With most of America’s kids shuttled off to sleepaway camp right now (and thank heavens), is it not a perfect time to celebrate our favorite camp flicks? So pull up your favorite sleeping bag, slap on some calamine lotion…and let’s reminisce on movies where the nice guy actually scores the girl, the outcasts always win, and even a dork can get some ass.
Here on the East Coast, the Smash Mouth cut “Walking on the Sun” has been our personal anthem for the past week. Yes, it is HOT. Summer in the city (or anywhere) can be pretty grueling, especially when sweaty shirtless guys get shoved up against us on a crowded subway. If you can’t stand the heat, it seems like the best method is to just stay in a dark, air-conditioned room and watch movies!
Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry, but if you were just to judge by movies, you’d want a vacation from vacations!
The Heat is killing it at the box office, making us all quite hopeful for the prospects of more female-led action comedies. We’re also wondering if it leaves the door open for a slightly different “female” FBI duo: Shawn and Marlon Wayans‘ blond alter egos from 2004′s White Chicks. Marlon, who also appears in The Heat as an FBI agent, told VH1 about the odds of a sequel.
Lindsay Lohan is spending her 27th birthday today in rehab, which we imagine really sucks. So, while we know the actress made a truckload of terrible decisions to land herself in this court-ordered 90-day situation, we thought we’d give her a little birthday present: a list of 10 decisions she made that weren’t monumentally bad. Maybe then she can hold her head up a little higher, and remember these the next time her mom asks her to go out clubbing.
Will The Lone Ranger be the second coming of Pirates of the Caribbean when it hits theaters on Wednesday? Probably not. But we’re pretty sure it’s going to accomplish something else entirely: It’s where Johnny Depp is anointing co-star Armie Hammer as his protege in the rarefied category of actors who are as ridiculously hot as they are goofballs.
When you hear that Marlon Wayans is in a broad buddy-cop comedy, you wouldn’t be blamed for assuming that the White Chicks star was one of said buddies. But in The Heat, the youngest Wayans brother is happy to be the relegated to the straight-guy role, playing Sandra Bullock’s FBI love interest, leaving the comedy up to Sandy and Melissa McCarthy. “I couldn’t be as silly as I wanted to be ’cause that wasn’t the role I was playing,” he told VH1 News. “The role I was playing was ‘the cute guy,’ and so I watched them be really funny.”
And after watching his co-stars in the Paul Feig-directed movie, what does Wayans have to say about the antiquated notion that women aren’t as funny as men?
Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx return to theaters this weekend when their new film, White House Down, opens nationwide. Now, most of the publicity for this film has been about the chumminess between Tatum and Foxx or about how the White House gets totally destroyed, but the film is actually so much more than that. VH1 Celebrity previewed White House Down earlier this week and we’ve compiled all sorts of relevant things of note that you’ll need to know before seeing the film.
We’re hearing that Julianne Moore is in talks to play President Alma Coin in the two Hunger Games: Mockingjay films. With a cast that’s already included the likes of Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Donald Sutherland, we’re no longer surprised by this kind of Oscar-worthy casting. But can you envision the stunning redhead as the scheming, gray-eyed rebel leader?
Female buddy films are the Manolo Mary Jane pumps of Hollywood (i.e., so rare they’re almost nonexistent!). But the best ones — like The Heat, premiering this weekend — portray lady relationships as the complicated, rich, hilarious animals they are. From classics like Thelma & Louise to popcorn fare like Charlie’s Angels, check out our favorite estrogen-soaked casts in history.