If there was any hope Bieber Fever was waning, the recent Billboard Music Awards put that pipe dream to rest. On the heels of those six trophies, the Biebs continues to ride high with his Never Say Never DVD, which ranks #1 on Amazon's Bestsellers in Music Video & Concert Movies list, and he’s holding steady in the Top 5 movies On Demand. But what do we really know about this teen idol? Our comic friends have summed it up nicely for the non-Beliebers among us.
What Do We REALLY Know About Justin Bieber? Posted 05.30.11 by reelz
The MTV Movie Award nomination were announced yesterday, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse garnered the most nods. Eclipse received eight nominations within twelve categories, including being nominated twice for the categories of Best Male Performance (for Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, of course) and Best Kiss (for Kristen Stewart's smooches with the aforementioned Best Male Performance nominees).
Inception received a total of seven nominations, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 following right behind with six. Inception was the only one of the top three nominated movies to get noticed for the unconventional categories of Best Jaw-Dropping Moment, Biggest Badass Star, and Best Scared-As-Sh-- Performance. Deathly Hallows was the only one of the three to be singled out for Best Villain, but surprisingly, not for Ralph Fiennes' Lord Voldemort, but instead for Draco Malfoy played by Tom Felton. Who's Up for Best Movie? >> Posted 05.04.11 by reelz
With two directors in final contention for G.I. Joe 2 (working title), Paramount has decided to step up to the streets and hire Jon Chu.
It was announced earlier this week that Chu and The Italian Job director F. Gary Gray were Paramount's top candidates for the job, but Deadline reports that Chu is the studio's choice to helm the sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which was directed by Stephen Sommers. Chu's latest movie, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, has earned $54 million for the studio, though, it could be argued, that may have more to do with Bieber's popularity than the movie itself.
G.I. Joe fans weren't exactly pleased with Sommers work on the original movie, but the hiring of Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to write the screenplay was a sign that the sequel was heading in the right direction. With the news that the director of Step Up 3D was hired instead of a more proven action director like Gray, the disappointment of Joe fans may continue, however, earlier this week, Chu made a case for his love of the comic book, cartoon, and toy franchise to MTV. Chu loves G.I. Joe >> Posted 02.26.11 by Ryan
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Somehow a racy photo shoot featuring an exhibitionist loses a bit of its punch, but earlier this month Lady Gaga got wet and increasingly naked for the clothing brand Supreme, which was featured in the French magazine Purple. Yesterday Gaga left little to the imagination, prancing around the 37-degree NYC set of an HBO special in a leotard and fishnet tights.
While Justin Bieber got his hair cut yesterday, claiming he "wanted to change it up" and that the finished product was "kind of a mature look," Paramount is releasing a director's cut of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never this Friday that includes 40 minutes of new footage. Director Jon M. Chu said, "Justin's dedication to his fan base is unwavering and I was inspired as a filmmaker to attempt to provide them a unique experience that showed even more of his world."
Tom Hardy has been asked to gain 20 pounds to play the villain Bane in Christopher Nolan's next Batman pic The Dark Knight Rises. He has until May, when shooting starts. In an interview with U.K. talk show host Alan Carr, Hardy also dismissed any comparison between his new Bane and Joel Schumacher's Bane in 1997's Batman & Robin, played by the late Jeep Swenson. "Christopher Nolan will revisit that territory entirely so I wouldn't go by that [the earlier movie] at all."
Filming Now: The Twilight cast is arriving in Vancouver to shoot the Breaking Dawn movies. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart flew there together on a private jet, but the couple then drove separately to the Sheraton Wall Center Hotel. Posted 02.22.11 by reelz
As Justin Bieber sits at the pop culture pinnacle, the timing for Justin Bieber: Never Say Never could not be better. But how does it fare as a movie?
Posted 02.10.11 by reelz
"...may be the concert film as glorified promotional product, but it captures a genuine youthquake."— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...generally succeeds ... thanks to a visually energetic approach by director Jon Chu that keeps all the obligatory backstage/onstage bits moving fluidly."— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"...watching Never Say Never is akin to being an aging suburbanite circa 1964 and accidentally walking into a packed screening of A Hard Day's Night."— Bill Gibron, Onion AV Club
"...like its 3D sequences, Never Say Never has only the illusion of depth; beyond the shiny visuals and trumped-up origin story, there's nothing but flat emptiness."— Genevieve Koski, Onion AV Club
"...not good — not that it needs to be. It is draggily paced and lacks felicity of form; the 3-D is a rip-off and the songs are pap..."— Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice