Because we all need “a little Christmas,” right this very minute . . .
So, what symbolizes the start of the Holiday Season for you? Is it the sight of multi-colored lights strung across your Christmas Tree? The massively jaw-dropping increase on your Visa Bill? Television’s sudden saturation with So-Sweet-You-Could-Barf Christmas movies? For me, it is actually none of these things. Nope . . .when I think of the holidays, I think of holiday movies. And when I think of holiday movies, I think of the hot guys in them . . .
If you were expecting a more intellectual answer than this, CLEARLY you’ve come to the wrong blog!
Fortunately, Holiday Season 2010 is JAM PACKED with silver screen sexiness that will be sure to “rev up your Santa Sleigh” and make you wish that movie theaters came equipped with mistletoe. So, without further adieu, it is my pleasure to bring to you Seven Sexy Stars who will be “coming” to a theater near you, this Christmas . . . (in no particular order).
(1) Garrett Hedlund – Tron Legacy and Country Strong
This adorable 26-year old Minnesota-born actor is already making himself at home in movie theaters across the world. Currently, you can catch him as the heroic Sam Flynn in the sci-fi fantasy thriller, Tron Legacy. And, as far as I’m concerned, any guy who can wear a “light up” spandex jump suit and make it look sexy (as opposed to REALLY creepy) is already a hero in my book!
And if THAT image didn’t convince you to go see the film, perhaps this one will . . .
You can watch the trailer for Tron Legacy here:
If Garrett Hedlund’s sexy gravel-dipped voice in the above trailer made your heart sing, I have good news for you! Starting January 7, 2011, you can catch Garrett SINGING in the upcoming film Country Strong, which also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, and Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester.
Below is a clip from the film, featuring Garrett as singer/songwriter Beau Hutton, singing an impromptu duet with Leighton Meester’s character, Chiles Stanton. Now, I’m not usually a fan of country music, but I’ve gotta say, this is GOOD!
Garrett Hedlund: a hot guy, with a great body, and amazing voice. And he’s in not one, but TWO films? YES, PLEASE!
(Heck, this guy can even make LEOPARD PANTS look good!)
2) Cam Gigandet – Burlesque
OK . . . so I saw Burlesque in theaters, during the Thanksgiving break. And I’ll be the first to tell you that, with the possible exception of “Best Song,” it’s probably not going to win any Oscars this year. HOWEVER, the sight of 28-year old, Cam Gigandet, in the film, clad in nothing but a strategically placed box of Famous Amos cookies (Can you say, “Best Product Placement EVER!) is worth the price of admission ALONE.
Good ole,’ Cam! So many movies . . . so little clothes . . .
You can check out the trailer for Burlesque here:
3) Jake Gyllenhaal – Love and Other Drugs
Dashing, debonair, smart, sexy, charming, and adorably cute, is there anything (or, for that matter, any ONE) 30-year old Jake Gyllenhaal can’t do?
Taylor Swift’s hearty breakfast
In addition to offering a “WHOLE LOTTA NAKED JAKE” . . .
. . . Love and Other Drugs is actually supposed to be a pretty darn good movie, in it’s own right. Just ask my blogger pal, the Always Brilliant Amy!
You can check out the trailer for Love and Other Drugs here:
4) Armie Hammer – The Social Network
If you haven’t seen The Social Network by now . . . step away from your computer . . . and GET THEE TO A THEATER, GO!
This Aaron Sorkin-written, David Fincher-directed, more or less, true tale of Mark Zuckerberg’s founding of Facebook, was amazingly well-acted, riveting, extremely well-written, and surprisingly informative. This is the type of film you will still be talking about with your friends weeks after you’ve seen it. And there is already Oscar Buzz surrounding its director, actors, and screenplay.
But enough of all that smart stuff, you came to this post for the Man Candy, right?
In The Social Network, 24-year old Armie Hammer plays not one, but TWO characters! Thanks to some mind-boggling special effects (not exactly the type of thing you’d expect from a smart, dialogue-driven film about Facebook, right?), Armie Hammer plays BOTH of the handsome, wealthy, and dignified, but ultimately outsmarted, Winklevoss twins . . .
Double the flavor. Double the fun!
During, the film, one of Hammer’s characters can be quoted as saying, “I’m 6’5” 220, and there are two of me.”
Christmas gifts don’t get much better than that . . . You can catch the trailer for The Social Network here:
5) Paul Rudd – How Do You Know?
I knew I was in love with Paul Rudd, ever since he sat on the staircase of an opulent mansion, and made out with his sort-of, kind-of sister, in Clueless.
Too bad I was pre-pubescent at the time. Otherwise, the two of us could have really started something beautiful, I think! After all, this 41-year old actor has everything a girl could possibly want in a Fake Boyfriend!
He’s hilariously funny, insanely cute, unabashedly dorky, and self-depracatingly charming. He also, apparently, shares Cam Gigandet’s dislike for clothing, which is always a good thing . . .
Given all that, is it any wonder that Paul turns Reese Witherspoon’s head in the new film, How Do You Know?
You can watch the trailer for it, here:
6) Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter
Hey Marky Mark! You can come play with MY Funky Bunch, ANYTIME!
This 39-year old Brooding Badass, who based the HBO hit series Entourage on his own awe-inspiring beginnings, is not only an Academy Award-winning actor, he’s also a singer-songwriter, a television and film producer, and, perhaps, most importantly, a former underwear model . . .
Under WHERE? 😉
Wahlberg is already gettting rave reviews for his portrayal of real-life professional boxer, Micky Ward, in The Fighter. You can check out the trailer for the film here:
7) James Franco
In a recent post, I poked a little bit of fun at 32-year old James Franco’s generalized “stoner mentality,” his brief period od soap opera “stardom,” and the Academy’s controversial decision to have him host the Oscars. But, all kidding aside, James Franco is receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of Aron Ralston — the hiker forced to amputate his own arm with a dull knife, after being trapped under a bolder for weeks — in the film 127 Hours . . .
Sure, watching a guy SAW HIS OWN ARM OFF might not exactly be this shallow shirtless male-oriented blogger’s idea of a good time. But when the guy doing the sawing looks like THIS . . .
. . . I may be able to make an exception.
Besides, the more Oscar-nominated films I see before the New Year, the better chance I have of winning my annual Oscar Pool, come February. And Mama needs a new fake plastic award to put on her MANTLE!
You can watch the trailer for 127 Hours here:
So, there you have it, seven holiday films (well . . . actually eight), and seven sexy holiday stars, who are sure to put you in the Spirit of Giving (and TAKING!) this year. Now, don’t you be telling people I didn’t get you anything for Christmas!
Happy Holidays, fellow fangirls (and boys)!