Idina Menzel: ‘It’s a Wonderful Idea’ to Give Elsa a Girlfriend in ‘Frozen 2’

Idina Menzel, aka Adele Dazeem, is still on board with the idea of her “Frozen” character having a girlfriend. However, she told “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” guest host Miley Cyrus, “I’m a servant of Disney,” emphasizing that she couldn’t promise it would actually happen in “Frozen 2,” or anywhere else.

Cyrus had asked Menzel what she thought of the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend fan campaign that picked up steam on Twitter. After saying she didn’t know what would happen, Menzel offered her personal take:

“I am all for it. I think it’s a wonderful idea. It’s a wonderful conversation that we should all have about whether a Disney princess or queen could be gay.”


Back in May, Menzel told Entertainment Tonight she thought the “Frozen 2” petition was “great,” saying, “Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.” She said she would support the decision, if made, “No matter what,” since the character of Elsa “changed my life.”

Kristen Bell, who voices Anna, said in July that they hadn’t started recording for “Frozen 2” yet as they were still waiting to get their hands on the script. “They take a lot of time over there to just perfect it, and it has to go through a lot of development to make sure that’s it’s exactly the story that needs to be told.”

[h/t: Entertainment Weekly]

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Emily Blunt Hates That a Female Lead Must Be ‘Likable’ Even if Male Is ‘a Total Drip’

BRITAIN-ENTERTAINMENT-FILM-CINEMA-THE GIRL ON THE TRAINHer last name is Blunt for a good reason!

Emily Blunt is not into America’s Sweetheart roles. From “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Edge of Tomorrow” to her new lead role in “The Girl on the Train,” she tends to play a different kind of female lead — an antiheroine lacking the kind of male fantasy attributes you see a little too often on screen. (Especially in the manic pixie dream girl trope, where a beautiful girl full of life and charm devotes herself to some bland guy with no personality.)

In “The Girl on the Train,” Blunt plays Rachel, a depressed, often drunk divorcée obsessed with an attractive couple she regularly spies from her seat on the train. “Trainwreck” applies to the character pretty well, and Blunt loves that about her.

“With so many movies, women are held to what a man considers a feminine ideal,” Blunt told The Hollywood Reporter. “You have to be pretty. You have to be ‘likable,’ which is my least favorite bloody word in the industry. Rachel isn’t ‘likable.’ What does that mean? To be witty and pretty and hold it together and be there for the guy? And he can just be a total drip?” THR added the note “that Blunt herself seems extremely likable as she says all this only underscores her point.”

Blunt also took aim at the double standard that gives derogatory names to women for doing the same things as men.

“A woman is a drunk, a wh*re, whereas the guy’s like a partyer, a player,” Blunt told THR. “I’ve been around both women who drink too much and guys who drink too much and it’s just as ugly on the guys. It makes me crazy. I don’t think that women should be seen as any less sexual than a guy. And maybe she doesn’t want to settle down, and that’s OK. And maybe she doesn’t want a kid, and that’s OK. And she’s just happy playing the field. There’s so much judgment with women.” Yep, women get “sl*t,” “wh*re,” or — if they’re not playing the field — “old maid,” whereas an over-40 single guy, like Leonardo DiCaprio, is envied as a “bachelor” or a “player.”

Anyway, Blunt’s whole interview is wonderfully candid, as always, including a description of how she filmed what turned out to be a fairly physical role while she was pregnant.

“The Girl on the Train,” based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins, will be released October 7.

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Second Trailer for Beatty’s ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ with Alden Ehrenreich

Rules Don't Apply

“You’re not like other people, you’re an exception.” Fox has released the second trailer for Warren Beatty’s new film Rules Don’t Apply, a romantic drama set in Hollywood in the 50s. Beatty directs and also stars in this as Howard Hughes, who contracts a young actress – played by Lily Collins – to work for him in Los Angeles. She meets her personal driver played by Alden Ehrenreich (who is playing a young Han Solo in the Star Wars spin-off) and falls for him, but can’t break the rule of having a relationship with an employee. The full cast includes Haley Bennett, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt and Steve Coogan. This looks fun and quirky, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to win over anyone. Some of the scenes still seem a bit dry, but maybe it’s just me. Take a look below. ›››

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Must Watch: Fantastic Animated ‘Indiana Jones’ Adventure Short Film

Indiana Jones Animated Short Film

“Thrills! Chills! Adventure!” It’s here! It’s finally here! You may have heard buzz, or seen images, from this amazing animated Indiana Jones film that has been in the works for a while from Dutch animator Patrick Schoenmaker. Titled The Adventures of Indiana Jones, this brief “short film” is designed to be an introduction to an Indy animated series (that Patrick hopes to one day create). For now it’s just a wonderful 90-second adventure with Indy and Short Round and all his old friends, and it’s so much fun. The animation in particular is impressive, and Patrick says it took him a long time to replicate the look of Harrison Ford as Indy. This plays more like the opening intro to the series, instead of one complete story, but I still enjoy it, covering many of his past moments. Here’s hoping this inspires more fan-made Indiana Jones adventures. ›››

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This October, Horror Movies Head Outside at Street Food Cinema 2016

horror movies street food cinema october 2016Your love of horror movies and the great outdoors are colliding in Los Angeles this October.

Street Food Cinema and Moviefone are turning up the scares this October, with horror movies playing at outdoor screenings across the greater Los Angeles area.

Oh, the horror! “Scream“, marking its 20th anniversary, hits the big outdoor screen on October 1st, while “Jurassic Park,” a terrifying movie about dinosaurs that you’ve probably never heard of, plays the following weekend, on October 8th. (You can catch it October 1st, if you’re in the San Diego area.) Oh, and be sure to soak in the creepy, cooky “The Addams Family” when it arrives October 1st, well ahead of Halloween.

Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece “Psycho” and disturbingly funny/scary “American Psycho” hit outdoor screens on October 15th — two psychos in the same weekend! “Edward Scissorhands,” more creepy/spooky than scary, snips its way to the screen October 22nd, as does ’80s classic “American Werewolf in London.” Just in time for Halloween, the triple threat of “The Shining,” “Beetlejuice,” and the original “Ghostbusters” take over Los Angeles area parks.

For the full schedule, and to buy tickets or reserve your spot, head on over to StreetFoodCinema.com.



Keanu Reeves & His Dog Are Back in ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Photos

Keanu Reeves‘s John Wick went from Beagle puppy to Pitbull in his first film, which probably hints to his state of mind in “John Wick: Chapter 2.”

Two photos were just released to promote the crime thriller, coming February 2017, showing a dirty John walking his dog (above) and then a slick John hitting the club (below). (Is that The Red Circle or another nightclub, perhaps in Rome where “Chapter 2” is meant to take John?)


Here’s the official synopsis (via Collider):

“Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.”

The expanded cast includes Ruby Rose and Common — Common plays “head of security for a female crime lord” — with Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, and Lance Reddick returning from what we should probably start calling “Chapter 1.”

Bulletproof. Keanu Reeves is back in #JohnWick2 – Hitting theaters February 10, 2017. pic.twitter.com/COw52mD8Pr

— John Wick: Chapter 2 (@JohnWickMovie) September 21, 2016

“John Wick: Chapter 2” opens in theaters on February 10, 2017.

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What’s Your ‘Mean Girls’ I.Q.? [QUIZ]

mean girls trivia quiz

Call yourself a “Mean Girls” superfan? This totally fetch quiz will be the judge of that.

Find out how well you know the iconic teen comedy now. Love ya! (*Kiss, kiss.*)



Fantastic Fest Review: The Mo Brothers’ Insane and Badass ‘Headshot’

Headshot Review

The Mo Brothers from Indonesia always deliver. Whether it’s a disturbing slasher movie like Macabre or an intense thriller such as Killers, the directing team comprised of Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto have become a force for genre filmmaking. Their latest film, Headshot, is no exception. A balls-to-the-wall actioner with plenty of insane choreography and even crazier effects on the execution, the film proves once again that, when it comes to daring works of cinema that keeps your nerves firmly in grip and your thirst for excitement quenched, this is a filmmaking team worthy of your attention. It helps that the presence of star Iko Uwais reminds you of The Raid, as well, as the action found within is every bit as intense and ›››

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Watch: Full Trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s The Stooges Doc ‘Gimme Danger’

Gimme Danger Doc Trailer

Time to rock out with Iggy! Magnolia Pictures has unveiled a trailer for the documentary Gimme Danger, about the rock band The Stooges, directed by legendary filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. This is the other big film that Jarmusch brought to the Cannes Film Festival this year – he premiered two, the other one being the fictional feature Paterson (one of my favorite films this year). Gimme Danger is a feature doc telling the story of The Stooges, a rock band from Michigan featuring Iggy Pop as the vocalist that launched with a concert in 1976. The doc tells a very extensive history of the band and features a bit of concert footage, as well as interviews and more. Cannes reviews state it’s “an exciting testament to the survival power of the Stooges’ music, reviled or ignored in its time, then rediscovered by the late 70s punk generation, and now widely celebrated as the work of – as Jarmusch claims at the start – ‘he greatest rock and roll band ever.’” ›››

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Expect to See More Stan Lee Cameos in Upcoming Marvel Flicks

The IMDb Yacht At San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Day TwoStan Lee may be the creator of superheroes, but it sounds like he may also be one himself. The comic book legend recently filmed four Marvel cameos in one day — at age 93.

The MCU has a long history of paying homage to Lee, one of its pioneers, by inserting him into Marvel projects. Not only has he appeared in numerous live-action films from the production company, he has also popped up in its TV series and lent his voice to its animated projects over the years. You never know when you’ll see Lee onscreen — he could be saving a child, delivering mail, or selling hot dogs.

His most recent set of cameos required him to travel down to Georgia, reports the Los Angeles Times. There, he cranked out each one for a different project, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed during a Q&A session.

Apparently, they all turned out great — the fantastic four of cameos, if you will. “[Lee] was unbelievable,” said Feige. “He was on fire. He came in, he sat here, he stood there, he stood in this window, and then he went home.”

While Feige’s description of Lee’s work might not sound overly taxing, let us remember, again, that he is 93 years old. It’s pretty impressive that he is still traveling around the country for the sake of fun but not necessarily essential Marvel film appearances.

Feige did not reveal in which movies the cameos will appear, but we do know that the next four Marvel films to hit theaters will be “Doctor Strange” on Nov. 4, 2016, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” on May 5, 2017, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” on July 7, 2017, and “Thor: Ranarok” on Nov. 3, 2017. Keep a lookout for Lee.

[via: Los Angeles Times]