Kristy Puchko is a film critic/movie blogger who has written for Cinema Blend, Next Movie, Jezebel, The Film Stage, and Critical Mob. You can read her movie reviews here, or follow her on Twitter @KristyPuchko
This past weekend J.J. Abrams unleashed the second entry in his rebooted 'Star Trek' franchise, 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' With Kirk, Spock, Uhura and company back in theaters, we've been giddily revisiting all things Enterprise, and we realized there is one thing this reboot demands more of: George Takei. Like swashbuckling Sulu wouldn't have improved things by 100%.
Takei has emerged as a major force in social networking, political activism and general interwebs awesomeness. And we just can't get enough. Just imagine what 'Star Trek Into Darkness' would look like with Takei playing every character. We did. Oh my!
Showing scads of secondhand swagger in his music video 'Thift Shop,' rapper Macklemore burst onto the pop culture scene in a big way this past year. The vid has scored more than 300 million views on YouTube, and has been blasted all across the country.
We know what would solve 'The Great Gatsby's' mixed reviews -- replacing the entire cast with cats! Not that we're blaming the acting, we're just saying it would be a movie of cats in tuxedos drinking at parties. Can you even imagine all the shiny objects they would get distracted by? Cat flappers? Cats driving old-timey cars???? If you're having a hard time imagining all this, we made these posters of the 'Gatsby' cast as cats to help you along.
Everybody's always picking on Michael Bay. You know, because of 'Transformers, 'Transformers 2' and pretty much every other film he's directed. But give the guy a chance, maybe get to know him a little bit and then go watch 'Pain and Gain' not with the burning humiliation that this is a movie from the 'Armageddon' guy, but that you're watching a film made by the man who directed your favorite milk commercial. Yes, that milk commercial. Here are 10 things you didn't know about Michael Bay.
With season three of 'Game of Thrones' currently underway, we're once again entranced by Tyrion, Daenerys, Cersei and all the rest. A huge aspect of the hit HBO show's appeal is its excellent cast. The 'Game of Thrones' cast so fully disappear into their characters, it's easy to forget they are a vast group of actors from different backgrounds and disciplines, Let's take a look at a few things you might not have known about the brilliant actors who bring the citizens of Westeros to life.
If Hollywood teaches us anything, it's that nothing is sacred. No matter how distinctive or beloved a movie might be, it could well be subject to a remake. Just this year we'll be seeing reboots of 'Evil Dead,' 'Carrie' and 'Old Boy.' And in the works are revamps of 'RoboCop,' 'The Naked Gun' and 'Escape From New York.'
From reckless junkies, to hopelessly romantic slumdogs, a man forced to face the zombie apocalypse and a man forced to hack off his own arm to survive an excursion gone terrifyingly wrong, director Danny Boyle has offered us plenty of portraits of unlikely protagonists. Not only has he taken us into the characters' vibrant and often brutal worlds, but he has also shown us how these desperate people are not so unlike ourselves.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg her new book 'Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,' has been a major topic of water cooler conversation over the past couple of weeks. Her forthright approach and controversial ideas about women in the workplace have been debated on television, on blogs and in heated conversations across the country. All this hub bub has not only helped make her book a bestseller, but also made its clean and direct cover already iconic.
Like most fans of quality TV, we can't get enough of 'Game of Thrones' and the sadly canceled 'Friday Night Lights.' So we figured since George R.R. Martin has said that his bloody fantasy series is inspired by football, why not combine it with our other favorite show?
'The Thing.' 'The Karate Kid.' 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.' All movies that we know and loved that got--or are getting--revamps, remakes and reboots thanks to Hollywood's obsession with youth culture and movie audience's short attention span/nostalgia obsession.
We know smoking is lame. Like, *we know.* It's a terrible habit, and it causes cancer, and on an on. But can you imagine how some of your favorite onscreen smokers would look if they went for the (somewhat) healthier option of getting their nicotine via e-cigarette? We're thinking maybe the trick is just to avoid nicotine in all forms, because don't even get us started on chewing tobacco. This is what some classic onscreen smokers look like when they ditch the tobacco and go straight for nic fix.
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