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No Amount Of Blue Steel-ing Will Make Zoolander 2 A Good Movie

"Zoolander 2" World Premiere

This movie is so NOT hot right now.

There has been a lot of talk about Zoolander 2, the sequel to the Ben Stiller / Owen Wilson model comedy- including marketing ploys and a very fashionable sneak premiere.  It came out today, and surprise surprise…the thing’s a dud.

Don’t believe me? The thing has 20% on Rotten Tomatoes AND PerezHilton collected all the reviews on the disappointing sequel, so you can check it out for yourself:

Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun: “Zoolander No. 2 is a James Bond flick with a frontal lobotomy, a brain-damaging procedure that renders Ben Stiller’s oddball movie into an incoherent and idiotic mess.”

Alonso Duralde, The Wrap: “Scene partners don’t seem to be on the same frequency, and the timing often falls flat, and the result is a movie that – in my audience, anyway – exhausted the good will and anticipation of people who were hoping to be entertained but ultimately capitulated to the general airlessness of the final product.”

Brian Truitt, USA Today: “Stiller’s Derek Zoolander (he of the powerful ‘Blue Steel’ and ‘Magnum’ looks) and Wilson’s Hansel (whose signature expression seems to be ‘Pouty Resting Face’) return for a follow-up comprised of tired in-jokes, a strangely mean-spirited family subplot and a parade of forgettable cameos by A-list celebrities. Moviegoers may wish that Will Ferrell’s megalomaniacal supervillain Mugatu had won in the first Zoolander and saved us from another film with these boneheads.”

Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair: “Yes, Zoolander 2 is that bad, an unending string of creaky pop-culture jokes — a hotel has ‘farm-to-table WiFi,’ because ‘farm-to-table’ and ‘WiFi’ are terms people are using these days –peppered with squicky, uncomfortable outré bits that land badly.”

Christian Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly: “The thing is, if Stiller spent half as much time sharpening the film’s jokes as he did rifling through his Rolodex for celebrity cameos (Willie Nelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Susan Boyle?!), he might’ve coughed up a few laughs. As it is, though, Zoolander 2 is embarrassing, lazy, and aggressively unfunny. The only good news is that at the pace the franchise is moving, we won’t get ‘Zoolander 3′ until 2030.”

Nico Lang, Salon: “If you enjoyed Zoolander, listen to your friend Billy Zane: Toss this one back in the bargain bin where it belongs. This hideous knockoff isn’t just a crime against fashion, it’s an affront to everyone who liked the original.”

And a couple critics were into it, I mean as into it as one might be:

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: “Zoolander captured its moment, and so does Zoolander 2. It skewers the preening emptiness of contemporary culture with the help of people who are part of it.”

Jesse Hassenger AV Club: “It’s a bizarre and pointless spectacle, but not an unamusing one.”

REAL TALK: Will you still see Zoolander 2? COMMENT BELOW!

 

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Posted Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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The Zoolander 2 World Premiere Was Exactly What You’d Expect

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Models, celebrities and a tongue and cheek look at fashion.

Celebrities gathered to attend the ‘Zoolander 2′ world premiere, which I guess doubled as a fashion show at Alice Tully Hall yesterday in NYC. I’m not sure where the satire begins and the sincerity ends, seeing as despite Justin Theroux looking amazing in his DJ outfit, because all the A list models and actors were there and dressed up. We got Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, Kendall Jenner, Anna Wintour, Jennifer Aniston and more and more and more.

Feast your eyes on some of the moments of the big premiere, and tell us whether you’re going to check out the much-anticipated sequel or not!

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Posted Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 9:09am
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Bridget Jones Is Back And…Preggers

Renee Zellweger: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

Yes, you can see this (new) face in 2016, because Renee Zellweger is coming back as Bridget Jones next year!

Last time we saw Ol’ Bridge was in The Edge of Reason in 2004, but she’ll be back in Sept 2016 to tell a different story- not really of love and coupling, but of babymakin.’ Entertainment Weekly reports:

In Bridget Jones’s Baby (out Sept. 16, 2016), Zellweger’s alter-ego is now 43, still single, and in a bit of a pickle: she’s pregnant and is not sure who’s the father. Is it her on-and-off again beau with the bad sweaters or a hot new billionaire named Mark Qwant (Patrick Dempsey) who is way more of a threat to Mark than Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) ever was?

“This is part of the new challenge, discovering where she is now in her new life,” Zellweger tells EW. “But as an actress, it feels like stepping back with an old friend. I love this character, I like that she tells stories about what it’s like to be a woman and these really relatable situations at certain times in life. It’s so right to tell a story about Bridget in this stage of her life.”

An old friend, indeed.  And this one’s with Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey, so new McDreamies included.

Will you see the new Bridget Jones?

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Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 8:08am
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There Might Be Hunger Games Prequels in The Works

Jennifer Lawrence isn't 'sad and single' following Vogue interview

Now y’all can pay even more TRIBUTE to this blockbuster hit (see what I did there?).

Though there aren’t any Hunger Games prequel books, Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns has indicated that the studio is trying to developing prequels to the “Hunger Games” franchise.

Burns made the disclosure Tuesday at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, saying that the franchise “will live on and on.” Though there are no specific details as to what form that “on and on” would take, but Burns said that the first two films contained arenas (where the 74th and 75th versions of the Hunger Games competitions took place) while the second two did not, so maybe that’s an in.

“If we went backwards there obviously would be arenas,” he added.

Of course, no more details are known, but obvi the franchise is SUPER successful and they want to keep that momentum rolling.  And by momentum they mean CASH MONEY.

Would you go see the Hunger Games prequels?

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Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 at 8:08am
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