Summer blockbuster season is almost upon us and you’re probably just as stoked as I am for a whole new crop of movies to devour. But when it comes to movie fashions, summer blockbusters tend to be big on explosions and less on couture. There’s always just a movie or two each year that leaves the audience with a big sartorial impact. Most people are betting on The Great Gatsby to have the biggest style impact, but just because it has the most fashion hype doesn’t mean it will be this year’s most fashionable film.
So here are the movies of 2013 that you need to keep you eyes on for the film’s fashion and sense of style.
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famed novel is a rite of passage in any high school english classroom. This novel has made its way to the silver screen before but it is Baz Luhrmann’s super stylized adaptation that has us most excited, making it one of the most anticipated films of the year. The Roaring Twenties was a period of high fashion, artistic expression, crazy parties, and excess. No wonder it’s still a popular period for fashion magazines to take editorial inspiration from, and besides everyone loves a good flapper dress. Although this period piece has the most hype (check out Carey Mulligan’s Vogue cover), the ’20s inspiration might have already reached its peak during the Spring/Summer 2012 runways. Perhaps the film will revitalize last year’s trend and keep it alive.
Movie trailers can be deceiving as the worst movies get the best trailers, full of car chases and explosions. Animation Domination High Def cleverly break down the blockbuster movie trailer formula with their own mock-up. Needless to say, I’d totally watch it.
With the sequels of Monsters Inc., Despicable Me, and Finding Nemo coming our way, it’s feels like all of our dreams are coming true.
Putting Toy Story and Shrek aside, great animated films often don’t get this treatment — or in the case of Finding Dory and Monsters University, it gets the treatment almost a decade later.
There have been great animated movies out there that have sequel potential. Didn’t you ever wanted to know what comes after the happily ever after? Or what happens after the protagonist saved the day? I personally want to know more about Princess and the Frog’s Ray and his belle, Evangeline.
Realistically, good sequels have been proven to be profitable and they would no doubt answer the prayers of so many young adults who have waited years and years for sequels of their favourite animated films as children … or as young adults.
Here are 9 Animated Movies that Deserve Sequels Below
1) Princess and the Frog
This movie has potential for a sequel because the writers wrote a great villain for the first, so I’m sure they can develop another creepy villain who has a bone to pick with Tiana or Prince Naveen. That, or a sequel about Ray and Evangeline. Plus, get Randy Newman back on board and you have a confirmed best selling soundtrack.
Brave might not have a plot line that could be stretched but with a character as developed as Merida, put this fiery red head in any awkward situation and it would make a great sequel.
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It’s like a mash up of epic proportions as Slacktory brings Jurassic Park and Star Wars together to make one kick-ass trailer.
Everything about it is so good: Luke as that annoying kid, Han Solo as Jeff Goldblum and the Imperial Walkers as the dinosaurs. The only thing I would’ve liked to see is well, an actual dinosaur. Would having a T-Rex or Velociraptor staring down C-3PO be too much to ask?
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First former Disney stars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, now the Disney princesses, it looks like everyone is getting wild during spring break.
College Humor took the liberty of spoofing the much talked about Spring Breakers movie with all our favourite Disney princesses. Not everything is all “Happy Ever After” for Jasmine, Ariel, Cinderella and Snow White as they rob stepmothers, get crunk with a cornrowed Genie and shoot some magical wands off into the air. The girls get so wild that Mickey Mouse would probably chose to shoot himself rather than watch.
“It means no worries for the rest of your days, y’all,” the Genie says.
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After his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, actor Gerard Butler was nice enough to stop and sign for some of his adoring fans.
But when he was presented with a replica of his 300 helmut, there was only one appropriate thing for Gerard to do, which is yell, “THIS IS SPARTA!” Yes! I appreciate when an actor knows what his fans want.
Crowd sourcing has become an efficient means fund a number of different projects — be it medical bills, video games or a Veronica Mars movie. Now you and your friends can pitch in to make a favourite t-shirt design into a reality with TeePublic.
Launched by Josh Abramson (co-founder of College Humor and Vimeo), TeePublic is making it easier for graphic designers to finally see their designs on a t-shirt. The way it works is anyone can upload their designs and if 30 people in a month (that’s one person a day) agrees to buy your shirt, the company will put it into production and with every shirt sold, $5 per shirt goes back to the designer.
Considering just how creative the internet gets (have you seen the sloth photos?), here are just some of our favourite shirts so far on TeePublic:
1. Best Buds by CorwinWebb
2. STAY CLASSY by jordansoliz
3. RASCAL by Keddie
James Franco brings back his Spring Breakers’ character, Alien, back for this “no talking” commercial.
Filmed at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin during his visit to SXSW, Franco wants you to turn off your screens and not to ruin it because, “look at this shit!” Also making a brief appearance is Harry Osbourne, Franco’s character in Sam Raimi’s Spiderman trilogy.
If you’re ever feeling down and don’t know how to get out of that rut of yours, just take a look at all these famous film characters to make yourself feel a little better.
The blog Thumbs & Ammos have photoshopped the guns out from the hands of some your favourite action stars replacing them with the thumbs up your live deserves right now. So the next time you’re feeling a little down, remember that Arnold Schwarzenegger has your back.
It’s no secret we love Pitch Perfect. It was just one of the many reasons why we love Rebel Wilson.
Basically, we all think the whole Pitch Perfect cast is flawless, especially Anna Kendrick. We even still very much like the Cup Song from the musical even though everyone, and I mean everyone, has been trying to imitate it.
Andrewpresents on Tumblr claims the movie’s studio was looking to release a radio version of the Cup Song. If, when, why—it all doesn’t matter to us. Just get this on our iPods NOW and we’ll all be happier people for it.
Good try, girls! Really, I do mean it. While some of you didn’t really put any effort into it, I do appreciate those who tried to capture Schwarzenegger’s gravitas and manliness. Brava!
The man behind “Harry Potter in 99 Seconds” strikes again with a hilarious take on why all your favourite Disney movies end in lies.
Jon Cozart hits you where it hurts as he heartbreakingly tells us how The LIttle Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Pocahontas would play out if we applied some modern knowledge today. In his take, Ariel has to live with an oil spill, the government is racially profiling Jasmine as Aladdin is thrown in Guantanamo Bay, Belle is being charged with bestiality, and Pocahontas caught a disease as spread by New World settlers.
Kind of grim but we love it anyways!
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Now that Oscar season is over, movie fans can all get ready for the summer of blockbusters.
Set to release on May 17, the film directed by J.J. Adams follows Captain Kirk as he leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a man with mass destruction on the mind.
While recent trailers have focused on Benedict Cumberbatch’s villanous role, this new trailer follows Chris Pine’s Kirk as he goes through plenty of explosions chases and one giant fish.
I have to admit here that when I saw Cumberbatch on the screen, my heart did something quite unnatural.
Movie sequels occasionally work if the script is a thoughtful continuation of the first film, but if they’re done badly, they end up recycling old storylines with a D-list cast for a quick buck. Then there are those sequels that are so bad, the movie studio tucks them into a deep, dark abyss of an alleyway to prevent you from seeing them. These are their stories.
Mean Girls 2
Despite multiple offers by Paramount to write the sequel, Tina Fey distanced herself from the monstrosity that is Mean Girls 2. The only actor who returned to the franchise was Tim Meadows, who played Principal Duvall. Coincidentally (or not?), he’s also starring in another upcoming sequel — Grown Ups 2. No surprise, the first 25 seconds of the trailer is swallowed by our favourite moments from the original film, because the new script doesn’t have two legs to stand on. The plot is essentially the same as the first, except Cady is replaced by Jo, a 17-year-old tomboy who lives with her father, and the lead Plastic is brunette instead of blonde. WOAH, slow down Mean Girls 2, you’re blowing my mind.
I was OBSESSED with Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde when it came out in 2001 and watched it every year before school started. It was a tradition, so don’t JUDGE me thank you. That’s why it hurts my fragile soul to hear the Oscar-winning actress and blonde bombshell thought producing Legally Blondes (notice the plurality) would be a smart idea even after the failure of Legally Blonde 2 — the whole thing reeks of irony. In this stand alone triquel, the youngest cousins of Elle Woods must defend themselves when their school’s reigning forces frame them for a crime. The randomly British twins find strength in their Chihuahuas and use the school code to defend their pink-dominated wardrobe. Amurca’s about freedom of choice y’all.
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When I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower in Grade 9, I was a slightly awkward freshman just like Charlie, trying to make friends and get involved in school. Even though I didn’t deal with the same problems as the book’s protagonist, there were evidently times when I felt alone.
The book’s author, Stephen Chbosky, knows these feelings all to well. On hand to present Perks’ film adaptation at TIFF (which Chbosky also directed), he reminded everyone in the theatre they should never feel lonely. “I’m so proud to be sitting in a room with 1200 people. Whether you like this movie at the end of the day or you don’t, just know that no one in this room is alone.”
His book gathered a cult following when it was released in 1999 and still resonates with many young people who deal with the universal challenges of growing up.
The film stars Logan Lerman as Charlie, a bright yet awkward teen about to enter his freshman year of high school. Having spent time at the hospital to deal with the recent suicide of his best friend Michael, Charlie decides to cope with his loneliness by writing anonymous letters.
Hopeful for the upcoming school year, Charlie’s reserved and introverted nature initially makes it difficult for him to make friends. But once he meets the eccentric Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his beautiful stepsister Sam (Emma Watson), he’s soon introduced to a new world featuring mix-tapes, parties, sex, drugs and alcohol.
As things begin to look up for Charlie, curveballs continue to be thrown his way. He fights his growing feelings for Sam and struggles to push away unresolved memories of the past, all while realizing his friends have problems of their own too.
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The chemistry between actors is crucial in a coming of age story that focus a great deal on love and friendship, and the film couldn’t have chosen better leads. While Watson may forever be known as “that girl from Harry Potter,” it’s nice to see her tackle a more challenging role like Sam, a troubled girl who sleeps with boys for validation. Although she experiences a few challenges with her American accent, Watson flawlessly depicts Sam’s insecurities about getting into university while trying hard not to be Charlie’s dream girl.
However, it’s Lerman and Miller who shine in the movie. While Miller steals scenes as the cynical and sarcastic Patrick, Lerman hits all the right notes by providing a heart-wrenching performance that’ll make you tear up. Also appearing, are Paul Rudd and Nina Dobrev as Charlie’s English teacher Bill and his sister Candace.
Featuring songs such as The Smiths’ “Asleep” to 80s hits such as Midnight Runners’ “Come on Eileen” and New Order’s “Temptation ‘87”, the songs in this film will either take you back to another decade or make you want to create your own mix-tapes.
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Before you take out your flail and seek vengeance on whoever bloodied Ryan Gosling’s face, I urge you to take a breath because it’s only for a movie… obviously. The actor sported a blood-stained business suit and open vest for his latest film Only God Forgives, which is currently being filmed in Bangkok Thailand.
The movie follows a Bangkok police lieutenant and a gangster who settle their differences in a Thai-boxing match. Did Ryan Gosling win this round? The pictures point to no, but at least we know the blood is washable.
According to Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton, actors such as Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, and Matthew Morrison have signed contracts agreeing to work on at least three movies in the future.
A clause in the actors’ contracts originally signed for the television show reads “[The actor] hereby grants Fox three exclusive, irrevocable options to engage [the actor] in up to, respectively, three feature length motion pictures.”
This doesn’t necessarily mean that a Glee trilogy is guaranteed for the future, but FOX has the rights to the actors if that’s the route that they choose to go. After usurping American Idol as the channel’s most popular show, we wouldn’t be surprised if FOX chose to move in New Directions.
Since the “Glee Live!” tour has decided to skip over it’s Canadian neighbors, the silver screen might be the only place you can watch the show-stopping show choir off of your TV.
A U.S. federal judge in Colorado has ordered that companies which produced “sanitized” versions of films destroy all copies of the movies they have tinkered with, Reuters reports.
Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch came to his decision on Thursday which was against the Utah-based CleanFlicks, CleanFilms and Play It Clean Video, Arizona-based Family Flix USA and CleanFlicks of Colorado.
The companies would delete vulgar language and scenes in films to make them family friendly, and then sell the cleaner copies. Matsch ordered all copies be destroyed within five days of the ruling.
“Their business is illegitimate. The right to control the content of the copyrighted work … is the essence of the law of copyright,” Matsch wrote in his ruling.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” was named by the American Film Institute as the most inspiring film of all time, E! Online reports.
The top 100 choices were revealed on a three hour special airing last night on CBS and CH in Canada.
The Jimmy Stewart tear jerker was followed by “To Kill a Mockingbird” at number two and “Schindler?s List” at number three.
Films made prior to Jan. 1, 2005 were eligible to make the list. The director who had the most films on the list was Steven Spielberg. Other films of Spielberg?s on the list besides “Schindler?s List” included “E.T.,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and “The Colour Purple.”