As our economy spirals into the abyss of recession with no hope of returning to good health any time soon, everyone is cutting their budget.It’s the perfect time for Hollywood directors to start economising too. Not on film quality, but on choice of protagonists. Where they can’t afford the original A-lister, there’s a number of cheaper alternatives for them to choose from.
Taylor Lautner and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp. Are you as bored of predictable movie pairings as we are? Thought so. The BFF random name generator has spat out some brand-new star pairings and, using these, we’ve made our own movies. Best For Film ain’t just a nickname, after all…
Meg Ryan/Julia Roberts/her from Grey’s Anatomy and their earnest search for romance is looking even less fashionable then ever, and Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake completely agree. Ignoring Love and Other Drugs in their hurry to take off all their clothes, our two lust-birds instead opt for some No Strings Attached sex in this, Will Gluck’s latest fast-talking comedy. While you’ve undoubtedly seen Friends With Benefits before, it is nevertheless well worth the ever-present sense of deja vu.
I’m John, and I seem to edit this corner of the Internet. When I’m not being called a “knobhead” by Nick Frost, mistaking Meg Ryan for that other one or adding curlicues to the Best For Film coat of arms, I like collecting small model elephants and selflessly risking life, limb and liver in my endless quest to find London’s cheapest bottle of wine. If I ever meet Nicolas Cage things will probably get quite awkward.
It’s lunchtime, and I’m eating a rather disappointing BLT with a lukewarm can of G&T on one of SouthWest Trains’ longer and more bumpy routes through deepest darkest Hampshire while the sun beams down outside. Frankly, this article title was designed to incite jealousy and – although Hollywood is overflowing with unforgettable onscreen dishes – many of the meals on this list are horrendous, if only to help my mental wellbeing. Bon appétit!
It’s February 14th and, while that may be just another flip of the daily calendar to some of you, it’s a pretty damn important day to the rest of us. Valentine’s Day is a time that should be treasured, cherished and celebrated in serious style – so put DOWN that tacky pink novelty chocolate box and feast your eyes on the top 10 chick flicks ever instead…
Few actors in Hollywood are hotter than Hugh Jackman is at the moment. He first scorched us back in 2009 when he fronted the Academy Awards, a performance that included one of the most spectacular opening numbers in Oscar history. With his much lauded performance in Les Misérables currently in the cinemas, and Jackman having just bagged a Golden Globe, we’ve prepared a cheat sheet with everything you wanted to know about Hollywood’s leading man.
Remember when Top 10 lists weren’t depressing, but uplifting? They reminded you about which beach bodies were buffest, and who was the richest, and which holiday destinations were best. This list isn’t like that. This is a sad list. Now, this sad list has parameters because we aren’t talking about merely becoming older, for that is unaccountably ageist, and we at Best For Film love those close-to-death, crotchety, ‘back in my day’ old timers. We aren’t here to make fun of those rushing headlong into the endless sleep. No, no dear friends, we are here to make fun of those actors and actresses that have become freaks of nature. Welcome to our sad list guys. You won’t thank us.