1WATCH THIS: A Movie Called ‘Frozen Ground’, Which Stars John Cusack, Nicolas Cage and … Vanessa Hudgens?
So I *vaguely* remember talking briefly about this movie way back in September of 2011, and by golly, it actually happened!
The film’s called ‘Frozen Ground’, and it’s based on the life of serial killer Robert Hansen (played by a man I love, John Cusack). Nicolas Cage is, obviously, if you’ve already watched the trailer, the cop who pursues Cusack’s character, and Vanessa Hudgens is the sweet, innocent … teenage stripper (?) who is abducted by the serial killer, and who eventually escapes—the first escapee from Hansen, and the escapee who put Hansen behind bars.
And while I know it’s a real story and all, it’s still a little too ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Kiss the Girls’ for me, but it’s got John Cusack. And Nicolas Cage. And I could even get past the whole Vanessa Hudgens thing, but only if there’s nudity. Because Vanessa Hudgens nudity is still pretty hot, even though it’s definitely pretty old.
Could we just maybe get some John Cusack nudes up in here this afternoon, maybe? Because that would make today a success.
August 22, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
You know, we really can’t blame Vanessa Hudgens for this atrocity of an ensemble. When your claims to fame are being Zac Efron’s former soulmate and a leaked nudey picture scandal, and when both of those things happened years ago, you have to do what you can to generate some press. It doesn’t look like Disney is going to make another High School Musical movie any time soon, so Vanessa has clearly decided to stay in the spotlight by wearing the most horrendous clothes she can find. Good for you, Vanessa.
But what on earth is that … I don’t even know what it’s called. That gauzy jacket thing she’s wearing. It looks like part of a Halloween costume my grandma made me when I was 11. And does she have remarkably dainty ankles, or are those men’s boots? And don’t even get me started on those leopard print short shorts with the big ol’ cooter zipper. It’s just for the press. That’s all it is. It’s just for the press.
August 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Emily
See these photos? There are some websites out there condemning Vanessa – who’s not my favorite person in Hollywood, but I’ll certainly defend this, at any rate – because she chooses to go out in public looking like, well, this. And this, my friends? I’m totally not going to lie – is how I look most days. And most evenings. I’ve got a huge collection of lounge clothes, and I’ve always been a fan of being comfortable over being fashionable and, possibly, uncomfortable.
But the BS she’s getting for doing her? LOL Who knows. Maybe, surprisingly, Vanessa dresses for herself. Granted I’m not a celebrity, but that’s how I go about my wardrobe-choosing on a given day. I put on what I feel like putting on, not what other people in my life are going to expect me to wear, or even think is flattering on me. And dammit, if I *feel* like dressing up, actually doing something with my hair and wearing something aside from yoga pants and long-sleeved t-shirts, then so be it. But rest assured I’ll be doing it for me, on my own terms, and not to impress or placate anyone else, thanks.
You keep doing your thing, Vanessa. Don’t get the wrong idea; I’m not, like, interested in you now or anything, but I think you make a good point with the way you choose to present yourself: “What you see is what you get, bitches, and if you don’t like it, then look away.”
Images courtesy of the Daily Mail
October 14, 2011 at 6:30 am by Sarah
No, seriously, nothing like Sucker Punch or High School Musical - this movie has real actors in it like John Cusack (love love love) and Nicolas Cage (how this man is even allowed to act anymore, what with all of his weird drama is beyond me). The movie’s called The Frozen Ground, and it’s based on the true story of Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen, who will be played by Cusack.
Pic is based on true events surrounding Alaska’s most notorious serial predator, Robert Hansen. Cusack is playing Hansen, regarded in the community as a respected family man. In the span of 12 years, he abducted more than 24 women, flew them into the Alaskan wilderness, and hunted and murdered them. Hudgens will play the one teenage victim who escaped. When she returned to tell her story, nobody believed her. Cage will play the Alaskan State Trooper who finds her on the street. Together they work to bring Hansen to justice.
September 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
First of all, this dress. It’s totally channeling Express in 1996, which is to say, I love it. Is crushed velvet really making a comeback? I love it all, from the asymmetric neckline to the ruching on the side. (Ordinarily, I would not love this dress because there’s no waist on it, which threatens to make any short girl look stumpy.) But the dress really works here! The velvet is almost too fancy-pants, but those satin straps take it down a notch. Also, the cocktail length somehow makes the dress OK for daytime.
Other observations: Hudgens didn’t overaccessorize! Good. She always wears a lot of rings, though. I wore a lot of rings in high school (and some finger armor), and I thought it looked cool, too. Now I think it looks awful, but who cares. I’m not too sure about her weird neck bracelet, either, which is straight out of the Matrix, but whatever.
Also, her short hair hasn’t grown out yet, I don’t think, which maybe means that coif is a wig. An awesome wig. Perfect length, perfect shape, perfect everything.
The shoes are great; they match the vibe of the dress. Strappy, classy, kind of asymmetrical. Probably easy enough to walk in, too, which is important at an event like this. They look a lot like shoes by Chinese Laundry (still around! Making a comeback! Totally 90s!).
My one real complaint is the bronzer on Hudgens’ arms. I think she tried to slim her arms with illusive powder, but up close it just looks like she’s wearing body glitter. Body glitter, ugh. There are some mid-90s trends that don’t need to be revisited.
What do you think? How’d Vanessa do?
Image gallery via Gossip Center
September 10, 2011 at 10:30 am by Jenn
I mean, I guess that’s boho, right? She sort of looks like a gypsy-type, what with the long skirt and fringed top, you know? Either way, what I really want to talk about is girlfriend’s hair. I was kind of stricken when she decided to cut it all off for some obscure movie role, and I honestly thought it made her look like a nine-year-old, but now that it’s grown out a bit, I think it looks pretty awesome.