This has already been a busy summer for movie premieres, and the season isn’t over yet. Today marks the release of two new flicks: Red 2 (starring Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, and Catherine Zeta-Jones), and Girl Most Likely (starring Matt Dillon, Kristen Wiig, and Darren Criss). Click to see more the full list of summer movies.
Pegged as the next Hunger Games, 2014’s Divergent is already creating buzz. The film—based on the best-selling YA book series by Veronica Roth—is one of the most anticipated movies of Comic Con, where stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller and Zoe Kravitz are participating on a panel discussion about the flick today. Earlier this week, we caught up with one of the film’s stars Ben Lamb at the New York premiere of Red 2, where the British actor weighed in on the bubbling anticipation. “I’m really excited to see how it looks,” he told InStyle.com. “I think a lot of thought and hard work has gone into the visual narrative of the screenplay.” Set in a dystopian Chicago where society is split into factions based on traits, the film focuses on Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley), a teenager who chooses to leave her family’s group to join a rival one and who must go through a grueling initiation process to do so. Lamb plays Edward, another teen fighting to switch, too. With the film in production, nothing is fully finalized, but Lamb is sure of one thing: the acting is there. “I’ve seen the performances in real life,” he said. “There is all the extra stuff that will come when the movie comes together, and that will be really exciting to see.”
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— Alyssa Bailey
Mary-Louise Parker (in Dolce & Gabbana and Bally clutch), Catherine Zeta-Jones (in Michael Kors), Helen Mirren (in Tory Burch and Kate Spade) and Bruce Willis took a trip to the Museum of Modern Art last night to celebrate the New York premiere Red 2, hosted by the Cinema Society and Bally. In this sequel to the 2010 original, each member of the fierce foursome picks up their roles as operatives. This time, Willis’ retired CIA agent Frank Moses — looking to settle down with girlfriend Sarah (Parker) — is thrown back into the fray after being linked to a missing portable nuclear device. While the rapport among all the actors carried the film between action sequences, the on-screen sizzle between Parker and Willis really stood out, and Willis knew it. “This is the only lady that I have great chemistry with!” he announced with his arm wrapped around Parker on the red carpet. “We make each other laugh, and our comedy seems to make the audiences laugh.” The party (and Willis’ lightheartedness) didn’t stop with the credits. After the screening, the cast headed downtown to the Refinery Hotel, where they sipped glasses of movie-themed Purity vodka cocktails and munched on light hors d’oeuvres. It was a relaxed night for them, marking the finish of a successful mission — both on- and off-screen. Red 2 opens in theaters Friday, July 19.
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The young ingenues aren’t the only ones who know how to steal the show! Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Mary-Louise Parker proved that age really is just a number last night at the Los Angeles premiere of Red 2, their comedy-meets-action-flick about a group of unlikely elite operatives who must save the world by hunting down a missing portable nuclear weapon. The ladies showed off their age-defying figures in gorgeous designer gowns: 67-year-old Mirren chose a jade floor-length Elie Saab number, 43-year-old Zeta-Jones paired a sexy black lace strapless Maria Lucia Hohan design with Neil Lane jewels, and 48-year-old Parker showed off her toned legs in a draped-back mini dress by Memeka, accessorized with a Graziela ring and Finn earrings. Way to work it ladies! Catch Red 2 when it opens in theaters nationwide July 19.
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The regal actress Helen Mirren looked like a vision in a red Escada gown with a stand-out golden accessory: Tory Burch‘s Sparkle Suede clutch. It’s the ideal size for holding all your evening essentials: phone, keys, lipstick, thank-you speech. Find it for $295; visit toryburch.com for retailers.
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The biggest hair moment happening this weekend won’t be on any red carpet—instead, it’s the premiere of HBO’s Phil Spector, a film about the ‘60s music producer and his 2009 trial where he was convicted of murder. In the film, Al Pacino portrays the music man—who had worked with the Beatles, Tina Turner, and the Righteous Brothers during his heyday—and all his various looks, from electrocuted wigs and ombre styles to the voluminous curls he wore to the series of trial dates that followed his criminal act. As time progresses, his styles get more over-the-top (and spot-on) especially when juxtaposed next to Helen Mirren‘s immaculate waves as his lawyer, Helen Kenney Baden. Tune in to see the film yourself on HBO, Sunday, March 24 at 9 p.m.
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Hitchcock star Helen Mirren, ever the wild card, showed up to tonight’s BAFTA Awards at the Royal Opera House in London with a new, shocking pink hair color. ”Fashion changes so fast,” she had told InStyle in the past. “I am always up for someone showing me a new look.” And that wasn’t the only change for the leading actress nominee—she also chopped off her blunt bob in favor of a closer-cropped pixie. Tell us: Do you like her new cut and color?
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The nominations for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are out! And with a list like this, the year’s SAG Awards are bound to be one of the most stylish yet. Anne Hathaway, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Claire Danes, and Michelle Dockery are just a few of the ladies who scored nods, while the five women up for the top honor—Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role—include Jessica Chastain (for Zero Dark Thirty), Marion Cotillard (for Rust and Bone), Jennifer Lawrence (for Silver Linings Playbook), Helen Mirren (for Hitchcock), and Naomi Watts (for The Impossible). Click through the gallery to see more of the SAG Award nominees, and mark your calendar for January 27th, when the ceremony airs live on TNT and TBS.