Posts by Meriah Doty
- Meriah Doty at Yahoo Movies20 hrs ago
What self-respecting fangirl wants to get with a pale emo vampire who's more than a century old? Creepy.
Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is lucky to be out of the game now that the "Twilight" series is over — because Four is here and, dare we say, he's better.
Theo James plays tough and handsome Tobias "Four" Eaton in the upcoming hit book-to-screen adaptation "Divergent." And we get a real good look at him in the film's initial clip, seen here first on Yahoo Movies. Yup, Tris (Shailene Woodley) takes her opportunity to inspect Four's body, er, his tattoo… and likes what she sees.
Watch the exclusive first film clip from 'Divergent':
Here are seven reasons why Theo James's Four clearly trumps Robert Pattinson's Edward:
Imagine that massive tattoo, depicting all the factions, on Edward's pasty back. Yeah, it just wouldn't be as hot.
2. Physical Prowess
- Yahoo Movies1 day ago
While Jennifer Lawrence set theaters (and microwaves) ablaze this year, Sandra Bullock launched herself that much further into the stratosphere.
Some stars drew heavy awards season buzz while others simply busted the box office wide open (We're talking about you, Robert Downey Jr.!). Others, still, achieved that special mix of praise and profit.
Yahoo Movies has zeroed in on the elite class of actors who took this year by storm. Here are the top 13 movie performers of 2013:
13. Brad Pitt
Pitt has received so much attention for his off-camera producing efforts, it nearly slipped our minds that he also acted in three films. Defying naysayers, the big-budget zombie thriller "World War Z" made a killing at the box office, marking Pitt's biggest career success as a leading man. Pitt also appears in the awards season darling "12 Years a Slave," which he produced. Unfortunately, "The Counselor"'s ice-cold reception kept the 50-year-old pro low on our list.
[Related: The 10 Worst Movies of 2013]
12. Benedict Cumberbatch
- Meriah Doty at Yahoo Movies1 day ago
If you aren't yet convinced hunky English actor Theo James is the right choice to star in "Divergent," get a load of this:
The 6'1", 29-year-old actor plays Four in the upcoming dystopian action flick. And judging by the way he swoops Tris (Shailene Woodley) into his sturdy arms on that speeding train, he is going to set a lot of fangirl hearts aflutter.
If you like this, we have something up our sleeve that one ups the "Divergent" Instagram teaser. On Wednesday night you can see even more of Four in an exclusive "Divergent" clip, only on Yahoo Movies.
Spoiler alert! Four appears tatted up and shirtless in the super sexy scene with Tris.
"He's a real man," director Neil Burger explained to Yahoo Movies recently on why he chose James for the role. "He's tough as nails and he is really intimidating," he added.
"We needed someone who was just more powerful [than Woodley], which wasn't easy to find," Burger said of James.
- lhaberma at Yahoo Movies2 days ago
If you didn't catch "The Possession" last year, you have whole other chance to get skerred by… a box.
Like the demonic "dibbuk" box portrayed in last year's fright film , "Haunt" hosts a creepy container you'd be better off keeping closed.
"Have you been messing about with that box?" asks two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, who comes off as creepy playing elder lady Janet Morello when she inquires with two box-curious teens.
They're not just any teens. They're teens in lurve . Liana Liberato plays Samantha, who prompts her new love interest Evan (Harrison Gilbertson) to join her in some box-play. Soon the inanimate object, which operates like a radio, transmits a message from a deep-and-creepy toned spirit who says, "My room." Yes, Evan's new house is haunted!
- Yahoo Movies5 days ago
They played experienced-yet-sexist newsmen in "Anchorman" and are guranteed to make us laugh until our guts ache in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner spent some time with Yahoo Movies showing off their mad news reading skills... along with their "deep knowledge" of the future of mobile computing.
Through it, the boys who came from KVWN channel 4 in San Diego (which Ron Burgundy pronounces as "Sawn Dee-ya-goh") kept with the franchise's tradition of telling superior poop jokes. (Remember what Ron's pooch Baxter did in the refrigerator in the original movie?)
Yup, they totally went there.
Ferrell read the headline: "Pills Made From Poop Cure Serious Gut Infections."
"I like the alliteration," Carell commented.
"Canada has always been one step ahead of us in terms of fecal cures," Ferrell deadpanned.
"It's just the way their system is set up," Rudd chimed in.
- Yahoo Movies5 days ago
Yahoo Movies has unwittingly sent shockwaves through the cast of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." And it was all prompted by something so seemingly harmless: feet. Since Peter Jackson thinks shoeless-ness is the new black, and being that Bilbo Baggins is also shoe-averse, we thought it'd be fun to quiz Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, and other "Hobbit" stars on the cast's own feet.
You can play along here! (Foot spoilers appear at the bottom of the post.)
Little did we know one star's tootsies would inspire such shock that swear words started flying and mouths flew agape. (See it toward the end of the video above.)
Literally, when we revealed the identity of one "Hobbit" star's feet, Cumberbatch said "Oh my god! F---!" Richard Armitage feared retribution, Freeman couldn't stop laughing, and Luke Evans widened his eyes to the size of saucers in disbelief — which soon turned into deep regret.
- Yahoo Movies5 days ago
[Potential spoilers below, so proceed with caution.]
J.R.R. Tolkein never wrote about a butt-kicking lady elf in his epic 1937 fantasy novel. He sure as heck didn't write about elves — and dwarves for that matter — in love.
But that didn't stop Peter Jackson from making up brand new "Hobbit" character Tauriel, played by Evangeline Lilly, out of whole cloth.
Clearly, Lilly knew this when she signed on. She was cool with it — but she had just one condition, she revealed to Yahoo Movies during a recent interview.
"You have to promise me I will not be in a love triangle," Lilly recalled telling the filmmakers of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
- Yahoo Movies7 days ago
There are scads of bows and arrows in movies these days, and (apologies to Jennifer Lawrence) "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" gets more archery onscreen than all of 'em.
It's only appropriate that Yahoo Movies grill the weapon wielders themselves — "Hobbit" newcomers Evangeline Lilly and Luke Evans — on whether they could out-bull's-eye "Hunger Games" archer Katniss Everdeen, played by Lawrence.
Watch 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Cast Talk Orcs, Archery, and Potty Mouths:
Lilly plays the butt-kicking Woodland elf Tauriel, who expertly dispatches an onslaught of nasty orcs alongside fellow green arrow Legolas (Orlando Bloom). "She's an elf. Elf against human: Elf always wins," the 34-year-old "Lost" alum asserted. "Those are the laws of Middle-earth. Sorry."
- Meriah Doty at Yahoo Movies7 days ago
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[Related: 2014 Spirit Awards Nominations]
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- Yahoo Movies7 days ago
It's a category that has housed the slapstick antics of "Airplane!" the cartoonish misadventures of "Ghostbusters," and the widely panned Cher-Christina Aguilera campfest "Burlesque." In contrast, this year's contenders for the Golden Globe award for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy are more, shall we say, estimable. By far.
"American Hustle," "Her," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska," and "The Wolf of Wall Street." Each is a legitimate Oscar contender. Many of which have already won awards. The category is not only deeply contentious — it's airtight.
The same can't be said for last year's picks, which included out-of-left-field "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and geriatric dramedy "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Not that those are bad movies, per se — it's just that they didn't have the consensus critical acclaim of the newly minted nominees.