Thursday, July 27, 2017

Happy Atomic Blonde Weekend

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Listen, I know the world sucks right now, so let's all go see Atomic Blonde together this weekend, ogle some sexy half-naked James McAvoy while Charlize Theron kicks all kinds of unholy ass around him, and just pretend for a few hours that things are colorful and fun and crazy but in a good way, mkay? It's a deal.
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I'm off again for a three-day weekend (and it's an incredibly busy three-day weekend at that) which is actually kicking into high-gear earlier than planned cuz I just got a happy surprise in my inbox (that sounds like a dirty euphemism, I know) so I gotta run. See y'all Monday if the world's still here...
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I Will Keep Coming For You, Billy

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Okay this is the third time that the Ingrid Goes West people have suckered me into posting a trailer for their movie by inserting just a little bit more Billy Magnussen footage into each one - see the first one here and see the second one here (it should be understood that what you're actually clicking there are a string of "Billy Magnussen Shirtless" gifs, obviously) and then come back and hit the jump and there will be a few more and oh yeah the actual new red-band (aka more drugs and swearing) trailer they came from too...

Thursday's Ways Not To Die

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Have any of you heard of the 1958 Western called Terror in a Texas Town? I never had until a few weeks back when I saw that Arrow Video was releasing one of their super deluxe blu-ray editions of it and my eye was caught by Sterling Hayden (certainly not the first time that's happened) and so I checked it out and...
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 ... it's nuts! It's very very strange. And this scene specifically deserves to be way more iconic than it is. Although... well, it's the ending of the movie, so if you don't want the scene spoiled then don't hit the jump where I shall expound upon it...
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I Have No Memory Of...

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... Jude Law playing Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's eye-patch wearing Nazi BFF in the 1997 movie Bent but sure enough there he is. I don't think he's in the film other than this moment, so it's only a cameo - I wonder if he shot any more..... (You know I'm contemplating a three-way with those two & Clive Owen now, I don't even have to say that, right? Right.) 

Happy 47, Nikolaj!
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Call Me By Your Poster

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I had read a couple of days ago that we should expect some press stuff for Call Me By Your Name to show up this week and here we are with the very first poster! That's a gorgeous image (love the way their heads are melting together) and I might just pull out the "iconic" word even though that's a fool's errand this early. But it seems that way to me. Does it remind anybody of this:

That's a smart spot to lean into! Anyway if I had to guess I'd say we'll also be getting a trailer very very shortly, and you can expect me to go wild all over that when it arrives. Stay tuned!

Call Me By Your Name is out November 24th!
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Pics of the Day

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Last night the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Film Comment magazine held an advanced screening of the Safdie Brothers upcoming crime thriller Good Time here in New York - the filmmakers were all there as was the film's star Robert Pattinson. Oh and so was I, in case you don't follow me on Twitter, or follow me on Instagram, where I rambled about it plenty as it was ongoing. 

(See more shots of Rob right here.) I'm not going to review the movie just yet (it comes out on August 11th so I'll save my thoughts, my very positive thoughts, for closer to then) but you totally want to see it, trust me. I feel like a proud papa, having argued for years that Robert Pattinson is actually really a terrific actor. If you haven't watched the propulsive trailer (which is a great indicator of how vibrant the movie itself is) watch it right here
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Bill Skarsgard Two Times

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Just about six weeks until the new It comes out and their pretty pretty Pennywise is on the cover of Dazed magazine (via) making you reconsider the things you'd do with a homicidal monster clown. We all float down here... in my pants. I've seen the trailer in the theater twice now and it plays even better on a big screen (the scene with the strobing slides especially) so I'm officially there with bells on. Cute little clown bells, obviously.

ETA Speak of the Devil-Clown they went 
and dropped a brand new trailer today!
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Five Frames From ?

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What movie is this?
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Good Morning, World

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I posted pictures of Jay Ellis naked on HBO's show Insecure back in November and asked if I should be watching the show then and none of you answered me so I didn't start it - now it's in its second season and they have gone and gotten jay Ellis naked some more and so I am asking again: should I be watching it? They know what they have in Jay Ellis (and in Jay Ellis' spectacular ass, to be certain) so clearly they have some control on what's important all around. Answer my question and then you can hit the jump for more, but only if you answer my damn question! I am watching!
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Today's Fanboy Delusion

Today I'd rather be...

... rolling in the hay with Tom Wlaschiha.

On his Instagram Tom captioned this picture "Auf der Alm, da gibt's koa Sünd'" which turns out to be the title of a German sex comedy from 1974 (also known as Bottoms Up, which is the greatest title ever) - do any of my German readers get the cultural reference a little better? Is this movie well-known? Anyway the thing is on YouTube so if anybody wants to watch some Alpine booby humor have at it!
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Nicholas Hoult Stars in Bookshelves: The Movie

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I guess Nicholas Hoult has entered the "I only play real world authors who went by initials beginning with 'J'" phase of his career - he's just finished making a movie about JD Salinger and now he's in the lead to play JRR Tolkien, apparently. Weirdly I can kind of see how he could play the both of them, too...

See what I mean? He's not bad casting for either of them. White Men should be the subjects of everything, you guys! Aaaaaanyway the latter movie will be directed by Finnish director Dome Karukoski (I don't recognize any of his films - anybody know him?) and will focus on Tolkien's WWI experience. 

As for the former, the Salinger movie called Rebel in the Rye, that's been in the can for awhile (we first told you about it right here, and we shared some pictures from its set right here) and just released its first trailer over the weekend. The movie is out in September.
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Shelves, shelves, suspenders, more shelves, Nicholas Hoult smoking a cigarette and banging on a typewriter, sweaters, sweater vests, shelves, Sarah Paulson, more shelves, Kevin Spacey and Victor Garber pawing at Nichols Hoult, more suspenders, more shelves, more shelves. I'm sold!

In all seriousness there are so many shelves in that trailer that I had to cap every single shot where they showed up, so if you are a person with your priorities in order you should hit the jump and stare at the luxurious and literate mid-century horniness of it all...

9 Off My Head: Kubrick Ranked

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Stanley Kubrick was born 89 years ago today. His name's been sullied with a lot of Christopher Nolan comparisons over the past couple of weeks, but Nolan wishes - for all his purported chilliness there's more heart and horror in a single shot of Wendy Torrance standing over a typewriter than there is in the whole of Nolan's filmography. So let's remember what a wizard he was and rank his movies! 

Kubrick only made thirteen feature-length films in his 48 year career, and of those thirteen I have seen nine. I have never seen (I keep saving them for a rainy day) the first four - specifically Killer's Kiss, Fear and Desire, The Killing, and Paths of Glory. But of the nine I have seen, here's how I rank them (and please do keep in mind these are all, each and every single one of them, fantastic movies):

Stanley Kubrick's Movies Ranked!


6. Lolita




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And how would you rank them?
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Put Zac Efron's Speedo On Your Face

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Dunno how I missed this in the lead up to Baywatch back at the start of the year - perhaps by that point the negative critical word about the movie had begun to leak out and/or The Rock was stroking his no doubt considerable ego with talk of running for President (I had to bail the fuck out when that happened) but hey look him and Rob "The Gronk" Gronkowski did a fun little skit about sex play with Zac Efron's speedo or something, wheeee. Watch it over here

Anyway this is as good a time as any to mention that Baywatch is hitting digital in just a couple weeks on August 15th and then the blu-ray comes out on August 29th. It's apparently got a bunch of extras so fingers crossed for lots of Zac Efron behind the speedo scenes. Did any of you actually see the movie?
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Happy 50, Jason Statham

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Jason Statham shared these outtakes from his recent Men's Health photoshoot himself on his Instagram over a month ago but I missed them until today when I went looking for a way to celebrate Jason's 50th birthday. Which is today. Happy 50, Jason! You give us all hope that we can be fuck machines at any and every age.


The Midnight Hour is Close at Hand

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What I posted our Gratuitous Joe Keery post yesterday I mentioned the new trailer for the second season of Stranger Things, but I hadn't actually watched it. I'm still trying to navigate when to watch trailers and when not to. Anyway in the comments of that post Adam alerted us to the presence of Joe in period-appropriate short shorts and I immediately had to watch the trailer. A'duh! And there those shorts are up top. Man I miss the 80s.

That said (and I realize this is being said several days after everybody else said it, cut me some slack, jackoffs) that sure is a good trailer! Using the Vincent Price monologue from "Thriller" is probably the quickest way to make every single hair on my body stand to attention - you don't know how long I have wanted to stop a party dead in its tracks by reciting that monologue from heart. Secret dreams! Here's the trailer if you haven't yet yourself:
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Five Frames From ?





What movie is this?
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Good Morning, World

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Well I do declare and speak of the devil - we were just foaming at the mouth about lil' Frankie Arnaud last night when he revealed himself to be THE PERFECT MAN in an interview with and a photo-shoot for Interview Magazine, and this morning, first thing I see here he be, in the pilot for the show that he was talking about in that interview that I totally skimmed past, something called Midnight Texas, all strapped up and stripped down to his shorty shorts. Whatever the hell this show is I am sold. (Anybody know what it's about? It's giving off some strong True Blood fumes just from this scene.) Hit the jump for eight more gifs...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

François Arnaud Seven Times

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Three things that I learned about François Arnaud in this interview with François Arnaud in Interview Magazine. One, he loves the movie Frances Ha. (He's being interviewed by his friend and Frances Ha co-star Mickey Sumner, is how that came up.) Two, he has a tattoo of an Egon Schiele drawing on his back. (Egon Schiele, also known as my favorite artist.) 

And three, he worships the goddess Gina Gershon (who he'd just met before the interview, even though they both are in the movie Permission together.) (Sidenote: I reviewed Permission at Tribeca earlier this year - it is very good, and François is full-on naked in it. As is Morgan Spector. God I am so ready for that movie to properly come out already.) So there you basically have it. Me and François are married now. Bye, losers! Hit the jump for five more...