Happy birthday, Sofia Coppola! The director, who turns 42 today, has been working on her latest film, The Bling Ring (out June 14). It stars Emma Watson as the latest — and, arguably, least likeable — Sofia Coppola heroine. And the group is an elite one, as Sofia has only directed five full-length feature films: The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, Somewhere, and now, The Bling Ring. Besides dreamy atmospheric shots and an emphasis on music, Sofia's films are known for exploring the expectations, complexities, and trials of growing up as a girl and what it means to be a woman. Click through for some of the most poignant lines from Sofia-directed films on female adolescence, motherhood, and everything in between.
UK comedy trifecta Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright have teamed up once again for apocalyptic pub crawl movie The World's End, and we're finally getting a look at the trailer. Pegg, Frost, and The Hobbit's Martin Freeman star, playing friends who set out to finally finish the pub crawl route they were forced to abandon back in college. The journey begins normally enough, until they get closer to the end of the trip and realize they're surrounded by beings that may or may not be from another planet. Rosamund Pike also turns up as a friendly local.
Those who love Pegg, Frost, and Wright's previous collaborations, including Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, should recognize some striking plot similarities. Even if The World's End employs the same type of premise (everyday life becomes complicated by a dangerous science-fiction twist), it's probably still going to be funny, and I like that Pegg's character looks different than the nerdy types he's played before. The film opens on Aug. 23, and until then, you can catch the trailer after the jump.
As a self-proclaimed Wes Anderson junkie, I'm happy to report that the director celebrates his 44th birthday today. His latest film was last year's Moonrise Kingdom, a camp-themed coming-of-age film with all the recognizable Wes-isms fans of the director love, and the young star-crossed lovers at the center of the sweet story really just melt your heart. Set in the '60s on a New England island, the film follows Suzy and Sam, troubled preteens who write love letters to each other before deciding to run away together.
Wes's films always incorporate a romantic coupling, exes, or a love triangle, and the characters involved are usually full of witty advice and observations on relationships. So until we see who's paired up in his 2014 film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, let's look back at the couples and ex-couples from Wes movies along with their lines on love's redeeming, disappointing, and confusing qualities.
The MTV Movie Awards' best kiss honor has been awarded to film couples since 1992, and it has to be our favorite award at the show. (I mean, who could forget Ryan and Rachel's steamy onstage kiss?!) From winning costars having silly makeout sessions to real-life couples accepting their trophy with hot and heavy smooches, it's always one of the most entertaining award-show moments. So take a look back at the sweet, sexy, and giggle-worthy best kisses, along with the memorable MTV Movie Awards acceptance moments. And weigh in at the end on who you think should take home the golden popcorn at the show tonight!
The MTV Movie Awards are this Sunday, and before you tune in, revisit the list of nominations. Comedies including Ted, Pitch Perfect, and Silver Linings Playbook are up for big awards, along with more dramatic fare like Django Unchained and The Dark Knight Rises, and we've broken up all the nominations for you by movie. Click through to see all the films and what they're up for at this year's MTV Movie Awards.
Paul Rudd turns 44 this week, but you'd never guess it by looking through pictures of his onscreen roles — the man doesn't seem to have aged a day since his breakout role in Clueless in 1992 (and he seems to be getting more attractive). When he's not looking positively adorable for a film role, he's going to goofy extremes for comedy's sake. Whether you prefer your Paul Rudd looking silly or sexy, this slideshow of his movies will satisfy you.
Michael Fassbender turns 36 today, and the fassinating actor is one to watch. The sexy Irishman first came onto the scene by baring it all as a sex addict in the award-buzzy flick Shame, then he spanked Keira Knightley as psychiatrist Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method, and he's done more than one striptease in magazine photo shoots the last few years. Did we mention he speaks fluent German and is set to star alongside Brad Pitt in not one, but two movies out this year? (Plus an unnamed Terrence Malick project with Ryan Gosling!) Besides his devilish grin and proclivity toward playing naughty bad boys, here are a few of the many reasons Michael Fassbender is on our sexy radar.
Michael Fassbender turns 36 this week, so what better time to revisit some of the good-looking actor's most memorable roles? His breakout role in Inglourious Basterds made him one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood, but Fassbender has been crush-worthy for quite some time. Take a look back at some of his hottest onscreen pictures.
The Place Beyond the Pines may not be the best showcase of Ryan Gosling's good looks (that probably belongs to Crazy, Stupid, Love), but he's not looking half bad in these stills from the movie, which is now in theaters. Just forgive the face tattoos as he poses alongside costar Eva Mendes and their adorable onscreen baby. And if Gosling doesn't do it for ya, there's some Bradley Cooper in here too. You're welcome.
The Place Beyond the Pines finds Ryan Gosling reteaming with his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance for a striking drama about fathers and sons. Gosling plays Handsome Luke (yes, he's even dubbed a heartthrob by the announcer at the carnival for which he does motorcycle stunts), a guy from the wrong side of the tracks who finds out he has a baby with an old fling, Romina (Eva Mendes). Luke's discovery and subsequent foray into robbing banks in a misguided attempt to provide for his family would be enough fodder for a whole movie, but The Place Beyond the Pines takes a sharp turn with the entrance of Avery (Bradley Cooper), a well-to-do cop who has a run-in with Luke while on call. Almost immediately, the film becomes Avery's story until the final third when it picks up 15 years later. It's an unorthodox format, but the risk pays off.
The way the film is laid out is one of its most unexpected and potentially polarizing elements, as viewers expecting to see Cooper and Gosling share a lot of screen time will be disappointed. Though technically it could be described as a crime thriller, it's really a story about a robber, then a story about a cop, then a story about their kids. Once you get past how jarring the format can be, The Place Beyond the Pines is pretty remarkable. To find out what else I think of the movie, just read more.