Who will win on Sunday night? A.O. Scott from the New York Times joins Morning Joe to give his favorites and predicitons in the major categories.
With the sad news of the death of Harold Ramis, many of use are reliving our younger years remember all of the great movies he was involved in. You can’t talk about comedies in modern film without discussing many movies that Harold Ramis helped get made, whether as a writer, director actor or mentor.
It pretty much started when he and two friends wrote “Animal House” and then it snowballed from there, with all-time classics like “Caddyshack,” “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters” and “Vacation” following. There were many more.
So enjoy the clip of Ramis acting opposite Bill Murray in “Stripes” and all of the other clips and stories about Ramis being shared this week. He will be missed.
While watching 1950s gangster films may ignite the coolness that once surrounded smoking, the celebrities of today are bringing back this once ‘bad habit’ in a whole new way. Whether you’re trying to kick your smoking habit or want a new accessory that’s going to set you apart from the rest, it is easy to see that electronic cigarettes are truly making a name for themselves around the world, with many celebrities heading down the path of the new (and improved) way to smoke. Here’s 10 of the biggest Hollywood A-listers who have made the switch;
Often playing the swanky guy in most of his films and undeniably oozing sex-appeal, it’s no wonder that Leo is one of the most well-known celebs to have picked up the new founded love for ecigs. Vaping in public, Leonardo DiCaprio is clearly not ashamed of his new habit, making him one of the most prominent celebs who are quite literally making smoking cool again.
While she may be famous for kissing girls and flashy outfits, Katy Perry is also another famous celeb who has indulged in the trendy new ecig craze. Ditching the original, yet very toxic, cigarettes for something more chic, it’s both her health and style that wins out with this choice.
She may be recognised as the girl next door after her run of smash hit rom-coms, but it seems as though Miss Heigl has also traded in her bad habit for a the new and improved ecigs, vaping her way across the US and Europe.
While she may not be everyone’s cup of tea and she has made some bad decisions in her past, it seems as though Lindsay is finally making a good choice, by ditching one of her old habits for the new ecigs.
He may like his privacy, but Robert Patterson has been snapped around the streets of the city, in what fans are calling ‘sexy’ photos, donning the latest ecigs and really showing why celebs are making this new trend oh so cool.
She’s everybody’s favourite party girl that we love to hate and we all know she wants nothing but the latest in fashion, so undoubtedly, Paris has added the newest and coolest accessory to her favourite outfits – an electronic cigarette.
The bad boy of television, Charlie Sheen may soon be more well-known for a different habit, electing to be amongst some of the first celebs to choose electronic cigarettes.
It seems as though Britney and famous ex K-Fed still share one thing in common – a love for electronic cigarettes, with both celebs snapped vaping on the streets of Hollywood.
Millions of fans have fallen in love with his music and his charming personality, but Bruno Mars is much more than just a vaper, recently stating that he has intentions to invest in one of the prestigious electronic cigarette brands in the US.
Without a doubt, one of the coolest celebs to have taken on the latest trend of vaping, Johnny Depp, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, has been one of the greatest influences in thrusting ecigs into the spotlight.
Whether you’re trying to kick the nasty habit of smoking or just want to be in on the latest celebrity trends, be sure to check out your vaping options. Companies such as BLACKHAWX produce hot looking products, making this not only a much better choice for your health, but also for your style.
The sudden death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is a tragedy for his family and friends, and it’s a great loss for his many fans. He was a brilliant actor, and here’s one of his best scenes from “Charlie Wilson’s War.”
Uber-cute blondie Kristen Bell will be back soon in the new “Veronica Mars” movie, and the trailer has just hit the web. Judge for yourself whether it’s worth seeing, though we expect the Veronica Mars fans to hit the theaters in droves.
You can also see the lovely Kristen Bell in a racier role in “House of Lies” on Showtime, with Season 3 premiering on Sunday, January 12th. Kristen plays a promiscous management consultant who is willing to use sex for career advancement. In Season 1 she had a pretty awesome private dance scene in a hotel room wearing only skimpy lingerie, but she had to tone things down in Season 2 as she was pregnant during filming.
So fans of this blonde hottie will have plenty to watch in 2014. Enjoy!
Hollywood, the sports world and sports betting fans have been linked together since what seems like the beginning of time. From the Paul Newman//Jackie Gleason 1961 classic “The Hustler “ to modern day films such as “Silver Linings Playbook” with Robert De Niro and the incredibly hot and talented Jennifer Lawrence, sports gambling movies allow viewers to dream of riches through sports wagering. The following sports betting in the movies infographic features some of the best sports betting movies ever produced.
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Released to wide acclaim in 2006, “Casino Royale” was Daniel Craig’s debut as the legendary British agent James Bond. The plot portrayed Bond’s early years in service and the film was so successful that it grossed an estimated $599 million worldwide and Craig has continued in the role ever since.
Nonetheless, “Casino Royale” was not entirely without its faults. There were a number of illogical sequences or filming errors which did a disservice to an otherwise excellent production. Although it doesn’t take anything away from the film as a whole, the following errors will be of interest to any diehard 007 fan.
• Airport confusion: In the film, Bond thwarts a terrorist attack on Miami Airport. However, the sequence is actually filmed in the Czech Republic and in these scenes you can see numerous Czech Airlines planes. Unfortunately, Czech Airlines don’t fly to Miami at all! You can however find plenty of their planes at Prague Airport!
• Montenegro or Czech Republic? Similar lapses can be seen in the sequences which are supposed to be set in Montenegro, but are actually filmed in the Czech Republic. In one scene, at the back of a restaurant, a public telephone with the Czech Telecom insignia can be seen and when Bond has a drink in the square, there is a sign in Czech for “White Horse.”
• The Poker scene: One of the key scenes in the film takes sees Bond take on the terror financier Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game, with the intention of bankrupting his foe. It is not strange for common blackjack mistakes to be made in the name of cinematic expression and the same goes for poker too. However, it isn’t necessarily the technicalities of the poker game which seem flawed in Casino Royale. It is rather that the stakes, which eventually reach a mind-boggling $40million, which is unrealistic. Such a game would be the most expensive in poker history! In addition, although Bond and his enemy play Texas Hold’Em in the movie, the original book has them facing off in a Chemin De Fer game.
• Sand or no sand? Towards the end of the film, Bond is engaged in a characteristic embrace with glamorous girl Vesper on the sand of a secluded beach. While Bond has sand on his back for most of the scene, towards the end of it as the camera moves ever more distant, the sand has miraculously disappeared!
• Tyres in the Miami Airport chase. Here’s another disappointing oversight. During the dramatic chase scene at Miami Airport, the rear tyres of the gas truck are shot at and blown out. However, when Bond heroically skids the vehicle to a halt, the tyres appear inflated. Oh dear!
• A tortuous torture scene: Bond always ends up some kind of trouble and Casino Royale does not disappoint! At one point during the film, he is viciously tortured in a wicker chair. However, at the start of the scene, blood is running down his face in a clear line. The next moment, it has been smudged before once again returning to a clear line of streaming blood. This happens several times during the scene and now that it has been pointed out, you are bound to notice this oversight every time you watch the film!
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Where there’s a hammer, there’s a way.
“Thor: The Dark World” racked up over $86 million and beat down all comers to grab the number one spot at the box office this week, according to studio estimates. The Disney sequel debuted internationally last week and had already earned $108.4 million overseas. It’s total global box office is already $327 million. The Marvel Comics superhero sequel stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role as he battles a mysterious threat to the universe, while reuniting with human love interest Jane Foster (Natalie Portman).
While one man was saving the world, another was making a jackass of himself to claim the number 2 spot on the list. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” starring Johnny Knoxville proved an oldie is a goody in it’s second weekend earning $11.3 million for a three week tally of $78 million.
Thanksgiving is still weeks away, but that didn’t stop a couple turkeys from gobbling up big box office as “Free Birds” captured third place for $11.2 million in it’s second weekend. Rounding out the top 5 was the senior driven “Last Vegas” starring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Douglas and the sci-fi blockbuster “Ender’s Game” with $10.3 million
If you’re in need to save the planet or head to a place stranger than space, then the studios have just what you’re looking for.
The long awaited sci-fi film “Ender’s Game” hits theaters today and is expected to make a run at the box office crown. The film stars Asa Butterfield in the title role as the child soldier tasked with saving the human race from an alien invasion. The film co-stars another space veteran, Harrison Ford.
If you’re tired of those pesky kids and their spaceships and what not, “Last Vegas” features a lot of fun from the AARP contingent. Starring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline as four old friends who hit Vegas to celebrate the upcoming nuptuals of Michael Douglas.
For kids who don’t want to watch aliens blown up or jokes about Cialis, there’s “Free Birds.” Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson star as two turkeys who plot to change Thanksgiving menus to something a bit more turkey friendly. Yes, they go back in time and no, I don’t know how it affects the cranberry space-time continuum.
In limited release, you’ll find Matthew McConaughey as AIDS pioneer Ron Woodroof in “Dallas Buyers Club” and “About Time”, a romantic comedy about time travel (sorry no turkeys) and of course, love. “About Time” stars Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina) and Rachel McAdams.
Even a classic horror remake couldn’t take down a couple of middle-aged astronauts.
It seems the only thing scaring up the box office this week was “Gravity” starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. The story of the duo lost in space held on to the top box office spot for the third straight week, a feat accomplished on twice this year. Gravity managed to earn $31 million this weekend blowing away the competition.
Tom Hanks got a step closer to another Oscar nod with the pirates drama “Captain Phillips” which continued to connect with audiences to the briny tune of $17.3 million earning the No. 2 spot.
The horror remake “Carrie” starring Chloe Grace Moretz scared up a tidy $17 million for the third spot in its opening week. Analysts had expected it to open closer to $25 million, but audiences were more excited about going to space than to the prom.
Rounding out the top 5 was the animated sequel “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2″ with 10.1 million for fourth place. “Escape Plan” starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzennegger proved that 80s action stars still have some juice as it opened with $9.8 million for fifth place.