“Can I stay for a while?” “No, Hugh Grant. Fuck off.”
Adam Sandler has irritated the hard-working folks at BFF Towers just one too many times. He’d been treading a dogged path with us, pumping out horrible slapstick comedies, but then he did Funny People. And we thought “hey… maybe we’ve been wrong about Adam? Maybe he’s not so… OH MY GOD IT’S JACK AND JILL!!! The horror! THE HORROR!” So then we decided to invent fun and new ways to murder him. Roll on the top 10 missed opportunities for killing Adam Sandler…
Child actors, eh? They’re fine – a little creepy, perhaps, but fine. The trouble comes when they stop being child actors – some fade quietly into the undergrowth and a few go on to glittering careers as real actors, but many others fall by the wayside, unable to survive the transition to adult actorhood. Maybe they just shouldn’t try? John and Florence duke it out…
Earlier this month, a blogger exploded in random fury demanding that Ellen Page come out of the closet. Frankly, we had no idea she was in one. But we decided to take a look at the evidence anyway, because it’s better than doing real work.
Comedy veteran Drew Barrymore and an astonishingly buff Justin Long sparkle in this bromance/romance about all that stuff that rom-coms are about. Though it uses every trick in the book, fantastic lead performances, a killer soundtrack and a focus on comedy rather than fluff makes Going The Distance a cut above the rest.
Drew Barrymore has cast an interested eye over a project entitled Surrender Dorothy, in which a young girl discovers she is the great, great granddaughter of Dorothy. She finds her ruby red slippers and must use them to stop the Wicked Witch of the West from seizing control of Earth and Oz. Apparently Drew first thought to play the lead herself, but its now looking like she’s more interested in directing – a smart move considering the strength of her directorial debut Whip It.
Whip It is to feminism what GPS systems are to driving: a voice confidently telling you you’re on the right road, whilst you can’t help but stare around wildly, wondering where the hell you are. Sexy, grubby and exciting to watch, Whip It is certainly a cut above your average chick-flick and we’re happy to roll their way, though we’re not totally sure where they’re taking us.