After last summer’s Going the Distance, a trend seems to be developing within the romantic comedy genre: telling stories about women unafraid to get as bad as the boys. Ivan Reitman’s No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, certainly embraces this new trend with its Elizabeth Meriwether-written script about a couple who start a relationship based only on sex.
Emma (Portman) and Adam (Kutcher) first meet at summer camp when they are teenagers. The two then happen to run into each other at a college party and become reacquainted, only to lose contact again. Later they meet for the third time after Emma has become a doctor and Adam starts work on a television show. The two become best friends – with benefits. Emma wants to keep it simple; to her, it’s just sex, nothing more. Adam, however, is not ready for the purely carnal relationship.
No Strings Attached is a modern day romantic comedy. Two people meet and decide to carry on a relationship strictly for sex. Now we all know it won’t be that simple, but this is Hollywood and romantic movies always work out in the end… almost always.
In Part 2 of our Rockin’ Romantic Comedies, we take a look way back to Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night to one of Audrey Hepburn’s most memorable roles in Breakfast at Tiffany's. It is amazing how hard it was to narrow down a list of the top ten romantic comedies, but we did it and we’re pretty damn confidant about our choices.
During the press conference for the latest Natalie Portman/Ashton Kutcher romcom, one person really stood out. Sure Natalie was delightful and Ashton was funny enough, but it was a young lady by the name of Elizabeth Meriwether, the screenwriter for No Strings Attached who really made the experience worthwhile.
Ms. Meriwether really charmed the audience with her warm personality and incredibly humorous outlook. Luckily, after the press conference, iamROGUE.com had the opportunity to chat with this talented writer. And of course we talked about sex, dating, social media and the movie she wrote.
No Strings Attached is a modern day romantic comedy. Two people meet and decide to carry on a relationship strictly for sex. Now we all know it won’t be that simple, but this is Hollywood and romantic movies always work out in the end… well, almost always.
Way back before the term “romcom” existed, a handful of talented filmmakers created some of the most memorable romantic comedies ever made. Some of these filmmakers include Woody Allen, Michel Gondry, Judd Apatow, Frank Capra and Blake Edwards. iamROGUE.com decided to take a look at some of the most romantic and funniest films to ever grace the silver screen.
Ever since Natalie Portman announced her pregnancy and engagement to Benjamin Millepied, I’ve been slowly working my way through the five stages of grief. When I was a wee lad, I wanted to be an astronaut, and even though that obviously won’t happen, no one’s ever specifically told me so. With the Black Swan star getting hitched, it was like being told that I’ll never go into outer space. Finally, today, I’ve managed to break through my crippling depression, and just in time to share a glimpse at Portman’s engagement ring.
Over here at IAR, we are thrilled to get to talk as much as we can about Natalie Portman. Recently the actress revealed her “baby bump” at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday. She appeared at the award ceremony with her No Strings Attached co-star Ashton Kutcher to present the award for Favorite Movie.
So, the new red-band trailer for No Strings Attached does not, like the red-band trailer for Your Highness, display Natalie Portman's ass. It does, however, display Ashton Kutcher's. You win some, you lose some. The trailer consists of almost entirely new footage from the earlier, tamer one, and it looks a lot funnier for it.
Ghostbusters/Meatballs director Ivan Reitman's new comedy No Strings Attached a lonely doctor who gets lucky with a pretty co-worker (played by Natalie Portman) in a "comedy about the complications of friends with benefits." The film costars Ashton Kutcher, Greta Gerwig, Mindy Kaling, Olivia Thirlby, Kevin Kline, Lake Bell, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, and the next breakout comedy star (in my opinion) Jake Johnson.
Perhaps the plot seems familiar, since it's basically a rehash of an old "Seinfeld" episode with a few f-bombs dropped in for good measure.
2010 is over. We've tied up all our loose ends. We've made our resolutions. We've broken those resolutions. We've started to look forward into 2011. So now that 2010 is thoroughly behind us, let's check out the Rogue staff's most anticipated films of 2011.
With 2010 coming to an end, iamROGUE.com has been talking this week to look back at the hottest young men and women under 30 who held our attention this past year. Whether it was the boys (and a girl) from The Social Network or The Kids who are clearly All Right, we decided to pick our favorites.
Here it is, part 4 of our series on the hottest young actors and actresses in Hollywood. Let’s take a final look at the women who amazed us this past year.
Next year looks to be an impressive year for Hollywood. With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides and a ton of superhero flicks, it should be an action-packed year… we can only hope.
Yet the one film moviegoers are most excited for is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It is the most anticipated movie of 2011 among both men and women, according to a Fandango.com poll of over 1,000 people conducted this past holiday, reports Reuters. The film opens July 15, and it is sure to be the biggest of all the Harry Potter films, unless something goes horribly wrong. Don’t be surprised if it becomes the top grossing film of next year.