Harold Ramis passed away today at the age of 69. The actor, director and writer had an immeasurable impact on modern comedy, but he was perhaps best known to audiences as Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters. In addition to being a well-known comedian, Ramis influenced comedy behind-the-scenes. He was the director of now legendary comedies like Caddyshack and Groundhog Day and wrote the scripts for films such as Ghostbusters and Meatballs. Contemporary comedy heavyweights such as Judd Apatow have cited him as a major comedy influence and Ramis even appeared in a cameo as Seth Rogen‘s father in Knocked Up.
We’ve always had a big crush on Chris Pratt. How can you not? He’s adorable, he’s funny, and he can play the guitar! Let’s just say, though, that our crush went into major overdrive when Pratt transformed himself into a superhero for Guardians of the Galaxy. We’re not just talking about the “chunky to hunky” shirtless selfie seen all over the world. Pratt didn’t just get into the physical shape of a hunky hero; he also got into the mental state of a swaggering space pilot. And let’s just say we’re liking it. We’re liking it a lot.
Do you want to sext that special someone but don’t quite know what to say? Maybe you dream of sending a naked pic or two but get scared? Well never fear – Kevin Hart is here to show us all the X-rated ropes. Hart’s character in About Last Night is all about penis pics and XXX messages, so we asked him and co-star Regina Hall to teach us how to throw down the sexy talk. Watch and learn, students. (And go see About Last Night – it’s hilarious and in theaters on Valentine’s Day!)
We asked stars of the new book-turned-film Vampire Academy to describe their very devoted, active and awesome fandom in just three words. (See, we did it too!) So what exactly do Lucy Fry, Zoey Deutch and Danila Kozlovsky think of their devoted little Dhampirs? You’ll need to watch to find out.
Vampire Academy opens February 7.
If you do not read fan fiction, know this: you are missing out on a magical world where your favorite characters can do whatever weird thing in the world you want them to. Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead‘s awesomely dark take on teens with fangs – has inspired tons of cool n’ creative writing on the web, with characters exploring all sorts of worlds – from being runaways to Amish. Yes, Amish.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’ve been lusting after Zac Efron for ages now and Michael B. Jordan has been our number one crush since we saw Fruitvale Station last summer, but who’s the third guy in the new romantic comedy, That Awkward Moment? That would be Miles Teller. If he’s somehow slipped under your radar in the past, he’s about to explode onto screens in 2014. There’s a reason why film critics are hyping him as the next John Cusack, and we want to give you all the deets on him so you can say, “I liked him before it was cool.”
“I can’t picture it as a movie, but I’m also very very close to the story, and I’ve been working on it for 10 years, so for me it’s a novel. But if the right people come along and can picture it that way, that would be awesome,” that’s what John Green told me back in January 2012, on the day his book, The Fault in Our Stars, hit shelves. Well, after seeing the trailer, we are pretty sure that “the right people” came along to turn this devastating book about kids living with (and adamantly not just dying of) cancer.
We were tickled to read yet another instance of George Clooney feigning embarrassment over his Batman nipples during his Reddit Ask Me Anything chat yesterday — but however much he laughs about his superhero costume, the guy has never stooped to talking trash about his days on The Facts of Life. Not everyone has been so gracious about the jobs that made them famous, however. Sometimes, with good reason — Joe Jonas‘ revealing chat with New York magazine last year made the Disney machine seem miserable, for instance. Others just sound petty (lookin’ at you, Sean Connery).
Movie couple chemistry is everything. A film could have an abominable script, be shot terribly, and have the dumbest trailer ever, but if we believe that the onscreen duo actually wants to rip each other’s clothes off, it’s a hit. Sadly, no amounting of perfect casting can predict whether or not a pairing will work. Who’s sexier than Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta Jones? And yet, in Oceans Twelve, they behaved like they were just meeting after a few awkward texts on Tinder. And what about Natalie Portman and Hayden Christiansen in the Star Wars series? Their relationship was supposed to be so epic that it begat Luke and Leia — but the duo was so sexless that you almost believed their kids came into the world via immaculate conception. And we won’t even get into the wasted beauty that was Beyonce and Idris Elba in Obsessed…
Here, the ten terrible movie couples we love to hate.
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Aaron Eckhart is battling the box office this weekend as a demon-killing version of Frankenstein’s Creature in I, Frankenstein. The film (one of our most anticipated movies of 2014) looks to be a massive rewrite of Mary Shelley‘s terrifying philosophical masterpiece. Not just because, you know, Frankenstein’s Creature is calling himself Frankenstein and battling gargoyles, but also because he’s freaking hot. Which led us to wonder, is Frankenstein’s Creature sexy? So, we went back through time and dredged up the hottest Frankensteins for your consideration.