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
In today’s society people are obsessed with pictures. Now there is even an invention called a “selfie stick” yes, this is a real thing. It is exactly what it sounds like. It is a damn stick with clamps on the end. I have heard of these things but never thought that anyone in their right mind would ever buy an expensive stick with clamps. But arriving at Disneyland negated my logical thoughts as there were a huge number of groups walking around using their “Selfie sticks.” And let me tell you, that is a hilarious thing to watch. Continue reading Hilariously Epic Celebrity Photobombs
We know so much about the lives and movements of celebrities. There are magazines and news shows dedicated to keeping its audience up to date on the circulating news and gossip… we’re kinda creepy in that way. But instead of gossip, I like to inform readers about the cool and random things about them that strip away all the millions they have and make them relateable.
1. Matthew McConaughey:
Along with donating money to help rebuild New Orleans, McConaughey rescued pets stranded during the flooding after hurricane Katrina. A year later he rescued a cat in LA that two youths had set on fire– I also hope he proceeded to kick those teens asses.
2. Jake & Maggie Gyllenhaal:
The siblings are not only good actors, but they are also apparently descendants of the Swedish noble Gyllenhaal family. Yup, apparently these bitches are actually legit nobles! The prefix of the family surname, Gyllen, means golden and was given to soldiers who were made nobles during the 17th century in Sweden.
3. Sam Mendes & Kate Winslet
Sam Mendes had been scheduled to fly on the American Airlines flight 77 on September 11, 2001. This plane was hijacked by terrorists and flown into the Pentagon. A month later, his then wife, Kate Winslet was flying with her daughter Mia when a passenger stood up mid flight, claiming to be a terrorist and began threatening peoples lives on board. The plane had to make an emergency landing before the man could be arrested. As a result of these incidents, the then couple, both when they were married and now, will never fly together to ensure that they do not leave their children parentless.
4. Johnny Depp
Depp suffers from Coulrophobia, a severe fear of clowns. “I have this terrible fear of clowns, so I think that if I surround myself with them, it will ward off evil.” — Clowns are just creepy evil or not, whoever decided they were appropriate for kids parties was high.
Rihanna was an army cadet that trained with the Barbadian army. Her fellow singer Shontelle was her drill sergeant. –I always knew that Rihanna was badass.
6. Mila Kunis
Kunis was born in Chernivtsi Ukraine. At the time Ukraine was still part of the USSR (the official Soviet Union.) Kunis knew absolutely no English, only Russian, when her family moved to America after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Still to this day she speaks fluent Russian and does all the translations for her movie interviews in Russia for her and her cast members.
7. Michael Fassbender:
Fassbender served as an altar boy at his local church while growing up in Ireland. –Hopefully his Priest never saw the movie “Shame.” Fassbender would have had some confessing to do!
8. Joaquin Phoenix
Phoenix spent most of his childhood traveling around South America with his family. His parents were part of a religious cult called “The Children of God.” They eventually became disillusioned with the practices and settled in LA. — This explains so much!
10. Jack Nicholson:
Nicholson’s sister was actually his mother, and his parents were actually his grandparents. After Jacks mother got pregnant, her parents offered to raise the child as their own so his real mother could pursue a career in dancing. Now it makes sense why Nicholson is on drugs all the time. — Also side note, did you know that this is the same situation in which Ted Bundy (one of the most infamous serial killers of all time) was raised.
11. Emma Stone:
Stone convinced her parents to let her take up acting by showing them a power point presentation. –I would love to know what she had on those slides that convinced them.
While in South Africa for a year, Wilson contracted malaria and hallucinated that she was an award winning actress. This convinced her that she should pursue an acting career.
13. Jennifer Lawrence:
For her role in “Winters Bone” Lawrence actually learnt how to skin squirrels. –You just never know when you might need that skill later in life.
14. Emily Blunt:
Blunt had a terrible stutter as a child into her early teens. She went to countless speech coaches, relaxation coaches and even doctors to try and rectify the problem. It wasn’t until her school drama teacher suggested that she play her role in the school production with a different accent that the stuttering stopped. “I distanced myself through this character, and it was so freeing that my stuttering stopped while onstage. It was really a miracle.”
It has been a while since I have done a movie review, but I figured the 7th X-Men movie was deserving of a post. X-Men Days of Future Past, the title alone is confusing. I had high hopes for this film as it literally brought back all the X-Men, both from the original 3 movies as well as from the newer installment, X-Men First Class. I was a little worried about this film only because the most recent Wolverine movie left a lot to be desired.
X-Men: Days of Future Past-
The premise of the film (no spoilers, don’t worry) is that the ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the mutant and human species across two time periods. The bitchin characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves in order to change their inevitable demise in the future.
Overall this film is solid. It is a very well done X-Men action flick with enough humor and plot to support it. The action isn’t over done, it’s funny and I loved seeing the old X-Men gang back together.
NERD ALERT!!!– Also- this wont matter to all those of you that aren’t movie freaks like I am, but how the hell is old Xavier in this movie?! (This is no spoiler, you can see this in the preview.) Patrick Stewart who played the older (original) Charles Xavier is in this movie. And although that is fine, because I like him as an actor, how is that possible? In the third X-Men movie he is busted into dust by Jean when she is the Phoenix. And although if you wait until after the credits in that film you see Xavier take over the mind of a brain dead patient, he still wouldn’t be in his original body like he is seen in this newest film. Anyway, nerd rant over. Sorry. That little rant has no bearing on the quality of the film.
If I had to say one semi negative thing about X-Men: Days of Future Past it would be that because they had so many recognizable actors in it, I was sad how little screen time they got. It felt a like they tried to do a little bit too much in the time that they had.
–X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the best elements of the series to produce a satisfying fast-paced outing that ranks among one of the franchise’s better installments.
Recently I was talking to some friends about our favorite movie villains, yes, this is the kind of geeky things I talk about with my friends, and some were listing things like Darth Vader and The Joker– the typical male villains that are widely known and appreciated. Though these villains are fantastic and made it onto my “Villains we can’t forget” list (if you haven’t read it and want to click here), there is just something about a really well done female baddie that I absolutely love. I think on some level, we kind of expect the evil person in most movies to be a man and when we get a really well acted crazy ass evil women it is somewhat unexpected and even more jarring. So without further ado- some of my favorite women baddies.
– Helena Bonham Carter has played an array of colorful villainesses on screen, but her Bellatrix Lestrange character even rivals Mrs. Lovett of “Sweeney Todd” as Lestrange she delightfully tortures Harry Potter and his friends in the “Harry Potter” series. By joyfully taunting, torturing and killing any witch or wizard who stands in her way, all in the name of the dark lord, Bellatrix Lestrange becomes a frightfully deranged villain to reckon with.
– Kathy Bates channeled the ultimate crazed fan-girl to a terrifying degree when she played Annie Wilkes in “Misery.” At first she seems to be a Godsend to the handsome but injured writer whom she rescued from the snowstorm. No one anticipated that the soft-spoken and unassuming woman would maim him when he tried to leave her. The quiet menace and frenzy hidden under Annie Wilkes was such a feat that it earned Kathy Bates an award and much praise for her performance, no doubt causing all celebrities to think twice before taking assistance from strangers.
Wicked Witch of the West
– This villain is literally the witch and baddie of our nightmares, she was the original scary monster that was going to get us in the dark while we slept if we didn’t have a nightlight to protect us as children. The Wicked Witch of the West was as terrifying as they come with her hunched back and evil glare as she sent her animal minions to taunt Dorothy and Toto. Her fearful cackle remains unrivaled. Thankfully, water was a handy and convenient weapon to defeat her and end her reign in Oz. But don’t pretend like you didn’t keep a little by your bed… just in case.
– If you have ever seen “The Devil Wears Prada” then you surely know why Miranda Priestly makes the list of best female villains. Meryl Streep plays this fashonista in a way that I do not think anyone else could have done. She is called the “dragon lady” boss, so naturally I thought she would be loud and bitchy. But instead, Streep takes this powerful woman and never speaks above a soft tone, but somehow, this makes her character absolutely terrifying. Her soft tone, withering looks and the slight inflection in her voice, makes this immaculate woman terrifying, a force that cannot be challenged and even made me feel uncomfortable watching it.
– Alex Forrest seemed like the perfect woman: sexy, brilliant, carefree, and open-minded. She didn’t even mind having an affair with a married man, Dan Gallagher, in the 1987 film “Fatal Attraction.” Because of this, Dan had no qualms about cheating on his wife, for he was sure the affair with Alex would not last. And that was his big mistake because Alex refused to let him go. She began to stalk him and threatened to kill both him and his family. Alex Forrest is a stark reality to men who might consider doing something stupid like this.
Nurse Mildred Ratched
– Watching nurse Mildred Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” will make you think twice about believing the old adage about nurses “the angels of mercy.” She not only humiliates and controls her patients, but she also drugs them into submission. Even when Randle McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) defied and physically attacked her, she still comes out victorious and exacted her revenge by subjecting him to a lobotomy.
– Mystique constantly reinvents herself… literally. This mutant can take on any appearance without anyone noticing the transformation. She is cunning, manipulative and vengeful. Her character hardly speaks, but is fueled by hate and is determined to use all of her stealth and considerable strength to bring about the end of the human race.
When it comes to me and Lego’s there are two things I could do with them when I was a kid. 1. Build a bunch of tiny little houses (because that is all I had the creativity and ability to build). 2. I would set all the little homes I made spaced around the living room… then trample through them, throwing Lego’s and screeching in my best Godzilla/ giant monster- impression.
With that said, when I heard about the Lego movie I scoffed and thought the premise sounded absolutely ridiculous and put it out of my mind as a stupid child movie on par with “Barbie’s Great Adventure.” Eventually I saw a preview for this movie and thought that possibly it might not be a bust after all, there seemed to be a few funny moments and a lot of famous names, but again, I quickly forgot about it. As soon as the movie came out however, I couldn’t get people to shut up about it so I went last week with family to see why everyone is loosing their shit about it.
The Lego Movie–
In regards to this movie, I have a little bit of mixed feelings about it. Everyone was just raving about the film so I went into the theater with very high expectations. The Lego Movie is about a very structured society, who go about their business as they are told to do, but there are a small group of Lego resistors who are trying to stop the president from freezing the world as they know it.
This movie is fairly clever and funny with lots of humor at every turn. The humor in this movie is for the adults, they are jokes that, for the most part, kids will not understand- so the humor is for the adults, the animation and silliness is for the kids. My only commentary on the humor is that, at times, it almost felt a little forced- like they were trying a little too hard to make it super funny. The animation in this movie is very impressive, everything is animated Lego’s, so when a character jumps in the ocean, little blue Lego’s come flying up, like the back-splash. As impressed as I was with this, because it is fairly amazing, it made me a little bit headache-y from time to time. Because it is animated, and the Lego’s move so fast, the fast dashing colors gave me an acid-trip headache. Overall, however, this movie is cute, funny and had a decently unexpected surprise ending that gave the film more depth than I expected.
The Academy Awards-
“The Big Show” also known as the Oscars took place last night in Hollywood California. If you missed them than you missed out on one of the best Oscar shows that has taken place in years. I might be biased because I do love the silliness of Ellen, but that lady can host one hell of a funny show! She had a great mix of scripted, improvisation and down right ridiculous.
During the show she tweeted out a selfie of herself and some of the biggest celebrities in the world resulting in the temporary breakdown of Twitter, she had pizza ordered and delivered to the theater having Brad Pitt pass out plates while she handed out pizza and she dressed up as Galinda the good witch from Wizard of Oz. — A quick recap of the winners. The Great Gatsby won the costume and set design awards. Gravity won all of the other technical, visual and cinematography awards. 12 Years A Slave won for best supporting actress- Lupita Nyong’o and Best Picture. Dallas Buyers Club won for best supporting actor- Jared Leto and best actor- Matthew McConaughey. Cate Blanchett won best actress for Blue Jasmine.
So I figured I would be a negligent entertainment blogger if I did not cover the huge releases, which at the moment is the new “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie. My history with these movies/ books is important to detail as it carries some weight with how I review the movie. I read the first book and watched the first movie around two years ago. I thought they were both pretty entertaining, but I was not freaking out about them. So in fact, I think I am fairly qualified to review this movie without having a bias either way.
I went to go see this film last night, having not read the second book, so I was completely unaware of how the story would unfold.
To not ruin anything for those who have not seen it I will give a brief (non-spoiler) assessment of the basic plot. Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss, has survived the games and has returned home to district 12 where she and Peeta have moved into nice housing set aside for the victors and their families. They are about to embark on a victory tour of all the districts and are told that a rebellion has begun that was inspired by Katniss and if she wants to not be killed by the Capital, then she will play the doting girlfriend of Peeta, and stick to the script written for her, while they are touring the different districts. The president of the Capital cannot stop the rebellion so he decides to kill off as many of the “Hunger Games” victors as he can in an “acceptable” way. He decides that for the upcoming “Hunger Games” the competitors will be chosen within each district from the previous victors. In this way he can try and assure Katniss’ demise and squash the symbol and hope of the rebellion. So Katniss and Peeta again are chosen and sent to the Capital to participate in the 75 “Hunger Games.” What ensues is mayhem and a few surprises.
– So What?
This movie has a pretty good balance of action and dialogue. Catching Fire is better balanced than the first film and has more of a story line, rather than mostly just senseless violence. I also thought this movie did a better job at not rushing the storyline. Though things did move quickly and there was not a boring moment, it did not feel like it was at such a break-neck speed as the first film. I appreciated the somewhat slower pace as it allowed me to actually understand and pick up everything that was going on. Another improvement on this film is the acting of Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. I thought they did a fine job in the first film, but they really stepped up their game, and showed off their matured ability, in the second. Overall, in the end, I thought it was a well done film that I was entertained by. There was enough humor to keep moments light, enough dialogue to keep me paying attention, and enough action to keep me entertained.
The only thing that people need to remember is that if you haven’t read the first book, or seen the first movie, do not go and see this one! I know this seems like common knowledge but I have already talked to people who saw the second one without seeing the first. Morons. In this second movie, they do not waste any time doing a recap of the previous film, so don’t see it if you haven’t seen or read the first, do that before seeing the second. This is not a stand alone movie. Also, a heads-up to all the viewers out there, expect a cliffhanger ending.