Your New Wonder Woman Is…

Gal Gadot Wonder WomanThe sequel to Man of Steel is now a Superman, Batman AND Wonder Woman movie. Zack Snyder announced the news today that Israeli actress Gal Gadot would be playing the beloved female DC superhero in his next film.

Gadot, a former model turned movie star thanks to the rebooted Fast & Furious, may be the sole female star of the upcoming Justice League film as well. (Unless they decide to incorporate lesser knowns like Hawkgirl, Black Canary or Zatanna.)

Our new Diana Prince (WW’s alter ego, for those of you unfamiliar) was famously portrayed by Lynda Carter on TV from 1975 to 1979. Today’s role was thought to be handed to Megan Fox a handful of years ago, and Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) was more recently cast in a failed NBC pilot.

Wonder Woman’s abilities include super fast and agile butt-kicking. And she has an invisible jet that I’m sure Snyder will turn into a super cloakey stealth plane to appeal to today’s audience.  Continue reading “Your New Wonder Woman Is…”

Trailer: Thor: The Dark World

The new trailer for the wonderfully over-the-top Thor sequel is here! Watch Chris Hemsworth screech as his lady love (Natalie Portman, in her first role since 2011’s Thor, after a pregnancy hiatus) is captured.

In Thor: The Dark World, in theaters November 8, the red-caped, hammer-wielding hunk of smoldering blond charm must team up with his evil adopted brother Loki to defeat the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.

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Natalie Portman Is ‘Rouge Nude’ For New Dior Campaign

So Yahoo’s headline for a story about Natalie Portman’s skin-baring Dior makeup ad is “Natalie Portman sheds conservative image in nude Dior ad.” Is it just me, or is “conservative” an odd word to use for someone who went onscreen clam-diving with Mila Kunis?

The photos were shot by the guy who did 2011’s Pirelli calendar (an elite publication featuring nude models and actresses). Yahoo! brings up the “high-necked dress” Portman wore on her wedding to back up her prudish image, then casually namedrops Black Swan in the next paragraph.  Continue reading “Natalie Portman Is ‘Rouge Nude’ For New Dior Campaign”

Hesher Is THE Underrated Indie Dramedy Of 2011

The opening scene of Hesher immediately has you asking questions, a kid on his bicycle, chasing a car that is being towed away. Is that a young Hesher? Why is he chasing the car? Is this movie even about what I think it is? Well, yes and no, it’s not about what you think, in fact the brilliance in Hesher lies in that it is not necessarily “about” anything. This is a reality, with a slight filter of misfortune or anguish. Why Hesher earned only limited release in the U.S. and a mere 55% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is beyond me. I instantly feel that this is a misunderstood movie, and want to jump to it’s defense much like Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character does for T.J., the young boy in the film, a classic victim of bullying played by Devin Brochu. (In The Valley Of Elah, Rubber)

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