We spoke with Chloë Moretz at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night. She talked about her upcoming movies Kick Ass 2 and Carrie — and told us that she is best friends with Brad Pitt!
When I asked you all to vote for your favorites in 2010 movies, little did I know that I was starting an all-out war between Twi-hards and Harry Potter fanatics. But which film reigned supreme in categories like best dramatic movie of the year and best movie romance? Find out which films and actors you loved most in 2010, and be sure to check out our own favorite films of the year while you're at it.
Comedies are great for laughs, and romantic storylines always make us swoon, but if you're looking for pure entertainment, action movies are where it's at. In 2010, these films exploded into theaters with their heart-thumping fight scenes and edge-of-your-seat suspense. From remakes to comic book flicks to a beloved young wizard, they all have one common denominator: they're exciting! Take a look at this list, and tell us which film was your favorite.
Don't forget to check out all of the Best of 2010 polls!
Aren't making your own Halloween costume this year? No sweat — Spirit is here to save you. The mega once-a-year costume shop has been popping up in towns across the country to get ready for the upcoming frightful holiday, and the good news is, it's got plenty of geek-inspired costumes for you to choose from. I've picked out 10 eye-catching numbers from its 2010 lineup, and now it's your turn to vote. Tell me — do you love 'em or would you rather leave 'em?
Already seen all the big-budget Summer blockbusters and looking elsewhere for your movie fix? Lucky for you it's Tuesday, which means I've got a couple of new DVD releases to share — and one of them is very near and dear to my heart.
Aaron Johnson plays a teenage underdog who takes on the town bad guys with a quirky superhero disguise (a green wetsuit) and some DIY marketing (MySpace). His pseudonym of choice: Kick-Ass. But when he gets in a little over his head, a father-daughter assassin duo named Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) step in. The film is violent, bloody, and a lot of fun, but I was especially enamored by the young Moretz, who has a mouth like a sailor and the skills of The Bride. DVD extras include a director commentary and a look at the comic that inspired the film.
Released in the midst of the Roman Polanski controversy, the director's political thriller stars Ewan McGregor as a ghostwriter who agrees to write the memoirs of a former British prime minister (Pierce Brosnan). What seems to be an amazing opportunity quickly goes awry, leaving the ghost in the center of the PM's scandal, secrets, and danger. Critics noted that the film isn't Polanski's best but is still stylish enough to take a look. The film also garnered Polanski an award at the Berlin Film Festival. DVD extras include an interview with Polanski and featurette.
It's July! That means we're halfway through 2010 and, therefore, halfway through the movies, TV, and music that the year has to offer. I've been reminiscing to sift through my favorites so far, and though it wasn't easy, I've come up with my top six. That's two albums, two films, and two new shows that caught my attention (one for each month!). Take a look and tell me what's been an entertainment highpoint for you this year.
After last week's close call with Kick-Ass, the animated family film How to Train Your Dragon came out on top this time with $15 million. Unfortunately, the win is somewhat diminished by the fact that this weekend's box office had the lowest intake of the year thus far (perhaps everyone was playing outdoors?). Even the star power of Jennifer Lopez in newcomer film The Back-up Plan couldn't muster up big figures. It came in second with a modest $12.2 million.
Taking third was Date Night with $10.6 million, while The Losers debuted in its first week with a disappointing $9.6 million for fourth place. Following closely behind was Kick-Ass which dropped from No. 1 to No. 5 with $9.5 million.
Sometimes being bad can look so good, like villain Frank D'Amico's devilishly sleek pad in the comic book-based Kick-Ass. A couple standouts for me were the two oversized Andy Warhol Gun prints, which faced each other in D'Amico's office. Cleverly placed above facing seating, they were an in-your-face reminder of the room's violent mood. I've pointed out weaponry in the home before, but are massive gun prints too villainy in the safe haven we call home?
Now that the world has seen controversial comic-based movie Kick-Ass, I thought I'd revisit some of the more interesting things that the cast told me when we chatted at Wondercon. Here are the five best tidbits from my interviews with Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Clark Duke!
5) Chloe Moretz got into the action: "I did all my own stunts, except for running up the wall and crazy stuff like that."
4) If he were offered another action film, Christopher Mintz-Plasse would like to portray a girls' toy: "Is Bratz considered an action movie? I'd want to be one of the Bratz girls."
To hear what Aaron Johnson and Clark Duke spilled, including a sequel secret, just read more