He stole some lady clothes!
Though director Neil Jordan made transgendered favorites like Breakfast on Pluto (2005) and The Crying Game (1992), the clothes aren't for Farrel. Pity that. It was for this girl he met. Her name is ONDINE and she may or may not be a mermaid. Farrel the fisherman falls in deep when she falls in his net.
Did you satiate your Jake-Lust this past weekend? If so, you'll surely relate to Prince of Persia in 250 Words or Less.
Are you a struggling actor? Here's six career lessons that Angelina Jolie can teach us.
With James Bond on impermanent hiatus, Daniel Craig is free to fill up his schedule. Rumor is he'll take the male lead in the English language remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The rumor mill previously thought Brad Pitt would get the part.
Guess who's going to be a superhero next? Jeremy Renner, that's who! He'll be playing the archer Hawkeye for that Avengers movie that Iron Man 2 kept plugging. Joss Whedon may direct.
The critics were so brutal with Sex & the City 2 last weekend that you'd think Michael Patrick King and Sarah Jessica Parker had recently been revealed as serial killers who preyed only on family members of journalists. Comment pages on the most enraged diatribes read like Rorschach test reveals of the psyches of the wild wild web. So much anger and so many sexual and economic hangups came out to play! Here's an interesting perspective on what critics missed (I wish I'd liked the movie this much) and then a timely take on Get Him to the Greek which asks a provocative question: Aren't the critically acclaimed movies springing from The Judd Apatow Factory, selling the same romantic Sex & The City fantasies, but with the genders flipped?
Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody play superstar genetic engineers Elsa and Clive inthe new sci-fi horror flick SPLICE. Nevermind that real life has a shortage of "superstar" scientists who dress like rock stars in their lab. It's a movie! We suspend disbelief as a rule. Though Elsa and Clive have clearly made great headway with their animal gene-splicing experiments, one breakthrough gets messy in front of investors. Big Pharma that funds them shuts their operation down. Horrified, the brilliant scientists get predictably stupid: 'Let's continue our experiments on the sly!' Naturally things go very right and then very wrong indeed.
Together they create a new and vaguely female humanoid creature named "Dren". Dren is spectacularly spooky and compelling. She evolves at a rapid rate but unfortunately the movie can't keep up with her any more than her new "parents" can. Why are sci-fi and horror films so subversive on top but conservative to the core? Splice provokes with body horror, gender identity, sexual queasiness and ethical debates but it devolves into a more generic horror film in its last act. The message hasn't changed since Dr. Frankenstein started digging up bodies. Thou Shalt Not Play God. The movies will always punish you if you do.
Forgive him father, for Colin Farrell has sinned. What did he do this time?
Find out, AFTER THE JUMP…