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Mini celebs

I’ve been big on awards shows since I was a little thing.

Had an acceptance speech ready. Practiced it in the bathroom mirror. Updated it each year as people made (and fell off) the list.

But there was never something like Toddlewood around…

I might have lost my mind.

GG 2014

Toddlewood allows little kids to dress up — in exquisite detail — as their favorite Hollywood celebs. New York photographer Tricia Messeroux began turning small fry into celebrity look-a-likes in 2008, and now her portfolio numbers over 100.

The red carpet shots and movie posters that she has recreated with little kids totally creep me out. But when I think of how excited I would have been at that age…

I’m confident my mom would have said NO.

Bloody smart

Hating Twilight?  It’s practically a national pastime.

So you might expect movies that release this time of year — the same time as Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part 1, which opens this Friday — to hate the franchise as well.  Heck, some of them probably do.

But not The Muppet Movie.

Proving that puppets are smart and pretty, too, The Muppet Movie has chosen to use the frenzy that inevitably surrounds each Twilight installment to their advantage…by creating character posters that parody the sparkly franchise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I vant to shake their marketing director’s little puppet hand.

Way to work it!

Something wicked…

Do you realize “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is only a month away?

I am so excited, my tingly parts have tingly parts!!

In an attempt to build this anticipation to an even more feverish pitch, the movie producers just released “Harry Potter” character artwork to local theaters.  Ginormous banners  will soon be adorning the walls and hallways of your local movie house…and they are frickin brilliant.

If you didn’t already know how dark and foreboding the final installments are gonna be, the artwork certainly tells the tale.  Take a look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think they really capture the personalities of the characters. You can even sense Snape’s duality (maybe I just looked at it a bit too long.)  Hermoine seems seriously pissed, though… this last book must really take a toll.

Which character banner is your favorite?  Cast your vote in The Sticky Egg’s very first fan poll.  And meet me in the theater November 19th at midnight for the opening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

The one that got away

Moviefone.com has re-imagined some classic Hollywood movies with the stars who were originally tapped to play the lead roles pictured on the movie posters.  As they point out, most films don’t start and end with the same actors attached.

It’s funny how jarring it looks to see Will Smith as Neo in “The Matrix.”  Or Johnny Depp skipping school in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”  And can you get your head around Meg Ryan and Al Pacino in “Pretty Woman?”

Not even.

I posed a similar question to Steve Martin when I attended the 2nd Annual US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen many moons ago.   He was in town to accept a Star Award from the American Film Institute and took questions after the ceremony.

My hand was the first one raised.

I asked Steve, “Were you ever asked to do a film that you passed on, and then later — after the movie was produced — had regrets?”

His response?  “I’m never offered good film roles.”  (That got a laugh.)  Then he got serious and said that he was more likely to develop his own projects.

If that is true, I guess there are no “might have been” movie posters for Steve Martin.

Except for maybe “Striptease.”