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We couldn’t help but zero in on yet another list compiled by the men at GQ. This one is “13 Biggest Movie Dicks”. Hey, you can’t have a proper hero without beating a big jerk on the path to glory. Here they are…you know them, you love them!
(Just Let Your Souuuuuuuullll Glooooooo)
Eriq La Salle as Darryl Jenks Coming to America (1988). As the heir to the multimillion-dollar Soul Glo fortune, Darryl torments Eddie Murphy’s character, an African prince roughing it as a hardworking fast-food clerk in Queens. Like most movie Dicks, he gets upstaged by our hero, but not without a few Soul Glo commercials along the way.
(Wax on. Wax Off)
Who can forget Billy Zabka as Johnny Lawrence The Karate Kid (1984)? Picture it now, a wounded Ralph Macchio at the end of Karate finals competition. The neighborhood bad boy team screams sinisterly at the injured hero — “Get a bodybag!”. Watch it all over again including Ralph’s awkward winning kick. Classic 80’s.
To read the entire list of jerks (oh yes, James Spader’s Pretty in Pink made the list too) go to GQ’s Top Movie Dicks.
Just who is this man in the movie poster playing at little art-houses all around the country? His name is Joseph Gordon Levitt and he’s released a small movie with a big heart on May 13th. The indie “little-movie-that-could” has already survived 2 weeks in theaters so far (pretty good sign). It was produced and nurtured by Natalie Portman, but altogether, it seems like a friends & family style film that you can’t help rooting for.
In order to rally theater audiences on a firsthand basis (since there was no major studio marketing dough behind it), Joseph wrote these words on his own Tumblr…
"I loved making this movie, and I love how it turned out. It’s hilarious, but it’s not just funny, it’s smart, it’s sad, it’s hopeful, it’s heartfelt, and it fuckin rocks. Natalie decided to produce Spencer’s script for a reason, and by the way her character’s nothing like you’ve seen her. Devin, the protagonist, is a truly talented young actor. Rainn gave a legit no-joke badass dramatic performance. And, I’m humbled to say, Metallica themselves liked it so much they gave us their music, they never give their stuff to movies!…. So pass it around!”
You gotta love indie-film passion. Here’s the trailer:
If you live in the New York area, check out times at The Angelika Film Center in Soho.
The Holiday weekend has a broad array of options to delve into for those running to the theater. Both major studio options have an impressive cast of power men, except one questions the meaning of life and the other questions the meaning of, um, a crazy night.
From Terrence Malick (Badlands), The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack (Sean Penn), through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years. Through it all, he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt).
Then, there is the Hangover 2, the not so deep tale of a crew of dudes who didn’t learn from their first bender in 2009 (cue “one night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster!”)… We think these two flicks will make a nice double feature for Memorial Day.
The Chateau Marmont is a warm place that makes you feel like you’ve checked into your own home no matter how many thousands of miles you’ve traveled. Although not part of The Standard brand, The Chateau Marmont is one of our sister hotels.
This month, Sofia Coppola finally released the trailer to her much anticipated film Somewhere, starring Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan and Benicio Del Toro. If you’ve ever spent countless hours in this hotel… that means “Power lunches”, emotional roller coasters with a loved one, fabulous parties, and pensive pool time — then this trailer will punch you right in the gut.
Stay tuned for more news on this precious film as it rolls out.
We’ll be on the front lines.