Which of this year's actresses deserve the industry’s highest honors?
With many of Hollywood's perenially favorite veteran actresses noticably absent from the big screen in 2012 — or having appeared in movies that simply failed to live up to expectations — the 2013 Best Actress nominees will likely be made up of mostly new faces and skew much younger than in years past. In fact, several of the actresses receiving Oscar buzz are in their '20s and one — Quvenzhané Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild — is only 9 years old, which would make her the youngest actress ever nominated for an Oscar should she get the nod. We already asked you to tell us which movies you thought were the best and which directors are most deserving of Oscar nominations, now tell us which actresses are worthy of the movie industry's highest honors, whether Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress.
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Posted 12.13.12 by BrentJS
Opening today in theaters, the comedy Bachelorette follows three longtime friends (Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher) who have to put their past aside while planning a bachelorette party for a girl they mocked in high school (Rebel Wilson). That doesn't mean that the friends behave properly, with wedding dresses getting ripped and debauchery only the beginning of the ladies' wild night.
Not unlike last year's Bridesmaids, Bachelorette is another comedy about women getting raunchy and rowdy, a trend that Fisher told Hollywood Dailies has "been around" but is "now on everyone's radar." When the cast sat down with Audrey Cleo, they discussed women in comedy and offered their own preferences for bachelorette party-planning. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.07.12 by Ryan
Last year's Bridesmaids followed Kristen Wiig as a single woman in her mid-30s whose life becomes unglued when her best friend reveals she is going to get married. The movie earned Wigg and co-writer Annie Mumolo an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay and was a huge boost for female-driven comedies. Sold — fairly or unfairly — as a female counterpoint to The Hangover, the success was guaranteed to inspire other movies.
Enter Bachelorette, which sees three longtime friends (Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher) see their lives turned upside down when they plan a bachelorette party for a girl they mocked in high school. Bridesmaids actress Rebel Wilson plays the bride-to-be, which adds another comparison, but is it fair to compare the two comedies simply because they feature female leads and weddings? ReelzChannel movie expert Richard Roeper sorts it out in his review above. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.30.12 by Ryan
The 2011 comedy Bridesmaids proved that, not only can female actresses be as funny and gross as their male counterparts, but that audiences would eat it up and come back for more. Well, Bridesmaids 2 may never happen without Kristen Wiig, but the cast of Bachelorette — Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan and Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson — recently took to the red carpet for the premiere of their R-rated female-driven comedy and they claim that their movie is "even ruder, even raunchier" than Bridesmaids.
Another female-led movie premiered the same night as Bachelorette, but this one trades laughs for screams. Twilight star Ashley Greene headlines writer-director Todd Lincoln's new supernatural horror movie, The Apparition, which centers around a "horrifying apparition" that is actually conjured into existence by parapsychology students trying to prove that belief in the supernatural is enough for it to exist. Greene hasn't had any paranormal frights of her own (that she cared to share, anyway), but she did reveal to our own Jeremy Parsons the scariest experience of her life. Watch the video above to find out what it was. more about Bachelorette and The Apparition >> Posted 08.26.12 by BrentJS
The multi-talented Chris Colfer of Glee proves that he is a modern-day Renaissance man in the new trailer for Struck By Lightning, which he stars in and wrote. From the looks of the trailer, it seems as though Colfer's transition from TV to film will be an easy one and widely accepted by critics and fans alike.
Struck By Lightning is a comedy about an ambitious high schooler who uses blackmail to get more students to contribute to his literary magazine, increasing his odds of being accepted to the school of his dreams. Alongside Colfer is a stellar cast of celebs that includes Allison Janney, Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), and Dermot Mulroney. watch the first trailer >> Posted 02.20.12 by reelz