X-Men First Class was better than it had any right to be, especially after the infamously rushed production schedule. A lot of people credit Matthew Vaughn for making it as good as it was, which makes it slightly worrisome that he dropped out of the sequel, leaving X-Men Days of Future Past to Bryan Singer, whose last few movies have been underwhelming. But so far Singer’s doing everything right, and by that I mean he tweeted a picture of naked Jennifer Lawrence getting her Mystique makeup applied. Well played, Singer, well played. You are my kind of auteur. BUT WAIT! Did I just say “Naked Jennifer Lawrence?” I did indeed say “Naked Jennifer Lawrence,” and “Naked Jennifer Lawrence” is exactly what I meant.
(*pulls out two prop pistols, fires, flags emerge from barrels reading “Search Engine Optimization” and “$$$$$”*)
Seems like half the people posting the Catching Fire trailer today are talking about how the first Hunger Games was a disappointment, though you’d never know it from its 85% recommended rating on RottenTomatoes (count me staunchly among the other 15). I guess that was before people realized that we could enjoy Jennifer Lawrence in movies that were actually good. In any case, the hype train starts today, fittingly the day after the MTV Movie Awards, which used to be the industry’s foremost venue for premiering new Twilight trailers. I never thought I’d say this, but The Hunger Games actually makes me miss Twilight. Twilight was so dumb and so weird and it was so much fun to ridicule. The Hunger Games is full of fake-meaningful names and themes and there are just enough competing allusions that it never really adds up to anything, it just distracts you long enough to not make fun of it. And where’s the fun in that? Give me feats-of-strength abstinence sex and shirtless temptation wolves any day. You think Hunger Games is going to give us fan-made felt uteruses or a woman having to fight off a cat named Plutarch Heavensbee with her husband’s CPap machine? I doubt it. And that means we’ve all lost something, friends. We’ve lost something.
This week sees two new posters for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, including this one for the Chinese “jaeger,” Crimson Typhoon. So basically, we can infer that each country has poured their respective resources into separate, nationally-sponsored giant robots. Just like Robot Jox. Only in this case, instead of fighting each other, the robots fight a giant Godzilla monster. This synopsis is truly everything I could ever want or hope for in a movie.
According to Reuters, clothes worn by Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook fetched almost $12,000 at auction, including $3,175 for the teal sports bra you see above. That might seem kind of pervy and weird, but keep in mind, she won an Oscar for that performance so this is part of history. It’s the same reason I bought Hal Holbrook’s jockstrap from Into the Wild. (He likes to stay supported, to keep those old balls from saggin’).
The wool, full-length winter coat worn by Lawrence in the Oscar-nominated comedy topped all items, selling for $4,652 in the three-day online auction, Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Sanders said on Friday. The memorabilia dealer had expected the items to fetch between $500 and $1,500 each following the 22-year-old’s Best Actress win at the Academy Awards on Sunday. The custom-tailored white pants Lawrence wore during the film’s climactic ballroom dance scene with co-star Bradley Cooper went for $3,493, and a package of a teal sports bra and blue long-sleeved shirt sold for $3,175. A black tank top from Lawrence’s wardrobe, but not worn in the film, fetched $624. Brad Cooper’s pants went for just $262.
Wait, you’re telling me the sweaty sports bra that Jennifer Lawrence mashed her boobs into was worth less than some dumb coat? Jeez, what kind of sickos were bidding on these? It’s like they know nothing about buying women’s used clothes on the internet. PRO TIP: If you want the panties to hold their re-sale value, you can’t suck on them. It’s like keeping comic books inside the original plastic.
You might think the money for this stuff would go to charity, but if that’s the case, the report doesn’t mention it. Silver Linings was from The Weinstein Company, so maybe Harvey Weinstein needed a new blood chalice.