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Popcorn's great and all, but there's just something super-tasty about movie-inspired cakes.
As film bakery is a real thing these days, there are gobs upon gobs of delicious designs all over the place as many talented maestros are generous enough to pretty up the world with photos of their scrumptious gumption.
We like to recognize the creative ways people celebrate their various degrees of infatuation with the cinema, so we went through the painstaking (read: tummy grumble-inducing) process of scouring the interwebs to pluck the very best in show for these Tinseltown-inspired treats ... just in time for "The Big Wedding," opening April 26.
Grab a bib before you dig into these 25 ridiculously well-designed desserts, 'cause it's pretty much a guarantee you'll be drooling all over the place by the end of this list.
25. 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'
This delectable dish makes us sure the eighth dwarf would be named "Hungry."
One of the more underrated gems of the past ten years of documentaries is a film called "The King of Kong," wherein real life hero Steve Wiebe wrestles over control of the all-time high score in Donkey Kong with real life
creepster nemesis Billy Mitchell. If you haven't seen it, check it out and join us in loving/loathing strangers for their video game skills.
In the meantime, with a tip of the hat to our homies at movies.com, there's a faux documentary out there paying homage to "The King of Kong" and "Wreck-It Ralph," called "Wreck-It Ralph Presents 'Garlan Hulse: Where Potential Lives,'" whose 28-minute run time serves as a nice contrast with its War and Peace-esque title. Indeed, "Garlan Hulse" follows the same basic plot points as "The King of Kong" — grown men playing video games, a hero and a nemesis, questionable hygiene, etc. — only with, of course, Fix-It Felix Jr. subbing in for Donkey Kong.
Enjoy, and long live Wiebe.
This week, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner reprise their beloved "Twilight" characters on screen one last time in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," the final chapter in the young-adult series based on the books by Stephenie Meyer.
Years from now Disney is going to be so desperate to exploit what's left of the popular titles in their back catalogue (after the debacles of "Rocketeer Reborn" and "The Mighty Ducks Rises"), that they will simply start remaking some of their past animated hits in live-action.
Following in the footsteps of "Alice in Wonderland" and the upcoming "Maleficent," someone has beaten Disney to the punch by concocting a live-human-being version of "Wreck-It-Ralph," which explains the film's plot in a succinct 60 seconds. Get More »
For all its visual glory, "Wreck-It Ralph" is, at its heart, a movie about friendship and devotion. So it makes sense that when the credits roll for the sweet tale of the bond between arcade game characters in their off-time, electropop musician Owl City was tapped to sing you out of the theater.
And now, the credit sequence, set to Owl City's "When Can I See You Again," has hit the web, tapping into the 8-bit games of yesterday (apparently, the movie was first developed at Disney in the late 80's, which is ostensibly why the film pays homage to the era's most memorable players, from Q*Bert to Sonic the Hedgehog to the ragtag crew in "Mortal Kombat").
So, if anything, let these credits give you reason to break out the ol' Nintendo, and to get your cartridge-blowing skills in order.
The 40th annual Annie Awards, which recognize excellence in animation, were held last night and according to Film.com, Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph" dominated the proceedings, earning five Annies including Best Animated Feature.
The win follows "Wreck-It Ralph's" victory at the Golden Globes last month and cements the film's status as the frontrunner for the Best Animated Feature award at this year's Oscars. Pixar's "Brave," meanwhile, did manage to take home two Annies, but the one time presumed frontrunner now seems doomed to be an also-ran at the Academy Awards.
For a full review of this year's Annie Awards, including wins by "ParaNorman" and "Rise Of the Guardians," head to Film.com.
The 2013 Producers Guild of America Awards were held last night and according to Film.com it was Ben Affleck's "Argo" taking home the top prize. The win, which comes on the heels of a Best Picture win at the Golden Globes two weeks ago, cements "Argo" as the frontrunner in this year's Oscar race.
Two other films also picked up momentum, as "Wreck-It Ralph" upset the apple cart by beating out Pixar's "Brave" in the animated feature category, while "Searching for Sugar Man" won the top prize for documentaries.
For a full run down of the evening's events, including all the winners on the television side, head to Film.com.
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 »
Tired of those boring-ass Photoshopped floating head jobs that flaccid studio marketing departments call posters? So are we, which is why we've singled out the most distinguished, eye-catching promotional pieces to come out this year.
Taking the old-fashioned hand-painted approach always stands out, but sometimes all it takes is using photography in an interesting, innovative way to get some really challenging stories across in a single image.
Here are the absolute best general release or alternate posters of 2012.