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It's Saturday night. The game is on. The town is yours. You're ready to go. But you need a little cinematic pep-talk. A movie that'll get your adrenaline rushing top speed. Something with action, adventure, excitement... hell, maybe even something fantastical every so often. This week, our Netflix Hand-Picked Flix recommendation for Saturday Night Fever is Dredd.
Judge Dredd is comic book property tailor made for the kind of ultra-violent action film that turns heads and stomachs alike. When the 1995 Stallone vehicle didn't deliver, the universe seemingly righted itself with the release of Dredd in 2012. Cut out all the goofy filler, replace Sylvester Stallone's ever-curling lip for Karl Urban's best grimace and what you have is a streamlined action thriller that's simply thrilling.
In the future, America has become a dystopian wasteland laden with huge mega cities and skyrocketing crime rates. The only thing protecting the streets are the Judges, who unilaterally clean up the streets by serving as judge, jury, and executioner for those that dare to commit a crime on their watch. Two Judges, Judge Dredd and a new recruit named Anderson go to investigate a large residential tower held in control of a drug trafficker named Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) but are soon locked in, while Ma-Ma sets a bounty on their heads. What follows is a literal tower of terror.
Dredd is, simply put, bad ass. It's the Judge Dredd movie we all deserved back in 1994. It's brutal, tense, exiting, and well worth a Saturday night full of popcorn munching.
You can watch Dredd on Netflix, and check back tomorrow for our Lazy Sunday pick.
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The legendary designer displayed his latest collection for the brand at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday (22Jan13) and he closed the show by sending two brides down the runway.
The female models wore matching wedding gowns and held hands, and they were also accompanied by Lagerfeld's four-year-old godson, who was dressed as a page boy.
When asked whether the stunt was a reflection of his support of gay marriage, the designer told the Associated Press, "Of course it was. I don't even understand the debate."
He added, "I do not understand why people who live together cannot have the same security as those bourgeois who are married. Two women getting married, I find that natural, and having two mothers is a good thing."
Lagerfeld's display comes a week after hundreds of protesters marched through Paris to demonstrate against French President Francois Hollande's plans to legalise same-sex marriages in the country.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's is undoubtedly one of Hollywood's greatest stories. First, he achieved a career that many actors can only aspire to with starring roles in movies like The Terminator (1, 2, and 3), Total Recall, and True Lies. Then in 2003, Schwarzenegger added "The Governor of California" to his resumé, a title he held until 2011. But at the end of his governorship, a scandal tarnished the beloved 65-year-old actor's name. On May 17, 2011, Schwarzenegger publicly admitted to cheating on his wife Maria Shriver after 25 years of marriage and to fathering a love child with their maid Mildred Patricia Baena. Over a year later, Schwarzenegger has released a new memoir called Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story in which he pointedly discusses the heartbreaking affair and many of his other life secrets.
While some readers will probably pick up this memoir to read about Schwarzenegger's acting career and the years he spent in the Governor's office, many of us are more interested to find out what this man — who we once considered Hollywood's Prince Charming — really has to say about the scandal that destroyed his family. In his memoir, he reportedly opens up about the day that Shriver confronted him in the therapist's office once he was no longer the governor. He also admits that she had asked him about the affair and love child many years before that day — but he chose not to reveal that truth during the earlier confrontation. "I did not know how to," he explained during an interview on Good Morning America Monday. "I was just too scared about losing everything, losing her, losing the family. I just didn't know how."
"Doing the book was kind of an interesting way of analyzing my life," Schwarzenegger continues in his interview. "This book made me look back. Analyzing that specific thing was kind of really painful, but necessary because when you look at the whole thing, it was just so horrible, what it did to the kids, what it did to my wife. They were really fantastic. I had the most extraordinary family that anyone could ever dream of." He adds, "Just because of my doing this stupid thing, I got into the situation that I'm in ... I definitely wish we all could be together."
If you are like me, you'll read the chapter about the affair before tackling Schwarzenegger's other secrets, which are many. The Los Angeles Times reports that the actor also discusses experiences in his life like spending Thanksgiving with the Kennedys (maybe Taylor Swift will be able to relate to him on this topic come November) and his decision to switch roles in The Terminator, the movie that made the world aware of his talents. The Washington Post even highlights a selection from the memoir where Schwarzenegger discusses how he felt that Karl Rove had tried to intimidate him with the idea that Condoleezza Rice was planning to run for the governorship of California.
Which of Schwarzenegger's secrets do you think interests you the most? Total Recall is on sale now on Amazon.
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AmfAR's annual Cinema Against AIDS event was held during the famous Cannes Film Festival at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes and featured a cocktail reception, dinner and a money-raising auction.
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and Heidi Klum started off the bidding by offering up a pricey Cartier watch and the supermodel sparked a bidding war by promising the winner a massage.
Weinstein told the crowd, "If a man buys the watch, Heidi Klum will give that man a massage," before the piece sold for 50,000 Euros ($62,839/£39,274).
Other coveted lots in the auction included a guitar owned by Ronnie Wood and the chance to star in a short film by Karl Lagerfeld, while Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev offered to bite a winning bidder.
The night also included performances from Jessie J, who sang her money-themed hit Price Tag, and Aloe Blacc, who performed the aptly titled I Need a Dollar.
The event raised nearly $11 million (£8.9 million), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Other guests included Alec Baldwin, The Artist's Berenice Bejo, Milla Jovovich and Antonio Banderas.
The Wall Street star will be recognised for his contribution to the arts at the 12th annual Monte Cristo Award event, held at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, where he is a trustee.
Actress Zeta-Jones will present her husband with his latest accolade.
The programme will feature stage and video tributes to the actor and guests will include filmmaker Joel Schumacher and TV mogul Lorne Michaels.
The Monte Cristo Award is given to a prominent theatre artist in recognition of a distinguished career. Past recipients include James Earl Jones, Kevin Spacey and Douglas' mentor and The Streets of San Francisco co-star Karl Malden.
Douglas' one-time housemate Danny DeVito is among the co-chairs of the event's honorary committee.
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Every actor/actress has a laundry list of directors they have always dreamed of working with, but there are a handful of filmmakers that are on everyone's. At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, Charlize Theron said her wish was to make a movie with Ridley Scott (and she is - it's called Prometheus). When Blake Lively was cast in Universal's Savages, she revealed that her dream was to learn from its Oscar-winner Oliver Stone. Today, British beauty Alice Eve has made a gaggle of young Hollywood's finest jealous as she seems to have been picked by J.J. Abrams to take a role in his upcoming Star Trek sequel.
Variety reports that Eve, who will next be seen in Relativity's The Raven, has landed an undisclosed role in the Super 8 director's follow-up to his blockbuster 2009 franchise reboot. Details are slim as the deal is not yet solidified, but the trade claims that the part is one that will be new to the canon, so anyones guess is good at this point. What we do know is that she'll join returning Starfleet vets Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban and John Cho, as well as Benicio del Toro (who was tapped to play a main villain) in the highly anticipated film.
Personally, I'm on the fence concerning Eve. She's got the movie star look down pat, but I haven't seen enough from her to make me truly excited about her involvement in any production. She reportedly beat out Aussie Teresa Palmer and fellow Brit Hayley Atwell for the part, and I can't deny that I would've liked to have seen the latter on the bridge of the Enterprise. She held her own opposite the charismatic Chris Evans in this summer's Captain America: The First Avenger and I think she'd have done the same amongst the Trek crew, whereas Eve simply has not impressed me yet. Here's hoping she does in May 2013, when the film is expected to hit theaters.