around evening with martini & women in hand by Moe5
Photo Credit: WENN; Pictured: Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel
Yup, another day, another international premiere for Total Recall. This time the stars were in London, attending the premiere held at Vue Leicester Square. Compared to previous premieres, I personally felt Jessica Biel killed it at this event—maybe even out did the Red Carpet Jedi Master, Kate Beckinsale. Since we’re lazy we’re going to copy and paste the same vital info again from Kate and Jessica’s post from Berlin:
Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel stars in this reboot of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 film Total Recall. However, this time there’s no trip to Mars but nonetheless it’s still based on the 1966 short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. In this version Colin Farrell stars as Douglas Quaid, Kate Beckinsale as Lori Quaid, and Jessica Biel as Melina. Visit the Total Recall official website for more info, tickets and showtimes.
In a futuristic setting of 2084, after being devastated by World War III, Earth is divided into two superpowers, Euroamerica/Western Hemisphere and New Shanghai/Eastern Hemisphere, who are locked in a battle for supremacy to unify the world. In this world lives Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell), a factory worker suffering from violent nightmares. Dissatisfied with lowly existence, Quaid visits Rekall, a corporation that provides its clients with implanted artificial memories of the lives they would like to have. [Wiki]
Oh yeah, there were a few D-List UK stars on hand for the premiere…
Photo Credit: WENN; Pictured: Katie Price and Leandro Penna, Diana Vickers, Rebecca Ferdinando & Lauren Pope
So yeah, as we reported earlier in the AM, the beautiful supermodel mommy Doutzen Kroes is once again enjoying the fruits of her labor as she prances around South Beach in her Bikini. Earlier today, she continued the mini-vacation with her hubby DJ Sunnery James as the couple were spotted splashing around in the water, as well as walking on the beach. Proving that she’ll look hot in pretty much anything, Doutzen also took to her W-hotel bicyle as she cruised around the beach in her tasty short-shorts.
Here’s DJ Sunnery James making plans for the evening with his supermodel wifie. That bastardsonofabitch!!!
Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures
These were snapped earlier this afternoon as a stunning Jessica Alba was seen hitting up a business meeting in Beverly Hills. When it comes to contrasting bright colors, J. Alba is an expert, but then again, I guess it helps being extremely beautiful. She falls into that category of chicks who can look hot walking around in a trash bag.
Following her brief hiatus (thank God) from the big screen, J. Alba is set to reprise her role as the “token hot chick” in Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills,” which hits theaters early 2013. The film has a deep cast that includes Lady Gaga, Vanessa Hudgens, Sofía Vergara, Demián Bichir, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alexa Vega, Zoe Saldana, Amber Heard, William Sadler with Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson. Since it’s a Rob Rodriguez piece of work, let’s check the crazy plot:
“The second film in the Machete trilogy finds Machete mourning the loss of his beloved Sartana, slain during a run in with the cartels. Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico to take down a cartel leader, Mendez the Madman, who threatens to fire a missile on the US. Machete foils Mendez’s plot only to find that the missiles are remote wired to and triggered by the madman’s still beating heart. The only man who can disarm the missile is eccentric billionaire arms dealer, Luther Voz, who has hatched a plan of his own to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete takes on Voz and his army in order to dismantle his master plan for global anarchy”. [Source]
Photo Credit: WENN; PICTURED: Julie Henderson, Kate Upton & Camilla Belle
Following a big promotional event in London for their new Galaxy Note 10.2 last night, marketing execs at Samsung splashed out lavishly for a similar launch party in NYC. Although, I gotta admit, I’m a much bigger fan of Irina Shayk than Kate Upton, but hey, I’m not gonna complain too much. It’s nice to see the beautiful Camilla Belle make it out for an event. It’s a pity she can’t act a little better b/c she’s one of the most beautiful actresses in the biz!
To tell you guys the truth, besides a couple videos & her stat sheet at her modeling agency, we didn’t find much on the sultry Ana Moya. You should definitely check this video she did for Fashion Model Milano (if there’s a YouTube video you’re gonna watch today, make sure it’s this one):
Now that he has made plenty of “Hollywood, F-You” money, Shia LaBeouf running around promoting his latest indy flick “Lawless” & proudly proclaiming to anybody who’ll listen that he has had it with Hollywood. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Hollywood studio poster child told it like it is, “There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist,” he says. “You give Terrence Malick a movie like ‘Transformers,’ and he’s f—-d. There’s no way for him to exist in that world.”
Regarding the lead financier of his two upcoming films L.A.-based Voltage Pictures, Shia only had kind things to say: “These dudes are a miracle,” he says. “They give you the money, and they trust you — (unlike the studios, which) give you the money, then get on a plane and come to the set and stick a finger up your a– and chase you around for five months.”
According to interviews during his stint at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year to promote “Lawless,” apparently it had a big effect on him as an actor. This was one of his first films where he wasn’t along for a billion dollar ride alongside Hollywood bigwigs (“Indiana Jonnes” w/ Steven Spielberg & “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” w/ Oliver Stone), but rather had to fight tooth & nail to get this film made. I guess the joy that comes with watching your finished product flourish is worth the agony (can’t say the same for our redesign efforts).
Anyway, Shia’s next film will be director Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” which centers around a woman who discovers her hidden erotic desires–with the woman in question being Nicole Kidman. Sounds like last year’s “Shameless,” except with a female lead (i.e. instant Oscar, if someone else was directing it!). For those of you who forgot Lars Von Trier, he was the dude who made certain anti-Semitic remarks during a Q/A session for his end-of-the-world-epic “Melancholia” at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In hindsight, I feel like he walked into a trap b/c Lars seems like a very spontaneous guy when it comes to candid commentary. Let’s just say, proclaiming he’s a Nazi & calling Israel annoying will always offend a few people in the film industry. For his exact comments, check here.
Since “Lawless” is his latest ticket, check the trailer below.
“While official plans to move forward with the franchise have not been announced, that hasn’t stopped fans from wondering if Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake could be the heir to the franchise.”[THR]
The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt hints at the fact that there may be a sequel to Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise with Levitt’s John Blake as the star. For now Gordon-Levitt is feigning ignorance about any such potential project, but the auguries are pointing to something transpiring that would carry the franchise forward, even without Batman himself. What do you think: should Gotham City’s caped crusader be laid to rest once and for all? Or should the story continue indefinitely with a new (and more human) hero?
Some storytellers know firsthand that the best way to communicate their ideas and social commentaries via their narratives and characters is by allowing them to say nothing. Let the experiences speak for themselves, and the audience shall understand what I’m trying to say, they think. “Speaking between the lines”, perhaps, is the professed goal.
Unfortunately, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis says almost nothing because it exists in a vacuum of such utter vacuousness that it would not surprise me to know that many viewers who emerge from the movie will feel somehow like they have left part of their soul behind: this is a movie that robs its audience of its agency, forcing them to become complicit in its damnation of Big Money and Big Business that sees the world population not as citizens, but as moneymaking propositions. In this age of The Great Recession where the global economy is hobbling along as the whips of Wall Street grow ever louder and harsher on its already slashed back, it would seem that this would be an easy story to tell. Because it’s set in 2000 instead of 2008 and centers on the bursting of the tech bubble, it feels dated, historic, and even slightly irrelevant. We’ve come so far beyond the horrors of the One Percent that this feels like an old, forgotten conversation that just doesn’t matter anymore. Our realities are much scarier than what Packer is forced to endure.
The story is about a young billionaire named Eric Packer whose life is so cushioned by the security of vaults and vaults of money that his greatest worry in life is getting the right haircut. As played by Robert Pattinson, he is effectively portrayed as cold and removed from the normal constraints of the human experience, but Cronenberg never really attempts to show either a) if there’s an actual person under all those dollar signs or b)if there isn’t, what actually is there. It’s like trying to decipher an ancient hieroglyphic by studying modern Spanish slang. The two simply cannot work together.
If Cronenberg was trying to prove that money corrupts to the point of inhumanity, then he accomplishes that in the first five minutes and there’s no point to the rest of the film. If he was trying to say that money necessarily forces up existential barriers that divorce the rich from reality and then leaves them to wander the rest of their lives in a soulless state, well, he never really bothers to show us how or why. It’s just an endless series of random encounters that Eric has throughout his day that I suppose is to make us think and feel, but which ends up doing neither because it never tries. You can only speak between the lines if you actually have lines and not just Robert Pattinson’s cold stares to rely upon. An overwrought and self-satisfied piece of pretentious moviemaking as I’ve ever seen.