Scarlett Johansson has been named Esquire’s 2013 Sexiest Woman Alive. I know, I know. What an out of left field choice and shocking upset.
“I’m the only woman to win twice right?” Johansson said in the November issue. Johansson is currently showcasing her acting talents and undeniable sex appeal in “Don Jon.”
Interestingly, Johansson won the honor in 2006.
Last year’s winner was Mila Kunis, who also was named FHM’s sexiest woman for 2013 back in May. Wonder if this means FHM will honor Johansson next year just in time for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier?”
“You know, I gotta hustle. I’m a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right?” she said in the interview. “Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work-theater, producing; this thing with Esquire.”
I’m thinking it’s going to be more than a few years before Johansson will have to start accepting “Mommy” roles, don’t you?
What do you think guys? Is it a well-deserved honor for Johansson or do you think someone else should have received the title this year? Katy Perry? Beyonce? Miley Cyrus? Ok, the last one was just to make sure you’re paying attention. The title is a bit obnoxious to me though as Hollywood is probably a much better distinction since the Sexiest Woman Alive is probably blissfully unaware that she would be considered the sexiest woman alive if she just appeared in a couple of Hollywood productions.
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Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) and Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in the club.
“Don Jon” is the sophisticated outrageous adult comedy we’ve been waiting for all year. It’s smart, funny and has a charming message about the dangers of instant gratification and selfishness while hinting at the seemingly limitless potential of its first-time director/screenwriter Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Continue Reading
You’ve gotta appreciate a comic book movie where the filmmakers don’t suck all of the fun out of the hero being able to fly, shoot lasers and have super strength. As one comic book movie villain famously said recently “Why so serious?”
“Iron Man 2” happily embraces the playfulness of comic books and brings it to the big screen in a tremendously entertaining sequel that’s clearly set itself up as the summer blockbuster to beat. Continue Reading
Chris Evans as back as the patriotic shield-slinger teaming with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and S.H.I.E.L.D. to take on the notorious super spy The Winter Soldier.
Here’s a first look at Captain America on some down time at S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters.
[From left] Bunnymund (Hugh Jackman), Sandman, North (Alec Baldwin) and Tooth (Isla Fisher) welcome Jack Frost (Chris Pine).
Rise of the Guardians – This was a film that deserved a lot more love last year and hopefully it finds a well-deserved audience on the home video market. Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher and Jude Law lend their voices to holiday/weather icons like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost on an adventure to stop the world from plunging into darkness conceived by Pitch Black. Continue Reading
For your listening pleasure.
Here’s all the Oscar nominees for “Best Original Song.” They’re all exceptional — “Before My Time” by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson is a nice surprise — but my favorite remains Adele’s “Skyfall.” Give them a listen and let me know your choice about who should win. Continue Reading
Sideshow Collectibles wisely became a major player with Marvel film properties just as they started to get really popular and now are reaping the benefits with increased interest from a new group of fans lured into the property on the strength of films like “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and of course, “Marvel’s The Avengers.”
I’m loving what Sideshow has done with the Marvel line in general and this offering – from their premium format line – hardly breaks the streak. This is a bit of a throwback figure from them with a Black Widow from “Iron Man 2″ so right away you’ll notice the longer hair and the generic blue SHIELD agent attire. Course with the figure’s pose that may not actually have been the first thing people noticed, huh? The resemblance to Scarlett Johansson is kinda scary, no?
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[From Left] Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) prepare for the final battle
There’s only one new release this week, which is just as well considering it’s only the third-highest grossing movie of all time. You may have seen it. It’s called “Marvel’s The Avengers?” Ring any bells? Continue Reading
It’s no illusion. ‘‘The Prestige” is the best film of 2006 and represents storytelling at its finest. Continue Reading