Movies: Chris Evans Covers Empire, Lady Tata Is Judi Dench?, The Brocial Network


 roadHe's so serious. Does he ever smile in the movie? Incidentally, Chris Evans' first superhero The Human Torch (from Fantastic Four) is being killed off in the comic books so perhaps it was a good time to jump into another superhero's skin. You can see more of the photos here.

 roadCan't decide if this Social Network spoof "The Brocial Network" is funny or not but you have to admire their commitment and LOL at the "you have been accused of intentially binge drinking, listening to Dave Matthews". Your verdict?


 roadIn the midst of Oscar fever BAFTA, the British Academy, has decided to fete Harry Potter as a series at this year's ceremony on February 13th. Doesn't it seem strange to honor a whole series the year before it ends. Why not wait for the grand finale?

Ladytata  roadDid you notice that Lily Tomlin wasn't the only legendary actress all up in RuPaul's Drag Race this week. Did you hear the queens name-checking Meryl Streep and Judi Dench during their terrible sci-fi camp acting? (Stacy Layne Matthews as "Lady Tata" is pictured to your left.) I'm not sure Dame Judi Dench would be okay with the phrase "some British bitch" directly preceding her name.

 roadThe New York Times Carpetbagger recently spoke with cinematographer Roger Deakins and referenced Susan Lucci because he's so frequently Oscar nominated and never wins. The Coen Bros famed director of photographer may actually take it, finally, for True Grit. For what it's worth the Susan Lucci of the Oscars has to be sound mixer Kevin O'Connell who has been nominated an astounding 20 times and still hasn't won. And you thought the Oscars were hard to sit through!

 roadFinally, here's a fun countdown [nsfw] — still in progress at this writing — of the most gratuitously displayed hotties in last year's movies.


Unfortunately they never give out Oscars for gratuitous hotness. Except occassionally in the actress categories. The list includes some entries you just wouldn't expect and some for which you might be deeply appreciative.