No one is expecting The Smurfs to threaten Woody, WALL•E, or Shrek’s place on the Mount Rushmore of animated films — we’ve seen the trailer after all. But early critical reception for the Sony Pictures Animation film has been more grouchy than Gargamel, with the animated film scoring a perfect zero on Rotten Tomatoes. [Update: After a luke-warm endorsement from the New York Times, The Smurfs has risen to a 19 percent RT rating.] Which begs the question: How much do you love your children?
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Despite the fact that she announced her split from fiancé Jesse James over Twitter on Tuesday and the season premiere of her reality series LA Ink – which airs Thursday night at 10 p.m. on TLC – -was going to chronicle their now-defunct engagement, Kat Von D really didn’t want to talk about the break-up. At least, not with the fun times gang over at Good Day LA.
After Jillian Barberie and Co. showed a clip from the new season of LA Ink that featured Von D showing James one of her (many) tattoos, the 29-year-old stormed off the set (or as she explained on Twitter, “I walked out because of your disrespectful intro you guys ‘snuck’ in.”) Von D also tweeted, “Dear Good Day L.A, Thanks for the waste of a perfectly good morning. Lack of compassion and respect for each other never fails to disappoint me.”
Guys… it’s time to start taking Paris Hilton seriously.
This morning, ABC News aired footage of Hilton from a taped interview with reporter Dan Harris, in which Hilton talked openly about her show, her $1-billion product empire, and her personal life. In a bizarre, bipolar moment, however, Hilton revealed her touchy side: When asked on-camera about her reality show’s ratings compared with those of her onetime celebutante protégée Kim Kardashian’s, the hard-partying heiress walked off the set. Watch it below. READ FULL STORY »
Walking out of a movie makes the statement to your fellow theater patrons, “I hate this film so much that I can’t stand one more minute of it!” But walking out of a movie and then asking for a refund not only means the movie felt like a waste of your time, but your hard-earned money as well. It’s the dissatisfied movie-going experience double whammy.
If you saw the trailer for the upcoming Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis comedy Friends with Benefits and thought to yourself, “Hmm, haven’t I seen this before, except it starred Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman and it was called No Strings Attached?”, we wouldn’t blame you, friend-o! In fact, you needn’t look further than the meticulously edited FWB/NSA mash-up trailer of the two 2011 comedies to see that just about everything from the glossy love affairs that don’t end in bitterness to the wacky sidekicks to even wackier parents, is strikingly similar. To be fair, we can’t really say how much Friends With Benefits resembles No Strings Attached, since the former has yet to hit the big screen yet (we’ll have to wait until July 22). But as long as the line “I’m warning you, if you take one step closer, I’m never letting you go” doesn’t wind up in Friends With Benefits, I’ll automatically consider it the better of the two.
Watch the full trailer below and see if you can tell the difference between the flicks. Tell me PopWatchers, is this the best been-there-done-that trailer this year or does that title still belong to the Hangover 1 and 2 mash-up? I smell a new Golden Trailer category! READ FULL STORY »
'Go the F-k to Sleep' backlash begins: Are you offended by the best-seller or still think it's f--ing hilarious?
It was bound to happen. Like anything else that becomes a pop culture sensation, Adam Mansbach’s Go the F–k to Sleep has become the subject of inevitable backlash and criticism (and will soon no doubt be followed by the backlash against the backlash).
Mansbach’s hilarious and sometimes all-too-relatable ode to a stubborn child who simply won’t go to bed became a hit even before it was released (it was No. 1 on Amazon’s best-seller list nearly a month before it was available for purchase) and has continued to be a best-seller since. Since then, the book, written in the prose of classic children’s books but with some way more adult language, has become a pop culture phenomenon, being read by the likes of Werner Herzog and Samuel L. Jackson (the latter’s reading is available for free download on Audible.com.)
While the book has been mostly loved by critics and exhausted parents/babysitters/next-door neighbors alike, some aren’t nearly as amused. In a post on CNN.com, Karen Spears Zacharias explained her confusion and worries about the book’s success. READ FULL STORY »
Unlike most adults who went to see Cars 2 this weekend, I was there for one reason and one reason alone: To count how many planes, trains and automobiles kicked the can (for the record, it was eight cars and one very unfortunate boat.)
But, while I wasn’t in tow with a sugared-up youngster wearing full-on Lightning McQueen gear, I can safely say I wasn’t the only grown-up having a tough time getting through the flick. To be fair, it wasn’t for lack of eye-popping scenery or adult-friendly jokes (the nods at Japanese culture were pretty inspired) because they had plenty of that to go around…and around…and around…
Rather, it was sitting through a sequel that followed sweet, but dopey sidekick tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy, in excessive Southern drawl) around the globe for a series of misunderstandings (he’s mistaken for an American spy!) and hyuck-hyuck scenarios (he mistakes Wasabi for pistachio ice cream!) that tested some mom’s and dad’s good humor. You can practically hear the groans from adults sitting through that growing louder than a revving engine, no? READ FULL STORY »
The Onion, the satirical newspaper and website that calls itself ”America’s Finest News Source,” recently launched a full-scale campaign to win a Pulitzer Prize, the highest honor in American Journalism. And it’s bringing in the big guns: that’s right, we’re talking about Tom Hanks.
In this video endorsement for the publication (embedded after the jump), an oh-so-serious Hanks intones of the selection committee, “I feel an intense physical malice towards whoever is in this mysterious cabal” and goes on to say that if the paper doesn’t receive an award, ”I will search you down … each and every one of you who is responsible for this grave injustice. The Pulitzer Prize committee, in fact, should be ashamed of making me this way.” Oh Pulitzer people, are you listening? You do not want to make the Hanks angry! READ FULL STORY »
What do you get the person who has everything on their wedding day? If it’s Kim Kardashian, a series of pricey vases and a clock that tells extra special time (it better anyway, it costs over $1,000), apparently.
People.com just listed what is reportedly Kardashian’s gift registry for her impending wedding to Kris Humphries, and PopWatchers, there are no Pool Party Ceramic Chip Dip sets to be found. I know, I was surprised, too!
Instead, the many baffling items on the registry include: READ FULL STORY »
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