Emma Watson currently stars in the drama The Bling Ring. The film is based on a true story about a group of teenagers who tracked the whereabouts of celebrities while they were out to rob them. The real life Bling Ring robbed many celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green.
Watson did a great amount of research on her character, which consisted of watching tons of reality television. (Click on the media bar below to hear Emma Watson)
Desiree Hartsock seems to be having fun looking for her true love on the ABC hit reality series, The Bachelorette. Just a few weeks into the new season, it’s easy to understand why many of the eligible singles on the show would want to spend the rest of their lives with Harstock.
The question is, do any of the remaining single guys on the show have the qualities that she is looking for? Harstock says the husband she is looking for must be spontaneous and have the other qualities that she is looking for in order to have a shot at being her husband. (Click on the media bar below to hear Desiree Hartsock)
Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. plays an FBI agent who travels to Australia’s Gold Coast to search for the killers of his informant in the straight to DVD title Absolute Deception.
Emmanuelle Vaugier (Saw II, Saw IV) is the dead man’s widow, a magazine reporter who thought her husband actually died several years ago. Realizing that her spouse led a double life, she’s a bit traumatized to lose her soulmate for the second time.
The chemistry/repartee from Gooding Jr. and Vaugier keep Absolute Deception a watchable, if not unremarkable, experience. But what does one really expect from low budget action thrillers? Being a Gooding Jr. fan since his Boyz n the Hood days, I actually dig watching him in B-level stuff like Absolute Deception and the previous Sony release The Hit List.
His character is an FBI agent who’s a big worse for wear, and it’s a role that Gooding Jr.handles with ease. Vaugier, who’s had recurring roles in Two and a Half Men and CSI: NY, is always a pleasure to watch. The superficial side of me will also add that she looks wonderful in a bikini (the picture has a brief pool sequence between the two leads), but I’m sure for you, dear reader, that’s neither here nor there.
At 92 minutes, Absolute Deception (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, R) is not exactly the best work of either actor, but that doesn’t mean the picture doesn’t have a few memorable moments. Having Gooding Jr. casually tell Vaugier that the only discovered body part of his husband is a torn off finger is a personal highlight.
No special features for Absolute Deception, but the movie is worth a look if you’re a fan of either headliner (or want to see shots of Australia’s Gold Coast, where the movie was shot).
Check out an action scene from the film, where Cuba Gooding Jr. gets his clock cleaned by a bad guy and Vaugier almost gets speared:
This Is The End paints James Franco in a narcissistic light, as directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg created a version of Franco that is not too far from the actor himself. Vanity aside, the real Franco is passionately steeped in the arts. Whether it’s directing his own indie films, writing novels, or painting (his artwork is actually displayed in This Is The End), Franco has a myriad of interests to keep him busy.
Last month, in collaboration with Anna Kooris and Jose Colocho, Franco painted murals in Los Angeles and Brooklyn to celebrate the release of This Is The End.
Click on the media bar to hear Rogen and Goldberg talk about the artistic tendencies of their close friend:
This Is The End was #2 over the weekend at the box-office, as it took in $20.5 million.
Later this year, Academy Award winner Tom Hanks returns to the big screen in Captain Phillips. The film is based on a true story which took place in 2009, and is about a captain on a US flagged shipped being hijacked by Somali pirates.
A portion of the movie was filmed on an actual ship, which was taken out to the ocean. Hanks told us that while the cast and crew were up for it, it was a challenge to film on the seas.