by Jill Pantozzi | 2:20 pm, March 19th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:20 pm, March 19th, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 1:15 pm, February 21st, 2013
It took me a few seconds to get into YouTube user Ijameswalters, as Gollum, singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables. But then he changed the “I”s to “we”s and the lyrics started mentioning nasty Hobbitses, and by 3:20 I’d completely lost it.
(via: Topless Robot)
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:30 am, February 9th, 2013
It’s called Les Militaribles. I’m not really sure what else I can say about it, except that it makes snow really, really dramatic. East coasters affected by the winter storm should watch it and be glad they’re indoors at their computers and not out shoveling snow for hours on end like poor Jean Valjean.
(via: I Heart Chaos)
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, January 30th, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:09 am, January 10th, 2013
I’m feeling kind of chipper and awake this morning, and I think it’s because the Oscar nominations were announced. As much as I believe they’re just a meaningless mutual appreciation society for Hollywood types, every year around this time I get unspeakably excited about them. I think the Academy might be beaming radio signals into my head or something.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:12 pm, December 26th, 2012
I’ve heard tell of the Les Miserables preview screenings, where members of the movie’s production became puzzled at a soft rustling that spread throughout the audience during I Dreamed a Dream, the song in which the downtrodden Fantine admits her complete hopelessness in the face of fate. They soon realized that rustling sound… is what it sounds like when sixty people all try to conceal the fact that they are weeping at the same time.
Now, I’m a person who I Dreamed it up the last time I went to karaoke, and whose mother sang Bring Him Home as a lullaby, and even I’m becoming less confident that I’ll be able to make it through Les Miserables emotionally aloof. So it doesn’t surprise me that Anne Hathaway, the actress who plays Fantine, has trouble getting through the thing.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:47 am, December 13th, 2012
This morning saw the announcement of the nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, the lighter, boozier, less important cousin of the Oscars. (Hey, it makes a difference that attendees can drink at the former but not the latter.) Typical awards season films like Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook picked up plenty of noms, but so did some more niche-interest (read: Geeky) fare.
The awards show, taking place on January 13th, is being hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They did a short video promoting the Globes, which you can check out under the jump along with a rundown of the geeky movies, people, and shows to be nominated.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:37 pm, December 12th, 2012
It was obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it. And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which takes us back to ‘Les Mis,’ because that’s what my character is. — Anne Hathaway, on the Today Show.
Matt Lauer greeted Anne Hathaway this morning by saying “Nice to see you. Seen a lot of you lately,” which is a pretty freakin’ awful way to refer to the fact that a photographer upskirted her during a Les Miserables premiere and now there is a picture of her private parts everywhere. Hathaway’s body language clearly communicates that this is an issue she’d rather not talk about, but, like a true master of interview judo, she slams the audience with the bigger picture and then dovetails straight into talking about her work. You know, where she strives to get audiences to respond to her characters as if they were real human beings with emotions and dreams, and not just objects for our consumption. I know what .gif this calls for!
by Susana Polo | 4:15 pm, November 28th, 2012
Am I writing this post specifically to make Les Miserables jokes?
by Susana Polo | 12:13 pm, September 24th, 2012
Lets play a game: which one of these is a candid set photo from The Wolverine, and which one is from Les Miserables? Probably if you’re paying enough attention to either movie you can pick it out easy, but if not, you could absolutely be forgiven for thinking these are both from the same post apocalyptic Hugh Jackman flick. The good news now is that there’s an official picture of Wolverine from The Wolverine, complete with all the things you’d want from a picture of Wolverine.READ MORE