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James Franco brought many, uh, distinctive features to his role as Alien, the gun-toting, dreadlocked drug n' arms dealer and part-time rapper of "Spring Breakers." But what's probably most memorable about Alien is the fact that his smile could make you go blind if the light were hitting his mouth just right.
In honor of Alien's trading of boring ol' pearly whites for a tricked-out metal grin, we reimagined a few other movie characters that might benefit from a a set of grillz as well. We actually wouldn't have been surprised to see any of these people in any of the many "Spring Breakers" party scenes. Get More »
Considering Oscar nominee and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis is, you know, a 9-year-old girl, you wouldn't think there would be too many comedians who could pull off an impersonation of her. But despite that seemingly insurmountable hurdle, Kevin Hart did his level best last night on "Saturday Night Live" in a truly strange skit imagining Quvenzhane Wallis as the new Pope.
Yes, this one has to be seen to be believed. Get More »
When you get down to it, the art of filmmaking is really nothing more than one big game of pretend (albeit one with millions upon millions of dollars in production and marketing budgets propelling the whole endeavor). Underscoring that point, the skilled child-wranglers over at Official Comedy have successfully recast 5 of the 9 Best Picture Oscar nominees with a gaggle of thespian tots to create "Kids Oscars!" "Zero Dark Thirty," "Argo," "Lincoln," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Django Unchained" (what, no amour for "Amour"?) all receive the full toddler treatment, complete with adorable prop appearances by two plush horse-heads on sticks, at least four fake beards and an oversized Kangol hat for mini-Tarantino.
Does "Kids Oscars!" serve as a warts-and-all commentary on the egos of Hollywood’s A-list, or just an excuse to get a tiny spinning actress to perfectly sum up Mary Todd Lincoln in six accurate/adorable words? Watch the video above and decide for yourself.
We've been bombarded with Oscar mania for the better part of three-ish months now, and it's getting to the point where it's hard to distinguish one Oscar contender from another. To keep from defaulting to exhausted apathy when it comes to the 85th Annual Academy Awards, we feel a fresh perspective on this year's Oscar nominees is in order ... for which a good old-fashioned face swap is just the ticket.
We apologize in advance if these re-imaginings by our own Dustin Glick make for nightmare fodder. Sometimes looking at something in a new light isn't exactly pretty.
The day is only (quick math) 1,440 minutes long, so maybe you can't spare 27 of them to watch the trailer for every single Best Picture-nominated film. And we get it! You're a busy (man; woman; eunuch)! Get More »
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis — whom we sometimes lovingly refer to as Cutiezhané — made history this year by becoming the youngest-ever Academy Award Best Actress nominee at just nine tiny years old. The remarkable young thesp held it down as Hushpuppy for director Benh Zeitlin's believe-the-hype flick, and she's been earning all the smiles this season with her various adorable antics.
And by golly, Wallis has cued up yet another heartstring tug session in this new video interview with Vogue's Andre Leon Talley.
While most of her fellow nominees are probably off approving and/or scoffing at designer options for their lush Oscar night attire, Miss Wallis has declared — with one hilariously dramatic shoulder shrug — that she has no idea what she'll wear but she does know it won't be a long dress.
Why? "'Cause I might step on it and trip on it and I don't want to humiliate myself," she cooed — a common fear put palin. Self-humiliation for Wallis is just not possible, but still ... how awesome is this kid?
We're considering changing our nickname for her to Quvenzhan-awwwwwww right about now.
And did we mention her Oscar nom reaction included the phrase "Beast it?" Warm fuzzies for everyone!
Last year we released the hounds. This year we're bringing the entire animal kingdom.
You may remember (fondly, of course) our dog-themed poster spoofs of last year's Oscar nominees. We're expanding our horizons this year for some cross-species variations on "Argo," "Les Miserables," "Zero Dark Thirty" and the six other films vying for the golden Best Picture statue that, until now, featured mostly two-legged cast members. (There's a distinct lack of an attention-stealing Uggie this year, isn't there?)
Check out what's playing below, courtesy of Old Red Jalopy. Once again, most of them look even more interesting than their homo sapien-driven counterparts.
In an Oscar season filled with glad-handing, Oprah Winfrey specials, and the ever-insincere "It's a thrill just to be nominated," isn't it about time we got a little honesty amid the roiling sea of industry platitudes?
Oscar might be the word of the day, but for some folks, their own names were what rung loudest and proudest during this morning's 2013 Academy Award nominations read-out. Sure, some of them were just as baffled by some of the snubs as the vociferous folks of the Twitterverse, but they couldn't complain too much because, hey, they just got a chance at the most elite prize in the biz.
So, in the day's spirit of actors and such talking about actors and such, we've gathered here the nominees' various reactions to this year's nods. You can probably read between the lines on a few of these.
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook": "I'm so honored and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film" (ET Online). Get More »
This has been a pretty darn good year for movies. Awesome blockbusters ("The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises"), hilarious comedies ("Ted," "21 Jump Street") cool indies ("Moonrise Kingdom," "The Master") and hot dramas ("Lincoln," "Argo") have battled for attention in the media and at the box office. It's really been an embarrassment of riches.
But you know what else is an embarrassment? The fact that because of the crowded box office slate, some of the best movies of the year were hardly seen at all. Get More »