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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    Ben Stiller has brought a host of unforgettable characters to life over the years: Derek Zoolander, White Goodman from "Dodgeball," his everyman in movies like "There's Something About Mary" and "Meet the Parents."

    And then there's Tony Perkis.

    Perkis, the sociopathic fitness guru, is the villain of "Heavyweights."

    But what happened to all those other kids and and counselors who filled out the movie?

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    Aaron Schwartz, who played camper Gerry — and Dave Karp in "The Mighty Ducks" — took 14 years off after "Heavyweights" before he returned to acting. Now he has a recurring role as doorman Vanya on "Gossip Girl."

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    Shaun Weiss played Josh, as well as Goldberg the Goalie in "The Mighty Ducks." Since then, he's been in a steady stream of TV shows, including "Freaks and Geeks" and "The King of Queens," and over 30 national TV commercials.

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    Lars, the Perkis lieutenant from "Far away!", was played by Tom Hodges, who is actually American. Now, he mainly "farms organic tomatoes and celery in Northern Alaska."

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    Camper Roy you might recognize: he was played by Kenan Thompson, current cast member of "Saturday Night Live."

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    A little guy named Judd Apatow co-wrote "Heavyweights" with Steven Brill. After his beloved TV shows "Freaks and Geeks" and "Undeclared" were both canceled, he went on to make some movies you might've heard of: "Knocked Up," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Funny People

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    And Ben Stiller is, uh, Ben Stiller. His most recent movie was "Tower Heist," and he has five films in various stages of development.

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    Sephora is amping up its nail polish game in a big–make that a really big–way. The mega-beauty retailer is launching its own line of over 200 (!) nail polishes. It’s quite possibly the biggest nail polish collection we’ve ever come across, and it’s certainly Sephora’s biggest foray into the category yet.

    The collection, called Formula X, officially launches in September at all Sephora stores and online. The lacquers will sell for $10 to $12.50, and treatments for up to $14. Which is all pretty damn reasonable in this crazy world of $30 nail polishes.

    Sephora has left no glittery stone unturned. Every possible color/effect has been incorporated into separate groups. There’s the “Colors” group which includes 94 classic colors and neutrals. It gets really fun when you delve into the “Effects,” which includes all the effects and various textured top coats. I tried out an amazing neutral-flecked-with-pastel matte glitter top coat, called Demolition, which caused multiple other editors at the preview event to go scampering to try some. From sheer translucent colors to neons, if you don’t find a color you like, then you probably just hate nail polish.

    In addition to the colored lacquers, there’s a supporting team of nail treatments–like an erasing pen for when you goof and get color all over your fingers, quick dry products, cuticle oil, and strengthener, to name a few. Sephora’s Formula X “System” includes a base coat, top coat, and something you don’t see very often–a nail cleanser. This is that first step that you’re supposed to do to get all the oil off your nail beds, which helps the base coat stick better. In salons they usually use alcohol or nail polish remover for that task, but this one you just brush on and it evaporates, leaving a dry base.

    There will also be seasonal and holiday collections, and colors in the permanent collection will be retired as trends come and go. The current Sephora by OPI line will be discontinued, and a Sephora rep told us they are kicking out a few other nail polish brands (though they were coy on which ones) to make room for this massive collection.







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    THIS is what they got rid of OPI for? And that cheap ass bottle...
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    Ella Yelich-O'Connor loves a good celebrity downfall. The 16-year-old singer, who performs as Lorde, used to spend her time as a little kid reading stories about messed up aristocratic marriages. Now she says she’s outgrown historical drama and is more likely to be on TMZ or Perez Hilton getting caught up on Amanda Bynes. That is, when she’s not in the studio, which is rare these days. The Auckland native is recording her debut album, a record that’s been in the works ever since she signed a development deal at 13. She'd been perfecting her smoky, soulful sound in secret until late last year when she released “Royals” (above). Now with almost 800,000 plays on soundcloud, the minimalist, harmony-heavy pop track paves the way for new material like “Tennis Court" (below), which dropped last week and drips with sophisticated swagger. Noisey nabbed her to talk talent shows, onstage attire, and the perverse affects of fame.

    Noisey: Hey, Ella. Where are you calling from right now?
    Ella: Right now, I’m literally calling you from a weird little prison conference room in my record label’s office [laughs]. I’m in the middle of recording my album right now.

    How is it going, recording an album while you’re still in school?
    Well, I’m taking a little bit of a break at the moment from school in order to finish this. I’ll go back afterwards, but it’s been really nice to go into the studio and write and really focus on this. I feel so lucky to have that luxury, and I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s sort of cleansing, in a way.

    You signed a record deal when you were only 13. Did you always want to sing professionally?
    I’ve sung my entire life, but I didn’t start writing music until I was 13. That’s when I began tentatively writing crazy s**t about what was happening at that moment. I actually went back through my laptop the other day and found all those songs, and it’s super embarrassing! There’s this six-minute track I made that was about slipping off a rock and drowning, quite dark stuff! But it was around that time when my record company heard me singing at my school talent show and signed a development deal, so I’ve been writing with a bunch of people and honing the craft.





    Your song “Royals” is a big hit online, and you just dropped your new single “Tennis Court,” which is getting tons of love, too. How does that feel?
    It’s pretty rad! I had a really positive response first in New Zealand, and then just recently I started seeing it blow up elsewhere. It’s weird, though, because I feel like if you chase something super hard, it doesn’t always work. Instead of expecting success, it’s better to improve upon your own terms.

    And you did this for your EP, The Love Club?
    Yeah, I put the EP out for free because I wanted people my age to be able to listen to it regardless of whether or not they have a credit card. I think that’s bulls**t that you need to have one in order to buy songs. I also made my Facebook page and just invited my friends, and then they started listening and the word spread from there. When I realized that people who weren’t my friends were talking about the EP, that’s when it started to get crazy.

    How did your sound come about?
    I actually didn’t really have a specific sound in mind when I started recording. I’ve always listened to hip-hop and electronic music, and also full-on top 40 pop. I really like minimalist music, too. James Blake is an artist who does that really well, using something like three sounds on a song and somehow making it explosive. I don’t play any instruments, so my voice needs to have the focus. My vocal-scape is really important.

    Where did your obsession with royalty come from?
    I’ve always been into that stuff since I was a little kid. I used to write out all their family trees and everything! Now, though, I’m obsessed with really high profile celebrities who get really f***ed up; I think you know who I’m talking about! I find it all so interesting, such tragedies that stem from being put on a pedestal.

    You’re coming to America this fall for the first time….
    Yes, I’m so excited! I’ve never been to America before. I’ve actually only played five shows at Lorde my whole life, but they’ve sold out every time; I feel like it’s better to have a smaller number of really great shows that sell out, rather than tons of okay shows that don’t.

    What about your onstage style?
    I love fashion, and I like wearing something that makes me feel grand. Onstage I want something that has an element of theatricality to it, like long dresses and chunky shoes. I love designers like Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens… I would have trouble playing a show in my t-shirt and jeans! Although I will say, since I’ve been in the studio so much, I’ve gotten to the point of where I just don’t wear makeup and come dressed in whatever. I’m not that cool at the moment!

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    Justin Theroux steps out of a storefront in the Soho neighborhood of New York City on Saturday afternoon (June 29).







    The 41-year-old actor, who was seen the day before strolling around the West Village after eating at Bar Pitti restaurant, carried a camouflage backpack.

    Justin is currently in the Big Apple while filming the pilot episode for his upcoming HBO series The Leftovers, which follows a group of people who must rebuild their lives after the Rapture takes about 100 people from their community.

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    Justin Theroux looks super buff while chatting on his cell phone on Thursday afternoon (June 27) in the West Village neighborhood of New York City.









    The 41-year-old actor made his way to Italian restaurant Bar Pitti to grab some lunch before returning home.

    The day before, Justin was spotted filming scenes with a dog for the first day on the set of his latest flick The Leftovers.

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    Justin Theroux films scenes with a dog for the first day on the set of The Leftovers on Wednesday (June 26) in Douglaston, New York.









    The 41-year-old actor was later seen carrying a fake dead dog prop for the scene. The pics inside look a little graphic – click at your own risk!

    The Leftovers revolves around the Rapture and follows a group of people who are left behind in the suburban community of Mapleton. They must begin to rebuild their lives after the sudden and mysterious disappearance of more than 100 people.

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    Justin Theroux shows off his bulging muscles in a “From Out of Darkness” tank while hopping on his Ducati motorcycle on Tuesday (June 25) in New York City.








    The day before, the 41-year-old actor donned a a black and white helmet while getting ready to ride his motorcycle.

    It was recently announced that twin brothers Charlie and Max Carver have joined Justin‘s upcoming pilot The Leftovers and will play “happy-go-lucky identical twins Scott (Charlie) and Adam (Max) Frost, friends of Garvey’s daughter, whose laid-back demeanor brings levity to a dark world.”


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    Robbie Antonio’s new house in Manila, designed by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, will be filled with portraits of himself, by world-class artists such as Julian Schnabel, Marilyn Minter, and David Salle. Is the 36-year-old real-estate developer a patron, an egomaniac, or both?


    Ask Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas why he’s taken on his first residential commission in 15 years—scheduled to be completed this month in Manila, the Philippines—and he has a very short answer indeed: “Well, basically Robbie.”

    “Robbie” would be Robbie Antonio, a 36-year-old real-estate developer and voracious art collector who has spun a golden web and ensnared some of the world’s top creative names for two eye-poppingly ambitious projects.

    The first is the Manila home, which also serves as a museum for his ever expanding art collection, with works by the likes of Damien Hirst, Francis Bacon, and Jeff Koons. The building, by Koolhaas and his team at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), is referred to by the name Antonio gave it, Stealth. Its cost—upwards of $15 million—is in somewhat stark contrast to the average annual Filipino-family income of $4,988. Indeed, the building, under construction on a small lot in Manila’s most exclusive neighborhood, has been kept largely quiet until now. It’s a series of boxes stacked together in an irregular pattern, with scooped-out windows that call to mind Marcel Breuer’s Whitney Museum, all wrapped in a charcoal-colored concrete-and-polyurethane “skin”; the roof features a pool flowing into a dramatic waterfall.

    Antonio calls the second project Obsession: a series of portraits of himself by some of the world’s top contemporary artists, including Julian Schnabel, Marilyn Minter, David Salle, Zhang Huan, members of the Bruce High Quality Foundation, and Takashi Murakami.


    So far, two dozen portraits are under way or completed, with nearly $3 million spent on them. Antonio is aiming for 35 in the series by the end of the year, all of which will be housed in a special gallery within Stealth, open only to invited guests. The level of effort he’s put into Obsession and Stealth over the last two years “tells you about my personality—going to extremes, down to the minutest detail,” he says.

    The performance artist Marina Abramović, a friend of Antonio’s, who has called him a “volcanic tornado,” is contributing a piece to Obsession that she calls The Chamber of Stillness: a basement room in Stealth with a waterfall view that could actually lock him in for periods of up to 60 minutes and force contemplation. “She thinks I’m super-fast and need to calm down,” says Antonio.

    One day in New York this winter, while riding in a town car to Chelsea to see the contents of his art-storage unit, Antonio said out of the blue, “I want to work with five Pritzker winners by the time I’m 45,” referring to the prize awarded annually by the Chicago hotel and real-estate family and the highest honor for architects. In fact, before he gave Koolhaas the green light, he says, he had discussions with the offices of Jean Nouvel, Thom Mayne, and Zaha Hadid, a murderers’ row of Pritzker laureates.


    Antonio doesn’t come from a family of collectors. He’s self-educated in the arts and says simply, “I’ve always been interested in art and architecture.” But he thinks in terms of the collecting big leagues. “You see Peter Brant do this for Stephanie Seymour,” he says of his multiple portrait commissions, “but I do it for myself! I want to surpass that.”

    The fortune for this unchained ambition comes from Century Properties, the publicly traded real-estate company founded by Antonio’s father, currently valued at around a half-billion dollars, according to Antonio, who manages the day-to-day operations. Most of their projects are in Asia, but Antonio also founded a separate, New York-based company to do developments there—including a collaboration with I. M. Pei on a luxury condominium, the Centurion. The family’s wealth is estimated at $300 million.

    Antonio is constantly on the hunt for new Obsession commissions. In March, at New York’s Art Dealers Association of America Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory, he saw a display of Karen Kilimnik’s storybook-style portraits of women. “Does she do men?” he asked the gallery representative. (Kilimnik has not yet been drafted for the Obsession project.)


    The artists he has enlisted in this quest seem bemused by Antonio’s aggressive approach but powerless to resist it. “His enthusiasm for all kinds of things is endearing—he kind of pulls you into his orbit,” says painter David Salle, who did a double portrait of Antonio next to Stealth, putting the lord alongside his manor, an updated riff on the Gainsboroughs and Sargents of old.

    The Los Angeles-based painter Kenny Scharf portrayed Antonio as “a chic space alien,” (pic on top of the post)
    complete with antennae. “We had dinner, I took his picture, and we talked a lot,” says Scharf of getting to know Antonio. “He wanted it immediately, and I told him he couldn’t have it immediately. He was very impatient.

    “He’s a good-looking guy, and he obviously likes that part about himself.”


    One thing that has helped persuade the artists to participate—beyond the $50,000 to $100,000 that Antonio is paying for each piece—is that he has done his homework. Photographer David LaChapelle recalls that, when Antonio showed up for their first meeting in Los Angeles, “he had a book of mine with literally thousands of Post-it notes.” Two months later, LaChapelle photographed Antonio against a flamboyant “millionaire’s pinball machine” backdrop.

    LaChapelle takes pains to put the Obsession series in perspective. “The tradition of wealthy people wanting portraits of themselves goes back as far as art history,” he says. “It’s very easy for people to criticize him, but the more art, the better. It will be up to him to have a well-rounded project and not just a vanity project. And the collection will set him apart.”


    Perhaps. Certainly having a Koolhaas house-museum is a distinction that few can claim. Plenty of people have tried to commission a Koolhaas home, but he says he was waiting for the right client—and the perfect project. “We were desperate to do more houses,” he says. “It is particularly exciting because, if you do a house, inevitably you have to engage with a person. So nothing more intimate exists.”

    Somehow, Antonio’s hyper-specificity about what he wanted struck a chord. “Actually, I’m surprised they never kicked me out of their office, because I gave them, like, 50,000 images of what not to do and what to do,” says Antonio.

    “Half of them were contradictory to each other,” says Koolhaas of the requested features. “Then we decided to basically not be our normal, occasionally dogmatic self but to completely adopt his point of view and see where it would end.”

    Even Antonio’s architectural references were outsize. When it came to the 25,000-square-foot Stealth, he and Koolhaas used the floor plans of the Whitney and the Guggenheim as comparisons.

    “It’s an enormous vision,” adds Koolhaas. “We’ve never had somebody with so many things he liked, so many things he wanted.” Originally, Antonio wanted Koolhaas to design a revolving building that would rotate a few times a month. “But I thought that would be detrimental to my budget,” Antonio says. Perhaps the most fantastical element in the finished house is near the bar on the first floor: a circular section of the wall behind it can actually flip open, hinging at the top and leading out onto the garden—giving new meaning to the phrase “man cave.”

    Most of all, it was the distinctness of the Obsession project that appealed to Koolhaas, who notes dryly that “in every suburban house you see a Richard Prince Nurse.” Koolhaas says he was attracted by the notion that Antonio was testing “how far you can take patronage, or how far you can get art to represent yourself, or how you can [make] your own reputation through art.”

    That was the only vote of confidence the collector needed. “I really went for it,” Antonio adds.

    Rest of the art here:

    By the Bruce High Quality Foundation.


    By Damien Hirst (I'm disappointed that this isn't a tank of formaldehyde for Robbie to dip himself into when he feels like doing some ~performance art~)


    By Takashi Murakami.


    By Zhang Huan.


    By Julian Opie.


    By Julian Schnabel


    By Giles Bensimon

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    Your faves could never. What kind of art would you fill your house with?

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    Shannon Vestal for POPSUGAR writes:
    When Breaking Bad comes back on Aug. 11, it'll be for its final eight episodes, and it's not just the fans who are excited. I caught up with series star Aaron Paul, who not only gushed about how good the last installment will be, but he also talked about keeping quiet about what happens and how he felt when he read those last scripts. Oh, and Paul has a very colorful word of warning for viewers.


    POPSUGAR: Is it hard keeping the secret about what's going to happen in the final episodes?
    Aaron Paul: I don't have a problem not telling people because I don't want to ruin it for anybody. Everyone asks me but, deep down, they really don't want to know. I know that.

    PS: Is it sad saying goodbye to Breaking Bad?
    AP: Before I read the final eight episodes, the final eight hours of the show, I was thinking to myself, this is so tragic. I can't believe this show is ending. I didn't want it to end, but after knowing how the final eight hours play out, I couldn't be happier with the way that it ended.

    PS: Did you have a special ritual for reading the finale scripts?
    AP: In all honesty, I couldn't wait. If I got an email on my phone with the final eight, I thought to myself, "I'm gonna wait to get home and actually have the paper scripts, sit on the couch, drink some wine and take my time with it." But in all reality, probably six out of the eight episodes I read from my phone on a plane to something. I could not wait. I'm a huge fan of the show as well...You guys are gonna shit your pants!


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    Adan Canto has seemingly confirmed his role as Sunspot in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The Following actor revealed on Twitter that he will play Brazilian mutant Roberto Costa.

    In response to a tweet from a fan saying "I'm excited for @adancanto as Sunspot!!", Canto replied: "Thanks! Next summer."

    The tweet has since been removed.


    He had previously hinted that he "might turn into a ball of fire if someone pisses me off".

    Canto will join Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing and Evan Peters on the film.

    Singer's 20th Century Fox sequel recently added Home and Away alumnus Josh Helman to its already-packed cast.

    X-Men: Days of Future Past will arrive in cinemas on July 18, 2014.

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    I like how it sounds like they're trying to keep who he's playing under wraps for whatever reason when ONTD called who he was playing before there was even a press release that he had even joined the cast. I still hope they end up splitting this into two movies so it will potentially be less messy. Anyway have some Paul Torres as a thanks for your time.

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    Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge’s Burberry Ads: The Super-Sexy First Look



    Looks like the rumors were true — and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

    After months of speculation (and a joint appearance at the Met Gala in head-to-toe Burberry), the super-chic British brand has confirmed that Sienna Miller and her longtime love Tom Sturridge are the faces of its fall campaign.

    And boy, what faces they are — though their gorgeous mugs are partially obscured by a leopard-print Burberry bag as the two get close in one of the black-and-white photos, shot by Mario Testino. The romance continues in another sultry shot (above), in which Sturridge gets a little cheeky with Miller (who’s wearing a very familiar shirt).



    “This was a shoot full of love and laughter,” said Burberry’s chief creative officer, Christopher Bailey, in a statement. “It was such a treat to work with Sienna and Tom, and to capture their magic together.”

    The duo already have one fabulous collaboration on their list (that would be daughter Marlowe) and we think this is pretty great for a second big project together. Video and behind-the-scenes content will be unveiled soon, so you can check out their chemistry in action as well.

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    American television personality Kendall has revealed that she would consider leaving her reality show if her modelling career required it. The 17-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has discussed her modelling aspirations in an interview with V Magazine.

    Would Kendall Jenner ever trade in the E! cameras to be in front of a photographer's lens as a full-time model? Never say never, the teen says. While posing for a V magazine online spread, Kim's half-sister admitted that she'd quit TV for modeling if the situation was ever brought to her. Jenner said, "I've never gotten that question before... Um, yeah. Probably."

    Kim's half-sister said she was "100%" serious about going from a reality show to modelling. "I don't think some people take me very seriously," she said, "When I started off, I was way more of a personality in modelling and it wasn't like, what I wanted to be exactly. I want to be more high fashion; I want to be more editorial, but hopefully I'll just prove myself."

    She prefers to be in Los Angeles and doesn't want to move to New York City. "I love LA and I don't mind flying out here whenever I have to," she responded, "And I'm such a family person, and my whole family is over there, and all of my friends, I mean, I'd make new friends, but I don't know."

    Jenner, who has already made her New York Fashion Week debut and posed in Louis Vuitton for Cosmopolitan magazine, said she has higher dreams and goals. "I mean of course the big ones: Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. All those big ones are my ultimate dream," she said.









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    Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill are two of the hottest actors at the moment and they will be starring together in The Man From U.N.C.L.E..


    The hunky pair has never met, but in a recent interview Armie Hammer, whose film The Lone Ranger is scheduled to open next week, said he is excited to meet Henry.


    The movie will be directed by Guy Ritchie and is a remake of a television series with the same name which starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as evil-fighting agents.


    Armie plays David’s character, Illya Kuryakin, a Russian spy while Henry landed Robert’s role, Napoleon Solo, after Tom Cruise had to step down due to a conflict in his schedule.


    “I would have loved to work with Tom, but at the same time, I’m also excited to do it with Henry, because it adds a different twist to the movie.” Armie Hammer said in the interview.


    At the time of the interview, Armie had not met Henry and stated that he was very excited to do so and about what Cavill would bring to the movie after the success of Man of Steel.

    “I’m excited about meeting both of them,” said Hammer. “Hopefully, I’ll get to meet David while making the movie. We start shooting in August.”


    Armie talks about how he is getting ready to play the Russian agent:


    “I’m also very excited about playing a Russian,” he adds. “I’m in the middle of my research phase now. I’m studying the political climate during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. It was a fascinating time globally. It’s such a great script (by Scott Z. Burns), and it’s so funny! Guy Ritchie has such a great take on it.” he finished.



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  • 06/30/13--19:17: Kristen Stewart @ LAX


  • Kristen Stewart dons a trendy pair of eyeglasses while catching a departing flight at LAX Airport on Sunday (June 30) in Los Angeles.

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  • 06/30/13--19:18: WEEKEND BOX OFFICE!



  • Weekend chart from Box Office Mojo


    International box office numbers (they're a weekend behind fyi)

    Tomatometer from Rotten Tomatoes





    Polls are still messed up, so they're under the spoiler cut

    How was your weekend, ONTD? Are you looking forward to any movies coming out soon?

    spoiler code:

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  • 06/30/13--19:18: Dexter : Season 8 Look Ahead


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    Thoughts? I thought it was a strong first episode.

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  • 06/30/13--19:19: New Open Grave Images

  • Sharlto Copley shooting a gun.

    Plot: A man wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer.


    Cast: Sharlto Copley, Joseph Morgan, Thomas Kretschmann, Erin Richards


    Scary looking almost naked dude.


    Joseph Morgan with a gun.


    Masked dudes with guns.


    Erin Richards with gun in face.


    Scary lady with knife(?)


    Sharlto with gun.


    Scary pit with dead ppl.


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    Italian release date is August 14,
    so far no U.S. date yet and no trailer. :/
    bearded Sharlto ♥


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    - SEXY SCHOOL GIRL JESS

    - Gonna need an Eric/Willa sex scene sometime this season...
    - BEEL'S AN ASSHOLE
    - I always wondered when the idea of making Tru Blood out of fairy blood was going to happen...
    - Alcide's werewolf gf is a cunt
    -BURN BABY BURN (Disco Inferno)

    - Sarah Newlin is HBIC

    -Yay for no unnecessary female nudity in this episode!









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    Trayvon Martin's Girlfriend testifies
    Paula Deen loses sponsors
    Man of Steet marketed to Christians


    Interview:
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    Hugh Jackman can do it all – play an action hero in Wolverine, sing in Les Miserables and dance on Broadway, but there's one thing he can't do: stop the rumors that he's gay.

    The speculation about the Aussie actor's sexuality began around the time he played flamboyantly gay singer Peter Allen in the Boy From Oz on Broadway, but while he says "on some levels it's a compliment," he hates to see the effect it has on his wife of 17 years, Deborra-Lee Furness.

    "If I was, I would be," he said in an interview yesterday with 60 Minutes in Australia. "It's, to me, not the most interesting thing about a person, anyway… I do get frustrated for Deb, cause I see Deb go, '"Ah, this is crazy!'"

    Deborra-Lee, who's 13 years older than Hugh, says the constant questioning is "offensive." "If he was gay, fine, he would say he's gay," she says. "It's annoying because it's not true."

    The couple have two children, Oscar and Ava, but Hugh admits that his kids aren't impressed by his role in the X-Men movies.

    "They've only seen it recently," Hugh reveals. "I figured it would be very undermining to see their father slicing people's heads off. It does take away my credibility when I say, 'Please don't hit your sister.' 'Really, Dad?'"

    But his 13-year-old son knows how to use his dad's fame when it counts.

    "I have seen Oscar use the fact that his dad's Wolverine to try and chat up a 14-year-old girl," Hugh, 44, admits. "I'm like the wingman for my son!"

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    This weekend Pixar's latest digital marvel, "Monsters University," roars into theaters (already dominating the box office, obviously). Few studios can claim the kind of quality that Pixar often does – for a while there it was the most critically and commercially adored studio in the history of cinema (though they are not without their faults). And for good reason. It seemed like year after year they would commit a new classic, an endlessly re-watchable delight full of characters that will be beloved by children the world over for decades to come. In fact, the amount of excellence made ranking the films a blurry and burdensome proposition. But in hindsight (and after a couple of shoddy 3D conversions), it becomes clearer which movies are truly more special than others. This is what we've attempted to do, with our worst-to-best Pixar retrospective. It goes without saying that some of these rankings represent a fractional superiority of one over the other and that this list was really hard to make and arrange. It also goes without saying that it will undoubtedly piss a lot of people off, so we encourage you to respond in the comment section below.

    14."Cars 2" (2011) deserving of last place, lbr ontd
    13. "Cars" (2006) no lies detected on this placement

    12. "Brave" (2012)
    It was supposed to be the one that set things right: after repeated criticisms were (rightfully) leveled against the studio for what many perceived as outright sexism in its feature films, Pixar hired a wonderful female director (Brenda Chapman) and started development on what was known as "The Bear and the Bow." Later, the title was changed to "Brave" and, a little later than that, Chapman was unceremoniously removed from both the film and the studio. (When the movie later won a Best Animated Feature Oscar, she would accept the award with her replacement, Mark Andrews. The amount of pride that must have been swallowed that night...) With Chapman gone, a lot of the movie's moodiness (including its wintertime setting) was swapped for more traditional, what some would claim were more overtly "Disney" moments of sunny cheeriness. The sentiment, that a Princess (played by Kelly Macdonald) can choose her own fate instead of being auctioned off to some loser prince, is a powerful message and the closest any Pixar movie has come to being considered a "feminist" work (there is a feminist angle to another Pixar movie, but, in the words of Mr. Incredible, we'll get there when we get there). The problem is that the movie is clunky, with a narrative that, instead of allowing the princess to really become her own person, saddles her with a burdensome buddy movie scenario wherein her mother (Emma Thompson) is accidentally turned into a bear. She's never actually allowed to be the woman she should become since she's babysitting her bear-mom. It's a drag.

    11. "Monsters University" (2013) that twist ending still punched me right in the feels, ugh
    10. "A Bug's Life" (1998) the most underrated of all pixar films, imo
    9. "Toy Story 2" (1999) six words: jessie's backstory sung by sarah mclachlan. enough said!
    8. "Toy Story" (1995) honestly surprised this didn't rank higher on the list

    7. "Finding Nemo" (2003)
    At the time of its release, "Finding Nemo" soon became the biggest animated feature of all time (surpassed later by one of the "Shrek" sequels) and it's easy to see why – the tale of a father clown fish named Marlin (Albert Brooks) who loses his son after years of being overtly cautious and super protective – is something that everyone can relate to (even cowboys have daddy issues). And the characters are well drawn, from Marlin's forgetful partner-in-crime Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) to the motley crew of fish that surround Nemo in the dentist's waiting room aquarium (most notably Willem Defoe). There's a reason that there are 'Nemo'-themed attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom, EPCOT Center, Disney California Adventure, and Disneyland theme parks and a sequel in the works – people love this movie. But upon re-watching it during its recent theatrical 3D conversion, revealed that not all of "Finding Nemo" works. The bisected storyline, split between Marlin's journey and Nemo's imprisonment, often slows down the movie's pace (at times it nearly crawls); the Marlin/Dory dynamic was too familiar at the time, when it seemed like every Pixar movie was going to be a variation of a buddy movie; and the movie's extra climax, wherein Nemo gets caught in a net (again) and has to convince the similarly captured fish to swim to the bottom of the ocean so that they could all escape, is both tedious and thematically redundant. We get it. Let's move on. Still, "Finding Nemo" has an undeniable powerful, one that can speak to anyone, really. It's also a singularly beautiful Pixar movie too, with the naturalistic style that they pioneered for "A Bug's Life" plunged under the ocean, with relatively few stylistic flourishes (comparatively, "Finding Nemo" was a low-budget movie because they blew so much R&D money on "Monsters Inc."). It's just that, like Dory, it's easy to forget some of the film's problems because it's so easy to praise the work as a whole.

    6. "Monsters, Inc." (2001)
    Pixar had some experience in world building by the time "Monsters, Inc." rolled around in 2001, but the worlds they had constructed where microcosmic and very much a part of our own reality. With "Monsters, Inc." they crafted an entirely separate universe, one in which monsters cultivate the screams of children to power their own modern cities, using a system of magical doors. It's an ingenious concept and one that relates to our own childhood fears of the monster in the closet (who turns out is just an employee at what amounts to a large energy corporation). There's a kind of frazzled inventiveness to every frame of "Monsters, Inc.," from the design of the characters (like the one-eyed Mike and the blue, furry Sulley) to the system of doors, which really pays off in a jaw-dropping climax where our heroes and villains ride the doors through the labyrinthine back channels of the corporation. It's also a sly take on our ongoing energy crisis and a loving homage to the monster movies of yore (a popular restaurant in the monster-y universe is Harryhausen's, named after the great, recently departed effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen). But the real reason "Monsters, Inc." works so well is the emotional connection forged between the tiny human who is unleashed in the monster world (who they nickname Boo) and Sulley, a giant, fearsome monster whose job it is to scare little kids just like Boo. The way their relationship develops, mostly wordlessly, is a testament to the confident storytelling prowess of the studio. The way the movie ends is probably one of the most powerful moments the studio has ever crafted, one that is delicate and unforced. The simplicity and emotional power of "Monsters, Inc." is what made a sequel seem (for a while at least) inconceivable. But with a world as large and immersive as the one created for "Monsters, Inc.," there are undoubtedly many, many different stories to tell.

    5. "Toy Story 3" (2010) incinerator scene and andy's final playtime with bonnie. dare you not to cry, ontd!

    4. "WALL-E" (2008)
    Beloved by critics (A.O. Scottcalled it his favorite film of the decade) and derided by right wing pundits (who claimed that its touchy-feely environmentalist message was harmful to kids), "WALL-E" is a boldly experimental movie that doesn't quite stick the landing but none the less feels like an out-there art house joint more than a hugely budgeted Hollywood kids' movie. Consider the movie's almost completely wordless first half, where a junky little droid named WALL-E (those of you playing at home might remember that WALL-E stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter, Earth-Class) still cleans a completely deserted, garbage-covered planet earth hundreds of years after the last human lived there and at least that long since the last robot stopped working. The reason WALL-E has survived is that he has developed a personality: he forages through the wreckage for knickknacks that he brings back to his home and he has a pet cockroach that he cares for. When a spaceship lands in the wasteland and a sleek new robot named EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator), WALL-E becomes smitten. When she discovers that he has a living plant amongst his souvenirs, she's recalled back to a floating cruise ship called the Axiom, which is bursting with robotic life but where humans have devolved into gelatinous blobs. While on the Axiom, WALL-E uncovers a conspiracy and "reboots" humanity. He also falls in love. There are moments of pure transcendence in "WALL-E," like the space dance that he and EVE go on outside of the Axiom, and the movie is probably the hardest, in terms of satire, of all the Pixar movies (co-writer Jim Reardon was a "Simpsons" bigwig for many years and in a lot of ways the movie feels like a really expensive episode of "Futurama"). It's also incredibly strange: from the wordless first half to the fact that this is a movie in which real life actors appear alongside their CGI counterparts (mostly by Fred Willard as the head of the Buy-N-Large corporation) to all the "Hello Dolly" references and the general bleakness in terms of tone, this is a ballsy, gonzo movie. The story, however, could have still used some tightening (if this super old robotic conspiracy to keep people from earth was in effect why send EVE down there at all?), the fact that they were so hell bent on assigning binary gender characteristics to sexless robots seems foolhardy and it goes without saying that the wordless first half makes the chaotic second half less powerful.

    3. "Up" (2009) perfect opening love montage of ellie and carl. live action films couldn't even lbr
    2. "Ratatouille" (2007) tbqh i was surprised at how this actually worked when i first saw it

    1. "The Incredibles" (2004)
    When "The Incredibles" was released, it felt like a revelation, like a genuinely groundbreaking moment from a studio that had literally reinvented the animated feature at least once before. It was a first in a lot of ways: the first movie of theirs to have humans be the central characters (instead of bugs or monsters or toys); the first movie to be rated PG (because of its action and implied sexuality – that's right, implied sexuality); the first movie to be scored by Michael Giacchino (who would go on to become a Pixar power player); the first movie to flirt with the 2-hour mark (115 minutes); along with a number of esoteric technical innovations (skin, clothing, and physics engines that scatter light realistically). But all could have all been for naught if the story of "The Incredibles" wasn't so compelling. Ingeniously devised by Brad Bird, who had recently suffered terribly at the hands of Warner Bros Animation, "The Incredibles" is about an over-the-hill superhero Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) forced to relocate to the suburbs and assume a new identity, along with his equally super-powered wife Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) and children, after superheroes have been outlawed. It's while Mr. Incredible is working at a soul-deadening insurance company that he's approached by a mysterious woman to carry out a series of tasks that only he can accomplish, on a secret jungle island. Suddenly, he's back in the game. He feels better about himself, walks with a spring in his step, and romances the wife again, which of course leads her to suspect that an affair is a part of this midlife crisis he seems to be going through. Instead, it's much more dangerous than that, and soon the entire family is in jeopardy. Metaphorically, "The Incredibles" is brilliant, with each family member getting the over-sized abilities of what is demanded of them at home (the dad has to be strong, so Mr. Incredible can lift train cars, the mother has to be in a million places at once so she can stretch, the awkward teenage daughter comes invisible, etc.) and stylistically it's still Pixar's strongest effort, with a design aesthetic that combines sixties sleekness with James Bond-ian gadgetry; it's both futuristic and timeless. Countless comic books and characters are referenced in "The Incredibles" – everything from Will Eisner's "The Spirit" and Alan Moore's "Watchmen" (both of which had yet to be adapted for the big screen at the time), and Bird builds action sequences the way that Robert Zemeckis does, with a series of escalating obstacles that never once decreases on the throttle. Bird doesn't shy away from violence (a little kid seemingly murders countless goons) or sex (the affair analogy, and some well-placed double entendres) and adds at least one amazing addition to the mythology of superheroes: Edna Mode (played by Bird himself), the costume designer to superheroes. "The Incredibles" is often so full of exuberant life that it threatens to burst at the seams. Thankfully, like one of Edna Mode's suits, it all stays together. The result is an unparalleled masterpiece and the very best Pixar movie.

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    Hope this one gets through Mods because it's quite an interesting read, and also because I haven't seen this article posted here yet. Plus, "Monsters U." is killing it right now at the box office. Rest of the rationales for the other Pixar flicks can be read at the source.

    Is this accurate list accurate, ONTD? Violent reactions? Let's rock this Pixar beeyotch!

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    Jeff Davis answered a round of fan-submitted questions on the official teen wolf tumblr.
    Here are some of the better ones (and my totally awful one).

    Is Derek going to develop a lot this season?
    Derek will definitely learn some hard lessons. And he will change quite a bit by the end of this first twelve.

    Hey Jeff! Do we see more of Boyd tomorrow? And now that he's back in school, is he aware that the alpha twins are prowling the campus? Thanks!
    Yes, you do see more of him. And he's aware of all the alphas.

    Is Gerard behind these mysterious kills?
    Interesting theory... :)

    I'm wondering if it means something so the tree that was at the end of the credits was also the same tree Lydia was drawing in the band room? Does it mean anything??
    You are paying attention to the right details.

    Will we find out if Scott let Isaac stay with him?
    Isaac is living with the McCalls.

    Any upcoming Lydia scoop?
    We just finished the final post production work on 306 which is a Lydia as a main character episode. And it's one of my favorites.

    Scott seems to have a pretty easy time with the full moons... where's the werewolf conflict if the wolves in this verse can learn control so easily?
    That was actually a choice we made. How much do we want to portray our wolves as struggling to contain the beast? We did that all first season and I personally felt as though we mined it for all we could.be

    Hello Jeff! Will we be seeing Peter on tomorrow night's episode?
    Peter and Cora together.

    Is there any symbolic meaning behind Lydia's name that relates to what she is?
    We choose certain names based on their meaning, but Lydia's wasn't one of them. Hope that doesn't ruin any interesting theories!

    How much influence do you have on what the other writers write? Do you revise all the episodes and can you tell them "um, didn't like this bit, can you change it."
    The writers contribute tremendously the the whole storyline of the season. We plot out everything together. I do a heavy production rewrite, though, on the scripts. Christian likes to tell me that neither JJ Abrams or Alan Ball rewrote him as much as I did.

    Some authors plan the ending of a story, book, show beforehand. Have you given any thought to how you want Teen Wolf to end?
    As far as the series finale? No plan.

    Hi Jeff, I was wondering how many years has it really been since the fire? Cause Stiles said 10 years in the pilot then Derek said 6 years in the middle of season 1, then Derek said 9 years in 3x09. So how many years has it really been?.
    Six. Derek's line in 3x03 was actually "not in years."

    How is it possible that the twins' pants combine when they shift together? Does their underwear do it too? (This was my question)
    I think Aiden just literally gets sucked into Ethan's body and Ethan's pants stretch to a couple of sizes larger. (that's a terrible answer, sorry).

    I keep asking this, I know... but I really wanna know if Peter gets a bigger storyline this year... love the show! <3
    Yep.

    Hi Jeff. Deucalion mentioned to Derek that he knew his mom. Is Deucalion possible Mama Hale's old lover or ex?
    Not a lover.

    Does tomorrow's episode have main character? If so, who?
    It is a great Allison episode in my opinion. You see a lot of her struggle.

    What was your favorite scene in tomorrow night's episode?
    A stitching scene. Crystal Reed gives an amazing performance.

    Is Isaac going to have a storyline that won't damage him emotionally?
    Well that wouldn't be fun at all.

    Will Scott and Isaac's relationshop change now that they're living together?
    Yes, it will. They will become closer. Isaac will be risking his life for Scott in tomorrow's episode.

    Are there going to be a lot of Sciles this season? I love Scott and Stiles' friendship and I'd love to see a really emotional, friendship affirming scene between them. :d
    One of my favorite scenes between them is episode 306

    dear jeff, i was really terribly hurt by the way derek and blake were introduced as a “romance” and am resenting the entire storyline to a degree that i never thought possible from this show. considering i'm a diehard sterek shipper, will there come a point where i can love blake?
    that’s up to you, suaine. i wonder how you’ll feel when the season is done and if you’re still watching. we try to create a good story. if you don’t feel it’s worth watching anymore all you have to do is stop. i’ve stopped watching many shows i loved! in fact, i stopped watching lost in season 2 but found myself reeled in once again by the season finale. i can say there are many surprises still to come and that haley webb is amazing as jennifer. you learn a lot more about her in upcoming episodes. you may be a sterek shipper but when i started writing the show i had no idea they would be seen as a couple. it was quite a surprise to me. and who knows what will happen? i know that there are a lot of fans out there who have their own ideas of where the story should go, but the truth is no show is written by the fans. it’s written by normal people like me and my team of writers who struggle in a room together trying to come up with an entertaining story. sometimes we fail, sometimes we succeed. whether the story is for you, is entirely up to you.

    will we ever find out why erica was killed?
    yes.

    jeff!? i have to know which episode the big stiles and lydia episode?!?!?!?!?!?!!? throw me a bone here im dying!!
    311.

    why is there so much queerbaiting, and no actual queer pairings? quit playing with us
    queer pairings is on my list right underneath queerbaiting. i swear we’ll get it to it! :)

    was derek aware that isaac's father had thrown glass at him exactly like that, or was he just trying in general to trigger isaac's memories of abuse to get him to leave?
    yes, he was. we called it our harry and the henderson’s scene.

    will we see some heartfelt scenes between the sheriff and stiles soon??
    yep.

    will we ever get to know more about boyd?
    yes, in 306.

    what's stiles' sexuality?
    virginal.

    will danny show up tomorrow night? since its the bus ride to the cross country meet...
    yep. he has a funny scene with stiles tomorrow.

    okay, so i get derek's going to be learning a lot of hard lessons, but is he at least going to have some positives this season that won't end in more pain/trauma/heartbreak for him? he needs something good in his life that isn't fleeting or that eventually betrays him. i just don't know how he's even finding the will to keep fighting, the poor guy. so... is there some hope for him, at least, jeff?
    yes, he’ll definitely have some positives.

    hiii jeff! will we ever get an episode where stiles has his own story and is like the main character of it?
    yes!

    what do you think about people hating derek and saying he could've and should've handled the isaac situation differently????
    i find characters who make mistakes more interesting to write. and to watch. we made a concerted effort, for example, to show a real change in scott from season 1 to now. a naive kid who becomes a thoughtful leader. i’m pretty happy with derek’s arc this season. hope you like it too!

    hi jeff! there are theories that cora is working with the alpha pack. are those theories in any way correct?
    now wouldn’t be a spoiler?

    jeff! haha, hey. i love teen wolf! ♡ will there be a new love triangle this season? perhaps between isaac and allison and scott?! :d
    i’m not a fan of love triangles actually. i know people love them, but i wanted the allison, isaac and scott situation to take a different direction. let me know what you think after this twelve is done!

    can you explain to me why people ship sterek??? i watch the show and i've tried to see it but i just really don't. in fact, i don't ship anything on the show.
    well, they do have undeniable chemistry.

    is there ever going to be a queer girl as a main character?
    we have been talking about that. i think it’s a great idea.

    a polyamorous relationship between scott/allison/isaac would be much more fun than a love triangle, don't you think!? :d (also, lydia, boyd, and stiles have taken over the world by the end of the season, right?)
    agreed!

    how the hell do you stay positive in the face of so. much. feckless. criticism? fandom does not seem to think you can do anything right, even when it's clear that you're trying. when i read your q&as, i end up wishing i could punch people through the internet. how do you cope?
    haha, never google self, never look at tags. you know, i’m creating a product that is put out to a large audience. you have to be ready for critique. especially as the show gets more and more people. but to be honest, wow, people can be mean online. i saw something a while back where someone said they wanted to burn my house down. yeesh.

    oh my this is the first time i've ever gotten this timing down. but i really love ms. blake and derek together! will we learn more about her history or is she written with focus on derek? and should we be wary of her and these murders :/
    one person! yay.

    hey jeff! i hate to be greedy, but how about some more gay/bi guys on the show?
    agreed.






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  • 06/30/13--20:33: Crossing Lines 1x04 preview
  • Looks good


    Don't know how I feel about seeing the bad guys actually doing the crime but


     i hope 'the Russian' makes an actual appearance

    This better be the last of the Irish guy's manpain.  Nhft bullshit.  Sebastian was sassy tonight and looked delicious in that shirt.

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