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Entries in Zac Efron (33)

Tuesday
Nov142017

Complete the Sentence: The Greatest Showman Edition

Greatest Showman image by Annie Liebovitz

I predict that I will _______ The Greatest Showman because ___________. It will be nominated for ____________________. 

Complete the sentence in the comments please. (The new trailer is after the jump if you haven't yet seen it. We previously Yes No Maybe So'd the original trailer.)

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Wednesday
Jun282017

Yes No Maybe So: "The Greatest Showman"

by Nathaniel R

A big moment in Trailerville has arrived! We have the first taste of the second annual Pasek & Paul musical / Christmas Oscar hopeful. Yes, we're pretending it's a franchise now post-La La Land. After the jump let's obsessively break down the first trailer for the Hugh Jackman party known as The Greatest Showman. We'll do it the way we sometimes do it when we're really excited about something since I maybe just watched this 7 times in a row but who's counting?

Curtains up. Hit the lights... 

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Friday
Jun022017

I Was Tricked Into Seeing "Baywatch"

by Sean Donovan

Of the men currently dominating American movie box offices, few are more men than Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. And by this I don’t mean to praise or value anything specific in their incarnations of masculinity, rather I mean that when one watches Dwayne Johnson or Zac Efron, it’s as if they are working at every fraction of a second to scream in reminder to you “I AM A MAN! I HAVE MUSCLES! I AM STRONG! I EAT MEAT! I PROVIDE FOR MY WIFE AND CHILDREN!” It’s a function of the danger men in real life often pose that masculinity isn’t something we can easily mock or laugh at.

Not so with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron (and to a lesser extent Chris Hemsworth). Masculinity is rarely sillier than in a Dwayne Johnson movie, the actor’s mind-boggling physique dominating every frame, each new performance somehow more muscled and over-the-top than before. Johnson’s instagram is a running tribute to the inflated absurdity of his sweat-drenched lifestyle. Efron, though not as fully the author of his own image as Dwayne Johnson, has found his greatest performances in Neighbors and its equally great sequel, where he plays up an arrogant frat-boy shtick, with peeks to the insecurities underneath, to absolute comic gold. Both allow us to look at hyper-masculinity as something laughable and campy, a cathartic moment we rarely get elsewhere.

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Monday
Feb062017

Baywatch Superbowl Ad

Manuel here bringing you the one gif from the Baywatch Super Bowl ad sure to make your Monday all that brighter...

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Wednesday
Feb012017

New to Prime: Dirty Grandpa, Sabrina, and Nuts!

If you've caught up on all the Oscar nominees and want to watch movies at home instead, the first of the month always brings lots of options. As is our on again off again tradition, we've freeze framed new-to-streaming options on Amazon Prime at entirely random places and shared whatever we saw there. Will you be watching / have you loved any of these films?

I think you're both a couple of tramps."

Frankie & Johnny (1991)
MICHELLE! We have you're enjoying our Michellebration of the RePfeiffal on Saturdays. You're probably anxious to get to the movie-movies and they're right around the corner. Grease 2 and Scarface will sandwich Oscar week so that's something to look forward to! I haven't seen Frankie & Johnny in FOREVER but that's a few months away in the retrospective. 

Six more screengrabs of randomness starring Zac Efron, Audrey Hepburn, Susan Sarandon and more after the jump...

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Thursday
Jan192017

Beauty Break: Happy Anniversary to... Men's Briefs?

On this morning's today in showbiz post we forgot one important anniversary. Or rather we just saved it for later as it deserved everyone at full attention. On this day in 1935, eighty-two years ago, the first pair of men's briefs were sold in Chicago and they flew off the shelves. That's right. The tighty whitey did not even exist before 1935. They were later retroactively named "jockeys" and have gone by many names since.

Surely this deserves its own cinematic beauty break? Ready set go...

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