Movies: The Boys of Summer (May Division)

Thomas McDonnell stars in Disney's PROM which opens tomorrow and he's already been cast in two Depp-related projects: he'll play the young version of Depp's character in Tim Burton's vampire flick DARK SHADOWS. Depp himself will have a cameo in the 21 Jump Street movie so I guess they won't need McDonnell for that one.

Speaking of Depp, What is going on with Annie Liebovitz. And celebrity portraiture in general? Here's a new image she did of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow as PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: JOHNNY'S GOLDEN NEST EGG approaches. The new film, sure to have a super complicated plot with plenty of stopovers at "action setpiece" land involves the fountain of youth and scary mermaids and Penélope Cruz.


HesherHer photographs are looking less and less like photos and more and more like heavily photoshopped computer montages from a variety of photo shoots these days. Disappointing.

For those who like their men sinewy, stoned, flaming…
As in: he likes to start fires, this HESHER. Gordon Levitt, James Franco's only true rival in MultiMedia Hipster Superstardom, plays a young man who likes arson, pornography and causing trouble. He befriends a sad young boy named "TJ". Natalie Portman co-stars.

For those into muscle worship or roid rage.
We'll talk about him next week when THOR opens.

Paul for those who like their men unnerving, balding and holier than thou.
Cam for those who like famous amos cookies.

Mr. Jennifer Connelly was once a prestigious character actor of sorts (remember how great he was in Master and Commander?) but now he mostly does B flicks like PRIEST where he's a holy man and vampire slayer or what was that one last year where he was a holy angel and demon slayer? It's a weird niche but someone's gotta fill it. Bettany is so underrated as a sex symbol. He even underrates himself with self-deprecating soundbytes. On striking awesome poses while killing vampires he says:

"In reality, when you’re flying through the air and meeting a pillow halfway through the air that you’re stabbing, it’s hard. I’m also British clearly so I’m starting from a butch deficit."

Meanwhile Cam Gigandet, who continues to have a bizarre career pre and post Burlesque, does sidekick duty.

For everyone.
Brad has long since earned his place in film history. Will playing the stern father whose influence haunts his sons as they age in Terrence Malick's THE TREE OF LIFE be a new peak reward. The trailer is the most visually ravishing two minutes online. Brad's movie son grows up to be Sean Penn which is weird to think about but Malick's movies (The New World, The Thin Red Line, etcetera) are so intoxicating and heady it'll probably end up working.


Which men do you look forward to spending time with this summer?