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It’s a big week for theaters, you got The Expendables, you got Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World…wait, what’s that? I bet a lot of people are saying that. I have the answer: it’s one of the best films of the year, and in recent years.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World is based off the comic book series by Bryan Lee O'Malley (published by Oni Press, the final volume, volume 6, is out now!)…yes, another comic book movie. After the train wreck of Jonah Hex, I don’t blame anyone for being weary about another movie based on a comic book. Though it doesn’t even need to be said: Scott Pilgrim is nothing like Jonah Hex! There, now that’s out of the way, you should be able to enjoy this gem of a film from Director Edgar Wright, of Shaun of the Dead fame. Starring Michael Cera, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, this flick starts as a “boy meets girl, girl’s out of his league” flick…but once you meet the first evil ex that our hero must defeat, you realize this isn’t like any other movie you have seen before. With comic book and video game references and graphics riddled throughout the whole movie, the visuals in this flick alone will blow your mind. You can’t help but smile when you hear “KO!!!” as a villain explodes into a pile of coins, or when a 1-up appears out of nowhere. Sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself, the plot goes like this: geeky bass player Scott Pilgrim must defeat the evil ex’s of his new girlfriend, the multi colored hair Ramona, if he hopes to continue to be with her. Not too bad, right? Beat up some dudes, you get the girl, it’s all good, yeah? Well, when every ex has something about them (mystic powers, vegan powers, crazy power twins), and one of them is a chick, you kind of have your hands full!!! The battles are each unique, the stunts are great, the fight scenes are fast paced and adrenaline pumped, and bringing the funny never seems to be an issue.
I saw the big two movies that opened this weekend (no, I don’t consider “Eat Pray Love” a big opener, nor do I want to see it), and I was impressed by both. But in my opinion, Scott Pilgrim takes the crown. If you’re looking for a movie that is literally a video game/comic book brought to life, looking for masterful special effects and something new for your senses, then you NEED to go see this! Scott Pilgrim Vs. the world: Winner: Scott Pilgrim!
Region: United States Filed Under: Movies(Related Sections: Comics)
It looks like Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka will have a lot to look forward to this fall — they are becoming parents to twins! E! reports, “the ubiquitous actor and his longtime partner, David Burtka, are going to become the parents of twins, via a beautiful surrogate, this October.” Congratulations!
Before he takes home his two new babies, Neil will be competing for THREE Emmy Awardsat the end of this month for his work on How I Met Your Mother, Glee, and as host of the Tony Awards! He also recently directed a stage version of Rent at the Hollywood Bowl starringVanessa Hudgens.
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Life is full of decisions. That said, it’s safe to assume that Ryan Reynolds’ decisions aren’t of the typical “paper or plastic?” variety. As I’m sure you’re well aware, the Canadian actor turned, well, really popular Canadian actor has not one but two superhero film franchise leads at his disposal – Hal Jordan in Warner Bros. Green Lantern and Wade Wilson in Fox’s Deadpool. A nice problem to have to be sure, but a potential problem nevertheless. Picking up on the conflict-in-waiting is “Deadpool” creator Rob Liefeld whose recent tweet suggested that Reynolds may be too preoccupied with his turn in Green Lantern to juggle the “Merc with a Mouth” as well.
For more info on where Reynolds and the film currently stand, hit the jump.
While Deadpool’s future may hinge on Reynolds’ involvement, to be honest, I’m not sure it has to. Sure, I think Reynolds is an excellent actor who is great for the role. I would even go so far as to say that I hope he is Deadpool. However, it’s not as if audiences had a chance to really become attached to him and his katana-arms/sewn mouth during X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In short, Ryan Reynolds is not to Deadpool as Robert Downey Jr. is to Iron Man. Again, I am a fan of Reynolds’ work and think he would be a nice fit. I just don’t think the film’s existence has to live or die with him.
Now that I’ve stated my peace on the Reynolds/Deadpool debate, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Is he indispensable? Is there another actor you’d like to see in the role? Sound off in the comments.
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The first official trailer for director Galt Niederhoffer’s The Romantics has finally been released. The film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and it stars Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Elijah Wood, Malin Akerman, Adam Brody, Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Lawrence, Dianna Agron and Candice Bergen.
Since the movie takes place over one night at a seaside wedding with seven close friends getting together for the first time in awhile, some at Sundance compared it to The Big Chill. I disagreed with that comparison. However, while The Romantics isn’t a home-run, I enjoyed it more than I expected to, and it’s probably due to Katie Holmes and Josh Duhamel. That’s because both surprised me with their performances as they really made me believe in their characters and their relationship. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and I’ve also provided the synopsis. The Romantics opens in New York and Los Angeles on September 10, and will expand throughout September.
Here’s the synopsis:
Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding seven close friends, all members of a tight, eclectic college clique, reconvene to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura (Katie Holmes) is maid of honor to Lila (Anna Paquin), her golden girl best friend. The two have long rivaled over the groom, Tom (Josh Duhamel). Friendships and alliances are tested and the love triangle comes to a head the night before the wedding, when the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and return to shore… without the groom. Based on the heralded novel by producer, novelist, director Galt Niederhoffer, THE ROMANTICS is a Zeitgeist love story and generational comedy that breathes new life into the genre and recaptures the camaraderie of youth.
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Well that didn't take long, Jeezy's "Death Before Dishonor" dropped now all hell is breaking loose..
It's easy to tell right off the bat that Jeezy was going at Officer Ross with the lines, "How you Blowin' Money Fast?/ You don't know the crew/ Oh, you part of the fam?/ Sh--, I never knew."
From the time Officer Ross dropped "BMF (Blowing Money Fast)" there has been speculation that it didn't sit well with Jeezy.
Especially because Ross screams repeatedly "I think I'm Big Meech" in the song. For those that may not know, Big Meech is the head of the Black Mafia Family (BMF). Young Jeezy is heavily affiliated with them. Meech was brought down by the Feds on a variety of charges including running a continuing criminal enterprise, cocaine distribution and money laundering.
While there have been reports that Meech is ok with Officer Ross' song. Today, Jeezy let it be known that he is not.
This is actually the 2nd track, Jeezy has dropped regarding this situation. Back in June he dropped his own version of BMF called "The Real Blowing Money Fast" which featured Big Meech.
When contacted by MTV, Officer Ross said he was confused by Jeezy's 1st BMF release, "It confused me that if it was called 'The Real B.M.F.,' I would have called it 'The Black Mafia Family.' ... You know, you may have to ask him."
I guess he isn't confused anymore because one of his Triple C members, Torch is going ape sh*t on twitter dissing Jeezy.
Here's a sample of Torch's reckless tweets that are still going as I type this.
"SIN€E This F***** ass Rap Nikka Sneak Dissing I Think Its Only Right We Start A Trending Topik Kalled #JeezyWhyUMad."
"#JeezyWhyUMad Def-Jam Done Pushed Ya Album Bakk 5Times & U Still Aint Gotta Release Date??"
"#JeezyWhyUMad Trying 2Steal Plies Swagg Aint Work 4U??"
#JeezyWhyUMad GU€€I went in Jail Hotter Than U Kame Home & He Still Hotter Than U & Now His lil Nikka Waka Hotter in the Streetz than U2.?
#JeezyWhyUMad BMF the Biggest Rekord in the Kountry & Even tho that's the name of Ya Krew Yo Lame ass Kouldnt kome up with That?"
I think it's safe to say the beef is on, hopefully all parties involved can keep this on wax
Region: World Filed Under: Music(Related Sections: Music)