Spring has finally sprung, and the shift into warm weather has an intense, almost physical effect on us all. No, it ain’t allergies; it’s spring fever, folks! The time of the year when we get our energy back, and feel more alive than ever. Love is in the air (along with pollen), and it’s hard to resist the urge to ask that special someone out on a date. So don’t resist! Sure dates can be kind of intimidating, but don’t worry: We’ve got you covered with this handy list of the 50 Greatest Date Movies of All Time. Read on and fear no more!
We’re pretty sure there were a couple of decades in which both John Cusack and Peter Gabriel were a little sick of people imitating that whole boombox-in-the-air scene from Say Anything. But when Gabriel celebrated the 25th anniversary of his album So, Cusack gave in to our collective nostalgia for the 1989 movie, stepping onstage to deliver a boombox to the singer as his band played opening bars of “In Your Eyes.”
It was a cute, brief interlude. But what really gets us about this exchange is what happened afterwards. Cameron Crowe, the writer/director of Say Anything, tweeted about it, and Cusack responded: Read more…
From the sound of it, Zac Efron is downright giddy about his sex scenes with Nicole Kidman in the upcoming thriller The Paperboy. After seeing new stills of the movie, so are we. “She’s my love interest… Nicole is so gorgeous. It was everything you dreamed of. She was such a lovely person. I pinch myself everyday, especially after doing love scenes with Nicole Kidman,” Efron gushed to reporters from the AAP. “It was the highlight of my life. Nicole was something else and was always in character. She didn’t get weird method, like some actors do, but I have never seen anyone so centered.” Um, do you all see the bleach-blond Florida hotness that is Kidman in that movie still right there? Just looking at that photo is the highlight of our lives, and yet there’s more!
Collider has 24 new images of the movie, and the each one looks almost as amazing as a Efron/Kidman sex scene looks in our minds. Oh, like you weren’t picturing it too? The photos highlight a greasy-looking Matthew McCounaghey, a paisley-wearing, knife-wielding John Cusack, and the fact everyone is covered in a thin layer of swamp sweat and sex oils. As it should be. That’s just our opinion, though. What do you think about the film’s sex scenes, Nicole?
The trailer for John Cusack’s The Raven is so Raven, the only way the film could be more Raven is if Raven-Symoné was cast as Poe. And why wasn’t she? The Disney star probably would have been a better pick to play the famous mystery author, considering Cusack seems to be on Bearded Autopilot for most of the trailer.
Set to be released March 9 of next year, the film revolves around Edgar Allen as he works with Baltimore authorities to solve a string of serial killings that seem to be based around his gruesome fictional stories, in addition to romancing a beautiful blond played by Alice Eve. Granted we’ve only seen a few minutes of the film, but part of us thinks they might as well as have cast Nic Cage in the lead role. Oh, now that would have been Raven.
John Cusack ponders Edgar Allan Poe‘s muse in this promotional image for The Raven. Cusack will play Poe in the James McTeigue-directed film, which imagines that the author of “The Tell-Tale Heart” spent his last days chasing a serial killer inspired by his works. Cusack will also be chasing a serial killer in another 2011 film, The Factory. [Photo via HuffPo]
The five stars of The Breakfast Club reunited this weekend for a John Hughes tribute in New York City. Hughes’ death of a heart attack just over one year ago left us a little shaken – even though the teens in his films were a few years older than us, they depicted adolescence in a way we haven’t seen since, and we’re Hughes disciples of the highest order. Not to mention the fact that his trio of high school films, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, and Sixteen Candles, marked the genesis of The Brat Pack, the group of young actors including Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, who were known for starring – and partying – together during the mid 1980s.
So whatever happened to the Brat Pack? Some of them, like Robert Downey, Jr., have found more success now than ever, and others, like say, Mare Winningham, found that their star burned out before it even got to shine. More often than not though, after a dark period called the 1990s, these actors reemerged and found success on television and in movies and most importantly, on Twitter. Journey with us to a land of prom, record stores and fancy cars and see what became of them…
Jennifer Love Hewitt, who has dated more than two dozen men, is writing a book about love and dating called The Day I Shot Cupid. We’re not sure whether her very active — unstable, some might say — romantic life makes her qualified to give dating advice. Or whether it should disqualify her. Of the book, she says:
“Throughout my career, there has always been so much written about my love life. Some true, but mostly made up. I thought it was time to share the real story of what I’ve learned navigating the dating waters. Hopefully, in addition to having a good laugh, women reading this will learn from some of my hard lessons.”
Hard lessons? What hard lessons? Could the gorgeous ghost whisperer be referring to dating the Johns (Cusack and Mayer) or Enrique Iglesias, all of whom are notorious male sluts playboys? Or maybe she’s talking about dating Shaggy. (You remember, he’s the one that released “It Wasn’t Me,” about how men should cheat and deny everything if caught. We’d have to guess that getting engaged to actor Ross McCall only to call the whole thing off would make the list of lessons learned.
Come to think of it, this book has the potential to be super juicey. Amazon.com, here we come! [Photo: Getty Images]