From Four Weddings and a Funeral to Wedding Crashers, wedding movies are one of my favorite guilty pleasures. It's not only the sappy love stories and prince charming fairy tales that win me over, but there's also plenty of wedding decor eye candy to ooh and aah over, whether over the top, eccentric, or seriously sophisticated. Let's snag some wedding style from my 10 favorite wedding movies.
The aliens have landed! Well, at least at the box office: Battle: Los Angeles, Paul, and Mars Needs Moms are all currently showing in theaters, proving that our fascination with the otherworldly is still going strong. While these three movies probably won't go down in the books as classics, there are plenty of movies about aliens that are spectacular — both in their genre and in film as a whole. Take, for instance, Ridley Scott's Alien. Totally creepy with incredible pacing and beautifully shot, this frightening sci-fi masterpiece still scares the bejeezus out of me. Thirty-two years later, it also stands the test of time. Keep on reading to see what other films made it onto my list.
Ever wonder what Shia LaBeouf would look like with a pair of horns in his curly hair? Me neither, but we're about to find out. The actor has signed on for Horns, a film adaptation of a novel by the same name. Shia will star as the protagonist Ig, a 26-year-old who wakes up to find that his girlfriend has been murdered and he's been cursed with some devilish new headgear.
The novel was written by Stephen King's son Joe Hill (who is also set to play exec producer), so it's no surprise that the film is being described as a "love story driven by horror and vengeance." Sounds like a creepy Pinocchio-type story to me, but I'm intrigued by the blend of fantasy, terror, and romance. Have you read the best-selling book? And can you see Shia in the role?
When it comes to movies, here at Fab, we're not only seeking a good flick, but fabulous onscreen style to inspire our wardrobes. So, before Just Go With It hits theaters tomorrow, we're breaking down the film's fashion. Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker serve as pretty perfect models of beachy, easy wear. Uncomplicated and supersexy seems to be the theme in cutoffs, sundresses, a bikini, and one ridiculously white hot sheath. Click through to glimpse the style moments and get inspired for warmer weather days ahead.
We just can't get enough of these sneak peek Water For Elephants goodies! First, we were treated to the film's trailer and some snazzy stills, but now there's a gorgeous new poster to feast our eyes on. Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon look très romantique, no? This should definitely up the anticipation for the film, which is already receiving a ton of fan buzz.
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Starring Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, Judd Apatow and Paul Feig's upcoming movie Bridesmaids is trying hard to be the female version of The Hangover. The just-released trailer (above) gives us a peek at the over-the-top Vegas bachelorette party, but it also features some wedding planning challenges — practically clichés by now — that any former bridesmaid can recognize. Here are five I spotted:
- The Bride Says It Will Be Easy: After the bride assures Kristen Wiig's character that all she'll have to do is plan the bachelorette party, Kristen searches the Internet and finds a more realistic, and never-ending, list of bridesmaid duties.
- You Have to Ditch Your Real-Life Budget: Judging by her broken-down car, Kristen's character doesn't live an extravagant lifestyle. But she still has to go on a trip to Vegas and fancy parties in anticipation of the wedding.
- It Can Be Awkward When You're Single: When you're helping plan a wedding, it seems people can't stop talking about love, marriage, and why you're still single. That's why you should hook up with a Jon Hamm type and try to get him to come as your date! That'll surely shut 'em up.
- The Bridal Party Can Be a Motley Crew: You can choose your friends, but you can't choose who they chose for their bridal party. There's a good chance that your new bridesmaid buddies have very different ideas about bachelorette parties or how much should be spent. Be prepared to be diplomatic.
- It's Fun! Despite the humorous obstacles Kristen Wiig must navigate, you can tell this set of bridesmaids are going to enjoy themselves. And that's usually how it works out when you're helping a close friend or family member celebrate an important life moment.
Let's just get this out in the open: the trailer for Bridesmaids is trying too hard to package the film as the female answer to The Hangover. The film stars Maya Rudolph as a bride-to-be, following her and her bridal party (including Kristen Wiig as her maid of honor) through the trials, tribulations, and drama that ensues in the months before a wedding. Right off the bat, I was put off by how cartoonish many of the characters are — Wiig does her typical SNL shtick, Rose Byrne plays the snob, The Office's Ellie Kemper is the priss, and Melissa McCarthy is the masculine one.
Still, the trailer definitely has a few laughs (not to mention a Jon Hamm cameo), and I have to admit that my own experience proves that some of the stereotypes that exist about bridal parties are true. Watch the trailer for yourself when you read more
Inspiration comes in all forms, and sometimes sitting in the dark watching a movie can be just the dose of motivation you need. Especially if you're watching a movie about a 24-hour running relay race that covers 197 miles starting at 6,000 feet on top of Mt. Hood and ending at the Oregon coast. The new movie Hood to Coast follows only four teams out of the 1,000 12-member teams participating in the event; it's as inspirational as it is entertaining.
The four teams involved in the film are radically different in age and running experience, but their motivation to run the world's largest relay race really sets them apart. There are old runners competing to have fun and prove their aging mettle, young non-runners looking for a life-changing challenge, a heart attack survivor, and a family using the race as a running memorial for a member that recently passed away. Just like a great issue of Runner's World this movie will make you laugh and cry. But mostly it will make you want to lace up your sneaks and get to training, if not for the Hood to Coast race, then something more local.
The documentary premieres on Jan. 11 in theaters across the country. You can purchase tickets and find locations here (there are six theater playing the flick in the Bay Area). Get an edge on the competition and run to the theater.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I marks the beginning of the end: the final chapters in the big screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's phenomenal book series. Rabid fans have been waiting for this with bated breath, ready to soak up the final hours with characters they've been bonding with for years. Seeing the final book brought to life will be enough to bring devotees back to the theater for multiple viewings, but the good news is that Deathly Hallows Part I is emotionally gripping, intensely horrifying, and utterly engrossing. In other words, it's a great movie in its own right.
Gone are the games of Quidditch and eventful rides on the Hogwarts express. After Dumbledore's death, Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) and his army of dark wizards (the Death Eaters) have regained control. They've gone beyond the magical world and have started to terrorize the "Muggles" (non-wizard folk) as well. Determined to wipe out anyone who isn't a pureblood wizard, the Death Eaters have taken to cruel and ruthless methods that are reminiscent of the Holocaust. At their helm, Voldemort will not rest until he's finally destroyed the only wizard who still stands in his path to ruling the world: Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe).
Harry isn't safe anywhere, so he sets off into hiding with his best friends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson). His only chance at survival (and saving the wizarding world), is to destroy Voldemort, but it's not as easy as a simple spell. He must find and destroy the seven pieces of Voldemort's soul before the final showdown with the dark wizard himself, which proves to be an emotionally taxing adventure that's both exhilarating and terrifying. For more on why you should see it, just keep reading.
A great horror flick is always good for cheap thrills. And you don't even need to watch a movie that costs millions of dollars to get your fright on. Although these two famous films, Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project, had really low production costs, they each raked in over a hundred million dollars because they were really, really, scary. Take this quiz to guess which one had the savvier budget!Take the Quiz