When we found out that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was heading to Rio (where they’re streaming the red carpet live), we realized that they’ve literally taken the movie across the globe. And by they, we mean actors Tom Cruise, Paula Patton (who is gorgeous, BTW) and Simon Pegg. Don’t worry, we already screamed, “Where’s Jeremy Renner” at the screen a bunch of times. Looks like he was busy doing the television interviews while they hopped on flights. The premieres started in Japan, moved to Seoul, covered Mumbai and Dubai, headed to Moscow, jumped to Madrid, Munich and Paris and made a pitstop in London. Gillian Anderson randomly turned up at the last one, FYI. So as you can see, that’s quite a journey they’ve been on. We figured it would be a good idea to put photographs from all the red carpets in one post so you can get your fill. But hurry up and look at the gallery, because this message will self destruct in five seconds.
Ugh, we hate to focus on a woman’s age because it ain’t nothing but a number, you know? But we’re still pretty psyched to see the doors of fashion slowly creaking open for ladies queens who deserve some serious cover time on prestigious fashion rags like Vogue. After all, their editors and art directors are often over 50 – so why not their cover girls cover women?
Enter Meryl Streep, who is the oldest woman to grace the cover at 62 – her first time! She’s not just America’s greatest actress, as the mag declares, but America’s greatest person as well. Okay, so that just our opinion, sure – but how can you not love Meryl? She’s regal, confident, humble, classy, funny and talented. Remember when she kissed Sandra Bullock at the 2010 Critics’ Choice Awards? We do; it was glorious. Plus, as her Vogue cover story details, she drinks Chardonnay at 4 in the afternoon. Meryl, you complete us.
Streep next stars in Iron Lady, a biopic about Margaret Thatcher with a trailer that made us cry. It comes out in January.
You know what excites us most about Snow White and the Huntsman? That it revolves around two incredibly strong women, neither of whom use overt sexuality as part of their character. From this new trailer for the film, out in Mexico, it’s clear that both Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron are down to kick some serious butt, and the supporting characters are – gasp! – men. How cool is that? We love that Snow White leads an army into battle while wearing actual armor and not a metal mesh bikini. We love that the Evil Queen can crush a human with the touch of her hand. We love seeing both the protagonist and antagonist played by women and we can’t wait to see them duke it out to the death.
Judging from the trailer alone this seems to be a step in the right direction for Hollywood; so often women are portrayed as frazzled, hysterical and barely dressed (see: What To Expect When You’re Expecting trailer, out today). It’s about time we women got some ass-kickers in our court.
Would you watch a movie about a couple who have to keep pushing back their wedding, due to unforeseen circumstances? Normally, we’d answer, no. But when that couple happens to be Emily Blunt and Jason Segel, and it’s directed by Nicholas Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow, and it also co-stars Mindy Kaling, Alison Brie and Chris Pratt, we’ll probably get off the couch and get in line for tickets. The official trailer for The Five Year Engagement has been released. And, OK, we’re sold. But they’ll get married in the end, right? RIGHT? We’re not sure if we can handle all that waiting with no payoff.
It’s obvious what we thought of it (we even gave the scene a glowing review), but we want to know if Edward and Bella’s inaugural bone lived up to your wildest dreams. Were you put off by the PG-13-ness of it all, or did the amount of back scratching and O faces satisfy your every need?
Okay guys, we’re friends so I feel like I can be honest with you and tell you that I was maybe most nervous to interview Mackenzie Foy at the Breaking Dawn premiere. When her publicist brought her over to me I squealed. Audibly. And I am a grown woman.
Mackenzie, who plays the Twilight golden child Renesmee, was an absolute delight to talk to. She was so precocious and kind and thoughtful in her answers, she kind of reminded me of another Twilight actress who started out in the biz as a kid and is cool and beautiful with great hair. (It should be obvs who I am talking about.) She filled me in on the on-set swear jar, Rob’s goofy ways, what it’s like playing a half-vampire and how the screaming fans make her feel. She also told us that Rob, Kristen and the Breaking Dawn cast feel “like family” to her.
We’re loving theBreaking Dawn soundtrack and were really excited to chat with the musicians featured on the album at the premiere last week. So many interesting, unique artists who were mostly unknowns before their songs were chosen got to go watch their music play in a blockbuster film. How surreal! We were lucky enough to speak with Christina Perri (a major Twilight fangirl), Imperial Mammoth, Sleeping at Last (OMG that song! Tears) and Cider Sky and asked them all if they’d ever consider collaborating with another Twilight musician — actor Rob Pattinson. They were all, obviously, gung-ho and complimented his talent as a singer-songwriter and musician.
The Breaking Dawn premiere black carpet was crazy, and it got especially nuts when the big stars came through. Time gets tight with the actors talking to press and fans, so often they group reporters together for interviews. “Two questions!” we were told as Rob Pattinson saddled up in front of us. A lady to the right of me jumped in first. “Rob, the fans! This is crazy, right?” she asked, which almost caused me to have a tantrum. The poor dude’s answered that question 987654321 times since 2008, why not throw us all a bone and ask something interesting? Ever the gentleman, Rob gave a very gracious answer, and then I pounced, asking him about Wyck Godfrey‘s admission that they were working together. You can see Rob’s answer above. I then asked another question because I’m feisty like that. “Have you seen the Snow White and the Huntsmantrailer?” I shouted as he was whisked away. “Yeah,” he said with a serious, supportive smile. “It’s great. Amazing.”
The Dark Knight Rises is only 8 months away, which in the grand scheme of the universe is really only the blink of an eye ARGH WE CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE! We need the Batman back immediately. Not helping matters are all the new, exceedingly awesome details Tom Hardy and the gang have revealed about the third film in director Christopher Nolan‘s trilogy in the new issue of Empire magazine. A few facts that will make the seconds seem like minutes, and the minutes seem like hours, include:
We’re getting an older, grouchier superhero: “Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after The Dark Knight. So he’s an older Bruce Wayne; he’s not in a great state,” Nolan explained. So you know Christian Bale is going to nail it.
Spinal columns will be ripped out: “He’s brutal. Brutal,” Hardy says about his villain Bane. “He’s a big dude who’s incredibly clinical, in the fact that he has a result-based and oriented fighting style. It’s not about fighting. It’s about carnage. The style is heavy-handed, heavy-footed, it’s nasty. Anything from small-joint manipulation to crushing skulls, crushing rib cages, stamping on shins and knees and necks and collarbones and snapping heads off and tearing his fists through chests, ripping out spinal columns.”
Bane is like Darth Vader, except worse and possibly cooler: “He was injured early in his story. He’s suffering from pain and needs gas to survive. He can’t survive the pain without the mask,”Â costume designer Lindy Hemming reveals about Bane’s look. “The pipes from the mask go back along his jawline and feed into the thing at his back, where there are two canisters.”
Expect The Dark Knight levels of intensity: “WithÂ Bane, we’re looking to give Batman a challenge he hasn’t had before,” Nolan says. “With our choice of villain and with our choice of story we’re testing Batman both physically as well as mentally.”
We won’t have to wait until July to get a sneak peak: “The Prologue is basically the first six, seven minutes of the film. Itâ€™s the introduction to Bane and a taste of the rest of the film. With Bane we are looking to give Batman a physical challenge that he hasnâ€™t had before. In terms of finishing our story and increasing its scope, we were trying to craft an epic,” says Nolan. Luckily for us, the short prologue will play before the IMAX version of Mission: Impossible â€“ Ghost Protocol, which comes out December 21. Excited yet horrified squee!
There’s a lot of potentially humiliating stuff going on in Ryan Gosling‘s Breaker High, the Canadian sitcom that helped launch the Drive actor’s career in 1997, back when he was just a hunky teen. Between Ryan’s faux-Brooklyn accent, the insanely flamboyant hockey coach, and the fact that the show revolved around a high school located on a cruise ship, it’d be understandable if Ryan wanted to toss all copies of this show into the Atlantic and never look back. But really, is it any worse than any other early embarrassing celeb role? From Jack Black to Jennifer Aniston to Renee Zellweger, plenty of A-listers have had to take some Z-list roles when they were starting out. If you had to chose one from our humiliating list (and you do!), which cringe-worthy part do you think is the most regrettable?