Almost two years after shooting began—and four months after its original release date—Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Shutter Island (director Martin Scorsese‘s fourth straight feature with the star), finally enjoyed its US debut last night at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater. “I have to say Shutter Island was one of the most intense, hardcore filming experiences IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve ever had,” the actor recently told Parade. “It was really very traumatic, and I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say that about a film very often. I went to places and unearthed some things that I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think I was capable of.” Leo obviously doesn’t hold it against the director though; the pair plan to reteam for biopics of both Frank Sinatra and Theodore Roosevelt. These two just can’t get enough of each other.
Attending alongside Marty and Leo were co-stars Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley, along with fans like AnnaLynne McCord, Mick Jagger and Mira Sorvino. See what they wore in the gallery below.
Megan “Toe Thumbs” Fox has always rubbed us the wrong way, probably because we’re the kind of gal who gets easily jealous of people whose beauty is so perfect it looks as if it was created in a science lab. Turns out, we’re exactly the kind of girl Megan Fox doesn’t like. In an interview with W magazine, she opens up about her numerous insecurities and general quirks, and we were shocked when we found that after reading it all, we actually hated her a wee bit less. “I don’t trust people in this industry,” says Fox, “but I especially don’t trust girls in this industry, because it’s incredibly competitive, and I’m just not interested.”
We get it! Were we in an industry where we were judged solely on our looks, we’d probably hate everyone too. Meg also comes across as surprisingly humble (crazy, we know!). She says of her acting career: “I wasn’t born with a talent for doing this, I just was born with a need to do it,” and describes herself as extremely maternal, complete with fears that she may never be able to pop a kid out. “I worry that because I’ve always wanted [kids] so much, as the world goes sometimes, I won’t be able to have them, even though I would be able to provide them with such an amazing environment,” she says earnestly. “And you know, the people who hate kids and don’t want kids always end up having 50 of them.”
Wow. We LOLed at that. She’s dark, she’s funny, she’s…likable? Could it really be? Just when we were on the fence, we came across this moment in the story, and were officially sold on ol’ Meggie Blue Eyes. “My main weakness is nerves,” says Megan. “I have no confidence, and because of that I’m always second-guessing myself.”
Yep, we don’t just like the girl, we downright love her. [Photo: GettyImages]
Awards season 2010 is set to come to a close in three weeks at the Oscars, when the stars of Hollywood cram their freshly nipped and tucked bods into the Kodak Theater and golf clap for each others success while sh*t-talking privately in the bathroom. At least that’s how we imagine it going down. But before this magical night, all the nominees get together for a luncheon celebrating their remarkable achievements of looking pretty on film/making others look pretty on film. Anna Kendrick, Sandra Bullock, Carey Mulligan, Gabby Sidibe, Jeff Bridges and other contenders gathered for the annual affair at the Beverly Hilton yesterday and posed like pros for the cameras. What we want to know is: With only a few weeks to go until the red carpet arrivals, did anyone actually eat anything?
During the 1970s, the blaxploitation genre combined a comic book attitude with black power sentiment. The films look pretty campy now, although they definitely were the first step towards classics like Boyz N the Hood. This affectionate spoof finds Michael Jai White as the brawny super-stud/detective looking to revenge the death of his brother in a gang-land shooting. Teaming up with a rapping club-owner and the victim of a hairdressing atrocity, Dynamite’s quest also gets him tangled up in crooked cops, Black Panthers, and a scheming Oriental mastermind. The jokes come as thick and fast as a Mad Magazine parody. One of our favorites involves the proprietor of a fast-food joint called Chili and Donuts who has a brain wave when he sees a menu advertising “chicken” next to “waffles.” Also keep your eyes peeled for a pimp summit that includes Arsenio Hall and Brian McKnight. Dig it – there’s a riot goin’ in … and it will be televised.
Extras: Extended and deleted scenes, making of feature, Comic Con footage and a commentary track.
– By C. Bottomley
Rom-com fluff fest Valentine’s Day made its British debut today, with much less of a turnout than Hollywood’s star-packed premiere earlier this week. Jessica Alba and co-star Ashton Kutcher hopped the pond, along with Emma Roberts and Demi Moore.
Alba’s been in a red carpet rut lately, and her streak continued in foggy Londontown with some atrocious footwear. We hate the peep-toe, laced-up, bright blue booties. Their clunkiness paired with the opaque black tights makes her ensemble unbalanced and overpowers the otherwise cute, playful dress. We’re wishing she had gone with some understated round-toe pumps. What are your thoughts on Alba’s clodhoppers? [Photo: Getty Images]
Grr! Benicio Del Toro bared his claws for the premiere of his new movie The Wolfman yesterday in LA. While it could be argued the Academy Award winner looked a little scary clomping around and hiding his bloat behind an oversized suitjacket, the one-time Sexiest Man Alive contender was less likely to make you jump out of your seat than just wonder when the guy last got a good night’s sleep. You know how people are always noting that male stars don’t get as much crap as women in Hollywood? Here’s a chance to rectify that situation. Hit the gym and preserve that sexy, Benny! CGI can’t save you every time.
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Either Bradley Cooper was coming down with a serious fever at last night’s Valentine’s Day premiere in Hollywood, or the Hangover hunk seriously needs to work on his tanning technique. It’s gotta be tough to work around manicured stubble, but you can’t just rub, spray or stick a lamp on your cheeks and forehead, dude. When you ignore the ears, jaw and neck it’s just…yow. Hopefully it’s the kind that wipes off fast!
Take a closer look at Coop’s inconsistent orange aura in the gallery below.
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The Time Traveler’s Wife
Sweet Rachel McAdams has a problem. Her husband mysteriously jumps through time at the worst moments. This leads to uncomfortable situations like their first meeting when she is six and he’s in his 20s and very naked. He’s played by Eric Bana, so maybe it’s possible to forgive the boy many things. Like the best-seller it’s based on, this romance never lets its clever sci-fi twists get too tangled in strong, smart characters that should be together. It may not impress the boyfriend with the Avatar tattoo very much—although what are you doing with that loser anyway?—but Wife is the perfect compliment to a wintry afternoon and a bag of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts.
Extras: “Making of” featurette.
- By C. Bottomley
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While Valentine’s Day looks like little more than a well-timed fluffy date movie, its cast is nothing short of all-star. Leading ladies Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, and Jessica Alba were amidst last night’s star-studded premiere in Hollywood. Though all four actresses have a hard time looking less-than-gorgeous, their red carpet garb was hit-and-miss. While Hathaway dazzled in a mini blue number, the other ladies left us bored and/or horrified. Poor J-Biel evoked candy cane dreams in her frilly disaster of a dress. Alba looked okay from the shoulders down, but her mop was in dire need of a blowout. Jen Garner’s body was bangin’ in a form-fitting strapless frock, but she could’ve chosen something less snooze-inducing. Whose Valentine look do you love?
More pics from the premiere below, including Julia Roberts with niece Emma, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Lautner, and Demi Moore with Ashton Kutcher. [Photos: Getty Images]
Now that she’s been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for Precious, Gabourey Sidibe has started thinking about what to wear and how, or rather with whom, to accessorize. The actress has clearly stated in the past her love and lust for all things ‘Nsync and during an interview with the Canadian talk show eTalk, she went so far as to ask Justin Timberlake to be her date at the Academy Awards – Jessica Biel be damned!
After explaining that she’d also consider The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie as her date, she put the invite out there to JT, saying “Justin, if you’re not doing anything on that night, maybe you could be my date or something. It’s fine. No pressure!” This might be the greatest coupling ever, so with that in mind let us just say the ball’s in your court, Timberlake!
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