The Back To The Future actor will feature alongside a host of celebrities chosen by bosses of the apparel chain to front its festive ads with the tag line Love Comes In Every Shade.
Fox will feature alongside his wife, actress Tracy Pollan, while Nas will appear with his father, blues musician Olu Dara in a segment titled Fatherly Love.
Boardwalk Empire actor Huston cuddles up to his dog Orso for their Puppy Love section, and director Gia Coppola, granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola, will appear alongside her friend, actress Nathalie Love, in Best Friend Love.
The cast of NBC's sitcom The New Normal, in which two gay men and a woman form a new kind of family, will represent Gap's Modern Love segment, and musician Rufus Wainwright and his new husband Jorn Weisbrodt are also set to appear in an as-yet-untitled portion of the campaign, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Fun Size may be the only production from kid-centric studio Nickelodeon to also feature underage drinking (complete with red solo cups) and boob groping. The murky demographic for the movie ends up hurting the well-intentioned Halloween flick — it's not quite suitable for the young ones nor is it funny or wild enough for the Gossip Girl crowd which director Josh Schwartz (creator of the show) knows well. Instead we get a floundering trick or treat adventure that reduces the colorful twisted holiday to a meandering situational comedy.
Nick TV grad Victoria Justice (Victorious) stars as Wren a high school "geek" who finds herself unable to bag the guy of her dreams (who adores her) but finds a glimmer of hope in the big cool kids' Halloween party. Ready for a night out with her best friend April (Jane Levy) Wren thinks life is finally going her way until her Mom (Chelsea Handler) sticks her with her troublemaking little brother Albert (Jackson Nicoll) for the night. If chaperoning Albert wasn't already the worst thing in the world Wren finds herself in an even bigger dilemma when her brother wanders off into his own night of mischievous debauchery.
The "one crazy night" formula fits perfectly with Halloween but Fun Size struggles to find interesting material for its eclectic ensemble. Unlike many of the young actresses who have previously collaborated with Schwartz Justice seems unable to crack his voice and comedic style. She's too hip to too aware to play someone struggling with high school. The material doesn't serve her or Levy either; off-color jokes and a bizarre sense of entitlement turn them into two people you don't want to see succeed. Luckily for the audience during their sweeping search for Albert Wren and April cross paths with two true nerd-looking boys: Roosevelt (Thomas Mann) and Peng (Osric Chau) who along with feeling like real teenagers actually land a joke or two.
Interwoven into this speedy adventure — Fun Size clocks in at a little over 75 minutes giving little time to flesh out our teenage heroes — is Albert's encounter with a convenience store clerk named Fuzzy. The adults of Fun Size see the ten-year-old Albert as a parter-in-crime rather than a lost little boy. Fuzzy recruits him for a raid on his ex-girlfriend's house; after running away he meets a lady who brings him to a nightclub. At one point a sleazebag kidnaps Albert and locks him in his bedroom. If Fun Size were madcap it may all make sense. Instead things just happen — and it's not hilarious scary or even deranged.
Nick's '90s sitcom Pete & Pete created an amazing sense of weirdness and heart in its exploits of two teenage brothers. Anyone could watch and enjoy it. Fun Size has a beautiful look (the colors of Halloween are mesmerizing) and Schwartz as always has impeccable soundtrack tastes but when it comes to telling a story that feels both relatable and wonderfully weird — what Pete & Pete did so well — the movie falls flat. It's stereotype humor (the movie packs many a fat and gay joke) doesn't cut it — when paired to Nick's best efforts the movie lives up to the title: a bite-size portion of a bigger better cinematic sweet.
The allure of a jump scare that perfectly-timed loud noise that sends a horror movie audience jumping is hard to ignore. They're easy but effective — if you want to shake people up nothing works as well as a well placed violin screech or slamming door sound effect. Thankfully the new evil ghost movie Sinister mostly avoids the easy way out by developing its lead character a novelist with a drinking problem and exploring an inventive twist on "found footage" (the guy actually finds footage). It all works quite well… that is until it starts relying on jump scares.
True crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) hasn't had a hit book in years but he hopes to change his life around by investigating a set of murders committed in the backyard of a suburban home. To immerse himself in the history Ellison moves his entire family into the house where the committed murders took place (and without telling them their new home's little secret). He immediately falls down the rabbit hole discovering a series of Super 8 movies depicting the first killings and a string of other bizarre murders all captured on gritty film. Ellison loses himself to the movies only flinching when his wife Tracey (Juliet Rylance) begs him to come to bed or his son Trevor (Michael Hall D'Addario) wakes up in a fit of terror from an anxiety ailment. But as he watches and rewatches the snuff films Ellison begins to see a connection between them: a shadowy figure who it turns out might be a supernatural entity.
Great horror rides on its lead and Hawke serves Sinister well. He's ambitious and overly confident of his abilities as he digs deeper and deeper into the history of the Super 8 movies. He makes some poor choices — why writers in movies are continually keeping secrets from their families and drinking way more whiskey than their finances would allow is one of Hollywood's great mysteries — but Hawke is adept at making the act of watching someone watch something interesting. His obsession with the mystery his slowly disintegrating mind is reminiscent of Jack Torrence in The Shining.
But before Sinister gets that involved with its central character it strays into run-of-the-mill haunted house territory. Vincent D'Onofrio pops up for a quick expositional Skype chat to inform Ellison that the dark being in his home movies might be a Pagan deity that eats the souls of children. That would explain all those pesky kid ghosts that keep whispering in the ear of Ellison's Ashley (Clare Foley) and making creepy bumps in the night.
Sinister's most terrifying material comes from the grainy "found footage." When director Scott Derrickson moves back and forth between Ellison and the films the writer illuminated only by the flickering projector it's chilling. But the movie progresses away from that into its own conventional horror movie. Weighed down by explanation and meandering action Sinister loses track of its character angle in favor of the almighty jump scare. It's exhausting — but then again as the nickname suggests they never fail to make one jump.
The Dark Knight Rises star wed actor and jeweller Adam Shulman in California on Saturday (29Sep12) and insisted that her big day be meat and dairy free.
To salute the star for her cruelty-free choice, PETA bosses have sponsored a rescued calf, named Peter, in Hathaway's name.
The baby cow was rescued from "a filthy and abusive Pennsylvania dairy factory farm" and is now "thriving" at The Cow Sanctuary in Shiloh, New Jersey.
Peter was infested with lice and suffering from ringworm and pinkeye when he was saved.
PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman says, "By going vegan, Anne is doing the best thing that she can to better her health and save calves like Peter from a life of suffering. Anne is living proof that vegans are beautiful from the inside out."
The calf honour also marks World Farm Animals Day, which is held annually on 2 October (12).
It was the trickle of pee heard around the world. Cannes attendees were aghast and/or amused an infamous scene from The Paperboy that shows Nicole Kidman urinating on Zac Efron; this is apparently a great salve for jellyfish burns which were covering our Ken Doll-like protagonist. (In fact the term protagonist should be used very loosely for Efron's character Jack who is mostly acted upon than active throughout.)
Lurid! Sexy! Perverse! Trashy! Whether or not it's actually effective is overshadowed by all the hubbub that's attached itself to the movie for better or worse. In fact the movie is all of these things — but that's actually not a compliment. What could have become somethingmemorable is jaw-droppingly bad (when it's not hilarious). Director Lee Daniels uses a few different visual styles throughout from a stark black and white palette for a crime scene recreation at the beginning to a '70s porno aesthetic that oscillates between psychedelic and straight-up sweaty with an emphasis on Efron's tighty-whiteys. This only enhances the sloppiness of the script which uses lines like narrator/housekeeper/nanny Anita's (Macy Gray) "You ain't tired enough to be retired " to conjure up the down-home wisdom of the South. Despite Gray's musical talents she is not a good choice for a narrator or an actor for that matter. In a way — insofar as they're perhaps the only female characters given a chunk of screen time — her foil is Charlotte Bless Nicole Kidman's character. Anita is the mother figure who wears as we see in an early scene control-top pantyhose whereas Charlotte is all clam diggers and Barbie doll make-up. Or as Anita puts it "an oversexed Barbie doll."
The slapdash plot is that Jack's older brother Ward (Matthew McConaughey) comes back to town with his colleague Yardley (David Oyelowo) to investigate the case of a death row criminal named Hillary Van Wetter. Yardley is black and British which seems to confuse many of the people he meets in this backwoods town. Hillary (John Cusack) hidden under a mop of greasy black hair) is a slack-jawed yokel who could care less if he's going to be killed for a crime he might or might not have committed. He is way more interested in his bride-to-be Charlotte who has fallen in love with him through letters — this is her thing apparently writing letters and falling in love with inmates — and has rushed to help Ward and Yardley free her man. In the meantime we're subjected to at least one simulated sex scene that will haunt your dreams forever. Besides Hillary's shortcomings as a character that could rustle up any sort of empathy the case itself is so boring it begs the question why a respected journalist would be interested enough to pursue it.
The rest of the movie is filled with longing an attempt to place any the story in some sort of social context via class and race even more Zac Efron's underwear sexual violence alligator innards swamp people in comically ramshackle homes and a glimpse of one glistening McConaughey 'tock. Harmony Korine called and he wants his Gummo back.
It's probably tantalizing for this cast to take on "serious" "edgy" work by an Oscar-nominated director. Cusack ditched his boombox blasting "In Your Eyes" long ago and Efron's been trying to shed his squeaky clean image for so long that he finally dropped a condom on the red carpet for The Lorax so we'd know he's not smooth like a Ken doll despite how he was filmed by Daniels. On the other hand Nicole Kidman has been making interesting and varied career choices for years so it's confounding why she'd be interested in a one-dimensional character like Charlotte. McConaughey's on a roll and like the rest of the cast he's got plenty of interesting projects worth watching so this probably won't slow him down. Even Daniels is already shooting a new film The Butler as we can see from Oprah's dazzling Instagram feed. It's as if they all want to put The Paperboy behind them as soon as possible. It's hard to blame them.
Host Jimmy Kimmel persuaded the 30 Rock star to lie down on the stage for "about 10 minutes" and urged viewers watching the show to text and tweet their reaction to the funnyman's collapse to friends and relatives not watching the live telecast.
Kimmel eventually asked security staff backstage to come out and carry Morgan off, explaining to those tuning in: "We have our situation resolved and everything should be fine from here... just exhaustion."
The host and Morgan teamed up again later in the show and ganged up on Kimmel's parents, who were sitting in the audience, for encouraging their son to believe anything is attainable after he lost out to fellow funnyman Jon Stewart for the Outstanding Variety Series award.
Kimmel asked Nokia Theatre security to remove his folks from the auditorium, telling staff to "go ahead and Taze them if you need to".
The A League of Their Own director recently revealed the information while promoting her new memoirs My Mother is Nuts, and now she has spoken out about falling pregnant in a TV news interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Marshall admits she was stunned when she discovered she was with child shortly after cult TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley had ended its run in the 1980s - because she didn't have a steady boyfriend.
She says, "It was my life that I was dealing with and so I have a right to an opinion. I already had a kid. It wasn't like it was my first kid."
Marshall was 19 when she had her first child, Tracy, with college sweetheart Michael Henry.
She admits she has no regrets about her decision to go through with the termination: "I didn't wish I hadn't (had the abortion)."
Ewan Mcgregor has signed on to play Julia Roberts' husband and Meryl Streep's son-in-law in the movie adaptation of Tracy Letts' hit play August: Osage County. Fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch is also in talks to join the cast, while George Clooney will produce the much-anticipated project.
The former insurance agent who turned his back on a regular job to surf the beaches of Malibu, California and write about the wild times he experienced at the height of the Los Angeles surfing movement passed away at his home in San Clemente, California on Wednesday (23Aug12) after suffering complications of diabetes.
Renowned throughout the surfing world under his nickname Tubesteak, Tracy penned newspaper articles about his beach life and then helped screenwriter Frederick Kohner create teen surfer Gidget after giving his daughter Kathy the nickname after she asked to borrow one of his boards.
Tracy became the model for the Big Kahuna in Kohner's novel, Gidget, the Little Girl with Big Ideas, which became a cult 1959 movie, starring Sandra Dee and Cliff Robertson.
Paying tribute to her old pal, Kathy Kohner tells the Los Angeles Times, "We’ve lost one of the legends of Malibu. He just embodied surf culture."
"We've got to get home early. I'm trying to knock her up. We like to call it 'Knock Up Wednesdays.'" 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan wants to start a family with his fiancee Megan Wallover. He has three sons from a previous marriage.