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Love him or hate him, you have to admit one thing about Charlie Sheen: The guy is pretty damn entertaining.
The man who stole the 2011 media spotlight from every other celebrity with his bizarre behavior and madcap yammerings is currently making a comeback on the big screen, continuing this weekend with his turn in "Scary Movie 5." If the trailers and clips are any indication, Charlie doesn't do much in the movie beyond hang out in bed with Lindsay Lohan — which is, of course, just fine. Get More »
Christian Bale absolutely killed (PUN PUN PUN) the Patrick Bateman role in "American Psycho" (2000), arguably to the point that it's simply impossible to imagine anyone else as the transcendent character. On this much I presume we can basically all agree.
That was, of course, before we were given the pleasure of seeing an object of Bateman's obsession, Huey Lewis, in the role, and now we're having second thoughts. As our fraternal twin sisters at Moviefone originally discovered, Funny or Die released a quick two-minute video featuring Lewis convincingly axe-murdering an equal-parts clueless and helpless 'Weird Al' Yankovic, who also predictably chainsaws his role as well. (Okay, that pun works less well.)
This was apparently produced to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Huey Lewis and the News' "Sports," the album that Bateman deconstructs so brilliantly (and, uh, psychotically) in "American Psycho." Oh, and here's the original scene with Bale and Jared Leto to refresh your memory, as it has been 13 damn years since the film's release:
If you hit adolescence at any point over the last 40 years, you probably spent countless hours mashing buttons on a controller to move a few mushroom-popping plumbers around your family’s TV screen. While all that innocent turtle shell kicking and platform jumping was incredibly fun, what if there was a game where you can guide a wise cracking Bible-quoting hitman on a quest to retrieve Marcellus Wallace’s briefcase? Or, what if a secret button combination code made the Jason Bateman character in your game start to shimmy in his poncho to a Huey Louis and the News tune?
Sadly, such fantasies of "Pulp Fiction" and "American Psycho" video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System will never be a reality, but a few nostalgic GIF-makers have conjured a glimpse of what could've been by creating a handful of amazing 8-bit translations of iconic movies. Get your fill of pure pixelated perfection below. Get More »
When people refer to "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow as a "female director," it seems a little weird for 2013, doesn't it? Do you know any dudes named Kathryn? Does anyone refer to Bruce Willis as a "male actor?" Our good pal and male writer Max Evry touched on this topic more in-depth and without mediocre jokes in a must-read over at our female sister site. Get More »
Whenever a movie studio announces plans for another remake, the reaction among fans and pundits is always the same: Hollywood doesn't have any new ideas.
But we like to look on the bright side of things, which is why we're so happy when we hear of a cool remake or reboot. Hey, who needs new ideas when there are already so many great old ideas waiting to be rediscovered?
With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 50 — that's right, 50! — upcoming Hollywood remakes that tickle our fancy. Because if these films were good the first time, you never know, you might just enjoy them even more the second time around. Get More »
Hey, remember when we told you yesterday that somebody at Lionsgate decided it would be a good idea to remake "American Psycho" with a really tiny budget and an unknown director even though the critically acclaimed original starring Christian Bale was a box office success and arrived in theaters just 11 short years ago? Well, "American Psycho" Bret Easton Ellis must have read that article too, because posted his reaction on Twitter last night and he laid down the law.
"I have warned Lionsgate," Ellis tweeted, "that I will not approve a new version of "American Psycho" unless it stars SCOTT DISICK or MILES FISHER."
Your move, Lionsgate. Get More »
In the ultimate hierarchy of psychoticness, some things get you pretty far up on the list. Killing a cat because your ATM demands a sacrifice? That's psycho. Murdering a slew of people, including your own friends and complete strangers, because you're upset that someone else has a nicer business card? That's really psycho. But remaking an acclaimed movie that just came out 11 years ago?
Nothing tops that level of psycho.
Well, being psycho is apparently the name of the game over at Lionsgate, because Deadline is reporting that the studio has just given the go ahead for a "microbudget" remake of Christian Bale's 2000 slaughterfest "American Psycho." Crazy? Or crazy like a fox? Get More »
It can take several decades for the Oscars to recognize actors for their career accomplishments. But not the MTV Movie Awards.
At this weekend's Movie Awards, Reese Witherspoon will receive the coveted Generation Award for her 20-year career delighting moviegoers.
The MTV Generation Award is given to actors and actresses whose entire body of work has entertained, challenged and impressed audiences. Witherspoon joins the ranks of such previous winners as Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler and Sandra Bullock; at 35, she'll be the youngest star yet to receive the award.
In honor of this achievement, we've compiled Reese's nine greatest roles, from circus performer to overachieving high schooler to country music star. Get More »
The past three years have not been kind to Wall Street. Or is it Wall Street has not been kind to this country's past three years?
Either way, if you work in the finance industry right now, you may be wondering where all the birthday party and wedding invites have gone. (OK, we admit most Wall Streeters are ethical, upstanding people; unfortunately, none of them are actually running the companies.)
Still, the movies have understandably loved to call upon the merciless traders, brokers and corporate raiders whenever they need an unsympathetic, arrogant show-off. Get More »