Prepare to be excited … then immediately crushed: Rumors were swirling earlier today that Ellen Page would be playing Barbara Gordon in The Dark Knight Rises. For those of you who had actual lives during high school, Barbara is both the daughter of Gary Oldman‘s Commissioner Gordon and, eventually, Batgirl. Squee, right? The Dark Knight Rises Rumorsreported this morning that one of their readers had spotted a tell-tale sign of Ellen’s involvement on the film’s set earlier this month. No, literally, it was a sign that allegedly read “E. Page ‘B. Gordon.’” If that already sounds fishy to you, clearly you are not seeing things through the eyes of a true Page fan. She would look so adorkable with bat ears! Can’t you let us dream for a few more hours?
Of course, Batman-News had to go ruin everything by, you know, talking to people who actually worked on the movie; they denied Page’s involvement and said the alleged sign was a fake. Then again, it’s not totally improbable that the Juno star would get to rock the cape and cowl; her Inception co-stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard made it into the movie, and director Christopher Nolan is known for using actors he’s worked with before. So, now we just need another Dark Knight movie after this oneÂ with more Ellen Page, as opposed to moving on to the next Batman reboot. That’s the ticket! Haha, wheeee! Don’t try to tell us facts when we’re in our happy place!
This Sunday we’re gonna be glued to our TV sets watching the 20th annual MTV Movie Awards, and if you’re into glitz, glamor, and good times we suggest you do the same! It’s an evening dedicated to the craft of acting, comedy, fighting, and badassery, but most importantly to the craft of mackin’ it with a super hot costar while the cameras roll. All night we wait with baited breath to see which steamy screen couple will take home the coveted “Best Kiss Award.”
TheFABLife faves Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have won the honor two years running for their part in the Twilight series, and this year they face stiff competition from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page in Inception, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One, and Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Twi-Bro Taylor Lautner is even making a play for the crown for his lip lock with K-Stew in Eclipse.
Who’s gonna get the golden popcorn this year? Tune in Sunday at 9 PM and find out! To hold you over, check out our collection of the most sizzling kisses from the past ten years! Please don’t drool, it might short out your keyboard. Who do you think had the best movie kiss of all time?
How do you follow The Dark Knight? If you’re writer-director Christopher Nolan, with a cerebral hit about an A-Team of dream spies. Inception has been called both “adult” and “intelligent,” which means basically that its complicated universe is only explained once by the furiously expositing characters. After that, you’re on your own. Leonardo Di Caprio is the Hannibal leading his team of pros into neurotic industrialist Cillian Murphy‘s head. Newbies will quickly realize that the less one knows the better—part of Inception‘s rare thrill is wondering where it’s going. Vets will want to see it again to figure out what happened. Another possibility is just to sit back and enjoy having the movie tickle parts other so-called blockbusters don’t. For one, Nolan has assembled an ace cast that lets Ellen Page stretch, Joseph Gordon-Levitt establish his star credentials, and Tom Hardy (Rocknrolla) introduce himself. French knockout Marion Cotillard provides glamour as Di Caprio’s murderous wife. There’s also a brace of killer action scenes, including one that cuts between a floating Gordon-Levitt, a James Bond-style sequence in snowy mountains, and a slow-motion van accident, all amid in-jokes like an opening that washes up the star of Titanic on a faraway beach. Both thrilling and unaccountably romantic, Inception is a example of moviemaking at its very best.
Extras: The Bluray Combo pack includes a making of featurette, a documentary on dreams hosted by Gordon-Levitt, and an animated prologue that explains the movie’s cold open.
Drew Barrymore‘s first shot at directing is a lot like the lady itself. It’s mildly rebellious and pretty darned charming. Ellen Page is the Texas teen who joins the rough ‘n’ tumble world of roller-derby. She reinvents herself as Babe Ruthless and tears up the track in Austin’s bohemia, while keeping her new life a secret from a mother (Marcia Gay Harden) who would prefer she stick to beauty pageants. The derby action looks like a lot of fun and the colorful characters it attracts are fun to hang out with. With Juliette Lewis (deliciously evil as the circuit’s Wicked Witch), Jimmy Fallon, Eve, and Barrymore herself.
Between Katy Perry kissing girls (and liking it), Lindsay and Samantha pledging their love via MySpace messages, and Penelope Cruz‘s tonsil hockey session with Scarlett Johansson in this summer’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, girl-on-girl action appears to be the latest Hollywood trend. From the obviously out (Tila) to the maybe-the-world’s-just-wishing (Jessica Biel), check out Hollywood’s 16 hottest celesbians.