You’d think being president of the United States would be a dramatic enough occupation, but no. Being leader of the free world is isn’t exactly a low-stakes assignment, but in the dream-life of our movies, we also need our presidents to be two-fisted action heroes.
Exhibit A: This weekend’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” which imagines the Railsplitter splitting open the heads of undead bloodsuckers with an ax. Its star, Benjamin Walker… Continue reading Why Do We Make Presidents Into Action Heroes?
MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes probably should’ve probably thought twice before making controversial statements about fallen soldiers on a special Memorial Day episode of his show. Hayes mentioned during a panel discussion that he is uncomfortable using the word “hero” as a blanket term for all fallen soldiers because it can be skewed to justify war.
“Why do I feel so [uncomfortable] about the word ‘hero’? I… Continue reading Chris Hayes apologizes for not calling fallen soldiers 'heroes'
Last week, Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman allegedly saved the life of an ailing jogger. The actor even waited until help arrived, thus dispelling — at least for a few days — the notion that all celebrities are absolute jerks.
(Dustin’s heroics may also explain why he was looking so sad at this year’s Golden Globes. There was no one around for him to save!)
Not to be outdone, Mila Kunis played hero… Continue reading Celebrity Heroes: Dustin Hoffman, Kate Winslet And Other Actors Who've Saved Lives
With Captain America: The First Avenger hitting theaters, Marvel Studios is well on its way to launching another blockbuster franchise. Plus, with Avengers coming next summer and a Thor sequel in the works, Marvel has silenced naysayers who once wondered if a lesser-known character like Iron Man could carry his own film. Indeed, the success of Iron Man and Thor has led to talk of movie franchises for B (and… Continue reading 10 Marvel Heroes Who Deserve Their Own Movie
Check out the premiere of the Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine’s new song “Stereo Hearts.”
The song is off the band’s new album The Papercut Chronicles II, out this Fall, and was produced by hit maker Benny Blanco (Ke$ ha’s “Tik Tok,” “We R Who We R,” and “Blow,” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”).
“Stereo Hearts” will be… Continue reading Gym Class Heroes & Adam Levine: 'Stereo Hearts' Premiere!