Maybe this speaks more to that fact that I’ve almost exclusively dated broke dudes, but I’m pretty sure you don’t charter a boat unless your dick gets to do some boat metaphor to a lady’s vagina. Did I do that right?
Leo’s been single for a minute now and Blake seems to blow through guys like she’s in her early 20s, physically attractive and successful, so I’m not sure how long these two will last, but hey! If she turns up pregnant in a few weeks, you can’t say you’re surprised.
May 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Molls
Everyone I know is blowing their load over Inception (except my BFF Edward, who thought it sucked ass) and lately a rumor has been going around that it may not exactly be the deepest/most interesting/most original in the history of film after all. People are saying that Christopher Nolan stole the idea for the movie from an old Scrooge MacDuck comic, and while “steal” isn’t the word I would use, The Answer Bitch had a pretty good explaination:
Still, there are quite a few similarities between the comic—entitled Uncle Scrooge in The Dream of a Lifetime—and the Leonardo DiCaprio flick. I dug around to see where writer-director Christopher Nolan got his idea. I also ran your query past some intellectual property experts to determine if we’re going to see any sort of duck-on-DiCaprio lawsuit in the near future:
And the answer to that latter question is, probably not.
There are simply too many differences in each story. Yes, both stories deal with dream invasion. Both have some form of thought manipulation. But beyond that, the stories start to diverge.
For one, “Dream manipulation has been around at least since Shakespeare’s fairies did it in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” points out attorney Joseph R. Englander of Shutts & Bowen LLP. “The concepts of the comic and the movie may be similar, but that alone is not enough to claim infringement.”
Right. And there are other points of difference. There are ducks in the comic, not people.
And the motives in the two stories are totally different.
The goal in the Scrooge comic is simple theft; someone wants to steal Scrooge’s money. The impetus in Inception is some sort of something-something about two energy companies, and the head of one wants to break up the other, and everybody decides that the best way to do that is not through a hostile stock takeover but rather via Cillian Murphy‘s brain.
However, for the sake of argument, let’s just say that Nolan did happen to see that Scrooge comic. Let’s just say that one floppy little booklet gave him the idea to pen a tale about a bunch of pretty people who jack into dreams through their wrists—you know, where the dreams live?—and plunder all the thoughts therein.
Even so, it still doesn’t really count as a real ripoff, I am told.
So what do you think? And do you even care?
August 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm by Molls
“Do I want to be a father? Yes, but I think I have a few more years. That said, I don’t think I need to have children to play a father in the movies. This feeling is in me, I understand it completely.”
Leonardo DiCaprio on procreating with current lady-love Bar Refaeli.
… I wouldn’t need too much convincing either, dude.
July 16, 2010 at 8:30 am by Sarah
If you need any more convincing that Leonardo DiCaprio is the best actor of our time, then check out the swamp thing that he’s been “in a relationship” with for several years now in these new lingerie ads. Give him an Oscar for being able to stand looking at this thing with a straight face. Ugh. Can you imagine a woman with a body like this being paid to pose for lingerie? And then she goes home and Leonardo DiCaprio has to pretend to be sexually interested in her? What is it like to have so many people bend over backwards to put a smile on your hideous face, Bar Refaeli?
March 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm by Molls
I find this particularly ironic since I saw a trailer for this movie when I went to see District 9 today. (Incidentally, I have never seen more people walk out of the theater during the first 20 minutes of a film than during District 9. But I digress…)
The release date of Leonardo DiCaprio’s new thriller, Shutter Island, has been pushed back from October of this year to February of 2010. Leo was getting ready to head out and promote the Scorsese film when the Paramount pulled the plug.
Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey says, “Our 2009 slate was green-lit in a very different economic climate and as a result we must remain flexible and willing to recalibrate and adapt to a changing environment.
“Leonardo DiCaprio is among the most talented actors working today, and Martin Scorsese is not just one of the world’s most significant filmmakers, but also a personal friend. Following a highly successful 2009, we have every confidence that Shutter Island is a great anchor to lead off our 2010 slate and the shift in date is the best decision for the film (and) the studio.”
Paramount has had some huge Summer box office successes this year with Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Horrible Movie, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. But huge Summer blockbusters require equally huge budgets, and the studio has spent a pretty penny promoting them.
August 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm by Kelly
I thought of that title because it’s a game I play with my dog, who is also named Leo. I pull down his ears so that they cover his eyes, and then I say “Where is Leo? PEEK-A-BOO!” But unlike a delighted and amused human child, Leo jerks away and then looks at me like “WHAT THE FUCK YOU CRAZY BITCH I CAN’T SEE WHEN YOU DO THAT.”
LeoNARDO was playing peek-a-boo with the paps yesterday, who are chasing him as he’s trying to vacation on the Spanish island of Formentera. I was originally going to title this post “Catch Me If You Can,” but then I realized that I’d like it much better if I could talk about my dog.
I should also say — because I’m asked this all the time — that Leo was not named after Leonardo DiCaprio. He has the name Leo because that was his name at the shelter where I got him. But I will say that my friend’s sister has a cat named Leonardo DiCatio. The same sister just got a chihuahua and named him Justin Bobby. I think someone needs to award this young woman a MacArthur Genius Grant, stat. Just fund her to give people money to let her name their pets. The world would be a much more amusing place.