Friday, April 24, 2009

It's "How To Be" Day!

Well it is on ROBsessed!
They've updated their site with all things How To Be.
Heaps of Pics. Heaps of info. Heaps of trailer clips.
go check it out!

Piece that caught me:

"We expect Robert Pattinson to push boundaries, try new things, challenge us"

Deep Thought of the Day

Back in 2001 Harry Potter
and the Sorcerer's Stone eked out a respectable billion dollars. Daniel
Radcliffe and the gang appeared on magazine covers and seemed set to take over
the world. And obviously they still could, as Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have
come along nicely as actors, and Radcliffe himself occasionally makes the news
for things that aren't particularly Potter-related.

However, right now
you'd have to say that Robert Pattinson has capitalized the most off of his
portrayal of Cedric Diggory, and he's not tied up in Potterland until 2011 like
the rest of the gang (spoiler!). Of course, he will be tied up with Twilight
until 2011, but he'll only have spent three years in the "Edward" shell as
opposed to the Potter Gang's decade. Additionally, he's now considered a sex
symbol, whereas Radcliffe is considered an icon. The difference? Audiences allow
their sex symbols to try new things (Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp)
while icons are trapped into the character they originally became known for
(Macaulay Culkin, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Soleil Moon Frye).

I think the
reason is psychological. We expect those considered "sexy" to push boundaries,
to try new things, to challenge us. From our icons we want safety, comfort, and
the knowledge that they are always exactly what we thought they were. Which
means Radcliffe will likely never escape the glasses-and-wand look in our heads.
All of this adds up to Robert Pattinson being uniquely positioned to dominate
the next decade of film. He'll be set up to take whatever parts he likes. It may
not work out, as occasionally sex symbols burn out (see: Rourke, Mickey) but
you'd love to be his agent right now. And with that meandering third person
omniscient reference I'll digress.

link to article:

This pic just made me ROFL. Kudos to kd who found it!

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