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Ahhh… the weekend wonderland, when lounge time… exists. Grab your iPad and curl up with our WKND section, packed with entertainment and inspiration. Here are just a few of our favorites this week:
- 007 TO THE NINES The ‘Skyfall’ costume director tells us about dressing James Bond
- VANNA WHITE The ‘Wheel of Fortune’ legend talks motherhood, sparkly gowns and 30 years on the job
- DEAR RED STATES Dear Coquette’s open letter to the other side of the political divide
- IN A PICKLE The quick way to pickle just about anything
- OMG YUM Former ‘Top Chef’ judge Melanie Dunea shows off her recipe for Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
- AMERICA THE BEARD-IFUL A fuzzy history of this country’s ever-changing facial hair
Why are studios constantly retrofitting classic films with a new 3-D gloss? Because it makes massive amounts of money, that’s why.
The Resident Evil franchise is the most successful video game movie franchise of all time with over $675.8 million at the global box office. So how did Milla Jovovich create the most successful video game movie series in history?
The Daily: Why do you think the Resident Evil movies have succeeded while so many other video game translations have failed at the box office?
Milla Jovovich: We really love them and we love making them, and it’s not just a pay day. It’s not like we’re just sleepwalking through it. In the Resident Evil movies I work just as hard as I do on a movie directed by Wim Wenders or Luc Besson. The whole point is each movie is different, each movie has a different story, each movie has a different look. Each movie has its own vibe. And I think that keeps it fresh for people too.
Read the rest of the interview here.
The American rapper T-Pain was retweeted 2,400 times when he wrote ”Words cannot even describe how amazing this video is.” Pop stars expressed admiration. Billboard is extolling his commercial viability; Justin Bieber’s manager is allegedly interested. The Wall Street Journal posted ”5 Must-See” response videos. On Monday, a worker at L.A.’s Dodger stadium noticed Park in the stands and played “Gangnam Style” over the stadium P.A. system as excited baseball fans spontaneously reproduced Park’s distinct dance in the video. “I have to admit I’ve watched it about 15 times,” said a CNN anchor. “Of course, no one here in the U.S. has any idea what Psy is rapping about.”
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Could we just live inside that GIF please?
Between his catalog of Brooklyn-based films and his seemingly permanent status as the Knicks’ courtside jester, filmmaker Spike Lee is a New York institution. As he returns to Brooklyn in his latest film ‘Red Hook Summer,’ and returns to Broadway to direct Mike Tyson’s one-man show, he told The Daily this city won’t be getting rid of him any time soon.
“I hope to do more,” he said, then shook his head and raised his voice a little. “I will do more. I’m not done with Brooklyn.”
Grab the popcorn and get ready for the Superhero Superbowl! ‘The Avengers’ is officially awesome. Here’s a bit of David Walters’ review:
Want to give a comic book nerd a headache? Ask him which superhero from Marvel Studios’ star-glutted mega-franchise “The Avengers” is the super-est. Iron Man? Thor? Hawkeye, for making a bow and arrow seem like an appropriate weapon for fending off alien attacks?
All good guesses, but all wrong. The title goes to white-hot writer/director Joss Whedon (“The Cabin in the Woods”), who took the gaudiest, most daunting directive in recent cinematic history — lash six tent-pole franchises together to make one epic crossover film that won’t disappoint the most frenzied and critical fans on the planet or annoy the rest of us — and produced a sure-fire blockbuster that is easily greater than the sum of its parts. (And all for an economical $220 million!)
‘Ghost the Musical’ opens on Broadway tonight, so we met up with the show’s sexy stars — where else? — at a pottery studio.