When the long-awaited DC Comics film Justice League finally comes to fruition, audiences will undoubtedly revel in the glorious heroism of the crime-fighting, humanity-saving forces onscreen: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the like. A troupe of characters so wholly admirable that they in turn deserve performers equally as gallant to take on the task of portraying them. Talks have attached Armie Hammer to take over as the Dark Knight for this ensemble picture, and we can see why — dude is a bona fide hero. E! reports that Hammer was among several individuals who provided assistance to strangers following a car accident on Friday night.
Model Leann Tweeden, who was also among the good Samaritans who came to the aid of troubled parties after a crash on her busy street corner, revealed to E! that Hammer was a member of the ad-hoc rescue party."It's me and this guy helping the woman (2 other girls are there. One was a witness on her Vespa. The other in her car in the parking lot of the flower shop.) ... When the guy turns around, who is it?!!!! None other than: ARMIE HAMMER!!!!! (Yes, from The Social Network, J. Edgar and the upcoming The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp!) ... The cutie Armie was in the opposite turn lane in his Audi and watched the whole thing go down and got out of his car to help."Bam. Hero. Batman status. As you can imagine, we're pretty sold on the Winklevoss taking on the role of Bruce Wayne in the developing DC assembly. And luckily, there are enough other day-savers in the acting game to comprise the rest of the cast. Check it out, Warner Bros, we've done all your casting for you.
Kate Winslet as Wonder Woman
Remember when Rose DeWitt Bukater saved two children and Richard Branson's mother from a burning building on the millionaire's private island? That's worthy of landing her the role of Diana Prince.
Patrick Dempsey as Green Lantern
Back in April, Dempsey helped saved a 17-year-old Malibu resident from his flipped car, using a crowbar and a fire extinguisher as his tools. Imagine if he had the Power Ring: that kid would have been out in seconds flat.
Anderson Cooper as The Flash
I know he's not an actor, but he is the best human to ever live. Remember when Anderson Cooper halted a news report of the atrocities in Haiti to tend to a wounded young boy? We dub thee Barry Allen.
T.I. as Aquaman
In a different turn of events, rapper T.I. once talked a man out of killing himself. Speaking to the man through a video stream, T.I. convinced the man (who was planning on jumping off a building in Atlanta) to come down to safety, promising to speak with him and encouraging to seek psychiatric help.
Werner Herzog as The Martian Manhunter
Dude got shot mid-interview with the press (we say "mid" because he actually insisted on continuing the interview), and once saved Joaquin Phoenix from a burning car. Werner freakin' Herzog.
Ryan Gosling as Superman
Because who else could pull off the most wonderful figure in superhero lore but the fight-stopping, car accident-preventing Ryan Gosling? Nobody. No offense, Henry Cavill.
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Legally Blonde with its ditzy charm more than implausible (but still fun) plot and likeable characters launched Reese Witherspoon's career into the stratosphere--let's hope Blonde 2 doesn't bring it plummeting back down to earth. When last we left sunny Elle Woods she'd surprised everyone--including herself--by graduating from Harvard Law School while maintaining her principles and earning fellow students' respect. In the sequel Elle is on the brink of making it big in her job at a law firm until she decides animal rights are her new cause--you see her beloved Chihuahua Bruiser's mom has been found as a subject in a cosmetics testing lab and Elle needs to get her out in time for her impending wedding to Emmett (Luke Wilson). After the firm fires her Elle decides it's time to change animal testing laws so she hits Washington to join the staff of Representative Rudd (Sally Field) as a lobbyist. As sweet as she is callow our girl Elle soon learns politics makes strange bedfellows and when all doesn't go as planned she calls on all her allies--Sid the doorman (Bob Newhart) Paulette the stylist (Jennifer Coolidge) her Delta Nu sorority sisters and unexpectedly a few Washington higher-ups to help pass "Bruiser's Bill" and free animals everywhere.
Witherspoon is saddled with the unenviable task of having to carry this mess of a movie which falls way below the standard set by the first (which while no Oscar contender was amusingly original and delightfully heartfelt). We are well aware of the formula here: Elle's going to get what she wants whether by default or design and win over even her enemies in the process. What happened to Elle on the way to Washington? She's a style-obsessed dingbat true--but she did graduate from law school with determination hard work and some luck. Here she is so incredibly unbelievably stupid and naïve you'd think she was sending up her own character--this film has her almost completely relying on her rich friends well-placed connections and incidental accidents to get what she wants instead of using what was intriguing about this character in the first place--a self-awareness that yes she's a ditz but she knows how to use her type of smarts to accomplish goals. Sadly Witherspoon's once-charming character is so dumbed-down even the savviest actress couldn't overcome its problems. As for the supporting cast Wilson is lackluster as Emmett Coolidge's stylist has some of the--if not the only--funniest lines in the film and Regina King gives a solid performance as staffer Grace Elle's enemy as does Field as convincingly sly Rep. Rudd.
Somebody at MGM should have snatched the rose-colored-lensed camera out of director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld's (Kissing Jessica Stein) hands at the first sight of the dailies. We've got: a nearly brain-dead heroine hackneyed supporting characters a contrived plot and gay dogs. That's right gay dogs. Nothing says "I believe in animal rights" like dressing your male dog in pink tutus and carrying him around in a pet purse--that's dignity for you. Herman-Wurmfeld's confectioner-sweet pink cloud concoction is so sticky syrupy and air-popped you may find yourself floating in your theater seat it's so much fluffy entertainment. What's kind of odd is that all this fluff is juxtaposed with the downright dull storyline of getting a bill passed through Congress--funny movie fodder that's not. On the flip side you won't find yourself feeling bored as much as guilty for laughing at its few admittedly laugh-out-loud scenes.