thought we’d give you a little primer on the gorgeous warlock, played by Taiwanese-Canadian model Godfrey Gao. Here are some reasons why we love him, anyway:
In the delightfully zany and hilarious new comedy, Austenland, Keri Russell plays a woman whose obsession with all things Austen has taken her out of reality and driven her to spend all her money on a fully-immersive Jane Austen experience. The film takes a delightful, yet critical, view of the joys and perils of obsessive fandom. We got a chance to sit down with Russell and her co-stars Jennifer Coolidge and JJ Feild to delve into what quirky things get their hearts a flutter and to ask why Jane Austen has such an enduring pull on people’s hearts.
It’s not always easy being a woman in a fandom. From sexual harassment at cons to the rude reaction to the Women Who Kick Ass panel at Comic-Con by some male audience members last month, women are often made to feel low status in fan worlds they help shape, champion and rule. Not to mention the assertion that some women are “pretending” to be geeks for attention, or the way female-dominated fandoms are mocked and ridiculed. As a fangirl of many things myself, I know these experiences firsthand.
Chloe Grace Moretz returns as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass 2, and this time she’s got bigger villains to battle: high school mean girls!
There’s nothing scarier than a teenaged girl, unless that teenaged girl can kill you. Hit-Girl might be the latest teen queen with the skill to kill, but is she the deadliest? Find out as we count down our Top 10 Deadliest Fictional “Hit Girls.”
While you may think of Rooney Mara as the damaged, vengeful Lisbeth Salander from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, we see a very different, tender side of the actress in her new movie Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, which opens in select theaters this weekend. In particular, she has a very sweet scene in which she sings to her onscreen 4-year-old daughter. After seeing her take the stage with the Black Lips at last year’s Austin City Limits (for an upcoming Terrence Malick movie), we wondered if she has a music career waiting on the back burner.