The nominations for the 33rd annual Razzie Awards were announced late last night, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 lead the nods, with 11 in just 10 categories. Ouch. Not that harsh criticism is anything new to the Twilight community, but it still stings, right? Especially when you see the other movies nominated: They’re either big overblown vehicles for giant movie stars that flopped (Battleship, Total Recall), terrible comedies (That’s My Boy, One for the Money) or obscure movies we totally forgot about (Oogieloves, Atlas Shrugged: Part II). Breaking Dawn, on the other hand, was always meant to be a faithful “love letter” for the fans, not critics and not everyone else who’s obviously not in the target demo.
Should Eddie Murphy’s performance in A Thousand Words be in the same category as Robert Pattinson’s last appearance as Edward? Well, we’re eager to let you guys vent about this one.
Here’s the full list of nominations. The “winners” will be announced on February 23, the day before the Oscars. Read more…
So, Peter Berg’s Battleship is finally out in the U.S. today. We have been waiting for this moment ever since the cast was announced — and sounded like basically the best-looking cast ever assembled. Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna together in the same movie? Our eyes could hardly believe their luck. Except, well, the reviews are making us second-guess our excitement. It’s got a 36 percent rating on RottenTomatoes.com, with a lot of critics complaining, well, that it’s a loud war movie about aliens and battleships. Well, if you’re on the fence still, or if you absolutely know that loud war movies about alien invasions aren’t your bag, we have an alternative for you. This magnificent gallery of the most beautiful cast ever assembled doing their best to promote the hell out of the flick all over the globe, on magazines ranging from Elle to Men’s Health to something called Stayhard (maybe that means something else in Swedish). However the movie turns out, it will have achieved everything we could ever want: It made these stars get in front of a lot of cameras all spring long.
The last time, we had Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna battling over who had the better butt. The stakes have gone up several notches since then. The Battleship premiere took place in at the Nokia Theatre L.A. yesterday, and we’re pitting the two leading ladies against each other in a battle royale of our own. The question here is — who worked it out more? On the left we have Rihanna who was a knockout in a white Adam Selman dress, Manolo Blahnik shoes and jewelry by Vhernier and Neil Lane. We love the red lips too, and while white is such a great color on her, we’re wondering is this is too OTT? As in, it’s so obviously sexy, right? Slashed up the legs, slashed down the front, and completely backless. But, if anyone can work that … it’s Rih.
On the right, we have the lovely Brooklyn Decker who also showed a fair amount of leg in a Dior dress, Pomellato jewelry, and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. The strapless looks to have a hint of the color shell in it, and we love the sheer elements and the texturing. But has she gone too far in the opposite direction as Rihanna? And by that we mean, does she need a healthier dose of sex appeal on red carpets? We don’t know, man. It’s a tough on so we’re turning it over to you. One thing’s for sure and that is that both ladies have the best legs on the planet!
Sure, we’re into weepy deathbed monologues, blood-squirting massacres and the occasional merman scene or two (#CabinInTheWoods4ever), but what we really love to see on the big screen is, well, love. Lucky for us, the summer movie season is always packed with romance, whether it be of the action or indie variety. Not that we’re picky — we eat it all up, thank you very much.
This summer’s crop of movies offers up a buffet of romantic relationships sure to suit even the most critical of tastes. At the core of The Amazing Spider-Man is the romance between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, played by real-life loves Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. And of course what would a comedy about rippling male strippers (Magic Mike) be without a love story between the beefy protagonist (Channing Tatum) and his protegee’s sister (newcomer Cody Horn)?
But equally intriguing are the more unconventional relationships coming to the big screen as the weather warms up. Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg play that perfect couple everyone loves in Celeste & Jesse Forever, who shock their friends when they decide to divorce. In Savages, Taylor Kitsch andAaron Johnson play two dudes who band together to rescue their kidnapped girlfriend (Blake Lively). That’s right – they both date her. But the onscreen pairing we’re most pumped for? Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward in Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom, in which they play two tweens who fall in love and plot – and execute – their escape from their small New England town.
There’s movie love for everyone out there, so what’s your favorite onscreen pairing this season? Poll it up below!
Sorry, Snow White. Nothing personal, Thor. Of course we still love you, the Batman. We always will. It’s just that when it comes to summer movies, we love a glowering villain as much as we love a virtuous hero. Maybe a little more. Maybe … a lot more.
Luckily for us (and you!), this summer’s films are jam-packed with some of the most malevolent evil characters imaginable, ready to face off against the hottest heroes and heroines from May to August. Tom Hiddleston reprises his Thor role as power-hungry extraterrestrial Loki in this week’s The Avengers, while Flight of the Concords’Jemaine Clement breaks Will Smith‘s stride as an easy-riding alien by the name of Boris in Men in Black III. Closer to home (and to your childhood nightmares), Queen Charlize Theron goes after Kristen Stewart‘s heart (not in the romantic way) in Snow White and the Huntsman, while Eva Green does the same to Johnny Depp (in both the romantic and evil way?) as smitten witch Angelique Bouchard in Dark Shadows.
Of course, not every memorable villain has to be from another planet or or the fairy-tale realm. Some of them can be regular ol’ criminal masterminds, like Salma Hayek‘s drug kingpin Elena in Savages, Faran Tahir‘s Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Bryan Cranston‘s Vilos Cohaagen in the Total Recall remake and Edward Norton‘s Byer in The Bourne Legacy. We are especially psyched to see Tom Hardy‘s Bane grapple the Caped Crusader in The Dark Knight Rises while Rhys Ifans takes on Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man. Because what’s an epic battle scene with out an epic villain? A 15-second slap fight?
Not that every villain has to be locked in life-or-death combat, mind you. Some of them are just maniacally vain. Sacha Baron Cohen‘s General Aladeen in The Dictator, anyone? Catherine Zeta-Jones‘ high-strung Patricia Whitmore will also be inflicting all the damage she can against the demon that is rock in Rock of Ages, while Adam Sandler only accidentally ruins his son Andy Samberg‘s wedding/marriage/life. That being said, if you somehow get your only child to throw up on his fiance’s wedding dress … yeah, you’re the bad guy.
Finally, we have to give props to those villains who don’t even come in a humanoid package. We are dying to see what the surprisingly awesome-looking Battleship aliens look like under their masks (Weird eyes? Check! Four-fingered hand? Check!), and we’re all ready to take our hats off to the Piranhas 3DD piranhas. Not only are they blood-thirsty, they are also responsible for Ving Rhames‘ character having machine gun legs. What aren’t villains good for? Which big bad has your ticket-buying hands shaking with anticipation this summer? Check out our gallery of villainy, and cast your vote. Just remember: When it comes to picking a favorite archnemesis, there is no wrong choice.
Is it getting a little warm in here? It’s just the first of May, and we’re already fanning ourselves at our desk after putting together our own special Summer Movie Preview. We’ll leave the talk of comic books, green screens, box-office takes and mega-sequel expectations to some other sites, as we instead do what we do best: concentrate on those beautiful men and women on the big screens. And oh, there are a lot of them this summer. First, let’s take a look at the fine male specimens stepping up to save the world — from aliens, vampires, evil queens and other threats that somehow loom the largest between May and August.
In an excerpt from tonight’s MTV First interview with Battleship stars Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard, the actors are asked perhaps the most important question of their careers: Is it frustrating not to be the only dazzlingly beautiful person in the room? The answer, predictably, is hilarious. Also, it reminded us of how truly funny Rihanna can be. (Of course, I had to watch this clip twice to gather that much, because the first time I was just daydreaming about raising athletic blond and brunette children on a secluded island getaway with my two new husbands …)
Rihanna is surrounded by hotties of all genders in the upcoming action flick Battleship (plus some kind of alien death ships? Which are sort of hot in a different way? ), but there’s only one costar in particular that left the “Talk That Talk” singer with a schoolgirl crush. “I fell in love with [Liam Neeson] when I watched Taken and I was so star-struck, I couldn’t even look at him on set,” RiRi gushed to British mag Company. “I just had to shut down completely. Then he asked me for a picture with him to send to his son and I was like, ‘Send me this picture, I want it too!’ ” We understand completely, girl. We saw The Grey in theaters, after all.
While Neeson might be the king of Rihanna‘s heart, it sounds like Alexander Skarsgard is the king of her body parts. On a related note, did you see what we did there? “Oh my god, [Alexander Skarsgard]’s so hot!” she exclaimed. “I mean, I went from gawking at him for hours every time I watched True Blood DVDs back-to-back on tour, then BOOM! He’s on set.” Don’t feel bad just because you’re the only hottie who RiRi didn’t name check, Taylor Kitsch. Maybe you’ll get cast in The Grey 2. Like if Liam isn’t available or something?
Traveling to the Eastern Hemisphere can be very confusing. You’re in a plane for a million hours and when you land, you find you’ve lost an entire day of your life, and no matter how hard you try, you will probably wake up at 3 in the morning ready to start your day. So, that might be why Rihanna showed up at the Battleship premiere in Tokyo wearing pajamas. Well, a Japanese-inspired pantsuit by Pucci, but we’re calling “Emperor Has No Clothes” if the Italian house is trying to convince us that this is what we should wear during the day. But then again, we can think of a reason other than jet lag to account for Rihanna’s choice: She and co-stars Brooklyn Decker, Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard are trying to settle three heated debates they had on the plane over: 1) Rihanna can wear anything an look smoking hot, 2) Brooklyn should never feel she has to wear a bra if she doesn’t want to, 3) ASkars doesn’t necessarily make all other men look like pre-adolescent boys when they stand next to him. What do you think?
The problem with wearing a fabulous oversized multicolored tuxedo jacket with nothing underneath is that once you get outside your hotel and are confronted with the wind, the screaming fans and the red carpet, you are still only wearing a fabulous oversized multicolored tuxedo jacket with nothing underneath. Rihanna know what we’re talking about, seeing as how she happened to run into this exact problem while promoting Battleship in London today. Luckily, RiRi immediately launched Operation Enduring Nip Slip and a crisis was narrowly averted.
In fact, check out the gallery to see Rihanna demonstrate all the awkward, unnatural hand motions that can be used to cover up a gaping neckline. There’s making a half-wave! Folding your arms! Forming a shadow puppet bird with your hands and then holding it over your sternum! And finally, for those new to potential wardrobe malfunctiosn, there is literally grabbing your dress with your finger tips and struggling desperately to hold it closed! It’s like we always always say: fashion is learning. And what’s the lesson we learned here to today? You can remember it with an easy-to-remember acronym. AHDSTYIYDNWYBHO: Always Have Double-Sided Tape, Ya’ll, If You Do Not Want Your Business Hanging Out.