10 items from 2014
Even if it is just a ploy to shoehorn another pandering award to a popular young star, I kind of dig the MTV's Trailblazer Award as a general concept. It's kind of the opposite of a lifetime achievement honor, reserved for actors or actresses of a young age whose work paves the way for others in the industry. And the first two annual recipients were women, which is nice (Emma Stone in 2012 and Emma Watson in 2013). This year the honor is going to a dude for the first time: Channing Tatum. Tatume is "the quintessential leading man for the MTV audience," MTV President Stephen Friedman said. "He proves that an action hero can have both a quick wit and a large heart. Whether he's baring his soul in 'The Vow,' his chest in 'Magic Mike,' or his humor in '21 Jump Street,' Channing proves that by committing everything, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Channing Tatum is to be honoured at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
American Hustle, Wolf of Wall Street lead MTV Movie Awards nominations
MTV president Stephen Friedman hailed Tatum as a true Hollywood innovator in a statement announcing the award.
Friedman said: "Channing Tatum is the quintessential leading man for the MTV audience. He proves that an action hero can have both a quick wit and a large heart.
Channing Tatum will literally be a trailblazer as he is set to become the first man to receive the Trailblazer Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards on April 13.
The award, given by the channel ”for boldly paving the way with his unique and diverse path in the film industry,” will be presented by a pregnant Mila Kunis – his co-star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Jupiter Ascending. Past recipients of the award, now in its third year, have included Emma Watson and Emma Stone.
- Stephanie Robbins
Channing Tatum is about to add yet another accolade to his lengthy list of achievements. People's former Sexiest Man Alive, 33, is set to receive the third annual MTV "trailblazer" award during the network's 2014 Movie Awards on April 13, which kicks off at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. "Channing Tatum is the quintessential leading man for the MTV audience," Stephen Friedman, the president of MTV, said in a press release on Wednesday. "He proves that an action hero can have both a quick wit and a large heart. Whether he's baring his soul in The Vow, his chest in Magic Mike, or his humor in 22 Jump Street, »
A suicide-club meet-cute? It shouldn’t work, but it does, as wonderfully sardonic British humor and as a reminder that you’re not alone in being messed up in this insane world. I’m “biast” (pro): I’ve liked other flicks based on Nick Hornby’s novels
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
It shouldn’t work: this is, after all, a platonic meet-cute among four people who’d planned to throw themselves off the London rooftop where they all run into one another on a particularly despairing New Year’s Eve for each of them. But it works: as wonderfully sardonic British humor (for us), as something to cling to in the face of misery (for them), as a reminder that it’s okay to be fucked up in this insane world »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Tatiana Maslany plays seven different roles in BBC3 sci-fi series that is becoming this year's must-see TV event
The thriller Gravity recently cleaned up, along with 12 Years a Slave, at the Oscars. This evening another sci-fi success story is set to be feted at the Canadian Screen Awards. Not quite the Academy Awards, but a sign of big things to come.
Orphan Black, a television drama that plunges into the moral minefield of human cloning, won 10 awards in North America last year and is expected to add to that total tonight. Winning the best drama award would serve as further confirmation of the quality of the BBC-sponsored clone thriller, whose second season will be shown later this year on BBC3.
The show has established Tatiana Maslany, its 28-year-old Canadian star, as an unusually gifted actress who plays seven clones with different personalities and accents.
Orphan Black is also burnishing the »
- Edward Helmore
Over President's Day weekend, The Lego Movie should hold on to first place ahead of three 80s remakes. With its strong Valentine's Day appeal, About Last Night will likely be the strongest of the newcomers, while Robocop will have a tough time bouncing back from its poor Wednesday opening. With the East Coast buried under a nasty snowstorm on Wednesday and Thursday, there will be a lot of talk about the weather's effect on the box office. While some people will inevitably stay away from theaters, the aggregate impact is often overstated: comparing week-over-week drops during similar events suggests a 10-to-12 percent drop in box office is the worst-case scenario.The RoboCop remake got a jump on the competition by opening at 3,372 locations on Wednesday. This is Sony/Columbia's second remake of a Paul Verhoeven sci-fi movie*the first was 2012's Total Recall, which opened to $25.6 million on its way to a disappointing $58.9 million. »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Ever since I interviewed Mark Waters about his new movie Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters last week, I’ve been thinking about the tenth anniversary of Mean Girls, which he also directed. Oh, Mean Girls. Some of us have favorite scenes from it. Favorite characters. Favorite outfits. Favorite glances. Favorite “fetch” items. And some of us can recite the whole movie in 30 minutes. Ten years later, Tina Fey‘s biting high school satire (based on Rosalind Wiseman‘s nonfiction bestseller Queen Bees and Wannabes) is still “grool” as ever. Here are 10 somewhat underappreciated things about the movie that wears pink on Wednesdays.
1. Everything out of Amy Poehler’s mouth is gold.
No “cool mom” in the history of cool moms has been as cool as Mrs. George, the tracksuit-clad matriarch played by Amy Poehler. The way she un-self-consciously refers to Regina and her pals as her “best girlfriends” and then drones »
- Louis Virtel
In 2006, Channing Tatum's sexy dance moves and seriously hot onscreen chemistry with his now-wife, Jenna Dewan, first stole our hearts in Step Up, prompting us to go back and ogle his abs in She's the Man - and we've been on the Channing Tatum train ever since. He really brought it all together in 2012, combining his knack for shirtlessness and sexy dancing abilities in Magic Mike, making us laugh in 21 Jump Street, and making us cry in The Vow. So in honor of Valentine's Day, we're taking a look at some of Channing's hottest moments and counting all the ways we love the sexy star. View Slideshow › »
- Lauren Turner
Rj Cutler directed the film, based on Gayle Forman’s 2009 novel about a 16-year-old who has an out-of-body experience following a car accident that puts her in a coma and kills the rest of her family. Screenplay was written by Shauna Cross (“Whip It”), Marc Silverstein & Abby Kohn (“The Vow”) and Cutler.
Alison Greenspan of Di Novi Pictures is producing, with Denise Di Novi, Forman and Brad Van Arragon exec producing. Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Stacy Keach, Liana Liberato and Joshua Leonard also star.
The project had originally been developed at Summit.
Moretz starred in MGM’s “Carrie,” which was distributed through Sony’s Screen Gems in the fall.
- Dave McNary
10 items from 2014
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