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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Dream Movie of the Day: Vulture imagines what a Spider-Gwen movie would look like, with Emma Stone reprising her role of Gwen Stacy from the Amazing Spider-Man movies and some voiceover borrowed from Easy A. Filmmaker Parody of the Day: Funny or Die inserted Straight Outta Compton's Jason Mitchell into the trailer for The Intern for a parody of Nancy Meyers movies: Fan Art of the Day: The below portrait of old and young Al Pacino are part of artist Fulvio Obregon's series "Me & My Other Me." See more at Design Taxi. Mash-ups of the Day: Artist Butcher Billy imagines Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman from American...
- Christopher Campbell
Every Monday, Vulture debuts a new video in their Remix series, which puts a different spin on popular franchises. For instance, one of their recent Remixes was highlighted in Nerd Alert last month, which gave fans a glimpse at what an Idris Elba-lead version of Spectre would look like. Today's Vulture Remix shows us what a potential Spider-Gwen movie would look like, starring Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, with the video using footage from The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the original 2002 Spider-Man, along with Easy A and Birdman.
You may recall, back in June, we reported that Marvel Comics signed off on a new Spider-Gwen comic book series, which was believed to set up a potential movie of the same name. The Spider-Gwen movie was never confirmed, but even if it does move forward in the future, it won't feature Emma Stone, since Spider-Man is being rebooted once again, »
In Spider-Gwen's universe (no, I don't know why she's called that instead of "Spider-Girl" or "Spider-Woman" either), it was Gwen Stacy who was bitten by the radioative spider, while Peter Parker became The Lizard shortly before dying. The character has developed a huge fan following since debuting, and so the fact that there are many people who would like to see her get a movie really shouldn't come as that huge of a surprise. Well, this trailer gives us an idea of what that would be like, using footage from everything from Easy A to both Sam Raimi and Marc Webb's Spider-Man movies. Check it out below and be sure to let us know what you think in the usual place. »
At some point in our lives - most often early on - we were all young. But when it comes to some actors, that's hard to believe... until you watch their fresh-faced audition tapes, that is.
Here, then, are 8 examples of joyfully awkward casting tapes where the now rich and famous were very young and eager to please. Resist the urge the hug the following, if you can...
1. Hugh Jackman
Film: X-Men (2002)
Role: Logan / Wolverine
Age at the time: 33
Did he get the part? Yes
Film: Dazed and Confused (1993)
Role: David Wooderson
Age at the time: 22
Did he get the part? Yes
MTV's heavy metal show Headbangers' Ball, incidentally, was "killed off" in 2012. Fortunately, thanks to this audition tape, it lives on! »
She’s equally at home in comic-book blockbusters, arthouse fare and awards bait, but could this coolly unflappable screen presence have made her first career missteps by returning to work with Allen on Irrational Man, and courting controversy in Aloha?
In the boiling mid-afternoon heat, Emma Stone looks as cool as you like. There’s no detectable air conditioning, and while I stagger in from the street puce of face and clammy of brow, Stone, as befits a pampered scion of Hollywood, is sitting calmly in a breeze that wafts through the window, peering around the wing of a large cane armchair.
It’s how you expect Stone to present herself, somehow: self-possessed, unflappable, wise beyond her years. She’s only 26, and has been an authentic movie star for just five years – since the release of high-school comedy Easy A in 2010 – but appears to have cycled through the Hollywood gears with apparent nonchalance. »
- Andrew Pulver
The director of Easy A is set to produce the true story of the Seattle home that bears similarities to the Oscar-winning Pixar hit
The true story behind the Seattle house that has been linked to the Pixar adventure Up is heading to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Related: 'Real-life' house from Up is something to believe in – until it gets torn down
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- Benjamin Lee
The story of the famous house in Seattle that caused a media sensation due to its similarities to Pixar’s Up is getting the movie treatment. Fox Searchlight, the high-minded movie arm of Fox, has picked up an untitled project from John Whittington with the owner of the house at the center. Will Gluck, the filmmaker behind Emma Stone's breakout Easy A and, more recently, Annie, is on board to produce the drama along with Jodi Hildebrand, his partner at Olive Bridge Entertainment. Gluck is not attached to direct at this stage. Also part of the deal is the 2013
- Borys Kit
"Easy A" director Will Gluck is set to produce a film about Edith Macefield, the Seattle woman who held out against developers and lived in her century old small farmhouse while a mall was built around it.
The story drew obvious comparisons to Pixar's beloved animated film "Up". Macefield stood her ground and turned down a reported offer of $1 million from developers, becoming a local hero.
She also struck up a deep friendship with the superintendent of the five-story construction project and he would check in on the old lady daily, even as the mall was slowly built around her home. When she died in 2008, she left the house to him.
Fox Searchlight has picked up the comedic drama project which boasts a script by John Whittington that deals with the friendship between the pair.
- Garth Franklin
Hey girl! Emma Stone is reuniting with Ryan Gosling in their third film together, "La La Land," and our favorite on-screen couple was snapped together on the Los Angeles set on Wednesday. The "Easy A" star looked chic in a blue mini with white stripe details, while her hunky leading man sported brown tweed pants, a white button-down and some sexy stubble. Directed by "Whiplash's" Damien Chazelle, the story reportedly "follows Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone), who are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart." We can already see the romantic spark between them! Stone and Gosling (and his infamous abs) first worked together in the 2011 comedy "Crazy Stupid Love" with Steve Carrell. »
- tooFab Staff
Mandy Moore and Amanda Bynes. Two seemingly different actresses, but when you put their movies side-by-side, well it starts to become abundantly clear that they were in pretty deep competition back in the early 2000s. The two had different character traits in many of their roles, Mandy Moore falling heavier on the disgruntled, sappy teen side, while Amanda Bynes. conquered the comedic, quirky. But they both were in the same game when it came to teen, coming-of-age, romantic-comedies. So naturally we have to wonder, who was better at it? Both broke into the movie industry around the same time, and though Mandy Moore is still going fairly strong while we lost Amanda Bynes to fashion or something like that, the two actresses prime years ranged from 2000-2010. From The Princess Diaries to Easy A, Mandy Moore and Amanda Bynes still rank high on our guilty pleasure movie list, and we »
In 2010, she played the lead role in "Easy A", receiving a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for 'Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy'.
Other notable roles have included 'Skeeter Phelan' in "The Help" (2011), 'Gwen Stacy' in "The Amazing Spider-Man" film series (2012–2014), and the voice of 'Eep' in the animated film "The Croods" (2013).
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- Michael Stevens
Amanda Bynes is back! The actress was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on Thursday night looking healthy and happy.
The former fashion student attended the launch party for designer Michael Costello's pre-fall capsule collection, sporting long, platinum locks and wearing a white lace minidress, black stillettos and geometric black sunnies.
The event marks a rare public appearance for Amanda since her series of well-documented personal and legal troubles began in 2012. Her last official red carpet was at the MTV Movie Awards in June 2011, where she was supporting her comedy "Easy A."
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She's back—and she's smiling! Amanda Bynes stepped out to celebrate Michael Costello and Style PR's capsule collection launch in L.A. on Thursday, July 23, and, with a smile on her face, the former child star certainly seemed to be in good spirits. The Easy A actress, 29, chose a flirty crocheted dress, complete with sheer panels and an open back, plus square-shaped sunglasses and stiletto heels. Her bangs were brushed off to one side, with the rest of her blonde locks styled straight, and she added a [...] »
Darren Lynn Bousman and company's Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival screening tour in the U.S. will commence this August in Los Angeles. Also in this round-up: details on The Charnel House and U.S. release details for the Morituris Blu-ray / DVD.
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival: In 2012, director Darren Lynn Bousman and his team hit the road and took Lucifer with them, bringing The Devil's Carnival film and accompanying live entertainment to cities across America. Bousman and company are now back to raise a lot of hell and a little heaven in Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival.
Featuring David Hasselhoff, Paul Sorvino as God, and Terrance Zdunich as Lucifer, Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival kicks off its U.S. theater screenings tour on August 11th in Los Angeles. For tour and ticket info, visit:
"After triumphant collaborations on 2008's Repo! The Genetic Opera and 2012's The Devil's Carnival: Episode One, »
- Tamika Jones
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
Paul Feig put together a top-notch cast of leading ladies for his upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, including Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. But now, while the high-profile reboot rolls cameras in Boston, it’s been revealed that Feig had another A-list actress in mind at one point: Easy A breakout Emma Stone.
It makes a ton of sense that Sony, which worked with Stone on the Amazing Spider-Man series and saw her become one of that superhero franchise’s most acclaimed elements, would want her for the Ghostbusters remake. When you add in that original Ghostbuster Bill Murray (who starred opposite Stone in Zombieland way back in the early stages of her career) personally pushed for the actress to have a role, it seemed like a done deal. However, Stone recently went on record to say that there’s one big reason she’s not in Ghostbusters – and that’s that she turned it down. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Now available on Blu-ray/DVD is director Ari Sandel's high school comedy, The Duff. Starring Mae Whitman as a whip-smart high school senior who comes to believe that she's playing the titular role within her group of friends, the film (adapted from the Kody Keplinger novel of the same name) offers a funny, clever take on the modern high school experience. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but fans of Mean Girls and Easy A should find a lot to like and even the most cynical of viewers will have a hard time denying Whitman's skilled turn as the intelligent, charming, yet insecure Bianca Piper. On the surface, the concept of the "Duff" is troubling. The idea that every group of friends contains a "Designated Ugly Fat Friend" that, either wittingly or unwittingly, serves to make the rest of the group appear more attractive isn't just shallow, it's flat out mean. »
- Jason Barr
Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis continues his weekly look at what treats are in-store this week on Blu-ray in the Us in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, hit teen-comedy The Duff, time-travelling with Project Almanac and Brian Yuzna’s Society…
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Both a critical and public darling, Matthew Vaughn’s hugely exciting spy adventure has been a massive success across the globe as well as in the UK and Us. Colin Firth, Taron Edgerton, Mark Strong and Michael Caine are part of an elite British espionage team trying to track down the evil Samuel L. Jackson.
See Also: Read our review of Kingsman: The Secret Service here
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- Scott J. Davis
Beautiful Bynes! Amanda Bynes was photographed for the first time in three months on Wednesday, June 3 — looking as stylish as ever! The actress was spotted leaving Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood. The 29-year-old Easy A star looked chic in edgy black leather pants and a long-sleeved white top. She kept her blonde locks down and wore black sunglasses. "Amanda is doing great," her attorney, David Esquibias, tells Us Weekly. "She appreciates all of the love and support she receives from family, friends and fans." Bynes has had [...] »
'Spy' movie poster with Melissa McCarthy. 'Spy' movie review: 'Transgressive' feminist statement There's been a lot of talk around the ol' virtual water cooler about the feminist messaging embedded in Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller's riveting, post-apocalyptic free-for-all features the male title character taking a back seat to a fierce, battle-scarred woman liberating five female sex slaves and delivering them to a group of women suggestively called the Vulvani and said to be living in a restorative oasis called the Green Place of Many Mothers. It's Trojan horse feminism, for sure: many guys would think twice about the movie if they knew what Miller was trying to say with it. And yet for all its ragged, dust-choked, girl-power finery, there is another feminist statement at a theater near you that, in its own way, is just as transgressive. Spy is an action comedy where the hero, »
- Mark Keizer
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