After three consecutive awards ceremonies hosted by the deliberately incendiary Ricky Gervais, the 70th Annual Golden Globes will be hosted by an unstoppable comedic duo. They would be Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the stars and major creative forces on NBC series 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, respectively.
The Blu-ray and DVD release of My Week With Marilyn has us ruminating a bit. When you think of a "blonde bombshell," with all connotations of physical idealization and centerfold lasciviousness, you immediately picture Marilyn Monroe. In her Oscar-nominated performance Michelle Williams portrays Monroe a person of complexity, not separating her from her timeless sex-symbol status, but instead contextualing her sexuality as place as just one element both her public and private personas.
It's a performance and a representation that calls for a different notion of the blonde bombshell, one not quite so exclusively dependent on physical perfection.
We might have simply trotted out a list of every gorgeous, captivating blonde from Brigitte Bardot to Adrianne Palicki. Indeed we could've, but for this Rogue 10, we have instead focused on fictional characters who aren't bombshells because they're blonde, but are noteworthy bombshells who happen to be blonde. These are blonde bombshells who do more than simply stun you with stupendous glamor and gorgeousness, they stop you dead with something special.
A remake of 1947's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has seen some of the biggest directors come and go over the years, including the likes of Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg. But now a newfangled take on the fantasy life of shy Mr. Mitty, originally a short story by James Thurber, is happening under the direction of Ben Stiller, who has racked up an impressive supporting cast. The latest addition to that cast is none other than comedic secret weapon Adam Scott.
Earlier this week, Sony made the debut of the full theatrical trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man damn near as ostentatious as a trailer premiere can be, dropping it at midnight after a global sizzle reel event earlier in the day. The response to the 3D reboot for Marvel's beloved webslinger has been positive, and seemingly everyone has had something to say, including the observation, made by many fans of NBC's Parks and Recreation, "Hey, the new Peter Parker kind of looks a little like Jean-Ralphio."
Luckily, in this meme-tastic modern age, it took no time for some charitable souls to create an exceedingly funny mashup that replaces Andrew Garfield's new Peter Parker with Jean-Ralphio Saperstein, the recurring character played by Ben Schwartz. Jean-Ralphio is one of my very favorite things on a show that overflows with favorite things, and the notion of Entertainment 720 co-founder wielding great power just makes me irrationally happy.
Hey, look, there's a trailer for The Five-Year Engagement, a comedy about which y'all should probably be pretty psyched. "Why," you ask, "should I be psyched for The Five-Year Engagement?" Well, the film, which charts the extended engagement of a couple played by Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, is a collaboration between co-writers Segel and Nicholas Stoller. Stoller last directed Segel in the excellent Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and the two wrote The Muppets, so they've got a track record together. Also, the trailer is really good, promising a story that is both funny and potentially moving, like the best work from producer Judd Apatow. Also, the supporting cast is stacked with comedic ringers, people who could very likely support features all on their own.
Jennifer Aniston is known for playing the sweet and cute girl next-door type, but she shatters that image in the new Warner Bros. comedy Horrible Bosses. The former Friends star spices up the big screen with her fowled mouth raunchy character that she fearlessly portrays.
In the movie, Aniston plays Dr. Julia Harris, a sexually crazed dentist who will stop at nothing to get her assistant Dale (Charlie Day) to sleep with her. Now most guys wouldn’t have a problem with this, but Dale is engaged and takes his relationship very seriously. The more he tells his boss he’s not going to give in to her demands, the more she harasses him. He’s miserable and wants to quit but can’t because he is a registered sex offender. His crime: peeing in a public school in the middle of the night.
Dale isn’t the only one having issues with his employer. His two best friends Nick (Jason Bateman) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) hate their bosses as well and the three buddies come up with a plan to kill them. Of course nothing goes right and the group of friends find themselves in situations they never thought they’d be in.
The movie also stars Kevin Spacey as Nick’s entitled and arrogant boss, Colin Farrell as Kurt’s cokehead employer, and Jamie Foxx as a self proclaimed badass that steers the guys right into trouble.
The fun-size candy bar is a Halloween staple, and this year, Butterfinger is introducing the fun-sized, candy-financed short film in the form of Butterfinger the 13th. Apparently not content with a thirty year acting career, a funny gig as Chris Traeger on Parks and Recreation, and a well-reviewed, bestselling new memoir, Rob Lowe will direct the 25 minute short, which debuts on October 13th, right the middle of Halloween season. Check out a teaser trailer for Butterfinger the 13th, along with plenty of additional information on the unconventional project.
The distributor Lionsgate has announced that, inspired by the success of microbudget films like Paranormal Activity, it is launching a new initiative to make ten movies a year for under $2 million apiece. Variety reports that the first three films to be produced as part the Lionsgate microbudget endeavor have been selected, and they include Rapturepalooza, which will star The Office's Craig Robinson as the Antichrist, who is attempting to wrest control of a sandwich cart and its owner's wife in post-Rapture America.
Rashida Jones is not just one of the stars of NBC's Parks and Recreation, she's also a screenwriter. Celeste and Jesse Forever, a script she co-wrote with actor/writer Will McCormick has come close to getting made at two different studios, but now it looks like it's finally coming together. 24 Frames (via Joblo) reports that producers have secured independent financing for the film, in which Jones will play Celeste, and Jesse will be portrayed by Saturday Night Live''s Andy Samberg. The film has a director, too: Lee Toland Krieger, who previously directed The Vicious Kind, an unsparing comedy/drama starring fellow Parks and Recreation cast member Adam Scott.