When I volunteered to watch a five-movie Twilight Saga marathon, I’ll admit I didn’t fully anticipate the challenges and doubts I’d encounter along the way. As the weeks, then days, then hours ticked down, I realized I’d need to get my head in the game. I trained like any marathoner would, honing skills appropriate to the course — subsisting on a diet of carbohydrates, carbonated drinks, and stale air; sitting on my rear for long periods of time, and abandoning all thoughts of age-appropriate content or cinematic quality. Also like any marathoner, I blacked out for long periods of time between the start and finish lines. But! Here’s what I do remember… READ FULL STORY
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most promising fashionista. That was then, when she wore that magnificent Roland Mouret gown to her film’s London premiere. But after two extremely disappointing turns, first at the Golden Globes and more recently at the Oscars, where she wore her atrocious pom-pom confection, I’ve all but lost total faith in the actress’ taste. Why she thought wearing a tattered crimson quilt and a costume borrowed from the Moulin Rouge to two of this season’s most prestigious red-carpet events is beyond me.I totally agreed with my colleague, Tim Stack, when he predicted Avatar star Zoë Saldana would be this year’s
But just as I was about to lose all hope, Dakota Fanning stepped out in this stylish sequined Valentino mini (left) at The Runaways premiere this past Thursday in L.A., and it worked on so many levels: her age, frame, the event, and so on.
The 16-year-old star is no one-trick pony, though. Fanning brought it just as fiercely to New Moon‘s L.A. premiere last November in a playful lace Valentino mini and I-want-them-now heels. She even knows how to make nude tones work on her porcelain skin, as we saw at last year’s NAACP Awards. Seriously, can this girl do no wrong? I’m anticipating some lovely summery frocks for this summer’s Eclipse premiere.
Dakota, I dub thee my new red carpet style crush. What do you guys think? As a disclaimer, I’m totally on board the Lea Michele-style icon-to-be train, but what movie actress should inherit the fashion throne? Sound off below!
After thoroughly eviscerating the 2009 People’s Choice Awards, I was honored (possibly not the correct word) to be asked by my editors if I would watch and comment on this year’s ceremony. And while I do not believe I deserve any credit or thanks — send your notes of gratitude to whoever hired Survivor producer Mark Burnett — I am thrilled to announce that the 2010 People’s Choice Awards were at least 47 percent less utterly moronic than their predecessor. In fact, it is possible I legitimately enjoyed entire seconds of the broadcast.
Because of this enjoyment, and because I am, in fact, a People, I have decided to hand out my own series of awards, interspersed with the actual televised results, after the jump. You can get the full list of winners, scads of which (including “Favorite Animal Show”) did not appear on the telecast, at PeoplesChoice.com. I have been told you can also register your preference for everything else on earth somewhere on the site, and that people who feel powerless in their own lives achieve a sense of purpose in doing so. The rest of us just blog. Onward!
Favorite Incredibly Disturbing Lyric
“All the best will win awards / the losers will be bound and gagged like spies on 24.” — Queen Latifah’s opening number
(Runner-up: “You can run but you can’t hide from the People’s Choice Awards.” — Queen Latifah’s opening number)
Favorite Way To Reference Twilight Phenomenon Without Making Entire Show About Twilight Phenomenon
Actually pretty funny parody in which Queen Latifah tries to get Edward Cullen to appear on the 2010 People’s Choice Awards
Favorite Moment In Actually Pretty Funny Twilight Parody
“I’ll just get the werewolf to do the show.” — Queen Latifah
Golden Globe nominee and current EW cover girl Anna Kendrick could be looking at a best supporting actress Oscar nod for Up in the Air. If she were to win, she’d also be facing that category’s notorious career curse. That, combined with the fact that she’s so young (24), bubbly, and truly talented (you could see it even in Twilight), makes me want to protect her. Which could be why I got excited when I read that she’s signed on for a comedy with James McAvoy. She’ll play a psychologist who counsels McAvoy’s character, a twentysomething man who learns he has cancer. (Seth Rogen also stars, but frankly, that’s not as comforting as it used to be.) The film, directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness), begins shooting next month. Who knows if it will be good as it sounds, but at the very least, with an actor the quality of McAvoy in the picture, it won’t be embarrassing.
So to recap: Well done, Anna. Your ability to play laughs in serious-issue films should serve you well. Embrace it.
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Yahoo! has revealed their list for their most-viewed trailers of 2009 and, not surprisingly, The Twilight Saga: New Moon was their No. 1 of the year. But the bigger shock was that the janky Lorenzo Lamas-Deborah Gibson flick, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (embedded below), beat out Avatar and Up for the 8th-most popular trailer of the year! Personally, I would have to pick either Star Trek or Avatar as the trailer I watched the most, with James Cameron’s blue opus (embedded after the jump) pulling slightly ahead. Watching it again, it still makes me excited for the movie…and I’ve already seen it!
What about you PopWatchers? What 2009 movie trailer got the most clicks from you? And what was your favorite movie trailer of 2009?