Most of us working stiffs look at celebrities lives and wish we had some aspect of their status and/or money. I have day dreamed about having some of their glamorous possessions; fancy vacations, clothes and professional makeup artists they employ that make them look flawless. As nice as it would be to have some of these things, I am often reminded how shitty it would be to have their life. Celebrities trade their private life in for their career, opening themselves up to objectification and being asked any and all personal questions reporters can think of. Both male and female actors are subject to intense, and unfair, scrutiny. Though there are a crap ton of examples of this happening, I have compiled some of the best responses to these asshole reporters and their dumb ass, sexist, questions. Continue reading 16 Celebrities Slay Sexist Questions
For all you Lord of the Rings/Hobbit/J.R.R Tolkien fans out there, this is it. After this, there is nothing more anyone can make regarding this story. Four books and six movies later we have the very last installment of J.R.R Tolkien’s epic set in Middle Earth. This has been a highly anticipated film for me the last few months, but I will confess that I am very glad that I knew what to expect going in to the theaters.
For those fans out there who have read the book, I am sure you know by now that the first two movies have been very different from the original story. This last movie is no different. Though the movie stays true to the major plot points in the book, there has been a TON of subject matter that has been added to the film. My friends call this creative license… I say they just made shit up that they thought would go over well. My advice for this is to compartmentalize the two in your head. Separate the book from the movie completely. The book is a great story on its own, the movie is a great action film on its own, but the moment you try to compare the two, you will hate it. Just approach this film as a quality action movie and you wont have any issues with it.
The vast majority of the film is a battle…. hence the name of the movie. If you do not like war movies, then this is not the movie for you! This movie is more battles, more creatures, more not-quite-comical asides, more stern speeches and more elaborate action set pieces. If you have been enjoying “The Hobbit” so far, you’re in for a treat. But if you were hoping for something extra or different this time around-like more plot- then ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ may leave you wanting.
Luckily however, Jackson’s singular talent for massive-scale insanity hasn’t deserted him, and the hour long smackdown that crowns the film gives him ample opportunities to indulge in it. With what feels like a lot more than five armies involved — I counted elves, dwarves, men, orcs, trolls, goblins, eagles, evil bats and weird giant earthworms — it is one of the grandest sequences Jackson has ever shot. And if there is a hint that his imagination is, if possible, even bigger than his special-effects budget – some of the busier shots were a bit murky — that’s perhaps inevitable when you’re working on a bigger scale than any other director has ever attempted.There are flaws in this final film with some overly ambitious effects, being somewhat overwhelmed by its own spectacle. However, with Jackson’s six-film Middle Earth series finally coming to a close, it’s also a fitting tribute to his dedication and ambition as he managed something no other director would even attempt to tackle. The Battle of the Five Armies ends Peter Jackson’s second Middle-Earth trilogy on a satisfying note.
Whoever plans films should be fired because things are going to get really confusing really fast. Two movies based on the same story, The Jungle Book, are going to be released less than a year apart from each other. This occasional occurrence is not unheard of to happen in Hollywood. The two separate instances that come to mind are- White House Down/ Olympus Has Fallen (both movies about terrorists taking over the White House. Both released at the same time). The second one- I distinctly remember that myself, along with friends and family were very confused by this one- The Prestige/ The Illusionist (both movies about magicians in the early 1900’s).
These Jungle Book films are going to be far worse because it is the exact same story. The other movies I mentioned were distinctly similar- same plots-ish but at least they had different titles and had different characters. These Jungle Book films will have the exact same main characters and very similar stories no doubt. Imagine someone trying to talk about these movies…
Person 1: Hey, do you want to go see the new Jungle Book movie?
Person 2: Wait, which one?
Person 1: Ya, know. The new one.
Person 2: Which new one? Because I want to see the Warner Brothers one… Not the Disney one.
Person 1: Wait… What?! Which one is that?
See how that could get confusing?
Apparently they are planning on clearing this up by naming the films completely different things. One is going to be called “The Jungle Book” and the other “The Jungle Book: Origins.” Aaaah, yes. That is all cleared up now. So instead what appears to be happening is that each movie is trying to “out star” the other one. It seems each film is trying to collect the biggest names in the business to distinguish their movie.
Director: Jon Favreau, best known for the Iron Man films.
Mowgli: Neel Sethi, an adorable newbie.
Shere Khan: Idris Elba, best known for his roles in Thor and Pacific Rim.
Baloo: Bill Murray, best known for Ghostbusters, Ground Hog Day and crashing parties in Brooklyn (also if you don’t know who he is, we cannot be friends).
King Louie: Christopher Walken, best known for Deer Hunter, Catch Me if You Can and “more cowbell.”
Kaa: Scarlett Johansson, best known for kicking ass as Black Widow in various different Marvel films and We Bought a Zoo.
Bagheer: Ben Kingsley, who’s best known for being Gandhi in Gandhi, Enders Game and Iron Man3.
Raksha: Lupita Nyong’o, best known for 12 Years a Slave.
Director: Andy Serkis, best known for being Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and the new Planet of the Apes films, is making his directorial debut.
Mowgli: Rohan Chand, best known for his role in Bad Words.
Shere Khan: Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for playing Sherlock and making the internet go freaking crazy (including me, I feel not shame over this).
Baloo: Serkis, again.
Begheera: Christian Bale, best known for playing Batman.
Kaa: Cate Blanchett, best known for playing Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings and Elizabeth in Elizabeth.
Nisha: Naomie Harris, best known for playing Moneypenny in Skyfall and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.
So with all the big names both studios have collected it looks like a good ole fashioned show down between Disney and Warner Brothers. I guess we will just have to wait and see who comes out on top.