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This week: Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of three movies based on the classic fantasy novel "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, which features Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen reprising his role as the wizard Gandalf from "The Lord of the Rings."
Well, here's what might be the most aptly-titled film since, I dunno, "Snakes on a Plane."
Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst make for a sci-fi Romeo and Juliet amidst a strange "Brazil"-ish landscape in "Upside Down," the story of two lovers torn asunder by the fact that they live on two completely opposite and inverted worlds that aren't allowed to communicate with one another. It's up to them to prove whether, as the film's kicker says, love is stronger than gravity (perhaps not quite the compelling tagline the filmmakers seem to think it is). Get More »
One's about a group of girls who are misfits among the misfits — apparently, there is a social hierarchy among glee clubs, and they're at the very bottom — and the other is full of pretty, popular girls with shiny hair and teeth flipping around in cute cheerleader outfits. Both are the kind of movies that, on paper, sound really silly and kind of embarrassing but prove to be incredibly satisfying and fun to watch by yourself or a gang of friends.
Cheerleading and glee club have more in common than you'd think, or, for that matter, than what most high schoolers would like to think. Both are highly competitive activities most people think are a waste of time, but they actually take a lot of practice and talent. Both require matching outfits and strong personalities, which inevitably leads to lots of drama. And, sometimes, these activities lead to injuries and/or projective vomiting. Get More »
At 12 years old, Kirsten Dunst had her very first on-screen kiss in the gothic horror film "Interview With the Vampire." Playing a child vampire, the role came with the difficult task of locking lips with a much older guy. Creepy? Maybe... if that "guy" wasn't Brad Pitt. Luckily, the smooch paid off and the film ended up kickstarting an already lengthy career for the now 30-year-old actress. Get More »
With the MTV Video Music Awards hitting MTV tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET, we've compiled a list of the 50 best based on a number of factors: creativity of video, quality of actor's performance and, for some, random dancing ability. Our only caveats: no cameos and no soundtracks. The debate begins now. Get More »
If you though "Bridesmaids" was a riot, just wait until you lay your eyes on "Bachelorette," playwright Leslye Headland's filthy, lewd, crass and totally hilarious film debut starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fischer as three best friends who like doing very bad things.
A hit at the Sundance Film Festival where it premiered earlier this year, "Bachelorette" centers mostly on Regan (Dunst), a privileged and high-minded young woman who is horrified to learn that one of her good friends (Rebel Wilson) — the girl everyone used to call "pig face" in high school — will be walking down the aisle before her. And, as luck would have it, said friend has picked Regan to be her maid of honor. Guess how she takes the news... Get More »
Yes, unlike the "Bridesmaids," the ladies of "Bachelorette" actually get to indulge in a little "ahhh, snort, grunt" (to sort-of quote Isla Fisher's character). But at what price?
"Bachelorette" stars Fisher, Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan as three BFFs who are called upon to be bridesmaids at the wedding of a girl they used to call "Pigface" (the always-hilarious Rebel Wilson) back in high school. Shenanigans and disasters ensue (don't they always?), including attending a get-together that Caplan's character describes as "Jane Austen on crack" and the unfortunate destruction of the wedding dress. Get More »
With "The Amazing Spider-Man" setting new records and tearing up the box office, you might be wondering what the stars of the last "Spider-Man" trilogy are doing these days. Does Tobey Maguire regret hanging up his tights? Are he and Kirsten Dunst sitting in a darkened room, watching their old movies on DVD and eating buckets of ice cream to console themselves over missed opportunities?
Does one of them have a voodoo doll of Andrew Garfield's hair?
Well, actually, not so much, as the couple that shared that famous upside-down onscreen kiss in "Spider-Man" now share another milestone: They both got cast in brand new films today.
Looks like the post-"Spider-Man" life is treating Maguire and Dunst just fine, thanks very much. Get More »
Girlfriends. Gal pals. Sidekicks. Whatever you call them, superheroes just wouldn't be able to rise to their full powers without a love interest — and usually a healthy dose of some smoldering on-screen sexuality.
So whether it's the famous upside down kiss between Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man and girlfriend Kirsten Dunst or Gwyneth Paltrow's slinky skirts and witty banter with Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr., the chemistry between a superhero and his civilian paramour is usually an integral part of the story. Get More »
This week: George Clooney plays a Hawaiian landowner who must reconnect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a terrible accident in "The Descendants," the drama by writer-director Alexander Payne that just won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Also new is Steven Spielberg's motion-capture 3-D animated film "The Adventures of Tintin," the maudlin Lars von Trier drama "Melancholia," Michelle Williams' turn as Marilyn Monroe in "My Week With Marilyn" and the Blu-ray debut of Martin Scorsese's controversial "The Last Temptation of Christ." Get More »