Yes, the holiday we all love to hate is nearly upon us, and what better way to celebrate it than with an ode to that cinematic sub-genre everyone loves to hate: the chick flick. It's easy to hate the so-called chick flick, especially if you wasted your hard earned cash and two plus hours on He's Just Not That Into You last weekend, or have ever found yourself on a transatlantic flight with nothing more than Made of Honor playing on a small screen to entertain you. But it doesn't have to be that way.
As with any type of movie, the chick flick can be done right, just as the Oscar grubbing prestige pics can be done wrong (see: Revolution Road). So, as our Valentine's gift to you, we offer you this collection of 10 Chick Flicks That Don't Totally Suck. Many don't suck even a little. Posted 02.12.09 by reelz
Oh Leo, take comfort.
Leonardo DiCaprio and much of Revolutionary Road may have gotten left out of the Oscar race (restoring, for a brief moment, our faith in the Academy), but the pretty boy's girlfriend is doing well. Bar Refaeli, an Israel model and GF to Leo, has scored the cover of Sport Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue. On the cover, a tan (surprise), busty (surprise) Refaeli appears in a skimpy (surprise) bikini (surprise), the bottoms of which she teasingly pulls down (sorta surprise).
There's probably a joke to made here about the awards race and Refaeli's golden globes, but we're going to rise above it. Like Cate Blanchett, we're keeping it classy. Posted 02.10.09 by reelz
Kate Winslet tells People.com she had a "total meltdown" while her husband Sam Mendes was directing her in a sex scene with Leo DiCaprio for the upcoming Revolutionary Road. Apparently Mendes was giving her too many detailed instructions about where her hands should be and things like that. Admittedly, this is a small demographic, but just in case you happen to be a director married to a movie star, you can learn from Mendes' mistakes. Some rules to follow:
1) Make sure you give your wife's co-star some instructions too, so she doesn't feel like she's the only one doing things wrong.
2) Don't be afraid to let her improvise a little; a little extra film footage is much cheaper than a divorce.
3) Never, ever, ever tell her her posterior looks fat out of those jeans. Posted 12.03.08 by reelz