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It's the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine due to decades of conditioning by movies that insist some apocalyptic, extinction-level event is going to be really, really cool to watch.
With tomorrow's Mayan prophecy coming to fruition (or NOT), it's time to sit back, relax, make peace with all your loved ones, and light up any recreationals you may have been saving for a special occasion, because Brazilian site Critica Daquele Filme has created the supercut "38 End Of The World Movies." 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 »
This week: Before he became an actor, Channing Tatum worked as a male stripper, which inspired Steven Soderbergh to direct "Magic Mike," a behind-the-scenes look at a troupe of male strippers taking it off nightly at a club in Florida.
Also new this week is the self-explanatory horror thriller "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the sweet-natured apocalyptic romance "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and a definitive anniversary edition of "Blade Runner" on Blu-ray. Get More »
Steve Carell is careful to manage expectations for his new film, "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World."
"This may be the best apocalyptic comedy this summer," Carell tells us. "I don't want to go out on a limb by saying that."
In all seriousness, though, Carell manages to be both serious and funny in the Armageddon-themed dramedy, which pits him with Keira Knightley as unlikely road trip partners finding their way together as an asteroid speeds toward Earth.
The amount of canoodling Carell got to do with his co-star, however, is up for debate.
"Not that much canoodling! There's a tiny [amount]. There's a canoo. Not even a canoodle."
We'll let you be the judge of that when "Seeking a Friend" opens June 22.
Keira Knightley is the epitome of a timeless beauty. She got her start in the feel-good soccer comedy "Bend It Like Beckham" and went on to travel through the ages as an 18th century governor's daughter in the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, a 19th century romantic in "Pride & Prejudice" and a World War I nurse in "Atonement." If there's a time period in which Keira doesn't look absolutely gorgeous, we haven't found it yet.
In her latest movie "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," her character Penny deals with the end of time as she embarks on a road trip with her neighbor Dodge (played by Steve Carell) to find his high school sweetheart and return to her family in England during Earth's final days.
It may be the end of the world as we know it on December 21, 2012, but look at this Hot People Looking Hot gallery of Keira, and you'll feel fine.
Yes, making a film set against the End of Days made Keira Knightley ponder how she'd spend her last waking hours. And yes, she arrived at a conclusion.
"Personally, if I knew the world was going to explode in 20 days, I think I'd just be sitting in a corner being terrified and crying," the "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" star tells us. "I'd like to think I'd be at a party but I've got a feeling I wouldn't be."
Knightley teams with Steve Carell for the bittersweet dramedy as the two play unlikely companions racing against the Doomsday clock; he's trying to locate his one true love, while she's trying to find a way back to England to see her family. Get More »
Summer isn't just the season for blockbusters. It's also the time of beefcakes. Oh sure, good-looking men abound in movies all year, but there's something about the hottest months that really brings them out, takes off their shirts, and makes them run, leap, and roll in slow motion.
This year seems especially easy on the eyes. We have the usual slate of superheroes (all of whom look fantastic in their capes and codpieces), soldiers and assassins, but with the extra spice of an android, a vampire, a medieval warrior, and a whole stable of male strippers. Any one of those is enough to make the season, but the combination is enough to make you glad theaters are air conditioned.
For now, here's a preview of summer's sexiest men to keep you feeling the heat until May and beyond.
What would a blockbuster be without a damsel in distress to save, or a femme fatale to fight? A whole lot less fabulous, that's what.
Throughout the world, the summer movies season is synonymous with chiseled male champions braving larger-than-life adventures. But judging by the crop of broad comedies and action extravaganzas being offered up in the coming months, it looks like the ladies may give their A-list counterparts of the opposite sex a run for their money.
Have a look at 20 starlets who are going to steal the cinematic spotlight.
'Tis the season for massive explosions and people running from them.
Summer movies are coming, and iconic superheroes will dominate as "Dark Knight Rises," "Avengers," and "The Amazing Spider-Man" duke it out for box office supremacy, while the sci-fi derby includes fresh takes on the "Alien" saga ("Prometheus") and Philip K. Dick ("Total Recall"), plus a return visit to MIB headquarters.
We count down the biggest and best blockbusters for beating the summer heat. Get More »
People of Earth! So long have you spun there, quietly destroying yourself with greenhouse emissions and Go Large Whoppers. For eons, we have hoped to visit you! And this summer, many of my extra-terrestrial brothers, sisters and zblopnorgs are coming to raze your cities, destroy your culture and slurp up your natural resources.
Most of us were planning to go to Rigel IV this year, but it was that last HD simulcast of The Jonas Brothers Live at Six Flags that finally sold us. (Not just the catchy pop tunes, but the crowd reaction shots of people enjoying churros. On our world, doughnuts only exist in one shape!)
Think I'm fibbing? For four of your Earth months there will be a nonstop cinematic invasion of little green men. There's no way you won't be getting anally probed by at least one of these films. Get More »