Monday, November 24, 2008

Viva Italia (and Hugh Jackman)

I was all set to complain that we didn't get Hugh Jackman on the US cover of Vanity Fair. Then I remembered that they just gave us Amy Adams and Kate Winslet as pin-up girls instead so...


It feels churlish to complain somehow. But still...

On the cover of 2009's "Vanity Fair's Hollywood" can we just get The Drover in Scarlett Johansson's 2006 pose --maybe his trainer could play the Keira part? (I'll be Tom Ford) Or maybe let Hugh could recreate that Burt Reynolds Cosmo spread? Or Demi Moore's birthday suit cover? Let Baz Luhrmann photograph him because our favorite silver fox auteur likes to fawn over Hugh's sweaty musculature already. Speaking of: Go see Australia on Wednesday! Here's my review. I worry about its box office prospects and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we don't want to wait another 7 years for another Bazmark production. I know we can blame the gap between Moulin Rouge! (2001) and Australia (2008) partially on Oliver Stone and Baz's aborted take on Alexander but it's not like the auteur is speedy to begin with. Give the Luhrmann/Martin team some incentive to move right into the next movie... whatever it may be. I'll even take a return to Alexander... it's not like Stone's was definitive.


P.S. How many rounds could you go in the ring with Jackman?
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19 comments:

adam k. said...

I never though I'd be so okay with bronzer... mmm...

adam k. said...

Unless that's just some kind of sepia filter. Regardless, me likey.

Fox said...

30 seconds, dude! KO!

I would just show him a poster of Deception and he would hit the mat in the fetal position.

Anonymous said...

2 days!! I am so stoked!

-Tiger-

ohnochriso said...

I'd be disqualified for excessive groping and face licking.

lawyer tony fernando said...

Huge Jackman again?


God, you´re making me not only gay, but a bottom!

Lorenzo said...

"Can you figure a man like this crying in the arms of his mother-in-law? Hugh Jackman is not a tough guy like the others. After having driven Nicole Kidman crazy, he'll drive you (and the Oscar voters) crazy too in Australia, the Gone with the wind of 2009"... Silly as it may seem this is what that Vanity Fair italian cover says about Mr. Jackman...

violette said...

Funny how this societ views muscular men as tough,

and yet when you work in a gay bar as I do you see a lot of overmuscular gay men who behave like queens and are anything but tough !!

people are so naive

fortunately this kind of perception is not applied to women


For women, toughness has more to do with personality or achivement

sad society that seems to reduce men to superficial gym-loving individuals, thanks to gays and feminists

Anonymous said...

It hurts just to look at Hugh. My God.

PPO-10 said...

Homina homina homina

I'm a fan anyway but PHWOAR that's good tanning.

Fox said...

I don't mean to be a party pooper (still, it's ok if you want to call me one... I'll love ya back regardless), but is anyone else feeling a major bomb coming from Luhrman and Co. with Australia?

I question the release time for this movie. Holiday week that this is, Bolt and Twilight will have tremendous second weeks. And don't underestimate Four Christmasses stealing some thunder.

And if you STILL feel sure about Australia making a dent, well there is also Transporter 3, which I will be seeing first b/c I love Jason Statham like y'all love Jackman.

I mean, come on guys... you gotta admit that Statham is waaaaaay sexier than Jackman, not to mention a much better actor.

NATHANIEL R said...

violette... ???? this is the first time i've heard that feminists causes men to be muscular queens!

HILARIOUS.

but the gay thing i get. We're to blame for everything really. We even cause hurricanes and terrorist atttacks

;)

NATHANIEL R said...

Fox & ohnochriso -LMAO

Anonymous said...

It sucks that Jackman's performance is being ridden off as simple eye candy, when he has some real emotional parts in the film + was given rave test screening reviews. *Sigh* O well, they'll recognize him some day.

And I'm with you Nathaniel, I seriously hope Baz will come back within the next few years. I love his stuff and the fact that he's one of the few director's who is all about the romance.

-Tiger-

mB said...

:: Swoon ::
I can't wait to see Australia, not just for Nat's warning ("Hugh Jackman porn") but also 'cause I love Baz and I'm loving the attention it's getting for our dear friend Hugh (in a non-X-Men - yay - kind of way).

As for how many rounds I could go in the ring with him?

I'll just snicker to myself trying to turn that question into a sexual euphemism I have yet to devise.

adam k. said...

Hmm, I think the sexual meaning of that question is fairly easy to divine. But I won't share it here, as it's a bit indecent ; )

Chris Na Taraja said...

All night long, baby, all night long!

Anonymous said...

Based solely on acting, Jason Statham isn't fit to lick Hugh Jackman's shoes.

Deborah said...

He's a god.

A god.