The Social Network Premiered And All 500 Million Friends Attended

Seriously, everyone was at the premiere for The Social Network in New York last night. Friends. Friends of friends. People outside The Social Network‘s social network. If we were Facebook friends with Justin Timberlake, we’re sure his status would have read Justin Timberlake is…wondering who all these people are?

Anyone who is anyone was at the Cinema Society’s screening of the film (the film which has successfully ruined Radiohead‘s “Creep” for us, thankyouverymuch), stars like JT and Jesse Eisenberg, the film’s writer Aaron Sorkin and plenty of total randoms like Adrien Brody, Gabourey Sidibe and Lance Bass. It really is like using a Friend Finder to discover how all these random people are connected even though you never knew they knew each other. For a look at who attended, check out our gallery below. But don’t you dare try to un-tag yourself, Timberlake.

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Dianna Agron Trades Pom Poms For Sci-Fi

Glee‘s resident hot mama (literally) has headed in a “New Direction” and hit the big screen, and in what we predict will be a big way. Dianna Agron stars opposite her real-life boyfriend Alex Pettyfer in the sci-fi thriller I Am Number Four, due out just in time for your 2011 Valentine’s Day date night.

Pettyfer plays one of nine human-like aliens who’ve escaped to Planet Earth. A deadly enemy species hunts him down, but for unknown reasons the predators must kill the sexiest aliens in the history of cinema in sequential order. Three parish (possibly prior to the film’s start), and Agron’s new alien boy toy is #4. This poppin’ fresh teaser trailer leads us to believe there will be little-to-no spontaneous song-and-dance numbers.

Take a closer look at Dianna Agron below, including a shot of the very blond lovers on set.

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FABLife’s DVD Pick Of The Week

The Killer Inside Me

Like the best film noirs, The Killer Inside Me starts with a single chance meeting and then heads out to where the buses don’t run. Casey Affleck is the sheriff in a small West Texas town, baby blue-eyed boyish underneath his omni-present ten-gallon hat. Jessica Alba is a prostitute who is a little too scorching for 1950s Main Street. Affleck is supposed to ask her to leave the city limits. Instead, the two form a hot-and-cold bond that sears back the layers on Affleck’s psychotic side. Affleck seems to be channeling every charmer whose slick patter has masked a black-hearted snake oil salesman, not least certain presidents from that part of America. His poison affects every relationship he has, including that with sexy gal-pal Kate Hudson. The violence is shocking to watch, but the rest of this handsome-looking film gleams like a diamond in the hot Texas sun. A disturbing and provocative watch.

Extras: Trailer and making of featurettes.

- By C. Bottomley

Check out our exclusive DVD bonus clip above!


Maggie Grace Cast In Breaking Dawn

Psst! This post contains slight spoilers about Twilight: Breaking Dawn! If you haven’t read the books and don’t know what happens, consider yourself warned.

On Lost, Maggie Grace played Shannon, the bitchy, sunbathing brat whose brother died and eventually gets killed herself. It was just announced that Grace has been cast in Twilight: Breaking Dawn as Irina, the bitchy vampire whose lover died and eventually gets killed herself.  (So she had good reason to be bitchy, but still, she seriously put a damper on Edward and Bella’s plans for eternal love for a while.)

Of course, the similarities end there so this isn’t actually just typecasting. On Lost, Grace was just a spoiled rich kid who was only useful when someone needed something translated from French to English. In Twilight, she’s the focal point for the entire second half of the book and the story hinges on her after she makes accusations about Edward and Bella’s baby, Renesmée. While Grace isn’t who we pictured for the role, we think it’s an interesting choice. What say you, Twilight fans? Do you think she can bring what’s needed (vengeance, sparkliness, spying skills) to the role?


Waiting For Superman Trailer Makes Us Cry Harder Than Lindsay Lohan In Court

Oh man, guys. You want to have a good cry? Check out the trailer for the amazing documentary Waiting for Superman, which opens in theaters today. It’s a moving tale about our education system, the cracks that are easy to fall into and the kids trying to crawl out of them. (Bright, brilliant kids who you will be rooting for from the first second of the movie.)

Trust us – watch and go.


And TheFABLife Oscar Goes To…The Latest Deathly Hallows Trailer

There are few things that actually makes us “squeeeee!”, as the kids say, but Harry Potter is one of them. The books, the movies (well, the last couple movies anyway), the theme park, whatever – we’re into it. So we’re thrilled to watch the full trailer for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I, which is like a mini-epic in itself.

In all seriousness, we wonder if the performances in this movie will be recognized at the Oscars (we’d settle for a Golden Globe, too) because Ralph Fiennes‘ Voldemort voice is chilling, and Daniel Radcliffe is putting himself through the ringer in these final two movies. Check out the trailer, which seems extremely faithful to the book and just as dark and emotional. We fully intend to bawl our faces off during this movie, if not for the deaths that occur than because it means the franchise is that much closer to being over. November 19, you can’t come soon enough!

Stills from the trailer below!

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FABLife’s DVD Pick Of The Week

The ants in our pants can take a breather – season one of Modern Family finally hit the racks today. The talent-laden and critically-acclaimed ABC series puts a hilarious spin on ordinary situations that crop up in today’s diverse families. Family cleaned up at the Emmys last month, taking home hardware for Outstanding Comedy, Casting, Writing, and Editing, as well as an individual win for Eric Stonestreet as Supporting Actor. The DVD set includes a whopping 24 episodes, guaranteed to bring on couch potato syndrome.

Extras: Deleted scenes and family interviews, an LOL-inducing gag reel, and “making of” featurettes.

Check out our exclusive DVD bonus clip where Phil (Ty Burrell) explains his relationship with his father-in-law, Jay (Ed O’Neill).


Wall Street 2: This Premiere Never Sleeps

We haven’t seen Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, but we’re fans of the first film and have a lot of theories about how this new film is going to go down. First of all, if Shia LaBeouf doesn’t go on some mission to find his predecessor, Charlie Sheen (and inevitably finds him living in a cabin in the woods seeking redemption for his formerly greedy ways), that will have been a wasted opportunity. And if there’s not some kind of nod to Michael Douglas‘ prototype of those newfangled cellular telephones that were as big as a tissue box, we’ll be disappointed. Other than that, bring it on, sequel!

The premiere of the film took place in New York last night, and all the stars were out in full force – it was a mix of the old guard and the new. LaBeouf and girlfriend/co-star Carey Mulligan looked amazing, as did Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. And director Oliver Stone took time out from growing and combing his mustache to attend so that was nice. Of course, it wouldn’t be a party unless Courtney Love showed up and made everyone nervous so there was that, too. Check out all the shots from the red carpet below.


The Brat Pack: Then And Now


The five stars of The Breakfast Club reunited this weekend for a John Hughes tribute in New York City. Hughes’ death of a heart attack just over one year ago left us a little shaken – even though the teens in his films were a few years older than us, they depicted adolescence in a way we haven’t seen since, and we’re Hughes disciples of the highest order. Not to mention the fact that his trio of high school films, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, and Sixteen Candles, marked the genesis of The Brat Pack, the group of young actors including Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, who were known for starring – and partying – together during the mid 1980s.

So whatever happened to the Brat Pack? Some of them, like Robert Downey, Jr., have found more success now than ever, and others, like say, Mare Winningham, found that their star burned out before it even got to shine. More often than not though, after a dark period called the 1990s, these actors reemerged and found success on television and in movies and most importantly, on Twitter. Journey with us to a land of prom, record stores and fancy cars and see what became of them…

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Joaquin Phoenix Movie’s All A Hoax

Well, this is meta. The Joaquin Phoenix “documentary” I’m Still Here which chronicled the eccentric beardo’s transition from acting to hip-hop was all fake. Which means that everything in the past two years – the creepy David Letterman appearance, the retirement announcement, the gnarly facial hair – it was all for the movie. So basically we were all duped into thinking he was kinda nutso, but really, he’s not nutso he just wanted us to think he was, which is nutso in itself. We are exhausted.

Director Casey Affleck told the New York Times yesterday that the movie, which has been labeled a documentary and shows the cameras following Phoenix for the better part of two years is simply “a terrific performance, it’s the performance of his career.” Affleck said “I never intended to trick anybody. The idea of a quote, hoax, unquote, never entered my mind.” The confirmation that the film was phony makes us marvel at the commitment and secrecy involved, but just like The Blair Witch Project, it’s kind of like, once you find out it’s not real, it’s just not as interesting. Besides, if we’re going to watch a movie directed by an Affleck this fall, you know it’s going to be The Town.

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