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Need recommendations for a Netflix Saturday night double-feature? How about Saturday Night Fever and Velvet Goldmine? They have a lot in common. Both take place in the 70s (although Goldmine was made in the 90s) they both feature, rebelious youth, great music, crazy-sexy fashion and two young stars before they were big. SNF made Mr. Travolta a superstar and Goldmine utilizes Christian Bale in maybe one of his best performances (along with the spectacular Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Ewan McGregor), before his the caped crusader days. Worth rewatching both and heaven FORBID, if you’ve never seen, both should be on the must-watch list.
The seasons have just changed and as we shift into fall why not a far-out shift? Ensemble ’70s movies seem to be in style this autumn. Which film is best and which is best-dressed? Here are three I’m looking forward to: American Hustle is about a con artist and his partner in crime who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians – namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey. Directed by David O. Russell, with Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jack Huston, Louis CK, Robert Deniro, and Jennifer Lawrence. Rush is a biographical action film directed by Ron Howard about the 1976 Formula One season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, with Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and Daniel Brühl as Lauda. Babes in pimp hats, included. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues finds Ron Burgundy returning to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm, directed by Adam McKay, with Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Paul Rudd, with cameos by half of Hollywood, including Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, and Kanye West. OK, so sue me, this actually takes place in the ’80s, but the early ’80s still had some pretty funky, bitchin’ looks.
Remember earlier when I posted The Secret Life of Walter Mitty trailer and said you should give it a chance? I didn’t really mean it. I was just filling space. Watch it, don’t watch it, I don’t care. But THIS. THIS trailer you NEED to watch. It’s Bradley Cooper with THE MOST FANTASTIC PERM you’ve ever seen, Jennifer Lawrence in a SIMPLY SPECTACULAR updo, Amy Adams in the BATHING SUIT OF DOOM, and Christian Bale being deliciously Christian Bale-y. It’s David O Russel’s American Hustle and it’s a lock for best costume, best hair and makeup, and best soundtrack (does that even exist?) at the 2014 Oscars. I’m still gasping for air, it’s THAT FABULOUS.
Man of a thousand transformations, Christian Bale, shaved his head and grew a paunch for Silver Linings director David O Russell’s next film, American Hustle, which had been titled American Bullshit, which we love. The true-crime film, about the FBI’s Abscam sting operation in the ’70s and early ’80s, will also star Russell alumni Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, and Robert De Niro, with the addition of Jeremy Renner, Louis CK, and Michael Peña. No Lily Tomlin.
A paunchy Christian Bale and a fur-encased Amy Adams were papped today on the Boston set of David O Russell’s untitled mystery project, which gets curiouser and curiouser. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
Carey Rottman, one of the shooting victims of the Aurora movie massacre, posted this picture of Batman at his bedside on Facebook. According to TMZ, “Bale is currently in Denver, CO visiting the victims and families of last week’s movie theater shooting. Bale has been spotted at Aurora Medical Center, where he reportedly arrived by ambulance around 2PM, most likely to enter the building under the radar.” A rep for Warner Bros. released a statement saying, “Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers.”