8 items from 2011
At the young age of just eighteen, Alicia Silverstone made a mark on pop culture like few do by leading Clueless, written and directed by Amy Heckerling, her first film since 2007’s I Could Never Be Your Woman.
Over a decade and a half later, the pair are now working together again for a new project, Vamps, and MTV have got the first teaser poster for the film, due out next year.
“As upstanding, politically correct Extended Life Forms (ELFs), the pair fit twelve-step “Sanguines Anonymous” meetings to help curb the temptation of human blood in between their clubbing and dating schedules. When love steals into each of their lives, the pair’s destiny is set on a new course and they must make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality—and maybe much more.”
On the surface of it, this isn’t really a project that interests me all »
- Kenji Lloyd
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company will release the 2010 British coming-of-age comedy-drama film Submarine on Blu-ray and DVD on Oct. 4, for the list prices of $39.99 and $29.98, respectively.
Set in Wales, the movie tells the story of Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts, Jane Eyre), a 15-year-old boy who is prone to daydreaming, listening to French crooners and concocting various self-absorbed fantasies. Reality sets in when Oliver finds himself submerged in a handful of serious challenges: Plotting to lose his virginity with a quirky new girlfriend (Yasmin Paige, I Could Never Be Your Woman), struggling to salvage his parents’ (Made in Dagenham’s Sally Hawkins and Vanilla Sky‘s Noah Taylor) marriage and keeping his mom from taking up with the self-help guru next door (Paddy Considine, Red Riding).
Vampires are everywhere, with Fright Night and the new Twilight just two of the fang-friendly films coming our way, along with the one we’re all waiting for: Ninjas Vs. Vampires, it’s now such an accepted convention that we now no longer require any suspension of disbelief.
Enter into the ring Amy Heckerling, whose Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless and I Could Never Be Your Woman (well, I liked it), give the forthcoming vampire rom-com film Vamps a decent amount of expectation and momentum, and today the film’s Facebook page has unveiled some tasty set pictures including one of star Sigourney Weaver looking a little like her role in Ghostbusters, albeit a touch more vampiric.
Synopsis? Why, certainly…
When two sexy female vampires living it up in modern-day New York City each falls in love with a human, they must make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality—and maybe much more. »
- Jon Lyus
Amy Heckerling's newest offering in quite some time (well with the exception of the sub par Paul Rudd vehicle 'I Could Never Be Your Woman') is combining blood sucking females with giggles in her upcoming project 'Vamps'. And best of all the two sexy leads are played by Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter! And now we have our first batch of images from the production featuring the two said hotties plus our first peek at Sigourney Weaver and Malcolm McDowell in their roles as Cisserus and Vlad respectively. 'Vamps', which was also penned by Heckerling herself, co-stars Richard Lewis, Kristen Johnston, Wallace Shawn, Justin Kirk, Dan Stevens, Marilu Henner, Zak Orth and Todd Barry. Check out the new stills below. »
One of our all-time favorite supporting ladies staged a big return Memorial Day weekend, with Stacey Dash's starring turn on VH1's "Single Ladies."
The Queen Latifah-produced primetime soap has "Sex and the City" aspirations, and for a lot of viewers, it may be their first time seeing Dash since she introduced "hymenally challenged" and "vehicular sex" to the pop culture lexicon as Dionne Davenport in "Clueless."
She's been a busy little bee, though. Here are some of our favorite (and least favorite) uses of her talent since we fell in love with her in 1995...
Low: "Illegal in Blue," 1995
Capitalizing on a "Clueless" boost, this direct-to-video noir came out around the same time as Dash's theatrical breakthrough. Unfortunately, it also included a pretty gritty sex scene.
High: "Clueless: the series," 1996-1999
This weekend's teen-assassin thriller Hanna will no doubt do for talented young Irish-American actress Saoirse Ronan what the overhyped The Lovely Bones was supposed to do -- firmly establish her as one of the most intense and fascinating actresses under 20 on the scene today. But she's shown promise ever since her little-seen (in the Us, anyway) 2007 feature debut, the comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman (available on DVD from Weinstein Company) written and directed by Amy Heckerling (Clueless). »
Saoirse Ronan has built herself quite a diverse career and she's still a couple of years shy of 20. She's done comedy with Michelle Pfeiffer in Amy Heckerling's never released in the theatres terrific I Could Never Be Your Woman (on Netflix); drama in Atonement for which was nominated for an Oscar, more drama in The Lovely Bones, and now she stars as a girl literally fighting for her life in Hanna. Hanna has been living of the radar in the middle of the frozen tundra with her father Erik played Eric Bana. He is a former spook who went… »
Paul Rudd would like to create his own superhero. The "How Do You Know" actor has developed a whole persona for his proposed character, who he has named Doctor Thesaurus, and even decided he wants his superpower to be based on a popular word puzzle game.
"Doctor Thesaurus. I think he'd be called maybe Charles Thesaurus," he said. "Chuck to his friends, of which there is really only one. And my superhero abilities are really on a smaller scale. I'm absolutely unbeatable at Scrabble. That's it. That's my power. Able to use a triple word score at any given turn."
Paul, 41, has played several wimpy characters in movies such as "I Could Never Be Your Woman", "P.S." and "Over Her Dead Body", but insists he is very different in real life, though he admits he hasn't done any physical work for a long time.
He told Shortlist magazine, "I made »
8 items from 2011
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