FOXSeth Cohen (Adam Brody) defined "geek chic" during The O.C.'s four-season run, without a doubt. But where would he have been without Ryan Atwood (Ben McKenzie), his brother-from-another-mother? While Seth hardly stops talking long enough to breathe, Ryan is insular and brooding. He's fond of punching people. He wears a hoodie like it's his job. But he's also fiercely protective of his foster family and even known to occasionally crack a joke. (Usually at Seth's expense.) He's Jordan Catalano, just less disaffected. Help us appreciate Chino's finest export, won't you?
He loves the Cohens. Hard.
Ryan was a victim of his circumstances, pulled into delinquency by his older brother. Though Kirsten is initially reluctant to accept the stray her do-gooder husband brings home, she caves. Because you just can't look at baby Ryan Atwood and not want to protect him. Look at that stifled joy on his face. He's so happy to be a part of this family that it actually hurts.
"You totally had my back."
Seth/Ryan is one of the finest bromances to ever be on television, and it all started right here. From day one, Ryan stands beside Seth, no questions asked.
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Marissa never deserved Ryan. Admit that you silently cheered when she dropped out of our lives (and life in general) in season 3. But at least her budding friendship with Oliver (a serial killer in training if there every was one) inspired this grand, romantic gesture.
Ain't nobody messin' with my clique.
Violence isn't the answer, friends, but it is really freakin' hot. For a while there, we felt some serious (and seriously inappropriate) sexual tension between Ryan and Kirsten. And with him protecting her honor like that, can you really blame her?
Ryan hearts Taylor
Instead of having Ryan grieve for Marissa for the entirety of the show's last season, The O.C. stumbled upon its most perfect couple. (Bring it on, Team Seth/Summer.) Marissa was such a victim. It was a delight and a relief to see Ryan let loose with sexy weirdo Taylor. Related: Ben McKenzie gives a hell of a screen kiss.
Johnny Borrell fell out with his former girlfriend Kirsten Dunst when he rode a motorcycle through the house they shared during a party. The British singer dated the Hollywood actress during his hey day with rock group Razorlight and they ended up living together in London.
However, Borrell admits the relationship was dealt a blow following a particularly rock 'n' roll moment at a wild house party.
When asked about rumours which suggested Dunst dumped him because he rode a Harley Davidson through her house, he tells Britain's Seven magazine, "The worst thing about you saying that is there was no Harley involved - it was a 1969 Triumph T100 Competition. And there's a big difference. It's a sixties British bike I was running around town as transport at the time, in London. We had a house in Islington. But yeah, I did ride it around the house - it was a party... There was a huge window, a crowded party, lots of people, and it was very inviting for a bit of brum (sic) through a sea of people. It's quite a good story - apart from the Harley aspect."
Actress Jessica Chastain has been added to the celebrity honourees at this year's (13) Maui Film Festival in Hawaii. Kirsten Dunst and Brie Larson have already been announced as recepients of two of the event's top awards, and now the Zero Dark Thirty star is also joining the line-up.
She will receive the festival's prestigious Nova Award, which recognises "original and seamless performances".
A statement from festival bosses reads, "Few film artists are as talented and versatile as Jessica Chastain. She has made this clear in the range of characters she has brought to life in her chameleon-like silver screen performances. Jessica is one of a kind and we couldn't be more pleased to honour her with the 2013 Maui Film Festival Nova Award."
The stars will be celebrated during the five-day event, which kicks off on 12 June (13).
Actresses Kirsten Dunst and Brie Larson will be the toast of the upcoming Maui Film Festival in Hawaii next month (Jun13) after each landing top prizes. The Spider-Man star will be feted with the Pathfinder Award for her "eclectic choices" and "charismatic performances," while young 21 Jump Street beauty Larson will be handed the Rising Star Award.
A statement from festival director Barry Rivers reads: "They are both not only beautiful women inside and out but are also talented nearly beyond description and uniquely passionate in their portrayals of the characters they bring to life."
The stars will be celebrated during the five-day event, which kicks off on 12 June (13).
Although most of the action in Star Trek Into Darkness and its predecessor, 2009's Star Trek, is dedicated to the exploits of Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and the franchise's various villains, writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof can't help but pepper the sci-fi films with due fan service outside he main duo. Case in point: John Cho's Sulu. In the first movie, we see him expertly fence his way through some bad guys — a throwback to the original incarnation's weapon of choice. In Star Trek Into Darkness, Sulu is recruited to briefly captain the U.S.S. Enterprise while Kirk is on a mission. This time, the fan service looked to the future of the series.
In the previous timeline of movies, Sulu (played by George Takei) climbed the ranks from helmsman and tactical officer to Captain of his own ship, the U.S.S. Excelsior. Star Trek Into Darkness clearly hints at that future. "The writers are aware of it and were winking at me [laughs]," Cho tells Hollywood.com. "That would be amazing if that happened in our timeline." Getting a chance in the Captain's chair was a dream come true — mostly because everyone wanted to do it. "All the actors wanted to sit in the chair. We broke it on the first movie. That thing toppled. Cracked and toppled. Very embarrassing," he says.
Cho says that the difference between Sulu in Star Trek Into Darkness and the first movie is ramped up ambition. To evolve the character for the sequel, the actor allowed that eagerness to seep into more of his performance. "I thought it would be appropriate because we were doing a younger take on these characters, and it's a youthful quality that might be useful. It's something I thought we should highlight, and something I took into the second one in particular," Cho says. "He's ambitious. He gets scared of what he wants, but he wants it."
From the first movie, Cho never wanted to replicate Takei's style. Instead, he opted to carry his wisdom with him throughout production on both movies. "Maybe the thing that was most relevant is that he gave me a primer on Roddenberry and his intentions and encouraged me in my choices to bring it back to what Roddenberry would have wanted," Cho says. "He is a wise man! He's fascinating. Literally the most intelligent man I've ever met. On a basic level, he seems to know something about every subject in the world."
After Star Trek Into Darkness jumps into theaters, Cho will next be seen in Sleepy Hollow, the latest television endeavor from Trek team Orci and Kurtzman (who also created Fringe). While he's listed as a special guest for now, the role could potentially grow into something larger — although, like Star Trek's many secrets, Cho was quick to keep mum on details. But he did jump at the idea of a potential Sulu TV spin-off if events keep playing out as they did in the original series. When the idea comes up, he responds with the heart of Sulu.
"That would be awesome!" Cho says. "Is that ambitious enough for you?"
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Even at his subtlest, Lars von Trier can't avoid his provocative instincts. Today's evidence: the first poster for his near-pornographic double feature Nymphomaniac. What do you see in the below image? Clearly von Trier's Melancholia follow-up will be a definitive exploration of proper grammatical bracketing. Right? Okay, maybe not.
Little is known about von Trier's two films in the way of plot, but from the beginning of the casting process, Nymphomaniac was making headlines for its promise of explicit (read: not simulated) sex scenes featuring well known actors. The cast includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe and Connie Nielsen and, due to the artistically raunchy material, the two feature-length films will be released in both soft and hardcore versions.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to the posters designers, Phillip Einstein Lipski and Maria Biilmann, who tried to “distill the intimacy and the obscenity of the film down to its simplest form. A form we hope will engage the audience in the universe of Nymphomaniac– one sexy piece of artwork at a time." So as far as building buzz for the films, think of this poster as foreplay.
Von Trier's Nymphomanaic Part 1 is expected to debut at a festival in the Fall with a proper release to follow. He won't be at the Cannes Film Festival this May — the filmmaker was notoriously banned after making pro-Nazi jokes at a Melancholia press conference in 2011, although von Trier insists that Nymphomanaic was not ready in time for the festival dates. Nonetheless, von Trier's sexploitation picture is on its way. Expect Part 1 to climax sometime before year's end.
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So, they found some weed on popstar/maryjane enthusiast Rihanna's tour bus. Ohemgee, total news story alert, amirite, you guys?! Let's just be real upfront on this one: the reason people are calling this a news story is because it's surprising that it was a "small amount," right?
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TMZ, who first reported the story (can we even call it that?), went on to further de-hype their overly sensationalized headline by explaining the cold hard facts: out of 10 buses — where Rihanna was found on approximately zero of them — one man had a "small amount" of weed and was hit with a "civil penalty," which is when the government basically says, yo, give us some money for, uh, restitution for wrongdoing. Yeah.
According to The New York Daily News, the whole routine and not-at-all interesting event went down like this: a border officer "referred the caravan for inspection due to a strong odor of marijuana," explained U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Kris Grogan. Naturally, one's next inclination is the right one: release the hounds! And while the police's pot pooch did "alert on quite a few of the buses," the weed found "was only that small amount."
So let's get this straight. The girl who posted this photo on her Instagram account on Valentine's Day:
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Was a.) nowhere to be found anywhere near the 10 busses crossing the border, and b.) said buses only had a "small amount" of weed on them and it didn't even belong to her? Guys, come on now. You're burying the lede here! This story should've read "Small Amount of Weed Found on Rihanna's Tour Bus, Which is Surprising Because 'Small.' Oh And Sidenote: It Wasn't Hers."
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Cool story, Internet! Here are a few other late-breaking headlines to go along with this riveting, hard-hitting, and utterly scandalous story:
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- Sun Goes on Vacation, Lets Fog Take Over London
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- Dude Eats Too Much Mexican for Lunch, Farts
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- Blogger on Internet Writes Semi-Clever Post About Rihanna
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What do you think of this completely shocking, totally-not-overblown story with nefarious underpinnings? Sound off in the comments!
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Audiences continue to long for tales of forbidden love. From the ancient tale of Tristan and Isolde to the modern-day saga of Edward and Bella, we love ourselves a good story of love defeating the rules. And now, we get the tale of Eden (Kirsten Dunst) and Adam (Jim Sturgess), star-crossed lovers on adjacent, yet opposite planets, each upside down from the other. Hence the name of director Juan Diego Solanas's innovative love story, Upside Down.
Each population is forbidden to contact the other but, as we've learned from history and Stephenie Meyer, you can't stop love. After their forced separation, Adam makes the dangerous journey to reconnect with Eden, and then it happens: the return of Dunst's signature upside down kiss. Only this time, the couple is standing on planets with opposing gravity, and Dunst isn't kissing a superhero in spandex in a rainy New York alleyway, but come on. Who thought one actress would pull off the acrobatic makeout more than once in her career?
Upside Down hits theaters March 15.
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Back in 2005, writer Nathan Rabin coined the phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" to describe Kirsten Dunst's character in Elizabethtown, a type of recurring female character that "exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures." Today, the archetype still remains, but has since sprouted new companions as the sensibilities of filmmakers adapt to the times.
If Sundance 2013 is any indication, specifically Breathe In, the new film from Like Crazy director Drake Doremus, that new variation is less all-knowing, more sharp and unknowingly seductive. Inspiring in the life-shattering way rather than the life-enhancing variety. In the film, happily married music teacher Keith (Guy Pearce) has his nostalgic feelings for the past cranked to 11 when foreign exchange student Sophie (Felicity Jones) arrives to live at his home. Feeling that his life took a wrong turn (he used to be in a rock band but now he teaches piano), Keith discovers new possibilities in Sophie's innocence and intellect. He's happy with his wife Megan (Amy Ryan) and daughter Lauren (Mackenzie Davis) but with Sophie, Keith sees a return to his happiest moments.
"The Disaffected Sexually-Charged Ingenue"? "The Spaced Out Siren Prodigy"? We may need to work on the phrase, but the fact of the matter is that it's an emerging presence in indie film.
Breathe In resembles the Sundance 2012 premiere Nobody Walks, which starred Olivia Thirlby as a promising New York City experimental filmmaker who shacks up with family friends in L.A. in hopes of completing a new short. John Krasinski played the sound designer husband, who only needed on day with Thirlby's beautiful, creative self to throw in the towel on his marriage to Rosemarie DeWitt and hook up with the 20-something. You can find similar traits in 2012's The Oranges, Leighton Meister helping to push Hugh Laurie out of his multi-decade marriage to Catherine Keener. To all men in their 40s entertaining young, female house guests: beware. It never works out.
Breathe In is a spiffier film than Nobody Walks, sporting luscious photography and a broader scope than its lower-budget counterpart, but both suffer from the dramatic emaciation of their female leads. Jones is a stunning actress — see Doremus' Like Crazy for evidence — but she merely floats through Breathe In. We see as Sophie mesmerizes Keith with her expert piano skills, we see Keith equally entranced by the glow of her bikini-clad body sunbathing by the lake, but what we don't see is any real life connection the two would make that would challenge everything Keith has ever known, so much so that he sacrifices his family for a new beginning. We're just told that's the case — the script forcing us down a path, swelling music making up for Sophie and Keith's foundationless romance. Sophie isn't a fleshed out character, she's a cinematic pawn to explore the male fantasy.
This isn't to say that the scenario of Breathe In is impossible. Relationship dramas date back to the beginning of written work — what it takes is a closer analysis. Luckily Doremus has a fantastic ensemble on his hands — Pearce is always reliable and Ryan finds a way to wake the movie up with spats of humor — but this new shade of MPDG acts as an easy out for the movie. And if it continues to be a trend, more movies to come down the line.
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Variety reports Shailene Woodley is in negotiations to join Andrew Garfield in director Marc Webb's follow-up to this year's (12) hit blockbuster.
The role has most famously been played on the big screen by Kirsten Dunst, who portrayed Peter Parker's girlfriend Mary Jane in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, starring Tobey Maguire as the webslinger.
The casting news comes on the same day as the cancellation of Woodley's TV drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The show will be axed after its upcoming fifth season.