Over the last couple of years, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have really emerged as one of those normal Hollywood couples. You know, people you might want to hang out with sometime.
Mainly, it seems like they do normal things and have some real perspective on this whole celebrity lifestyle, but also they do weird things like eat a ton of snacks on camera and live tweet an entire day of mundane events leading up to a big event.
Recently, Anna Faris live-tweeted an entire day of activities. Chris Pratt was prepping for the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" premiere and Anna was just eating raisin toast and getting her hair done. It was amazing.
We picked out a few of our favorite tweets from the day and compiled them all into a video for easing scrolling.
We know this about James Corden-- he knows his way around a popular tune or three. And we know this about Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway-- she knows her way around a romantic comedy. So, what happens when the two get together on "The Late Late Show?"
Soundtrack To a Rom-Com happens and the world is a better place because of it.
Anne and James took 12 songs and the plot to every romantic comedy ever (meet, fall in love, move in together, fight over a giant misunderstanding, break-up, reconcile) and put on a musical for james' audience in one take. Oh, yeah-- there were nine sets.
This is good TV.
Westerns aren't as popular as they used to be, what with Marvel and "Star Wars" dominating the box office. But you should never think that the genre is unimportant. Fun films about outlaws and frontier justice are both entertaining and help us investigate deeper questions about morality, justice, duty, love, and what it means to be a good person.
There are many great westerns and everyone has their own opinions about which is best. I'm not going to tell you which western is best, it's dealer's choice. But there are some westerns every fan must see. This list will give you an overview of the genre's history, breadth of story, the high notes, and where the genre is heading today.
18 Must-See Westerns for Movie Lovers:
1. "El Dorado"
Howard Hawks magnificent story of a ragtag bunch of heroes fighting against greedy ranchers. It's funny, action packed and boasts an all-star western cast.
2. "3:10 to Yuma"
Christian Bale plays a down-on-his-luck rancher tasked with escorting a dangerous outlaw (Russell Crowe) to justice. But when the two are form an unlikely alliance, the men must decide if they can go against their moral codes or die taking a stand.
3. "Once Upon a Time in The West"
There's a fine line between revenge and justice, but sometimes the two find the same end. Sergio Leone's masterpiece is may not only be one of the greatest westerns of all time, but perhaps is one of the greatest films ever made.
4. "Hell or High Water"
When a ruthless bank threatens to foreclose on their mother's land, two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) decide to rob the bank to pay the loan and end up on the run from the law. This movie was nominated for a couple of Oscars in 2016 and absolutely lives up to the hype.
5. "The Ox Bow Incident"
Henry Fonda plays a drifter who gets pulled into a lynch mob in this classic film that looks at what causes normal men to love violence and skirt justice. Bonus: The trailer is a great example for how much movie marketing has changed in the last 60 years.
6. "The Man who Shot Liberty Valance"
What does true courage and leadership in the face of violence look like? James Stewart plays a mild mannered politician who doesn't have the courage to face a notorious outlaw, while the only man who does (John Wayne) has no interest in getting leading.
7. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
Paul Newman and Robert Redford star as the titular duo, riding in the last great "hurrah!" of the western outlaw that is the spiritual prequel to their Academy awarded Best Picture , "The Sting." It is a fun romp through the west with iconic acting and one of the most memorable explosions in film history: an exploding train car literal feet from the actors.
Arguably the best western of all time. "Shane" is the story of a hired gun, a man running from his past and hoping for a quiet future, that gets drawn back into violence to protect a small town from a vile cattle baron. It typifies the men of the Greatest Generation: men who always did their duty, no matter the cost.
Fun Fact: Hugh Jackman's last X-Men movie, "Logan" was loosely based on Shane.
9. "The Magnificent Seven"
The original, of course, in which a group of misfits band together to save a town from a murderous gang and find greater meaning to their dead end pursuits.This iconic western was based off a Japanese samurai film, "The Seven Samurai," and is the basis for "The Three Amigos" and multiple remakes since it's release.
Gene Hackman, Clint Eastwood, and Morgan Freeman star in this tale of vigilante justice. What happens when outlaws are heroes of justice and the law is standing in their way?
11. "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"
This is final and best movie in the Man With No Name trilogy. Treasure hunting outlaws during the civil war face enemies on all sides in the story or treason, greed, violence, and frontier justice.
12. "The Searchers"
John Wayne plays a bigoted anti-hero returned from the Texas civil war only to find his family murdered or abducted by Comanches. This is a dark, complex look at racism, survival, and revenge in the west.
13. "Dances with Wolves"
A decorated soldier befriends the people he is supposed to fight in this story of love and allegiance. The film takes a hard look at one of the darker periods of American history and the disappearing frontier.
You didn't have to be an outlaw to be notorious in the wild west. The Earp brothers were unshakable law men who struck fear into the hearts of wanted men across the west. The group moves to Tombstone to settle down and become business men. But trouble always has a way of finding peaceful men.
15. "High Noon"
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men do nothing." Gary Cooper plays a sheriff who takes a stand when everyone behind him decides to run.
16. "The Wild Bunch"
The west had to die, outlaws were tamed with the country they rode. Right before the west was won, an aging outlaw is betrayed during his last job and chases his former friends into Mexico in a hail of bullets.
17. "The Outlaw Josey Wales"
A man bent on revenge joins a confederate troop during the civil war to hunt down the union soldiers who killed his family. This is one of Eastwood's best.
18. "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
The most artistic film on the list is also the most introspective, investigating how celebrity affects our culture. Obsession, a longing for greatness, and fame hold center stage as Robert Ford grows to despise his one time hero.
Plan your weekends, here's everything leaving Netflix in May.
11 Blocks Alfie Bang Bang!
Black Mamba: Kiss of Death
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue
Flicka: Country Pride
Garfield's Fun Fest Invincible
Jetsons: The Movie
Jurassic Park III
Jurassic Park The Lost World:
Stephen King's Thinner
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
The Real Beauty and the Beast
The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Wedding Planner
Things We Lost in the Fire
To Catch a Thief
Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine
Turf War: Lions and Hippos
Van Wilder: Freshman Year
World War II Spy School
Good Luck Charlie: Season 1 – 4
Kickin' It: Season 1 – 3
Scrubs: Season 1 – 9
Grosse Pointe Blank
What About Bob?
American Dad! Season 7
Bob's Burgers: Season 2
American Dad! Season 8
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 1 – 5
American Dad! Season 9 & 10
Graceland: Season 1 – 3
Chris Pratt has been working hard to stick to his movie-fit diet, even when it made him go a little crazy.
The diet was so strict that he began coveting his snack time, so much that he shared it with the world in a bit he called "What's my snack?" E! News recently turned the tables on the leading man by literally asking him, "What is this snack?" testing his snack senses.
Pratt had no trouble with that test at all! I blame the interviewer; the snack selection was uninspired. They were all common snacks! You have to mix it up, make him try the snacks and eat weird foods. Swing and a miss from Ered.
American Experience: The Big Burn (2014)
American Experience: The Boys of '36 (2017)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
Blood on the Mountain (2016)
Don't Think Twice (2016)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Happy Feet (2006)
In the Shadow of Iris—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Love (2015)
Losing Sight of Shore (2017)
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Raja Hindustani (1996)
Richard Pryor: Icon (2014)
Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016)
Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016)
Hija De La Laguna (2015)
Maria Bamford: Old Baby—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)
Chelsea: Season 2 (streaming every Friday)—NETFLIX ORIGINAL Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Kazoops!: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sense8: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Simplemente Manu NNa—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spirit: Riding Free: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Last Kingdom: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Mars Generation—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Cold War 2 (2016)
When the Bough Breaks (2017)
Stake Land II (2016)
The Host (2013)
Beyond the Gates (2016)
Hunter Gatherer (2016)
Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Queen of the South: Season 1 (2016)
All We Had (2016)
El apóstata (2015)
The Adventure Club (2016)
Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2017)
The Fosters: Season 4 (2016)
All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Anne with an E: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Get Me Roger Stone—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Master of None: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mindhorn—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Sahara—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Command and Control (2016)
Sherlock: Series 4 (2016)
The Intent (2016)
Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Break-Up (2006)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016)
Riverdale: Season 1 (2016)
BLAME!—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
The Keepers: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
What's With Wheat (2017)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
They Call Us Monsters (2017)
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dig Two Graves (2014)
Bloodline: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
I am Jane Doe (2017)
Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
War Machine—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Bunk'd: Season 2 (2016)
Forever Pure (2016)
A New High (2015)
F is for Family: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
House of Cards: Season 5—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel's Doctor Strange (2016)
Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Supergirl: Season 2 (2016)
Supernatural: Season 12 (2016)
The Flash: Season 3 (2016)
If you've been following along, you know that actor, father and all around hunk Chris Pratt has started a following on his Instagram page.
It started as a joke but has now actually turned into a feature that I look forward to every week. "What's My Snack?" is Pratt's way of sharing his completely absurd diet. The man can't eat anything, but I am not really going to complain because as a result he's, as previously stated, super hunky.
This edition of his segment is pretty sad though. Chris, as Star Lord from "Guardians of the Galaxy," is currently adorning bags of Doritos. But marketing is a cruel business and, alas, Chris can't eat the nacho cheese goodness.
"The Fast & Furious" is so old that it can legally drive in the United States. When it debuted in 2001, Brad Paisley had just been nominated for Best New Artist at the GRAMMYs. And yet, the series still grows. The popularity of this series has only increased. Most of the cast is old enough to be the parents of their audience, yet the multi-generational crowds keep packing into theaters to see them. The reason, sorry Dwayne Johnson, is the cars. There is something magnetic and alluring about fast cars. It's as American as country music. What country star doesn't love his truck or think tractors are sexy?
Dennis McCarthy, the man behind the cars, is not who I would have expected him to be. I was imagining someone with more tattoos, a couple piercings, a Monster energy t shirt, and backwards flat-bill hat. McCarthy is a middle aged man who knows and loves cars. He is a "gearhead" like the rest of us who gets paid to play with iconic, and sometimes priceless, machines.
You can keep the Mazdas and Hondas; I'll take the classic American cars every time. Just looking at the 1970 Dodge Super Chargers or the 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback makes me start daydreaming. I'm jealous of McCarthy who gets to be around these cars everyday. The dude is living the dream!
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