A Polaroid to Remember: Shots From On Set

Even if taken yesterday, there’s a certain something about polaroid photos that evokes a sense of stillness—a frozen in time quality with the warm sense of memory. And when it comes to film sets, polaroids run rampant for the sake of continuity with make up and such, but also provide a candid look behind-the-scenes at the making of a moment and what was like to truly inhabit it. There’s simply something lingering in the instant held image that you’re not going to gain so easily from snapping a few shots with your iPhone—or at least, that’s how it feels to me.

But from back in the days of Blade Runner to the most recent of film sets, it’s a pleasure to peruse the polaroids found floating around the feature, giving us insight into the on-set life and providing our favorite actors and scenes with even more character and charm. And thanks to the good folks over at Flavorwire, who have unearthed some of the best polaroid shots from your favorite films, you can get a closer glimpse at a young Johnny Depp, a demure Audrey Hepburn, a resting Gillian Anderson and many more. Take a look at some of our favorites below and see the rest HERE.


The X-Files, Gillian Anderson



Blade Runner, Harrison Ford and Sean Young



Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s




Where The Buffalo Roam, Bill Murray and Hunter S. Thompson



Winona Ryder, Girl, Interuppted



New York, New York, Liza Minnelli and Martin Scorsese


Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Main Image: Johnny Depp, Benny & Joon

Check Out the First of the 2013 SXSW Film Slate

While we’ve all been busy getting excited for Sundance’s incredible 2013 slate, the good people organizing this year’s annual South by South West Film Conference and Festival have been busy unveiling their lineup for 2013. Come March 8th, we’ll all head down to sunny Austin, Texas for a week of non-stop events from film debuts, to 150 different workshops and panels. This year, Steve Carell and Jim Carey’s new comedy, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will open kick off the fun, but the festival will also see premieres from mumble core king Joe Swanberg with his new film Drinking Buddies, as well as Harmony Korine’s candy-coated nightmare Spring Breakers.

SXSW Film Conference and Festival Producer, Janet Pierson stated that, "Everyone knows that we like to have a good time at SXSW, and our 20th year is already well on track with smart, stylish and highly entertaining work…hough this is just a taste of what SXSW 2013 will have to offer, what better way to get the party started than with ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,’ which had us laughing our heads off, despite an 8 am Monday viewing." And with less than two months to go, we can all start counting down now.

Here‘s what SXSW 2013 looks like so far:

Downloaded (World Premiere)
Director: Alex Winter
Downloaded is a documentary that explores the rise and fall of Napster and the birth of the digital revolution. It’s about the teens that helped start this revolution, and the artists and industries who continue to be impacted by it.

Drinking Buddies (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Joe Swanberg
Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between "friends" and "more than friends" really blurry?  Beer.
Cast: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston

Everyone’s Going to Die (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Jones
A modern British story about coming home, getting by and the redemptive power of feeling you’re not alone. A story where porn hotlines rub shoulders with sexy beavers on rollerskates; where the past is laid to rest, two lives are changed and nobody, finally, is going to die.
Cast: Nora Tschirner, Rob Knighton, Kellie Shirley, Madeline Duggan (United Kingdom) 

Evil Dead (World Premiere)
Director: Fede Alvarez, Screenwriter: Fede Alvarez & Rodo Sayagues
Five friends, holed up in a remote cabin, discover a Book of the Dead that unwittingly summons up dormant demons, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left to fight for survival.
Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore

Good Ol’ Freda (World Premiere)
Director: Ryan White
Good Ol’ Fredatells the story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: The Beatles. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda tells her tales for the first time in 50 years.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (World Premiere)
Director: Don Scardino, Story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley. Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John, Francis Daley
When superstar Vegas magicians Burt and Anton let their act grow as stale as their friendship, an ambitious rival with a cutting-edge delivery swoops in for the kill.
Cast: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, with Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini and Jim Carrey

Spring Breakers (U.S. Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Harmony Korine
Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work.
Cast: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

Your Daily Guide To Trending Topics

Every day there are some topics that are trending. Since many of them don’t make sense, we provide easy contextualization. Also, this way, you won’t actually have to know anything about anything.

Miss USA 2012

Of all the important things that happened this weekend, none is more trendy on Google this morning that Miss USA 2012, the off-brand beauty pageant that took place Sunday night. Miss Rhode Island, Olivia Culpo, won. And while she seems nice, we would have liked to see the crown go to Miss Ohio, who went on a tangent about Pretty Woman being an empowering movie about "a wonderful, beautiful woman… having a rough time. But you know what? She came out on top and she didn’t let anyone stay in her path.”

MTV Movie Awards

Though it lacks the weight of any of the big awards show, the MTV Movie Awards remains a surprisingly interesting monster. This isn’t so much because of the winners—though congrats are due to the folks at Twilight, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games—but because of what else you can see. Indeed, last night’s show featured never-before-seen preview footage from The Dark Knight Rises as well as a sneak peek at the forthcoming The Perks of Being A Wallflower (which you can see here), making it worth watching for those of us who aren’t really crazed about waiting around all night to watch a teenager get an award for Best Kiss.

Richard Dawson

Yahoo! searchers are nuts about the former Family Feud host, who died yesterday from complications of esophageal cancer —as you undoubtedly read about right here. There’s not a whole lot else to say about the matter, but here’s a nice video tribute to the guy.

Johnny Depp

The second most popular thing to read about this morning on Yahoo! is actor Johnny Depp, who took his bohemian schtick one step farther last night at the previously mentioned movie awards, getting on stage with rockers The Black Keys to perform two songs, “Gold on the Ceiling” and “Lonely Boy” of the band’s El Camino album. Depp was there to pick up his Generation Award, which MTV calls “the Movie Awards’ highest honor, acknowledging an actor who can be counted on to engage the MTV audience with everything he or she does.” Previous winners include Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise, and Jim Carrey. Meh.

On Twitter

This morning, the biggest trending topics on Twitter—worldwide–are #10BandsILike and #10PeopleIveSeenLive. We won’t insult you by posting photos of the wittiest of the entries; there are none.

Jim Carrey Killed it at Arlene’s Grocery This Weekend

Erstwhile $20-million-dollar man Jim Carrey continued his quest for viral video supremacy with a surprise performance at Arlene’s Grocery in New York’s Lower East Side this weekend. Since we sadly weren’t there–imagine the status updates!–we’re not quite sure what brought Carrey to the grungy music den, or what drove him on stage. Gawker points out that he had a camera crew in tow, so maybe a documentary about celebrities who enjoy unplanned public performances? Anyway, the audience firmly in the palm of his hand, Carrey proceeded to belt out two disaffected classics from alternative music’s ’90s heyday.

With a very capable band backing him up, Carrey first performed Radiohead’s “Creep,” maybe as a self-reflexive ode to the internet’s reaction to his infamous Emma Stone video. He then segued into a stirring rendition of Smashing Pumpkins’ “Bullet with Butterfly Wings,” which sent the crowd into a frenzy. The overall reaction to his performance has been positive, with some expressing surprise that he can sing at all. Those people obviously forgot Carrey’s hypnotic performance of Jefferson Airplane’s “Sombody to Love” in Cable Guy. (A reminder.) Videos of the performances below.


“Bullet with Butterfly Wings”

Morning Links: Lil Wayne Sells a Milli, Jim Carrey Graffitis His House

● Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV sold almost a million copies in its debut week, making Wayne the second rapper (Eminem being the other) to go platinum twice in just seven days. [RapRadar] ● “People who don’t have gender dysphoria aren’t going to catch it by watching me dance on television,” says Chaz Bono, who’s on Dancing With The Stars because he just wants to dance. [LAT] ● Probably because nobody thought James Franco was funny last year, the committee decided to get someone they could count on — vetted comedian Eddie Murphy — to host this year’s Oscars. With him and Bret Ratner onboard, the show is sure to be real rib-tickling. [NYDN]

● Here are some pictures of Jim Carrey graffitiing the side of his house. Between this and that Emma Stone video, are things weird as normal with Carrey? Or should someone check on him? [E!] ● Purportedly, Rob Kardashian’s new girlfriend slept with Reggie Lewis when Reggie Lewis was dating Kim, and now Kim is furious! Wrath of the Kardashian clan is like no other. [MTO] ● There is only one more episode of Kate Plus 8 left, and Kate Gosselin is freaking out. “Big time,” she says. [People]

Is Jim Carrey’s Bizarre Video to Emma Stone Sincere or a Prank?

Last night, as half the planet was taking stock of Steve Jobs’ impact on humanity while the other half was wondering, Where in the World is Colonel Gaddafi?, Jim Carrey posted a strange video love letter to Emma Stone on his website, recapturing the global conversation faster than you can say ‘restraining order.’ General reaction to the homemade clip has been befuddlement, unease, and a slight case of the heebee-jeebies (that’s not taking into account the emotional whirlwind that Ms. Stone must be enduring). The operative word to describe the video, according to the blogs and the people who write them, has been ‘creepy.’ So what’s the deal?

Does Jim Carrey mean it when he says, “If I were a lot younger, I would marry you,” or is this merely an attempt at Joaquin Phoenix-lite performance art?

The answer is, who the hell knows? Or, more definitively, probably a bit of both. Obviously, Emma Stone is one of the more crushable actresses working in Hollywood today. One merely needs to cycle through her latest round of chat show appearances to understand her effect on older men, especially David Letterman. And these aren’t just ordinary men—they’re comedians. And Emma Stone is a comedienne, an outrageously beautiful one with a Lauren Bacall voice and Lucille Ball hair. It’s easy to see why she’d appeal to any man with a funny bone in his body. (That sounded kind of gross.)

But back to Carrey’s potential motivations. His last movie, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, came and went at the box office, signaling an official end to his Kevlar reign at multiplexes. The video could be a half-hearted attempt at reminding the young people that he still knows the way to their hearts—easily digestible online videos under 180 seconds. Or maybe he was just bored, and wanted to prove to himself that he could get the entire Entertainment Industrial Complex talking about him with the flick of a record button. (It worked, Jim!)

Or maybe—just maybe—Jim Carrey has the blistering hots for Emma Stone. Shit, I do. And so do you, admit it. Fully aware that because of his 49-year-old-ness he could never actually date her—despite the fact that Stone was no doubt reared on the Ace Venturas and Dumb & Dumbers of Carrey’s prime and probably still idolizes him—he chose to turn the whole thing into a harmless joke. We like to throw around words like ‘creepy’ to make it seem like Carrey is somehow coming apart, but if you watch the video, the man is clearly having fun with it, albeit more subtly than, say, this Jim Carrey. If the video came with a Funny or Die imprint attached, we’d all laugh, and welcome Jim Carrey to the age of viral videos. His other online videos, of which there are a lot, provide a candid look into the life of a global superstar, but none of those have spread beyond Carrey’s official site.

Today Emma Stone is no doubt prepping a response, either officially or just in her own head. And whether it comes in the form of her own video (doubtful) or on some red carpet, she should remain sensitive. These are real feelings she might be dealing with.

Morning Links: Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO, Lil Wayne Maybe Disses Jay-Z

● Steve Jobs has stepped down from his post as Apple CEO, saying, “I have always said that if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s C.E.O., I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” [NYT] ● Someone in Australia is making a musical about Kanye West and his “struggle against the man to become the man.” Sounds cool, bro. [LAT] ● Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s marriage is fine. See how hard they are smiling in all these pictures of their Malibu shopping trip? Totally casual. [TMZ]

● Is that a Jay-Z dis you’re hearing on Lil Wayne’s new “Baby Money”? In the past, Wayne has been insistent that he won’t “box with the god,” but that part about “‘how much you love your lady’ money” sounds sort of serious. [Complex] ● Damien Hirst tattooed a model’s nether regions for an upcoming issue of Garage magazine. That’s one expensive sounding accessory. [Page Six] ● Jim Carrey should have turned off the camera when he got to the “If I were a lot younger…” part. Actually, he probably should have never turned on the camer. But alas, the man has feelings, and thus: a creepy video in which Carrey confesses his love to Emma Stone. [DListed]

Afternoon Links: Benicio Del Toro Is Preggers, ‘Arthur’ Is Number Three

● Kimberly Stewart, of all people, is pregnant with Benicio del Toro’s child. Remember all those times you were embarrassed by your father? The opposite is going to happen to this kid. [Life & Style] ● Here’s a quickie video of a random photographer calling John Galliano a ‘fucking racist’ at LAX. [TMZ] ● Jim Carrey took a razor to the sides of his head, and now I’m writing about it. What that says about the world we live in (and myself) is too depressing to contemplate. [Jim Carrey/Twitter]

● Breaking! After initial reports of Arthur besting Hanna for the number two spot at this weekend’s box office, final tallies reveal that the opposite has happened. Russel Brand: King of Hollywood for less than a day. Sorry, mate! [Deadline] ● Steve Carell’s April 28th swan song on The Office will air from 9 to 9:50pm. Those extra ten minutes before 30 Rock are for you to contemplate a suddenly meaningless existence (and to Tweet your brains out). [Deadline] ● Here’s a video of Stefani Germanotta falling on stage in Houston. Notice how close her head came to hitting that piano. If anyone was going to die for their music, it’s this one. [YouTube]

GQ’s ‘Glee’ Photos & Other Things the Parents TV Council Should Worry About

Any minute now, a bottle of champagne courtesy the staff at GQ should be arriving at the headquarters of the Parents Television Council. That’s because the uptight media watchdog has blessed the men’s magazine with the kind of publicity that only an uptight media watchdog can buy, or, as they so often do, give away for free. For the last 24 hours, the “scandalous” Terry Richardson-shot cover story – featuring Glee stars Lea Michele and Dianna Agron dressed up like naughty school girls – is all anyone can talk about. When the PTC dropped the word “pedophilia” into the mix, it forced a response from GQ Editor-In-Chief Jim Nelson, and today, an apology from Ms. Argon via her Tumblr. But since most people understand that the photo shoot is not a big deal, what the PTC is really doing is shining a great big spotlight on the parties involved. And what actor, photographer, TV show, or magazine doesn’t want that?

This isn’t the first time the PTC (whose depressing history you can read all about here) has drummed up empty controversy over something nobody cared about until they got involved. Remember that ad for a Carl’s Jr. burger where Paris Hilton foams up a car in a bathing suit and eats a hamburger on all fours? Of course you do. Because the PTC called it “soft-core porn” and got everyone riled up. Carl Jr.’s official response to the PTC? Get a life.

Anyway, since we know they haven’t taken Carl Jr.’s advice, we’ve done the PTC’s homework for them. Here are several options for their next hopeless crusade:

I Love You Phillip Morris trailers: Look out! That Jim Carrey gay prison movie that you never thought was coming out, is! And as far as your kids are concerned, Jim is still The Mask, The Grinch, and Count Olaf. If they happen to catch the trailer during a commercial break during iCarly, well then you’ve got some explaining to do, Nickelodeon.

Whitney Cummings’ upcoming NBC sitcom: If you know who Whitney Cummings is, you’re either a comedy fanboy or you remember the time she got in trouble for making an AIDS joke at David Hasselhoff’s Comedy Central roast. Point is, the only thing filthier than her mouth is her mind, and NBC, one of the PTC’s preferred targets, is giving her a show. Ditto with this guy.

Glee: Despite what the PTC thinks, Glee is not a show for children. It’s a show about high school students. On primetime. On Fox. From the mind that created Nip/Tuck. That means girl-on-girl action, premature ejaculation, and simulated sex. But they already knew this a year ago when they called it an “an edgy, sexually-charged adult series that is inappropriate for teenagers.” Guys, get a life.