1712 posts categorized "MOVIES"

Apr 16 2014
I'm Good At This: A Last-Minute Trip To The Hollywood Show Comments (0)
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My "then and now" gallery is above...

I wasn't going to attend the latest Hollywood Show in L.A. at the Westin LAX this past Saturday. I'd made up my mind that while dropping in would make all the sense in the world if I were an Angeleno, dropping in from across the frickin' country made about as much sense as the fact that Joan Collins does these things out of an actual need for cash. (See my other trips to autograph shows at #5 on this list.)

“Even my worst orgasm was right on the money.”—Woody Allen

But then I figured out a bunch of other stuff to do in L.A. and splurged, booking Monday and arriving with some goodies for a variety of the over 100 (!) scheduled stars to sign. Unfortunately, it was one of my least exciting shows, but I was still reminded of that Woody Allen quote. You know the one.

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The show was meh because, for one thing, quite a few stars canceled, including some whose advertised presence had helped me decide to go in the first place. For example, I'd spent part of one day sourcing a fabulous Rene Auberjonois portrait from The Eyes of Laura Mars on eBay, then tracking it down in person here in NYC, only to discover that he'd canceled the night before. Apparently, Rene told a fellow celebrity guest, “I don't have any pictures to bring so I'm not going.”

Rene-AuberjonoisI will get this signed by you, Rene!

I also missed seeing Dale Bozzio, the original Lady Gaga, whose lead vocals on the Missing Persons record Spring Session M are the perfect combo of pleasing and unnerving. No matter that she's since become a crazy cat lady—I love huh!

Elliott-GouldElliott Gould was a no-show...how would he have reacted if asked to sign this?

But it's a thin line between love and hate when it comes to fandom. I overheard one attendee fuming that the gossip columnist Rona Barrett had canceled (another one I'd been so curious to meet), saying, “She canceled? What a fucking bitch! I'm dying to meet her!”

Kelli-MaroneyKelli told me my friend, a former co-star of hers, would "clean up" if they did the show in tandem.

Not having as many stars to “get” made for a leisurely show. Unfortunately, it did not make for one of my favorite shows; kudos to the organizers for rounding up so many diverse celebs, but it just so happened that the ones I was most excited to meet didn't wow me. I had precious few fun encounters...well, if we're talking about the ones with celebrities.

Here they are. I calls 'em likes I sees 'em...

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Apr 15 2014
FOREIGN Affairs Comments (0)
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In the gallery: Kevin Grant Spencer, Anthem Moss, Orel de la Mota, Adam Huss & Danny Lopes (but no shirts)

Foreign Relations, Reid Waterer's follow-up to Performance Anxiety, is hitting film fests shortly, and you can bet it's dripping with cute menz.

If you wanna ogle the menz, they're in the gallery above. If you actually care to find out what this movie's all about, Pauline Kael, keep reading...

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Need To Know: We'll Always Have PARIS IS BURNING, F.U. Airways, Logo-Go Boys, MOTHERS Pay + MORE! Comments (0)

Paris-Is-Burning-Sharon-NeedlesSharon Needles, learning she isn't the first queen with a mummified body in her closet.

*widget boy cultureNew book on classic movie Paris Is Burning.

*widget boy cultureU.S. Airways shows disgruntled customer how to go eff herself.

*widget boy cultureGet attached to Logo's short-form series Montreal Boy: Some Strings Attached. Girl-gone-wild

*widget boy cultureMadonna does Buzzfeed, word-associates "Putin" with "gay."

*widget boy culture"Girl Gone Wild" is even gayer, more dance-oriented.

*widget boy cultureSky Ferreira is such a tease!

*widget boy cultureYES to this Quinn Jaxon video, NO to this one.

*widget boy cultureAaron Taylor-Johnson, undies model.

*widget boy culturePlease support The Mothers or they'll guilt you to death: 

*widget boy cultureGay Games driving some Cleveland Muslims crazy.

*widget boy cultureSome bookstores are actually thriving. How???

*widget boy cultureRobin Roberts still defending being glass-closeted for so long.

*widget boy cultureKansas City shooter also loathed gays.

*widget boy cultureThat laptop is a lucky bitch.

NakedLaptop...or lapbottom?

 
Apr 14 2014
Take It Efr-Off!: Zac Stripped To The Waist On MTV Comments (0)

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Zac Efron is really going the extra mile to promote his new movie Neighbors, allowing Rita Orr to tear his shirt off at The MTV Movie Awards (are we really supposed to believe this was some sort of objectifying surprise and not scripted?).

Pretty bold of him. He seems to be taking the baton from Richard Gere as Hollywoodland's resident piece of ass. I love him and just hope he lays off the sushi; remembering that John Belushi's last movie was Neighbors is a bit unsettling.

More gifs after the jump...

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In Praise Of Older Women: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Covers MEN'S HEALTH Comments (0)
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Men's Health (May 2014) sports Aaron Taylor-Johnson of Godzilla on its cover, promising to clue us in on how he built 15 pounds of muscle for the flick. I'll give you one guess how he really built it, and guess what? It isn't listed in the magazine.

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I hadn't realized Taylor-Johnson had pulled a Patrick Dempsey, marrying a filmmaker twice his age (Samantha Taylor-Johnson), with whom he is raising four kids, including two from her previous marriage. Of this family situation, he says the idea he should be sowing oats at Hollywood parties instead of being challenged by fatherhood and marriage is wrong-headed:

“That's bullshit. They're not challenges. People are like, 'Don't you have to work really hard?' And I'm like, 'If you think it's hard, you must be in a shit marriage.'...It's the way I like my life. I like it nonstop.”

 
Apr 10 2014
Next: NORMAL Comments (0)

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The Hollywood Reporter's story on the it-took-forever-to-make making of HBO's The Normal Heart is fascinating and complete, filled with Streisand and Kramer dish.

Now, can someone please make a movie out of Faggots?

 
Apr 09 2014
WIN IT: Tickets To The L.A. Premiere Of THE OTHER WOMAN! Comments (0)

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Enter to win tickets to the L.A. Premiere of The Other Woman!
 
One lucky Grand Prize winner and their two BFFs will win tickets to attend the star-studded Los Angeles Premiere Screening of The Other Woman on April 21*!
 
20th Century Fox presents 
 
The Other Woman 
 
The oddest friends are about to get even. 
 
After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.

 
Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, Nicki Minaj.
 
The Other Woman opens in theaters everywhere April 25!
 
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TO ENTER: Follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/mattrett) and Tweet the following message letting me know who you want to take to the premiere: I want @mattrett to send me to the @OtherWomanMovie LA premiere w/ @FRIEND1 and @FRIEND2! #OtherWoman 

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Apr 07 2014
Andy Hardy Goes To Heaven: Mickey Rooney Dies @ 93 Comments (0)

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Mickey-RooneyMickey Rooney, one of the last living major stars from Hollywood's Golden Era, the star of the iconic Andy Hardy film series alongside Judy Garland and many other classics (including a nightmarish turn in Breakfast at Tiffany's), one of a dwindling number of actors who appeared on the classic TV series Twilight Zone, a bona fide Broadway star in Sugar Babies and one of the last surviving people to have appeared in a silent film, has died at the age of 93.

Mickey-RooneyRooney as he appeared in 2014

RooneyThe pint-sized pip had a colorful life, marrying eight times and writing a tell-all memoir that dished the dirt on his many conquests.

In his declining years, he testified before Congress on the serious issue of elder abuse.

Rooney appeared at an Oscars event just this year, looking exceedingly frail.

Mickey-Rooney-showerThe past year has been tough on former child/teen stars, with Deanna Durbin, Shirley Temple and now Rooney passing at ripe old ages.

I've heard he was cantankerous in person, and I remember the furor when he discussed impregnating Ava Gardner, who had an abortion as a result. But in spite of his personal reputation, he was certainly Hollywood royalty. That era is no longer slipping away, it seems to be in freefall.

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At the time of his death, Rooney was rumored to have been filming an update of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with fellow former child star Margaret O'Brien, but I can't find any information proving he shot any scenes. I believe his final screen performance was in 2012's The Woods, giving him one of Hollywood's longest-running acting careers (86 years!).

Some of his most famous film, TV and stage appearances:

A Midsummer's Night Dream (1935), A Family Affair (1937), Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), Boys Town (1938), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1938), Babes in Arms (1939), Girl Crazy (1943), The Human Comedy (1943), National Velvet (1944), The Bold and the Brave (1956), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Twilight Zone episode (1963), Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970 TV special, three others as well), Pete's Dragon (1977), Sugar Babies (1979—1988, Broadway and tour), The Black Stallion (1980), Bill (1981 TV movie), The Adventures of the Black Stallion (TV series 1990—1993), Night at the Museum (2006) and The Muppets (2011).

 
Apr 06 2014
Some Like It Hotsy Comments (0)

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Debralee Scott (“Hotsy Totsy” on Welcome Back, Kotter) was born 61 years ago this week and died unexpectedly nine years ago this week. Some charming moments from her career after the jump...

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Apr 05 2014
Need To Know: Mo Money Mo Brablems, Malebasics Bitch, Ping Went The Strings Of My Heart, Chupacabra's Dirt Nap, COMEBACK Little Lisa + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-Armani-Luomo-VogueDude looks like a Lady Madonna...workin' it for L'Uomo Vogue

*widget boy cultureMadonna's bra is hot. Charlie Hides rapes the MDNA Skin ad. Malebasics

*widget boy cultureVictor Velasquez for Malebasics is...yeah, WOOF.

*widget boy cultureKurt Cobain, 20 years later.

*widget boy culture"Ping" detected from missing Malaysian jet.

*widget boy culturePhony chupacabra is euthanized, discarded without testing.

*widget boy cultureEvery Chris Evans nude scene. Powerful movie-making.

*widget boy cultureYet another reason Andrew Sullivan is a conservadouche.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco "used bad judgment" in trying to pick up 17-year-old:

*widget boy cultureWhy Brendan Eich had to resign from "activist" Mozilla.

*widget boy cultureDays of Our Lives tosses TV's first gay male wedding.

*widget boy cultureTogether at last: Damiana vs. Johnny Scruff!

*widget boy cultureDavid Letterman replacements: Neil Patrick Harris? Ellen?

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton poses with Pussy Riot.

*widget boy cultureCarole King shocks audience at Beautiful by showing up, asking for cash.

*widget boy cultureKenneth exclusively reveals The Comeback's comeback.

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