Box Office: Lucy! Hercules! Plus Monkeys, Planes and Stuff


What's funny about last weekend's box office is that the two main releases, Lucy and Hercules, were really cut from the same cloth: Both were big loud action movies that so lovingly embraced the conventions they were in that they ended up turning into brilliantly entertaining little nuggets of cinema. But ultimately, Lucy wound up winning this weekend with a $44 Million opening, which is what happens when you give director Luc Besson room to do MORE

Watch Scarlett Johansson in the trailer for ‘Lucy’

Scarlett Johansson

For some reason, a lot of people seem to be under the impression that a female superhero movie would never work, because people can suspend their disbelief far enough to concede that a radioactive spider bite or magic rings can give people super powers, but not if it happens to women. Anyway, here's the trailer for Scarlett Johansson's latest superhero movie, Luc Besson's Lucy (due out on August 8th), in which she balances out the dearth of lady MORE

Scarlett Johansson has some thoughts on Woody Allen …

Scarlett Johansson

... And they're terrible. I'm sorry, they're just not good. Here they are, via The Guardian, for your reading pleasure ... But last month Dylan Farrow, Allen's estranged daughter, published an open letter in which she accused him of abusing her and condemned the film industry's silence on the matter. In it, she pointed a finger at actors who have worked with Allen, including Johansson. It must have been a very uncomfortable experience being MORE

Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Don Jon’

Don Jon

"There's only a few things I really care about in life. My body. My pad. My ride. My family. My church. My boys. My girls. My porn," Jon Martello tells us in a voiceover in the beginning of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut Don Jon. It's his version of "GTL," the phrase coined by MTV Jersey Shore star The Situation. For the record, it's Gym, Tan, Laundry for those of you who were fortunate enough to live your lives without ever hearing MORE

Scarlett Johansson goes spooky for ‘Under the Skin’

Scarlett Johansson

I'm not really sure what's going on in this trailer for director Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi thriller, Under the Skin (his first film since 2004's Birth), but apparently Scarlett Johansson plays an alien with strong seductive powers. The film (based on Michel Faber's 2000 novel of the same name) was picked up by A24 Films at last month's Toronto International Film Festival, there's no word on an official release date but I think I need to see this, MORE

Links: Scarlett Johansson is a ‘Modern Marilyn’?

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→ Scarlett Johansson declared a 'Modern Marilyn' by Harper's Bazaar: ugh, really? Celebitchy → How much did Oprah's huge wig weigh that's featured on the new cover of O magazine? SOW → If Lindsay Lohan happens to be coming over, make sure to hide all your alcohol! The Blemish → Miranda Kerr keeps on trying ... since she quit Victoria's Secret! (site NSFW) Drunken Stepfather → Miley Cyrus announced the name of her new MORE

Trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is fine as hell in ‘Don Jon’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Here's the trailer for Don Jon (October), which was written by, directed by, and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Not only that, but it features JGL (that's what the kids are calling him, right? JGL?) as a muscle-bound, porn-loving gym bunny who is apparently allergic to sleeves. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY. Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old-fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to "pull" MORE

FitnessBytes: Ian Ziering, Isla Fisher and more!

Ian Ziering

9021-Oh-my-God-He's-Naked! Ian Ziering, 49, will be taking it off as a guest headliner for the Las Vegas production of the famous (infamous?) all-male dance show Chippendales. He said in a statement: "I am passionate about health and fitness, so I've kept in shape, and dancing is something I've always enjoyed, so I figured why not?" Ziering's four-week appearance will include performances every Thursday through Sunday at the Rio on the strip. His MORE

Scarlett Johansson is beautiful (but you knew that!)

Scarlett Johansson

I have to admit that Scarlett Johansson wasn’t on my radar until Iron Man 2. Is that an embarrassing thing to admit? Of course, I’d heard of her and knew of her marriage and subsequent divorce from Ryan Reynolds (and that really weird album she did) but I found her kind of insufferable. That all changed once she became Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and now I’m obsessed but I digress. Ms. Johansson is on the cover of MORE

Scarlett Johansson, Alison Brie and Captain America?

Scarlett Johansson and Alison Brie

With The Avengers making a ton of money at the box office and thus cementing half a dozen bankable characters on which to base lucrative movies, Captain America is getting a sequel called Captain America: The Winter Soldier. No, I have no idea what that means; yes, you can probably get away with a "The Winter Soldier is coming" joke if you're willing to stretch for that one. Anyway, Scarlett Johansson is reportedly going to be appearing in the MORE

Scarlett Johansson is going to get paid!

Scarlett Johansson

Since The Avengers made enough money for Joss Whedon to build a 30-story tall monument of himself tea-bagging Rupert Murdoch as fireworks spell out the phrase "How my nuts taste, biatch?!" in the sky (theoretically speaking anyway ...) it only makes sense to make a sequel. I mean ... seriously, did you see how much money the first one made? Can you imagine doing that again? THEN WHY WOULDN'T YOU? And Scarlett Johansson is already being offered an MORE

The continuing saga of Scarlett Johansson’s boobs and bum

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I know, I know, another post about Scarlett Johansson's boobs and bum. But hey, considering how much you guys seem to love this (no really, the page-views on just one of these posts alone could pay my rent) we're going to keep talking about them until they sag down to the floor. Anyway, in a new interview with Vanity Fair, Scarlett revealed that the pictures were originally meant for Ryan Reynolds' eyes only. For some reason, the little "for MORE

New Couple: Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It's Thursday, which means that Scarlett Johansson has moved on to a new famous person to screw in order to convince everyone that she's SO over her ex-husband now. Did she mention she's totally over Ryan Reynolds? Because she's bigger than him. I mean, he really can't compare to her NEW man, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Joseph was in Inception. What was Ryan ever in? The Green Lantern? HA! You know, Ryan is going to look back one day and realize what a MORE

Scarlett Johansson’s email hacker got arrested!

Scarlett Johansson

So remember those pictures of Scarlett Johansson's boobs and butt that hit the web a month or so back? Because we need to keep bringing in those Google page views. Anyway, it turns out the guy who hacked Scarlett's email, as well as Vanessa Hudgens' because boobs is boobs even if the woman they're connected to is a terrible actress, has been arrested by the FBI, which means our long, national nightmare is finally over. TMZ reports: Law MORE