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Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst pose together on the red carpet at the premiere of their film On the Road on Thursday (December 13) at the SVA Theater in New York City.
The 22-year-old actress wore a sheer Erdem dress and Christian Louboutin pumps to the big event.
Earlier in the day, Kristen was spotted heading into The Daily Show‘s studios to tape an appearance on the show.
Ugh, Chastain's character looks amazing. This is like everything I wanted Carrie on Homeland to be. And no flop Brody-esque character to ruin everything. <3 Get that second oscar Bigelow.
Zombie killing (and getting killed by zombies) is pretty violent business, as any regular viewer of AMC's undead drama "The Walking Dead" knows all too well.
Earlier this week, Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council (PTC), wrote a letter to former Oregon senator Gordon Smith, who now serves as chairman on the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board -- otherwise known as the group that sets the standards for TV ratings.
"Throughout its run, the AMC program 'The Walking Dead' has featured some of the most graphic and brutally intense violence and gore imaginable," Winter wrote. "In the current season alone the show has depicted hundreds of scenes of grisly murder both of living and 'undead,' but human, characters. The intensely violent content has included depictions of the cleaving of human skulls with a machete, extreme gun violence, including graphic depictions of blood and brains splattering after gunshot wounds, and the use of a sharpened human bone as a weapon to stab another character."
Of course, that's all just par for the zombie-filled course on the show. But the PTC, a group known for urging networks to reconsider content and advertisers to cease sponsoring programs they find particularly offensive, isn't asking for the slayings to stop -- at least not yet. Instead Winter is focused on changing the prime-time hit's rating of TV-14.
According to his message, members of the PTC have mailed "thousands of letters" to AMC about "The Walking Dead's" "inaccurate age-based rating." Since the network hasn't changed the rating, the PTC wants Smith's group to take action.
The only higher rating that exists is TV-MA, for mature audiences only.
"Therefore, on behalf of our better than 1.3 million members, we call on you and the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board to immediately take any necessary steps to insure that this program is rated accurately, appropriately and for the audience for which the show is designed," Winter wrote.
Then again, "Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazarra doesn't seem too worried about the PTC's request.
But even if the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board agrees with the PTC's take, there's a problem with the request. While the group is in charge of monitoring how the ratings are applied, and welcomes viewers to contact them with questions and concerns, ultimately ratings aren't actually set by them.
"Programs are voluntarily rated by broadcast and cable television networks, or program producers," the organization's website reveals.
Christ Maloney's unpopularity with the other singers could earn him private rehearsals and an exclusive backstage area
X Factor runner-up Chris Maloney may get “star treatment” on tour – because the other finalists can’t stand the sight of him.
His unpopularity with the other singers could earn him private rehearsals and an exclusive backstage area.
Contestants have been calling for Kye Somes to take Maloney’s place on stage for the gigs in January and February after the third-placed singer turned up smelling of drink and insulted them.
But he BEGGED bosses to allow him on the money-spinning tour.
A source said: “There is unhappiness over this decision to let him back. He wasn’t universally liked whatsoever.”
Now producers are considering measures so he spends as little time with other finalists as possible.
These would include giving him his own dressing room and separate rehearsal times.
Kye revealed earlier this series how the Scouser shunned the rest of the hopefuls, except when a cameraman was present.
He said: “There’s two people. One when cameras are there and one when they’re not.”
Carolynne Poole claimed Chris “lost it” backstage at Sunday’s final and hurled foul-mouthed abuse at her. She said Chris, 34, beaten into third place on Saturday by James Arthur and Jahmeme, turned up for rehearsals apparently drunk and started to shout at her.
Carolynne, 32, out in week one, said: “He was horrible. Basically, because I didn’t say ‘hi’
Chris denied the reports and insisted doctors told him to pull out because of a sore throat.
On Sunday he tweeted X Factor’s press team: “Can’t believe the bull. This is a witch hunt for defo, the show is over.” Yesterday Maloney’s management didn’t return emails.
Raven stars in MNDR's new music video 'Feed Me Diamonds' and looks absolutely fabulous doing so!
They do drop a spoiler about the Christmas episode so watch at your own risk.
Still grieving over the loss of the Ponds, but I an genuinely excited for Jenna to start. She was brilliant as Oswin in Asylum of the Daleks, so I anticipate good things.
Anne Hathaway & Amanda Seyfried: Hugh Jackman's Walk of Fame Ceremony!
Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried sandwich in their Les Miserables co-star Hugh Jackman at his Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony on Thursday (December 13) in Hollywood.
The 44-year-old actor received a coveted star on the illustrious walkway! Congratulations, Hugh!
“It’s kind of a surreal day,” Hugh told E News about the honor. “I’m excited. The star is right here outside where I got to host the Oscars and if the movie gets nominated [for an Oscar], it’ll be nice to get up there and show a little bit of the show to everybody.”
FYI: Anne is wearing a Prada dress, Aldo vegan shoes, and Me and Ro jewels. Amanda is wearing a Burberry trench.
Entertainment Weekly: Les Miserables Review
Since everything about Les Misérables is fortissimo — including but not limited to its unabashed pursuit of awards that are shiny or globular or both — you have perhaps already heard a little about the movie now storming the Bastille of your wallet. You may already know that to make his movie adaptation of the internationally popular theatrical musical conjured from the 19th-century political novel by Victor Hugo, director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) bade his actors sing live during filming. You probably already know that Anne Hathaway, as the wretched single mother-turned-prostitute Fantine, is reputedly a formidable Oscar favorite for her sobbing and warbling and haircutting-in-real-time. You've learned, from posters and trailers, that Hugh Jackman, as former convict Jean Valjean, looks impressively stricken and that Russell Crowe, as implacable police inspector Javert, looks disconcertingly dyspeptic.
What's left to learn is this: Les Misérables provides compelling reasons for Crowe to be peeved, beginning with the humiliation of having to sing Broadway-style, when it clearly is so not his thing, and ending with the Cap'n Crunch wardrobe into which the gentleman is packed. (O, for Crowe's costumed glory days in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World!) Jackman has a right to be cranky too, although he's too much of a trouper to show it as he overemotes on demand and sings of finding God after he steals a pair of candlesticks from a nice priest. (Long story.) Hathaway looks happy enough channeling Liza Minnelli for her tremulous rendition of the Susan Boyle-appropriated anthem ''I Dreamed a Dream,'' but that's no doubt because she knows that soon after the song, she's pretty much done for the night.
Shall I go on about all the ways in which this fake-opulent Les Miz made me long for guillotines while millions of viewers who have softer, more generous hearts than I may swoon with money's-worth contentment? (At least it doesn't skimp on length: The movie is approximately as long as the 1832 Paris uprising it depicts.) Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter mug and prance as the comic-relief grifters Thénardier and his missus, outfitted in what has become de rigueur for both BCs — Pétrouchka makeup and prosthetically grungy teeth. Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne play the young lovers Cosette (Fantine's muppet daughter, raised by Valjean) and the boy-band-styled student revolutionary Marius like lab rats, their pale faces and lashless eyelids often observed in the merciless close-up that is one of Hooper's mix-it-up signature shots. (He is similarly devoted to tilted perspective and the room-at-a-45-degree-angle shot.)
It's a daunting challenge, to be sure, to turn a big musical into a viable movie. For every great Cabaret, My Fair Lady, and The King and I, there's a dud Rent, Evita, and Mamma Mia! But this steam-driven military weapon of an enterprise is a sobering reminder of just how tinny a musical Les Misérables was in the first place — the listless music and lyrics by Alain Boubil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer, the derivative characters fashioned from Oliver! scraps. And even if you do come to Mr. Hooper's neighborhood loving the show, having seen seven stage productions and named your cat Gavroche after the urchin who hitches his fate to those of grown-up revolutionaries, well, you're in for a gobsmacking: This ''prestige'' production is at heart a minor road-show carnival, leaving behind little but tinsel as it rumbles through the streets of Awardstown. C
Amanda on Ellen
Amanda Seyfried wears a frog’s head hat while making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Thursday (December 13).
The day before, the 27-year-old actress was spotted arriving at LAX Airport in Los Angeles.
Amanda celebrated her birthday earlier this month and she is celebrating the occasion by raising money for charity:water!
“On December 3, I’m turning 27. And this year, I don’t want presents or drinks. I want clean water,” Amanda wrote on her fundraising page. “Women and children in Rwanda walk for hours every day, up and down mountains, just to collect water from rivers. And the worst part? The water they collect can make them really sick. We can actually do something about it. Just $65 can give someone in Rwanda clean water.”
Help Amanda reach her goal of $27,000 at MyCharityWater.org!
Samantha Barks on Bringing 'Eponine' From the West End to the Big Screen, Career Aspirations & More!
LES MISERABLES might not open in movie theatres until Christmas day, but you need not wait that long to get the inside scoop on the highly anticipated new film. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was invited to chat with Samantha Barks, who stars as Eponine, about what it was like bringing 'Eponine' from the West End stage to the big screen, how she won the role, future career aspirations, and so much more!
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Eddie on Today: ‘Les Mis’ is ‘breathtaking’
British actor and Tony winner Eddie Redmayne talks about pushing himself for the role of Marius in “Les Miserables,” in which he falls for Amanda Seyfried’s Cosette. Joking with Kathie Lee, who said she’s obsessed with his upper lip, Eddie says his first role was “playing Angelina Jolie’s son.”
Did 5th Harmony or Emblem 3 get to the final?
The X Factor's second season is almost over, with the finale soon approaching.
The competition remained as cutthroat as ever as each of the aspiring superstars performed two more songs last night, with an eye on next week's finale.
Bruno Mars and Bridgit Mendler both performed on tonight's results show.
There was no sing-off, and the contestant that received the lowest votes immediately went home.
In The Final:
Bridgit Mendler performs
Bruno Mars performs
Top 4 group performance - Coming Home
5th Harmony is saved + Britney's reaction
Carly is saved + Emblem 3 is eliminated
Lilo out & about in NYC
JUST KIDDING, she wishes (we all wish, really)
Naomi & family & cake in NYC
Starchild Paul Stanely in LA
Who? Here's who:
Marcia Cross in LA
Alleged Ben Affleck sweetheart walking on sunshine at 12-12-12
Blake really likes benefits
Former Affleck girlfriend greeting paps in an airport
Those were the days
& GOOP's bff Winona was with Ben's bff Matt
(no cheesy LOOK AT US photoshoots for these two <3 )
Ben Affleck hating life
Taking Violet down with him :(
Look, someone as miserable as Affleck
SHERLOCK AND WATSON NARROW DOWN THE LIST OF SUSPECTS WHEN THE BODY OF THE GENERAL MANAGER OF A LUXURY HOTEL IS FOUND INSIDE A WASHING MACHINE, ON “ELEMENTARY,” ON THURSDAY, JAN. 3
CHEAT TWEET: Sherlock asks Joan to stay. Will she stay or will she go? on #Elementary 1/3 http://bit.ly/XPuaa5
“Dirty Laundry” – Sherlock and Joan investigate the murder of the general manager of a high-end Manhattan hotel whose body is found inside an industrial laundry machine. Meanwhile, since Joan’s time with Sherlock is almost up, he offers her an apprenticeship, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Jan. 3 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Mark Moses (Oliver Purcell)
Melissa Farman (Carly Purcell)
Jake Weber (Geofrrey Silver)
Cynthia Darlow (Mrs. Dean)
Leigh Ann Larkin (Harmony)
Jennifer Regan (Agent Claudia Camden)
Shirley Roeca (Estella)
Natalie Toro (Marisol)
Simon Jutras (French Businessman)
Arash Mokhtar (Middle Eastern Diplomat 1)
Al Nazemian (Middle Eastern Diplomat 2)
Sam Freed (Oliver’s Lawyer)
WRITTEN BY: Liz Friedman and Christopher Silber
DIRECTED BY: John Coles
BONUS LUCY AND JONNY ON 'THE TALK' FROM TODAY!
What did you think of the mid-season finale??? New episode January 3rd!
Why it's not so bad that the singer, like some other women, doesn't want to call herself a feminist
Katy Perry accepted the Woman of the Year award from Billboard on Friday by declaring, "I'm not a feminist, but I do believe in the power of women."
This isn't an especially surprising statement. As a number of folks have pointed out, many young women—and a good number of not-so-young women as well—are uncomfortable with being labeled as feminists even though they embrace many feminist goals. Last month, for example, Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer eschewed the feminist label while simultaneously declaring that she "believed in equal rights." It's tempting to simply dismiss such comments as incoherent, but I think doing so risks missing out on insights and criticism that might be of value to feminism.
Understandably, many feminist writers don't see things this way. Instead, they find such rhetorical contradictions infuriating. Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon, for example, explains with barely-restrained snark: "Let me just point out that if you believe in the strength of women, Ms. Perry, or their equality, Ms. Mayer, you're soaking in feminism." Madeleine Davis at Jezebel adds, with less restraint, "the ignorance and ridiculousness of Perry's comments—especially in the context of accepting the Woman of the Year award—is enough to set the teeth of any feminist on edge."
Again, the frustration is understandable—you've got people in the public limelight standing up, saying they agree with your principles in one breath and then denouncing you in the next. Getting kicked by your enemies sucks, but is at least expected. Being spit on by your friends, on the other hands, is a betrayal.
Still, as Slate's Amanda Hess points out, condemning women for not embracing feminism probably isn't that helpful. As Hess says, "Here's one reason some women might not identify as feminists: Whenever they begin to engage with the material, feminists condescendingly dismiss them as morons." Hess adds, "I'm beginning to realize that the question "Are you a feminist?" tells us much more about the feminist movement's own branding failures than it does the beliefs of the women prompted to respond."
Hess concludes that what women do is more important than whether they call themselves feminist or not. To some degree that's true, obviously; a world in which sexism was abolished but no one called herself a feminist would be a better world than the one we've got. But we're a long way from abolishing sexism—and so I think it is worth thinking about why many of those who oppose sexism are so leery of being part of the movement that is dedicated to doing just that. Even if it is basically a marketing failure, feminism is in many ways a message. Marketing matters.
One reason Perry and other public figures may forswear feminism, of course, is because feminism is controversial; embracing it may irritate fans. More charitably, as Sarah Sobieraj argues, women may worry that the feminist label and its stereotypes prevent people from listening to, and buying into, a feminist message.
Either way, Perry's unwillingness to be called a feminist might from this perspective be seen as a sign, not of feminism's failures, but of its continuing relevance. It would be better if feminism were more widely accepted. But failing that, the least a movement for radical social change can do is to freak people out a little. Feminism still provokes resistance; it still has enemies; it still makes many people in the mainstream nervous. Maybe, for example, as Davis suggests in Jezebel, Perry has some sense that the song she wrote in which she flirtatiously semi-endorsed date rape was not an ideal feminist stance. In a perfect world, everyone would embrace feminism, but as long as we're not in that world, feminism's job is at least in part to make people uncomfortable.
There are other, less hopeful, reasons that women might be alienated from feminism, though. Last month, former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy said she was not a feminist because, "I'm not at all an active feminist. On the contrary, I'm a bourgeois. I love family life, I love doing the same thing every day."
Of course, as Mary Elizabeth Williams points out, there's no reason you can't do all of those things and be a feminist. And yet, at the same time, that note about loving "family life" has a disturbing resonance.
The fact is, feminism has had a complicated relationship with traditional family roles, and, indeed, with traditional femininity more generally. As feminist and trans activist Julia Serano argues in her book Whipping Girl:
the scapegoating of femininity has become the Achilles' heel of the feminist movement. While past feminists have gone to great lengths to empower femaleness and to tear away all of the negative connotations that have plagued women's bodies and biology, they have allowed the negative connotations associated with femininity to persist relatively unabated. Nothing illustrates this better than the fact that, while most reasonable people see women and men as equals, few (if any) dare to claim that femininity is masculinity's equal. Indeed, much of what has historically been called misogyny—a hatred of women—has clearly gone underground, disguising itself as the less reprehensible derision of femininity.
Thus, for Serano, some women may feel alienated from feminism because feminism doesn't like them. Women who value traditional expressions of femininity—whether that means wearing pink, or prioritizing family life like Bruni-Sarkozy or sacrificing themselves for their children—can feel scorned and belittled by the feminist movement. The scorn can, as Serano says, feel similar to the misogyny that feminism is supposed to oppose.
It's true that third-wave feminists (like Serano) have gone some way towards addressing these problems. But Serano's critique, and the ongoing discomfort with feminism felt by many women, suggests that there's still work to be done. At the very least, it seems like it's worth listening to women when they say they're not happy with feminism, rather than simply dismissing them as ignorant or explaining why their critiques aren't important. Asking women, famous or otherwise, whether they are feminists, and why or why not, seems like a useful exercise in self-criticism—a way for feminists to figure out how they are and how they are not reaching their sisters.
In fact, I think the question "Are you a feminist?" could stand to be used more widely than it is. In particular, it might be useful to start routinely asking the question not just of women, but of men. In the first place, as I said, feminism should make people uncomfortable—and that definitely means male people as well as female. And in the second place, I suspect that the best way to convince Katy Perry that she's a feminist would be to have some of her male celebrity peers explain why they aren't.
WAS THAT WHO I THINK IT WAS SPARRING WITH JEREMY? WAS IT?? lol, apparently not
X FACTOR winner JAMES ARTHUR plans to make the most of his new fame – when it comes to meeting women.
He said: “I realise I’m not exactly Brad Pitt. I’m a bit of an ugly fucker so I’ll take what I can get while I can.
“Some of the girls I never had a hope of pulling are getting back in touch on Facebook now I’ve been on telly.”
He added: “There’s a long list of people I’d like to work with. EMELI SANDE is definitely on the list, as is DEVLIN.
“ED SHEERAN has been in touch so hopefully we can do something at some point.”
A lot of X Factor winners have passed through Bizarre HQ over the years and few have lasted the distance.
But James is up there as one of the best blokes, with a genuine chance of success. He has already taken guidance from some big names — KELLY JONES and PLAN B to name just two.
And he is determined to make it — so he never has to drive a banger again.
Speaking in the office yesterday he told me: “I used to have an old Rover to get to gigs. I got up one day and it had been taken away for scrap. Hopefully that will never happen again.
“I’m ready to get an album out quickly. I don’t think I need a year away being trained or told how to perform. I’ve been doing pubs for years and have ten albums’ worth of material.
“I’ve got enough for my own stuff, others I can give to ONE DIRECTION or others.”
He was impressive on the show and improved all the way through.
The future looks good.
ten albums worth of material yassss <3 i hope this one is on his future hit album.
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, Best Actress Musical/Comedy)
"I had no idea [the Golden Globes nominations were Thursday]. My agent called me at 5:30 and I thought the set of my movie had burned down, or Josh [Hutcherson] had died or something. I didn't realize! I was so tired! It's amazing. It was such an incredible part. All the blood, sweat and tears that everybody put in this movie, and how much it meant to everyone, we can all share it together. David and Bradley got the recognition they deserve. It's wonderful to be able to share it with everyone."
Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, Best Picture)
"I received this news by text message on the fast train to Berlin. The Hollywood Foreign Press has brightened a bleak snowy day in Germany for me. I could not be more pleased on behalf of our gang."
Ben Affleck (Argo, Best Director)
"I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring 'Argo' with five nominations,' Affleck said in a statement. 'These nominations reflect the courage and determination of real life heroes in the US, Canada, Iran and across the globe."
Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea, Best Actress in a Drama)
"I am deeply grateful for this nomination, and in particular, for the HFPA's recognition of the hard work and passion that Terence Davies brought to this wonderful British indie. I am thrilled that this nomination might allow his beautiful work to reach a larger audience."
Hayden Panettiere (Nashville, Best Supporting Actress, Series)
"I am so shocked and thankful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this nomination. Callie Khouri created such an amazing and juicy character in Juliette Barnes making her so much fun to play. This show is a dream to work on with this incredible cast. It's such an honor."
Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy, Best Actress Supporting Role)
"As an actor you look for roles that are rich, complicated, and that stretch you and this year I was blessed to find two,' she said in a statement. 'To have the chance to play them was a gift in itself and to then be acknowledged this way is icing on the cake. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!"
Taylor Swift (song "Safe and Sound" featured in Hunger Games, Best Original Score)
"What an amazing and unexpected present!' Swift said in a statement. 'I'm blown away by my first-ever Golden Globe nomination, and so honored to be nominated with T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars."
Steven Spielberg (director of Lincoln, which is nominated 7 times)
"Seven has never been a more lucky number than it is for me today. I was delighted to hear that the HFPA has chosen to recognize Daniel, Sally, Tommy, Tony Kushner, John Williams, Kathy Kennedy and me so generously. Bringing 'Lincoln' to the screen has been the opportunity of a lifetime and a distinct privilege... That's one reason why it's especially meaningful for me that the Hollywood Foreign Press has honored us with these nominations."
Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln, Best Actor in a Drama)
"I'm very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for so generously acknowledging us in a year of such powerful films and performances."
Tim Burton, Sofia Verrgara and more @ at the sources
Are you happy with the nominations? Do you think anyone was snubbed? I was most surprised by the Ewan/Emily Blunt/Salmon nominations that came from nowhere. I'm of the majority who thinks SLP was overrated as a film and for JLaw's performance. BCoop stole the show.
For most of us, death is a time to mourn and shed tears for the departed. For others, it’s a time to honor their loved ones and celebrate the life through services that turn the traditional funeral on its head.
In the one- hour special, BEST FUNERAL EVER, TLC goes inside the Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home where John Beckwith Jr. and his staff organize the most unique ceremonies in the country, called home-going celebrations.
BEST FUNERAL EVER features three elaborate home-going services:
· The death of a man who cherished the holiday season is sent off with a Christmas-inspired funeral, complete with reindeer, alpacas, elves and snow.
· A man whose disability prevented him from riding roller coaster is honored with a State-Fair-themed home-going ceremony and spends his last day on earth enjoying the rides, games and attractions.
· A former doo-wop singer known for his famous rib sauce jingle is remembered at a barbecue-themed home-going service. His family celebrates his life among live pigs, praise dancers, and a barbecue sauce fountain in which loved ones dip a ceremonious rib to say goodbye.
The party kicks off Wednesday, December 26th at 8/7c. BEST FUNERAL EVER is produced Park Slope Productions and executive produced by Paul Reitano and Terrence Sacchi.
Former One Life To Live actor (and sibling of a celebrity) Scott Evans, the brother of Captain America star Chris Evans, has been arrested and charged with allegedly trying to purchase cocaine on Tuesday, December 4 in Hollywood, California.
The former One Life to Live cast member, who played Officer Oliver Fish in the soap opera, is accused of attempting to buy the drugs from an undercover police officer.
The incident took place on Tuesday, December 4 in Hollywood, California, reports E! Online.
Evans has now been charged with one count of attempted possession of a controlled substance.
He appeared to respond to the arrest on his Facebook page that morning: "Most ridiculous night of my life in LA so far. At least I made it a year before getting arrested," reads a post on a page attributed to the actor.
His next film Behaving Badly - which also stars Selena Gomez, Cary Elwes, Heather Graham and Dylan McDermott - is currently in post-production and slated for release next year.
Update Updated: Evans was in criminal court today for his arraignment with his high-powered lawyer Shepard Kopp and entered a plea of not guilty to the cocaine charge. He's due back in court on January 14th.
The first trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's sci-fi epic Pacific Rim has finally dropped, showing off a wild alternate future where Earth is under attack by giant monsters. So what details can we glean from our first peek of the mech-vs.-monsters action?
Some pretty interesting details popped up in the footage, which gives us a look into the world Del Toro (Hellboy) is building here. Pushed to the brink, humanity decides to build gigantic mechs to fight off the invading monsters. Does it sound like a hard sci-fi spin on Godzilla? Sure.
But it looks absolutely amazing, and with Del Toro at the helm, you know he can probably pull off the premise. I mean, this is the guy who adapted Hellboy in a grounded way that made the horned, half-demon antihero believable in the real world. If anyone can do mechs and monsters and make it work, it's him.
Trailer and list behind cut
1. The aliens are from a portal to another dimension—in the Pacific Ocean
They might be alien-like creatures, but don't think they come from outer space. Nope. These creatures pop up from a portal deep in the ocean, which is a nice change of pace from old deep-space cliche.
2. The monsters, and the mechs, are absolutely massive
We knew these creatures were going to be big, Del Toro has said as much numerous times, but seeing the scope in action is just breathtaking. These things are not just big. They're gigantic, and it'll be interesting to see how those massive battles affect civilization.
3. Idris Elba’s character gives great inspirational speeches
After his memorable performance in Prometheus, Elba looks to be the new go-to guy for big ole sci-fi flicks. The Luther star is one heck of an actor, and judging by his inspiring bit of dialogue in the trailer, it seems he'll be the man rallying the troops when this flick finally opens.
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