4 posts categorized "JENNIFER LAWRENCE"

May 23 2014
Need To Know: Ryan So Foin! + Ru Oughtta Know + Skating On Thick Ice + JLaw Lies Like A Rug + Ooh, I Love You Brony Bro-Bro-Brony + MORE! Comments (0)

Url-11Fer Ryan out loud!

*widget boy cultureRyan Reynolds: Most beautiful Canadian!

*widget boy cultureTV icon Mary Tyler Moore battling blindness.

*widget boy cultureRuPaul blows off trans criticism, says it's coming from “fringe.”

*widget boy cultureBrandon Proust of the Montreal Canadiens is hot, eh?

*widget boy cultureTHIS WOMAN WILL BLOW YOU WITH A GRAPEFRUIT.

*widget boy cultureMiley calls Jennifer Lawrence a liar.

*widget boy cultureSam Smith wants you to leave your lover.

*widget boy cultureCollege student kills herself over bullying for appearing in porn.

*widget boy cultureAbigail Breslin joins Stargroves on “Westfjords”. The band's latest video:

*widget boy cultureIs Toni Braxton mentally fit enough to be around kids?

*widget boy cultureNAKED CROSSFIT!

*widget boy cultureJed Texas hits the pool.

*widget boy cultureDamaging docs unsealed in Wisconsion: Bad news for Gov. Scott Walker.

*widget boy cultureLast state to demand marriage equality in the courts will be ND.

*widget boy cultureBryan Singer files motion to dismiss accuser's lawsuit against him.

*widget boy cultureYoung Brony's suicide try leads to amazing charity event:

ART-FOR-DRAG

 
May 12 2014
Need To Know: Wilde To Mild + (Sol)ange-r Management + Greek To Me + Paging Bryan Singer + Club Kid Killer's Confession + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMeet Michael Sam's BF, Vito Cammisano. They partied in Vegas post-draft.

*widget boy cultureVito's family: Mobbed up. His ex? Pornstar Austin Wilde. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureWHITE TIE, BARE KNUCKLES: Jay-Z gets whooped by sis-in-law Solange Knowles. Alig

*widget boy cultureJimmy Garoppolo is Greek active.

*widget boy cultureEllen Page zings Bryan Singer.

*widget boy cultureRuPaul urges you to “Sissy That Walk.”

*widget boy cultureClubkid killer Michael Alig tells all to right-wing NY Post.

*widget boy cultureSterling: I was set up, I'm not a racist & I'm sowwy.

*widget boy cultureArtec's remix of London Grammar's “Strong.”

*widget boy cultureFire this bitch.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron tops Spider-Man.

Zac-efron-shirtlessZac's tits are a hit!

*widget boy cultureGlenn Greenwald loathes Hillary Clinton almost as much as Obama.

*widget boy cultureLegendary radio host Casey Kasem is MISSING.

*widget boy cultureManhattan plastic surgeon will pay $2.3 million for lethal lipo.

*widget boy cultureThis ear abortion should help get a couple of surgeons' licenses revoked:

 
Mar 03 2014
Need To Know: The Oscars Were Pretty Fun, Ellen Was Mostly Funny, The Right People Mostly Won Comments (0)

Tumblr_n1vj4pXJ911rl58vno4_500"You deserve this." "I know."

*widget boy cultureThe Oscars (winners here) remind us that Angelina Jolie is a very good person.

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*widget boy cultureHere's a tip: Next time, give the pizza boy some money.

Tumblr_n1uy5d0KwD1qibkfno1_500Indiana Jonesing for carbs.

*widget boy cultureEllen's gimmicky selfie trick was a Samsung semi-coup.

Tumblr_n1ubpuTtzd1qh9nffo1_500Say, "Cheesy!"

*widget boy cultureLet's not think of Kim Novak this way, but instead think of her this way:

Tumblr_n1otv2QhlL1riyibxo3_500What black magic has her surgeon been up to?

*widget boy cultureStill, Kim thought Goldie Hawn looked just GREAT.

Goldie_hawn_oscars_face_2014_19h80ln-19h819uFoul play.

*widget boy cultureJohn Travolta is our Liberace:

John-Travolta"I wish my brother Dick was here."

*widget boy cultureOf course, Travolta has launched the Twitter career of Adela Dazeem:

*widget boy cultureOscar viewership hit a 10-year high on Ellen's watch.

Tumblr_n1vh0b0tqq1rtx5ico3_400"What kind of disease do I need to get to win a fuckin' award, huh???"

*widget boy cultureLeo loses to Matt, Matt snubs AIDS, Jared snubs no one.

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*widget boy cultureJennifer goes for Lupita's gold, but is headed for a big fall.

Tumblr_n1u7m9vhMu1snj5pto2_400Once is cute, twice is rehab.

*widget boy cultureLupita's the first African to win an Oscar.

Tumblr_n1udym9DHs1qh9nffo1_500Kenya believe it???

*widget boy cultureNext Oscars will be all about Airplane vs. Volcano.

*widget boy cultureDarlene Love was 20 feet from every star, not about to miss her big break:

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*widget boy cultureLady Gaga was at the Oscars. No one cared.

Tumblr_n1u6u0Gj7n1t1rvzco4_250And the crowd goes mild.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's after-party was the be-all, end-all.

MadonnaMadonna gave Jane Krakowski (sur)realness!

*widget boy cultureNOW SHE'S A BLUE-HAIR: Liza's hair was everything at the Oscars:

Tumblr_n1u1c2bjtX1s9dykmo1_400Reminds me of her Results-era 'do.

 
Dec 31 2012
Mad About You: Reviews Of Silver Linings Playbook & Lincoln Comments (3)

Silver-lining-playbook-jennifer-lawrence-bradley-cooperCrazy for you

Silver Linings Playbook

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

After the early promise of Spanking the Monkey (1994) and Flirting with Disaster (1996), writer/director David O. Russell stumbled disastrously with the unwatchable I Heart Huckabees (2004). Since then, he seems to have found his groove as an innovative storyteller within a loosely mainstream framework, knocking it out of the park with the compelling The Fighter (2010) and one of this year's absolute best, Silver Linings Playbook.

Bradley Cooper is Oscar-worthy as "Pat," a wayward son recently released from an asylum after becoming obsessed and violent over his cheating wife (a scarce Brea Bee). Sprung from the loony bin, he's not a hit around his hometown, not even with his parents (equally OCD dad Robert DeNiro and daffy mom Jacki Weaver), with whom he has to live. He just can't seem to let his marriage go, nor does he seem fully cognizant of the bizarre mood swings and at inappropriate behavior he continues to exhibit, whether it be compulsive runs, blunt social interactions or worse.

When his pal "Ronnie" (a hilariously understated John Ortiz) and his handful of a wife "Veronica" (Julia Stiles, who could easily have been the female lead a few years ago) introduce Pat to Veronica's equally mentally unstable sister "Tiffany" (Jennifer Lawrence), it's a match made in dysfunctional heaven—they discuss meds from the get-go and begin a bizarre, touching, hilariously awkward courtship that culminates with Pat's blackmailed participation in a local dance competition.

As wonderfully shaded as Cooper is—this is the best he's ever been in a movie, in a role that seems perfectly crafted for him—Lawrence is at least as impressive, if only because yet again she disappears into a part. This time, she plays Tiffany as flashing between vulnerable and violently resentful, and she's hardly recognizable doing so.

It takes an auteur like Russell to go so far out on a limb that even Shirely MacLaine would urge caution, and to remind us that not every movie needs to be neat and tidy and a slight reworking of every movie we've seen before it. One of the year's best.

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Lincoln

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: ***1/2 out of ****

As much as I liked Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple (1985), it always did have that slightly Disney feel to it. I feared the same from Lincoln, not only for its casting of the very modern-looking (and too old!) Sally Field as "Mary Todd Lincoln", but for the gimmicky, Disneyland's Hall of Presidents-esque clips I'd seen of Daniel Day-Lewis as our sixteenth president.

When I first started watching the film, I thought my fears had been justified—it opens with a really ridiculously mythological-feeling scene showing "Lincoln" (Day-Lewis) sitting with some Union soldiers, two white and two black, and proceeds to hammer us over the head with the idea that Lincoln was a uniter of the races.

But aside from that misstep, the rest of the film was an impressive and engrossing piece of work. It's more of an artfully done historical document than a history-infused piece of art in that it focuses so heavily on the machinations (some unsavory) Honest Abe had to resort to in order to get slavery abolished on the federal level while simultaneously winning the Civil War, but no matter—a good movie is a good movie.

And speaking of good, Sally Field turns out to be the best thing about Lincoln, giving a starkly empathetic performance as the first lady who's lost one son and is on the verge of insanity over the thought of losing another (Joseph Gordon Leavitt). Her performance is beautifully modulated, her face expressive and her true age never visually an issue (at the time of filming, she was more than 20 years older than Mary Todd Lincoln was in the period during which the film is set; Day-Lewis is almost exactly the age Lincoln was). If she were to best Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress, it couldn't be said she didn't deserve it.

The reason Field stands out is that she's one of the few actors given enough room to emote and to craft a character for more than highly dramatic (Gloria Reuben's stoic slave) or highly comical purposes. Day-Lewis is superb as Lincoln, but he's still so mired in his excellent costume and makeup and in camera trickery/lighting used to create and maintain his uncanny likeness to the man that his performance still felt more superficial than it might have been had those considerations been cast aside.

In a memorable supporting role, Tommy Lee Jones is outstanding as "Thaddeus Stevens," Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committe and a radical forced to betray the purity of his beliefs in order to receive the biggest, broadest realization of his dream of racial equality. The fireworks between him Field in one scene are a hoot, and immediately call to mind former First Lady Hillary Clinton's battles with Republicans dead set against her husband.

In fact, the film plays as the thinly veiled story of Barack Obama—a great orator and war-time president re-elected to office in spite of hyperbolic opposition by the other party, the art of political maneuvering vs. the heart of being true to one's principles. One major difference is which side is which; the modern Republican party is quick to claim Lincoln as its own, but would Lincoln return the favor were he alive today? Hardly.

There are almost too many familiar faces for Lincoln to ever feel like less than a Hollywood epic (Hal Holbrook, David Strathairn, John Hawkes, Jackie Early Haley, S. Epatha Merkerson, Lukas Haas, a magnetic Lee Pace and a grotesquely funny James Spader), but it's still an engrossing and exhaustively detailed, serious biopic of one of the United States's most important figures. Lincoln may last a hair longer than the actual Civil War did, but it's a pleasure of a history lesson.