Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
From the classic old days of legendary actress Audrey Hepburn to the present days of American sweetheart Megan Fox, Hollywood has always been the desired destination for beautiful aspiring actresses and models from across the world. Thanks to these beautiful Hollywood women over the year’s beauty, fashion and grace have become an integral part of Hollywood tradition.
Just like in the past present day Hollywood is filled with beautiful young women who are lighting up the silver screen, perfectly blending their terrific acting skills with their gorgeous looks and well-toned sensuous figures. Hollywood actresses today are way passionate about their craft and are blazing their own trails on the red carpet. These Charming beauties are doing their best on and off the screen to keep the Hollywood tradition alive. Hollywood actresses today are not only earning mind blowing salaries but also winning multiple awards and critical applause from the critics.
Here we bring you the best of the top creamy layer of Hollywood actresses whose admirable beauty, grace and fashion have made turned them into the most lovable stars on the planet.
Megan Fox who started dancing and acting at the age of five, first got noticed for her scintillating performance in the teen blockbuster movie, 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen'. Megan later gained worldwide recognition for her electrifying performance in one of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters 'Transformers' and it sequel 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'. She went on to earn critical acclaim for her sizzling performance in 'Jennifer’s Body'. Megan has a slew of big blockbuster movies like 'Jonah Hex', 'Passion Plays' and 'The Crossing' lined up, raising high expectations amongst millions of her fans across the world. This famed Hollywood actress has also graced several leading magazine covers such as FHM, Maxim and GoreZone. From the past couple of years Megan has found herself on the top of almost all the major magazine polls and rankings winning titles like the ‘sexiest woman alive’, most desirable woman and the hottest woman alive’.
Jessica Alba the top Hollywood actress is considered by many moviegoers as the sexiest woman in the world. Jessica Alba’s greatest asset is her hot sensuous figure, beauty, grace, disarming smile and her wonderful acting skills; which have all made her one of the most desirable actresses in Hollywood. Beginning with 'Camp Nowhere', Jessica Alba quickly rose to fame in Hollywood with a string of scintillating performances. This dewy-skinned bright-eyed actress is currently one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. Jessica has six major projects lined up that are sure to consolidate her fame as a leading actress in Hollywood.
Nikki Reed became famous when her first movie 'Thirteen' received glowing reviews for her performance as a troubled rebellious teenager. Nikki played the role to perfection portraying her real-life experiences brilliantly on the celluloid. Nikki Reed besides starring in the film also co-wrote the script for 'Thirteen'. Following the success of 'Thirteen' young and hot Nikki Reed gained wider recognition as she went on to host a number of award shows. Nikki got her breakout role in the romantic-fantasy film 'Twilight'. Beautiful Nikki Reed is reprising her role in its upcoming sequels 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' and 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'. She is also playing lead roles in upcoming movies like 'Privileged' and 'K-11'. With age and talent by her side hot Nikki Reed surely has a bright future ahead of her in Hollywood.
Kristen Stewart at 19 is young and beautiful and has become quite popular for her on-screen and off-screen romance with her 'Twilight' co-star, Robert Pattinson. Kristen Stewart first gained fame with her electrifying performance in 'Panic Room' and then her role in 'Twilight' as Bella Swan in which her romance with a vampire Edward Cullen played by teen Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson has created a sort of frenzy among the teenage female audiences. Kristen Stewart is reprising her role of Bella Swan in 'Twilight' sequels such as 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' and 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'. Her other upcoming movies include 'Welcome to the Rileys', 'The Runaways', and 'An American Girl'. This promising young actress is poised to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood; and given her amazing acting skills, Kristen may even walk the red carpet at Oscars in the very near future.
Scarlett Johansson began her acting career at the age of nine. She shot to fame in Hollywood with her wonderful performance in 'Horse Whisperer. Soon after the success of 'Horse Whisperer, beautiful Scarlett Johansson bagged several plum roles in blockbuster movies like 'Match Point', 'Scoop', 'Lost in Translation' and so on. Critics hailed her eye catching performances in these movies. She has also received critical acclaim for her performances in hit movies like 'Manny & Lo', 'Girl with a Pearl Earring', 'Ghost World', and 'In Good Company' and so on. Scarlett Johansson known for her vintage-era beauty is all set to play the role of Black Widow in her upcoming movies 'Iron Man 2' and 'The Avengers'.
Amy Smart has given brilliant performances in teen movies like 'Varsity Blues' and Road Trip'. This good-looking blonde with an all out Californian looks grew up like a tomboy with dreams to become a Hollywood actress. From modeling to movies it has indeed been a smart move for this talented actress. It was her performance as Jules Harbor in 'Varsity Blues' that made the film audiences notice her acting skills while critics hailed and likened her performance to that of Katie Holmes in 'Dawson's Creek'. That set the ball rolling for this aspiring actress. Amy Smart has now become one of the most established actresses in Hollywood appearing in a string of hit movies. At 33, Amy Smart has a great future ahead of her and we expect many more amazing performances from this talented actress from Topanga, California.
Keira Knightley the beautiful English actress came into prominence with her sterling performance in 'Bend It Like Beckham'. Keira who nurtured the sole aim of becoming an actress during her childhood days has today become one of the most sought after Hollywood actresses of her generation. Her magnificent performance as Elizabeth Swann in 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' trilogy series has made Keira zoom past ahead of her colleagues landing her amongst the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. Keira later walked the red carpet as an Oscar nominee for her outstanding performance as witty, lively, conceited, yet love-struck Liz Bennett in 'Pride and Prejudice'. To sum up, Keira Knightley with her boyish charms is elegantly beautiful, a blockbuster performer, a classic act with tremendous acting skills that reminds one of the legendary actress Audrey Hepburn.
Kate Beckinsale is a born actress having inherited her acting talents from her parents, the comedic British actor Richard Beckinsale and British television star Judy Loe. Kate wowed the British theater fans and American art house film lovers with her sizzling performances in several movies. Her performance in 'Much Ado About Nothing' gave her the much needed recognition in the world of cinema. She then landed several films like 'Shooting Fish' in which she played the role of a reluctant assistant to two conmen; and a nurse torn between the love of two lieutenants in 'Pearl Harbor', and played the sexy-looking vampire in 'Underworld' trilogy series of movies. All her performances received critical acclaim. Kate Beckinsale, at 36, still has a long career ahead of her. Her charming looks, graceful demeanor and her exuberating sensuality will continue to cast a spell on the millions of moviegoers across the globe.
Christina Ricci became a cult figure in Hollywood with her sterling performance as Wednesday Addams in 'The Addams Family' and its sequel 'Addams Family Values'. Christina's success as Wednesday Addams opened the door to a wealth of movie opportunities in Hollywood spurring her to unleash her amazing acting skills to the hilt. Christina's other notable performances include 'Casper', 'The Opposite of Sex', 'Sleepy Hollow', 'Bless the Child', 'Monster', 'Cursed', and 'Speed Racer' and so on. With her magnificent performances, Christina Ricci has become a top box office draw endearing herself to a huge number of film audiences. Her upcoming movies 'Long Time Gone', 'After.Life', 'Alpha and Omega', 'The Hero of Color City' and 'Born to Be a Star' are predicted to become huge box office hits landing Christina Ricci amongst the very best in Hollywood.
Emma Roberts is no stranger to movies, arc lights and film sets. She virtually grew up around the movie sets of her aunt and Oscar winning Hollywood actress Julia Roberts. She hails from a family of actors and actresses. Emma's father Eric Roberts is an Oscar nominated Hollywood actor while her aunt Julia Roberts is a three-time Oscar nominee and one time winner. Emma Roberts, like Julia Roberts, is more than just a 'Pretty Woman' and has carved a niche of her own in Hollywood as an actress par excellence. She wowed the movie audiences with her sizzling performances in hit movies such as 'Unfabulous', 'Aquamarine' and 'Nancy Drew' for which she garnered awards nominations and honors. With her upcoming movies all lined up: '188.8.131.52', 'It's Kind of a Funny Story', 'Twelve', 'What's Wrong with Virginia' and 'Valentine's Day'; talented and cute Emma Roberts is all destined to become a superstar in Hollywood.
Amanda Seyfried has become a famous actress earning impressive credits and honors as a blockbuster performer both in television soaps and movies. Amanda Seyfried's creditable blockbuster performances in movies include 'Mean Girls', 'Mamma Mia!' and 'Jennifer's Body' to name a few. Amanda Seyfried's sex appeal lies in her girl-next-door looks, her blond hair, blue beaming eyes in perfect symmetry with her graceful looks; and her hot shapely body all of which have set millions of hearts aflutter in Hollywood. With some good upcoming movies in the pipeline, Amanda Seyfried may spring a surprise at us by walking the red carpet at Oscars in the very near future.
Emma Watson the sweet-looking actress is best known as the Harry Potter girl, Hermione Granger, who is known for her quick-wittedness and super intelligence. Riding on the popularity wave of Harry Potter series of books and movies, Emma Watson too rose to fame in the world of movies garnering awards and honors. Emma is all set to appear in two more Harry Potter movies 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows': Part I and Part II. Emma Watson with a combination of beauty, youthful energy, wit, humor and amazing acting skills is all set to become one the top-rung actresses in Hollywood.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
According to the most recent WebWatch report for theatrical trailers, Yogi Bear holds a 7.67% share of opinions, which puts it behind only TRON Legacy and Machete. In the report for unreleased films, the Warner Bros. release ranks 12th with a 2.46% share of opinions and a disconcerting 542 positive opinions vs. 272 negative opinions.
Yogi Bear certainly has its work cut out for it since it's opening on December 17, the same day as TRON Legacy. The latest TRON trailer inspired great reactions online, while Yogi Bear is off to a weak start. Luckily, with theater chains expanding their 3D capabilities at a healthy pace there should be room for two major 3D releases during the same weekend. There won't be too much overlap between the two flicks, because TRON's trailer plays as dark and brooding and that may keep families with young children away.
Yogi Bear opens a week after Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Gulliver's Travels hits theaters on December 22. Both of those films will dilute Yogi's audience slightly, but there's always a need for family entertainment during the holiday season. It'll be a case of healthy competition.
Funny but forgettable
When a bomb explodes before Bruce Willis, his cheekbones are highlighted with ash. When one explodes before Will Ferrell, he collapses in a puddle sobbing, "I've got blood blisters on my hands! I call bullshit on that!" The joke isn't just that he's a wuss (he is), it's that movie violence never measures up to the human pain of the real thing. Does The Other Guys measure up to a dumb summer comedy? Sure: it's dumb and consistently funny, and the weekend high in Manhattan is 88° which means the sizable audiences who'll escape to the movie theater for some air conditioning will find The Other Guys as good and fleeting as a street corner popsicle.
In dog years (or dog days of summer years), it's been eons since big-ticket action films were pure, raw action. (Though Sylvester Stallone is out to change that with The Expendables.) Instead, in a nod to audiences who fake-gripe that, "There's, like, no way he could have survived all those bullets, man!" Hollywood's made action flicks where comedians joke through hailstorms of lead, where there's no risk that Seth Rogen might actually die and, therefore, no real thrill or flutter of tension.
Into this mock-machismo climate struts--or really, tiptoes--Will Ferrell, who's spent his career lampooning masculinity. He's either under the bar (Step Brothers, Elf) or far, far over it (Anchorman, Talladega Nights). Here, he's femme. According to sour new partner Mark Wahlberg, demoted to a desk job after accidentally capping Derek Jeter in the knee during Game 7, even the sound of Ferrell's pee is feminine. Wahlberg is half a foot shorter than Ferrell, but he makes up for the height with a glower that could kill pigeons. His career's being kneecapped by this namby pamby transfer from Forensic Accounting who drives (gasp!) a Prius, which in this world is like cruising in a Barbie bike. (Quick! Somebody warn Leonardo DiCaprio!) And now while real cops Damon Wayans Jr. and Rob Riggle, and superstar cops Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are out cracking skulls, these two are stuck at NYPD headquarters where Ferrell whistles the theme to I Dream of Jeannie while Wahlberg plays solitaire and grumbles.
With the entrance of shyster stockbroker Steve Coogan (whose motto is "Live for Excess!") and the $32 billion lost investment he's scheming to recoup, director Adam McKay gives this undynamic duo a chance to prove their mettle. Problem is, no one else cares, not Captain Michael Keaton (having a lark) and definitely not the audience. How can we when even McKay and co-writer Chris Henchy's script would rather squander time on Ferrell's sonorous Irish singing and supremely hot wife, Eva Mendes? (It's meant to be funny that the goon treats her like garbage despite having a doctorate and a killer push up bra, but that joke wears thin fast.)
At least unlike those uppity, over-achieving women, the movie knows its place as multiplex fast food. Or does it? At the credits, McKay runs infographics on real life Ponzi schemes, as if to suggest all the earlier shenanigans were just a warm-up for some learning. And it turns out that fact still beats fiction. While Coogan's scrambling for $32 billion, McKay reminds us that Bernie Madoff swiped double that ($64.9 billion). Of course, by this moment in the running time, choppers have now exploded next to Ferrell and left him without a scratch; they're fittingly harmless in a movie that will sell you anything for a laugh.
Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Steve Coogan, Andy Buckley, Ben Schwartz and Anne Heche
Director: Adam McKay
Screenwriters: Chris Henchy and Adam McKay
Producers: Patrick Crowley and Jimmy Miller
Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material.
Running time: 107 min
Release date: August 6, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Third bite's a charm
Fans feuding over Team Edward and Team Jacob can put down their fangs. After Eclipse, both fans will convert to Team David Slade. The first-time-to-the-franchise director combines his experience with violent vampires (30 Days of Night) and impassioned teen girls (Hard Candy) to create the series' most balanced and fun vam-rom-drama. Twihards will embrace it as the first installment to live up to their imaginations (which, frankly, have always been better than either the movies or Stephenie Meyer's prose) and Summit can breathe easy that the saga of Bella Swan still has momentum going into the fourth and fifth (and final) flicks.
Slade's challenge is to navigate a novel that leaps from blood to tears, from a newly made bloodsucker (Xavier Samuel) slaughtering Seattle to Bella's (Kristen Stewart) literally eternal love triangle between Robert Pattinson's clenched-jawed sparkle-vamp and Taylor Lautner's huggable werewolf. Eclipse is about extremes: it opens with a vampire attack, then cuts to Stewart and Pattinson snuggling in a meadow reading Robert Frost's "Fire and Ice," a metaphor for the choice she has to make between warm-blooded wolves and the ice-cold undead. If tweens miss the symbolism, it's repeated in every other scene. (The best is when Lautner snipes, "Let's face it, I am hotter than you.")
Eclipse has its cheesecake and eats it, too. Like New Moon, it's heavy on topless shots of barely legal Taylor Lautner, but now Pattinson grumbles, "Doesn't he own a shirt?" It's winking melodrama that lets fans smile and critics snort with glee.
Not much happens in Eclipse. In their first scene, Pattinson and Stewart have this exchange: "Marry me." "Change me." 100 Minutes later, they're still having the same conversation, but Slade doesn't let the emo inertia drag. Since his leads are still more mannequins than actors, he physicalizes their emotions: Pattinson furiously peels out of parking lots, Lautner-in wolf form, as big as a horse-charms Stewart into petting his fur.
Though the first half hour struggles to shake off the dour New Moon vibes, this is likable fluff, junk food without regret. Reluctant boyfriends have a few minutes of the wolf pack's bros-before-emos tumbling. Reluctant chaperons will be happy that all of the adults note that Bella and Edward's romance is too obsessive. Reluctant history buffs will delight in the Civil War era reenactments. (Okay, that one's a stretch.) And conservative abstinence advocates will thrill at a teen flick where the guy wants to wait for marriage. As he tells his hot-and-bothered girlfriend, he comes from a different culture of front porches and lemonades with the family. Can he be a 109-year-old virgin? Teen abstinence group True Love Waits: have I got a poster boy for you. And trust me, he makes the ladies swoon.by Amy Nicholson
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone and Kellan Lutz.
Director: David Slade
Screenwriter: Melissa Rosenberg
Producers: Wyck Godfrey, Greg Mooradian and Karen Rosenfelt
Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality.
Running time: 124 min
Release date: June 30, 2010
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Release Date: 2010-07-14 · Running time: 108 minutes