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Biz Break: 10 Things I Hate About Anne Hathaway And Other Movie News

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | January 15, 2013 | Comments ()


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Middle-aged George Clooney, who makes young George Clooney look like trash, is confirmed to star in the Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird penned 1952. Bird will be directing the film, it will be sci-fi and ... well, that's sort of all the news out there about the movie. Rumors are floating that it will be enough of a tentpole release to warrant 3D conversion, but Bird himself took to Twitter to shoot that down. Interestingly enough, the 3D conversion talk came straight from the Disney press release for 1952. December 19th, 2014 will reveal who is telling the truth and who is telling SCIENCE FICTION!

I remember watching Ben-Hur in high school and my friend Jesse yelling out, "Jesus Christ!" whenever the Messiah was on screen. It looks like Jesse will be able to shout out to JC even more when Ben-Hur is remade. MGM doesn't have the rights to the 1959 movie, but since they are using a script based heavily on the book, it's all nice and legal. Delights. As I alluded, this adaptation of the book "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace will focus more on Jesus and the building of the friendship between Ben-Hur and Messala. Neat. Since I haven't revisited Ben-Hur since high school and was bored to tears by it back then, save the giggles at Jesse's outburst, I can't say I care either way about this remake or the original. Does it crush your soul?

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to remind everyone that he is an action star and that he has at least one illegitimate child and four other kids with his pissed off wife that he needs to provide for monetarily. So we get the sh*t looking The Last Stand and news that Schwarzenegger will reprise his Conan role in The Legend of Conan. Don't worry, because the filmmakers will also age Conan so that Schwarzenegger doesn't look foolish in the role. Uh-huh. Filming should begin late this year.

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Anne Hathaway, she of shaking breathlessness and Taylor Swift-like surprise, will be starring in an adaptation of "The Taming of the Shrew" set in Italy. Abi Morgan (Shame) is handling the writing duties and will set the film in the mid-twentieth century. I am not interested. Anne Hathaway has never been a draw for me to watch a movie. Rather, I've watched movies and endured her in them.

Also, if I want to watch an adaptation of "The Taming of the Shrew" then I know where to go: my movie shelf to grab my Blu-ray of 10 Things I Hate About You. We have Heath Ledger at his, arguably, most adorable, singing, soccer, turgid members, house parties, JGL, and prom. YOU CANNOT HOPE TO TOP THAT SO DO NOT TRY!
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  • HEIDI W.

    she is the ultimate NARCISSIST. she is also borderline PATHETIC. GO AWAY MS. ANNE DOUCEBAG.

  • emteem

    Anne Hathaway > Julia Stiles who is a charisma-less dead space on screen whenever she appears.

  • I don't hate Anne Hataway in the least. In fact I find her quite endearing, usually. But she IS making a right damn fool of herself. Her campaigning is more embarrassing than Sandra Bullock's Blind Side blitz, and that's saying something.

  • Az

    Heath looks exactly like Joseph Gordon-Levitt in that clip. Or vice-versa.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Fuck you all, Anne Hathaway is the kind of adorable Zooey Deschanel wishes she could be but can't manage even with big glasses and inappropriate singing.

  • e jerry powell

    Hathaway: as Katherine or as Bianca or is that a stupid question?

  • Mrs. Julien

    Well, Katharine is the fun part.

  • e jerry powell

    Yes, but do we really see Hathaway as being the equal of, say, Elizabeth Taylor? I mean, I don't know if I'd have even put Hathaway ahead of Julia Stiles for 10 Things I Hate About You.

    But I guess I should give the kid a chance

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Bianca's fun too. She actually "wins" in her battle of the sexes.

  • Jim Slemaker

    There is probably no social group in the world more full of self doubt than actors. Why the hell do you think they give themselves so damned many awards?

    I really don't get the interhate for Anne Hathaway. She is usually good and occasionally very good in her movie roles. She has a far wider range than most actresses in her peer group. And as far as I know she hasn't broken up any dreamy Hollywood couplings to piss off the TMZ crowd. And my daughters grew up adoring her in Princess Diaries. Of course, they now can't stand her.

    And everyone is dazzled by Jodie Foster? Really? Have you gone back and actually listened to that convoluted mess of a GG speech? It's incomprehensible psycho-babble. I love her as an actress, but to those young enough not to have seen the bulk of her amazing acting career, I'm afraid she is now incoherent bat-shite crazy actress. Or just drunk.

  • Katylalala

    Agreed. The first article I read praising Foster's speech made me curious, so I watched it then immediately reread the article to make sure I hadn't majorly misunderstood something. I found the speech to be a rambling, incoherent and paranoid mess. I keep trying to understand why people are praising it because I just thought it was an awful, terribly written speech.

    It's really too bad. Considering that she knew she'd be receiving that award ahead of time, she could have prepared something much more impressive. Or at least coherent.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    Someone said they were dazzled by Jodie Foster? Because it certainly wasn't me.

  • Bodhi

    I think I'll always get a little sad when I see that gif

  • googergieger

    Ben-Hur?! I hardly know her!

    *wrings collar*

  • Sara_Tonin00

    also: I think George Clooney is secretly a giant sci-fi nerd, and we should start a book club together.

    and: I don't mind Anne Hathaway, but I did not care for the "this is really happening" at the top of her speech. Yes, the gaspy-surprisey thing was disingenuous.

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    I'm not convinced it's disingenuous. As several earlier posters noted, actors as a group are the most insecure people around. Right up there with politicians. (oohhhhh yeah, most national political leaders have shockingly thin skins and are riddled with self doubt. In truth, I fear the ones not riddled with self doubt.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Anne Hathaway was actually really, really good as Viola in Twelfth Night at The Public (I was prepared to lambast her as publicity casting), so her Taming could be good. (side bar: Julia Stiles, same role, same venue, was flat out awful)

    Cut Arnold some slack. He's getting to be old - what do you expect him to look like? And if they do a proper aged barbarian chief look, the grizzly paunchiness adds veracity. (hmm. I just lumped "Conan" and "veracity" in the same sentence)

  • ugh that Heath gif shattered me.

  • His grin. The bestest grin that ever grinned. I has a sad.

  • Slash

    I don't dislike Hathaway, but that thing up there, her philosophy or whatever, is dumb. There's nothing wrong with self-doubt (as long as it's reasonable) and I wouldn't think a Golden Globes award would be a weapon against anything other than, say, a stalker. And really, a taser would probably be more effective. FYI, Anne.

  • A. Smith

    I haven't much cared for Hathaway and almost flat out disliked her for Get Smart, a show I liked so much as a kid and a movie that defecated all over it. That all said, 2012 was the year it all turned around from Catwoman to the her Sad Off with Sam Jackson she's really endeared herself to me so any flick with her I'll go in with faint interest.

  • Zirza

    DAT GIF.

  • I still love you Anne Hathaway. Also, setting a story in Italy pretty much makes it better than the same story set in high school by default.

  • Tinkerville

    No, no it doesn't. I might be biased because I had to sit through the unholy abomination that was When in Rome on an airplane recently, but no, not necessarily. I mean have you seen 10 Things I Hate About You?!

  • I'm not saying every movie in Italy is good, just that Italy is better than high school. That's just science. 10 Things I Hate About You is one of those movies that is weird because I am certain that I have seen it more than once and I don't remember a damn thing about it. I think I'm confusing it with that high school movie with Adrien Grenier that came out around the same time. Is that even a real thing?

  • oilybohunk7

    That would be Drive Me Crazy. Decent, but in NO WAY lives up to 10 Things I Hate About You.

  • BWeaves

    "Don’t worry, because the filmmakers will also age Conan so that Schwarzenegger doesn’t look foolish in the role."

    Um, I don't think it's the film makers who did the aging. (Yeah, yeah, I get the joke.)

    Also, do you think Arnold picked out the baggy swim trunks with the pink flowers himself?

  • Jennifer Schmennifer

    I want to like Hathaway because she reminds me of my fellow theater geeks in high school. But instead, I hate her because she reminds me of my fellow theater geeks in high school. There is no logic.

  • dizzylucy

    I like Anne OK as an actress, but the campaigning and oh so emotional stuff during this awards season has made me want to avoid her for a while.

  • Tk

    are you joking, do you know how old he is right now? Compared to other men his age, his body is way fit without ridiculous surgery to "trim" it up.

  • TK

    HEY. Pick another handle, pal. Don't make me shake my fist ineffectually at the screen.

  • DeistBrawler

    Well...Sylvester Stallone is almost, exactly, a year older than him. He hasn't had surgery either, but the drugs certainly helped.

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    Ummm, pretty sure that Stallone has had quite a bit of work. Though honestly, I don't feel any moral indignation about actors who get plastic surgery. In my mind it's not that different than a baseball pitcher getting Tommy John surgery. Most of the time you could live a very normal life without the fix, but if you want to throw a 98 mph fastball, you need to get cut.

    For actors, the way they look is a key part of their "fastball". If getting cut allows them to keep working, I guess I can't really have a problem with that.

    Of course we can have a related discussion as to WHY surgery makes it easier for them to get work, but that's unrelated to their choice to undergo it.

    For Stallone before and after, here's what I found from Googling: http://chatterbusy.blogspot.co...

  • Sara_Tonin00

    You know what? That is an amazingly pragmatic view. I haven't heard it actually argued in that fashion. I applaud you for living up to your nom de guerre.

  • I thought I was the only one who had to tolerate Anne Hathaway. I disliked her Catwoman intensely and have never said it aloud until now. She's undeniably talented, I guess, but talent doesn't always do it for me.

  • Katylalala

    Am I to understand that you read your comment out loud to yourself after writing it?

  • Fair question. Without troubling you too much with my overall view of the world, I am using the term "aloud" to metaphorically refer to the act of conveying a message to another person, rather than literally speaking out loud. If I were to speak aloud sitting at my computer, no one would hear me. Pressing the "post" button on a Pajiba comment is, for me, the metaphorically louder action.

    But no, I have still never physically spoken to another person about this terrible secret.

  • $27019454

    OK, I have not been here in a million years and I come here this morning and you have an I HATE HATHAWAY post? Do you know how much I love you? I love you as much as I hate her!! That's a lot!

    I hellahella hate Hathaway. She's Liza Minelli and jazz hands and sparkle fingers and other hated concepts. I'd like to use her Qtip head as a weapon against self doubt.

    One last thing. Sally Field. Motherfucking SALLY FIELD, bitch. These awards are the stupidest thing ever.

  • Mrs. Julien

    //basking in your presence//
    Not to resurrect Paddydog.

  • Travis_J_Smith

    Arnold's gut looks like it's pissed at Arnold for letting it get that out of shape.

  • Lindsey Gregory

    OK waitadamnminute... I didn't watch the Golden Globes and I saw that quote and thought it was a joke or parody, but she actually said that?

    ...gag me with a spoon.

  • John G.

    fuck me gently with a chainsaw, veronica

  • habshockeygrl

    must go watch 10 things right now as I've just remembered how much I love that movie.

  • AudioSuede

    Aw, I like The Princess Diaries.

    /suicide note

  • InternetMagpie

    I can't wait to pass the GRE so I can use my prep books as a weapon against self-doubt.

    I recently mastered a pot roast. I will carry my dutch oven around as a weapon against self-doubt.

    I can't wait to get in shape so I can use my arms as a weapon against self-doubt.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    Good lord, do I ever adore you!

  • BlackRabbit

    What if you start doubting your arms? THEN THEY TURN AGAINST YOU.

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