9 posts categorized "ANNE HATHAWAY"

Mar 01 2013
Need To Know: Thank U For Being A Gezel, Hepburn Ad's Sour Taste, Gods' Bods + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureROSE IS A ROSE: This Dutch version of The Golden Girls is everything.

*widget boy cultureThe president's SCOTUS brief vs. Prop 8. The-Office-model-shirtless-guy

*widget boy cultureRicky Martin angry that Puerto Rico's adoption law is anti-gay.

*widget boy culture"One of the 1st viable openly LGBT Miss. candidates" murdered.

*widget boy cultureKid's cuteness upstages Minn. marriage-equality hearing.

*widget boy cultureIncredibly tasteless Audrey Hepburn ad for chocolate.

*widget boy cultureTheo James is just plain hot.

*widget boy cultureGood Boy Gone Bad Underwear model's a heart-stopper.

*widget boy cultureIn praise of the fuzzy cameraman on The Office.

*widget boy cultureRichard Simmons is frickin' nuts.

*widget boy culturePablo Morais lookin' real good for Sergio K.

*widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper passionately defends Anne Hathaway:

 
Jan 30 2013
Hathaway With Words Comments (1)
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Not since Margaret Avery has an Academy Award nominee stumped so shamelessly! I love Anne Hathaway and Les Miz and hope she wins, but this is just funny...

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Dec 31 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSuperhot, superbuilt nerd of the day. (And many more!) Gay-Neil-Patrick-Harris

*widget boy cultureLAME: White House seems to fold on fiscal cliff.

*widget boy cultureMadonna to duet with Anne Hathaway?

*widget boy culturePICTURED: The gayest work of art EVER!

*widget boy cultureThe gayest songs of 2012.

*widget boy cultureModern Family star & Pres. Obama for Illinois marriage.

*widget boy culture"Mary Richards" slept here: Iconic home 4 sale.

*widget boy cultureJeremy Hooper's book sold like hotcakes in '12.

*widget boy cultureSkanky singer Fantasia Barrino is anti-gay & anti-weed.

*widget boy cultureHulk Hogan opening a "breastaurant?"

*widget boy cultureEx-gays open their mouths and purses fall out:

 
Dec 30 2012
Miserablism: Reviews Of Les Misérables & Beasts Of The Southern Wild Comments (6)

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Les Misérables

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **** out of ****

I see a lot of Broadway musicals, yet I'm not up to the level of considering myself a theater queen. Maybe my appreciation, but malleable reverence, for the form is why Tom Hooper's very different take on Les Miz blew me away; I had no reservations about the film's much-ballyhooed live-take (and therefore rougher) singing, its emphasis on hitting emotional rather than musical notes.

In the timeless story of a group of characters struggling for happiness or merely for survival on the mean streets of 19th Century France, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway give two of the most open-hearted performances I can recall seeing in a movie. Jackman's "Jean Valjean"—imprisoned 20 years for stealing bread to help his starving nephew and for attempting to escape—transforms from defiant to embittered to seraphic on his journey to redeem himself, to pay a debt he feels he owes after jumping bail and reinventing himself as a successful mayor. The performance is deeply felt and his singing is beautiful, even if—as with the others—Jackman is usually singing more for the narrative than for ear candy.

As "Fantine," a hapless young mother bullied into a breathtaking slide from a desirable (and therefore resented) working girl to disgraced prostitute, Hathaway shines. Her performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" is as electrifying as Jennifer Hudson's "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" in Dreamgirls—and it should earn her an Oscar, as well.

Russell Crowe as "Javert," Valjean's obsessive nemesis, is a bit wooden and his singing less expressive when compared to those around him, but it's not enough to detract from Hooper's densely emotional epic, nor is the somewhat lazy casting of Helena Bonham Carter as "Mme. Thénardier," a role that's distractingly reminiscent of her turn in Sweeney Todd. Eddie Redmayne as "Marius" and Samantha Barks as "Eponine" live up to Jackman and Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen is spot-on as "M. Thénardier," Amanda Seyfried's "Cosette" is sweet and Broadway vet Aaron Tveit is charismatic as the rebel "Enjolras." The children—particularly Daniel Huttlestone as the heart-tugging little shit "Gavroche"—are excellent.

Overall, there is a palpable feeling that all involved took the story and the characters seriously and that each actor understood every word sung. It's a spectacle, but never for spectacle's sake, a darkly lavish opera. I can't recommend it highly enough. This director and his committed ensemble have truly come together to create a film classic.

Mean but funny and the impersonations are a scream!

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **** out of ****

Newcomer Benh Zeitlin, using non-actors (or rather, natural-born actors), has directed a mystical, moving poem of a film about a little girl named "Hushpuppy" (Quvenzhané Wallis) barely existing in a remote Louisiana bayou alongside, more than with, her anti-social, free-living, passionately angry father (Dwight Henry). Animalistic in their day-to-day existence—which consists of eating, blowing off steam and in Hushpuppy's case exploring the abandoned bits of civilization that happen to be under their control—the two are at times allies and at other times combatants, but are drawn together when a massive hurricane destroys their ramshackle community.

Haunted by her childish vision of the world as a place of balance where the presumed melting of massive icecaps has caused the storm which in turn has unleashed wandering beasts the likes of which would scare Maurice Sendak, Hushpuppy almost has to be her own grown-up. She will need to draw on her father's many harsh lessons, which are a combination of tough love and abuse. Her mettle is mesmerizing, as is her journey from her ruined home to the world beyond the levee—and back?

I definitely did not get the impression that these people were to be praised for their stubborn refusal to blend in with society. I would like nothing more than for Hushpuppy to be plucked from her squalor and put into school. But that's not something I felt the movie required me to believe. It felt to me more like an examination of how the mind of a child would work under these conditions, and how the human spirit presents itself in less than ideal circumstances.

This movie is an example of how a cerebral, experimental work of art can also be gritty and touching and real. If Wallis is not given an Oscar nomination, the Academy has no credibility. None.

 
Dec 29 2012
Need To Know Comments (1)

Widget boy cultureCaroler Tom Daley's treasure trail goes off the deep end. Hot-Tom-Daley-Marilyn-Monroe-pubes-Jean-Harris-obituary-Log-Cabin-Republican

Widget boy cultureMurderess Jean Harris dies at 89.

Widget boy cultureIdiot who bought firefighter killer's guns nabbed.

Widget boy cultureNicholas Hoult in zombie romcom Warm Bodies.

Widget boy cultureMENTAL BREAK: Puppies in the snow!

*widget boy cultureMarilyn's FBI file stripped of redactions.

Widget boy cultureMatthew McConaughey definitely not firing blanks.

Widget boy cultureThe skinny on Anne Hathaway's Les Miz diet.

Widget boy cultureGAY-BAIT:  Madonna's MDNA #1 in Russia.

Widget boy cultureLog Cabin Republicans vs. RINO Chuck Hagel.

Widget boy cultureNew LCR prez hearts Newt Gingrich.

Widget boy cultureLiberace's ex, Scott Thorson, tells National Enquirer he was snubbed by Michael Douglas.

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Dec 21 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

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Widget boy cultureSelling cigarettes to benefit cancer research feels...odd. Politics-gay-Pope-John-Kerry-One-Direction-tattoo

Widget boy cultureEric Cantor's walk of shame.

Widget boy cultureSome MI schools close due to Apocalypse threat.

Widget boy cultureOne Direction members get all tatted up.

Widget boy cultureCould Anne Hathaway be Oscar-snubbed?

Widget boy cultureWho's really in the NRA?

Widget boy cultureMadonna's MDNA: 13th best pop CD of 2012.

Widget boy cultureWatching porn = supporting marriage equality?

Widget boy cultureUkrainian lawmaker slurs Mila Kunis.

Widget boy culturePope: Marriage equality robs humanity of dignity.

Widget boy cultureJohn Kerry to be nominated as Secretary of State.

Widget boy cultureThe new issue of Dorian is out, filled with sexiness:

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Sep 20 2012
Come On I Wanna Les Ya Comments (4)
Hugh Jackman Les Miserables
Les Misérables has been shot by Tom Hooper with every actor singing live as each take was shot—the first time this has ever been done. Risky! But judging from this extended featurette, looks like it may pay off...

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Jan 25 2011
Many Of The Snubbed Won't Have To "Act" Surprised... Comments (8)

[UNSET]Academy voters to viewership: "Kiss our ass!"

This is not about merit. Or rather, this is never only about merit, so don't take my observations as endorsements or write-offs.

Oscarboring1 The producers of this year's Oscars telecast may have gone way populist, hiring attractive young stars James Franco and Anne Hathaway as co-hosts, but the Academy voters have gone the opposite route, shunning a surprisingly large number of glamorous stars who actually merited consideration.

Full list of Oscar nominations is here.

It struck me immediately as I listened to the nominees being announced this morning, the unfun lack of household names except in cases where the performance was beyond locked (Natalie Portman, Annette Bening).

PolishingOscar Off the top of my head, major surprise snubs include (in descending order of WTF?): Andrew Garfield for The Social Network (he was the heart of that movie, has acting cred from Boy A and is the next Spider-Man), Ryan Gosling for Blue Valentine (a well-liked, extremely respected actor whose counterpart was honored), Mila Kunis for The Black Swan (she may be a newcomer to critical acclaim but she played two completely different roles, one of which was arguably the title character), Matt Damon for True Grit (an old favorite in one of the year's hardest-charging contenders to steal The Social Network's thunder), Mark Wahlberg for The Fighter (not considered a great thespian but he was responsible for the film existing and was the title character), Julianne Moore for The Kids Are All Right (she's been nominated and overlooked before, but this time was really exceptional).

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Nov 18 2010
No Tops In Sight Comments (2)

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Entertainment Weekly is going all out with three different shirtless covers of Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. I immediately thought of this:

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