There’s no denying that the ‘size zero’ culture has taken over the entertainment industry, and there is now an increasingly huge amount of pressure on film and TV stars to conform to Hollywood’s idea of perfection. But that idea is changing all the time – skinny was in, then curvy was in and now they just can’t make up their minds.
Vaughn, Stiller, Rogen, Goldberg, Schaffer (that one from the Lonely Island…no, not that one) – it’s like an SNL Christmas Party!
Like a moony teenagers in love, we relish any chance we get to learn more about Kick-Ass 2. And happily for everyone, it seems the comic’s writer Mark Millar is keen to talk about it. In a recent interview with Empire, Mark has dished the dirt on the future of Red Mist and his gang of baddies – and it looks pretty damn dark..
You know what we enjoy doing? Going to the future. We also enjoy going back to the future, but we gotten into copyright problems with that before. The point is, we’ve risked life and limb to discover what films are hitting our screens in upcoming weeks. Don’t ask us how we’ve done it. All we’ll say is that the Wikipedia Towers of the future are a terrifying and overly bear-guarded place. So, should you save our pennies for an upcoming epic, or splurge like there’s no tomorrow on the flicks out now? We’ve got the answers right here.
Ah, Michael Cera. He’s a tricky wee tyke isn’t he? The problem with Michael Cera is that for an actor to be judged as great, he has to be able to pull off more than the one part. And we’re not sure he can. Part of the issue is his face. Moony eyed, bland and permanently worried, he is destined for the under-dog role and it’s not really his fault. But by picking roles like the one he plays in Youth In Revolt, he continues to re-affirm the fact that this is all he can play. However, we have to admit, he does play them very well.
It’s always a bit awkward when Adam Sandler tries a serious role, so when viewing this comedy-drama in which he plays a successful comedian coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis, we approached with caution. Sandler actually proves his chops as an emerging dramatic actor well, and Seth Rogen is equally capable in support as the struggling amateur comic who Sandler decides to mentor. Naturally, the pairing of these two giants of the genre along with the equally impressive Judd Apatow as writer/director delivers a load of laughs, but a lack of balance in the script as a whole means it’s not as good as it could be.
And so another decade comes to a close. Come with us down memory lane as we recall the snakes-and-ladders-esque ups and downs of Hollywood’s movers and shakers from 2000-2010.