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At this weekend's MTV Movie Awards, Emma Stone will pass the Trailblazer torch on to a very deserving fellow actress who also happens to share her name (which does cause confusion here and there): Emma Watson. And our girl crush totally deserves the big ups because when she walked away from the "Harry Potter" franchise two summers ago, she didn't just bid farewell to wizards, wands, whomping willows and whatnot, she also began a steady course of dismantling that sweetheart persona and re-presenting herself as a pretty rad little lady.
It's no small feat that she's grown from this adorable little girl ...
... into this lovely lady without the whole world imploding.
And now she's doing things like this move in "The Bling Ring" ...
... and this ass-kicking maneuver for "This Is the End" ...
She is literally "NOT F**KING AROUND," people.
So, we want to pay tribute to young Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson by nodding to a few of the many, many reasons she's a bona fide trailblazer. Get More »
This week: Daniel Craig returns as 007 in arguably the best Bond film ever (or at least in decades), "Skyfall," co-starring Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw.
Also new this week is the coming-of-age drama "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" with Emma Watson, RZA trying to do Quentin Tarantino proud in "The Man with the Iron Fists" and the sexually frank drama "The Sessions" starring Helen Hunt. Get More »
People felt a lot of feels about the 2013 Academy Award nominations this morning, and they felt those feels all over Twitter. Here, we've captured the best of the Oscar snub Twitter freakouts, be they over the Best Director category (Tom Hooper! Kathryn Bigelow! AFFLECK!), movies omitted altogether (ahem, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"), Nicole Kidman's urination habits, and other (according to Twitter) travesties. Enjoy.
Last night, the
internet voting zombies people spoke and declared who and what they favored most from 2012's crop of films at the 2013 People's Choice Awards, and to the surprise of absolutely no one it was "The Hunger Games" which came out on top of the wins list.
"Hunger Games" snagged the win for Favorite Movie as well as Favorite Action Movie, Favorite Movie Franchise and Favorite On-Screen Chemistry. The film also garnered its now two-time Oscar-nominated leading actress Jennifer Lawrence a win for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Face of Heroism, which was great because her speech was - per usual - completely adorable. Get More »
I don't believe in feeling guilt over what movies I like. Many critics and bloggers and other people who get to say with a straight face that they get paid to think about movies all day will tell you all about "important" movies and other milestones they feel are underappreciated by mainstream audiences, but I personally don't feel like I'm above having a good time at the movie theater.
You won't see "Zero Dark Thirty" on this list, nor will you find "The Master," though I saw both and enjoyed them and took something away from them. They just aren't movies that I can see myself wanting to enjoy again (ever again), unlike the 10 titles that made my admittedly somewhat fluffy year-end list.
2012 was a banner year for movies, and the hits just keep coming (thanks for the time off, winter break! You would need to call in sick to see the array of awesome holiday offerings coming at us before year's end). Read on for my list of my top 10 picks for the year. Get More »
2012 has been the best year in movies since I can remember. Seriously.
As many fellow movie journalists, critics and enthusiasts have already mused, narrowing down a list of favorites to 10 has been particularly difficult this year. In the end, though, my top five were a lock. When I saw my favorite movie of the year back in August, I said I had a hard time imagining that any movie would beat it. And much to my surprise (and chagrin), a good three or four gave it a real run for its money (even though it didn't make much money, but more on that later).
Some movies I might have imagined to make this list faltered (I'm looking at you, "Les Miserables") and some little movies you've probably never heard of (like "The First Time") I wanted to support by having them rank, but just couldn't keep them high enough on my list. In the end, there could only be 10, and here's how my list shook out. 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 »
Crafting a Top 10 Movies of the Year list always presents a little bit of a conundrum: Do you include the greatest films created, technically and artistically speaking, or do you go with the ones you simply enjoyed the most? It's the "best" versus "favorite" argument.
I tend to lean toward the latter and highlight the movies that had the most emotional impact on me, be it through laughter, shock, thrills or tears.
Maybe it also helps to give less heralded movies some shine. "Argo" is probably a better film than "Ruby Sparks." But honestly, I enjoyed "Ruby Sparks" more. "Argo" will be on everyone else's list, and you may not have heard of "Ruby Sparks" or "Searching for Sugar Man," movies you'd probably really like.
So here are my 10 favorite movies of the year. And hey, at least I can always cheat with some Honorable Mentions. "Argo" made it there. Get More »
Like every year, 2012 seems to have gone by far too quickly. But, unlike almost every year, 2012 was filled to the brim with great movies. From moving dramas and unforgettable indies to shockingly worthy comedies and actually super superhero blockbusters, Team NextMovie really had a difficult time narrowing down our 25 favorite flicks of the year.
In fact, the only thing we all agreed on unanimously was what film should sit at the very top. What was it? Get More »
Despite hurricanes, earthquakes and every movie Taylor Kitsch made, 2012 has been a bounty of riches.
And, since it's Thanksgiving and all, we feel it's high time we took a moment to give thanks for those things (and people!) that have made this year so epically special.
So, without further ado...
1. 'Magic Mike,' for bringing sexy back.
2. Ben Affleck, for growing up to be a damn fine director. Who'd a guessed it?
3. Robert Pattinson, for teaching us what it looks like to truly feel.
4. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, for being super-cute and super-cool at the same time.
5. Javier Bardem, for being one of the Best. Bond. Villains. Ever.
6. The riff-off! (From 'Pitch Perfect')
7. The Hulk, for smashing.
8. Stephen Chbosky, for adapting and directing his own book, and thus making a near-perfect film.
9. Bruce Willis, for always looking so darn confused.
10. Bill Murray, for his various offscreen cameos around the world.
11. 'Twilight,' for ending.
12. 'John Carter,' for being such a great punchline.
13. Ryan Gosling, for living.