Who knew there'd come a time where we'd long for the days of "sexy" angels, devils, and nurses being the most eye-roll worthy costumes on the market? Because now, in 2012, ANYTHING can be made sexy! Want to be a sexy version of Jared from Subway? Sure, why not! How about a sexy Kim Jong-il? Hell, stranger things have been done. These days, you can't click on the "women" tab on a costume site without seeing more skin than an episode of Game of Thrones. It's disturbing.
Since we're all pop culture-philes, we surfed the interwebs for some of the most egregious "sexy" offenders in the pop culture department. A sexy Nemo? Marlin would be ashamed. Click on our gallery below, but be sure to watch out for sexy Darth Vader!
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As the Ice Age ends we meet Kenai a headstrong teenager anxiously waiting to receive his "totem" or symbol from the Great Spirits that will help guide him through life. His two older brothers Sitka and Denahi have really cool totems--an eagle and a wolf respectively--and Kenai is hoping to get something equally manly. Yet when Kenai is given a bear totem which represents love the young man is humiliated and he vents his frustrations by charging after a bear that's stolen a basket of fish. His brothers rush to stop him and the ensuing battle with the bear ends in tragedy: Sitka dies trying to save Kenai and the grief-stricken younger brother vows to hunt the fleeing animal down in revenge. Just as Kenai catches and kills the bear the Great Spirits start their fun transforming Kenai into a bear and telling him that to become human again he must find the place where "the lights touch the mountain." Kenai a very reluctant bear sets out on his quest picking up a traveling companion--an oh-so-cute bear cub named Koda--who knows the way. Kenai begins to see the world through the bear's eyes and as he gains respect for the animal he finds the true meaning of his totem. Imagine that. It's a formulaic story but somewhat enjoyable and certainly no kid will find fault with it.
Despite thematic similarities Brother Bear is no Ice Age. While both films succeed in conveying a heartwarming message about man and nature during prehistoric times Ice Age is full of clever dialogue and witty banter giving stars such as Ray Romano and John Leguizamo a chance to shine as animated characters. Brother Bear's dialogue sounds more preachy and Saturday morning cartoonish which leaves the voice cast very little to work with--including the Oscar-nominated Joaquin Phoenix as Kenai; Bernie Mac's Jeremy Suarez as little Koda and D.B. Sweeney as Sitka. The saving graces at least for the parents in the audience are Rutt and Tuke a pair of wisecracking moose. Voiced by old friends and SCTV alums Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas the moose performances recall brothers Bob and Doug McKenzie a hilarious pair of Canadian brewery workers Moranis and Thomas immortalized on SCTV (and in film too--remember the 1983 Strange Brew?). Of course Rutt and Tuke are a slightly modified version of the McKenzie brothers since they don't actually wear down jackets drink copious amounts of beer or complain about the hosers of the world eh? Still you can tell pros Moranis and Thomas had fun as their moose counterparts commenting on whichever situation they happen to find themselves in. Pay particular attention to their banter as they catch a ride on the backs of some traveling woolly mammoths.
Disney's Brother Bear animators use all their handy little tricks to paint a rugged and spectacularly beautiful Pacific Northwest landscape but Bear ultimately comes off as another commercial Mouse House product made to generate Christmas merchandising bucks. You get the feeling these guys can do this stuff in their sleep and you suspect they probably did. Even the original songs which usually stand out in a Disney film seem fresh off the assembly line. Singer-songwriter Phil Collins penned six brand new songs for this movie including the main theme song "Great Spirits " but they all seem to hearken back the formula he used in the Academy Award-winning "You'll Be in My Heart" from 1999's animated Tarzan--similar rhythms same basic tune if a little easier on the bongo drums. This is the Pacific Northwest after all not the African jungle.
The year is 1914. Milo Thatch (voiced by Michael J. Fox) is a lowly museum cartographer and linguistics expert who knows the whereabouts of Atlantis. He isn't taken seriously however until an eccentric billionaire (voiced by Fraiser's John Mahoney) funds an expedition based on Milo's late grandfather's journal about the lost city. Milo joins a motley group of mercenaries led by Commander Rourke (voiced by James Garner) on a dangerous trip through the ocean where they discover a thriving civilization ruled by the King (voiced by Leonard Nimoy) and his beautiful warrior daughter Princess Kida (voiced by Cree Summer). It's Atlantis and it's been kept alive by a crystal energy hidden deep within the city which thrills Commander Rourke--his evil plan is to steal the crystals. Now it's up to Milo and the others to save the city from certain doom.
Once again Disney has gathered a talented cast to lend their voices to the characters. Fox easily handles the hapless hero Milo and the animators capture Fox's essence especially in Milo's oh-so-familiar hand gestures. Garner's fairly menacing vocal quality in the evil Commander Rourke is equaled only by the majesty of Nimoy's Atlantean King. However it's the team of explorers each with their own special abilities that really make Atlantis fun. There's demolition expert Vinny voiced in a monotone by the hilarious Don Novello; creepy geologist Mole voiced by Corey Burton in a combination of French and Peter Lorre-ish speak; and Cookie the expedition's lard-lovin' cook voiced by the late Jim Varney. Together they represent the collective "sidekick character" Disney films love but this time it's done with a surprising and delightful twist.
The creators of Atlantis decided try a different approach to the Disney animated formula. Instead of the usual hero-must-find-his/her-way-in-the-world-and-get-the-girl/boy directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale went for the pure adrenaline of an action-adventure story paying tribute to the great Disney adventure movies of the '50s. Also conspicuously absent are the songs so common in recent Disney films. Some die-hard Disney fans may not like that but it's actually a refreshing change of pace. The one thing however that detracts from the film slightly is its look. The animators were going for a particular style--merging computer-generated imagery with traditional animation and giving the film a flat dark comic-book look. This works well for some scenes but when the audience gets to Atlantis that lush Disney look we've seen in films like Tarzan and The Lion King needed to be there.
Maybe it's Godzilla's revenge. "Godzilla" Word comes this week that there likely (and somewhat surprisingly) will be a sequel to Sony's disappointing big-budget 1998 "Godzilla". But, even more surprising, the guys who made the first overhyped film (remember those "Size does matter" billboards?) won't have anything to do with the second overhyped film.
Although Sony Pictures Entertainment and director Roland Emmerich's Centropolis Entertainment couldn't (or wouldn't) immediately confirm it, an insider tells Hollywood.com that the two sides parted ways on "Godzilla 2" in March, and Sony (which holds the U.S. rights to the Japanese-born Godzilla character) now hopes to hire a new production team within a few months.
And that's probably a good thing, since Emmerich and his producer/co-writer Dean Devlin seemingly remade "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms" instead of a Godzilla movie. Their monster was too skinny, and it was more interested in laying eggs than laying waste to New York. Still, since there's no accounting for taste, the thing made about $375 million worldwide.
"Godzilla 2," by the way, shouldn't be confused with "Godzilla 2000," a low-budget Japanese film to be released in U.S. theaters this summer.
Centropolis had begun work on "Godzilla 2," commissioning a story treatment by screenwriter Tab Murphy ("Tarzan"), which reportedly climaxed with a big battle between Godzilla and a giant insectoid foe in downtown Sydney, Australia. But, after making "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson, the duo is reportedly more interested in making action dramas than sci-fi spectacles.
If and when Sony makes "Godzilla 2," it's likely that the monster will still look like a giant iguana, although it could be bulked up slightly.
"The American Godzilla is a $40 million computer program that was developed for the first film, and that's a significant part of the budget for the sequel," says the insider. "They're not going to throw that out and start over again."
Most interesting of all: Some Sony officials reportedly want the American Godzilla to fight the Japanese Godzilla in "Godzilla 2."
Ian McKellen LORD OF THE DOWNLOADS: New Line Cinema's "Lord of the Rings" preview (viewable at www.lordoftherings.net) was downloaded nearly 1.7 million times during its first 24 hours online, surpassing a record set by the trailer for "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" . The preview makes "Rings" (the first in a trilogy to be released in 2001, 2002 and 2003) look like it's worth the hype, but frankly we're more interested in the Hobbits. A few months ago, there were reports that the extras playing these diminutive beings were suffering long shooting schedules and arduous makeup applications, but no new gripes have been reported of late.
"The Hobbits' body doubles are real little-people from India, very short people whom are exactly the right size for certain shots when they need to have a smaller person," say our friends at Theonering.net, a Web site devoted to the films.
"On the flip side," the Web site reports, "all the non-Hobbit actors have large body doubles [the Ian McKellen double is reportedly 7-feet tall]," who are used to help make the "real" Hobbit actors (Elijah Wood, Sean Astin and Ian Holm among them) look small. Something called "CGI shrinking" is also being used minimally.
The production, now in its sixth month, is currently based in Heritage National Park on the North Island of New Zealand, and director Peter Jackson is keeping the crew sane by filming for three weeks at a time, followed by a two-week vacation.
TOM HANKS AS ROBBY THE ROBOT? Did you know that director Frank Darabont was once a writer on the remake of "The Blob" and "The Fly II"? Then maybe it's not so weird that the guy who made "The Green Mile" and "The Shawshank Redemption" wants to do a remake of "Forbidden Planet." He's in negotiations to make the film at New Line.
The report on "Minority Report?" Likely a go.
We told you Sunday that Tom Cruise hopes the sci-fi thriller will be his next project. Now it looks like Steven Spielberg is confirming the same.
Cruise, a Golden Globe winner over the weekend for "Magnolia," addressed the project backstage, saying, "We're gonna make that movie -- Steven and I have been meeting and talking about it, and we really want to work together and we really want to make 'Minority Report.'"
And Spielberg's response? There're two versions. While trade papers report today that "Minority Report" is among the likely candidates (the children's book "Harry Potter" and the sci-fi flick "A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)" being the others) the acclaimed director is considering to tackle, the New York tab, on the other hand, is reporting that a Spielberg/Cruise "Report" is nothing but a sure thing.
"Right now, 'Minority Report' is next," Spielberg reportedly told the New York Daily News. "Tom Cruise spent three hours at my house today talking with me about the movie. Of course, with movies, you never know what can happen to bring about a delay. If a delay were to happen in this case, then I would do 'Harry Potter' next. But right now, it's 'Minority Report,' then 'Harry.'"
MURPHY GETS SMALLER: Eddie Murphy's remake streak may continue. The Hollywood Reporter says today that "The Nutty Professor" and "Dr. Dolittle" funnyman is evidently contemplating the title role of "The Incredible Shrinking Man," a remake of the 1957 flick starring Grant Williams about a man endowed with the paranormal power of shrinking.
No director has been attached to the remake yet, but "Dirty Work" scribe Fred Wolf is slated to pen the Universal Pictures/Imagine Entertainment project.
DOUBLE DEALING: Eddie Griffin ("Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo") and Orlando Jones ("Liberty Heights") have sealed a deal to star in Disney's action comedy "Double Take." Griffin will play an investment banker who's framed for money laundering, and Jones will star as the undercover cop whom Griffin befriends unknowingly. The project is set to roll in front of the camera in Los Angeles on April 10.
ANOTHER ADAPTATION FOR MINGHELLA?: What's next on Anthony Minghella's plate? "The Talented Mr. Ripley" helmer reportedly told the New York Daily News that his next project will be the adaptation of the Charles Frazier novel "Cold Mountain." Minghella reportedly will both write and direct the Civil War story about a soldier who goes AWOL.
LeBLANC GETS SOME: Matt LeBlanc, a.k.a Joey on the hit sitcom "Friends," has reportedly joined the cast of Sony's big screen version of "Charlie's Angels," said the UK film Web site Popcorn. LeBlanc is slated to play an action movie star who's also the love interest of the Angel played by Lucy Liu.