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Drop Dead Gorgeous was released 15 years ago this week, and we're celebrating by taking a time warp back to the movie's star-studded La premiere in 1999. Sure, at the time, Drop Dead Gorgeous was a flop - it only earned $10.5 million and received a lot of nasty reviews - but it has become a cult favorite for many as the years have passed thanks to its dark humor and offbeat charm. (And let's not forget that it launched the career of Amy Adams.) Keep scrolling to see your favorite late-'90s stars come together for the premiere, including a kerchief-wearing Shannon Elizabeth and Kirsten Dunst rocking body paint. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Now that you've watched the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer a dozen times, you're probably even more anxious for the movie to come out. Since we have more than six months until the sexy film makes its debut on Valentine's Day next year, we have a lot of waiting to do. Thankfully, star Jamie Dornan has a handful of other roles to tide you over, and some of them will even remind of you of Mr. Grey himself. From the charming Sheriff Graham on Once Upon a Time to a serial killer living a double life on The Fall to Kirsten Dunst's seductive and shirtless lover in Marie Antoinette, there's a lot to check out until we enter the red room of pain. Keep reading to see them all, and then check out everything we're excited about from the Fifty Shades trailer. Source: ABC »
- Alyse Whitney
“I’m flesh and blood, but not human. I haven’t been human for 200 years.” A reporter wants to know Louis de Pointe du Lac’s life story, and with a lifespan stretching back to the 1700′s, Louis has plenty of life to discuss. Based on the novel by Anne Rice, 1994′s Interview with the Vampire has a bit of life to celebrate itself, as a 20th Anniversary Blu-ray of the star-studded film has been announced for this fall.
Set for a September 30th release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the 20th Anniversary Blu-ray of Interview with the Vampire comes with a new conversation with author Anne Rice about how her work has affected the depictions of vampires in modern-day entertainment, as well as the special features included in the 2008 Blu-ray edition.
- Derek Anderson
The year was 1999 and by the summer, teen films were all the rage. The year kicked off with two unexpected box office successes, Varsity Blues and She’s All That, before studios started pumping out hit after hit. In the same year, Drop Dead Gorgeous, a dark comedy about teenage girls competing in a local Minnesota beauty pageant, bombed at the box office. Unable to capture the same excitement as American Pie or 10 Things I Hate About You, the film quickly disappeared from theaters after earning a dismal $10.5 million at the box office.
It was only later, when released on DVD and VHS, did the movie become a cult classic. Similarly to Jawbreaker, which also came out in 1999, Drop Dead Gorgeous proved to be a pivotal film — introducing audiences to Amy Adams, making use of the mockumentary style — even if it was overlooked at the time.
On the 15th anniversary of the theatrical release, »
- Stacy Lambe
It isn’t always easy for a film critic to admit he’s wrong or say he’s sorry. Our job is to defend our statements, even if it comes to revising them later.
It’s even harder for a modern film critic, today’s most dwindling yet thriving non-occupation, to leave a lasting influence on popular culture, the web and language itself.
Yet The Dissolve critic Nathan Rabin did manage to make an impact with a coined turn of phrase that has since hit ubiquity, and he’s now taken to the pages of Salon to apologize.
Back when he was an A.V. Club staffer, Rabin used the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” in a 2007 essay to slam Kirsten Dunst’s character in the Cameron Crowe movie Elizabethtown. The rest is history, with The A.V. Club themselves doing an Inventory feature looking at Manic Pixie Dream Girls through the ages, »
- Brian Welk
London — Entertainment One is well-placed to retain its position as the U.K.’s top independent distributor after a strong first half of the year, and a muscular slate for the remaining months. But, as Alex Hamilton, managing director, eOne Films U.K., tells Variety, the company has aspirations to be considered on a par with the Hollywood majors.
EOne has been the top indie in the U.K. for three of the past four years, and last year finished ahead of two studios, Sony and Paramount, with its box office totaling more than £100 million ($171 million) for the first time.
- Leo Barraclough
Like a Frankenstein with doe eyes, Nathan Rabin unknowingly created a monster back in 2007, when he coined the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” while critiquing Kirsten Dunst's character in Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown and characters like hers, such as Natalie Portman's Sam in Garden State. Now, after years of the terms use, overuse, and misuse, Rabin wants to apologize. "At this point in my life, I honestly hate the term too. I feel deeply weird, if not downright ashamed, at having created a cliche that has been trotted out again and again in an infinite internet feedback loop," he writes for Salon.Rabin explains that, at the time, his goal was to point out the "fundamentally sexist" trope of female characters that "seem less like autonomous, independent entities than appealing props to help mopey, sad white men self-actualize." However, Rabin sees now how the term itself has become sexist. »
- Jesse David Fox
Before The Disney Channel became the network responsible for unleashing Miley Cyrus to the world and driving Shia Labeouf to lose his damn mind, they were the pinnacle of children’s entertainment. Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon were great, sure, but were they great enough to run a channel that only showed commercials…for its own channel? The original programming always drew in a huge audience, but Disney Channel Original Movies were in a league above everything else. Before High School Musical came along and set the standard for Dcoms from there on out, The Disney Channel was consistently cranking out made-for-tv movies that completely shaped the childhoods of generation Y. Despite the family friendly demeanor, Dcoms provided some surprisingly great kid-friendly horror flicks. Horror fans are breeding their own little ones and while their four-year-old may not be ready for The Exorcist, there are plenty of kid-horror flicks at their »
- BJ Colangelo
Despite her controversial comments regarding the importance of gender roles in relationships, Kirsten Dunst insists she's a feminist.
The actress has recently come under fire for telling Harper's Bazaar, "I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking—it's a valuable thing my mom created."
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- Sadie Gennis
Robin Williams was on a roll when he played a man trapped inside a board game's invisible jungle for almost 30 years. Williams is as endearing as ever and there's also the chance to see Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst in one of her earliest roles. A fantastical family hit thanks to lively direction from Honey I Shrunk The Kids director Joe Johnston, neat special effects and a refreshingly subtle moral message. »
Tobey Maguire packs a perfect Peter Parker as the friendly neighbourhood geek who is transformed into a web-slinging crimefighter after being bitten by a genetically altered spider. Completely aware that with great power comes great responsibility, director Sam Raimi does Stan Lee's comic-book hero true justice with a yarn which is both visually stunning and emotionally engrossing. Willem Dafoe provides Spidey's first nemesis as the maniacal Green Goblin while Kirsten Dunst puckers up a treat as girl-next-door Mary Jane Watson. »
Spider-Man & Venom Model: Sthefane Lomeu * Photographer: Janio Carvalho Body Paint: Madison Araujo * Makeup: Thayna Brito Spider-man 3 - Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) finally has the girl of his dreams, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), and New York City is in the throes of Spider-mania! But when a strange alien symbiote turns Spider-Man's suit black, his darkest demons come to light changing Spider-Man inside as well as out. Spider-Man is in for the fight of his life against a lethal mix of villains - the deadly Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Venom (Topher Grace), and the New Goblin (James Franco) - as well as the enemy within himself. Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church, James Franco Director: Sam Raimi * Writers: Sam Raimi, Alvin Sargent & Ivan Raimi »
Kirsten Dunst is happy she still has a career in Hollywood! The actress covers the latest issue of Flaunt magazine, where she opens up about her transition from a child actor to an adult star and revisits her stance on feminism. "That transition [from a child actor] doesn’t happen to many of us. When it does, I think that you’re really meant to be doing this. A lot of people stop or it’s too hard to transition,” she says. "But people don’t want to see you as an adult. I’m 32 now—that transition was done for me with [Sofia Coppola’s] The Virgin Suicides. That movie helped me go from a little girl to ‘growing up.'"While the "On The Road" actress loves tapping into her creative side, she doesn't know if she has what it takes to write or direct. "I don’t know if I have the confidence to do that, »
- tooFab Staff
Kirsten Dunst knows a thing or two about the Hollywood biz. After beginning her career in Tinseltown at the age of three—and making the tough transition from child star to professional actress—the 32-year-old thesp has a unique and firsthand perspective on the often cut-throat entertainment world. "There are great female roles out there [but] there's only so much out there for all of us," she explains in a new interview with Flaunt magazine. "Everyone has to audition when it comes to certain parts, and women have to the most. I still think it's a boys' club in a lot of ways. And to be a strong female in this industry, you have to be really in touch with your masculine side, too. »
There's no rest for the arachnid as Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man tries to rid New York of Alfred Molina's eight-armed madman Doctor Octopus. To add to his problems, poor old Peter Parker is still having issues with his sweetheart Mary-Jane (Kirsten Dunst). Yet again, director Sam Raimi spins an inescapable web of eye-popping SFX, heart-stopping drama and superguy-meets-girl romance. »
Last week, EW published The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before Turning 13). Predictably, given that we published a post on the Internet whose headline contained a concrete number and the word “essential,” we got some impassioned feedback from readers—many of whom were eager to suggest additional great movies kids should see that we’d left out.
As we noted last week, “This isn’t a list of the 55 ‘best’ kids movies, nor a compendium of hidden gems. Rather, it’s a survival-guide syllabus of films that we all need to know to be able to speak the same pop-cultural language. »
- EW staff
If you love a truly gorgeous updo then you're probably already a fan of Marcus Francis' work. As Suave Professionals' celebrity hairstylist he has created some truly breathtaking red carpet looks over the years. Some highlights? How about Kirsten Dunst's crystal-embellished twists, Kerry Washington's perfectly chic faux bob or Jessica Pare's oversized ballerina bun at the 2014 Met Gala. It should be noted that he's also got some serious skills when it comes to making bombshell waves on Amy Adams, Lizzy Caplan and Taylor Schilling. He has plenty more amazing moments but don't take it from us—hear all about Marcus' decade plus in Hollywood straight from the mane man himself: How »
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
"Like Father, Like Son"
What's It About? Two families are thrown into upheaval when it's discovered there was a mistake at the hospital where their respective sons were born. Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) has to decide what's more important to him, the relationship he's developed with the six-year-old child he thought was his biological son or his "real" son. Hirokazu Kore-eda explores what it means to be a family and a father in this intimate drama.
Why We're In: Kore-eda's a critically acclaimed filmmaker and beloved arthouse auteur whose work deserves to be seen on a wider scale. Don't let the subtitles scare you -- check it out!
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
- Jenni Miller
At the time of its release, Tim Henman was the UK's biggest hope, but it had got to the point where we were so desperate to see a British champion, we had to make a movie about it just so we can pretend what it's actually like.
I say 'we', but the film was actually written by two Americans and a Canadian, and that does explain a lot when it comes to classic British stereotypes and fantastical depictions of London. However, it was directed by a Brit, Richard Loncraine.
The movie shows just how highly regarded and romanticised the Wimbledon Tennis Championships are around the world. It's hard to imagine a similar film titled French Open.
Kissing-in-the-rain scenes are nothing new to film, but the wet smooch in The Notebook is one of the most iconic of its kind. Audiences went nuts for Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling when the film came out in 2004, and the fever has continued through today. The pair’s chemistry is palpable, so much so that they dated in real life. Even today, women everywhere demand the “Notebook kiss” of their boyfriends (or was that just me?).
But the rain kiss in Nick Cassavetes’ romance to end all romance films is not alone. So, in honor of the film’s 10th anniversary, »
- C. Molly Smith
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